All posts tagged: Halloween

Episode 78 – Halloween Hijinks Part 3

Welcome back everyone to the last episode of our Halloween Hijinks special! On this episode we are giving you guys the FINAL 4 movies on our #REAL13Nights of Halloween list plus a deep dive discussion about each one. We review ‘The Exorcist’ (1973) @ (0:06:45), ‘The Shining’ @ (0:25:00), ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ @ (0:42:15), and finally our NUMBER 1 Halloween movie ‘Hocus Pocus’ @ (0:52:30). Come join us on this hilarious episode for that and much more. Happy Halloween everyone! COUCH POTATO SCORES (1-10 scale): The Exorcist (1973): Rom – 8, Angelo – 8, Gab – 8 The Shining: Rom – 7, Angelo – 8, Gab – 6 The Nightmare Before Christmas: Rom – 7, Angelo – 7, Gab – 5 Hocus Pocus: Rom – 10, Angelo – 10, Gab – 9 Listen here: You can also stream the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Episode 77 – Halloween Hijinks Part 2

The 17 Waverly Pod boys are back the for the next installment in our 3 part Halloween special! This episode is full of new spooky and funny Halloween material as it was last week. We start the show off with a review of the HBO Max remake of ‘The Witches’ @ (0:03:00), then a length review of another HBO show ‘Lovecraft Country’ @ (0:24:30), and finally with a review of the funny Netflix movie ‘Vampires vs The Bronx’ @ (0:50:45). We finish the episode, continuing our list of the REAL 13 nights of Halloween, by discussing our next 5 movies on the list and why we chose them. Grab a snack, come join us for that and much more! COUCH POTATO SCORES (1-10 scale): The Witches (2020): Rom – 7, Angelo – 7, Gab – 7 Lovecraft Country: Rom – 9, Angelo – 8, Gab – 8 Vampires vs The Bronx: Rom – 8, Angelo – 8, Gab – 9 Listen here: You can also stream the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

13 Nights of Halloween #3; ‘Scream’

We are a bipolar Halloween list over here on the couch, folks. As yesterday was the family friendly light-hearted film about death, mortality, and forgetting those you love in the beyond(?) we shift gears tonight to watch a more adult icon; Scream. Wait, Why am I Laughing?: I’m not a gore porn guy. I hate horror, I hate slasher flicks, and I hate gratutious violent against women; I literally walked out of the theater from The Hills Have Eyes. However, rarely is there a movie that gets so much damn buzz within the genre that anxiously forces me to press play. This was certainly one of them. Yes, it has a ton of suspense moments and haunting violence, but it somehow manages to be all of those things while also feeling like a light comedy and teen drama? Scream is, at its core, a satire about the slasher genre while still being a slasher film in its own right; it’s brilliant! It’s satirical element is so good that even when they decided to make Scream …

13 Nights of Halloween #2: ‘Casper’

Yes, we’re going from the f**** up and adult nature of The Craft to a film about death, loss, and the desperate lonliness in the beyond… for kids? That’s right, I’m talking about 1995’s Casper. The Score: We need to get out of the way something that doesn’t get mentioned enough about this film; the music. Let’s remember that this was a live-action kids movie about an old cartoon and James Horner (composer) did THAT with the score. He didn’t have to do that. He did that for us. Connection: While on the beautifully haunting score for this movie we have to give it the writers and cast for bringing to life scenes that together deliver something spectacular. I believe we know what scene I’m talking about but just in case… It’s the moment Casper and Kat are lying in bed talking about her mother and death. You know, casual. Casper tells her that he doesn’t remember anything about his life at all and Kat wonders if the same happened to her mother with her. …

13 Nights of Halloween: The Craft

Yes, these days the Halloween celebration has spread across the entire month of October but over on the couch we believe in good ol’ fashioned THIRTEEN nights! I would like to say it’s to honor the ABC family days, but it also might be a bit because drawing out a list of 31 flicks didn’t seem like an achievable goal? Anywho, to kick off the first night we are celebrating the 1996 horror/fantasy cult classic, The Craft. Let’s go put some hexes on some popular girls! The GOOD The Cast: Right out the gates we have to hand it to the iconic cast of this movie. We have Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich who would both go on to star in Scream later that same year. Christine Taylor as our blonde bully, Robin Tunney as the new girl/hero of the story, and of course, from Waterboy fame and queen of playing insane, Fairuza Balk. Wrapping up the foursome of witches we had Rachel True and these witches together (for the first half of the movie …

