Ep. 086 – Kairo (Pulse)

It’s time for the pulsecast, scaredy cats! Today we watch the 2001 Japanese horror creep-fest: PULSE. We get the ball rolling with a chat about a fear of technology, Y2K, and turning off JU-ON halfway through. Dave tells us about 2004’s CREEP(a different CREEP), and Chris talks about Canadian Film Day and watching BLOOD & DONUTS. We tease a potential HEREDITARY screening, and talk about how effective the trailer was. Then we get into it and start discussing themes of loneliness and isolation, spiritual worlds, red tape, mould stain ghosts, 90’s computers and hardware, jump scares, unique body movements, effective use of sound, the ghost apocalypse, and unintelligent main characters. All this and more, on another creepy episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 085 – Phantasm 2

Welcome back to the podcast, scaredy cats! Today we get to watch the sequel to a TCDS favourite, Don Coscarelli’s 1988 bloodbath: PHANTASM 2. Dave gives us his take on BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON and compares it to CREEP 2, while Chris explains Michael Haneke’s CACHÉ and talks about the proliferation of American remakes of French Extremity films. Then we sound off about the greatly increased filmmaking quality, unexplained telepathy, chainsaw duels, double guns, golden spheres, HALLOWEEN’s Dr. Sam Loomis, acid eye popping, and everything from Tall Man lore to ball/hand gore. So grab a glass of yellow goo, and tune in to another great episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSCARE!

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Ep. 084 – Splinter

It’s time for your weekly dose of the podcast, scaredy cats! Today we watch one of Dave’s new Faves, Toby Wilkins’ 2008 infection flick: SPLINTER. To get the ball rolling Dave talks about having nightmares after revisiting POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES, and Chris tells us about LAKE BODOM. We also discuss THE DEVIL’S CANDY, THE LOVED ONES, THE GRUDGE 3, and Simon Barrett’s involvement with the poorly reviewed THE TEMPLE. Then we get into it and talk all about DIY amputations, quivering spines, Shea Wiggum’s performance, great puppet/practical effects, gas station snacking, stylish blood, lovable villains, and even a little bit of DEAD SPACE. It’s a prickly, pointy good time on another spiketastic episode of THE TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 083 – Aliens

GAME OVER, SCAREDY CATS! Welcome to our second Alien Day together! Today we watch James Cameron’s 1986 blockbuster masterpiece: ALIENS. We recap ALIEN, and then chat about other titles in the series like, PROMETHEUS and COVENANT. Dave rambles on and on about Star Wars, and Chris tells us about the PSYCHO documentary: 78/52. Dave’s Game Corner returns with a chat about the HALO expanded universe and cryosleep. Then we can’t stop talking all about 80s scifi, smoking in space, best sequels of all time, unbelievable set pieces, action/horror, robot gore, double guns, Bill Paxton, iconic scenes, practical alien effects, buckets of acid blood, and so so much more. So enjoy your Alien Day with the newest episode of your favourite horror podcast, the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 082 – Videodrome

It’s time for a brand new episode of the podcast! Today we get to watch David Cronenberg’s 1983 Canadian body-horror classic: VIDEODROME. We start with a chat about our favourite scenes from THE BROOD, 80’s trailers, and the progression of Cronenberg’s career. Dave tells us about watching LET US PREY, and we chat about Brian O’Malley’s filmmaking style. Then Chris discusses the movie SPRING, dramatic horror flicks, and creature effects. We really get into it and start talking about the movie’s perspective on technology, Videodrome’s true purpose, stomach holes, hallucination vs reality, Facebook, and mutant gun hands. So long live the new flesh, scaredy cats, and enjoy another weirdly good episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 081 – A Quiet Place

Welcome back to the podcast scaredy cats! Today we head down to the theatre to watch John Krasinski’s ultra-tense survival/horror: A QUIET PLACE. We get the ball rolling with a chat about attending Medieval Times and metal shows. Chris talks about Michael Bay and John Krasinski’s relationship, and then can’t get over Dave’s freshly trimmed moustache. We discuss WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, THE BABADOOK, and the very interesting BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON. Then, after a long walk, we finally get to chat all about unique monsters, the use of sound and silence, Emily Blunt’s performance, questionable character decisions, judicious endings, cultural horror events, and an unforgettable pizza experience. It’s a dense, fun-filled, and not at all quiet episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 080 – Friday the 13th Part 2

Welcome back to camp, kids! It’s almost another Friday the thirteenth, which means we get to sit down and watch: FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART 2. We get today’s conversation started with a lack of excitement for READY PLAYER ONE, a little excitement for THE ENDLESS, and then some huge excitement for finally getting to see Jason Voorhees on screen. Chris talks about Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s feature RESOLUTION, and complains about LORD OF THE RINGS. Dave talks about some scenes in WOULD YOU RATHER, and criticizes the first FRIDAY THE 13TH. We discuss eye gore, the hockey mask, dead dog fakeouts, interesting kills, the hockey mask, Jason’s age, killer POV, silly exposition, reused footage, and THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE HOCKEY MASK. So sit back with a drink and enjoy another great franchise episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 079 – Xtro

It’s back to 80s camp scaredy cats! Today, by twitter poll, listeners vote that we watch the xtra-terrestrial creature flick: XTRO. Dave tries to undermine the twitter poll in favour of FRANKENFISH, but is thwarted by Chris. We talk about the camp value of 80s practical effects and 90s CGI. Dave watched STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT and talks home invasion movies, and Chris tells us about watching THE LODGERS, and using an actual haunted filming location. We chat about midnight madness, SILENT HILL, and women dominated casts. Then we do our best to piece together exactly how Xtro works and changes, talk about awkward lip shots, and monster births. We discuss ALIEN facehugger rip offs, egg dispensing people, snake salads, living toy soldiers, and awkward family dynamics. So plug in your headphones. It’s one of the stranger episodes of your favourite horror movie podcast, the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 078 – Southbound

Welcome back to the podcast scaredy cats. Today we’re watching the 2015 anthology: SOUTHBOUND. We start by adding some new verses to our horror anthology song, and then complain about trailers that give away too much. We talk about some TIFF movies, praise David Bruckner, and discuss financial successes that get poor critical reviews. We briefly touch on THE PACT, the V/H/S movies, XX, SILENT HILL, and horror shorts “tEXt” and “I Hear It Too”. We do our best to rank the shorts in this anthology, and struggle to figure out its shared universe. We chat about purgatory, angels of death, magic tattoos, gross surgery scenes, anthology storytelling, and even discuss the bonkers direction that the CLOVERFIELD universe is headed. It’s a dense anthology episode, so kick back, and enjoy another great episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 077 – Leprechaun 2

It’s your lucky day, scaredy cats, we brought you a new episode of the podcast! Today at long last we finally get to watch our most anticipated sequel, the 1994 camptastic masterpiece: LEPRECHAUN 2. Dave gets preachy about crab pun names, and Chris marvels at the movie’s unbelievably low Rotten Tomatoes score. We talk about how the first LEPRECHAUN was a turning point for the podcast, theatre vs Netflix horror, and mention watching ANNIHILATION, and THE RITUAL(again). We get a ton of background info on the Leprechaun, including a weakness to wrought iron, an inhuman alcohol tolerance, and its likely presence during the time of Christ. There’s almost too much to talk about on today’s Special St. Patrick’s Day episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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