Krueger Nation Five-Oh!

Krueger-Nation-50-ShowsAw yeaaaawww! Johnny Krueg delivers the big five-oh, and this one is a standout episode, with several uber-cool guests dropping in with awesome movie reviews and tributes to the show. Things get rolling with a classic ‘Look What You Did!’® segment where Johnny ponders where the Wrong Turn franchise actually took its own wrong turn. Then, Mike Cadaver of Corpse Cast turns in a review of Oldboy, the 2013 remake of the mind-blowing 2003 original. Was a remake necessary? Tune in and find out!

Johnny himself reviews two great ‘80s movies, starting with Slaughter High, from 1986. Prepare for an in-depth discussion of mushroom stamps and unfortunate tile burns, followed by humorous descriptions of multiple onscreen deaths, by lawnmower, septic tank, acid bath, coat rack, and so on.

Lady Death Rattle follows up with an awesome review of Lucio Fulci’s okay-for-some-but-maybe-not-you TV movie from 1991, Voices from Beyond! Then Xander Kane crosses both an ocean and a language barrier for the 2012 made-for-TV Spanish thriller, Morgana, about a girl who suffers from disturbing visions.

After this, Johnny holds court on his second film, Cutting Class (1989), which featured Martin Mull, Roddy McDowell, and some guy named Brad Pitt!

Then Evil Druid and Pantsless Hillbilly drop by from Horrorcopia to dissect, uh, I mean discuss the new body-modification flick, American Mary, from 2012. The show wraps up with a segment of Stuff That Johnny Krueg Likes©: this time, he brings up some cool anniversaries for two classic horror franchises (hint: one is 30 years old, and the other is 40)! You can download this episode from iTunes or from the Krueger Nation site.

Enjoy—and here’s to the next fifty! Aw yeaaaaawww!

[Running time: 1 hour 33 minutes]

[Warning: In fine Krueger Nation tradition, this episode is peppered with a healthy mix of F- and T-bombs. Not recommended for playing at church functions, bridge tournaments, or any other events where they serve English tea with those little cucumber sandwiches that have the crusts trimmed off!] ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ image: Krueger Nation poster: Jason Voorhees mask, by Esparta Palma | source | CC


Corpse Cast hits 100!

Corpse-Cast-100-epsides-mastIt’s must-listen podcasting as co-hosts Mike C and Shane D wax nostalgic about the first 99 awesome episodes of the Corpse Cast podcast! The opening discussion ranges from hilarious to emotional to downright profound as our dynamic duo take on a wide gamut of subjects: Mike talks about the time he got trapped in the women’s locker room at his gym (Was it accidental, or was it a sign that Mike is just a sexy, sexy lady trapped in a man’s body?); Shane casually brings up the idea of having a wet t-shirt contest, but for guys (same question, but for Shane); and Mike confesses to being caught hawking a looghie in surround sound while playing World of Warcraft (this is on my top-ten list of bodily functions that should never be captured in stereo). And all this in the first 20 minutes! Voice mails abound as fans and fellow podcasters pay tribute, and then weigh in on the previous episode’s phone-in question: What movie made you most regret losing the ninety minutes you spent watching it? Many of the answers will surprise you; some — including an awesome one from Stac at Creepy Kitch — will leave you whimpering and curled up into a fetal position on the floor long after this episode has ended.

And speaking of this episode, for your listening pleasure, Shane spotlights the awesomely named 2012 album, Adding Heads to the Pile, from the death-metal group, A Band of Orcs. Shane goes to the source, and digs up some very cool background info on the band, and then performs an audio dissection, complete with highlights of each song from the album. (Interesting factoid: Apparently, according to DNA testing, they really are a band of orcs!)

After that, the guys review 2013’s We Are What We Are, an American ‘re-imagining’ of the original Mexican film, Somos lo que hay, from 2010. Will they find this to be yet another unnecessary domestic remake of a just-fine-as-it-is foreign original? The answer will surprise (and possibly terrify) you as Mike and Shane weigh in with an in-depth (and spoiler-free!) discussion.

And remember to keep listening to the show after the Corpse Cast outro theme song! You’ll be treated to a hilarious and poignant show-stopper as Shane D shares an X-rated musical valentine with all the people who supported Corpse Cast over the past few years. I guarantee you’ll be reaching for the Kleenex so you can dry your eyes (and maybe for other reasons, too, if you know what I mean—your call).

You can find episode 100 on iTunes or at the Corpse Collective website.


p.s.: But wait, there’s more! Don’t forget to check out the latest episode of the Corpse Collective video cast on the Zom-Bee™ TV network!

[Running time: 2 hours 27 minutes]

[Warning: If you work on an adult movie set, or on a construction site, or in a traveling carnival, then this podcast might be worksafe. Otherwise, grab those headphones, my friend! You’ll need them! (Also tissues, for crying and, well, whatever—your call.)] ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ images: Corpse Cast poster image: Skull from Wikimedia | Source | CC info

PODCAST ROUNDUP, SEP 27, 2013 — FILM, Part 1 of 3

eclecticAudioPodcast_RoundupMastheadAnd 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.
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08.18.13 — Sunday Podcast Roundup

sunday-podcast-roundup-mastheadThis 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!

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08.11.13 — Sunday Podcast Roundup

sunday-podcast-roundup-mastheadThis 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!

Enjoy  🙂

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•• 07.28.13 — Sunday Podcast Roundup ••

sunday-podcast-roundup-mastheadThis week’s Sunday podcast roundup is a little late. (Sorry, I’m playing catch-up!) Anyway, I’m changing the layout to make it easier to find your favourite podcasts. Enjoy!

••  FILM  ••

This week, the guys at ATTACK OF THE KILLER PODCAST dive into the shallow end of the Hollywood talent pool and reel in the surprise summer hit, Sharknado! Join Mike Saunders, Jason Bolinger, Justin Beahm, Dustin Neill, Joe Zerull, and guest Steven Tracy for a hilarious discussion as they parse this strange shark phenomenon (warning: spoilers abound)!

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•• 07.15.13 — Sunday Podcast Roundup ••

sunday-podcast-roundup-mastheadErmahgerd! 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.)

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