The Fear of God: Poltergeist (1982)

30 Oct

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist.

The Importance of Awareness, by Bob Connally

26 Oct

“If society got its ideas about people with disabilities from TV,” states disabled actor Robert David Hall (CSI) at the beginning of CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion, “they would think that basically we’re either pathetic or superpeople.” It really only takes a cursory trip through our movie and TV memory banks to know that Hall is correct about that. Director Jenni Gold’s documentary is a thorough examination of why and how this idea has taken root. She goes back to the earliest depictions of the disabled on screen, beginning with Thomas Edison’s 1897 short, The Fake Beggar.


The Fear of God: A Nightmare on Elm Street

23 Oct

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Episode 218: Annihilation

18 Oct

In this episode, Tyler and Reed discuss Alex Garland’s Annihilation and Danny Boyle’s Sunshine.

The Fear of God: Friday the 13th

16 Oct

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Sean S. Cunningham’s Friday the 13th.


1:51 – Introductions
9:23 – #ilovethe80s Countdown 30-21
32:14 – Friday the 13th
1:28:09- David S. Pumpkins
1:32:21 – Farewells

Looking for God in All the Wrong Places, by Bob Connally

15 Oct

Bad Times at the El Royale is a difficult film to review because everything we think we know at the start is revealed to be a lie before we’ve even had a chance to settle in. This is cleverly designed by writer-director Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) and is ultimately one of the movie’s two central themes. The other is about the various ways its characters relate to God.


The Hiding Place, by Reed Lackey

11 Oct

Horror stories in TV and film already come in multiple varieties: slashers, paranormal, creature-features, gore-fests, etc. But one variety of horror story that is rarely considered as such is the closer-to-reality ilk of true crime dramas such as CSI or even Law & Order. While it is true that the tone and intention behind these stories are often more dramatic in flavor, I’ve often speculated that the violence described in most episodes of criminal procedurals easily rivals the grisliest of gruesome activities of Jason Vorhees or Michael Myers.

I would submit for your consideration a new entry in that sub-category of “true-crime horror” a new film by Nick Searcy, his sophomore feature effort, called Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer. The title implies a certain horrific conceit already, but the based-on-a-true-story trial in question was the trail of Kermit Gosnell, an abortion doctor who was discovered to live and operate in horrendously filthy and cluttered conditions, and who was responsible for the deaths of numerous infants and at least one adult woman through unlawful and unsanitary practices.


The Fear of God: The Evil Dead

9 Oct

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead.


1:56 – Introductions
8:53 – #ilovethe80s Countdown 40-31
21:55 – The Evil Dead
1:21:45 – David S. Pumpkins
1:25:55 – Farewells

Two Geek Soup: Ant-Man and the Wasp

9 Oct

In this episode, John and Reed discuss Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Listen to “Ep 25 Two and TWO Halves Geek Soup??!?!” on Spreaker.

Episode 217: Get Out

4 Oct

In this episode, Tyler and Reed discuss Jordan Peele’s Get Out and George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead.