When you are young, Halloween is all about fun costumes and copious amounts of candy. But for two curmudgeons in their 30s like Joel Murphy and Lars, today is all about good movies and bad puns. They share their picks for the best Halloween films and also share their most groan-inducing holiday puns.
This week also has the return of the Netflix Game, complete with three Halloween-themed films. Baltimore Joe and Mr. Periwinkle also discuss the Redskins controversial name, the tragic beauty of horror films and the all-new premium Hot Pockets.
What movies should you be watching tonight? Did Jack and Sally really have Halloween on Christmas? What do Irish ghosts drink? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.
This week’s music:
- Intro – “O Fortuna” by Dr. Phibes and The Ten Plagues of Egypt
- End – “Halloween” by The Coffinshakers
Coach Finstock in Teen Wolf famously offered up this sage advice as one of his three rules to live by: “Never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city.” The fact of the matter is, having your city get attached to you as a nickname just sounds cool and intimidating. And this week, Joel Murphy ponders what would happen if he was attached that moniker and became “Baltimore Joe.”
Murphy and Lars also discuss brilliant character actors who show up in films and get the job done every time, the wordiness of writers (including Game of Thrones‘ George R.R. Martin) and one of the strangest sex scenes ever put in a mainstream film.
Who would make the perfect Broadway Joe? How do you pronounce Chuck Palahniuk’s name? How great would Malcolm McDowell be in Star Wars? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.
This week’s music:
- Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
- End – “I Met the Devil” by King Pug
A good harvest means life or death for many people around the world. Almost every culture has a harvest festival to celebrate the bounty from the fields. Frequently the reaping of souls to the afterlife is associated with this time of year as well.
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