Evan is back for another round! This week he joins Aaron and Derek to discuss 1983's science fiction horror thriller "The Dead Zone" directed by David Cronenberg and based off of Stephen King's novel. They get into the differences between the movie adaptation and the source material. They also talk about what Cronenberg brings to the movie, the cult of personality politics and how it remains relevant today, Christopher Walken's performance, among many other things. Evan is trying to tell Aaron and Derek that......the podcast......IS GONNA BREAK!

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Evan returns to Watch If You Dare to join Derek and Aaron in discussing 1993's biopic science fiction abduction horror flick "Fire in the Sky" directed by Robert Lieberman based on Travis Walton's book "The Walton Experience." They talk about how the movie differs from Travis' actual account and the casting choices specifically for Travis and Mike. They also get into the abduction scene and what makes it so memorable, how it came together, and the horror explored during and after the event. Derek and Aaron want to take the polygraph. Evan sees something like fire in the sky.

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In time for the 4th of July, the Spoop Bois cover 2012's found footage eco-horror film "The Bay" directed by Barry Levinson. They discuss how the production shifted from a documentary to a horror movie, what makes this an effective found footage film, how the crazy premise works in a serious and dark tone, among many other aspects of the film. They also briefly talk about 2008's "Pontypool" directed by Bruce McDonald. Aaron's tongue is starting to hurt. Derek thinks something is in the water.

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After a brief hiatus, the Spoop Bois are back bigger and better than ever! They are joined by "dream-come-true" mega guest comic author Cullen Bunn (Harrow CountyThe Empty ManThe Sixth GunVenomMagneto, and countless other titles with Marvel, DC, Image, etc.) to discuss 1987's supernatural horror film "Prince of Darkness" written and scored by John Carpenter.
They spend time talking with Cullen about his horror influences and tastes, and his work in horror across comics and screen adaptions. In regard to the movie, they get into how Carpenter balances supernatural horror with cosmic dread, some of the brilliance behind specific scares, and other aspects of the film that make it a genre classic. Cullen has a message for Derek and Aaron, and they're not going to like it...pray for podcasts!

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This week, James returns as a guest to help the Spoop Bois tackle their first Argento! They discuss 1985's Italian horror film "Phenomena" directed by Dario Argento. They talk about the differing multiple horror elements making up this film, and they analyze the aspects that define Argento's style. They also get into Jennifer Connelly's performance and how it shaped her career, how the insects are used, this film's influence on survival horror video games, among other things. He won't hurt James, Aaron and Derek. Insects never hurt them. They love them.

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In his first solo guest appearance, film newbie Jonathan returns to Watch If You Dare to join Aaron and Derek in tackling 2008's psychological horror film "The Strangers" written and directed by Bryan Bertino. They discuss what works and what doesn't with both horror and plot specifically from the viewpoint of someone who doesn't normally watch horror. They also talk about the pacing, the small cast performances, the frustrating character choices, how the movie has aged, among other things. Why did Jonathan do all this? Because Aaron and Derek were podcasting.

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Aaron and Derek decide to hit up a Wes Craven flick back to back! This time they tackle 1991's horror comedy "The People Under the Stairs" written and directed by Craven. They discuss the social commentary under the lens of the early 90s, Wes Craven's thought process, and how much remains relevant in the modern era. They also talk about the juxtaposition of cartoon antics with crazy horror, the solid child performances throughout, Everett McGill and Wendy Robie reuniting post-Twin Peaks as the film's insane antagonists, etc. These podcasts will be the death of Derek and Aaron! The death of them!

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The Spoop Bois are joined by first time guest Damian to discuss 1984's supernatural slasher masterpiece "A Nightmare on Elm Street" written and directed by Wes Craven. They get into how much of an impact movies like this had now and at time of release. They also talk about Wes Craven as a filmmaker, what makes Freddy Krueger so terrifying as a concept and iconic character, the direction of this film and the franchise, among many other topics. Derek is draining coffee, Aaron is getting sucked into his bed, and....one....two....Damian is coming for you.......

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Once again, Lauren joins the Spoop Bois Derek and Aaron to discuss 2005's supernatural horror legal drama film "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" directed by Scott Derrickson. They discuss the juxtaposition of demonic horror with intense court room drama scenes, the open interpretation to what happened to Emily, and the excellent character work, especially Jennifer Carpenter's haunting performance. They also get into Scott Derrickson's faith and impact on the direction among many other aspects of the movie. Lauren counts to ONE TWO THREE FOUR FIVE SIX. Aaron GIVES YOU TREATS and Derek GIVES YOU TRICKS.

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This week, Aaron and Derek tackle 1979's psychological body horror film "The Brood" written and directed by David Cronenberg. They discuss Cronenberg's life leading up to the making of this film, how he shows all his emotions and reactions in the movie, and what it means for elements that are considered problematic. They also talk family trauma and the horrors of it literally and metaphorically manifesting. Derek isn't a weak boy. Aaron is...daddy.

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