S1, E8: The Ring / Haunted Houses

Updated: Jan 4

This episode may or may not be haunted by Samara from The Ring. If you make it through the first half, you'll be rewarded with some insider tips about haunted houses.

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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 this nostlagia and now it's love at first fright with The Ghoul Mates.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 0:16

Hi guys I'm your Ghost Hostess Mandy.

Beetlejuice 0:19

The ghost with the most babe.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 0:21

And I'm your Master of Scaremonies, Rudy.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 0:28

Ghoul oh Ghoul Do we have an episode for you guys.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 0:33

So spooky.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 0:34

Before we get into things I have to tell you that if anything goes wrong this episode is haunted and it's beyond our control now.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 0:42

Yes the last 20 minutes have been spooky and I think it's because of the subject we're going to be dealing with today has been haunted ever since we started so yeah, hang on to your butts.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 0:56

So before we get into things we have to keep our horror trivia going. So let's get through these four questions quickly.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:03


Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:04

So we don't keep these goals waiting.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:06

Yeah, it's getting dark outside and scary. So let's do this.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:08

Okay, Who's first?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:10

I can go first. Okay, here we go. This is our first question. What legendary funny man duo encountered all kinds of classic monsters in their meet the monsters movies? Think of old school like black and white characters.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:30

Can you repeat it please?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:31

Sure. What legend excuse me what legendary funny man duo encountered all kinds of classic monsters in their meet the monsters movies. You're not gonna get it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:44

I'm just gonna do a random one.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:47

Think like,

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:48


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:49

No, like 1930s

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:50

Oh, geez.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:51

40's. 19. No. 1920's 30's.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:54

I don't know. There's our little monster. Ruining the episode already.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:01

Do you want the answer?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:03


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:04

Abbott and Costello

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:05

I would have never known that.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:07

Yeah, I, I might have known it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:09


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:09

Okay, it's my turn.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:13

What 2016 M. Night Shyamalan film is about a kidnapper with 23 different personalities who's about to unleash the 24th?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:24

Um, is it called? um what's it called? It's not um, Split?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:35


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:36

Oh, I was gonna say Unbreakable but that's the one with what's his name?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:42

Bruce Willis.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:43

Bruce Willis. Yeah. Okay, so I guess we're not watching that one.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:46

I mean, I technically should but let's not add it to the long list.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:49

Yeah. Okay, next one from me. Let's see. You I hopefully you get this one. What was Candyman's weapon of choice.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:00

Oh geez.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:01

And they're remaking it right now. Or they remade it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:06

Is it a tool?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:08

It's something that's part of his hand.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:12

A hook?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:12

There it is. Yeah. A hook for a hand. I think we helped each other too much in these but

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:20

Don't tell them!

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:21

We are going to see the new Candyman. I think it's directed by or produced by Peele from Key and Peele. He did Get Out and the other movie.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:31

Oh, interesting.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:32

All right.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:33

Okay. What was the profession of the main heroine in the 1981 werewolf film The Howling?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:40

The Howling? A photographer.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:43


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:44


Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:45

No, no, no,

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:46

wait. She was a newspaper reporter?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:50

TV news reporter.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:51

TV news reporter.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:52

I think that counts because you also said photographer.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:54

Yeah, it was something around like the media kind of remember part of it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:57


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:58

So we're gonna see a classic Abbott and Costello a Halloween movie with a the monsters in it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 4:04

Are they comedies?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 4:05

I think, yeah, they're comedies and I think

Ghost Hostess Mandy 4:07

that sounds fun.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 4:07

I think they're the Universal monster so i'm pretty sure there's Frankenstein, Dracula all those guys.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 4:13


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 4:14

So it should be funny.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 4:15

Okay, so we don't have any

Ghoulster 4:17

Haunted Housekeeping.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 4:20

But I did want to bring up

Ghoulster 4:21

Haunted Housekeeping.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 4:25

You're adding like way too much work to my editing workload already.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 4:30

Alright, okay. So we just finished celebrating our first Summerween last weekend. It was Fourth of July but in light of everything going on, we decided to celebrate Summerween instead. And let me tell you that Halloween season is among us. There is so much Halloween news happening right now. So we're going to give you a quick overview of everything that just happened in the less in less than, like 48 hours. I think the first one is that we are very, very disappointed to announce that just before we started recording, we found out that Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is going to premiere its final season.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 5:10


