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32 – The Stuff (1985)

Halloween is here & you need something to watch: you need The Stuff (1985).

In a world consumed by consumption, a malicious food product is taking over & our heroes have to save the day! We try to figure out how these characters got to where they were; we discuss all the different ways the filmmakers made the Stuff; we try and get to the heart of this spectacular cult classic.

If you’d like to know more about the film, check out this Ryan Lambie article!

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Marshmallow Fluff Dip!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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31 – Delicatessen (1991)

This week Sophie & Mitch watched the cult French film Delicatessen (1991).

Ho-boy what a movie: an apartment building full of weirdos atop a butcher shop after some sort of apocalypse. It’s super odd, super French, and super fun. If you need more strangeness this Halloween, this is the movie for you.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – or to see how we prefer our popcorn!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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62 – CanScare w. Brendan James Boyd & Gennieve Edwards

So spooky! This week we’re speaking with the creative director/show designer of CanScare: Brendan James Boyd and Associate Producer: Gennieve Edwards!

We discuss all of the frightfully fun work that Brendan & Gennieve are up to creating portable haunted house escape rooms; we talk about balancing storytelling with game mechanics; we try to figure out where the theatre ends and the puzzle begins!

You should really follow these folks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to stay up to date on all their upcoming events!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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30 – Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People (1963)

The horror continues with 1963’s Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People!

Sophie & Mitch recount their experience watching this hidden gem from Godzilla & Toho legend Ishiro Honda! We discuss all the atmospheric spookiness of this forbidden island movie, the real life scariness of mushrooms, and the machinations of a cephalopod/fungi alliance.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – or to check out the Binging with Babish Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Mushroom Risotto recipe.

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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29 – Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)

It’s October, so we’re doing spooky food movies, starting with the classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978).

Sophie & Mitch talk all about the highs and lows of this movie, the baffling logic of how these tomatoes function, as well as level of zaniness this film reaches at points. So travel with us as we try to explain what, why, and how these killer tomatoes attack.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – or to check out Sophie’s Killer Bruschetta recipe.

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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34 – The Mummy (1999) vs. Van Helsing (2004) w. Dustin Meisinger & Shawn Gray

Two movies. Two debaters. One judge. One winner.
Two of the original “Wenghsters” are here: Dustin Meisinger & Shawn Gray in order to figure out which movie written & directed by Stephen Sommers is better!
Dustin is arguing for 1999’s The Mummy, while Mitch battles uphill for 2004’s Van Helsing. Shawn will chew on their words, to then spit out the definitive answer to which is the greater film.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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31 – Ghosts w. Devin Smith

Oh so spooky! Devin Smith is here to get down with the spirits, however they may choose to manifest.

We discuss some of the most famous local haunts and why they may or may not be true; we break down our favourite ghost stories; we talk about our own spooky experiences – ghostly or otherwise.

You can let Devin know about what kind of ghost you would be at her Twitter!

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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14 – Horror Movies w. Erika Ashton

ooOOoo! It’s a spooky episode, with guest Erika Ashton, as we go through our 15-ish favourite horror movies.

We discuss why we love the horror genre and what makes a good (or bad) horror movie. We spoil a ton of old movies that you should probably already have seen by now. We provide you listeners with an appropriate amount of horror homework (32+ movies to watch). Most importantly, we shout out the spectacular final resting place for Edmonton movie rentals: The Lobby where you can get so many of the movies we talked about and more; or you can just go chat with the equally-spectacular Kevin in-store or via the dark magicks of the Interweb.

Don’t forget to visit Erika’s lovely Instagrams or here if you too want to get into the horror conversation!

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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