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On this week’s “Cheer and Loathing”, we sell our soul for fame and glory with “Phantom of the Paradise” and “Stage Fright”.


It’s time to dream again, for now you find, Cheer and Loathing is inside your mind!

Tune in and turn it up. It’s Musical March on Cheer and Loathing. After last week’s duet of Musical Maneaters, we’re warming up our vocal cords and taking the stage. It’s a double dose of Phantom-inspired cult classics: Phantom of the Paradise (1974) and Stage Fright (2014). First, we make a deal with the devil and Death Records…asking ourselves, “If it’s good enough for Daft Punk, shouldn’t it be good enough for us?” Then we travel to the campiest camp in town for a medley of Meatloaf, metal, and mayhem. Does this duo bring harmony to the podcast, or is it a double dose of discordance? Listen to find out!

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Be sure to head over to our Instagram page at @morbidlybeautifulhorror or @srgreenhaw. Find one of our Cheer and Loathing posts and leave a comment letting us know you left a review or voice message. This makes sure we can reach you to send you your prize if you win!

In the U.S. where Stephanie is, Phantom of the Paradise is streaming on the Shudder Amazon Channel and AMC Plus, or you can rent it on most VOD platforms. In Canada, where Casey is, you can also rent or buy it on a variety of VOD platforms. Stage Fright is available in the U.S. on Hoopla, fuboTV or free with ads on Crackle, Tubi TV, The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, or VUDU Free. In Canada, it’s streaming on Hoopla, or available for rent on several VOD platforms.

Tune in next week (3/28) where we’ll be concluding musical March with a discussion of the listener’s choice film, Cannibal! The Musical (1993).


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 drop the first three Sundays of every month, with possible bonus content every fourth Sunday based on listener feedback. 

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).

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