Over the Garden Wall: A Dream-Like Fairy-Tale of Fear

Cartoon Network Over the Garden Wall Review on Christian Movie Podcast Cinematic Doctrine
Over the Garden Wall – A Dream-Like Fairy-Tale of Fear

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Melvin & Daniel talk about the animated modern cult-classic Over the Garden Wall, a story about two brothers who get lost in the woods.


  • Daniel not only looked forward to discussing Over the Garden Wall, he remembers eagerly watching the show when it initially aired.
  • Also, Daniel recently had a watch party with some friends! Their post-show discussion was about Elijah Wood, and how one of Daniel’s friends met Elijah Wood for a strange Wilfred-themed photo exchange.
  • Creator Patrick McHale brings a clever melancholy to Over the Garden Wall, somewhat similar to his work on Adventure Time.
  • Is Over the Garden Wall scary? Mostly in a folk-horror, mystical sense.
  • Kids and Teens may not have the words to explain why they connect with certain fears presented in Over the Garden Wall, but a lot of what is covered through it’s various episodes will likely resonate with them.
  • Sharing our interpretations of The Beast, The Unknown, Fear, and so much more.
  • The music, the comedy, everything about Over the Garden Wall still feels fresh and original.
  • After the Recommendations, stick around for a short discussion on that Netflix slasher flick “There’s Someone Inside Your House


Over the Garden Wall Wirt and Gregory in The Unknown

Over the Garden Wall is Rated TV-PG. It features Elijah Wood, Collin Dean, Melanie Lynskey, Christopher Lloyd, Samuel Ramey, Jack Jones, John Cleese, Emily Brundige, Shirley Jones, Fred Stoller, and Tim Curry. Created by Patrick McHale. Over the Garden Wall is currently on HBOmax.

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Melvin Benson Cinematic Doctrine Christian Movie Podcast Host

Melvin Benson is the Founder, Editor-In-Chief, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!

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