The Horror Times
The Horror Times is a weekly horror watch-along podcast featuring original sketches and music from your favorite people in the Hard Times Universe Tiana Miller, Lauren Lavin and Dan Rice.
info_outline The Shining (1980) - Part 2 01/15/2021
The Shining (1980) - Part 2 The creeps wrap up their long strange trip at the Overlook. Dan wines ‘n shines ‘n explains the movie’s time jumps. Lauren once again identifies with the problematic male lead. Tiana reminds everyone that arrogance blinds even the most delicious pig.
info_outline The Shining (1980) - Part 1 01/01/2021
The Shining (1980) - Part 1 Tiana is back in the snowcat and ready for creepy slow-burn action with a special 2-part episode on The Shining. Lauren and Dan get hired as winter caretakers for The Hard Times podcast studio. Tiana accepts that the moon landing was faked. The creeps cover the obscure constipation fan theory.
info_outline Class of 1984 (1982) 12/18/2020
Class of 1984 (1982) This week Lauren and Dan are joined by comedian Johnny Taylor as they relive the best years of their lives watching Class of 1984 (1982). Johnny lets us in on his quarantine side-hustle. Lauren reveals her weapon of choice as a teacher. Dan explains the one thing that stands between your kid being a sadistic creep or a harmless dork (the only options). Check out Johnny’s podcast Hipsterocracy on The Hard Times podcast network!
info_outline Blade (1998) 12/04/2020
Blade (1998) This week, so the creeps are joined in their uphill ice-skating by John Danek (The Hard Times, McSweeney’s) for a pared-down yet blood-soaked special episode. Dan reveals the truth about the Little Women/Matrix shared universe. Lauren’s obsession with the brutality of childbirth intensifies. John uses his film studies minor to explain Blade’s gardening habits and the physics of vampire boners. Featuring “Cadaver Forever,” off Danek’s new EP Four Lackadaisical Songs of a Dubious Origin.
info_outline Poltergeist 11/13/2020
Poltergeist To cap off Spooky Season, the creeps go deep inside the tv to the gooey pink world beyond. Dan debunks the Poltergeist curse. Lauren trades her Leslie Vernon obsession for a Dr. Martha Lesh obsession. Tiana gets trapped inside of Discord and an ethereal IT person comes to the rescue.
info_outline Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon 10/30/2020
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon This week, the creeps fall victim to an aspiring serial killer’s charm. Dan has a housewarming party with his murderous pals. The film’s documentary style makes Tiana sick, literally. Lauren’s problematic romantic psyche exposes itself. Serial killers try to scare each other with campfire stories.
info_outline A Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors (part 2) 10/23/2020
A Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors (part 2) This week the Freddy nightmare finally comes to an end. Tiana improves upon a Hall & Oates classic. Lauren can't think of a better dream power than Taryn’s. Dan defends the giant, glamorous Freddy in the sky. This episode also introduces the Pitch Revenge segment, where the creeps pitch new Nightmare on Elm Street sequels. Follow The Horror Times on instagram (@thehorrortimespod) and twitter (@horrortimespod) to vote for your favorite!
info_outline A Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors (part 1) 10/16/2020
A Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors (part 1) The creeps got so into this movie we broke it up into two episodes. Tiana calls the gang into her dream to look for something important. Lauren advocates desensitizing small children to instill an early love of horror. Dan blames Freddy Kreuger for his psychologically uncomfortable nightmares. Freddy sings the hits.
info_outline Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan 10/09/2020
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan This week, Tiana, Dan and Lauren take a geographically impossible cruise from Crystal Lake to NYC. Dan nails a job interview for the position of ominous boat guy. Lauren learns the difference between New Yorker and Boston accents. Tiana and a bunch of street punks make Jason Voorhees feel welcome.
info_outline Halloween 3 10/02/2020
Halloween 3 To kick off Spooky Season, this month the creeps are bringing you their Halloween essentials! First up: the reviled 1982 stand-alone entry in the Halloween series. Tiana’s entire childhood gets shattered multiple times. Dan is appalled by the Halloween traditions of the coastal elites. Lauren leads a guided meditation.
info_outline Hereditary 09/11/2020
Hereditary In this episode, Lauren, Tiana, and Dan dive severed head first into Hereditary. A seance goes wrong when Tiana’s favorite cartoon character gets involved. Dan finds every single goof in the movie. A ritual Lauren did as a child leads to the demonic spawning of this very podcast. We also learned a powerful lesson: if you make too many jokes about demons, your audio WILL get corrupted and erased the night before your episode comes out. Enjoy!
info_outline Stagefright 09/04/2020
Stagefright This week, Dan, Lauren and Tiana take in an Italian murder play in Stage Fright. Dan attempts to explain the movie to children. Lauren uses a murder to find out if Dan and Tiana are pro-choice. Tiana teaches an abusive acting workshop and sings a ballad about paying rent.
info_outline Slumber Party Massacre 2 08/28/2020
Slumber Party Massacre 2 On this week’s episode, Tiana, Dan, and Lauren get serenaded by the Driller Killer in Slumber Party Massacre 2. Tiana sings a beach-friendly pop song about being in a psych ward. Dan tries to sell a murder condo to Lauren and Tiana. Lauren pitches a ridiculous horror movie.