This week the gang unpacks one of the most iconic horror films of the 90’s, Scream.
We are so close to October and Halloween that the Ghouls are kicking off the season with a list episode! Marissa and Jacki each put together lists of shows, past and present, that had awesome and memorable Halloween themed episodes. Did your favorite make the list? What shows make your top 10?
It’s time for a good ol’ hack and slash this week as the Ghouls are joined by film maker, Shawn Wright. They talk about Friday the 13th Part 8 Jason Takes Manhattan and Shawn’s short film, Night of the Axe.
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This week the Ghouls are joined by director Lee Esposito (Ritterhaus Productions) to talk about the movie It Follows and his feature length film, Lillith. Check out the link below to watch the trailer and buy tickets for it’s one week engagement (9/13/19 to 9/20/19) at Atlantic Cinemas in Atlantic Highlands, NJ!
Pull up a seat next to the TV People and join the Ghouls as they discuss Poltergeist 1 & 2. The gang shares their own fears, Marissa debates who really directed the first movie and Jacki tells a few stories about how to scare your mother half to death!
The Ghouls are back at looking at the old and new. This week they talk The Blob 1958 and 1988!
Tap the keg, Dude! It's time to party on Pleasure Island! This week the Ghouls talk about Broken Lizard's Club Dread and Dude Bro Party Massacre III from 5 Second Films.
The Ghouls are back at it again with a few guilty pleasures and this time they are joined by Brian Kelly (Horror Movie Night and Cool De La podcasts). They decided to find a theme this time and picked “the third in a franchise” movie. Marissa picks Child’s Play 3, Brian brings Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 to the table, and Jacki delights the gang with Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland!
Go to the motel, you’re gonna have a bad time. Head to Gatlin, your’re gonna have a bad time. Join the gang this week as they discuss Motel Hell and Children of the Corn. They re-cast Motel Hell as a Rob Zombie remake and marvel at the interconnected Stephen King Universe.
It’s time to find a sacrifice this week as the gang discusses The Wicker Man movies. Two completely different movies that are totally the same and not at all alike! Christopher Lee is amazing and Nicolas Cage is… um… is… allergic to THE BEEEEEEES!
Oh yes dear listeners! It is that time of year again when Jacki takes over in the name of her birthday and makes the gang watch one of her favorites! Much to everyone’s relief she picked, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare! Recorded a few weeks ago when everyone was together at the Pop Rock n’ Horror Convention, frequent guests, Zack and Catie (Mise En Scream) join in the celebration.
Girls rule and boys drool! It’s about time they got to these female written AND directed films that flip the script on the slasher sub-genre. So pledge the house, put on your sexy pajamas, and start a pillow fight because this week the Ghouls discuss two awesome 80’s slashers: Sorority House Massacre and The Slumber Party Massacre!
This week the Ghouls pick two out of Takashi Miike’s expansive filmography and discuss Audition and One Missed Call. Jacki ventures into an area she has avoided for years, Nate excitedly talks about the J-Horror he loves so much, and Marissa finds what she is always looking for in female horror characters.
This week the Ghouls continue their adventures with Jason Voorhees as Joey (Dark Hills Gaming, Camp Blood Survivors) takes off his mask and joins them as they discuss Jason Goes to Hell! While Joey brings with him his wealth of knowledge and amazing fan theories, Marissa learns to give the franchise a second chance.
The Ghouls went to camp and half of them lived to tell the tale! Hear all about their adventures at the Dark Hills Gaming event, Camp Blood: Jason Goes to Hell. They chat in the car on the way there and make their survival predictions, while at camp, they talk to staff and fellow campers, and recap all the excitement on the way home.
The next event will take place on September 14, 2019 — Pennywise Lives! Please head to Facebook and check out Dark Hills Gaming for more information on this and upcoming events. Join us and the rest of the amazing people that we met as we try to survive the night!
This week the Ghouls go all tech on you ass when they are joined by their friend Damon as he talks about his new app, The Slasher App! They also hit up the teen chat rooms and discuss the late 90’s film written by Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, Strangeland.
This week join the Ghouls on their ride home from the first ever Pop Rock n’ Horror convention. The ladies wax on about the experience, the celebrities, the fun, the result of Jacki playing drinking games and Marissa’s “breakin the law” moment at the hotel pool! Spoiler alert: The weekend was an amazing success and we have our fingers crossed for another Pop Rock n’ Horror next year!
