TGB Episode 33: Hallowed Traditions (Guest: Mike Dougherty)

October 27, 2010

Mike Dougherty - The Golden Briefcase

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim & Jeremy are joined by Mike Dougherty, director of Halloween flick Trick 'r Treat, to discuss their latest picks of the week, cover new Blu-Ray releases, chat about trailers for Dark Sky's Unknown and John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole, discuss listener voicemail and much more! The main topic of the night was all things Halloween Films & Traditions. The guys chat about some of their favorite films to watch during Halloween and some traditions during the holiday season. They also talk a bit about the making of Trick 'r Treat and how its since become a fast-growing cult classic!

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Our Guest:

Mike Dougherty: @Mike_Dougherty / IMDb

Picks of the Week:

Jeremy: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
Mike: Dark Night of the Scarecrow
Tim: [REC]

Blu-Rays Discussed:

Winter's Bone
Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary
Alien Anthology Box Set

Segment Times:

Picks of the Week: 1:30
New DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 11:15
Trailer Watch: Unknown: 23:10
Trailer Watch: Rabbit Hole: 27:11
Mailbag: The Gate vs. Labyrinth: 30:50
Main Topic: Halloween Films with Mike: 34:53

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  • Voice of Reason
    Trick r' treat was NOT a good—least of all "entertaining"—movie
  • jah p
    @1, Trick R Treat was awesome!!One of the better movies that gave off the perfect vibe for halloween!!Name any movie for the past 25-30 years that's given us that same vibe? I wonder is Michael Dougherty is still doing that Calling All Robots film for Disney?
  • Jarrod
    ^disagree. Not sure where you get that impression. It was a perfect Halloween film and one i plan to share with everyone i know every single year!
  • Yea, I agree with everyone else. Trick 'r Treat is one of my ALL-TIME favorite Halloween flicks. It's my tradition to watch it every year on Halloween, it's so damn good. Anyone can dislike anything, but it's one of my favorites and a lot of others seems to love it, too.
  • Kevin
    I was disappointed in Trick 'r Treat but it had its moments. Not a "must watch" Halloween movie though.
  • Your download link is to episode 32 not 33. You might want to fix that.
  • #6 - Oh crap, wow, thanks! Fixed the link so it's correct now. Sorry about that!
  • ryderup
    Trick 'r treat had a charming Halloween vibe to it. I really dug it!
  • ryderup
    "record"... why not just say "rec" like everyone I know? :)
  • REC is an abbreviation for Record. I think REC sounds downright retarded by itself haha.
  • ryderup
    Hehe. I understand what it stands for. Maybe it's only here in Sweden we just call it "rec"? never heard anyone say "record" here. But english is not our first language :)
  • Alex O
    The Gate vs. Labyrinth, My middle name is from the sister character in The Gate. 'Nuff said.




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