S1, E4: Shark Week

Updated: Oct 23, 2020

The ghouls dive into a summer mood with Shark thrillers Jaws, 47 Meters Down, Sharknado, Deep Blue Sea, and Shark Night!

Ghost Hostess Mandy 0:01

Hi guys, before we start today's episode, there are some things we need to share. We took a break from sharing Halloween content and an episode last week to help do our small part in helping the right voices and messages be heard. I want to thank you for taking the time to listen to us today. Whether you're listening to take a minute for your mental health and distress, are your listening in the future in better times. I really hope that's the case. We want you to know that we're here for you. You know, I briefly touched on this in the last episode. But we're living through some really hard times, we have been dealing with a global pandemic, some of us quarantined, isolated, and now we see that a revolution is on the rise with the Black Lives Matter movement. We understand how all of this uncertainty can take a toll on you. It has taken a toll on us. More than anything, we created this podcast to create a positive community people could turn to year round for their favorite spooky things. And now more than ever, we choose to focus on the positive side of things for you, everyone who knows me personally knows that I am a realist. And they will tell you that I am not the most fun person to come to for advice because of that. But what I can say is this, if you take anything positive out of this crazy year of 2020, it's that now more than ever, you have the possibility to really do something that matters, something that counts. Because you can make a difference. You can stand for what matters, and I know that each and every one of you is resilient. Please know we sincerely mean this, and this is not an advertisement plug. We genuinely want to help anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or unsure of what to do from here. I myself am barely waking up and starting to figure out how to make a change. So we decided to put together a campaign called Fight The Horror. This campaign includes all kinds of information such as how to research how to make informed decisions and how to put it into action. You can find this campaign on our Instagram story highlight called Fight The Horror or scroll through the feed to share it. We are ready to hear you cry with you laugh with you, or lift your ghoulish spirits up if that's what you need. You can find us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Or you can even email us at theghoulmates@gmail.com we are literally an open door for you. We are genuinely here for you in whatever way that you need. In the meantime, if a dosage of escapism is what you really need, we hope this episode can help you decompress before you keep fighting the big fight in a truly spooky world create your own ghoulish escape. Stay safe guys.


Ghoulster 2:35

Welcome Foolish Ghoulsters to podcast that keeps the spirit of Halloween alive all year through pop culture and nostalgia and now your Ghost Hostess with the Mostest.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:50

Hi guys, welcome back to The Ghoul Mates. I'm your Ghost Hostess Mandy and with me is our producer Rudy.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:56

Hey guys, how's it going?


Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:57

Okay, so as we must before this, we took a break. But we are very excited to bring to you our dun dun dun dun Shark Week Rudy made fun of me in the last episode because I am terrible at singing that song apparently. So why don't you show us how it's supposed to be done?


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:15

Dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun. On top of that Shark Week isn't until- When is Shark Week actually?


Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:26

I believe the real Shark Week is it like in April?


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:29

Well, you know what, this world is crazy right now. So Shark Week is gonna be this week.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:34

I know. Well, I have to say that the reason I decided to do Shark Week this week is because A. we have some pretty cool photos that Rudy took and I wanted to tie it into the podcast somehow. And you guys are gonna be mind blown when you see them because they're really cool. But the real reason that I chose this is because I feel like Jaws never gets his place in the horror legends, I guess. I don't know. How to explain it but like nobody ever thinks of Jaws that shark as like a killer villain. And to me, he's like the villain of summer.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 4:08

Right. In the Mount Rushmore of horror icons. There should be Jaws somewhere there.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 4:14

Yes, for sure. Because I don't know. He's just like, so underrated. I know. I know people love the movie and everything, but I just feel like when you talk horror, nobody says like, oh, what about Jaws?


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 4:26

Well, a lot of horror movies don't come until the Winter I feel. I'm not sure if horror movies is like a Summer thing. I'm not. I don't know. I always remember they're always in like the Fall and stuff in it's super cold around Halloween. So.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 4:38

Yeah I don't know. I just, I definitely feel like sharks have their own spookiness and I kind of wanted to find a cool way to tie that into our podcasts because why not. They're bloody.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 4:49

I mean, if you ever have gone swimming at night, like in your house or your apartment or something and it's super dark, like the first thing you think of is either crocodile or shark in there, and you can;t see anything.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 5:01

Okay, so speaking of that, before we dive in to the episode, something I wanted to touch on is that I think these movies aren't necessarily scary because of sharks or because like sharks are scary villains. I think for me, the reason I get nervous watching them is because I'm terrified of open water.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 5:21

Right.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 5:22

And so I was looking into it and apparently, apparently, apparently, guys, apparently, the fear of open water is very hard to pronounce. It is Thalassaphobia. Thalas. Saphobia.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 5:39

Thalassaphobia it sounds like Yeah, it sounds like a piece of furniture from IKEA that I can't pronounce.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 5:45

Yeah, so I don't know. I just thought it was interesting because fun fact I have been like an avid swimmer my whole life I guess until I moved away from home because I don't have a pool now. But I had actually never gone into the open water until I was like 22 or 23 years old, and I wasn't afraid then I was thinking, Oh, well I'm like a really good swimmer, it's gonna be fine and like as soon as I got into the water, I had no idea how strong a wave is. And it's absolutely terrifying and I love swimming but I don't think I will ever willingly go back into the ocean.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:20

The thing that scares me about the ocean is not necessarily sharks but just getting swept away in the middle of the ocean and not having the energy to you know, swim back. I think that's the scary part is just not having enough energy to go back and you just drown you know.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:34

Or like, what if you got so far out that you don't even know which way to go?


