In the first (and possibly only) edition of the Predict-O-Cast Book Club, we dive into Andrew Neiderman’s Pin. We’re joined by writer Megan Sunday (In the Attic) to dissect this creepy tale of sibling love, a menacing medical dummy, and murder! If you haven’t already, check out our episode on the film adaptation of Pin starring Terry O’Quinn!

Content warning: we briefly discuss topics that could be upsetting for some listeners, including incest and sexual assault.

 

In the final episode of season 1, Josh and Skinner look back at the first year of the show and provide a few hints about the fun surprises in store during our February hiatus (something new will drop in the feed every single week, don’t you worry!). Season 2 starts Monday, March 5!

Friend of the show and former guest Gena Radcliffe (of the excellent Kill By Kill podcast) suggested this movie to us on the strength (or was it weakness?) of John Travolta’s bizarre beard. What we got was a movie starring two former cinematic heavyweights (Travolta and Robert DeNiro) talking to each in between beating each other senseless. But it’s a movie not a without its joys, like the weird CGI de-aged Travolta and DeNiro and Travolta’s atrocious accent.

 

Previous guest and Kill By Kill co-host Gena Radcliffe (@porcelain72 on twitter) is back to present us with a movie to watch on next week’s full episode. Topics covered include: old men fighting, CGI face replacement, and the Barbarian brothers.

On this week’s episode, we find out if we actually do love a giant, goofy-looking turtle by discussing the 1998 family comedy Everyone Loves Mel (suggested by friend and former guest Christy Admiraal). This movie has so many things to love: a surly teen, a wily grandpa, a greedy land developer, a giant turtle that can… well, you’ll see. We critique Roger’s singing skills, Mom and Dad’s parenting skills, and Grandpa’s secret-keeping skills, as well as speculate about what other special abilities Mel might possess.

 

In this mini episode, former guest Christy Admiraal (@AdmiralChristy on twitter) returns to provide us a movie we’ll watch next week. Will it be something we’ll love (maybe, given its title), or something we’ll loathe?

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.