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Episode 041 – The ‘Final’ Episode

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Hey everybody! You’ve been listening to the greatest movie podcast ever made!

And, boys and girls, we don’t know how to break it to you, but THE MILKSHAKE BOOM is going on an extended hiatus…but its for good reason!

In this episode, we detail the hows and whys of this decision, give our final movie recommendations, and we also talk about some of our favorite TMB moments!

Thank you all again for listening and we hope you continue to follow us in our future endeavors.

And remember, the greatest trick THE MILKSHAKE BOOM ever pulled was convincing the world it didn’t exist…and like that it’s gone.

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This week’s episode features:

The Hosts :

Robert James Haynes (@robertjhaynes)

Christine Carstairs (@DSLR_Girl)  (

Robin Kaufmann (@robinjkauffman)

Jose Rivera (

“The Encouragement Clown” – A Milkshake Boom Production

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We don’t just talk about movies, we make ’em too! Here are some new stills from the upcoming short film ‘The Encouragement Clown’ from writer/director/Milkshake Boom host Robert James Haynes! We’ll keep you updated on the progress of the film, but in the mean time you can visit the website of the director of photography (and Milkshake Boom cohost) Christine Carstairs right here for some exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ photos!

Summer Update!

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Robert (left) dresses a skeleton soldier on the set of Christine’s commercial shoot

In case you missed our announcement on the most recent episode of THE MILKSHAKE BOOM, we have a big summer update! Because all four hosts have a number of projects scheduled over the next couple of months, we will be delivering new episodes to you on a biweekly (or semi-monthly if you prefer) basis for the summer.

Basically, all this means is that you’re getting two amazing podcasts every month for the next three months!

So, stay tuned to this space next Thursday when we drop our ‘Tales From The Crypt’ episode!

Episode 007 – The Watcher In The Woods

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This week on THE MILKSHAKE BOOM, we discuss Robin’s pick, ‘The Watcher in the Woods’, a Disney horror film starring Bette Davis! Yes, you read that right.

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The back story for this film is fascinating. Originally pitched by an executive as Disney’s response to ‘The Exorcist’, the film was pulled from theaters in 1980 after a single week of disastrous screenings. Released again in 1981 with a new ending shot by a different director, the film would go on to gross $5 million dollars before disappearing from theaters. 


The film opens with a 17 year old Jan moving with her family to a rundown estate in England. It’s not long before her and her little sister start to hear voices and see strange lights. They sense something watching … from the woods. Add to that a creepy neighbor played by screen legend Bette Davis and a 30 year old missing person case, you have an compelling setting for a story. watcher

Though not particularly frightening (at least for adults), it does have some interesting elements. Director John Hough was hired based on his previous work on ‘The Legend of Hell House’, and you can spot his horror background in the style of filming. The film also features some great shots by cinematographer Alan Hume. If you’re a Star Wars fan, you might recognize the name, 3 years later he was the Director of Photography on ‘Return Of The Jedi’.

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The Trailer:

Note the warning on the end!

And of course, ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ by Kim Carnes, also released in 1981.

This week’s episode features:

Host: Robert James Haynes (@robertjhaynes)

Co-host: Christine Carstairs (@DSLR_Girl)  (

The Panel :

Robin Kaufmann (@robinjkauffman)

Jose Rivera (