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:38

Oh, yeah, that's that's that's kind of like being lost in space, it's just nothingness.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:44

Maybe we should do a space episode.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:46

Yeah, I think eventually we'll do one we'll do one on Event Horizon or something creepy like that. That's a messed up movie.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:52

Okay, guys. So today's episode is going to be covering the legendary Jaws. 47 Meters Deep, Sharknado, Deep Blue Sea and Shark Night. I'm going to be completely transparent with you guys. And we're not going to go very deep into any of these movies. I can't stop with the puns. I'm sorry. But I think we'll give you a brief overview just as a quick like what Rudy thought what I thought. Hint. One of them was super boring to me. So to kick off the episode, I'm gonna toss this over to Rudy so he could give you all his nerdy facts about Jaws.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:27

I guess they're nerdy. Before we get into that, I wanted to thank you for this amazing gift. You got me. She surprised me in the middle of a quarantine, a mug of Jason Vorhees it's his head and then like the handle is the machete


Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:43

Is it a machete?


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:44

Yeah, it's a machete. And it's ceramic and it's beautiful. And I just wanted to thank you and hopefully at some point, we can take some pictures of it and share it with our audience to see so that we show them how cool this is. Now they can hear it, look. They can hear it.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:58

We've actually been deep into a Friday The 13th marathon. I had actually never seen the movies completely. I'd seen pieces. I knew who he was. I think he's awesome. But my mind has been blown watching the series in order. So


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 8:13

Don't give anything away. It's the best part.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 8:17

We can't do an episode about it and not give it away.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 8:19

Oh, yeah, I mean, don't give it away right now.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 8:21

Okay. Okay. I'm not gonna give anything away. But I'm thinking we might be doing an episode on Friday The 13th very soon, because I just can't wait until November 13 to do it.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 8:34

Oh, yeah, sounds great. So jump into Jaws then.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 8:37

Yes.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 8:37

Yeah, Jaws first debuted June 20, 1975. It was Steven Spielberg's second film, and it was the first film in the Summer to grow, I think 100 million dollars. And it was the first quote unquote blockbuster of the summer. Like they coined the phrase blockbuster because apparently there were so many people that wanted to see this movie that they had people around the block, they wanted to see this movie. But I think it's a really unique movie because you don't really see the shark until like, maybe halfway through the movie. So most of it is just kind of like camera tricks trying to like, you know, jumpscare you maybe that's where all the jumpscares are from. And I think a lot of it had to do with like, technical issues, too. I know that, you know, they were trying to do animatronics with this shark and putting like electronics in the water in the 70's was not a good idea. So I know that they had a lot of technical difficulties. You know, he did know the movie. Everybody knows Jurassic Park. And he had a lot of the same issues too. Like they had a gigantic T. rex and during the T. rex attack, it's it's raining and the T. rex also had those same issues with getting wet.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:48

I don't know that.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:49

So yeah, if you see behind the scenes in Jurassic Park, you can see like the T. rex like shaking, like it's like cold, but it's because the electronics were like short circuiting and it was just like making the animatronic doll go crazy, and Jaws had the same issues too. I don't know how many I think they made like two or three sharks. But yeah, they Steven Spielberg didn't want to show the shark until like, halfway through the movie. And I think he said to the producers, yeah, I can only I'm only gonna take this project if I can only show the shark towards the end. But I think he's just he was just saying that because he hadn't developed the technology to have the animatronic monster inside the water.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:27

Well, do you think it was partly that or do you also think it had to do with that whole like suspension of realism thing?


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:33

I think it was also a technique, filmmaking technique. You kind of just want to hide the terror and have you kind of imagined it yourself. You see that a lot too, with like, early slasher movies like Friday The 13th Halloween, you know, those, you know, killers initially, you don't really see them until a little bit later. But you see the acts that they do upon their victims. Hitchcock was really famous for that. He would leave a lot of things out for you to kind of like imagine that yourself Psycho was like that.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:06

Okay, so what were your thoughts onJaws because I think you had more of a history with it than I did.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:13

I'm older than you. So I remember seeing it when I was a kid, but when I saw it, it was I think it was probably on TV. And of course, TVs or SD formats. It was like a square. And I didn't really see like, a full widescreen version of it until recently, but I always thought Jaws was pretty awesome. My Dad, I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this before he saw what he was he'd always bring monster movies for us to see a lot of he would get a lot of bootlegs from his co-workers, they would always shared like VHS tapes,


Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:46

Oh my goodness.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:47

Because people would have Showtime or HBO and they would just record the movies and then share with each other. So I'm pretty sure we had a Jaws one and I remember seeing all of them I saw Jaws One, and Two, Jaws 3D. I might have seen Jaws 3D, like at a film festival thing in 3D. And then there's Jaws Four, which was kind of my favorite. Are we giving away spoilers?


