A Message From Montoure — Stepping Back For A Bit

0 Comments | Posted on Jul 25 2017 in Site News

Hey everyone, Michael Montoure here. It looks like there’s a new episode all finished that should be going live today, and I just wanted to take a minute to let you know that I’m not one of your hosts this time, and unfortunately, I’m not sure exactly when I will be back on the show.

I have a lot more going on in my personal life than I did when we first started the podcast, and it’s been getting more difficult for me to find time to sit down with Jennifer and record new episodes. Worse still, I’ve been having a harder time managing to sit down and watch any new horror movies in the past several months, so, ultimately, I feel like I don’t have a lot to say about current horror at this point.

So I am taking some time off, and leaving you in Jennifer’s more-than-capable hands. She’ll be joined by a rotating cast of guest hosts, many of whom you’ve heard on the show before, and it’s going to be great.

I’ll be back before you know it, and in the meantime, I’ll get this work-life balance thing figured out, catch up on the latest horror films, and with any luck, get back in the swing of writing a little horror fiction of my own.

See you at the movies!

DRtL Episode 60: Horror Movies 101!

2 Comments | Posted on Jul 11 2017 in Episodes

If you’re a regular listener of Don’t Read the Latin, you’re probably pretty well versed in horror movies — you know your classics backwards and forwards. But if you’re a new listener, or if you have friends you would like to help get into horror, then we’ve got you covered with our latest episode — Horror Movies 101! Your horror hosts Jennifer Lovely and Michael Montoure walk you through the most significant movies in horror history to give you a solid grounding in all the basics. Check it out and let us know what you think! And be sure to let us know if there’s anything you think we missed!

DRtL Episode 59: Favorite Horror Actors!

0 Comments | Posted on Jun 14 2017 in Episodes

Welcome back to Don’t Read the Latin, where in this episode, we’re talking about our favorite horror movie actors — the scream queens, sinister villains, and creepy little character actors who populate the films we love. These are the people we love to watch over and over again, the performances that can get us into the theater every time. We’re sure you’ll know and love many of these screen icons as well, and hope that you’ll learn some new names you should be looking out for, as well. Let us know if there’s anyone else you think we should have mentioned!

(Thanks for your patience with our slight delay in getting this episode to you, and we ask your patience with the weird little pop-and-hiss that crept into the audio of this episode. It’s pretty mystifying — we used the exact same audio setup as we have for the past couple of episodes, and we didn’t have this trouble then. Perhaps you could pretend we’re having this conversation while sitting next to a crackling campfire? Or not. Suit yourselves.)

Please stand by

0 Comments | Posted on Jun 06 2017 in Uncategorized

Hey, everyone — just wanted to let you know that another episode of Don’t Read the Latin is on the way soon, but there will be a slight delay. We have recorded a new episode, but Michael hasn’t had a chance to edit it yet — and he just lost a much-loved cat due to illness yesterday, so it’s going to take him a while to recover and get back to work. Please join us here next Monday, when we’ll be going live with our Favorite Horror Actors discussion. Thanks for your patience.

DRtL Episode 58: Crypticon Post-Mortem!

2 Comments | Posted on May 16 2017 in Episodes

Another year, another Crypticon has come and gone! Your horror hosts Michael Montoure and Jennifer Lovely always make attending this Seattle convention a priority, and this year was no exception. This year marks Jennifer’s first appearance at a convention as a panelist!

This episode, we talk about our experiences at the convention, both good and bad. (Mostly good!) We hope you’ll check it out — and we hope you’ll join us at the convention next year!

(There’s not much of a media list this time — we talk briefly about movies and TV we’ve seen lately, and those are listed below.)

The Media List

Movies and television shows mentioned in this episode:

DRtL Episode 57: Favorite Directors!

0 Comments | Posted on May 01 2017 in Episodes

Hello, Latin Club! If you’ve been following us for a while, then you know we’ve had our episodes in the past about Wes Craven and John Carpenter — but there are so many other horror movie directors whose work we avidly follow. We don’t necessarily have a full episode’s worth of things to say about each and every one of them, so we thought, why not do a grab-bag of everyone who’s work we admire? Join us as we discuss our Favorite Directors!

(The Media List for this episode is a little spotty — we mentioned a lot of movies very briefly in passing that did not make it into the Media List, but hopefully everything we discuss in any detail should be listed here.)

As always, let us know what you think in the comments, and please take a minute to rate and review us on iTunes to let your fellow horror fans know we’re worth checking out. Thanks!

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COME SEE US AT CRYPTICON!

