Ep.76 (with special guest Jordan Morris from Jordan, Jesse, Go!)

The boys head back to the movies as Jordan and Steven compete to figure out which Sci-Fi movies exist and which ones are in our hearts (aka fake) :)

It’s another game of Reel or No Reel!!! Let’s see which pieces of art you can watch today!

1) Death bed: The bed that eats

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2) The Day my butt went psycho

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3) Avalanche Sharks

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4) Surf Nazis must Die

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Ep. 68 (with Special Guest Travis McElroy!!!)

The guys invite over their BFF and man crush Travis McElroy for a super fun time. Fellow Mad Lib lover Travis decided to try his hand in this week's edition of "Rad Libs" by rewriting Jimmy Buffett's famous "Margaritaville."

If you decide you'd like to play along with your BFFs here's the template!!

"Margaritaville"

Nibblin on (something gross and crunchy)

 

Watchin the sun bake

All of those (a group of people with a specific interest)  covered with (a lubricant of some sort)

Strummin my (a unique instrument)

On my front porch swing

Smell those (an item that’s pungent) they're beginnin to boil

 

Wastin away again in (somewhere you wouldn’t expect to find Carmen Sandiego)

Searching for my lost (a type of container) of (something most people wouldn’t consider a collectible)

Some people claim that there's a (type of career) to blame

But I know it's (the name a real dbag would have) fault

 

I don't know the reason

I (a weird alibi to have)

Nothin to show but this brand new (something weird only a rich person would buy)

But it's a real beauty

A (a unique way to describe the taste of a wine) cutie

How it got here I haven't a clue

 

Wastin away again in (funny place/location to get stuck)

Searchin for my lost (a type of container) of (something that shouldn't be put in a juicer)

Some people claim that (a conspiracy theory) to blame

But I know it's still (the name a real dbag would have) fault

 

If you want to hear Travis and Steven's version go listen here!

Ep.67( with Special Guest Rabia Chaudry of Undisclosed and The 45th)

This week the boys bring friend Rabia Chaudry on a fun journey with their game "Shelf Awareness!" Take a look for yourself of some of the strangest books Chris could find online!

1) "Cooking with Poo"

2) "Love, Sex, and Tractors"

3) Does it Fart?

4) People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It

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5) Fashion Cats

You've seen the crazy books, but who wins? Only way to know to to go and listen to the show!

Ep. 64 (with Special Guest Em Schulz)

Steven and Chris are here with another AMAZING friend Em Schulz from "And that's why we Drink" to play a BRAND NEW GAME!!! It's called Wish List!

Chris has found really weird items on the shopping site Wish and they have to guess which is the fake of the bunch. Here are some of the crazy things Chris found!

1. Nicholas Cage Merchandise

  • A Nick Cage Tank-top of just his face
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  • A Nick Cage T-shirt with like a 100 Nick’s on it
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2) What’s in the Bag?

  • A book bag of a giant tiger’s head

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  • A fanny pack that looks like a beer gut
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3) Human "extensions"

  • Gloves that give you webbed hands

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  • A tube to attach to your lil boys wee wee to stand up to pee
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Make sure to listen to see how the competitors do!!

Ep.62 (with Special Guest Gillian Penvsavalle)

The guys are inspired by musicals to come up with one of their own in this rendition of "Rad Libs." If you're looking to use this for you and your friends, feel free to share the love!

Seasons of Love

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred (something surprising to have a lot of)

Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so (a cute way you’d describe a lil puppy)

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred (a weird thing to collect)

How do you measure, measure a (something that would be hard to take a measurement of)?

In (something plural), in (something plural)

In (measurement of time), in cups of (a unique liquid)

In (a messy food or snack), in miles

In (verb), in (something that rhymes with lives)

In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred (something you shouldn’t have three of)

How do you measure, measure a (something that would be hard to take a measurement of)?

How about (a one syllable animal-S)?

How about (something you’d only find at an elderly person’s home-S)?

How about (something plural)?

Measure in (a weird way to refer to the distance to somewhere)

Seasons of (rhymes with bugs)?

Seasons of (rhymes with bugs)?

Episode 50: Butthole Connection (with Good Christian Fun)

This week for the 50th episode, Chris brings back the beloved game "Rad Libs" for a special religion version to help Kevin and Carolina to feel more at home. They partake while redoing the very well known song not just in religious circles "I Can Only Imagine."

