10 | AHS: Freak Show (Eps 9 & 10)

Dapper Dandy

Dapper Dandy

American Horror Story: Freak Show, Season 4, Episode 9
Title: "Tupperware Party Massacre"
Aired: 12/10/2014

Synopsis: Still distraught over the loss of his mother (and Ma Petite), Jimmy Darling sinks into a drunken depression, which causes him to do things he'd normally not do - and we'd really rather not see. Dandy is up to his usual hijinks and is getting much more comfortable with murder. Bette and Dot are finally at the point (or so they think) where they have to decide whether or not to actually go through with the separation surgery. Much like the last episode, this one doesn't hold back on the blood and murder.

 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FREAK SHOW (L-R): Salty (Christopher Neiman) and Pepper (Naomi Grossman) in "Monsters Among Us.

American Horror Story: Freak Show, Season 4, Episode 10
Title: "Orphans"
Aired: 12/17/2014

Synopsis: This episode gives us the rather heartbreaking backstory for pepper, which takes us from the freak show tent to Briarcliff Manor. That's right, they've finally made the official connection to AHS: Asylum (arguably the best season of the entire series). Pepper's husband dies in his sleep (suspicious) and Stanley is all too quick to take advantage. Finally, poor Jimmy, arrested for Dandy's crimes in the last episode, is forced to part with two very important things in exchange for top legal counsel.

7 | The Texas Chainsaw Massacre


In celebration of its 40th anniversary rerelease in BluRay, in this episode we cover the classic slasher film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. We also spend some time at the end comparing it to the 2003 remake, starring Jessica Biel. What is it that makes this horror movie stand the test of time and remain, to this day, one of the most terrifying films? Who was responsible for funding the making of this movie? We touch on all sorts of stuff - Enjoy!!

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.

Director: Tobe Hooper

Writers: Kim Henkel (story), Tobe Hooper (story)

Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, and Allen Danziger

What'd we think of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre?
(Out of 5 stars)

During this episode, Amy references these two books: Men, Women, and Chainsaws by Carol J. Clover and Shock Value by Jason Zinoman.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

Director: Marcus Nispel

Writers: Kim Henkel (1974 screenplay), Tobe Hooper (1974 screenplay), Scott Kosar (screenplay)

Stars: Jessica Biel, Johnathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski

What did we think of the 2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake?
(Out of 5 stars)

The next movie we'll be discussing will be the much anticipated (at least by Amy and Jamie) Australian film, The Babadook. Check out the trailer and then watch the movie for yourself. It has a limited theater release but is available on demand.

Our next podcast episode will be a quick recap and review of episodes 7 & 8 of American Horror Story: Freak Show.

6 | AHS: Freak Show (Eps 5 & 6)

American Horror Story: Freak Show, "Pink Cupcakes"

American Horror Story: Freak Show, "Pink Cupcakes"

American Horror Story: Freak Show, Season 4, Episode 5
Title: "Pink Cupcakes"
Aired: 11/5/2014

Synopsis: Stanley and Maggie hatch multiple plans to take out some of the freaks - Stanley is pretty obsessed with getting an exhibit into the Mutter Museum...
Gloria continues to enable her dear little manchild, Dandy, by covering up his latest murder. A sexy encounter with Jimmy Lobsterclaws ends with a trip to the doctor where Desiree learns that she may not be the "freak" she grew up thinking she was.

American Horror Story: Freak Show, Season 4, Episode 6
Title: "Bullseye"
Aired: 11/12/2014

Synopsis: Elsa begins preparations to unveil her dangerous new act, the Spinning Wheel of Death. Stanley and Maggie continue to hatch murderous plots against the freaks, with Maggie becoming more and more reluctant to participate. We not only discover Paul and Elsa are secret nighttime lovers but we also learn that Paul has been sharing his secret circus tricks with another lady.

In our next episode, we'll be discussing the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre (in honor of its 40th Anniversary Blu Ray release) and comparing it to the 2003 remake with Jessica Biel. 
So, in case you've been living under a rock for the past 40 years (or your name is Karen) and haven't seen the original TCSM, check out the trailer and give it a watch.

You can also check out the trailer for the 2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake starring Jessica Biel in all her wet, white-shirted glory.

3 | Black Rock & AHS: Freak Show (Ep 3)

American Horror Story: Freak Show

American Horror Story: Freak Show

Black Rock (2012)

Black Rock (2012)

In this episode we start off briefly discussing the first episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Once we feel we've sufficiently torn it apart, we move on to a lively discussion of Black Rock.

As always, spoilers ahead! Enjoy!

Black Rock (2012)

Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls' weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.

Director: Katie Aselton

Writers: Mark Duplass (screenplay), Katie Aselton (story)

Stars: Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell, and Katie Aselton

What'd we think of Black Rock?
(out of 5 stars)

Next time you hear from us, we'll be covering the next episode (or two episodes) of American Horror Story as well as one of Hollywood's more recent cookie-cutter Halloween movies, Ouija.

Check out the official trailer for Ouija: