A Part Of Our Scare-itage

14. Pin (1988).

Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees were barely mobile, but the titular Pin outdoes them both. Sarah & Adam discuss repressed killers, creepy dolls, Terry O’Quinn, the surprise connections this film has to Canadian Heritage Minutes and Breaking Bad, and more when they pay a visit to everyone’s favourite anatomical doll. Pin: It’s a little bit Psycho, a little bit Magic, and a whole lot of disturbing.

Show Notes.

Trailer. IMDB. Wikipedia.

Based on the novel of the same name by Andrew Neiderman.

The novel is available to read for free from the Internet Archive’s loan system.

A review of the film featuring PIN’s cover art with the “A Plastic Nightmare” subtitle.

Sandor Stern.

Cynthia Preston.

Quebec character Bronwen Mantel - Mrs. Linden - she played Queen Victoria in one of the original Heritage Minutes which was directed by Curtains’ Richard Ciupka!

The Stepfather, starring Terry O’Quinn.

O’Quinn returned for Stepfather 2: Make Room For Daddy. The less said about Stepfather 3 and the remake, the better.

Will Harris’ Random Roles is a great series of rapid-fire  interviews with actors discussing a number of different actors. Here’s Terry O’Quinn’s RR (no PIN mention, sadly).

Random Roles with Jonathan Banks where he barely remembers PIN.

Sample Slim Goodbody video.

Ideal David Cronenberg date movies: Scanners, if you’re Leon. Dead Ringers, if you’re Adam.

A preview of what we’ll be discussing on the next Scare-itage.

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13. My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009).

You thought Adam & Sarah were going to discuss a movie about a killer dummy...APRIL FOOLS! The real dummies are your hosts for playing this prank, but we will be discussing Pin next episode (for real, we promise). In the meantime, this American remake of a Canadian slasher is used as a springboard to discuss the trends of slasher remakes over the last 15-plus years and their favourite character actors.

Show Notes.

Trailer. IMDB. Wikipedia.

April Fool’s Day is, alas, not Canadian.

Unfriended and Unfriended 2: Dark Web.

The Rob Zombie Halloween and H2.

Resident Evil’s Hunk & Barry.

Rogue One CGI actors.

Looking to catch up on Ernest movies? Ernest Roulette is the only Ernest podcast...with a wheel!

Silent Night, Deadly Night.

Valentine.

The House series consists of House, House 2: The Second Story, and House IV. There is no House III in North America (long story).

The origin of Michael Sembello’s Maniac.

Kevin Tighe.

Tighe on Tales From The Crypt with Lance Henriksen.

Jensen Ackles on a Soap Opera.

Tom Atkins interview.

Scream 4’s pre-credits teaser.

Night Of The Creeps.

Bill Moseley.

ChopTop.

Emma Roberts.

Patrick Wilson and Bob Odenkirk. Separated at birth?

The lost Canadian Donald Pleasence movie about the killer sofa is Creature of Comfort. Help the Scare-itage team find this lost film and you will be rewarded with a cash prize of 50 Canadian (Tire) Dollars.

The Clown Murders.

Sarah’s Slasher Favourite Remakes: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The Hills Have Eyes. Black Christmas.

Adam champions the Maniac remake starring Elijah Wood, but he also enjoys the original Joe Spinell vehicle of the same name.

Both agree that the worst remake is 2010’s A Nightmare On Elm Street.

Franklin from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

David Cronenberg’s Scanners and Rabid.

Mirror, Mirror and Texas Chainsaw 3D are two of the rare horror films that Adam gave up on.

New French Extremity.

Rob Zombie’s non-Halloween films: House of 1000 Corpses. The Devil's Rejects. The Lords of Salem. 31. 3 from Hell.

Title song and credits sequence from House of 1000 Corpses (NSFW).

Adam’s article on alternate versions of horror films can be read in issue 141 of Rue Morgue.

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12. The Gate (1987).

Sarah & Adam dig up Killer Dwarfs (sic), the connection between horror and heavy metal, special effects, and whether you can make good horror for kids when they discuss The Gate. We recommend you play this episode backwards to prevent all Hell from breaking loose in your ears.

Show Notes.

Trailer. IMDB. Wiki.

Ishtar and The Gate both hit US theatres on May 15, 1987.

The Fiasco Brothers Watch A Movie AKA Dial “T” For Fiasco.

Degrassi’s It Creeps!!

“Detotated wam”.

The Soskas have decided to let us live...for now.

Katts & Dog.

Seein’ Things episode with Louis Tripp.

Ingrid Veninger’s pUNK films.

Phil The Alien is a Canadian film co-starring Eugene Levy as a talking beaver and features Veninjer as a prostitute named Candy. Worth watching if you’re looking for a non-spooky CanCon recommendation.

