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Episode 130: THE SHINING and DOCTOR SLEEP - The Books & Movies

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Release Date: 11/15/2019

Episode 150: A Tribute to Master of Horror Stuart Gordon show art Episode 150: A Tribute to Master of Horror Stuart Gordon

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A Master of Horror across multiple mediums, Stuart Gordon gave something undeniably special to every project he brought to life, and there's no question that the horror genre won't be the same without him. On this special episode of Corpse Club, co-hosts Patrick Bromley, Heather Wixson, Scott Drebit, and Derek Anderson pay tribute to Gordon by reflecting on his memorable career, from his thought-provoking stage plays such as Nevermore: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe and haunting television episodes of Masters of Horror to his cult feature...

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Episode 149: Fooled You! - JASON GOES TO HELL, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, and Other Misleading Horror Movies show art Episode 149: Fooled You! - JASON GOES TO HELL, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, and Other Misleading Horror Movies

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Sometimes you watch a horror movie expecting one thing based on its marketing, and instead you get something completely different—for better or worse, the joke's on you. In the spirit of April Fools' Day, on this episode of Daily Dead's official podcast, co-hosts Scott Drebit, Bryan Christopher, and Derek Anderson look back at some of the most memorable horror movies that fooled them with their marketing, leading to pleasant surprises, shocking screenings, and the occasional (yet still entertaining) letdown. From deceptive trailers and posters to equivocal DVD covers and conversations with...

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Episode 148: Horror BFFs - 24-Hour Episode 148: Horror BFFs - 24-Hour "Comfort Food" Horror Movie Marathons

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Just like your favorite meal, certain films can provide comfort when the world is too chaotic and you need a cinematic escape. With that in mind, on this episode of Daily Dead's official podcast, Horror BFFs Heather Wixson and Patrick Bromley each program their ideal 24-hour "comfort food" horror movie marathons!    From What We Do in the Shadows, Waxwork II: Lost in Time, and Vamp to Invaders from Mars (1986), Satanic Panic, and Friday the 13th Part 3, listen as Heather and Patrick curate horror films to embrace when you're looking for comforting scares on the screen to help forget...

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Episode 147: Ripley, Ash, and Other Unlucky Characters in Horror Movies show art Episode 147: Ripley, Ash, and Other Unlucky Characters in Horror Movies

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Let's face it, if you're a character in a horror movie, you likely don't have it easy, but there are some characters who take the term "unlucky" to a whole other level. Whether it's the way they die, the emotional trauma they experience along the way, or even what they have to live with if they do survive, some characters in horror films don't need it to be Friday the 13th on the calendar to experience terrifying levels of bad luck. On this episode of Daily Dead's official podcast, Corpse Club co-hosts Scott Drebit, Tamika Jones, Bryan Christopher, Derek Anderson, and Jonathan James discuss...

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Episode 146: Leigh Whannell, Elisabeth Moss, and THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020) show art Episode 146: Leigh Whannell, Elisabeth Moss, and THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020)

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On this episode of Corpse Club, we focus on the latest entry to the classic world of Universal Monsters with a spoiler-filled discussion of Leigh Whannell's The Invisible Man. Listen as co-hosts Scott Drebit, Tamika Jones, Bryan Christopher, and Derek Anderson discuss the latest adaptation of H.G. Wells' 1897 novel, from its harrowing reflections of real-world gaslighting and its unsettling depiction of an abusive relationship to its masterful direction by Whannell and powerful, empathetic lead performance by Elisabeth Moss. The co-hosts also discuss James Whale's The Invisible Man (1933) and...

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Episode 146: Leigh Whannell, Elisabeth Moss, and THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020) show art Episode 146: Leigh Whannell, Elisabeth Moss, and THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020)

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On this episode of Corpse Club, we focus on the latest entry to the classic world of Universal Monsters with a spoiler-filled discussion of Leigh Whannell's The Invisible Man. Listen as co-hosts Scott Drebit, Tamika Jones, Bryan Christopher, and Derek Anderson discuss the latest adaptation of H.G. Wells' 1897 novel, from its harrowing reflections of real-world gaslighting and its unsettling depiction of an abusive relationship to its masterful direction by Whannell and powerful, empathetic lead performance by Elisabeth Moss. The co-hosts also discuss James Whale's The Invisible Man (1933) and...

