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Things get wet and wild on this show as we debate the merits of 2012’s “Bait” and tread turbulent waters with three very different opinions.

Bait

Welcome to Guilty Pleasures, the show where we DIVE into pleasure, CHUMMING THE WATERS OF A modern horror film to find out just how guilty we need to feel about loving or hating it.

It was Steph’s pick this month, and she wanted to say farewell to summer by swimming with the sharks. We asked our adoring fans to choose between the underseen 2012 shark horror BAIT and the 2018 mega-hit MEG.

In our closest online vote yet, BAIT took a bite out of MEG to seal a narrow victory.

Bait is a 2012 horror disaster film directed by Kimble Rendall,  based on the screenplay by John Kim and Russell Mulcahy. Originally released in 3D as Bait 3D, it centers around a group of people who try to escape a grocery store, submerged as a result of a freak tsunami, while being hunted by bloodthirsty great white sharks. It stars a large cast of attractive people, including a few potentially familiar faces to genre faces: Sharni Vinson (You’re Next), Xavier Samuel (The Loved Ones), and Julian McMahon (Charmed).

Buckle up, boys and girls, as we start the show and find out if BAIT is a killer pleasure or a guilty sin better left on the hook.

THIS MONTH’S THEMED SPIRIT: SHARK BITE

Place ice in a rocks glass. Pour 1 1/2 oz spiced rum over the ice. Add 3/4 oz Blue Curacao. Top off the glass with 3 ounces of sour mix. Finish with a splash of grenadine to create blood in the water. Enjoy!

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ABOUT THE HOSTS:

KELLY MINTZER

Kelly loves all the cheese but not the ones you’d expect. A Cronenberg apologist until her dying breath, this Final Philly Girl likes her cats fat, her drinks blue, and would love it if you read her nonsense, both fictional and non.

JACK WELLS

Visionary. Award-Winner. Philanthropist. Social-Media Phenomenon. None of these terms pertain to Jack Wells, a burgeoning author located in northern Utah, and as a raging introvert with an abundance of shyness…he is totally ok with that! Refusing to stick with one genre, Jack writes whatever pops into his head, from historical thrillers to ethereal horror. Guilty Pleasures marks his first foray into podcast hosting. When not putting pen to paper or mouth to the microphone, Jack spends time with his sweet but quirky family, taking late-night road trips, enjoying a cigar, and sipping whiskey by his fire pit (because, as everyone knows, all work and no play…).

STEPHANIE MALONE

Morbidly Beautiful editor. Writer. Brooding Artist. Emo poet. A24 obsessed arthouse apologist. President of the Nic Cage Fan Club. Rotten-Tomatoes film critic. The better half of the Cheer and Loathing podcast. She’s passionate about movies, good grammar, graphic design, and cats. This fiery redhead hails from Texas, but don’t hold that against her. Professional hustler by day, Love Witch by night. A rabid fan of both five-dollar and four-letter words.

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Special thanks to the wildly talented Morgan Quaid for our theme show music. Morgan is a multi-talented author of books and graphic novels, a popular podcaster, and a badass musician. Please support this lovely human by subscribing to his channel on YouTube at youtube.com/@MorgantheQuaid.

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