We welcome Halloween and close out October with the rest of our discussion on the bonkers killer clown flick Haunted Maze. We discuss many things, including the film’s questionable use of country music, the seemingly omniscient security camera, Clancy’s love of nonsensical riddles, the geography of the haunted “maze,” and whether or not the teen victims are tripping balls. We also dream up a better movie led by the MTV Sports-era hunk Agent Hawk. Happy Halloween!
We tried to record a spooktacular episode on 2015’s Gnome Alone while we were together in Chicago (with our good friend Andrew Schwartz) and we failed miserably. So we present it here to you as a Devil’s Night Surprise. Enjoy!
We head into the labyrinth with our discussion of the first ten minutes of 2017’s Haunted Maze, a film that might be less of a film and more of a collection of scenes. Still, we get a lot to discuss in this first section, including a schoolhouse murder, a drooling, disgruntled clown, some missing teens, and the hunky Antonio (in the freakin’ flesh!). All of these things are SURE to be important to the rest of the film, right?
For this extra spooky episode of Hot Diggity Dog, we cover the ‘Burbs-aping The Dog Who Saved Halloween. The film stars Dean Cain (or is it Teen Cain?), Lance Henriksen at his creepiest, and Joey Lawrence (“Whoa!”) as a talking dog. If you love guys picking up dog turds, a bumbling idiot consistently avoiding jail time, and a denouement which basically says, “We were just making this up as we went along!” then this is the movie for you!
We set up the last film in our Creepy Carnival Halloween month and figure out exactly what Josh and Skinner would haunt if they were ghosts.
We wrap up our coverage of Carnival of Blood today and we could not have predicted where this thing goes. The gore quotient is higher than we were expecting, as is the fake drunk acting. We deal with the ickiness of Gimpy and determine that DA Dan is a real piece of garbage despite being poised as our hero. Also, a word of advice: if you go to someone’s house and it’s full of teddy bears, you should leave immediately because they’re almost certainly a murderer.
For the next entry in our Creepy Carnival Halloween series, we’re tackling 1970’s (we think) Carnival of Blood. What the hell is up with those bizarre title cards? How long has this couple been arguing? Will the killer almost certainly turn out to be who we immediately suspect? Is Side-Eye Jesus the best deity?
Predict-O-Cast, Jr. is back with a super spooky, super square (super cubic?) episode all about Spookley the Square Pumpkin!
We’re back with another mini episode where we reveal the next film we’ll be covering in our Creepy Carnival month. We discuss the best ways to integrate blood into carnival rides, retired military members in bathtubs, undead aquatic animals, and the possibility that we might get a crazed clown in this movie (fingers crossed!)
We close out our coverage of Funland with an episode that’s longer than it should be, but there’s just so much to say about this movie. There are so many things this movie could’ve done to be at the very least coherent and it goes out of its way to do the opposite. There are parental abuse jokes, racist jokes, sexist reverse psychology jokes, and so much more. And Skinner reveals something shocking to Josh — and no we’re not talking about Peter Pepperoni.