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The Carnage Report Episode 44: The Sacrifice Game

On this episode of the podcast, Julie and Nick continue their holiday horror series by talking the spree killer demon summoners in The Sacrifice Game, now on Shudder. In addition to what they think, they talk with the director of the film, Jenn Wexler. Plus, the pair recommend you go watch some holiday horror and discuss the announcement of big casting changes in the Scream franchise, along with trailers galore for The Cello, Everyone Will Burn, Night Swim, and what hopes they have for Robert Eggers’ Nosferatu. Plus, Julie and Nick discuss their holiday decorating strategies.

Cinema Smorgasbord – Praising Kane – Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983)

This is a Cinema Smorgasbord first! An episode of Praising Kane where one host NEVER FOUND HER in the film! Admittedly, tracking down Carol Kane in CAN SHE BAKE A CHERRY PIE? is a bit of a feat, especially when she’s competing with the talents of Karen Black and Michael Emil at the core of Henry Jaglom’s odd 1983 romantic comedy. Somehow she’s in it less than both Larry David (who has a memorable scene) and ORSON WELLES, who appears on a television screen in some old footage. What did our hosts make of the film? I GUESS YOU’LL HAVE TO LISTEN AND FIND OUT. Bonus: All the latest Carol Kane news!

Cinema Smorgasbord – We Do Our Own Stunts – The Cannonball Run (1981)

Jackie Chan ends his first American excursion on this episode of WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS with Hal Needham’s star-studded 1981 cross country race movie THE CANNONBALL RUN, where he plays a Japanese (?) race car driver who watches porn in his futuristic vehicle and also kicks the hell out of Peter Fonda for some reason. He’s racing against a who’s who of early 80s celebs, including – of course – Burt Reynolds and (Liam O’Donnell favorite) Dom DeLuise, as well as Farrah Fawcett, Roger Moore, Jamie Farr, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Adrienne Barbeau and SO MANY MORE. It’s wild! We also chat about the latest Jackie Chan news and discuss Jackie’s experience making the film (spoiler: it wasn’t great) so CHECK US OUT!

The Carnage Report Episode 43: Thanksgiving

On this surprise holiday episode of the podcast, Julie and Nick talk about holiday slasher Thanksgiving, directed by Eli Roth, in theaters now, just in time for your drive to your family’s house. In addition to what they think about the film, the pair recommend you go watch some Turkey Day movies and discuss the announcement of Monkeypaw Productions’ The People Under the Stairs remake, along with trailers galore for The Sacrifice Game, The Wait, Founders Day, and a selection of upcoming holiday horror in the Christmas Corner. Plus, Julie and Nick discuss their favorite Thanksgiving dinner menu items.