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As we prepare for the 2022 Academy Awards, we talk about two genre films up for Best Picture: “Nightmare Alley” and “Dune”.


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For our last episode celebrating our one-year anniversary, we invited our first special guest on the show. We had so much fun that we’ve got another friend joining us to discuss the upcoming Oscars. A couple of genre-adjacent films are up for Best Picture, and we discuss what we thought about them, their chances for award recognition, and what their inclusion means for genre films. Join us as we explore two remakes and novel adaptations: NIGHTMARE ALLEY and DUNE. Will Casey complain (again!) that Marvel wasn’t better represented? Will he (again!) sh*t on high art? Unlike this year’s Oscar nominations, there may not be any surprises there. But what does our guest think? Is he Team Lover or Team Fighter? Tune in to find out!

Watch the trailer for Nightmare Alley.
Watch the trailer for Dune

Nightmare Alley is now streaming on HBO Max or Hulu with an HBO subscription. If you’d like to catch the original 1947 version, you can find it streaming in good quality for free on YouTube. Dune is also on HBO Max or you can rent it on YouTube. You can watch the 1987 version on Starz or rent it on most VOD platforms.

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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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