It’s The Mummy

May 13th, 2014

Mummy movies are unwrapped in this episode.  From the classic Karloff mummy, to its more bandages-less fezzes follow-ups, to Hammer’s contribution, to Tales From The Crypt AND Tales From The Dark Side's mummies.  So, join Kat and Marshall as they explore the sub-genre of mummy movies like an Egyptologist exploring a cursed burial chamber.
Also, Marshall and Kat share their recent visits to cemeteries (just browsing).
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The Evil Dead

April 13th, 2014

The Evil Dead films are explored in this episode.  That's the original "The Evil Dead", "Evil Dead II", "Army of Darkness", and the remake, "Evil Dead" (which is like the original but, among other differences, doesn't have the word "The" in its title).

Join Kat and Marshall as they discuss what's in the movies and what the film makers had to endure to make them.  Both perspectives will send shivers down your spine.
Also, Marshall shows Kat what he bought at Monsterpalooza.
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Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun

March 13th, 2014

The year 1984 and its contributions to spooky movies is explored in this totally awesome episode.  Join Kat and Marshall as they take a look at what was giving folks goosebumps thirty years ago.

Along with big hair and Michael Jackson jackets, there were children of the corn, cannibalisitc humanoid underground dwellers, a dreamy slasher, and the "Where's The Beef" lady.
Also, 1984 was the release of "Ghostbusters".  Listen in as Kat and Marshall pay tribute to the groundbreaking supernatural comedy and to its late writer and actor, Harold Ramis.
It'll be radical.  For sure. 
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Poltergeist

February 13th, 2014

A haunted house in the suburbs was the original and masterful take that "Poltergeist" gave to the haunted house genre.  No one in the audience could feel safe from noises in the night after Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper let them know that a house doesn't need creaking doors or secret passages to be haunted.

Join Marshall and Kat as they explore that ranch-style haunted house with wall-to-wall carpeting, moving furniture, and plenty of closet space.  Stay a while as they discuss "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" and "Poltergeist III" (which didn't get a subtitle but has earned a special place in Kat's heart).

Also, Kat shares her joy in getting to check a life-long dream off her bloody "bucket" list.

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

January 13th, 2014

The spectral headless horseman and the unfortunate Ichabod Crane are the subject of this episode as we explore "The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow".  


Starting with the original story by Washington Irving, "The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow" has galloped through through the years, inspiring several incarnations.  This Boys and Ghouls episode looks at some of the best; the Disney version with Bing Crosby, the made-for-TV-movie with Jeff Goldblum, and the Tim Burton version with Johnny Depp.  

AND NOW A WARNING... this in-depth exploration does not go so deep as to cover the new FOX show, "Sleepy Hollow" since, at the time of our recording, the network show was in a too-early-to-tell stage.  However, the legend of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" gave us enough fun and informative material to produce a robust episode.


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His Name Was Jason

December 13th, 2013

The Friday the 13th franchise was too big to cover all in one episode, so we sliced it in two.  And now, the long-awaited second part of our critical look at the unstoppable slasher series is finally here!  


Find out if Jason is really dead in “A New Beginning” or if he’s really un-dead in “Jason Lives”.  Discover which movie Kat liked least, “Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood” or “Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan”?  Then, join us as Jason Voorhees goes some unexpected places with “Jason Goes to Hell” and “Jason X”.


Is listening to Kat and Marshall talk about these movies more fun then actually watching them?  Well… it’s easier to do while driving and only takes an hour!

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Family Hour

November 13th, 2013

Families in horror films are served up and dished out in this valuable episode.  Listen in as Kat and Marshall anticipate the holidays by stuffing this hour with the cannibal family of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", the inbred family of X-Files' "Home", the twisted "House of 1,000 Corpses" Firefly family, and the altogether ooky Addams Family.


Also, Marshall shows off his loot from day-after-Halloween shopping and Kat reaffirms her love of Jamie Lee Curtis.


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Halloween Specials

October 13th, 2013

Halloween specials take over your televisions every October with spooks and chills and, often, a lesson at the end.  Kat and Marshall took a look at a few of these fun-for-the-whole-family gems so they could bring you a very special episode about very special specials. 

So join us as we look deeply into It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’s place in history, Tim Curry’s really sexy singing, which two specials end with disco dancing, and what orange cat hates Mondays but loves Halloween.

