On this special installment of Center of Weirdness, we’re talking about the OTHER big kids horror show of the 90s: Goosebumps! In this episode, we’re learning that Piano Lessons Can Be Murder, and discussing mean ghosts, disembodied hands, and obsessive robots.

On the first of two Center of Weirdness special episodes this week, we’re talking top creepy kids show Are You Afraid of the Dark?, specifically the Nosferatu-in-a-theater episode “The Tale of the Midnight Madness.” We’re also discussing recurring character Dr. Vink (who is not a nut bag) and his OTHER, filthier films. Plus, we spend a good chunk of time talking about Variety’s slanguage.

Another Goosebump-inducing Center of Weirdness drops Thursday!

Spooky Season is here and we’re heading back to school with guest Gena Radcliffe of the Kill By Kill podcast to discuss 2009’s Jennifer’s Body. We talk about the film’s unwarranted critical drubbing, the ahead-of-its-time sexual politics, and dumb high school kids. 

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We’re kicking off the spooky season on today’s mini episode, throwing out predictions on what might be the biggest movie we’ve ever covered. We talk about sexism, make some bold predictions using the IMDb keywords, and issue an apology to Rileys around the world. 

Our episode on 2009’s Jennifer’s Body (with a special guest!) drops next Monday! 

This week’s episode finds us checking back in with our good friend Don “The Dragon” Wilson as he finds out that once you’re a cop, you’re always a cop in “Redemption”! So much to discuss in this movie, from the most nervous cop ever and distracting cleavage, to awkward stairwell kissing and the worst hiding place imaginable for money. Also, did you know you’re not allowed to have a child if you live in an apartment? 

On this week’s mini episode, we’re keeping our feet in the action world with a movie starring one of our favorites, Don “The Dragon” Wilson. We talk about Cynthia Rothrock erasure and dive into the keywords to discover that a lot of gun-nuts frequent IMDb. 

Our episode on 2002’s Redemption drops next Monday! 

We’re kicking off the month with the “best martial arts to ever hit Bulgaria” in 2000’s City of Fear starring Gary Daniels (an actor with two first names) as Steve Roberts (a character with two first names). Did Bulgaria actually pay for this movie? Why did they bury Charlie on the side of the road? Who all is in on this convoluted plot? And why don’t early 2000s movies understand how computers work? All this and more is explored on this action-packed episode!  

On this week’s mini episode, we have questions about Bulgaria, what sort of action we might see at a zoo, and we wonder whether our hero will have to hide his accent. 

Our episode on 2000’s City of Fear drops next Monday! 

This week’s film — 1984’s Fear City — is a perfect example of judging a film by its poster. It looked like it was gonna rule and it DID! We get everything you’d want from a movie like this: sleazy 80s NYC, a slasher who does karate and fancies himself a writer, tons of nudity, a mistaken identity-fueled kitchen brawl, a character with not one but two tragic backstories, and a completely ineffective, racist cop played by Billy Dee Williams. This is a special one.

On this week’s mini episode, we’re enamored with a film poster, talk about karate, and wonder if a horse controls the streets of New York at night.

Our full episode on 1984’s Fear City drops next Monday!