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  1. Saying "2020 sucked" is the understatement of all understatements. But what got us through it? That's what Dan and Mike are here to discuss today. From Jimmy Olsen to Hitman, a new Twitter feed to discovering YouTube channels, the guys look at what brought them comfort during very rough times. [ 1:49:30 || 54.6 MB ]
  2. Despite the misleading poster and title, Chopping Mall remains a classic of 1980s horror / sci-fi cinema with two amazing female leads. Desmond and Tom talk all about that and more in their review of the Wynorski film this week. Then, Desmond goes solo on a Dread Media Top 5 TV Shows I'm Watching Lately. Look, they're not all going to have great themes! Songs included: "Chop Chop Chop" by Alice Cooper, "Robot Assisted Suicide" by Polkadot Cadaver, "Your Window Is Open" by Macabre, and "John Carpenter Powder Ballad" by Turbonegro. [ 1:03:14 || 30.6 MB ]
  3. The first featured actor of 2021 on Hey, an Actor! is comedic-turned-serious actor via Batman: Michael Keaton. The Brothers Wilson look at one of his break-out hits in Mr. Mom, his signifying career renaissance statement known as Birdman: or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), and one of his most famous roles working with Tim Burton (no, not that one) Beetlejuice. Along the way Pandy rants, Ian lays out the secret behind Danny Elfman's career, and a Pandy Parody closes out the show. [ 3:10:46 || 91.9 MB ]
  4. This week on Dread Media, Greg Lamberson returns once again to discuss all four of Tom Laughlin's Billy Jack films: The Born Losers, Billy Jack, The Trial of Billy Jack, and Billy Jack Goes to Washington. Songs included: "Stand and Fight" by Blue Oyster Cult, "Born to Lose" by Motorhead, "One Tin Soldier" by Coven, "Trial of the Soul" by Kryst the Conqueror, "Kick the Chair" by Megadeth, and "Stars and Stripes of Corruption" by Dead Kennedys. Go to Indiegogo, search for Guns of Eden, and help get Greg's movie made! [ 2:30:54 || 72.7 MB ]
  5. This week on Dread Media, filmmaker and friend, Greg Lamberson comes by to talk about the brand new crowdfunding campaign for his next film, Guns of Eden. Listen to the show, and go contribute! Songs included: "Garden of Eden" by Guns 'N Roses, "The Summer of Guns" by Amen, "'Slime City' Song" by Robert Tomaro featuring Holy Mary Motor Club, and "Back to Eden" by Black Sabbath. [ 56:49 || 27.5 MB ]
  6. This week, we have a double feature of pulpy historical horror. First up, Desmond and Duane have a lot of fun with Wax Mask. Then, Desmond and Tom duns very little fun with the werewolf Western Blood Moon. And there are tunes: "Dead Skin Mask" by Die Like Gentlemen, "Wax" by 45 Grave, "Drawing Down the Moon" by Blood Ceremony, and "Dead Limbs" by Killer Be Killed. [ 1:05:08 || 31.5 MB ]
  7. The final week of 1997 shows why Faarooq's grip on The Nation of Domination is weakening thanks to The Rock (and his own questionable management). Meanwhile, mystery boxes abound, and Owen Hart tries to get his revenge on D-Generation X! [ 2:06:02 || 60.6 MB ]
  8. After children are abducted from The Enterprise, Picard and the crew must walk a tightrope to get them back ("When the Bough Breaks"). Then, Data and Dr. Crusher discover inorganic life originating from a supposedly dead planet ("Home Soil"). [ 54:14 || 26.5 MB ]
  9. This week on Dread Media, help ring in episode 700 with us as Desmond and Tom review the entire Resident Evil series! All six films get reviews this week, so make sure to jump in on the action of Milla being purty, poor continuity, and the inability to tell these movies apart. It ain't pretty, but it's really fun. Also, all of these songs are from the RE film series except one: "Invisible Wounds (The Sulutre Mix)" by Fear Factory, "Dirt" by Depeche Mode, "Vermilion" by Slipknot, "My World" by Emigrate, "The Outsider (Resident Renholder Remix)" by A Perfect Circle, "Flying through the air (Resident Evil Retribution main theme)" by Tomandandy, "Ascension (Resident Evil the Final Chapter OST) by Paul Haslinger, and "Rocket Collecting" by MIlla. You're all going to die down here. [ 2:47:52 || 80.8 MB ]
