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Daniel Barnes

Film critic, podcast host and member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Film Podcast – Scare Daniel Mini-Episode 24.5

wOn this demonic mini-episode of the Scare Daniel podcast, Daniel and Corky prepare for next week’s review of Exorcist II: The Heretic, John Boorman’s hilariously over-the-top 1977 follow-up to the Oscar-nominated horror classic.  Look for Daniel and Corky’s full review of Exorcist II: The Heretic on Tuesday. Inspired by […]

“Sleepaway Camp” Podcast Movie Review

Sleepaway Camp (1983; Robert Hiltzik) – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 24 “In fond memory of mom, a doer.” Corky McDonnell, a doer, and Daniel Barnes, a don’t-er, put on their shortest shorts and head to Camp Arawak to review Robert Hiltzik’s 1983 cult classic Sleepaway Camp.  An atypical slasher movie that […]

Film Podcast – Scare Daniel Mini-Episode 23.5

Our Scare Daniel series of much-maligned horror films continues all throughout the month of Cork-tober. In this sinister mini-episode, Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell preview next week’s review of the 1983 cult favorite Sleepaway Camp, while also looking back at their previous review of the lowbrow yet crazily complex […]

“Transylmania” Podcast Movie Review

Transylmania (2009; David and Scott Hillenbrand) – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 23 “Vampire orgy, here I come!” In the latest installment of Scare Daniel, Codex Eroticon scholars Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell put on their most valuable blue jeans to review David and Scott Hillenbrand’s witless and scare-less horror […]

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Film Podcast – Scare Daniel Mini-Episode 22.5

Continuing their month-long Scare Daniel series, Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell kick off this fun-sized mini-episode with a preview of the horror-comedy Transylmania, the film so unfunny that even National Lampoon wouldn’t put their name on it. Boasting a historic discrepancy between critical reviews and audience reviews, Transylmania is emblematic […]

“The Cloverfield Paradox” Podcast Movie Review

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018; Julius Onah) – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 22 “This dimension is eating us alive!” Inter-dimensional travelers Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell renew their Netflix streaming subscriptions for this week’s Scare Daniel review of the dreary space horror sequel The Cloverfield Paradox. Originally called God Particle but rewritten […]

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