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Join hosts and friends Juliet and Theresa as they analyze new and classic horror films: the good, the bad and the bizarre. We'll talk about the moments that resonate, the things that fall short, and how we see ourselves reflected in film (or not). 💜👻🎃 Theme music: "Book of Shadows" by Houseghost (Rad Girlfriend Reccords) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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With a new reimagining about to be released on streaming, it's the perfect time to revisit the original 1987 version of Hellraiser. Juliet and Theresa dive into the wild world of Clive Barker and talk about 1980s glam fashion, the evil stepmother trope, fingers, and more. Content Warnings: a brief mention of nonconsensual sex Theme music: "Book of …
 
Based on it's name alone, C.H.U.D. often gets mischaracterized as a mindless creature feature, but there's a lot going on just beneath the surface (see what we did there?). Juliet and Theresa talk about all of the unexpected things they noticed in this cult classic alongside class politics, Reaganomics, and unlikely feminists. Content Warnings: non…
 
Directed by David Robert Mitchell, 2014 film It Follows is celebrated for being a unique take on supernatural horror. In this episode Juliet and Theresa rewatch a favorite and talk about midwestern weather patterns, the motivations of a supernatural entity that will follow you to the end of the earth, and that fabulous clamshell e-reader. Content W…
 
Jim Jarmusch's 2019 horror comedy seemingly had all of the right ingredients including a stellar ensemble cast, but neither Juliet nor Theresa loved it when they first saw it in the theater. Now they're giving it a second chance. Join them for a conversation about the pros and cons of ensemble casts, breaking the fourth wall, and Sturgill Simpson. …
 
Andrzej Żuławski's 1981 film Possession has everything that Juliet and Theresa didn't expect: doppelgängers, tentacles, spies, but not so much demonic possession. Join them in grappling with an intense movie that's got a lot going on. Content Warnings: mental illness; child abuse and neglect; pregnancy and miscarriage; brief mentions of suicidal th…
 
Jordan Peele's Us is a film that's yielded thousands of theories about its meaning so of course Juliet and Theresa had to dive in. They talk about class, Classics, Imposter Syndrome and doppelgängers as a plot device. **In this episode we talk about a couple of awesome things that you should engage with further: -- Let's Talk About Myths Baby's epi…
 
Juliet and Theresa have reached the epic conclusion of Midnight Mass. In addition to discussing their overall impressions of the series, they talk about the final episode including whether the angel is an angel, Bev's astrology sign, and what makes a miracle. Content Warnings: mental illness and suicidal ideation, alcoholism and addiction Theme mus…
 
Just in time for July 4th, Juliet and Theresa watch the third installment of The Purge franchise, The Purge: Election Year and talk about horror and politics, capitalism and how they'd survive a purge (or a zombie apocalypse). **Note: we recorded this episode prior to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade so although we talk a lot ab…
 
Easter Vigil is upon Crockett Island, many plans are about to unfold, and, as Juliet and Theresa like to say, chaos ensues. Join them for a discussion of the penultimate episode of Midnight Mass which includes exploding blood, the evolution of Riley's parents as characters, and the return of everyone's favorite angel. Content Warnings: mental illne…
 
Netflix movie The Perfection is not at all what it seems. Juliet and Theresa navigate the twists and turns and along the way talk about competition, gaslighting, and the best horror films about music. Content Warnings: rape and sexual assault, child abuse, childhood sexual assault Theme music: "Book of Shadows" by Houseghost (Rad Girlfriend Records…
 
As we find out Riley's fate after last episode's cliffhanger, Juliet and Theresa discuss who gets priority when it come to miracles and the missing, whether they'd join Father Paul's army of God and more. Content Warnings: mental illness and suicidal ideation, alcoholism and addiction Theme music: "Book of Shadows" by Houseghost (Rad Girlfriend Rec…
 
Ti West's 2022 film X is a slasher set in West Texas so plenty of assumptions were made ahead of its release. Juliet and Theresa discuss themes of aging and bodily autonomy, the joys of Fleetwood Mac and what's hiding in the infamous backroom of the video rental store. Content Warnings: rape and sexual assault Theme music: "Book of Shadows" by Hous…
 
Juliet and Theresa are halfway through Midnight Mass! In their discussion of episode 4 of the show they talk about the nature of miracles, why you should probably shut your front door if you're harboring secrets and who Dr. Sarah's father might be. Content Warnings: pregnancy loss, mental illness and suicidal ideation, alcoholism and addiction Them…
 
Juliet and Theresa are joined by Dara of What Would Dara Watch for a discussion about Hulu horror film Fresh. The many complications and red flags of modern dating abound, alongside the eternal question of whether you'd eat human meat. Check out Dara's podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-would-dara-watch/id1497746010 Content Wa…
 
