When Phantom Erik isn’t co-hosting the peerless podcast, Giallo Ciao! Ciao! with fellow-Renaissance man Creep Creepersin, he’s taking listeners on a fascinating tour of filmic fear with his 100 Years of Horror podcast! In episode 77, Erik and his posthumous pal Lester Reaper take an apprehensive look back at the previous nine episodes of 100YoH, covering the dread-infused decade that was—the ’80s.
Then they tear open the doors on The Cellar, a creepy little movie from 1989 about a boy who discovers an evil Comanche ghost in the cellar of his family home, and then has to stop the ancient spirit from fulfilling his dastardly plans! Erik and Lester are also joined by a mysssterrrry gueeesssst for a discussion of that most well-worn of horror film tropes, American Indian burial grounds and ancient curses!
Once you’ve listened to this episode, check out Erik’s previous shows covering eighties horror:
Spiritual terror: The Serpent & the Rainbow (1988) | The Believers (1987)
Lovecraftian horror: From Beyond (1986)
Horror anthologies: Cat’s Eye (1985)
Nature horror: Razorback (1984)
Body Horror: Videodrome (1983)
Obsessive stalkers: The Last Horror Film (1982)
Slashers (in two parts): The Prowler (1981) | Slasher Special!
You can find episode 77 on Erik’s website, and all of the 100YoH episodes on iTunes and Stitcher Radio.
[Running time: 51 minutes]
100 Years of Horror masthead background: skull close-up, by J. D. Hancock | Source | CC
And we’re baaaaack! The roundup returns, starting with some of my favourite film-related podcasts. Since I’ve been retooling the site, I’ve missed the roundups for the past few weeks, so I’m playing catch-up here; as a result, some shows have listings with two or three back-episodes! But, hey, that just means there’s more podcast gold for you to dig into 🙂
Today’s roundup includes a triple-shot of Phantom Erik at 100 Years of Horror, as he takes you back to the swinging sixties for some great macabre movie fare; a double-shot of Cinema Beef Podcast, including an extended show where Gary Hill and Jamie Jenkins scope out the entire Exorcist franchise (Jamie also interviews the actress who played the demon Pazuzu in the 1973 film); a great episode of Cadaver Lab Indies where Mike Cadaver and Johnny Krueg invite you to a Murder Party; an awesome Corpse Cast episode where Mike C. and Shane Diablo take you on a ride to hell with Nicolas Cage; a review show where Creep Creepersin expresses deep sadness over Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem, and a whole lot m– oh, wait. No, that’s it.
Don’t worry, though; this is only Part One. Of Three. 😀 Continue reading
In this episode, host Phantom Erik reviews Herschell Gordon Lewis’ 1963 opus, Blood Feast. Could it have been the world’s first splatter film?
Pull up a chair to this rather grue-laden table, as the 100 Years of Horror podcast takes you back to 1963 for a look at Herschell Gordon Lewis’ proto-splatter flick!
When Lewis and producer David Friedman saw the market for their exploitative ‘nudie’ films drying up, they decided to push the envelope by adding violence and horror to the already questionable mix. The result was Blood Feast, a horrendous spool of celluloid that was notable as the first commercial film that displayed copious amounts of blood, gore, and nudity while still bypassing the censors. Continue reading
This week on the Sunday Podcast Roundup, Roman Mars of the 99% Invisible Podcast tells you where to find the best beer in the world; Captain Jeff of Airline Pilot Guy reports on rogue spiders attacking air traffic controllers; and Chris Kenneally of Beyond the Book gets the details on the 166-million-dollar settlement in the big e-book price-fixing case — and how you may be entitled to some of it!
This week’s Sunday podcast roundup offers something for everyone: Terror Troop podcast celebrates Shark Week 2013 with some great shark-related news and reviews; Grammar Girl gives Victoria’s Secret a dressing-down over a major typo in a recent print ad; author Anthony Bruno joins Movie Podcast Weekly to talk about his strange experience creating a novelization based on the movie, Se7en; and that’s just for starters! Plus, there’s a fresh, new face in the group as I add the fascinating 99 Percent Invisible podcast to my list of too-cool-to-miss shows!
This week, the Sunday roundup contains all kinds of podcast-ey goodness: Nature tells you why only one in three people on earth can drink milk; 100 Years of Horror takes you back to 1959, when director William Castle used Percepto technology to shock theatre audiences out of their seats; Grammar Girl explains why some people feel entitled to say things like ‘we are not amused’ without being ironic! And that’s just for starters — enjoy!
In this week’s podcast roundup, we look at some great (and grating) movies from today and the past, the challenges of no-budget filmmaking, and the future of podcasting, science fiction, and pizza delivery. Bon appetit!
•• General Interest ••
This week on AIRLINE PILOT GUY, Captain Jeff updates you on the Asiana 214 accident and the continuing problems that plague the new 787 Dreamliners from Boeing. Then he talks about Domino’s Pizza’s plans to use drone helicopters to deliver pizzas in the U.K. (Great idea. The only thing standing in their way, of course, is a guy with a loaded shotgun and a hankering for free pizza.)
Ermahgerd! It’s Sunday already!
Time for the latest and greatest podcasts that I’ve found online for this week!
•• Films ••
•• NEW SHOW •• (Well, new to me :-))
Phantom Erik, co-host of the Spew Podcast, has just uploaded Episode 45 of his own 100 YEARS OF HORROR podcast! This is a pretty awesome show, where he tracks the changes and developments in horror films over the past century, one year at a time. This episode covers the year 1956, a time when the horror industry was going through some pretty major ‘sea changes.’ The movie on tap: The Black Sheep, starring Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr., and John Carradine! (BTW, if you want to see the list of movies he’s covered so far, you can check it out here.)