DRtL Episode 31: The Kids Are Alright

DRtL Episode 31: The Kids Are Alright

Posted on Oct 12 2015 in Episodes

Horror movies with kid heroes. It’s a natural. How better to make an audience scared for your protagonist than to make him (or her) a young, vulnerable, innocent child? Throw in the “your parents will never believe you” trope, and you’re set for some real scares. This episode, we salute the best child protagonists the horror genre has to offer.

Join Michael and Jennifer as they dissect the casting and plot direction of Hannibal’s third season, play with an Angel puppet, talk about the Paul Stanley / Dee Snyder feud, and reveal the secret of how to get Jennifer’s daughter to watch a movie that might be slightly scary. Listen in amazement as Michael fucks up immediately! (We talked about People Under the Stairs during the Wes Craven episode, not the Stephen King episode. Obviously.)

We apologize once more, I’m afraid, for the sound quality of this episode. We forgot to set up the powered USB port for the microphone, and therefore that “robots gargling underwater” background echo is back. Yay. Also you can hear traffic outside and Jennifer’s cat meowing, although hopefully that last part is endearing. Anyway. We’ll try to set things up a little better next time.

The Media List and more bonus goodies are behind the “Read More” link:

The Media List

  • People Under the Stairs
  • Scream Queens (TV)
  • Mean Girls
  • Scream (TV)
  • Goodnight Mommy
  • Hannibal (TV)
  • Red Dragon
  • iZombie
  • Veronica Mars
  • Poltergeist (remake)
  • Let Me In
  • Jurassic Park
  • Creepshow
  • They Live
  • Dracula: Prince of Darkness
  • A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss
  • The Devil Rode Out
  • The Legend of Hell House
  • The Legacy
  • The Gate
  • Poltergeist
  • Evil Dead
  • Trick or Treat
  • The Monster Squad
  • The Goonies
  • Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery
  • The Decline of Western Civilization: The Metal Years (Jen’s Documentary Corner!)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Monster House
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Wayne’s World 2
  • ParaNorman
  • The Witches
  • Casper
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Escape to Witch Mountain
  • Frankenweenie
  • Invaders From Mars
  • Super 8
  • The Lost Boys
  • Coraline
  • Critters
  • Troll
  • Troll 2
  • The Good Son
  • The Bad Seed
  • Poltergeist
  • Poltergeist 2
  • Poltergeist 3
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Crimson Peak
  • Cooties
  • The Visit
  • The Omen
  • The Other
  • Battle Royale
  • Firestarter
  • The Devil’s Backbone
  • Children of the Corn
  • Let the Right One In
  • A Tale of Two Sisters
  • Paperhouse
  • Flowers in the Attic
  • Parents
  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane
  • Return to Oz — plus Scissor Sisters
  • The Lady in White
  • The Watcher in the Woods
  • IT

Bonus Video
Here’s a fan-made music video for the Scissor Sisters song Return to Oz that Michael mentioned:

Bonus Tumblr Meme

For those who haven’t seen it, here’s the “Public Service Announcement” Michael mentions making on Tumblr, in a post that’s received over 25,000 notes so far:





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