143 episodes

Watch If You Dare is a podcast exploring horror cinema through the eyes of a coward and the eyes of a longtime fan. Each episode, Aaron (a horror movie monster boy) and his longtime friend Derek (a lover of the dark and macabre, but a spooky celluloid coward) watch a new movie and then attempt to put their bony fingers on why jumpscares, supernatural entities, and other phobias get under our skin. Whether you’re a hardened horror expert, a casual in a love-hate relationship with scary cinema, or just a victim of a dare, join Derek, Aaron, and the occasional guest or two and face your fears. Find new episodes of Watch If You Dare on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. Please subscribe, rate and review, and share. We are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare

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    • 5.0 • 517 Ratings

Watch If You Dare is a podcast exploring horror cinema through the eyes of a coward and the eyes of a longtime fan. Each episode, Aaron (a horror movie monster boy) and his longtime friend Derek (a lover of the dark and macabre, but a spooky celluloid coward) watch a new movie and then attempt to put their bony fingers on why jumpscares, supernatural entities, and other phobias get under our skin. Whether you’re a hardened horror expert, a casual in a love-hate relationship with scary cinema, or just a victim of a dare, join Derek, Aaron, and the occasional guest or two and face your fears. Find new episodes of Watch If You Dare on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. Please subscribe, rate and review, and share. We are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare

    Episode 140: Silver Bullet

    Episode 140: Silver Bullet

    On this episode, Aaron and Derek tackle 1985's horror film "Silver Bullet" directed by Dan Attias and adapted from Stephen King's 1983 novella "Cycle of the Werewolf." They talk about the surprising darker themes present in the flick, the creativity of Stephen King bleeding through, and the interesting character reveal of the villain. They also discuss the positive changes between King's novella and his script for this movie, the realistic sibling relationship, and many other aspects of the film. Derek called Aaron out here to admire his pretty little face.Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WatchIfYouDareWe are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Goodpods, Amazon Music, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare

    • 2 hr 23 min
    Episode 139: Midsommar w/ special guest Heather Murray

    Episode 139: Midsommar w/ special guest Heather Murray

    Aaron's wife Heather returns to the show to discuss 2019's folk horror film "Midsommar" written and directed by Ari Aster. They talk about whether or not the morality of Dani's choices in the ending matter, what it means to find true freedom, and "The Wicker Man's" massive influence on this film and folk horror as a whole. They also get into the variety of reads and themes, the familiar and unknowable nature of the fictional cult, the subdued yet visceral display of gore, and many other aspects of the movie. Derek can't speak. Aaron can't move. Heather is the May Queen.Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WatchIfYouDareWe are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Goodpods, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook, Twitter and Hive @WatchIfYouDare

    • 2 hr 31 min
    Episode 138: Saint Maud w/ special guest Angela

    Episode 138: Saint Maud w/ special guest Angela

    First time guest Angela joins Aaron and Derek to discuss 2019's psychological horror film "Saint Maud" written and directed by Rose Glass in her feature directorial debut. They get into how the movie explores adult spirituality juxtaposed with trauma, the nature of isolation and repression, and how Maud blends various Christian beliefs. They also talk about the religious practices depicted, Maud's perception of reality, and their own personal experiences with religion. Angela is telling Derek and Aaron to never waste their pain.Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WatchIfYouDareWe are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Goodpods, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook, Twitter and Hive @WatchIfYouDare

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Episode 137: Demons (Dèmoni) w/ special guest James Hales

    Episode 137: Demons (Dèmoni) w/ special guest James Hales

    On this episode, James Hales returns to discuss 1985's Italian supernatural horror film "Demons" (Italian: Dèmoni) directed by Lamberto Bava and produced by Dario Argento with Aaron and Derek. They talk about Bava's involvement with the project in comparison with Argento and other collaborators, how the movie seems to genre hop, and several of the usual Italian horror film tropes. They also get into the meta plot set up with the fictional movie and theater, red herrings and plot holes, the unnecessary punk scenes, how it pokes fun at societal panic, and many other aspects of the film. Aaron put on that mask and scratched himself, get it? Derek became a demon. James is an instrument of evil, like they said in the damn movie!Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WatchIfYouDareWe are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Goodpods, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook, Twitter and Hive @WatchIfYouDare

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Episode 136: May w/ special guest V.P. Morris

    Episode 136: May w/ special guest V.P. Morris

    The Spoop Bois Derek and Aaron are joined by author V.P. Morris ("ShadowCast," "The Dead Letters Podcast," and "Dead Ringer") to discuss 2002's psychological horror film "May" written and directed by Lucky McKee. They talk about the duality of empathy and disgust for the May character, how underappreciated Anna Faris is as an actress, and the magic pairing of McKee directing and Angela Bettis acting. They also get into the early aughts influenced soundtrack, how the movie is a realistic portrayal of using others, the Frankenstein elements, and many other aspects of the flick. Derek wants to hang out and eat melons. Aaron is reading for fun. V.P. needs more parts.
    Please check out and order "Dead Ringer" by V.P. Morris at Black Rose Writing: https://www.blackrosewriting.com/thrillers/deadringer
    Please check out and order "ShadowCast" by V.P. Morris at Black Rose Writing:https://www.blackrosewriting.com/thrillers/shadowcast?rq=Shadowcast
    You can follow V.P. Morris and her podcast "The Dead Letters Podcast" @TeaWriteRepeat and @deadletterspodSupport us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WatchIfYouDareWe are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Goodpods, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook, Twitter and Hive @WatchIfYouDare

    • 2 hr 16 min
    Episode 135: The Fly w/ special guests Heather Wixson and Patrick Bromley

    Episode 135: The Fly w/ special guests Heather Wixson and Patrick Bromley

    On this extra special episode, Patrick Bromley (critic, host of "F This Movie!" podcast, contributor on Bloody Disgusting, Daily Dead, and Corpse Club) returns to the show and the horror chick Heather Wixson (author and former horror journalist) makes her first guest appearance to discuss 1986's body horror masterpiece "The Fly" directed by David Cronenberg. They also talk about Heather and Patrick's new book "In Search of Darkness," the definitive print companion to the horror documentary of the same name. They also get into the love story in "The Fly," what makes this Cronenberg's most accessible movie, ties to the short story and original movie, and many other aspects of the film. Derek and Aaron fear being destroyed and recreated. Heather and Patrick are working on something that will change the world.Purchase "In Search of Darkness" here: https://aminkpublishing.com/in-search-of-darknessCheck out Heather's other books here: https://aminkpublishing.com/monsters-makeup-%26-effects
    Join F This Movie!'s Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/fthismovie/posts
    Follow Heather on Twitter: @thehorrorchickHeather's Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thehorrorchick/Patrick Bromley is on Twitter @patrickbromleyF This Movie! is on Twitter @fthismovieCheck out F This Movie!'s website: www.fthismovie.netSupport us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WatchIfYouDareWe are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Goodpods, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook, Twitter and Hive @WatchIfYouDare

    • 2 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
517 Ratings

517 Ratings

Khazmic ,

Great pod

Found a great pod to listen to insight on some of my favorite horror films and a interesting way to be introduced to new movies.

*Longtime Print Subscriber* ,

5 Stars!

Pls continue your excellent job covering the complete works of David Lynch!

Logan626 ,

A Must!

Watch If You Dare has everything you need in a horror podcast! The hosts Aaron and Derek are extremely engaging in the horror films they cover in the show. They also have fantastic opening sequences where they talk about other mysteries or horror genre media they enjoy from music, television, books, and shout-outs to other podcasts. Give a listen to one of their many extraordinary episodes and drop a follow as well!

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