Dead Ringers Episode 17: POLTERGEIST + INSIDIOUS

Nolan is joined by Emily von SeelePhilip YountKat Adams, and Thomas Foster to discuss Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist (1982) and James Wan’s Insidious (2011). The group recounts recent horror discoveries before the angry spirits inhabiting their homes try to take possession of their bodies in order to carry out nefarious agendas.

Other movies discussed on this episode: Happy Death Day (2017) (VOD — Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play), Torso (1973) (Amazon Prime), Revenge (2018) (VOD — Amazon, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play), The Endless (2018) (Blu-ray via Amazon), The House That Dripped Blood (1971) (Shudder), Mon Mon Mon Monsters (2017) (Shudder), The Conjuring (2013) (VOD — Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play), Lake Bodom (2016) (Shudder), The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (2017) (Amazon Prime), Wild Wild Country (2018) (Netflix), The Midnight Meat Train (2008) (Shudder, Cinemax), Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 (1988) (Netflix, Shudder, Starz), The Ninth Gate (1999) (HBO Now), Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) (VOD — Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play).

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. Both Poltergeist and Insidious are available for purchase on Blu-ray as well as being available to rent via video-on-demand at Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, and Google Play.


Download the episode here. (113 MB)

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

Women in Horror Annual (Book 1) Edited by C. Rachel Katz and Christine Makepeace (Amazon)

The Shining with Lin Shaye (Switchblade Sisters) (podcast)

Maternal Horror Film: Melodrama and Motherhood by Sarah Arnold (Amazon)

[Horror Queers] The Villainous Cross-Dresser of ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ by Trace Thurman and Joe Lipsett (Bloody Disgusting)

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