On this demonic 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, by mirroring the out-of-control energy of the sequel’s original theatrical trailer. Look for Daniel and Corky’s […]
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“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 blurs the lines between high and low art, good and bad […]
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 […]
“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 comedy Transylmania. Daniel and Corky shelve their slob vs. snob rivalry […]
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 […]
“This dimension is eating us alive!” Interdimensional 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 mid-production to make it part of the Cloverfield franchise, The Cloverfield Paradox concerns an energy crisis on […]