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The home of Victims and Villains Podcast, That's High Price: A Nicolas Cage Podcast and Abyss Gazing: A Horror Podcast. Each crafted with the intent to break the stigma of mental health and suicide awareness to bring real conversations through a multiverse of fandoms.
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We’re staring into the abyss of 2021's Halloween Kills to see what will stare back. Andy Marvra, co-host of Love What I Love (https://bit.ly/385guest), joins us to discuss the latest juggernaut of Michael Myers. Follow us as we navigate the latest trilogy from David Gordon Green and what this chapter means for the overarching story as well. Find out how Halloween III and The Exorcist might be at the core of these stories, how trauma affects more than just one person and much more! Music for this episode comes courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (https://bit.ly/agktheme) & Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms).If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!Abyss Gazing: A Horror Podcast is a production of Victims and Villains is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by) and Mark Moore. You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
We’re staring into the abyss of 1988's Child's Play to see what will stare back. Jagger, from The Box Network (https://www.twitch.tv/the_boxnetwork), joins Mark and Josh to discuss the slasher scene within the late 80s, how impressionable children are, the foundation of Chucky and much more. Music for this episode comes courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (https://bit.ly/agktheme) & Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms).If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!Abyss Gazing: A Horror Podcast is a production of Victims and Villains is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by) and Mark Moore. You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
Rev up your chainsaws, LeatherFam because we are talking about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake from 2003. Mark and Josh are joined by miniature painters and podcasters, Miniac (https://www.youtube.com/user/SDubist) & Ninjon (https://www.youtube.com/user/82Smallz). The two are also hosts of the Trapped Under Plastic Podcast (https://www.youtube.com/c/trappedunderplastic). In this episode we navigate the landscape of horror at the time of release, its importance, its brutality, how environments can shape you and much more! Music for this episode comes courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (https://bit.ly/agktheme) & Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms).If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!Abyss Gazing: A Horror Podcast is a production of Victims and Villains is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by) and Mark Moore. You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
Welcome to Hourglass Cinema; a variety show from Victims and Villains. On this episode we're sitting down with one of the hosts of Horror Movie Night (04:37, http://hmnpodcast.com/), EEEEK Coffee (30:23, https://www.eeeekcreaturecafe.com/) and Shoshana Rosenbaum, the director behind Night Waking (40:13). Catch Horror Movie Night LIVE on our Twitch on October 22nd, 2021 at 4 pm EST as a part of our Horrific Hope Fundraising Event! Catch Shoshana's short during our horror shorts block on October 23rd, 2021 at 6 pm EST. All three of these interviews were recorded live during Creature Feature Weekend and Genre Blast Film Festival. If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!Hourglass Cinema is a production of Victims and Villains and is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by). You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
We’re staring into the abyss of 2021's The Old Ways to see what will stare back. The film’s writer, Marcos Gabriel joins us to discuss the film’s use of trauma, addiction and recovery. Along with some of its more horrifying imagery and breaking exorcism predictions. Plus, find out how Kermit the Frog is at the center of everything. Music for this episode comes courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (https://bit.ly/agktheme) & Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms).If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!Abyss Gazing: A Horror Podcast is a production of Victims and Villains is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by) and Mark Moore. You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
Grab your lashes and bible because we're talking about The Eyes of Tammy Faye on this monumental episode celebrating 400 episodes. Captain Nostalgia is joined by film professor, journalist and creator of the sitcom, Four's A Crowd (https://bit.ly/400guest), Ryan Terry (https://bit.ly/400twitter). Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker were the Barbie and Ken of the televangelists until their empire came crashing down. Journey with us as we navigate through the rise and fall of the Bakkers, religion versus the Bible, rejection, Jessica Chastain's transformative performance and more.This episode was recorded live on Twitch (twitch.tv/victimsandvillains) on September 26th, 2021. If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!This episode of Victims and Villains and is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by). Music by Mallory Jameson (https://bit.ly/expandmal) and Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms). You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