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Episode 145: Amanda Wyss on A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, BETTER OFF DEAD, THE ID, and Receiving the Horror Icon Award show art Episode 145: Amanda Wyss on A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, BETTER OFF DEAD, THE ID, and Receiving the Horror Icon Award

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Continuing our Women in Horror Month celebration, Heather Wixson is joined by special guest Amanda Wyss on this special episode of Corpse Club! Listen as Wyss discusses some of the most memorable roles in her acting career thus far, including Tina in A Nightmare on Elm Street, Lisa in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Beth Truss in Better Off Dead, Phoebe in Silverado, and Meridith Lane in The Id. Wyss also reflects on starting her acting career in theater as a child, she discusses her experiences working in the world of television, and she talks about the great honor of receiving the horror icon...

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Episode 144: Heather Wixson and Meagan Navarro Celebrate Filmmaker Debra Hill show art Episode 144: Heather Wixson and Meagan Navarro Celebrate Filmmaker Debra Hill

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Continuing our Women in Horror Month celebration, Heather Wixson is joined by special guest Meagan Navarro (Daily Dead contributor and horror journalist on other outlets, including Bloody Disgusting and Fangoria) on this episode of Corpse Club! Listen as Heather and Meagan reflect on the groundbreaking, influential, and altogether inspiring career of writer/producer/director Debra Hill, whose determination and talent broke barriers in filmmaking for women of future generations. From her co-writing collaborations with John Carpenter (including Halloween, The Fog, and Halloween II) to her...

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Episode 143: Kathryn Bigelow's NEAR DARK with Heather Wixson, Emily von Seele, and Stephanie Crawford show art Episode 143: Kathryn Bigelow's NEAR DARK with Heather Wixson, Emily von Seele, and Stephanie Crawford

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Continuing our Women in Horror Month celebration, Heather Wixson is joined by special guests Emily von Seele (horror journalist and co-host of the Dead Ringers podcast) and Stephanie Crawford (horror journalist and co-host of The Screamcast) on this episode of Corpse Club! Listen as Heather, Emily, and Stephanie celebrate influential female horror filmmaking with an in-depth discussion of director/co-writer Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark, from its Western-style approach to vampires and its scintillating screenplay to its visceral violence, unconventional family, and powerful performances by a...

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Episode 142: Director Natalie Erika James Discusses RELIC at Sundance show art Episode 142: Director Natalie Erika James Discusses RELIC at Sundance

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To kick off Women in Horror Month, Heather Wixson is joined by special guest Natalie Erika James on this episode of Corpse Club! With her feature film debut Relic world premiering at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, Natalie sits down with Heather at the festival to discuss her new horror movie. Listen as director/co-writer Natalie reflects on the journey to getting Relic made, the movie's examination of three generations of women, reflecting the all-too-real horrors of dementia and aging, and working with a talented cast that includes Robyn Nevin, Emily Mortimer, and Bella Heathcote. So, sit...

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On this episode of Corpse Club, co-hosts Tamika Jones, Bryan Christopher, Derek Anderson, and Jonathan James "dare to go back" to the Overlook Hotel and share their thoughts on Mike Flanagan's adaptation of Stephen King's Doctor Sleep. Listen as the co-hosts discuss the film's unflinching narrative, harrowing villains, themes of addiction and redemption, divisive runtime, box office results, and its powerful performances from a cast led by Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, and Ewan McGregor. 
 
The co-hosts also talk about how Flanagan was able to make Doctor Sleep a sequel to King's The Shining and Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film adaptation by blending together key parts from both renowned stories, and they discuss their favorite parts of the new movie's return trip to the haunted Overlook Hotel, where familiar faces wait to play with viewers "forever and ever and ever." 
 
So, whether you're traveling across the country with your own (hopefully less evil) True Knot or you're just settling in your favorite chair while the snow piles up outside, shine on and enjoy a detailed Doctor Sleep discussion on this episode of Daily Dead's official podcast... just make sure your "steam" doesn't leave while you listen!