Ruined is a weekly movie podcast in which horror aficionado Halle Kiefer unpacks a different spooky film for her squeamish friend and co-host, Alison Leiby, who can’t stomach watching horror herself, but is dying to know the twists. Every week the hosts "ruin" a horror movie, from slashers to home invasions, creature features to the supernatural, they cover it all! Horror fans, scaredy cats, and film buffs are all welcome. Listen to new episodes of Ruined every Tuesday.
Halle and Alison tackle a movie they have BOTH seen and, well, it's basically like any other episode. Enjoy as they ruin The Shining.
The Empty Man
Halle and Alison go from a crevasse to a cult to ruin The Empty Man.
30 Days of Night
Halle and Alison say goodbye to the sun and hello to vampires to ruin 30 Days of Night.
Black Christmas (1974)
Halle and Alison sip sherry and sort out stalkers to ruin Black Christmas.
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Halle and Alison find neither books nor shadows while ruining Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2.
Halle and Alison chase urban legends and art reviews to ruin 2021's Candyman.
To all the people who didn’t pay attention…
This show is exactly what it tells you it will be and every negative review talks about expectations that are not related to the show’s purpose.
Let’s recap the show’s description: Movies. Explained. By someone who enjoys watching scary movies. For someone who is too scared to watch scary movies.
Not one word about ‘insight’ promised. No ‘analysis’ or deeper purpose. Allison was a film major. Halle is a fantastic storyteller. The end.
Also, it’s hosted by the head writer of one of the most popular super-liberal podcasts in the world. It’s produced by crooked media. ***If you listened to the show thinking it would not include talking current events & politics occasionally, that’s on you.***
“Hallison” are just the best. (Honorable mention to Riz, cat of the pod) These two are as entertaining while being serious consumers of cinema as they are when they can barely control their own laugh attacks. And the puns -my god- the sheer volume of puns. If you came here for a fun time, welcome to the party - and as always… you must… we beg of you… keep it spooky ;)
It’s like Too Scary; Didn’t Watch but a lot more formal and less funny. It’s just okay imo. Their are better podcasts that do the same exact thing.
Edit to add: in the episode about Raw: did they really insinuate that fatphobia is only a French problem and doesn’t happen in America?
Oof did I really just have to fast forward 20 whole minutes to get to the actual episode and past the random ramblings? I get that banter is par for the course but 20 minutes is…egregious.