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Episode 94 – Tales from the Hood 2 & mother!

Episode 94 – Tales from the Hood 2 & mother!
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Russ is the audio guy, how Maniac and Jaws are related, the guy who isn’t Cuba Gooding Jr., Who needs subtlety? vs. SUBTLETY!!!, Kieth David tells urban stories to a robot, Russ goes to bat for his kid and watched all the Jackass movies together, it turns out that Dumass …

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Episode 93 – The Thing from Another World & The Thing (1982 & 2011)

Episode 93 – The Thing from Another World & The Thing (1982 & 2011)
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Justin got back into Magic the Gathering, Disney keeps remaking their animated films into live action films, Justin drops his first bit of comic trivia of the episode with a nugget about Ant-Man, IMCDB is apparently a thing, data nerds are the backbone of the internet, Russ doesn’t have baseboard …

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Episode 92 – Phantasm & John Dies at the End

Episode 92 – Phantasm & John Dies at the End
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Justin is sick an nasally, Russ recalls his SATs and being sick during the test, Russ’s youngest got his tonsils out and apparently that is going to be a thing, Russ had the talk with his son, a boy named Jody, Marianne’s theory about 70’s movies is totally confirmed by …

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Episode 91 – Wes Craven’s New Nightmare & Scream

Episode 91 – Wes Craven’s New Nightmare & Scream
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the secret to great dental care is shitty dental care, Russ obsesses over the height of a chair he’s not sitting in, Russ is walking around Jamm-ing people, Russ and Justin are going to do an escape room, Saxaphone Ryan might be a savant, Justin doesn’t know how to respond …

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Episode 90 – Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon & Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

Episode 90 – Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon & Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
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Russ and Justin welcome you to the YouTube generation, the Red Power Ranger is always kind of a dick, tragedy is just math, it may not be Danny Bonaduce but it’s probably Danny Bonaduce, Mastadon!, pull yourself up by you bootstraps, prank letters > prank calls, it’s weird and hard …

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Creature by Hunter Shea

Click here to buy via Amazon Creature seems to be dividing readers in grand fashion. Two camps seem to be developing : one starting that the book is genius in it’s slow burn study that comes to a boil and exploding like a volcano. Others have found it tedious and …

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Episode 89 – Come Back to Me & Cold in July

Episode 89 – Come Back to Me & Cold in July
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Justin went to the dentist for a crown and left without a tooth, Russ ponders when suicide is a viable option, Russ forgets how his phone works and then reads a paragraph with zero context, Come Back to Me is a terrible movie with a fantastic premise, apparently the book …

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The House by the Cemetery by John Everson

Click here to purchase via Amazon Genre mainstay John Everson’s latest novel features a haunted haunted house. Out of luck and out of work carpenter Mike finds employment in getting the local home townsfolk fear is inhabited by spirits pieced together enough for the county to turn it into a …

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Episode 88 – Trick or Treat & Trick ‘r Treat

Episode 88 – Trick or Treat & Trick ‘r Treat
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Russ can’t remember the last time we recorded, Justin had a really bad week, mouth unpleasantness, Russ’s escapades in Austin with Ben and Bruce, the eavesdropping seat-mate, Ben’s on keto, Matt Shaw follows through on his dead arm challenge with Wrath James White, adventures in escape rooms, fat looks like …

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Episode 87 – Tales from the Hood & Tales from the Darkside

Episode 87 – Tales from the Hood & Tales from the Darkside
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Russ’s brother is a car whisperer, Justin tells the story of the man who got licked by a dog and got De-Voltroned, Komodo Dragons be scary yo, hyenas on a leash are crazy but komodo dragons on a leash would take away from the craziness, the sky has opened up, …

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Novel Ideas with Russ
Creature by Hunter Shea

Click here to buy via Amazon Creature seems to be dividing readers in grand fashion. Two camps seem to be developing : one starting that the book is genius in it’s slow burn study that comes to a boil and exploding like a volcano. Others have found it tedious and …

Novel Ideas with Russ
The House by the Cemetery by John Everson

Click here to purchase via Amazon Genre mainstay John Everson’s latest novel features a haunted haunted house. Out of luck and out of work carpenter Mike finds employment in getting the local home townsfolk fear is inhabited by spirits pieced together enough for the county to turn it into a …

Novel Ideas with Russ
We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix

Click here to purchase via Amazon   On par with Hendrix’s other highly acclaimed books, We Sold Our Souls is a fun rock and roll devil influenced tale. An almost-been, Kris narrowly missed game and fortune. What could have been and why wasn’t it? Recommended for the horror fan as …

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The Siren and the Spectre by Jonathan Janz

  Click here to by via Amazon   There are an uncountable number of examples in which a great concept can be foiled with subpar execution.  The Siren and the Spectre is a demonstration of the opposite of this as Johnathan Janz manages to take the oldest concept in horror …

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Tamer Animals by Justin M. Woodward

WARNING POSSIBLY, MAYBE, SOMETHING THAT ONE COULD DEEM A SPOILER AHEAD.   What constitutes a spoiler? How many dust jackets give far to many details of the plot or story away?  How many movie trailers hook you by showing key pieces of information to lure  you into watching? Discussing Tamer …

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Hark the Herald Angels Scream

Click here to buy via Amazon Pretty typical Anthology ratio here with a few shining stars but mostly filler. Scott Smith Christopher Golden, and Joe Lansdal provide standout tails centered on Christmas. Yankee Swap shines with a Saw style Christmas game. Scott Smith story is a bizarre Christmas Eve and …

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Chasing Ghosts by Glenn Rolfe

Click here to purchase via Amazon A solid and entertaining book! In the vein of Brian Keene, Rolfe’s tale reads effortlessly and creates an intriguing world. Although the ending may be a bit abrupt, the ride was certainly fun to get there.. Kin and Off Season may be the two …

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Ghost Virus by Graham Masterton

  Click here to order via Amazon   Ghost Virus is perhaps one of the most absurd concepts for a horror book in recent memory. Absurdity alone is not enough to dissuade recommendation of a book, but the absurdity needs to be acknowledged by the audience as well as the …

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Dark Screams: Volume Ten

Click here to purchase via Amazon Most anthologies leave me with a feeling of time wasted having read filler material that wasn’t good enough to be worthy of a long form story. Although Dark Screams: Volume Ten didn’t bat .1000, it is certainly one of the strongest anthologies in recent …

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Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

click to purchase via Amazon   Coming off such a success such as Bird Box and Mad Black Wheel is a tough challenge. Unbury Carol fails to reach the high standards set by these and other works by Malerman such as Ghastle and Yule and A House at the Bottom …

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