This week on the podcast: A group of teens try to catch a killer — while killing you with serious ’80s nostagia — in Shudder’s “Summer of ’84”.
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Take a trip with Chaos and Carnage back in the past, all the way back to 1984. The summer was hot and full of missing children. Luckily Chaos and Carnage were only 3 years old, so they were quickly released after being questioned. Whew. Safe this time.
If you are a new listener to the PaNcast, be aware there are spoilers and expletives ahead! We break down the movie, go through a summary, offer analysis, trivia, arbitrary awards, reviews, ratings, fanfiction and more!
“Strangers Things got popular, so this movie was made, but it’s a lot crappier. And things go awry.” – Carnage’s Five Second Summary
Bored with the nightly games of Manhunt (aka Hide and Seek where we grew up), young conspiracy theorist Davey is on a new kind of hunt; the hunt for the snatcher of local missing kids. Prime, and really only suspect, is the neighborhood bachelor and police office, Mr. Mackey (cue South Park jokes). After helping Mr. Mackey with a piece of furniture down to his basement, Davey becomes suspicious about a creepy basement complete with a pad locked door.
Why is it always the basements? Can’t the killers ever be more clever than a basement? I would like to meet a killer who hides his bodies in a lovely appointed family room or even a beautifully crafted armoire. But I digress.
Davey recruits his friends Woody, Farraday and Eats on his quest to find out the truth. Will they find answers? Will they find the killer? Will they find more bodies? Will they find puberty? Only way to tell is to watch the movie and check out this episode of They Mostly Podcast at Night!
Go check out Summer of ‘84 if you mind being spoiled like Veruca Salt with a pet squirrel. Then make sure to check out this week’s episode for the down low with Chaos and Carnage!
Summer of ‘84 is streaming on Shudder. Join us next week for The Last Man on Earth, streaming on Tubi and Roku.