The REAL 13 Nights of Halloween

This year, the gentlemen at 17 Waverly Podcast decided to take the Halloween programming schedule into our OWN hands. For years we’ve complained about the many ‘# nights of Halloween’ lists where most of the movies suggested have no real connection to the holiday. This year we decided to create a list of our own that we think is THE list for anyone that loves Halloween or is looking to get in the mood. While this list may change over time with the addition of newer moves, we believe this is currently the strongest list of movies to get anyone in the halloween spirit. Listen to our latest podcast episode ‘Halloween Hijinks Part 1’ for an explanation of our first 4 movies on this list. If you think we overlooked any movies or if you think a movie we have does not belong, let us know in the comments or on twitter! 17 Waverly Podcast 13 Nights of Halloween schedule: The Craft (1996) – Oct. 19 Casper (1995) – Oct. 20 Scream – Oct. 21 …

Episode 76 – Halloween Hijinks Part 1

Welcome everyone to the annual 17 Waverly Pod Halloween special! This year since we are all stuck at home due to this incredibly annoying pandemic, we are giving you 3, that’s right, 3 consecutive weeks of Halloween madness. This week we review (with SPOILERS) 2 Netflix originals starting with a lengthy discussion of ‘The Haunting of BLY Manor’ @ (0:06:45) and then Adam Sandler’s ‘Hubie Halloween’ @ (0:49:00). We close the show revealing the first 4 movies on our own special ’13 Nights of Halloween’ movie list. Come join us!  COUCH POTATO SCORES (Out of 10): Haunting of Bly Manor: Rom – 5, Angelo – n/a, Gab – 5 Hubie Halloween: Rom – 8, Angelo – 8, Gab – 8 Listen here: You can also stream the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ Episodes 7-9 Review

Oh dear… This did not stick the landing. Let’s just get this over with. Too Much Going On: So by the time we get to the last set of episodes we have more of an info dump. It turns out Peter and Rebecca have been planning to make their merge to the children permanent so they could get the hell outta dodge. I repeat- this pair of lovers were manipulating the children siblings so they would willingly merge with the ghosts so they could take total control of their bodies in the real world. Meanwhile, the children would infanantly stay in a memory somewhere in dream land? I don’t know. Alright, that explains them, what about all the other ghosts in the house? It turns out the lady in the lake was the ghost who started it all. She is the cause of the death of many people still haunting the mansion, but also the reason why none of them can leave Bly…However… This was All a Coincidence?: I had suspected that the reason the …

‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ Episodes 4-6 Review

Well that escalated at a regular pace! Where episodes one through three are slow burns setting the foundation for our nine-part series, episodes four through six are completely dedicated to giving us some answers. Some of my guesses were right, and some were on the right track(?). I’m going to save the good and the bad for the final review (episodes seven through nine) and want to take this chance to just recap on the highlights. Miles and Peter: What did I say!? The kid was possessed! I knew it! the first chunk of episodes dropped many hints but this second set rubs it in your face; the request for wine at dinner and his frustration at being denied, him outside smoking the cigarette, and of course his playing with the lighter. Peter has been (obviously) dead this entire time and has been shacking up with Miles. Peter is evidently somehow stuck in this state with no way of escaping. The lady in the lake seems to serve as a protector(?) to Bly and once …

‘Hubie Halloween’ Review; Sandler-Bad and It’s Fantastic

Right out the gates I have to make one thing perfectly clear- I, like many, absolutely adore Adam Sandler. If you grew up in the 90’s/early 2000’s you know that his movies were a big staple to growing up. The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy, Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, 50 First Dates, The Waterboy and so many others… They were movies filled with memorable comedic moments (we still quote from time to time), dumb and flat comedic moments (that you still somehow enjoyed), and great heartfelt ones. With all the craziness of 2020 the idea that Sandler was releasing another Netflix original for Hallowen sounded perfect. Let’s get into the bad and the worst that makes Sandler movies oh so good! Honor the Past: Like all Sandler movies they incorporate a boat of familiar faces. To see Steve Buscemi playing something vulgar, Rob Schneider with his usual random pop-ins, and a crop of other familiars throughout the movie put a smile on my face. Honestly, each one should have had that that great SNL applause whenever …