08.25.13 — Sunday Podcast Roundup: Films

sunday-podcast-roundup-mastheadThis roundup focuses on some of my favourite film-related podcasts! The guys at Attack of the Killer podcast continue their two-part retrospective of director George A. Romero; the Horror Movie Podcast site is finally re-releasing episodes of the short-lived but fantastic Horror Metropolis podcast from last year; and Johnny at Krueger Nation continues his awesome retrospective of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Wrong Turn franchises! And that’s just for starters!


Attack-Killer-Podcast-mastheadAttack of the Killer Podcast

This episode of AKP brings you the second part of their George A. Romero retrospective! Join co-hosts Mike Saunders, Jason Bolinger, Justin Beahm, Dustin Neill, and Joe Zerull as they continue their fond look back, starting with Monkey Shines (1988) and continuing through to Survival of the Dead (2009). If you love Romero (or you’re just zombie-curious), then tune in for this fascinating look at a true master of horror!
(And if you haven’t heard Part I of the Romero-spective yet, you can find it here!)

•• Running time: 3 hours, 20 minutes ••
[WARNING: Language and Mature Content]


CinemaBeef-mastheadCinema Beef Podcast

It’s LUCKY EPISODE 13  at Cinema Beef Podcast, as host Gary Hill is joined by Brad Bamforth and Corey Kirkpatrick of Return of the Living Podcast! On the killing floor this week: Clive  Barker’s The Midnight Meat Train (2008); Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003), and Robert Rodriguez’s Desperado (1995)! Olé!

•• Running time: 1 hour, 36 minutes ••
[WARNING: Language and Mature Content]


creepersin-cast-masthead2Creepersin Cast

Creep’s got two awesome episodes for you in today’s roundup: first, it’s the ninth installment of Crypt of Creepersin! This time around, Creep talks about the life and career of Bela Lugosi before Dracula. If you only know about Lugosi from the Dracula films or Tim Burton’s Ed Wood, then prepare for an engaging tale of pre-code Hollywood shenanigans, multiple marriages of convenience, and the art of faking it in a foreign language!
•• Running time: 1 hour, 16 minutes ••

After that, you can check out Episode 37 of the CreepersinCast! This week, Creep interviews Dan Yeager, the six-foot, six-inch force of nature who played Leatherface in this year’s Texas Chainsaw 3D! There’s also some great music in this episode, including tracks from Creep’s upcoming album, Creepersin Go Home!

•• Running time: 1 hour, 5 minutes ••
[WARNING: Language and Mature Content]


Dead-on-Demand-MastheadDead on Demand

In this episode of Dead on Demand, join Billy and Blake as they brave the frigid, tenebrous reaches of space to review the new sci-fi horror film, Europa Report. Also on tap: The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh (2012), recent zombie flick The Battery (2012), Wes Craven’s The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988), John Carpenter’s  Ghosts of Mars (2001), David Fincher’s Alien Cubed  🙂 (1992), and Danny Boyle’s Sunshine (2007).

•• Running time: 1 hour, 42 minutes ••
[WARNING: Language and Mature Content]


drunkenZombie-mastheadDrunken Zombie

Oyez! Oyez! Attention, videogame enthusiasts! The Drunken Zombies bring you tidings from Gencon!
In episode 191, Brian Neimeier joins the merry gang as they interview Spencer of Guillotine Games about their insanely popular boardgame Zombicide, as well as Brent from Catalyst Game Labs, creators of the BattleTech boardgames! Huzzah!

•• Running time: 2 hours, 42 minutes ••
[WARNING: Language and Mature Content]


•• NEW SHOW: Horror Movie Podcast ••

This week’s roundup brings you a great addition to the Horror Movie Podcast site: Horror Metropolis. Now, for the first time since the Horror Palace Network stopped hosting audio podcasts back in January, all ten episodes of Horror Metropolis will once again become available for you to hear, with a new show uploaded each week!
The first two episodes are already up, so you can join Jay of the Dead, BillChete, Dr. Shock, and Trevor Tovey as they hold court on some awesome horror films. In Episode 1, the guys review Midnight Movie (2008) and The Midnight Meat Train (2008)!
•• Running time: 1 hour, 22 minutes ••

In Episode 2, BillChete and Trevor Tovey go AWOL, so Haddonfield Hatchet of Land of the Creeps joins Jay and Dr. Shock to review The Cabin in the Woods (2012), Hammer classic Carry on Screaming (1966), and Tourist Trap (1979)!

