Morbidly Beautiful

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On this week’s surprising episode, we discuss the latest entries in two of the most popular — and most sadistic — franchises of all time.


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If this show had video, we’d have such sights to show you….but you’ll have to settle for the sounds of sweet suffering. 

Our theme this month is Summer Reheat, and we’re talking about remakes, reboots, rehashes, and reimaginings; sequels that take place within a well-established universe. This week, we’re looking at two films that attempt to revive extremely popular and long-running franchises. First up is the latest in the Saw franchise, the polarizing Spiral, followed by the virtually unknown and seriously unloved Hellraiser: Judgment. These films are 9 and 10 respectively in their franchise. Both attempt to shake things up by introducing more of a police procedural, mystery element. But does it work? At this point, are we just beating a dead horse…or, rather, frying a dead pig? Push play and let’s find out!

Watch the trailer for Spiral.

Watch the trailer for Hellraiser: Judgment.


You can currently catch Spiral in theaters, and it just landed on premium VOD as well. In the U.S. where Stephanie is, you can watch Hellraiser: Judgment for a nominal fee on Amazon video. In Canada, where Casey resides, they have universal healthcare, but they don’t have Hellraiser. So hook up that VPN and damn the man. Pinhead demands it!

Join us next week as we court controversy by discussing the notorious reimagining of Halloween by Rob Zombie (2007) and the reviled reboot of Friday the 13th (2009).



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 typically drop the first three Sundays of every month, with possible bonus content every fourth Sunday based on listener feedback — or our desire to keep talking about movies! 

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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