S1, E11: Creepy Comic Con Recap / Latin Horror Discussion

Updated: Jan 4

Hear about all the spooky highlights from Comic Con 2020 and listen to Rudy and Mandy's heartfelt discussion about the Latin community in the horror industry.

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Ghoulster 0:01

Welcome Foolish Ghoulsters to the podcast that keeps the spirit of Halloween alive all year through pop culture and nostalgia and now it's love at first fright with The Ghoul Mates.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 0:17

Hi guys, I'm your Ghost Hostess Mandy.

Beetlejuice 0:19

I'm the ghost with the most babe.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 0:21

And I'm your Master of Scaremonies Rudy.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 0:27

All right, there has been a lot of entertainment news with Comic Con last week. So we decided to compile all the spooky Comic Con updates for you in today's episode, trust us lots of ghoulish things happening that you are going to want to hear about. Then we will finish off having a discussion about a panel we decided to watch together which was called Latin American Horror Cinema 2 that being said let's jump into horror trivia so we can get this show on the road.

Ghoulster 0:56

Horror Trivia.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 0:59

I'm gonna go first, this time.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:00


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:01

Let's see what we got here. Okay. What 2002 movie sequel directed by Guillermo Del Toro featured Wesley Snipes as a half man half vampire daywalker

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:16

I'm really hoping it's Blade.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:18

Blade what?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:19

Oh, wait.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:20

Which one?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:23


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:23

Blade Two there it is. And it's funny because we're gonna be talking about Guillermop Del Torro today so

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:30


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:30

Should be interesting. You're turn.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:32

So weird how things align sometimes.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:33


Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:34

Okay. First question what director of The Omen went on to direct the 1978 film Superman?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:44

1978 Superman. I'm gonna say no, it's not Joel Schumacher. Right?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:56


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:00

Dang, I don't know.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:02

Richard Donner

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:03

Ah, God. I was thinking that too, is like it had to be one of them, but I wasn't sure so dumb. Come on. I'm off my game today. Okay. Let's see here. Bob Clark directed both A Christmas Story and this 1974 Christmas slasher movie.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:26

I'm gonna go with Black Christmas.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:29

Black Christmas.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:29


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:30

Correct. Yes.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:30

Oh my God. It's my first one getting both of right.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:34

Way to go on a roll.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:35

Ding ding ding ding ding.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:36

Today's gonna be a good podcast, i'm telling you.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:38

Okay. Let's see if you keep it going. Set in the year. 2455. Where does the film Jason x take place

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:48

In space?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:50

A spaceship, outer space. Correct. Spoiler alert for me.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:55

It's a really weird movie, but it's pretty cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:59

It sounds cool. Okay, let's move on to some

Ghoulster 3:03

Haunted Housekeeping.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:06

Okay, so a few episodes ago, we did mention that there was a giveaway for our monster hands coming up soon. And we wanted to give an update that that is on hold for a few more weeks. But don't despair because we have a good reason for it. We want to make sure that we don't rush things and provide you guys with the best experience through our giveaways. So we needed to switch our focus to developing our new website. You can find us at www.theghoulmates.com. Be sure to hit subscribe at the very bottom of the site. And the part of the reason why we decided to switch our focus to the website is because as you all know the spooky season is upon us and we saw some opportunities to apply for some virtual conferences. So if you guys could you do us a huge favor and again please visit us on Apple Podcasts and Facebook leave us a ratin. Write us review. Tell everyone how spooky and awesome we are, so that we can hopefully have a better chance of getting into those conferences in our first year. Wouldn't that be awesome?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 4:10

That would be amazing.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 4:12

Definitely. So please do us a solid and also follow us on Instagram to see all our spooky content daily, you might notice our episodes are going to be changing up a little bit this season was a hit the ground running production. And now that we've received your feedback and tested the waters, we were very excited to start really fine tuning our process. So we hope these last two episodes give you an idea of how you can expect things to change a bit for season two. That being said, we hope you aren't too sad, but we have decided not to keep our opening with how we're keeping the spook alive. We've heard some of you like it, but we also think that we kind of share that with you anyway through our Instagram and our conversations. And we really want to make more time for the informative and spooky conversations we have about our topics. So on that note, we are going to quickly go through our regularly scheduled Halloween news. And then we'll switch focus to our favorite announcements over the last week at Comic Con, and then end with our panel discussion.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 5:11

So outside of Comic Con news, there are some other news, sweeping the nation I guess, Stranger Things is actually coming out with a prequel comic book, which sounds awesome. It's going to be distributed by Dark Horse Comics, and it's going to be a one shot comic book. It actually takes place weeks before Will disappears in the first season of Stranger Things. So that's gonna be really cool. The comic book will hit shelves October 21, and it's available for pre order right now. So you can go to your local comic book shop and see if you can get your hands on it. Also, right now, because of the virus, you know, shooting has been put on hold, like many productions, but it's gonna ramp back up on September 17, so hopefully we'll have season four in time for next summer.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:06


