We catch up on everything we've been up to and watching before diving into 2022's big screen slashers Scream and X! Also discussed, the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Exploited, and Lovelace. Also, we'll be recording remotely moving forward, so expect episodes at a more frequent pace moving forward. Please drop any episode suggestions at @youcantsiwithus_podcast on Instagram!
We couldn't let the holiday season go by without gifting everyone with a little unplanned bonus episode. We catch up on everything we've been watching since wrapping up production on a film, and go in depth into all our annual favorite Christmas watches including Home Alone, Seeds, Black Christmas, and John's thoughts on Netflix's new gay rom-com, Single All the Way. Finally, we talk about the unofficial Black Christmas fan film sequel, It's Me Billy, now streaming on youtube!
We couldn't let spooky season pass without churning out an epic Halloween episode! We went into Halloween Kills wanting to love it, and well... we had some thoughts. Immediately following our Halloween Kills review, we re-rank all the entries in the series. But first, we talk about what we've been watching. John dived into more recent horror fare like There's Someone Inside Your House and the Chucky TV series, and Spencer went vintage with a crop of Made-for-TV "classics" like Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby and Day of Judgement.
The Halloween Kills Discussion begins at the 42 minute mark!
As Pride month comes to a close, we're going out with one of the most subversive and possibly progressive (?) horror movies of the 1980s. Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker takes the psycho-biddy subgenre, throws in a dash of 80s slasher, and goes overboard with incest and homosexuality to create one hell of a lost gem of a movie. Also, we discuss our thoughts the commercialization of Pride in general in quite the old man rant.
In our annual prom episode, we delve into the underrated Christian satire Saved! There's plenty to unpack with what this movie is trying to say, and how dark the themes and humor actually get in this "lighthearted" Mandy Moore romp. And since it's June, there is PLENTY of queer content to explore!
We're back and we're defending the queer mess-terpiece known as Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin! Though one of the most despised films in the comic book superhero genre, this one had a big impact on both of us at a young age, and there's no denying our love for every over-stylized second of it. Also discussed, Showgirls, Zack Snyder's Justice League, and Godzilla vs Kong.
We continue our 90s cult VHS double features with two of the late '90s horror step-children! In a time where slashers ruled the box office, Disturbing Behavior and The Faculty took a chance by calling back to the likes of The Stepford Wives and Body Snatchers. We delve into why these two films are still worth a watch with their unique aesthetics and queer readings, as well as a slew of memorable performances, humor, and truly great suspense sequences. Also discussed, Netflix's The Night Stalker, William Castle's Shanks, the latest season of Drag Race, a VERY special episode of Little House on the Prairie, and the new queer musical adaptation, The Prom.
We're back with a 90s psycho-sexual teen stalker double feature! Both The Crush and Fear are fan favorites amongst millennial queers and women, but why are we so drawn to them? And how do they hold up under a 2021 eye? We dive into the entertainment and camp value in both of these cult classics, as well as discuss the endlessly interesting (and sometimes aggravating) gender politics going on in each! Also discussed: Wonder Woman 1984, Massacre at Central High, and censoring archaic slurs in older films.
We're back with a little stocking stuffer for all you naughty boys and girls. It's our annual Christmas episode and we're making the yuletide gay as hell with Hallmark's alleged queer movie, The Christmas House, and Clea DuVall's Happiest Season! Are these worthy new yearly traditions? Has Hallmark made up for its past indiscretions with their new inclusivity? Did John read way too deep into Happiest Season and come out depressed and lonely thinking about past heartbreaks? Tune in to find out! We also talk about all the other yuletide goodness we've been watching, including yearly favorites and more new offerings.
Happy Halloween! For our special bonus episode this year, we decided to gush over our love of the 1985 ABC TV Movie, The Midnight Hour! Watch along with us, or just listen as we gush about this gorgeously made little movie, while going off on a number of horror and Halloween related tangents. And don't forget, Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun.