Dead Ringers

Dead Ringers

By Dead Ringers

Dead Ringers is a twice monthly horror podcast covering double features with shared DNA (e.g. premise, structure, concept), but distinct personalities. Each episode, host and producer Nolan McBride is joined by a rotating panel of co-hosts to analyze each film individually before comparing and contrasting the differences in their approaches and highlighting what each movie brings to the horror genre.

Episodes

Dead Ringers OT - Screaming Recommendations - Vol. 2

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele, Philip Yount, and Thomas Foster to recommend streaming horror movies to fill out your Spooky Season and highlight some frightful flicks you may have overlooked. Movies discussed on this episode: THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR (2020) (Netflix), RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE (2020) (Shudder), HELL FEST (2018) (Hulu), FOUND FOOTAGE 3D (2016) (Shudder), THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932) (Shudder), ERREMENTARI: THE BLACKSMITH AND THE DEVIL (2018) (Netflix), LIFEFORCE (1985) (HBO), THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN (2014) (Shudder, Tubi), INTERIOR (2014) (Amazon Prime), BEAST (2018) (Shudder), BLOOD DINER (1987) (Hulu), LAKE BODOM (2016) (Shudder), THE GUEST (2014) (Netflix), DAGON (2001) (Tubi), THE OTHER LAMB (2020) (Hulu). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: [TV Review] The Killer in ‘Scream: Resurrection’ Makes a Mockery of Horror Fans Everywhere by Trace Thurman (Bloody Disgusting) Halloween 2017: Add Lovecraft to Your Halloween Viewing Schedule with THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Nightstream 2020 Review: ANYTHING FOR JACKSON Illustrates Just how Dangerous Deals with the Devil Can Be by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Nightstream 2020 Review: DARKNESS is a Powerful Apocalyptic Coming-of-Age Story by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Nightstream 2020 Review: AN UNQUIET GRAVE is an Unnerving Look at Grief and Desperation by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Nightstream 2020 Review: LAPSIS Examines the Age-Old Struggle Between the Individual Worker and Corporate Monopolies by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Nightstream 2020 Review: REUNION is a Haunting Portrayal of a Family Trapped in Secrecy by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Nightstream 2020 Review: THE NIGHT Reminds Us That Hotels Are Terrifying Places by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Nightstream 2020 Review: 32 MALASANA Street is the Ghost Story You Need This Halloween by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead)  
17/10/202h 0m

Dead Ringers OT - Screaming Recommendations - Vol. 1

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Paul Farrell and Ben McBride — as well as special guest Nick Caruso from TVLine — to recommend streaming horror movies to fill out your Spooky Season and highlight some quality direct-to-streaming movies you may have overlooked. Movies discussed on this episode: DOWN (2019) (Hulu), CULTURE SHOCK (2019) (Hulu), SCARE ME (2020) (Shudder), ALL THAT WE DESTROY (2019) (Hulu), SPLICE (2010) (Netflix), THE DEEPER YOU DIG (2020) (Shudder/Arrow Video), THE WRETCHED (2020) (Hulu), THE LODGE (2020) (Hulu), BOOKS OF BLOOD (2020) (Hulu), TONE-DEAF (2019) (Showtime), PARTY HARD, DIE YOUNG (2018) (Shudder), SPIRAL (2020) (Shudder), WOUNDS (2019) (Hulu), HUBIE HALLOWEEN (2020) (Netflix), TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID (2017) (Shudder), SATAN'S SLAVES (2017) (Shudder), DEADTECTIVES (2019) (Shudder), THE POOL (2018) (Shudder), THE SHED (2019) (Shudder), EXTRA ORDINARY (2019) (Showtime), LITTLE MONSTERS (2019) (Hulu), LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER (2020) (Arrow Video), VAMPIRES VS. THE BRONX (2020) (Netflix), INTRUDER (1989) (TubiTV). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: Fantastic Fest 2019: Interview with THE DEEPER YOU DIG Co-Director/Co-Writer/Co-Star Toby Poser (Dead Ringers) (podcast) [Fantasia 2019] THE DEEPER YOU DIG Review: A Lonely Journey into the Depths of Grief and Guilt by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) Sundance 2019 Review: Lupita Nyong’o Shines as Zombie-Fighting Badass in LITTLE MONSTERS by Heather Wixson (Daily Dead) Michael Myers Loses His Head in HALLOWEEN H20 (1998) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) ‘The Curse of the Werewolf’ is One of Hammer’s Most Delicate and Emotionally Reflective Films [Hammer Factory] by Paul Farrell (Bloody Disgusting) FTM 557: THE HAMMER FRANKENSTEIN CYCLE (F This Movie!) (podcast)
10/10/201h 52m

Dead Ringers OT - FrightFall 2: Spooky Boogaloo - Part II

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele, Kat Adams, and Thomas Foster to discuss their seasonal traditions and viewing rituals for Spooky Season, as well as some of the movies they are excited to discover or revisit this October. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: John Carpenter's The Fog (w/ Emily von Seele) (Horrorversary) (podcast)
03/10/201h 18m

Dead Ringers OT - FrightFall 2: Spooky Boogaloo - Part I

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Paul Farrell, Ben McBride, and Philip Yount to discuss their seasonal traditions and viewing rituals for Spooky Season, as well as some of the movies they are excited to discover or revisit this October. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: 5 Years Later: ‘Goosebumps’ Brought R.L. Stine’s Twisted Imagination to the Screen With Epic Execution by Paul Farrell (Bloody Disgusting) ‘The Plague of the Zombies’ Delivered a Frightening, Gothic Spin on the Zombie Mythos [Hammer Factory] by Paul Farrell (Bloody Disgusting) Gettin' Hammered with Hammer Episode 1 - The Curse of Frankenstein (Scream Addicts) (podcast) One Missed Pod 17: Ring-a-Palooza with Paul Farrell (Spiral, 1998, & Ringu 2, 1999) (Scriptophobic) (podcast) The Hunted Challenges the Hunter in PREDATOR (1987) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) CRAVIN' CRAVEN 02: THE HILLS HAVE EYES (F This Movie!) (podcast) Episode 08: Neon Genesis Godzilla (Til Death Do Us Part) (podcast)
25/09/202h 11m

Dead Ringers OT - Quarantine Catch-Up Round 2

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Kat Adams, Thomas Foster, and Philip Yount to discuss what they have been watching and doing to keep themselves sane during their year of quarantine life. Movies/games discussed on this episode: HANSEL & GRETEL (2020), COLOR OUT OF SPACE (2020), UNDERWATER (2020), LIFE (2016), SEA FEVER (2020), THE DEAD DON'T DIE (2019), SHIRLEY (2020), URBAN LEGEND (1998), URBAN LEGENDS: FINAL CUT (2000), BLOOD FEST (2018), THE ISLE (2019), THE RENTAL (2020), THE RUINS (2008), STARRY EYES (2014), LA LLORONA (2020), THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020), BRAHMS: THE BOY II (2020), JU-ON: ORIGINS (2020), LOVECRAFT COUNTRY (2020), UMBRELLA ACADEMY (2019), DOOM PATROL (2019), HOST (2020), TELLING LIES (2019), CARRION (2020).  
18/09/201h 43m

Dead Ringers OT - Quarantine Catch-Up Round 1

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Ben McBride, Emily von Seele, and Paul Farrell to discuss what they have been watching and doing to keep themselves sane during their year of quarantine life. Movies discussed on this episode: CAT PEOPLE (1982), SLEEPWALKERS (1992), SPUTNIK (2020), BEAST (2018), CURSED FILMS (2020), HOST (2020), BRAHMS: THE BOY II (2020), THE RENTAL (2020), BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC (2020), TED LASSO (2020), HOUSE OF WAX (1953), THE TINGLER (1959), UNDERWATER (2020), JU-ON: ORIGINS (2020), DEATHTRAP (1982), AENIGMA (1988), PAGANINI HORROR (1989), THE SEVERED ARM (1973), LOVECRAFT COUNTRY (2020), CHERNOBYL (2019), THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020), EVIL ED (1997), BLOODTIDE (1984), RELIC (2020), THE HUNT (2020), SHE DIES TOMORROW (2020), THE DARK AND THE WICKED (2020). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: An Eye for Detail in THE TERMINATOR (1984) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) ‘The Plague of the Zombies’ Delivered a Frightening, Gothic Spin on the Zombie Mythos [Hammer Factory] by Paul Farrell (Bloody Disgusting) [Fantasia 2020] THE DARK AND THE WICKED Review: A Superbly Terrifying Horror Story by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [Fantasia 2020] THE COLUMNIST Review: A Wildly Entertaining Cautionary Tale for the Internet Age by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [Fantasia 2020] ALONE Review: Much More than the Standard Cat-and-Mouse Chase by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [Fantasia 2020] HAIL TO THE DEADITES Review: A Fun Love Letter to EVIL DEAD Fans by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [Fantasia 2020] UNEARTH Review: A Dark Tale of Ecological Terror by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [Fantasia 2020] SLEEP Review: A Journey into the Nightmares of the Past by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [Fantasia 2020] TINY TIM – KING FOR A DAY Review: A Fascinating Portrait of a Unique Artist by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers)  
12/09/201h 39m

Dead Ringers OT - The Top 10 Horror Movies of 2019

On this very special (and very delayed) Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by nearly the entire Dead Ringers crew — Emily von Seele, Ben McBride, Paul Farrell, Thomas Foster, and Philip Yount — to discuss their favorite horror movies of 2019. Editor's Note: As mentioned on the episode, this particular method of end of year discussion is 100% inspired by and attributed to the video game website, Giant Bomb.
04/09/204h 4m

Dead Ringers 36 - BLACK SWAN + BLISS

Nolan is joined by Ben McBride, Thomas Foster, and Paul Farrell to discuss Darren Aronofsky's BLACK SWAN (2010) and Joe Begos' BLISS (2019). The crew share their thoughts on recent horror releases, new discoveries, and rewatches before pushing themselves to physical and mental extremes in order to achieve artistic perfection and falling apart along the way. Other movies/TV shows discussed on this episode: ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE (2018), SUSPIRIA (1977), THE CURED (2018), GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN (2018), SAW (franchise), ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (2018), WOUNDS (2019), PURE (2019), THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975), THE LIGHTHOUSE (2019), PARASITE (2019), BLOOD RAGE (1987), DEADLY GAMES (1990), TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID (2017), LAKE MUNGO (2009), DEEP MURDER (2019), UNSANE (2018). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. BLACK SWAN is available to stream on HBO NOW/GO, BLISS is available to stream on Shudder, and both are available to rent via video-on-demand, as well as being available for purchase on Blu-ray or DVD. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Fruits, Brains and Bats in Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) That Bloody Mirror Scene from Poltergeist (1982) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) Let’s Scare Bryan to Death: Taneli Mustonen’s LAKE BODOM with Nolan McBride by Bryan Christopher (Daily Dead) Let’s Scare Bryan to Death: Lucky McKee’s MAY with BJ Colangelo by Bryan Christopher (Daily Dead)  
14/02/202h 21m

Dead Ringers 35 - AS ABOVE, SO BELOW + BLAIR WITCH (2016)

