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  1. It's the 600th straight week of Dread Media! And we're ringing in the occasion with our friend Tom Deja as we run down all five films in the Prophecy series: The Prophecy, The Prophecy II, The Prophecy 3: The Ascent, The Prophecy: Uprising, and The Prophecy: Forsaken. Listen in as Desmond man-crushes on Viggo Mortensen, the merits of Christopher Walken are discussed, and the very serious repercussions of picking up a dead series and shooting two sequels in eastern Europe over a long weekend. All that and songs: "Rise Fallen Angel" by Ancient VVisdom, "Lucifer" by Jay Z, "Son of the Morning Star" by Danzig, "Blow Your Trumpets, Gabriel" by Behemoth, "Forsaken" by Kylesa, and "Angel" by Belly. [ 1:56:51 || 56.6 MB ]


  2. This week on Dread Media, let's get weird! First Darryll and Desmond finally take a look at Takashi Miike's bizarro crime drama freak out: Gozu. Then, Tom Deja stops in to pay tribute to the late, great Albert Finney with his review of Looker. Tunes: "Baby, Won't You Weird Me Out" by Melvins Lite, "Forced Gender Reassignment" by Cattle Decapitation, "Looker" by Sue Saad, and "When a Blind Man Cries (live)" by Metallica. [ 1:08:15 || 33.6 MB ]


  3. It's a Peanuts Valentine Retrospective, Charlie Brown! Skyler and Will celebrate Valentine's Day by discussing four Peanuts specials that have more than a bit of melancholy. Along the way, they find much to admire about one member of the cast, discuss a special focusing on a character you wouldn't expect, and realize the true versatility of spray cans. [ 1:18:15 || 39.7 MB ]


  4. This week on Dread Media, once again we talk to Darren Lynn Bousman of Saw sequel fame. This time we discuss his brand new nunsploitation film St. Agatha, and his augmented reality game / narrative. Then, Duane and Desmond review the meta-narrative German revenge / urban fantasy / dystopian film Snowflake. Songs included: "Nuns Gave No Fun" by Mercyful Fate, "Tension Head" by Queens of the Stone Age, "Angel" by Devin Townsend Project, and "Tension" by Killing Joke. [ 1:05:47 || 31.8 MB ]


  5. Today you are in for an absolute treat, as Dan and Mike are here to discuss not one but two Fantastic Four movies. Which ones you ask? The unreleased 1994 version (AKA Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four) and the big-budget 2005 version starring Chris Evans, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, and Ioan Gruffudd. [ 1:38:10 || 49.2 MB ]


  6. This week on Dread Media, after saying goodbye to Rigor Mortis vocalist Bruce Corbitt and legendary character actor Dick Miller, we dive back into horror after a month of action movies. First up, Darryll and Desmond take a look at the meta-meta-meta-horror film The Town that Dreaded Sundown (2014). Then, Tom Deja comes by again to review the Groundhog Day-esque horror film Happy Death Day. Tunes: "Demons" by Rigor Mortis, "Phantom Killer Attack" by FKU, "Can't Repeat" by The Offspring, and "Love the Ones You Hate" by A Pale Horse Named Death. [ 1:05:46 || 31.8 MB ]


  7. The Brothers Wilson kick off 2019 (AKA The Year of the Rings) by looking at young Bilbo himself: Martin Freeman. Pandy gets to experience horror anthology Ghost Stories for the first time, whereas Ian is introduced to the lore of Douglas Adams through the film version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. And the Tolkien vibe is thoroughly kicked off as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (AKA Hobbit #1) is covered. The episode also identifies the next Daniel Day-Lewis, Pandy re-opens his film-reviewing wounds regarding Halloween, and the word "spines" is bandied around for the horror genre. Do listen! [ 2:46:41 || 80.4 MB ]