•• Running time: 1 hour, 24 minutes ••
[WARNING: Mature Content]


kruegernation-mastheadKrueger Nation

After a two-week hiatus, the Krueg is back with another serving of audio anarchy!  This episode, he looks at some new documentaries, including Popatopolis (2009), Clean Flicks (2003), The Shining Code (2012), and My Amityville Horror (2012) which takes a new look at the controversial film franchise. He also talks about the Starship Troopers Rifftrax show he went to last week, and gives a quick review of Kickass II (2013).
For ‘Look What You Did!’ Johnny takes some of the commercial horror sites to task for overselling films to audiences (“Instant cult classic”? Really?). As he rightly points out, this constant hyping of new movies often leaves audiences disappointed (even when the film is pretty good). Then, Xander Kane of Killer Reviews podcast stops in to review the creepy new revenge film, Do Not Disturb.
After that, Johnny takes a look back at the Renée Zellweger/Matthew McConaughey Oscar-chaser, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) and the instant cult cla– (oops, sorry!) the, uh, recent cannibals-gone-wild flick, Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)!

•• Running time: 1 hour, 19 minutes ••
[WARNING: Language and Mature Content]


movie-podcast-weekly-mastheadMovie Podcast Weekly

In the latest episode of Movie Podcast Weekly, Andy Howell, Jason Pyles, Josh Ligairi, and Karl Huddleston are joined by Willis Wheeler of Terror Troop! It’s a spirited and wide-ranging discussion that also includes reviews of two recent flicks, Kick Ass II (2013) and Aftershock (2012)!
Willis makes some good points about moviegoers who complain about comic book movies being, uh, too much like comic books, and there’s also an interesting discussion about the reality-to-fantasy spectrum of different superhero films. Oh, and everyone talks about why reality TV sucks.
Next week: The World’s End and You’re Next, with special guest, Boss Butcher of Terror Troop!

•• Running time: 2 hours, 16 minutes ••
[WARNING: Mature Content]


NOTLP-mastheadNight of the Living Podcast

Hey, it’s Episode 333! That means NOTLP is now halfway to that creepy devil-number that makes you steal candy from babies and marry your kinfolk!
This week, Chizzeck, Amy, Freddy, and Andy offer up some hilarious discussion about films, Franken-Movies™ and unintentionally funny TV commercials of the eighties.
Andy is forced to watch the ill-advised no-brainer, A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013), and he stoically returns with his review. Does the film leave a slightly bitter taste in his mouth? Does he recommend it anyway? Did I just spoil his review? Yes, yes, and oops, I might have done.
This episode also brings Cronenberg Month to a rather messy end, as the gang delivers 1979’s The Brood!
I can’t say whether they actually recommend the film, but I can offer this (admittedly flawed and inaccurate) distillation of their thoughts: if David Lynch and H.P. Lovecraft got veeerrrry drunk and had a baby, it would be The Brood; if The Fly (1987) and The Brood were tied in a beauty contest, and a charm competition was the tie-breaker, The Brood would win; and if they were allowed to use just one word to describe The Brood, it would be ‘disgusting’.
What I find amazing about this show is that, after well over 300 episodes, it still feels fresh and fun! If you haven’t listened to their earlier episodes, I highly recommend checking them out, either through their website or through their iTunes app!

•• Running time: 1 hour, 7 minutes ••
[WARNING: Language and Mature Content]


terror-troop-masthead-2-flareTerror Troop

Holy sausage-fest, Batman, the latest episode of Terror Troop has absolutely no female co-hosts at all! That’s right, it’s just Boss Butcher, Wildman Willis, and Chris Excess (oh, wait: The Emily fortunately sends in a pre-recorded interview that she conducted with actress Sophie Ward, who starred in The Haunting of Julia (1977) and Clive Barker’s Book of Blood (2009), so the balance is restored somewhat!).
Anyway, it’s still an awesome episode, with the guys reviewing Belphegor: The Phantom of the Louvre (2001), The Road (2011), and The Ghouls (2003). They also interview director Massimiliano Cerchi about two of his upcoming projects, The House of Evil 3D and The Omega File!

•• Running time: 2 hours, 8 minutes ••
[WARNING: Language and Mature Content]


Attack of the Killer Podcast masthead element: skull front view, from PublicDomainPictures at Pixabay | Source | CC

Cinema Beef Podcast masthead image: Charging Bull by James Manners  Flickr | Source | CC info

Creepersin Cast podcast masthead element: TV image skull, by Steve Lodefink | Source | CC

Dead on Demand Podcast masthead image: Tombstone in cemetery by Andrew Kuchling  Flickr | Source | CC info

Drunken Zombie Podcast masthead image: Man lying on floor by Jakub Hlavaty  Flickr | Source | CC info

Krueger Nation masthead background: Jason Voorhees mask, by Esparta Palma | source | CC

NOTLP masthead background: crowd under streetlight, by Keoni Cabral | Source  | CC

Terror Troop podcast masthead image: Dusseldorf Memorial sculpture image by Bert Gerresheim from Wikimedia | Source | CC info

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