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Episode 13 – Pontypool (2008)

Fair warning, this episode is thick with weirdness. Marc and Chad discuss the 2008 Canadian film Pontypool. It’s about a language virus, which invites us to infect the discussion with William S. Burroughs, semiotics, pataphysics, Quebecoise separatism, and altered states. Strap your headphones on and get ready to look for Honey the Cat.



Episode 9 – Beetlejuice (1988)

In this episode we are joined by DJ Nako to discuss Tim Burton’s 1988 film Beetlejuice. The conversation gets away from the film, but goes deep into music and the gothic subculture. If you’re of a certain age and your closet is full of black clothing, this is the episode for you. No need to send hate mail regarding Chad’s dislike of A Nightmare Before Christmas, Marc is slowly poisoning him with arsenic for his adoration of Tom Hanks and Mark Wahlberg.

Episode 7 – The Lost Boys (1987)

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Your eternally young and bloodthirsty hosts, Marc Kate and Chad Lott, take a look at an 80s classic, The Lost Boys. The discussion focuses on youth culture, tension between punks and hippies, and whether or not Twilight is a piece of crap or a gateway to darkness for a younger, softer generation.



Episode 6 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (2016) with guest Joshua Grannell aka Peaches Christ

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Your perennially petrifying co-hosts Marc Kate and Chad Lott are joined in this episode by horror filmmaker and drag performance legend, Joshua Grannell, AKA Peaches Christ. We attempt to give a fair critique of the much maligned 2016 version of the beloved classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The conversation hits on race, transgender identity, cult film, and the personal touch of Rocky on the lives of its fans.



Episode 5 – The House of the Devil (2009)

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In this episode, your horrific hosts Chad Lott and Marc Kate travel back in time to the film that many believe kicked off the recent retro-horror zeitgeist, 2009’s House of the Devil. This film was well received at the time, but may be getting a bit crowded out by recent films in the same sub-genre. The discussion covers the Satanic Panic of the 80s, decisions to work with smaller budgets to retain creative control, and exposes one host’s unforgivable love for Forest Gump.



Episode 4 – The Neon Demon (2016)

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In this episode, your fiendish co-hosts Marc and Chad, get into an in-depth conversation about Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2016 art house horror film, The Neon Demon. The conversation explores what it takes to be an auteur filmmaker, the taxonomy of the current moment in horror, and whether or not beauty is subjective or objective. It’s the longest episode so far, but definitely one of the most enjoyable.