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Watch If You Dare is a podcast exploring horror cinema through the eyes of a coward and the eyes of a longtime fan. Each episode, Aaron (a horror movie monster boy) and his longtime friend Derek (a lover of the dark and macabre, but a spooky celluloid coward) watch a new movie and then attempt to put their bony fingers on why jumpscares, supernatural entities, and other phobias get under our skin. Whether you’re a hardened horror expert, a casual in a love-hate relationship with scary cinema, or just a victim of a dare, join Derek, Aaron, and the occasional guest or two and face your fears. Find new episodes of Watch If You Dare on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. Please subscribe, rate and review, and share. We are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
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For Thanksgiving, the Spoop Bois are joined by returning guest Lauren to tackle the 1980s cult holiday slasher film "Slasher" directed by John Grissmer. They discuss why they chose this film and what makes it perfect horror viewing for Thanksgiving. They also dig into what Lauren thought about the movie and her opinions on character motivations. Derek is not Aaron. Lauren is eating leftovers on the floor. Surprise, that's not cranberry sauce, it's a podcast (again again)! If you've read this far, congratulations and thanks. We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Goodpods, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
Episode 74: Oculus

Episode 74: Oculus

2021-11-1101:47:26

Halloween might be over for now, but the Spoop Bois keep it creepy all year long. This week, they tackle 2013's supernatural horror film "Oculus" co-written, edited, and directed by Mike Flanagan. They talk about Flanagan's career and horror output around and after "Oculus." They also discuss his preference for mixing family and horror, the impact of leaving the mirror's origins a mystery, what makes this film particularly evil, among many other topics. Spoiler alert, Derek was freaked out. Aaron thinks that's an apple he's about to bite. We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Goodpods, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
First, they experienced the origins of the werewolf. Then, they dealt with a teenage werewolf. Now, the Spoop Bois with reoccurring guest James wrap up their werewolf themed Season of Spoop with some action horror wolves vs. soldiers. In time for 2021's Halloween, they tackle 2002's "Dog Soldiers" written, directed and edited by Neil Marshall. They talk about the idea of military in horror, what makes this version of werewolf dangerous, and the practicality used in this film. They also dig into what makes this movie so rad. Derek also talks more about the "Halloween" franchise. Derek's guts are out, but James and Aaron will just put them back in. We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Goodpods, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
It wouldn't be The Season of Spoop without Heather guesting! To continue our werewolf-themed October, she joins Aaron and Derek to cover 2000's Canadian horror film "Ginger Snaps" directed by John Fawcett and co-written with Karen Walton. They discuss the overt subtext of womanhood juxtaposed to literal transformation against some of the deeper feminist themes. They also talk about the macabre and conflicting sibling relationship, Ginger's desire or "hunger," the actual creature effects, and many other topics. Derek and Aaron need to tear living things to pieces. Heather is a force of nature. We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
Episode 71: The Wolf Man

Episode 71: The Wolf Man

2021-10-0101:49:36

The 3rd annual The Season of Spoop™ (TM TM TM!) begins! This October, Derek and Aaron cover "werewolves" for their horror cinematic theme. To start things off, they tackle 1941's classic horror film "The Wolf Man" directed by George Waggner and written by Curt Siodmak. They briefly describe some history behind the folklore of the werewolf, and they talk about the creature's early appearances in cinema. They also get into how this film fits in with the Universal Monsters, the theme of a doomed protagonist, what contributed to the movie's success, and several other topics. Aaron and Derek may become wolves when the wolfsbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright. We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
Episode 70: Dead & Buried

