Episode 46 - Benson/Moorhead 2: Spring

The gang talk about Spring, the 2014 horror film advertised as Lovecraft meets Linklater and delivers … ummm … stems cells that turn a girl into a squid-dog-jack rabbit for a week every 20 years or so? Uhh, sure, stem cells, pregnancy, oxytocin, whatever you say. Plus, the surprise appearance of horrorcore rapper Cage Kennylz. 

Episode 45 - Benson/Moorhead 1: Resolution

The gang talk about Resolution, the 2012 horror debut by Justin Benson and Aaron Scott Moorhead.  Ignore the terrible poster and check out this film that demonstrates that there are some original ideas still out there.  And no, it's not really like Cabin in the Woods at all except for, well, there is a cabin......

Episode 43 - Mortality, Part 2

What is more suited for a horror podcast than death? Answer: nothing. Enfant terrible Christopher Hitchens got a terrible diagnosis of esophageal cancer, and shared his thoughts on his affliction in his book Mortality. We cover his essays on losing his voice, the lie of "what kills you make you stronger," and torture. This one actually is as bleak as it sounds.

Episode 42 - Mortality, Part 1

What is more suited for a horror podcast than death? Answer: nothing. Enfant terrible Christopher Hitchens got a terrible diagnosis of esophageal cancer, and shared his thoughts on his affliction in his book Mortality. We cover his essays on entering Tumortown, dealing with over-sharers, cancer etiquette and taking time out of his remaining days to bash theists. Don't worry, the podcast isn't as bleak as it sounds (it's bleaker). 

Episode 41 - Merry Christmas 3: Krampus

Finally, Derek gets to wax poetic on the lore and majesty of the Krampus. We also, not coincidentally, discuss Michael Dougherty's Krampus (2015), which exists in a moral universe where the reward for having a dysfunctional family is to be terrorized by demons. The Krampus as depicted here might have also instigated Kristallnacht. The movie is pretty good, so if you don't listen to our podcast you should at least watch go the movie.

Episode 40 - Merry Christmas 2: Rare Exports

The gang reviews the 2010 Finnish horror movie Rare Exports, and the two short films that inspired it.  This movie is rated R, which is weird since it lacks violence.  Maybe it's all the naked old men.  Much like the experience of seeing a naked old man, this movie begins intriguing and exciting and ends up kind of disappointing and deflating.