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1001 Frights Episode 10: Gothic Swashbucklers!

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Today, Jerry and Bobby talk about some “Gothic Swashbucklers”, as they name them.

In this episode, we cover

  • Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
  • Brothers Grimm (2005)
  • Van Helsing (2004)
  • Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter (1974)

As always, if you have any questions or submissions, feel free to email us at 1001frights@gmail.com or to send us a question at our tumblr here. Or, if you’d like to message us personally, you can reach Jerry at @sonofether on twitter or at thedrunkenminstrel.tumblr.com, and you can reach Bobby at @LuckyRevenant on Twitter or at thecaptivephantom.tumblr.com. And if you would like to donate to our Patreon, you can find it here

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1001 Frights Episode 9: Happy Birthday!

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Today, Jerry and Bobby celebrate the works of Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, and Vincent Price!

In this episode we cover:

  • Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
  • The Horror of Dracula (1958)
  • House on Haunted Hill (1959)
  • The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

Also mentioned on this episode: this delightful Rifftrax song
As always, if you have any questions or submissions, feel free to email us at 1001frights@gmail.com or to send us a question at our tumblr here. Or, if you’d like to message us personally, you can reach Jerry at @sonofether on twitter or at thedrunkenminstrel.tumblr.com, and you can reach Bobby at @LuckyRevenant on Twitter or at thecaptivephantom.tumblr.com. And if you would like to donate to our Patreon, you can find it here

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1001 Frights Episode 8: You’ll All See!

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Today, Jerry and Bobby talk about mad scientists!

In this episode, we cover:

  • The Fly (1958)
  • The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  • Re-Animator (1985)
  • Witch Doctor by Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner

As always, if you have any questions or submissions, feel free to email us at 1001frights@gmail.com or to send us a question at our tumblr here. Or, if you’d like to message us personally, you can reach Jerry at @sonofether on twitter or at mallbabeeatingchilifries.tumblr.com, and you can reach Bobby at @LuckyRevenant on Twitter or at thecaptivephantom.tumblr.com. And if you would like to donate to our Patreon, you can find it here

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1001 Frights Episode 7: We Got Hobgoblins and Dead Space

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Today, Jerry and Bobby talk about Japanese horror stories! Also, Jerry lies a lot!

In this episode, we cover:

As always, if you have any questions or submissions, feel free to email us at 1001frights@gmail.com or to send us a question at our tumblr here. Or, if you’d like to message us personally, you can reach Jerry at @sonofether on twitter or at mallbabeeatingchilifries.tumblr.com, and you can reach Bobby at @LuckyRevenant on Twitter or at thecaptivephantom.tumblr.com. And if you would like to donate to our Patreon, you can find it here

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Interview: Tomm Hulett, ex-Silent Hill developer at Konami

Not much more than a week ago, Konami announced the cancellation of their Kojima-Del Toro-Reedus spearheaded project, “Silent Hills”. The game was announced with one of the most successful demos […]

Not much more than a week ago, Konami announced the cancellation of their Kojima-Del Toro-Reedus spearheaded project, “Silent Hills”. The game was announced with one of the most successful demos released, “P.T”. However, upon rumors of Kojima’s withdrawal from Konami and the removal of P.T from the Playstation Network, it seemed more and more likely that the project was not coming along. Then Del Toro confirmed it wasn’t happening a day before Konami finally dropped the other shoe on us.

One of our correspondents reached out to Tomm Hulett, whose work on the Silent Hill franchise goes from Silent Hill: Origins to Book of Memories. Hulett’s work has shaped the modern perception of Silent Hill for better or worse. We decided to interview him about the franchise’s future as a fan and about his time as one of its main creative voices.

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1001 Frights Episode 6: Metafictional Extravaganza

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In this episode, Jerry and Bobby talk about a group of horror movies about horror movies! They also introduce their brand new patreon!

