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The murder of a wealthy countess, which was erroneously deemed suicide, triggers a chain reaction of brutal killings in the surrounding bay area, as several unscrupulous characters try to take over her large estate. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss Italian horror, slashers, and Mario Bava’s highly influential film, A Bay of Blood…
 
We watched Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead on Netflix. Tons of interesting things in this movie and the discussion goes all over the place. Chris and the Mikes disscuss the crazy choices, amazing concepts, big swings and misses in this movie.By Mike LaVancher & Mike Colavita - the guys who watch award winning films, action movies, independent films and other flicks.
 
The Warrens investigate a murder that may be linked to a demonic possession. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga and the next exciting adventure for Ed and Lorraine Warren, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. Show Notes: Housekeeping (5:55) Back of the Box/Recommendations (11:22) Spoiler Warning/Full…
 
Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, and the sequel to John Krasinksi’s hit cr…
 
A woman wakes in a cryogenic chamber with no recollection of how she got there. As she's running out of oxygen, she must rebuild her memory to find a way out of her nightmare. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss claustrophobia, science fiction-horror, and Alexandre Aja’s latest Netflix movie, Oxygen. Show Notes: Housekeeping (2:48) …
 
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss Sam Raimi’s grassroots, blood soaked, cabin in the woods classic, The Evil Dead. Show Notes: Housekeeping (3:45) Back of the Box/Recommendations (10:03) Spoiler Warning/Full Review (15:05) Rotten T…
 
Mike and Mike discuss the 2017 action thriller starring Brittany Snow and Dave Bautista. The movie depicts a seize on American soil. Civilians are in New York are trying to survive an attack by military invaders. These types of movies are common enough but what sets this movie apart is the filmmaking. The steadycam work through the neighborhood and…
 
Clown like aliens terrorize a small town by wrapping its residents up in cotton candy cocoons. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss the Chiodo brothers’ creative, clown filled, creature feature from 1988, Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Show Notes: Housekeeping (4:50) Back of the Box/Recommendations (7:35) Spoiler Warning/Full Review…
 
Chris requested that we watch this Nic Cage "masterpiece" a few times. During the tournament discussion Kevin suggested it so we jumped on it. Kevin returns to discuss Nicolas Cage and ALL OF THE INSANITY of this Panos Cosmatos directed movie. Chris loves it. How did Mike and Mike feel about it?By Mike LaVancher & Mike Colavita - the guys who watch award winning films, action movies, independent films and other flicks
 
At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreak havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, and Stephen Sommers’ adventure-horror, The M…
 
This is a very special episode. We talk movies. That is the rule. We like sports but thats not what we do on the podcast... however.. in talking about the classic 2014 movie Draft Day we do get a little carried away talking about real football. At least we have a knowledgeable guest on.By Mike LaVancher & Mike Colavita - the guys who watch award winning films, action movies, independent films and other flicks
 
A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss Michal Cain, trans representation in cinema, and Brian De Palma’s erotic thriller, Dressed to Kill. Show Notes: Housekeeping (4:38) Back of the Box/Recommendatio…
 
Mike Bell joins us to decide which movies advance in our bracket. We also re-litegate the 1st round and for some reason get really into Adam Sandler's legacy. We have some spirted debate as these movies hold special significance for each of us. Can Bell be the voice of reason when Mike Chris and Mike are all on different pages?…
 
A puritan Police Sergeant arrives in a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl who the locals claim never existed. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss sex cults, Scotland, Christopher Lee, and the 1973 classic, The Wicker Man. Show Notes: Housekeeping (4:08) Back of the Box/Recommendations (11:05) Spoiler Warning/Full Re…
 
Two brothers are entrusted by their uncle to uphold the ritualistic cannibalism of the ancient cult of Sheetar. In order to do so, they have to prepare a feast of sacrifice for the resurrection of their goddess. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss ancient Lumerian feasts, cannibalistic gods, and Jackie Kong’s exploitation masterpiec…
 
64 movies, 32 match ups, 4 guys breaking it all down. Kevin returns to help Mike, Mike and Chris figure out the convoluted system that we created. Turns out it's more of an art than a science.By Mike LaVancher & Mike Colavita - the guys who watch award winning films, action movies, independent films and other flicks.
 
