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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July 28, 2021 63 min

Warning: heavy spoilers in this episode.

We're back in the snowy landscape of Sweden for a (literal) break-out movie starring Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann. A tension-filled thriller with clear horror elements (and a parrot!), this is one you don't want to miss. Available to watch on YouTube as of this episode's release.

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We once again find ourselves the fertile ground that is late 80s Italian horror with The Spider Labyrinth. Secret cults, a stranger in a strange land, creepy kids, stop-motion animation, and of course, SPIDERS.

We also have an update about the director of The Passing, John Huckert, who messaged us with some more information about his movies and the hauntings Lance discussed in that episode.

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In our two-part bonus episode, we're discussing nearly 100 movies we watched during June for the FThisMovie annual Junesploitation challenge. With categories ranging from 80s action to Italian horror to kung-fu to Henry Silva, we're bringing you our thoughts and recommendations. And of course, as we do here at Unsung Horrors, LOTS of deep cuts.

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In our two-part bonus episode, we're discussing nearly 100 movies we watched during June for the FThisMovie annual Junesploitation challenge. With categories ranging from 80s action to Italian horror to kung-fu to Henry Silva, we're bringing you our thoughts and recommendations. And of course, as we do here at Unsung Horrors, LOTS of deep cuts.

Lance's Junesploitation Letterboxd list: https://letterboxd.com/lschibi/lis...

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June 23, 2021 65 min

In this episode we're discussing the existentialist dread of the sci-fi horror film, John Huckert's The Passing. Would you transfer your consciousness into a younger body? Blu-ray available from Vinegar Syndrome.

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We're celebrating the birthday of one of our favorite directors, Lucio Fulci, with one of his unsung films: Beatrice Cenci. While not a horror film, this is one of the films of which Fulci himself was most proud and still has enough Fulci "flourishes" for fans of his horror movies to enjoy it. To help us with our discussion, our guest for this episode is author and film historian Troy Howarth, who provided the commentar...

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May 26, 2021 69 min

This week Lance picked a 90s horror movie that Erica actually liked! From a director whose filmography is mostly horror sequels, Jeff Burr, comes a movie about a warlock spirit inhabiting a scarecrow to kill his enemies. Plus practical effects and an orgy. What's not to love? (well, a few 90s horror cliches, but that's ok).

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We're joined by author, podcaster, and film historian Samm Deighan for a visit to Villa Parisi and a discussion of the Italian cult horror movie Patrick Still Lives. 

You can purchase the blu-ray from Severin Films: https://severin-films.com/?s=patrick+still+lives

Current views on Letterboxd: 663

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This week, Lance pulled a pick from special guest Daniel Ekeroth's book, Swedish Sensationsfilms: Blood Traaaaacks. Venture into the snowy mountains with us for a discussion of Mats Helge Olsson's slasher film, plus in-depth discussions of the director and the band Easy Action.

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April 22, 2021 60 min

We're taking a side trip on the podcast to talk about what movies we'd love to see get a Blu-ray release. Guest Jonathan shares his picks as well and we also add in some special features we'd love with our picks. From arthouse to horror, Thailand to Italy, we're covering a wide range of movies in this one.

(SPOILER) Please note: at the time of recording, Unearthed Films had not yet announced their upcoming Blu-ray ...

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April 15, 2021 54 min

This week we are discussing another hidden gem of late 80s Italian horror about a mad painter, a necrophiliac, and a helicopter. If that's not enough for you, at the very least, listen to hear Erica try to explain the plot.

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April 1, 2021 82 min

When you're told there's a horror movie with Frankie Avalon as an off-the-rails psycho killer whose blood has been transfused into a young girl, creating a psychic connection between them, well, you know you have to check it out. We're reviewing Blood Song, PLUS Lance is discussing all the films he watched for SXSW 2021, spoiler-free

To skip the SXSW films coverage and get to our discussion of Blood Song, go to 31:09

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This week we are joined by Laird Jimenez, hosts and programmer for Alamo Drafthouse's Weird Wednesday series in Austin, to discuss one of the best Exorcist knock-offs, Demon Witch Child (aka The Possessed). With so many knock-offs to choose from, what makes this one stand out? Tune in to hear our thoughts on de Ossorio's fantastic take on demonic child possession.

 

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March 4, 2021 52 min

This week we're snuggling up with a mannequin for a look at Arne Mattsson's Vaxdockan, a Swedish thriller with some clear horror elements.

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This week we're joined by Daniel Epler of Cobwebs: A Gothic Cinema Podcast to discuss Hammer's one and only film with a social message. While the subject matter of the film may not be fun, we find plenty of things to love about this often-forgot part of Hammer's film history.

 

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February 4, 2021 61 min

Please excuse the static in parts of the audio in this episode. The SOV gods paid us a visit during recording.

Happy(?) Valentine's Day. We're venturing in Shot on Video territory this episode with Dream Stalker (1991), a love story for the video age and beyond.

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Available to watch on Amazon Prime and FlixFling, or purchase the Intervision DVD from Severin Films.

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Giallo January continues with Crystal Eyes (Mirada de Cristal) from 2017. We are joined by special guest Joe Ziemba from AGFA (American Genre Film Archive) and Bleeding Skull to discuss this retro telenovela murder mystery from Argentina. EPISODE CORRECTION: Erica incorrectly mentioned not speaking Portuguese when talking about Gorevision. The official language of Argentina is Spanish. 

 

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We're kicking off Giallo January with this Spanish thriller. Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, horses, corruption, rabbits, and of course, murder. At the time of recording, available to watch on Tubi and Shudder and has 898 views on Letterboxd. Blu-ray available from Vinegar Syndrome.

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December 22, 2020 61 min

This episode we review a criminally underseen Christmas horror movie: Roberta Findlay's The Oracle. Farkas forever. We're releasing this a few days early so as not to interfere with your holidays.

We also briefly share our physical media purchases from Black Friday as well as reveal our theme for January and the first movie we'll review in 2021.

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December 10, 2020 67 min

We're traveling back in time for some true crime this episode. Or rather, horror movies based on a true crime from the 1800s. The Flesh and the Fiends is the best version of the telling of Burke and Hare, but we'll also talk about all of the other versions (the good and the bad). Get a short history lesson from Lance before we dive into our thoughts about this underseen horror gem.

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