S4, E1: The Shining

The Ghoul Mates are back and deader than ever! Tune in as they review the horror classic The Shining and talk about its bloodlines.

Jack from The Shining

Welcome Spooky Ghoulsters to the Halloween Podcast that keeps the spirit of Halloween alive, all year, through pop culture and nostalgia!

The Ghoul Mates premiere season 3 by revisiting a horror classic, the bloody and horrific movie: The Shining!

Tombstone Trivia

What was the first horror film nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture?

The Exorcist

What do the two colors (orange and black) of Halloween represent?

Orange represents the Fall harvest and black represents death.

Haunted Housekeeping

  • The Ghoul Mates launch their online shop featuring stickers, prints, mugs, shirts, and hoodies! Follow this link to get your merch: https://www.theghoulmates.com/shop

  • The Teespring shop will carry apparel and other goodies and will charge for shipping per item.

  • The TGM store will carry stickers and prints and will include free shipping. There is an option to upgrade to $5 shipping to add tracking info.

  • For important shop information check out the the Store Policy here: https://www.theghoulmates.com/store-policy

  • The Ghoul Mates will produce a new segment called “Bloodlines” where they will travel back in time to the history of different topics.

Keeping the Spook Alive

Rudy: Last week while setting up to play his new Edward Scissorhands vinyl, Rudy’s record player blew up! He was able to purchase a new record player and hopes to expand his collection and include some spooky vinyls.

Mandy: Mandy is living her post-grad life by binging and catching up on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. She also released her first YouTube video talking about hexing the fear of self-promotion. You can watch it here: MandySpooks

Pottermore: Discord conversations led to the TGM Team taking the Pottermore Quiz to find out what house they belong in. Rudy was hoping for Sytherin, but got Gryffindor. Mandy was hoping for Ravenclaw but got Hufflepuff (the same house as her Familiar).

The Shining

The Shining was directed by Stanley Kubrick and had an initial limited release on May 23, 1980 and holds a 93% Audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes


A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future. -Helltopay27


The Ghoul Mates discuss their history of the movie, where they possibly saw it at the same theater at the same time years before they even met! Rudy explains some practical effects, and dive into the realistic performances of Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall.

It’s Frickin Bats!

Rudy: 4/5 Bats

Mandy: 4/5 Bats


The Ghoul Mates travels back in time to the bloodline of The Shining and The Stanley Hotel. Mandy discusses how The Overlook Hotel was inspired by Stephen King’s nightmare while staying at The Stanley Hotel. Some believe the hotel is haunted with paranormal activity that could be a cause of historical events.

Closing Notes:

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