Bela Lugosi’s Undead Episode 3 – Hereditary (2018) – Directed by Ari Aster

Welcome back to Bela Lugosi’s Undead! We kick off our first A24 horror run with Ari Asters Hereditary. It’s Spooky Ryan’s favorite film of all time, and one of the most memorable theatrical films of recent memory.  After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, the film quickly took the world by storm. It became the … Continue reading Bela Lugosi’s Undead Episode 3 – Hereditary (2018) – Directed by Ari Aster

Review: ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Blends Thriller and Mystery Elements for the Social Media Age

Nothing gets the thriller juices flowing quite like a wee bit of classism. While not full-blown horror like Texas Chainsaw or Friday the 13th, plenty of great films use the backbone of economic hardship to tell wild genre stories. Classics like The Stepford Wives and Rosemary's Baby were light on the literal scares but chilled to the … Continue reading Review: ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Blends Thriller and Mystery Elements for the Social Media Age

We Bought a Cabin in the Woods Episode 8: “An American Werewolf in London” (1981)

Beware the Moon David. It's An American Werewolf in London, a beloved horror-comedy unlike any that came before it. It even made Oscar history! Let's jump into the gory, silly, and sexy An American Werewolf in London.   00-6:15 - General Thoughts on the Movie 6:15- 9:30 - Recapping the Film 9:30 - 16:05 - John Landis, Animal … Continue reading We Bought a Cabin in the Woods Episode 8: “An American Werewolf in London” (1981)

We Bought a Cabin in the Woods- Episode 4: Halloween Horror Nights Preview!

It's almost time for Halloween Horror Nights 28 at Universal Orlando, and we're very pumped up! We're going to be there on September 28th and 29th, so we hope to see you there. However, with the cast preview a mere few hours away, Ryan and I run down the houses and scarezones. We give picks … Continue reading We Bought a Cabin in the Woods- Episode 4: Halloween Horror Nights Preview!

We Bought a Cabin in the Woods: Episode 2 – ‘Halloween’ (1978)

Welcome back to We Bought a Cabin in the Woods! This week we're talking John Carpenter's "Halloween" from 1978. We discuss our favorite kills, the career of Carpenter, that amazing score, and our rankings of the franchise! We also take listener questions. Get ready for spookiness! 00:00 - 5:40 - Intro to "Halloween" 5:40 - 8:45 - … Continue reading We Bought a Cabin in the Woods: Episode 2 – ‘Halloween’ (1978)

Review: ‘Summer of ’84’ Shines as a Future Cult Classic

There has been a pretty strong reaction to the overuse of nostalgia in pop culture. This caused one of the backlashes against "Stranger Things," as well as some negativity surrounding various reboots. However, diving into an era can also surprise audiences if they buy into the story. This is where Gunpowder & Sky's "Summer of '84" shines. Taking … Continue reading Review: ‘Summer of ’84’ Shines as a Future Cult Classic

Happy Friday the 13th! Let’s Celebrate the Best Film in the Franchise

It's a Friday the 13th, so I couldn't help but weigh in on the popular film franchise. The horror series continues has been strangely missing from pop culture since 2009, when the "Friday the 13th" semi-remake hit theaters. The film was actually a pretty solid entry in the series, giving audiences a gritty restart of … Continue reading Happy Friday the 13th! Let’s Celebrate the Best Film in the Franchise

Film Review: ‘A Quiet Place’ is Devastating in its Silence

*Spoilers included below to talk about the deeper themes of the film. It will not spoil the climax of the film, but an event that occurs about 15 minutes into the film to set up the rest of the story.  For any fan of horror films, the way in which sound is used can be … Continue reading Film Review: ‘A Quiet Place’ is Devastating in its Silence