Ghost Hostess Mandy 5:11

Later this year.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 5:12

I didn't know that that's kind of a bummer. I think all productions are kind of having, you know, issue with the COVID-19. So it doesn't seem surprising to me.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 5:20

I know but how do you decide like, who survives and who doesn't like things will eventually go back to normal and you can bring back the spooky chilling girl we like

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 5:31

yeah, I mean, I don't know maybe that had something to do with the ratings or something. You know, they have to take into account like what's doing good and what's not doing the best so you just got to cut your losses. Sometimes they might bring it back. You never know maybe CW will pick it up.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 5:46

That is very true. Archie save us. Okay, and then the next news we have is another bummer. We found out that they are officially moving Halloween Kills. to October 15, 2021.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:03

Yeah, that's that's a bummer. But I get it. I think Halloween movies are not Halloween movies specifically, but horror movies do best when you're in the theater when you're with a lot of people and you're eating popcorn. So I get that, and maybe they they're gonna end this might be a good thing. Good thing, good thing too, because, you know, movies come out so quickly, that you never really get a chance to kind of watch it a couple of times. And be like, you know, we could have done something better. Like, a lot of people think that older movies seem to be better and that's because they took like one or two years to make. So this might be a good thing. You know.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:38

You think they're gonna go in and retouch it this time?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:41

They might they're gonna watch and be like, you know what, that didn't really work. It's kind of fix that and finesse it now they can finish the movie, so might be better in the end, you know?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:49

Well, it might. You might Yes, you're totally right. And you wouldn't know way more about video production than I do. I just have to say though, that I find it very disappointing because I think a lot, at least the real fans of horror and Halloween, the community is like already very stressed and depressed that our Halloween season isn't going to be what we all expect and look forward to all year. So it would have been nice to have that like little treat for all of us to have it on demand at home and like watch it on Halloween, like have something to look forward to. But I mean, I get it. I get it from both sides. I support it if it's going to be better. But I just think it was a total bummer. Like it could have been something that everybody looked forward to this Halloween.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:37

Well, why don't we start a campaign release Halloween Kills? For, on Halloween.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:43


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:44

Wouldn't that be awesome. If we could start a movement where he'd just be like, Hey, we want this movie. We need this movie to help heal America by seeing people get murdered.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:52

That's true. Maybe fight the horror is gonna be like give us the horror.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:56

Give us the horror. Release-

Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:57

Unleash the horror!

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:59

Release the Halloween cut.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 8:01

Yes. Maybe we'll have to brainstorm that later.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 8:05

If you guys want to see or put together a release the Halloween Kills cut, let us know. We'll try to make it happen.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 8:12

Yes. Okay, and you have some some good news to share about, you know who?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 8:20

Oh Rooby Roo? Yes. So we've been kind of on a Scooby Doo on the Scooby Doo train. I don't know what it is. But everybody's been into Scooby Doo. Lately, and I think because of the movie, but apparently they're putting together a new animated movie. And it the adventures are going to follow the gang and they're going to add a new member to the gang and it's going to be with Elvira. So she's going to be making a cameo in the cartoon, Scooby Doo, which is crazy.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 8:54

But there's going to be more.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 8:55

There is going to be more and i think i think the. The property is owned by Warner Brothers if I if I'm not mistaken, and the main villain in the movie is going to be the Scarecrow from the Batman series,

Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:11

Our worlds are colliding.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:13

So DC is going to be entering the world of Scooby Doo and Hanna-Barbera. So that's gonna be

Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:18

And Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:19

Bill Nye the Science Guy. He's gonna be in a two so it's gonna be insane. It's gonna be crazy. I'm excited to see it hopefully. I actually want to hopefully they have like some kind of like box set with like the characters as toys or something like that.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:32


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:32

But I'm really excited to see Scooby Doo with Elvira and the Scarecrow and Bill Nye.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:40

Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:41

Maybe we'll throw in one of the Ghostbusters I don't know. Pretty cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:45

