Ohhhhh yeeeeeah! Believe It or Not, Baconsale is Puttin’ on the Ritz and doing an 80s one-hit wonder tournament. We’ve created a bracket of new wave, rock and pop tunes that’ll make you want to Party All the Time, even if you don’t remember who the artist is. It Takes Two votes to make a song Breakout to the next round. The tournaments may be our Obsession, but we’re only advancing one round on this episode. We’ll take a Buffalo Stance and declare an ultimate winner next time.
Casey Smith had an idea. He wanted to know if Kent and Joel could guess what movie he was thinking of through a simple game of 20 questions, so we invited him to join us on this episode to give it a shot. What we found out is that Jacob likes to pick obscure movies, Joel doesn’t have a good poker face and Kent is fiercely competitive when his film cred is on the line.
Press play to see if our patron can stump Baconsale!
We couldn’t let this Halloween season pass without discussing one of the most talked about Netflix series of the year, The Haunting of Hill House. If you haven’t heard about it, all you need to know is that it stars Carla Gugino and that kid from E.T., and apparently it’s so scary that it makes people pass out. Kent, Joel and Jacob watched it, regained consciousness and now they’re ready to talk about what they thought about this ghostly family drama. And if you haven’t seen it, don’t worry, the first 16 minutes are spoiler free.
Don’t look now, but The Bent-Neck Lady is standing right behind you and she wants you to press play.
As we’re wrapping up the Halloween season, Baconsale decided to take a journey into one of the most disturbing places of all: Jacob’s mind. Jacob has written another Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style game and is placing Joel and Kent in the middle of the horrifying action. Listen as they make dangerous decisions with each roll of the die and battle iconic movie monsters and a demented fast food mascot in a parallel reality.
My dear demon, be my listener now, I plead. Press play!
As soon as Burger King announced their Nightmare King—a green hamburger that is reported to cause bad dreams—we knew we had to try it. We also threw in the Frozen Fanta Scary Black Cherry slushie, just for good measure. But will these creepy fast food concoctions invade our peaceful slumber? Or is the only scary thing how many calories they have in them?
Press play to hear everything (and we mean everything) about what happened after we ate this Halloween-themed burger.
WARNING! If this episode gets out of hand, it’s not our fault. We asked you, the listener, to send in horror movie pitches and the results were…interesting. We got everything from horrifying tales of skinwalkers to strange stories about singing CPR dummies. And after reading (and sometimes mocking) each pitch, Kent, Joel and Jacob are going to decide if the project gets green-lit or not.
Press play to join us in your descent into madness!
It was a dark and stormy night in the Baconcave, so we decided to share some of our favorite selections from Alvin Schwartz’s notorious children’s book series, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Kent and Joel take turns reading such classic tales as “The Hook,” “The Babysitter,” “The Haunted House” and “The Ghost with the Bloody Fingers,” all while trying their best to not be freaked out by Stephen Gammell’s horrific illustrations and Jacob’s indifferent attitude.
Dim the lights, gather ’round the campfire, and press play to enjoy some fantastically freaky Halloween folklore!
5….4….3….2….1….Blast off! Kent and Joel saw First Man, the Neil Armstrong biopic, and they’re ready to let you know what they think about it. Will Ryan Gosling’s good looks and Damien Chazelle’s directing win Kent over? Does Joel feel like the film is unpatriotic? Can there be any spoilers for a historically-based movie about the first man to walk on the moon?
Press play and find out! And, for some reason, the first part is spoiler-free.
Don’t be frightened, children of the night. Ve vant to tell you about vampires! Baconsale has done a lot of research about blood-sucking demons, and we’re bringing a lot of new facts and folklore into the light of day. We’ll discuss what causes vampirism, how to tell if you’re a vampire, and how to kill undead coffin-dwellers. We’re also ready to share with you our Baconsale-approved vampire movies, including everything from Nosferatu to Dracula Untold.
Babe! I need you to press play on our latest Halloween episode!
The world has enough superheroes and not enough podcasters critiquing superhero movies. In this BaconBit, Baconsale is ready to review Venom, starring Logan Marshall-Green- uh, we mean, Tom Hardy. But will this movie be dark enough for Kent, even though it’s not rated R? And will Joel be satisfied with a Venom movie that doesn’t have Spider-Man in it? As always, the first part of our review is spoiler-free.
We are Baconsale. Press play before we bite your head off!