In this episode we cover:

As always, if you have any questions or submissions, feel free to email us at 1001frights@gmail.com or to send us a question at our tumblr here. Or, if you’d like to message us personally, you can reach Jerry at @sonofether on twitter or at thedrunkenminstrel.tumblr.com, and you can reach Bobby at @LuckyRevenant on Twitter or at thecaptivephantom.tumblr.com. And if you would like to donate to our Patreon, you can find it here

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Daredevil is Marvel aiming for the superhero TV throne – and almost winning.

The idea of vigilantes fighting criminals who have taken control of a city so thoroughly and completely that they have turned them into havens for villainy and cruelty is not […]

The idea of vigilantes fighting criminals who have taken control of a city so thoroughly and completely that they have turned them into havens for villainy and cruelty is not really new. In fact, in all honesty, nothing about Daredevil is really new. And yet Daredevil is astounding in every other aspect of its execution. It’s earnest, blunt and it just kicks so much ass. Brilliantly shot and stylized, its aesthetic brethren are not The Avengers or The Guardians of the Galaxy, but rather shows like Breaking Bad and Mad Men, which is unsurprising considering director Phil Abraham’s stunning work on the latter.

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1001 Frights Episode 5: Too Good For Its Own Good

In this episode, Jerry and Bobby finally get around to talking about the cartoons they’ve mentioned here and there for months. They also discuss why they think horror is important for children, and treat the audience to a dancing skeleton cartoon from Disney’s early years.

In this episode we cover:

Also mentioned on the show:

  • “Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey.” — GK Chesterton from Tremendous Trifles (1909) which has many variations.
  • “Scooby-Doo and Secular Humanism” by Chris Sims

As always, if you have any questions or submissions, feel free to email us at 1001frights@gmail.com or to send us a question at our tumblr onethousandandonefrights.tumblr.com. Or, if you’d like to message us personally, you can reach Jerry at @sonofether on twitter or at thedrunkenminstrel.tumblr.com or you can reach Bobby at @LuckyRevenant on Twitter or at thecaptivephantom.tumblr.com.

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1001 Frights Episode 4: Finally Something Worse Than Dead Space

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Welcome back to another episode of 1001 Frights! In this episode, Jerry and Bobby read a bunch of old, spooooky stories and then subject themselves to a terrible Gremlins rip-off! Also, they listen to a Paul F Tompkins joke and talk about why we humans love horror!

In this episode we cover:

As always, if you have any questions or submissions, feel free to email us at 1001frights@gmail.com or to send us a question at our tumblr onethousandonefrights.tumblr.com. Or, if you’d like to message us personally, you can reach Jerry at @sonofether on twitter or at thedrunkenminstrel.tumblr.com or you can reach Bobby at @LuckyRevenant on Twitter or at thecaptivephantom.tumblr.com.

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Life Is Strange: Out of Time proves that DONTNOD’s new game is worth your time.

Out of Time starts with Max waking up after a long day of researching her time travel skills, and asking you to basically dwell around her dorm room and prepare […]

Out of Time starts with Max waking up after a long day of researching her time travel skills, and asking you to basically dwell around her dorm room and prepare for shower. That tone never goes away.

One of the most fascinating things about Life is Strange is that it’s so clearly bigger than the sum of its parts. Its dialogue is definitely clunky, its characters can sometimes feel a little bit flat or even like marionettes, whose opinions and actions are based on how they would affect the player. And yet, the fact that it follows such a unique world and story in the world of video games makes it so easily identifiable, relatable and enjoyable. Couple that with a very palpable beating heart that makes the proceedings downright amazing and you’ve got yourself probably one of the best video games of the last five years.

In a very real way, DONTNOD embodies the revolution that I feel Alt-Games have not been able to satisfiably articulate for me. Video games that effectively encapsulate an experience that’s outre from the standards of violence/exploration that are so common to the medium. Life is Strange is more akin to a Sundance drama with all of the implied cliches, flaws and benefits that implies. The game can definitely be Overly Twee, to a fault, but most of the time it’s just reinvigorating to navigate this world of friendship, bizarre time travel and high school politics.

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