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The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary!

The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary!

December 24, 2018

WHAT'S THIS? We're back with a Christmas present for everyone! Sandy Claws swung by with a new episode on The Nightmare Before Christmas! Our timing couldn't be better, with the 25th Anniversary of the film wrapping up. 

00:00 - 7:00 -  Intro Discussion on The Nightmare Before Christmas

7:00 - 9:30 - Plot Synopsis

9:30 - 18:55 - Tim Burton and his role in the film

18:55 - 22:30 - Danny Elfman & Henry Sellick

22:30 - 41:30 - Stop Motion and the Making of the Film

41:30 - 52:45 - Release of the Film, The Oscars, and the future of Burton, Sellick, and Elfman

52:45 - End - Questions on Favorite Songs, Characters, Henry Sellick, and is it a Christmas or Halloween movie?

New Blood - “Mandy” (2018)

New Blood - “Mandy” (2018)

November 28, 2018

It's time to jump into a another New Blood episode! Check out Ryan and AJ discussing the insane madness that is "Mandy," an insane vehicle for one Nic Cage. It's an insane film, and by god is it cool. Also it just earned an Indie Spirit nomination for Best Cinematography, and features one of Jóhann Jóhannsson's final scores. 

 

Check out our review of the film here! 

Episode 8: An American Werewolf in London

Episode 8: An American Werewolf in London

November 6, 2018

Beware the Moon David. It's An American Werewolf in London, a beloved horror-comedy unlike any that came before it. It even made Oscar history! Let's jump into the gory, silly, and sexy An American Werewolf in London

 

00-6:15 - General Thoughts on the Movie

6:15- 9:30 - Recapping the Film 

9:30 - 16:05 - John Landis, Animal House, and The Blues Brothers

16:05 - 19:45 - Rick Baker, Star Wars and The Howling

19:45 - 25:00 - Casting the Film with David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, & Frank Oz (YODA/MRS. PIGGY!!!!)

25:00 - 38:45 - Production of the Film and the Picadilly Circus Bus Crash

38:45 - 41:40 - The MPAA Strikes Again and Music for the Film

41:40 - 44:00 - Critical Reception, The Oscars Create Best Makeup Category, An American Werewolf in Paris

44:00 - 49:40 After the Movie: John Landis and The Twilight Zone: The Movie, Rick Baker Becomes a Legend, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video

49:40 - End An American Werewolf in London HHN 23 & HHN 25

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New Blood Review - Halloween (2018)

New Blood Review - Halloween (2018)

October 30, 2018

Welcome to our New Blood Review of Halloween (2018)! Ryan and I break down the latest entry into the horror franchise! Along the way we discuss the timeline of the Halloween films, where this one fits, and Jason Blum needing to fix his issues on women directors. 

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Episode 7: Scream (1996)

Episode 7: Scream (1996)

October 21, 2018

Ryan and AJ are back to talk about the 1996 classic horror film Scream from Wes Craven. The meta-comedy shook up the genre and returned the slasher to prominence. It helped revive the horror film in a big way, and now it's time to dissect one of the modern classics. 

 

00-08:10 - Opening Thoughts on Scream

08:10 - 12:50 - Reviewing the Plot of Scream

12:50 - 17:55 - Kevin Williamson and the Creation of Scream

17:55 - 29:00 - Wes Craven and the Cast Comes Together

29:00 - 37:10 - The Production of Scream

37:10 - 44:40 -  A Title Change, The MPAA, and the Birth of a Franchise

44:40 - 53:30 - Best Quotes and Tons of Horror Movie Nods

53:30 - END Ranking the Kills, Ranking the Best Scenes, the next episode (Hint: Awoooooo)

 

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Friday the 13th Parts I & 2

Friday the 13th Parts I & 2

October 5, 2018

Welcome to We Bought a Cabin in the Woods! This week, Ryan and AJ break down the horror classic Friday the 13th and the immediate sequel, Friday the 13th Part 2! 

The breakdown! 

00-47:15 - Friday the 13th Part 1! 

47:15- End - Friday the 13th Part 2! 

