Musical Month #2: REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA (2008)

Remember all that excited energy that musical month brought to the show last week? Well, that’s gone now, because we watched REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA, and we’re not in eighth grade, so it didn’t really do it for us.

Join us as we review the film, Brennan finds ways to compare it to both Music Man and King Lear, Sergio finds more ways to dilute the meaning of “effects,” and host a vigorous debate about Paris Hilton.

Ten Word Reviews: Colossal, Gifted, Cabaret, Primary Colors

Our theme music is “A Beat for You” by Pseudo Echo. You can find more episodes of this show and others at podpeople.me

R.I.P. George A. Romero: LAND OF THE DEAD (2005)

In lieu of the final week of Anniversary month, we are honoring the legacy of the dearly departed George A. Romero by covering his film LAND OF THE DEAD.

Join us as we discuss the career of the grandaddy of the zombie film, review LAND OF THE DEAD, and go through our favorite gory moments!

Ten Word Reviews: Amityville II: The Possession, Despicable Me 3, Amityville 3-D

Our theme music is “A Beat for You” by Pseudo Echo. You can find more episodes of this show and others at podpeople.me

Anniversary Month #2: ORPHAN (2009)

For the second week of Anniversary Month, we’re reviewing a film we missed during our Dark Castle month: 2009’s ORPHAN!

Join us as we review the film and rant about Ryan Reynolds’ immoral behavior in DEFINITELY MAYBE, the Orphan’s terrible grandma, and basically anything that comes to mind. This is a very rant-heavy episode, to be honest.

Ten Word Reviews: Baby Driver, Playing It Cool, Definitely Maybe

Our theme music is “A Beat for You” by Pseudo Echo. You can find more episodes of this show and others at podpeople.me 

Dark Castle Month #3: GOTHIKA (2003)

For the third week of Dark Castle Month, we explore the company’s first legitimate success, even if it was panned by the critics: GOTHIKA!

Join us as we review the film, marvel at how lucid Sergio is even though he napped during the movie, and discuss the deep societal issues being unearthed by this incredibly important film.

Dark Castle Month #1: THIR13EN GHOSTS (2001)

It’s time to open the cobwebby door of Dark Castle and discover THIR13EN GHOSTS!

Join us as we review the 2001 William Castle remake, discuss Sergio’s childhood love of the film, and experience a peculiar reversal as he actually has to defend a flick from BRENNAN’s ill will. Usually it’s the other way around!

Gay Directors Month #2: SEED OF CHUCKY (2004)

It’s the second week of Gay Directors Month, and we settle into a much better film, though not every listener will agree with us: 2004’s SEED OF CHUCKY!

Join us as we review Don Mancini’s masterpiece, compare our current watch to how it felt to watch it as a kid, and dig into the queer subtext coursing through the entire thing.

If you donate $5 or more to one of the following organizations, you will be able to choose a movie we review on the show!

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) aclu.org

Human Rights Campaign hrc.org

The Trevor Project thetrevorproject.org

Mexican Horror Month #4: HASTA EL VIENTO TIENE MIEDO (2007)

For the final week of Mexican horror month, we cover the 2007 remake of the film we watched last week: HASTA EL VIENTO TIENE MIEDO!

Join us as we review the film, discuss how much grittier it is than the original, and tell yet another tale of movie acquisition hardship! 

If you donate to one of the following organizations, you will be able to choose a movie we review on the show!

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) aclu.org
I Am Holding Your Hand zazzle.com/iamholdingyourhand
Border Angels borderangels.org
CHIRLA  (Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles) chirla.org
Immigration Equality immigrationequality.org
National Immigration Forum immigrationforum.org
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights theyoungcenter.org

Christmas Bonus: INSIDE (2007)

It’s a Christmas miracle! Original co-host Shannon Cholakian has returned for one night only to help us review the 2007 French extremist flick INSIDE aka À L’INTÉRIEUR. Hey, it’s set on Christmas Eve…

Join us as we review the film, discuss how it’s not appropriate family viewing, having an oddly in depth conversation on feminist film, and try not to burn the bread we have in the oven. Merry Christmas everyone!

First Films Month #4: Horror Shorts

In this very special episode of First Films month, we explore five short films that either were expanded into horror features or earned their directors enough creed to get their own movie:

“Panic Attack” Fede Alvarez

“Mamá” Andrés Muschietti

“Lights Out” David F. Sandberg

“Saw” James Wan

“The Monster” Jennifer Kent

Apologies for the audio being swimmy this episode (and in the outro to follow). We had technical difficulties. Thanks for bearing with us for this super fun episode!

First Films Month #2: SLITHER (2006)

Our second first film of the month belongs to James Gunn, auteur of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. In this episode we explore his 2006 directorial debut SLITHER!

Join us as we review the film, learn about worms, hear Brennan’s rant about method acting, and teach Sergio about movies he’s already seen but apparently forgot every detail of!

Vampire Month #2: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (2008)

It’s our second week of Vampire Month and we hope you’ve picked the right podcast to let into your earbuds. This week we’re discussing the 2008 Swedish film LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, a dark romance about a young boy who falls in love with vampire next door. So like Twilight! But gender-swapped. And actually good.

Join us as we review the film, make more selections for our Bingo cards, and discuss the freezing plains of Sweden to pretend that it’s not so miserably hot where we are.