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:07


Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:08

All right for all of our autumn and fall season lovers, I'm sure this is no news, but I have to talk about how Taylor Swift dropped her new album unexpectedly last week. It's called Folklore and even has a song with Bon Iver for I for one am really happy to see hints of the old Trailer Twailer into the old Taylor Swift comeback and it is Fall Vibes AF. So since we do have a website with a blog on it now let me know if you're interested in an album review blog post by Moi, and other great news from my fall lovers, so I'm going to have to think of a name for my fall people. The new Netflix series Sweet Magnolias has been renewed for a second season. If you haven't had a chance to check this out you and if you love Heart of Dixie, Gilmore Girls that kind of show I highly recommend it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:02

I think there's like a pinch of One Tree Hill on that show too. Like the the older guy with the hair. Kind of looks like he comes from One Tree Hill.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:10

Oh yeah, that's true. But the attractive guy, and I have to say Rudy actually enjoys this show too. So it might be a show for couples to watch too.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:21

That's the one with the Friends, the three girls, right? Yes. Okay, that's a pretty good show.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:26

Yeah, Heart of Dixie is really good too.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:28

Oh yes.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:30

Okay, and some more news on the spooky cute Halloween side. I was really excited to hear that Disney+ has confirmed they're working on a Halloween supernatural comedy movie.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:42


Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:43

The movies said to be about a Halloween night when trick or treaters transform into the costume they're wearing and it'll be called.

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Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:53


Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:55

There's unfortunately no information on dates yet, but we're hoping to find more details soon. And speaking of Disney, lots of Disney news today, if you are in fact a fan of spooky, cute stuff like me, Upside-Down Magic is premiering today, July 31, 2020 on the Disney Channel. This movie is based on the Scholastic Book series about eight kids in the world of people with magic. There's also talk of a dark shadows magic. I think when I saw the trailer, I didn't get to look into it too much, but I was surprised to see it coming out. So check it out and let us know what you think of it. And two more pieces of news Disney released their Halloween merch today. We're shooting on Monday, so they released it earlier in the week for you. So if you haven't yet, be sure to check it out. I know a lot of people aren't able to go to the parks this Halloween. So it's a great way to kind of order some stuff and celebrate in your own home. That's definitely what we're doing. So stay tuned for our Halloween time at Disney quarantine style..

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:01

We have our- What are they? What are the cool kids call it? Um, when you get a bunch of stuff. And you

Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:08


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:08

Oh, there we go. I don't know if that's a thing anymore.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:11

I don't know if it is, but yeah, we're definitely gonna be counting the days till that arrives.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:15


Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:16

And then one more piece of Disney news is Funko just announced that they're releasing a Nightmare Before Christmas advent calendar this fall. Advent calendars are quite the trend lately, whether it's like with cute little Funko figures or socks, you can never have enough socks.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:32


Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:33

But they're going to take all my money with these advent calendars. If you're interested in the Nightmare Before Christmas one it's now available for pre order for $59.99. Quite the price.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:46

Quite the price. I took- I saw it and it was pretty cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:49

Yeah, it's pretty cool. We're gonna see if it's worth saving up for for a couple of months or not. Okay, so I promised this whole episode is not all about spooky, cute, and Fall stuff. I'm gonna let Rudy kick off our Comic Con recap off with a side-con? Kind of?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:07

A side con. The Justice Con.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:11

Yes, Justice Con. So basically, I think from what I've gathered, some fans put together Justice Con, but it's pretty much just part of Comic Con because it took over the news. So I'm gonna let Rudy give you guys a little recap of what happened with that.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:27

Yeah, with the whole thing about the virus kind of disrupting everything with Comic Con. I didn't think that Warner Brothers had anything planned or they did but they had to scrap it. But the fans that actually put together released the Snyder cut campaign. You know, they helped that get like going with HBO Max, they put together their own comic con Justice Con thing for Zack Snyder to talk about the upcoming film that he's working on. Actually, this is a little bit of Hollywood news, but he's also working on a film called Army Of The Dead, and it's a zombie movie. And he just finished production on that. But now he's full time working on Justice League finishing it. Zack Snyder, he talked about the Superman black suit. He brought a clip and he was able to show everybody what it was gonna look like. But the thing was, what was interesting is he talked about that he had the actual black suit, right?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:27

Mm hmm.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:27

But Warner Brothers didn't let him shoot it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:32


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:32

From what I from what I gather so the footage we saw was actually a darker version of the blue and red suit and he they just color corrected it to be black. So what we're gonna see is a color corrected version of the Superman suit to look black. So it's not the actual black suit that because they never filmed it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:50


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:51

Yeah, that's what I got from it. And then he also explained why he uses the black suit in the story. The whole idea was that his suit was destroyed during the battle of Doomsday, or with Doomsday. So his Superman suit was all messed up. So he needed another suit. And if you go when you if you watch the first movie, The Man of Steel, they show the black suit, but he never like, uses it. So now he's gonna use it because that's what's available for him. What else did they talk about? So they showed the clip of the suit. He also talked about what he's doing right now is he's restoring his assembly cut. So he put together like everything he wanted to put in the movie, and it's about five hours long. And then from there, they're gonna cut it down and just complete all the visual effects to the things that you know, they got done unless they're gonna like do the whole five hours and then just fix that whole thing. Which would be insane.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 12:52

Yeah, did they happen to mention whether it's gonna be like a movie or a long series or anything?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 12:58

Um, from what I gather at It's just gonna be one movie.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:01


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:02

He's also fixing a lot of IMAX shots that he shot for the movie. So we're gonna be able to see some really big epic scenes with with the IMAX stuff. He also some other really cool things that he talked about where was the Green Lantern Corps and Martian Manhunter, which is another character in the DC Universe. And he talks about how there's a scene with Batman where he's visited by two Green Lantern members. And they talk about the threat in the universe which is, Darkseid. So the Green Lantern might make the movie.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:43


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:44

Should be really cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:45

Yeah, that sounds awesome.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:46

And then I guess. Finally, we're gonna get to see more Darkseid, which is like the Thanos of like the Justice League.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:56


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:57

And also Steppenwolf was the actual villain for this last movie, the Justice League movie, and he's gonna fix that because the one that we saw was not his vision for that villain. So they're gonna redo him like his whole CG and stuff of that. So that's mostly it. I mean, other things, you know, Ray Parker or Ray Porter, the cyborg guy, he talked about how Cyborg had a really big role or part in the movie, like, he was like, almost the central focus of the movie. And that was totally taken out in the cut that we saw. So they're gonna re insert that stuff. So we're gonna see more of Cyborg in the movie, but it was it was really interesting. It was a little weird, but it was interesting.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 14:37

Yeah, I agree. I caught a few portions of it. And I was kind of like, what do these girls but I then I realized that they were like the fans that put it together and I was like, oh, they're totally fangirling over Zack Snyder right now they really are at a loss for words at a certain point.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 14:55

It was just mostly Zach talking.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 14:57


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 14:57

With his super fancy RED Camera setup. Like his video was like, really good like it was like very beautifully lit and it was 24P and it was color corrected all nice and everybody just had like a regular Zoom screen and stuff like that I think Zack Snyder's internet or not internet but Zoom stream was like the best one I saw out of all the stuff we saw this weekend.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 15:24

All of Comic Con.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 15:25

All of Comic Con. It was great.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 15:27

Well, I thought it was funny too, because at a certain point he wanted to show like this t-shirt he had in development. Oh, yeah. So like it was a big like close up shot of his muscles pretty much showing the shirt and I was like, you're about to have these girls and melt on camera.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 15:42

Yeah. See their eyes getting all big.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 15:45

Yeah. So that was that was interesting. Either way. They did a really good job considering that they pretty much probably threw this together very quickly.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 15:54

Yeah, I think so. But it was it was cool. It was just it's just very exciting to see what the internet can do to get-

Ghost Hostess Mandy 16:01

The power of the internet.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 16:02

It's just insane that this is happening.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 16:04

Yeah, for sure. Okay, so I covered the Amazon Prime Truth Seekers panel for Comic Con. This one was actually part of Comic Con. And I'm really excited because Truth Seekers is also a supernatural comedy. There's like a theme going on in the industry right now.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 16:23

Because it's a spooky?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 16:25

Yeah, well, no, because the Disney one is also a supernatural, paranormal comedy. Yeah, so Truth Seekers is a supernatural comedy series coming to Amazon Prime, and it stars Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. You may recognize the duo from Shaun of the Dead, which is also a horror comedy drama, and the show's produced in the UK. So this show is about a team of part time paranormal investigators who team up to uncover and film ghost sightings across the UK and they share their adventures on an online channel like YouTube for everyone to see. Something I thought was interesting from the panel was that the moderator asked Simon Pegg like how do you master a horror comedy blend? Like it seems really difficult to do because horror is supposed to be like super scary, and comedy supposed to make you laugh? And I thought his answer was like so good, obviously. I mean, it's his expertise, right? He said that you have to really take horror seriously. And like, give it its moment, not trying to make it funny, so that you can blend the two genres correctly.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:34


Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:34

Yeah. And so they also talked about a lot of the shows influence, which came from X Files, which I thought was very random. And then they talked about how they watched a ton of quotation, real exorcisms on YouTube. They like made fun of the topic, but they said they watched tons of like, real life footage on YouTube to see how to replicate that for the show.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:59

