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Episode 25. Get Stuffed

Episode 25. Get Stuffed

November 23, 2022
The VHS era was over by 2007 but director Eli Roth nailed the 80s holiday slasher movie trailer with his contribution to Tarantino and Rodriguez's Grindhouse double feature. Tune in as special guest Mike O'May (Count Kreepyhead) joins Mike and Josh for a very special Raised by Rentals THANKSGIVING!
Episode 24. Teen Wolf Also

Episode 24. Teen Wolf Also

November 8, 2022
In the 80s, only a loveable star like Michael J. Fox could make a sports movie about a teenage werewolf a hit at the box office. So of course Hollywood tried to cash in with a sequel that was just a copy of the original...only worse. So much worse. Guest Justin Von Strasburg joins Josh and Mike to imagine what-might-have-been with the sequel to TEEN WOLF.
Episode 23. Every Shape Has Its Thorn

Episode 23. Every Shape Has Its Thorn

October 25, 2022
After an aborted attempt at a holiday anthology series, the creators of the HALLOWEEN movies leaned hard into an origin story for the original iconic villain. But the so-called Thorn Trilogy became a thorn in the franchise's side that led to remake after reboot. For our big spooky season finale, Josh and Mike take a stab at spinning a more interesting legacy for MICHAEL MYERS.
Rental Rant 9. Have Fun Storming the Castle!

Rental Rant 9. Have Fun Storming the Castle!

October 19, 2022
Pop culture fandom today is plagued by a serious problem: 9 out of 10 fans are affected by the evils of gatekeeping. If you've been the victim of a gatekeeper, it's important to know you're not alone. The new RENTAL RANT episode of RAISED BY RENTALS is here to help. Together we can heal...and kick some gatekeepers in the nuts. Who's with us?!
Episode 22. Freddy and Jason: Bros Before B!tches

Episode 22. Freddy and Jason: Bros Before B!tches

October 12, 2022
For years, slasher movie fans begged Hollywood to see the two titans of the genre duke it out on the silver screen in the ultimate fan-service showdown.
In 2003, they got their wish with a knock-down-drag-out slash-fest...but was it everything it could be?
In this episode, Josh and Mike crack each other up with a fun re-imagining of FREDDY VS. JASON!
Episode 21. Revenge of the Living Nerds

Episode 21. Revenge of the Living Nerds

September 28, 2022
Lewis and Gilbert were excited about college, until they got there and found out--oh no!--they were nerds all along. Fans cheered when they got their revenge on the popular pretty people who made their lives miserable...but this 80s classic is problematic at best. For their first double-feature episode, Josh and Mike bust out their calculators to solve the problems of REVENGE OF THE NERDS!
Super Gushers 1. Dumpster Diving for Gold

Super Gushers 1. Dumpster Diving for Gold

September 22, 2022
We've all seen the blockbuster movies, read the bestselling book series, and jammed out to the newest viral song...but what about the hidden gems that take some digging to find in the dark corners of pop culture?
For the first episode of the new SUPER GUSHERS special feature, Josh and Mike gush about 90s comics, direct-to-video movies, and the shame-free fun of shutting down the haters by letting yourself just like what you like.
Episode 20. Plumbertime Blues

Episode 20. Plumbertime Blues

September 14, 2022
In 1993 Hollywood took a chance with the first live-action movie adaptation of a video game, but it disappointed fans, riled up critics, and eventually became a joke. Only...was it actually pretty good? In this episode, Josh and Mike imagine an alternate world with a successful film franchise based on SUPER MARIO BROS.!
Episode 19. Last Action Barbarian

Episode 19. Last Action Barbarian

August 31, 2022
Arnold Schwarzenegger became one of the biggest action stars of the VHS era starting with spot-on casting as a musclebound barbarian and he stayed on top long enough to poke fun at himself in one of the genre's most misunderstood satires. For this episode, Josh and Mike continue their experiment to combine every Schwarzenegger movie into a shared universe by mashing up CONAN and LAST ACTION HERO!
Episode 18. Critters Reloaded

Episode 18. Critters Reloaded

August 17, 2022
In the 80s there was a batch of low-budget horror movies based on creepy little monsters running amok. But were any of them actually scary?
In this episode, Josh and Mike improv a story to take the comedy out of horror-comedy and try to actually scare people with a serious take on CRITTERS!
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