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Daniel Barnes

Co-host of the Dare Daniel podcast and member of the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle.

Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker in Hocus Pocus (1993)

“Hocus Pocus” Podcast Movie Review

Hocus Pocus – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 121 “Max likes your yabbos.” Daniel and Corky light a Febreze to clear the air after reviewing Bette Midler in the inexplicably beloved Hocus Pocus. This sloppily written, egregiously unfunny Halloween comedy about three Stooges-esque witches somehow became a beloved holiday […]

Joan Crawford in Strait-Jacket (1964)

Strait-Jacket (1964) Podcast Movie Review

Strait-Jacket (1964) – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 120 “Do you want to date a doctor?” Zombie Daniel and Mummy Corky return from the dead for the 2022 edition of Scare Daniel. This is the fifth installment of our October horror movie series, meaning we’ve reached A New Beginning in Friday […]

Massimo and Laura in The Next 365 Days

“The Next 365 Days” Podcast Movie Review

The Next 365 Days – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 119 “Fuck society.” Daniel and Corky bid farewell to beloved toxic couple Massimo and Laura with their review of The Next 365 Days. Endless, pointless and utterly lacking in any new story developments, The Next 365 Days offers even less than […]

Bill LeVasseur hitching a ride as Ryan in Ryan's Babe

“Ryan’s Babe” Podcast Movie Review

Ryan’s Babe – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 118 “I feel shitty, and I’m tired.” Daniel and Corky bemusedly smile and shake their heads over the indecipherable Canadian anti-comedy Ryan’s Babe.  This dimwitted yet bizarrely Rohmer-ian road trip movie gets the conventions of filmmaking so wrong that it forces you […]

Grunt! The Wrestling Movie

“Grunt! The Wrestling Movie” Podcast Review

Grunt! The Wrestling Movie – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 117 “You can tell he didn’t cut his own promos.” Mad Dog Is Mask Fan Club founding members Daniel and Corky take a beating from the 1985 mockumentary Grunt! The Wrestling Movie. After an amusing first five minutes, the film […]

Eric Idle in An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn

“Burn Hollywood Burn” Movie Review

An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 116 “That is not good. That’s bad.” Daniel and Corky get released from the Keith Moon Psychiatric Facility long enough to review the impossibly unfunny comedy An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn. Joe Eszterhas’ lame, […]