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.
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!
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!
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.
Paranormal reality shows are the perfect trash television. Nothing soothes a hangover better than watching dum dums in night vision, screaming and running from “ghosts.”
The issue with our favorite ghost hunting shows is how prolific they are. Ghost Hunters has filmed over 200 episodes and has at least three spin off shows. Ghost Adventures has had 23 seasons and Destination Truth, despite not being very popular, still had 5 seasons.
You can trust us on this: the majority of these episodes are bad. Easily 75%-85% are real wet farts.
We have handpicked the best and scariest episodes from these shows to curate a ghost show mixtape for you. This mixtape includes the following hot tracks:
It is the BEST time of the year! We here at Peripheral are huge fans of Halloween. We love decorating our houses with spooky stuff, crafting nerdy costumes and doubling down on our scary movie viewings. This week we decided to get a little personal and share what scared us the most as kids. We then justify those youthful terrors with real world horrors. We hope you enjoy it!
We’ve got ourselves a GRAB BAG this week! These stories are about anything we choose. The only ribbon tying these stories together is terror. You won’t know what to expect or how to prepare yourself for these spooks and scares. What you do know is that you will be gifted, from our generous mouths, four creepy stories. We hope you enjoy this episode and its many unwanted conversations about wrestling.
We here at Peripheral hope you all had a lovely Mother’s day. Did you call your mom and tell her that you love her? Did you buy her a card? We hope you did, because family is important. After hearing this week’s episode we hope to give you a few ideas for next year’s Mother’s Day card. Next year you could write something more original like, “Thanks for not scarring my face to make me look like my dead sibling,” or “I appreciate everything you don’t do — like not making meth, getting into witchcraft and driving our family out into the woods, never to return.”