We Bought a Cabin in the Woods Goes to HHN 28: Review and Rankings of the Houses

We Bought a Cabin in the Woods Goes to HHN 28: Review and Rankings of the Houses

October 1, 2018

Ryan and AJ are back with their review of Halloween Horror Nights 28 at Universal Orlando Resort. The two guys are here to break down the houses, beginning with the IPs and then move over to the original houses. We are much higher on the Originals,  but we still loved us some Stranger Things. A pretty solid year as far as houses go, but there are some issues in the scarezones. Listen to our breakdown overall on iTunes here, and on Podbean here

00:00 - 25:00 - Intro and IP Houses, including Stranger Things and Poltergeist

25:00 - 46:25 - Original Houses, including Dead Exposure: Patient Zero, Slaughter Sinema, and Scary Tales: Deadly Ever After

46:25 - 48:50 - Ranking the Houses

48:50 - End - Scarezones Breakdown, Including Killer Klowns From Outer SpaceVamp '85, and Twisted Tradition

 

We Bought a Cabin in the Woods Episode 4: Halloween Horror Nights 28 Preview

We Bought a Cabin in the Woods Episode 4: Halloween Horror Nights 28 Preview

September 12, 2018

It's almost time for Halloween Horror Nights 28 at Universal Orlando, and we're very pumped up! We're going to be there on September 28th and 29th, so we hope to see you there. However, with the cast preview a mere few hours away, Ryan and I run down the houses and scarezones. We give picks for movies to get you in the mood and dish some fun information about the event. For hardcore fans, you likely won't hear anything you did not already know. However, we hope you enjoy yourself and let us know about those rankings!

We discuss the IP Houses, the Original Houses, the Scarezones, and then close up with HHN questions from our fans!

00-6:00 - An overview of the night and our relationship to HHN.

06- 34:00: The IP Houses, including Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, The Horrors of Blumhouse (Vol. 2 w/The First Purge & Happy Death Day) Poltergeist, Stranger Things, Trick 'r Treat

34:00 - 52:30: The Original Houses, including Carnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces, Dead Exposure: Patient Zero, Scary Tales: Deadly Ever After, Seeds of Extinction, Slaughter Sinema

52:30 - 1:04:00: The Scarezones, including The Harvest, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Revenge of Chucky, Twisted Traditions, Vamp '85

1:04:00 - End Recap and Listener Questions

Ryan's Predicted House Rankings

  1. Stranger Things
  2. Trick 'r Treat
  3. Slaughter Sinema
  4. Carnival Graveyard
  5. The Horrors of Blumhouse
  6. Dead Exposure
  7. Halloween 4
  8. Poltergeist
  9. Scary Tales
  10. Seeds of Extinction

AJ's Predicted House Rankings

  1. Trick 'r Treat
  2. Stranger Things
  3. Slaughter Sinema
  4. Halloween 4
  5. Seeds of Extinction
  6. Dead Exposure
  7. Scary Tales
  8. Poltergeist
  9. Carnival Graveyard
  10. Blumhouse

Let us know what you think of our rankings in the comments below! Please rate and subscribe on iTunes here and on PodBean HERE.

We Bought a Cabin in the Woods Episode 3: Halloween (1978)

We Bought a Cabin in the Woods Episode 3: Halloween (1978)

September 12, 2018

Welcome back to We Bought a Cabin in the Woods! This week we’re talking John Carpenter’s Halloween” from 1978. We discuss our favorite kills, the career of Carpenter, that amazing score, and our rankings of the franchise! We also take listener questions. Get ready for spookiness!

00:00 – 5:40 – Intro to “Halloween”

5:40 – 8:45 – “Halloween” Recap

8:45 – 38:25 – The Making of “Halloween”

38:25 – 43:30-  The Legacy of “Halloween”

43:30 – 50:20 – The “Halloween” Franchise

50:20 – 54:00 – Best Kill, Best Character, Who Won the Movie

54:00 – End – Listener Questions and Conclusion

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We Bought a Cabin in the Woods Episode 2: Psycho (1960)

We Bought a Cabin in the Woods Episode 2: Psycho (1960)

September 12, 2018

Welcome back to We Bought a Cabin in the Woods, the Horror and Thriller podcast from We Bought A Blog. AJ and Ryan are back to discuss “Psycho” and how the movie struggled to get made. On the way, we discuss the key players, talk about some HP Lovecraft, and break down the secrets to the shower scene. We hope you’re excited to learn a lot about the classic film.

00-4:30 – General Thoughts on “Psycho”

4:30 – 10: 15-  “Psycho” Recap (Contains Spoilers)

10:15-16:00-  America, Cinema, and Horror Films in 1959

16:00 – 22:00-  Alfred Hitchcock Before “Psycho”

22:00 – 28:00 – The Book “Psycho” Robert Bloch and Ed Gein

28:00 – 39:45 Alfred Hitchcock and the making “Psycho”

39:45 – 46:00 The Shower Scene

46:00- 51:15 The Trouble with Censors

51:15 – 57:45 The Marketing of “Psycho” and the Reception

57:45 – 1:08:20  Other Facts About “Psycho”

1:08:20 – End – Listener Questions

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