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The Skeleton Boys is a horror movie podcast. Each week we review: new, retro or disturbing horror movies. A humorous take on a serious genre. Hosted by two long time horror fans Rolando and John. Join us every Thursday and remember to keep it spooky! email: skeletonboyspod@gmail.com (http://skeletonboyspod.com)
 
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Inspired by Matt Donato's Letterboxd list, "Revenge O The Remakes: A Ranking of Horror Remakes". We are taking a look a FOUR horror remakes of our own. Colony of rats! A social misfit! Old mansion! This week the boys meet a rat named BEN, a smart rat, and try to outlast greasy weirdo, WILLARD. This remake to the 1971 film featured BRUCE DAVISON in …
 
The suburbs! Ancient vampire! Las Vegas magician! This week, the boys take on centuries-old blood-thirsty creature during,"Fright Night". Inspired by Matt Donato's Letterboxd list, "Revenge O The Remakes: A Ranking of Horror Remakes". We are taking a look a FOUR horror remakes of our own. R.I.P. Anton Yelchin. it's a tragedy he past away so young. …
 
(Apologies!! We were having trouble recording this episode. Audio will sound different or lower than normal. Again, APOLOGIES!!!) A rich collector! An inheritance! A glass house! This week the boys open the eye of hell as they fight, "Thir13en Ghost"! Inspired by Matt Donato's Letterboxd list, "Revenge O The Remakes: A Ranking of Horror Remakes". W…
 
Birthday weekend! Friends reveal old secrets! Unwelcome stranger! This week the boys question everything because, "All My Friends Hate Me"! "All My Friends Hate Me", is a British dark comedy with hints of horror splashed in. It follows a group of old college friends meeting for a Birthday weekend. It's the Anti-"Big Chill". The movie is a psycholog…
 
Random falling objects! UFOs! Capturing video evidence! This week the boys say, "Nope"! Original, creative, creepy and suspenseful! Jordan Peele returns to continue to show off his skill as a director. Only a sci-fi action picture doesn't completely convey what Peele is really talking about. That'a good thing. But does Peele's message come through …
 
Coastal California town! A divorcée and her teenage sons! Vampires! This week the skeleton boys tangle with "The Lost Boys"! "The Lost Boys" successfully bridged horror with adventure, comedy and is an iconic 80s movie. A true classic and timeless fun. It's the perfect way to end our summer series. Enjoy the blood punch!! Plus in TV Corner, big thi…
 
A family vacation! doppelgängers! Santa Cruz! This week the boys have a terrorizing encounter when they met,"US"! "US", is a puzzling second feature from writer and director Jordan Peele. It's subtext could lose you but is truly unforgettable experience. Peele underpins his movie with symbolism and humor. Is this a great idea but questionably execu…
 
Idyllic retreat! A relationship on the brink of falling apart! Pagan cult! This week, the boys enjoy a Swedish mid-summer festival, called "Midsommar"! Traumatic, surreal, bizarre masterpiece? This movie will be divisive. I have no doubt that many people will have mixed feelings. However, while this movie is challenging, it's the definition of Folk…
 
A sexual encounter! Unusual curse! Pursuing phantom! Aloha folks! This week the boys hit the beach and celebrate Hot Sexy Death Summer! To kick off our summer series, we vibe with "It Follows"!! "It Follows" is a wonderfully lo-fi horror, a chilling slasher story that shares much with Japanese horror gene but light years ahead. Do the boys want to …
 
Hey guys Rolando here. Summer. It's the warmest season of the year. People are thirsting to get out of their homes and into the sun! This year, the Skeleton Boys plan to crash your summer break! As we review FOUR movies set around the deadliest season. So get ready to be exposed to: deadly illnesses, extreme death, bad carbon copies and damn vampir…
 
Secluded beach! A vacationing family! rapid aging! This week the boys, plan to get, "Old"! Typically. M. Night Shyamalan 's movies have interesting concepts. It's not fair to only see M. Night as the "twist" guy, because when he is on his game he can deliver a mean emotional punch. "Old" features promise and potential but is this movie ludicrous or…
 