If you’re a horror aficionado in the greater Seattle area, you probably know that next weekend (May 5-7, 2017) is Crypticon Seattle, the largest gathering of fans of the the macabre in the Pacific Northwest. Both of us are on panels this year, and if you enjoy our podcast, you should come see us babble excitedly about horror movies in person! Hope to see you at the Doubletree. Come introduce yourselves! We love meeting listeners!

Jennifer’s Panels:

  • Pacific Northwest Horror Enthusiasts and Friendship Society — Friday at 6:00 pm in Evergreen 3
  • Underrated Masters of Horror — Saturday at 3:00 pm in Cascade 3
  • What Makes Horror Relevant Beyond the Genre? — Saturday at 4:00 pm in Cascade 3
  • Podcasting Mixer — Sunday at 1:00 pm in Evergreen 3

Michael’s Panels:

  • Pacific Northwest Horror Enthusiasts and Friendship Society — Friday at 6:00 pm in Evergreen 3
  • What Was It About the 80’s? — Saturday at 3:00 pm in Cascade 5
  • Reading: Michael Montoure — Saturday at 4:30 pm in Cascade 2
  • Who Would Win? — Saturday at 8:00 pm in Cascade 7
  • Have We Outgrown the Ghost Story? — Sunday at 11:00 am in Cascade 3
  • Podcasting Mixer — Sunday at 1:00 pm in Evergreen 3
  • Alternate Cuts — Sunday at 2:00 pm in Cascade 7

Under the Weather

1 Comment | Posted on Apr 20 2017 in Site News

Hey there, your horror host Michael Montoure here — just wanted to let you know that, once again, recording has been stalled on recording new episodes of Don’t Read the Latin. This time, I’m the one holding things up — I’ve been laid up in bed with a nasty virus, one that I don’t feel like passing on to my co-host, Jennifer Lovely. She’s had enough to deal with lately.

This has been kind of a rough year for both of us so far, and we’re sorry for all the delays — this podcast is supposed to go out every two weeks, and we’ve only managed to put out two episodes in the past four months, so I’d say we’re a little bit behind schedule. But we will be back in the recording booth as soon as we can. Thanks for your patience and your support.

DRtL Episode 56: Horror En Español!

2 Comments | Posted on Apr 05 2017 in Episodes

¡Hola! ¿Cómo te va todo? Welcome to the latest episode of Don’t Read the Latin, where we talk about horror movies in Spanish! (And a handful of movies that are in English, but were made in Spain.) Get ready to turn on your subtitles and explore some of the best horror that the Spanish language has to offer.

Also, Jen tells us about some of the additional channels available on Amazon Prime Video, including Shudder and the British television channel Acorn TV, and about her days back when she worked in a video store! All this, the return of Jen’s Documentary Corner, and much, much more.

As always, let us know what you think in the comments, and please take a minute to rate and review us on iTunes to let your fellow horror fans know we’re worth checking out. Thanks!

DRtL Episode 55: Back From The Dead!

4 Comments | Posted on Mar 13 2017 in Episodes

Hello, horror fiends! Did you have a good New Year’s? And, uhhh, a good Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Chinese New Year, Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, and Mardi Gras — ? So, yeah, it’s been a little while since our last episode, is what we’re saying, here. Between Michael being out of town a lot, and Jen losing her job, her house, and then her Grandmother in rapid succession, there’s been a hell of a lot of so-called “real life” cutting into our podcasting time.

But now we’re Back From The Dead, and what better way to celebrate that than with an episode about horror movies where people return from the grave? We’re not talking ghosts, or vampires, or zombies — we’vddde done episodes on all of those already. We’re talking all the other revenants of every type and description.

Along the way, we talk about Letterboxd, a site for keeping track of the movies you watch; the late, lamented iMDB message boards; the critical role of politics in the horror genre; and the online horror movie offerings of services like Shudder and Fandor. All that and more is waiting for you in the latest episode, so stuff it into your eager brainmeats, let us know what you think in the comments, and as always, be sure to rate and review us on iTunes to let your fellow horror fans know we’re worth checking out. It’s great to be back — thanks for listening, and we will be back in two weeks.

DRtL Will Return From The Dead!

0 Comments | Posted on Feb 07 2017 in Site News

Hello, Latin Club! By now you’re probably wondering when you will ever hear our voices again. Fear not! We are still alive and well. We’ve just had a lot going on in the so-called “real world” — Michael has been out of town and is about to get on the road again, and Jen had an unexpected move to deal with. We will be back with a new episode in late February or early March. Like any good monster, this podcast will rise from the dead once again. Stay tuned!