Nolan is joined by Kat Adams, Emily von Seele, and Philip Yount to discuss John Erick Dowdle's AS ABOVE, SO BELOW (2014) and Adam Wingard's BLAIR WITCH (2016). The crew share their thoughts on new discoveries and rewatches, as well as recent horror releases — including a review of Mike Flanagan’s DOCTOR SLEEP (2019) (**Spoilers from 7:25 - 11:25**) — before the unresolved baggage from a lost family member spurs the group on a dangerous adventure into a forbidden zone (which is documented on video, of course). Other movies/TV shows discussed on this episode: SHE-RA AND THE PRINCESSES OF POWER (2018), DOCTOR SLEEP (2019), DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978), DAY OF THE DEAD (1985), THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999), BODIED (2018), HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR (2019), THE LITTLE STRANGER (2018), FOUND FOOTAGE 3D (2017), THE HIDDEN (1987), SATANIC PANIC (2019), WOUNDS (2019). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. AS ABOVE, SO BELOW is available to stream on Netflix, and both it and BLAIR WITCH are available to rent via video-on-demand, as well as being available for purchase on Blu-ray or DVD. **Spoilers for DOCTOR SLEEP (2019) from 7:25 - 11:25** Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: A Hexcellent Halloween: The Unseen Entity in THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Emily’s Favorites of 2019 by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) How ‘The Conjuring’ Universe Defined a Decade of Horror by Emily von Seele (Bloody Disgusting) "i hope that baby's okay" w/ nolan mcbride (ur fave bad movie) (podcast) "i worship at the altar of sarah michelle gellar" w/ trace thurman (ur fave bad movie) (podcast) Survival of the Dead (w/ Nolan McBride) (Horrorversary) (podcast)
18/01/202h 26m

Dead Ringers 34 - MAY + THE EYES OF MY MOTHER

Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele, Paul Farrell, and Philip Yount to discuss Lucky McKee's MAY (2003) and Nicolas Pesce's THE EYES OF MY MOTHER (2016). The crew share their thoughts on spooky season discoveries, as well as recent releases and rewatches, before trauma and prolonged isolation force the group to take extreme measures in an attempt at making friends. Other movies/TV shows discussed on this episode: STARFISH (2019), TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID (2017), ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (2018), LAKE MUNGO (2009), FRIGHT NIGHT (1985), CANDYMAN (1992), DOOM: ANNIHILATION (2019), THE WITCHES (1990), HELL HOUSE LLC (2016), HELL HOUSE LLC II: THE ABADDON HOTEL (2018), HELL HOUSE LLC III: LAKE OF FIRE (2019), AS ABOVE, SO BELOW (2014), MIDSOMMAR (2019), LITTLE MONSTERS (2019), CHILD'S PLAY (2019), IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS: THE DEFINITIVE 80S HORROR DOCUMENTARY (2019), SWEETHEART (2019), POSSESSION (1981), BRIDE OF CHUCKY (1998), SEED OF CHUCKY (2004), CULT OF CHUCKY (2017), GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN (2018), HAUNT (2019), I TRAPPED THE DEVIL (2019). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. THE EYES OF MY MOTHER is available to stream on Netflix, and both it and MAY are available to rent via video-on-demand, as well as being available for purchase on Blu-ray or DVD. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Gender Bashing: THE EYES OF MY MOTHER’s Feminine Navigation of Violence by Anya Stanley (Dread Central) May by Scott Tobias (AV Club) MAY and the Horror of Loneliness by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) Crossing The Divide: Reality And Storytellers In Wes Craven's 'New Nightmare' by Emily von Seele (Fangoria) 10 Years Later: ‘Paranormal Activity’ and the Effectiveness of a Simple Ghost Story by Emily von Seele (Bloody Disgusting) Halloween 2019: The Ghosts and Shadows of THE UNINVITED (1944) by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Forgive and Forget: The Exploration of Guilt in STARFISH by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) Introducing the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow (1999) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) Deadly Eyes with Brian Saur (Guest Hosted by Paul Farrell) (Scream Addicts) (podcast) Ep 103: Scary Stories to Tell in the Bark (w/ Philip Yount & Quinn Wright) (Silver Screen Breakdown) (podcast)  
02/11/192h 26m

Dead Ringers OT - Fantastic Fest 2019: Interview with THE DEEPER YOU DIG Co-Director/Co-Writer/Co-Star Toby Poser

On this Off-Topic episode, Emily von Seele is joined by THE DEEPER YOU DIG co-director/co-writer/co-star Toby Poser to talk about her new film making its way through the festival circuit and what it's like to make micro-budget films with your family. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: [Fantasia 2019] THE DEEPER YOU DIG Review: A Lonely Journey into the Depths of Grief and Guilt by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [Fantastic Fest] Review Round-Up: THE PEANUT BUTTER SOLUTION, THE POOL, THE DEEPER YOU DIG, RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE by Paul Farrell (Dead Ringers)
10/10/1921m 37s

Dead Ringers OT - Fantastic Fest 2019: Day 8 Recap

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele and Paul Farrell live from this year's Fantastic Fest to discuss the movies they saw on the eighth and final day of the country's largest genre movie festival. Movies discussed on this episode: THE SHIP OF MONSTERS (1960), PARASITE (2019), KNIVES OUT (2019). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: Episode 123: Live from Fantastic Fest! – COLOR OUT OF SPACE, VFW, THE LIGHTHOUSE (Corpse Club) (podcast) [Fantastic Fest] Review Round-Up: THE SHIP OF MONSTERS, PARASITE, KNIVES OUT by Paul Farrell (Dead Ringers) Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: SAINT MAUD is a Surprising Piece of Religious Horror by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead)
08/10/1922m 15s

Dead Ringers OT - Fantastic Fest 2019: Day 7 Recap

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Kat Adams, Paul Farrell, and Emily von Seele live from this year's Fantastic Fest to discuss the movies they saw on the seventh day of the country's largest genre movie festival. Movies discussed on this episode: THE OTHER LAMB (2019), KEEP ME COMPANY (2019), THE LONG WALK (2019), THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF WOLF BOY (2019), TRAMPA INFERNAL (1989), SEA FEVER (2019), AFTER MIDNIGHT (2019). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode:  Episode 123: Live from Fantastic Fest! – COLOR OUT OF SPACE, VFW, THE LIGHTHOUSE (Corpse Club) (podcast) [Fantastic Fest] Review Round-Up: THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF WOLF BOY, TRAMPA INFERNAL, SEA FEVER, AFTER MIDNIGHT by Paul Farrell (Dead Ringers) Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: THE LONG WALK is a Powerful Journey Through Time and Consequence by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Fantastic Fest 2019 Interview: Director Martin Krejcí Talks THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF WOLFBOY by Heather Wixson (Daily Dead)
07/10/1940m 10s

Dead Ringers OT - Fantastic Fest 2019: Day 6 Recap

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Kat Adams, Paul Farrell, and Emily von Seele live from this year's Fantastic Fest to discuss the movies they saw on the sixth day of the country's largest genre movie festival. Movies discussed on this episode: THE PEANUT BUTTER SOLUTION (1985), THE VAST OF NIGHT (2019), THE POOL (2018), FRACTURED (2019), THE DEEPER YOU DIG (2019), RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE (2019). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: Episode 123: Live from Fantastic Fest! – COLOR OUT OF SPACE, VFW, THE LIGHTHOUSE (Corpse Club) (podcast) [Fantastic Fest] Review Round-Up: THE PEANUT BUTTER SOLUTION, THE POOL, THE DEEPER YOU DIG, RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE by Paul Farrell (Dead Ringers) Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE is an In-Your-Face Horror Film That Asks Some Big Questions by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) [Fantasia 2019] THE DEEPER YOU DIG Review: A Lonely Journey into the Depths of Grief and Guilt by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) Fantastic Fest 2019 Interview: Director Andrew Patterson Takes Us into THE VAST OF NIGHT by Heather Wixson (Daily Dead) [Fantastic Fest Review] It’s Man vs. Croc vs. Abortion in Ridiculously Fun ‘The Pool’ by Trace Thurman (Bloody Disgusting) [Fantastic Fest Review] ‘Random Acts of Violence’ is a Brutal and Merciless Slasher from Jay Baruchel by Trace Thurman (Bloody Disgusting) [TIFF Review] ‘The Vast of Night’ is a Nostalgic Ode to Fantastic Radio Dramas by Joe Lipsett (Bloody Disgusting) [Fantastic Fest Review] Netflix’s ‘Fractured’ Unravels With Familiar Psychological Thrills by Meagan Navarro (Bloody Disgusting)
04/10/1936m 19s

Dead Ringers OT - Fantastic Fest 2019: Day 5 Recap

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Kat Adams, Paul Farrell, and Emily von Seele live from this year's Fantastic Fest to discuss the movies (and feud) they saw on the fifth day of the country's largest genre movie festival. Movies discussed on this episode: VIVARIUM (2019), PREY (1977), IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON (2019), THE LODGE (2020), VHYES (2019), WRINKLES THE CLOWN (2019). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: Episode 123: Live from Fantastic Fest! – COLOR OUT OF SPACE, VFW, THE LIGHTHOUSE (Corpse Club) (podcast) [Fantastic Fest] Review Round-Up: VIVARIUM, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON, IN THE TALL GRASS, THE LODGE by Paul Farrell (Dead Ringers) Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: VHYES is a Wild Ride Through Late-Night Cable by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Fantastic Fest 2019 Interview: Director Jim Mickle Discusses the Journey of Making IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON for Netflix by Heather Wixson (Daily Dead) [Fantastic Fest Review] Netflix’s ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’ Tries to Be Too Many Things at Once by Trace Thurman (Bloody Disgusting) Fantastic Fest Review] Documentary ‘Wrinkles the Clown’ is a Winding Psychological Case Study by Meagan Navarro (Bloody Disgusting)  
03/10/1935m 26s

Dead Ringers OT - Fantastic Fest 2019: Day 4 Recap

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Kat Adams, Paul Farrell, and Emily von Seele live from this year's Fantastic Fest to discuss the movies (and live podcast) they saw on the fourth day of the country's largest genre movie festival. Movies discussed on this episode: SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (2019), SYNCHRONIC (2019), COME TO DADDY (2019). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: Episode 123: Live from Fantastic Fest! - COLOR OUT OF SPACE, VFW, THE LIGHTHOUSE (Corpse Club) (podcast) [Fantastic Fest] Review Round-Up: Horror Queers Live Podcast + SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, SYNCHRONIC, COME TO DADDY by Paul Farrell (Dead Ringers) Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson Deliver Another Beautiful Science Fiction Tale in SYNCHRONIC by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) [TIFF Review] ‘Synchronic’ Is a Daring, Go for Broke Sci-fi Original by Joe Lipsett (Bloody Disgusting) [Fantastic Fest Review] Mark Patton Sets the Record Straight in ‘Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street’ by Trace Thurman (Bloody Disgusting) A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) (Halloweenies) (podcast) Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET is an Essential and Riveting Look into the Life and Legacy of Mark Patton by Heather Wixson (Daily Dead) Catalog From The Beyond: OVER THE GARDEN WALL (2014) by Bryan Christopher (Daily Dead)
01/10/1921m 18s