If you feel like playing with your friends you can do so by following the Rad Lib below:

I Can Only Imagine
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I can only (another word for think) what it will be like
When I (an action that needs to be done slowly), by your side
I can only (another word for think) what my eyes will see
When your (something you'd bring to show and tell) is before me
I can only (another word for think)
I can only (another word for think)
Surrounded by Your (a strange collectible item)
What will my (a lesser known body organ) feel
Will I (something you do to impress a lover) for you (a B list celebrity)
Or in (emotion) of You be still
Will I (an action that would make you uncomfortable) in your presence
Or to my (a bone in the human body) will I fall
Will I sing (a jingle you can't get out of your head)
Will I be able to (a unique skill) at all
I can only (another word for think)
I can only (another word for think)


I can only (another word for think) when all I will do
Is forever, forever (something a parent would do to their child)  You

If you want to hear the crazy version they came up with, listen over on Episode 50: Butthole Connection

Episode 49: Feline Gun Safety (with special guest Lauren Shippen of the Bright Sessions)

The guys introduce a new game into the mix! We call it "Shelf Awareness." Chris finds some of the strangest real-life books that were written and they have to guess which one is real! 

Here's the actual books...get ready...they're weird.

1) Extreme Ironing

See the book for yourself!

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2) Does God Ever Speak Through Cats?

Check it out...right Meow

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3) Bombproof Your Horse: Teach Your Horse to Be Confident, Obedient, and Safe, No Matter What You Encounter

This book's sales are blowing up....get it?

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5) Learning to Play With a Lion’s Testicles: Unexpected Gifts From the Animals of Africa

You'll have a ball if you read this book...Ok it's getting too easy now...don't be upset with me...I'd hate to see you get testy...God I'm good at this

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If you want to see who won the game, or you just want to hear what crazy books Chris came up with, go listen now! Episode 49: Feline Gun Safety

Episode 44: The King of Finesse

The guys take the popular TV Show "The Office" and draft cast members to decide who can make a better branch. Here's who they chose:

Chris' Branch:

  • Dwight
  • Pam
  • Val
  • Oscar
  • Nellie
  • Phyllis
  • Nate (from the Warehouse)
  • Karen
  • Plop aka Pete
  • Erin
  • Meredith
  • Hank the Security Guard 

Steven's Branch:

  • Angela
  • Darryl
  • Jim
  • Holly
  • Micheal
  • Kelly
  • David Wallace
  • Hide (from the Warehouse)
  • Stanley
  • Andy
  • Gareth (UK)
  • Jo Bennet

Here the debate on Episode 44: The King of Finesse

Day 9 of the 12 Days of Adulting

Chris goes back to the Internet to find some of the craziest Holiday themed Items sold Online. He's joined by Steven and another long time friend and member of the Best Friends Group Elizabeth! Here's some of Chris's findings:

1) 5 ½ foot Indoor Stuffed Reindeer- $6,920

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2) Santa Taking a Dump in the Chimney- $14.97

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3) 6 ft Toy Soldier- $1,300

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4) Plush Santa Pillow of just Santa’s butt crack- $19.95

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5) Creepy Life Sized Santas- $999

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Listen to see who wins this special Holiday edition of "The Price is WHAT?!?!?"

Day 4 of the 12 Days of Adulting

On Day Four of the 12 Days, the boys bring on Steven's long time best friend Adam to play a Holiday Edition of Rad Libs for the famous song "Grandma got ran over by a reindeer." You've got to hear what crazy song they came up with. Use the template to play along with your friends and family!

(Famous person) got (something you’d do to someone you hate) by a (person or a living thing)

(Verb ending in “ing”) home from our house (time of day, week, or  year)

You can say there's no such thing as (topic of a conspiracy theory)

But as for me and (well-known individual), we believe

 

(First name of “Person you admire”) had been drinking too much (uncommon liquid)

And we begged them not to (action someone would regret)

But they said (Something you’d say to someone when they make you angry)

And they (one-word Action that is taken when someone is under the influence +ED) out the door into the snow

When we found (First name of “Person you admire”) (amount of time)

At the scene of the (an enjoyable location)

They had (a random thing) on her forehead

And incriminating (the smoking gun to a crime + s) on their back

 

(First name of “Person you admire”) got (type of attack move + ED) by a (person or a living thing)

(Action + ing) home from (location) (time of year)

You can say there's no such thing as (a random thing)

But as for me and (beloved Icon) we believe

 

Be sure to listen here! Day 4- Twelve Days of Adulting

Day 1 of the 12 Days of Adulting

Today marks the first day of the 12 Days of Adulting where we count down the 12 days leading to the New Year. Josh Hallmark of Podcasts such as "Our Americana", "The Karen and Ellen Letters", "Playlist", and probably a thousand more. This episode we kick off with another deep dive into the Cinema world where the guys look at some of the weirdest Christmas movies that exist.

