Tag: Halloween

Episode 48 – Truth or Dare

 

Happy October!

We kick off the Halloween season with Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare. We also talk a little about other horror movies we’ve seen to kick-off our 31 movies in October list, including HereditarySequence BreakHell Fest. Those last three weren’t on our list, but we watched them anyway. We haven’t followed this list very well.

Ashlee had me watch Killer Klowns from Outer Space. I was always to afraid to watch this movie, but it’s way sillier than I expected. I thought it was going to be like It but with a dozen Pennywises. It kind of reminded me of Chopping Mall.

Two more episodes, and it will be our 50th episode! That’s about 100 fewer episodes than we should have done by now, but 49 more than I ever expected to do. I think we’ll plan something fun for Episode 50 right around Halloween.

Stay spoopy!

 

Episode 44 – Benji

 

Today we take little break from haunted houses and slashers and watch Benji (2018). It’s absolutely adorable. When it comes to these family films from Blumhouse, this is the best. Ashlee certainly loved it more than The Tooth Fairy.

I showed Ashlee Halloween, and we chat about it a little on the show. It upholds a grand tradition of me showing Ashlee movies when she’s already about to go to bed, so you can guess how that screening went.

We also watched The First Purge for the Fourth of July! I look forward to talking about it on the show, but for now I’ll say it was awesome and relevant and blunt as a bloody baseball bat with it’s messaging. Honestly, I think we need more movies that can be schlocky and have something to say at the same time. Dumb movies can be smart, and The Purge series is our best modern example of this.

 

Episode 39 – Happy Death Day

Happy Halloween!

I’m getting this episode in just under the wire. I don’t like to make excuses, but between school, work, and an internship, I can honestly say that the podcast’s priority gets buried.

But Ash and I still make time for movies, and we saw Happy Death Day on Friday the 13th. What a special film. It’s so much fun, and I think it’s fantastic that an original story can do so well critically and financially.

When we started this podcast, it seemed silly to focus our efforts as fans of one very specific little studio. But I think we were right on the money with Blumhouse as a studio, a brand, and an icon of the genre. It paid off in 2017. Get Out, Split, The Belko Experiment, and now Happy Death Day. And what a year for horror in general! IT‘s massive success is going to have huge influence on the next few years of the genre.

2018 is shaping up to be even greater with Insidious: The Last KeyThe Purge: The Island, and Halloween already slated on Blumhouse’s schedule for next year! I know this sounds like an end of the year reflection post, but I think in a way, Halloween signals a time of renewal and transition in the horror genre.

Thanks for listening, and I hope you had a horrifyingly happy Halloween! Please remember to subscribe, review, and share the show!

 

Episode 38 – Martyrs

Controversial opinions on today’s episode! Ashlee really enjoyed the maligned remake of Martyrs, and we share our less enthusiastic thoughts on the big horror movie in theaters now – IT.

Halloween season is upon us, which is always our favorite month for the podcast! Our Blumhouse picks for this month: Oculus, Insidious, and Insidious Chapter 2. We’re also going to rewatch Paranormal Activity 3, so be sure to check out our Paranormal Activity Super Show episode (back when I had no idea what I was doing!).

Have a safe and spoopy Halloween season! Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram what Blumhouse movies you watch for your Halloween viewing.

 

Episode 26 – Hellevator

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Happy Halloween, dear listeners! I hope you’ve been binging Hellevator on Netflix because Ashlee and I talk about the show after watching the season 2 premiere. Would you trust your friends to help you win a game show from Hell? Ashlee wouldn’t either…

 

Episode 25 – Ouija: Origin of Evil

ouija2Ashlee and I talk about Ouija: Origin of Evil, which was excellent and released this weekend. Go see it for Halloween! Ashlee’s goes crazy and suggests it’s as good as The Conjuring. The scary thing is…she might actually be right! (It’s so good, guys.)