Pod of the Damned

Pod of the Damned

Horror fans Em, Dean, & Shawry, dive into the sickeningly good, deliciously bad, and hilariously ugly of the horror movie genre - just in time for Halloween! 31 days, 31 episodes - Sub-genres, spooky screenings & tangents - oh my! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


October 29, 2022 61 mins

Em, Dean and Shawry are back for a second year with Pod of the Damned, but this time they aren't crazy enough to do 31 podcast episodes over 31 days in October, instead they are giving you a double feature with two episodes diving into horror in 2022... so far!

There's no time to dilly dally as we dive into some great films this episode.

Glorious (2022)

Timestamp: 2:00

Directed by Rebekah McKEndry, Story by Todd Rigney, Scr...

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Em, Dean and Shawry are back for a second year with Pod of the Damned, but this time they aren't crazy enough to do 31 podcast episodes over 31 days in October, instead they are giving you a double feature with two episodes diving into horror in 2022... so far!

After a well earned catch, here are the films they cover this episode.

NOPE (2022)

Timestamp : 22:10

Directed and written by Jordan Peele

The residents of a lonely gu...

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October 30, 2021 78 mins

The most wonderful day of the year has arrived, HALLOWEEN!

Before Dean, Emma & Shawry can head out trick or treating, they have one last thing to do.

Watch the film that you have chosen for them to review as part of our 31 Days of Horror.

So which film got the highest vote?

Cabin in the Woods (2011)

Directed by Drew Goodard & written by Joss Whedon & Drew Goodard

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, whe...

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October 29, 2021 73 mins

We’re back this episode with more of the ground-breaking horror that made the genre what it is today and continues to shape it into the future.

Pour a drink, get comfy, and settle in as we discuss the best that horror has to offer - then, and now. 

Films covered in this episode:

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Timestamp : 4:30

Directed by Tobe Hooper & written by Kim Henkel & Tobe Hooper

Five friends head out ...

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October 28, 2021 60 mins

They’re the movies you turn to on Halloween night, the movies you want to show your kids when they’re old enough, the movies that set the molds and then broke them - they're classics!

Listen as we discuss what makes these movies so exemplary and why we we keep coming back for more.

Films covered in this episode:

The Exorcist (1973)

Timestamp : 4:00

Directed by William Friedkin & written by William Peter Blatty

When a 12-...

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October 27, 2021 58 mins

We could never cover all that slashers have to offer in just one episode, so join us today for part two of one of our favourite sub-genres.

It’s bloody, it’s campy, it’s downright irresistible.

Will you survive it??

Films covered in this ep:

Scream 2 (1997) 

Timestamp : 6:30

Directed by Wes Craven & written by Kevin Williamson

Two years after the first series of murders, as Sidney acclimates to college life, someone...

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October 26, 2021 57 mins

Don’t have sex, don’t be a bully, don’t drink or do drugs, and NEVER say “I’ll be right back…”.

Join us for one of the most popular sub-genres of them all. It’s time for slashers! 

Films covered in this episode :

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 : Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

Timestamp : 6:10

Directed by Jack Sholder & written by David Chaskin & Wes Craven

A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by deceased child murderer ...

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October 25, 2021 61 mins

Who says scary can’t be funny?

With so many to choose from we spend this episode discussing some of our favourite horror-comedies.

Em won’t be fear-weeing this time - she’ll be wetting herself with laughter!

Films covered in this episode:

Little Monsters (2019)

Timestamp : 5:30

Directed and written by Abe Forsythe

A washed-up musician teams up with a teacher and a kids show personality to protect young children from a sudden...

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October 24, 2021 59 mins

We like to think of these movies as a cautionary tale about the horrors of parenthood, because if this genre has taught us anything it’s that kids cannot be trusted!

Join us as we look at some of the best of evil kids in horror.

Films discussed in this episode.

The Good Son (1993)

Timestamp : 8:00

Directed by Joseph Ruben & written by Ian McEwan

A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle and becomes friends with his cousi...

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October 23, 2021 48 mins

Whatever this virus is, it just won’t die!

Join us as we fight another day against the terminally infected and the living dead.

And you thought Covid was bad...

Films covered in this episode:

28 Days Later (2002)

Timestamp : 4:30

Directed by Danny Boyle & written by Alex Garland

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

The Battery (2012)


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October 22, 2021 51 mins

We wouldn’t be caught UNDEAD without an episode about these horrific ghouls!

Buckle up, choose your weapon, and pray they’re slow-moving...

Films covered in this ep:

Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Timestamp : 7:45

Directed by Dan O’Bannon, Written by Rudy Ricci, John A Russo & Russell Streiner.

When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the...

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It turns out we can’t get enough of the mind games!

Join us for another episode of mental torment with more of the best of psychological horror.

Films covered in this episode:

Black Swan (2010)

Timestamp : 4:50

Directed by Darren Aronofsky & written by Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz & John J. McLaughlin

A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan L...

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What’s to be afraid of?

It’s all in your head.

At least that’s what they want you to think.

Keep up with the mind games if you can as we delve into the twists and turns of psychological horror

Films covered in this ep:

Split (2016)

Timestamp : 7:00

Directed & written by M. Night Shyamalen

Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emerge...

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Pull up a pew, oil the lantern, and settle in for another episode of folklore.

There are plenty more stories to tell...

Films covered in this ep:

Kandisha (2020)

Timestamp : 5:50

Directed & written by Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maurey

It is summer break and best friends Amélie, Bintou and Morjana hang together with the neighborhood teenagers. At night, they have fun sharing goosebumps stories and urban legends. But ...

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Campfire tales, ancient myths, religious tomes; folklore is where it all began.

Join us as we explore some of the best that this sub-genre has to offer.

Films covered in this ep:

The Wicker Man (1973)

Timestamp : 6:30

Directed by Robin Hardy & written by Anthony Snaffy based on the novel ‘Ritual’ by

A puritan Police Sergeant arrives in a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never exis...

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“The real monster was humanity all along!”

We all love a good metaphor, but in today’s episode the human monsters are literal.

You better watch your back!

Films covered in this episode.

Misery (1990)

Timestamp : 6:20

Directed by Rob Reiner & written by William Goldman, based off the novel by Stephen King

After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is rece...

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October 16, 2021 62 mins

Stay off the moors!!

Beware the full moon!

Avoid men called “Oz”!

You better have your wits about you for this episode.

Things are getting hairy...

Films covered in this ep:

Teen Wolf (1985)

Timestamp : 7:30

Directed by Rod Daniel, written by Jeph Loed & Matthew Weismen

An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

American Werewolf in Lond...

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October 15, 2021 75 mins

From European folklore to biting Kiwi comedy, Vampires have been the subject of countless horror classics.

Joins us as we sink our teeth into a small portion of what this genre has to offer.

Films in this ep:

Interview with the Vampire (1994)

Timestamp : 4:40

Directed by Neil Jordan & written by Anne Rice

A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.

Near Dark (1987)

Timestamp : 27:30


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October 14, 2021 54 mins

We’re officially at the halfway point!

This episode we mix things up and explore the creepy world of online urban legends and ghost stories.

Get ready for the cyber-scares!

And be sure to head to our website and make your pick for what movie we should watch for our final episode on Halloween!


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October 13, 2021 81 mins

What’s better than one horror story?

Lot’s of horror stories!

This episode we explore one of the most beloved horror formats - anthologies.

You’re going to need your night-light after these terrifying tales...

Films covered in this episode:

Creep Show (1982)

Timestamp 12:30

Directed by George A. Romero & written by Stephen King

An anthology which tells five terrifying tales inspired by the E.C. horror comic books of the ...

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