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).


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.


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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9. Silent Hill: Revelation (2012).

Sarah and Adam return to Silent Hill to discuss MJ Bassett’s no-win scenario: making a film that simultaneously pleases fans of the Silent Hill games and the previous Silent Hill movie. Silent Hill: Revelation may not be the greatest film ever made, but its charms (including Malcolm McDowell in a mesh top) are discussed in this very special and not terribly Canadian Scare-itage.

Show Notes.

Trailer. IMDB. Wiki.

The podcast where writer-director MJ Bassett is interviewed about her film/TV work (including Revelation) as well as her personal life, is over at The Movie Crypt. Definitely worth a listen.

There was a time when studios released direct-to-video cartoon “midquels” to films that have a newly-released sequel that jump ahead in time and fill the gap. Hence, the animated Chronicles of Riddick.

There was also an animated Van Helsing, but the Hugh Jackman Van Helsing never spawned a theatrical sequel.



Neil Young in The Last Waltz.

MJ Bassett directed the following episodes of Ash vs Evil Dead: Bait. Books from Beyond. DUI. Confinement.

MJ Bassett wrote the Ash vs Evil Dead episode Ashes to Ashes.

The goofiest moments in Darkman’s direct-to-video sequels.

Unaired Darkman Pilot (Caution: It’s terrible).

Hellraiser 3’s new cenobites.

Malcolm McDowell’s sexy Silent Hill top.

Sarah’s perfect Silent Hill movies: Mulholland Drive and The Black Coat’s Daughter.

Resident Evil 4 is really good.

Investigating Silent Hills (aka PT).

Castlevania anime season 2 trailer.

A preview of what film we’re discussing next episode.

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8. Silent Hill (2006).

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