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For the uninitiated... A contingent of tropers (mostly from across America) holds regular get-togethers over the Interwebs on this site called Synchtube which lets individuals, such as ourselves, open and join in text-based chatrooms within typical web browsers (Firefox, Chrome, et. al.) that allow the chat participants to view YouTube videos in synchronization with everyone else present (without even needing to set up an account)... and we've decided to use said chatrooms to play cheeseball webvideos and feature-length movies found in the public domain which stretch all the way from letters B to Z, which everyone subsequently riffs on a la MST3K.

For over SEVEN years, everybody who gets involved mostly finds good enjoymentnote  in calling out tropes that are recognized in the videos and stories and coming up with jokes to fling back at whatever's happening on the screen, many of which turn into various in-jokes and running gags (a Coven Glossary is kept and maintained for everyone's help and convenience HERE) to repeat in the chat.

We're always looking for new ways to better coordinate and expand our activities and are more than happy to welcome newcomers interested in joining our gatherings.


Complete List of Past Features (and Their Respective Ratings)

Suggestions List for Future Features

Coven Glossary of In-Jokes, Memes, and Other Useful Terms to Know

Coven .gif Gallery (Our favorite moving images composed in the simplest of digital formats)

Edited by SeanMurrayI on Jan 22nd 2020 at 12:06:38 PM

BonsaiForest This tiny forest is where all the action is! from The woods
This tiny forest is where all the action is!
Oct 15th 2019 at 6:33:54 PM

The movie does some decent stuff with its premise, of the kid becoming more cruel and eventually possessed outright. It was okay, I thought.

It got ★★.

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Prometheus136 What's eatin' you, chief? from Yoknapatawpha County Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
What's eatin' you, chief?
Oct 15th 2019 at 8:25:49 PM

Y'know who else burned books they didn't like? That's right, the Romans!

Edited by Prometheus136 on Oct 15th 2019 at 11:36:17 AM

War is God.
Oct 16th 2019 at 4:24:59 AM

Alright, tonight we revisit our favorite Halloween movie about real aliens fooled by a fake alien invasion: Spaced Invaders. Hilarity ensues.

A lot of intelligent life out there sure gets fooled by Orson Welles' radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds, huh?

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BonsaiForest This tiny forest is where all the action is! from The woods
This tiny forest is where all the action is!
lewattoo Hateline from Planet Auguste Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Hateline
Oct 16th 2019 at 6:39:00 PM

I tabbed out before the trailer by mistake tongue

Sometimes I get lonely so far from home...
BonsaiForest This tiny forest is where all the action is! from The woods
This tiny forest is where all the action is!
Oct 16th 2019 at 8:27:14 PM

As a kid, I saw Spaced Invaders, and found it unfunny and lame. Cartoony voices for all the aliens, a kid who always wears his duck costume, and lots of silly random stuff happening and going wrong, do not make a comedy funny. It's just plain bad.

This isn't an example of "I saw something I liked as a kid through adult eyes," but seeing something that's just as bad now as it was then.

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Oct 17th 2019 at 9:05:16 AM

Alright, tonight I leave you behind one of my personal holiday favorites: Trick or Treat (1986)—the tale of a heavy metal geek who summons the departed spirit of his rock n' roll hero by playing his final record backwards. The moral of the story is never meet your heroes.

Featuring that geek from Family Ties (not Michael J. Fox) and cameos from Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne.

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BonsaiForest This tiny forest is where all the action is! from The woods
This tiny forest is where all the action is!
Oct 17th 2019 at 4:30:18 PM

Trick or Treat!

Wait, Halloween is 2 weeks from now?

Well, here, have it early. And have our pre-show also, which includes a story about virtual pets.

