Dead Ringers Episode 16: MAGIC + CHILD’S PLAY

Nolan is joined by Ben McBride and Paul Farrell, as well as special guest Ashlee Blackwell, to discuss Richard Attenborough’s Magic (1978) and Tom Holland’s Child’s Play (1988). The group shares recent horror discoveries before they wind up at the mercy of a possessive puppet and a deadly doll.

Other movies discussed on this episode: Let Me In (2010) (Netflix), Cold Hell (2017) (Shudder), Jawbreaker (1999) (Shudder), Cube (1998) (Shudder, Netflix), Event Horizon (1997) (Starz or VOD — Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play), Anaconda (1997) (VOD — Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play), Ghost Stories (2018) (VOD — XFINITY On Demand, Spectrum On Demand), Paranormal Activity (2009) (Hulu, Amazon Prime), Tragedy Girls (2017) (Hulu), A Quiet Place (2018), Pyewacket (2017) (VOD — Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play), Demon House (2018) (VOD — Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play), Upgrade (2018), Mom And Dad (2018) (Hulu), Rampage (2018), Good Time (2017) (Amazon Prime).

As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. Magic is available to stream on Shudder and Child’s Play is available to rent via video-on-demand at Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, and Google Play.


Download the episode here. (101 MB)

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Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode:

Graveyard Shift Sisters (Blog)

Could You Love A Monster, Man? (I’m The Host) (podcast on LET ME IN)

Zena’s Period Blood: MOM AND DAD’s Gory Gratification by Zena Dixon (Dread Central)

‘Rampage’ Review: All Hail The Rock, America’s Khakiest Hero by Matt Singer (ScreenCrush)

The Dollhouse (Documentary short on CHILD’S PLAY franchise)

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