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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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Episode 102 – Black Christmas

Episode 102 – Black Christmas
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Justin takes the podcast to a new level, are burps funny?, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia hurts Justin’s soul, Justin’s boss’s daughter’s name, even the smartest people can be bad at operating computers, Black Christmas is boring, Lois Lane is not Harley Quinn, the call is coming from inside the …

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Episode 101 – RWD & Razors

Episode 101 – RWD & Razors
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We’re back to Yo, the highlight of Russ’s Thanksgiving was an absence, The Ballad of the Friday Thanksgiving turkey, going out into the country – pointing at a tree – and bringing it inside with you, Russ doesn’t like to know that his food was at one time alive, eating …

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Episode 100 – Get Out & Little Lazarus

Episode 100 – Get Out & Little Lazarus
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It’s episode 100!!!!!, hot DJ MC Fiverr callback (the first of many episode 100 callbacks),  we recorded this a while ago, Justin bought stretchy jeans, Russ has a new game, it turns out that Get Out is about race — who knew?, a new voice on the podcast! Welcome, Jason!, …

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Episode 99 – House 3 & 4

Episode 99 – House 3 & 4
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Happy Thanksgiving!, Justin is going to have three Thanksgivings, Russ’s casual family holidays, House 3 is and isn’t House 3, Russ wants to make the obscure horror characters version of Mystery Men, why does an electrical being use the furnace so much?, elevator thoughts, House 3 is a really mean …

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Episode 98 – House & House II

Episode 98 – House & House II
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It’s a House party! (when we make it huge and have an intern type up these notes, I’m going to miss these stupid jokes), Justin got a new roommate, Russ segues way too soon, Russ’s Halloween costume idea, making ice cream soup, Justin wants to name a new segment (stay …

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Episode 97 – The Blair Witch Project & The Blair Witch

Episode 97 – The Blair Witch Project & The Blair Witch
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Russ and Justin are exhausted, we recorded episode number 100 so look out for that in three weeks, Russ has a Michael Myers nightmare, dreaming to completion, apparently the Adam Sandler special on Netflix isn’t complete garbage, the tale of the pre-100th escape room, everyone has one moment of genius …

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Episode 96 – Blood Diner & Ice Cream Man

Episode 96 – Blood Diner & Ice Cream Man
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Strap in….this is a long one, Russ and Justin start out trying to solve racism again, it’s Luke Perry not Jason Priestly, Justin had to get a joke in, Blood Diner is terrible and dumb and great and you should watch it with friends, ADR cops, Sea Monkeys bred racism, …

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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 …

Novel Ideas with Russ
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 …

Novel Ideas with Russ
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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