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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 • 489 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 75: Slasher w/ special guest Lauren Willson

    Episode 75: Slasher w/ special guest Lauren Willson

    For Thanksgiving, the Spoop Bois are joined by returning guest Lauren to tackle the 1980s cult holiday slasher film "Slasher" directed by John Grissmer. They discuss why they chose this film and what makes it perfect horror viewing for Thanksgiving. They also dig into what Lauren thought about the movie and her opinions on character motivations. Derek is not Aaron. Lauren is eating leftovers on the floor. Surprise, that's not cranberry sauce, it's a podcast (again again)! If you've read this far, congratulations and thanks.

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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Episode 74: Oculus

    Episode 74: Oculus

    Halloween might be over for now, but the Spoop Bois keep it creepy all year long. This week, they tackle 2013's supernatural horror film "Oculus" co-written, edited, and directed by Mike Flanagan. They talk about Flanagan's career and horror output around and after "Oculus." They also discuss his preference for mixing family and horror, the impact of leaving the mirror's origins a mystery, what makes this film particularly evil, among many other topics. Spoiler alert, Derek was freaked out. Aaron thinks that's an apple he's about to bite.

    We 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 and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Episode 73: Dog Soldiers w/ special guest James Hales

    Episode 73: Dog Soldiers w/ special guest James Hales

    First, they experienced the origins of the werewolf. Then, they dealt with a teenage werewolf. Now, the Spoop Bois with reoccurring guest James wrap up their werewolf themed Season of Spoop with some action horror wolves vs. soldiers. In time for 2021's Halloween, they tackle 2002's "Dog Soldiers" written, directed and edited by Neil Marshall. They talk about the idea of military in horror, what makes this version of werewolf dangerous, and the practicality used in this film. They also dig into what makes this movie so rad. Derek also talks more about the "Halloween" franchise. Derek's guts are out, but James and Aaron will just put them back in.

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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 72: Ginger Snaps w/ special guest Heather Murray

    Episode 72: Ginger Snaps w/ special guest Heather Murray

    It wouldn't be The Season of Spoop without Heather guesting! To continue our werewolf-themed October, she joins Aaron and Derek to cover 2000's Canadian horror film "Ginger Snaps" directed by John Fawcett and co-written with Karen Walton. They discuss the overt subtext of womanhood juxtaposed to literal transformation against some of the deeper feminist themes. They also talk about the macabre and conflicting sibling relationship, Ginger's desire or "hunger," the actual creature effects, and many other topics. Derek and Aaron need to tear living things to pieces. Heather is a force of nature.

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 71: The Wolf Man

    Episode 71: The Wolf Man

    The 3rd annual The Season of Spoop™ (TM TM TM!) begins! This October, Derek and Aaron cover "werewolves" for their horror cinematic theme. To start things off, they tackle 1941's classic horror film "The Wolf Man" directed by George Waggner and written by Curt Siodmak. They briefly describe some history behind the folklore of the werewolf, and they talk about the creature's early appearances in cinema. They also get into how this film fits in with the Universal Monsters, the theme of a doomed protagonist, what contributed to the movie's success, and several other topics. Aaron and Derek may become wolves when the wolfsbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.

    We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, 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 and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Episode 70: Dead & Buried

    Episode 70: Dead & Buried

    On this episode, Aaron and Derek tackle 1981's horror flick "Dead & Buried" directed by Gary Sherman. They discuss Jack Albertson's (Grandpa Joe!) bombastic performance and how it was his final live-action film role before his death. They also talk about Dan O'Bannon's screenplay credit and involvement in horror, the town being part of the horror mystery, the film's initial "video nasty" label, and several other topics related to the movie. Derek calls it black magic. Aaron calls it a medical breakthrough. They'll take their secret to the grave!

    We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, 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 and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare

    • 1 hr 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
489 Ratings

489 Ratings

KaylaGuillot ,

Creepy, Critical, and Creative

As someone who loves the paranormal and creepy but won’t watch a scary movie, this podcast is spot on! I love the deep discussions of the films and how the hosts really dig into the film as a whole. I’ve listened to some other podcasts that cover the horror genre and they don’t compare to this one. The episode on Fire In The Sky was *chef’s kiss*. I’ve heard paranormal podcasts cover the abduction of Travis before but hearing Aaron and Derek’s take on it put it under a much difference lens. There’s something for everyone on this podcast! Give it a listen… if you dare.

Nickeljsyhay ,

Fantastic!

Aaron and Derek provide intelligent commentary and humor combined with an authentic love for the horror genre. Their discussions are thought provoking but also easy for any horror fan to digest. Among many others, I highly recommend their episode covering The People Under The Stairs (1991) for a nuanced take that recognizes the horror/comedy aspects of the film along with providing a deeper understanding of what it says about society. This podcast is definitely one of the best! Truly excellent.

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Nonicknamesleft5555 ,

What a Podcast!

This podcast is so informative in the Horror genre. With a great depth of knowledge and the right amount of humor, they really break it down for the listener. They even have guests that match their level of experience with horror films. If you want to know which films are with your time and why, subscribe to this podcast!

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