Dan "The Movie Man" returns from his honeymoon to discuss the beloved 1991 film, My Girl. The film tells the story of a young Veda, the daughter of a mortician, as she navigates through themes of love, grief and death. On this episode, we discuss the reality of addressing such heavy topics with children, what age they can understand such tragedies, the mental health of grief and much more. This episode was recorded live on Twitch (twitch.tv/victimsandvillains) on September 20th, 2021. Special thank you to Kate Webster for her insight onto such subjects. If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!This episode of Victims and Villains and is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by) and Dan "The Movie Man" Rockwood. Music by Mallory Jameson (https://bit.ly/expandmal) and Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms). You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
Is Teen Titans Go! to the Movies Worthy of high praise? Well we intend to find out while we record this episode live in front of a studio audience in Richmond, VA for Heroes Assemble: A Con with a Cause. Join us as we determine what the best Nicolas Cage film is, what it means to be validated as an individual and a few more surprises along the way.If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!That's High Praise: A Nicolas Cage Podcast is a production of Victims and Villains is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by) and Micah "V.H.Zest" Kimber. Music by Mallory Jameson (https://bit.ly/expandmal) and Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms). You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
Is Outcast worthy of high praise? That's what V.H.Zest and Captain Nostalgia are about to find out. The medieval epic places Nicolas Cage alongside Darth Vader himself, Hayden Christensen. This 2014 film is one of redemption. Join us as we deconstruct the film towards conversations of addiction, leadership and more. If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!That's High Praise: A Nicolas Cage Podcast is a production of Victims and Villains is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by) and Micah "V.H.Zest" Kimber. Music by Mallory Jameson (https://bit.ly/expandmal) and Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms). You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
We’re staring into the abyss of 2021's Malignant to see what will stare back. The latest offering from James Wan embraces his supernatural fame, which we’ve seen previously in The Conjuring. It also marks his first entry into slasher genre. For this journey, the abyss gives us conversations on depression, the impact of loss and much more. Music for this episode comes courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (https://bit.ly/agktheme) & Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms).If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!Abyss Gazing: A Horror Podcast is a production of Victims and Villains is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by) and Mark Moore. You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
The fourth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has arrived. A new hero emerges with a new origin story in Marvel’s first martial arts movie, Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings. Before the legend begins, we had a chance to sit down with Patricia Gomez, co-writer behind the Shudder Original Movie, Slaxx. Which is available now on DVD and Digital. Along with streaming exclusively on Shudder. Join us as we discuss Shang-Chi’s use of martial arts, the importance of its casting and what this story means for the future of the MCU. If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!This episode of Victims and Villains and is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by), Allen Cramm and Joshua Howell. You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
Welcome to Hourglass Cinema; a variety show from Victims and Villains. On this episode we're looking at the films of this year's Creature Feature Weekend, which include, Spirit Animal (8:51), Kill Giggles (36:47), Bigfoot: Path of the Beast (59:24), Re-Elected (01:15:15), Voorhees (01:22:36), 10/31 Part II (01:28:38), & Bloody Summer Camp (01:46:56). We also had the chance to sit down with the creative cast and crew behind Spirit Animal (24:15) & the writer-director, Jaysen Buterin, of Kill Giggles (49:00). If you would like to see video versions of these interviews, check out and subscribe to our Youtube page: https://bit.ly/victubeIf you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!Hourglass Cinema is a production of Victims and Villains and is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by) and Mark Moore. You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
Will you dare to say his name? Nearly 30 years after the original cult classic (https://bit.ly/vicep337) Candyman returns to the big screen but not in the way you think. Captain Nostalgia and Black Nerd Magic deconstruct this new film's social commentary on racial injustice, civil unrest, its connections to the original film and much more. If you haven't seen the movie yet, check out our spoiler free review: https://bit.ly/vcandy21. Most importantly check out the conversation to be had after the credits finish on this Nia DaCosta helmed horror project: https://www.candymanmovie.com/impact/If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!This episode of Victims and Villains and is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by), & Caless "Black Nerd Magic" Davis. You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