Come on in! https://cytu.be/r/TroperCoven

~lewattoo ~Noaqiyeum ~Finger Puppet ~Colonel Cathcart ~Completely Normal Guy ~TAPETRVE ~Rockonman ~Mystic Eclectic ~Shippudentimes ~Space Wolf ~Maple Samurai ~Tomodachi ~Germi91 ~iflewaway

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Oct 18th 2019 at 6:33:52 AM

Tonight's movie will TEAR YOUR SOUL APART!

Clive Barker's Hellraiser...

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iflewaway someone from somewhere
someone
Oct 18th 2019 at 8:25:15 AM

jesus wept

something
Prometheus136 What's eatin' you, chief? from Yoknapatawpha County Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
What's eatin' you, chief?
Oct 18th 2019 at 3:18:08 PM

UNBOXING GONE WRONG (GONE SEXUAL)!!! EPIC BDSM HORROR SEX PRANK BACKFIRING

Edited by Prometheus136 on Oct 18th 2019 at 6:20:29 AM

War is God.
BonsaiForest This tiny forest is where all the action is! from The woods
This tiny forest is where all the action is!
EeveeGirlChey the best boi from Tropesburg Relationship Status: Chocolate!
the best boi
Oct 18th 2019 at 5:01:11 PM

Alright, so I got two excellent suggestions for the movie night thingy. Both star my favorite band the Bee Gees. waii

  • The first is a TV special from 1968 entitled Idea. It's basically a very long music video featuring performances by the Bee Gees with guest performances by Julie Driscoll, some group called Brian Auger and The Trinity, and a Swedish singer named Lil Lindfors. The entire program has never been released legally but it sure to heck has on the bootleg circuit and is up on YouTube.
  • The second is the infamous 1978 musical film version of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band featuring them, Peter Frampton, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, George Burns, Steve Martin, and more. It's pretty dang cheesy but it's amusing fun if you're into that sort of thing.

"Ram Ranch" deserves to win a Grammy.
BonsaiForest This tiny forest is where all the action is! from The woods
This tiny forest is where all the action is!
Oct 18th 2019 at 6:34:14 PM

To my surprise, Hellraiser wasn't already voted on before. I assumed we were running it since it was a repeat, but nope.

So I ran the poll.

It got ★★★★ perfectly with 8 votes.

Edited by BonsaiForest on Oct 18th 2019 at 9:34:25 AM

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Prometheus136 What's eatin' you, chief? from Yoknapatawpha County Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
What's eatin' you, chief?
Oct 18th 2019 at 6:53:19 PM

[up][up]Hello. We have not seen the former but we have seen the latter and it garnered a... sub-optimal reception, to put it mildly. If you have further suggestions, please continue to post them on the thread and we will consider them.

War is God.
ASusNunCompany Lord of the Cheese Whiz from A ditch near the Strip, Las Vegas, NV Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Lord of the Cheese Whiz
Oct 18th 2019 at 9:34:34 PM

[up] I know it wasn't addressed to me, but we've done rewatches before so long as there was a long enough gap between previous and most recent watching (i.e. I suggested we do The Wall and UHF again and Sean said that we could for the former but said it was a little too early currently to rewatch the latter), so we could rewatch Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band even if it wasn't all that great, all things considered.

Everybody knows Heaven is a place on Earth, but so is Hell! It's true, look it up.
ASusNunCompany Lord of the Cheese Whiz from A ditch near the Strip, Las Vegas, NV Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Lord of the Cheese Whiz
Oct 18th 2019 at 9:47:49 PM

[up] (cont.)

That said...

I don't know how I didn't know about it until, like, last week, but I was kind of getting interested in watching True Stories (mostly because I couldn't pass up the idea of a musical directed by and starring David Byrne going to a fictional Texan town to show vignettes of the town's quirky denizens...that and the soundtrack, especially Wild Wild Life, is killer), so I went to suggest it and see if we hadn't seen it...and it was one of the special, critical breakdown movies done. The thought persisted, and I thought, "Hey, who's to say we can't rewatch it and give it a rating as well?" Sean, probably, but I still have hopes.

