DRtL Episode FIFTY: Our Top Fifty Favorite Horror Movies!

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“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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Episode Seventeen: We Kind of Like the 90’s!

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Hello, boys and ghouls, welcome back once again to another episode of Don’t Read the Latin! This time, after our in-depth two-part episode on the 80’s, we’re going to dive into a, well, slightly less-loved decade, but one that still has more than a few gems in it. Join us, won’t you? You’ll learn more about Jennifer’s seemingly random Hollywood crushes, the too-cool-for-film-school pretentiousness of The Addiction and The Prophecy, and which movie features Billy Zane at his Billy Zaniest!

Bonus YouTube Videos!
In our discussion of Stigmata (oh, Stigmata, you’re not a good movie, but we kind of like you anyway), Jennifer brings up a Chumbawumba song from the soundtrack that’s really kind of awesome. If you’ve only ever heard that “I get knocked down” drinking song of theirs, you really need to put this in your ear-holes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__YHRv5VuDI

Finally, here’s the channel introduction for Count Jackula, the horror review show that we mention:

Episode Eleven: Horror Comedies

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Welcome to another Halloween season episode of your favorite horror movie podcast! (At least, we assume we’re your favorite horror movie podcast. If we’re not, please don’t tell us.)

In this episode, Jennifer rants about Kevin Smith, whose recent film, “Tusk,” seems to be one inside joke aimed at the fans of podcast. (We here at Don’t Read the Latin promise that if we ever make a movie of our own, we’re not going to just pander to our existing fanbase — we intend to pander to everyone.)

We also talk about economy of storytelling, Harlan Ellison, Jen’s Big Black Gothic Yard Sale, and Michael’s upcoming Halloween reading!

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“Speaking of soft-core pornography …. ”
“I’m Aware I’m making poor choices.”
“I have a whole bunch of ‘Night of the … ‘ movies.”

Speaking of Michael’s Halloween reading:

Episode Two: What Is Horror, Anyway?

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“Does everything fail to be a horror movie? Oh my God, nothing’s actually horror!”

“Why do we even have this podcast — ? All right, folks, that’s it, there’s not going to be an episode three ….”

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Welcome back to our second episode, where we decide to tackle a highly subjective and ultimately completely unanswerable question! What is horror? Because we don’t shy away from the hard topics! (We’re not smart enough to yet.)

Join us as we talk about:

  • Watching color films in black and white
  • The War of the Worlds TV series
  • Bleak endings, and when they’re earned
  • Rob Zombie’s learning curve as a director
  • … And something about taking off a dirty dress — ?
  • Movies on the border between thrillers and horror, and Montoure takes a stab at defining the distinction between the two
  • Montoure tries to remember what movie a terrifying scene he remembers from his childhood could possibly be from
  • Jennifer has never read the Internet creepypasta short story “Candle Cove”
  • When the suck fairy comes to visit movies you used to love
  • movies that take a gleeful fun-house approach to their mayhem
  • Horror comedies
  • Horror movie theme ringtones
  • Movies based on real-life horrors
  • Why people don’t help when faced with real-life horrors
  • What movies we’re looking forward to