EPISODE 158 – Uzumaki

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This week on Fearbaiting, the search is over. This two-year psyop disguised as a podcast to find the new CEO of Beyblades, Inc has come to a close, and that person is JB (@GemstoneJester)! In addition to their job interview, we also got to talk for a bit about the 2000 adaptation of Junji Ito’s Uzumaki! And boy, do I hope you like impressions of cartoon characters in this one, because we’ve got them in spades this week!

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Theme music thanks to Satah, you can find more of their work under people you meet outside of bars.

Editing done by Sunhat “Sara” Zhenya, who you can find dozing on your pillow.

EPISODE 157 – Death Note

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Welcome back, y’all! This week, after months and months of consideration, we’ve invited Su to join us once again to talk about Death Note! No, not the 2009 movie, or the ill-fated Netflix adaptation, but the whole damn anime itself! We, of course, talk about the nuances of criminality and justice and the highbrow hugebrained philosophies of Death Note but also, of course, about how every character in Naruto is Catholic.

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Flash in the Pan

Theme music thanks to Satah, you can find more of their work under people you meet outside of bars.
Editing done by Blair Kitsch, who you can find buried under 6 inches of snow.

Mother’s Basement – The Brilliance of Death Note’s Potato Chip Scene (Yes, Really)

EPISODE 156 – Parasite

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Friend of the show Morg joins us to talk about Bong Joon-Ho’s new film, Parasite! We recommend that you don’t listen to this before you’ve had a chance to see the film for yourself, but whatever! We’re not your dad!

We also talk about how the show is going to take a break from the end of November to the start of February, because Sara needs to avoid burnout, and we thank you for your understanding.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake
Spindlewheel

Intro/outro music by Satah, whose music can be found under people you meet outside of bars at gaygothvibes.online!

EPISODE 155: Monster House

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Oh, the morally-neutral winds of fate have swept us by again, which is to say, we talked about Monster House  last episode in conversational passing and then we just happened upon someone who wanted to watch it with us, that person being JB (@GemstoneJester). So we did! Join us as we struggle to remember what that one movie… also from this era… you know… the other Halloween one… is called, talk in surprising detail about MoCap, discuss the ethics of putting a woman in a cage, and SO much more!

RECOMMENDATIONS:
Parasite (2019)
Overworlds

Theme music thanks to Satah, you can find more of their work under people you meet outside of bars.
Editing done by Blair Kitsch, who you can find causing irreparable damage to the Craigslist sofa you’ve had for the past two years.

EPISODE 154: Halloween: Resurrection

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Schlocktober 2019 is coming to a close, and who better to help us bring it all in than Ceridwen (@girlin4colors) bringing with her in tow the eighth installment in the Halloween franchise, Halloween: Resurrection! Join us as we talk about Bad Movie Deeplore, Vriska (for far too long), Competitive Cup Stacking, and more!

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The Magnus Archives
Yamishibai
Shudder

Theme music thanks to Satah, you can find more of their work under people you meet outside of bars.
Editing done by Blair Kitsch, who you can find hiding in any pile of leaves, waiting to strike.

 

EPISODE 153: One Missed Call

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Ring ring! Uh oh! You got a voicemail! It’s from a ghost! You’re gonna die in a few days, apparently. That sucks. But maybe the movie we watched this week, One Missed Call, can provide you with some instructions on how to navigate this sticky situation! Joined by host of City Girls Make Do Stephanie, we’ll get to the bottom of your haunted iPhone or whatever.

In addition to brick phones, we also talked about deviantArt searches, cats not being on they celled phones, horse dives, ghostpunching, and a deep dive into Taylor Swift!

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Taylor Swift – Reputation
Tegan and Sara

Thanks to Stephanie for joining us! Find her on twitter @ageofoddish and on City Girls Make Do!

Intro/outro music by Satah, whose music can be found under people you meet outside of bars!

Here’s a picture of Looker and Nanu!

EPISODE 152: Fear Dot Com

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This week on Fearbaiting, Schlocktober rolls on and Roy Fuckwarlock joins us to talk about the 2002 “film” Fear Dot Com (Dot Com)! Spoiler alert: it’s not very good. But the episode sure is!

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Lacroix Hibiscus
Paper quilling

Thank you to Satah for our incredible intro/outro music! Their music can be found at people you meet outside of bars!

REFERENCED MEDIA:
Mildred Thecat

EPISODE 151: Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

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SCHLOCKTOBER IS HERE AT LAST!!!!! And we’re kicking it off with Satah of the show, uh, Satah (@nuditea), as they bring us along to really confront our inner demons with Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, a sequel as ill conceived as its title construction is. Join us as we really take to task how much this supposed sequel seems to really, really, deeply hate its source material.

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Tempeh! You know, like the food!
PLAGUE MECHANIC – GARBAGEFACE
Peachykine – Peachykine

Theme music thanks to Satah, you can find more of their work under people you meet outside of bars
Editing done by Blair Kitsch, if you say his name three times into the bathroom mirror with the lights off, a vision of him eating hummus right out of the thing with his hands will appear to you.

EPISODE 150: Paprika

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As we grow nearer to the Hallowed day of Ween, the boundary between the spectral world and the human becomes weaker. As such, sometimes (g)hosts slip through unnoticed, which is why cofounder of the show Blair has returned a week early to talk to us about Sara’s all-time favorite film, Paprika!

In addition to cicada revelations, we also discuss Almond Turds (skip to 5:15 to avoid the poop story!), Jurassic World 2 Adventure, Atsuko’s Phid, and just a ton of Film Analysis. Put your thinking brains on, y’all – Sara’s on her bullshit!

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Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Crossword puzzles!

Theme music thanks to Satah, you can find more of their work under people you meet outside of bars

Editing done by Sara, you can find her lounging in a ray of sunlight on the kitchen floor.

EPISODE 149: The Evil Within

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Uh oh gamers!!!!!!!! Plug in your PlayStations and fire up the ol’ Xbox because this week we’re taking a good old fashioned diversion into the world of “Video Games”. Join Sara in bringing Jessica (@tielqt) on to talk about 2014 horror game The Evil Within! Strap in and get ready to dive deep into some really thoughtful, nuanced commentary on and dissection of vidjya gamezzzz!!!!

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Journaling
Making Your Bed
The Hotelier – Home, Like Noplace is There
Blank Banshee

Theme music thanks to Satah, you can find more of their work under people you meet outside of bars
Editing done by Blair Kitsch, you can find him standing next to the Mississippi, just scoopin’ up river water.