Pop Rock n' Horror Convention | Gettysburg, PA | June 2, 2019 | Featuring David Howard Thornton (Art the Clown) Damien Leone (Writer & Director) Steven Della Salla (Police Officer #2) Jason Leavy (Police Officer #1) | Hosted by Marissa Pona (Jersey Ghouls & Mise En Scream Podcasts) & Jacki Giorgianni (Jersey Ghouls Podcast)
The Return of the Living Dead Reunion panel hosted by Marissa (Jersey Ghouls) and Matt (Horror Movie Night) recorded live at the Pop Rock n’ Horror Convention on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Featuring Beverly Randolph aka Tina, Thom Mathews aka Freddy, Linnea Quigley aka Trash, Miguel Nunez Jr aka Spider, and Allan Trautman aka Tarman!
This week the Ghouls are packing their bags, mixing up the Bug Juice, and headed to Sleepaway Camp! What’s up with that weird girl, Angela? God, Judy is such a B-I-T-C-H! Eww, is Meg hitting on Mel? Huh, lots of kids are dying at this camp… I think I want to go home.
Fill up the syringe with green goo because this week the Ghouls are talking Re-Animator and Beyond Re-Animator. Not everyone was on board with these movies and the obvious cringe factor can’t be ignored. Can Jeffrey Combs save the films with his portrayal of Dr. West?
This week the Ghouls talk about the very special movie, Slashers. Well, special to them anyway. This episode is a bit self-indulgent and super nostalgic as Marissa and Jacki talk about their time as Hollywood Video employees, their wild college days, and origin story of the Jersey Ghouls!
Welcome to the first in a new series, Ghoul Talk! They kick it off with a list of Good and Bad Horror Moms! A few matching entries, a few deep cuts, and as always, few questionable choices. Do you agree with our list? Who would make it on to yours? Happy Mother’s Day!
From baking cakes to swimming in lakes, the Ghouls tackle their first anthology series with Creepshow 1 and Creepshow 2!
What happens when you take a successful horror franchise and launch it into space? Usually, nothing good. This week the Ghouls search the stars and discuss Jason X and Leprechaun 4 In Space. Would you give your android nipples?
Zack joins the Ghouls this week as they all break out their Fairuza Balk fan club badges! The gang discusses Return to Oz and The Craft. Jacki has to defend her love for a childhood favorite, we learn some couch biology, and everyone comes together at the end because who doesn’t love a good witch movie?!
The familiar voice of Nate returns for this episode with the Ghouls. They talk 1989’s Pet Sematary and its 1992 sequel. Topics on the table are anti-bullying of cats, the acting chops of a 2 year old, and revelations about Mr. Crabs. Have you seen the Pet Sematary remake yet? Let us know your thoughts!
The internet changed the world and not always for the good. In this week’s spoiler heavy episode, the Ghouls discuss CAM and Assassination Nation. They talk about what you could expect if they were Camgirls, James chimes in a bit without having seen either movie, and we have the rare instance were Marissa and Jacki completely disagree about a movie.
This week the Ghouls celebrate April 1st by flipping the script on horror and diving into two of their favorite comedies! Joined by Marissa’s husband, Matt, the gang talks Back to the Beach and That Thing You Do!
This week the Ghouls are joined once again by James as the three of them talk more comedy horror. The gang discusses Dracula Dead and Loving It and Young Frankenstein. Mel Brooks is adorable, the story of Dracula is boring, and Marty Feldman is the King of Comedy!
The Con Flu has hit the Ghouls this week so enjoy this little chat about our weekend at Monster Mania 42 in Cherry Hill, NJ. It is a love fest to our friends, awkward celebrity encounters, and possibly illegal propositions to Tom Atkins. We spent the weekend with amazing and talented humans! Find their podcasts, comment, like, subscribe!
Did your favorite remake of the Sweet Sixteen make it in the bracket? Do you have predictions? Are you screaming at your phone or computer like a lunatic because we eliminated something we shouldn’t have? Is this too many questions?
The Ghouls are back with Matt, Catie, and Zack and it is time to crown the winner of our Battle of the Remakes!
Who’s ready? Are you ready? LET’S GOOOOOOO!
