Jay Dyer has been deconstructing the unreal world of Hollywood for years and joined guest host Richard Syrett to provide an analysis of Hollywood and the deeper messages, symbols, and predictive programming subtexts that underlie modern films. According to Dyer, Hollywood's influence on culture has been mostly harmful. "The unfortunate aspect of film is that for the most part in the history of Hollywood and the West it's been used to steer culture in a toxic direction," he said.
Dyer spoke about the use of films as propaganda, especially during wartime, as well as open collusion between Hollywood and the CIA as seen in The Recruit. He lamented the lack of renegade filmmakers critical of the system in such films as Soylent Green, Logan's Run, JFK, Platoon, and Apocalypse Now. "There are a lot of films that were legitimately anti-war and critical of these kinds of operations that have, I think, have been set aside," Dyer noted.
He also reported on the darker side of Hollywood, referencing Stanley Kubrick's films Eyes Wide Shut, A Clockwork Orange, and others. Kubrick was trying to give an insight into Hollywood as a place where human trafficking and abuse by elites is rampant, and he made this a staple of most of his films, Dyer explained. It is entirely possible he was murdered because of Eyes Wide Shut, he added. "Hollywood can show us what's really going on and yet our eyes remain wide shut," Dyer said.
During the latter half of the program, former correctional officer and noted paranormal researcher Steve E. Asher reported on first-hand accounts of the paranormal at Kentucky State Penitentiary. Asher recalled details from stories his father, who also worked as correctional officer at the penitentiary, told him about the place. His father remembered walking past cells, hearing a person cough, and looking in to find no prisoner there, or having the nightly count be off by one because a cell that should have been empty was not, Asher revealed.
Asher described his experience sitting in the execution chamber on the electric chair, nicknamed Old Sparky, and feeling fingernail marks beneath the handrail. He reported on strangeness in cell 13, site of an inmate suicide and where officers and inmates report hearing cracking sounds and seeing blood pouring out from the cell door. Asher shared the harrowing account of an officer who was stationed at the site of a former gallows. According to this officer, he heard a series of 13 thumps, felt and uncomfortable presence just before his body was paralyzed, and watched as ectoplasm-like material poured out of his chest and formed into a ghostly prisoner about to be hanged.