The Pod and The Pendulum is a new horror movie podcast covering every movie in every franchise. From heavy hitters like Friday the 13th, to the direct-to-video titles like Subspecies, we've got you covered.
Naked American Balloon Thievery Alert: AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
Beware the moon, listeners! This week, we're taking a break from the format and covering a one-off movie, and it just happens to be Mike's favorite horror movie of all time: John Landis' An American Werewolf in London. Lindsay needed to take the week off for TIFF, so Mike's brought on a pair of fantastic guests to fill her shoes, KiIll By Kill's Gena Radcliffe joins us to discuss how this movie turned her into a lifelong horror fan, and Daily Grindhouse's Jessica Scott is on board to talk about how much this movie has meant to her over the years. Long time listeners are in for a treat as Mike goes off on why Werewolf is indirectly responsible for his marriage.
THE CONJURING 3: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT
This week we're joined by Bloody Disgusting's Meag Navarro to talk about he latest entry to the Conjuring universe. We say goodbye to this series (for now at least) as Lindsay and Meg try to convince Mike how this one compares favorable to the first two. Mike has his doubts about that. Tackling the only documented case where "demonic possession" was used as a courtroom defense, this time around the Warren's are trying to hunt down the demonic forces possessing Arne Johnson, a young man that killed is landlord. Continuing the series' trend of setting up future spinoff movies, the third film sometimes feels like it's setting up its own Legion of Doom to do battle with the do-gooder Warrens.
MINISODE:THE NIGHT HOUSE REVIEW & MOM & DAD [Patreon Excerpt]
Hey listeners. We hope you enjoy this mini episode that highlights what we're offering our patrons. Right now, we've set a goal of $150 a month. Once we hit that goal, we'll be adding reviews of the most current fare hitting theaters, VOD & streaming services. We're about two-thirds of the way to that goal as we hit publish, and could use your help getting over the hump.
All of our patrons receive access to a full length bonus show every month. To that end, here's an extended excerpt from our latest show, where we cover the bonkers Nic Cage / Selma Blair "parents out to murder their kids" jam, MOM & DAD. We're joined by Petras, host of the all things Nic Cage podcast, CAGED IN.
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ANNABELLE COMES HOME
This week we welcome the the cohost of the long running horror podcast Kill By Kill, Patrick Hamilton to the show. We're in the home stretch of our Conjuring covering with a hell of a fun entry into the "teens trapped in a warped haunted house" subgenre of movie. This one tries to tie the spinoffs more directly to the main movies, and it does a pretty swell job of it. Does it feel like they're sometimes trying to throw too many potential spin off characters on screen at times? Sure. Does it mostly work? Hell yes.
THE NUN Listen or get rapped across the knuckles with a ruler
This week, Stephen Foxworthy of the Disenfranchised podcast joins us once again. This week we dive into the second character and third movie to spin off the Conjuring, with 2018's The Nun. With its gothic horror trappings, including gorgeous castles shot on location in Romania, this feels like an attempt to do Hammer Horror, minus all that pesky sexual undercurrent stuff percolating underneath. We talk about what works, how The Nun fits into the Conjuring series as a whole, and why Catholicism is ripe for horror storytelling in this entertaining AF episode.
F*****g dolls man.
This week Mike and Lindsay tackle the midpoint of the Conjuring movies, Annabelle Creation. David Sanberg's follow-up to his own hit, Light's Out, gets to step out of the shadows a bit with this haunted house tale that mostly works by putting kids in incredible danger, but at time suffers from bloat and repetition. Hear what else we have to say.
This is a compelling podcast
I started listening because of Mike on psychoanalysis and then never stopped !
This is a great Horror podcast.
I got hooked on this podcast during their deep dive on the Elm Street series a while back. I can’t recommend it enough.
an okay pod with an ever-changing cast/format
This is an okay podcast. The co-host changes midway through their run; she's less provacative but equally know-it-all horror nerd who dominates the conversation with her own personal interests. The other host Mike mispronounces a lot of words (Janet Leigh and Leigh Whannel come up frequently and Leigh is always pronounced Lay). Skip around for movies you're interested in, not worth it to listen consistently, otherwise you'll be listening to a lot of pitches for their Patreon.