Mark’s on a camping trip, so the inimitable Kristin Latourelle joins Corrigan to discuss their shared evangelical past and the very, very thin — possibly non-existent — line between mainstream Christianity and a cult. It’s a long one, so, y’know, use the time stamps.
[0:00] CoRri tells Kristin the story of Ursula and Sabina Eriksson and their strange case of folie à deux.
[20:00] CoRri welcomes back Kristin and we announce a little book club we’re doing in conjunction with The Laydown podcast. We’re reading The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix. Hit us up on social media if you want to be a part of it!
[26:50] We reflect on what we’ve watched this week.
[39:30] We came here to talk about Jesus… or, okay. His followers. Is there really a difference between the mainstream church and a cult? We’re not so sure.
This week we’re diving into torture, whether state sanctioned or the work of criminal elements like cartels and serial killers.
[0:00] CoRri talks about the tragic and terrifying Lake Nyos disaster
[16:40] Mark issues and episode content warning for descriptions of torture, we re-introduce our wonderful guest, Hollywood Steve of the Dead and Lovely podcast, and we talk about Mark’s need for sensory input that drove this week’s choice of topic.
[28:55] We recap our watch-along and talk about what we’ve been watching this week.
[53:18] A detour into the cultural dystopia of the late ’90s and early aughts inspired by HBO Max’s new Woodstock ’99 documentary.
[1hr2mins] We talk about whether humans are the only animal that tortures, and what kinds of torture have existed and currently exist.
This week we’ve been sending news headlines back and forth to each other, so we thought we’d share some of the world’s weirdness with you.
[0:00] Mark loves Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
[11:00] A listener witnessed someone actually getting stuck in quicksand!
[18:00] We remind everyone we’re watching Fright Night (1985) over Discord Saturday, July 24th @8pm GMT, 3pm EST, 12pm PDT. Plus, CoRri watched Near Dark.
[22:00] We get into what we’ve watched this week. Mark even watched one of CoRri’s recs!
[34:30] Mark went and saw the new Purge movie, so we discuss what we’d do in a Purge society
[44:00] Just for fun, we blast through some stuff in the news that’s caught our attention this week, from garden shelters built from teeth to bed snakes to disembodied feet to Anthony Bourdain’s AI voice from beyond the grave
[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the phenomenon of mass psychogenic illness, and it turns out Mark has experienced it
[22:50] Not to harp on this soccer thing, but boy does it bring out the worst in the UK. Still, CoRri got kind of into it. Plus, a reminder that July 24th is our vampire watch-along and you should vote in the poll for what to watch on Twitter!
[33:00] Our weekly chat about what horror movies we’ve been watching
[51:15] We discuss whether suffering is necessary for progress, or whether history has simply made us complacent to it
Somehow Mark got it into his head that we could do a 10-15 minute mini-sode in which we discussed the movies we watched this week, but you’ve all listened to this podcast, so it’ll come as no surprise to you that we spent an hour on it.
[0:00] We talk about a couple terrible murder cases out of the UK
[16:15] We explain why we missed Sunday, we talk about Mark’s terrible idea for our one year anniversary episode, and we discuss how impressionable CoRri is
[24:30] Our intended main event of this episode, we talk about the movies we’ve watched int he past week and a half
CoRri’s been thinking lately about what fear is, and why some things break through the fear callous we’ve built up over the years and send us running to pull the covers over our heads, so we discuss our biggest fears and what our brains are doing when they hit us.
[0:00] Mark discusses the inhospitable, deadly landscape of Australia and does some VERY aggressive Australian accent work
[14:27] Mark is super into Alita: Battle Angel and CoRri learns the word “nonce”
[20:40] We’re heading towards one year of JoAG and want suggestions for what we should do to celebrate. We also want suggestions for vampire movies for our next watch-along! Plus, we have another leech cock story
[27:20] It’s the weekly segment where we chat about what horror movies we watched. Also, we debate whether Michael Myers should have killed a baby
[37:09] Mark insists I time stamp his Elm Street rant, so here’s his time stamp
[41:50] Back to the movies we’ve watched!
[54:52] We talk about what fear is, what scares us, how that applies to movies we watch and books we read, and how horror movies vaccinate us against fear
Whether it’s fires on sets, cast member deaths, or IRA bombs, some movies just seem to draw catastrophe. Some people would even say they’re cursed. I mean, we wouldn’t, but some people would. Let’s chat about them.
[0:00] Mark tells CoRri about some nightmarish types of cysts
[14:02] Mark wonders about what our listeners are doing while listening to us, and we discuss our upcoming boatcore watch-along. We’re watching Ghost Ship on June 19th at noon PDT/3pm EST/8pm GMT on our Discord: https://discord.com/invite/HuBTacyn5Y
[20:25] Our weekly chat about what we’ve been watching
[43:35] We discuss films commonly described as cursed and how they got those reputations: Poltergeist, The Wizard of Oz, The Exorcist, and The Omen
As happens from time to time, we had a plan for where this episode was going, and then it happened very differently from that plan. So, this week, we have Mark’s big brother on the ‘cast to talk about sinkholes, movie demons, and his deep love for Hereditary. It’s a meander, but it’s a heartfelt one.
[0;00] CoRri unintentionally channels one of Mark’s most primal fears when she decides to tell him about sinkholes
[14:50] Mark’s brother Alan is here!
[21:45] We talk about the next watch-along happening on June 19th on our Discord!
[23:30] A strange crossover jersey confuses us, and we discuss Andy Muschietti’s Michael Keaton instagram drop.
[32:50] We go through what we watched this week IN DEPTH, including why we hated the new Saw movie
[54:20] The Conjuring 3 gets us talking about demons in movies, and Alan gives a beautiful and impassioned defense of Hereditary which fails to move CoRri’s cold heart
Freak accidents happen, sure, and sometimes you take every precaution and tragedies still unfold… but that’s not what happened in the stories we’re telling today. This week we discuss deaths on movie sets and the hubris of the filmmakers who caused them.
[0:00] Marks talks about the time he was an extra in an unreleased movie filmed in a sex dungeon
[8:36] We talk about the lively facebook discussion that ensued from last week’s episode and announce our next watch-along genre: BOATCORE!
[19:30] We talk about what we’ve been watching lately, which leads to a discussion of our love for theatergoing, a rant about people lying about a movie to get you to watch it, and a lot of other tangents.