Behind the Screams #9: Chase Williamson (THE GUEST, JOHN DIES AT THE END)

January 13th, 2018


Hello, Boys and Ghouls. It’s Episode 9 of our Behind the Screams series! In this series, we are exploring the world of fear, shock and horror by talking to tastemakers in the genre. Today on the show: Chase Williamson. Chase is an incredible actor. You’ve seen him in lots of stuff: John Dies at the End, The Guest, Rocket Jump’s Video Game High School, Lace Crater, Beyond the Gates, the list goes on. What’s great about Chase is that he is a lifelong horror fan with a huge respect for the genre, so there’s a real passion behind his stories, and his insights, that is just really fun to hear. Enjoy...

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The Return of Trading Terrors

December 13th, 2017

The ‘Burbs (1989) and Brianscan (1994) are exchanged between the Boys and Ghouls duo in this episode of good cheer and mayhem.


Listen in as Kat has Marshall watch, for his very first time, her beloved 90’s tech-horror romp, “Brainscan”.  Then stay tuned as Marshall has Kat finally watch one of his favorite flicks, Joe Dante’s tale of home-grown homicide, “The Burbs”.


From Edward Furlong’s virtual reality murders to Tom Hanks’ growing suspicion of his strange neighbors, we all learned a little something about these movie and about our cohosts for admiring them.


So give yourself the gift of a quality podcast and listen to your heart’s content.

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Ginger Snaps

November 18th, 2017

“Ginger Snaps” is the lycanthropic subject of this month’s episode.  A Canadian werewolf film, made at the close of the 1990s, it follows two macabre sisters as the curse of womanhood, and then the case of the werewolf, comes between them.



This movie has been a favorite of Marshall’s for years though Kat, who can relate to elements of it in ways that Marshall is not equipped to do, had never seen it before. 



Also, Kat and Marshall recap their Halloween-time activities and Marshall shares with Kat his hometown seasonal favorite ginger snap cookie.  Join in their dismay that this brand is able to be sold in any state except California!



So, give a listen, it’s a howl.

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Halloweenies 2

October 18th, 2017

Halloween episodes are a favorite at the “Boys and Ghouls” podcast.  For this year’s effort, we are repeating the Halloweenies format of last year.  So, in “Halloweenies 2” we will be covering a trio of spooky topics.


The first segment will cover the cult (or, at least, well regarded and low budget) direct-to-VHS faux-bootleg horror movie, “The WNUF Halloween Special”.  Listen as we marvel at how this 2013 indie-horror manages to be a diamond-perfect time capsule of 1987 late-night television.


Then, we take a trip to the happiest place on Earth, and explore the cob-webbed rooms of their long-standing dark ride, The Haunted Mansion.  Try to be brave, as we dig up the haunted history and fun facts of the house where crypt doors creak

and the tombstones quake.


Then, we crack the books and find, in the pages, a love letter to Halloween.  Written after feeling dissatisfied with “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, Ray Bradbury weaves a tale of Halloween night that felt like a classic as soon as it was published.  Along with it’s 1992 accompanying cartoon, the Boys and Ghouls duo discuss and discover what makes Ray Bradbury’s autumn nostalgia so impressive.


Also, we’ve been getting gifts from friends and fans, and Marshall presents them on-mic to a flabbergasted Kat.


Happy Halloween!

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Introducing “Inside The Exorcist”

October 10th, 2017

Kat asked Marshall if he wanted to post a trailer that promotes the new podcast, “Inside The Exorcist”.  Marshall asked if he could do a 70’s horror-trailer voice for the trailer’s introduction and Kat told him that would be fine.


And so, listen in as Boys and Ghouls presents a taste of what you can expect from the newly released podcast, “Inside The Exorcist”.  As a follow up to “Inside Psycho”, this series will dedicate its self to presenting everything you’d want to know about the influential and frightening classic that is “The Exorcist”.

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Behind the Screams #8: ‘SLASHED! the Musical’ Director Chelsea Stardust

September 14th, 2017


Hello, Boys and Ghouls. Kat here. Welcome to Episode 8 of our Behind the Screams series, where we explore the world of fear, shock and horror by talking to tastemakers in the genre. Today on the show: director and producer Chelsea Stardust! Chelsea is smart, talented and has had a horror education that most of us would kill for...Recently, she took on the challenge of directing for the stage, which we talk about in this interview. ‘SLASHED! The Musical,’ a killer comedy musical love-letter to the classic 80’s Summer Camp Slasher Genre, premiered earlier this year at the Hollywood Fringe festival to rave reviews, and Kat talked to Chelsea in-depth about what it was like bringing it to life. Stay tuned at the end of this episode to hear a track from the show! Finally, a quick note: this interview has been banked for several weeks, so you’ll hear Chelsea talk about two huge influences for her, George Romero and Tobe Hooper, both of whom had not passed away at the time of this recording, otherwise, we would certainly have talked about it.

