Alumni Spotlight: Spooooky pod with Mike Alvarez and Sam Rebelein

Mike and Sam headshots

Welcome back to Mike Alvarez and Sam Rebelein for Goddard in the World’s Spooooooooky Halloween episode! We talk about Mike and Sam’s horror inspirations from childhood to present day and how horror stories helped them cope with their own fears and anxieties. Plenty of recommendations to check out to wrap up the spooooky season!

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Find Mike and Sam on Twitter at @mfalvarez121 and @HillaryScruff.



  • R. L. Stine, Goosebumps series with special shoutouts to Say Cheese and Die, Stay out of the Basement, and Night of the Living Dummy
  • Priya Sharma, All the Fabulous Beasts


  • Friday the 13th series, originally created by Victor Miller & Sean S. Cunningham
  • Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven
  • Hellraiser series, originally created by Clive Barker
  • Midsommar, Ari Aster
  • Hereditary, Ari Aster
  • Saw series, originally created by James Wan & Leigh Whannell
  • The Blair Witch Project, Daniel Myric & Eduardo Sanchez
  • The Cabin in the Woods, Drew Goddard
  • Teeth, Mitchell Lichtenstein
  • Fear Street, Leigh Janiak
  • The Thing, John Carpenter
  • Scream, Wes Craven


  • Caitlin Doughty, Ask a Mortician (YouTube)
  • Motherland: Fort Salem, created by Eliot Laurence (Freeform)

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