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Episode 62 – Monster in the Closet & A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

Episode 62 – Monster in the Closet & A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
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Russ fell down and went boom, old man eyebrows are crazy, little Paul Walker, Dick Clark am I right?, is there any greater joy than spotting a boom mic in a bad movie?, cockroaches are gross, fiveshadowing, I hope you like xylophones, Power Ranger explosions, Jason Statham is great, the …

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Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach

Click here to preorder via Amazon “Bad Man” is methodically and confidently paced. Auerbach leaves breathing room between major events like an auteur filmmaker composing beautiful long establishing shots. With conversational and direct language, the book flows smoothly and without at sense of pretentiousness. The book follows Ben’s life after …

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Episode 61 – Evil Altar & Soultaker (with Lucas Mangum)

Episode 61 – Evil Altar & Soultaker (with Lucas Mangum)
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We have a real interview with an author this episode, Justin tries to sing and rap and fails at both, a new podcast on the horizon?, Pokemon Go is discussed more than it probably should have been, Russ kicks himself in the crotch, the least helpful vet tech ever, more …

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Episode 60 – Zodiac & Se7en

Episode 60 – Zodiac & Se7en
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Russ does the audio, scared of spiders, looking for other Pokemon Raiders, Valentine’s Day, read between the lines, Russ can’t handle good movies, should Zodiac exist?, Justin likes puzzles (and the movie Zodiac), don’t draw and drive, RDJ, RDJ, RDJ, playing Hollywood executive, best Forensic Files ever made, Sally Jesse …

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Gods of the Dark Web by Lucas Mangum

Click here to order via Amazon   As a species we’ve left little unexplored.  The true unknown, however, is the man made abyss of the internet hidden behind a digital closed door.  Gods of the Dark Web explores what lurks beyond the visible internet. In a bizarro universe David Cronenberg …

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Episode 59 – You’re Next & Blood Rage

Episode 59 – You’re Next & Blood Rage
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Russ did his homework and has potential proposals for Justin, Russ segues hard into the wrong movie and puts it in his pocket, Justin loves the Winter Olympics and Curling in particular, spending a week watching cricket on YouTube, Russ doesn’t like Shaun of the Dead and he could not …

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Episode 58 – Leprechaun & Leprechaun Origins

Episode 58 – Leprechaun & Leprechaun Origins
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The intro that got kept in, RIP Jack Ketchum, a fifteenth-hand story, good horror people at horror conventions, Kevin Spacey bad – Clive Barker good, Justin is wearing a hat now, Google “John Popper Before”, Justin calls out Men’s Warehouse, Russ is nailing all the wife holidays, Justin needs a …

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Episode 57 – Brawl in Cell Block 99 & Shocker

Episode 57 – Brawl in Cell Block 99 & Shocker
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Nothing anecdote-y happened, rewatching Dexter, apparently Justin has no idea what he watched and Russ agrees and disagrees, the Sophomore Slump is real, a reference to Street Fighter the game for once instead of Street Fighter: The Movie, Russ invents a word, the pair disagree a lot on Vince Vaughn’s …

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Episode 56 – Silent Night Deadly Night 3 & Leprechaun 4: In Space

Episode 56 – Silent Night Deadly Night 3 & Leprechaun 4: In Space
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Justin hacked freely, Novel Ideas with Russ is back, white people with black names, Justin was not in All That much to his chagrin, a bunch of stupidity until we get back to Novel Ideas, tauntaun style, Russ breaks down and gets a Kindle, when in doubt be McDonald’s, Hot …

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Episode 55 – Devil’s Due & The Taking of Deborah Logan

Episode 55 – Devil’s Due & The Taking of Deborah Logan
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VR for Christmas was the gift that kept on giving, What’s your name?, no hair brush answer yet, nerd icons in Love Actually, casual Christmas, weirdly there are some light The Last Jedi spoilers, why we didn’t watch The Devil Inside, creepy son is creepy, why are they filming in …

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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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Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach

Click here to preorder via Amazon “Bad Man” is methodically and confidently paced. Auerbach leaves breathing room between major events like an auteur filmmaker composing beautiful long establishing shots. With conversational and direct language, the book flows smoothly and without at sense of pretentiousness. The book follows Ben’s life after …

Novel Ideas with Russ
Gods of the Dark Web by Lucas Mangum

Click here to order via Amazon   As a species we’ve left little unexplored.  The true unknown, however, is the man made abyss of the internet hidden behind a digital closed door.  Gods of the Dark Web explores what lurks beyond the visible internet. In a bizarro universe David Cronenberg …

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So, if a post says TEST.  It really isn’t a test.  Its a super important post that holds the fabric of the podcast together.  Don’t delete it.  I know that because I deleted a post that said TEST and Justin yelled at me. –Russ

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