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We're starting our Scream marathon off with the original slasher of the '90s, possibly one of the best of that era. While we've done other '90s slasher films previously, this one from Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson is the one that made all of the others possible. While we note some flaws that stand out all these years later, we're both still pretty taken with the film as a whole, especially noting that the hour and 50 minute running time flies by. Listen in as we talk all things Sydney Prescott and Ghostface, and stay tuned for the rest of the films in the franchise.

*Had some technical difficulties around the 19-22 minute mark with input skipping. This has now been fixed, a few elements re-recorded and cut. Thanks for your patience!

Approximate timeline

0:00-20:00 Intro
20:00-30:00 Beer talk
30:00-end Scream

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Of course we're going to cover one of the biggest film events in the last decade! We've done almost all of the others, and it's finally here: the great arc 1 finale. While both of us agree that Avengers: Endgame doesn't hit the vast highs of Infinity War before it, the entertainment value in this 3 hour stuffed film is quite epic. We talk about what could have been cut, what works and what doesn't within the character elements, that weird female team-up forced in, and Captain Marvel's relative absence. Along with all the other spoilers that we won't mention here.

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0:00-end ALL FILM TALK! (This one's for Michael)

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Going in with few expectations and no viewings of the spoilerific trailer, we found Pet Sematary to be an okay film that doesn't match the spookiness and cheese of the original. It's also not that offensive, which mostly translates to: it really has nothing new to say despite some of its plot flips and a changed finale. We found the acting to be fair besides John Lithgow, the scares occasionally effective, and the overall theme very muddled. We also get a Maine staple beer on our show that's also featured in the movie: Allagash White!

Approximate Timeline

0:00-15:00 Intro
15:00-25:00 Beer talk
25:00-end Pet Sematary

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April 12, 2019

Episode 134: SHAZAM!

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Shazam! isn't an intensely popular DC franchise, so it was surprising to see it getting a fairly early release in the DCEU. But most of DC's bigger franchises have already been busts, with Batman and Superman getting poor reception and the Justice League going down in flames. So why not let Shazam out of the bag? We were pleasantly surprised with how well this movie captures the fun, fairly lighthearted spirit of the character, and we talk about Zachary Levi's portrayal, the juxtaposition between emo kid Billy Batson and his superhero alter-ego, Mark Strong wearing sunglasses everywhere he goes, and more! Spoilers: both of us were quite taken with this one.

Approximate timeline

0:00-15:00 Intro
15:00-26:00 Beer talk
26:00-end Shazam!

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We hope you enjoy this special Unsolved Mysteries episode wherein we take a look at the 1986 anti-slasher April Fool's Day. Neither of us had seen this before, so you get a fresh take on the film's final twist. We also talk about the cartoonish score, the various archetypes in the film, how the twist works throughout when the audience doesn't know it's coming, and more. We're also celebrating opening day of baseball with some Cooperstown Brewing beers.

Approximate timeline

0:00-20:00 Intro
20:00-30:00 Beer talk
30:00-end April Fool's Day

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Hey, you know what? There's a female superhero in Captain Marvel and it totally didn't ruin our viewing experience. Brie Larson's newest addition to the MCU is a pretty enjoyable film, there's no getting around that; but it does feature some of the same flaws that have cropped up in just about every new Marvel origin story. We talk about the generic plotting, the '90s setting, Samuel L. Jackson giving a cat some pets, Jude Law being Jude Law, and more! And if you're one of those people that decided to post a bad Rotten Tomatoes review before you saw the film, shame on you - and email us at bloodandblackrumpodcast@gmail.com to tell us why you so angry.

Approximate timeline

0:00-15:00 Intro
15:00-end Captain Marvel

No beer talk!

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You know, we do this every year. We know St. Patrick's Day is coming up, so we get excited to celebrate and we do a Leprechaun film and then we get disappointed that it's terrible. It's a cyclical thing, and Leprechaun 4: In Space is no different, not that we had high expectations anyway. This film is downright atrocious and a surprise considering Brian Trenchard-Smith directs this follow-up to his film set in Las Vegas. This time nothing makes sense, Leprechaun's limericks have been eliminated, and there's very little resemblance to an actual Leprechaun movie. But Warwick Davis apparently needed that money!

Approximate timeline

0:00-13:00 Intro
13:00-26:00 Beer talk
26:00-end Leprechaun 4: In Space

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February 22, 2019

Episode 130: HAPPY DEATH DAY

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We know that Happy Death Day 2U is already out and in theaters, but what's the point in seeing the sequel if you haven't covered the first one? That's why we're talking about 2017's Happy Death Day, a happy surprise from Blumhouse that adopts Groundhog's Day into a slasher film that emphasizes both wit and horror. While there are some differing opinions from our podcasters in this episode, both of them did enjoy the movie for the most part and talk about Jessica Rothe's bitchy character, the humor, the PG-13 kills, and a lot more.

Approximate timeline

0:00 - 15:00 Intro
15:00 - 26:00 Beer talk
26:00 - end Happy Death Day

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February 11, 2019

Episode 129: SUSPIRIA (2018)

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It took us a long time to be able to do this episode, since Suspiria never got released to theaters near us, but we've finally watched all 150 minutes of this epic from Luca Guadagnino. Both of us enjoyed it for what it is, and on the show we talk about similarities and differences between this and Argento's classic, some of the flaws of trying to stuff historical context into an already crammed plot, and the occasional foray into Guadagnino's bloated ideas. But we're also big fans of some of the creepy horror and discomfort of the film, and we get to that as well.

Approximate timeline

0:00-20:00 Intro
20:00-30:00 Beer talk
30:00-end Suspiria

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January 28, 2019

Episode 128: GOD’S GUN

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We said we were doing a spaghetti western, but we didn't say it would be an Israel spaghetti western! We're tackling the fairly obscure Lee Van Cleef vehicle God's Gun, released in 1976 at the end of the spaghetti western craze. We're talking Van Cleef's ridiculous hair, the genericness of this revenge film, the tonedeaf premise of the whole thing, Jack Palance's perverted grandpa facial expressions, and more! If you've never seen this film, you can catch it on YouTube in potato quality here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZs5Kek83p0

Approximate timeline

0:00-12:00 Intro
12:00-20:00 Beer talk
20:00-end God's Gun

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