Episode Guide

Each episode of A Part Of Our Scare-itage has Sarah Chamberlain and Adam Clarke watch and review a randomly selected CanCon horror film and dissect what makes it tick. All the great Canadian stories will be touched upon, such as: psychics that cause exploding heads, haunted masks that turn 2-D movies 3-D, SCTV cast members fighting cannibals, talking teddy bears, menstrual werewolves, evil housecats, slashers, and more. If you’ve got an ear for fear, join us here for A Part Of Our Scare-itage.

1.The Uncanny (1977).

In the frightening first episode of A Part Of Our Scare-itage, Sarah & Adam discuss killer cats and killer character actors as they recap Denis Héroux’s The Uncanny—in which Peter Cushing recaps three stories of cats gone wild.

2.Ginger Snaps (2000).

Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) is experiencing mood swings, increased sexual desire, and hair where there was no hair before. It must be lycanthropy—not that you’ll be hearing about that in the updated Ontario curriculum. Anyhoo, Sarah and Adam howl over this Canadian cult classic.

3.Curtains (1983).

Sarah and Adam pay attention to the men and women behind Curtains and ask if the movie’s full of yonic imagery or yawn-ick imagery?

4.Cannibal Girls (1973).

Sarah & Adam feast on the rare cannibal movie that stars members of SCTV. Yes, Andrea Martin and Eugene Levy star in Ivan Reitman’s horror-comedy Cannibal Girls.

5.Long Pigs (2007).

Serial killings! The ethics of meat! Weird conservatism! The regrets of listening to director’s commentaries! Sarah & Adam sink their teeth into a meaty discussion on Canadian cannibal movie Long Pigs.

6.Deathdream (1972).

Sarah and Adam relive their memories of Vietnam war movies as they discuss Bob Clark’s Deathdream.

7.A Christmas Horror Story (2015).

Sarah and Adam have been good all year and are been visited by both Krampus and Shatner Clause in this Canadian Christmas carol.

8.Silent Hill (2006).

Sarah and Adam run afoul of cultists, video-game adaptations, and a nightmarish part of Pennsylvania when they review the Canadian-shot and Canadian-scripted Silent Hill.

9.Silent Hill: Revelation (2012).

Sarah and Adam return to Silent Hill to discuss MJ Bassett’s Silent Hill: Revelation.

10.My Bloody Valentine (1981).

My Bloody Valentine may be a slasher movie where a miner delivers candy-heart boxes with real human hearts in them, but Sarah & Adam discover that the film is more interested in the isolation and disappointment of leaving and returning to your hometown.

11.American Mary (2012).

Sarah & Adam celebrate Women in Horror month by discussing Jen & Sylvia Soska’s American Mary.

12.The Gate (1987).

Sarah & Adam dig up Killer Dwarfs (sic), the connection between horror and heavy metal, special effects, and whether you can make good horror for kids when they discuss The Gate.

13.My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009).

Adam & Sarah use this American remake of a Canadian slasher as a springboard to discuss the trends of slasher remakes over the last 15-plus years and their favourite character actors.

14.Pin (1988).

Pin: It’s a little bit Psycho, a little bit Magic, and a whole lot of disturbing.

15.Cube (1997).

Adam and Sarah enter their Cubist period to discuss Vincent Natali’s Cube and the director’s proto-Cube short film, Elevated.

16.Scanners (1981).

Sarah and Adam get ready to blow your minds with Scare-Itage’s first Cronenberg!

17.Scanner Cop [Scanners IV] (1994).

Did you know that not only were there were sequels to David Cronenberg’s Scanners, but that the CanCon horror classic inspired a spin-off series about a cop who can make your head explode? Heads aren’t the only thing that explode as Sarah and Adam gush about the cheesy glory of Scanner Cop.

18.The Mask (1961).

Sarah & Adam celebrate Canada Day in style with the Great White North’s first horror film, The Mask! No, not the Jim Carrey one. The funny one.

19.Prom Night (1980).

Sarah & Adam review Prom Night, the only disco-dancing, killer-on-the-loose murder mystery to feature Leslie Nielsen!

20.Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987).

Sarah and Adam are only two films into their Summer of Prom, but they’ve already elected the late, great Mary Lou Maloney as their undead Prom Queen. Make no mistake, Mary Lou is one of horror’s greatest monsters.

21.Prom Night III: The Last Kiss (1990).

In 1990, Canadians bid Mary Lou Maloney adieu for her Last Kiss. Prom Night III: The Last Kiss was her last Prom Night, though Sarah and Adam desperately wish it was theirs, too.

22.Prom Night IV: Deliver Us From Evil (1992).

If you think slasher movie clichés and criticism of Catholic church molestation scandals go together like chocolate and peanut butter, Prom Night IV might be the film for you!

22b.Our Technical Difficulties Clip Show Spectacular.

Sarah & Adam are thwarted by scheduling problems, so we present this collection of deleted material from past episodes. As the anniversary of this podcast looms, this lovingly handcrafted, artisanal clip show gives us a chance to revisit the show’s first episodes and a few later ones.

23.Cathy’s Curse (1977).

Cathy’s Curse! It’s Canada’s answer to The Exorcist and The Omen, though it has more in common with Exorcist II and Omen IV. One of Canada’s most notorious good-bad flicks, Sarah & Adam brave this one’s internet infamy to see if there’s some panache to this tale of a terror toddler.

