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  1. This week on Dread Media, Desmond and Tom take on a double feature of witch-hunting films. First up, a brand new Neil Marshall swashbuckling take on the sub-genre, The Reckoning. Then, we take a look back at the grandaddy of the sub-genre: Witchfinder General. Here's the soundtrack to an interrogation: "Season of the Witch" by John 5 and The Creatures, "The Reckoning" by Bleed to Sleep, "Hopkins (Witchfinder General)" by Cathedral, and "Walking in a Graveyard (Bloody Witch)" by Bright Curse. [ 1:07:21 || 32.5 MB ]
  2. Today Hannah and Jim talk about the first issue of The Good Asian, as well as two poetry collections from Ilya Kaminsky: Deaf Republic and Dancing In Odessa. [ 38:34 || 20.2 MB ]
  3. Ian and Pandy return to cover the career of the recently deceased Christopher Plummer. The non-Trekkie brothers take in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, the 70s clash between Sherlock Homes and Jack the Ripper in Murder by Decree, and arguably his best-known role within The Sound of Music (which he largely despised.) The episode uncovers Pandy's recently discovered love for the actor James Mason, whilst Ian provides a handy guide for nationalism and critiques Maria von Trapp's favorite things. Additionally, the hosts question what Americans consider to be sherbet, the relationships between Holmes and Watson, Scatman John, and uncover a new game based upon Teletubby Po's Lancashire impression. And just why did Gwen Stefani release a song sampling Lonely Goatherd? [ 3:02:17 || 87.9 MB ]
  4. This week on Dread media, it's a classic themed double feature episode! Duane and I take a look at two "loop" movies. First up, former DM guest Brea Grant is hunted every day by a mysterious slasher who won't stay dead in Lucky. Then, a creepy Swedish gang of killers stalks a couple in the woods on a day that won't stop happening in the weirdly titled Koko-di Koko-da. Play these songs over and over: "Caught in a Loop" by The Headstones, "Get Lucky" by San Cisco, "Again and Again" by Ringworm, and "Every Day is Exactly the Same" by Nine Inch Nails. [ 1:05:01 || 31.4 MB ]
  5. This week on Dread Media, Desmond and Tom take a look at Villains, the home invasion film turned on its ear. Then, Desmond goes solo on a Dread Media Top 5 Home Invasion Films. Also, songs: "Take No Prisoners" by Megadeth, "Prey for Villains" by Devildriver, "Home Invasion" by Agoraphobic Nosebleed, and "Homewrecker" by Converge. [ 1:00:22 || 29.2 MB ]
  6. This week on Dread Media, we get a little dour and historical with our horror. First, Desmond and Duane take a look at Polish missionaries getting more than they bargained for in the impressive Sword of God. Then, Desmond goes solo on a Dread Media Top 5 Historical Horror, where he keeps it dour and dark and middle-agey. Then, tunes: "Missionary Man" by Ghost, "Empty Temples (acoustic)" by The Sword, "Wrong Side of History" by Kowloon Walled City, and "Dead as History" by The Dillinger Escape Plan. [ 54:49 || 26.5 MB ]
  7. This week on Dread Media, we're going punk AF! First up, Tom and Desmond agree and disagree and agree to disagree about the punk rock road / ghoul horror film Uncle Peckerhead. Then Desmond goes solo on a Dread Media Top 5 Cross-Genre Punk Rock Movies. Here's your punk mixtape: "Gary Gilmore's Eyes" by The Adverts, "Trash Age" by Holy Mess, "Who the Hell Do You Think You Are?" by Hard Core Logo, and "A Little Death" by Fucked Up. [ 50:16 || 24.3 MB ]
  8. This week on Dread Media, Duane and Desmond review a true oddity: 1981's Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker. Then Desmond goes solo on a Dread Media Top 5 Horror Oddities from the late 70s / early 80s. Then, we play a bunch of (mostly brand new) songs: "Blood Lust" by SHI., "Our Dark Mother" by Sleep of Monsters, "The Autopsy Garland" by The Mountain Goats, and "Mangler" by Zombi. [ 1:02:22 || 30.2 MB ]
