The Flop House is a bi-monthly audio podcast, devoted to the worst in recent film. Your hosts (Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington) watch a questionable film just before each episode, and then engage in an unscripted, slightly inebriated discussion, focusing on the movie's shortcomings and occasional delights.
Ep. #354 - The Unholy, with Gillian Flynn
Bestselling author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn joins us to discuss The Unholy, a horror movie about a miracle-working tree.
FH Mini 40 - TuBoy Talkin' Tube to 2 Dudes Tonight, That's Right 2
Stuart's most ostentatiously-named mini format makes a triumphant return, as he talks to us about the Emmys, and current TV in general.
Ep. #353 - The Turning, with Hallie Haglund
Hallie Haglund joins us for our first SHOCKTOBER episode of 2021, to discuss the updated Turn of the Screw adaptation The Turning.
FH Mini 39 - We Talk to a Super Mario Bros. Screenwriter
We talk a bit with one of Super Mario Bros.'s screenwriters, Mr. Parker Bennett.
Ep. #352 - Black Easter
Finally a movie dares ask the question "What if someone killed Jesus slightly earlier?"
FH Mini 38 - The Movies That Didn't Make Us
Dan quizzes Elliott and Stu on big Hollywood movies that the world has mostly forgotten.
my long overdue 5-star review
One of the few podcasts I’ve never missed in the entire time I’ve been listening.
Great Movie Podcast
This podcast has been such a pleasure to listen to, it’s by far one of my favorite movie review podcast. The guys always give me a ton lol of laughs, and are amazing to listen to during long drives.
Listen to the earlier episodes
The banter in the earlier episodes- especially the shocktober specials- is hilarious. Sometimes the hosts would say something a little off color but it never strayed too far. Unfortunately, they don’t appear to be having fun anymore and it shows. Each show is weighed down by constant apologizing for jokes and anything deemed even remotely offensive. Conversely, the hosts- especially Elliot- delight in dunking on anything viewed as conservative or even slightly right-of-center. It was pretty clear where the hosts stood politically in earlier episodes but it was never the focal point. It’s worth nothing that these aren’t original talking points either- it’s the same over trodden meme-worthy one liners that abound on social media and everywhere else. I get enough of this from everywhere else in life and it’s zapped the fun from this podcast. Five for earlier episodes. One for the newer. That’s why i landed on three.
Update: I’ve made the decision to stop listening and supporting max fun. I stuck around for shocktober and barely laughed. Even the callbacks which used to be fun felt rote (ex- Dan asks Hallie if she’s see a ghost yet. She says nope. That’s the joke…). Furthermore, on a previous episode, Stuart identified an actor that they shouldn’t like in the movie being reviewed. Elliot asked what the actor did and Stuart couldn’t remember so they settled on him having a conservative viewpoint (ie different from theirs) as sufficient validation. It’s amazing that they aren’t self aware enough to see how shallow and off putting this is but then have the nerve to wax about politics and society during their “comedy podcast.” All in all, I’d come back if they just did adventure zone crossovers but otherwise, I think this has run its course.