Break out the brackets and plan your strategies because we are back with another March Madness! Matt (Horror Movie Night, Disneatos, Geekscape) hosts this year as we fight it out and decide the best of the best remakes. Catie (Mise En Scream) and Zack join the Ghouls this time around as they whittle it down from the Sweet Sixteen to the Final Four! **We had a lot of audio issues — we apologize in advance**
Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop and it looks like the workshop produced a couple of babies. This week the Ghouls discuss two classic horror films, Rosemary’s Baby and The Omen. They talk the pros and cons of Satan being your baby daddy and all encompassing power of Gregory Peck’s eyebrows.
Love is in the air this week as the Ghouls celebrate Valentine’s Day together. It is all candy hearts and blood soaked clothing as they discuss the 2009 remake of My Bloody Valentine and Valentine from 2001.
This week the Ghouls try their hand at the true crime trend. They discuss the 1960 Lake Bodom murders and the 2016 movie of the same title.
The Ghouls go outside the horror box to discuss two John Carpenter movies, Escape from New York and Escape from LA. Their friend Zack joins the show this week and brings his love of Carpenter’s music to the forefront of the conversation. Kurt Russell is an ideal anti hero, Issac Hayes rules the streets and Marissa is not on board with hang gliding over LA.
This week the Ghouls are joined by special guest, Morgan from Maximum Mediocrity Podcast! After a long break from the works of Stephen King, they dive into Misery and Dolores Claiborne. Kathy Bates proves to be phenomenal as we all fight to be the president of her fan club. Thanks to Morgan’s knowledge of the books these movies are based on, we get to compare and discuss. It’s like the spooky book club we always wanted to be in!
The Ghouls are back at it this week with another round of guilty pleasure movies! Jacki brings us Mary Reilly. For Marissa, they talk about Bram Stoker’s Dracula. They both defend and tear down the movies that they love so much. Street cred be damned-these movies are so good! And not unlike a few stars of these movies, what isn’t good is the accents the ladies try to pull off. Apologies to the listeners across the pond!
The a world were survival movies are a dime a dozen, two stand out above the rest. This week the Ghouls talk 28 Days Later and The Girl with All the Gifts. The Zombie vs. Infected debate is sparked. Jacki makes a fuss, Marissa reins her in and at the end of the day, we should all read more books.
This week the Ghouls are joined by Adam Casey as we dive into the ink and paper world of comic books that were turned into feature films. 30 Days of Night and The Crow are discussed in this episode and we learn that Adam finds the good in everything, Marissa wants to skateboard again, and Jacki is still living her best 90's life.
You better watch out, you better not cry. You better not pout because Santa is on a hate fueled murder spree and you might be the next one found bloody and face down in the snow! Wait, I don’t think I sang that right… This week the Ghouls sit by the crackling fireplace with a mug of coco and discuss Silent Night, Deadly Night and Christmas Evil.
This week the Ghouls are joined by Ashley from the AFHigh List Podcast! We talk 90’s vampires while discussing John Carpenter’s Vampires and From Dusk til Dawn. Pointy teeth, boobs and a heaping dose of misogyny. What more could you want?!
This week the Ghouls and their friend to the end, Matt Kelly discuss the latest installments of the Chucky series with Curse of Chucky and Cult of Chucky.
This week the Ghouls are joined by favorite, Matt Kelly as they relive their childhoods with some of their favorite spooky animated films. They breakdown Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters, the Sleepy Hollow segment from the Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, and The Halloween Tree.
The Ghouls return this week with special guest, James! We talk the art of the “mocumentary” and discuss Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon and What We Do in the Shadows. #Stu
The Ghouls welcome special guest, Catie to the conversation this week as we discuss another round of Dario Argento movies. The Three Mothers Trilogy: Suspiria, Inferno, and The Mother of Tears.
Hello Kiddies! This week the Ghouls watched Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood and were dying to talk about it. They take a stab at the Tales From The Crypt franchise and breakdown some history, measure up the acting chops, and daydream about Billy Zane. We hope you join us this week because you know what they say: the morgue, the merrier!
This week the Ghouls discuss yet another giant in the horror industry, David Cronenberg. We look at two of his films; Shivers and The Fly. It is body horror 101 this time around and not all of the Ghouls are up to the challenge. Can you watch the Brundle-Fly transformation with out turning away?
This week the Ghouls (and returning favorite, Matt Kelly) discuss two of the best vampire movies to come out of the 80’s: The Lost Boys and Fright Night. While we love both films, one definitely comes out on top as our collective favorite. And at the top of the show we ask the age old question: Who do you want to bite you? David (Kiefer Sutherland) or Jerry (Chris Sarandon)? Tune in - find out!
