Don’t Read The Latin! Episode 75: Fairy Tales Revisited!

0 Comments | This entry was posted on Apr 16 2018

It’s that time again, and Jennifer and Rhias  are joined by Lisa (from the Noir! episode), and Jillian Venters of Gothic Charm School  to talk about fairy tales: their horrifying origins, the stories of women they contain, and the movies that hold those things close to their celluloid hearts. Join them as they rip those hearts out and feast, including a few movies that you might not have thought of as fairy tales, then wind down with them as they discuss their own childhood stories and movies.

Handsome Boyfriend Jim note: At no point in this episode do they even mention “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” which I think is criminal, and Jen thinks I’m criminally tasteless for loving as much as I do. But I write these blurbs, so Hansel and Gretel gets its time in the sun!

Don’t Read The Latin! Episode 66: Classic Black and White Gems!

2 Comments | This entry was posted on Oct 09 2017

Hey, Don’t Read the Latin listeners, it’s time for another episode, and this one’s done in black and white. Maybe some grays and sepia, too.

This week’s co-host is returning favorite Rhias Hall of The Villain Edit, and she and Jennifer drink habanero cider and talk classic colorless cinema they love. Enjoy!

Don’t Read The Latin! Episode 64: Asylums!

0 Comments | This entry was posted on Sep 04 2017

Hello, Don’t Read the Latineers! This episode is about horror movies set in asylums: open or closed, haunted or populated. Joining me this time once again is Rhias Hall of The Villain Edit. It’s one of my favorite genres of horror movies!

(A note from Handsome Boyfriend Jim: The video game they misidentify as “Homecoming” and “Home Again” is “Gone Home”. For some reason Jen can never, ever remember the title of it.)

DRtL Episode FIFTY: Our Top Fifty Favorite Horror Movies!

1 Comment | This entry was posted on Oct 10 2016

“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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DRtL Episode 42: The Book Was Better!

1 Comment | This entry was posted on May 12 2016

“I’ve never seen the 50’s Vincent Price version . . . or, now that I stop to think about it, I don’t think I’ve seen the 60’s version, either . . . and I’m not sure I saw I Am Legend . . . . “

“Oh, my God — move on!”

Welcome to our only slightly late episode! This time, we’re exploring that strange territory where the silver screen and your local bookstore collide. That’s right, this episode is all about horror movies based on books! Bad movies based on good novels, good movies based on bad novels, and everything in between. Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know!

Worthy of Note: Hopefully you will notice a big improvement in the sound quality over previous episodes. We’re trying a totally new audio set-up, and we think it sounds a lot better. Let us know what you think of that, too. We’re still experimenting and learning, and after two years of doing this, we’re finally making a little progress! Eventually, we catch on.

Speaking of which, also Worthy of Note — we’ve missed it by just a few days, but May 9th was the second anniversary of our very first episode! I know, we can’t believe it, either! For those who have been with us from the beginning, thank you so much for listening and for your comments and support, and for telling your friends about us. For those of you just joining — welcome! Grab some popcorn and settle in, because we’re not going to stop watching horror movies any time soon. See you in two weeks!

DRtL Episode 33: Horror Romances!

3 Comments | This entry was posted on Nov 23 2015

Wooo-hooo, look at us! We swore we would have a new episode ready in two weeks and by God we actually did it.

Inspired by our recent viewing of Crimson Peak, this time we’re taking a look at Horror Romances! Even though the course of true love never quite runs smooth in a horror movie — it’s hard to give someone your heart when they really do want your heart, and they’re willing to use their sharpest knives to get it — we’re cuddling up as close to this topic as we can get. Do join us, won’t you, dear?

Episode Fourteen: Remakes!

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Whether you love them or hate them, the horror remake is here to stay. (Hollywood loves to feast on its own dead.) Join Jennifer and Michael as they delve into the best, the worst, and the most completely pointless.

Episode Eleven: Horror Comedies

0 Comments | This entry was posted on Oct 17 2014

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: