Ep. 116 – Paranormal Activity 3

Welcome (broken)BACK to the podcast scaredy cats! Today, after a long wait we finally get to watch Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman’s 2011 found-footage creeper: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3. This week Chris tells us about watching HELL HOUSE LLC, Dave discusses DIG TWO GRAVES, and we debate the merits of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 1 & 2. Then we really get into it and talk all about rooting for found-footage, CATFISH, creepy kids, SCREAM 4, oscillating cameras, bedsheet ghosts, good ol’ Randy, unbelieving spouses, sudden witch covens, Bloody Mary, Toby’s behaviour, mixing practical and CGI effects, fake-out jump scares, and debate the progressing quality of the sequels. It’s another great episode, so grab a drink, and listen to the cozy sounds of horror discussion with your friends at the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 115 – An American Werewolf in London

It must be a full moon scaredy cats, because this week’s episode has gone full werewolf! Today we get to watch John Landis’ 1981 werewolf classic: AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. Dave tells us about watching WHEN ANIMALS DREAM on Netflix, and Chris talks about the 2018 flick SLICE, before we reflect back on A DARK SONG, PANDORUM, and even a little DOG SOLDIERS. Then we really get into it and talk all about VHS covers, Rick Baker, makeup awards at the Oscars, “cult classics”, progression of gore makeup, open-book protagonists, hitchhiking, Universal’s Wolfman, poorly written characters, body stretching, and much much more! So grab a warm drink, and enjoy another howling good time with the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 114 – The Return of the Living Dead

Welcome back to the world of the living, scaredy cats! Today we’re watching Dan O’Bannon’s hilarious follow-up to George A. Romero’s zombie classic: RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD. We get things started by chatting about John Russo’s novel, Drunken Cinema in Toronto, and the best Masters of Horror and Black Mirror episodes. Chris tells us about John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper’s BODYBAGS from 1993, Dave talks about Ellen Page in THE CURED, and we reflect back on PUMPKINHEAD and DON’T BREATHE. Then we really get into it and talk about action movie sweat, 1980’s teens, zombie coverups, eating brains, zombie comedy, confusing sets, undead problem-solving, slow motion effects, The Walking Dead, reanimation, reused shots, and so much more! So lock the doors, bar the windows, and enjoy another great episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 113 – The Exorcist III

Welcome to year three, scaredy cats, it’s podcast time again! Today we’re watching William Peter Blatty’s 1990 threequel: THE EXORCIST III. Dave talks about his rewatch of Andy Muschietti’s 2013 creeper MAMA, and Chris tells us about checking out the bonkers Stephen King-directed MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE. We babble on about leap year horror movies, tacked-on endings, holy-water sprinklers, Remembrance Day, and even upgrade one of our weekly segments! Then we really get into it and talk all about priest skin-power, sound design, rotating room effects, run-time, long single-takes, the recipe for good jump scares, the projector scene from IT, excessive establishing shots, the craziness that is THE EXORCIST II, and much more! So get cozy, and hit ‘play’ on the newest episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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The Two Year Anniversary Episode!

Welcome to our special bonus Two Year Anniversary episode! Today we’re reflecting back on our second jam-packed year of weekly horror movie discussion! Based on some listener questions, Chris and Dave tell the story of meeting and starting the podcast, give their humble advice on how to make a podcast, gush about COHERENCE, and list some favourite video games and giallo films. We go back and forth on remakes we’d like to see made, talk about some podcast milestones like MARTYRS and POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES, and then go through some hilarious, and often immature clips from our second year. Then, begrudgingly, we each list our TOP TEN HORROR MOVIES EVER, and cap it all off with our year two chaos reigns lines!

A huge thank you to each and every one of you listening! Keep sending us your suggestions, thoughts, and love, and here’s to another great year of horror with Chris and Dave at the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 112 – Child’s Play 2

It’s sequel time, scaredy cats! Today we have the privilege of watching Don Mancini’s 1990 evil doll followup: CHILD’S PLAY 2. But first, Dave tells us about Art the Clown in TERRIFIER, and Chris talks about Drew Goddard’s 2018 flick BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE. Then we really get into it, and talk all about killer clowns, HATEFUL EIGHT, dolls getting married, incantations, anatomically correct dolls, foster parent qualifications, head explosions, plastic biology, toy factories, foster children friendships, ceramic scams, sewing machine misfires, and even duct tape knife hands. So grab your favorite drink, sit back, and enjoy a super fun new episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 111 – Creepshow

Welcome back to the podcast, and welcome back to horror anthologies! Today we’re watching George A. Romero’s 1982 anthology: CREEPSHOW. We sing a new verse of our anthology song, talk Andrew Lincoln’s kill count in Walking Dead, and get hyped for a big-budget George A. Romero/Stephen King collaboration. In appropriate fashion Dave tells us about reading Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’, and Chris talks about the 4K restoration of John Carpenter’s THE FOG. Then we get into it and talk all about knots in headphone cords, TRICK ‘R TREAT, Dave’s aversion to insect sounds, MOUSE HUNT, cockroaches, plant growth effects, Stephen King’s acting, Savini’s big budget effects, waterlogged prosthetics, head-cake reveals, wooden arctic expedition crates, and more! So relax, grab a weekend drink, and enjoy another great episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 110 – Suspiria (2018)

Ohh its a big one this week, scaredy cats! Today we’re watching Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 remake: SUSPIRIA. We’re super excited to talk about all things SUSPIRIA, NEON DEMON, the could-have-been David Gordon Green version, the classic bat, and the hype surrounding Tilda Swinton’s characters. Chris tells us about Mario Bava’s BLOOD IN BLACK LACE, Dave raves about Shudder’s PRIMAL MIRROR, before chatting about childhood fears, ‘The Lorax’, and even a little Star Trek. Then we really get into old-man makeup, changes in mythology, head explosions, dance sequences, witch powers, broken legs, theater technical issues, color reversal, the new score, shocking twists, Tilda Swinton’s performances, and so much more. The hype is real, so get out and see SUSPIRA if you haven’t yet. Then enjoy a huge new episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 109 – Candyman

Welcome back scaredy cats, to a brand new, super sweet episode! Today we’re watching Bernard Rose’s 1992 classic: CANDYMAN. We talk about what eating candy is like with and without a stomach ulcer before Dave tells us about seeing THE ROBBERY at TADFF, and Chris talks about HOLD THE DARK by Jeremy Saulnier. Then we get into it and talk all about Philip Glass’ score, HELLRAISER, Clive Barker, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Tony Todd’s bee-sting deal, murals, steak salad, industrial sets, rottweilers, honey baths, how to do a NOES sequel, gross bee sounds, bloody hook-hands, fur coats, intelligent slasher protagonists, academic rivalries, burning hair, bee allergies, adrenaline shots, GHOST STORIES and scary stage plays. It’s a super long episode, so grab a drink and if you dare, say the name of your favorite horror podcast five times- the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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TADFF 2018: Overlord, Lifechanger, Mega Time Squad, You Might Be The Killer, The Ranger, The Inhabitant

Toronto After Dark Film Festival has come to an end, so we’re bringing you some more reviews on the rest of the great movies we saw this year:

Mega Time Squad
You Might be the Killer
The Ranger
The Inhabitant

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