Rewind of the Living Dead

Rewind of the Living Dead

A podcast for true horror fanatics. Each week we will take a deep dive into the best horror films of all time and some movies that aren't so great as well. We will also review current horror films and break down different categories for what we loved, what we hated and whether or not these movies actually scared us.

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January 25, 2022 70 min

Hardcore film fanatics probably already know the name Sono Sion from his many works in Japan where he’s been hailed as “one of the most idiosyncratic artists of his generation.” 

From films such as “Suicide Club” to “Love Exposure,” Sion had a reputation for grotesque violence, extreme eroticism, surreal images and complex narratives. 

In 2018, Sion planned his first overseas production with an English language film that would star N...

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As far back as 2011 just after the release of “Scream 4,” there were talks about a fifth film in the series being developed by director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson. 

Unfortunately, a lukewarm response to the fourth film put those plans on hold and then sadly Craven passed away in 2015 after he had directed all four films in the “Scream” franchise. It wasn’t until 2019 when Spyglass Media Group acquired the rights to “Scre...

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January 10, 2022 119 min

By the mid 90s, the horror film industry was on life support without much interest from studios to invest in high profile projects. That all changed after executives started hearing about a script from writer Kevin Williamson called ‘Scary Movie.’ 

Written over three days while he was holed up at a friend’s home in Palm Springs, Williamson took inspiration from films such as ‘Psycho’ when setting up his opening scene and from there ...

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December 31, 2021 80 min

There was a lot to like about the horror industry in 2021, especially with a return to theaters and the chance to share some of these moments with an audience again. From the return of the “Candyman” franchise through director Nia DaCosta to the inventive release schedule surrounding the “Fear Street” trilogy on Netflix, there was no shortage of new as well as recognizable titles that were released throughout the year.

While there w...

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December 28, 2021 71 min

First time filmmaker Rose Glass came up with the idea for her debut movie back when she was still in school in 2014 and it started out as a love story between a woman and the voice inside her own head. 

According to Glass, she was fascinated by the various conditions that people can develop while interacting with the voices in their heads. The idea eventually evolved to a story about a woman who has conversations with God, which she...

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December 22, 2021 84 min

Holiday themed horror is fairly commonplace these days but back in the 1970’s, it was still almost taboo to crossover a beloved holiday with a truly horrific act. 

Canadian screenwriter Roy Moore decided to tackle that very subject when he wrote a film based loosely on the urban legend called “The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs,” which told the story about a girl receiving a phone call warning her to check on the children she was w...

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December 15, 2021 82 min

Friends since kindergarten, David Charbonier and Justin Powell had been lifelong horror fans but after a script they wrote together kept getting rejected by studios and production companies, they decided to write a story that they could potentially fund themselves. 

They quickly discovered that writing a movie that centered around a pair of 12 year old boys wasn’t going to be as easy as intended so a production company eventually ca...

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In this special edition of Rewind of the Living Dead,  Damon and Patrick react to the new trailer for the upcoming "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" sequel as well as comments about how this movie ties together with past films. 

They will also react to the news about the new "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" game coming out along with legendary horror actor Kane Hodder portraying Leatherface.

 

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Great filmmaking can happen anywhere and there’s no better evidence to that than the long history of horror films from across the globe. 

From iconic Italian horror films created by directors such as Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci to the rise of the South Korean scene with movies like “Train to Busan” and critically acclaimed hits such as “Tigers are Not Afraid” out of Mexico, there’s no shortage of truly terrifying movies that are s...

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November 23, 2021 92 min

Rumors about a “Ghostbusters” sequel have persisted ever since “Ghostbuster II” was released in 1989 including a version penned by Dan Aykroyd that involved the original team traveling to an alternate hellish landscape where the boys in grey would literally battle with the devil. 

Numerous other versions took shape over the years but each one seemed to stall out after original cast member Bill Murray stated that he just wasn’t that ...

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November 16, 2021 95 min

Fascinated by the paranormal, Dan Aykroyd originally came up with a concept for a movie after reading a story about quantum physics and parapsychology that gave him the idea about trapping ghosts. 

He was also interested in creating a modern comedic ghost film following in the footsteps of icons such as Abbott and Costello as well as Bob Hope. He wrote the script with plans to star alongside his friend John Belushi and he pitched th...

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November 10, 2021 137 min

Vampires have always been a huge staple in horror but a script that first began circulating in the mid 80s that envisioned child-like characters more in the same vein as Peter Pan, who never grew old and could never die but were far from the bloodsucking fiends best known throughout cinema. 

The film was essentially capitalizing on the popularity of “The Goonies,” which had come out two years earlier and Richard Donner, the same dir...

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November 1, 2021 75 min

It was over a decade ago when director Edgar Wright was gifted a book called “Hammer Glamour: Classic Images from the Archive of Hammer Films” that showcased iconic women from the studio’s vast history except this wasn’t just some glossy coffee table book. 

Instead, Wright was struck by the sheer number of those women whose careers were cut short or lives that ended tragically. Combined with his own history for a certain neighborhoo...

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October 27, 2021 76 min

Originally inspired by a creepy poem by Ed Justin that also served as the basis for the Misfits song of the same name, the DeLaurentis Entertainment Group began development for a film about a vengeful spirit conjured to exact justice for those who have been wronged. 

The studio eventually brought the project to famed creature creator Stan Winston — best known for his work in films such as ‘The Terminator’ as well as ‘Aliens’ and ‘Te...

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October 18, 2021 78 min

When David Gordon Green and Danny McBride kicked off production on 2018’s “Halloween,” the duo had already thought about shooting a pair of films back-to-back but they ultimately decided to wait until the first film came out to discover how audience felt about the movie before shifting gears into a sequel. 

Once “Halloween” opened to rave reviews and became a box office smash, producer Jason Blum gave the greenlight on not only a se...

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In this special episode of Rewind of the Living Dead, we react to the new "Scream" trailer, which reunites the original cast including Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette as they go up against a brand new Ghostface. 

Plus we discuss the new trailer for the upcoming film "Black Phone," which stars Ethan Hawke as a terrifying serial killer and he's teaming up with "Sinister" director Scott Derri...

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October 12, 2021 83 min

The “Halloween” franchise has been one of the most active in horror history with very little time passing between sequels and remakes ever since the original film was released in 1978. 

After Rob Zombie found success with his version of “Halloween” in 2007 and a subsequent sequel in 2009, a third film was ordered but the rock star turned director didn’t want to return for another film. There was talk about a movie called “Halloween ...

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October 5, 2021 91 min

Following the buzz around his first film “Assault on Precinct 13,” director John Carpenter was sought out by a pair of producers named Irwin Yablans and Moustapha Akkad to make a movie about a psychotic killer who stalked babysitters. 

Carpenter agreed to do the project so long as he had complete creative control over the film. He then got to work on the script with his girlfriend Debra Hill with the original title of the film as “T...

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September 22, 2021 63 min

The term “cult classic” can be seen as a compliment or an insult when it comes to a movie because many times that designation means the film is so bad that audiences can’t help but enjoy it but other times that just shows the dedication fans have to a particular work of art. 

For director Frank Henenlotter, arguably his greatest success was also his greatest shame. After he was inspired to write a script following a simple idea abou...

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September 14, 2021 84 min

In the era of modern horror films, few directors are as revered as James Wan after he terrified audiences with films such as “Saw” and “Insidious” and eventually creating a massive franchise based around “The Conjuring.” 

Of course, Wan’s talent eventually landed him blockbuster movie credentials after he directed the first “Aquaman” movie but as he was preparing to shoot the sequel, he decided he wanted to return to his horror root...

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