My kind of guys. Yes.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:01

Yeah, you can tell that all these guys are obviously comedians and they love hanging out and just like being total, like

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:10


Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:10

Dorks. Yeah, dorks and nerds. They also talked about like how Simon and Nick. That's his name, right?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:18

Yeah, Nick Frost.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:19

Simon and Nick like actually went ghost hunting in real life at some point. I don't think they found anything too exciting but and from what I gathered, they don't really believe in ghosts, but they just thought it was like fun. And then another cool thing too, was that they mentioned they're trying to keep it very like old school feeling. So they don't want to do too much CG. They're doing more practical effects for the production

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:44

Oh really?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:46

Yeah, like some of the locations they shot were at real Victorian haunted mansions. I think at some point they also mentioned they shot at like a recently closed bio lab which was like super creepy to them.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:59


Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:00

Just like a lot of very authentic looking places to add to the, I guess, ambiance that doesn't rely too much on them having to actually like, add a lot of production to it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:14

Yeah I hear you.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:15

And I don't know, to be honest, from what I gathered, it feels a lot like a modern day Ghostbusters? And I kind of dig that. So yeah, be sure to keep your eyes out for it. It's coming to Amazon Prime sometime this fall.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:28

Yeah, I'm ready to get spooked out and to laugh a little bit. Yeah, that sounds exciting.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:36

Good vibes.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:37

Good vibes.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:38

Or I mean, ghoul vibes.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:41

Okay, up next, we got the New Mutants. This panel came out. I think it was on Saturday. And they talked about the upcoming X-Men movie, The New Mutants. Yes, it's an X-Men movie. movie. You knew that right?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:58

Yes. But without any have actual X-Men we know.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 20:01

Yes. So they are all new characters that are being introduced into the movie world, but they've been around since like the 80s. But they're not any characters that are like popular like Wolverine or Cyclops or Storm any of those.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 20:15


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 20:18

So it's a pretty big cast. There's like it's a lot of young people. Yeah, I think the I think the movie takes place like at this like asylum. And they take these kids that are mutants and they kind of test their abilities by you know, performing experiments and messing with them psychologically.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 20:38


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 20:39

Super creepy. I really don't know where this fits into, like the MCU universe. I think it's kind of like at the tail end of the old Fox X-Men Universe, like the one that we've come to know. So it's partly like part of that. So it might be like the last movie we see of like those X-Men. Leading up into the new X-Men because Disney re-acquired like the X-Men, right so they're gonna have their own movie.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 21:07

Ah I see.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 21:09

But it stars our favorite assassin, Maisie Williams. An interesting tidbit she has, she's an X-Men. She her I think her name is Wolfsbane, and she is in a same sex relationship with Blu Hunt's character, Mirage. So that's gonna be interesting, because I don't think we've seen like a same sex couple in a superhero movie, or at least not a popular one.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 21:42

Yeah, I don't think so.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 21:44

So that should be quite interesting to see how that plays out. You know? Who else do we got on this guy? They didn't really say much about the movie really. It kind of opened up with this like montage of dates where they were you know, suppose to release the movie and the end it didn't. And even like the release date they have for this year, which is like I think what August 28th or something like that.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:09

Next year.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:10

Next year, is it next year?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:11

Next year.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:13

Snap I though it was this year. So next year it says coming August 28th. And then maybe at the end of it, so I don't know what I don't even know why they made this movie. Like the MCU is taken over. It doesn't fit into the MCU like why make this movie I'm pretty sure there's like a legal reason why. But you know, they didn't talk about much they had like a bunch of fan art that they were acquired like off the internet and stuff and like showed it and stuff but it was just kind of a strange panel. I think it's based off-

Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:49

Okay, hold the phone. I am so sorry. I have my information wrong.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:53

It's this August isn't it?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:54

I is this August, but it doesn't make any sense to me.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:57

Why not?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:58

Because the theaters aren't even gonna be open.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:00

Exactly. I think that's why they put maybe because probably not because the theaters are gonna be closed.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:04

Or wait, but sorry, I totally cut off your conversation.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:09

That's okay.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:09

Um, didn't the? Is it the director that was in the panel?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:14

I think. I don't think the director was in the panel. Yeah he was.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:17

The main guy. He kept talking about the Blu-ray specials, remember?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:22

Oh, yeah, that's right.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:23

So maybe that's what they're planning is to release it On Demand.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:27


Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:27

I have. I'm putting in my prediction right now that it's coming in August, straight to On Demand and Blu-ray. Yeah,

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:33

I think that would make more sense. And it probably would get more traction that way. Like, why would you release it the 28th? Like, first of all, it's not. Supposedly, it's a movie that everybody's been waiting for.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:45


