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#39: Haunter

12/5/2017
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This week, Liz and Evan finally return from their Thanksgiving holiday to dig into the twists and turns of the surprisingly sweet HAUNTER. Join them as they praise the film’s ambition and subversion of tropes, make far too many Pokémon jokes, and explore the complicated metaphysics of ghost stories, time loops, and Abigail Breslin’s career. If you also drink orange juice with dinner, then be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and discuss the movie (and ghost Pokémon) with us on Twitter...

Duration: 00:43:26


#38: Antibirth

11/8/2017
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Liz and Evan learned a lot about birth this week as they tried to make sense of the 2016 drug trip Antibirth. They’re joined in the studio by future doctor and resident medical expert Laura Hmiel, who helps in trying to understand what, exactly, an “antibirth” might be. (Spoiler alert: still have no idea.) Join them as they ponder the logistics of immaculate conception, try to sort through dozens of seemingly unrelated plot threads, and laud Natasha Lyonne’s commitment to her performance...

Duration: 00:49:32


#37: Curse of Chucky

10/24/2017
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Everyone’s favorite murderous doll is back, and so are Liz and Evan, as they tackle the 2013 straight-to-DVD sequel Curse of Chucky. They’re joined by Chucky expert and multi-time podcast guest James Skosky to do a deep dive into the history and future of the Child’s Play franchise, as the trio get lost in the details of this uniquely satisfying movie. Join them as they applaud Brad Dourif (or is it Tommy Wiseau?) in the title role, consider the logistics of electrocution, get genuinely...

Duration: 01:41:14


#36: It Follows

10/10/2017
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Liz and Evan polled Twitter, and democracy won when you - the listeners - chose IT FOLLOWS as this week’s movie. Join them as they discuss how the film handles its complicated sexual politics, ponder the myriad meanings and metaphors of the monster, and attempt to solve the mystery of that damn shell-phone e-reader. If you’ve got a better idea than us of how to escape the slow-moving menace, let us know on Twitter @NowScreaming. Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes, and...

Duration: 01:00:26


#35: Wes Craven's New Nightmare

9/26/2017
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Liz and Evan are celebrating one full year of watching all the horror movies currently streaming on Netflix (so you don’t have to). This week, it’s one you should watch while you can: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare. Join them as they laud the film as a metafictional masterpiece, unpacking its interest in the relationship between monsters and storytellers and gushing (of course) about their favorite director and horror icon. If you’re a Wes fan (and let’s face it, you should be) then let us...

Duration: 01:10:35


#34: The ABCs of Death

9/5/2017
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Liz and Evan learn their alphabet this week with the horror anthology film THE ABCs OF DEATH. Join them as they butcher names from all around the world, try to ignore the most perverse toilet humor they've ever encountered, and try to find the diamonds in the rough of this twisted, inconsistent collection. If you’re “totally XD random!!! lulz ^_^" then be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and let us know how you feel on Twitter @nowscreaming. R is for Rate and Review, S is for Subscribe,...

Duration: 01:26:14


#32: Children of the Corn

8/15/2017
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The corn is well pleased this week as Liz and Evan walk behind the rows to unpack their complicated feelings about the cult classic CHILDREN OF THE CORN. Join them as they sigh about the plot holes, laud John Franklin’s iconic and chilling performance, and consider the film’s place in the “Stephen King adaptation” canon. Along the way, they ponder the precarious question of disability as a horror device and try to figure out what, exactly, those pesky Corn Kids were up to after all. If...

Duration: 01:07:33


#31: The Unborn

8/1/2017
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This week, Liz and Evan travel into the world of Jewish mysticism and emerge with more questions than ever as they tackle THE UNBORN, the schlocky brainchild of DC super-scribe David S. Goyer. Join them as they groan over the disappointing twists and turns, argue about its complicated relationship with Judaism, and ponder why Goyer couldn’t just choose between his dybbuk and Nazi plot lines. Be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and let us know how you feel on Twitter @nowscreaming. Don't...

Duration: 00:53:10


#30: The Invasion

7/18/2017
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Liz and Evan are finally back, and just in time to get invaded: this week, they break down the alien abductions and action sequences of THE INVASION, the messy 2007 sort-of remake of the body-snatching classic(s). Join them as they wince at the film's troubled production history, lament Nicole Kidman’s obvious disinterest in her role, and realize they just can’t agree on the best way for aliens to snatch those bodies. If you, too, are worried about alien abduction, then be sure to check...

Duration: 01:01:05


#29: The Den

6/13/2017
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Log in, and keep your webcam running: this week, Liz and Evan dive into the found-footage nightmare fuel of THE DEN. Join them as they interrogate the authenticity of the titular super-app, laud the film’s specificity and attention to detail, and try to uncover the message behind the myriad twists and turns. If you love the internet as much as we do, then be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and let us know how you feel on Twitter @nowscreaming. Be a beacon of digital security, and rate,...