Ghost Hostess Mandy 12:11

Yes. By the way, guys, all of these movies have been out more than, long enough.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 12:15

You're gonna get the spoilers. So in Jaws Four I think it's Jaws: The Revenge or something. I don't know. But a shark attacks the son of Sheriff Brody from the first movie, but the shark attack is pretty horrific because the guy is on the boat. And it's like pitch black, and it's also cold. Where he's that. And he gets attacked by the shark. And he's like screaming for someone to help them but nobody, like can hear him and like he just dies. And it's like, pretty horrific. And that's like a fear for myself. Like, it's just like, you're by yourself. Nobody can help you and you're like screaming at the top of your lungs. And this freakin shark eats you live. So yeah, I think all the Jaws movies are pretty awesome. The third one, Jaws 3D, with Dennis Quaid was pretty awesome too. I liked it because it had like this underwater submersible like land kind of like a Disney, where you go underwater, and you can see like the fish and stuff. And I remember in Disney you can get in this submarine, he can just go underwater. So I kind of had that feeling. And it was in 3D. I thought that was pretty cool. I think all of them were pretty cool. A lot of people kind of hate on the other ones. They I think the other ones also made Jaws iconic, you know?


Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:28

Yeah, that makes sense. I actually, I never saw Jaws until literally a year ago. Um, quick little side note, I was previously quarantined a year ago, kind of when I broke my three bones in my ankle and tore all my ligaments. So I was non weight bearing for 12 weeks, which meant I had to stay home. And that meant a lot of Halloween magic for me. And we saw the Jaws movies for the first time.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:56

Yeah, I remember that.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:57

And I was very upset when I found out there was a Jaws 3D because it's impossible for us to see it without a 3D TV and a 3D player and blah, blah, blah. Anyway, I actually thought that I was going to be bored, and that I would not get scared. But I remember like right off the bat, the girl swimming at the beginning with her little leg floating. And then she gets bit, I was just like, Oh crap, what's gonna happen next? So I was pretty nervous about the movie. I wouldn't say like, it left me scared and terrified afterwards. But it was a lot more entertaining than I expected it to be. And definitely, sometimes I think like older movies aren't gonna catch my interest or keep me entertained. And this was not the case.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 14:42

You know, one thing that always stuck to me about Jaws, the stupidity of local government.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 14:50

Oh, you don't say.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 14:51

It's like, I think it's very relevant today in today's world, but like the they all they cared about was just, you know, leaving Like, hey, we need to like make money this summer. So yeah, like, let's think about the economy what's gonna happen if I can't fill these hotels with people like, didn't care about people's safety and lives and it was just very, very frustrating. And then in part two, it's the same damn story. And the mayor from the first one didn't learn from his first mistakes. And just like, dude, there's a freakin shark in the water killing a bunch of people. Just it'll be fine. if nobody's out in the Fourth of July, like you don't want this on your watch, because then nobody's gonna want to come to your town ever again. Yeah.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 15:35

So as a quick little side note, if you guys haven't heard Jaws is actually celebrating it's 45th anniversary and they just released a new edition. We unfortunately are not on the cool PR list or things like that yet, but hopefully one day.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 15:51

Universal Studios if you're listening, which is another thing to the Universal Studios ride is amazing.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 15:58

Yes, that's right. I menat to talk about that.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 16:02

We'll go ahead we we were we saw it together during our honeymoon, right?


Ghost Hostess Mandy 16:06

Yes, that was so universal actually. I don't even know how long this has been a thing because I've gone previously and I never knew that there's this like studio tour they do. And Jaws used to be its own ride. But now they put Jaws inside of the studio tour that they have. So you still I feel like everyone probably knows about this, but in case you don't, you're basically passing through the water and then Jaws comes out and then there's a fire and it's really the really, the fire ends up being scarier than Jaws himself because I always think like, something's gonna go wrong, and they're not gonna be able to put the fire.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 16:45

Yeah, I remember. I ever since I was a kid, I remember it being that way. It's always kind of been part of the backlot ride. So it's always been there, but I'm pretty sure it was its own right before you know I was born so that's probably where it's from. But It's always been like part of the tram ride where you're taking the tour and stuff because right after that is it used to be? I think it's either the avalanche, which I don't think exists anymore, or King Kong with the huge animatronic doll which doesn't exist anymore.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:13

That makes me sad because I never saw it. I'm pretty sure though that at a certain point I got on Jaws The Ride, like in Universal, Orlando. Maybe i'm wrong.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:24

I think there's a roller coaster in Universal Orlando. No, I don't know. I don't really.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:30

We're not Universal experts.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:31

We're not we're not. I am not a Florida expert. So.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:36

That was our brief little take on Jaws. We're moving along because we have quite a few movies to get through. So the next movie, we kind of took turns choosing movies. And then I chose 47 Meters Deep with Mandy Moore.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:51

Isn't it 47 Meters Down? Or is it deep?


Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:55

It's deep.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:56

Okay, I got my oh yeah deep. No, it's down. 47 Meters Down.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:03

Are you sure?


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:04

Yeah. With Mandy Moore and Claire Holt.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:07

Okay, that was a total miss on whoever named this movie. It should have been deep,


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:12

True.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:13

Hell-ur. Okay, so this movie actually came out in 2017. And I remember hearing a lot of advertisements about it, but I never went to see it. And since we were doing Shark Week, I was like, oh, let's try watching the Mandy Moore one. When we searched it, we found out that there is now a 47 Meters Down: Uncaged and it's on amazon prime. If anyone wants to check it out. We decided to watch the first one and see if we were interested and you'll quickly learn that we are not.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:45

What is the uncaged part I don't understand what that means. I just-


Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:49

I'm pulling up a summary on it right now to see. I don't think that it connects. This one says four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater sea quickly learn they-


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:59

14?


Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:01

Four teens.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:02

14 girls?


Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:03

Four. Teen girls.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:06

Four teen girls ok, geez. I was like 14 girls is like, we can barely do the two.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:15

So anyway, this movie because I'm sure not everyone is familiar with it as Jaws is about Mandy Moore getting dumped and being told that she's not exciting enough. So then her sister, who by the way, I did not even catch on was it her sister, I thought it was her friend the whole time. Her sister peer pressure's her peer pressure. Her sister peer pressure's her into going scuba diving, even though none of them are certified. And then by the way, I don't know why I'm noticing like all shark movies take place in Mexico like,


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:51

Except for Jaws.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:53

But every other movie takes place in Mexico. Like there's something shady in the Mexico water that attracts sharks. Only there. So anyway, Mandy Moore Of course, it's like, oh my god, I don't want to do it. I have a bad feeling about this. And everyone gives her the signs that if they're not trained, they shouldn't go. And sure enough, like not even what 30 minutes into the movie, they are 47 Meters Down, and then they're just in the water.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 20:21

It's ridiculous because the sister is like, you need to do something wacky so your ex boyfriend or husband can see that you're like, so adventurous because she complains that she's boring or that's why they broke up, which is really stupid. Like there's other things you can do to like, you know, mess with your ex like she could have like, slept with a hunky guy and took him like pictures with him, but she decided to go jump in the water with freakin sharks.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 20:50

I do have to say though, that the sister quickly stepped up once they were stuck underwater and she like called Mandy Moore down and I was really surprised because usually like the stupid or bad friend, I know she's a sister now, but usually like the bad friend is never really like good for anything.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 21:07

True.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 21:08

They're like a bad influence. But then when it comes down to it, they're like scared too, and they don't know what to do. But this is your like, really stepped up. So I mean, that was cool. But other than that, I think there was one scene though, that I did find scary or like uneasy. It was a scene where the girls are trying to get the attention of someone with a flashlight far away. So Mandy Moore goes to try to get to him. And she swims so far out that she passes, like the point where they thought was already the deepest. And it's like a cliff. And it goes even deeper into this like wide darkness. And I was like, Oh, crap, I kind of wish we saw this in theaters. No, because that scene would be crazy scary. But it was just like and then once she gets in there, she has that moment where she's like, Oh, no, what we did I come back from and that part was the scariest to me because it was just so like, relatable I guess, because it's one of my fears, but other than that, I think the movie like quickly brushed through to the end. I'm I don't know how to like not give you a spoiler to it but basically, she is hallucinating because she got too much oxygen?


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:15

She got too much, I think it's nitrogen.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:18

What happened was she switched tanks.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:21

Right.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:21

And they warned the sister. Hey, keep an eye on each other because you start to hallucinate when you do this, but since the sister was a goner, spoiler alert. Mandy Moore didn't know that there was a possibility of her hallucinating so the movie makes you think that you've reached the end, but it was just Mandy Moore's hallucination. But then after that, it's just kind of like where do you take the movie from there? It was just kind of like very anticlimactic after that.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:47

Yeah.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:47

And yeah, it was just-


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:50

Yeah, I didn't see really a need for the whole hallucination thing. Like you already saw the sister die, and then you wanted to kind of bring her back and then she dies anyway.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:59

And it would have just been better if that was really the ending, cuz it was pretty crazy. Like she's like swimming towards the boat, and then the shark gets her.That was really exciting.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:11

Oh, with the flares?


Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:12

Yeah.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:13

That was pretty crazy.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:15

So yeah, I don't really recommend it. Sorry.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:18

I mean if you like Mandy Moore, she looks good, I guess I don't know.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:23

The whole time to I couldn't stop thinking like, why Mandy Moore though, like why is she in this movie. It's so random. Okay, so we're gonna move on to Sharknado, which is not a great movie but definitely more watchable than 47 Meters Down.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:43

You want me to go into this one?


Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:45

Sure.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:46

So the original release date for Sharknado was July 11, 2013, and it starred Tara Reid, Ian Ziering. I don't know how that is. A bunch of people that we don't know. I think one of the guys was from 90210 I remember his face when I was young, I remember seeing him. And then I remember seeing the dad from home alone. He's in there to like randomly.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 24:07

The girl from Make It Or Break It on ABC Family is also in there.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 24:12

I remember you telling me that, but I don't know who that is.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 24:15

Yeah.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 24:15

But this is a crazy thing. I thought that hurricanes came from the east coast. And I think it started as a hurricane that made its way to Los Angeles, and turned into tornadoes, which is not possible. But throughout the whole movie, the main character, this guy that from 90210, was like, oh, something's happening with the ocean out there. We need to like, be very careful. And it's like, oh, there's a hurricane coming, which is ridiculous. Like we kind of get out of here. I need to go find my wife, my ex wife, Tara Reid and like, save them. And then they slowly start to realize that the ocean is bringing up all these sharks and throwing them everywhere, which is also weird because there's no other animals being thrown around. If you think about it. So they try to make their way to Tara Reid's house. They save her and her daughter. And then they have this weird scene where they're like rescuing kids from a bus, which took way too long. Do you remember that scene where he rappels down because everybody has rappelling gear. Apparently in their car, he rappels down and like, one guy is pulling up the kids with one arm, and then he pulls up an adult, two adults with one arm and then Tara Reid's like, oh, what about our other son? And then it's funny because the girl, the other girl, what's her name from ABC Family?


Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:34

Make It Or Break It girl? I don't know.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:35

Make It Or Break It girl. She's like, you have a kid? You have a wife? like she's shocked by all these things. And they try to make it seem like she wants to be with the main character, this guy, but


Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:46

She doesn't know anything about him.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:47

She doesn't know anything about him, and he's like, not interested in her.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:51

Okay, but before we continue, I know it sounds like Rudy's all over the place. But that just gives you an idea of what the movie is like.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:00

I'm trying to just go by what I saw because like, none of it made sense.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:03

I know, that's why it's funny.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:05

I mean, I might sound like a lunatic right now, but that's how it actually is. And you don't really see the sharks too much like the fall of the sky and then like, eat somebody. And then like, they'll float away and like this random body of water.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:19

They're like, apparently super super. Apparently super sharks because they always like, every time they show them. They're like super fast.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:28

Oh, yeah.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:28

They're like little squiggly cartoons.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:30

Oh, geez. So this one, I think the son is like, I have a great idea. We can stop these tornadoes by throwing bombs inside of the tornadoes. And when they explode, they'll just dissipate. So the sun is a helicopter pilot or something. And they they find a hardware store nearby and they're like, okay, let's make these bombs that have propane tanks. And like these timers, and we're using air quotes, like the bombs don't make any sense. And then the girl that's been all over the main character the whole time is like, No, I'm gonna go with the son. And I guess she's trading up to be with a son. She's like, attracted to him. And then he's like, oh, yeah. Hey, what's up, girl? You're cute too. Let's go on this helicopter and blow up a bunch of tornadoes that have sharks in them.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:13

But then they're like, in the helicopter. And he's like, do you know how to activate that thing? And they're like, in the helicopter right next to the tornado already. And he's like, Oh, you do this and this to the bomb. And it's like, wait, you didn't go over how to activate that bomb before you got on the damn helicopter?


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:30

And it's like, and he's like piloting too. It's just like, aren't you supposed to be paying attention to the flying part of this? So they're in the air, blowing up these tornadoes and then like, the girl falls out and gets eaten by a shark. And then she's dead. And the guy's like, no, and like, crying and then he's like, oh, no, I'm gonna crash my helicopter, and the helicopter is going down. And they're showing this helicopter falling from the sky and then they do a cutaway of the father. He's like, Oh, no, my son and then come back, to the helicopter and it's safely landed on the on the ground. So then he goes, I'm gonna go check out my son. But right before that happens, a gigantic shark is coming out of like nowhere to eat him. And he has a chainsaw and cut it in half. And he's like, oh, this is over.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:14

No, you have to say you have to give that one scene justice though. Because the shot he Okay, let me paint a picture for you. He's holding the chainsaw. And then this gigantic shark is coming at him and he literally swims in to the shark so that the chainsaw is supposed to like magically cut the shark in half as he goes through it. But that's not how it works out and he actually goes into the shark and then you have to like wait for him to chainsaw his way out of it.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:46

And then on top of that the girl that got eaten earlier from the helicopter is in the shark, too.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:52

