An academic and a comedian revisit classic spooky films to see if they hold up through today's lens or are at least as good as a typical Ron Howard movie.
#31 - Anthony and Steve Endure Teen Wolf Too
No Michael J. Fox, no problem - Steve and Anthony take a look at the mostly unnecessary sequel, Teen Wolf Too, starring Jason Bateman. Bateman plays Fox's character's cousin, - so - you see, he's a Teen Wolf...too. This movie is a journey.
#30 - Anthony and Steve soar with Top Gun: Maverick
Steve and Anthony have got the needquel for a sequel and they will sate themselves with a review of Top Gun: Maverick. While they can't fully remember watching the original Top Gun, this one serves as a good reminder of what happened in that movie because it seems to happen again. Join the boys as they fly into a familiar Danger Zone.
#32 - Anthony and Steve sail on with Jaws 2
Just when you thought it was safe to download another podcast - Steve and Anthony review Jaws 2. The first blockbuster yields the first blockbuster sequel and the result is a movie with significantly less bite. Join the boys as they reconcile their love for late 70's cinema with their ennui towards Roy Scheider.
#29 - Anthony and Steve salute Rocky 4
The Cold War was fought and won in the boxing ring. Spoiler alert - the good guy wins and that guy's name is Rocky &@#%ing Balboa.
Steve and Anthony continue their journey through famous sequels with a layover in Russia to watch Rocky 4. The logical next step in the Rocky franchise sees our beloved boxing hero punch Communism straight in its dirty mouth. Join the boys as they celebrate the art of American Exceptionalism.
#28 - Anthony and Steve attack Evil Dead 2
Season 3 is upon us! The boys are back to bring their unique - and often meandering - perspective on films. Steve and Anthony wish you all a Happy Halloween with their first sequel review of the new season - Evil Dead 2. Sam Raimi's middle part of his horror trilogy packs a wicked one-two punch with a blend of slapstick comedy and buckets o' blood.
#27 - Bonus Content: Anthony takes on The Green Knight
Season 3 of Cocoons of Horror will be upon us soon. In the meantime, enjoy this podcast on David Lowery's "The Green Knight." Professor Carol Parrish Jamison joins Anthony to compare the film to the original story, talk about knighthood, gift giving, and the surreal elements of the film.
Speaking of gifts, buy yourself an early Christmas present: Chivalry in Westeros: The Knightly Code of A Song of Ice and Fire
Why can’t life be like the movies?
Makes me nostalgic for the good old days in Philly when a spontaneous a capella concert would break out around a fire barrel. USA! USA!
Love the friendship between these two.
Discovered Anthony and Steve as a duo through the Baldmove network and Perfect Stranger Things podcast. I had listening to Cocoons of Horror on my podcast “to do list” for too long. I just took a deep dive and couldn’t be more tickled with the delightful combination of thoughtful conversation and humor between two friends who sincerely enjoy their time together. I am 100% here for an equally satirically and sincere comparison of the werewolf lore of “Teen Wolf”, “Monster Squad” and “An American Werewolf in London”. In just a few words, Cocoons of Horror has nards!”