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Episode 73 – Fright Night (1985 & 2011) & Fright Night 2 (1988 & 2013)

Episode 73 – Fright Night (1985 & 2011) & Fright Night 2 (1988 & 2013)
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Justin starts off by choking on more Hershey’s Gold then tells why he cried all day, Russ has another Cub Scouts horror story, Justin almost hit a giraffe, Russ wins the joke contest early, Russ is MAGAist, the racist lawyer, Charley’s brain snapped, Christopher Lee had an awesome life, Evil …

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Episode 72 – Dagon & Lair of the White Worm

Episode 72 – Dagon & Lair of the White Worm
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Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Tom Kerosec!, catching Tom up on the bet, Russ is offensive, Justin quit his job, this episode not brought to you by Hershey’s Gold, don’t chip Russ’s son’s nails, Russ beats his child, what’s up with the town?, Pablo Honey come to Florida, Paul doesn’t know …

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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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Episode 71 – Death Game & Knock Knock

Episode 71 – Death Game & Knock Knock
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Russ avoids a near disaster on the audio-front, the aftermath of the timeout, why grandparents love grandkids, Justin is sick, Russ had to take a cold shower, dealing with a cat in heat, dudebro nightmare, Russ’s wife brings a surprise treat for Justin, debating sports metaphors, Go Sharks!, the best …

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Episode 70 – Mr. Sardonicus & Rebecca

Episode 70 – Mr. Sardonicus & Rebecca
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Hello to Justin’s Mommy!, best offense is a good defense, Russ tried to tempt Justin with the most vile food imaginable, Russ is confident, yard work sucks, Oreos and nacho cheese, Justin’s mom tells of the most scary movie she can remember from her childhood, an old twist on definitions …

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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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Episode 69 – Very Bad Things & Cheap Thrills

Episode 69 – Very Bad Things & Cheap Thrills
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Russ tries to relive the moment that we weren’t recording for, it’s 4/20, yo!, the great stove adventure, Justin isn’t really what one would call handy, #legalizeit, Ben’s here now, the podcast starts going North, Russ and Ben wax whimsically about Very Bad Things, a child’s 4XLT, Justin checks out, …

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Episode 68 – Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang & Hostel

Episode 68 – Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang & Hostel
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Russ doesn’t know what bubble tea is, Justin is making some progress on the bet, Justin now has six cats – this is his life now, RIP R. Lee Ermey, the obvious pairing, reading the back of the box for the third time on the podcast, Mark McKinney is in …

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Episode 67 – Red & John Wick

Episode 67 – Red & John Wick
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Russell “The Audio Guy” Hall, Apps exist and they tell Russ that he is fat, Justin ate all the Girl Scout Cookies, always pick a pee corner, shower thinking, Russ does the synopses this time, Red is adapted from a Jack Ketchum novel, factual and grammatical, some kids are just …

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Episode 66 – Ben & Deadly Eyes

Episode 66 – Ben & Deadly Eyes
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Justin isn’t helpful, Russ doesn’t think Justin’s Bitmoji looks at all like him, Russ’s phone beeps again, creating wrestlers in video games, Vegas under 21, Justin tries to teach Russ about alcohol, Thor Ragnarok is great, Russ got new shoes and he is complaining, Justin has to vamp while Russ …

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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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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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