  10. This week on Dread Media, Desmond welcomes Steven Kostanski (of Astron-6 and The Void fame) to talk about the influences behind his brand new film PG: Psycho Goreman. And, as if discussion of one film where a young person wields the power of a bloodthirsty monster wasn't enough, Desmond and Duane review The Shed. PG: Psycho Goreman comes out January 22nd. Songs included: "Psychophobia" by Black Sabbath, "Scream Bloody Gore" by Death, "Shed" by Meshuggah, and "Night Crawling" by Miley Cyrus (feat. Billy Idol). [ 50:20 || 24.4 MB ]
  11. This week on Dread Media, Duane and I watched Porno! Then, to keep that ball rolling, I do a Dread Media Top 5 of Other Misleading Titles in Genre Film. Sorry, maybe next time. Songs included: "Pornstar 80 (Stardust Mix)" by Mary Shelley Overdrive, "Violent Pornography" by System of a Down, "Forget My Name" by Dub Trio feat. Meshell Ndegeocello, and "Porn Piece or the Scars of Cold Kisses" by Ulver. [ 54:57 || 26.6 MB ]
  12. This week on Dread Media, Desmond says hello to 2021, and pays tribute to the great things he discovered in 2020. Follow along as we see what books, comics, TV, podcasts, music, movies, and other releases get the Dread Media nod. Happy New Year, Dreadites! [ 1:30:21 || 43.6 MB ]
  13. Fresh off the scratching post in a French peasant's blockade: it's 2020's Hey, an Actor! Christmas Special! In accordance with tradition, the December Director is Tom Hooper and The Brothers Wilson sink their teeth into two of his high-profile adaptations of musicals. First, 2012's Les Miserables, and then 2019's Cats. Questions answered include: Whose were Pandy's first pair of filmic breasts? Which brother prefers a CGI abomination to a depressing French romp? And, what of all the musical offerings was chosen to end the episode? If that wasn't enough, there's also the Tomlinson Awards, a small selection of outtakes, and a lot of feedback fun. Merry Christmas, y'all! [ 2:50:24 || 82.1 MB ]
  14. This week on Dread Media, we thought it appropriate to end 2020 with a discussion on suffering. As such, our old friend Sezin Koehler and our new friend Paula Ashe join Desmond to go in-depth on Pascal Laugier's Martyrs. This is a spoiler-filled, hour-long discussion of the themes, brutality, and possible ending of the film. And there's even a little glimmer of hope. So make sure you've watched it before listening. Songs: "Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr" by Trivium, "Your Witness" by Seppuku Paradigm, and "This Year" by Mountain Goats. [ 1:16:55 || 37.1 MB ]
  15. Doug Furnas and Phil LaFon's run on Shtogun continues in a match that the ring simply could not contain. Meanwhile, on Monday Night Raw, there's a special Christmas episode, and Shawn Michaels is in a very giving mood as he is forced to defend the European Championship against HHH. Kellen and Tom review Shawn's championship history in despair. [ 1:40:23 || 48.3 MB ]
  16. Between tangents on the Disney shareholders meeting, Scooby-Doo, American Pie spin-offs, and what makes a Christmas movie, Skyler and Will find time to talk about Home Alone: The Holiday Heist. It has guilt trips, Malcolm McDowell, and a potentially drunk former Lou Grant cast member. [ 1:42:19 || 51.9 MB ]