1) Santa Claus and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)

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Poor Santa Claus. This live-action feature finds his sleigh stuck in the sand on a Florida beach only days before Christmas Eve. He psychically summons prepubescent aid from a nearby subdivision. In order to extricate Santa's sleigh, the local children bring many different animals (presumably the sheep was someone's housepet), but nothing works, and the kids are afraid they won't get any gifts this year. To boost their spirits, Santa tells them the story of Thumbelina, and the setting dissolves into a "fantasy within a fantasy". Thumbellina is a beautiful but very tiny girl, "not much larger than a clothespin". She becomes lost in the forest during the winter and finds refuge in the underground home of Mrs. Mole. A neighbor mole, Mr. Digger, falls in love and wants to marry Thumbelina, but she's having none of it. When warm weather returns, she runs back into the forest and deserts the two kindly creatures who saved her life, crushing their spirits forever ... the end. As Santa is finishing his story and yes, that is its intended conclusion he and the children hear the wail of a siren. The "Ice Cream Bunny" has arrived in his antique fire engine to save the day!

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10% 

2) Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

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Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the group of Martians to the North Pole and Santa. The Martians then take Santa and the two children back to Mars with them. Voldar, a particularly grumpy Martian, attempts to do away with the children and Santa before they get to Mars, but their leader Lomas stops him. When they arrive on Mars, Santa, with the help of the two Earth children and a rather simple-minded Martian lackey, overcomes the Martians by bringing fun, happiness and Christmas cheer to the children of Mars.


Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

3) Santa Claus (1959)

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Santa Claus, high above the North Pole in his cloud-borne castle equipped with more surveillance devices than the Impossible Mission Force, prepares to deliver presents on Christmas night. Santa is especially interested in helping Lupita, the daughter of a poor family who wants nothing more than a doll; and a young boy whose parents are so wealthy they never spend any time with him (Santa fixes this by feeding them Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters). However, the Devil will have none of this and sends his minion, Pitch, to foil Santa's plans. Pitch, in turn, recruits three Naughty Boys to help him set traps for Santa.


Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26% 

Listen here to see who wins this week's episode and check in to the rest of the 12 Days of Adulting! 

Day 1- 12 Days of Adulting

Ep.37- Steven's Fever Dream (with Special Guest Chris Braaten)

Welcome to our Show Notes! Here you can follow along with whatever crazy game the guys play. Here's this week's episode:

The guys are joined by "The other Chris" Chris Braaten from "The More Gooder Than Podcast" to play a special edition of Tatt-EWW. Let's see who wins in our closest battle yet.

1) Frosty with Fangs

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2) Frosty in the Coffin

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3) Drugged Out Frosty

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4) Frosty with a gun....and other troubling images

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5) "War on Christmas"

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If you enjoyed following along please check out more of our website! Find out how you can support our Mental Health movement and please share with your friends! Follow along with this week's episode: Ep.37- Steven's Fever Dream

DC Podfest Live Show!

Welcome to the "Is this Adulting?" Live Show! Follow along as we play a fan favorite "The Price is WHAT?!?!?" See if you can guess correctly the price of some of the Internet's strangest items for sale.

1) A Stone Foot- $1,000,000

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2) Weener Kleener-$9.48

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3) Invisible Friend- $3,000

 

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Episode 34: All Horses are Good People

This week the guys play a new game called "Lost in Translation" where Chris takes popular quotes, lyrics, etc. from across pop culture and runs it through Google Translate a few dozen times before translating it back to English. Then Steven is faced with a decision to figure out where did it originate?

