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The Haunting (1999)

Producer Steven Spielberg and director Jan DeBont (Speed) poured a lot of time and money into remodeling Shirley Jackson's classic ghost story into the much reviled 1999 remake of The Haunting.  Long before she played clapping games with Ed and Lorraine Warren, Lili Taylor was conjuring bad spirits during her stay at a mansion where hundreds of child laborers perished.  Do we need Liam Neeson’s science experiments to know there’s nothing scary going on?  Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart are here to clean house with a brand new podcast.  Listen Now!     

Jennifer‘s Body {for Annual Subscribers}

Is there more than meets the eye to Megan Fox?  The screen vixen takes a break from being objectified in Transformers movies to star as a literal maneater in the 2009 horror-comedy Jennifer’s Body. Can former Mean Girl Amanda Seyfried keep her high school boyfriend safe after a satanic emo band turns her cheerleader BFF into a backbiting monster? And are player haters Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart going all Benihana on screenwriter Diablo Cody because they’re lime green jello about her Juno Oscar win?  Find out when you become a September Patron! 

Jennifer‘s Body — Patron Exclusive Review

Is there more than meets the eye to Megan Fox?  The screen vixen takes a break from being objectified in Transformers movies to star as a literal maneater in the 2009 horror-comedy Jennifer's Body. Can former Mean Girl Amanda Seyfried keep her high school boyfriend safe after a satanic emo band turns her cheerleader BFF into a backbiting monster? And are player haters Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart going all Benihana on screenwriter Diablo Cody because they’re lime green jello about her Juno Oscar win?  Find out when you become a September Patron! 

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Could the next Legend of the Marvel Cinematic Universe be an unassuming San Francisco parking valet who prefers late night karaoke to taking down his father's infamous Ten Rings terrorist cell?  Martial artist Shang Chi is ready to answer the call for a modern Asian American superhero. But do comedienne Awkwafina, Crouching Tiger star Michelle Yeoh, and the Man Who Would Be The Mandarin (aka Ben Kingsley) offer enough protection for a magical gated community besieged by soul-sucking serpents? Hop aboard the Now Playing bus to find out!      

Candyman (2021) {For Annual Subscribers}

Who can take a franchise, sprinkle it with dew, and get whole new generations buzzing about a gutted corpse or two?  Executive producer Jordan Peele can, because he mixes love for a 1992 Tony Todd slasher with the inflammatory racial politics of Get Out and Us.  Is it performance art or possession that drives a desperate Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) to strap on the iconic hook and paint the gentrified Cabrini-Green neighborhood red in 2019?  You can summon the thoughts of the Now Playing hosts anytime you want when you Donate for Candyman today!

 

 

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Candyman (2021) {Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires March 31, 2022)} {Candyman Series}

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $50 or more.  This podcast will only be available until March 31, 2022, so be sure to listen (and, if you want to listen after, to download) before that date!

You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Fall 2021 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

 

Who can take a franchise, sprinkle it with dew, and get whole new generations buzzing about a gutted corpse or two?  Executive producer Jordan Peele can, because he mixes love for a 1992 Tony Todd slasher with the inflammatory racial politics of Get Out and Us.  Is it performance art or possession that drives a desperate Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) to strap on the iconic hook and paint the gentrified Cabrini-Green neighborhood red in 2019?  You can summon the thoughts of the Now Playing hosts anytime you want when you Donate for Candyman today!

Candyman (2021) - A Podcast Preview

Who can take a franchise, sprinkle it with dew, and get whole new generations buzzing about a gutted corpse or two?  Executive producer Jordan Peele can, because he mixes love for a 1992 Tony Todd slasher with the inflammatory racial politics of Get Out and Us.  Is it performance art or possession that drives a desperate Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) to strap on the iconic hook and paint the gentrified Cabrini-Green neighborhood red in 2019?  You can summon the thoughts of the Now Playing hosts anytime you want when you Donate for Candyman today!

Candyman (2021)

Who can take a franchise, sprinkle it with dew, and get whole new generations buzzing about a gutted corpse or two?  Executive producer Jordan Peele can, because he mixes love for a 1992 Tony Todd slasher with the inflammatory racial politics of Get Out and Us.  Is it performance art or possession that drives a desperate Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) to strap on the iconic hook and paint the gentrified Cabrini-Green neighborhood red in 2019?  You can summon the thoughts of the Now Playing hosts anytime you want when you Donate for Candyman today!

The Haunting (1963)

Paranormal investigators engineer a blind date between a homeless wallflower and the noisy poltergeists of Hill House in The Haunting - the original 1963 movie adaptation of Shirley Jackson's classic ghost story. Director Robert Wise took a break between his Oscar-winning musicals West Side Story and The Sound of Music to craft one of the most beloved haunted house movies of all time! But will modern audiences find the rooms too old-fashioned and musty to spend time in now? Join Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie as they unpack a classic.

The Strangers: Prey At Night {Patron Exclusive Podcast (Expires March 31, 2022)}

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $10 or more.  This podcast will only be available until March 31, 2022, so be sure to listen (and, if you want to listen after, to download) before that date!

You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Fall 2021 Donation Drive or individually for a small donation.

The Strangers are back on screen hunting Prey At Night a decade after shaking up the Home Invasion genre with their 2008 debut. Have Dollface, Pin-Up Girl, and the Man in the Mask upped their game by taking on an entire trailer park?  And has mom Christina Hendricks dealt with enough Mad Men on television to know how to keep this trio of maniacs away from her “Tetris King’’ husband, jock son, and juvenile delinquent daughter?  That knocking you hear is Stuart, Arnie and Jakob going door-to-door looking for Silver Level listeners. So Donate Now!     

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