So stay tuned. As soon as we find out the release day we'll be sharing it with you guys. And last piece of Halloween news or should I say last to treat is that we found out what the upcoming Halloween 2020 candy is going to be in it did not disappoint.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:02

What is it because I don't know what it is and I'm excited.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:04

Okay, so the first one is Kit Kat Witch's Brew.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:09


Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:10

I have to say I was slightly disappointed because I like zoomed in on all the pictures that were leaked. And I thought it was gonna be a green tea because they're green,

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:19

Right. Oh, they're green?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:20


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:20


Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:20

So it's a green Kit Kat. So it looks like witch's brew.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:25

Oh, okay, cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:26

And we've had long story short. We've had some green tea cats that were from some Asian market down the street.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:33

Yeah, it was an asian supermarket. Yeah.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:35

It sounds so gross. But it was so delicious. I was kind of hoping that the witch's brew was green tea but no dice. And the next one is Hershey's Vampire Kisses.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:46

Oh, that's cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:47

So it's your traditional K isses filled with strawberry cream.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:51

Oh yes.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:52


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:53

So they're bloody inside but they're not red?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:55


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:55

Okay, cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:56

Inside is red.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:57

Okay, cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:58

And then.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:58

that's a relief

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:01

The second to last one is Reese's Franken-Cups.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:05

Reese's? Are they going to be green?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:06


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:07

Oh, those are the ones are gonna be messing with my stomach later.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:10

Underneath or underneath they're green but then the top is still brown.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:14

Okay, cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:15

So it looks like his head.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:16

Oh, that's cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:18

And the last one is Hershey's Cookies 'n' Cream Fangs.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:22

Whoa that sounds cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:23

So it's your traditional cookies 'n' cream bar but it kind of has like the fangs.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:28

Okay, cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:29

Drawn on or embossed on.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:31


Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:32

Is that how you say it? Embossed? Embossed?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:34


Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:34

Embossed. Embossed whatever. You can feel the things and see them.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:39

I want to see these did so there's pictures right?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:42

Yes, there's pictures.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:43


Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:44

So maybe we'll do like a story highlight and share some of

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:46

Oh yeah that would be cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:47

the pictures that were posted.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:48

Awesome. Very cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:50

Yes. So moving on to our next segment. How are you keeping the spook alive right now?Rudy?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:57

um, what did I, what have I done?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 12:01

We celebrated Summerween

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 12:02

Yeah we celebrated summerween we weren't gonna do well you really couldn't do anything for Fourth of July. There's just you have to stay home and stay safe. So, you know we talked about did carving watermelon for the longest time is like hey, let's do for for Fourth og July so we covered a pumpkin and we photographed it and it was really cool, really fun. And at the end when we were done with it, I was able to throw it away by chopping it into pieces with a machete hacked into pieces. So that was fun. But yeah, putting together the little pumpkin was really cool. It was really fun.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 12:39

Yeah, it was fun and it was awesome. Having like a little treat afterwards with the watermelon

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 12:43

Still eating that watermelon right now.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 12:45

I know right? It's almost done though.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 12:47

A little bit of Tajin and some lemon juice. Oh my god. Delicious.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 12:53

Or ghoulicious.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 12:54


Ghost Hostess Mandy 12:55

Uh, what else did we do? I feel like we did a lot of stuff. We finished. I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:02


Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:02

We saw in the second one, but we opted out of the third one because it's not Jennifer Love Hewitt. So what's the point?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:08


Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:10

It was all right.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:11

Yeah it was ok

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:12

It was perfectly timed. We didn't plan it, but it's a Fourth of July movie.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:16

I am you know what I, the thing I realized, because I couldn't like pinpoint it when we were watching the movies. And I was like, I don't know why I didn't like these movies. When they came out. I mean, it was okay. It was, you know, it was alright. But then I started realizing why I didn't like the movies. And it's because all the people that got killed in the movies had nothing to do with the people that the killer was hunting.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:41


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:42

Like, like, why are you killing like some made that has nothing to do with the story? Like kill the people that you need to kill? And that's it. Like, I don't understand what's going on. And then like, all these main characters are, I think because they were stars and they wanted to like, keep them around, right? really stupid. So I don't know I didn't like them because of that reason because they didn't kill the people they needed to kill the kill just random people that was dumb.'n'

