Who’s ready to get spooky? If it makes you jump, scream, or even just laugh, we'll be breaking it down on the new scariest day of the week. Hosted by Monica Heidt (@monicaheidt) Chelsea Duff (@duffcch) and Sydney Thompson (@radio.syd). Follow Spooky Tuesday (@spooky_tuesday) on both Instagram, Twitter and TikTok! Our spooky tunes are brought to you by Tamara Simons (@gr818_) and our artwork is done by Mary Murphy (@the_moon_omg).
Fear (1996): "A Rollercoaster Ride"
Wild horses couldn’t drag us away from Fear (1996). On this week’s Spooky Tuesday, we’re talking about Reese Witherspoon’s much-under-discussed film, a cautionary tale about what happens when you get involved with Mark Wahlberg. If you ask us, this should be a mandatory viewing for all teenager girls — at least for the style inspo, if not the life lessons — and we’re doing our part to remind everyone to go watch it right now.
Midsommar (2019): "The Aly & AJ of it All"
It’s mid-summer, baby, and you know what that means: It’s time we covered Midsommar (2019) on Spooky Tuesday. On our latest episode, we’re honoring the super long film by sharing a super long episode (which is to say that we just could not stop talking about it and dissecting it and debating aspects of it). From Mark’s shocking resemblance to Sid from Toy Story to the Aly & AJ of it all, we’re diving deep into everything that makes Midsommar the perfect mid-summer movie.
Friday the 13th (1980): "Pee After Sex"
There’s only one thing you need to know about Friday the 13th (1980) ahead of time: Kevin Bacon’s butt is in it. In a new episode of Spooky Tuesday, we’re heading back to camp right alongside ghombie Jason (and Fear Street Pt 2). In the first installment of one of horror’s most famous franchises, we’re exploring how the stories do and don’t connect, what films are referenced and what films reference this one, and acknowledging camp director Steve Christy as the bisexual icon he is.
The Hills Have Eyes (2006): "What The F**k"
Did a gas station attendant give us bad directions somewhere along the way? This week’s Spooky Tuesday took us into radioactive territory with The Hills Have Eyes (2006), a Wes Craven reboot that explores both global and domestic politics, the desolation of the desert, and a shockingly relevant pair of yabbos.
The Lost Boys (1987): "Sexy, Sexy"
We can’t believe it’s almost over, but we’re closing out Pride Month here at Spooky Tuesday with the film that’s simultaneously the least canonically gay and most subtextually gay out of the films we covered this month, The Lost Boys. Featuring the two Coreys, Kiefer Sutherland, and Richard GIlmore himself, this ‘80s classic teaches us — as cohost Monica put it — the ever important lesson: Motorcycles are a gateway drug.
What Keeps You Alive (2018): "Gatekeep. Gaslight. Girl Boss."
How many films can say they feature a row boat chase scene? In a new episode of Spooky Tuesday, we’re talking about What Keeps You Alive (2018), a film that both delivers on the gay shit front and only gets crazier from there. With two wives heading into the woods (somewhere Sydney would tell you that you should NEVER go), things are bound to go bad — but this movie truly gives a new meaning to gatekeep, gaslight, girl boss.
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I hate horror movies. That’s why I listen to this podcast. Chelsea, Monica, and Sydney fulfill the much needed service of unpacking and digesting iconic horror movies so I don’t have to even watch them. Thanks to them, I can feel comfortable in casual conversations about horror movies at parties without people knowing that I am secretly a fragile little pansy. I don’t have to watch the entire Scream franchise to know who the emotional support himbo is. Thank you, Spooky Tuesday. Thank you.
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