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Episode 2 — Season of the Witch


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#1 Earwolf Admin

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 12:38 PM

Nic Cage makes his first (but almost definitely not last) appearance on How Did This Get Made with Season of the Witch, a psuedo-religious buddy movie set during the black plague. Chris Hardwick joins the HDTGM crew to experience the inconsistent accents and sub-par CGI that famed director Dominic Sena cultivated in this cinematic gem. They pitch some alternate endings, delve into the subtle differences between witches and demons, and ask the all important question: How many women were killed during the crusades? Keep leaving us your suggestions and tell us what you thought of this chain-mesh disaster!

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:07 AM

FYI this is now available on Netflix Instant



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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:06 PM

After listening to this episode I had to toss out there that the masks worn by the doctors were historically accurate. Plague doctors wore the masks with the beak like protuberances that would contain aromatic herbs of some sort. The belief at the time was that this would protect them from the "bad air" which was believed to be the cause of the plague. Germ theory was not around during the plague. I did not see the movie, I just happen to know this random crap.



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Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:27 PM

My buddies and I order some food and watch a crappy horror movie every weekend so that we can rag on MST3K style. This movie is the Holy Grail for us.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:21 PM

Insanely, the Eyes Wide Shut bird masks were actually historically accurate for the Middle Ages http://en.wikipedia....i/Plague_doctor

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:34 PM

View Postpfchangs, on 24 May 2013 - 07:21 PM, said:

Insanely, the Eyes Wide Shut bird masks were actually historically accurate for the Middle Ages http://en.wikipedia....i/Plague_doctor


I was about to post that the other day. I learned that when I watched a Ghost Adventures episode where they went to an island where Italian doctors isolated plague victims, and burned them alive. They stuffed the beaks with shit that they would would prevent the ingestion of the plague.
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