Tuesday, December 20, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 133 - Blue Christmas: All That Heaven Allows

Get ready for some holiday tears! Daniel is joined again by regular guest Preston Mitchell to dive into the melodrama of Douglas Sirk with All That Heaven Allows (1955). They discuss their feelings on the Romantic Drama genre, Rock Hudson's career, and this film's influence on Hallmark Christmas movies.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 132 - Planning a 24-Hour Foreign Language Marathon!

This week, Daniel is joined by Carmelita Valdez and Dirk Marshall (VH US Podcast) to work together to plan one perfect 24-hour marathon of foreign language films. We're talking about movies from all genres, all eras, and all over the world.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 131 - Noirvember: Sweet Smell of Success

It's our Noirvember episode! Daniel is joined by Preston Mitchell to dive into the filthy and rotten 1950's Noir, Sweet Smell of Success. They're discussing Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, and everything they love about the darkness of classic Noir.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 130 - Giving Thanks for the Harvest: The Wicker Man

It's our Thanksgiving episode! Daniel is joined by the whole crew from the Hammer Pub podcast (Jinx, Paul Farrell, and Ali Chappell) to give thanks for the harvest and celebrate The Wicker Man (1973).

Monday, November 14, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 129 - Movies are Magic: A Matter of Life and Death

This week, Daniel is joined by Lindsay Wilkins to climb a stairway to heaven and discuss Powell & Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death (1946). They talk about the film's groundbreaking effects, it's romantic message, and why movies are magic.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 128 - Psychomania!: Psycho 1998

Psychomania comes to a close! This week Daniel and Cris are exactly the same, but they're joined by Mark Wanner to dive into Gus Van Sant's 1998 remake of Psycho. They discuss the cast of the film, the merit of remakes, and Vince Vaughn's legendary jerk-off.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 127 - The Addams Family Franchise!

The most miserable episode is here. Isn't it wonderful? Daniel is joined by his own Morticia (Stefanie) to discuss every theatrical film starring the Addams Family! From live action to animation, they're always spooky and kooky.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 126 - Psychomania!: Psycho IV: The Beginning

It's origin story time! Daniel and Cris are joining by Matt Bledsoe (The Film Feast Podcast) to close out Anthony Perkins' time with the franchise, and the original continuity, with Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990). This movie is unhinged, and fortunately so is this episode.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 125 - The Many Legends of Sleepy Hollow!

Heads will roll! This week Daniel is joined by Hayden Gilbert for a giant tribute to Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. We're discussing the original Washington Irving story, the Disney version from 1948, the Hallmark TV version from 1999, Tim Burton's horror blockbuster from 1999, and if you stick around till the end, every other adaption of this classic story. This episode is a complete and comprehensive Midnight Ride, but you have to cross the bridge to end the Horseman's power!

Saturday, October 8, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 124 - Psychomania!: Psycho III

Mother's off her rocker again! For the third episode in the series, Daniel and Cris are joined by Robb Antequera (The Cinema Drunkie) to dive into the first movie in the series that jumps into '80s slasher sleaze. It's Psycho III!

Saturday, October 1, 2022

COBWEBS - Bonus Review: Rob Zombie's The Munsters

Another spooky season bonus episode! Daniel is joined by Hayden Gilbert for a review of one of their most anticipated movies of the year. Rob Zombie's The Munsters!

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 123 - Ranking the Corman-Poe Cycle!

Once upon a midnight dreary... we celebrated Edgar Allan Poe by ranking Roger Corman's Poe cycle! Daniel is joined by independent writer/director Ansel Faraj to discuss Corman's eight Poe adaptions and rank them along the way.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 122 - Psychomania!: Psycho II

Psychomania continues! This time Daniel and Cris are joined by Lindsay Wilkins to discuss her favorite movie in the franchise: Psycho II (1983)! It's 22 years later and Norman Bates is coming home. Can he live a normal life, or will his mother return?

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 121 - Planning a 24 Hour Horror Marathon Vol. 3!