Dead Ringers OT - Fantastic Fest 2019: Day 3 Recap

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Kat Adams, Paul Farrell, and Emily von Seele live from this year's Fantastic Fest to discuss the movies they saw on the third day of the country's largest genre movie festival. Movies discussed on this episode: THE LONG WALK (2019), KNIVES AND SKIN (2019), SWALLOW (2019), VFW (2019), BLISS (2019), THE MORTUARY COLLECTION (2019). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: Episode 123: Live from Fantastic Fest! - COLOR OUT OF SPACE, VFW, THE LIGHTHOUSE (Corpse Club) (podcast) [Fantastic Fest] Review Round-Up: THE LONG WALK, KNIVES AND SKIN, VFW, BLISS by Paul Farrell (Dead Ringers) Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: SWALLOW is a Captivating Film that Explores Gender Roles and Mental Health in a Unique Way by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: Drugged-Out Punks Pick the Wrong Battle in Joe Begos’ Crazy New Film VFW by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) [Cinepocalypse 2019 Review] Bliss is a Blood-Soaked Descent into Hell by Terry Mesnard (Gayly Dreadful) [Fantastic Fest Review] Ambitious ‘The Long Walk’ Offers Genre-Bending Treatise on Guilt and Grief by Meagan Navarro (Bloody Disgusting)
30/09/1938m 45s

Dead Ringers OT - Fantastic Fest 2019: Days 1 & 2 Recap

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Kat Adams, Paul Farrell, and Emily von Seele live from this year's Fantastic Fest to discuss the movies they saw during their first two days at the country's largest genre movie festival. Movies discussed on this episode: FIRST LOVE (2019), JOJO RABBIT (2019), TAMMY AND THE T-REX (1994), THE CLEANSING HOUR (2020), SWEETHEART (2019), THE ANTENNA (2019), THE DEATH OF DICK LONG (2019), THE VAST OF NIGHT (2019), IN THE TALL GRASS (2019), COLOR OUT OF SPACE (2019), HOMEWRECKER (2019).  Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: [Fantastic Fest] SWEETHEART Review: A Lean, Character-Driven Creature Feature by Paul Farrell (Dead Ringers) [Fantastic Fest] Review Round-Up: THE ANTENNA, THE DEATH OF DICK LONG, COLOR OUT OF SPACE, HOMEWRECKER by Paul Farrell (Dead Ringers) Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: SWALLOW is a Captivating Film that Explores Gender Roles and Mental Health in a Unique Way by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: COLOR OUT OF SPACE is Cosmic Horror Done Right by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: HOMEWRECKER is a Delicious Dark Comedy About Relationships and Connection by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead)
24/09/1949m 0s

Dead Ringers 33 - MANHUNTER + SINISTER

Nolan is joined by Kat Adams, Ben McBride, Emily von Seele, and Paul Farrell to discuss Michael Mann's MANHUNTER (1986) and Scott Derrickson's SINISTER (2012). The crew catches up on recent horror releases, new discoveries, and rewatches before nearly losing themselves to the obsessive study of grisly serial murders and the dark minds that perpetrate them. Other movies/TV shows discussed on this episode: BLISS (2019), THE EL DUCE TAPES (2019), CLOWN (2016), GIRLS WITH BALLS (2019), VICE SQUAD (1982), STRAYS (1991), TEACHING MRS. TINGLE (1999), SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK (2019), WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (2019), MINDHUNTER (2017), HANNIBAL (2013), LOS ESPOOKYS (2019), READY OR NOT (2019). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. MANHUNTER is available to stream on Starz, and SINISTER is available to stream for free on VUDU (with ads). Both are also available to rent via video-on-demand, as well as being available for purchase on blu-ray. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Episode 148: Live from Chattanooga with Jeff Burr & Gary Sherman! by Shock Waves (podcast) Wells for Boys - SNL (YouTube) [North Bend Film Fest] EXTRA ORDINARY Review: Supernatural Comedy Ghosts For It by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [North Bend Film Fest] FERAL Review: A Different Kind of Survival Horror by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) North Bend Film Fest Review: The El Duce Tapes is a Haunting Look at One of Music’s Most Vile Legends by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) North Bend Film Fest 2019 Review: KOKO-DI KOKO-DA is a Journey into the Nightmare of Grief by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) North Bend Film Fest 2019 Review: The Enigmatic MONUMENT is a Hypnotic Experience by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) North Bend Film Fest 2019 Review: THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WKND Pushes a Familiar Concept into a Clever and Unnerving Direction by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) A Lullaby for Mrs. Voorhees: Friday the 13th (1980) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) Going for a Drive: Scream 2 (1997) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic)
17/09/192h 13m

Dead Ringers OT - Video Game Horror

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Kat Adams, Philip Yount, and Thomas Foster — as well as special guest Jordan Byrd from Minority Threat — to discuss their experiences with horror in video games and highlight some of their favorites. Video games discussed on this episode: RESIDENT EVIL (series), DEAD SPACE (series), DEAD RISING (series), STATE OF DECAY (2013), LEFT 4 DEAD (series), THE LAST OF US (2013), THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON ONE (2012), PT (2014), ALAN WAKE (2010), DEADLY PREMONITION (2010), AMNESIA: THE DARK DESCENT (2010), ETERNAL DARKNESS (2002), ELDRITCH (2013), BLOODBOURNE (2015), ALIEN: ISOLATION (2014), LAYERS OF FEAR (2016), PREY (2017), BIOSHOCK (2007), UNTIL DAWN (2015), OXENFREE (2016), INSIDE (2016), NEVERENDING NIGHTMARES (2014), FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME (2017), THE WITCHER (series), MORTAL KOMBAT (series), and more. If you're a Dead Ringers fan who enjoys video games, come play with us! Just search 'Dead Ringers Podcast' on Xbox Live's Clubs, Playstation Network's Communities, or Steam's Groups. The goal is to build a community of horror fans who can find like-minded folks to play games with and organize the occasional community play date.  Expect some upcoming video game streams on either Twitch or Mixer (channels linked below). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: Dead Ringers Mixer Channel Dead Ringers Twitch Channel Deadly Premonition OST- Life is Beautiful (YouTube) Best of Giant Bomb's Deadly Premonition Endurance Run--01 (YouTube) Mortal Podkast (iTunes)
31/08/193h 3m

Dead Ringers OT - Vampires!

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Ben McBride, Paul Farrell, and Emily von Seele — as well as special guest Daniel Epler from the Cobwebs podcast — to discuss their favorite horror flicks featuring those undead, bloodthirsty creatures of the night. Movies discussed on this episode: HORROR OF DRACULA (1958), INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (1994), MARTIN (1977), VAMPIRES (1998), 30 DAYS OF NIGHT (2007), TWINS OF EVIL (1971), SALEM'S LOT (1979), NEAR DARK (1987), BYZANTIUM (2013), DAYBREAKERS (2010), FRIGHT NIGHT (1985), BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (1992), WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (2014), BORDELLO OF BLOOD (1996), LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (2008). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: Cobwebs: A Gothic Cinema Podcast (PodBean) BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA – 25 Years of Horror and Tragedy by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) MAURY THE MISERABLE VAMPIRE Review: A Children’s Book for Horror Nerds Everywhere by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) Facing Down a Mack Truck: Severen in Near Dark (1987) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) Goodnight, Evil Ed, Fright Night (1985) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) Ethan Hawke is our greatest genre star because he commits to the work by Alexander Huls (AV Club) The Last Vampire by Hollywood Vampires (YouTube) [North Bend Film Fest] EXTRA ORDINARY Review: Supernatural Comedy Ghosts For It by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [North Bend Film Fest] FERAL Review: A Different Kind of Survival Horror by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) The Start of a Plague: Zombieland (2009) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) A Lullaby for Mrs. Voorhees: Friday the 13th (1980) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic)  
27/08/192h 24m

Dead Ringers 32 - CURSE OF THE DEMON + DRAG ME TO HELL

Nolan is joined by Paul Farrell and Philip Yount — as well as special guest Trace Thurman from the Horror Queers podcast — to discuss Jacques Tourneur's CURSE OF THE DEMON (1957) and Sam Raimi's DRAG ME TO HELL (2009). The crew share their thoughts on recent horror releases, new discoveries, and rewatches before a vindictive curse comes to pass and drags them all to hell, kicking and screaming. Other movies/TV shows discussed on this episode: THE CLOVEHITCH KILLER (2018), THREADS (1984), CREEP 2 (2017), DEEP MURDER (2019), WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE (2019), LAKE MUNGO (2010), IDLE HANDS (1999), CRAWL (2019), SILENT HILL (2006), HAPPY HELL NIGHT (1992), DEAD MAN'S CURVE (1999), GOSSIP (2000), FEAR (1996). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. Both CURSE OF THE DEMON and DRAG ME TO HELL are available to rent via video-on-demand, as well as being available for purchase on blu-ray. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Did Christine Brown Deserve Her Fate in ‘Drag Me to Hell?’ by Trace Thurman (Bloody Disgusting) In Defense Of Sam Raimi’s ‘Drag Me to Hell’ by Trace Thurman (Bloody Disgusting) Speaking the Curse to Drag Me to Hell (2009) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) Eddie’s Transformation in Howling (1981) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) Pretending to be Alive: The Zombies of Land of the Dead (2005) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) [Fantasia 2019] THE SATOR Review: A Light in the Dark, A Voice in the Silence by Paul Farrell (Dead Ringers) [Fantasia 2019] THE DEEPER YOU DIG Review: A Lonely Journey into the Depths of Grief and Guilt by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [Fantasia 2019] RIOT GIRLS Capsule Review: Pure, Post-Apocalyptic Joy by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [Fantasia 2019] THE DIVINE FURY Review: A Priest and an MMA Fighter Take on the Forces of Darkness by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers)
03/08/192h 7m

Dead Ringers 31 - THE WICKER MAN (1973) + KILL LIST

Nolan is joined by Thomas Foster, Kat Adams, Emily von Seele, and Ben McBride to discuss Robin Hardy's THE WICKER MAN (1973) and Ben Wheatley's KILL LIST (2011). The crew catches up on new discoveries and rewatches, as well as recent horror releases — including reviews of CHILD'S PLAY (2019), ANNABELLE COMES HOME, and Ari Aster's MIDSOMMAR (**Spoilers from 58:40 – 1:21:40**) — before they are manipulated and controlled in a sinister game with a twisted cult. Other movies/TV shows discussed on this episode: MA (2019), THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT (2019), DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE (2019), BRAID (2019), BORDER (2018), STRANGER THINGS (2016), JUST BEFORE DAWN (1981), THE HOLE IN THE GROUND (2019), A FIELD IN ENGLAND (2013), HIGH RISE (2015), CHILD'S PLAY (2019), ANNABELLE COMES HOME (2019), MIDSOMMAR (2019). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. Both THE WICKER MAN (1973) and KILL LIST (2011) are available to rent via video-on-demand, as well as being available for purchase on Blu-ray. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Review: Child's Play (2019) by Zach Kindron (Talk Film Society) Obviously MIDSOMMAR Is A Stealth TEXAS CHAIN SAW Remake by Phil Nobile Jr. (Birth.Movies.Death.) Spoilers: Digging into the Runes Throughout ‘Midsommar,’ What the Hell They All Mean, and the Easter Eggs Ari Aster Hid Throughout by Roxana Hadadi (Pajiba)
20/07/192h 36m

