73 episodes

Yes, we know. Another horror podcast. But... we’re Black! Join Jared Hudson and Lauren La Melle as they take on a movie from the horror zeitgeist and pick it apart in ways they hope to start a conversation amongst listeners. Tune in every Thursday as they unpack Blackness in horror classics... or the lack-there-of.

ScaryCrit: A Black Horror Podcast ScaryCrit

    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 14 Ratings

Yes, we know. Another horror podcast. But... we’re Black! Join Jared Hudson and Lauren La Melle as they take on a movie from the horror zeitgeist and pick it apart in ways they hope to start a conversation amongst listeners. Tune in every Thursday as they unpack Blackness in horror classics... or the lack-there-of.

    Spaulding's Capstone - House of 1000 Corpses

    Spaulding's Capstone - House of 1000 Corpses

    In E73, we venture through the gory, insane funhouse that is Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses  (2003). Join Lauren, Jared, and Intern Andrew as we chat about the pure unconventionality of the editing and narrative style in this film, Sid Haig's beloved performance as Captain Spaulding, and why (or, in a certain somebody's case, why not) this film is a foundational horror film.
     
    Timestamps
    6:44 - Negronomicon 
    28:27 - Crit
    1:14:00 - Final Curls 
    Find Us Online
    Website: www.scarycritpodcast.com
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/scarycritpodcast
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/scarycritpodcast
    Credits
    Host and Producer: Lauren La Melle - instagram.com/laurenlamelle
    Host and Editor: Jared Hudson - instagram.com/blossomsandbooks93
    Production Intern: Andrew Fernie - instagram.com/andrewfernie.films
    Communications Intern: Mikayla Wells

    Gems from Episode 72
    Wrong Turn (2003)Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009)Final Destination 6 (TBD)Freaks (2018)Ready or Not (2019)Scream (1996)Scream (2022)The Matrix: Resurrections (2021)Halloween (2018)Final Destination 2 (2003)Final Destination 3 (2006)Final Destination 5 (2011)The Nun 2 (TBD)Euphoria (2019)Don’t Let Go (2019)The Invisible Man (2020)A Wrinkle in Time (2018)The Conjuring (2013)Pearl (2022)Barbarian (2022)Hereditary (2018)X (2022)Midnight Mass (2021)Wizard of Oz (1939)The Lighthouse (2019)MaXXXine (2023)Artist Unknown (TBD)Tell Me Lies (2022)House of 1000 Corpses (2003)Halloween (2007)Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982)Halloween II (2009)The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)The Rocky Picture Horror Show (1975)School Daze (1988)The Music Man (1962)Wolf Creek (2005)Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)House (1977)Belly (1998)The Lords of Salem (2012)The Office (2005)Ganja & Hess (1973)Friday the 13th (1980)Jason X (2001)Amityville in Space (2022)The Devil’s Rejects (2005)The Munsters (2022)Sorority House Massacre (1986)Malignant (2021)PIZZAFACE: KILLIVERY (2022) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUqrCcbVK9s)

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Paranormal Pavlov - Paranormal Activity (2007)

    Paranormal Pavlov - Paranormal Activity (2007)

    According to Lauren, it's officially spooky season! What better way to ring in the Halloween Spirit than by covering one of the creepiest found footage films in the genre, Paranormal Activity (2007)?  Aside from taking a peek at what made this film so noteworthy and effective, we also wonder about Micah and Katie's economic situational awareness, their frightfully  toxic relationship dynamic, how writer and director Oren Peli "trained" us to jump when scared, and of course the film's genius marketing.

    So yeah, what does happen when you sleep? But better question is what happens to when you listen to a new episode of ScaryCrit? Good things, we hope! Enjoy, Critters!