The marathon has risen from the grave! Our biggest spooky season tradition is here, so Daniel is joined by Matt Bledsoe (host of the Film Feast podcast) and Keith Rich to work together to program another perfect 24-hour horror movie marathon. We're resurrecting mummies, drinking blood, spending the night in a haunted house, and a whole lot more. If you've got a taste for terror... listen up.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 120 - Psychomania!: Psycho 1960

Welcome to Spooky Season 2022! This year, Daniel and Cris will be going through the 5-film Psycho franchise movie by movie. Kicking things off, the boys are joined by the legendary Terror Table Podcast host Mitch Oliver to dig deep into Alfred Hitchcock's original classic Psycho (1960). They discuss the film's massive influence, what entertainment value is still has today, and Cris discovers his most relatable movie character.

Monday, September 5, 2022

COBWEBS - Bonus Review: The Invitation 2022

In a rare bonus episode, Daniel goes solo to give a spoiler-free review of The Invitation (2022). Gothic Horror is back in theaters.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 119 - Beware the Autumn People: A Spooky Season Vibe Setter

Spooky Season on The Cobwebs Podcast officially kicks off next week, but we're setting the vibe a little early with Daniel being joined by Hayden Gilbert to celebrate everything they love about Halloween. They talk about their anticipation, expectations and favorite memories about the season, scary movies they've watched recently, and even answer listener questions. Topics include several recent horror movies, horror books, the most underrated horror franchises, and even... The Grinch?

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 118 - The Epic Episode: Lawrence of Arabia

It's a big one! Daniel is joined by brilliant returning guests Carmelita Valdez and Preston Mitchell to unpack his first experience watching Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Is this classic epic actually as good as they say?

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 117 - Busby Berkeley!: Gold Diggers of 1933

We're in the money! Daniel is joined by Keith Rich to discuss the Busby Berkeley musical-comedy Gold Diggers of 1933! It's got laughs, romance, song & dance, and the Great Depression. What more could you want?

COBWEBS Ep. 116 - Gods and (Harryhausen) Monsters: Jason and the Argonauts

Daniel is joined by the ol' gang of Cris Hurtado and Nathan Jones to discuss some high flying fantasy with greek gods, mythical monsters, and 0% Marvel. It's Jason and the Argonauts (1963)!

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 115 - 50's Drive-In: The Incredible Shrinking Man

For the final episode of our 50's Drive-In series, Daniel is joined by JB (from F This Movie) to celebrate the legacy of The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957). They discuss the groundbreaking effects, the philosophical meanings, and of course, some favorite drive-in memories. A fascinating adventure into the unknown!

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 114 - 50's Drive-In: The Thing from Another World

We're talking about a thing! Daniel is joined by returning guest Hayden Gilbert to dive into the 1950's alien genre with The Thing from Another World (1951). It's a big, open discussion about drive-in theaters, science fiction films, the possible existence of aliens, and even some new releases. Your blood will turn ice cold, but we hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 113 - 50's Drive-In: The Creature from the Black Lagoon

The 50's Drive-In continues! Daniel is joined by Schlock and Awe podcast host Lindsay Wilkins to discuss the king of all 1950's monster movies: The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)! Daniel and Lindsay discuss the gill-man's lasting impact, the interesting actors and crew members of the film, and each recommend a B-Picture to play afterwards. So don't forget to load up on popcorn, and crank up for speaker for the creature!

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 112 - 50's Drive-In: Them!

Welcome to the 50's drive-in! This month's series on Sci-Fi/Horror flicks kicks off with Daniel being joined by Mitch Oliver (The Terror Table) and Cris Hurtado (Inside the Sequel) to discuss Them! (1954). The 1950's was filled with movies featuring giant atomic insects, and this film about monstrous ants is one of the greatest examples. So load up on concessions, crank up your speakers and witness the terror of THEM!

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 111 - Gregory Peck Westerns!: The Gunfighter

Our exploration through classic westerns continues as Matt Bledsoe (The Film Feast Podcast) joins Daniel for a discussion on The Gunfighter (1950). This is an amazing film featuring classic tension, the deconstruction of western heroism, and what it truly means to be the fastest gun in the west.

Content Warning: This episode does discuss firearms and shooting, in the context of the Western film genre. Due to recent tragic events, we understand if you want to skip this particular show.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 110 - Jimmy Stewart Westerns!: Destry Rides Again & The Naked Spur

Saddle up! This week Daniel is joined by Preston Mitchell to discuss Jimmy Stewart's place in the Western genre, focusing on two classics. Destry Rides Again (1939) and The Naked Spur (1953). From light and charming, to dark and gritty, Stewart could do it all in a cowboy hat.

