"On this, the second Halloween episode of The Flop House, we discuss The Happening — a film that somehow doesn't even manage to live up to its name."

Official Show NotesEdit

"It's the second of our annual SHOCKTOBER shows, focusing on lousy horror films, and it's a doozy! Mark Wahlberg unleashes all his whispery energy on the modern master of "Hey Jackass, betcha didn't see that one coming!" M. Night Shyamalan, and his eco-horror-tale The Happening. Meanwhile, Elliott explains his failed cartoon-writing career, Stuart crosses the sexual line, and Dan opens a pun Pandora's box he can't close."

Movie SummaryEdit



  • ­M. Night Shyamalan just makes terrible movies, like abysmal movies. And he shouldn't make movies anymore.
         —Stuart @45:35
Dan: It was less like The Happening and more like The Nappening.
Elliott: Oh, I thought you were going to say The Crappening.
— @47:35

Worse ThanEdit

Final JudgmentsEdit

  • Snorifying (Stuart) @41:50
  • Frighteningly Funny (Dan) @42:15
  • Frighteningly Funny (Elliott) @43:35

Episode HighlightsEdit


  • Stuart quite clearly mentions a rapper by the name of "Iced Cube." @03:10, 48:20
  • Dune @36:35

Movie PitchesEdit


  • ­The Fuckening.
         —Elliott @02:10
  • ­Oh, Dan McCoy! You're so easy to needle!
         —Elliott @42:35

Listener MailEdit

Mailbag SongEdit



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  • The League of Gentlemen (1999) TV series (Stuart) @48:40
  • The President's Analyst (1967) by Theodore J. Flicker (Elliott) @53:55
  • Slither (2006) by James Gunn (Dan) @52:40
  • The Thing (1982) by John Carpenter (Elliott) @53:55
  • Village of the Damned (1960) by Wolf Rilla (Elliott) @53:55
  • The War Game (1965) by Peter Watkins (Elliott) @53:55

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