    Timestamps
    4:53 - Negronomicon
    31:08 - Crit
    1:57:07 - Final Curls
    Find Us Online
    Website: www.scarycritpodcast.com
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/scarycritpodcast
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/scarycritpodcast
    Credits
    Host and Producer: Lauren La Melle - instagram.com/laurenlamelle
    Host and Editor: Jared Hudson - instagram.com/blossomsandbooks93
    Production Intern: Andrew Fernie
    Communications Intern: Mikayla Wells

    Gems from Episode 72
    Barbarian (2022)The Cursed (2022)The Black Phone (2022)Nope (2022)Whitest Kids U'Know  (2007)Parasite (2019)The Strangers (2008)The Dark and the Wicked (2020)Gone Girl (2014)X (2022)Pearl (2022)The Little Mermaid (2023)Don’t Worry Darlin (2022)Red Table Talk (2018)I’m Glad My Mom Died (Jennette McCurdy, Simon and Schuster, 2022, Print)Victorious (2010)Zoey 101 (2005)That’s So Raven (2003)Boy Meets World (2000)7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (Stuart Turton, Raven Books, 2018, Print)The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Taylor Jenkins Reid, Atria Books, 2017, Print)Happy Death Day (2017)Groundhog Day (1993)Clue (1985)And Then There Were None (1945)Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022)Paranormal Activity (2007)Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)The Blair Witch Project (1999)Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)The Conjuring (2013)Saw (2005)Hostel (2005)The Ring (2002)The Exorcist (1973)The Omen (1976)Carrie (1976)Poltergeist (1982)The Shining (1980)Cloverfield (2008)Quarantine (2008)Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. (2022)Jeen-Yuhs (2022)Lovecraft Country (Matt Ruff, HarperCollins, 2016, Print)Insidious (2010)High School Musical (2006)Married at First Sight (2014)Psycho (1960)The Stepford Wives (2004)

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Backwoods Top 40 - Wrong Turn (2003)

    Backwoods Top 40 - Wrong Turn (2003)

    It's your typical group-of-young-adults-get-stranded/stuck-in-a-remote-location-and-then-get-hunted-down-by-the-savage-cannibalistic-locals picture but you know what? That's what makes it work! Have a seat with Lauren and Jared as they discuss 2003's backwoods horror romp Wrong Turn. Our hosts get into why they each consider it foundational in their horror upbringings and why the film following  a tried and true formula makes it such a palatable piece in the genre.

    Timestamps
    11:17 - Negronomicon
    22:41 - Crit
    1:11:14 - Final Curls
    Find Us Online
    Website: www.scarycritpodcast.com
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/scarycritpodcast
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/scarycritpodcast
    Credits
    Host and Producer: Lauren La Melle - instagram.com/laurenlamelle
    Host and Editor: Jared Hudson - instagram.com/blossomsandbooks93
    Production Intern: Andrew Fernie
    Communications Intern: Mikayla Wells

    Gems from Episode 71
    The Walking Dead (2010)Thief (2014, video game)Thief: Deadly Shadows (2004, video game)Thief: The Dark Project (1998, video game)Scream 6 (2023)Bring it On (2000)Bring it On: Cheer or Die (2022)Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey (2022)Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997)King Kong: Skull Island (2017)Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (1991)Wrong Turn (2003)Tales from the Darkside (1983)The Twilight Zone (1959)Wrong Turn 2 (2006)The Photograph (2020)Friday the 13th (1980)Nope (2022)Halloween (1978)Hills Have Eyes (1977)The Last House on the Left (1972)Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009)Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort (2014)Wrong Turn (2021)Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993)Final Destination 2 (2003)The Famous Jett Jackson (1998)Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)Ghost Ship (2002)Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)May (2002)Air Bud (2007)The Cabin in the Woods (2011)Black Mirror (2011)Charmed (1998)Twilight (2008)House of Wax (2005)Horizon: Zero Dawn (2017, video game)The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)Escape Room (2019)Psycho (2960)How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America (Mystery Writers of America, Simon and Schuster, 2021, Print)Final Destination 3 (2006)Thirteen Ghosts (2001)The Ring (2002)The Strangers (2008)The Conjuring (2013)Insidious (2010)Resident Evil (2002)Sleepy Hollow (1999)Harry Potter (film series) (2001)Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. (2022)Greenleaf (2020)Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Surviving Wonderland - Resident Evil (2002)

    Surviving Wonderland - Resident Evil (2002)

     A digital Red Queen, glimpse of white rabbits, what could be seen as zombified "cards," and an amnesia-afflicted girl named Alice... Who knew Resident Evil (2002) could be seen as the action-horror remix of a beloved fairytale? We discuss this and more in our 70th(!) episode, like what sets Resident Evil apart from other video-game adaptations, the icon that is Michelle Rodriguez, understanding the complexities of the story as an adult and what one Karl Marx might think of Alice's adventure down in the Hive if he gave the movie a watch.

