Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast

Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast

Join John and Josh as they delve into the horror films they love, mysterious new releases, and horror’s unstoppable, ever-growing backlog of yesterfilms.

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October 5, 2022 43 min

John and Josh watched all 10 Hellraiser movies in anticipation of David Bruckner's upcoming reboot of the franchise, and who have some things to say! Join us as we dive into one of the less-talked-about major horror movie franchises and check out the new movie, which drops Friday! Ranking the Franchise

  John Josh 1. Clive Barker's Hellraiser (1987) Clive Barker's Hellraiser (1987) 2. Tony Randel's Hellbound: Hellr...
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“Angela Bettis! Angela Bettis! Angela Bettis!” said David Carson into the camera, and poof! She was there to provide one of the few redeeming qualities in this made-for-TV wad. Directed by the guy that directed Captain Kirk’s death and co-starring Dualla from Battlestar Galactica, this movie features Windows 98 screensaver-grade CGI a flat, lifeless retelling of the story from the same era at the mini-series version of The Shining....

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September 18, 2022 69 min

WOW! Sissy Spacek absolutely slayed in this nutty jamboree of a high school prom horror that Piper Laurie, Nancy Allen and John Travolta all thought was a fun, over-the-top comedy when they were filming it. Is it still OK for say “slay, queen” now that someone else’s queen is dead? I’m gonna slay “Yes!” Also in this movie is William Katt’s amazing hair, now contextually placed as the forebear of Kevin Van Hentenryck’s Basket Case h...

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September 4, 2022 54 min

Boobs, silly gag humor, and the most ridiculous forms of cannibalism are just the tip of this zany masterpiece of 80s Horror-Comedy! Jackie Kong achieved greatness in this packed era of the sub-genre, making what is quite possibly the most ultimate 14-year-old boy movie possible. As a pair of wizened 14-year-old boys, ourselves, we thank her for her contribution. From topless aerobics and fully nude martial arts to Hitler-wrestling...

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Thomas Jane, Damian Lewis, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Lee, Tom Sizemore and Morgan Freeman star in this sci-fi-fantasy-horror movie about evil alien penis monsters that shoot out of your butt and the man-children gifted with the exact combination of bench-warmer X Men powers needed to stop them… or something. You know, it gets a little confusing in there. It’s a Stephen King something, and we both remembered it more fondly than we wat...

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Oh, last summer, how memorable you were! With your floppy hats, plunging necklines, and fertile youths frolicking about on sandy beaches, full of hope and possibilities. The mind that brought us Dawson’s Creek and Scream also brought us this movie, where Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Ghost Whisperer struggle through the teenage turmoils of love, friendship, and vehicular manslaughter. Can these busty teens come up with even the ...

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July 24, 2022 148 min

We go on at length about this polarizing folk-slasher from the dude that wrote the screenplay for 28 Days Later. It’s very high concept and bookends Hagazussa nicely as an opposite of Saint Maud. Really, these three films have been a great leading-lady triple feature. If you wanted to listen to us spend way too much time comparing and contrasting the careers of Glenn Danzig and Rob Zombie instead of talking about this movie that ha...

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We really schatten the bed with this blutty film about how much it sucked to live with emotional trauma in the Black Plague-era Alps while being identified as any combination of a witch, heathen or Jew. Here, I’ll horn in a content warning: this episode unqualifiedly discusses rape, infanticide, cannibalism, and anti-semitism. Now that feuer of you are interested hearing what we’re going to chuckle about, please watch the movie and...

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June 26, 2022 138 min

Technical difficulties and illness plagued our recording of this absolute masterpiece from Rose Glass. An emotionally unwell woman with idiosyncratic religious convictions works as an in-home nurse for a sin-loving woman dying of cancer. Can they get over their differences and personal challenges to solve the murder mystery before it’s too late? No! Watch the movie before you listen to the most difficult episode of Loathsome Things...

