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  1. This week, the whole gang chips in to end Siegetember with an assortment of subgenres and eras of siege films. First up, Chris and Desmond look at a deaf woman versus a masked lunatic in the new Netflix feature, Hush. Then Devil Dinosaur Jr. dives into the past to review The House on the Edge of the Park. Rich the Monster Movie Kid proves that it isn't just humans getting up on the siege action in his spoileriffic review of The Mist. We've got some music that sits outside your house and slowly pulsates through the uninsulated cracks in your walls: "Night Siege" by Black Tower, "Hush" by Tool, "Ghosts of Princes in Towers" by Rich Kids, "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult, and "The Uninvited Guest" by Mercyful Fate. [ 1:26:46 || 41.9 MB ]


  2. Ten years ago, shortly following my high school graduation, I wrote an article detailing what I termed my "(D)Evolution to Otaku." A sometimes rambling train of thought about my life to that point through the lens of my anime fandom. Every now and then I would come back to that article, rereading it, remembering that at the time of writing it felt like it had been a long journey. And every time I read it back, I'd note how long it had been and how far I'd come since. I can't help but think that this is some sort of metaphor for life in general. At any point in time you may think you are at the culmination of a long journey, when in fact what has been experienced pales in comparison to what is still to come.
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  3. This week, Dread Media presents reviews of two very different siege films. First up, hooded menaces infiltrate a house in the remote Romanian countryside in the French film Ils (or Them, if you're an anti-Frenchite). Then, a baby shower goes awry in Killer Party. What did Desmond and Duane think of these films? Listen to find out. Speaking of listening, here are some tunes to keep you safe: "Let Me In" by Beatsteaks, "Them" by The Misfits, "Rambozo the Clown" by Dead Kennedys, and "So Many People in the Neighborhood" by Ween. [ 1:02:53 || 30.4 MB ]


  4. It's no surprise that the convergence of punk rock and horror is something that excites your host, and this week we're really excited to have the man whose name comes to mind when punk rock and horror are mentioned, especially with literature: Dread Media's oldest friend, David Agranoff. Desmond and David talk about punk rock and David's journey toward writing his latest novel, the truly unique Punk Rock Ghost Story. Then, themes converge as we celebrate horror and punk, as well as ticking a box for Siegetember in Darryll and Desmond's review of Green Room. So, put some spikes in your hair, some shit-kickers on your feet, some attitude in your head, and check this episode out! Here's some tunes to put you in the mood: "God Hates Sports" and "Carter Sucks, Reagan Swallows" by The F*ckers, "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" by Dead Kennedys, and "Prowling Leather" by Brooke Blair, Will Blair, and Joel Grind. [ 1:20:13 || 38.7 MB ]


  5. Season three of Star Trek opens with an alien race absconding with Spock's brain so it can power their society ("Spock's Brain"), and the crew stages a black ops mission to whisk away the Romulans' newest cloaking device ("The Enterprise Incident"). Berwyn! [ 1:22:40 || 40.1 MB ]


  6. Before diving into the ninth season of Doctor Who, Dan sells Mike on the Lego Dimensions video game, and the guys cover a little bit of news. As for the episodes at hand: The Doctor, Clara, and Missy are spirited away to Skaro for a reunion with Davros ("The Magician's Apprentice" / "The Witch's Familiar"). Then, in an underwater base, ghosts signal the return of a beast from centuries past ("Under the Lake" / "Before the Flood"). [ 1:47:31 || 51.9 MB ]

  7. Hey, kids, did you know you can get a record deal overnight and become the most famous person in the world just by uploading a single two-minute video of singing and strumming an acoustic guitar to YouTube? (That sound you hear in the background is Damien's white-hot rage becoming sentient.) This month, The Real Protagonists tackle Jem and the Holograms — a movie that no one saw, and is so out of touch with reality, it actually shows a YouTube video being fully uploaded in under 60 seconds. [ 3:17:35 || 97.6 MB ]


  8. The lead-up to The Show 900 begins here with four episodes of The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon: "On the Planet Mongo," "Battling a Plant and an Earthman," "The Prison Ship," and "Can Zarkov Save Hawk Mens' City." [ 1:08:10 || 36.7 MB ]