I didn't get that part.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:53

She fell out of the shark after he cut it open.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:56

Oh my gosh.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:57

And I'm like thinking the whole time is like how did he not kill the girl that's in there with the chainsaw. So, yeah, that movie is all over the place and apparently there's like four more of them.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:09

I think there's more


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:11

Probably and I don't even know that production schedule might be must be crazy because you're pumping out that many Sharknado movies, you're like all over the place doing a bunch of random stuff.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:21

They're probably just writing it on the go.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:23

You're like, Okay, let's do the scene. Okay, got it. Okay, let's go. Next. Next Next scene.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:28

Okay, but despite all that, I okay, actually, before I get my final review on it, I have to say that I am not a film expert. But I couldn't get over how bad the color correction was in this movie. Because like for me, let me put it into perspective. I have like very bad vision. And if I go out and drive like right when it's like, dusky, I guess like when it's like brown outside.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:55

Right.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:56

It's very hard for me to see because things aren't clearly lit, and then it's like a really weird tone. And this movie was color corrected that way.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:06

Yeah, it was very kind of gray-ish.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:10

Yeah. Like it looked like dirty water is what they were going for, which I guess makes sense. But it just made it not enjoyable for me. Uh, yeah, it just, it just was like, I don't know how to explain it. But I have to say that. Yes, it was terrible. But it was one of those like, so terrible. It was still entertaining.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:31

Yeah.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:31

Versus 47 Meters Down.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:34

Is trying to be serious?


Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:35

Is forgettable.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:36

Yeah, it was taking itself too seriously. And this wasn't and that's what made it entertaining. It's kind of like those movies that are so bad. They're good, like The Room. But that one wasn't trying to be funny. It was actually supposed to be a serious film. And it was just so bad that, you know, it developed a cult following. So I think that's what it is too. I think that's why they have so many films is because it probably developed a cult following. Some people like want those things.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:02

Makes sense. Okay, so next we're gonna move on to Deep Blue Snore, I mean, Deep Blue Sea.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:08

That's messed up.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:11

Okay, so I'm not even going to try to pretend that I watched this movie. It was Rudy's turn to pick a movie and he picked Deep Blue Sea. And I don't know why I thought it was something completely different. But it was basically like, a action-drama in my opinion. And to be fair, I had my mind preoccupied with a lot of things like brainstorming the Fight The Horror Campaign and trying to do something productive and good with my time. So I just think that this movie wasn't captivating enough for me to be distracted and actually pay attention to it for the podcast. So I'm gonna let Rudy talk all about his favorite movie. I guess.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:54

It's not my favorite movie, but it's a shark movie. They enjoy from time to time, the Crazy part about it is Samuel L. Jackson's in it, and they kill him off fairly quickly. And when I first saw it in theaters, it was just shocking. It's like, Whoa, we killed him off already? That was fast. But if you don't know the movie, there's this. Scientists trying to cure Alzheimer's by creating these genetically enhanced sharks and tapping into their brains and then extracting like this brain goo that helps, you know, re-fire dead brain cells to help Alzheimer's patients. But of course, it goes horribly wrong because they're not paying attention to you know, this live animal. When they're celebrating like, oh, yeah, this serum works. And then this guy gets his freakin arm bit off and then they try to medivac them out and that doesn't work. And then the shark they're like, hmm, you know, it's stormy out there and the crews really small I think we can take on these humans. So Let's bust open this gigantic window and try to kill all of them. So like these super smart sharks going around everywhere, you know, planning their attacks and stuff. There was one scene that was really kind of stupid. So the main character, this girl, the doctor, I don't know who she is. But she at one point, her ideas to she's stuck in a room and she's like. Okay, I need to figure out a way to get away from the shark. So she looks up and she sees an exposed wire. She's like, I'm gonna shock this shark to death. You're gonna grab the this line of electricity like, shock this shark. So she she's wearing a wetsuit mind you. And the whole thinking is like she's covered with rubber and she should be fine. Should people grab that line, and shock that shark. So instead, she takes off her wetsuit. She puts it on the where she's standing. And then, of course, she's exposed. She's showing her like bra and panties, and it's supposed to be sexy, and then she shocks the shark, and it's like. Why did you take off your wetsuit? Like she could have just left it on like, it doesn't make any sense. It was just really dumb. Oh, yeah LL Cool J is in it too.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 34:03

Oh yeah, I did remember that he had a little parrot like our little chihuahua.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 34:08

He had a little parrot that was a jerk, like in the whole movie.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 34:11

Like Lolo?


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 34:12

Like Lolo.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 34:13

Our dog .