Find Chelsea on imdb here

Check out Chelsea’s website here

Check out Chelsea’s short films here

Slashed! The Musical on Bandcamp:


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Let’s Go to the Maul

August 18th, 2017

Shopping malls are the topic of this episode of "Boys and Ghouls"


Listen in, as we discuss the Monroeville Mall of George Romero's 1978 zombie classic, "Dawn of the Dead".  Then, stay tuned as we head over to the Sherman Oaks Galleria, used in the killer-robot 80's flick, "Chopping Mall"; where shopping costs you an arm and a leg.


If you have a sweet tooth, we have a special treat for you. If your purchases in the next half hour amount to five dollars or more, we'll give you a bag of hard candy free! For the kiddies, or enjoy yourself. So hurry and do your shopping!


Also in this episode, Kat and Marshall marvel over meeting a fan at a Halloween con.


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Horrible Hoaxes

July 15th, 2017

Hoaxes are the topic of this podcast episode that really really happened.  Join the Boys and Ghouls duo as they explore two horrific hoaxes.  


First, they take a look at the Orson Welles “War of the Worlds” 1938 broadcast, as well as the H.G. Wells (no relation) Martian invasion novel that inspired it.  Also, they discuss the made-for-tv movie “The Night That Panicked America” (1975) that dramatized the events of the night that people all over America thought that Martians were coming due to innovative radio-play storytelling and convincing foley.


Then, it’s over to England where, on Halloween night of 1992, the BBC ghost story “Ghostwatch” was presented as such a convincing piece of tv-journalism (it helped that real and recognizable tv presenters were playing themselves) that people of the great nation felt betrayed… after feeling very very frightened because its use of the mockumentary medium was some very effective spookery.


So, join Kat and Marshall, for this totally real podcast about some horrific events that people thought were really real.


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Behind the Screams #7: Talking ‘Psycho’ with’s Rob Galluzzo

June 13th, 2017


Hello, Boys and Ghouls, and welcome to Episode 7 of our Behind the Screams series, where we’re exploring the world of fear, shock and horror by talking to tastemakers in the genre. Today on the show: Rob Galluzzo, Senior editor of and cohost of Blumhouse’s Shockwaves podcast. Rob also directed and produced the documentary The Psycho Legacy, the definitive retrospective documentary on the Psycho franchise - Rob and I had a great time talking about that and all sorts of other spooky things...Enjoy...

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She Saved The World. A Lot.

May 16th, 2017

Buffy the Vampire Slayer the movie, the tv show, and the character, are explored in this five by five episode of "Boys and Ghouls".


Listen in as we trace this story of the typical horror victim becoming the horror hero; from its start as an ambitious screenplay and its transformation into a tv phenomenon.


Along the way, Kat tells what an influence both the lively movie and the darker television show was on her as both girl and woman.  Then, she marvels at the idea that Marshall, a MAN, had watched the show, as it aired, along with his buds.


Also, Kat explains to Marshall about the witchy Walpurgisnacht party she attended and Marshall shows off the rockin' horror bootleg he bought.



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The Shining

April 14th, 2017

The Shining, the book the movie and the mini-series, is explored in this episode of "Boys and Ghouls".


Listen in as we trace the inspirations of Stephen King to pen this story of  horror between family members, alone with each other, in an isolated mountain luxury-hotel.  We follow its themes and devices as they are transformed when Stanley Kubrick uses the story to create a juggernaut of a horror movie.


This episode was a long time in the making, so huge that we pushed it's release from the dead of winter, all the way to the dead of spring.  Kubrick also took a very long time to make his version of The Shining because, like the Boys and Ghouls podcast, Kubrick was also a perfectionist and a visionary.


Enjoy listening!




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Trading Terrors

March 16th, 2017

Hosts Kat and Marshall have exchanged favorites, requiring both of them to watch a horror movie that they have never seen before, but that the other host loves.


