65 episodes

Welcome fellow story addicts! Join host Drew Hellmich and co-hosts Matt & Bryan Hellmich as they talk trivia, compare, analyze, and review early drafts of screenplays and other source materials that were crucial blueprints that led to the creation of films we all love!

Available on iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, and YouTube

Screenplay Junkie Drew Hellmich

    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 20 Ratings

Welcome fellow story addicts! Join host Drew Hellmich and co-hosts Matt & Bryan Hellmich as they talk trivia, compare, analyze, and review early drafts of screenplays and other source materials that were crucial blueprints that led to the creation of films we all love!

Available on iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, and YouTube

    065 - "Hubie Halloween"

    065 - "Hubie Halloween"

    The Netflix original movie "Hubie Halloween" (2020) is a family/comedy/horror film about Hubie Dubois, a figure of mockery for kids and adults who is devoted to his hometown of Salem and its Halloween celebration. But when something goes bump in the night this year, it's up to Hubie to save Halloween. Directed by Steven Brill and written by Adam Sandler & Tim Herlihy, it stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, and has cameos of many other Sandler regulars. Tune in as we talk the plot, Hubie's character, Adam Sandler movie homages & classic horror homages that make their way into this film, and finally wonder whether or not "Hubie Halloween" is worth the watch or is just another disappointing Sandler and crew movie. THANK YOU FOR 2 YEARS OF SCREENPLAY JUNKIE!

    Created by Drew Hellmich
    Written by Drew, Matt, and Bryan Hellmich
    Produced by Drew Hellmich
    Music by Bryan Hellmich
    Edited by Drew Hellmich

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    • 35 min
    064 - "American Horror Story" (Pilot)

    064 - "American Horror Story" (Pilot)

    FRIGHT FEST is back! Created by the talented genre chameleons Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk, the FX original anthology series "American Horror Story" (2011 - ongoing) is a horror show that centers on different characters, settings, and storylines from season to season and has starred many actors like Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, Taissa Farmiga, Finn Wittrock, Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, and many others. But it must start with a pilot. And in this case, Murder House. Tune in as we go over the seasons and see how they're generally ranked to audiences, compare the pilot script to the first episode, talk the characters and their depth, and explain why AHS Murder House is a fresh take on the 'haunted house' subgenre.

    Created by Drew Hellmich
    Written by Drew, Matt, and Bryan Hellmich
    Produced by Drew Hellmich
    Music by Bryan Hellmich
    Edited by Drew Hellmich

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    • 45 min
    063 - "The Wrong Missy"

    063 - "The Wrong Missy"

    Directed by Tyler Spindel and written by Chris Pappas and Kevin Barnett, the Netflix original "The Wrong Missy" (2020) is a romantic comedy that stars David Spade, Lauren Lapkus, Nick Swardson, Jackie Sandler, and Rob Schneider. Backed by Adam Sandler's production company Happy Madison, it's about a man who thinks he's invited the woman of his dreams on a work retreat to Hawaii, but realizes too late that he's mistakenly texted someone from a nightmare blind date. Tune in as we make predictions before the film like who is the right Missy, how annoying will the wrong Missy be, will this follow the formula of a typical rom-com, will Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider play ridiculous characters, will this be another bad Adam Sandler and crew vacation movie, talk the plot and review after our viewing, and more!

    Created by Drew Hellmich
    Written by Drew, Matt, and Bryan Hellmich
    Produced by Drew Hellmich
    Music by Bryan Hellmich
    Edited by Drew Hellmich

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    https://soundcloud.com/pheelsmusic
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    • 37 min
    062 - "Maximum Overdrive"

    062 - "Maximum Overdrive"

    Directed and written by the legendary Stephen King, "Maximum Overdrive" (1986) is an insane action/comedy/horror/sci-fi movie that stars Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, and Yeardley Smith about a group of people who try to survive in a highway diner when machines start to come alive and become homicidal. But did you know that it's based on Stephen King's 1973 short story "Trucks"? Join the ride as we go over trivia like which rock band made the music for the film and which rock singer King wanted to cast as the lead role, discuss the short story compared to the film, and come to the conclusion that even one of the greatest writers of all time can make a bad movie.

    Created by Drew Hellmich
    Written by Drew, Matt, and Bryan Hellmich
    Produced by Drew Hellmich
    Music by Bryan Hellmich
    Edited by Drew Hellmich

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    https://soundcloud.com/pheelsmusic
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    • 40 min
    061 - "The Babadook"

    061 - "The Babadook"

    Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, "The Babadook" (2014) is an Australian drama/horror monster/psychological film that stars Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman about a single mother and her child who fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children's book titled "Mister Babadook" manifests in their home. What is the Babadook? Is it a real monster? Or is it a suppressed hateful/violent part of Amelia's psyche? Tune in as we talk trivia, discuss the main characters and their emotional relationship, go over what the Babadook is, talk the creepy pop up book "Mister Babadook", and dig into Amelia's disintegration and the ending of this layered horror story. Also, jam out to Bryan's new song: Stranger featuring Victoria Owsnett!

    Stranger - Pheels feat. Victoria Owsnett
    http://songwhip.com/pheels/stranger

    Created by Drew Hellmich
    Written by Drew, Matt, and Bryan Hellmich
    Produced by Drew Hellmich
    Music by Bryan Hellmich
    Edited by Drew Hellmich

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    https://soundcloud.com/pheelsmusic
    https://www.instagram.com/bheat.beats/

    • 43 min
    060 - "High School Musical"

    060 - "High School Musical"

    Unsticking ourselves from the status quo, this is the first musical we've covered on this show. Directed by Kenny Ortega and written by Peter Barsocchini "High School Musical" (2006) is an extremely successful Disney channel original about a popular high school athlete and an academically gifted girl who get roles in their school's musical and develop a friendship that threatens East High's social order that stars Zac Efron, Vannessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, and Corbin Bleu. In this highly requested listener episode we discuss our thoughts on musicals, its similarities with Grease (1978), dig into trivia, and talk the songs we liked the most and which ones not so much. Don't lie, you know you loved it!

    Created by Drew Hellmich
    Written by Drew, Matt, and Bryan Hellmich
    Produced by Drew Hellmich
    Music by Bryan Hellmich
    Edited by Drew Hellmich

    Follow us on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/screenplay_junkie/

    Check out Bryan's music here:
    https://soundcloud.com/pheelsmusic
    https://www.instagram.com/bheat.beats/

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

havensiebw ,

Fun, educational, and hilariously entertaining.

These guys are so much fun to listen to, especially as a movie lover myself. I don’t know why that dude reviewed this as “trash”, because that is the furthest thing from this podcast. Definitely worth the listen and the subscribe!

TheDescentPodcast ,

Great movie podcast!

These guys compare and contrast screenplays with its respective film in such a compelling way. It’s filled with interesting facts, personal opinions, and brotherly banter. As someone who reads a lot of screenplays it’s awesome hearing about the ones I haven’t read. Highly recommend this podcast!

-Mikey P. Jr

ErnestTBass11 ,

Good stuff for movie lovers

These guys clearly have a passion for what they do and have fun doing it. As a movie lover they deliver with interesting facts I never knew about movies I love and they compare early screenplays to films which is cool. Don’t listen to the one star bums who probably sit at home and don’t have the guts to do something creative with their spare time. Overall nothing out there like it great show.

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