Two queer horror nerds sit in a closet and revisit R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series. Season One looks at the original books, and Season Two tackles Series 2000 and Tales to Give You Goosebumps. New episodes every Monday!
S02E28 - Tales to Give You Goosebumps #3, Part 3
Andy and Alyssa continue their discussion of Even More Tales to Give You Goosebumps (Special Edition #3) with "For the Birds," "Aliens in the Garden," and "The Thumbprint of Doom." Along the way, they discuss The Staircase; taxidermy; topiary; The Shining; Alice in Wonderland; Edward Scissorhands; speculative hedge maze history; creepy hotels; The Witches; Puppet Master; unasked-for help; Phantom of the Opera; Misery; One Hour Photo; trapped souls; The Little Mermaid; Dante’s Inferno; Twilight Zone rip-offs; boomerang bullies; playing with human lives; Planet of the Apes; Battlestar Galactica; “The Invaders”; tv adaptations of short stories; Richard Matheson; The Twilight Man graphic novel; Horton Hears a Who; benevolent and malevolent overlords; The Lion King; colonial propaganda; girl crushes; superstitions; horoscopes; budding cult leaders; heists and counterschemes; Fingersmith; Saw; Hellraiser; OCD; Maria Bamford; As Good As It Gets; Fun Home; Elektra; R.L. Stine’s Superstitious; Haxan; curses; Princess Mononoke; bird theory; and the carnival circuit in the Gooseverse.. // Music by Haunted Corpse // Follow @saypodanddie on Twitter and Instagram, and get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
S02E27 - Tales to Give You Goosebumps #3, Part 2
Andy and Alyssa continue their discussion of Even More Tales to Give You Goosebumps (Special Edition #3) with "I'm Telling," "The Haunted House Game," "Change for the Strange," and "The Perfect School." Along the way, they discuss art contests, King Midas, turning to stone, Patrick Skene Catling's The Chocolate Touch, gargoyles (the creatures, the TV series, and the made-for-TV movie), Ghostbusters, the locus terribilis, games that play you, hellscapes, repetition compulsion, Shutter Island, not knowing you're dead, The Sixth Sense, Jumanji (1995), games as metaphors for trauma, ending at the beginning, S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, Southbound, diverging adolescent interests, the Rainforest Cafe, doping, Mariko and Jillian Tamaki's This One Summer, lesbians and small businesses, "The White Gown" from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, cursed fashions, Animorphs, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Angela Carter's The Tiger's Bride, safe stories, ominous retail experiences, Lord Dunsany's "The Bureau d'Echange de Maux," Harlan Ellison's "Shoppe Keeper," William F. Wu's "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium," rigid parents, Cold Spring Harbor, The Stepford Wives, 28 Days Later, Karl Capek's R.U.R., Millennium, reform school, Louis Sachar's Holes, Karen Joy Fowler's "The Pelican Bar," Brian Evenson's "A Report," and the panopticon. // Music by Haunted Corpse // Follow @saypodanddie on Twitter and Instagram, and get in touch at email@example.com
S02E26 Tales to Give You Goosebumps #3, Part 1
In the first of this three-part series covering Special Edition #3 - Even More Tales to Give You Goosebumps, Andy and Alyssa read "The Chalk Closet" "Home Sweet Home," and "Don't Wake Mummy" Along the way, they discuss 17th-century recycling; Natalie Sideserf; Dante’s Inferno; time loops; Triangle; too-strict teachers; Roald Dahl; The Third Wave; The Next Karate Kid; disappearances; And Then There Were None; insufficient square footage; the Ed Gein of frogs; mommy issues; spider women; Coraline; Arachne; Curse of the Black Widow; disproportionate punishment; Scrooged; Kafka;Toy Story; McCarthyism; Deadly Garage Sale; small-town museums and weird personal collections; Bluebeard; “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”; Frankenstein; backfiring pranks; The Lodge; The Collector; No Child Left Behind; and mumia. // Music by Haunted Corpse // Follow @saypodanddie on Twitter and Instagram, and get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
S02E25 - Horrors of the Black Ring (Goosebumps Series 2000 #18)
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps Series 2000 #18: Horrors of the Black Ring. Along they way, they discuss HR Giger’s jewelry box; slow deaths; sociopathic joiners; Barbie rating scales; A Dangerous Son; unrequited love; Angel; Maria Bafmord; Shrill; corruption; possession; ruining school events; Never Been Kissed; Grease; Daria; cursed rings; passing on a curse; The Ring; Breaking Bad; Monkeybone; Problematic Teachers; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; Hangsaman; Confessions; Matilda; Loving Annabelle; transitional objects; scary children; The Bad Seed; the tv show “The Baby”; The Outsider; symbolically significant art objects; Aleister Crowley; Horrors of the Black Museum; & the carnivalesque.. // Music by Haunted Corpse // Follow @saypodanddie on Twitter and Instagram, and get in touch at email@example.com
S02E24 - The Werewolf in the Living Room (Goosebumps Series 2000 #17)
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps Series 2000 #17: The Werewolf in the Living Room. Along they way, they discuss Fritz Haarmann; shark tooth necklaces; Mario jokes; werewolf teeth; bifurcated story form; The Bailey School Kids; human trafficking; merchandizing; raisin squares; Teddy Roosevelt; Sylvia Likens; the layered look; following someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing; Moby Dick; The Glass Castle; erratic parents; Russian Doll; Home Improvement; The Host; Squid Game; Homer Simpson; The People Under the Stairs; imprisonment horror; The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo; The Girl in the Box; being repulsed by your own hunger; Raw; Uzumaki; dangerous woods; Antichrist; the difference between good movies and movies you like; the Pied Piper of Hamlin; bad sheriffs; Texas Chainsaw Massacre; the sheriff of Nottingham; Desperation; amulets; Pirates of the Caribbean; The Hunchback of Notre Dame; kidnapping; Mommy is a Murderer; Gold Fame Citrus; Big Daddy; Tucker and Dale v. Evil; Leviathan; Teen Wolf; The Lost World; surprise second monsters; Lake Placid; Scream; & eastern Europe in the Gooseverse. // Music by Haunted Corpse // Follow @saypodanddie on Twitter and Instagram, and get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
S02E23 - The Mummy Walks (Goosebumps Series 2000 #16)
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps Series 2000 #16: The Mummy Walks. Along they way, they discuss some first-rate #FoodWatch; hijacking; the basis of national economies; Jeep safety; snake wranglers; Shirley Jackson’s “Paranoia”; the Black Mirror episode “White Bear”; Old Enough; Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay; The Da Vinci Code; secret royalty; The Princess Diaries; middle eastern political conflict; Jesus Christ Superstar; upsetting Easter egg hunts; Left Behind; double-crossing dames; Get Out; 1984; James Bond; The Killers; Bound; Game of Thrones; the Necronomicon; Walter Benjamin; the repatriation of human remains; King Hezekiah; the oldest mummies; and yellow sapphires. // Music by Haunted Corpse // Follow @saypodanddie on Twitter and Instagram, and get in touch at email@example.com
As a huge Goosebumps fan growing up, this is the podcast I need right now. The expansion of my understanding of these stories that this podcast brings is so awesome! Their analysis goes deep and is very interesting always. Great stuff give it a listen! It’s also just so much fun to experience these stories again in any capacity. My mind was blown by the end of the first episode. Keep listening its good audio entertainment!
overanalyzing low art is my JAM
Can’t get enough!
Brilliant digs into one of my fave childhood book series, this is a really special & unique pod and one of my faves 🖤