Victims and Villains

Victims and Villains

The home of Victims and Villains Podcast, That's High Price: A Nicolas Cage Podcast and Abyss Gazing: A Horror Podcast. Each crafted with the intent to break the stigma of mental health and suicide awareness to bring real conversations through a multiverse of fandoms.

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December 6, 2021 76 min
Keeping anime on the mind we look at one of the most successful and popular anime series of all time, InuYasha. Dani, Graham and Matthew discuss why this anime is so popular and resonates deeply with so many people. Nothing is off the table in this episode as we cover such varied topics as the true meaning of strength, cultural differences, sexual expression, power dynamics, archery, PTSD, and whether those are dog ears or cat ears...
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We've come to find out if Kill Chain is worthy of high praise. This late 2019 film sees Cage as a hotel owner recounting a series of events that might just be as messy as his own line of work. Journey with us as we attempt to decode the Kill Chain of this series of unfortunate events. All this and more on this episode of That's High Praise!

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Will you take the red pill or the blue pill as we kick off our December series looking at The Matrix franchise? Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne lead the cast of this landmark late 1990s. Which remains both timely and a product of its time. In this kick-off episode, Josh and Caless (of Feelin Film Podcast; https://bit.ly/ffilmpod) discuss Y2K fears, the importance of understanding truth, Resurrections predictions and much more!

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We’re staring into the abyss of 2021's Censor to see what will stare back. Todd Densmore, from Fox Paw Productions (https://bit.ly/ag12guest), joins us to talk about his own films. While also addressing the need for personal versus corporate censorship within art, the impact of unresolved trauma and much more. Music for this episode comes courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (https://bit.ly/agktheme) & Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/p...
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Grab your proton pack and the keys to the echo one because they are back...sort of. That's right, Ghostbusters. Who ya gonna call with this long-awaited sequel. Josh and Allen navigate through the origins of connection to the franchise, the mental health of legacy, Stranger Things theories and much more. Just in case you haven;t seen the movie, check out our spoiler-free thoughts: https://youtu.be/FWufipxQbFg. Check out Allen&#...
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We’re once again keeping anime on the mind as we dive deeply into the nuisance of the movie Promare in this mostly spoiler free podcast. We not only discuss the artistic achievements of this latest creation from Trigger but also look at its emotional impact. Promare is a roller coaster of a film that speaks to not only the LGBTQ community directly but also generally to anyone who has ever felt like they couldn't always be their...
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We've come to find out if Prisoners of the Ghostland is worthy of high praise. The latest film from Nicolas Cage, which you now stream exclusively on Shudder, maybe "the wildest movie" Cage has ever made. Or at least according to him. Journey with us as we navigate the Ghostland to test Cage's claim, the behind-the-scenes of the movie, the mental health journey of its protagonist and much more.

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In this riveting second chapter of Matthew A. Basile's Fear saga, the emotion selfishness may have put all of existence at risk. The emotion Fear may be the only one who can save the day. If you missed the first chapter, check it out here: https://bit.ly/Vicep374. The cast features Gabe Castro as Love, Valarie Stack Dodge as Luna, Cam Smith as Fear, Steve Szczytko as Pleasure, Kirk Corley as Doubt, Logan Shirley as Selfishness,...
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We’re staring into the abyss of 2004's Night Watch to see what will stare back. Join us as we navigate Josh's desire to view Underworld, the confusing narrative of this Russian horror movie, the battle between destiny and free will and much more. Music for this episode comes courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (https://bit.ly/agktheme) & Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms).

