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Casting The Runes podcast

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A horror podcast by Jonathan Hatfull, Katherine McLaughlin, and Sarah Dobbs.

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A horror podcast by Jonathan Hatfull, Katherine McLaughlin, and Sarah Dobbs.

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A horror podcast by Jonathan Hatfull, Katherine McLaughlin, and Sarah Dobbs.

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Rank #1: Season 2 Episode 11: Things We Love About The Shape Of Water

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You knew it was coming, and now here it is: our episode on The Shape Of Water! Spoilers abound, so go see it first.

Music and sound effects by Terry Emm.

Follow us on Twitter: @RunesCasting

Mar 11 2018

36mins

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Rank #2: Season 2 Episode 10: Enjoy Your Haunted House

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This episode, Abertoir programmer Nia Edwards-Behi joins us to talk about Korean police procedural/supernatural horror The Wailing!

SPOILER WARNING: We've all been to see Winchester, and the discussion gets pretty spoilery. If you've not seen it yet and just want to hear Nia tell us about what she looks for in a movie and how a couple of Abertoir guests made their audience drink some seriously nasty cocktails, you'll want to skip to 20 minutes 37 seconds.

Music and sound effects by Terry Emm.

Follow us on Twitter: @RunesCasting

Feb 13 2018

56mins

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Rank #3: Season 2 Episode 9: Lin Shaye Deserves Better

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This episode, we're saluting a genre legend: Lin Shaye! Basically, we've all been to see Insidious: The Last Key, and it got us thinking about how great she is, and how often she's in films that don't deserve her.

Spoiler warning: Insidious: The Last Key is discussed in some depth.

Music and sound effects by Terry Emm.

Jan 15 2018

40mins

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Rank #4: Season 2 Episode 8: Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

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Since it's the end of the year, we've done the listy thing and put together our individual lists of fave horrors of the year. And we've scanned 2018 release dates to find out what's coming up, too...

Music and sound effects by Terry Emm.

Dec 28 2017

34mins

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Rank #5: Season 2 Episode 7: Why Can't You Just Watch Something Nice?

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This episode, filmmakers James Moran and Cat Davies join us to talk about the classic horror anthology Creepshow, and how it influenced their latest short, Blood Shed.

We've also all been to see Happy Death Day (spoiler: we loved it!).

Some mild sort of spoilers for Creepshow, but nothing else.

Music and sound effects by Terry Emm.

Nov 12 2017

45mins

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Rank #6: Season 2 Episode 6: If It's Halloween, It Must Be Saw

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Has John Kramer returned from the dead? Or is there a copycat killer on the loose? We've been to see Jigsaw, and we think you should too!

Warning: ALL THE SPOILERS.

Theme music and sound effects by Terry Emm.

Oct 29 2017

25mins

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Rank #7: Season 2 Episode 5: What's Your Favourite Scary Movie?

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Since it's Friday the 13th and all, this episode we're talking about scary movies - really scary movies. What scared us when we were kids? What still gives us nightmares now? And what would we recommend for a spooky Halloween watch? It's all in here!

Oct 13 2017

23mins

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Rank #8: Season 2 Episode 4: Literally Slipping Into Metaphor

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Film critic Anton Bitel joins us for a deep dive into linguistic horror Pontypool (2008). He also counts down his top five from this year's FrightFest, so we've all got our 2018 watchlist sorted!

We also talk Gerald's Game, Double Date, Curse Of Chucky, Mother!, and Flatliners. Spoilers are minimal, but if you want to avoid all mention of any of those movies, here are the times to skip:
Gerald's Game: 0.39 to 7.55
Double Date: 7.56 to 10.39
Cult of Chucky: 10.49 to 11.43
Mother!: 11.47 to 13.59
Flatliners 14.02: to 15.45

Theme music and sound effects by Terry Emm.

Oct 04 2017

54mins

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Rank #9: Season 2 Episode 3: What Is A Ghost, Anyway?

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Mayhem Film Festival co-director Steven Sheil joins us for an in-depth chat about Jack Clayton's 1961 classic The Innocents this episode.

Also, like virtually everyone else in the world, we've been to see IT! If you've not seen it yet, skip to 14 minutes 17 seconds to dodge the spoilers.

Theme music and sound effects by Terry Emm.

Sep 13 2017

43mins

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Rank #10: Season 2 Episode 2: Annabelle: Creation And Across The Waniverse

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Annabelle: Creation is the next chapter in the Conjuring universe... but is it any good? And what is the Conjuring universe, anyway? We try and resolve all of James Wan's films into one coherent shared universe, with limited success. Dead Silence, though, right? Fun times!

WARNING: Contains lots of spoilers for Annabelle: Creation.

Theme music and sound effects by Terry Emm.

Aug 20 2017

40mins

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