24.Rabid (1977).

In preparation for its pending remake by the Soska Sisters, Sarah and Adam discuss how David Cronenberg’s Rabid inspired the plague horrors of 28 Days Later and the sexual terrors of It Follows.

25.Rabid (2019).

David Cronenberg’s Rabid was a deadly-serious film with an undeniably goofy premise at its core. What direction would Jen and Sylvia Soska take their new vision of Cronenberg’s story for their remake? At the risk of sounding like clickbait, the answer may surprise you.

25b.T. Difficile: A Second Technical Difficulties Clip Show.

Lo and behold, Sarah & Adam are way too busy to meet the schedule this month. So, we present to you an assortment of outtakes from our episodes on Ginger Snaps, Scanners, and more!

26.Bells [a.k.a. Murder By Phone] (1982).

Sarah and Adam discuss phones, phone freaking (phreaking?), hippies, conspiracies, Big Phone, and more as they look back on the British-Canadian thriller, Bells.

26b.Wha Happuh?

Hey, the podcast disappeared! Well, don’t worry, A Part Of Our Scare-itage won’t stay dead, like Mary Lou Maloney or the spooky Cube from the hit film, Cube 2: Hypercube. Adam is here to offer an update and answer the question on everybody’s lips: Wha Happuh? Spoiler: Expect a new episode in March!

27.The Pit (1981).

We’re back! It seems like releasing an episode about a scary, incomprehensible virus was a little “too soon”, so we shelved our Pontypool discussion in favour of a story about four Ts: Troubled Tweens, Teddy bears, and Troglodytes. It’s the notorious, so-bad-it’s-good CanCon horror movie that’s fit

28.Scanners II: The New Order (1991).

David Hewlitt (star of CanCon horrors Pin and Cube) returns to save the world from an evil Scanner in Scanners II: The New Order, but can he save Adam & Sarah from diminishing returns?

29.Scanners III: The Takeover [a.k.a. Scanner Force] (1992).

Sarah and Adam are faced with their greatest challenge yet. Does Scanners III rival Prom Night III as the worst CanCon horror sequel? The answer may make your head a-splode.

30.Scanner Cop 2: Volkin’s Revenge [a.k.a. Scanners: The Showdown] (1995).

Sarah and Adam cure their Scanners Spring Fever with a sequel only they were clamoring for: Scanner Cop 2!  Can it possibly live up to the original?

31.Things (1989), with special guest Scaredy Matt!

Sarah & Adam celebrate Canada Day with special guest Scaredy-Matt (of Scaredy Cats and Thought Slime fame). Together, they try to discuss the most baffling movie in Canadian history, Things.

32.Terror Train (1980).

Sarah and Adam are going off the rails with Terror Train. Yes, that pun was the best we could do.

33.Ghostkeeper (1982).

Adam and Sarah discuss Women, Windigos, and Wendigos in Ghostkeeper, a forgotten piece of Canadiana.

34.Blood Relatives (1978).

It’s been two years of Scare-itage and your hosts celebrate with a creepy Canadian thriller starring Donald Sutherland. Adam erroneously announces it’s the show’s third anniversary when it’s only the second and Sarah practices her French.

35.Blood Quantum (2019).

Sarah and Adam get a taste for the undead in this recent Canadian gut-muncher.

36.Black Christmas (2006).

The (first) Black Christmas remake: a panache-free slasher or a misunderstood black comedy? Sarah and Adam get sidetracked talking about Silent Night, Deadly Night as they try to answer this very important question.

37.Videodrome (1983).

“Television is reality and reality is less than television.” Sarah & Adam tackle David Cronenberg’s hallucinogenic Videodrome, a film in which television both makes you violent and gives you cancer. It’s pandemonium in Toronto, so think of it as both a city horror and a CITY-TV horror.

38.The Captured Bird (2012).

Sarah and Adam celebrate #WomenInHorrorMonth by watching Jovanka Vuckovic’s dark fantasy, The Captured Bird.

39.Treevenge (2008).

Jason Eisener’s horror short Treevenge.

40.ABCs of Death 2 (2014).

Sarah and Adam skim through their ABCs to discuss “T is for Torture Porn” and “U is for Utopia”.

41.Psycho Goreman (2020).

Sarah & Adam won a game of Crazyball to earn the reward of discussing Canada’s newest cult hit, Steven Kostanski’s Psycho Goreman. Find out why your Scare-itage team considers PG to be so much fun and the “heckin’ best” movie of 2020.

42.Rituals (1977).

Sarah and Adam discuss the ultimate Canadian nightmare: camping.

43.Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995).

Tales From The Crypt’s B.C.-shot spin-off movie, Demon Knight.

44.Bride Of Chucky (1998).

After some opening remarks on Stephen King, Sarah & Adam put on their tuxes to attend the long-awaited nuptials of two killer dolls in Bride of Chucky. Also, they discuss their favourite Chucky films and gay representation in horror.

45.Freddy vs. Jason (2003).

It’s the third anniversary of A Part Of Our Scare-itage! For this morgue-mentous occasion, Sarah & Adam discuss the Canadian-shot Freddy vs. Jason.

46.John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness (1994).

Adam and Sarah check out John Carpenter's In The Mouth Of Madness.

47.P2 (2007).

Franck Khalfoun’s P2. Merry Scare-itage!