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:45

Like are familiar was talking about that? And I'm like, nobody has been waiting for this movie. I don't know who you've talked to, but I don't know. Anyway, that's all been waiting for this movie. And, like, nobody's gonna want to go to the theater. So like, I think the only the option they have is just to release it. On the internet.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 24:04

Yeah, I don't know, I think it was just very strange to me that all the panels we saw were like, filled with information about what's coming out.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 24:13


Ghost Hostess Mandy 24:14

It's like this movie that like the I know, you keep saying nobody. I feel like there's a very specific market that's been dying for it, maybe. And I just feel like this panel didn't really include anything that you needed to know about the upcoming release.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 24:29

I did some research, and I think it's based on a comic book run, called the New Mutants. And it takes and it came out in the 80s. And there's this demon bear that kind of haunts like the characters and I think that's what's going to be showing up in the movie, because they did show a clip of this girl and her father and their village. I think they're in Alaska or something is being attacked by a monster and it sounds like a bear.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 24:56

Uh huh.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 24:56

So it's like this big giant like ghost mythical bear, demon, so I think that's what's gonna happen, or that's part of it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:03

Yeah. Probably. Um, did you mention that it's like a horror movie?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:08

Yeah, I didn't think I mentioned it, but it's kind of like a horror action movie. It kind of reminds me of Silent Hill.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:16

Oh, okay.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:16

That was like these weird weird monsters. And it's kind of like almost like Shutter Island to it's like a psychological horror thriller action.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:25


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:25

It's a hybrid of a bunch of stuff.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:27

I am curious about that aspect of it because it's being advertised as a horror super hero movie. Yeah, I'm almost like, Is it really gonna be horror like to me a horror super movie is Brightburn.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:42

Yeah, that was a great horror movie. That was a superhero movie.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:48

Yeah, i'm thinking actually. Oh, man. It's too bad. We're going on break cuz that this movie came out. It could have been that Brightburn versus New Mutants.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:57

Brightburn was pretty amazing.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:59

But yeah, to me. That's a horror superhero movie. And if you guys haven't seen it and you like horror, you should definitely check it out because there were a couple of scenes in there that gave me the heebie jeebies.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:11

Cool. little tidbit, though about Brightburn apparently, I don't know if this is still happening because of the Coronavirus but they're planning to create a universe off of Brightburn

Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:22


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:23

At the end, you have these credits of all these different monsters that are showing up. And they are the characters that we're going to get to see play out in their own movies. So they're like, anti anti heroes. Well, not anti heroes, but they're villains but they're superheroes that are Jeez, that's a loud car. So they, they're gonna create their own monster universe.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:46

That was crazy. The car got mad.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:50

That guy is so cool. Revving his engine in a little apartment complex.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:57

All right. Anything else on the New Mutants?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:00

So that's about it. I mean, I want to see it. It looks pretty interesting because it's so different.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:05

Okay, I have to say, Sorry, cutting you off again. The one educational piece of information I learned from this panel was that I had no idea actors dehydrated themselves to look like they have muscle.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:20

I actually knew that. I think Arnold Schwarzenegger talked about that a long time ago for like Predator or something. And a lot of like, like 80s action heroes, they would do that they would, they would dehydrate themselves, so like their skin would absorb all the water.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:36

Uh huh.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:36

And you would see all their muscles. I think, guys that do bodybuilding competitions, they do the same thing to make themselves look veiny and gross.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:46

I never knew that. So so you guys can know what we're talking about one of the actors Henry Zaga, who plays Sunspot, apparently nearly dehydrated on set

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:01


Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:01

And passed out almost because he was waiting for like his big scene he had to look like super huge and buff, I guess.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:10

Yeah I think he's supposed to jump into a swimming pool with a girl or something. Oh, and to look all swole and sexy.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:18

Yeah, so apparently they kept like, rescheduling the time he was gonna shoot and he just never had water. And I guess he gave everybody a big scare,

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:26


Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:26

Um, so yeah, I learned that's what I learned from the New Mutants panel.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:31

The only thing that's dehydrated in my life is beef jerky.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:38

Okay, um,

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:40

One other actual panel that I really enjoyed watching was What We Do In The Shadows. I love that show. I'm obsessed with it. The show is about this documentary crew following around. I think it's four vampires and their familiar. And they just kind of what were you going to say?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:00

Familiar, get it? Our familiar is inspired by What We Do In The Shadows.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:06

Yeah, I can see that. So this crew is following around these vampires. And they want they're showing how they deal with like the modern world because they've been around for like centuries.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:19


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:19

And some of them don't know how to use the internet. Some of them don't know like social norms right now

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:25

Laundry service.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:26

Laundry service. There's a there's a, what's it called? A cursed witches skin hat.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:37

Oh, yeah, that is a pretty cool storyline.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:40