Ghost Hostess Mandy 14:06

I don't I don't really remember. I don't really know what it is about the movies that doesn't make me go crazy over them but I will say that they're not that scary because I remember a lot of the parts I remembered were parts that I would like watching when I was younger when it was like on TV, because I knew I could like handle how scary it was if that makes sense. And they still didn't scare me so I don't know. It's kind of like a I guess more of a nostalgic thing like oh, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 14:35

You know that was gonna happen. I thought, Freddie Prinze Jr. was going to be the killer in the end.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 14:40


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 14:41

Like I thought like there would have been awesome. And it would have been cool to be like, he keeps on terrorizing. Jennifer Love Hewitt. Just to keep her around.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 14:50

Oh, yeah.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 14:52

So she finds out at the end. It was him the whole time, only because he didn't want to lose her.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 14:58

Make sense, so how deep Boo.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 15:00

Yeah, and then like all the people that he kills around her, that would make sense. He's terrorizing all the people that are around her circle, just so he can like keep up this facade that he was a killer, then you would have the excuse, hey, I killed all these people around you. That's why it makes sense because I want you around.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 15:20

Yeah. True.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 15:21

So I don't know. Maybe in an alternate universe for you, Prince Jr. is the killer of I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 15:29

Yep, the raincoat guy?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 15:32

The raincoat guy.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 15:33

Okay, what else? I think oh, and you also made me pumpkin waffle cakes. I'm calling them waffle cakes because it's supposed to be a waffle but the texture comes out like a pancake.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 15:44

Yeah, it's supposed to be a waffle and I don't know maybe I need to like cook them a little bit longer or add more butter to kind of fry it more. But yeah, they come on as pancakes but they're super delicious.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 15:57

Yeah they still came out really good and they're fun because they're very fall-ish, not spooky. They're Fall-ish.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 16:03


Ghost Hostess Mandy 16:05

So it was really nice. It was a really nice treat.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 16:07

It was nice. I'm gonna have to confess something though today.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 16:11


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 16:12

So when I was photographing the pancakes today for our Instagram post, I ate one of them.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 16:18


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 16:19


Ghost Hostess Mandy 16:21

That's messed up.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 16:22

But I didn't use any syrup. I just

Ghost Hostess Mandy 16:25

Doesn't matter. I smelled them the whole time.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 16:27

I needed to make sure that they were gonna photograph properly and the way

Ghost Hostess Mandy 16:31

In your mouth?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 16:32

You need to make sure that they look and feel real. If they don't feel real, they don't look real. I had to make sure

Ghost Hostess Mandy 16:39

Mm hmm. Sure. Okay, so the last thing that we did to keep the spook alive this weekend, ended up keeping the spook alive the entire week, and not in a good way. So the first half of this episode is going to be about: The Ring.

Ghoulster 17:02

Seven Days.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:05

I think I already did that dramatically, but it doesn't matter because we are spooked. Before we jump into it. I will say that we are going to be spending the second half keeping with our theme of getting to know The Ghoul Mates for this season with getting to know our professional experience with haunted house attractions.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:24

Which isn't a lot, but.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:26

Hey, I think it's enough.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:28

You're a professional. Halloween or a haunted house person, but I've done a couple of haunted houses too, but I know that you're the professional.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:35

I'm definitely building it up a little but we will be revealing a little bit of insider tips about haunted houses. Okay, so do you want to tell them the history of The Ring?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:46

So I've been trying to get Mandy to watch The Ring for the longest time. I've always told her that it's like the scariest movie have ever seen. It might be not be scary to like a lot of people but it was just so freaky. Mostly because it's so the way it's shot. It's very kind of gloomy and depressing. Kind of living in like Portland or Seattle. It's all raining all the time. But then it's just also just a mental nightmare, just all these weird freaky images and it just freaked me out. So I've been wanting to get her to see it for the longest time. Because she wants to see scary movies. I'm like, this is one of the scariest movies I've ever seen. Other than Cannibal Holocaust. That's a pretty terrible one too, but it's pretty freaky.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:33

