Scary Basement
Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018)

October 21, 2021

Mikey and Roxy are tasked with reviewing Halloween (2018). Each week, Mikey McCollar and Roxy Polk are trapped in the Scary Basement full of cursed items and horrific monsters until they review the movie set for them by the DemonBot.

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Halloween (2018) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1502407/

Buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon https://amzn.to/2Z5rfBm

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Mentioned on the Episode

Halloween (1978) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077651/

Halloween (2007) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0373883

Halloween Kills (2021) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10665338/

Dire Wolf Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IRe6FZL688

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Hosted by Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk

Post-production and editing by Darryl Mott

Halloween H20 (1998)

Halloween H20 (1998)

October 14, 2021

Welcome to the Scary Basement where each week, Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk are trapped in the scary basement full of cursed items and horrific monsters until they review the movie set for them by the DemonBot. This week, DemonBot has demanded a review of the 1998 film Halloween H20.

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This Week’s Assignment

Halloween H20 (1998) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120694

Rent on Amazon Prime or watch with AMC+ Subscription https://www.amazon.com/Halloween-H20-Jamie-Lee-Curtis/dp/B009AGRE5O

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Referenced in the Episode

Halloween (2007) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0373883

Men Writing Women Subreddit https://www.reddit.com/r/menwritingwomen/

The One (2001) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0267804

Loki (2021) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9140554

The Faculty (1998) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133751

Happy Death Day (2017) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5308322

Freddy vs Jason (2003) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0329101

Halloween II (2009) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1311067

Pumpkinhead (1988) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095925

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Hosted by Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk

“Joseph Gordon-Levitt” played by Kevin Wilson http://www.twitter.com/thekevinwilson

Post-production and editing by Darryl Mott

Halloween (1978)

Halloween (1978)

October 7, 2021

Welcome to the Scary Basement where each week, Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk are trapped in the scary basement full of cursed items and horrific monsters until they review the movie set for them by the DemonBot. This week, DemonBot has demanded a review of the 1978 film Halloween.

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This Week’s Assignment

Halloween (1978) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077651/

Streaming free on Roku (with ads) https://therokuchannel.roku.com/details/d40a5c51d11a50edb58e47db341c9d15/halloween

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Referenced in the Episode

Anoka, Minnesota: The Halloween Capital of the World https://anokahalloween.com/history/

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Hosted by Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk

“Ben Tramer” played by Nick Costanza https://twitter.com/Nick_Costanza

Post-production and editing by Darryl Mott

You‘re Next (2011)

You‘re Next (2011)

September 30, 2021

Welcome to the Scary Basement where each week, Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk are trapped in the scary basement full of cursed items and horrific monsters until they review the movie set for them by the DemonBot. This week, DemonBot has requested a review of the 2011 film You’re Next.

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This Week’s Assignment

You’re Next https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1853739/

Streaming on Hulu https://www.hulu.com/movie/youre-next-1779012d-570c-4461-a01c-8f9d36d1214f

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Referenced in the Episode

The Guest https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2980592/

The Blair Witch https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1540011/

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (which Mikey seems to be misremembering) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0229260/

Homeland https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1796960/

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0420294/

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Hosted by Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk

Animal Mask Movers played by Will Weldon https://twitter.com/oldmanweldon

Post-production and editing by Darryl Mott

Jumpscare #2: Soma (2015)

Jumpscare #2: Soma (2015)

September 28, 2021

Welcome to the Scary Basement where each week, Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk are trapped in the scary basement full of cursed items and horrific monsters until they review the movie set for them by the DemonBot. This week, DemonBot has request a review of the video game Soma.

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This Week’s Assignment

Soma https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soma_(video_game)

On Steam (PC) https://store.steampowered.com/app/282140/SOMA/

On Epic (PC) https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p/soma

On Microsoft (Xbox One/Series X/S) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/soma/c23m2tc1zfpj

On Sony (Playstation 4) https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP1192-CUSA03333_00-HPL3SOMAGAME2015

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Referenced in the Episode

Spot by Boston Dynamics https://www.bostondynamics.com/spot

Posthumanism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posthuman

Simulation Hypothesis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulation_hypothesis

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Hosted by Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk

Post-production and editing by Darryl Mott

Alien (1979)

Alien (1979)

September 23, 2021

Welcome to the Scary Basement where each week, Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk are trapped in the scary basement full of cursed items and horrific monsters until they review the movie set for them by the DemonBot. This week, DemonBot has request a review of the 1979 film Alien.

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This Week’s Assignment

Alien https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078748

Streaming free on Tubi https://tubitv.com/movies/607959/alien?start=true

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Referenced in the Episode

The Thing (1982) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787

Alien vs Predator (2004) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0370263/

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Hosted by Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk

Post-production and editing by Darryl Mott

 

Attack the Block (2011)

Attack the Block (2011)

September 16, 2021

Welcome to the Scary Basement where each week, Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk are trapped in the scary basement full of cursed items and horrific monsters until they review the movie set for them by the DemonBot. This week, DemonBot has requested a review of the 2011 film Attack the Block.