But they had the whole cast there. They talked a little bit about the upcoming season. They didn't really talk too much about season three, but they mostly talked about making season two. And the thing I could say about season three is that there are a couple of characters that are kind of lonely and some of them might find love in the next season, so they're going to be introducing more characters to like the group dynamic. They're going to have more monsters come out, so they won't say who or what's coming out. But they're kind of you saw that you saw a lot of them in the last season like they had a troll. They had witches and werewolves.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:20

Werewolves not swear-werewolves.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:21

Werewolves not swear-werewolves. And then of course, they're gonna keep on exploring Guillermo's storyline. We found out last season or the first season that he's, he has roots in the Van Helsing family clan. So he's a Van Helsing. He's a vampire killer, but he's also the familiar one of the vampires.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:45


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:46

So that's pretty cool. One of the big things that they talked about was like the cameos they had on season two, and one of the big ones was Mark Hamill, and everybody knows he's Luke Skywalker. And one of the stories they talked about which, which was really cool was they were blocking the scene where, Laszlo, one of the vampires is being chased by Mark Hamill's vampire character. And they're blocking the scene where they were going to fight their final fight scene. And before they even started shooting, Mark Hamill went to the pool table.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:22

Mm hmm.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:23

And he, and he picked up a pool key or a pool stick. And everybody freaked out because he automatically went there because he's Luke Skywalker, and he wants to fight with the pool sticks

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:34


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:34

like lightsabers.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:35

So did he do that? Because it's like natural to him, or was it him being funny?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:42

I think he just like grabbed it just randomly. I don't think it was like, Oh, I'm gonna grab this because I was Luke Skywalker. I think he just grabbed it and everybody freaked out.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:50


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:51

Cuz it's him. So anything normal that he does is exciting.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:55


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:56

So and I love that episode. That's like my favorite episode. I'm one of the characters he goes on the run because he owes money to Mark, Mark Hamill's character. And he creates this new persona called Jackie Daytona.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 32:12

Oh my gosh.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 32:13

And the whole guy, the only thing that I was waiting for this whole panel was them saying Jackie Daytona was calling back to season three in some form of care about anything else. I just wanted to know that Jackie Daytona was coming back to season three.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 32:28

And I just want to know that it's not because you drive me crazy with that episode.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 32:36

But yeah, it's uh, and that they did have like this, these crazy stories about how they were really sleep deprived. Like, if you everybody thinks you know, you know, being famous and an actor, it's like, easy and like enough to do anything,

Ghost Hostess Mandy 32:52


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 32:53

But these actors had to go through like, really bad sleep deprivation, because what they had to do is shoot a lot of scenes at night. So the shooting all night and sleeping during the day, so they had to pretty much turn into real vampires. But that like messes with your body chemistry because you're used to sleeping at night and you have to change all that, like that just messes you and like, a lot of them like started going crazy, but it added to their performances.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 33:20


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 33:21

But it was great. You know, I can't wait for season three, it's gonna be great. So I don't know, we'll see it was a good panel. I liked it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 33:27

Something. I think we're definitely going to do a full episode on this show eventually. But I do want to say that Rudy had previously told me Hey, there's this show, I want to check out and I was like, oh, whatever. But then I saw an ad for it, which was perfectly written. It said, if you like Halloween, and you like The Office, this show is the show for you. And I was like, that's a very odd way to promote something. So I told Rudy about it. And he's like, yeah, I've been trying to tell you like we should watch it. So we watched it, and I am not biggest fan of The Office like I have to be in a very specific mood to watch it. But I really loved this show because it's making fun of The Office.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 34:10

Yeah in a lot of ways.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 34:11

It's satire. So, picture The Office, but literally vampires are making fun of what happens in The Office.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 34:19

Yeah, that's true. Yeah, I think that and it, and like the show is based off a movie.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 34:29

Right. Which is-

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 34:30

Which is a really good movie. But another cool thing is that the characters from that movie actually show up in the show as a cameo. Remember when they're getting judged, and then they had the Paul Reubens character show up with Wesley Snipes.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 34:46

Oh, yes, yes, yes.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 34:47

So yeah, it's they have other like vampires that are in the movie vampire universe that show up in a cameo.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 34:54

Yeah i really liked that.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 34:55

Which was really cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 34:57

Yeah, for sure. So yeah, definitely. We will be doing an episode on that show and movie at a certain point. But yeah, it was it was an entertaining panel to watch. Not very informative, but they were I mean, they're entertaining people.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 35:13

Yeah, they're pretty hilarious. But I mean, it's like the whole all the panels that were there. It's kind of weird because you have the backdrop of the Coronavirus. And you're just trying to like make people happy and you can only do that you can you're really limited by what you can do because you can only do it from home.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 35:35

Not only that, but it's also like, yeah, we're complaining or I'm complaining a lot about well, there's not a lot of new information, but they also can't give any information because they can't make plans.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 35:46