  17. Happy Holidays from us here at Dread Media. This Christmas episode was cobbled together kind of last minute, but it turned out to be a great episode featuring several contributors! First off, Desmond and Duane review the "working late on Christmas Eve" film P2. Then, Rich the Monster Movie Kid dials into 3615 code Pere Noel. Finally, Tom Deja looks at the brand new crazy Christmas Grindhouse film Fatman. Christmas Carols included: "No Presents for Christmas" by Two Minutes to Late Night, "I'd Like You For Christmas" by Julie London, "Merry Christmas" by Bonnie Tyler, "Jingle Hell" by Christopher Lee, and "Silent Night, Deadly Night (acoustic)" by The Browns. [ 1:28:03 || 42.5 MB ]
  18. This week on the show, Desmond and Tom try to wrap their heads around the surreal French Canadian cosmic opera Shudder miniseries Blood Machines. Then, as if he wasn't put upon enough, Tom makes his way through the insanity that is Army of Frankensteins. Songs included: "Starship" by Turbonegro, "Cage Around the Sun" by Monster Magnet, "Army of Me" by Klone, and "Woman Machine" by Alice Cooper. [ 59:03 || 28.6 MB ]
  19. A much-delayed Hey, an Actor sees The Brothers Wilson take on some choice entries of the filmography of the groundbreaking stand-up comedian and actor Richard Pryor. Both hosts experience Brewster's Millions for the first time, whilst Pandy nominates one of Pryor's many collaborations with the great Gene Wilder in See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Ian finally allows a comic book movie to be covered on HAA via Superman III. We also deliver a mea culpa from Ian (RE: the podcast's delay), gain Evie Wilson's familiarity with the DC Universe, and, in a first for the podcast, announce the subject of our End of Year special (to be recorded very soon). [ 2:50:55 || 82.4 MB ]
  20. This week on Dread Media, Desmond and Duane go to The Church. Then, Desmond gets verbose in his Dread Media Top 5 Favorite Italian Horror Films Not Directed by Bava / Argento / Fulci. And, of course, there's music: "My Church is Black" by Me and That Man, "Church Breaks Down" by Helloween, "Night Danger" by Pretty Maids, and "Love Me Like A Reptile" by Ellefson. [ 1:08:10 || 32.9 MB ]
  21. This week on Dread Media, we have a double feature of gritty horror comedies. First up, Desmond and Duane don't really laugh, but still enjoy Hellbenders. Then, Tom grits his teeth through a review of Babysitter: Killer Queen. Songs included: "Hellbound" by Pantera, "Priest with the Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Get Out of My bed" by The Locust, "Bad Babysitter" by Princess Superstar, and "At the Seams" by Zeal and Ardor. [ 1:02:27 || 30.2 MB ]
  22. Between quoting Hamilton and lamenting travel restrictions, Christian and Emma Honore rank their favorite and the worst fictional houses, as well as the ones they'd like to visit but not live in. [ 1:31:12 || 119.2 MB ]
  23. Between quoting Hamilton and lamenting travel restrictions, Christian and Emma Honore rank their favorite and the worst fictional houses, as well as the ones they'd like to visit but not live in. [ 1:31:12 || 46.7 MB ]
  24. This week on Dread Media, the local crew (Brittney, Jeff, Mo, Scott, and Mostly Silent Stacy) join Desmond to discuss the new Indigenous-themed Canadian zombie film, Blood Quantum. Then, Desmond goes solo on a Dread Media Top 5 of Indigenous-Themed Horror Across All Media. Songs included: "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" by Waylon Jennings, "Indians" by Anthrax, "Native Blood" and "Trail of Tears" by Testament. [ 1:05:02 || 31.4 MB ]
  25. While attempting to uncover the secrets of her grandmother's past, Yas and her friends accidentally find themselves on the newly formed border between India and Pakistan ("Demons of the Punjab"). Then, the arrival of an unexpected message leads The Doctor to a conspiracy that could have catastrophic repercussions ("Kerblam!"). [ 1:02:43 || 45.8 MB ]