This week the Ghouls tackle two recent reboots: Evil Dead (2013) and Blair Witch (2016). With the two heavy hitters that these movies are based on, you might think they would come up against some criticism from our Ghouls. And for the most part, you would be right. Marissa called in some reinforcements, Nate had a compelling argument, and Jacki acted like an old person telling these new movies to “Get Off My Lawn!”
Ahwoooo! This week the Ghouls get hairy discussing The Howling and Ginger Snaps. Our topics jump from social commentary to Rick Baker to gender roles to masturbation. Trust me, it all makes sense.
Will an alien bounty hunter look like your favorite rock star? Will you be ready to help save Satan’s Den? Check the toilets and clear the barn because this week the Ghouls are talkin’ tiny creatures with Ghoulies 2 and Critters!
This week the Ghouls take a recommendation from Jacki’s Uncle Ron and watch Rubber. This absurdist movie sparked a more serious and critical conversation than normal. What do you think of a tire that goes on a killing spree? Also, do you like sausages? *Our apologies this week for the audio issues! It seems that the episode was only picked up through Marissa’s microphone.
This week the Ghouls are joined by Stephen & Matt from the VHS podcast Analog Jones and the Temple of Film! Join us as we talk the art of puppetry, plot holes and we try to find out what Manzini really is the Captain of. This was obviously a Jacki pick -- did Marissa and Nate join in on the laughter or did they want to throw Jacki away with the movie? Special thanks to Stephen for the amazing custom graphic!
This week the Ghouls discuss movies by one of the greats in the horror genre, Dario Argento. We watched Demons and Deep Red and see where so many others have been influenced by Argento's movies. Don't forget you can also listen to our podcast on iTunes, GooglePlay, TuneIn and I Heart Radio!
This week the Ghouls talk motherhood and murder. Are they good moms gone bad? Was the pressure being the perfect mom too much? Is this Marissa's future? Join us as we discuss Serial Mom and Dead Alive (Braindead).
Spike up your hair and shine the jewel in your bellybutton because the Ghouls are talking trolls! But unlike the toys of our childhood, these are out to kill you. We talk Troll Hunter and Troll 2 this week along with some questionable searches on Jacki's Google account. #nokinkshame
It's summa' time and this week we discuss Tourist Trap and The Ruins. Hopefully this serves as a warning to never leave your house. Have a stay-cation and stay alive!
Double, double, toil and Tim Curry! This week the Ghouls break out their wands and spell books and enjoy a few witch movies. This nostalgia-fest includes The Witches, The Worst Witch (1986), and Hocus Pocus. Sadly, we learned that Charlotte Rae passed away this week and the timing works out for us to honor her in one of our childhood favorites.
The end of July means it's time again to celebrate Jacki's birthday! This year she subjects her fellow Ghouls and guests to one of her favorites, 1988's Night of the Demons! Joining the party this year is Matt (Horror Movie Night, Disneatos, Geekscape.net) Scott (Horror Movie Night) and Steve (Analog Jones and the Temple of Film). Listen as six podcasters fail to stay on topic, brainstorm about a new podcast idea, and learn a little bit about each other. So put on your party hat, grab a slice of cake and enjoy Night of the Demons or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Boobs.
This week the Ghouls take on two movies with a religious theme, Stigmata and Dracula 2000. We get a little bit more serious in this one but we bring it back around to the good ol' Ghouls style by the end when Marissa calls Nate and Jacki "fucking dingdongs" because she grew up in North Jersey and didn't have TastyKake.
Work sucks. In this episode, join the Ghouls as they live the daily 9-5 grind while they discuss two office based movies, The Belko Experiment and Mayhem.
A few weeks ago Marissa and Jacki saw the much talked about film, Hereditary. In this episode we discuss what we thought and how we felt after. Be warned, lots of spoilers in this one.
In this episode, Marissa, Jacki and Nate watch and discuss each other's favorite guilty pleasure horror movies. For Marissa, it is the made for TV movie The Midnight Hour. Jacki picks Nightmare on Elm St. Part 4: The Dream Master and Nate brings us into the tech age with 1994's Brainscan.
The Ghouls are back at it again to talk about two more Rob Zombie directed films. In this episode they discuss 31 and Zombie's remake of Halloween.
Waasss Up! So how do you feel about Rob Zombie as a director? Find out what Marissa, Jacki and Nate have to say when they dive into the part one of their two part series discussing Mr. Zombie's films. In this episode they tackle The House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devils Rejects.
