242 episodes

One couple talking about old and new horror movies, because of course.

Pod Sematary A Horror Movie Podcast by Chris & Kelsey

    • TV & Film
    • 4.3 • 8 Ratings

One couple talking about old and new horror movies, because of course.

    242 - Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) & Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005)

    242 - Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) & Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005)

    Get more at podsematary.com! Read our afterthoughts for this episode at https://twitter.com/PodSematary/status/1541216980711067648

    CW: Rape, Suicide, Transmisogyny

    It’s Urban Legends Week on Pod Sematary! Chris & Kelsey round out the trilogy in a two-for-one episode to surprising results!

    The Classic Film: Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
    "A film school is the center of a fresh spate of killings based on urban legends” (IMDb.com). It may not be a great movie, but is Final Cut our favorite UL? Actually...

    The Modern Film: Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005)
    "...a trio of high school friends chant an incantation, unleashing an evil spirit from the past with deadly consequences” (IMDb.com). While there are one or two things that are moderately cool about this final (for now) installment of the franchise, the fact that we have to say that should tell you everything you need to know. Hard to believe that this is the same director as Pet Sematary and Pet Sematary Two.

    Audio Sources:
    "Blossom" produced by Touchstone Television, et al.
    "Die Hard" produced by Twentieth Century Fox, et al.
    "Don't Whiz On The Electric Fence!" written and performed by Charlie Brissette, et al.
    "A Goofy Movie" produced by Walt Disney Pictures, et al.
    "Half Baked" produced by Robert Simonds Productions & Universal Pictures
    "Hook" produced by Amblin Entertainment & TriStar Pictures
    "Labyrinth" produced by The Jim Henson Company, et al.
    "Pet Sematary" produced by Paramount Pictures & Laurel Productions
    "Scream" produced by Dimension Films & Woods Entertainment
    "Urban Legend" produced by Phoenix Pictures, et al.
    "Urban Legends: Bloody Mary" produced by NPP Productions Inc. & Screen Gems
    "Urban Legends: Final Cut" produced by Phoenix Pictures, et al.
    "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" written by Vicki Wickham, et al., and performed by Dusty Springfield

    • 2 hrs 47 min
    241 - The Night Flier (1997) & Digging Up The Marrow (2014)

    241 - The Night Flier (1997) & Digging Up The Marrow (2014)

    Get more at podsematary.com! Read our afterthoughts for this episode at https://twitter.com/PodSematary/status/1538690146630979589

    CW: Rape

    It’s Monster Investigations Week on Pod Sematary! Chris & Kelsey don't blame the actors for this very ranty episode of listener recommendations (Thanks, Aaron & Will!).

    The Classic Film: The Night Flier (1997)
    "A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane” (IMDb.com). Believe it or not, this Stephen King adaptation starring Miguel Ferrer WASN'T made for TV.

    The Modern Film: Digging Up the Marrow (2014)
    "A documentary exploring genre-based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real” (IMDb.com). Surprisingly, Adam Green's acting isn't all that bad (neither is Ray Wise's), and almost all of the monster effects are really cool. Unfortunately, that's about where the praise for this mockumentary-c*m-advertisement stops.

    Audio Sources:
    "Digging Up the Marrow" produced by ArieScope Pictures
    "The Night Flier" produced by Night Flier Productions, et al.
    "Thinner" produced by Paramount Pictures & Spelling Films
    "Vampire's Kiss" produced by Hemdale & Magellan Pictures

    • 2 hrs 23 min
    240 - Stepfather 3 (1992) & The Wailing (2016)

    240 - Stepfather 3 (1992) & The Wailing (2016)

    Get more at podsematary.com! Read our afterthoughts for this episode at https://twitter.com/PodSematary/status/1536176582443732992

    CW: Rape, Abuse of a Child with Disabilities, Harm to Animals

    It’s Father's Day on Pod Sematary! Chris & Kelsey get back-alley plastic surgery and second families. Look, it's all very confusing.

    The Classic Film: Stepfather 3: Father's Day (1992)
    "That psycho stepfather has escaped from the insane asylum and had his face surgically altered. Now he's married again, this time to a woman with a child in a wheelchair. He goes on a killing spree once again” (IMDb.com). It's Stepfather again, only cringier and even more prudish, and this time we don't even get Terry O'Quinn. It's the epitome of the unnecessary sequel.

    The Modern Film: The Wailing (2016)
    "Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village, a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman, drawn into the incident, is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter” (IMDb.com). The Wailing is a beautiful and very well-made but entirely too long movie with, ultimately, not a lot to say of substance about its subjects of choice.