    Timestamps
    6:05 - Negronomicon
    25:42 - Crit
    1:18:33 - Final Curls
    Find Us Online
    Website: www.scarycritpodcast.com
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/scarycritpodcast
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/scarycritpodcast
    Credits
    Host and Producer: Lauren La Melle - instagram.com/laurenlamelle
    Host and Editor: Jared Hudson - instagram.com/blossomsandbooks93
    Production Intern: Andrew Fernie
    Communications Intern: Mikayla Wells

    Gems from Episode 70
    Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)Killer Klowns from Outer Space (2023, video game)The Aristocats (1970)The Front Room (upcoming)The Northman (2022)I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)Rosemary’s Baby (1968)Nope (2022)The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)Westworld (2016)Game of Thrones (2011)Infinity Train (2019)Driftwood (cancelled)American Horror Stories (2021)Annie (2014)Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)The Ring (2002)Resident Evil (2002)Super Mario Bros. (1993)Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)Tomb Raider (2018)Resident Evil Gaidan (2001, video game)Twisted Metal (1995)Doom (2005)Detective Pickachu (2019)Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)Werewolves Within (2021)Super Mario (2023)Final Destination 2 (2003)Silent Hill (2006)Aliens (1986)Mortal Kombat (1995)Eragon (2006)Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City (2021)Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)The Mummy (1999)Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, Macmillan, 1865, Print)Paper Mario (2001, video game)3 A.M. (2001)Girlfight (2000)The Fast and the Furious (2001)Blue Crush (2002)Resident Evil (2022)The Descent (2005)The Walking Dead (2012)3,000 Years of Longing (2022)Rap Sh!t (2022)House of the Dragon (2022)

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Furthermore - Insidious (2010)

    Furthermore - Insidious (2010)

    Join us as we journey into The Further to discuss one of the most effective PG-13 horror films in modern memory: Insidious (2010). One-word title mastery, first reactions to the film, the dissonant score, and how scary we still find this movie are just a few things Lauren and Jared get into this week.

    Timestamps
    9:42 - Negronomicon
    43:56 - Crit
    1:37:32 - Final Curls


    Find Us Online
    Website: www.scarycritpodcast.com
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/scarycritpodcast
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/scarycritpodcast
    Credits
    Host and Producer: Lauren La Melle - instagram.com/laurenlamelle
    Host and Editor: Jared Hudson - instagram.com/blossomsandbooks93
    Production Intern: Andrew Fernie
    Communications Intern: Mikayla Wells

    Gems from Episode 68
    The Godfather (1972)Beast (2022)3000 Years of Longing (2022)Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022)The Hateful 8 (2015)Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)The Dark Knight Rises (2012)The Call (2013)Monsters University (2013)Wednesday (2022)Nevermore (Kate Flynn and Kit Trace, Webtoon, 2022, Digital)The Walking Dead (2010)Insecure (2016)Midnight Mass (2021)Scream (2022)Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)The Fallout (2021)The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020)Waiting… (2005)The Addams Family (2019)The Addams Family 2 (2021)Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)The Sandman (2022)Orphan: First Kill (2022)Orphan (2009)Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)Dead End: Paranormal Park (2022)I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)Psycho (1998)Cabin Fever (2016)Cabin Fever (2003)The Birds (1963)Psycho (1960)Citizen Kane (1941)Generation (2021)Sesame Street (1969)Infinity Train (2019)The Thin Man (1934)Charmed (1998)Teen Titans (2003)Samurai Jack (2001)Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)Summer Camp Island (2018)The Dark Crystal (1982)The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)Saw (2004)Insidious (2010)The Conjuring (2013)Paper Mario (video game) (2001)Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)Evil Dead (2013)In Time (2011)SpongeBob SquarePants (1999)Game of Thrones (2011)Malignant (2021)Bridesmaids (2011)Charlie’s Angels (2000)Lights Out (2016)Annabelle creation (2017)Lights Out (short) (2013)Poltergeist (1982)Halloween Ends (2022)Outlast (video game) (2013)The Blair Witch Project (1999)Us (2019)Get Out (2017)Candyman (2021)Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)The Sun Dog (Stephen King, Signet, 1990, Print)House of the Dragon (2022)The Last of Us (2023)The Last of Us (video game) (2013)A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)Halloween (1979)Jurassic Park (1993)