I so I heard about the movie when it came out, and I would hear how people swore that Samara was like, the scariest thing ever, but then I would hear people say like, Oh, it's movie about when you see this video, you're gonna call and in seven days you die. I'm like, that sounds so stupid. Like it just always sounded stupid to me. But then I was also like, it sounds stupid. But then when I get scared because everyone swears it's scary. So well. Whatever, I never wanted to touch it. But then when you told me if you want to see a scary movie, let's see The Ring. And that's when I was like, Okay, if he thinks it's the scariest movie and he doesn't believe in anything, it must be scary so I never wanted to see it. But with all of this going on of us wanting to dive into the spooky side of things even further and getting all cocky because of the last episode saying we conquered your anxiety about horror movies, I was like, Let's watch it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:32


Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:33

Oh my god.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:36

The scary part of it. And I kind of talked about this after the movie was when it came out. VHS tapes were still prevalent in you know, pop culture like you would go. Blockbuster was still booming. You would go to Blockbuster, get a videotape. A lot of people had videotapes at home. So the idea of going to a cabin and just finding a random videotape. Just playing it, because you had a lot of those when you were at your house like I had a lot of those that my house had a lot of random videotapes that weren't marked.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 20:07

Mm hmm.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 20:08

And it could be anything. And then seeing something horrible from some person's dreams, and then you die from it. I thought that was freakin scary as-

Ghost Hostess Mandy 20:19

I just get. This is a lie. Okay, as I watched the movie, obviously they're spoilers in this and and if you haven't seen it, I'm sorry, because maybe this won't make sense. As I was watching it, I was like, Oh, this is unsettling. Like the images and stuff. Yeah, but I wasn't scared. Like, oh my god, this is the scariest thing in the world. Like I was just like I could I still thought this is a stupid concept. Even if you found a random tape. How is anyone gonna know that you watch that tape and call you right when you watch it and know whether or not you make a copy of it. Like it's horrible. I mean, obviously this is in a different time, but I'm like, it's more likely that someone could trace if you shared a video on Facebook, then this VHS tape. And I don't know. And something else that I did not like about the movie was the ending. Rudy just always like, lets me rant because I'm still processing things that he's seen years ago. I didn't like the ending, because when the girl figured it out, and she's like, I saved the little girl. You were like, sad, and you felt bad for Samara. And it was like realistic because you always hear like unfinished business. She found her piece. And then it just got corny to me again. Like you could have left the movie at that and it was great. Like it was a well done piece. But then to me it was just corny that it was like

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 21:50

You weren't supposed to let her out.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 21:51

Yeah, like that kind of ruin the quality of the movie for me. So finishing the movie, your voice creeped me out. Finishing the movie, I was kind of like, that's it. Like, that's what you've been telling me for five years is the scariest thing in the world. But then it was nighttime.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:11

Exactly. But I told her to she's not a ghost. Or I don't think she's a ghost. I think she's a demon.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:20

Okay. Yes. That's that was part of our fight is,

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:23

I don't know if they explained if they if she like miraculously was born or they adopted her.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:30

That's part of it, too. Like, did they make a deal with the devil to have that baby?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:35

Yeah, it might be I mean, that's what I would think that's what I was thinking.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:39

Well, here was my argument.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:40

Kind of like Rosemary's Baby.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:42

This is my argument with Rudy as soon as the movie finished. I'm like, how can you we just had an episode about how he's a little Ghostbuster and he doesn't believe in ghosts Rudybuster. Like, how can you not believe in ghosts? But do you believe in demons?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:59

I don't believe in demons.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:00

Why does she scare you?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:03

The whole idea of finding something unsettling on the tape randomly when you go to a cabin is scary. That's the scary part.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:11

So you're scared of the tape you're not scared of Samara.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:13

No, I'm not scared of Samara. I'm just scared of like,

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:17

You guys I smell a prank coming up.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:20

I am scared of like random, like even so I was watching videos too I don't even know if I should talk about this but

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:27

Don't scare me.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:28

There's videos on YouTube that talk about like the dark web, and videos that people find on the dark web. And they see like terrible things like people getting tortured or like people like video feeds or people getting watched. Like those things are scary like finding something odd or scary on a tape of someone's you know, horror is scary. That's the scary part of the whole thing.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:55

