‘Rose Red’ Marked the End of Stephen King’s Miniseries Boom [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

Stephen King’s Rose Red had auspicious beginnings. According to King, it began life as a potential dream collaboration between him and Steven Spielberg, who wanted to make a haunted house movie that echoed Shirley Jackson’s iconic The Haunting of Hill House. King, an avowed fan of Jackson’s masterpiece, ran with the idea but also wove […]

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Sam Raimi’s ‘Army of Darkness’ Cements Ash as the Indiana Jones of Horror [Halloweenies Podcast]

“Sure, I could have stayed in the past. I could have even been king. But in my own way, I *am* king.” The Halloweenies are back to hail to the king that is Bruce Campbell. In the second of two episodes dedicated to Sam Raimi‘s Army of Darkness, the gang celebrates one of horror’s greatest […]

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The Many Horrors in 30 Years of the ‘Wolfenstein’ Franchise [Safe Room Podcast]

Where would we be without Wolfenstein? In every genre, there is a game that becomes synonymous with it, and with the first-person shooter space, that game is Wolfenstein 3D. Not only the blueprint for decades of corridor exploring FPS titles but serves as a timeless example of just how malleable the horror genre could be.  […]

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‘Friday the 13th’ Got Smart With ‘Part VI: Jason Lives’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Meta Jason We’re past the halfway point of May and Trace and I have already watched a number of unusual films and had great conversations! Last week we tackled the most contemporary film we’ve ever discussed on the pod with non-binary filmmaker Jane Schoebrun’s We’re All Going To The World’s Fair (2021) and the week […]

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‘Firestarter’ Undercooks Stephen King’s Scorcher [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

“You’re special, Charlie.” The heat is on, and The Losers’ Club are sweating as they check out Keith Thomas‘ new re-imagining of Stephen King‘s fiery 1980 novel Firestarter. Starring Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon, and Michael Greyeyes, the Blumhouse-Universal joint offers a swift, 90-minute jaunt through the iconic story. Join Losers Michael Roffman, Randall Colburn, […]

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The Dysmorphia of Being Online in ‘We’re All Going to the World’s Fair’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Baby Catfish April is firmly in the rearview, though Trace and I are still basking in the great conversations we had about Mexican sci-fi film The Untamed, 80s live-action/animation technical marvel Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and our pair of vampire films: Swedish teen coming of age ‘Let The Right One In and Western/Horror hybrid Near Dark. Now […]

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Back to School With Red Candle Games’ Historical Horror ‘Detention’ [Safe Room Podcast]

Blending fictional horrors with historical atrocities is nothing short of an arduous task. If not handled with the care it is deserving of, one that could easily feel exploitative. But from the opening moments of Red Candle Games Detention, it’s clear that the studio has gone to great pains to impart personal pieces of its […]

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Sam Raimi First Found Madness With the Medieval ‘Army of Darkness’ [Halloweenies Podcast]

“They don’t make ’em like this anymore.” Well, to be frank, they never made ’em like Army of Darkness, and given today’s stale slate of sequelizing, they ain’t gonna make ’em like this ever again. No, as years become decades, and time shifts ever further away from 1993, hindsight becomes kinder and kinder to Sam […]

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Stephen Graham Jones on How Stephen King’s ‘Skeleton Crew’ Helped Inspire ‘My Heart is a Chainsaw’ [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

Do you like scary movies? Of course you do, you’re reading Bloody Disgusting. Jade Daniels, the teenage protagonist of Stephen Graham Jones’ My Heart is a Chainsaw, likes scary movies, too. Slashers, specifically. She likes them so much that when it appears a real slasher has descended upon her small Idaho town, her reaction isn’t […]

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The Bell Witch True Story Explored in Bloody Disgusting’s Podcast “Insidious Inspirations”

This is the story of The Bell Witch. The true story. In 2005, Sissy Spacek, famous for her brilliant, blood-soaked performance in DePalma’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie, returned to the world of horror cinema with An American Haunting. The film was written and directed by Courtney Solomon and boasted an all-star cast including Donald […]

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Internalized Homophobia and Tentacle Alien Monsters in ‘The Untamed’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Tentacle Porn (no, really). After traveling all the way to Sweden to look at the evolving friendship between Eli and Oskar in Let the Right One In, we changed up the pace a little bit with an off-kilter pick in Robert Zemeckis’ 1988 masterpiece Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Now we’re making our first journey to Mexico […]

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Interdimensional Radio Quiz Shows and Irish Witch Curses Feature in May’s ‘Horror Bytes’ [Safe Room Podcast]

Another month, another installment of Horror Bytes, the feature where Neil and I highlight eight free bite-sized indie titles that can be completed within an hour. With these monthly roundups, Neil and I strive to find a variety of experiences that push the boundaries and perception of what small slices of horror are truly capable […]

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Stephen King and Peter Straub’s ‘Black House’ Is As Funny As It’s Grisly [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

“The King is in his Tower, eating bread and honey. The Breakers in the basement, making all the money…” Stephen King plays well with others. He’s collaborated with numerous writers, filmmakers, and innovators, but no one’s challenged him quite like Peter Straub, the writer of books like Ghost Story and Julia. Together, the pair wrote […]

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The Self-Hating Queer Villain at the Center of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Mistress Doom. After hanging with Jesse Hooker’s crew and analyzing the AIDS allegory in Kathryn Bigelow’s vampire western Near Dark, we traveled all the way to Sweden to look at the evolving friendship between Eli and Oskar in Let the Right One In. Now we’re changing up the pace a little bit with an off-kilter pick: […]

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The 13 Horror Sequels That Flipped the Script [Halloweenies Podcast]

With Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn behind them and Army of Darkness just around the corner, the Halloweenies find themselves in a pretty creative sweet spot. They’re standing on a bridge between two of the most creative and surprising sequels in the horror genre. So, they thought: Wait a second, why not talk about […]

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