First, Marshall reveals that he had never seen one of Kat’s seasonal favorites, 1981’s “Halloween II”.  Along with Kat, who has watched it untold times since childhood, they explore this slasher-sequel and take a look at what happens when, just a few years later, you do a follow-up to a game-changer.  


Then, Kat reports back what happened when she watched Marshall’s long-time Vincent Price favorite, 1963’s “A Comedy of Terrors”.  Listen and find out what happened.  (Spoiler: she thought it was kinda funny, it’s a comedy).  With Marshall, they discuss how hilarity can ensue when you get a bunch of masters of horror in the same movie together.


So, join us please, as we tit-for-tat and quid pro quo with a couple of horror gems that are so good that one of the hosts loves it and, up until now, the other host had never seen it ever.

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Behind the Screams #6 with Clarke Wolfe, host of Collider Nightmares

February 20th, 2017


Hello, Boys and Ghouls, and welcome to Episode 6 of our “Behind the Screams” series, where we’re exploring the world of fear, shock and horror by talking to tastemakers in the genre. Hello, Boys and Ghouls. Today on the show: Clarke Wolfe, a woman who’s been blazing a trail in horror for years now! She’s an actor, a writer, a critic, a host, in fact there’s not much she doesn’t do, and it’s always so much fun hearing her talk about the genre. Right now, she’s the host of Collider Nightmares, which we talk about a bit more in the interview. Enjoy...

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Love Obsessions

February 13th, 2017

Romantic obsessions in horror movies (or, suspense-thrillers) is the topic of this captivating episode of “Boys and Ghouls”.  Listen in, as Kat and Marshall have a heart-to-heart about a few of the best movies to show what can happen when one person in the couple isn’t at a place in their own life to enter into a committed relationship, and the other is a genuinely crazy person with more knives than sense.


Together, they explore their feelings about the very creepy “The Collector”, featuring a young Terrance Stamp, and “Play Misty For Me”, Clint Eastwood’s directorial debut.


Going further, the duo takes a look at the consequences of 80’s infidelity in “Fatal Attraction”,  and the lovesick Gen X psychos of “The Crush” and “Fear”.  Then, finally, they explore being clingy in the the early age of the internet, with “Swimfan”.


If you have a heart beating in your chest (or, one in a jar on your desk) you’ll swoon for this desirable episode of wooing and wounding.



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Behind the Screams #5 with Rodo Sayagues (‘Evil Dead,’ ‘Don’t Breathe’)

January 13th, 2017


Hello, Boys and Ghouls, and welcome to Episode 5 of our “Behind the Screams” series, where we’re exploring the world of fear, shock and horror by talking to tastemakers in the genre. We are so excited to bring you this interview with Rodo Sayagues, one of the creative minds behind Evil Dead (2013) and Don’t Breathe, two of the biggest horror movies of the last few years. Enjoy...

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Naughty Or Nice

December 14th, 2016

Krampus, the Christmas goat-demon of alpine folklore, meets gremlins, the airplane sabotaging imps, in this holiday episode of Boys and Ghouls.


Listen in as Kat and Marshall discuss the origins of these mythical monsters who, at least in the movies, come around at Christmas.  Krampus acts as the bad-cop to St. Nicholas’ good-cop and delivers punishments to the naughty while St. Nick provides presents to the nice.  Gremlins, meanwhile, cause mayhem wherever they go; particularly to machines.  And in the 1983 film, “Gremlins”, they deliver all of their destruction to a small town on Christmas Eve.  Then, in 2015’s “Krampus”, a family that has lost the Christmas spirit must defend themselves against the shadow-side of Santa and his many malicious helpers.


So, take a seat by the fire as we explore the merchandising of both of these fearful beasts, as well as how Krampus has found its way to America and how “Gremlins” began as a straightforward horror film but turned into a ratings-pushing family friendly fare.


Yule love it!

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Oh, Cannibal

November 20th, 2016

Cannibals are the topic of this, the latest ever Boys and Ghouls episode.  So listen in, as Kat and Marshall sink their teeth into this staple of the horror genre.  For an appetizer big enough to share, Kat presents a history of cannibalism; from ancient tribes to the snowbound American settlers.  And she lets you know what can happen when you have more brains than what’s good for you.


The main course is a look at the most infamous cannibal movie, “Cannibal Holocaust”.  It’s a movie about people eating people that can leave you without much appetite.  We also serve up a portion of 1999’s “Ravenous” and 1996’s “Cannibal!  The Musical”.