Dead Ringers OT - Summertime Horror

On this Off-Topic episode, Emily takes the reins and is joined by Ben McBride, Paul Farrell, and Nolan McBride to discuss summertime horror movies. Whether set during the summer or just released then, these are the crew's favorite horror flicks that evoke the hottest season of the year. Movies discussed on this episode: THE BURNING (1981), JUST BEFORE DAWN (1981), THE BURBS (1989), HALLOWEEN H20 (1998), THE HILLS HAVE EYES (2006), LONG WEEKEND (1979), I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (1997), RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (1985), CABIN FEVER (2003), SLEEPAWAY CAMP (1983), JAWS (1975), THE RUINS (2008). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: Primeval Surgery in The Ruins (2008) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) Can I Bug You For a Ride? The Subway Car in Mimic (1997) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) ‘The Haunted’: Revisiting Childhood Terror by Emily von Seele (Bloody Disgusting) Twenty Years Ago, ‘Halloween H20’ Brought the Franchise Back to Its Roots by Emily von Seele (Bloody Disgusting)
28/06/191h 37m

Dead Ringers 30 - GODZILLA (1954) + SHIN GODZILLA

Nolan is joined by Philip Yount and Thomas Foster — as well as special guests Ben Christian and Zach Kindron (from the Silver Screen Breakdown podcast) — to discuss Ishirô Honda's GODZILLA (1954) Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi's SHIN GODZILLA (2016). The crew digs into new discoveries and rewatches, as well as recent horror releases — including a review of Michael Dougherty’s GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (2019) — before literal embodiments of nuclear proliferation and radioactive contamination rise out of the sea to deliver their wrath upon the land. Other movies discussed on this episode: THE PERFECTION (2019), JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM (2019), THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (1972), THE HOST (2006), ALIEN (1979), CRONOS (1993), DON'T LOOK NOW (1973), Q: THE WINGED SERPENT (1982), KING COHEN: THE WILD WORLD OF FILMMAKER LARRY COHEN (2018), TROLL HUNTER (2010), GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH (1971), GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE (1989), BRIGHTBURN (2019), KING KONG (2005), MONSTERS (2010), GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (2019), GODZILLA (2014), KONG: SKULL ISLAND (2017). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. GODZILLA (1954) is available to stream on Starz. Both GODZILLA (1954) and SHIN GODZILLA are available to stream for free on Archive.org, and both are also available to rent via video-on-demand. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Toho/Godzilla Movies @ archive.org Ep 93: Dr. Serizawa or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (w/ Ben Sapatka) (Silver Screen Breakdown) (podcast) Ep 92: QuaidDudes & QuaidLudes (w/ Nolan McBride) (Silver Screen Breakdown) (podcast) Godzilla: The Start of His Story (Stuff You Missed in History Class) (podcast) Waypoints 32: Let Them Eat (Waypoint) (podcast) [KAIJU WEEK] COSMIC BEASTS: LOVECRAFTIAN ELEMENTS IN GOJIRA (1954) by Anya Stanley (Daily Grindhouse)
22/06/193h 12m

Dead Ringers OT - Death's Grand Design: The FINAL DESTINATION Franchise

On this Off-Topic episode, Emily takes the reins and is joined by Kat Adams, Thomas Foster, and Nolan McBride — as well as special guest Nick Caruso of The Littlest Winslow blog — to discuss their love for the FINAL DESTINATION franchise (except for 2009's THE FINAL DESTINATION because it stinks) and debate death's best designs. As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. FINAL DESTINATION, FINAL DESTINATION 2, and FINAL DESTINATION 3 are available to stream on Netflix (...as well as THE FINAL DESTINATION for fans, completionists, or anyone curious). FINAL DESTINATION 5 is available to rent via video-on-demand (as are the other entries). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: ‘Final Destination’ – Death and the Inescapable Boogeyman by Emily von Seele (Bloody Disgusting) A Second Glance Into STARRY EYES: Why Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer Are the Perfect Pair for the New PET SEMATARY by Nick Caruso (Daily Dead) [Review]: ‘Pet Sematary’ Isn’t Bleak or Brutal Enough by Nick Caruso (The Littlest Winslow)
18/05/192h 13m

Dead Ringers OT - The Big Red HELLBOY Special

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele — as well as special guests Sam Van Haren from Talk Film Society (and its Keanu Believe It podcast) and Ryan Douglas from the Uncanny Nerdverse podcast — to discuss Guillermo del Toro's HELLBOY (2004) and HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY (2008), as well as reviewing the HELLBOY (2019) reboot from Neil Marshall and comparing how different filmmakers adapt the source material. With Mike Mignola's comic and Guillermo del Toro's first film both celebrating major anniversaries this year (25th and 15th, respectively), there's no better time to dive into all things HELLBOY. As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. HELLBOY (2004) is available to stream on Netflix and HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY is available to stream on Hulu, and both are also available to rent via video-on-demand. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: Beautiful Freaks: Love and Acceptance in Guillermo del Toro’s HELLBOY Films by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) Celebrating Makeup Artist Extraordinaire Matt Rose by Heather Wixson (Daily Dead) Keanu Believe It: Episode 44 - John Wick (Talk Film Society) (feat. Emily von Seele) Keanu Believe It: Episode 50 - John Wick: Chapter 2 and an Interview with Derek Kolstad (Talk Film Society) X-Men Comicbook Podcast #82: Mr. & Mrs. X #9, X-23 #10, X-Force #4-5 and Age of X-Man (Uncanny Nerdverse) Bonus: Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Talk...Lethal Weapon (1987) (Uncanny Nerdverse) Forgive and Forget: The Exploration of Guilt in STARFISH by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) THRILLER Review: A New Perspective on the Slasher Formula by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) HEATHERS Week: How HEATHERS Shaped the Landscape of Dark Comedies for Years to Come by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Review: I TRAPPED THE DEVIL is Cerebrally Charged Psychological Horror at its Best by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Review: HAGAZUSSA is an Unsettling Piece of Folklore Horror by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead)
04/05/192h 21m

Dead Ringers 29 - STARRY EYES + THE NEON DEMON

Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele, Kat Adams, and Thomas Foster to discuss Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s STARRY EYES (2014) and Nicolas Winding Refn's THE NEON DEMON (2016). The crew catches up on new discoveries and rewatches, as well as recent horror releases — including a review of Kölsch and Widmyer’s re-adaptation of Stephen King's PET SEMATARY (2019) — before heading to Hollywood and losing themselves to their own monstrous ambitions. Other movies discussed on this episode: CASTLE FREAK (1995), US (2019), PET SEMATARY (1989), BLADE (1998), BLADE II (2002), BLADE: TRINITY (2004), LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (2008), BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS (2015), BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (1992), KNOCK KNOCK (2015), PET SEMATARY (2019). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. STARRY EYES and THE NEON DEMON are available to stream on Amazon Prime, and both are also available to rent via video-on-demand. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA – 25 Years of Horror and Tragedy by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Keanu Believe It: Episode 14 - Bram Stoker's Dracula (Talk Film Society) (podcast) Keanu Believe It: Episode 45 - Knock Knock (Talk Film Society) (podcast) Keanu Believe It: Episode 47 - The Neon Demon (Talk Film Society) (podcast) Why Do We All Have to Be Beautiful? by Megan Nolan (New York Times) [Boston Underground Film Festival] KNIFE+HEART Review: A Beautiful, Queer Slasher Film by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) 
24/04/192h 30m

Dead Ringers 28 - INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956) + INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)

Nolan is joined by Ben McBride, Paul Farrell, and Philip Yount to discuss Don Siegel's INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956) and Philip Kaufman's INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978). The crew digs into new discoveries and rewatches, as well as recent horror releases — including a lengthy review of Jordan Peele's US (2019) (**Spoilers from 44:00 - 1:02:00**) — before aliens infiltrate and replace each of the co-hosts with an emotionless clone (and also compost their bodies or whatever). Other movies discussed on this episode: CLIMAX (2018), CRITTERS (1986), CRITTERS 2 (1988), CRITTERS 3 (1991), CRITTERS 4 (1992), CRITTERS: A NEW BINGE (2019), ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (2018), CUTTING CLASS (1989) (Blu-ray), BOOK OF MONSTERS (2019) (VOD), LEPRECHAUN 4: IN SPACE (1997), ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE (2018), OVERLORD (2018), GONJIAM: HAUNTED ASYLUM (2018), THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (1997), THE GIFT (2000), US (2019). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. Both versions of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS are available to rent via video-on-demand or for purchase on Blu-ray. **Spoilers for US (2019) 44:00 - 1:02:00** Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Keanu Believe It: Episode 23 - The Devil's Advocate (Talk Film Society) (podcast) Keanu Believe It: Episode 27 - The Gift (Talk Film Society) (podcast) The Ending Of Jordan Peele's 'Us,' Explained by Brooke Obie (Shadow And Act) Us (2019): An Urgently Clever Emotional Sledgehammer by Ashlee Blackwell (Graveyard Shift Sisters) Doppelganger Horror: A Brief Film History by Anya Novak (Birth.Movies.Death.) Dead Ringers Episode 8: THE STUFF + THE BLOB (1988) (podcast) Drenched in Blood: Exploring the Vampires of Waxwork (1988) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) Babysitting Jud in Pet Sematary (1989) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) Dead Ringers Streaming Channel (Twitch) Gayly Dreadful (website) The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards (Vote by 4/20!)
05/04/192h 37m

Dead Ringers OT - A Brief Tour of Corman's World

On this Off-Topic episode, Paul takes the reins and is joined by Ben McBride and Philip Yount — as well as special guest Jason "Jinx" Jenkins from Scream Addicts — to discuss the staggering filmography of legendary producer/director Roger Corman and his impact on horror/sci-fi cinema through a selection of their favorite (or new favorite) Corman flicks. Movies discussed on this episode: CORMAN'S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL (2011), HOUSE OF USHER (1960), THE RAVEN (1963), BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS (1980), A BUCKET OF BLOOD (1959), THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1961), PIRANHA (1978), FORBIDDEN WORLD (1982), X: THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES (1963), THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964), HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP (1980), GALAXY OF TERROR (1981), TALES OF TERROR (1962). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: Back in 1993, Clive Barker Put His Unique Twist on George Romero With ‘Night of the Living Dead: London’ by Jason Jenkins (Bloody Disgusting) The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards (Vote by 4/20!) Drenched in Blood: Exploring the Vampires of Waxwork (1988) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) All Hell Breaks Loose: The Monster Massacre of The Cabin in the Woods (2011) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic)
22/03/191h 30m