Child abduction! Soundproof basement! Disconnected phone! This week, the boys can't wait to answer, "The Black Phone"! Scott Derrickson directs a chilling horror/thriller set in the 70s and is based on a Joe Hill short story. The movie is set around mostly young kids and a terrifying villain. A scary Ethan Hawke and terrific young stars, is this th…
 
A small mountain town! A werewolf! Clueless police force! This week the boys become cops only to discover, "The Wolf of Snow Hollow"!! Jim Cummings wrote, directed and starred in his second feature. Less of a werewolf movie, it's more of an examination of murder in a small town and the effects it has on its people. the movie is smart and funny but …
 
An eerie children's book! A single mom and child! Rapid paranoia! This week the boys head to their adoptive city of Australia and can't get rid of, "The Babadook"! "The Babadook", does not work as a traditional horror film. Director Jennifer Kent understands that some of the biggest fear comes from ourselves. A film that tackles uncomfortable topic…
 
Adult filmmakers! Rural Texas! Fighting for their lives! This week, the boys spines shiver as they witness Ti West's "X"! "X" is a nice old fashion slasher-flick, with an original premise. Gruesome, gory and not for the weak hearted. "X" hopes to break many conventions but, does it have any surprises? Plus, in TV Corner we are almost at the end of …
 
A hair stylist! Obsession and madness! Scalping! This week, the boys are lookin for a new updo and visit, "The Stylist"!! "The Stylist", is the titular character that is part psychopath and elegant woman. It's very efficient and slow-brooding atmosphere that gradually unfolds. This smart slasher that aims to please but does it leave you unsatisfied…
 
Nordic Summer! Hidden Powers! Newfound abilities! This week, the boys meet some gifted kids from Norway, as they explore "The Innocents"!! The premise for the "The Innocents" is original and heavy on atmosphere. It's a slow burn but never loses suspense with mostly children actors. This fantasy/horror movie is unconventional but does the metaphor m…
 
Modern dating! Unusual appetite! unsettling relationship! This week the boys devour Mimi Cave's,"Fresh"!! A love story with a dark twist, is the way I'd describe the plot without giving much away. It's best to know very little about this horror comedy. "Fresh" breaks many troupes but can it be something new and original or be one long platitude? Pl…
 
Role-playing horror game! Lonely teenager! A mysterious figure reaches out! This week the boys take the challenge,"We're All Going to the World's Fair"!! How far would you go for the attention for viewers? This question is asked by anyone creating content online, like YouTube. A small indie horror, that combines online video and two lonely characte…
 
Naive teenager! Outcast older brother! Bachelorette party in Transylvania! This week the boys, do something they love...watch an Irish horror movie! "Let the Wrong One In"!! "Let the Wrong One In" is no spoof! It has a goofy setup but it mixes together laughs and blood platter, but is this a fun time or cheesy B movie nonsense? Plus, in TV Corner, …
 
Zombie infested Australian! A reclusive soldier! Zombie hybrid women! This week, the boys try to tackle "Wyrmwood: Apocalypse!! Wyrmwood, is a sequel to a 2014 horror movie, that is a continuation of the same post-apocalyptic zombie story. The horror genre is littered with zombie movies. Does the gore and action make this entry enjoyable one? We ar…
 
A young doctor! Post Civil War Arkansas! Utopian paradise! This week the boys go against "Ghosts of the Ozarks"! Directors Matt Glass and Jordan Long made an old fashioned, slow burn horror movie. It's very different from modern horror, that tends to rely on jump and slash style. Does "Ghosts of the Ozarks" have a ghost of a chance to reinvent styl…
 
Irish driving instructor! Washed-up rock star! Satanic ritual! This week the boys visit Ireland and have a "Extra Ordinary" time. Unique and wit are not the first words i'd use to talk about a horror movie. However, An Irish horror movie never plans to convention. The boys, have liked ever Irish horror movie they have seen, does the streak continue…
 