The epic next chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another - the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong - with humanity caught in the balance. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, and the kaiju monster mash-up, Godzilla vs. K…
 
A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss Toni Collete, Bruce Willis, and Haley Joel Osment in M. Night Shymalan’s classic ghost tale, The Sixth Sense. Show Notes: Housekeeping (4:45) Back of the Box/Recommendations (10:30) Spoiler Warning/Full Review…
 
We select the field of 64 movies in the 2021 March Movie Madness Tournament for the Now and Then Movie Podcast. Each region is a decade starting with the 1980's, 1990's, 2000's and 2010's. Be sure to listen to see how we decided the movies and then to vote on Twitter and Instagram . And check out Chris's other podcast: Adventure Public Radio…
 
Two agents, a lady-killer human and a voluptuous demon, attempt to protect a signatory to a peace treaty between the human world and the demon world from radicalized demons. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss sexy demons, horny old people, and the audacious anime, Wicked City. Show Notes: Housekeeping (2:48) Back of the Box/Recomme…
 
A social worker, still reeling from the loss of her architect husband, investigates the eccentric, psychedelic Wadsworth Family, consisting of a mother, two daughters, and an adult son with the apparent mental capacity of an infant. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss big babies, mental abuse, and the bizarre 70’s horror film, The B…
 
A man discovers that his sister was a werewolf, and helps an investigator track down a gang of the monsters through the United States and eastern Europe. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss werewolf orgies, Christopher Lee, and the incredibly bonkers, The Howling 2: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf. Show Notes: Housekeeping (5:38) Back…
 
Catch Me If You Can (2002), directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken. A movie like this is a no brainer, high quality movie. Or is it? This one was unexpectedly full of controversial takes and arguments. Mike, Mike and Chris try to figure it out.By Mike LaVancher & Mike Colavita - the guys who watch award winning films, action movies, independent films and other flicks.
 
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss Korean revenge films, hammer-fu, and the tentacle filled thriller, Oldboy. Show Notes: Housekeeping (2:25) Back of the Box/Recommendations (9:56) Spoiler Warning/F…
 
Follows a pious nurse who becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss live-in nurses, Coney Island, and the latest A24 production, Saint Maud. Show Notes: Housekeeping (2:45) Back of the Box/Recommendations (7:50) Spoiler Warning/Full Review (12:29) Rotten Tomatoes (67:…
 
Filmmaker Sara Werner joins us to discuss filmmaking and these genre defining, powerful female lead movies. Spoilers for Blow the Man Down and Promising Young Woman. Sara Werner is an award winning Writer/Director, whose short film sent her to Los Angeles after receiving her MFA in Film Production from the University of Miami. She has a passion for…
 
A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss love triangles, harmonica duets, and the most romantic slasher every put to celluloid, My Bloo…
 
Peanut butter is the secret ingredient for magic potions made by two friendly ghosts. Eleven-year-old Michael loses all of his hair when he gets a fright and uses the potion to get his hair back. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss children’s horror movies, various places to put peanut butter, and Michael Rubbo’s oddball film from 1…
 
Two New Orleans paramedics' lives are ripped apart after they encounter a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss New Orleans, designer drugs, and Aaron Benson and Justin Moorhead’s time bending, Synchronic. Show Notes: Housekeeping (3:00) Back of th…
 
Mike C is finally convinced to watch an animated movie. And his reaction is not what you might think. We tackle the 2016 film Sing from Illumination. Big stars and big voices drive this movie and we break it all down, including why Mike doesn't typically like watching animated movies.By Mike LaVancher & Mike Colavita - the guys who watch award winning films, action movies and other flicks.
 