For desert, we have the “Tales From the Crypt” episode, What’s Cookin’ as well as “Eating Raoul” and the 2015 cannibal comedy, “Gravy”.


Also, Kat and Marshall discuss making some ink in an actual hold-it-in-your-hands magazine.


Bon appetit.


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Behind the Screams #4 Writer and Director of ‘The Fiancé,’ Mark Allen Michaels

November 15th, 2016


Hello, Boys and Ghouls! It’s the 4th episode in our “Behind the Screams” interview series, where we’re exploring the world of fear, shock and horror by talking to tastemakers in the genre. For this episode, I talked to Mark Allen Michaels, writer/director of the new film The Fiancé, which hits VOD and DVD November 15th. It’s an action/horror film with a little bit of Sasquatch thrown in there for good measure and stars badass blonde bombshell Carrie Keagan. Take a listen as Mark and I discuss all things horror and what it was like getting his movie made!

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Behind the Screams #3 with Ian Shorr, writer of ‘Splinter’ (Bonus Episode)

November 1st, 2016

Hello, Boys and Ghouls. Kat here, with another installment of our “Behind the Screams” series. I’m so excited to bring you this interview with writer Ian Shorr. Ian writes screenplays and writes for TV, and we sat down and talked a lot about his journey to becoming a professional writer and what he loves about horror (and there may be an absolutely delightful anecdote about Bill Paxton in there) so kick back, relax, and enjoy this super-fun discussion with Ian Schorr. Beware the Moon!
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October 13th, 2016

Spice up your Halloween with this episode of “Boys and Ghouls”.  In their fifth Halloween episode, Marshall and Kat marvel at a grab bag of seasonal treats.

After sharing their third on-air Twinkie (pumpkin cheesecake) they take a look at the rapidly-becoming-a-classic movie “Trick ‘r Treat” and all the Halloween it could cram into four interweaving tales of terror.  Then, they get into the collected Halloween episodes of “Roseanne” and see why these stories of struggling domestic-spookery are getting attention again.  

Then, Kat shares her new love, vintage Halloween decorations.  And Marshall tells of how he replaced trick or treating with The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror.

Happy Halloween!

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Behind the Screams #2 with ‘I Was a Teenage Wereskunk’ Director Neal McLaughlin (Bonus Episode)

October 1st, 2016

Hello, Boys and Ghouls. It’s the second episode of our new series, “Behind the Screams!” Listen in to Kat’s chat with Neal McLaughlin, writer and director of the feature film ‘I Was a Teenage Wereskunk’ (which Marshall and Kat had a cameo in!)...enjoy…
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A Lot of ‘Salem’s Lot

September 13th, 2016

‘Salem’s Lot has gone from being Stephen King’s second published novel, to an influential 1979 mini-series, to a second mini-series in 2004 that expanded on the townsfolk and the darkness of the doomed Maine town of ‘Salem’s Lot.

Join Kat and Marshall as they take a bite out of this story of vampires in a small town and follow its effect on the next couple decades of vampire movies.  Stay tuned as the Boys and Ghouls duo compares characters from the original novel to their mini-series counterparts and judge each of the works on how well they manage to evoke the feeling of autumn.

Also, listen in as they recap their day spent at the Scare LA convention and as they try a limited-run Ghostbusters tie-in snack cake.

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Behind the Screams #1 with CREEP LA’s Daniel Montgomery (Bonus Episode)

September 1st, 2016

Hello, Boys and Ghouls...Welcome to our new series, “Behind the Screams,” where we’ll explore the world of fear, shock, and horror by talking to tastemakers in the genre. Our first interview is with Daniel Montgomery, one of the Artistic Directors of the immersive haunt CREEP Los Angeles. Listen...If you dare...
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The Spirit of ‘76

August 14th, 2016

The year 1976 is explored in this star-spangled episode.  Join the  “Boys and Ghouls” duo as they look at the fashions of  “Carrie” and examine what the energy crisis did for the “King Kong” remake.

Hitch a ride, as they look at the first batch of “Jaws” rip-offs to hit the theater.  Then, they have sympathy for the devil as they take on ’76 satanic cinema with “The Omen” and “To the Devil a Daughter”.

Then, they keep on truckin’ with mid-70’s children’s programing, Vincent Price product promoting, and the dazzling but stupefying 1976 time capsule that is the “Paul Lynde Halloween Special”.