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This Week’s Assignment

Attack the Block https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1478964/

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.48a9f70e-a2e4-7342-88f2-0082e51d1981

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Hosted by Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk

Post-production and editing by Darryl Mott

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

September 9, 2021

Welcome to the Scary Basement where each week, Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk are trapped in the scary basement full of cursed items and horrific monsters until they review the movie set for them by the DemonBot. This week, DemonBot has requested a review of the 1991 film Silence of the Lambs.

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This Week’s Assignment

Silence of the Lambs https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102926

Streaming on Free on PlutoTV https://pluto.tv/en/on-demand/movies/the-silence-of-the-lambs-mgm-lf

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Referenced in the Episode

Hannibal Lecter Series by Thomas Harris https://www.amazon.com/Hannibal-Lecter-Collection-Thomas-Silence/dp/9526530454/

Hannibal (2013-2015 TV show) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2243973/

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Hosted by Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk

“Dr. Hannibal Lecter” played by Ben Cassil https://twitter.com/BenCassil

Post-production and editing by Darryl Mott

The Thing (1982)

The Thing (1982)

September 2, 2021

Welcome to the Scary Basement where each week, Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk are trapped in the scary basement full of cursed items and horrific monsters until they review the movie set for them by the DemonBot. This week’s film The Thing (1982) directed by John Carpenter, written by Bill Lancaster based on a short story by John W. Campbell Jr. starring Kurt Russel, Keith David, and Wilford Brimley.

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This Week’s Film

The Thing (1982) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/

Streaming on Starz https://www.starz.com/us/en/movies/the-thing-44792

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Referenced in the Episode

The translation of what the Norwegian says is “Get the hell out of there! That’s not a dog, it’s some sort of thing! It’s imitating a dog, it isn’t real! Get away you idiots!” Also, the language primarily spoken in Norway is Norwegian.

30 Days of Night (2007) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389722/

The Thing (2011) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0905372

Blumhouse Productions and John Carpenter Announce The Thing Reboot (from August 2020) https://variety.com/2020/film/news/the-thing-reboot-blumhouse-john-carpenter-1234746844/

Update from October 2020, “We’re working on it. [I have] no details to share, but we’re working on it.” – Producer Jason Blum https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/sci-fi/the-thing-remake-confirmed-blumhouse/

First rumor from January 2020 that indicates the film will be based on an unpublished longer version of the original story “Who Goes There?” by John W. Campbell Jr. titled “Frozen Hell”, which is “practically a different story” according to Alec Nevala-Lee https://www.newsweek.com/thing-movie-remake-frozen-hell-manuscript-campbell-who-goes-there-1484710

Alec Nevala-Lee’s book Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction where he found the original manuscript to Frozen Hell doing research https://amzn.to/3cBtilg

Don’t Wake Daddy (originally released in 1992) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Wake_Daddy

Fermi Paradox https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_paradox

Random Horror Movie Title Generator http://www.generatorland.com/glgenerator.aspx?id=62

Clear Eyes Fanzine on Bandcamp https://cleareyesfanzine.bandcamp.com/releases

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Hosted by Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk

Post-production and editing by Darryl Mott

Jump Scare #1: Mothman

Jump Scare #1: Mothman

August 31, 2021

Welcome to the Scary Basement where each week, Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk are trapped in the scary basement full of cursed items and horrific monsters until they review the movie set for them by the DemonBot. This week, DemonBot has demanded a report on the legendary West Virginia cryptid Mothman.

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This Week’s Assignment

Mothman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothman

The Mothman Prophecies by John A. Keel https://www.amazon.com/Mothman-Prophecies-True-Story/dp/0765334984

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Referenced in the Episode

Men in Black (the conspiracy theory version not the Will Smith/Tommy Lee Jones version) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_in_black

Music Video: “Men in Black” by Will Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiBLgEx6svA

Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant, WV https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Bridge

Mothman Prophecies (2002) directed by Mark Pellington starring Richard Gere https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265349/

I-35W Mississippi River Bridge Collapse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-35W_Mississippi_River_bridge

Mothman Museum in Point Pleasant, WV https://www.mothmanmuseum.com/

Buzzfeed Unsolved “The Search for the Mysterious Mothman” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CupbRr2m_sM

Coast to Coast AM from August 10, 2007 where cryptozoologist Loren Coleman discussed Mothman sightings in connection to the I-35W bridge collapse https://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2007-08-10-show/ (not to be confused with Loren L. Coleman, prolific fantasy and science fiction author who owns Catalyst Game Labs which produces the tabletop games BattleTech, MechWarrior, and Shadowrun)

Thunderbird Myth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderbird_(mythology)

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Hosted by Mikey McCollor and Roxy Polk

Post-production and editing by Darryl Mott

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