Top 5 Scary Films

This week we put down the dice and talk about films instead. Specifically, we each choose the five films we found most frightening and then ramble on about them for a while. Even once Paul cut most of the digressions (including a section on Eden Lake, which probably should have been on my list), we still had an hour of this.

These aren’t necessarily our favourite horror movies (some of them aren’t horror movies at all, and at least one is unlikely to be anyone’s favourite), but they are the films that scared us most when we watched them.

Frying Tonight!

Frying Tonight!


There are a few spoilers, but we avoided them for any film made in the last ten years. Matt did complain about us spoiling one film until we pointed out that it is older than he is.

Speaking of spoilers, the films we chose are listed below, along with IMDB links. If you would prefer not to know what they are before you listen to the episode, look away now.

I warned you not to look

I warned you not to look




Happy listening, and try not to have nightmares. Especially not about Torgo’s knees.

The scariest thing about this movie

The scariest thing about this movie

Connections in Call of Cthulhu 7th ed.


In the second episode of the podcast we run through creating Connections, one of the new mechanics in Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition.

Connections are ties that an investigator has to the good and normal things in life, including comforting beliefs, treasured items and loved ones. These can help the investigator through bad times, but they are also at risk of destruction and corruption at the hands (pesudopods?) of the Mythos.

Join us as we create an investigator background using these rules, explain some of the options and discuss how they can be tailored to your own preferred style of play.

The good news is that we had a better microphone for this episode, so you can actually hear us. The bad news is that I set the recording levels too high, and there is some slight distortion. The next episode is much clearer now that we’ve exhausted most of the mistakes we can make on that front.

There is a small amount of swearing in this episode. We’re British, and swearing is our national pastime. If this is the kind of thing that puts you off a podcast, please let us know in the comments and we can look into bleeping the worst parts should there be demand for it.