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We’re back with another season of Cheer and Loathing, kicking things off with a look at AI gone wrong featuring “M3GAN” and “The Alpha Test”.

THIS EPISODE: “M3GAN” (2023) AND “The Alpha Test” (2020)

There’s nothing artificial or intelligent about this episode! 

After a long delay, we’re finally back in the saddle. And we’re kicking off 2023 and Season 4 of Cheer and Loathing by talking about evil AI. Of course, we’ll be talking about the campy horror hit that will hopefully herald in a killer year of horror, M3GAN. For our second film, we picked a much less heralded ‘AI Gone Wrong’ film from 2020 that went way under the radar, THE ALPHA TEST. Does that make it a hidden gem or a stone better left unturned? Tune in to find out.

Watch the trailer for M3GAN here, and rent it on VOD Premium from most platforms. Watch the trailer for THE ALPHA TEST here, and stream it for free on Prime, Plex, or Tubi. 

Make sure you follow us on social media for episode teasers, theme announcements, top five lists for each of our show themes, great behind-the-scenes content, giveaways, and much more. You can find us on Facebook @cheerandloathing and on Instagram and Twitter @cheer_loathing.



Cheer and Loathing

She’s a lover, he’s a fighter. Together, they’re CHEER AND LOATHING.

Tune in to hear your hosts, Stephanie (Cheer) and Casey (Loathing), clash over the films they love — and the ones they love to hate. With a new theme each month and related topics each week, they’ll make a case for the good and the bad; it may even get a bit ugly!

Stephanie (Cheer) is the Editor-in-Chief for Morbidly Beautiful, and Casey (Loathing) is the Program Director and host of the Ominous Origins Podcast.

New episodes of the CHEER AND LOATHING podcast will be headed your way every other Sunday. Be sure to follow us on social media for teasers, show announcements, and more. 

Cheer and Loathing is hosted by Stephanie Malone and Casey Chaplin. You can find Stephanie on Instagram at @srgreenhaw or on Twitter at @smalonedesign. Casey, unsurprisingly, hates social media. But you can still follow him on Instagram @ominousoriginspod and Twitter at @horrorshotsprod. Check out our show page on Anchor to catch up on any episodes you may have missed. Our illustrated, Halloween-inspired Cheer and Loathing avatars were hand-drawn by the incredibly talented Kitty Morgan (@kittymorgann on Instagram). And our awesome intro song, “Shankill Butchers”, is courtesy of the wickedly talented Ariel Dyer. Find more of her music on Bandcamp.

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