Hey everybody! It's that time of year... PROM SEASON. The Jersey Ghouls are taking it back to high school as we discuss prom horror films. So, grab a date, spike your punch, and get ready for our discussion of Prom Night and The Loved Ones.
Happy spring! Today's podcast will discuss Jame's Gunn (of Guardians of the Galaxy fame). What many fans don't know is that he got it start in horror. So, join us as we explore Tromeo and Juliet, Slither, and his contribution to gaming- Lollipop Chainsaw.
Hey everybody. Join Marissa, Matt, and Nate, along with very special guest Matt Kelly from Horror Movie Night, as we crown a horror sequel.
Join Marissa, Jacki, Nate, and special guest Matt Kelly from Horror Movie Night as we take the Sweet 16 of horror sequels and narrow them down to the Elite 8.
Join Marissa, Nate, and Jacki as they discuss The Bride of Chucky in celebration of February.
It's been awhile, but the Jersey Ghouls are back and taking on John Carpenter's The Thing. Listen as Nate, Jacki, and Marissa discuss the finer points of Wilford Brimley's evil, alpha male syndrome, and why Kurt Russel is so damn dreamy.
Well hellllllooooo Mr. Fancypants. It is time to discuss some of our favorite horror comedies: Evil Dead 2, Shaun of the Dead, and Tucker and Dale vs. the Evil.
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Happy Halloween Ghouls. We are so excited to be kicking off our two-part discussion of horror and comedy, and how and when they intersect. In this episode, we discuss Beetlejuice, The Adams Family, and Ghostbusters. We decide if they are worthy of any sort of horror categorization.
We spoil the crap out of this movie! If you have not seen the movie, go see it and then listen to this episode. The Ghouls are joined by Joe, Charlie and Jordan as we share our thoughts on 2017's It.
We are joined by Guest Ghoul James as we discuss Stephen King's It. We tackle many of the major themes in the book, we discuss (while Marissa and Jacki defend) the miniseries and we share our expectations and thoughts on the up cmoing movie.
Episode 14- In which we celebrate Jacki's birthday with an exploration of Monster Squad. A special thank you to guest ghoul James for joining us.
Jacki, Marissa, and Nate tackle Ghoulies and Puppet Master in order to decide if these little guys make for movies that are so bad they're good or just so, so bad.
Hey everybody! Check out Episode 13- The Jersey Ghouls vs. The Dream Warriors
Well kids, we made it. In the last episode of this series we discuss the Final Four, break it down to the last two and crown a winner of the 1st Annual Jersey Ghouls Horror March Madness! Did you guess correctly?
We had a few technical difficulties and we lost the original episode we recorded with Joe and Nate. Such a bummer! But Marissa and I recapped as best we could and gave you the run down for the final episode! Don't forget, you have until March 31st to submit your guess for the winner of our March Madness bracket!
In this episode we make the tough decisions and break down the sweet (and scary) 16! Check it out to see if your favorite made the cut. And don't forget, there is still time to submit your guess for the winning movie! If you guess correctly you will win yourself an awesome Jersey Ghouls prize pack!
Hey everybody! In this episode, we narrow it down to 32 films. See if your favorites made it to the Sweet 16! Don't forget to post your guess about what movie will win it all. Winners will receive a Jersey Ghouls prize pack!!
Here's the second part of our top 64, where we toss 16 more movies to the curb, insult even more Hollywood hitters, and talk Philly style...
Hi fans! Join us for our first part of Round 1 of the March Madness, best of horror. We are joined by special guests Nate and Joe, who help us duke it out to determine the greatest horror movie of all time.
Listen as the Jersey Ghouls and guest star Nate take on the Tall Man, his henchmen, and ballistics.
Tonight Jacki, Marissa, and special guest Joe Costal will duke it out to decide whether or not The Shining deserves all of the hype it gets.
In this episode we celebrate the holidays as we talk about 1974's Black Christmas.
In this episode we get wasted and talk about our viewing of the fan recommended Killer Klowns From Outer Space.
In this episode we cover John Carpenter's Halloween, preview our next episode, and introduce our first contest.
Welcome to our first Podcast. Today we are introducing ourselves and talking about who we are, and why we love horror. We are also going to discuss Jersey Ghouls and what you can look forward to in the future. Enjoy, and thanks for the support!