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.
After The Purge became real life, Ashlee and I took a break with the family film Tooth Fairy, but that didn’t make us feel any better! Now we’re diving back into the scary movies in Blumhouse’s catalog with Viral.
A highly political episode for a politically charged movie. Ashlee and I are still stunned from the results of the election. The Purge will likely never come to pass in the real world, but it’s still scary. Please don’t yell at us on Twitter — this show is about our thoughts and feelings, and we don’t really know anything.
Hey! This movie just came out this weekend…look at Ashlee and I being timely and topical! Contrary to Ashlee’s statements on the Purge: Anarchy episode, Ashlee was really excited to see Election Year. It didn’t disappoint. We could have talked about this movie for hours.
Happy Fourth of July!
Originally published July 3, 2015
In excitement for Season 2 of A Blumhouse Divided, we’re posting Season 1 again — and this time the episodes won’t go down after 90 days! Enjoy our premiere episode, where we knew even LESS about what we were doing as we talk about The Purge: Anarchy.
Season 2 is launching soon, but in the meantime, enjoy our reruns every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!
Welcome to A Blumhouse Divided! My name is David, and this podcast is about my wife Ashlee’s journey to watch every Blumhouse Productions movie ever made. I couldn’t let this obsession with scary (and some not so scary) movies go undocumented, so I’m interviewing her about each film. We’d appreciate Facebook likes! Tell you friend! You can subscribe… Read more →