Here's this week's translations:

1) Category: Song Lyrics

 “The man drink the sea, he drinks water”

  1. Country Hit, “Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On”

  2. 90s powerhouse, “No Scrubs”

  3. One Hit Wonder, “Tubthumping”

Translation:

I hit, but I'll be back
I do not want to do it
I hit, but I'll be back
I do not want to do it
I hit, but I'll be back
I do not want to do it
I hit, but I'll be back
I do not want to do it

The man drink the sea, drink water
He is a good song to remember
He is the song that reminds him
(Danny Boy, Danny Boy, Danny Boy)

2) Category: Movie Quote

“You do not know how life looks like a chocolate box”

  1. The powerful courtroom scene in “A few Good Men”

  2. A lesson about life from Forest Gump

  3. Yoda teaching young Skywalker about the Force

Translation:

You do not know how life looks like a chocolate box

3) Category: Nursery Rhyme

“All horses are good people

  1. The climatic end to Humpty Dumpty

  2. A strange twist on Baa Baa Black sheep

  3. A  new character introduced to Hickory Dickory Dock

Translation:

The man was sitting on the wall.
Chubby falls.
All horses are good people
It can not stop again.

4) Category: Song Lyric

“I love you when it comes with a big doll"

  1. The pop smash, “This Love” by Maroon 5

  2. The song that sounds like every other one of their songs, “Far Away” by Nickelback

  3. The pandering for love hit, “Big Poppa” by Notorious B.I.G.

Translation:

"I love you when it comes with a big doll"
When you play, put your
hands on the air
"I love you when I call"
Goodbye seems like your swimming pool
"I love you when it comes with a big doll"
If you have an army, you
can not open (what is it?)
"After looking for women today, I have to be my son"

To follow along go and listen to the Episode 34: All Horses are Good People

Episode 33: I Will Vacuum Well (with Special Guest Eric Garner)

This weeks the guys are joined from their Canadian brother Eric Garner from the "Know Nothing Podcast" for another installment of Rad Libs. Play along with your friends!

 

I Will Survive

At first, I was afraid, I was (a strongly felt emotion)

Kept thinking, I could never (something you do every day) without you by my side

But then I spent so many nights thinking, how you (an unforgivable act)

And I grew (a character trait you have) and I learned how to (a skill you’d like to learn)

And so you're back from (a location)

I just (verb ending in “ed”) in to find you here with that (emotion) look upon your face

I should have changed that (an elementary school insult) lock

I should have made you leave your (something embarrassing to leave at an ex’s place)

If I'd known for just (an amount of time) you'd be back to bother me

Go on now, go, (a type of movement) out the door, just turn around now

'Cause you're not (a way you might describe your lover) anymore

Weren't you the one, who tried to (a way you’d try and to hurt someone) me with (a household item)?

Did you think I'd crumble? Did you think I'd lay down and (something inappropriate to do at work)?

 

Oh, no, not I, I will (an action you wish you could do)

Oh, as long as I know how to (a universal skill), I know I'll stay alive

I've got all my life to live, I've got all my (collectable item) to give

And I'll (something a loved one would do that you’d be proud of), I will (something a loved one would do that you’d be proud of), hey, hey

 

Give it a listen to see what crazy stuff the guys came up with! Episode 33: I Will Vacuum Well

Episode 32: Escape the Womb

The guys play another game of "News or False" and Steven has to try and figure out which ones are really happening around the world in the News.

1) The Latest Fitness Craze Hitting the Streets? Look no further than Goat Yoga

  • Yoga is a popular craze, but even fun things can lose it’s gusto over time. Local teachers decided to spice it up by adding baby goats to their weekly yoga classes.
  • TRUE!

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/goat-yoga-a-look-at-the-latest-fitness-craze-969581123698

 

2) Pumpkin Spice: The Deadliest spice of them all

  • A school in Baltimore was evacuated for what was thought to be a potentially dangerous substance….but…. It was not. It was a pumpkin spice air freshener
  • TRUE!

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/06/556041187/proof-of-the-dangers-of-pumpkin-spice

 

3) Cloudy with a Chance of Fishsticks

  • The weather forecast for the coastal city of Tampico, Mexico may have called for light rain; instead, it got light rain with a side of fish.
  • TRUE!

https://www.livescience.com/60581-fish-fall-from-sky-in-mexico.html

 

Follow along here! Episode 32: Escape the Womb

Episode 31: Three-Way Super Like (with Special Guest Nate Hale)

The guys are joined by Nate Hale from The Conspirators Podcast for a Spooky good time!

Hocus Pocus or Hocus Bogus

1) Creepshow 3 (2007): A sequel to 1982 and 1987’s Creepshow Films

Abandoning the horror comic book framework that linked the stories in Romero’s original, Creepshow 3 takes the annoying tactic of unskillfully borrowing from the films of Quentin Tarantino, where characters from different segments randomly collide throughout the film.