Dead Ringers 27 - PET SEMATARY (1989) + WAKE WOOD

Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele — as well as special guests Stephanie Crawford from The ScreamCast & Dread Central and Michele Eggen from Wicked Horror & Ghastly Grinning — to discuss Mary Lambert's PET SEMATARY (1989) and David Keating's WAKE WOOD (2011). The crew catch up on recent horror releases, new discoveries, and rewatches before a monkey's paw grants them the power to bring their loved ones back from the dead, as well as bringing about their own demise. Other movies discussed on this episode: HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR (2019), GANJA & HESS (1973), I, MADMAN (1989), MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE (1986), STARMAN (1984), HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U (2019), UNEARTHED & UNTOLD: THE PATH TO PET SEMATARY (2017). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. PET SEMATARY and WAKE WOOD are available to stream on Amazon Prime, and PET SEMATARY is also available on Hulu. Both are available to rent via video-on-demand as well. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Exhuming TALES FROM THE CRYPT: The First Three Came Home by Stephanie Crawford (Dread Central) Exhuming TALES FROM THE CRYPT: Sowing Death… Forever by Stephanie Crawford (Dread Central) [COMING TO SHUDDER] HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR (2019) by Stephanie Crawford (Daily Grindhouse) The Horror Noire Syllabus by Ashlee Blackwell, Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, and Tananarive Due (Graveyard Shift Sisters) Catalog From The Beyond: GANJA & HESS (1973) by Bryan Christopher (Daily Dead) Celebrating 10 Years of MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) BLACK SNAKE MOAN and the Chains of Love by Michele Eggen (F This Movie!) Dead Is Better: Mary Lambert’s PET SEMATARY (1989) by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) Kingology 21 - Pet Sematary (The Good The Bad And The Odd) (podcast) Pet Sematary (Horror Homeroom) (collection of articles) Episode 8: Sometimes Dead is Better (Spinsters of Horror) (podcast)
01/03/191h 58m

Dead Ringers 26 - THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL + THE INVITATION

Nolan is joined by Kat Adams, Ben McBride, Paul Farrell, and Thomas Foster to discuss Ti West's THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (2009) and Karyn Kusama's THE INVITATION (2016). The crew share their thoughts on recent horror releases, new discoveries, and rewatches before being summoned by a sinister cult to spend a single night in an unsettling house under false pretenses. Other movies discussed on this episode: ESCAPE ROOM (2019), THOROUGHBREDS (2018), SUSPIRIA (2018), THE MANGLER (1995), NIGHTMARE BEACH (1990), RITUALS (1977), HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR (2019), THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE (2016), WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (2014), VELVET BUZZSAW (2019), THE GIFT (2015), ENTER THE VOID (2010). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL is available to stream on Shudder and THE INVITATION is available to stream on Netflix. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: The Horror Noire Syllabus by Ashlee Blackwell, Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, and Tananarive Due (Graveyard Shift Sisters) Kat’s Top 10 Horror Movies of 2018 by Kat Adams (Dead Ringers) Thomas’ Top 10 Horror Movies of 2018 by Thomas Foster (Dead Ringers) Paul’s Top 10 Horror Movies of 2018 by Paul Farrell (Dead Ringers) Zombie VS Shark, What Else Needs to be Said? by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic)
15/02/191h 54m

Dead Ringers OT - The Top 10 Horror Movies of 2018

On this very special Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by the entire Dead Ringers crew — Emily von Seele, Paul Farrell, Ben McBride, Kat Adams, Thomas Foster, and Philip Yount — for the first time ever to discuss the best horror movies of 2018. Nearly 50 movies enter the ring, but only 10 will fight their way to the top (or rather, someone will fight on their behalf to get them to the top). Editor's Note: As mentioned on the episode, this particular method of end of year discussion is 100% inspired by and attributed to the video game website, Giant Bomb.
08/02/193h 8m

Dead Ringers 25 - SCREAM 4 + TRAGEDY GIRLS

Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele, Paul Farrell, and Philip Yount — as well as special guest Heather Wixson from Daily Dead — to discuss Wes Craven's SCREAM 4 (2011) and Tyler MacIntyre's TRAGEDY GIRLS (2017). The gang catches up on recent horror releases, new discoveries, and rewatches before being targeted by two pairs of sociopathic teenagers intent on killing their way to fame and fortune. Other movies and TV shows discussed on this episode: ESCAPE ROOM (2019), CHANNEL ZERO: THE DREAM DOOR (2018), GODZILLA (2014), SHIN GODZILLA (2016), KRAMPUS (2015), THE CHANGELING (1980), BIRD BOX (2018), HOUSEWIFE (2018), INCIDENT IN A GHOSTLAND (2018), HELL FEST (2018), J.D.'S REVENGE (1976), CRITTERS (1986), CRITTERS 2 (1988), INSIDE NO. 9 (2014), A SIMPLE FAVOR (2018), POLAR (2019), LORDS OF CHAOS (2019), THE PRODIGY (2019), ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE (2018), MISERY (1990).  As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. SCREAM 4 is available to stream on Netflix and TRAGEDY GIRLS is available to stream on Hulu. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures by Heather Wixson (Book) Review: ESCAPE ROOM Makes for a Thrilling Start to a New Year of Horror by Heather Wixson (Daily Dead) Celebrating Makeup Artist Extraordinaire Matt Rose by Heather Wixson (Daily Dead) Horror Experts On Their Favorite Genre Performances That No One Talks About by Jonathan Barkan (Dread Central) In 2018, the Trend of Horror Films Being Labeled “Not Horror Films” Continued… But Why? by Emily von Seele (Bloody Disgusting) A Pain in the Butt: The Tiny Ashs of Army of Darkness (1994) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) Hungry, Hungry Crites: The Chaos of Critters 2 (1988) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) Class of 88: CRITTERS 2: THE MAIN COURSE – Just As Tasty the Second Time Around by Scott Drebit (Daily Dead) Horror Queers by Trace Thurman and Joe Lipsett (podcast)
01/02/192h 24m

Dead Ringers OT - FrightFall Discoveries

Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele, Paul Farrell, and Philip Yount to discuss some of their favorite first-time watches from the recent Halloween season, as well as their movie viewing rituals for the spookiest time of year. Movies discussed on this episode: LAST SHIFT (2015), THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW (2018), THE LORDS OF SALEM (2013), TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016), GHOSTWATCH (1992), CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1962), NIGHT OF THE DEMON (1957), LEVIATHAN (1989), TRICK 'R TREAT (2009), POPCORN (1991), BRAINSCAN (1994), OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN (1993), SATAN'S SLAVES (2017), BLOOD DINER (1987), SHADOW BUILDER (1998). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Fun with Friends by Paul Farrell and Neal Farrell (YouTube) (short film) [Editorial] With ‘Suspiria’ On the Horizon, Rob Zombie’s ‘The Lords of Salem’ is Begging for a Rewatch by Patrick Bromley (Bloody Disgusting) Brains, Trains, and Automobiles (I'm The Host) (podcast) SILENCIO Review: Time-Traveling Family Drama by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) THE BOOK OF BIRDIE Review: A Journey Past Reality by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) Goodnight, Evil Ed, Fright Night (1985) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) Try Walking That Off …a Written in Blood Look at Misery (1990) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic)
15/11/181h 21m

Dead Ringers 24 - HALLOWEEN (1978) + THE TERMINATOR

Nolan is joined by Ben McBride, Kat Adams, and Thomas Foster to discuss John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN (1978) and James Cameron's THE TERMINATOR (1984). The group runs through recent horror releases and discoveries before being stalked and terrorized by two of the most iconic unrelenting, inhuman killers. Other movies and TV shows discussed on this episode: THE DEVILS (1971), BASKIN (2016), BEAST (2018), ERREMENTARI: THE BLACKSMITH AND THE DEVIL (2018), THE CURIOUS CREATIONS OF CHRISTINE MCCONNELL (2018), SUSPIRIA (2018), THE PERFECTION (2019), PARANORMAN (2012), SLICE (2018), HELL FEST (2018), PYEWACKET (2017), THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE (2018), CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE (2016), TRAGEDY GIRLS (2017), BAD MOON (1996), PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH (2018), TERRIFIED (2018), DUDE BRO PARTY MASSACRE III (2015), HALLOWEEN (2018), APOSTLE (2018). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. HALLOWEEN is available on rent via video-on-demand from Amazon and iTunes. THE TERMINATOR is available to stream on Hulu. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: A Tale of Two Lauries: Trauma in ‘Halloween H20’ and 2018’s ‘Halloween’ by Emily von Seele (Bloody Disgusting) HALLOWEEN (2018): Examining Trauma, Manipulating Fate, and Laurie Strode’s Desperate Need for Closure by Heather Wixson (Daily Dead) Halloween: The Inside Story (YouTube) (documentary) Why The Terminator is a horror classic by Ryan Lambie (Den of Geek) Pete and Repeat (I'm The Host) (podcast)
31/10/182h 41m

Dead Ringers 23 - SOLE SURVIVOR + IT FOLLOWS

Nolan is joined by Ben McBride, Paul Farrell, Thomas Foster, and Philip Yount to discuss Thom Eberhardt's SOLE SURVIVOR (1984) and David Robert Mitchell's IT FOLLOWS (2015). The group catches up on a big batch of recent horror discoveries and rewatches before being relentlessly pursued by the specter of death. Other movies discussed on this episode: UPGRADE (2018), HEREDITARY (2018), MANDY (2018), UNSANE (2018), JENNIFER'S BODY (2009), DEEP RISING (1998), BRAID (2018), THE GOD INSIDE MY EAR (2018), REVENGE (2018), [REC] (2007), GHOST STORIES (2018), HOBGOBLINS (1988), MARROWBONE (2017), TENEBRAE (1982), EATEN ALIVE (1976), ATTACK THE BLOCK (2011), BLOOD FEST (2018), THE NUN (2018), THE PREDATOR (2018), PREDATOR 2 (1990), PREDATORS (2010). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Please Stop Saying It Follows Is a Horror Movie About STDs. It's Not. by Esther Inglis-Arkell (i09) On Nostalgia And Growing Older In IT FOLLOWS by Andy Crump (Birth.Movies.Death.) Badass Interview: IT FOLLOWS Director David Robert Mitchell by Scott Wampler (Birth.Movies.Death.) [Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival] BRAID Review: The Dangers of Make-Believe by Paul Farrell (Dead Ringers) [Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival] THE GOD INSIDE MY EAR Review: Voices Unheard by Paul Farrell (Dead Ringers) Choking on Day of the Dead (1985) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) SPLATHOUSE47: The Blair Witch Project (1999) (podcast) Sole Survivor Blu-ray (Ronin Flix) House Of Leaves Publishing (website) Scared Sacred: Idolatry, Religion and Worship in the Horror Film (Indiegogo)
19/10/182h 35m