Can you dig it?

I knew that you could.

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Werewolf? There Wolf.

July 14th, 2016

"The Wolf Man" (1941) and "An American Werewolf in London" (1981) are the subjects of this moon-eyed episode of Boys and Ghouls.

Listen in as Kat and Marshall discuss these two transformative films and how they changed what the public looked for in a werewolf movie and even in a werewolf myth.

Then, join Kat as she takes a trip through history, learning what werewolf legends were like in different times and different countries, in both folk tales and gruesome publications.

Also, Marshall shares what he did on his summer staycation!
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I Know What You Did Last Summer

June 13th, 2016

I Know What You Did Last Summer, the 1997 horror movie with a hook, is the subject of this scorching episode of “Boys and Ghouls”.  Join Kat and Marshall as they look at the original 1973 book that started it all as well as its 2010 update (it has more cell phones).

Listen close as we dive into the story of four friends who try to keep a secret about the horrible thing they did last summer, and what happens when it comes back to haunt them.  Then, gasp at the tale of how hotshot screenwriter Kevin Williamson, fresh off of Scream, took the story and increased its bodycount while relocating the tale to his home state of North Carolina, added the unforgiving fishing waters of the Atlantic, and made it, possibly, the MOST North Carolina of all horror movies.

So… head to the beach, time to sit back and unwind, be sure to wear sunscreen, and listen in as the duo discusses the bloody, revenge-fueled movie that Kat watches every 4th of July.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

May 13th, 2016

“Invasion of the Body Snatchers” is explored in this podcast by pod people Marshall and Kat.  Join them as they explore the classic tale from it’s start as a magazine science fiction story, to a novel and a 1956 movie.

Set in the McCarthy era suburbs (or, disco era in the book) the invasion takes people over and enters them into a conformity that takes a long while to notice in an era of conformity.

Then, listen closely as the Boys and Ghouls duo look at its every-other-decade remakes and see what taking over the world looks like when civilization has progressed since the last the time it was taken over.

It’ll grow on you!

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It’s Clowns

April 13th, 2016

Clowns in horror movies can make you scream... with laughter.  But also with terror.  So join the Boys and Ghouls duo as they take a long look at a few of these most frightening jokesters.

Starting at the top, we spend some time with Pennywise, the terrifying manifestation of evil from the 1990 mini-series, "Stephen King's It".  Then, for a laugh, we talk about the comedy horror sci-fi cult favorite, "Killer Klowns From Outer Space".  Later, we find a diamond in the rough with the greatest Irish killer clown movie of 2012, "Stitches".

And the laughs don't stop there.

Also, Kat tells Marshall about watching challenging horror movies.  And Marshall serves hors d'oeuvres that say, "hospitality".
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Plan 9 From Outer Space

March 13th, 2016

Ed Wood’s 1959 sci-fi thriller “Plan 9 From Outer Space” is the focus of this grave episode.

Listen in as we follow the life of Edward D. Wood Jr as it was presented in the Tim Burton biopic, “Ed Wood”; through the films Ed made with Bela Lugosi while he was alive, and the one produced posthumously.

Hang in there as Kat and Marshall discuss just what’s so great about the worst movie.  They take a look at what’s right with this odd film, made by odd people under odd circumstances, as well as what’s wrong with it.  Also, Marshall allowed this episode to go over an hour, so he could include a showbiz anecdote.

Pull the string!

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It’s An Addams

February 13th, 2016

The Addams Family is paid a visit in this episode of “Boys and Ghouls”.  We start with the poisoned pen of artist Charles Addams and follow his creation of a macabre family from being a New Yorker comic, to a prime time show that presented the sit-com family in a new darkness, to a pair of excellent 90’s movies.

Join the “Boys and Ghouls” duo as they get to know every member of this mysterious and spooky family; from the enthusiastic patriarch, to his long-cool-woman-in-a-black-dress wife, to their precocious kids, their “electrifying” uncle, their towering butler, and their very own Thing.

Also, Kat fills Marshall in on her self-guided L.A. mini-murder tour, and Marshall shares his trip to the museum of medical oddities.

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Alien, Aliens

January 13th, 2016

Terrifying “Alien” (1979) and its action-packed sequel “Aliens” (1986) are the subject of this stellar episode of Boys and Ghouls.  Join our intrepid duo as they explore what it took to make these first two awesome installments of the “Alien” franchise.

