Episode 49 – They Live, We Sleep

Download Episode!Welcome to the latest episode of Watch.Read.Listen. Duane and David decide to tackle John Carpenter’s classic film from 1988 They Live, as well as discuss the material from which it was adapted, Ray Nelson’s 1963 short story Eight O’Clock In The Morning. Warning: This is a rambling discussion, in which other films are brought…

Episode 46 – Top Ten Books

Download Episode!Another late episode from the (almost) lost recordings of your fearless hosts, they take you down the hole into their top ten favorite books of all time. Just a reminder, this is an ever evolving list, and who knows? this could change after they drop this episode. So, give it a listen, it might…

I’m Going to Stake Ben Cortman – Episode 38

Welcome to the 38th Episode of Watch.Read.Listen. In this episode Duane, and David tackle Richard Matheson’s seminal horror novel I Am Legend. They breakdown where they feel the three film adaptations steered the right way, and where they feel they completely missed the marked. This Weeks: Duane: Every Frame a Painting – The Marvel Symphonic…

The Devil is in the Details – Episode 37

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss Joe Hill’s 2010 dark fantasy novel Horns as well as Alexandre Aja’s 2013 adaptation starring Daniel Radcliffe. What makes Hill’s novel more compelling? Does the medium make the story? But first… This Week: Duane – Stranger Things (minor spoilers), Tales to Terrify Episode 441 – “Hear No Evil” by Shane J. Cummings, Lessons from…

The Many Tales of the Black Cat – Episode 36

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” and three adaptations of Poe’s short story by Roger Corman (in 1962’s Tales of Terror), Dario Argento (in 1990’s Two Evil Eyes), and Stuart Gordon (in Masters of Horror Season 2). What is the fundamental nature of a story: plot, character, theme?…

The First Rule of Fight Club – Episode 35

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we join Project Mayhem and breakdown the differences and similarities between Chuck Palahniuk’s breakthrough novel Fight Club, and the 1999 adaptation by directed by David Fincher. Are people missing the overall message of both? We also examine how we feel both work within the medium they are presented in. This…

You Stole My Story – Episode 33

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss Stephen King’s novella “Secret Window, Secret Garden” and David Koepp’s adaptation Secret Window (2004) starring Johnny Depp. In our This Week segment: Duane – Metroid Metal; Alice Isn’t Dead and Within the Wires (from the folks at Welcome to Night Vale); As the Story Grows – interview with Mark…

Humans are Such Easy Prey – Episode 31

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss two more adaptations of the works of H.P. Lovecraft starring Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton – Stuart Gordon’s From Beyond (1986) and Charles Band’s The Evil Clergyman (1987). This Week: Duane – Singin’ in the Rain, Colour from the Dark (2008), and The Thing on the Doorstep (2014) David – Stranger Things (2016), The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd…

Get a Job in the Sideshow

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss H.P. Lovecraft’s “Herbert West – Reanimator” and its film adaptations, Stuart Gordon’s H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator (1985) and Brian Yuzna’s Bride of Re-Animator (1989). This Week: Duane – Watch: The Office (U.S.), MST3K’s Manhunt in Space, The Decline of Western Civilization (1980); Read: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Listen: Mineral’s The Power of Failing (1997) and EndSeranading (1998); Scarlett Johansson’s reading…

Man is the Warmest Place to Hide – Episode 26

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss John W. Campbell Jr.’s novella “Who Goes There?” and it’s film adaptations: 1951’s The Thing from Another World, 1982’s John Carpenter’s The Thing, and (briefly) 2011’s The Thing (prequel to Carpenter’s film). We also discuss the audio short story “The Things” by Peter Watts, which explores the events of John Carpenter’s…