A lot happens in the third episode of Midnight Mass and Juliet and Theresa's discussion gets into it all - the nature of wisdom and forgiveness, Bev Keane as the epitome of white lady tears, and a brief diversion into Jesus Christ Superstar. Content Warnings: alcoholism and addiction Theme music: "Book of Shadows" by Houseghost (Rad Girlfriend Reco…
 
Juliet and Theresa watch 1972 Italian film The Red Queen Kills Seven Times...for the first time! Join them to talk about the Giallo subgenre of horror, the many ways fashion plays a role in the plot, Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart and more. **Note: we recorded this episode in late April, prior to the Supreme Court leak so you won't hear …
 
In our second bonus, Juliet and Theresa dive into episode two of Midnight Mass including the communities of choice or circumstance of our main characters, all about Bev...and what the heck is a psalm? Content Warnings: addiction, poverty Theme music: "Book of Shadows" by Houseghost (Rad Girlfriend Records) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for…
 
At long last, Juliet and Theresa discuss Scream 2022...aka Scream 5...aka Scream. Join them for a conversation about growing up with the Scream franchise, sexual agency, toxic fandom and more. Content Warnings: none for this episode Theme music: "Book of Shadows" by Houseghost (Rad Girlfriend Records) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more…
 
Normally our focus is on movies, but as a bonus, we're diving into some horror television. Join Juliet and Theresa for an episode by episode discussion of Mike Flanagan's 2021 Netflix series Midnight Mass. Content Warnings: addiction, poverty, Theme music: "Book of Shadows" by Houseghost (Rad Girlfriend Records) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/priva…
 
We Need to Something has a lot going on for a movie that by and large takes place in a bathroom...that may or may not be an allegory for purgatory. Juliet and Theresa discuss the pitfalls of being trapped with family (no matter the existential plane), why you really really shouldn't perform spells you found on the internet, and snakes...lots of tal…
 
Formerly named Eight for Silver, The Cursed is a movie Juliet and Theresa had high hopes for. Join them as they talk about whether the movie lived up to their expectations, the pitfalls of atmospheric historical fiction, and having a movie spoiled by the concession worker. Content Warnings: none for this episode Theme music: "Book of Shadows" by Ho…
 
Host was one of the first original horror movies to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, shot during lockdown in early 2020. Juliet and Theresa talk about a movie that's totally of its time including the pros and cons of holding a seance on Zoom and whether demons are scarier than breaking quarantine. Content Warnings: no content warnings beyond l…
 
What's worse zombies or people? Juliet and Theresa talk about George Romero's Day of the Dead and its relevance to today, concepts of zombie personhood and how we decide who gets to be a leader. Content Warnings: trauma, PTSD Theme music: "Book of Shadows" by Houseghost (Rad Girlfriend Records) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more inform…
 
Just in time for Valentine's Day, a conversation about terrible boyfriends, societal views of grief and rituals of community care - that's right, Juliet and Theresa are talking bout Ari Aster's 2019 film, Midsommar. Content Warnings: suicide, trauma, emotional abuse and brief mentions of incest Theme music: "Book of Shadows" by Houseghost (Rad Girl…
 
Jordan Peele's directorial debut has been making waves in the horror community since its release in 2017. In this episode Juliet and Theresa talk about the film that the Writers' Guild of America recently named the best screenplay of the 21st century. No content warnings for this episode. If you'd like to read more about anti-racism, please check o…
 
Is real life more horrifying than a mythological evil spirit than manifests as a horned beast? Juliet and Theresa talk about the surprisingly heavy film Antlers, its representation (of lack thereof) of Indigenous people and make a case for content warnings. Content Warnings: child abuse and neglect including child sexual assault/abuse, addiction/al…
 
It's a holly, jolly, horrific holiday at the sorority house in the 2006 remake of Black Christmas. Theresa and Juliet talk explore red herrings aplenty, the slippery slope of othering the villain, and eyeballs....so many eyeballs. Content Warnings: child abuse and incest Theme music: "Book of Shadows" by Houseghost (Rad Girlfriend Records) Hosted o…
 
The swinging 1960s and modern day London meet in Edgar Wright's Last Night in Soho. Juliet and Theresa talk about surprisingly supportive boyfriend characters, disappointing endings, and who the villain actually is. Content Warnings: sexual assault and brief mentions of suicide and mental illness Theme music: "Book of Shadows" by Houseghost (Rad Gi…
 
Go back to 2001 with Juliet and Theresa as they talk about Thir13en Ghosts and with it club mixes, supernatural architecture, racial tropes in early 2000s horror, and the lack of back story for the titular characters. No content warnings of note for this episode beyond the usual discussion of horror films. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for…
 
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