Well, nobody ever accused famed Italian horror director Lucio Fulci of making classy films. Or even comprehensible ones.
Does it hold up after all these years? Listen and find out. And thanks for YOUR loyal listenership and support after all these years. You guys keep this fun for us, which keeps us going and going. Happy 2020!
And yes, the similarity is strong: A young boy is forced to use traps to protect his home after a menacing Santa slides down his chimney. Although it's much darker than most holiday movies, what we found in this forgotten French flick was a lot of heart and a fun ride. Recently remastered, you can now catch it exclusively on the Shudder network.
This Friday the 13th knockoff may be full of Christmas imagery, but that can't save it from being hilariously bad. A killer Santa stalks a bunch of super-horny teenage girls and their boyfriends. Sound familiar?
And we make history by reviewing the very first Indian film ever on our podcast. If you're so inspired to see it yourself, check it out on Netflix now. Enjoy!
With early CGI morphing in all its glory, in-your-face incest, tons of celebrity cameos, and some fairly brutal violence, it doesn't hold much back. You just kinda wish it turned out better as a result.
And it's a real turkey. But it does star Jake of "Body By Jake" fame! Where ya at, our 80's kids?
Alligator has nothing remarkable about it, except that there are some remarkable people involved in it, and it has an inexplicable 80% plus fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Who can figure this out? We can't.
A gritty and not so great horror anthology redeems itself by the end, propelling its director straight into a career in filmmaking, and potentially bringing us a new horror icon to rival Jason and Freddy. Happy Halloween everyone!
This is Jim Carrey's big breakthrough - his first starring role as a frustrated teenage virgin who can't get his girlfriend to give it up, so he turns to a female vampire instead and gets more than he bargained for. It's goofy as hell and 80's through-and-through, which means we more or less loved it.
Perfect for the season, and also a "perfectly serviceable film" by our standards, with a "smooookin' hot" guy leading the action.
We're resurrecting Rob Zombie's first full-length feature film, House of 1000 Corpses, and tearing it limb from limb. But mostly we're enjoying Haig's turn as the wacky-yet-intimidating Captain Spaulding, the clown with a murder ride in his gas station. Fried chicken, anyone?
We love this Canadian teenage werewolf story from the early aughts. Happy Halloween season!
Braindead is often cited as the goriest film ever made, and it's hard to dispute. But it's a big favorite of Todd's, and a request from at least one of our listeners over the years. Enjoy!
We always have fun on our show, but this week we had maybe even a little more fun than usual with this 80's cheesefest. Listen carefully for Craig's big reveal.
It's a late 90's, low-budget Canadian flick that spawned a franchise. There are more than 2 sides to this story...6, to be exact.
The second part to the story is set to release next week, a scant 29 years after the original miniseries scared our kid pants off. You may remember we did a two-part series of podcasts over that series and Tim Curry's legendary performance as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. We reference that project AND the book, of which all three of us are intimately familiar...but maybe not quite as familiar as Jordan, who is such a fan of Ki... Read more
It's not one of our wackier conversations, because this week's episode is a seriously dark characters study of a disturbed young girl, directed by Lucky McKee.
He passed away recently at the age of 75, but his legacy lives on in films such as Blade Runner and The Hitcher.