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 #2: HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1999)

For the second week of Dark Castle Month, we dare you to spend the night in THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1999)!

Join us as we review the film, discuss the world’s most devastatingly beautiful Krispy Kreme, and hear Brennan rant about the first theme month that wasn’t explicitly tailored toward his interests.

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!

Donation Drive #4: GALAXY OF TERROR (1981)

It’s our final Donation Drive episode! In honor of his donation to the ACLU, Patrick Hamilton got to make us watch GALAXY OF TERROR!

Join us as we review the film, get sidetracked discussing PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN ephemera, and explore exactly how this film fits into Brennan’s ALIEN marathon.

Gay Directors Month #4: SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA (1988)

For the final week of Gay Directors Month, we explore the David Decoteau’s 1988 sexploitation masterpiece SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA!

The title’s the best part about it. Join us as we review the film, if you can call it that, argue over a long-lost VHS slasher, and discuss the relative merits of Linnea Quigley’s filmography!

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Gay Directors Month #3: THE SKIN I LIVE IN (2011)

It’s week 3 of gay directors month and we head to the arthouse for Pedro Almodóvar’s harrowing thriller THE SKIN I LIVE IN!

Join us as we review the film, babble about Almodóvar’s extended filmography, and… no, that’s pretty much all we do.

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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.

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Donation Drive #3: TALES FROM THE CRYPT

It’s a short episode this time, but it’s certainly re-gore-ding! We mean rewarding! We pay another visit to the Cryptkeeper to watch two episodes of TALES FROM THE CRYPT, as suggested to us by Ryan Healey, who donated to the ACLU!

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Gay Directors Month #1: FLATLINERS (1990)

For the first week of Gay Directors Month, we explore Joel Schumacher’s (ostensibly) fun 1990 (ostensibly) horror project FLATLINERS!

We crossed over to the other side and brought back with us some questionable audio quality, so we apologize for that. Please join us as we review the film in spite of the fact that Sergio only saw maybe 25 minutes of it. It’s a surprisingly rewarding conversation, to be honest.

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Female Directors Month #4: BLOOD DINER (1987)

It’s the final week of Female Directors month, and we’re diving deep into the 80’s video bin to pull out Jackie Kong’s 1987 horror-comedy BLOOD DINER!

Join us as we review the film, discussing the inexplicable wonders of topless aerobics, kung fu sluts, and cannibal goddesses!

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Female Directors Month #3: A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (2014)

For the third week of our spotlight on female directors month, we paid a visit to Ana Lily Amirpour’s 2014 arthouse vampire flick A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT!

Join us as we review the film, share our brief thoughts on 3 current theatrical releases, and figure out where The Girl lands in the vampire pantheon!

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Donation Drive #2: NIGHT OF THE DEMONS (1988)

For the second episode of our donation drive bonus series, Rob Lorentz donated to the ACLU and got to make us watch the 1988 cult classic NIGHT OF THE DEMONS! 

Join us as we review the film, grumpily discuss the Super Bowl, and generally just give a bunch of cultural signifiers that we recorded this last week.

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Female Directors Month #2: PET SEMATARY (1989)

For the second week of female directors month, we explore Mary Lambert’s 1989 Stephen King adaptation PET SEMATARY!

Join us as we review the film (there’s actually a little disagreement this time around, argue about film theory, and discuss our least favorite characters!

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African-American Directors Month #4: BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN (2016)

For the belated final week of African-American directors month, there were such slim pickins we had to choose Tyler Perry’s 2016 effort BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN.

Join us as we review the movie and try to work through our suffering!

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Female Directors Month #1: NEAR DARK (1987)

It’s the first week of our month spotlighting female directors and we’re celebrating one of the biggest names in the business: Kathryn Bigelow. She made her solo directorial debut with 1987’s NEAR DARK, our topic for today.

It has been Brennan’s quest to watch this film since the very first episode of Scream 101. Will it live up to expectations? Join us as we review the film, shake out some more ten word reviews, and figure out if there’s ANY vampire movie Brennan likes.

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Donation Drive #1: DEAD AGAIN (1991)

Our donation drive is getting into full swing, so it’s time for our first listener selection! For donating to the ACLU, Andy and Typhanie Klein got to make us take a look at 1991’s Kenneth Branagh reincarnation thriller DEAD AGAIN!

Join us as we review the film, attempt to wrangle Sergio’s frayed attention span, and discover the magic of VHS preroll!

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NOW (National Organization for Women) now.org

CHIRLA  (Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles) chirla.org

African-American Directors Month #3: TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT (1995)

For the third week African-American directors month, we return to 1995 with Ernest Dickerson’s TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT!

Join us as we review the film, make as many puns as humanly possible, and resurrect the Ten Word Review segment. Make sure to vote for the second annual Screamie Awards on our Facebook or Twitter!

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NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) 

African-American Directors Month #2: TALES FROM THE HOOD (1995)

We continue African-American directors month with the 1995 anthology flick TALES FROM THE HOOD!

Join us as we review the film, rank our favorite segments, and discover a side to Brennan we haven’t seen before. 

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NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)