Episode 33: Shocktober

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Shocktober is brilliant.  Watching 31 horror movies in a month is a true challenge and a great way to steep in the Halloween season.  What is not so brilliant about Shocktober is that most horror movies are TERRIBLE, and watching 31 of them makes you wonder if you even like them anymore.  Halfway through the month you feel like giving up because your ocular cavities are filled to the brim with fake blood and boobs.

Every October we participate in Shocktober, and this year we decided to do a wrap up episode discussing our highlights and lowlights from the upsetting overload of horror.

We do not hold back with spoilers, so if you have not seen any the following movies PLEASE DO NOT LISTEN AND/OR CALM DOWN AND ACCEPT THAT ONE DAY YOU WILL DIE AND SPOILERS WILL NOT MATTER:

Ghostwatch, Willow Creek, Prom Night, Hocus Pocus, Rosemary’s Baby, The Loved Ones, Personal Shopper, A Dark Song, The Thing, Tremors, Better Watch Out, Life, Hellraiser 1 & 2, Chopping Mall, Cabin Fever, Gremlins, The Guest, The Houses October Built 1 & 2, The House of the Devil, WNUF Halloween Special, Lights Out, House on Willow Street, The Girl With All the Gifts, Maggie, American Werewolf in London.

Enjoy!

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Episode 32: Jack the Ripper Halloween Special!

Get ready for our SECOND Halloween Special!  This year we are taking on the enduring legend of Jack the Ripper!

Each member of Peripheral researched a man we thought could have been Jack the Ripper and we each present our case.  Our number one fan (sorry Devin’s mom, we love you), and former podcast guest Andy, joins us to act as our judge.  He will listen to our arguments and make his ruling on which suspect he believes was Jack the Ripper.  Case closed.

If you have been following along on Twitter, you will notice that we are participating in Shocktober!  Shocktober is the act of watching a horror movie every day in October.  We are tweeting the movies we watch each day and we will record a Shocktober podcast at the end of the month.  We will discuss our favorite movies and a few of the shitty ones.  We hope you are participating in Shocktober too!  It’s the best way to really steep in the Halloween spirit.

We hope you enjoy this episode and have a GREAT HALLOWEEN!

 

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Episode 31: Australia

We decided to take on an entire continent this week on Peripheral. It was no small feat considering that Australia is full of nightmares. Don’t believe us?

NIGHTMARE ISLAND CHECKLIST:

CHECKCHECK Sad history of aboriginal genocide and baby stealing.

CHECKCHECK Once boasted the highest number of insane asylums per capita.

CHECKCHECK Home to countless murderous mammals, reptiles, insects and marine life.

CHECKCHECK Has one of the lowest population densities on earth.

Australia is a landmass boiling over with haints. We try to tackle just a few of them.

Enjoy!

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That’s not a lady Sasquatch! THIS is a lady Sasquatch!

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Episode 30: Space Oddities

In this episode of Peripheral we dug up our favorite stories about the mysteries of space and serve them hot and ready to your ears.

We will sort of answer questions similar in tone to the ones postulated below:

Did fuzzy aliens send zeppelins down to earth for the purpose of abducting humans?

Have mysterious satellites been circling earth for hundreds of years?

Do astronauts see aliens while out spacewalking?

Is space a vacuum of evils that should be avoided by man?

Oh boy, we are going to kind of get into those topics and mostly blow your minds! Enjoy!

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I mean, he is odd. And he is in space.

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Episode 29: Grab Bag II

The Grab Bag is BACK!  Almost a year ago we terrorized our listeners with a random assortment of terrors, and we are doing it again!  Your butts should be held, and your y’alls should be ready for this, because we are going to pull some horrors out of the nightmare bag!

We hope you enjoy GRAB BAG II: THE GRABBENING!

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ALSO, Mariah wrote a book!  It is called The Caste Marked and it is available for $2.99 as a Kindle download.

 

The Caste Marked

An excellent book written by Peripheral’s own Mariah Esterly!

 

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Episode 28: Urban Legends

The best part of an urban legend is that it doesn’t matter how ridiculous it is, it still gets under your skin.  Does it make logical sense that saying a phrase three times into a mirror would conjure a ghost child?  Of course it doesn’t.  Will you wake up in a bathtub full of ice with your kidneys missing?  They wouldn’t leave you alive!  It there actually something under your bed?  Nope.  It’s moved behind you.

This episode we discuss the the dos and don’ts of self medication, the true dangers of indoor fans and we look at the birth of a modern urban legend about vampires.  We also have a public service announcement: please put away your Halloween decorations in a timely fashion.  So many of them are actual corpses.  Also, please put away your corpses.

Enjoy the episode!  But first, maybe check the  backseat of your car…

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ALSO, Mariah wrote a book!  It is called The Caste Marked and it is available for $2.99 as a Kindle download.

 

The Caste Marked

An excellent book written by Peripheral’s own Mariah Esterly!

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Episode 27: Paranormal Attacks

No one likes being hassled.  Unwanted touch or conversation can be annoying at best (a co-worker sharing an update of their hysterectomy scars while you wash your mug in the breakroom), or downright nightmarish (realizing the dude sitting behind you on the bus has been blowing air gently onto the back of your neck for the last fifteen minutes).  It seems impossible, but ghosts and cryptids have even less respect for your personal space than bus creepers.

This week we share a variety of stories about unwanted paranormal touch, tales of ghosts, demons and boy scouts getting all up in your biz.

We hope you enjoy it and we hope it inspires you to set clear inter-dimensional boundaries.

Baby Puncher

Damn ghost babies all up in your bubble.

ALSO, Mariah wrote a book!  It is called The Caste Marked and it is available for $2.99 as a Kindle download.

 

The Caste Marked

An excellent book written by Peripheral’s own Mariah Esterly!

 

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