Episode 70: Dead & Buried

2021-09-1601:44:33

On this episode, Aaron and Derek tackle 1981's horror flick "Dead & Buried" directed by Gary Sherman. They discuss Jack Albertson's (Grandpa Joe!) bombastic performance and how it was his final live-action film role before his death. They also talk about Dan O'Bannon's screenplay credit and involvement in horror, the town being part of the horror mystery, the film's initial "video nasty" label, and several other topics related to the movie. Derek calls it black magic. Aaron calls it a medical breakthrough. They'll take their secret to the grave! We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
For the 69th (nice!) episode, the Spoop Bois welcome back author V.P. Morris ("ShadowCast," "The Dead Letters Podcast") to discuss 2009's sex-related comedy horror film "Jennifer's Body" written by Diablo Cody and directed by Karyn Kusama. They talk about how misleading the initial marketing was, Megan Fox's career and her wonderful performance, and how Kusama and Cody's original intentions have been reevaluated. They also get into how well the comedy lands, the bonkers soundtrack, the portrayal of friendship between teenage girls, etc. V.P. thinks Derek and Aaron are actually evil, not just podcast evil. Please check out and order "ShadowCast" by V.P. Morris at Black Rose Writing: https://www.blackrosewriting.com/thrillers/shadowcast?rq=Shadowcast You can follow V.P. Morris and her podcast "The Dead Letters Podcast" @TeaWriteRepeat and @deadletterspod We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
Aaron and Derek are once again joined by their old college buddy and Director Zach Lamplugh ("15 Things You Didn't Know About Bigfoot (#1 Will Blow Your Mind)") to discuss 2012's horror film "Excision" written and directed by Richard Bates, Jr. They talk about the balance of dark comedy, coming-of-age, gore, and tragic dread. They also get into the fascinating performances, specifically from AnnaLynne McCord and Traci Lords, the character actors used in minor appearances, and the shocking nature of the horror and broken family life. Zach and Aaron are aspiring surgeon, and Derek is having...weird dreams. We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
Evan is back for another round! This week he joins Aaron and Derek to discuss 1983's science fiction horror thriller "The Dead Zone" directed by David Cronenberg and based off of Stephen King's novel. They get into the differences between the movie adaptation and the source material. They also talk about what Cronenberg brings to the movie, the cult of personality politics and how it remains relevant today, Christopher Walken's performance, among many other things. Evan is trying to tell Aaron and Derek that......the podcast......IS GONNA BREAK! We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
Evan returns to Watch If You Dare to join Derek and Aaron in discussing 1993's biopic science fiction abduction horror flick "Fire in the Sky" directed by Robert Lieberman based on Travis Walton's book "The Walton Experience." They talk about how the movie differs from Travis' actual account and the casting choices specifically for Travis and Mike. They also get into the abduction scene and what makes it so memorable, how it came together, and the horror explored during and after the event. Derek and Aaron want to take the polygraph. Evan sees something like fire in the sky. We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
Episode 65: The Bay

