Film Junk Podcast Episode #341: Paranormal Activity 3

0:00 – Intro / Jay’s Flyway Film Festival Report
13:35 – Headlines: Ben Affleck to Direct The Stand and Whitey Bulger Movie, The Punisher Coming to TV, Disney Bans Press for The Rum Diary, Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Talks for Django Unchained
28:00 – Review: Paranormal Activity 3
52:40 – Trailer Trash: Chronicle
1:00:15 – Other Stuff We Watched: E60: The Scott Hall Story, Catching Hell, Charismatic, Jordan Rides the Bus, Unmatched, June 17, 1994, Crazy Stupid Love, 102 Minutes That Changed America, The War Game, A Night to Remember, Harakiri, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Revenge of the Electric Car, The Captains, Insidious, The Walking Dead
1:42:10 – Junk Mail: Worst Cinema Experiences, Memorable / Creepy Autopsies in Movies, How Licensing Music Works, Letting Kids Watch Horror Movies, Kill-Fuck-Marry?
2:12:30 – This Week’s DVD Releases
2:14:05 – Outro
2:17:15 – Spoiler Discussion: Paranormal Activity 3

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  • as always sean, thanks for your hard work getting this up on the site so quickly. cant wait to listen tomorrow on the drive to work. i had very mixed feelings about this film (hated the second) so it will be interesting to hear what you guys have to say.

  • antho42

    Bram Stroker’s Dracula is an enjoyable film. Keano is fucking horrible though.

  • It burns you up so bad that I beat you.

  • Gil

    I suggest you guys watch Lake Mungo, a fake documentary horror film (not found footage). Spooked me enough.

  • Bill Cosby

    Best autopsy scene is in Aftermath by Nacho Cerda ;)

  • Henrik

    Congratulations with the kid Sean!

  • Thanks Henrik!

  • Hey Sean,

    Have you thought about where all of your baby and kids DVDs are going to go?

  • Not that I’m for a Punisher TV show, but you could do one that still had violence in it. Just turn on CBS any night of the week, all of their procedurals are full of blood and violence. Obviously not as hardcore as Punisher: War Zone, but it doesn’t have to be squeaky clean.

  • Congrats on your upcoming Dwyerlet, Sean! Also, what about John-Carpter/Werner-Herzog performing a DP on Zooey Daschanel?

  • kyri

    isn’t frank calling other people large an oxymoron?
    You guys are just weird. I do chit chat with strangers all the time. It’s perfectly normal if you ask me..
    aaaghh..Remember the good old days when people used to talk to each other and you had a farting Dog?

    Now sean has a Kid, Jay has a job, Greg has a girlfriend..

  • bard

    Great episode and congrats Sean! Now we know why he’s extorting us for cash for those bonus episodes! So, so selfish. For shame…

  • fatbologna

    If anyone’s interested in hearing about the making of Paranormal3 there’s a pretty good interview with the directors on Drew Mcweeny’s Motion Capture podcast where they talk about the super fast paced shooting schedule and the vast amount of footage they shot for the movie.

    Pretty interesting stuff, it actually made me want to see this one more than the 2nd.

  • Fingers crossed for a Franken-Castle arc on The Punisher.

  • Primal

    Next film junk poll to Name Sean’s kid =) Congrats Sean!

  • Indianamcclain

    Congrats with your kid Sean!

  • bard

    Name him Bim Turton Dwyer

  • Aaron

    Wow, exciting news Sean. Congratulations!

  • fatbologna

    HA!! That Name o the Rose trailer used to freak me out too!! It was on my VHS of Labyrinth and I used to be fascinated by Ron Perlman and the legs sticking up out of the vat of fat or whatever it was. Plus there’s some pretty ugly monk faces in there too. My first movie ever was Creepshow and that damn trailer unsettled me more than anything in that entire movie!

  • fatbologna

    Btw, my vote goes to Tucker and Dale! It’s pretty great!

  • Congrats, Sean! :)

  • Mason

    Fact check: The Mall of America, Bloomington, MN, is the largest shopping mall on the USA in terms of number of stores. The King of Prussia Mall, King of Prussia, PA (Philadelphia suburbs) is the largest mall in the USA in terms of leasable retail space in square feet.


  • Kasper

    Tucker and Dale is awesome. You guys should watch it.

    PS: Green Bay Packers rule, and that Vikings game was amazing and had me on the edge of my seat.

  • bard

    Jay, you HAVE to be a Cowboys fan.

  • Congratulations Sean!!!!!

  • congrats sean! may your child resemble Joseph Gordon Levitt so that you love them forever. Though I must say I am scared what this means for the podcast. I hear those kid things eat up a lot of your time! We all knew this day would come eventually…

  • Kent

    Big congratulations, Sean! :)

    As for names… how about R. Budd? After your could-be distant relative and Jay’s favorite ever politician.

  • Will

    What is the song playing during the intro?

  • Bas

    Hey Sean, Congrats on the news! I’m going to be a dad in about a month as well (due date november 18th) and that is scarier than Paranormal Activity 1, 2 OR 3! :D It’s more of an exciting scare, but still…

  • I hear you Bas!

    The intro song is Neon Indian – Fallout.

    Thanks everyone for the name suggestions. We will definitely (not) be taking them all into consideration. :)

  • patrik

    Congratulations Sean!

    I vote for Tucker & Dale, definitely top ten movie of the year so far, and Bram Stokers Dracula for next week.

  • Andrew C


    Thanks for the Flyway mention. I think we managed to confuse you with too much origin story but you were correct with both Rockford and Milwaukee, well done. Anyway, thanks for giving us the Flyway experience, we had a great time meeting you, Matt and James, and the rest of the group. Cant say enough how great Beauty Day was and looking forward to your next project.

    Andrew (Chris & Grace too)

  • Napalm

    Congratulations Daddy Dwyer :D

  • Big Hungry


    Congratulations to both you and your wife!