The singular film that revolutionized the impact of the genre upon Americans was 1988’s Akira. In this episode of Hourglass Cinema, we address its impact, its cultural roots and its social commentary. Along with its mental health themes of self-worth and the value of others. If you like anime, check out this episode to hear about when more anime gets placed under the mental health lens. This episode was originally broadcasted live on Twitch (twitch.tv/victimsandvillains) on August 24th, 2021!If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!Hourglass Cinema is a production of Victims and Villains and is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by), Matthew Basile & . You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
Did you miss our review of The Last Matinee? Check it out here (https://bit.ly/agpod03), along with our Sleepaway Camp discussion. Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey got a chance to sit down with director, Maxi Contenti, to discuss the film’s marriage of 90s slasher, 70s Italian horror, its use of characters and shadows and much more. The Last Matinee is now playing in select theatres and is available on digital, VOD and DVD beginning August 27th.If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!This is a production of Victims and Villains and is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by). You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
Welcome to Hourglass Cinema; a variety show from Victims and Villains. On this episode we're looking at a few films from this year's Fantasia Festival: Alien on Stage (1:02), The Last thing Mary Saw (8:30), The Tombs of the Blind Dead (15:04), Don't Say Its Name (23:08), Sexy Furby (31:43), The Booth (36:48), Hotel Poseidon (39:35), Baby Money (44:09), Martyrs Lane (46:25), & Mad God (53:00). Plus, we're looking at the Ted Bundy biopic, No Man of God (01:03:39). No Man of God opens in select theaters and is available on demand and digital beginning August 27th, 2021. Check out our full coverage of Fantasia Festival here: https://bit.ly/vicfan21If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!Hourglass Cinema is a production of Victims and Villains and is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by) and Mark Moore. Music by Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms). You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
We’re staring into the abyss of 1983's Sleepaway Camp to see what will stare back. Before we check-in at camp, we take a spoiler-free look at The Last Matinee (1:05); the film is being released from Dark Sky Films & Bloody Disgusting. As we check into Camp Arawak we find our friends, Camp Crystal Latte (https://bit.ly/agguest3) joining us to discuss the influence of the film, the boldness of the slasher, repressed sexuality and more. Music for this episode comes courtesy of Then It Ends (https://linktr.ee/thenitends), Kevin MacLead (https://bit.ly/agktheme) & Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms).If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!Abyss Gazing: A Horror Podcast is a production of Victims and Villains is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by) and Mark Moore. You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
Dujour means podcasting! That's right we are celebrating twenty years of the best movie ever made (or so the movie would lead you to believe) as we talk about Josie and the Pussycats. Join us as we share our nostalgia, trivia, deconstruct the film's themes of consumerism, bullying and much more. Understand why Josie truly is arguably one of the best movies ever made.If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!This episode of Victims and Villains is written by Josh "Captain Nostalgia" Burkey (and produced by) and Micah "V.H.Zest" Kimber. Music by Mallory Jameson (https://bit.ly/expandmal) and Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms). Promo by Boobies and Noobies.You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
It's time to celebrate another Friday the 13th! On this special day we look towards the seventh entry into the Jason Voorhees saga in New Blood. As Jason finds himself pitted against a young girl with the gift of telekinesis and the curse of trauma. Join us as we discuss the film's history, importance to the series, healthy practices of healing and much more. Capt. Nostalgia is joined by TikToker & Jason Superman, DustyThe13th (https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMRe6nHqE/). If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!This episode of Victims and Villains is written by Josh "Captain Nostalgia" Burkey (and produced by). Music by Mallory Jameson (https://bit.ly/expandmal) and Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms). You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
Is A Score to Settle worthy of high praise? Co-host Matthew Basile returns to answer that very question to see if this 2019 revenge film stands the legacy of Nicolas Cage. Join us as we discuss the burden of vengeance, grief and much more.If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!That's High Praise: A Nicolas Cage Podcast is a production of Victims and Villains is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by) and Matthew "The Conjuring Pen" Basile. Music by Mallory Jameson (https://bit.ly/expandmal) and Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms). You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
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Zac Cuda

he said tried lol he means did

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