  9. This week on Dread Media, we're paying tribute to genre titan Joe R Lansdale. First up, Tom joins Desmond to discuss the weird western film he produced, The Pale Door. Then, Desmond goes solo on the documentary about the man, All Hail the Popcorn King, and delivers a Dread Media Top 5 Starter Pack for Lansdale Fandom. Songs included: "19 Witches" by Monster Magnet, "Into the Coven" by Mercyful Fate, "Popcorn" by Bad Brains, "Uffe's Horroshow" by Entombed, and "I Want My Mojo Back" by Scott H Biram. [ 1:13:40 || 35.6 MB ]
  10. This week on Dread Media, we get a little extreme. First, Desmond and Duane take in a viewing of the feel-good hit of the summer, Landmine Goes Click. Then, Desmond goes solo on a Dread Media Top 5 Favorite Extreme Horror Films (with a shitload of caveats). Songs (mostly extreme metal) included: "Bomb Blast" by Misery, "Boom!" by System of a Down, "Screaming Fucking Mayhem" by Extreme Noise Terror, and "Murderous Rampage" by Cannibal Corpse. [ 56:37 || 27.4 MB ]
  11. How tall is Wolverine? How many tons can Spider-Man lift? Can The Blob survive a nuclear blast? If you were reading Marvel comic books in the mid-1980s, there was only one place to get all these answers and more: The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition. And, not to be outdone, DC Comics had their handy encyclopedia of stats, histories, and oddball characters: Who's Who in the DC Universe. Today, Dan and Mike dive into these tomes to discuss the preserved-in-amber nature of these wonderful guidebooks. Follow Mike on Twitter @earth_2, @MikeReadsComics, and @ChronologicalFF. [ 1:33:28 || 48.8 MB ]
  12. This week on Dread Media, Desmond and Tom pay tribute to their fallen friend, Derrick Ferguson, by reviewing his favorite horror film: House on Haunted Hill. Then Desmond goes solo on a Dread Media Top 5 Ways to Keep Derrick's Legacy Alive. Songs included: "Arsenic on the Rocks" by A Split Second, "Head Like a Haunted House" by Queens of the Stone Age, and "When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going" by Billy Ocean. RIP Derrick! [ 1:01:07 || 29.6 MB ]
  13. The Brothers Wilson head way back to yesteryear to cover the life and times of one of Hollywood's most notorious stars of the talkies: Judy Garland. In reverse order, Ian and Pandy look at Garland's breakout hit in the legendary The Wizard of Oz, one of Garland's most successful ever films as a studio-contracted player in Meet Me in St. Louis, and her film career watermark in A Star is Born. Along the way, there's serious discussions about the duty of care towards child actors, less serious references to classic episodes of The Simpsons, and the anecdote of when Pandy outright lied to the recently deceased Prince Philip. The episode also touches upon the abomination of the past 20 years of adverts for the Halifax Building Society, and a new song devoted to Hey, an Actor's very own muse, Tom Hemmings. [ 3:05:36 || 89.5 MB ]
  14. It is with great sorrow that we mourn the passing of the great, great man that is Derrick Ferguson. [ 07:13 || 4.2 MB ]
  15. This week on Dread Media, Desmond and Duane take a look at the Mexican dark fantasy film Tigers Are Not Afraid. Then, Rich the Monster Movie Kid takes a look at Tammy and the T-Rex. Finally, Desmond goes solo to pay tribute to a friend, a great writer, and a mentor in the late Derrick Ferguson. Songs included: "When the Tigers Broke Free" by Year of the Cobra, "Ghost Tigers Rise" by Tiger Army, "Walk the Dinosaur" by Was Not Was, and "Better in the Dark Theme" by B Hyphen. RIP Derrick Ferguson. [ 57:59 || 28.1 MB ]
  16. This week on Dread Media, Desmond and Tom ward you off from watching the time-traveling werewolf western High Moon. Then, Rich the Monster Movie Kid returns to review The Love Witch. Songs included: "Howl" by Murder By Death, "High Moon" by Countress, "Crimson Witch" by Moving Sidewalks, and "The Eternal Struggles of the Howling Man" by Rob Zombie. [ 59:24 || 28.7 MB ]
  17. Tom Hemmings joins Christian aboard the HMS List and Shout on a course for their favorite fictional businesses, before blasting through the scurviest, and then the scalawags who run them. Along the way, the podcasting privateers encounter one-off Starfleet captains, all six of the Pythons, and problematic British children's authors. [ 1:46:35 || 52.8 MB ]