Friday, May 6, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 109 - Kino Lorber Blu-rays Vol. 3!

It's time for another blu-ray label spotlight! Daniel is joined by Matt Bledsoe (The Film Feast Podcast) and Anthony King (The Cult Movies Podcast) to each pick 4 blu-rays they love from Kino Lorber's Studio Classics series. With wacky comedies, meaningful dramas, frightening thrillers and more, it's a little bit of everything in this episode.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 108 - Halfway to Halloween: Scars of Dracula

Happy Halfway-to-Halloween! For this special occasion, Daniel is joined by author and podcaster Hayden Gilbert to discuss Hammer's Scars of Dracula (1970), and get distracted by the Halloween franchise, horror novels, and whole lot more.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 107 - March McQueen Madness: Three Early Films from Steve Mcqueen!

Daniel is joined by Kelsy Norman, host of the amazing podcast Speeding Bullitt: The Life and Films of Steve McQueen, to discuss 3 obscure movies from the early years of McQueen's career. The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959), Hell is for Heroes (1962), and Soldier in the Rain (1963). Kelsy is one of the true experts on this legendary movie star, and he has so much trivia and insight to offer here!

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 106 - March McQueen Madness: The Towering Inferno

The episode is a DISASTER... movie podcast. For this action-packed movie discussion, Daniel is joined by Mark Wanner (Film Feast, Schlock and Awe) to celebrate the '70s Disaster genre, focused on The Towering Inferno (1974).

Monday, March 14, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 105 - March McQueen Madness: Love with the Proper Stranger

McQueen wasn't just an action star! Daniel is joined by his wife Stefanie to talk about Steve McQueen's most prominent entry into the Romance genre, with a discussion on Love with the Proper Stranger (1963). They discuss McQueen's chemistry with Natalie Wood, how the film's most controversial elements have aged, and recommend other similar movies they love. 

Content Warning: Due to the plot of the film, this podcast frequently includes discussion about abortion.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 104 - March McQueen Madness: Bullitt & The Getaway

Time starts now! Daniel is joined by Erica (co-host of the Unsung Horrors podcast) to dig into two "car movies" from Steve McQueen: Bullitt (1968) and The Getaway (1972). Action-star McQueen is in full force with these films, and the hosts discuss car chases, explosions, shotguns, and beautiful turtleneck sweaters.

Monday, February 28, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 103 - March McQueen Madness: The Great Escape

All through the month of March we're doing our first actor-focused podcast series. Get ready for March McQueen Madness! To kick things off, Daniel is joined by Michael Scott (host of the Action for Everyone podcast) and Matt Bledsoe (host of the Film Feast podcast) to talk about McQueen's World War II action thriller, The Great Escape (1963). The boys discuss the film, its most intense moments, and recommend more movies they love from this cast.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 102 - The Sex Comedy: Some Like it Hot

To close out our series on Romantic Comedies, Daniel is joined by Cris Hurtado to celebrate Billy Wilder's Some Like it Hot (1959). They discuss their love for Billy Wilder, the movie's biggest laughs, and what it's like to dress in drag. Nobody's perfect, but this movie might be.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 101 - The Musical Comedy: Guys and Dolls

Our series on rom-coms dives into the musical subgenre! This week Daniel is joined by writer/podcaster from F This Movie and genuine theatre-kid Robyn Buckley to discuss Guys and Dolls (1955). There's gonna be singing, dancing, craps game playing, but mostly discussion on how fun musicals are.

Monday, January 24, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 100 - The Screwball Comedy: The Lady Eve

Happy 100 episodes of Cobwebs! To celebrate this milestone, we are kicking off a Valentines series on the Romantic Comedy genre. Daniel is joined by friend of the show Preston Mitchell to discuss The Lady Eve (1941), and the zany career of filmmaker Preston Sturges. But most importantly, we're telling you it's positively the same dame.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

COBWEBS Ep. 99 - The Best of 2021 Bracket Pt. 2

It's time to finish our wrap up of 2021! Daniel is again joined by Mitch Oliver and Cris Hurtado to finish their bracket of 2021 films, decide on the best movie of the year, and enjoy endless tangents along the way.