Cardboard Brains.

Love Will Find A Way by Vince Carlucci.

Music videos by Eva Everything, including a snippet of the NO PLEASURE video seen in this film.

Movies recommended on this episode: The Witch, Hereditary (again!), The Lure.

90s Spider-Man wasn’t allowed to punch people.

L.A. Times article on the downplaying of scary elements—including the replacement of the Crypt Keeper puppet—for Crypt’s Saturday morning cartoon.

Mastodon: Blood & Thunder.

The “little creatures run amok” sub-genre of the 80s ranked in terms of greatness: Critters, Gremlins, Ghoulies.

The House series consists of House, House 2: The Second Story, and House IV. There is no House III in North America (long story).

Killer Dwarfs (sic).

Sacrifice.

A preview of what we’ll be discussing next time.

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11. American Mary (2012).

Sarah & Adam celebrate Women in Horror month by discussing Jen & Sylvia Soska’s American Mary. This divisive film splits your hosts on some aspects, like so many split tongues, but there’s a lot to like about this ode to body modification, revenge, torture, and female empowerment.

Content warning: Unpacking this film’s sexual violence leads to a larger discussion about sexual assault in the genre. This discussion runs from 22:10–35:25 of the program.

Show Notes.

Trailer. IMDB. Wiki.

Our previous episode on Ginger Snaps.

The Soskas are remaking David Cronenberg’s Rabid.

The Soskas wrote 2015’s Secret Wars Journal 1.5.

The Soskas are also working on a Black Widow series for Marvel.

The Soska Sisters on Instagram.

Boxing Helena.

Nightbreed.

Clive Barker.

Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator.

I Spit On Your Grave and its remake.

Last House On The Left and its remake.

A Nightmare On Elm Street and its remake.

Wes Craven was a thoughtful and interesting guy.

Tobe Hooper.

Trailer for the Soska’s first film, Dead Hooker In A Trunk.

Dead Ringers.

Debra Hill obituary.

John Carpenter, lovable curmudgeon.

Alexandre Aja.

Haute Tension.

Robert Eggers first film is indeed a masterpiece.

Spoilery vlogs on William Peter Blatty’s two films as director: The Ninth Configuration and Exorcist III.

One of our iTunes reviews came care of Michael from This Is Your Mixtape. Not sure what episode to start with? Adam recorded an episode of the podcast back in October.

Great video essay on Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal, shot in Canada and sometimes guest-starring Katharine Isabelle.

A preview of what we’ll be discussing next time.

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10. My Bloody Valentine (1981).

My Bloody Valentine may be a slasher movie where a miner delivers candy-heart boxes with real human hearts in them, but Sarah & Adam discover that the film is more interested in the isolation and disappointment of leaving and returning to your hometown. Also, the joys of gore, yelling at Siskel & Ebert, MBV’s now-forgotten 3-D remake, and the best end credits songs featured in slasher films. Oh, and we managed to get through the whole podcast without referencing Loveless. Until now. Oops.

Note: for this episode, your horrible and humble hosts watched the uncut version of My Bloody Valentine that was rediscovered and released in 2009, not the R-rated cut that had been the only version available in theatres and home video prior to the 2009 DVD.

Show Notes.

Trailer. IMDB. Wiki.

Cape Breton Post article on My Bloody Valentine’s filming in the Sydney Mines.

Sarah & Adam’s slasher end credits song playlist:

Our episode on Cannibal Girls.

The Last Polka.

“Lobster pot syndrome” must be an extremely local Newfoundland thing because Google turns only up results about Japan and heart disease. According to Wikipedia (source of all sea fauna facts), Adam is referring to Crab Mentality.

A visual guide to the differences between the R-rated and uncut releases. It’s NSFW unless you work somewhere cool.

The trailers from Grindhouse.

The Beast Must Die—a film that stops for the audience to guess the identity of the mystery werewolf during the “werewolf break”.

The Canadian Motion Picture Rating System.

The boiling scene from Sleepaway Camp (NSFW unless you work somewhere cool).

Siskel & Ebert on My Bloody Valentine.

Women in Danger special.

The Legend Of Hammy Hamster & Friends.

Urban Legend.

The infamous “meat grinder” cover of Hustler (not Penthouse) and its impact on culture.

The 2009 remake of MBV in 3-D.

Friday The 13th Part 3 was also in 3-D.

Tom Atkins.

Friday The 13th 2009.

Derek Mears, the 2009 Jason Voorhees.

Derek Mears in Twin Peaks.

Unfriended and Unfriended 2: Dark Web.

Trailer for the next film we’ll be discussing.

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