In the third week of Spooktember, The Upside Fans tackle Horror Franchises. Would Jason Voorhees or Freddy Krueger be anywhere near as iconic without more than seven movies to their names? Is Franchise filmmaking baked into the DNA of Horror? Which are our favorites? The Upside Fans discuss...with a guest!
This Week’s Fandom Menace: Halloween 4 - The Return of Micheal Myers (1988)
Special Guest: Writer/Director Patrick Robert Young
00:02:00 - First Look at Amber Heard’s Mera
00:06:30 - New Rogue One Trailer
00:13:00 - Patrick’s History with Horror
00:19:50 - Horror Franchises
00:58:45 - The Fandom Menace
The Upside Fans take this second week of Horror Movie discussions to not just talk the films that make us cringe and scream, but also the ones that make us smile and laugh. The duo take on Horror Comedies, their status in a post modern Horror age, and struggle with the task of breaking down a "Genre Hybrid."
This Week’s Fandom Menace: Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)
00:01:20 - Netflix’s Luke Cage (Non-Spoilers)
00:05:30 - Will binges Flash Season 2
00:07:40 - Horror Movie Iconography
00:14:00 - Horror Comedies
00:51:30 - The Fandom Menace
It's Halloween Month so you know what that means! Scares, Blood, Screams and Horror Films! The Upside Fans are taking the whole month talking all things Horror from tropes to comically long franchises. This week is all about the Nancy’s, the Sidney’s and even the Ashes. Its all about FINAL GIRLS and their place in the horror canon.
This Week’s Fandom Menace: Stage Fright (2014)
00:00:20 - What is “Spooktember”?
00:02:30 - Will Plays Batman: Arkham Knight
00:08:45 - Lion King “Live Action” Remake
00:12:30 - Intro into Horror Films
00:22:00 - Final Girls
00:58:00 - The Fandom Menace
Marvel is not just for Movies folks! From Agents of SHIELD to Agents of Carter, Marvel's Cinematic Universe extends to our televisions and the Upside Fans are hear to break it down. Does Marvel TV suffer from the weight of an entire fictional Universe or do they properly flesh out the world? Either way, the Upside Fans are here to give the shows some spotlight!
This Week’s Fandom Menace: Ghost Rider - Spirit of Vengeance (2012)
00:00:20 - Will’s Birthday!
00:07:00 - Epilogue to Last Week’s Episode
00:17:20 - Marvel Television
00:46:00 - The Fandom Menace
Rob and Will tackle a popular yet polarizing sub-genre, Found Footage. What makes a good Found Footage film stand apart from the easily produced majority? Which are our favorites?
Also a SPOILER filled discussion on the new BLAIR WITCH and a heated debated on the original Blair Witch Project you do not want to miss.
This Week’s Fandom Menace: Unfriended (2014)
00:01:00 - Until Dawn (Playstation 4)
00:08:00 - Found Footage Movies!
00:35:00 - Blair Witch Movies (SPOILERS)
01:02:50 - Could Anyone Do the Blair Witch?
01:07:00 - The Fandom Menace
Rob and Will ramble on about their fates in the afterlife, a few animated movie gems and the new age of straight to Netflix features. Then the two talk older action heroes and what makes them awesome!
This Week’s Fandom Menace: A View to a Kill (1985)
00:00:20 - Ramblings
00:09:30 - Are we going to Hell?
00:13:30 - Hell and Back & The Little Prince (Animated Movies)
00:19:50 - Straight to Netflix Movies
00:25:00 - Old People in Action Movies
00:50:30 - The Fandom Menace
Rob and Will briefly dive into Kevin Smith's "Yoga Hosers." The two then commit to their most praise filled episode yet gushing over the genius work of master film composer John Williams, talking his Hollywood Bowl performance, his legacy and the duo's favorite musical pieces.
This Week’s Fandom Menace: Jaws 2 (1978)
00:02:00 - Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers
00:15:00 - John Williams Hollywood Bowl Concert
00:35:00 - John Williams' Work & Legacy
00:44:00 - Top 3 'Non Star Wars' John Williams Pieces
00:49:00 - Top 3 'STAR WARS' Williams Pieces
00:59:00 - The Fandom Menace
Rob and Will briefly delve into fanboy musings on casting a young Lando, the trendy annoyance that is the reports of reshoot and address a Stranger Things Fan Theory. But mostly the duo talk about KEVIN SMITH!
This Week’s Fandom Menace: TUSK (2014)
00:00:30 - Donald Glover as Han Solo?!
00:03:30 - Reshoots and Film News Feeds
00:08:00 - Stranger Things Fan Theory
00:16:00 - KEVIN SMITH TALK!
00:53:00 - The Fandom Menace
Will is back to talk about random movies he's seen, including some thoughts on "Kubo and the Two Strings" and the newest Rogue One Trailer. Then the Upside Fans talk Superhero TV Shows!
This Week’s Fandom Menace: Heroes (2006-2010)
00:04:00 - Will's Movie Recap
00:14:30 - Kubo and the Two Strings Review
00:18:00 - RIP Kenny Baker (R2-D2)
00:20:30 - New Rogue One Trailer!
00:24:30 - Zendaya is Mary Jane?!
00:29:45 - The Runaways Hulu Series
00:35:00 - SUPERHERO TV SHOWS!
00:55:00 - The Fandom Menace
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Will bows out again and HR Shadows takes over the show with a guest to answer listener questions in the wake of Suicide Squad, ramble about Star Wars and the Jedi Order and take on another Star Wars Prequel.
This Week’s Fandom Menace: Star Wars - Attack of the Clones (2002)
00:01:00 - Listener Questions
00:20:00 - Main Topic: Star Wars & The Jedi Order
00:49:20 - The Fandom Menace