    Audio Sources:
    "Eat Like an American" (from "Beyond the Pale") written and performed by Jim Gaffigan
    "Happy Together" written by Gary Bonner & Alan Gordon and performed by the Turtles
    "Hellraiser" (1987) produced by New World Pictures, et al.
    "Jacob's Ladder" (1990) produced by Carolco Pictures
    "Skyfire Cycle" (Brooklyn Nine-Nine S04E08) produced by Fremulon, et al.
    "Stepfather" (1987) produced by Incorporated Television Company
    "Stepfather 3" produced by Incorporated Television Company & Trimark Pictures
    "The Wailing" produced by Fox International Production, et al.
    "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" produced by Wolper Pictures

    • 1 hr 55 min
    239 - Damien: Omen II (1978) & Devil (2010)

    239 - Damien: Omen II (1978) & Devil (2010)

    Get more at podsematary.com! Read our afterthoughts for this episode at https://twitter.com/PodSematary/status/1533580965510930432

    CW: Suicide, Alcoholism

    It’s the Devil's Day on Pod Sematary! Chris & Kelsey read their bibles because what else are they going to do locked in this elevator?

    The Classic Film: Damien: Omen II (1978)
    "Damien the Antichrist, now about to turn thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile, dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity” (IMDb.com). This sequel to the incredible original is better than you might have anticipated, but there's not a lot of meat on the bones.

    The Modern Film: Devil (2010)
    "A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them” (IMDb.com). M. Night Shyamalan co-produced this bottle episode of a movie about the devil on an elevator, and it's better than his track record at the time might have suggested. But it wasn't good enough to get a Night Chronicles Part Two.

    Audio Sources:
    "Damien: Omen II (1978)" produced by Twentieth Century Fox, et al.
    "Devil" (2010) produced by Night Chronicles, et al.
    "The Exorcist in 30 Seconds (and Re-enacted by Bunnies)" produced by Angry Alien Productions, LLC
    "A Fish Out of Water" (Family Guy S03E10) produced by 20th Century Fox Television, et al.
    "Forrest Gump" produced by Paramount Pictures, et al.
    "The Lion King" (1994) produced by Walt Disney Pictures & Walt Disney Animation Studios
    "May 7, 1992" (Entertainment Tonight) produced by Paramount Domestic Television, et al.
    "A Night at the Roxbury" produced by Broadway Pictures, et al.
    "When the Lights Go Out" written by Eliot Kennedy, et al., and performed by Five
    "Your Love" written by Onika Maraj, et al., and performed by Nicki Minaj

    • 1 hr 45 min
    238 - Jacob's Ladder (1990) & Overlord (2018)

    238 - Jacob's Ladder (1990) & Overlord (2018)

    Get more at podsematary.com! Read our afterthoughts for this episode at https://twitter.com/PodSematary/status/1531125076254347264

    CW: PTSD, Rape

    It’s Memorial Day on Pod Sematary! Chris & Kelsey honor our nation's fallen military personnel by watching two movies with very different vibes all about military experimentation on human bodies. Don't worry—it's not all a downer.

    The Classic Film: Jacob's Ladder (1990)
    "Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death” (IMDb.com). Jacob's Ladder is some important and heavy stuff, but that doesn't give it a free pass that its message and its context are almost completely divorced from one another, leading to a dilution of both.

    The Modern Film: Overlord (2018)
    "A small group of American soldiers finds horror behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day” (IMDb.com). Overlord isn't much of a thinker, but it's consistently exciting and engaging for its entire runtime.

    Audio Sources:
    "Jacob's Ladder" (1990) produced by Carolco Pictures
    "Lewis Black: Red, White and Screwed" produced by HBO
    "Overlord" (2018) produced by Bad Robot & Paramount Pictures

    • 1 hr 47 min
    237 - Hide And Go Shriek (1988) & Dead In 3 Days (2006)

    237 - Hide And Go Shriek (1988) & Dead In 3 Days (2006)

    Get more at podsematary.com! Read our afterthoughts for this episode at https://twitter.com/PodSematary/status/1528570437608697856

    CW: Homophobia, Transphobia, Suicide

    It’s Graduation Week on Pod Sematary! Chris & Kelsey celebrate their graduation by spending the night in a furniture warehouse with a killer! SHOCKING FINAL ACT TWIST: They killed another kid when they were eight!

    The Classic Film: Hide and Go Shriek (1988)
    "A group of teenagers spend the night in a furniture store for a graduation party. A psycho killer starts hunting them down one by one” (IMDb.com). An otherwise straightforward 80s slasher with some fun variations, Hide and Go Shriek's sketchy social mores are really where it lets you down.

    The Modern Film: Dead in 3 Days [In 3 Tagen bist du tot] (2006)
    "A peaceful mountain lake community is terrorized when a close-knit group of friends becomes the target of a mysterious deranged killer” (Vudu.com). The filmmakers here knew how to make a movie and knew what elements horror movies had, but they really didn't know how to put them all together, leaving the audience generally bored in spite of everything going on.

    Audio Sources:
    "Big Business" produced by Touchstone Pictures & Silver Screen Partners III
    "Clerks" produced by View Askew Productions & Miramax
    "Dead in 3 Days" produced by Allegro Film, et al.
    "Face/Off" produced by Touchstone Pictures, et al.
    "Hide and Go Shriek" produced by New Star Entertainment
    "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" produced by Brooksfilms & Gaumont
    "Young Frankenstein" produced by Gruskoff/Venture Films, et al.

    • 1 hr 29 min

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