Ernest Scared Stupid: Truce Podcast and Halloween Hijinks

Ernest Scared Stupid Halloween Childrens Movie Reviewed on Christian Podcast Cinematic Doctrine
Ernest Scared Stupid – Truce Podcast and Halloween Hijinks

Chris Staron of Truce Podcast joins Melvin to talk Ernest Scared Stupid, the movie Melvin kept talking about during their last episode together, Ernest Saves Christmas!


  • Chris Staron tells us about Truce Podcast, his award-winning Christian show about how the Christian church has gotten where it is, and how it can do better. 
  • Melvin relives some library/Blockbuster nostalgia with rewatching Ernest Scared Stupid
  • Introducing Ernest Scared Stupid [13:31] 
  • Melvin felt Ernest Scared Stupid’s comedy is pretty good. The kind of comedy you talk about after the fact rather than laugh about in the moment. 
  • Ernest movies are comfy. They’re easy to digest and remind viewers of simpler times. 
  • It’s a shame that comedy is often regarded as low-brow or low-tier to the general public in terms of performative arts when comedy requires a wealth of talent and brilliance to pull off. 
  • Discussing the concept of fear for children and Christians. 
  • Chris Staron does some biblical gymnastics to correlate Ernest Scared Stupid to scriptural parallels. Hope you brought yoga pants! 
  • Ernest Scared Stupid still fits the bill of “kids on bikes save the day” even if Ernest is, like, 50 years old.
  • Fear is not a juvenile emotion. Fear is not a sign of immaturity. Fear is healthy, useful, fun, and complicated.


  • 30 Rock (Show)
  • Frequently visit a Thrift store! You’ll always find super cool stuff each week!

Ernest Scared Stupid is Rated PG. It features Jim Varney, Eartha Kitt, Austin Nagler, Shay Astar, and Jonas Moscartolo. Directed by John R. Cherry III. Ernest Scared Stupid is available on VUDU.

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Christ Staron of Christian Podcast Truce Bringing Up Bobby, Cradle Robber, Between the Walls guest on Cinematic Doctrine

Chris Staron is the founder of Truce, the award-winning Christian podcast that looks at history to deep dive into the Christian Church. Using interviews with experts, music, games, and recipes, Truce uncovers the things that glom onto the Christian church so that we can protect our witness to the world. It’s all about how we got here and how we can do better. Chris is also the writer/director of the films Bringing up Bobby and Between the Walls, and author of Cradle Robber.

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