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Death Rattle and Roll - The Grudge (2004)

    Death Rattle and Roll - The Grudge (2004)

    Jared and Lauren take on the curse of Kayako in 2004's The Grudge.  They discuss what made it so scary, the effectiveness of the non-linear storytelling, PG-13 vs. the unrated version,  the complexity of the story, and how it personally changed what horror could look like for us.
    Timestamps
    3:00 - Audience Question
    26:42 - Negronomicon
    42:00 - Crit
    1:34:44 - Final Curls
    Find Us Online
    - Website: www.scarycritpodcast.com
    - Twitter: http://twitter.com/scarycritpodcast
    - Instagram: http://instagram.com/scarycritpodcast 
    Credits
    - Host and Producer: Lauren La Melle - instagram.com/laurenlamelle 
    - Host and Editor: Jared Hudson - instagram.com/blossomsandbooks93
    - Production Intern: Andrew Fernie
    - Communications Intern: Mikayla Wells

    Gems from Episode 68
    Pod Meets World Courage the Cowardly Dog (1996)Finding Nemo (2003)Eyes Without a Face (1960)Parasyte: The Maxim (2014)The Thing (1982)Castlevania (2017)Love Death + Robots (2019)Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994)Invader Zim (2001)The Frog Prince (1971)Saw (2004)Scream (2022)Halloween (2019)Saw V (2008)Jigsaw (2017)Saw: The Final Chapter (2010)The Sandman (2022)Day Shift (2022)From Dusk till Dawn (1996)John Wick (2014)Army of the Dead (2021)Army of Thieves (2021)The Afterparty (2022)Werewolves Within (2021)Only Murders in the Building (2021)Take Me Out (2022)Murder, She Wrote (1984)Gone Girl (2014)Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn, Crown Publishing Group, 2012, Print)Game of Thrones (2011)Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)Hercules (1997)Coraline (2009)Ironheart (2023)Precious (2009)The Ring (2002)The Strangers (2008)The Grudge (2004)Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (2003)The Faculty (1998)Girl, Interrupted (1999)She’s All That (1999)But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)Twin Peaks (1990)Child’s Play 2 (1990)Tales from the Crypt (1989)Suicide Club (2001)Audition (1999)Private Practice (2007)Anacondas: Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)Something’s Gotta Give (2003)The Stepford Wives (2005)I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997)Scooby Doo 2 : Monsters Unleashed (2004)Pulse (2006)Dark Water (2005)The Grudge (2020)The Grudge (2006)Silent Hill (2006)The Amityville Horror (1979)Paranormal Activity (2007)My Bloody Valentine (1981)Halloween (1978)Friday the 13th (1980)A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)The Conjuring (2013)Thirteen Ghosts (2001)Scary Movie (2001)The Haunting (1999)House on Haunted Hill (1999)Bones (2001)Seventeen Again (2000)

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Retro_Ninja ,

Great horror show with a fresh perspective

After listening to horror podcasts for nearly 15 years, I find that most current shows have very few new insights to add to the conversation. Jared and Lauren, however, offer a refreshing perspective and challenge me to take a second look at movies that I’ve seen time and time again.

Edi549 ,

Amazing

The host have amazing chemistry. The insight into horror is so authentic and new,. For someone who doesn’t watch horror movies the perspective and enjoyment found in these episodes inspires me to want to watch more.

_pinkmist ,

Great Podcast

Love this show! Lardeen and Jared have such a good time on the show. I love the pop culture section and the analysis of the films is always a wealth of knowledge. You can tell they really love these movies.

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