Dead Ringers OT - Fantastic Fest 2018

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele and special guest Trace Thurman from Bloody Disgusting to discuss the many great new genre movies they caught at this year's amazing Fantastic Fest. Movies discussed on this episode: LEVEL 16 (2018), THE PERFECTION (2018), STARFISH (2018), CAM (2018), TUMBBAD (2018), BORDER (2018), DACHRA (2018), KNIFE + HEART (2018), THE NIGHT COMES FOR US (2018), MAY THE DEVIL TAKE YOU (2018), SUSPIRIA (2018), ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (2018), TERRIFIED (2018), HALLOWEEN (2018), PIERCING (2018), OVERLORD (2018), APOSTLE (2018), UNDER THE SILVER LAKE (2018), BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE (2018), CLIMAX (2018), DESTROYER (2018). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode: [Horror Queers] ‘Sorority Row’: Generic Slasher or Genius Comedy? by Trace Thurman (Bloody Disgusting) [Fantastic Fest Review] ‘The Perfection’ Delivers Twisted, Shocking and Hilarious Perfection by Trace Thurman (Bloody Disgusting) [Fantastic Fest Review] Greed is Not Good In the Gorgeous ‘Tumbbad’ by Trace Thurman (Bloody Disgusting) [Fantastic Fest Review] Gay Porn Meets Giallo Slasher in Moody ‘Knife + Heart’ by Trace Thurman (Bloody Disgusting) [Fantastic Fest Review] ‘Overlord’ is a Solid Film That Fails to Take Advantage of Its Outlandish Premise by Trace Thurman (Bloody Disgusting) [Fantastic Fest Review] ‘Christine’ Takes to the High Seas in Claustrophobic ‘The Boat’ by Trace Thurman (Bloody Disgusting) [Fantastic Fest Review] ‘You Might Be the Killer’ Runs Its Only Joke Into the Ground by Trace Thurman (Bloody Disgusting) [Fantastic Fest] LEVEL 16 Review: Friendship in Darkness by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [Fantastic Fest] Review Round-Up: HALLOWEEN (2018), THE PERFECTION, BORDER by Nolan McBride (Dead Ringers) [Fantastic Fest] Interview: Director Maria Pulera on BETWEEN WORLDS by Nolan McBride (Dead Ringers) [North Bend Film Fest] PIERCING Review: The Best Laid Plans of Murderous Men by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) House Of Leaves Publishing (website) Scared Sacred: Idolatry, Religion and Worship in the Horror Film (Indiegogo)
05/10/181h 41m

Dead Ringers 22 - THE WITCH + THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER

Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele and Kat Adams, as well as Kelly and Jess from Spinsters of Horror, to discuss Robert Eggers' THE WITCH (2016) and Oz Perkins' THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER (2017). The group shares their recent horror discoveries and rewatches before turning to the devil for comfort and a chance at a better life. Other movies discussed on this episode: BRAID (2018), PIERCING (2018), ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE (2018), SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (2015), HAPPY DEATH DAY (2017), TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL (2010), MARROWBONE (2017), A CURE FOR WELLNESS (2017), TRUTH OR DARE (2018), VERONICA (2017), [REC] 2 (2009), THE CURED (2018), THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW (2018). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. Both THE WITCH and THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER are currently streaming on Amazon Prime and are available to rent via video-on-demand at Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, and Google Play. THE WITCH is also coming to Netflix on September 17th. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Spinsters of Horror (website) [North Bend Film Fest Review] ‘Braid’ is a Hypnotic Tale of Horror and Make-Believe by Emily von Seele (Bloody Disgusting) [North Bend Film Fest] PIERCING Review: The Best Laid Plans of Murderous Men by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [North Bend Film Fest] ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE Review: The Christmas Zombie Musical You Never Knew You Needed by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [North Bend Film Fest] PROFILE Review: Going Undercover Online by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival] THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW Review: White Lies by Nolan McBride (Dead Ringers) Episode 60. Season of the Witch: Witches in Film Part 3, The Witch (2015) and The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) (Faculty of Horror) (podcast) Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Culture by Per Faxneld (Amazon) (book) [Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival] BRAID Review: The Dangers of Make-Believe by Paul Farrell (Dead Ringers) [Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival] THE GOD INSIDE MY EAR Review: Voices Unheard by Paul Farrell (Dead Ringers)
13/09/182h 9m

Dead Ringers 21 - NEW NIGHTMARE + IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS

Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele, Ben McBride, Paul Farrell, and Philip Yount to discuss Wes Craven's NEW NIGHTMARE (1994) and John Carpenter's IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (1995). The group catches up on recent horror discoveries and rewatches before the fabric between fiction and reality breaks down and the creations of a couple of masters of horror cross over into the real world. Other movies discussed on this episode: PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH (2018), THE LOVED ONES (2010), THE CHANGELING (1980), TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY (2018), DIRECTOR'S CUT (2018), DEAD NIGHT (2018), TOURIST TRAP (1979), THE MEG (2018), REVENGE (2018), ANGUISH (1987), NOROI: THE CURSE (2005), THE GRUDGE (2004), RE-ANIMATOR (1985), OATS STUDIO: VOLUME 1 (2018), THE SHALLOWS (2016), SHARK NIGHT (2011), 47 METERS DOWN (2017), PREDATOR (1987), [REC] (2007). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. NEW NIGHTMARE is available to rent via video-on-demand at Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play. IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS is available to stream on Shudder as well as for purchase on a brand new Scream Factory Collector's Edition blu-ray. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Gender Bashing: Manly Spectacle in PREDATOR by Anya Stanley (Dread Central) MAURY THE MISERABLE VAMPIRE Review: A Children’s Book for Horror Nerds Everywhere by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [North Bend Film Fest] PIERCING Review: The Best Laid Plans of Murderous Men by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [North Bend Film Fest] BILLY Review: Separation Anxiety by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers) [North Bend Film Fest Review] ‘Model Home’ is a Psychological Deconstruction of the American Dream by Emily von Seele (Bloody Disgusting) [North Bend Film Fest Review] ‘Sarah Plays a Werewolf’ is a Beautiful and Challenging Coming of Age Story by Emily von Seele (Bloody Disgusting) [North Bend Film Fest Review] ‘Braid’ is a Hypnotic Tale of Horror and Make-Believe by Emily von Seele (Bloody Disgusting) [North Bend Film Fest Review]: ‘Don’t Leave Home’ is a Gothic Nightmare for a Modern Age by Emily von Seele (Bloody Disgusting) Bath Invaders from Outer Space in James Gunn’s Slither (2006) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) Opening a Door on Scream (1996) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) Dread Central Presents 4-Pack Blu-Ray/DVD Set (Epic Pictures)
30/08/182h 24m

Dead Ringers 20 - REINCARNATION + DEAD AGAIN

Nolan is joined by Kat Adams and Thomas Foster, as well as special guest Adrian Torres from Horrorversary, to discuss Takashi Shimizu's REINCARNATION (2006) and Kenneth Branagh's DEAD AGAIN (1991). The group recounts recent horror discoveries and rewatches before they're murdered, then subsequently reincarnated in order to get justice against their killers. Other movies and TV shows discussed on this episode: THE TRANSFIGURATION (2017), THE INTERIOR (2016), CASTLE ROCK (2018), WINCHESTER (2018), THE MEG (2018), A TALE OF TWO SISTERS (2003), A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984), A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY'S REVENGE (1985), A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS (1987), A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER (1988), A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD (1989), NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY (2010), MONKEY SHINES (1988), 28 DAYS LATER (2002), 28 WEEKS LATER (2007), FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES (1986).  As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. REINCARNATION is available to rent via video-on-demand at Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. DEAD AGAIN is available to stream on Amazon Prime as well as being available to rent via video-on-demand at Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, and Google Play Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Horrorversary (podcast) Episode 3 - The Blob 88 (w/ Meagan Navarro) (Horrorversary) (podcast) Horrorversary Ep. 4 - Martin (w/ Anya Stanley) (Horrorversary) (podcast) Review: ‘The Meg’ is Big, Dumb & Only a Little Bit of Fun by Adrian Torres (Boom Howdy) Class of 88: MONKEY SHINES: The Strange Case of Two Jekylls and a Killer Monkey by Nolan McBride (Daily Dead)
16/08/182h 13m

Dead Ringers 19 - THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956) + THE EVIL EYE

Nolan is joined by Paul Farrell and Thomas Foster, as well as special guests Zack Long and Chris Vander Kaay from Scriptophobic, to discuss Alfred Hitchcock's THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956) and Mario Bava's THE EVIL EYE (1963). The group shares recent horror discoveries and rewatches before witnessing a murder in a foreign land and getting caught up in a web of assassination and alphabetical murder plots. Other movies discussed on this episode: THOROUGHBREDS (2018), HEREDITARY (2018), PEEPING TOM (1960), THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT (2018), THE ENDLESS (2018), UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB (2018), MAYHEM (2017), EXISTENZ (1999). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH is available to stream on Starz (which you can subscribe to or get a trial of through Amazon Prime). It’s also available to rent via video-on-demand at Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, and Google Play. THE EVIL EYE is available to stream on Shudder. However, if you want to watch THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH cut, it is only available on blu-ray (which can be purchased via Kino Lorber or Amazon). Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: The Dangers of Sitting Too Close to the TV in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) The Dangers of Life Online in UNFRIENDED (2015) by Nolan McBride (Dead Ringers) Scriptophobic (website) Scriptophobic Network (podcast)
02/08/182h 3m

Dead Ringers 18 - DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK + MAMA

Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele, Ben McBride, Kat Adams, and Philip Yount to discuss Troy Nixey's DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK (2010) and Andy Muschietti's MAMA (2013). The group catches up on recent horror viewings before fairy tale monsters ensnare them in their own machinations. Other movies discussed on this episode: THE VANISHING (1988), UNEARTHED & UNTOLD: THE PATH TO PET SEMATARY (2017), WITCH-HUNT (2017), TAU (2018), SINISTER (2012), THE STRANGERS (2008), THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT (2018), REVENGE (2018), EVENT HORIZON (1997), BLOOD DINER (1987), THE FIRST PURGE (2018). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. Both DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK and MAMA are available for purchase on Blu-ray as well as being available to rent via video-on-demand at Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, and Google Play. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: MAMA Short Film with intro from Guillermo del Toro (YouTube) Episode 61. Stardust: Event Horizon (1997) and Sunshine (2007) (Faculty of Horror) (podcast) Episode 35: Kong Is King! (Shock Waves) (podcast) "Double Dead Cronenberg" with special guest J. Blake Fichera Episode 18|15 (Four Brains One Movie) (podcast)
19/07/181h 59m

Dead Ringers OT - Best Of 2018...So Far

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Thomas Foster, Emily von Seele, and Ben McBride to discuss their favorite horror movies of the year so far as well as the upcoming horror releases that they're excited about. Movies discussed: COLD HELL, REVENGE, UNSANE, A QUIET PLACE, ANNIHILATION, SEQUENCE BREAK, BEFORE I WAKE, HEREDITARY, THE RITUAL, UPGRADE, THE ENDLESS, THELMA. As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. However, since the movies we're discussing are still very recent, we wanted to call out the big spots where we get into deep into the details. Heavy Spoiler Warning: ANNIHILATION: 24:50 - 29:32 HEREDITARY: 43:00 - 1:00:43 Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: The Transformative Dream Of ANNIHILATION by Priscilla Page (Birth.Movies.Death.) Nihilistic At Play: The Strangers, 10 Years On by Emily von Seele (Talk Film Society) The Three Faces of ‘Carrie’s’ True Villain, Margaret White by Emily von Seele (Bloody Disgusting) Filmship 2: Bennifer’s Body (Filmship) (podcast)
28/06/181h 31m

Dead Ringers OT - Handshake Horror

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Paul Farrell, Philip Yount, and Ben McBride to discuss their "handshake" horror movies. Inspired by the Pure Cinema Podcast's "Handshake Five," these are movies that represent the co-hosts personal tastes, a milestone in their development as horror fans, or simply the movies they can't stop thinking about. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Written in Blood: The Violent Birth of the Chestburster in Alien (1979) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) Written in Blood: The Dog Kennel from The Thing (1982) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic) [KAIJU WEEK] COSMIC BEASTS: LOVECRAFTIAN ELEMENTS IN GOJIRA (1954) by Anya Stanley (Daily Grindhouse) Filmship 2: Bennifer’s Body (Filmship) (podcast) Episode 1: Introductions / "Handshake Five" (Pure Cinema Podcast) Pure Cinema Podcast (podcast) Corpse Club (podcast) Faculty of Horror (podcast) Switchblade Sisters (podcast) F This Movie! (podcast)
14/06/181h 22m