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We’ve been alluding to this episode for a while, but now is the time! It’s the Fangoria Gore Zone slashic that no one talks about. Gabriel Bartalos, Warwick Davis, and Karoline Brandt hold nothing back in this romantic horror comedy about love, forgiveness, high-effort methods of watching porn with your friends, and… consumerism, maybe? We’re not really sure what to make of this movie, but it finally got Josh to watch The Texas Cha...

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What’s this, a secret Edgar Allan Poe adaptation starring Vincent Price? NOPE! Just a little Bucklecore historical fiction film about a man, his best friend, and their shared dream of accusing people of witchcraft, torturing them into confessing their witchery and devil-worship, and making a fortune in the process. What could be rapier than that? (see episode for additional sword puns). Join us as we delve into one of the Unholy Tr...

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It’s been a year since we delved into the original transgressive masterpiece, but now we’re back to learn about the mating habits of the endangered Duane and Belial in this higher-budgeted, more comedic and less rapey installment of the Basket Case franchise. I guess Belial was an Incel in part 1, but he’s better now that he has a girlfriend, and can focus on his true passions: sloppy nutting and murder! Grab a tube of your favorit...

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May 1, 2022 138 min

Grab your most sexually-active teddy bear before you listen to us talk about this… uhhhhh… like, I guess, some kind of a horror movie targeted at children. Specifically, children that want to see a lot of nudity… and want to watch one of their own commit weird sex crimes… Yikes! It’s going to be one of those episodes, folks, so join us for the 1-year anniversary, and possibly final episode of Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcas...

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A movie about people saying “La Fin Absolue Du Monde” as many times as possible in 59 minutes while a baby-faced Norman Reedus has a Eurotrash adventure across beautiful Vancouver, Canada, at the behest of Udo Keir’s poorly-decorated ambitions! Meta-commentary about the film business abounds in this gory movie-about-a-movie-that’s-more-than-a-movie. And for our Star Trek fans, there a special appearance from none other than B'E...

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We watched the absurdist masterpiece and reputed first horror film from Brazil, both directed by and starring the big, strong man himself, Coffin Joe. Beware, brave listener, for this film warns you it is not for the faint of heart, and then completely delivers on that promise. An early example of a director that grew up watching horror movies, then going on to make the horror movie he wanted to see. Join us for this breath of foam...

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We got giggly and dark while reviewing this MK Ultra meets Numbers Stations spooky mash-up starring Ted Levine. We mentioned the secret ending of this movie before the spoilers… and then forgot to talk about it at the end… because we’re good at this. Join us on a fun romp through scariest movie about being friend-zoned in this, the latest episode from America’s best horror movie podcast!

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March 6, 2022 106 min

Gareth Evans told us to try a new recording software, so the audio sounds a bit like we travelled to a low-tech island where the good Lord has been usurped by some kind of gauzy vineyard witchiness. Wait, maybe I’m getting some details confused. Dan Stevens, Kristine Froseth, Mark Lewis Jones, Lucy Boynton, Michael Sheen star in this long, complex horror film about the aforementioned actors having to band together to prevent Iko Uw...

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February 20, 2022 119 min

This harbinger of the folk-horror renaissance won several FX awards and is a source of hope for the bright future of non-practical creature effects in cinema. Spoiler alert: if you love movie monsters, you should watch this movie immediately. Is that a spoiler? Who cares! Listen to the best podcast about horror movies, and also listen to us as we discuss the newest addition to our Top 10 list!

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February 6, 2022 119 min

Just after adapting Salem’s Lot for television and just before directing the music video for Billy Idol’s Dancing with Myself, Tobe Hooper returned to the fringes of Southern Gothic-in-retrograde murdery wetness with this solid update on the Quasimodo/Frankenstein’s Monster story by way of David Lynch’s The Elephant Man. Clean the cotton candy off your fingers and join us for a drippy dive into the schlocky wonder of Dennis Hopper’...

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John and Josh wax poetic about George A Romero, zombie movies, and how these topics played a role in each of us becoming fans of Horror movies as a genre. In honor of the brilliance that is Night of the Living Dead, we’ve recorded this episode with minimal scripting and editing. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch it. It’s a great movie!

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