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13 Horror Films with Heart

Valentine’s Day is behind us, but love is still in the air. Cuddle up with that special someone and turn on any of these 13 movies for a night of romance and horror.   What’s more romantic than a getaway to a remote cabin, just you and your significant other? …

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REVIEWTV

A 666-Word Review of ‘The Santa Clarita Diet’

I’m sure by this point, everyone with any kind of social media account has gotten countless notifications about a new Netflix original show called The Santa Clarita Diet. Personally, I scrolled past quite a few Twitter ads thinking Drew Barrymore was just hocking another celebrity endorsed  fad diet. Until, that …

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PODCAST

Episode 110: The Love Witch / The Cape Girardeau UFO Crash

This week we mourn public theatre, discuss why you should always print doubles when photographing a dead alien puppet show, & review Anna Biller’s technicolor, supernatural, sex drama, ‘The Love Witch’. L. Gustavo Cooper is back! We talk all about his new short, ‘The Home’, a little about dead babies, …

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FILMREVIEWThrowback Thursday

A 666-Character Review of ‘Heathers’

A great ‘80s take on “be careful what you wish for,” Heathers follows Veronica Sawyer, a wise-beyond-her-years high schooler, as she navigates the typical stresses of catty teenage girls and a homicidal weirdo boyfriend. Not wanting to deal with her school’s queen bees, Sawyer (played by Winona Ryder) enlists the …

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TV

The World Turns Upside Down in ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Trailer

A year after Will’s return, everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins. The king of 1980s kids-on-bikes-sci-fi is coming back in just 9 months. Netflix’s showed less than 30 seconds of footage in their Super Bowl ad, but that’s all …

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FILM

Sequel to Home Invasion Horror ‘The Strangers’ Confirmed

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t cite The Strangers as one of the best horror movies since the turn of the millennium. And we’re finally getting a sequel. This week, production company BLOOM announced its acquisition of international rights to the sequel to the 2008 home invasion flick. …

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PODCAST

Episode 109: Beware the Slenderman / The Waukesha Stabbings

This week we learn the origin of a tall man with the darkest suit, discuss what happens when imaginary friends demand violent ends, & review Irene Taylor Brodsky’s Beware the Slenderman.  Pretty much all things slender man.        

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FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘Misery’

Paul Sheldon finishes his new book and gets into a devastating car accident. He’s saved by Annie Wilkes, his biggest fan who nurses him back to health. When she finds her favorite character Misery dies, Annie forces him to resurrect Misery in a new book or face painful consequences. This …

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FILMTRAILERS

‘Catfight’ Trailer Lives Up to Its Name and More

One-time college pals Veronica (Sandra Oh) and Ashley (Anne Heche) run into each other at a party. The women, now in their forties and having not seen each other since school, find that their lives have taken radically different paths. Ashley is barely scraping by as a painter of politically …

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FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘Fraud’

Fraud is a marathon of quick cuts and rough cinematography that don’t seem to have a script. In other words, it’s found footage in top form. The film clocks in under one hour, and unfolds rather quickly as the family racks up debt, panics, and commits insurance fraud. The footage has …

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PODCAST

Episode 108: The Girl with All the Gifts / The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy Pt IV

This week was Byron does some horror heavy lifting due to a ‘Lemony Snicket’, Kelly talks post-assassination collateral damage, & we review a movie about the most polite, half-zombie child, called The Girl with All the Gifts.   Probability Analysis of Witness Deaths Cause of Death Breakdown “Convenient Deaths” Withheld Warren …

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FILMTRAILERS

Lost Memories Surface in ‘Lavender’

After losing her memory, a woman begins to see unexplained things after her psychiatrist suggests she visit her childhood home. It would be easy to watch the trailer for Lavender and write it off as another lazy thriller riding the amnesia train, but that doesn’t feel fair. There’s some standout cinematography, a …

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FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘The Amityville Horror (1979)’

We all know the story. Happy new family moves into a house with a sordid history and, shortly thereafter, ghostly occurrences, imaginary friends, and drastic personality changes tear the family apart. In true 70’s fashion, it’s a bit heavy-handed with the, “there’s a portal to hell in the basement” issue, …

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FILMTRAILERS

‘Bad Day for the Cut’, Good Day for Revenge

Donal is a farmer who still lives at home in a little Irish village with his mother Florence. He works the fields during the day and drinks in the local pub at night. He seems content with a simple, quiet life. The only sense we get of his wish for …

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TRAILERSTV

‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Trailer is a Comedy of Terrors

Joel and Sheila Hammond are realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending both their lives down a road of death and destruction… but in a good way. Netflix has worked hard to earn viewers’ trust and produce …

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FILMTRAILERS

‘The Belko Experiment’ Promises Water Cooler Slaughter

Ah yes, another “kill people so you can win a twisted game” thriller. Feeding off the popularity of the Hunger Games franchise (and how it blatantly ripped off Battle Royale prior to that), The Belko Experiment takes an all-too-familiar plot and moves it to the corporate world. Featuring Scandal‘s President Grant, Silicon Valley‘s Big Head, Scrubs‘s Dr. Cox, and Henry: …

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FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘The Axe Murders of Villisca’

In 1912, a family of eight was bludgeoned to death in their home in Villisca, Iowa. To this day, the crime remains unsolved. The Axe Murders of Villisca is the fictional account of three amateur ghost hunters who break into the site of these grisly murders hoping for one last big story. …

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FILMTRAILERS

‘Drifter’ Brings A Lot to the Table

A pair of outlaw brothers seek temporary refuge in a desolate town inhabited by a small family of psychotic cannibalistic lunatics. I’ve watched the trailer at least three times now and am still not entirely sure that I grasp the premise. It looks to me like a combination between Mickey …

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PODCAST

Episode 107: The Wailing / The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy Pt III

This week we mourn the end of a search, discuss JFK hitman options, & a South Korean film about a town with a serious skin/murder/curse problem reviewing Na Hong-jin’s The Wailing.     “Tramps”   Billy Harvey “Americas James Bond”?   James Files   Bitten bullet casing   James Files Interview

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CRYPTIDS & CONSPARICIESPODCAST

Captain Kelly’s Cryptids & Conspiracies Episode 10: Time Travel Pt II

This month, the c-boys remain trapped in a time loop aboard Kelly’s ship, forced to hear tales of future phones in the past, and suspicious trendsetters standing out in a crowd. Oh yeah, and Jay-Z. Will they make it out alive? Scurvy free? Sane? This is a Patreon exclusive episode available to anyone who …

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Toby

Rockwall Texas, home of the former Mrs. Oswald and a huge stone wall built by an ancient civilization of giants. https://manvsarchaeology.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/the-rock-wall-phenomenon/

Tim Godfrey

Exists is another that was surprisingly entertaining. Nice little twist at the end as well.

Byron McKoy
Byron McKoy

Thanks so much for listening! I'll pass the Codex Seraphinianus info Kelly's way!

Joe S.S.

Hey guys, Just started listening to your podcast a few weeks ago. Love it. I loved Kelly's Cryptids & Conspiracies on The Voynich Manuscript this week. I wanted to mention…