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 34:13

And it gets eaten at some point. But yeah, LL Cool J's in there. The guy that played Punisher I don't know what his name is. He was also in what's out of the movie was in The Sweetest Thing. So yeah, super sharks are never a good idea. So don't mess with nature. Just like Jurassic Park. Don't make things that are. Don't play God because it'll come back to bite you in the butt later or the leg or the face, whatever.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 34:38

Okay, so the last movie we saw was Shark Night, and this one was my choice. And I have to admit that I was expecting Rudy to hate it, because he usually hates movies that involve like, not teenagers, but like younger adult, I guess. And that's kind of what my jam is so Shark Night. Actually features a cast that was built for me and I think that's why I liked the movie so much. It came out in 2011 when I was in college and I remember I went to go see it because it was a shark movie and it was in 3D, and looking back on it. I don't remember anything about the 3D but I do vaguely remember like certain parts of the movie that I enjoyed. So the leading actress is Sara Paxton, who Rudy swears is Rory Gilmore wearing a blonde wig or something and I told him no, she was really popular when I was younger.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 35:32

So what are you doing here with the Marshes with the Sharks and stuff. I thought you were supposed to be in what's it called? Stories Hollow?


Ghost Hostess Mandy 35:38

Stars Hallow.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 35:38

Stars Hollow whatever it's called.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 35:41

And not spoiler but super cool thing was Katharine McPhee is in it, and I loved Katharine McPhee and apparently Rudy did too.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 35:49

Oh yes, ma'am.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 35:52

So yeah, oh, and also the guy from The OC or Nashville's Luke is in it and he he's kind of like the villain of the movie. So that was really cool. I don't know, overall, it was just cast very well for the target market at that time. And that's kind of what drew me to see it.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 36:11

I liked it. Joel David Moore was in it, too. He, if anybody remembers, he's also in Grandma's Boy. He's like the main antagonists.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 36:21

From shark night?


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 36:22

No, he's in another movie, but he's in shark night too.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 36:25

Sorry. I was also googling him on the side because I couldn't remember who he was. And he still doesn't look familiar to me even after seeing the movie. But, uh, anyway, I liked this movie a lot, because as we started watching it, I was telling Rudy that I realized my favorite formula for scary movies is like a group of friends going on a trip somewhere. And then something crazy is happening to all of them, aka Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Cabin In The Woods.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 36:54

Friday The 13th.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 36:55

Friday The 13th, which I recently learned, I love and I'm living for. So I don't know. It's just like the perfect formula for me. And then this one is different because it's sharks. What did you think since it was your first time watching it?


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 37:08

Yeah, I wasn't really too excited after watching 47 Meters Down. And I wasn't, I guess I just don't like. I like older people stories. Like my favorite parts of One Tree Hill are all like the older people's stories. But I don't know I started getting into it because I think as soon as I saw Katharine McPhee and Joel David Moore, I was like, Oh, I like those two guys. They're pretty good. And then I thought, the Gilmore Girl, girl was in it. And I was like, Is that her? I wasn't 100%.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 37:41

You're convinced it was her.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 37:42

And I was like, Oh, here we go. We're gonna have to hear some quirky stuff that she has to say about I don't know, whatever book that she's been reading. I have too roll my eyes. It was it was cool. Like, I think they did a really good job with the sharks. They didn't show them too much. But they had also different sharks too.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 37:59

Yeah and they didn't look super fake either.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 38:02

Yeah, but they did what Steven Spielberg did and they overuse them. You know, they would just kind of show them once in a while. And I think they did a pretty good job doing that. Other than that, it was it was still pretty cool. They had like this one hillbilly with like shark teeth. Did you notice that? That was kind of creepy.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 38:17

Oh, yeah that was gross. I have to say, I'm so sorry that we didn't even tell you guys what this movie is about. We are all over the place. And I'm very sorry, we didn't have much time to prepare it because we were working very hard on the Fight The Horror Campaign for you guys. But this movie is actually about I mean, I told you the formula, but they're all. They're like on a college break, I guess. And they're going to Sara Paxton aka Rory Gilmore's lake house or whatever. And when they go to the lake house, they realize that there is a shark in the water at the lake. That does not make sense. And you have to figure out why there's sharks there before all the sharks eat them, basically.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 39:00

Then we find out later that these guys brought the sharks in there to make a horror movie.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 39:04

Oh no. So they were actually filming


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 39:07

Like a documentary.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 39:08

They were trying to get footage to sell to the Discovery Channel for Shark Week because they were convinced people would pay millions of dollars to see that stuff.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 39:16

I think they referenced Faces Of Death. were like, Oh, that's gonna make a lot of money because people like seeing people get mutilated and and killed and stuff.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 39:24

Yeah, something like that.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 39:26

Another thing that caught my eye was that Katharine McPhee 's character look a lot like what's that girl's name from?


