Watch If You Dare
Watch If You Dare
Watch If You Dare
Watch If You Dare is a podcast exploring horror cinema through the eyes of a coward and the eyes of a longtime fan. Whether you’re a hardened horror expert, a casual in a love-hate relationship with scary cinema, or just a victim of a dare, join Derek, Aaron, and the occasional guest or two and face your fears. Find new episodes of Watch If You Dare on PodBean, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, CastBox, and Google Play. Please subscribe, rate and review.
Episode 49: Häxan w/ special guest Lauren Willson
As the witch themed Season of Spoop rolls on, Aaron and Derek are joined by returning guest Lauren to tackle 1922's (yes 1922) Swedish-Danish silent film documentary "Häxan" (also known as "Heksen," "The Witches," and "Witchcraft Through the Ages") directed by Benjamin Christensen. They discuss how it's aging through the decades, subject matter, and creepy dramatizations inadvertently make this a solid proto-horror watch. They also go into how witchcraft is presented, the director's analysis in regard to modern views, brief history of its controversy release, among many other aspects about the film. Lauren and Derek force Aaron into the water to see if he sinks or floats. We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Stitcher, Spotify, CastBox, and Google Play. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare Shop Nightmare Threads for all your horror clothing and merch needs. Use our referral link below! Enter coupon code “WatchIfYouDare” at checkout to save 10%! https://nightmarethreads.com/?ref=DareYou
Oct 13
1 hr 45 min
Episode 48: The Witch w/ special guest Heather Murray
It's the start of October, so that means the second annual Season of Spoop™ (TM TM TM) kicks off! This year, the bois have chosen "witches" as their cinematic theme. For their first choice, they tackle one of the quintessential witch horror movies with 2015's "The Witch" (also known as "The Witch: A New England Folktale" or "The VVitch") directed by Robert Eggers. Joining them on such a task is returning guest Heather Murray. They discuss the historical aspects of the production, the portrayal of wild magic and witchcraft, and the themes of nature/freedom vs man/Puritanical specifically in regard to patriarchy. They also praise the performances, go into the hypocrisy of faith within the movie, and talk about what makes this an especially effective horror movie. Aaron and Derek are claiming that Black Phillip tells them to sin. Heather be the witch of the woods! We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Amazon Music, Stitcher, Spotify, CastBox, and Google Play. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare Shop Nightmare Threads for all your horror clothing and merch needs. Use our referral link below! Enter coupon code “WatchIfYouDare” at checkout to save 10%! https://nightmarethreads.com/?ref=DareYou
Oct 1
2 hr 35 min
Episode 47: Tremors w/ special guest Sean Marz
This week, Aaron and Derek are joined by Sean Marz to dig (pun intended) into 1990's creature feature "Tremors" directed by Ron Underwood. They discuss how well it holds up, if it should be considered a classic, the amazing design of the monster, and the "man vs nature" aspects that constitute it being a horror movie. They also touch on the casting and crazy franchise history. Derek also makes a hot take that might be too outrageous for anyone else to agree with. He's shouting it from a rock while Sean and Aaron scramble to the roof. Something is underground! Listen to find out what! We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Stitcher, Spotify, CastBox, and Google Play. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare Shop Nightmare Threads for all your horror clothing and merch needs. Use our referral link below! Enter coupon code “WatchIfYouDare” at checkout to save 10%! https://nightmarethreads.com/?ref=DareYou
Sep 22
2 hr 25 min
Episode 46: Hitchcock's "Psycho" w/ special guests authors Jim McDevitt and Eric San Juan
Watch If You Dare tackles the 1960 horror masterpiece "Psycho" directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Coinciding with the film's US debut 60th anniversary, Derek and Aaron are joined by Jim McDevitt and Eric San Juan, authors of "A Year of Hitchcock: 52 Weeks with the Master of Suspense," "Hitchcock’s Villains: Murderers, Maniacs, and Mothers Issues," and other titles. They discuss the impact of this film on the entire genre and tropes of horror, history of Hitchcock and production, how it remains effective decades later, among many other topics. Tune in to hear everything they go through! The boys know their best friend is their mother.Please check out and support Jim McDevitt and Eric San Juan.https://www.amazon.com/Jim-McDevitt/e/B002OKTW2Q/http://ericsanjuan.com/Twitter: @ericsanjuan and @jimmcdevittWe are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Stitcher, Spotify, CastBox, and Google Play. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare Shop Nightmare Threads for all your horror clothing and merch needs. Use our referral link below! Enter coupon code “WatchIfYouDare” at checkout to save 10%! https://nightmarethreads.com/?ref=DareYou
Sep 8
1 hr 49 min
Episode 45: The Invitation
