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Selling The Scream

Selling The Scream

By Jeremy Donaldson
Self proclaimed "Horror-ologist" (Josh) attempts to sell a complete neophyte (Jed) on some of his favorite horror films.
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#55 HAPPY HOLIDAYS! - Friday the 13th Part 2
It's that time of year again folks, so gather round the campfire and listen as we dissect this entry in everyone's favorite holiday franchise!
May 13, 2022
#54 Baby baby baby oh - Impetigore (2019)
Our first Indonesian film. Is it going to win Jed over or will Josh have to resort to black magic to get him on board the Folk horror hype-train?
May 05, 2022
#53 The lost episode - The Blood on Satan's Claw
This episode was a real struggle to get out so you better appreciate it!  Kidding....maybe
April 20, 2022
#52 The Right Hand of Hate - Night of the Hunter
Joined once again by our most frequent guest Jason Duff we try to nail down just how this is a horror film.
April 05, 2022
#51 H.R. Giger is for the children - Alien (1979)
Looking at another classic of the genre this week.
March 08, 2022
#50 Henry and Fritz's Bogus Journey - Frankenstein
The oldest movie we've covered by far, we dig up Frankenstein to see what makes it tick.
February 22, 2022
#49 Big. Meaty. Ghosts. - Poltergeist 2
It's our two year anniversary here at Selling the Scream and we are going right back to the Poltergeist well with the sequel to last years anniversary movie pick.  Hey if it ain't broke...
February 08, 2022
#48 Drop Dead Gabriel - Malignant (2021)
Our first dose of director James Wan and it. Is. A. Doozy.  Join us as we watch this big dumb movie and find out if Jed is buying what Josh is selling this week.
January 25, 2022
#47 Dog will hunt! - Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Join us as we discuss the sequel to our very first movie! Will our high praise for the original carry over to the follow up? I dunno!
January 11, 2022
#46 Smash cut to Grandpa's dick - Day of the Beast (1995)
This movie is nonstop screwball comedy. A real laugh a minute type affair... or is it?
December 20, 2021
#45 There's Something About Charlie - Hereditary (2018)
Where to start with this one?  Probably the most surprising movie I've watched in quite some time.  If you haven't seen it maybe check it out first before listening.
December 07, 2021
#44 Some real Resident Evil shit - [REC.]
We are joined by a special guest this week to talk about one of her favorite horror films.
November 22, 2021
#43 Stabbing babysitters is my bag baby! - Halloween (1978)
Coming too you a little early because you know we couldn't let today go by without remark.  that's right October 31st, Halloween, and what better way to celebrate than with our favorite international man of mystery Michael Myers.
October 31, 2021
Ep 42 Shining 2: Electric Boogaloo - Doctor Sleep
After a short break we return with a direct follow up to our previous episode. A first for this podcast.
October 19, 2021
Ep #41 Dick Hallorann can decorate my house - The Shining
We are sticking to a theme this week friends. It's ...ugh..."Steph-tember...and we are once again watching the adaptation of a novel by Stephen King. This time The Shining is on the menu and boy, is there a lot to chew on.
September 21, 2021
#40 Dirty pillows - Carrie (1976)
This week we tackle a pair of firsts as we dive into the mind of Stephen King and the vison of Brian De Palma with 1976's Carrie.
September 06, 2021
#39 Oh these zany kids! - Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Happy Birthday horror fans!  That's right this week on StS we have a very special birthday edition for you! Our resident horror nerd Josh is getting another year older, and another year wiser. Will it help him make the sale?  Listen and learn friends.
August 23, 2021
#38 I'm on a Boat! - Jason Takes Manhattan
The high holiday is upon us once again, so settle in for a long one. Josh has a lot to say about this movie and it turns out so do I.
August 13, 2021
Ep#37 Eye Trauma: The Movie! - The Beyond (1981)
Think Phantasm meets We Are Still Here directed by Heironymous Bosch and voiced by the cast of an 80's anime dub.
July 26, 2021
Ep#36 - Choo Choo of the dead - Train to Busan (2016)
Josh has another Asian horror flick for us this week. Will his dastardly plan to bring a little culture into Jed's life succeed, or will our hero derail this attempt as he has so many others?
July 12, 2021
Ep#35 He's from Brooklyn - Angel Heart ('87)
We play another round of "is this horror" in this supernatural thriller featuring two heavy hitters in their prime. Bobby De Niro and Young Mickey Rourke try to out method one another scene after scene. Does it work? Listen and find out!
June 28, 2021
Ep #34 One thing leads to another - The House of the Devil (2009)
This love letter to 80's horror films is a slow burn that combines the satanic panic with rad music to create a remarkably faithful recreation of movies from that time. 
June 14, 2021
Ep #33 - A movie for smart people, like us! - The Invitation (2015)
This episode sponsored by Mike Myers.
May 31, 2021
Ep#32 See you later alligator - Hello Mary Lou!: Prom Night 2 (1987)
No animals were harmed during the recording of this podcast
May 17, 2021
Ep#31 Mafia shark hitmen... - Cruel Jaws (1995)
This movie has everything: Bootleg Seaworld, bootleg Hulk Hogan, bootleg Jaws. Man "bootleg" looks like a made up word when you write it that many times....
April 19, 2021
Ep#30 - That escalated quickly! - Host (2020)
We tackle our shortest movie to date in 2020's Host. We just barely get to meet all of our characters before beginning a sprint to the finish line. Don't let the runtime fool you though, this little beauty comes packed with 123% of your daily recommended allowance of jump scares so consume responsibly.
April 05, 2021
Ep #29 - I'm too sexy for this movie - "The Devils"
Pay close attention to this one listeners, or else you just might miss what this movie is trying to say.
