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After losing the Save Horror Madness competition, the Women in Caskets decided our punishment should be Charles Band's Evil Bong: High 5. This steaming heap was AT LEAST as hard to sit through as last year's Dick Shark episode so I hope our edited commentary is as funny.
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In part 1 of our exploration of Spiritualism and the practice of séances we talk origins. Then we look at two classics, the Donald Sutherland-Julie Christie in Venice, Don't Look Now (1973) and The Changeling (1980) starring George C. Scott. These tales of loss serve as a high bar in the genre thanks to great concepts and performances.
It was a casual Friday recording to chat about Emiliano Rocha Minter's shocking We Are The Flesh (on Shudder now), and Mindy is newly obsessed with HBO's The Leftovers. (Darren is gunshy about Damon Lindelof projects.) We talk show prep and fill you in plans for upcoming episodes.
We turn our attention to the movies that frightened us as children: The Witches (1990), Return to Oz (1985), and Something This Way Comes (1983). Our conversation asks whether this modern wave of gentler kids' movies is actually doing any favors to the children of today... because we came OK. Didn't we?
FREE SONG! This week we talk the new IT trailer and the production trouble behind it, and bad movies. FREE SONG! Darren saw The Windmill (2016), and Mindy watched Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers (2016) and for some reason Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave FROM 2005! Also Darren wrote and recorded a song that plays at the end of the episode.
In part two of our Possession & Exorcist series we talk the Church's history and dive into 1973's The Exorcist. William Friedkin's classic gets a closer look and Mindy debates it's status as one of the most frightening films ever made. Undoubtedly one of the greatest casts in horror history, starring Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn and Jason Miller.