Dead Ringers 17 - POLTERGEIST + INSIDIOUS

Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele, Philip Yount, Kat Adams, and Thomas Foster to discuss Tobe Hooper's POLTERGEIST (1982) and James Wan's INSIDIOUS (2011). The group recounts recent horror discoveries before the angry spirits inhabiting their homes try to take possession of their bodies in order to carry out nefarious agendas. Other movies discussed on this episode: HAPPY DEATH DAY, TORSO, REVENGE, THE ENDLESS, THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD, MON MON MON MONSTERS, THE CONJURING, LAKE BODOM, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, WILD WILD COUNTRY, THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER 2, THE NINTH GATE, INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. Both POLTERGEIST and INSIDIOUS are available for purchase on Blu-ray as well as being available to rent via video-on-demand at Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, and Google Play. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Women in Horror Annual (Book 1) Edited by C. Rachel Katz and Christine Makepeace (Amazon) The Shining with Lin Shaye (Switchblade Sisters) (podcast) Maternal Horror Film: Melodrama and Motherhood by Sarah Arnold (Amazon) [Horror Queers] The Villainous Cross-Dresser of ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ by Trace Thurman and Joe Lipsett (Bloody Disgusting)
31/05/181h 57m

Dead Ringers 16 - MAGIC + CHILD'S PLAY

Nolan is joined by Ben McBride and Paul Farrell, as well as special guest Ashlee Blackwell, to discuss Richard Attenborough's MAGIC (1978) and Tom Holland's CHILD'S PLAY (1988). The group shares recent horror discoveries before they wind up at the mercy of a possessive puppet and a deadly doll. Other movies discussed on this episode: LET ME IN (2010), COLD HELL (2017), JAWBREAKER (1999), CUBE (1998), EVENT HORIZON (1997), ANACONDA (1997), GHOST STORIES (2018), PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (2009), TRAGEDY GIRLS (2017), A QUIET  PLACE (2018), PYEWACKET (2017), DEMON HOUSE (2018), UPGRADE (2018), MOM AND DAD (2018), RAMPAGE (2018), GOOD TIME (2017). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. MAGIC is available to stream on Shudder and CHILD'S PLAY is available to rent via video-on-demand at Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, and Google Play. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Graveyard Shift Sisters (Blog) Could You Love A Monster, Man? (I'm The Host) (podcast on LET ME IN) Zena’s Period Blood: MOM AND DAD’s Gory Gratification by Zena Dixon (Dread Central) ‘Rampage’ Review: All Hail The Rock, America's Khakiest Hero by Matt Singer (ScreenCrush) The Dollhouse (Documentary short on CHILD'S PLAY franchise)
11/05/181h 44m

Dead Ringers Bonus - Interview with Phil Nobile Jr. of FANGORIA

On a very special bonus episode, Nolan is joined by Ben McBride, Paul Farrell, and Emily von Seele to chat with Phil Nobile Jr., Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of FANGORIA magazine. The group discusses Phil's initiation into the world of horror, his personal history with the magazine, and what he has in store for the future of the recently resurrected FANGORIA. For more details on how to subscribe, visit fangoria.com.
01/05/1837m 14s

Dead Ringers 15 - DISTURBING BEHAVIOR + THE FACULTY

Nolan is joined by Ben McBride and Paul Farrell, as well as special guest Zena Dixon, to discuss David Nutter's DISTURBING BEHAVIOR (1998) and Robert Rodriguez's THE FACULTY (1998). The group shares recent horror discoveries before they're assimilated into a scholastic conspiracy and replaced with better, more socially acceptable versions of themselves. Other movies discussed on this episode: THE VAULT (2017), TRUTH OR DARE (2018), SWEET, SWEET LONELY GIRL (2017), A QUIET PLACE (2018), INCARNATE (2016), THE CHURCH (1989), THE SECT (1991), SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION (1990), THE BOY (2016), GATE 2 (1992), TERRIFIER (2018), MY FRIEND DAHMER (2017), JESSABELLE (2014), VERONICA (2017), ALISON'S BIRTHDAY (1981), GOD TOLD ME TO (1976), FEED THE LIGHT (2014), CHERRY FALLS (2000), BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON (2007), THE PASSION OF DARKLY NOON (1996). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. DISTURBING BEHAVIOR and THE FACULTY are both available to stream via Starz. Additionally, both are available to rent via video-on-demand, with DISTURBING BEHAVIOR being available at Amazon and VUDU, and THE FACULTY being available at Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, and Google Play. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Zena’s Period Blood: Deathdream is Too Much Horror in One Film by Zena Dixon (Dread Central) Real Queen of Horror (Blog) Night of the Witch, dir. by Zena Dixon (short film) Hidden, dir. by Zena Dixon (short film)
25/04/181h 49m

Dead Ringers 14 - BUG + A DARK SONG

Nolan is joined by Thomas Foster, Emily von Seele, and Philip Yount, as well as special guest Bryan Christopher, to discuss William Friedkin's BUG (2007) and Liam Gavin's A DARK SONG (2017). The group recounts recent horror (and horror adjacent) discoveries before grief confines them to a single location and sends them spiraling together into the arms of madness or the occult. Other movies discussed on this episode: BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (2012), RAVENOUS (2017), MOHAWK (2018), LAKE BODOM (2016), A FIELD IN ENGLAND (2013), THE SHAPE OF WATER (2017), BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I - THE EGG OF THE KING (2012), BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC II - The Battle For Doldrey (2012), BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC III - THE ADVENT (2013), UNSANE (2018), HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH (1982), PACIFIC RIM UPRISING (2018), MANHUNTER (1986). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. BUG is available to stream via HBO Now, A DARK SONG is available to stream on Netflix, and both are available to rent via VOD from Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Catalog From The Beyond: THE PASSION OF DARKLY NOON (1996) by Bryan Christopher (Daily Dead) Catalog From The Beyond: BUG (2007) by Bryan Christopher (Daily Dead) Remedial Horror (blog) The Horrors of Grief: A Dark Song (Liam Gavin 2016) by Loreta Goff (Estudios Irlandeses) Folie à deux (Wikipedia) Folie à Deux: When Two People Go Insane Together (io9) Ep. 29 - Ex Machina (The Grand Gesture) (podcast)
11/04/182h 9m

Dead Ringers 13 - HOUSEBOUND + THE BOY

Nolan is joined by Kat Adams, Emily von Seele, and Ben McBride to discuss Gerard Johnstone's HOUSEBOUND (2014) and William Brent Bell's THE BOY (2016). The group shares recent horror discoveries before being confined to spooky houses with unexpected inhabitants. Other movies discussed on this episode: THE RITUAL (2018), METAMORPHOSIS: THE ALIEN FACTOR (1993), THE LIFT (1983), THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT (2018), ANNIHILATION (2018), SUNSHINE (2007), INCARNATE (2016). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. HOUSEBOUND is available to rent via VOD from iTunes and for purchase on Blu-ray via Amazon. THE BOY is available to stream on Showtime or rent via VOD from Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, and Google Play. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: The Transformative Dream Of ANNIHILATION by Priscilla Page (Birth.Movies.Death.) Annihilation Is a Brilliant Splicing of Woolf With Cronenberg by Josephine Livingstone (The New Republic) Annihilation (2018) - Movie Review And Analysis by Nathan Steinmetz (Humanstein) Collins’ Crypt: In Defense Of William Brent Bell by Brian Collins (Birth.Movies.Death.) Collins’ Crypt: Please Welcome Brahms To The Creepy Doll Hall of Fame by Brian Collins (Birth.Movies.Death.) How Cognitive Biases Influence How You Think and Act by Kendra Cherry (Verywell Mind) 20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decisions by Jennifer M. Wood (Mental Floss) Apophenia (Wikipedia) (type of cognitive bias) The Invited Stranger in ORPHAN (2009) by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead) Slay Bells Ring (I'm The Host) (podcast) I'm The Host (podcast)
28/03/181h 43m

Dead Ringers 12 - PRINCE OF DARKNESS + THE VOID

Nolan is joined by Philip Yount, Thomas Foster, and Paul Farrell to discuss John Carpenter's PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987) and Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski's THE VOID (2017). The group recounts recent horror discoveries before the podcast studio is surrounded by ominous figures and the co-hosts are forced to bear witness to the birth of an ancient, cosmic evil. Other movies discussed on this episode: THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE (2016), THE DESCENT (2005), THE DEADLY SPAWN (1983), TRAGEDY GIRLS (2017), GOTHIC (1987), MOM AND DAD (2018), MIRACLE MILE (1989), ANNIHILATION (2018), JACOB'S LADDER (1990), LORD OF ILLUSIONS (1995). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. PRINCE OF DARKNESS is available to stream on Starz or rent via VOD from Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, and Google Play. THE VOID is available to stream on Netflix. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: 'Miracle Mile' - An Unexpected Romance by Paul Farrell (Paul's Spooky Blog) Bonus Episode - "The Extended Handshake" (from Patreon) (Pure Cinema) (podcast) Fanbase Press' Scariest: 'The Void' and Retro-Modern Horror by Nicholas Diak (Fanbase Press) Contortionist Troy James Freak Out The Internet By Walking Like A Spider (YouTube) “Nightmare Logic” The Making of The Void (BTS featurette) (YouTube) FTM 411 - PRINCE OF DARKNESS (F! This Movie) (podcast) No One Out There Can Help Us: John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness by Sean Beattie (Talk Film Society) The Savage Stack - PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987) by Jacob Knight (Birth.Movies.Death.)
15/03/182h 1m

Dead Ringers 11 - GINGER SNAPS + RAW

Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele, Ben McBride, Thomas Foster, and Philip Yount to discuss John Fawcett's GINGER SNAPS (2001) and Julia Ducournau's RAW (2017). The group celebrates Women in Horror Month by recommending some of their favorite horror movies directed by women and shares recent horror discoveries before a monstrous, adolescent transformation drives a wedge between this (not quite) sisterhood. Other movies discussed on this episode: JENNIFER'S BODY (2009), RAVENOUS (1999), PET SEMATARY (1989), AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000), SOUTHBOUND (2016), THE WARD (2011), DEATHDREAM (1974), CHANNEL ZERO (2016), DEMONS (1985), DEMONS 2 (1986), TRAGEDY GIRLS (2017), THE RITUAL (2018), THELMA (2017), DEMON (2015), WITHOUT NAME (2016), TALES FROM THE HOOD (1995), BUG (2007). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. GINGER SNAPS is available to rent via VOD from Amazon, YouTube, and Google Play. RAW is available to stream on Netflix. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Raw with Barbara Crampton (Switchblade Sisters) (podcast) Interview with Director Julia Ducournau by Kaleem Aftab (The Independent) Houston! Join Meredith For A Raw/Ginger Snaps Double Feature by Meredith Borders (Birth.Movies.Death.) This Lesbian Horror Flick Is Like ‘Carrie’ (But Gay) by Sarah Fonseca (them.) Thelma (2017) by Sheila O'Malley (RogerEbert.com) Celebrating Women In Horror Month with 'XX' by Emily von Seele (Bloody Disgusting) Catalog From The Beyond: Bug (2007) by Bryan Christopher (Daily Dead) Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures by Heather Wixson (book) Faculty of Horror (website) Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards (website and ballot) Women In Horror Month (website)
28/02/182h 23m

