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Episode 112 – Hobgoblins & The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

Episode 112 – Hobgoblins & The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
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The podcast is really starting to take a toll on Russ and Justin’s friendship, Justin got to freeze on Saturday, Russ can’t pee in yoga pants, Russ and Justin trade game show contestant stories, this is probably the worst double header in the history of the podcast, the original ending …

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Episode 111 – Misery & Gerald’s Game

Episode 111 – Misery & Gerald’s Game
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Justin is bad at remembering to return Russ’s movies, losing money and food, how to build a podcast audience, Russ had a begrudging doctor’s visit and whines about it, Russ loves ruts, Justin accidentally made Russ a Post Malone fan, being a liberal and still a judgmental person, Justin is …

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Epispde 110 – Rumpelstiltskin & Leprechaun 2

Epispde 110 – Rumpelstiltskin & Leprechaun 2
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Executive decision: we talk about the weather – it’s cold, old people remember years, we remember when it used to be cold, wrestling games used to suck, we talk about death on this podcast a lot now that I think about it, Rumpelstiltskin spun gold off screen but not in …

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Episode 109 – Demon Knight & From Dusk Til Dawn

Episode 109 – Demon Knight & From Dusk Til Dawn
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Studio is a generous term for Russ’s basement, Justin kinda started a company, sams dot club does not redirect to samsclub dot com, Uncle Willy is not Uncle Billy, Russ can not figure out what words are, come after us Bloodhound Gang!, the Cryptkeeper should not get up and walk …

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Episode 108 – Dead of Night & Fear, Inc

Episode 108 – Dead of Night & Fear, Inc
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Russ and Justin had a musical mic test that you will never hear, maybe Russ likes memes, Russ specifically went to a party school and didn’t party, Russ had a very dad birthday, Justin’s gerry-rigged solution to not having curtains, Dead of Night doesn’t mean nighttime for some reason, Ed …

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Episode 107 – Insidious & The Conjuring

Episode 107 – Insidious & The Conjuring
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Russ’s son gives him the greatest compliment ever, Justin transforms after lunch, facial hair accidents, the government is shut down so we talk about that for a bit and it goes some places, Russ blows his own mind, Jeff Goldblum talk, and then the podcast really goes some places, we …

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Episode 106 – Monstro! & Dolly Dearest

Episode 106 – Monstro! & Dolly Dearest
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Justin took one for the team but it didn’t matter, Justin is not at the gym, Into The Spider-Verse is pure joy, why aren’t there animated horror films?, Russ schools Justin on Him, analog vs. digital, the technology of old games, Monstro! sucks, turning to the news on the radio, …

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Episode 105 – The Lift & The Shaft

Episode 105 – The Lift & The Shaft
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Russ mixes it up, Justin fought to have Christmas, Jewish Christmas, movies on Christmas, Justin’s Sean Connery impression is stolen from Tom Kerosec in high school, Pizza Hut tears the hosts asunder, there are two evil elevator movies!, drink every time they say lift and you’ll die, I need to …

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Episode 104 – Gremlins 1 & 2

Episode 104 – Gremlins 1 & 2
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Marianne is here!, Russ starts it off with some hot takes right off the bat, Russ and Marianne both had Gizmo dolls, Justin used to have planning skills, tales of the BMV, 2nd grade politics, don’t ask Marianne for a synopsis – she will have none of it, Ferris Bueller …

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Episode 103 – Silent Night Deadly Night 4 – Santa’s Slay

Episode 103 – Silent Night Deadly Night 4 – Santa’s Slay
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Justin’s girlfriend’s dad’s heart got shocked back to working right (that’s a lot of possessive apostrophes), Munchhausen by proxy, a history of the instruments that Russ and Justin played in high school, Silent Night Deadly Night 4: Initiation is a total cluster and is totally not about an axe-wielding Santa …

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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 …

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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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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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