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The beginning of the year is a notoriously bad time for horror — but can we manage to dig up some sexy bones in this movie graveyard?


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We were originally supposed to air this episode in January, which is often known as the cinematic graveyard — the place where uninspired films go to die. To be sure, plenty of forgettable — or even downright terrible — films have been dumped on unsuspecting audiences at the start of a new year. With one of the 2022’s most hotly anticipated films, SCREAM, having recently been released, we dare to discuss the myth of the cursed movie month and see if our January release picks manage to disappoint or delight. We’ll be chatting about 2021’s WRONG TURN and the 202o dark fairytale GRETEL & HANSEL.

Watch the trailer for Wrong Turn.
Watch the trailer for Gretel & Hansel.

Want more great JANUARY horror? Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for Steph’s top five recommendations and Casey’s five films to avoid. 

Wrong Turn (2021) is streaming on Showtime and fuboTV (among others) in the U.S. and on VOD in Canada. Gretel & Hansel is also on VOD in Canada, or streaming on Hulu or Paramount Plus in the U.S.

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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