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The Horrorble Idea

30 EpisodesProduced by Stephanie and JackWebsite

Stephanie is frightened by scary movies, and Jack thinks that's hilarious (he’s maybe a little scared too). But as dedicated film lovers, they’re setting out to fill in this blank spot in their viewographies. Together they will dive deep into the genre of horror and find some laughs in-between the s… read more

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Episode 30 - The Thing

August 23rd, 2021


Stephanie and Jack head south, way south, to Antarctica for 1982’s The Thing. Is it Kurt Russell at his hottest? Is it the best dog acting of its generation? Is it too gross or just gross enough? Take a sip of J&B …

Episode 29 - The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

July 12th, 2021


Jack and Stephanie take a look at their first Giallo film! It's the 70s, it's Italian, it's bloody and creepy and fun. It's Dario Argento's The Bird with the Crystal Plumage. "Send in the perverts."

Episode 28 - Cronos

June 28th, 2021


¡Ay dios mio! Stephanie and Jack tackle Guillermo del Toro’s first major film, Cronos. Old man vampires? Disappearing mustaches? Is Ron Perlman the best? (Yes.)

Episode 27 - The Exorcist

June 14th, 2021


The power of Christ compels you to listen to Stephanie and Jack revisit their traumatic childhood viewings of the 1973 masterpiece, The Exorcist!

Episode 26 - It Comes At Night

May 31st, 2021


Jack and Stephanie don't know what comes at night, but it certainly isn't excitement. Maybe the true enemy is the friends we made along the way? Also: the dog dies.

Episode 26 - Color Out of Space

May 17th, 2021


Stephanie and Jack are back and diving into a well full of weirdness with 2019’s Color Out of Space! Nic Cage and mutated alpacas make for a strange …

Episode 24 C.H.U.D.

May 1st, 2021


Stephanie and Jack take a trip to 1980’s SoHo to figure out what the mysterious initials C.H.U.D. stand for and what the heck this movie is and why Daniel Stern & John Heard are trying so hard in it?

Episode 23 - Train to Busan

April 5th, 2021


Stephanie and Jack get a first class ticket to fun with 2016’s action packed zombie flick, Train to Busan. They debate fast zombies vs slow zombies and give much respect to the thicc king Ma Dong-seok.

Episode 22 - A Quiet Place

March 22nd, 2021


Jack is very loud about his dislike for A Quiet Place, though Stephanie enjoyed the film and its monsters. Will either be swayed by the other’s argument?

Episode 21 - Candyman

March 1st, 2021


Stephanie and Jack say Candyman five times in the mirror and learn all about the 1992 movie that bears his name. They look forward to the Nia DaCosta/Jordan Peel sequel and wonder if a movie written by a white British …

Episode 20 - The Silence of the Lambs

February 15th, 2021


Quid pro quo, did you really think we would let the 30th anniversary of The Silence of the Lambs go by without talking about it? Let us enthrall you …

Episode 19 - M

February 8th, 2021


Jack and Stephanie get in the wayback machine and visit 1930’s Berlin for Fritz Lang’s M. They talk about Peter Lorre’s creepy eyes and wonder why the Germans have so many different contraptions for smoking tobacco.

Episode 18 - Hellraiser

February 1st, 2021


Stephanie and Jack open the Lament Configuration and are transported into a hellworld where there is no line between pain and pleasure. By that, I mean they talk about Clive Barker’s 1987 disasterpiece Hellraiser. …

Episode 17 - Insidious

January 18th, 2021


Jack and Stephanie go back into the Wan-iverse as they are haunted by 2010’s Insidious. Stephanie talks about her love for the red-faced demon’s “chaotic energy” and Jack tries to figure out what James Wan’s deal is.

Episode 16 - The Cabin in the Woods

January 11th, 2021


A horror podcast about a horror movie about other horror movies? Stephanie and Jack sacrifice 35 minutes to talk about 2012’s meta horror Mutant Enemy joint, The Cabin in the Woods. We focus on Thor’s pecs, giant …

Episode 15 - A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

January 4th, 2021


We’re starting the new year off with an artsy noir Persian Horror Western Vampire flick, Ana Lily Amirpour’s 2014 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. We focus on amazing cat acting and one character’s sweet sweet ride. …

Episode 14 - Black Christmas

December 30th, 2020


Stephanie and Jack find out the call is coming from inside the house! A holiday special with 1974’s Black Christmas. Plus a little extra stocking …

Episode 13 - Last House on the Left

December 21st, 2020


Jack and Stephanie take a look at Wes Craven's first and most edgelord film, 1972’s Last House on the Left. We contemplate the raw animal power of Krug Stillo and wonder why two groovy chicks in the Lower East Side had …

Episode 12 - An American Werewolf in London

December 14th, 2020


Stephanie and Jack howl about a horror-comedy classic, An American Werewolf in London. Should you date your nurse? What do you do when your best …

Episode 11 - Ghostbusters (Jack Solo Special)

November 30th, 2020


On a special solo episode, Jack talks about his favorite horror adjacent movie: Ghostbusters! Featuring weird facts about the movie and about Jack, …

Episode 10 - The Wicker Man (73 & 06)

November 16th, 2020


Stephanie and Jack go for a double feature, talking about the 1973 and 2006 versions of The Wicker Man. Come listen to the Salmon of Knowledge tell …

Episode 9 - A Nightmare on Elm Street

November 2nd, 2020


1, 2, Freddy’s coming for you! Jack and Stephanie have A Nightmare on Elm Street and find out they really dig Freddy Kruger. Plus F, Marry, Kill with Freddy, Jason, and Michael Meyers.

Episode 8 - Halloween

October 26th, 2020


Just in time for Hallows’ Eve, Jack and Stephanie carve into Halloween! They discuss the strangeness of the suburbs, Michael’s motivations, along with a campy Stephanie’s Six Degrees of Cinema and an avant garde pitch …

Episode 7 - Vampires vs the Bronx

October 19th, 2020


Stephanie and Jack head uptown to talk about Vampires vs the Bronx! Chopped cheese, gentrification, blood sucking, and method acting with Method Man. Plus Stephanie’s Six Degrees of cinema, Jack’s Pitch of the Week, and …

Episode 6 - The Babadook

October 12th, 2020


Stephanie and Jack take a Baba-look at 2014’s meme-tastic The Babadook. Featuring Stephanie’s Six Degrees of Cinema segment and Jack’s elevator pitch for a Babadook sitcom.

Episode 5 - The Conjuring

October 5th, 2020


James Wan conjures up some strong mixed reactions as Stephanie and Jack talk about 2013’s The Conjuring.

Episode 4 - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

September 28th, 2020


Jack and Stephanie empathize with poor Leatherface. Family dinners can be traumatic. Especially when grandpa is the creepiest thing ever. You guessed it, they are watching 1974’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Episode 3 - She Dies Tomorrow

September 21st, 2020


Stephanie sneaks in an art film and takes Jack on a journey into a meditation with Amy Seimetz’s She Dies Tomorrow. What is this movie? Is it horror? Is it a tone poem? Stephanie is a fan, Jack is trying to figure it …

Episode 2 - Poltergeist

September 14th, 2020


Stephanie and Jack are heeeeeere with Poltergeist! After a not so scary first episode, we finally get a few jumps out of Stephanie. They ask the …

Episode 1 - Friday the 13th

September 11th, 2020


Stephanie and Jack dive into one of the classics of American horror with Friday the 13th. They pick apart this quintessential slasher film in all of its early eighties weirdness. Stephanie gets deep into her hate of Ned …

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