DRtL Episode 54: Our 2016 Review!

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DRtL Episode 53: Horror Anthologies!

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DRtL Episode 52: The Monstrous Feminine!

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DRtL Episode 51: Time Loops and Time Travel!

DRtL Episode 51: Time Loops and Time Travel!

Happy Halloween, Latin Club! We’re excited to get to bring you a new episode on our favorite holiday of the year. This time (ha! Get it?), we’re talking about Time Loops and Time Travel! (And amazingly enough, Michael somehow gets through the entire episode without mentioning Doctor Who even once!) Also, Jen talks about taking the Scarecrow Video Psychotronic Challenge, and about Shudder, the curated Amazon Video horror-movie channel!

Spoiler Warnings — Usually, we try not to give away crucial plot elements of the movies we discuss on DRtL, but that was a little tricky with this episode — since with a lot of the films we mention here, the very fact that the plot does involve time-travel shenanigans is actually meant to be a surprise. So if you are particularly spoiler-sensitive, you might want to skip this episode, and you maybe shouldn’t even look at the tags on the blog post. Sorry!

Alternately, if you encounter any spoilers you wish you hadn’t heard — just go back in time and warn yourself not to listen! Problem solved.

(Looking for something a little more seasonally-themed? Hop in our time machine and travel all the way back to 2014’s Episode 10: It Happened on Halloween! for an episode that’s all about movies set on or around Halloween!)

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My top horror movies!

Jennifer’s Top Fifty Horror Movies!

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In our Top Fifty Favorite Horror Movies episode, we promised that we would post each of our host’s individual list. First off, here are Jennifer Lovely’s Top Fifty Horror Movies! (Michael Montoure’s list will follow later. Stay tuned!)

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Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Rebecca (1940)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
I Walked With a Zombie (1943)
The Uninvited (1944)
The Spiral Staircase (1945)
Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
The Innocents (1961)
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (1962)
The Haunting (1963)
Burnt Offerings (1976)
Alien (1979)
Phantasm (1979)
The Changeling (1980)
Poltergeist (1982)
The Thing (1982)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Company of Wolves (1984)
Fright Night (1985)
The Fly (1986)
Hellraiser (1987)
Near Dark (1987)
Paperhouse (1988)
Pumpkinhead (1988)
They Live (1988)
Exorcist III (1990)
Candyman (1992)
Thesis (1996)
Stir of Echoes (1999)
The Devil’s Backbone (2001)
Session 9 (2001)
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
The Ring (2002) / Ringu (1998)
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Lake Mungo (2008)
One Missed Call (2008)
Pontypool (2008)
Shutter (2008)
You’re Next (2011)
Resolution (2012)
The Battery (2012)
Under the Skin (2013)
Stoker (2013)
It Follows (2014)
Let Us Prey (2014)
Starry Eyes (2014)
The Babadook (2014)
The Final Girls (2015)

 

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Bonus Cat Picture!

We know what you like, Internet, and you like cat pictures! Oh, yes, you do. Here is a picture of Jennifer’s new podcats, Maggie and Max! Aren’t they ridiculously cute? (Click to make bigger, which, unfortunately, is as close as you can get on the Internet to actually petting them.)

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DRtL Episode FIFTY: Our Top Fifty Favorite Horror Movies!

DRtL Episode FIFTY: Our Top Fifty Favorite Horror Movies!

Posted on Oct 10 2016 in Episodes

“Let’s make this bullshit happen!”

” …. Is that going to be our new motto from now on? Actually, that might look good on stickers, now that I think about it.”

So hey, check us out! Fifty episodes! That’s kind of a lot! And to celebrate, we are counting down the TOP FIFTY HORROR MOVIES OF ALL TIME!

Okay, well, no. We’re not going to pretend that we’re being at all objective. What we’re actually doing is our Our Top Fifty Favorite Horror Movies! You’re actually getting more than fifty, because Jennifer and Michael have each brought their own lists, so listen in as they compare the movies they love the most. (Presented in chronological order, so as not to descend into complete chaos.) Just in time for you to figure out what you want to watch for Halloween!

All this and more, as Jen tells us about a recent unpleasant incident in a movie theater, a documentary on the murder of Kitty Genovese, and completely spoils the ending of “The Changeling!”