Listen in as we discuss the unlikely roots of both projects, spoilers through “Spaceballs”, and the odd genius of “Alien” artist H.R. Geiger.  Follow Kat as she tries to put herself in the shoes of a mind-blown 1979 moviegoer.  Then take a trip with Marshall as he recounts the first time he saw “Aliens” and his first visit to a drive-in theater.

In space no one can hear you podcast.

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A Very Boys And Ghouls Christmas

December 13th, 2015

Christmastime horrors is the subject of this joyous installment of Boys and Ghouls.  Following up the 2012 "Slay Bells Ring" episode, this time the duo unwraps the cinematic gifts that are, "Silent Night, Deadly Night 2", "Black Christmas", and the sci-fi campy, kiddie classic, "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians".

Then, keep the home fires burning as we look for some spooky classic TV that delivers a holiday episode with real Christmas cheer.  And, enjoy a personal Christmas message about personal Christmas messages from a horror icon.

Yule love it!


in this episode, Marshall claims that in the 1959 Russian Christmas cartoon, "The Christmas Visit" a boy takes a ride on Sputnik.  In actuality, he rides in Santa's magical plane.  But he does encounter a friendly and smiling Sputnik along the way.

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The Bride of Boys and Ghouls

November 13th, 2015

The Boys and Ghouls duo formerly request the honor of your presence at their 44th episode, all about weddings.

Join us for a fun look at matrimonial movies: from the stop-motion "The Corpse Bride" to the Spanish psycho-sexual "The Blood Spattered Bride", to the 1950's domestic sci-fi classic, "I Married a Monster From Outer Space".

Also, Marshall learns that he might have picked up a ghost bride and Kat shares what she saw from her rear window.

Reception to follow.
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Halloween Haunts

October 13th, 2015

Halloween haunts, from front-yard displays to fun parks, with their fake body parts and jump-out scares, is the focus of this grave episode of Boys and Ghouls.

Listen in as the duo discuss disgusting decorations and the heart (plastic and metaphorical) that goes into crafting a superb Halloween haunt.  Keep the lights on as Kat and Marshall explore the emergence of "extreme haunts".  Then settle in as they recall with fondness their favorite family-run operations.

It's the time of year for a good scare and these haunts, big and little, are here to help you get it.
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Creepy Carrie

September 13th, 2015

“Carrie” by Stephen King and the movies it inspired is the topic of this bloody-good episode of “Boys and Ghouls”.  

Lend us your ears as we compare the book to the movie, and the book to the other movie, and the other movie to the first movie.  Listen in wonder as the “Boys and Ghouls” duo takes the story of the adolescent misfit back to its inspirations and through its adaptations as they illustrate just how crappy high school could be (just in case anyone forgot).

Before diving into Carrie’s telekinetic freak-out and prom night massacre, Marshall recalls some of his own (less bloody) prom memories and Kat shares her recent adventures of being a week-long internet sensation.

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Horror Hosts

August 14th, 2015

Horror hosts would present the late-night monster movies, giving the viewer a bloody buddy to watch the movie with, make the scary movies fun and the bad movies better.  In this episode of Boys and Ghouls, we present the hosts that presented the horror.

Join Kat and Marshall as they take a lingering look at Vampira and Elvira.  Then stay tuned as they do their darndest to include as many of the legion of history’s horror hosts as they can, paying particular attention to each their home-states (Pennsylvania and North Carolina) as well as legends of the medium, like Bob Wilkins.

So, stay up late and adjust your antenna as the Boys and Ghouls duo bring you the hosts with the most.

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Freaks and The Funhouse

July 13th, 2015

Carnivals and circuses are great places to set a horror movie.  Join the Boys and Ghouls duo as they explore just what it is about these fun and colorful experiences that also provides dread and menace enough for generations of horror films.

Spanning the decades of cinema, this episode focuses on two such movies; "Freaks" (1932) directed by Dracula's Tod Browning, and "The Funhouse" (1981) directed by Tobe Hooper as he lets us know, once again, that everything's bigger in Texas, including the terror.
Also, Kat and Marshall share their day on the set of a low budget horror-comedy as they make a cameo in a movie within a movie.
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Welcome To Fright Night

June 13th, 2015

Fright Night, the 1985 original, is the topic of this fang-filled, fun episode of Boys and Ghouls.  Join Kat and Marshall as they spoil-all-the-way, gleefully recapping the entirety of this vampire romp.

