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 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?

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.

 

 

We kick off the scariest month of the year with the first entry in our Creepy Carnivals series: 1987’s Funland. We might’ve whiffed this one, since it sure doesn’t seem like this is a horror film. Seems more like a comedy, what with the barrage of terrible dick jokes we get. Thank goodness we get a pretty rockin’ opening track to save us from certain death. Only time will tell whether this actually turns into the horror show we desire or is in fact the groan-inducing dark comedy that it seems to be.

It’s still September, but we’re getting into the spooky season a little early by revealing the first film in our creepy carnival theme month. We also discuss deviled eggs. Will it be fun? Will it be scary? Will we die of fright? There’s only one way to find out!