Is Forrest Gump a pathological liar with an unhealthy obsession with a lost soul or a sweet and heroic man gifted with an absence of ennui? We go deep into the psychology of Robert Zemeckis’ enduring Vietnam War epic to find out what horror makes a man give up everything and travel America as a derelict. We also try to answer the enduring existential question, “is life really like a box of chocolates?”
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.
In this highly requested Phantasm episode Marc Kate and Chad Lott explore the boundaries of low-budget dreams, sci-fi horror, and follicle normativity. This is a well-loved movie with lots of original ideas, but it has some real issues, too. All this makes for a great episode for girls and BOOOOOOYYYYYYYYYYYS alike.
In this episode Marc and Chad answer the question posed by 1985’s punk rock horror comedy masterpiece Return of the Living Dead: Why Bother? The dynamics of slow vs fast zombies, great soundtracks, amazing character actors, and more are on the autopsy table this time around.
In this episode we do something a bit different. Marc and Chad talk about how they met, how they found horror, and why they think about it the way they do. There’s no specific films talked about, but this is a long, funny look at how a new friendship grew. Featuring more cursing and rambling than usual.
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.
In this special Yule Time episode, the ever jolly Chad Lott, and the ghost of Christmas future Marc Kate, revisit Gremlins. The perils of nostalgia, the joys of puppetry, and the intoxicating 80s can-do spirit are just some of the topics of conversation.
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.
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.
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.