The Platform (2019) or El hoyo in its original Spanish release is a film where the prison system looks a little different from what we are used to... its two people to a cell, one cell per floor and 2 minutes a day to eat. We compare and contrast the vertical class systems the emerge to the horizontal class system on the train of Snowpiercer, anoth…
 
A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss time loops, the concept of fate, and the Spanish language mind bender, Timecrimes. Show Notes: Housekeeping (2:48) Back of …
 
In a polluted future Venice, researchers work to improve the water quality. When the scientists start mysteriously dying, a team of soldiers are sent to investigate. Soon, they encounter strange murderous creatures. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss Bruno Mattei, Italian horror, and the Alien/Terminator knockoff, Shocking Dark. Sh…
 
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss James Wan, Leigh Wannell, and Patrick Wilson in, Insidious. Show Notes: Housekeeping (3:15) Back of the Box/Recommendations (11:00) Spoiler Warning/Full Review (16:52) Rotten Tomatoes (79:08) T…
 
Mike Bell joins us to discuss the last two installments of the Scream movie franchise. If you thought Scream was groundbreaking and all the other movies were trash, you might be surprised by this episode.By Mike LaVancher & Mike Colavita - the guys who watch award winning films, action movies and other flicks.
 
As you may have seen in headlines and on the news, the Straight Chilling Crew tragically perished in a jet-ski accident last week. Let us gather and reflect upon what a monumental loss this is for the horror podcast community. On this week’s episode… Join Anthony from Something Ghoulish, Nichole from Light and Shadow, and John from Horrorphoria as …
 
Are you curious about how to navigate the cinematic horrors of 2020? Tune in and find out what is a must watch and what movies you should avoid. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss the best and worst of 2020. Show Notes: Housekeeping (4:00) Top 10 of 2020 (8:35) Worst of 2020 (79:20) Hotline Scream (98:15) Super Secret Surprise (104…
 
After mentioning it in the most recent Christmas film episode, Brian Wadsworth returns for an in-depth (Deep Dig) discussion of the 2010 Finnish fantasy film Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. It explores an unpredictable alternative take on Santa Claus viewed through an untraditional genre lens. Which genre we try to figure that out.…
 
2020 was a little different, so we are wrapping up the year with a Christmas movie watch list that is a little off of the beaten path. We get into some of the better watches at this time of year that might not be in your rotation. Mike, Mike, and Chris bring you the definitive definition of what is a Christmas movie. (Die Hard enters the chat). Enj…
 
A bereaved Satanist couple kidnap a pregnant woman so they can use an ancient spellbook to put their dead grandson's spirit into her unborn child but end up summoning more than they bargained for. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss a grandparent’s love, unexpected pregnancy, and the satanic Shudder exclusive, Anything for Jackson. …
 
In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 meters deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up. This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss a giant Santa Claus, naked elves, and the Finnish Christmas horror film, Rare Exports. Show Notes: H…
 
Possessor follows an agent who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies - ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss futuristic assassins, data mining, and Brandon Cronenberg’s latest film, Possessor. Show…
 
A young couple trying for a baby move into a fancy apartment surrounded by peculiar neighbors. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss cults, Faustian deals, and Roman Polanski’s classic, Rosemary’s Baby. Show Notes: Housekeeping (3:13) Back of the Box/Recommendations (8:59) Spoiler Warning/Full Review (14:27) Rotten Tomatoes (73:29) Tr…
 
A pop singer gives up her career to become an actress, but she slowly goes insane when she starts being stalked by an obsessed fan and what seems to be a ghost of her past. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss psychological horror, anime, and Satoshi Kon’s extremely influential, Perfect Blue. Show Notes: Housekeeping (2:50) Back of t…
 
The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, and Anthony Hopkins in, Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Show Notes: Housekeeping (3:54) Back of the Box/Recommendations (5…
 
Mike, Mike and Chris get into another discussion on movie sequels, when they work, when they don't and why audiences have to wait around forever for a sequel to a movie that they love only to lose interest once the thing finally comes out.By Mike LaVancher & Mike Colavita - the guys who watch award winning films, action movies, independent films and other flicks.
 
When strange events occur in a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, a doctor specializing in the paranormal, her colleague, and a police officer decide to investigate further. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss coexisting dimensions, haunted neighborhoods, and loud ass neighbors in the Shudder exclusive, Terrified. Show Notes: Housekeepin…
 
An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price. On this week’s episode… Join the crew as we discuss Rock Hudson, life changing surgical procedures, and John Frankenheimer’s, Seconds. Show Notes: Housekeeping (3:03) Back of the Box/Recom…
 
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