Edited by ASusNunCompany on Oct 18th 2019 at 9:54:50 AM

Everybody knows Heaven is a place on Earth, but so is Hell! It's true, look it up.
Oct 19th 2019 at 9:21:33 AM

[up]Bold Letter distinction is far more prestigious than any "rating" we bestow a movie.

We haven't watched Sgt. Pepper in ~7 years, so we could possibly revisit it one night, if we wanted to, but we all know that it's still a heaping pile of shit. We'll see; time will tell.

Anyway, I promise I will be returning tomorrow evening, but tonight I'll be leaving behind another one of my holiday favorites (which I seem to enjoy way more than anybody else; chalk that up to deep nostalgia for renting this out on VHS at my local Blockbuster way back in 2002): Night of the Demons

Starring actress/dancer-turned-"pet psychic" Amelia Kinkade and the ultimate 1980's B-movie scream queen, Linnea Quigley. Let "Stoogie" become your spirit animal...

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ASusNunCompany Lord of the Cheese Whiz from A ditch near the Strip, Las Vegas, NV Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Lord of the Cheese Whiz
Oct 19th 2019 at 10:08:51 AM

[up] Doesn't mean we couldn't still rewatch it, right?

Everybody knows Heaven is a place on Earth, but so is Hell! It's true, look it up.
BonsaiForest This tiny forest is where all the action is! from The woods
This tiny forest is where all the action is!
Oct 19th 2019 at 4:31:58 PM

I'd been playing that exercise game Ring Fit Adventure since I got it last night. Well, playing in bits and pieces. I should raise the exercise difficulty a bit - I set it probably too low. But it's a fun little game.

Anyway, tonight is the Night of the Demons! Come join us!

Before that, we got some scary stories from Jerma.

Come on in! https://cytu.be/r/TroperCoven

~lewattoo ~Noaqiyeum ~Finger Puppet ~Colonel Cathcart ~Completely Normal Guy ~TAPETRVE ~Rockonman ~Mystic Eclectic ~Shippudentimes ~Space Wolf ~Maple Samurai ~Tomodachi ~Germi91 ~iflewaway

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Oct 20th 2019 at 9:00:26 AM

Had to make room for this one. Before he became a buffed up version of adult Anthony Michael Hall who squanders his talents by appearing in Travoltasploitation like The Fanatic ([awesome]), Devon Sawa was showing so much hope and promise in awesome shit like Idle Hands.

Also starring Jessica Alba, Seth Green, Vivica A. Fox (In the event that you ever need to connect Fred Durst to Cool Cat in a twisted game of Six Degrees of Separation, this movie is now your most crucial link)... and Fred Willard for all of, like, 5 minutes, I think.

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Oct 20th 2019 at 4:30:16 PM

Alright, we got a great night lined up.

Hop on in early for vintage content from cRiT1KaL and Everything Is Terrible.

Then, at the top of the coming hour, we revisit the great Devon Sawa at the peak of his career (for now), where he learns a valuable lesson that Idle Hands are the Devil's playground.

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~I-Teleported-Bread ~lewattoo ~Colonel Cathcart ~Completely Normal Guy ~Mystic Eclectic ~Shippudentimes ~Space Wolf ~Tomodachi ~iflewaway ~fredhot16 ~A Sus Nun Company ~JLPV

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Oct 21st 2019 at 9:02:33 AM

Here's a never-before-seen treat for the Halloween Season: An early-80's anthology horror film "presented" by Vincent Price playing a vampire.

Also featuring John Carradine, Donald Pleasence, and a bunch of bands and musicians I've never heard of before.

Welcome to The Monster Club...

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Prometheus136 What's eatin' you, chief? from Yoknapatawpha County Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
What's eatin' you, chief?
Oct 21st 2019 at 3:08:42 PM

This is Vincent Price granting the ghouls of the night another horrific anthology of DOOM.

War is God.

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