I guess we're just scared of different things. By the way, hackers, please do not come and freak me out now because of this.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 24:02

Yes, please don't i'm sorry.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 24:04

Um so I don't know. So that Okay, that was my initial review of the movie. I was kinda like, yes, it was unsettling. I didn't find it scary. They should have kept it serious with her having unfinished business, whatever. Um, but then so I should say that we saw this during the daytime because Rudy was like, if you're going to want to see it, we should see it now before it gets dark. And I was like, it's that scary. I was mocking it. I was like, how can it be that scary? I've seen scary things that actually scare me and it's a stupid videotape, whatever. So then we went to bed, and I had that unsettling feeling, which I hadn't felt in a very long time. Like I said, I felt like spooked out when we saw Friday the 13th but it didn't keep me up at night because as I've mentioned, serial killers or killers don't scare me. Paranormal things scare me and Samara is questionable. She's semi paranormal because she's a ghost or demon is a Gho-mon

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:05

A Gho-mon.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:07

And I shared a story of this, so I might have to post it again. But I peeked over and we have like a tall white hamper, and it had like a purple towel hanging over it. And it looked like Samara.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:21

Told you, I told you.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:23

And I didn't want to tell Rudy because I didn't want to freak him out because I knew he was getting scared like I could tell when he saw the movie that he was getting anxiety even though we had talked about how he needed to have open communication with me about these things.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:39

It's It's It's unsettling. Seeing someone's nightmare play out on a videotape and then someone call you Hey, you're gonna die in seven days. It's cuz it's a great like, it kind of reminds me of those great Urban lLegend stories you would hear like La Llorona, or what's another good ghost one? Would- Did you hear that?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:04

Yes, it was you right?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:06

Yeah it's me. Its the mic. Just like urban legends stories. There's one with the guy with a hook and stuff. Wait, that's, I Know What You Did Last Summer anyways. It's just a good like, Urban Legend like story, you know, it's just, it was just it's really good it's it's messed up, but it's really good.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:28

It is messed up it It made me feel bad. But I just I don't know if maybe we need to see The Ring 2 if it answers any questions. I don't want to to be completely honest.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:38

I think there's three of them, but I don't really want to see the other two because I think it will ruin the first one.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:44

Yeah and also I'm scared.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:47

But you know what? I think if they would have just ended it with her kind of finishing business because she's a ghost. You know, it would have been nice, but it wouldn't had the impacted would have had, I think it would have been less scary.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:03

Cuz you're like, Oh, she found peace.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:04

Yeah. And then I'm in peace. Okay, I'm gonna go on the rest of my day. But now it's just like that demon or ghost is gonna keep on killing people and it's freakin scary

Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:15

even though you don't believe

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:16

because it's not real, but that's part of the movie. You know that's part of that story.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:21

Yeah. So I have to say, I don't know I really thought I was gonna shake it off right away. So we were like, we need to talk about the ring on the podcast. But we were like we need to record it when it's not nighttime so that we have time to recover from.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:40


Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:41

This podcast has been haunted guys.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:43

Yeah, it's been pretty crazy trying to just get everything to work.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:47

Like everything has gone wrong with this episode

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:49

Just to make it so we can record it at night.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:52

Yeah, we're recording at night now. And for those of you who haven't seen Rudy has like a wall of his zombie posters behind him. And there's the big poster of the Night of the Living Dead girl like the iconic scene.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:05

Yeah, the girl that gets bitten. She gets sick throughout the whole movie. You don't see her towards the end.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:11

Yeah, she's staring right at me right now. And we decided to do our usual setup with the spooky lighting. And now we're hearing voice or not voices but noises in our headphones

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:25

Well I don't believe in anything. So I'm not scared.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:29

But before Okay, so let me backtrack. We were supposed to record this since Monday, we usually record on Mondays. And that was the night that we were like, it's too dark and we want to make sure we talk about The Ring. So then Tuesday came around. And what happened that day?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:44

Tuesday, I think we try to record us playing a video game.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:49