  8. Dave and Ian kick off 2019 with a new show: Joss Whedon's Firefly. In "Serenity," Captain Malcolm Reynolds and the crew of his ship, Serenity, struggle to scrape a living. After they are nearly caught while pulling an illegal salvage operation, Mal is forced to trade the goods on a remote moon with someone who shot him last time they met. Things are made even more complex when several of the ship's passengers turn out to be more than they seem. In "The Train Job," Mal agrees to pull a heist for a very dangerous gangster, but after having pulled it off finds that he can't handover the goods because it's much-needed medication. They also commit to making the character of Jayne sound more British, and Ian finds himself unable to distinguish between River Tam and Summer Glau. [ 2:17:11 || 69.2 MB ]


  9. We say goodbye to Action January with a double feature of reviews that cover films that look at the hunting of humans. Desmond and Tom first take a look at John Woo's Netflix debut: Manhunt. Then, because things weren't really good, they take a look at Brian Trenchard-Smith's Ozploitation classic Turkey Shoot. Also, there are songs: "On the Run" by Cerebral Ballzy, "Fugitive" by Halford, "Model Citizen" by Warren Zevon, and "Tyranny of the Hunt" by Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains. [ 1:19:32 || 38.4 MB ]


  10. The Edge of Forever enters a new era as Dave Probert joins Dan and Mike for a discussion of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Does this movie deserve its reputation as "The Motionless Picture" / "The Slow Motion Picture," or is it a technical masterpiece in disguise? Can it be both? Please "sit down" with the three guys as they discuss this very topic and so much more! Also: Stick around through the closing theme for a tease of what's to come between Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. [ 2:31:15 || 73.0 MB ]


  11. Christian and guest host Andy Poulastides of The Great Derelict seek out strange new acronyms, voyage around undesired sequels, and discover the sole entry of the Friends Cinematic Universe as they dissect their favorite good, evil, and neutral artificially intelligent beings. [ 1:59:20 || 58.7 MB ]


  12. This week on Dread Media, we have a real treat for you. For possibly the first time in the history of the show, we present a feature review that doesn't have Desmond in it. But Desmond is ridiculously proud to present a Roadkill Review of M. Night Shyamalan's Glass by the hosts of one of his all-time favorite movie podcast hosts: Derrick Ferguson and Tom Deja. Don't fear, Desmond comes back to review Intensive Care with Duane, where they discuss how the movie is like a Steven Seagal film starring a woman who is a private care nurse. Just go with us here. Finally, as if that wasn't enough, Tom comes back to review the Soska Twins' second foray into WWE-produced films: Vendetta. All that, and there are songs: "Steel and Glass" by Candlebox, "The Nurse Who Loved Me" by A Perfect Circle, "Exploitation" by Night Nurse, "Do As I Say" by Prison Book Club, and "Fight" by Early Man. [ 1:23:14 || 40.9 MB ]


  13. Donovan Morgan Grant joins Mike to discuss Batgirl: Year One, Barbara Gordon's amazingly retold origin story from 2003. Before that, however, the two touch upon Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, as well as Donovan's recent viral tweet. For the latest episode of Questions: We Don't Have Answers, follow this link. [ 1:41:55 || 50.6 MB ]


  14. This week on Dread Media, action month continues as Desmond and Tom discuss the Belgian homage to Italian Westerns and poliziottesco films: Let the Corpses Tan. But it is bookended first by Desmond reviewing and then giving away a copy of Halloween (2018) to one lucky Facebook Group member, and a story of real-life road rage that almost led to bloodshed just this weekend. There are songs: "Halloween Theme" by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies; "Shootout" by Murder By Death; and "Buenas Tardes Amigo" by Ween. [ 1:03:48 || 31.7 MB ]


  15. Mike opens the show by delivering a plethora of thank yous, then he and Dan look at the two Mark Hamill episodes of The Flash (1990): "The Trickster" and "The Trial of the Trickster." They also briefly (and without spoilers) discuss the recent "Elseworlds" crossover on Supergirl, Green Arrow, and The Flash (2014). [ 1:01:35 || 31.4 MB ]