  9. Hey, an Actor! returns to profile one of the biggest female box office draws of the 1980s: Sigourney Weaver. Starting with Pandy's first experience of the original franchise that made her name, The Brothers Wilson critically discuss Alien and the qualities it had before the subsequent influence of James Cameron. Then Ian gushes about Kevin Kline after watching the Ivan Reitman political comedy Dave for the first time, before the hosts reminisce about spot-on sci-fi fandom spoof Galaxy Quest. Someone's Flickchart is updated over the course of the discussion, and a new documentary series starring's Dave Probert is planned out on his behalf! [ 3:07:22 || 90.3 MB ]


  10. This week we kick off Siegetember with the grand-daddy of modern siege films as Desmond and Aaron Allen discuss John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13. Then, Rich the Monster Movie Kid gives us a short history of Star Trek fan films as he celebrates 50 years of Trek in his review of the fan film Star Trek: Renegades. If you're locked inside, you might want some tunes to keep you company: "The Windows" by John Carpenter, "Pigs Will Pay (All Cops Are Bad, You Know)" by Propagandhi, "Sabotage" by Beastie Boys, and "The Siege and Investiture of Baron von Frankenstein's Castle at Weisseria" by Mary Shelley Overdrive. [ 1:11:37 || 34.6 MB ]


  11. Ian and Dave find themselves in something of a narrative wasteland with the three episodes of Twin Peaks they are covering this month. In episode 19, Cooper's search for a cabin to buy leads him directly to Jean Renault's hideout, Boring Mike finds himself humiliated in front of the wrestling team by Nadine, and Ben grows ever more eccentric. In episode 20, Major Briggs is debriefed after his return from the White Lodge, Denise goes undercover with Ernie to get the evidence to clear Cooper but things go wrong, and it leads to a final confrontation between Cooper and Renault. In episode 21, the widow of Dougie Milford is held at gunpoint by the Mayor, Leo Johnson wakes up in a foul mood, and Wydham Earle steps out of the shadows. They also recast scenes with actors from the Carry On films, marvel at the presence of David Warner doing not very much, and brave the terror of Jeddy! [ 2:33:05 || 55.1 MB ]


  12. This week, Dread Media again dives into the "weird heroes" realm. This time it's an all-Miike edition as Takashi Miike has his own little corner of weird cinema nailed down. First up, Desmond and Darryll reckon with his "family-friendly" superhero otaku film Zebraman. Then, they look at the decidedly un-family-friendly creepy prequel Ichi-1. Here are some weird hero songs: "Heroes" by Celtic Frost, "Heroes from Our Past" by Dropkick Murphys, "Street Fighting Man" by Rage Against the Machine, and "Hero of the Soviet Union" by The Dillinger Escape Plan. [ 1:21:38 || 39.4 MB ]


  13. This week, Dread Media presents an interview with filmmaker Steve Balderson about his brand new film, Hell Town, and his career in independent cinema. Then, Desmond unearths a previously thought lost review of the underground subway Canadian cult shocker End of the Line with Brittney and Jeff from 2011! Of course, as always, there is music: "Everyone I Went to High School with Is Dead" by Mr. Bungle, "High School Murder Case" by Kou Nakagawa, "End of the Line" by Pain, and "Well of Despair" by Skeletonwitch. [ 1:19:56 || 38.6 MB ]


  14. This week, Chris and Desmond sit down to discuss a season of television. But fear not, it's about Preacher, and the review is from the perspective of a fan of the comic and someone who has never read it. Then, Duane joins Desmond to discuss the latest Artsploitation Films release: The Perfect Husband. And, of course, there's music: "Blasphemy is a Blast for Me" by Party Time, "The Preacher" by Mercyful Fate, "Wifebeater" by Murdock, and "God Called in Sick Today" by AFI. [ 1:29:19 || 43.1 MB ]


  15. Donovan Morgan Grant traveled down to Comic-Con International: San Diego and had the opportunity to interview the cast and crew of Steven Universe! Coupled together are Zach Callison (voice of Steven) and Ian Jones-Quartey (former Supervising Director), Deedee Magno (voice of Pearl) and Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst), and Rebecca Sugar (series creator) and Estelle (voice of Garnet). Learn the inside secrets of the show's thematic compositions, what goes into the making of the songs, and how the actors approach voicing their characters! [ 43:10 || 21.3 MB ]