So tune in, boys and ghouls, as we share both those Halloween memories that you treasure, and those Halloween memories that you can just find on Youtube.

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Friday The Thirteenth

September 13th, 2013

The “Friday The Thirteenth” series is dissected in this timely episode.  For Kat and Marshall to discuss every movie in the franchise (or, the first ten, anyway) it would take two episodes.  So, that’s what they did.

So, join us for part one of our exploration of Camp Crystal Lake’s only permanent resident, Jason Voorhees.  Listen in as Jason progresses from being a jump-scare at the end of part one, to being a deranged killer with a bag over his head in part two, to being a deranged killer with a hockey mask in part three, to “dying” in part four.

Also, Kat discusses how it’s not easy being green.

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The Doctor Is In

August 13th, 2013

Doctors in horror movies are exceptionally scary, with their sharp scalpels and pointed needles.  Join Kat and Marshall as they examine those fearsome physicians and dissect what makes them so chilling. 

At the heart of this episode is 1992’s “Dr. Giggles”, which Kat watched over and over as a youth and Marshall is just seeing for the first time.  Will the deadly doctor’s post-mortem puns and medical one-liners still hold up?  Or, will the duo need a second opinion?

DIAGNOSIS: entertaining and informative.

PERSCRIPTION: repeated listening.

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Last Man On Earth

July 13th, 2013

Solitary survivors of cataclysmic global events and how they spend their days, is the topic of this peerless episode of “Boys and Ghouls”.

Join Kat and Marshall as they cover the three movies to come from the late Richard Matheson’s masterwork, “I Am Legend” and learn what happens when the last man on Earth… isn’t alone!

Then, trade in lonesome scientists for valley girls as we take a good, long look at 1984’s “Night of the Comet”.

Also, listen in as Kat and Marshall discuss their loose plans for what to do, and what to wear, if they inherited a quiet Earth. (hint, it’s re-goddamn-diculous)

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Summer Camp

June 13th, 2013

Summer Camp horror movies in their 1980's heyday gave us such classic and fun films as "Friday the 13th", "The Burning", and "Sleepaway Camp".  It also gave us "Cheerleader Camp".

Join Kat and Marshall as they explore the Summer Camp Horror Movie phenomenon and share their own summer camp tales.  Hear how much Kat, honestly, did not care for "Cheerleader Camp".  Then, stay tuned and discover which disease made Marshall have to leave camp early.

From killers in the woods, to creepy cooks, to an over-reliance on point-of-view shots, once you hear this episode you'll be wanting s'more!

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Let’s Make A Girl

May 13th, 2013

Mad scientists resurrecting their fiancés or just making a gal from scratch; that’s the topic of this enlivening episode of “Boys and Ghouls”.

So, make a date with Kat and Marshall as they explore the nuts and bolts of “The Bride of Frankenstein” and decades of its knock-offs. Including, “The Bride”, “Bride of Re-Animator”, “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die”, “Weird Science” and “Frankenhooker”!

It’ll leave you in stitches!

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Blockbuster Night

April 13th, 2013

Video Stores are disappearing so Kat and Marshall made a pilgrimage to the last Blockbuster in Burbank.  Listen in as they discuss fond video store memories from both sides of the counter, ponder the future of home viewing, and review their night's selection from the New Releases wall, V/H/S.  Also, the duo marks the passing of critic Roger Ebert.

*Since V/H/S is an anthology horror movie, this gives Kat and Marshall six endings to try not to give away (good luck).

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Speak of the Devil

March 13th, 2013

The devil is in the details as Kat and Marshall take a look at movies that feature the character of The Devil.  Listen in as Kat reports on having watched John Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness" and Marshall explains how his concept of The Devil was shaped by three unremarkable 1980's comedies.

Also, the Boys and Ghouls duo shares their recent experience of losing hard at a Horror Movie Trivia Night.

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Love, Boys and Ghouls Style

February 13th, 2013

Valentines are explored in this lovesick episode of Boys and Ghouls.  From the original My Bloody Valentine to The St. Valentine's Day Massacre to 1980's heartthrob, Scott Valentine.

Also, join Marshall and Kat as they learn about love spells from reputable library books and as they discover which supernatural TV couple was the first to share a bed.

XOXOXOXO

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