Dead Ringers Episode 8: THE STUFF + THE BLOB (1988)

Nolan is joined by Ben McBridePaul Farrell, and Philip Yount to discuss Larry Cohen’s The Stuff (1985) and Chuck Russell’s remake of The Blob (1988). The group catches up on the latest horror movies (and a few video games) before they run screaming from a double feature of sentient, killer goo monsters.

As will always be the case with this show, be warned that there are spoilers aplenty. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. The Stuff is available to stream on Shudder and Screambox or rent via VOD from Amazon, VUDU, and iTunes (and the Arrow Video Blu-ray is available from Amazon). The Blob (1988) is available to rent via VOD from AmazonYouTube, VUDU, and Google Play (and the technically-region-free Umbrella Entertainment Blu-ray is available is available from Amazon).

Other movies/games discussed on this episode: The Transfiguration (2017) (Netflix),   The Girl With All The Gifts (2017) (Amazon Prime), Dave Made A Maze (2017) (VOD — AmazonYouTube, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play), mother! (2017) (VOD — Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play), Raw (2017) (Netflix), Super Dark Times (2017)(Netflix), Get Out (2017) (HBO Now), It Comes At Night (2017) (Amazon Prime), Darkest Dungeon (2016) (PS4, PS Vita, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac), Little Nightmares (2017) (PS4, XB1, PC), Doki Doki Literature Club (2017) (PC, Mac), P2 (2007) (Shudder, Amazon Prime, Hulu), Wish Upon (Amazon Prime), The Blob (1958) (VOD — Amazon, iTunes).

Download the episode here. (127 MB)

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Links to games/articles/stories discussed on the show:

Doki Doki Literature Club Official Website (Free Download)

Paul’s Review of Raw

Paul’s Zombie Short Story, Bill’s Last Breath

Sources cited and/or used as research for this episode:

The Stuff. Directed by Larry Cohen. USA: New World Pictures, 1985. Blu-ray.

The Blob. Directed by Chuck Russell. USA: TriStar Pictures, 1988. Blu-ray.

Diak, Nicholas. “Meteor Madness: Lovecraftian Horror and Consumerism in the Battle for Small Town USA.” In Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre, edited by Michele Brittany, 50-65. 1st ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017.

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