Ep. 56: The Thing (1982)

Welcome to our 4th Annual Holiday Spooktacular.  This year, Nate and Ryan discuss John Carpenter’s The Thing, a 1982 horror flop that has become a bona fide classic.  Listen as they discuss what has made The Thing into such a beloved film and how it has aged over the past 35 years.  This is also Can We Still Be Friends first John Carpenter movie, and we were glad to have the chance to celebrate another master filmmaker.

Is The Thing one of your go-to horror movies?  What are your thoughts on it?  Where does it rank among horror movies?  Where does it rank among Kurt Russel movies?  How long was it before you slept soundly after that stomach bit off those hands?  Let us know!

Ep. 45: The Wicker Man (1973)

thewickermanIt’s our 3rd Halloween episode, and Nate and Ryan are taking the opportunity to watch The Wicker Man, another classic horror movie that’s always been on their list.  Though it had an inauspicious release in 1973, The Wicker Man has become the epitome of a cult classic, with various versions making the rounds over the years.  It’s often cited by filmmakers as one of the most influential horror movies ever made.

So does The Wicker Man hold up after all these years?  Where does The Wicker Man rank for you among horror movies?  Have you seen the Nicolas Cage remake?  Why would you do that?  Let us know!

Change of Plans!

Quick Update- Contrary to what we said in our last episode, we will not be discussing Babel in our next episode. We are liars!

Instead, we’ve decided to do something more festive. We will be watching and discussing the original 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Neither of us has seen this movie, so let’s find out just how much terror we can take. Here’s hoping we at least make it through the whole movie.

What was that noise? Did you hear that!?

Maybe we’ll keep the lights on during this one.