Ghost Hostess Mandy 39:34

Hailee Steinfeld.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 39:35

She looked like Hailee Steinfeld in the Transformers movie, Bumblebee. She had the same damn haircut. And wearing the same outfit.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 39:45

Oh my gosh. So that wraps up our review of different movies for Shark Week. So my final thoughts are, if you haven't seen Jaws, be sure to check it out because it's a classic and you can't go wrong with it. It's all around really good. And it also teaches you a lot about the history of horror, not just horror movies, but movies in general. Since it's the first blockbuster. Yeah, I learned what blockbuster meant today. And I would say skip 47 Meters Down, because I still want to keep calling a deep. I probably think I will be getting Deep Blue Sea another try. I don't think I was being fair because my mind was not where it should be when I tried watching it. And I would say if you're really bored one day and Sharknado's on TV, it's not a bad watch. And I would recommend Shark Night I still really like it. And I feel like we both enjoyed it. And I don't know it's just, it's a decent movie. And the best part about Shark Night is that as of today, June 9th, it is available for free on Netflix. So check it out.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 40:50

Yeah, definitely. Shark Night is a good one. I would recommend it I am probably I want to see it again. You know, hope you get Deep Blue Sea another shot. It's pretty fun.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 40:57

You sound sad that I didn't give it a try.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 40:57

I wanted to see your reaction when Samuel L. gets like eaten by the shark, because it's so random. And I was waiting for that and it never happened? So I was like, Yeah, I think Sharknado is a good one to watch with a bunch of friends. And we'll have a couple of drinks, you know, a couple sandwiches. Just like laugh at like, how, crazy it is.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 41:22

Plus, it's good too, cuz you don't have to really follow the storyline.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 41:25

Yeah, cuz there isn't one. I mean, if you heard how I described it earlier, you're like, what the hell is this guy talking about? Is he also drunk? You're gonna feel like you're drunk when you're watching this because none of it makes sense. 47 Meters Down. Yeah, I would have I would pass on that one. It's kind of boring. Unless you're a super hardcore Mandy Moore fan.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 41:46

Yeah.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 41:48

And of course, Jaws, the classic. You know, one thing we didn't talk about was John Williams score. You know, he worked with Steven Spielberg forever. So that's like a great score to listen to also. One thing that I am looking forward to in the future is when we have our first house, and we have a pool. I want to be able to project Jaws on a big screen. When we're in the pool at night. So that's something that I'm looking forward to.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 42:15

I'm not. All right, guys, I feel like today's episode went by super fast despite how unprepared we were, I am so sorry. I promise we are going to be more prepared moving forward. There's just been a lot going on. And I know you guys are feeling it too. So just stay strong. Be resilient. I know you can be in the meantime, if you're still looking for some resources on how you can make a change and help movement go forward. Again, we have the Fight The Horror campaign on our Instagram page. But I will leave you with something to look forward to next week. While we were doing this, I decided. Yeah, we're going to totally do Friday The 13th next week. We have a lot of stuff to share with you guys. Lots thoughts it might even have to be a two part episode or like, what is that called? Yeah, a two part episode.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 43:06

Part one and part two. Like, like Friday The 13th.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 43:08

Yeah, maybe we'll leave you guys hanging until November 13th.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 43:12

Well, it's cuz there's so many movies. I think


Ghost Hostess Mandy 43:16

Maybe we could do.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 43:17

There's like 10 regular ones. And then Freddy vs. Jason and then the remake, I think. So.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 43:21

Didn't you tell me after the final chapter. It's like a new story.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 43:25

No, I think it's the same Jason. But I think they wanted to end it at Final Chapter. But then they, it was so popular. They just kept on making it. So it's the same Jason. They just kept on going with it.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 43:37

Okay, so definitely what I can commit to is next week, we will be fully prepared with an episode about Friday The 13th part one through Part Four, the Final Chapter. And there's a lot of thoughts going on.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 43:50

And then we'll do a part two where we go to the other movies.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 43:52

Yes, and that one, we might, we might leave a little cliffhanger on that for a while because it's gonna take a while to get through them.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 43:59

Yeah, there's a lot of them.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 44:00

But also I just really think that Friday The 13th keeps with our whole summer theme. I know that I talked about how much I love Halloween and keeping the spirit alive all year, but I'm also really a seasonal person. And Friday The 13th has that vibe with camp Crystal Lake.


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 44:18

Oh, yeah. You know what I want to know from our audience who is on your Mount Rushmore of horror icons. I want to know who those are. I know that. Jason is on the top tier.


Ghost Hostess Mandy 44:30

That's the reason where we're watching these because he's a diehard Jason fan. And for me, it's been Michael Myers. So yeah, let us know talk to us. We are mostly on Instagram, but we do. We do check Facebook and Twitter. And again, if you want to send us an email theghoulmates@gmail.com we're more than happy to hear from you guys. If you want to recommend what we should cover next. If you have any spooky summer ideas, please let us know. Shout out to our favorite fan Oscar. He gave us the idea of trying a video game after he heard our last episode. So we are actually going to be downloading Dead by Daylight very soon. And we'll be covering that too in an upcoming episode. Lots of exciting things. So just stick around, be patient with us. I promise we have some really cool stuff coming up. And be sure to check out our Instagram because we have Shark Week themed photos for the whole week and it's very exciting. So yeah, until then, we are sending you ghouls and kisses. Bye.



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