This week Tony and Al drink from the suspiciously hydrodynamic goat skull that is Ti West's House of the Devil. Tony tells the story of the demonic bird-deity that lives in his chimney and is likely to kill any day now, just you wait and see. And later the guys discuss old-school gaming, authorial wagon ruts, Christmas music and the bitter-sweet tug of nostalgia.

 

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Links:

House of the Devil (on Netflix)

Anchorhead (that interactive fiction game Albert mentioned he was really getting into.)

The Fat Man by Ken Harmon (also available from our fine sponsors at Audible.com. Start your free trial today!)

Jasper Fforde

The Raw Shark Texts by Stephen Hall

Mark Z. Danielewski

This Would be Less Work if Albert Hadn't Namedropped so Many Authors

Seth Graham-Smith

 

Next week we're kicking off December with a feel-good Christmas flick about how Santa Claus used to be some kind of demon-monster thing. Check out Rare Exports on Netflix.

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This week, Tony and Al philosophize about the fountain of youth as they unpack the documentary Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles; then Al talks about why it wasn't worth it to go and see Skyfall while beleaguered by mononucleosis. Also, the guys reveal that the thing they're really thankful for is not having to experience the Russian front of World War II.

 

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Links:

Watch Resurrect Dead on Netflix.

Blindsight by Peter Watts (a free download!)

The Hardcore History Podcast.

[Some fourth item I'm probably forgetting right now]

 

Next week, we'll be discussing House of the Devil.

 

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This week Al and Tony munch on the sweet sweet eye candy that is The Fall with a completely unnecessary side course of post-presidential election commentary. Then the guys delve into the mysteries of nostalgia, and  wonder which of the movies of our era will endure, and which will have our children scratching their heads asking themselves, "They thought this was good?" All this, PLUS, musings on the conceptual nature of reality and how stories are the fundamental building blocks that make up our world.

 

Somewhat Related Links:

The Fall on Netflix

The SCP Foundation Website

I am a Toaster

 

Completely Unrelated Links:

Zaphod Beeblebrox for President

 

Also, check out next week's movie before we talk about it. Watch Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles and help spread the message of alien zombies from Jupiter. Or something.

 

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Self sacrifice may be noble, but so is knowing what you are getting out of the deal. This week, we review the horror flick Absentia, which is available on Netflix. It's a pretty damn grim movie, so the weak of heart should beware.

 

Also, we pimp several other podcasts, such as noted horror podcast The Drabblecast and Nightmare Magazine. Both of which can be found on iTunes and so on.

 

After that, Al and Tony drop into the distant past and talk about historical arson. We learn why you never kill one of Ghengis Khan's messengers, and what Julius Ceasar used to conquer the known world and finish off the waning republic.

 

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This week, Tony and Al dig into The Innkeepers, a character-driven scare-filled horror film with deep echoes of missed connections and unrequited love. Then, the guys geek out about some of their favourite books, from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to the oeuvre of Chuck Wendig with a minor detour through the world of Harry Potter. Finally Al tries to explain why he enjoyed The Lair of White Worm more than Dracula, and wonders which of the books of our day will be best remembered by history.

 

A few links:

The SCP Foundation

Danny Brophy's twitter

 

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