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Episode 54 – Oldboy (2003 & 2013)

Episode 54 – Oldboy (2003 & 2013)
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The bathroom is clean and the trash was taken out, reflections on a year in podcasting, get in those reviews for the giveaway, go watch Oldboy now!, Russ and Justin gush about Oldboy for like an hour, Jack Frost is still Year Zero for film, Russ tries to Westernize Korean …

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Episode 53 – God Told Me To & The Visitor

Episode 53 – God Told Me To & The Visitor
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It’s been one year! This is definitely the best (or worst) episode of the podcast ever! Ryan starts off this mega-episode with a story, Justin was told this would be the 50th episode, we outlived most other podcasts, all your favorite guests are here, Josh from HorrorHound, Cohen Over Coen’s …

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Episode 52 – The Babadook & It Follows

Episode 52 – The Babadook & It Follows
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We did a net-nothing, Russ’s wife gets in a sweet burn, ’Tis the season to bank podcasts, Justin is proud of his secret Santa gift, Russ’s son get’s the perfect gift for poppa, Russ doesn’t get Christmas cookies, Babadook has suspense until it doesn’t, too many creepy things, pop up …

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Episode 51 – Silent Night Deadly Night 2 & Jack Frost

Episode 51 – Silent Night Deadly Night 2 & Jack Frost
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Christmakah, Russ has a Winter Wonderland question, romcoms that are icky now, recent Christmas songs, Russ had no idea Bing Crosby was white, don’t worry Elf made the list, Justin has all the streaming services, the story of Silent Night Deadly Night 2, eyebrows, seeing red again, Justin is obsessed …

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Episode 50 – Maniac Cop

Episode 50 – Maniac Cop
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It’s the 50th episode! Be excited! Pretending to not be injured in the grocery store, soy lecithin, drug deals and Vietnamese restaurants, food vacations, it’s not like they have a parade or anything, whodunnit, white privilege and NPR, it was the best of times it was the bluest of times, …

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Episode 49 – My Bloody Valentine

Episode 49 – My Bloody Valentine
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Russ talks over Justin’s Pokemon update, Russ dives deep into Justin’s childhood, Justin buys fake Pokemon coins, Russ forgets to delete the best idea he’s ever had, Russ could have had a V8, the sad story of a mining town, who goes down in a mine with a dirty miner?, …

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Episode 48 – Xtro 2 & 3

Episode 48 – Xtro 2 & 3
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Justin is playing the Pokemons, Russ doesn’t get it, Thanksgivings present and past, Biden as the awesome uncle, learning math on 9/11, the first of many Pokemon check-ins, Russ does the audio folks, tattoo ideas, Justin confuses Meat Loaf’s real name with the name of the character he played in …

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Episode 47 – Samurai Cop & Yin Yang Insane

Episode 47 – Samurai Cop & Yin Yang Insane
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Ladies and Gentlemen, you are listening to the inaugural episode of The Z’Dar Cast! Your usual hosts have been replaced with, well, the same guys, but it’s The Z’Dar Cast! Russ tells his jury duty story, Justin can’t banter for time, Russ gets a text from his wife, perhaps the …

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Episode 46 – C.H.U.D. & C.H.U.D. II

Episode 46 – C.H.U.D. & C.H.U.D. II
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Russ likes being dominated, Justin is awed by all the words that Russ doesn’t quite know, Russ also can’t math, picking up trash like convicts, hiking with Joe Pesci, dog adventures, the podcast that almost didn’t happen, CHUD is surprisingly okay, Russ immediately bails on his joke, Justin gives up, …

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Episode 45 – Halloween II (1981 & 2009)

Episode 45 – Halloween II (1981 & 2009)
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Russ is an enabler, Justin has no stories, Halloweens 2, Russ doesn’t like his Halloween chocolate, Justin forgets his science and has an aneurysm, Google race, just the tip, eye stuff, Russ is an adult who rubs it, movies that start with quotes usually suck, Rob Zombie’s fever dream, Justin …

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Novel Ideas with Russ
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 …

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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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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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