Yeah, cuz you don't know like, what's gonna happen. I don't know if the New Mutants are gonna come out.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 35:46


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 35:51

August 28th. Because like, the virus is still raging, even here where we're at. You know, it's one of the worst places that has the Coronavirus. You just don't know what's gonna happen. So it's just all over the place.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 36:02

Yeah. And

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 36:03

But I do applaud Comic Con for, you know, putting this together, they could have just been like it's canceled. We're not gonna do anything, but they made the effort to get as many people as possible. And you know, give us hope.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 36:15

Yeah for sure.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 36:15

That's a good thing.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 36:16

And not to go off on a tangent. But it also makes me wonder at what point productions are going to be like, well, we're going SNL style and we're going to shoot whatever we can for these shows from home .

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 36:28

Well, if you watch the panel from What We Do In The Shadows, they talk about doing their ADR from home.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 36:36


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 36:38

ADR is Automated Dialogue Replacement. So when you're shooting on location, you're not going to use the audio from there a lot of the time, so you're gonna have to re record it later. And usually, you're gonna go into a studio to do that. And usually there's, it's like really posh and there's like a TV screen. So you're watching yourself and you're repeating the lines except for that. Well, they had to do that at home with Maybe not professional equipment, maybe some professional equipment, like one of the guys said that his audio was really bad and had to really fix it. So you know, it's it's crazy times.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 37:11

Yeah, for sure. This season has been about getting to know us and understanding the roots of this podcast and a major part of us and who we are in everything we do is our Mexican roots. And we really want to make sure that we use this platform to highlight the Latin Community whenever we can, and wherever it makes sense. And I think that this was the perfect way to start integrating that. So Comic Con had a panel called Latin American Horror Cinema: Sometimes They Come Back, and from what we gathered, they actually had the first part to this last year, but we couldn't find any history of it. So if anybody knows anything about that, please reach out to us and let us know where we could watch it or listen to it because this was really eye opening for me at least and it meant a lot to me. So with that, we're gonna just go ahead and dive in and do our post discussion about the Latin American Horror Cinema Panel at Comic Con. So the people in this panel were Alejandro Brugués, Bru- jués or Brugués.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 38:20

I think-

Ghost Hostess Mandy 38:21


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 38:22

Brugués. I dont know. Not sure.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 38:23

Sorry. We should know that, there's always room to grow. And he is the director of Juan Of The Dead. The other people were Issa López. She's the director of Tigers Are Not Afraid. Demián Rugna is the director of Terrified. Isaac as Yvonne is the director of ‎Isaac Ezban. Victor Osuna is the director of The Rules Of The Ruin. And Gigi Saul Guerrero is the. Let me say that I can say it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 38:55

Say it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 38:57

Gigi Saul Guerrero is the director of Culture Shock, and the panel was moderated by Sebastian Fink.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 39:07

Sebastian. Say it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 39:09

Sebastian Fink.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 39:13

That's a really hard name to say.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 39:15

I will say that the more you don't practice your Spanish, the more you lose it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 39:20

This is true.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 39:20

So this is good for us to keep practicing too. But on a less serious note, though, before we jump into the serious stuff, I have to say that the first thing that stood out to me was Sebastian had like this amazing opening. He like did a recap of how important the Latin community is.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 39:41

Mm hmm.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 39:41

And at some point, he mentioned that there was basically he opened saying that it's like impossible to scare Latinos.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 39:52

Yes and no.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 39:55

Yeah. And so something he mentioned was that there were apparently people claiming that there was a werewolf or werewolves in Chiapas, Mexico. And so when he said that I was like, What? I haven't heard anything about that. So I googled it. And I don't have too much time to get into it. But basically in April, there were claims that there was sounds of howling at night and shadowy figures roaming the town in Chiapas, Mexico, for a few nights in a row. And there's a lot of like spiritual history going on in that area. But I also read that some psychologists also thought that the city was going into like hysteria because they were freaking out about the lockdown and they were home at times they weren't used to. So they were like making up these sounds in their head and drawing to conclusions. That's not Hispanic of us at all to do. So but, but the reason why this stuck out to me was because A. I never heard about it and B. it goes to show that like, you never know what's going on in any other part of the world? Like sometimes yes, we think we're so connected with social media, and the internet, but even something just in Mexico like somewhere we have roots. We'd never heard about it. And so that's just something to keep an eye out. As we get closer to elections, like inform yourselves, look up what's going on in other countries. How is it relevant to us? What's going on in your home countries like these things are important to talk about and yeah, werewolves are a very fun, interesting topic. But if we didn't hear about werewolves, like a crazy story like this, like what else aren't we hearing about? So hashtag Fight The Horror keep informing yourself.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 41:42