This week, Aaron and Derek dig into 2015's horror film "The Invitation" directed by Karyn Kusama. They discuss Kusama's directing history, how this film is especially effective horror for adults, and parallels to real trauma and relationships. They also talk about the balance of bleakness and glimmers of hope by the end of the film. Derek and Aaron really want you to drink from a suspicious glass and give this episode a listen. We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Stitcher, Spotify, CastBox, and Google Play. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare Shop Nightmare Threads for all your horror clothing and merch needs. Use our referral link below! Enter coupon code “WatchIfYouDare” at checkout to save 10%! https://nightmarethreads.com/?ref=DareYou
Aug 26
2 hr 11 min
Episode 44: "Sleepaway Camp" Commentary
For the first time ever, the Spoop Bois Aaron and Derek recorded a commentary track. Their first choice is the insane 1983 slasher film "Sleepaway Camp" written and directed by Robert Hiltzik. Match up your movie watch with their commentary to hear them talk about the dangerous nature of the film, discuss the problematic elements, and laugh at all the ridiculous acting and dialogue choices. They also cover some of the cast and franchise history. Just in time for summer! We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Stitcher, Spotify, CastBox, and Google Play. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare Shop Nightmare Threads for all your horror clothing and merch needs. Use our referral link below! Enter coupon code “WatchIfYouDare” at checkout to save 10%! https://nightmarethreads.com/?ref=DareYou
Aug 11
1 hr 33 min
Episode 43: The Beyond w/ special guest James Hales
This week, James Hales returns to the podcast to discuss 1981's Italian supernatural horror film "The Beyond" directed by Lucio Fulci with the Spoop Bois, Derek and Aaron. They discuss the surreal and ridiculous nature of this film, Fulci movies, and Italian horror in general. They also dig into the portrayal of Louisiana, the insane amount of gore, Fulci's obsession with eye trauma, the plot details behind the horror, among other details. James, Aaron and Derek face the sea of darkness, and all therein that may be explored.  We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Stitcher, Spotify, CastBox, and Google Play. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare Shop Nightmare Threads for all your horror clothing and merch needs. Use our referral link below! Enter coupon code “WatchIfYouDare” at checkout to save 10%! https://nightmarethreads.com/?ref=DareYou
Jul 28
2 hr 20 min
Episode 42: They Live
This week, Aaron and Derek put on their sunglasses and watch 1988's science-fiction action horror film "They Live" directed by the great John Carpenter. They discuss the movie's politics and relevancy to today as well as whether or not this is considered a horror classic. They also gush about Roddy Piper and Keith David, dig further into Carpenter's brand, and touch on all the societal satire in general. Put on this podcast or start eating that trashcan.We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Stitcher, Spotify, CastBox, and Google Play. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare Shop Nightmare Threads for all your horror clothing and merch needs. Use our referral link below! Enter coupon code “WatchIfYouDare” at checkout to save 10%! https://nightmarethreads.com/?ref=DareYou
Jul 14
1 hr 55 min
Episode 41: Event Horizon
This week, Aaron and Derek tackle 1997's science fiction horror film "Event Horizon" directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. They discuss the nostalgia and cult status surrounding the film, the use of mid to late 90s effects and dialogue, and what it borrows from other franchises. They also dig into the possibility of the director's cut and extended footage of the "hell scenes." Aaron doesn't need eyes to see. Derek brought something back with him. We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Stitcher, Spotify, CastBox, and Google Play. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare Shop Nightmare Threads for all your horror clothing and merch needs. Use our referral link below! Enter coupon code “WatchIfYouDare” at checkout to save 10%! https://nightmarethreads.com/?ref=DareYou
Jun 30
1 hr 51 min
Episode 40: The Wailing
This week, Aaron and Derek return to South Korean horror with 2016's supernatural thriller "The Wailing" directed by Na Hong-jin. They discuss why "The Wailing" is a horror modern masterpiece and further talk about the quality of Korean cinema in general. They also dig into the brilliant snap tone shifts, the ritualistic nature of supernatural and demonic activity, and the historical undertones with Korea's relationship with outside cultures portrayed in the film. Aaron saw something in the window and is sending Derek to check it out. Find out what happens next! We are on PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Stitcher, Spotify, CastBox, and Google Play. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share our show. Our socials are on Facebook and Twitter @WatchIfYouDare Shop Nightmare Threads for all your horror clothing and merch needs. Use our referral link below! Enter coupon code “WatchIfYouDare” at checkout to save 10%! https://nightmarethreads.com/?ref=DareYou
Jun 16
2 hr 18 min
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