The vignettes (which include stories about a remote control that can change your ethnicity, and a radio that commands listeners to murder) lack inspiration, and the effects aren’t very special. Adding insult to injury, Creepshow 3 has been deemed unofficial, with fans of the original choosing to believe makeup artist Tom Savini’s assertion that 1990’s Tales from the Darkside: The Movie was meant to the be the official third film in the Creepshow franchise.

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2) The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and became Mixed Up Zombies (1964):

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies is as bewildering as its title. Billed as the “first monster musical,” the movie stars Ray Dennis Steckler (who also directs) as Jerry, a ne’er-do-well who attends a carnival with his girlfriend Angela (Sharon Walsh) and indescribable friend Harold (Atlas King).

What should be a care-free day at the park turns into a nightmare after Jerry visits the villainous psychic Estrella (Brett O’Hara), who hypnotizes him and turns him into a murderous zombie that attacks carnival attendees with psychotic glee. To make matters worse, Estrella and her goons are turning other carnival-goers into zombies after hurling acid in their faces.

Keep in mind all these bizarre antics are often interrupted by shoehorned musical performances featuring ungraceful dancers and tone-deaf vocalists.

Rotten Tomatoes-20%

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3) Evilspeak (1981): 

Clint Howard is a bullied social outcast who uses his satanic computer to get revenge on his classmates. You know the computer has the Devil in it because it flashes a glowing blood-red pentagram at him and inspires him to commit himself to the dark lord. Puppies are killed in the process. It’s part of a long and dorky tradition of horror movies that are really about the fear of a nascent technology (or whatever all the kids happen to be into at that moment in the culture).

Rotten Tomatoes-43%

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4) Maximum Overdrive (1986)- 

After a stray comet causes a radiation storm, the citizens of North Carolina are besieged by machines that turn against them. The most deadly instruments are big rig trucks that go on a killing spree. It’s up to a group of survivors (led by a truck-stop diner cook played by Emilio Estevez) to stop their mechanized reign of terror.

Maximum Overdrive is absolutely bonkers, with enough elements of black comedy to infer that King wasn’t out to make a serious film, which adds to its junk-food appeal. But the poor critical reviews and box office made him vow never to direct again (a number of on-set accidents that led to a lawsuit probably helped his decision).

Rotten Tomatoes- 17%

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5) Creature (2011)-

Creature (or as I like to call it, "pornography with a monster") is about a bunch of college students who come to a town because of a legend about this creature who used to be a regular guy then transformed into a crocodile/human monster. Ladies and gentlemen, this movie is TERRIBLE! It's pure bad from beginning to end.

How are the monster effects? Terrible. How is the acting? Terrible. How is it written? I think a drunken ape with a pen and paper could have written a better script. Is it scary? No. Is it fun like Evil Dead 2? Nope. It's just an awful movie that I cannot believe made it into theaters.

Rotten Tomatoes- 11%

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6) The Boy (2016): 
A young American woman (The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan) takes a job as a nanny at a remote, English stately home to look after a suspiciously elderly couple’s eight-year-old son, Brahms. The ‘son’ naturally turns out to be a porcelain doll, the real Brahms having died in a fire years earlier.

Spooky stuff starts happening when the doll starts moving around by himself alongside a daft romantic subplot with a flirty grocery boy and plenty of schlocky twists. Unluckily for us, The Boy’s predictable ending leaves the movie wide open for an equally bad sequel too. Please no.

Rotten Tomatoes-27%

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7) The Disappointments Room (2016): 

The Disappointments Room stars Kate Beckinsale as Dana who moves with her husband and young son into a spooky old house following the tragic death of the couple’s infant daughter.

Dana discovers her new house is home to a ‘disappointments room’, a place where the intolerant folk of the olden days would hide away children with disabilities from the rest of the world, and is haunted by the spirit of one of its former inhabitants. Now, horror isn’t exactly the most light-hearted of genres but a movie with a grieving mother and the ghost of a neglected child is grim even for horror.

Beyond its upsetting plot, the film is as much of a disappointment as its title would suggest. Not only did it get a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it also flopped massively at the box office recouping just $2.4 million of its $15 million budget.

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Listen to who wins at: Episode 31: Three-Way Super Like