By Ryan McDuffie and Tim Aslin
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Are you a horror fiend with no one to talk to? Join directors Ryan McDuffie and Tim Aslin as they discuss and “dismember” a different horror film each week and breakdown what worked, what didn’t work, and anything interesting or noteworthy.
||ExplicitEpisode 025 - Opera||It’s all in the eyes! This week Ryan and Tim tackle another giallo film-- this time by the famed Dario Argento-- and it’s not Suspiria. Who knew the opera could be so much fun? With a “buy it” from Tim and a “hearty rent” from Ryan, the guys both gushed over the artistry of Argento.||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 024 - Swamp Thing||He’s Green! He’s Super Strong! He’s a Scientist! He’s not The Hulk… He’s SWAMP THING! Ryan didn’t get “bogged” down in this week’s film despite its shortcomings and would happily stream it, but Tim had to give it an “avoid.”||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 023 - Arnold||It’s Arnold, the dead guy who terrorizes his family from the afterlife! You know the one? Ok fine, neither did we, but it was recommended to us so we had to watch it. Tim and Ryan agree that they would have avoided this film, but manage to find value in it nonetheless.||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 022 - Planet of the Vampire||They’re vampires! No-- zombies! No-- aliens! No-- communists! This week Ryan and Tim come in for a landing on an alien wasteland with the Italian film Planet of the Vampires. Our hosts differ not only in their opinions of this film with a “Rent/Stream” rating, but also on the influence it may or may not have had on certain future sci-fi staples.||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 021 - Ghost Stories||“The brain sees what it wants to see!” This week Ryan and Tim go down a psychedelic dream hole invoked by the genius that is 2018’s Ghost Stories. This anthology film earns high praise and a double-strong “Rent” from the both of your hosts, and maybe even a future “Buy.” Either way, it’s a must-see.||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 020 - Maggie||“Get to the CHOPPA!!!” -- so Arnold can escape his soon-to-be-zombie daughter. This week got bleak with Maggie, starring an against-type, can-act-like-a-sad-everyman-in-a-zombie-outbreak, Arnold Schwarzenegger. What could go wrong?||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 019 - Lake Bodom||This week we went camping to Lake Bodom, an aptly named NON-SLASHER that much like the road you’d take to drive to the lake, was full of twists and turns. Find out if Ryan and Tim could get on board with this story “influenced by” a true set of murders at the infamous lake.||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 018 - Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil||Santa is that you? Nope, it’s just a Badass Basque Blacksmith who went back on his deal with the Devil and LITERALLY PUNCHES METAL with his BARE FISTS! This week’s film is a beautiful fairy tale that tickled both Ryan and Tim’s fancies and teaches us that adults are dumb, kids are assholes, and the establishment is out to get ya!||12/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 017 - [REC] 2||Let’s press the record button ONE MORE TIME!!! [REC] 2 is here-- the self-proclaimed Aliens of the [REC] franchise-- and they certainly delivered the action. PLUS ceiling-crawling demon zombies!!! This week’s film doubles up, and down, and up, and down (so many stairs) on the origins of the [REC] lore.||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 016 - The Black Cat (1934)||Come with us as we journey back in time to a magical world where Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff are friends, but also enemies-- frenemies, even! These “monster” icons battle each other in this week’s film The Black Cat, and neither of them are even wearing scary makeup!||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 015 - Halloween (2018)||What could be more iconic than one more confrontation between Michael and Laurie? Ryan and Tim take on the latest, but likely not the last chapter in the Halloween franchise. Let’s get dismembering!||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 014 - Onibaba||This week Tim and Ryan gush over the beautiful photography in 1965’s Onibaba-- and that’s not even to mention how much they loved the story: a hypnotic tale of survival, guilt, and the malevolence that comes out of desperation.||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 013 - Exte: Hair Extensions||Happy Thanksgiving! This week we tackle one of Tim’s true fears: cursed hair! This film’s a mind-bending journey into body horror mixed with some very real human darkness. Tim attempts to summarize while Ryan gets giddy over some “hair raising” deaths.||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 012 - The Strangers: Prey At Night||This week we tackle the sequel to The Strangers. Not really living up to its predecessor, Tim and Ryan attempt to make sense of this lackluster follow-up. Join us as we really get into the importance of subverting horror tropes.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 011 - Tetsuo: The Iron Man||Guys! The metal (Ok Iron) madness is alive! We get Super intense and culty and just straight up insane with this week’s film. Did I mention INTENSE? Tetsuo: The Iron Man delivers from all directions. You’ll see what we mean.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 010 - Ju-On: The Grudge||This week we dive into our series of J-Horror with Ju-On! The Grudge. Eerie little kids are the best! Tim and Ryan get creeped out by the famous Grudge house that Ryan had the pleasure of visiting on his trip to Japan. Join us!!||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 009 - The Cured||Ahhhh, The Cured, with Ellen Page! What can we say aboutThe Cured? Well, it’s a movie, with Ellen Page!!! And Zombies, so that’s cool. Come cozy up with Ryan and Tim as they eat some brains in this week’s episode.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 008 - Mandy||OH-MY-MANDY! Finally a truly inspired piece of filmmaking. Step into the 1983 fantasy nostalgia bath that is Mandy; or is that bath full of LSD? Either way Tim and Ryan trip out over this amazing movie.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 007 - The Ritual||What do you do for fun? Go hang out in the haunted forest of Sweden of course! What could go wrong? This week we dismember The Ritual a fun romp of a film that teaches us to not bring a klutz hiking and to never, ever take the shortcut through the woods. Ryan and Tim differ on their enjoyment but one thing’s for sure, this movie needed dismembering.||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 006 - 47 Meters Down||Sh...shhhh….Shar…..SHARKS! Sharks AND Mandy Moore! Seriously what more could anyone ask for? Well, we answer that exact question in this week’s episode as we dive into one of about 8 billion shark movies out there: 47 Meters Down. WIth so much chum in the water, it’s real feeding frenzy as Ryan and Tim take a bite out of this one. Whew, shark puns.||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 005 - Willard (2003)||RATS! This week we got super weird with Willard, the 2003 remake of the not so classic 1971 film by the same name. Some interesting deep dives into the personal differences between Tim and Ryan and how they relate to a guy like good ol’ Willard.||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 004 - Asylum||The nostalgia train is real, and we got on board with Asylum, an early 70’s British Horror Anthology, and boy does it deliver. This film has it all in true campy horror fashion. Ryan and Tim diverge in their view of sanity but nothing brings them back together like some good ‘ol re-animation.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 003 - Insidious: The Last Key||Here we go! You know what they say about the 4th installment to a franchise? We legit dismember Insidious: The Last Key in this week’s episode. Buckle up and don’t straight murder a defenseless man with a bureau. Ryan is able to find merit while Tim narrowly escapes a “further-esque” neverending rant.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 002 - The Transfiguration||Vampires don’t sparkle! At least not in this week’s film The Transfiguration, written and directed by Michael O’Shea. This dark, slow burn really gets the gears turning for both Tim and Ryan as they explore what it means to truly be a vampire.||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 001 - The Babysitter||A McG joint, written by Brian Duffield. Tim loses his mind over “cobweb continuity” and Ryan tries to steer the ship in our first episode EVER!||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
For true horror lovers!
Ryan and Tim’s commentary is incisive and insightful. You can tell they are true horror buffs, and their affection for the genre shines through. I’ve always considered myself familiar with horror, but their deep knowledge puts mine to shame. I’ve definitely gotten some excellent recommendations for films from this podcast.
My go to resource for all things horror. New Loomis!!