Along the way the Boys and Ghouls duo asks some hard questions of this 1980's classic... mostly about Amy.  Like, why does Amy have such a scary urban walk home?  And, where did that dress come from?  And, what happened to her motorcycle that was in just one scene?
So, listen in as we celebrate all the great actors, and original writing, and fist-rate effects that went in to making this little vampire-in-the-suburbs film really work and sustain an old and new audience through the years and into the next century.
For real.
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Ghoul-O-Rama (Classic Episode)

June 1st, 2015

The third ever Boys and Ghouls episode has risen from the grave, returned with the purpose of entertaining and informing you all about the gags and gimmicks of horror movie ballyhoo.

Listen in as the Boys and Ghouls duo pay homage to the king of horror film promotion, William Castle.  They detail how he brought the movie-going public, skeletons flying over the audience, life insurance in case they died of fright, and devices in the seats to zap their butts.

Stay tuned as ballyhoo is further explored in the territory of hypo movies and promotional vomit bags!  Then, Marshall and Kat perform their interpretation of what it would have been like to actually call Freddy Krugger’s 1-900 number.

BE FOREWARNED: As novice podcasters, when recording this episode, the microphone was placed too close to the laptop that was recording it.  As a result, the sound of the laptop’s fan plays hell with this classic episode’s audio quality.  Still, the content of the episode is fun and funny and full of great facts.  

Nurses will be standing by in the lobby to assist the faint of heart.

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Horror Comedies

May 13th, 2015

Comedy meets horror as Marshall and Kat incite a real laugh riot.  Listen along as they examine those movies that use monsters and mayhem to make you scream… with laughter.  And shriek… also with laughter.

Join the duo as they discuss the classic Young Frankenstein and why it still holds up.  Then, they examine a few that don’t quite hold up, a couple of famous filmmakers’ first films, as well as the fabulously crafty Death Becomes Her and the outrageously bawdy Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.

So, give the episode a listen.  It’s newer than Sean of the Dead and shorter than Saturday the 14th!

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Ladies of the Night (Classic Episode)

May 1st, 2015

Vampire strippers and vampire hookers was the sub-sub-genre of horror films which Kat and Marshall chose to be the topic of their second ever episode of Boys and Ghouls.

Listen in as the duo navigates through three movies that well represent the topic; Vamp (1986), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), and Bordello of Blood (1996).  All three are populated with beautiful and deadly women of the night, all of who follow their queen (be it Grace Jones, Selma Hayek, or Angie Everhart).  No man can resist them as they lure victims through their tawdry dens of ill repute.

Also, Kat gives a recipe for blood and Marshall relates his good time had on a carnival spook ride.

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We Saw Saw

April 13th, 2015

The “Saw” franchise is well covered in this torturous episode of Boys and Ghouls.  Marshall and Kat watched the original from 2004 and its six one-every-year sequels.  It’s left them with a new appreciation for the highest grossing horror movie franchise; and left them scratching their heads, trying to unravel seven movies worth of crisscrossing flashbacks.  Join this intrepid duo as they get together to report which of Jigsaw’s devious traps made them squirm the most and which twist endings made them reach to put in the next DVD the fastest.

Also, listen in as they detail their recent experience with the latest technology in at-home scares.

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Freddy’s Revenge (Classic Episode)

April 1st, 2015

Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge was the first episode Boys and Ghouls produced.  Three years after its initial debut (April 2012), its now back and available for your listening enjoyment.  

So look back with us as we looked back to 1985 and the sophomore effort of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.  Just finding our podcasting feet, we go through every beat of this odd, deliciously-80’s movie and throw in our two cents at its many hard-to-believe moments as Freddy goes about taking over the body of a teenage boy.

I hope you have as much fun listening to it as we had making it!

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Mad Marchness

March 13th, 2015

Insanity in horror films is the topic of this mad, mad, mad, mad episode of Boys and Ghouls.  Listen in as Kat and Marshall take a look at a selection of movies where the main character’s biggest problem is the touch-and-go status of their own sanity.

The Boys and Ghouls duo take a look at what Anthony Perkins got up to in the 1983 sequel to “Psycho”, “Psycho II”, as well as his wonderfully titled made for TV movie, “How Awful About Alan”.

We look at the movie that started the term gaslight, “Gaslight” (1944) and then go into the mouth of madness with “In the Mouth of Madness” (1994).  And we see just what insanity awaits in 1920’s “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari".