Paranoid widow! Religious Community! Diabolical plan! This week we are live in skeleton boy studio, as John and Rolando record this weeks episode together!! A strange and forgotten Wes Craven movie, "Deadly Blessing" comes early in Craven's career but so many of his trademarks are present. Is this early effort a gem of a slasher or a messy supernat…
 
A group of teenagers! Brutal murders! Ghostface returns! Sidney Fucking Prescott!! This week the boys travel to Woodsboro to watch Wes Carven-less "Scream (2022)". The original "Scream" is a memorable 90s horror classic. With new wave of "requels" can this franchise be necessary again or out of touch? Plus, the boys welcome a new segment GROUP QUES…
 
(Rest in peace Taylor Hawkins) Foo Fighters! Anticipated 10th album! Haunted Mansion! This week the boys steep them self in rock and roll mania, as the visit "Studio 666"!! A diabolical Horror/comedy, the Foo Fighters play themselves as they try to complete their 10th album. Horror and metal have long gone hand-in-hand but can this B-movie sing? In…
 
Family's lakeside retreat! A trapped girl! Haunted house! This week the boys enter,"The Silent House"! "Silent House" is a remake of an Uruguayan film "La Casa Muda", filmed in a single take, much of the movie is set around Elizabeth Olsen performance in one of her early starring roles. The movie has good amount of detail and artistry but does it b…
 
Romantic getaway! Unexpected guests! Mysterious infection! This week the boys need some quality time but a creepy fog rolls in, "The Beach House"! Writer/director Jeffrey A. Brown first feature is absorbing story and deliberately paced. There is good deal of tension and upsetting atmosphere. But can "The Beach House" deliver on its Lovecraftian hor…
 
An underwater house! Social media couple! Dark spirits haunt! This week the boys learn to hold their breath, so they could visit, "The Deep House"! The logistics of making a movie like "The Deep House" are quite mind-blowing. Directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury offer a unique take on the haunted house gene but can they land satisfying nai…
 
A great old cinema! A murderer on the loose! eyeballs! This week the boys take refuge in "The Last Matinee"! An '80s slasher and '70s Giallo throwback married together, describes this Uruguayan horror movie. The old school vibes are strong. The plot is simple and the kills never stop but does it break new ground or get to derivative? Plus in TV cor…
 
Leatherface returns! Idealistic young friends! A Party bus! This week, the boys head back to Texas only to witness, "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"! *WARNING: Spoilers* We tackle this episode different. Rolando reads a summary breaking down the story beat by beat. TCM has a good amount of violence, mayhem, and bloodshed. A legacy sequel similar the recen…
 
A couple loses their children! A local legend! The kids return...changed! This week the boys wonder the caves of Tijuana but venture too deep, so "Here Comes the Devil"! Adrian Garcia Bogliano is influenced by 1970s and 80s exploitation movies. It's moody and unapologetically graphic. It's the type of movie that gets people talking but does it stan…
 
A trapped family! A menacing storm! A dog's tongue! This week the boys, face unseen horror and realize "We Need to Do Something"! When people are struck in a single space in a movie it easily can become claustrophobic. Sean King O' Grady's film is unique, bizarre, and strange but can it ascend to a cult classic? Plus, in an unexpected TWIST John pl…
 
A woman on the edge! A faceless stalker! A cycle of violence! This week the boys find them self in their very own groundhog's day of murder as they witness, "Lucky"! More and more woman are writing and directing horror. Brea Grant returns with something different and thought provoking. The movie was original and doesn't try to tie up loose ends but…
 
A group of college kids! Army fatigue killer! 35 year-old double murder! This week the boys attend a graduation ball, only to get stalked by the "The Prowler"! With early Tom Savini effects, director Joseph Zito sets a slasher during a graduation dance. The effects here are incredibly realistic but does this thrill or just mean spirited. Plus, we h…
 
A young nurse! Planned power outage! A crumbing hospital! This week, the boys join the work force as a couple of nurses in 1974, but someone has switched off, "The Power"! The time and setting is essential to this moody haunted house movie. Corinna Faith, writer and director, adds many small layers that are frighting and thought provoking but is th…
 
