After a horrible boating accident kills her family, shy, sullen Angela moves in with her eccentric Aunt Martha and protective cousin Ricky. One summer, Martha sends the kids to Camp Arawak. Soon after their arrival, bizarre, increasingly-violent accidents claim the lives of various campers. Who is the twisted individual behind these murders?

The disclosure of the murderer's identity is one of the most shocking climaxes in the history of American cinema...and you're going to hear our immediate reactions as we watch Sleepaway Camp LIVE!

If you want to follow along, watch the film on YouTube at this link (as of this recording)

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On this episode, our news roundup leads into spoiler-free reviews of new films Borat 2 and Spell. 

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Happy, Happy Halloween, Halloween, Halloween...

Welcome tooooooooo The Hollywood Outsider Halloween special! On this episode, we've assembled some of our favorite discussions on horror films and anything related to Halloween! First we build a perfect horror movie, then dive into a bit of history on women in horror before director Darren Lynn Bousman discusses his favorite SAW traps, which leads perfectly into the most iconic villains in horror. To cap everything off, we have a little fun by sharing how we would survive a horror movie. Halloween might look a bit different this year for many of us, but that doesn't mean we can't still laugh and pontificate and the way things used to be. Enjoy our 2020 Edition of A Happy, Happy Halloween!

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Direct download: A_Happy_Halloween_Episode.mp3
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Which 80s family movie do you consider the best of all time?

In this episode, we're determining which '80s family movie is the best, why we love them, and defending them with our last dying breath. Okay, maybe not that serious, but we are taking them into battle. Joined by our special Patreon guest who bought her way onto the show (yes, that is indeed a perk), Kristina Flores, the four of us each have two movies we bring to the ring and knock 'em down until we land on just one. Titles like Back to the Future, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Goonies, and E.T. - you don't want to miss out on who takes home the title AND which one landed in the listener top 10 but just wasn't good enough for us.

Also on this week's episode: entertainment news roundup, spoiler-free reviews of The Haunting of Bly Manor, The Boys, The Wolf of Snow Hollow, Shithouse, and Love and Monsters, give-away winners announced for Spontaneous, new releases, and our HO Teachable Minute.

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 25:18) Opening | Movie and TV News Roundup | Should a Critic Review Any Genre | Spontaneous Give-Away Winners
  • (25:19 – 50:43) Spoiler-Free Reviews: The Haunting of Bly Manor, The Wolf of Snow Hollow, Shithouse, Love and Monsters, The Boys | New Releases | Patreon Thank you
  • (50:44 – 1:43:26) From The Outside In: 80's Family Movie Battle Royale
  • (1:43:27 – 1:56:18) Recommendations | Closing | HO Teachable Minute | Outtakes
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Here are three of our most popular topics from earlier this year: Bad TV Couples, Classic Movie Monsters, and the Perfect Summer Soundtrack. 

First up, from Episode 384: we’re discussing bad TV couples. Anyone who loves television has a favorite couple, or even several favorites. But have you ever loved a show and two characters getting together just ruined it for you? Are there shows where you just dread any potential romantic couplings – like it just doesn’t belong? We will be discussing all of this and giving our top 3 worst TV couples we’ve experienced.

Next, we head to Episode 386: we’re discussing those movie monster classics such as Mummy (1932), FrankensteinWolf ManDraculaInvisible ManCreature of the Black Lagoon, etc. These classic horror movies are the beginning drivers for what we know horror movies and horror characters to be today and their visionary masters still reside in the horror hall of fame. We decided – with the upcoming release of The Invisible Man – we need to discuss these classic monsters: how they scared us, our favorites, and why we love them despite being less of a razzle-dazzle than horror movies now.

Finally, we head to Episode 395: What are the best songs or themes from movies to crank up once Summer hits? Instead of dwelling on it all, let’s just make our perfect playlist. We each get 10 songs – they can be themes, songs from a movie soundtrack, or just synonymous with a movie – and make our own perfect summer movie soundtrack! That means you could see yourself, windows down, hair flowing, driving or jogging or whatever to our Spotify playlist, The Hollywood Outsider Perfect Summer Movie Soundtrack. Bonus points if you know the chorus…

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