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Episode 14: “Reality TV but make it a movie”— FANTASY ISLAND

Open your ears and hearts to the first episode of our Blumhouse horror movie arc: FANTASY ISLAND (2019, dir. Jeff Wadlow). Strap on your life jackets and try to make it off the island safely as Shanyce and Will sink their teeth into this movie! Things get too real as they discuss how it took...

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Episode 13: “Just leave town, shock jock”— Pontypool

This week we’re trying to make sense of PONTYPOOL (2009, dir. Bruce McDonald) as we close out our VIRAL arc! Shanyce and Will dive into this bizarre Canadian horror movie that is light on the gore but heavy on the existential crisis!  Follow Jump Scare on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Email us at JumpScarePod@gmail.com to...

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This week we’re tackling the rage inside of us with 28 DAYS LATER (2002, dir. Danny Boyle) as we continue our VIRAL arc! Shanyce and Will get truly introspective just as writer Alex Garland intended and question the nature of their rage and zombies.  Follow Jump Scare on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Email us at...

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Episode 11 : “I think I’m Sick” — Contagion

This week, we’re talking about the movie that’s popping up absolutely everywhere, CONTAGION (2011, dir. Steven Soderbergh). We were going to start our Blumhouse arc, and it will start soon, but we switched to a VIRAL arc. It’s how we cope! We talk about how Contagion represents a shift in horror with big Hollywood pros...

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Episode 10: “Be kind and rewind, my dudes” — VHS

It’s the final episode of our Found Footage arc! We’ve spanned decades of horror to arrive at the grimy weirdness of VHS (2012, from Brad Miska and Bloody Disgusting). This movie grew out of the website Bloody Disgusting, and has that same frat-bro horror energy you know we love. For this episode, we’re drinking Angry...

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Episode 9: “Don’t breathe on me, bro” — REC

As it may become obvious when you start listening, this episode was recorded before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. We hope you’re doing the best you can to stay safe and healthy, and we wanted to give you a little fun distraction in the from our horror movie banter anyway.  This week, we’re during REC...

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Episode 8: “Her Boyfriend Sucks” — Paranormal Activity

This week we’re discussing the movie that is basically the most found footage-y of all the found footage movies. We’re drinking a $9.99 bottle of Yellow Tail Merlot in honor of the movie as well. This movie was kind of a weird time for horror in pop culture, and we talk through how Blumhouse brought...

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Episode 7: “Powered by Mountain Dew” — The Last Broadcast

Moving forward with our Found Footage arc, we get into the movie THE LAST BROADCAST (1998, dir. Stefan Avalos and Lance Weiler). We give some context about why this film was technologically revolutionary at the time, and how they could remake this movie for contemporary horror. This episode is sponsored by Shaker & Spoon. Follow...

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Episode 6: “Go Stand in Your Corner” — The Blair Witch Project

Shanyce and Will are back with an all-new arc: FOUND FOOTAGE! Things get creepy as they find themselves back in the woods with THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999, dir. Eduardo Sánchez, Daniel Myrick.) This movie has become a legend, but does it really deserve that title? We’re going to need a whole lot of beer...

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Episode 5: “Not Another Teen Movie” — Sleepaway Camp

To conclude our Cabins arc, we go through the cult status movie SLEEPAWAY CAMP (1983, dir. Robert Hiltzik). Over the years, this movie has become a lot more controversial to horror fans. Will and Shanyce drink an entire six-pack of Budweiser to get through it, in tribute to 80s frat bro style.  The clip from...

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