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We travel to the foundations of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a discussion on Eternals. Captain Nostalgia is joined by Allen and Devon from You Have to Watch This Podcast (https://bit.ly/310guest) to discuss what the Eternals mean for the future of the MCU. Along with understanding community, what those post credits mean, the importance of Chloe Zhao and so much more. For our spoiler-free thoughts, check out our review here: ht...
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November 8, 2021 70 min
We’re keeping anime on the mind as we dissect the Astro Boy anime franchise. We examine all three incarnations and how they compare to one another. We also discuss how they are a perfect example of what sets anime apart. Follow us as we trace the evolvement of anime and the special qualities that make it stand out. We also get real about the raw emotions presented in these series such as loss and being rejected for being different...
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We've come to find out if Army of One is worthy of high praise. The bizarre 2016 biopic that places Nic Cage in the role of a man who has been told by God to hunt down Osama Bin Laden. This movie is insane in just about every way you could imagine and just might be the weirdest Nic Cage movie we've come across thus far. Join us as we discuss the weird true story behind the film, the need for identity, and much more.

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We’re staring into the abyss of this year's Salem Horror Fest to see what will stare back. Join us as we sit down with Christopher Bickel, the writer and director of Bad Girls. Plus we are also sit down with actor and co-writer Devin Das and director and co-writer Josh Wallace from Keeping Company. Music for this episode comes courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (https://bit.ly/agktheme) & Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms).

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We’re staring into the abyss of this year's Salem Horror Fest to see what will stare back. Join us as we navigate through the depths of independent cinema with reviews of Brain Death, What Happens Next Will Scare You, Cockazoid, 6:45, Two Witches, Snapper, Landlocked, Driver, Father of Flies, Fire on the Mountain, Verified, Alone with You, Bad Girls, Keeping Company, The Free Fall, Witch Hunt, You Missed a Spot, Seeds and Take...
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We’re staring into the abyss of 2021's Halloween Kills to see what will stare back. Andy Marvra, co-host of Love What I Love (https://bit.ly/385guest), joins us to discuss the latest juggernaut of Michael Myers. Follow us as we navigate the latest trilogy from David Gordon Green and what this chapter means for the overarching story as well. Find out how Halloween III and The Exorcist might be at the core of these stories, how ...
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We’re staring into the abyss of 1988's Child's Play to see what will stare back. Jagger, from The Box Network (https://www.twitch.tv/the_boxnetwork), joins Mark and Josh to discuss the slasher scene within the late 80s, how impressionable children are, the foundation of Chucky and much more. Music for this episode comes courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (https://bit.ly/agktheme) & Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms).

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Rev up your chainsaws, LeatherFam because we are talking about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake from 2003. Mark and Josh are joined by miniature painters and podcasters, Miniac (https://www.youtube.com/user/SDubist) & Ninjon (https://www.youtube.com/user/82Smallz). The two are also hosts of the Trapped Under Plastic Podcast (https://www.youtube.com/c/trappedunderplastic). In this episode we navigate the landscape of horror at...
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Welcome to Hourglass Cinema; a variety show from Victims and Villains. On this episode we're sitting down with one of the hosts of Horror Movie Night (04:37, http://hmnpodcast.com/), EEEEK Coffee (30:23, https://www.eeeekcreaturecafe.com/) and Shoshana Rosenbaum, the director behind Night Waking (40:13). Catch Horror Movie Night LIVE on our Twitch on October 22nd, 2021 at 4 pm EST as a part of our Horrific Hope Fundraising Even...
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We’re staring into the abyss of 2021's The Old Ways to see what will stare back. The film’s writer, Marcos Gabriel joins us to discuss the film’s use of trauma, addiction and recovery. Along with some of its more horrifying imagery and breaking exorcism predictions. Plus, find out how Kermit the Frog is at the center of everything. Music for this episode comes courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (https://bit.ly/agktheme) & Purple Pla...
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Grab your lashes and bible because we're talking about The Eyes of Tammy Faye on this monumental episode celebrating 400 episodes. Captain Nostalgia is joined by film professor, journalist and creator of the sitcom, Four's A Crowd (https://bit.ly/400guest), Ryan Terry (https://bit.ly/400twitter). Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker were the Barbie and Ken of the televangelists until their empire came crashing down. Journey with us as...
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