Michael Jackson’s ‘Ghosts’ at 25: When the King of Pop Met the Masters of Horror [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

Darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand, creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize y’alls neighborhood. But here’s the greatest trick of all, the song we’ll sing you won’t recall. It isn’t “Thriller” as you’ll see, but different tunes with HIStory… In 1996, Michael Jackson returned to the spooky […]

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‘Halloween Kills’ Is Either a Camp Classic or the Worst of the Franchise [Halloweenies Podcast]

“Evil dies tonight.” Indeed it does. The Halloweenies have returned to the streets of Haddonfield, Illinois, where the heat is on, and not in a Glenn Frey sort of way. No, there is rage in the air, fuming from the souls of this Midwestern town who have just been notified of Michael Myers’ Halloween homecoming. […]

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Ray Bradbury’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes” Ages the Same Way We Do [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

“And if it’s around October 20th and everything smoky-smelling and the sky orange and ash grey at twilight, it seems Hallowe’en will never come in a fall of broomsticks and a soft flap of bedsheets around corners. But one strange wild dark long year, Hallowe’en came early.” With Danse Macabre, The Losers’ Club journeys through […]

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Breaking Down the ‘Scream (2022)’ Trailer [Halloweenies Podcast]

“Would you like to play a game, Tara?” No, but we would, Mr. Ghostface! Although they were heading to Haddonfield, Illinois for this weekend’s highly anticipated Halloween Kills, your trusty Halloweenies have made a U-turn back to Woodsboro, California. Join co-hosts Michael Roffman, McKenzie Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, and special guest Jenn Adams of Psychoanalysis and […]

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Stephen King’s 10 Best Stories for Halloween [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

Stephen King doesn’t really have a Halloween story. The holiday has certainly haunted his works — the Torrances arrive at the Overlook on October 31st, 11.22.63 returns to Derry for trick and treats (and meats), and Johnny Smith has a cheap Jekyll-and-Hyde mask in The Dead Zone — but there’s no true-blue Halloween tale within […]

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How Frank Darabont’s ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Tunnels Beyond Stephen King’s Novella [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

“I find I’m so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see […]

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‘Strawberry Spring’ Creator Lee Metzger on Moving Stephen King’s Prose Into Stereo! [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

Writer and producer Lee Metzger joins the Losers to discuss Strawberry Spring, his new, star-studded audio drama adaptation of Stephen King’s chilling Night Shift short story. In the event you haven’t read the story, here’s the logline: “Strawberry Spring follows a journalist who hears the name “Springheel Jack” while listening to the radio, which rekindles memories […]

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Stephen King’s ‘It’ Turns 35: Here’s Your Ultimate Deep Dive Into the Horror Epic [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

In 1986, Stephen King was over horror. By then, he had given us killer teens, killer cars, killer cats, and killer vamps. No, despite the demand and the stack of receipts to prove it, The Master of Horror was hankering to close the door on the genre he conquered — only he didn’t see it […]

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Uncrossing the Controversy Surrounding ‘Basic Instinct’ [Halloweenies Podcast]

It’s the ’90s. Hollywood stars are hotter than ever, particularly Michael Douglas. The Oscar-winning producer and actor is in search of his next chapter after owning the latter half of the ’80s. He’s found it in a new erotic thriller from scribe Joe Eszterhas (Flashdance, Jagged Edge) and filmmaker Paul Verhoeven (RoboCop, Total Recall). Together, […]

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Stephen King News Roundup: ‘Salem’s Lot’, ‘Pet Sematary’ and ‘The Black Phone’ [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

Busy times in King’s Dominion. Seems as if we’re finally over the rumor mill on a number of Stephen King-related projects, which means it’s time for the Losers to put on their shades, rev up their Plymouth Fury convertible, and head to Hollywood King. It’s a freewheelin’ news episode that finds Losers Michael Roffman, Dan […]

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‘Stand By Me’ Screenwriters on Bringing Stephen King to Tears [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

“When the movie was over, I hugged [Rob Reiner] because I was moved to tears, because it was so autobiographical.” —Stephen King to Rolling Stone, October 2014 The Losers have yet to leave Castle Rock. No, the sun is still out, there’s a breeze in the trees, and there isn’t a smokestack in sight for […]

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‘Scream 3’ Also Couldn’t Escape the Wrath of Woodstock ’99 [Halloweenies Podcast]

Goodbye Windsor College, hello Hollywood! After several months studying Randy’s Recs, the Halloweenies have arrived in Tinseltown, where it’s lights, camera, and … stab! Stab 3: Return to Woodsboro, to be more specific. Production is underway on the highly anticipated sequel, and the hype is quite deadly. Don’t let the props fool you. If you […]

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EPIX’s “Chapelwaite” Sinks Its Teeth Into the Gothic Side of Stephen King [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

Welcome to Preacher’s Corners, where the sky is grey, the sea is green, and the people are blue. Beware, though, for there’s a curse across this small New England town. A curse that can be traced all the way up the road, past the pines, and behind the mansion doors of the creaky Chapelwaite manor. […]

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‘Stand By Me’ at 35: Stephen King’s Coming-of-Age Story Hits Harder With Age [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

“I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being. It happened in the summer of 1959, a long time ago, but only if you measure in terms of years. I was living in a small town in Oregon called Castle Rock. There were only 1,281 people. But to me, […]

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