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Dead Air: GameSpot's Horror Podcast

Welcome to Dead Air, GameSpot's weekly podcast exploring horror games, horror movies, and anywhere else it might be found. Join Mike Mahardy, Mary Kish, and guests as they discuss new horror titles, iconic franchises, and all things creepy in the world of entertainment.

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Episode 25: The Shining and Room 237

On this week's episode, the crew explores The Shining, as well as the theories explored in Room 237, a documentary with dead ends, credible theories, and way too much attention to Kubrick's cinematic detail.


30 Sep 2016

Rank #1

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Episode 26: Nicolas Cage and The Wicker Men

This week, the Dead Air crew welcomes a new guest, and discusses Nicolas Cage's incredibly weird, creepy, and in some ways, artistic depiction of the 1973 classic The Wicker Man. 


7 Oct 2016

Rank #2

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Episode 27: A Dead Space Anniversary

Dead Space released eight years ago, so the Dead Air crew took the chance to discuss the series' greatest moments, biggest blunders, and our favorite games of the trilogy.


15 Oct 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 24: The Insanity of M. Night Shyamalan

At a certain point, M. Night Shyamalan just sort of gave up. On this episode, the Dead Air crew tries to pinpoint when that happened.


23 Sep 2016

Rank #4

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Episode 23: Stephen King's Best and Worst Films

The Dead Air crew talk about the best, worst, and absolutely awful films of Stephen King's universe.


15 Sep 2016

Rank #5

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Episode 22: Don't Breathe

The Dead Air Crew saw one of the newest horror movies, a tense thriller meant to inspire dread rather than jump scares. We discuss whether it succeeds in doing so.


1 Sep 2016

Rank #6

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Episode 21: Edgar Wright and the Cornetto Trilogy

Mike is back from Europe, and after missing out on the chat about Romero's zombie films, discusses Shaun of the Dead and the rest of the Cornetto trilogy.


25 Aug 2016

Rank #7

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Ep 20: Romero's Zombie Classics

With Mike at Gamescom, Mary takes over hosting to talk about Romero's Dead series and our favorite zombie films. 


19 Aug 2016

Rank #8

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Episode 19: Classic Slasher Films

Mike, Mary, and Ben Howard discuss their favorite films of the classic slasher genre, as well as hidden gems from British and Canadian cinema.


12 Aug 2016

Rank #9

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Episode 18: The Last of Us

A survival horror with heart, The Last of Us is an action-adventure game that sticks with you long after you finished playing. We talk about the scariest and most gut wrenching moments from the game. 


4 Aug 2016

Rank #10

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Episode 17: Stranger Things, Part II

The Dead Air crew has seen every episode of Stranger Things and, after finishing the show, offer up their thoughts on the last four episodes, the show's Stephen King vibes, child actors, potential new plot threads, and where the series can go from here.


28 Jul 2016

Rank #11

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Episode 16: Stranger Things, Part I

The advent of Netflix mini-series has given birth to several well known TV shows in recent years. The most recent addition, Stranger Things, borrows from 80s sci-fi, coming of age tales, and, most importantly for the purposes of this podcast, horror. This week, the Dead Air Crew talks about its experiences up to the midpoint of the new show.


22 Jul 2016

Rank #12

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Episode 15: Jason Graves and the Music of Dead Space, Until Dawn, and Tomb Raider

If you play video games, chances are you've heard the music of Jason Graves--he's composed the soundtracks for Far Cry Primal, 2013's Tomb Raider, Dead Space, and Until Dawn. On this week's episode, the Dead Air crew sits down to dissect how Graves finds signature sounds in the real world, and how he uses them to create unsettling atmospheres.


14 Jul 2016

Rank #13

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Episode 14: Disasterpeace and the Art of Making Horror Music

Rich Vreeland--or, as you might know him by, Disasterpaece--has composed music for a plethora of video games: Fez, Hyper Light Drifter, and Shoot Many Robots, to name a few. But with the 2014 surprise horror hit It Follows, Vreeland's sound evolved. This week, we sat down with him to discuss his inspirations as a musician, his introduction to film music, and the art of making people uneasy.


7 Jul 2016

Rank #14

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Episode 13: Behind the Scenes With Resident Evil 7's Reveal

Mike, Mary, and Pete sit down with Resident Evil's social media specialist Tim Turi to discuss the secrecy of the months leading up to RE7's reveal. The crew also lays plans to watch Stranger Things, and discusses the influence of 80s supernatural films on the horror landscape.


30 Jun 2016

Rank #15