Traumatized young boy! Murderous toy maker! Mickey Rooney! This week,the boys can't leave Christmas beyond and witness, "Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker"! The Silent Night series certainly came up with some insane ideas once they moved away from the whole "killer Santa" theme. Can this last entry be Christmas horror fun or does it flame…
 
A haunted widow! Disturbing secrets! House building! This week, the boys airbnb at "The Night House"! "The Night House" takes many chances and has a strong performance by Rebecca Hall, who plays a woman grief stricken. But does this movie deliver on the scares or just the drama? Plus, John talks about his recent trip to Utah to work at Sundance. an…
 
Happy New Years!!! Toy store employees! Hordes of parasites! Bruce Campbell! This week the boys go shopping on "Black Friday"! A horror movie set during America's unofficial holiday, is ripe with satirical commentary on consumerism. But can this B horror movie become a holiday cult classic? And so much more!! You can always email us: skeletonboyspo…
 
Happy Horrordays! Sorority sisters! Strange phone calls! Maniac stalker! This week the boys, know the calls are coming from inside the house! As they wish everyone a "Black Christmas"! Bob Clark's cult classic has influenced many horror movies. A movie with atmosphere over gore but does it measure up to its more violent counterparts? Plus we head o…
 
Violent teens! A kidnapped nurse! A Lawman out for revenge! This week the boys, go on a wild journey and uncover the origin of the legendary killer "Leatherface"! Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, the duo that were behind the incredible gory and controversial "Inside". They have made a prequel to "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and the events that mad…
 
For our one year anniversary, the boys welcome special guest, Jorge Chapa! He is a character actor with TV appearances in HBO's "Divorce" and "Succession". The boys get rowdy with Jorge and recall favorite horror moments. Two coroners! A corpse! And dark secrets! This week, the boys find a dead body and try to identify, "The Autopsy of Jane Doe”! T…
 
Supernatural entity! Deadly ritual! Weekend trip! This week the boys, fight a creepy pasta and take on "Head Count"! The boogeyman sub-genre is littered with mediocre entries. But director Elle Callahan, brings untypical approach to the horror genre. She has created many jumpy creepy moments but can "Head Count", deliver on its ambiguous ending? Pl…
 
Tehran in the 1980s! A mother and daughter! A mysterious evil! This week the boys, go eye to eye with an evil entity in, "Under the Shadow"! "Under the Shadow", is an atmospheric and spooky ghost story in a unique environment- Iran in the 80's. The restrictive lives of women during the cultural revolution is a real life horror that is well depicted…
 
New Age commune! Telekinetic female patient! Pill-popping psychiatrist! This week the boys, find the black rainbow but they must go,"Beyond the Black Rainbow"! Panos Cosmatos, stunning debut movie, is an experimental indie and almost virtually wordless. It's mesmerizing and hypnotic but is this more self-indulgent misfire or an unconventional mind …
 
Prestigious boarding school! Late night ritual! A murder mystery! This week the boys head back to school and join a "Seance"! Writer and director Simon Barrett uses many familiar themes and story beats to tell his ghost story. Referencing many different horror movies but does "Seance" find a voice to call its own? Plus, they do a mini review of "Se…
 
An immigrant! Creepy boarding house! Horrific visions! This week the boys try to fight but, "No One Gets Out Alive"! In Santiago Menghini's first full-length movie, he delivers strong imagery and mood, in this psychological haunted house movie. But does anyone get out alive? **(I'm sorry to easy!)** Plus, we do a mini-review of Huluween's "Daughter…
 
We are at journey's end! This week the boys review, "Halloween H20: 20 Years Later" and "Halloween: Resurrection"! In "Halloween H20", Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) makes her return to the series but does the sequel perfectly close out the Laurie Strode/Michael Myers saga? "Halloween: Resurrection", Busta Rhymes does Kung fu! Busta Rhymes does Kung fu!…
 
The journey continues! this week the boy's review, "Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers" and "Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers"! Halloween 5 attempts chilling scares, nail-biting suspense, and the feeling of being unsettled. But are the scares and the thrills the last two words to describe this revenge? "Halloween: The Curse of Michael M…
 
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