  18. This week on Dread Media, Desmond and Duane review the "vampires on a German U-Boat" film, Blood Vessel. Then Desmond goes solo on a Dread Media Top 5 Horrors of War Across Media. Songs included: "Warship" by Torche, "Armata Strigoi" by Powerwolf, "Are We Fit for Glory Yet? (The War to End Nothing)" by Anaal Nathrak, and "With the Ship" by Hank Williams III. [ 1:00:27 || 29.2 MB ]
  19. Whilst it is technically March, February is the month of romance and Hey, an Actor duly profiles one of the queens of rom-coms from the 1990s: Julia Roberts. Starting off with latter career star vehicle Eat, Prey, Love, The Brothers Wilson speed on to her break-out hit Pretty Woman, and her Oscar-winning performance in / as Erin Brockovich. The hosts discuss white privilege, societal prejudice and attitudes to women as best as two white British males can possibly hope to do so when drinking, whilst also bringing the tone down when discussing Ian's best assets as a law worker, Richard Gere, and the Victorian era. Also find out why James Franco is regarded as a disappointment, which in-flight movies the hosts remember, and what is classified as The Bus Movie. [ 3:26:19 || 99.4 MB ]
  20. This week on Dread Media, Desmond and Duane take a look at Pascal Laugier's 2018 film Incident in a Ghostland. And then, for no reason whatsoever, Desmond goes solo on a Dread Media Top 5 Modern Horror Films with Twists. Songs included: "Sinister Sister" by Vinum Sabbatum, "Little Doll" by The Stooges, "Twist of Cain" by Danzig, and "Under the Scalpel Blade" by Carcass. [ 50:16 || 24.4 MB ]
  21. After seven years of carefully dissecting the year that was 1997 in the WWF, Tom and Kellen and ready to make their proclamations of the very best, worst, and most interesting wrestlers, matches, and promos of the year. Following that they announce their next, much shorter wrestling review project. [ 3:11:52 || 92.2 MB ]
  22. This week on Dread Media, it's a doozy. First, Desmond and Tom review the Indonesian horror film The Queen of Black Magic. Then, Desmond goes solo on the Indonesian horror film The Queen of Black Magic. One is from 2020, and the other is from 1981. It is claimed they're an original and a remake, but it is definitely not a remake, other than the fact that the original movie's credits feature images from the first film. So weird. But they're both good! Also, tunes: "Insects" by Osaka Popstar, "Black Magic" by Slayer, "The Witches" by Anacondas, and "You Must Be a Witch" by Stiv Bators. [ 59:53 || 29.6 MB ]
  23. This week on Dread Media, Desmond and Duane take in a viewing of Joe Begos' Carpenter homage VFW. Then, a Dread Media Top 5 Films Inspired by John Carpenter from the Past Decade. And, of course, tunes: "Whiplash Liquor" by Ugly Kid Joe, "Veteran of the Psychic Wars" by Blue Oyster Cult, "Night Siege" by Black Tower, and "Assault on Precinct 13" by John Carpenter. [ 50:45 || 24.6 MB ]
  24. This week, Dread Media returns to the well-worn theme of killer kids. First up, a young single father is haunted by the hooded delinquents who killed the mother of his child in Desmond and Duane's review of Citadel. Then, Desmond goes solo on a Dread Media Top 5 Non-Supernatural Killer Kid films. Music included: "Lil' Bloodred Ridin' Hood" by Children of Bodom, "Children of the Damned" by Iron Maiden, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Melvins and Leif Garrett, and "Am I Evil? 2020" by Diamond Head. [ 1:01:32 || 29.8 MB ]
  25. While Wesley is away taking entry exams for Starfleet Academy, Picard and the rest of the crew are put under the microscope by a paranoid admiral ("Coming of Age"). Then Worf finds himself intrigued by the first Klingons he's meet since his childhood, but their plans for glory threaten the ship as well as the shaky peace between The Klingon Empire and The Federation ("Heart of Glory"). [ 54:29 || 26.6 MB ]