Unsung Horrors

Unsung Horrors

Looking for the best in deep-cut horror movies? We've got you covered. Hosts Lance and Erica bring you reviews of underseen horror movies, specifically those with fewer than 1,000 views on Letterboxd. From Italian to British, slasher to SOV, no stone goes unturned. Logo by Cody Schibi

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August 10, 2022 55 min

It's that special time of year again when we cover Shaw Brothers horror movies! From director Kuei Chih-Hung (The Boxer's Omen, Hex, Corpse Mania) comes another trip down evil spell lane, this time with mealworms, corpse oil, baby guts, and more!

Next Shawust episode: Portrait in Crystal (1983). The YouTube link we mentioned in the episode no longer works, so...

WATCH HERE INSTEAD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3odEz...

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If you came to this episode looking for an explanation of this film, well...

This week, we tackle self-proclaimed outsider director Giulio Questi and his beautifully confounding film about a spiritual coming of age. Laced with taboo subjects, stunning cinematography, and an unforgettable score, Arcana sticks with you (if you can stick with it).

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July 13, 2022 62 min

We love Italian horror here at Unsung Horrors, especially when it tells the story of a love between a woman and her phone. Famed director Ruggero Deodato can do much more than just cannibal movies, as evidenced by this late 80s erotic thriller. You may never answer your phone again! (unless your name is Jenny; then you'll answer it no matter what)

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July 6, 2022 155 min

It's time for our annual bonus episode where we discuss all of our picks for the FThisMovie challenge. Strap in for bath rug loincloths, Marilyn Chambers doing naked karate, babies on fire, genital mutilation, & so much more!

The challenge: http://www.fthismovie.net/2022/05/announcing-junesploitation-2022.html

Our Letterboxd lists:

Lance: https://letterboxd.com/lschibi/list/junesploitation-2022/

Erica: https://letterboxd.co...

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June 29, 2022 64 min

Based (loosely) on the case of the Boston Strangler, our latest episode features Victor Buono as Leo Kroll facing off against a team of dumb milk-chugging cops.

Next Movie - Dial: Help (1988), available to watch on Daily Motion

Part 1: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6h0wr7

Part 2: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6h2syd

Ex-Fest write-up by Matt Clark: https://kino-ventura.blogspot.com/

 

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It's time for another episode where we put our wishlists out into the world and hope for Blu-ray releases of some of our favorite neglected films. This time we're joined by Dustin from the Genre Exposure podcast to share his picks as well as what label should handle the release and what special features we'd like to see.

Letterboxd list of films: https://letterboxd.com/hex_massacre/list/blu-ray-wish-list-part-2/

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This episode we're joined by AGFA's head archivist and the man behind Bat City Cinema, Ivan Peycheff, to discuss the no-budget French slasher. Lance makes a compelling argument for this being a coming-of-age film and Ivan shares details of his upcoming Satanegeddon 16mm double feature tour. Hail Satan! Hail Ogroff!

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  • Friday June 3rd at Austin Film Society in Austin
  • Thursday June 16th at the Frida...
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    May 18, 2022 60 min

    We're heading back to high school for this week's episode as Erica recounts her own time as a high school teacher and can confirm that teenagers suck.

    Hell High is available to watch on YouTube as of this episode. Blu-ray coming from Arrow Films in July 2022.

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    We're headed to Latvia to discuss the erotic arthouse horror film, Spider. Put down your kaleidoscope because you won't need it while watching this feast for the eyes.

    Ian's website: www.rockshockpop.com

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    April 20, 2022 67 min

    April Showers of Blood continues with Satanico Psychedelia as we dive into Blood Orgy of the She-Devils and the films of low-budget cult filmmaker Ted V. Mikels. Lance pleads his case as Erica offers alternative methods of viewing to make it more tolerable (spoiler: those methods coincide with the release date of this episode).

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    April 6, 2022 56 min

    We're kicking off this year's April Showers of Blood with a hidden gem of Spanish horror, lovingly restored by Vinegar Syndrome. While the movie clearly borrows from Rosemary's Baby, this is no ordinary spawn of Satan story. 

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    March 23, 2022 74 min

    It's Lance's favorite time of year: baseball season and SXSW Film Festival. We kick off this episode with a quick recap of the films Lance saw at SXSW this year, then dive into the baseball horror-thriller Night Game starring Roy Scheider. Erica wishes this was directed by Brian De Palma while Lance admits that this is a movie made just for him. And hopefully a few of you.

    Night Game discussion starts at 28:30

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    March 9, 2022 59 min

    To celebrate her birthday, Erica picked this underseen Italian gem with the greatest child death of all time. Satan's spawn lives, plus comparisons to Good Omens and which dogs are best suited to be hellhounds. Damned in Venice is available to watch on YouTube at the time of this episode.

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    This week we go on a mind-melting journey through the films of Alvaro Passeri. Besides the film of focus, we also discuss his four other films (The Mummy Theme Park, Fantastic Games, and Psychovision) and his work in special effects and animatronics.

    Learn more about the director on his website: http://www.alvaropasseri.it/

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    We're taking a very deep dive into Mexican horror this episode with special guest Abraham Castillo Flores and discussing one of the best gothic horror films to come out of this country: The Black Pit of Dr. M (Misterios de Ultratumba). Besides discussing the cast and crew in-depth, we get into nearly 50 other films from Mexico, plus bonus-size double feature recommendations.

    List of films discussed in this episode: https://lett...

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    We're capping off this year's Giallo January by drooling over Rosalba Neri and scatting & humming the earworm score of Smile Before Death. Another forgotten gem of the genre, this giallo will have you humming your way all the way through to the very satisfying ending.

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    January 12, 2022 68 min

    It's that special time of year filled with red herrings, questionable investigative skills, and ridiculous endings. Yes, it's Giallo January once again and we're kicking off this year's festivities with the film that is loosely part of the School Girls in Peril trilogy with What Have You Done to Solange and What Have They Done to Your Daughters. Come ride the roller coaster with us as we discuss Red Rings of Fear.

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    January 5, 2022 88 min

    In this special bonus episode, we're joined by Lars Nilsen, head programmer for Austin Film Society and author of Warped & Faded: Weird Wednesday and the Birth of the American Genre Film Archive. We discuss films from select Weird Wednesday screenings over the years, the experience of seeing these films with a crowd in a theatre, and much more.

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    We're wrapping up the year with our friends Anthony from Cult Movies podcast and Lindsay from Schlock & Awe podcast. We're sharing some of our Letterboxd stats as well as our top 5 film discoveries of the year.

    All our picks: https://letterboxd.com/hexmassacre/list/unsung-horrors-best-of-2021-new-to-us/

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    December 15, 2021 75 min

    For our last regular episode of the year, Lance is taking us down a true crime path with a different adaptation of the life of Henry Lee Lucas in 1985's Confessions of a Serial Killer. If you've seen Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, this will be familiar territory for you, but a standout performance from Robert A. Burns definitely makes this worth a watch.

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