Hashtag werewolves, not swear-werewolves.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 41:45

Yeah. Okay, so on a much more serious note. Something that really stuck out to me from this panel. I guess we can talk about what the panel was, which was Aall of these Latino comm- or Latinx community, filmmakers coming together to talk about, I guess, kind of what's going on in their worlds, their influences. And I guess just an overall open conversation about the Latin industry or the Latin community in the horror industry specifically.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 42:24

Right. And a little side note to have all these directors come from different parts of the Latin world, not just-

Ghost Hostess Mandy 42:35


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 42:36

Not specifically Mexico. You know, they're all from all different parts from different Latin countries.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 42:41


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 42:41

Made it even more interesting, because you're getting other, you know, other points of view,

Ghost Hostess Mandy 42:49

For sure.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 42:50

Than just like the American or Mexican points of view.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 42:52

Yes. And I have to say I think naturally I what's the word I'm relate more to the Mexico side of things,

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 43:02


Ghost Hostess Mandy 43:02

Because it's closest, and I understand it more, and I have roots from there too. But like you said, it's definitely cool. Some of them were from Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, I think,

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 43:16

Yeah, Venezuela.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 43:17

Um, so just a lot of variety going on. And considering that amount of variety makes it even crazier to me that the one thing that stood out to me the most was that they were all asked, like, who inspired you? Like what filmmakers were your inspiration? And even though these were all people from different countries, all different ages, it was really sad to me to see that there was a major lack of Latin representation in the 80s and 90s. In the horror community.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 43:52

Oh, yeah.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 43:53

Like all of them struggled to answer that question. And all any of them could say was, well, the only one around was Guillermo Del Toro.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 44:01

And before that a lot of them talked about John Carpenter.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 44:05

Yes, they definitely

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 44:06

Those are the two big names that I remember hearing a lot.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 44:09

John Carpenter isn't-

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 44:10

No he's not but like they, a lot of them, like referenced him as like an influence from like the 80s

Ghost Hostess Mandy 44:16

And Steven Spielberg.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 44:17

Yes, Steven Spielberg of course.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 44:19

But yeah, like To me, it was just very shocking to hear that these were all people deep in the horror industry, and even they couldn't think of a lot of Latin household names

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 44:33

In the horror universe. Yeah, what, what I gathered from the little panel was that Guillermo Del Toro had a lot of influence on all of them, and specifically individual influence like he's talked to, I think all of them and has helped them along the way with their careers. So in their mind in a lot of Latin American or just Latinx communities like Guillermo Del Toro is like the gold standard. Other ones I would say are Robert Rodriguez from Austin, Texas. He's done some horror stuff. And he's a pretty good one too.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 45:19

When did he hit the scene though? Because I don't think he was around as early as Guillermo was right?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 45:25

I think they came out at the same time.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 45:27


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 45:28

Honestly, he came out when Quentin Tarantino came out too like they were friends when they first started making movies. I think it was like the early 90s. And Miramax the production company, they were, you know, struggling. So they decided to take a chance a lot of independent filmmakers. And that's when Tarantino and Rodriguez were discovered.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 45:52

Oh, okay.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 45:54

And I think Del Torro he probably came out with Sam Raimi to he did the Evil Dead. So it's kind of, they all kind of came out of that same, like, arena, but I think Del Torro came out before Rodriguez.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 46:08

Okay, so that makes sense.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 46:10

But it was still close.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 46:11

Okay. Um, and then the other point I wanted to make was that putting The Ghoul Mates together has been kind of a challenge for us because both of us, like so many different things. I mean, you hear it come out sometimes like, Rudy doesn't like Evanescence. I don't say it too much. But I don't I'm not always the biggest fan of some of the nerdy things he likes. And I'm always like, is this part of our Halloween, love to people want to hear it? And something that really shocked me was that they were all asked, What influenced you to become a filmmaker in the horror community and genre outside of like the people in movies that actually influenced you. And all of them credited all of the nerdy things that we love. Like some of them credited comic books, regular books, toys, action figures, art, and those are the things that influence us in our spooky journey. And I just never connected that all of those creative nerdy things we like are kind of what fuel our creativity and imagination. And so hearing these people that are actually in the horror community, like professional industry, horror community people, saying that they love all of these nerdy things, and that's what inspires them in their work. kind of put a lot of things into perspective and made me think like, Hey, we're not too far off track because real horror people are into the same things we are. And so I think I definitely want to stop putting so many restrictions on what qualifies for Halloween content. Or inspiration because part of all of those external factors are what fuel our creativity for Halloween too

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 48:08

Preach. Yeah, I thought it was cool when I think it was. What's her name? Gigi? She had talked about her influences. She talked about Independence Day, Jurrasic Park. Like all those movies kind of influenced, like how I view the world and stuff.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 48:27

Oh, yes.