Yes, we work so we were actually going to do a playthrough experiment with Dead by Daylight that was recommended by Oscar. And it just didn't want to work like it kept kicking us out and we were like, Okay, fine. Well, I guess we're not gonna get to do this. So let's just record the episode. And then Rudy didn't feel like doing it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:10

Yeah, I was tired.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:12

Or were you scared? Because it was too late.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:14

No. I was tired and just exhausted from trying to make that work. If we can find a clip, we'll include it in the show. But yeah, it was kind of like, Okay, I'm done and tired. Yeah, it was just because I, we did a lot of cleaning in the apartment. And I worked out that morning, and I was like, I don't want to do anything else.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:32

Yeah, and so none of that sounds spooky. But we finally were like, Okay, well, we have to do it. Today's Wednesday, and we got to edit on Thursday. And everything went wrong, like the podcast kept recording with this really creepy playback, and Rudy's gonna tell you well, there's a scientific reason behind why it wasn't working. But it was still really creepy.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:53

Yeah, well, the settings are wrong.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:56

I know.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:57

Who changed the settings. It was Samara with her long stinky hair?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:02

Stop doing that. And then he started making mocking Samara and he was like Samara You stink. You need to clean your hair and then it started sounding worse. Oh my god, so I was like, we're kidding Samara. You don't stink. You don't need to wash your hair. It's beautiful. I wish I had hair like yours.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:20

I guess we're not gonna watch The Grudge.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:23


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:24

You never heard of The Grudge.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:26


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:27

It's an eye watching the gray.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:28

No. And speaking of that, so after all

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:33

In The Grudge they have or it sounds like The Grudge.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:37

Stop doing that. He's making noises and the dogs next to me and they keep moving and It's creeping me out.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:43

Well, at least Samara she doesn't say or make any noise in The Grudge the the monster makes a noise

Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:50

Isn't that the one that goes like? Ahh.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:55

Yeah, that movie's freakin scary.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:58

Um, maybe later.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:01

Nah I'm cool. I'm done. I don't want to see no, no.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:04

Yeah, I don't know. It's just crazy because in my mind, I think it's a very silly concept unlike you, but it just stayed with me. And I think it's just because I don't know I haven't watched scary movies in a long time. So I need to re-desensitize myself to it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:22

We didn't only watch some happy stuff after that even work we saw like,

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:29

Yeah, we saw a lot of stuff. What did we is it when we started Heart of Dixie?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:33

Yeah, I think we saw Heart of Dixie and also Desperado that Netflix

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:41


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:42


Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:43


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:45

I think they were trying to make a play on that song that was popular like three years ago.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:49


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:50

No, I think it is Despacito. Or is it Desperado? It's one of those songs.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:56

The song is Despacito. The movie is not a play on the song.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 32:00

Okay, thanks for breaking my heart.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 32:04

So yeah, I don't know we've just been spooked for the past few days. And then Oscar actually,

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 32:09

Thanks for bringing it back up.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 32:11

Hey, we got to do what we got to do. You got to know that we're chickens deep down.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 32:16

I'm a big old chicken.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 32:18

Chickens who don't believe in ghosts but get scared of demons.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 32:23

Hey, you're mean today.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 32:27

You keep creeping me out.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 32:28

Are you possessed by Samara right now?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 32:30

Stop it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 32:30

Ahhh Sorry.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 32:34

So anyway, as I keep trying to say, Oscar texted me this week and he was like, Hey, I saw these, a series of these haunted house movies that I think you guys would really like. And I was like, Is it scary? Is it paranormal? And he's like, not really not not paranormal, but they're pretty freaky. And I was like, I think we're taking a break from scary and he's like, I thought it would be so as I mentioned, we're gonna be talking about haunted houses today. He's like, I thought it would be a great movie to see and talk about in your haunted houses episode. And I was like, you mean we can talk about like Monster House the cartoon.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 33:12

Monster House.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 33:14

So yeah, that's just a glimpse at how much The Ring creeped us out. Rudy was trying to make me scared and in turn it still made him scared. And now it's just this constant thing of don't bring up some Samara. Don't think about it. We haven't slept with the TV off this week. It has been a little mermaid kinda week.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 33:36

Yeah, I have Cheers and Friends playing on super low on the on the TV when we fall as