Episode 65: The Bay

2021-07-0101:40:18

In time for the 4th of July, the Spoop Bois cover 2012's found footage eco-horror film "The Bay" directed by Barry Levinson. They discuss how the production shifted from a documentary to a horror movie, what makes this an effective found footage film, how the crazy premise works in a serious and dark tone, among many other aspects of the film. They also briefly talk about 2008's "Pontypool" directed by Bruce McDonald. Aaron's tongue is starting to hurt. Derek thinks something is in the water. We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
After a brief hiatus, the Spoop Bois are back bigger and better than ever! They are joined by "dream-come-true" mega guest comic author Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Empty Man, The Sixth Gun, Venom, Magneto, and countless other titles with Marvel, DC, Image, etc.) to discuss 1987's supernatural horror film "Prince of Darkness" written and scored by John Carpenter. They spend time talking with Cullen about his horror influences and tastes, and his work in horror across comics and screen adaptions. In regard to the movie, they get into how Carpenter balances supernatural horror with cosmic dread, some of the brilliance behind specific scares, and other aspects of the film that make it a genre classic. Cullen has a message for Derek and Aaron, and they're not going to like it...pray for podcasts! We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
This week, James returns as a guest to help the Spoop Bois tackle their first Argento! They discuss 1985's Italian horror film "Phenomena" directed by Dario Argento. They talk about the differing multiple horror elements making up this film, and they analyze the aspects that define Argento's style. They also get into Jennifer Connelly's performance and how it shaped her career, how the insects are used, this film's influence on survival horror video games, among other things. He won't hurt James, Aaron and Derek. Insects never hurt them. They love them. We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
In his first solo guest appearance, film newbie Jonathan returns to Watch If You Dare to join Aaron and Derek in tackling 2008's psychological horror film "The Strangers" written and directed by Bryan Bertino. They discuss what works and what doesn't with both horror and plot specifically from the viewpoint of someone who doesn't normally watch horror. They also talk about the pacing, the small cast performances, the frustrating character choices, how the movie has aged, among other things. Why did Jonathan do all this? Because Aaron and Derek were podcasting. We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
Aaron and Derek decide to hit up a Wes Craven flick back to back! This time they tackle 1991's horror comedy "The People Under the Stairs" written and directed by Craven. They discuss the social commentary under the lens of the early 90s, Wes Craven's thought process, and how much remains relevant in the modern era. They also talk about the juxtaposition of cartoon antics with crazy horror, the solid child performances throughout, Everett McGill and Wendy Robie reuniting post-Twin Peaks as the film's insane antagonists, etc. These podcasts will be the death of Derek and Aaron! The death of them! We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
The Spoop Bois are joined by first time guest Damian to discuss 1984's supernatural slasher masterpiece "A Nightmare on Elm Street" written and directed by Wes Craven. They get into how much of an impact movies like this had now and at time of release. They also talk about Wes Craven as a filmmaker, what makes Freddy Krueger so terrifying as a concept and iconic character, the direction of this film and the franchise, among many other topics. Derek is draining coffee, Aaron is getting sucked into his bed, and....one....two....Damian is coming for you....... We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
Once again, Lauren joins the Spoop Bois Derek and Aaron to discuss 2005's supernatural horror legal drama film "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" directed by Scott Derrickson. They discuss the juxtaposition of demonic horror with intense court room drama scenes, the open interpretation to what happened to Emily, and the excellent character work, especially Jennifer Carpenter's haunting performance. They also get into Scott Derrickson's faith and impact on the direction among many other aspects of the movie. Lauren counts to ONE TWO THREE FOUR FIVE SIX. Aaron GIVES YOU TREATS and Derek GIVES YOU TRICKS. We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
Episode 58: The Brood

Episode 58: The Brood

2021-03-0901:45:53

This week, Aaron and Derek tackle 1979's psychological body horror film "The Brood" written and directed by David Cronenberg. They discuss Cronenberg's life leading up to the making of this film, how he shows all his emotions and reactions in the movie, and what it means for elements that are considered problematic. They also talk family trauma and the horrors of it literally and metaphorically manifesting. Derek isn't a weak boy. Aaron is...daddy. We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
This week, Aaron and Derek cover 2016's Persian-language psychological horror film "Under the Shadow" written and directed by Babak Anvari. They spend time discussing the historical background of the Iran–Iraq War and War of the Cities that sets the backdrop of this movie. They also talk about the universal feelings of horror shown throughout the plot, how the elements of war are incorporated, and the meaning behind living "under the shadow." Derek and Aaron may disagree on how scary it is, but they both agree that this is an amazing flick to check out. We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Also, check out our Spotify Music playlist, links on our Twitter and Podbean page. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
Derek and Aaron are joined by V.P. Morris (host of "The Dead Letters Podcast" and author of the upcoming thriller novel "ShadowCast") to discuss 1991's psychological horror masterpiece "The Silence of the Lambs" directed by Jonathan Demme. They discuss the impact of Clarice as a protagonist, how effective Hannibal Lecter is in a modern lens, relatability to real life horrors, and so much more about the film. We also dig into how this movie inspired her novel and interest in horror in general. Please check out and order "ShadowCast" by V.P. Morris at Black Rose Writing: https://www.blackrosewriting.com/thrillers/shadowcast?rq=Shadowcast You can follow V.P. Morris and her podcast "The Dead Letters Podcast" @TeaWriteRepeat and @deadletterspod We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Stitcher, Spotify, and CastBox. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare
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Lauren Olson

oh man Tremors is one of my ALL TIME favorite movies! I was definitely excited that you guys finally did an episode on it. everything about it is just a fantastic, timeless , classic. unbelievable performances all around, particularly Fred Ward, Kevin Bacon, and Michael Gross. not to mention subverting the trope of the know everything scientist, instead being pestered by everyone with questions she does not know the answers to.

Sep 23rd
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Sagan Medvec

28:29 to get to the movie chat

Aug 5th
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