Also, Kat relates the story of hearing a scary noise in her apartment.

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Urban Legendary (Classic Episode)

March 1st, 2015

Urban Legends are the focus of this classic episode.  The 1998 movie "Urban Legends" and the heard-it-from-a-guy-who-heard-it-from-a-guy stories that inspired it are explored by the Boys and Ghouls duo.

THRILL as Marshall and Kat dare to ingest Pop Rocks and soda.  GASP as they tempt fate by reciting "Bloody Mary" into a looking glass.  And listen in as they cover the urban legend inspired movies, "When a Stranger Calls" and "Candyman".  

Also, SWOON as Kat makes Marshall guess what notable actor she ran into at brunch.
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Love That Lovecraft

February 13th, 2015

H.P. Lovecraft wrote in the horror and sic-fi pulp magazines of his day.  A writer's writer, mass appreciation of him came after his death as his influence found its way into an abundance of horror writing and horror movies through the years.

And so, he is the subject of this episode of Boys and Ghouls.  Join Kat and Marshall as they discover the source of many of the spooks and chills they've loved for years, and explore the man behind them, that odd recluse from Rhode Island.

So, listen in as Marshall and Kat get into (among other things) his masterwork, "The Call of Cthulhu" and the 1980s adaptation of his pulpy best, "Re-Animator".
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Still Scary (Classic Episode)

February 1st, 2015

Does what scared us as kids still hold up?  Join the duo as they explore this topic and share what frightened them as little boys and ghouls.

This classic episode was originally recorded as part of the “Something Wicked This Way Comes” installment of Boys and Ghouls.  But, the coverage of this topic came out so fun and nostalgic as to release it on its own, along with Kat’s spooky gab about her time spent on the set of an indie horror movie.

So, listen in as Kat discovers that 1990’s “Arachnophobia” was actually a comedy (or thrill-omedy) and as Marshall reveals which MTV music videos gave him the willies.

As Marshall and Kat discuss what kids are afraid of and why, you can discover if this episode (Boys and Ghouls’ fifth ever) holds up.  Is what passed for top-shelf horror movie podcasting in 2012 still effective and engaging today?  It is as much as Ozzy Osbourne’s “Bark at the Moon” werewolf is still scary (because it totally is).

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The Silence of the Lambs

January 14th, 2015

Terrifying and Oscar winning, “The Silence of the Lambs” gets its own episode with the Boys and Ghouls duo.  Listen in as they pretty much go through the entire movie, scene by scene, spoiling all the way.

Hear Kat take a feminist perspective on the movie with its unmatched lady-hero, and hear Marshall as he lets you know what it would have sounded like if original-choice actor Sean Connery had performed as Hannibal the Cannibal.

Also, learn just how much Kat doesn’t like the Dr. Chilton character.  At all.  And discover which tense scene was filmed on the site of where Marshall participated in democracy for the first time.

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Something Wicked This Way Comes (Classic Episode)

January 1st, 2015

Ray Bradbury wrote the book and then screenplay for “Something Wicked This Way Comes” about a sinister carnival that preys on the desires of a small town in yesteryear Illinois.  As well as a master of horror, Bradbury was a master of nostalgia and simpler times.  And, way back in the simpler times of 2012, recorded in tribute of Bradbury’s passing, the Boys and Ghouls duo dedicated an episode to the masterwork’s movie adaptation.

While Marshall had been getting spooked for years by this tale of two boys running afoul a dark carnival, Kat watched it for the first time right before recording their classic episode.  

So, listen in as we take this ride through a great movie that still holds up (made by Disney all the way back in the golden days of 1983) for spooking kids and adults alike.

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These Things

December 13th, 2014

The Thing movies are put under a microscope in this chilling episode of Boys and Ghouls.  Join Kat and Marshall as they follow the franchise from its origin as the story “Who Goes There?”, to the classic RKO movie, “The Thing From Another Planet” to John Carpenter’s bleak masterpiece “The Thing” and its ambitious prequel of the same name.

From the icy south pole, to the north pole, then to the south pole again, the Thing stories keep you asking, “What door is the Thing behind?” and then “Which person is the Thing hiding in?”

Also, Kat shares her day’s activity of paying respect to the unknown dead of Los Angeles and Marshall shares his new purchase of an (apparently autographed) T-and-A horror aerobics spoof.

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