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Dinner for Fiends - Pretty Damn Good Horror Podcast





Dinner for Fiends - Pretty Damn Good Horror PodcastAt the outset of this edition of Dinner for Fiends, I joked that I had a feeling this was going to be a pretty damn good horror podcast. You can decide whether or not that’s the case, but let me assure you the recording of this edition was a living nightmare.

Uncle Creepy, Matt Fini, Andrew Kasch, and yours truly (Foywonder) got together to record a Dinner for Fiends without Buz and… Let’s just say we never truly realized how much he was the glue that held this whole thing together from a technical standpoint. However long this episode runs, the recording of it was more than twice that. The editing of this show was not that much different from the stitching of Leatherface’s mask. Skype experienced a cornucopia of technical difficulties constantly messing up our audio, disconnecting us, and, thus, interrupting the recording. Then my laptop began overheating and… Let’s just say you’ll detect increasing levels of exasperation in our voice once you get past the 10-minute mark when the fun began.

The Collection, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Mama, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, and “American Horror Story: Asylum” are our main topics. By the last half hour, after the 4,000th technical difficulty, we just start shooting the breeze about whatever loosely related topic we felt like as we awaited yet another meltdown.

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    Comment on one of the 5 minutes you weren't discussing Texas Chainsaw or technical difficulties (I kid, I kid... kinda). From your comments on "John Dies at the End" I strenuously encourage reading the book. It has more of everything. About 3x as many stories (it is told as a loosely connected anthology, essentially), more explanation of what is going on (although not too much), more humor, more monsters. It is essentially all of the good stuff from the movie times 10. I love Coscarelli, and I think he did everything he could with what he had, but this the poster child for "the book was better."

    I checked out the trailer for "Rat Scratch Fever." It looks literally home made. As in I honestly believe that everything in the trailer could have been shot inside the same house. Mind you this is not "Paranormal Activity" where it is all supposed to be in a single house. The trailer includes space travel and cities being overrun by giant rats. I'm just not sure I'm willing to spend time in my life watching something like that anymore.

    I cannot remember who said "Mama" had a good ending, but I have to strenuously disagree. The ending felt both thrown together and drawn out interminably. It was also the place where the terrible CGI went off the damn rails. I cannot remember the last time I saw such a terrible ending to a movie. I was momentarily surprised that they went as dark as they did, but that looking back that doesn't cut it when so much else about the ending was just terrible. I'd also like to put a moratorium on the ghost movie trope SPOILER of characters thinking that they need to recover a body to make the ghost happy and then TWIST! it doesn't work. It was fine in "Ring," everything since then it just looks desperate. I'm looking at you new version of "Woman in Black!"


    Submitted by conundrum on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 1:27pm.
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    "From your comments on "John Dies at the End" I strenuously encourage reading the book. It has more of everything. About 3x as many stories (it is told as a loosely connected anthology, essentially), more explanation of what is going on (although not too much), more humor, more monsters. It is essentially all of the good stuff from the movie times 10. I love Coscarelli, and I think he did everything he could with what he had, but this is the poster child for "the book was better."
    Very true. The film is very much a Readers Digest version of the book. While most of the key scenes were included, it lacked the sections that allowed the story to flow more naturally from one to another. If you didn't particularly enjoy the film, but were at least interested by it, do take the time to read the book.


    Submitted by Diavolo on Sun, 02/24/2013 - 3:17pm.

    Did the female protagonist in TCM actually say " Get 'em cuz!"? Because if that's the case, I'm glad I passed on this one.


    Submitted by LSD Zombie on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 5:59am.
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    The exact line was "Do your thing, cuz!"


    Submitted by Foywonder on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 6:50am.
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    Yes, she did. If not those exact words, something extremely close.

    And this was AFTER Leatherface already murdered her close road trip friends, that she decided to side with him because afterall, they are long lost family members that she never knew existed for several decades, so it's all good...GET EM CUZ....


    Submitted by kiddcapone on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 6:25am.
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    Seriously, how can you guys NOT touch upon the BIGGEST problem with Texas Chainsaw that I brought up during my review?

    The fundamentally illogical fucked up notion that ANYONE could or would cheer/root for the Sawyer family and ANY of it's members at the end? It's a gang of cannibal murders who slaughtered innocent people, presumably for a long period of time. The fact a bunch of backwards Texas redneck hillbilly belligerent assholes shot up the place and burned it down before the Sawyer clan reluctantly tried to give up the "retard” of the family Leatherface by default is 100% irrelevant.

    How can being a douche bag redneck be WORSE than a murdering cannibal who dresses in human flesh? Yet, at the end of the flick, we’re supposed to sympathize with Leatherface? GET HIM CUZ……

    Seriously, if you're going to be a person short for DFF occasionally, you should really consider allowing a DC "guest" to join the cast for the show. I'd love to fill in and chime in once in a while...


    Submitted by kiddcapone on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 5:04am.
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    I apologize, I think I did miss the part when this was mentioned...I have a bladder like an infant...I shouldn't listen to this while drinking...


    Submitted by kiddcapone on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 5:11am.
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    Great DFF even without the benevolent warmth of the Buz's presence, except for the editing which was done to his usual entertaining standards.

    Poor Foy.


    Submitted by Rottenjesus on Sat, 02/09/2013 - 2:30am.

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