Dead Ringers 10 - ROSEMARY'S BABY + GET OUT

Nolan is joined by Paul Farrell and Kat Adams, as well as special guests Anya Stanley and Jordan Byrd, to discuss Roman Polanski's ROSEMARY'S BABY (1968) and Jordan Peele's GET OUT (2017). The group celebrates Women in Horror Month by recommending some of their favorite horror movies directed by women and catches up on their latest horror discoveries before becoming embroiled in a conspiracy which seeks to exploit and control marginalized bodies. Other movies discussed on this episode: NEAR DARK (1987), THE LOVE WITCH (2016), XX (2017), REVENGE (2018), THE INVITATION (2016), OPERA (1987), HAPPY DEATH DAY (2017), CLASS OF 1999 (1990), THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX (2018), WINCHESTER (2018), BONE TOMAHAWK (2015). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. ROSEMARY'S BABY is available to stream on Starz or rent via VOD from Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, and Google Play. GET OUT is available to stream on HBO Now or rent via VOD from VUDU. Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode: Not Your Trophy: Deer Imagery in Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ by Anya Stanley (Vague Visages) Get Out Is a Horror Movie Only a Black Person Could Have Made by Evan Narcisse (i09/Gizmodo) In Get Out, the Eyes Have It by Lenika Cruz (The Atlantic) Waking Nightmares: A Conversation with Jordan Peele by Andrew Chan (Criterion) "Get Out" Syllabus by Dr. Crystal Boson Horror Blackademics: The Get Out (2017) Syllabus by Ashlee Blackwell (Graveyard Shift Sisters) — a curated list of readings to supplement the "Get Out" Syllabus The Horror, The Horror: "Get Out" And The Place of Race in Scary Movies by Gene Demby and Eric Deggans (NPR) — podcast featuring excerpts from an interview with Jordan Peele The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival and Black Horror by Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes — registration for a six-week workshop conducted at UCLA (as well as online) Gender Bashing: Horror And Sisterhood in Tragedy Girls by Anya Stanley (Dread Central) Crew Expendable: The Consequences Of Empathy In Alien by Anya Stanley (Birth.Movies.Death) Cosmic Beasts: Lovecraftian Elements in Gojira (1954) by Anya Stanley (Daily Grindhouse) Women In Horror Month (website)
19/02/182h 20m

Dead Ringers 9 - WAIT UNTIL DARK + HUSH

Nolan is joined by Emily, Kat, and Thomas to discuss Terence Young's WAIT UNTIL DARK (1967) and Mike Flanagan's HUSH (2016). The group reports on their latest horror discoveries before playing deadly games with a double feature of home invasion movies where underestimated victims turn the tables on their attackers. Other movies discussed on this episode: THE ROAD MOVIE (2018), FROZEN (2010), THE SHAPE OF WATER (2017), THE OPEN HOUSE (2018), FRIEND REQUEST (2017), INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY (2018), GERALD'S GAME (2017), PREVENGE (2017), A DARK SONG (2017), FRIGHT NIGHT PART 2 (1989). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. WAIT UNTIL DARK is available to rent via VOD from Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, and Google Play. HUSH is available to stream on Netflix. Sources cited and/or used as research for this episode: Power in Silence: Captions, Deafness, and the Final Girl - M/C Journal What A Movie Like Hush Means For Disabled Representation - Film School Rejects Hush: A Review - Deaf Life for a Hearing Mind Rebecca-Anne Withey: What I thought of the Netflix movie ‘Hush,’ with a Deaf character (but not a Deaf actress) - The Limping Chicken
01/02/182h 0m

Dead Ringers 8 - THE STUFF + THE BLOB (1988)

Nolan is joined by Ben McBride, Paul Farrell, and Philip Yount to discuss Larry Cohen's THE STUFF (1985) and Chuck Russell's remake of THE BLOB (1988). The group catches up on the latest horror movies (and some horror video games) before they run screaming from a double feature of sentient, killer goo monsters. Other movies/games discussed: THE TRANSFIGURATION (2017), THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (2017), DAVE MADE A MAZE (2017), MOTHER! (2017), RAW (2017), SUPER DARK TIMES (2017), GET OUT (2017), IT COMES AT NIGHT (2017), DARKEST DUNGEON (2016), LITTLE NIGHTMARES (2017), DOKI DOKI LITERATURE CLUB (2017), P2 (2007), WISH UPON (2017), THE BLOB (1958). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. THE STUFF is available to stream on Shudder and Screambox, THE BLOB (1988) is available to purchase on a (technically) region-free Blu-ray from Amazon (via Umbrella Entertainment), and both movies are available to rent via VOD.
17/01/182h 9m

Dead Ringers 7 - THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 + THE DEVIL'S REJECTS

Nolan is joined by Horrorella, Philip Yount, and Thomas Foster to discuss Tobe Hooper's THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 (1986) and Rob Zombie's THE DEVIL'S REJECTS (2005). The group catches up on their latest discoveries before hitting the road with two of the most infamous homicidal families in horror cinema. Other movies discussed: WNUF HALLOWEEN SPECIAL (2013), THE INNKEEPERS (2012), HELL HOUSE LLC (2016), THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES (2007), A DARK SONG (2017), THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (2017), THE UNINVITED (1944), FOUND FOOTAGE 3D (2017), SALEM'S LOT (1979), LIFEFORCE (1985). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 is available to stream on Hulu, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS is available to stream on Starz, and both movies are available to rent via VOD.
01/12/171h 44m

Dead Ringers 6 - DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) + DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004)

Nolan is joined by Ben McBride and Paul Farrell to tackle George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) and Zack Snyder’s DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004). The group discusses what new horror they discovered during the Halloween season before trying to wait out the apocalypse in two different zombie-infested malls. Other movies discussed: THE DEVIL'S CANDY (2017), HAPPY DEATH DAY (2017), LITTLE EVIL (2017), POPCORN (1991), DON'T KNOCK TWICE (2017), BRAIN DAMAGE (1988), THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE (2016), BUTCHER, BAKER, NIGHTMARE MAKER (1982), ALICE SWEET ALICE (1976), 976-EVIL (1989), THE HIDDEN (1987), NIGHT SCHOOL (1981), RESOLUTION (2013), SOLE SURVIVOR (1983), THE RESURRECTED (1992), DEMONS (1986), DEATHDREAM (1974), THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (2016), CREEPSHOW 2 (1987), TWO EVIL EYES (1990), MONKEY SHINES (1988). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004) is available to rent via VOD and DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) is available to buy on Blu-ray and DVD.
15/11/172h 1m

Dead Ringers 5 - Knoxville Horror Film Fest Impressions

Nolan is joined by Philip Yount, Thomas Foster, and special guest Jordan Byrd to recap their experience at the 2017 Knoxville Horror Film Fest. The group discusses the features shown and some of the best shorts, as well as giving their overall impressions of the festival. Movies discussed this episode: SUSPIRIA (1977), BETTER WATCH OUT (2017), GAME OF DEATH (2017), TRAGEDY GIRLS (2017), KUSO (2017), THE ENDLESS (2017), BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL (2017), SEQUENCE BREAK (2017), HOUSE (1977).
31/10/171h 6m

Dead Ringers 4 - THE CABIN IN THE WOODS + RESOLUTION

Nolan is joined by Kat Adams, Philip Yount, and Thomas Foster to discuss Drew Goddard's THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2012) and Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead's RESOLUTION (2012). Thomas shares his personal horror movie recommendation and everyone discusses what new horror they've been keeping up with before the group takes a weekend trip to the woods with this double feature about derelict cabins that demand more than the usual upkeep. Other movies discussed: BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974), COHERENCE (2013), THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE (2015), THE SILENCED (2015), THE WAILING (2016), TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016), RAW (2016), FLATLINERS (2017), THE MUMMY (2017). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS is available to rent via VOD and RESOLUTION is available to stream on Shudder.
17/10/171h 46m

Dead Ringers Bonus - Knoxville Horror Film Fest Interview

On a very special bonus episode, Nolan is joined by William Mahaffey, Festival Director of the upcoming Knoxville Horror Film Fest, which is running from Friday, October 20th through Sunday, October 22nd at the Regal Downtown West Cinema 8 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The pair discuss what goes into putting on a film festival and what makes KHFF unique, as well as detailing the festival's impressive lineup of feature films. For more details on the festival, visit knoxvillehorrorfest.com.
13/10/1757m 53s

Dead Ringers 3 - THE STEPFATHER + THE GUEST

Nolan is joined by Ben McBride, Horrorella, and Paul Farrell to discuss Joseph Ruben’s THE STEPFATHER (1987) and Adam Wingard’s THE GUEST (2014). The group discusses two major theatrical horror releases as well as what they've been watching lately before welcoming this double feature of psychotic, too-good-to-be-true strangers into the family. Other movies discussed: IT (2017), IT (1990), IT FOLLOWS (2015), MOTHER! (2017), DEAD AWAKE (2017), SOLE SURVIVOR (1983), SUSPIRIA (1977), MAMA (2013). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, THE GUEST is available to rent via VOD and THE STEPFATHER is available on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.
04/10/171h 33m

Dead Ringers 2 - THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY + WE ARE STILL HERE

Nolan is joined by Ben McBride, Kat Adams, and Philip Yount to discuss Lucio Fulci’s THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY (1981) and Ted Geoghegan’s WE ARE STILL HERE (2015). Kat and Philip share horror movie recommendations and the group discusses what horror they've been keeping up before facing off against this double feature about eldritch evils lurking in the New England countryside. Other movies discussed: THE VOID (2017), REINCARNATION (2005), HOUSEBOUND (2014), THE BEYOND (1981), LITTLE EVIL (2017), DEATH NOTE (2017), THE FUNHOUSE (1981). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, both are available to stream on Shudder, and WE ARE STILL HERE is also available on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
20/09/171h 32m

Dead Ringers 1 - SHIVERS + SLITHER

On the first episode of Dead Ringers, Nolan McBride is joined by Ben McBride, Horrorella, and Paul Farrell to discuss David Cronenberg's SHIVERS (1975) and James Gunn's SLITHER (2006). The hosts share horror movie recommendations and discuss what horror they've been keeping up with before dissecting this double feature of parasitic slug movies. Other movies discussed: BLOOD RAGE (1987), MAMA (2013), THE STEPFATHER (1987), RESOLUTION (2013), TEEN WOLF (1985), TEEN WOLF TOO (1987), THE TRANSFIGURATION (2017), ANNABELLE: CREATION (2017), BONE TOMAHAWK (2015). As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, SHIVERS is available to stream on Amazon Prime, and SLITHER is available for rent on various VOD platforms and available to purchase on Blu-ray.
05/09/171h 25m
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