March 23, 2021
Ep #28 - We all go a little mad sometimes - Psycho (1960)
Hitchcock's first appearance on the show, and he's coming in hot. This movie is about as influential as they come, but does it hold up to our intense scrutiny?  
March 08, 2021
#27. They're heeeeerrrrreeeeee! - Poltergeist
This movie pushes the boundaries of PG and makes me question whether or not I can trust my own memory. So how can you afford to skip this episode!?
February 22, 2021
#26. Be afraid. Be very afraid. - The Fly ('86)
It's Cronenberg o'clock here at StS, and we're going to watch two beautiful people learn the poetry of THE FLESH!
February 08, 2021
#25. Deeper and deeper- Audition (1999)
We dive back into Japanese horror this week with this one. Will Josh add another notch on the win column or will this story of loss, trauma, and trust prove too much for our hero Jed to wrestle with.
January 25, 2021
#24. Cheddar Goblin - Mandy (2018)
Cheddar Goblin.  We watch 2018's Mandy. A Nic Cage, pyschadelic, heavy metal, murder,Cheddar Goblin, revenge, cult, LSD fueled 4 wheeler cenobite, Cheddar Goblin flick, that maybe isn't as zany as that all sounds... Cheddar Goblin
January 11, 2021
#23. Happy Birthday Christmas - Deadly Games aka Dialcode Santa aka 36-15 Code Pere Noel (1990)
We have a real holiday treat for you this time people. This very well could be the most christmas movie possible. Sit back and behold its majesty. Oh, and stay a little Jesus would ya? 
December 21, 2020
#22. He sees you when you're sleeping - Black Christmas (1974)
Tis the season! We watch this classic festive fright for your delight. 
December 14, 2020
#21. Route 666 - Southbound (20-teens)
Our first anthology movie. Are the stories all winners? YOU DECIDE!
November 30, 2020
#20. Bloody Tears- Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter (1974)
Remake please!
November 17, 2020
**SPECIAL** Vorhees. Jason Vorhees. - Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives (1986)
It's that time of the year again. When campers start whispering ghost stories around the fire, and irresponsible counselors are more concerned with getting into each others pants than with the wellbeing of their charges.   
November 13, 2020
#19. Boy meets (not a)girl - Let the Right One In 2008
Please be gentle with us there is a lot of discussion about gender and pronouns.  We are doing our best to be respectful.
November 02, 2020
#18. Follow the rules and you probably get murdered anyway - Scream (96)
There are several spots of really rough audio due to a dodgy skype connection.  Sorry about that.
October 20, 2020
#17. WITCH! - Suspiria (1977)
This movie is gorgeous and the soundtrack is killer! We talk about that in the show but it bears repeating.
October 05, 2020
#16. You ever been to p***y heaven? - Blue Velvet (1986)
This might be a horror movie. Who are we to judge?
September 21, 2020
#15. The explosions are the hardest thing to believe about this movie - Child's Play (1988)
Voodoo? Soul transfer? Killer dolls? Oh my!
September 07, 2020
#14. Socks! It's what's for dinner. - We Are Still Here(2015)
There is more going on in this small town haunted house movie than it first appears.
August 24, 2020
#13. The most quotable movie - You're Next
A warning to would be murderers, if you come at Erin, you'd best not miss! 
August 10, 2020
#12. Putting the "love" in Lovecraft - From Beyond
There are a couple of audio issues in this episode, probably due to it being the first time we did a three way (giggity)
July 27, 2020
#11. It's pretty much just "Dune" - Phantasm
Why? Why any of this?
July 13, 2020
#10. Don't tell mom the house sitters are dead! - Burnt Offerings
We talk about alleged haunted house movie Burnt Offerings
June 29, 2020
#9. Beware of THE CURSE! - Ginger Snaps
This movies subtle themes are nearly impossible to get upon first viewing...Pfffft  yeah right.
June 15, 2020
#8. "POM!" - One Cut of the Dead
This low budget zombie flick with a twist probably needs several viewings to appreciate just how meticulously put together it is.
June 01, 2020
#7. Women be cavin' - Selling the Scream Ep7 - The Descent
This week we talk about Neil Marshall's 2005 spelunk-a-thon "The Descent"
May 18, 2020
#6. "I think I ate some of her pubic hair..." - Midsommar
This movie has a ton going on, so if you think we missed something or if you just wanna talk more about something we didn't please let us know!
May 05, 2020
#5. "Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman...Helen?"
Our first official long distance episode as Josh is now far, far away.  
April 20, 2020
#4. The Mask of SATAN! - Black Sunday
The boys go old school for this one
April 06, 2020
#3. "The bastard son of 100 maniacs!" - Nightmare on Elm St. 3: The Dream Warriors
The audio in this one is a bit rough, specifically Josh's mic.  It sounded fine in our preshow checks, but the final product is not where we wanna be.  Hopefully the episode is good enough to balance that out! 
March 23, 2020
**SPECIAL** "Oh My God, He's Killing Me!" Selling The Scream - Friday the 13th Part IV
Celebrating a very special day with a very special movie.
March 13, 2020
#2. Pulse (2001) - Existential dread...the movie!
Content warning: This movie contains some fairly graphic depictions of suicide and our conversation touches on that.
March 09, 2020
#1. Holy Sh*t, Grampa's Alive! - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre ('74)
Josh sells Jed The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.  Will the winning combination of Bar-B-Q, meddling teens, and weird industrial noises win him over?  Listen to find out! Join us next episode and follow along by watching Pulse (2001).
February 23, 2020
#0. Fruit and Veg are Good
Two good friends discuss the highs and lows of horror films (one an avid fan, one a neophyte) This episode we talk about our backgrounds in the genre and preview the trailer for episode 1's feature The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).
February 18, 2020