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Episode 6 of The Fantastic Story Society - My Friend, Wyatt Earp (we're not really friends with him, but we want to be)Spinning our fantastic stories toward the Old West, gunfighters, the...
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Episode 5 of The Fantastic Story Society - Halloween Special In our Halloween special episode, Max and Scott bring on writer, director, author, documentarist, and all-around rockstar paranormal researcher, Christopher Saint Booth. With over 100 horror films and paranormal...
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The writer/director of the popular Amazon TV docu-series, Hellier, Karl Pfeiffer joins Society co-hosts, Max Timm and Scott Markus to talk all things fantastic. Karl's documentary, Hellier, launched on Amazon in 2019 and there is a second season coming out on Amazon...
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Twisted tales are normally fictional, but when we find out that there is truth behind the fiction, we're that much more riveted. Join Max Timm and Scott Markus as they discuss serial killers with research expert and author, Harold Schechter. Author of over 40 books on the topic...
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In this second installment of The Fantastic Story Society, we welcome a new member to the group - Mike Huberty. Long-time ghost tour guide and veteran (he owns and operates tours throughout the Midwest, including one in Max Timm's hometown of Lake Geneva, WI), Mike joins...
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Welcome to The Fantastic Story Society. Within the walls of this super-yet-not-so-secret club, you will find stories of the supernatural, paranormal, and just plain weird. In this pilot episode, co-hosts Max Timm and Scott Markus, each with their special backgrounds in...
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In our first official episode of The Fantastic Story Society, Max Timm and Scott Markus break out the big guns with their own personal weird, wild, and of course fantastic stories AND they bring on their friend and long-time paranormal researcher, Jeff Belanger. For more...
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Hello all. For our fourth episode Jay Ledbetter and myself discuss, or perhaps, more lament, the state of the superhero genre. As usual we start off by discussing the best and the worst of what we’ve seen recently and then we get into a back-and-forth about what we like...
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On this spooky version of Wine Wednesday, we are honored to have our wine sponsor for this episode be the ever-so-tasty Steele Wines alongside Max Timm's consulting and coaching company, The Story Farm. Though you're listening to this episode, you might want to consider...
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“Widows” goes deep into character to tell its unique heist tale Director Steve McQueen doesn’t seem interested in telling a typical heist film story. His new film “Widows” is gravely serious instead of a raucous romp like the “Ocean’s...
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SYS Episode 253: This week on the SYS Podcast I talk with Writer/Director Jermey Ungar. We talk through how he got his new thriller, Ride, produced. He originally wrote and directed a short film as a proof of concept, which helped him gain traction with the feature version,...
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Episode 4 – An American HauntingAfter visiting the Tennessee location where the Bell Witch Haunting took place, ghost hunters Scott Markus, and Wendy Lynn Staats analyze how screenwriters Brent Monahan and Courtney Solomon struggled to bring this historical haunting to...
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This week we’ll be talking about Hereditary written and directed by Ari Aster. I want to start by talking about the first image of this film. So, if you’re worried about spoilers, we will get to some spoilers later, but you can listen to the beginning of this...
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This week, we are going to be looking at Deadpool 2 by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and a new addition to the writing team, Ryan Reynolds.If you missed my podcast on the original Deadpool, you might want to check that out as well, because one of the things that is exciting...
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Episode  241Lou Simon talks about her latest low budget horror / thriller, '3'.
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Controversy and classic status mark the 40th of “National Lampoon’s Animal House”. In 1978, “National Lampoon’s Animal House” established itself as a landmark comedy, not to mention a lightning rod for controversy. 40 years later, it’s...
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“Ant-Man and the Wasp” succeeds by staying small and in its lane. There are many reasons the Ant-Man franchise is so successful. The premise of a miniscule superhero is hilarious. The actors cast are all deft comedic players....
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“Hereditary” has lots of mood and surprises but lacks cohesion. Is it enough for a horror movie to deliver the frights, even if the script doesn’t hold together? “Hereditary”, from filmmaker Ari Aster, is superb at setting an unsettling mood, but...
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Hello all!Here we are at the fifth episode and,oh boy, do we have a good one for you.This week Jay and yours truly, Mike Daringer, talk about eastern cinema, recap the Legion finale, and discuss the newly released Ghost in the Shell. Mild spoilers are mentioned here or there,...
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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is well told, but is this trip really necessary? Ron Howard does a bang-up job helming “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, directing the stand-alone space opera with precision, energy, and engaging...
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