We also talk about movies we’ve seen recently, including Blair Witch. If you just want to skip directly ahead to the Top Fifty goodness, you will find it at the 27-minutes-and-15-seconds mark.

Hope you enjoy this one!

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DRtL Episode 49: Japanese Horror!

DRtL Episode 49: Japanese Horror!

Pay no attention to the creepy little girl in the corner whose long, wet black hair is covering her face — she’s not bothering anyone, we’re sure she’ll be fine. We’re back for our Japanese Horror episode! Tune in as we talk about the passing of Gene Wilder, and as we examine how things like the financial crisis Japan had in the 90s affected their horror movies, and the long shadow cast by the nuclear bomb while we talk about our favorite J-horror.

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Bonus Features!

Podcasts mentioned by Jennifer:

 

Creepy Japanese Comics Stories by Junji Ito (super, super weird — don’t say we didn’t warn you):

 

Miscellaneous Links:

 

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Goodbye Gene Wilder..

I was young when I saw Blazing Saddles for the first time, but I remember being drawn to the young ginger haired Gene Wilder.
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Then I spent nights in the 80s catching Gene and Richard Pryor movies on television.  Together they were funny, irreverent and wonderful.

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Being a kid whose childhood bridged the end of the 70s and the beginning of the 80s I was very familiar with Saturday Night Live.  Being a frizzy haired little girl even more in love with Gilda Radner. When they found each and fell in love, I fell in love with them together. I mourned her death for his loss and ours too.
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After her passing he continued to act, fell in love again, wrote, painted and lived an amazing life.
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He helped create Gilda’s Club, a community organization for people living with cancer, their families and friends. He was one of those performers I dreamed of meeting someday and now I never will. But I will carry a little part of him with me.

Thank you Gene Wilder for everything you created and for the legacy that carries on after you have gone.

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DRtL Episode 48: Ghostbusters! (Part Two!)

DRtL Episode 48: Ghostbusters! (Part Two!)

Welcome back! The whole gang is back — your hosts Michael Montoure and Jennifer Lovely and our guests Jillian Venters, Jeff Harris, and Handsome Boyfriend Jim — for part two of our special Ghostbusters episode! (Hopefully, this will be a less disappointing sequel than Ghostbusters II was.)

Last time, we talked about the original Ghostbusters films and the animated series — this time out, we’re discussing the Xbox videogame and the 2016 reboot movie. And about the fanboys who came after the reboot with pitchforks and torches before the first trailer even came out. We’ve got some opinions. Hold on to your butts. (Yes, that’s a Jurassic Park reference in a post about Ghostbusters. Sorry, purists.)

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Bonus Materials

Here’s a photo of Jim’s well-loved copy of the Ghostbusters table-top role-playing-game. (We’re pretty sure we actually discussed the RPG last episode, but we forgot to post this picture then. Whooops.)

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Finally, here’s a screenshot of Montoure’s Tumblr post that that went a little bit viral, and was partly the impetus for making this two-part episode in the first place:

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The Media List

Movies and television shows mentioned in this episode:
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DRtL Episode 47: Ghostbusters! (Part One!)

DRtL Episode 47: Ghostbusters! (Part One!)

“Peter Venkman has a lot to answer for in modern society.”

Who ya gonna call?! Well — you can’t call us, exactly, because this is all pre-recorded. (But you can always post comments at our website, and review us on iTunes!)

That’s right, ghosts and ghoulies — Don’t Read the Latin is back with a special two-part episode! For the first time in the entire history of ever, we’re devoting an entire episode to a single franchise! We were so excited by the new Ghostbusters movie, we decided it was time to sit down with some of our favorite guests and talk about Ghostbusters in all media past and present.

Join your hosts Michael Montoure and Jennifer Lovely and our guests Jillian Venters, Jeff Harris, and Handsome Boyfriend Jim for a look at the original films and the animated series! (But first, a discussion of the horror movies we’ve seen lately! If you just want to skip ahead to the Ghostbusters content, it starts at the 24 minute, 27 second mark.)

Then join us in two weeks for Part Two as we discuss the videogame and the 2016 reboot — and the Internet controversy it’s spawned!

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Bonus Features

 

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