  16. This week, kick off the New Year with some action films in Action January. Or Action Jacksonuary? I'm working on it. First up, Darryll and Desmond not seeing each other for a long time is the disease and a ridiculously drunk review of Sylvester Stallone's Cobra is the cure. Only, they spend more time talking about Rocky than Cobra. Regardless, it's fun. Finally, someone sober comes along and sticks to their guns in Tom Deja's review of a more recent example of Stallone's lesser fare: Eye See You. Kickass action tunes commence: "The Smiling Cobra" by Melvins, "Blatant Violence" by Iron Reagan, "Missed Your Eyes" by Tito and Tarantula, and "High on the Crime" by Turbonegro. [ 1:07:53 || 33.6 MB ]


  17. Ian and Dave are, once again, joined by Dan Toland, and together they examine the 1986 unsold pilot I-Man. When single father and taxi driver Jeffery Wilder helps rescue people from a traffic accident, he unwittingly breathes in space gas that was being transported by NASA. The gas gives Jeffery the ability to instantly heal from any injury. So, naturally, he is offered a job working for the government and is sent to stop an insane billionaire from holding the country to ransom with stolen laser weaponry. They also discuss well-dressed henchmen, an unexpected Star Trek connection that doesn't involve Scott Bakula, and Dave and Dan are reduced to tears of laughter at the fate of a raccoon. [ 2:11:52 || 68.1 MB ]


  18. In this patron-suggested episode, Dan and Mike look at a classic comic book series that was long overdue for coverage on The Show. It's time to discuss the first six issues of the epic 12-part Squadron Supreme limited series! What themes does it touch upon that later comic books would get credit for, what makes it just as relevant now as it was in 1985, and how can you want the good guys to win and lose at the same time? You're one click away from hearing these answers. [ 1:06:25 || 34.9 MB ]


  19. This week, help Desmond bury 2018's bloated, horrible corpse in the back yard as he gives a State of the Podcast (as well as himself) before running down the year's best in books, comics, movies, and music. The music played on this episode comes from the top five records of the year, so you'll have to listen to find out! Happy New Year, Dreadites! [ 1:15:18 || 36.4 MB ]


  20. Fresh from their one-month hiatus in order that Pandy could properly double the children he is responsible for, what better way for The Brothers Wilson to round off International Year than with acclaimed Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki! The customary two films for them to explore this December are 2001 worldwide hit Spirited Away, and iconic 1988 ghost-cat / rabbit epic My Neighbor Totoro. Accompanying these are an admittedly sparse number of outtakes and the Tomlinson Awards! Along the road, Ian and Pandy encounter frankly racist accents, the podcast's first cold open, and find out just how tired they are. (Spoilers: Very!). Plus, who is the first actor for next year's Year of the Ring? [ 2:21:09 || 68.1 MB ]


  21. In this edition of Earth-2-in-1, Batman and Man-Bat join forces to nab an assassin (The Brave and the Bold #119), while Daredevil and Black Widow go on the hunt for a Hydra cell (Daredevil #122). Also: Dan creates an awesome new character, and the guys reminisce about old comic book ads. [ 1:01:15 || 32.0 MB ]


  22. Will and Dan take a look at some classic holiday sitcom episodes, when they're not going over the city of Boston's fascination with Shelley Long, building the Hasbro Cinematic Universe from the ground up, or gushing about a 90s children's show in a way that will surprise no one who's ever paid any attention to Dan. [ 1:18:15 || 39.6 MB ]


  23. Skyler and Will are back for more festive hijinks as they talk about the Jonathan Taylor Thomas vehicle I'll Be Home for Christmas. Will goes on multiple tirades, Skyler brings up some good points, and they learn the true meaning of Christmas. Or, they watch some rich kid get a Porsche. Whichever. [ 1:28:50 || 45.1 MB ]