Duration: 01:09:01


#28: Dead Silence

5/31/2017
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Beware the stare of Mary Shaw, and be ready for some bad decisions as Liz and Evan tackle the disastrously dour DEAD SILENCE. They’re once again joined by schlock specialist James Skosky in an effort to unravel the messy lunacy of a movie in which a ventriloquist dummy repeatedly jump-scares people to death. Accompany them as they admire Donnie Wahlberg’s absurdity, ponder the pointless twist, and end up discussing James Wan’s filmography in depth in an effort to figure out how, exactly,...

Duration: 01:17:13


#27: Housebound

5/16/2017
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This week, Liz and Evan are going back down to New Zealand to talk about their new favorite house-arrest horror romp: HOUSEBOUND. Join them as they rave about the excellent prop design and naturalistic acting, and gush about this surprisingly hilarious sleeper hit. Don’t forget to check out nowscreaming.com, and let us know your opinion on Twitter @nowscreaming. If you’re living in the walls of someone else’s house, be sure to harness your stockpile of technology to rate, review, and...

Duration: 00:59:45


#26: Shark Lake

5/2/2017
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Earth is a bad neighborhood, folks. That’s clearer than ever this week, as Liz and Evan suffered through the absurd and action-packed waste of time SHARK LAKE. Join them as they lament the film’s insanely low production value, ponder who the real villain is, and get worked up about the totally-overboard CGI. Meanwhile, Evan gets distracted by other terrible shark movies and Liz just wants to talk about shark science. If, like us, you’d rather just be watching Jaws, make sure to check out...

Duration: 00:45:25


#25: The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

4/18/2017
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Hey listener! What an insane world we live in, eh? This week Liz and Evan forced themselves to discuss THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE(FIRST SEQUENCE), and it just may have ruined Evan's life. Join them as they disagree about several aspects of the movie, including the "meaning"(or lack thereof), the turpitude of Dieter Laser's Dr. Heiter (or lack thereof), and how this movie rates amongst Now Screaming's Least Wanted. If you’re longing for your own sweet 3-dog, make sure to check out...

Duration: 01:00:15


#24: The Lazarus Effect

4/4/2017
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Liz and Evan have been working late in the lab to bring this week’s episode to life: THE LAZARUS EFFECT (which is most certainly not a documentary about food). Join them as they temper their excitement about the excellent cast with their confusion with the film’s failure to stick the landing, and ask big questions about pseudoscience and zombie communities along the way. If you’ve unleashed the power of your pineal gland, make sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and let us know your...

Duration: 00:59:01


#23: An American Werewolf In London

3/21/2017
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“Beware the moon, and stick to the road…” Oops. This week, Liz and Evan take on John Landis’s cult classic horror-comedy AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. Join them as they rave about Rick Baker’s impressively grotesque effects, nurse their whiplash from the abrupt shifts in tone, and puzzle over what, exactly, that mutant Nazi dream sequence is about. Don’t forget to check out nowscreaming.com, and share your thoughts with us on Twitter @nowscreaming. Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe...

Duration: 01:10:04


#22: Apartment 143

3/7/2017
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This week, Liz and Evan break the seal on the found-footage genre with the Spanish (though English-language, for some reason) film APARTMENT 143. Join them as they consider contrast in technique and tone, debate the mysterious mechanics of Poltergeist syndrome, and get frustrated about what the film doesn’t tell us. (They also make a big announcement about the future of the podcast!) If, like us, you appreciate a good jump scare, make sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and let us know...

Duration: 00:56:25


#21: Asmodexia

2/28/2017
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This week, Liz and Evan continue their journey abroad and traverse the dusty roads of Spain with ASMODEXIA, the podcast’s second exorcism movie (and third foreign-language film). Join them as they explicate the meandering plot, have difficulty differentiating between Diana, Luna, Ona, and Alba, and rant about the etymology of the film’s title. As you’re counting down to the end of the Mayan calendar, be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and share your thoughts with us on Twitter...

Duration: 00:37:53


#20: Baskin

2/21/2017
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Feeling surreal? This week, Liz and Evan descend into pure entropy with BASKIN, purportedly the 8th Turkish film to ever reach American shores. Join them as they repeatedly sigh at obnoxious cops and locker room talk, disagree about the film’s relationship to Islam, and ultimately admit that they have no idea what happened in this movie. If you make it out of Inceagac alive, be sure to check out http://nowscreaming.com, and share your bafflement with us on Twitter @nowscreaming. Don’t...

Duration: 00:48:37


#19: Mine Games

2/14/2017
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That was us on the way down... into the delightful mindfuck of MINE GAMES. Liz and Evan revel in the mysterious mine, ponder its rules, get enraged about Lex (or is it Lexi?), and share their theorems regarding the Infinite Michaels Paradox. When you’re ready to break the cycle, be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and tell us what you think on Twitter @nowscreaming. Rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes - it helps us make sure Ethan Peck continues to have a job.

Duration: 01:04:09

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