Gena from the Kill by Kill podcast joins us to wrap up Dog Cainmas to discuss The Three Dogateers, a Christmas movie that forgets it’s a Christmas movie for at least half its runtime. This movie’s got it all: bizarre commercials featuring Santa Claus, an insane dog catcher, Dean Cain singing to a jelly donut (seriously). This is a perfect way to cap off the holiday season and close out the absolutely insane year that was 2017.

In this special Christmas bonus, we take a visit to Pottersville, the new film that’s taking the internet by storm. How did they get such a stacked cast to appear in this Hallmark knockoff? Why do some of these jokes feel like they’re at least three years too old to be in a current comedy? Is the idea of furries really that funny? Where’s the alternate cut where Michael Shannon snaps and murders everyone? We don’t have answers for really any of these, but if you need some Christmas curmudgeonry, then this is the place for you.

We reveal the title of our final Dean Cainmas film and reveal the guest who will be joining us to help decipher the absolute stupidly certainly contained within. We can’t wait!

The holidays are here and they’re going to the dogs (and also Dean Cain). That’s right, we’ve got two Dean Cain-and-dogs-and-Christmas-and-Santa movies coming up this month, and we’ve got two special guests to help us keep our sanity. In this mini episode, we reveal our special guest and the film for next week’s episode. We also have a lot of questions regarding whether the dog will talk.

Happy Thanksgiving! Month of Thanks rolls on with a suggestion from friend of the show Tyler Petty. He’s brought us a treat from Mexico that perfectly scratches that Twilight Zone itch. The Similars is at once horrifying, hilarious, and (as with previous Month of Thanks films Pin and Valerie and Her Week of Wonders) contains imagery that is sure to be seared upon our brains for some time to come.

In our most rambling episode to date, we discuss the 1970 Czechoslovakian surrealist cult classic Valerie and Her Week of Wonders. We can’t seem to make heads nor tails of this thing, but we’re not sure if it matters. All you need to know is that there are vampires, magic jewelry eating, and a 30 year old grandmother who’s painted white.

Many thanks to Caroline Fulford for recommending the film. Check out her excellent podcast The Loose Canon wherever you listen.

We kick off our Month of Thanks with recommendation from comic artist Felipe Sobreiro. Pin tells the story of an anatomical medical dummy and the boy who loves him, and it’s a whole lot of crazy. Topics of discussion include: Terry O’Quinn’s quiet intensity, one-side face-licking make-out sessions, Leon’s awful poetry, and the best boyfriend in movie history.