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The Horror Obsessive Podcast: The Conjuring vs. Insidious

It feels good to be back! After being unable to make it to the last episode of The Horror Obsessive Podcast (and a huge shoutout to Brendan Jesus for doing a great job filling in for me!), I’m back in the saddle for this latest episode, and it’s a doozy. Instead of discussing just one movie, Sean and I talk about both The Conjuring and Insidious, and we debate which one is the better James Wan-directed supernatural chiller.

We talk about everything from the scares to the stories and the characters, but, unsurprisingly, we can’t seem to agree. Sean is team Insidious, but I’m team Conjuring, and as usual, our differing viewpoints make for a really riveting discussion.

A man with an Insidious demon behind him

That being said, we managed to find some common ground. For example, Sean acknowledges that The Conjuring is probably the better film from a technical perspective, and I admit that Insidious has a more satisfying third act. But, don’t worry, those agreements are few and far between, so this episode of The Horror Obsessive Podcast still has all the bickering and bantering you’d expect from an old married couple….or from us.

On top of all that, Sean and I also discuss some of the biggest and best news to hit the horror world in the last few weeks, like Pluto TV’s new Godzilla channel, the upcoming kaiju gem Shin Ultraman, and a few of the exceptional releases Vinegar Syndrome and its partner labels are putting out on Blu-ray later this month.

As always, if you enjoyed listening to Sean and I debate The Conjuring vs. Insidious, be sure to come back again in two weeks for the next episode of The Horror Obsessive Podcast. We’ll be discussing the Jaws-inspired 1989 horror comedy Blades, about a possessed lawnmower that stalks unwitting victims on a prestigious country club’s golf course.

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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