‘Podcast on Haunted Hill’ offers funny, informative look at horror

If you enjoy horror podcasts that are funny and informative (with a dash of British cool), you should add ‘The Podcast on Haunted Hill’ to your listening lineup!

Since late 2013, co-hosts Gav Chuckie Steele and Dan Bone have been entertaining podcast listeners with humorous, fast-paced discussions about all things horror- and film-related.

Although Gav has already directed several indie productions through his company, Deadbolt Films, he and Dan still talk about movies from the viewpoint of horror enthusiasts, not industry insiders. So, no jargon-filled insider sessions about the ‘biz,’ here—just casual, often hilarious observations from the cinema seats.
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Found Footage Files Podcast great for new fans, sub-genre enthusiasts

If you enjoy found-footage movies, or you just want to learn more about this wide-ranging sub-genre, then the Found Footage Files Podcast is for you!

With over 60 episodes of the Found Footage Files Podcast under his belt, host Boss Butcher is building up what can only be described as an awesome archive of, um,  virtuosic video verité! (whew!)
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Padawan Podcast offers fresh, funny look at all things “Star Wars”

10-for-10-masthead-rast-6The Padawan Cast makes Star Wars fun again, with great retrospectives of the original films and reviews of the new Star Wars Rebels animated series!

Remember that scene in The Empire Strikes Back? The one where Luke is scrambling aboard his newly repaired X-Wing as he prepares to leave Dagobah, and he turns to Yoda and nods, and Yoda smiles sadly, looks soulfully into the camera, and whispers, “Stay Sassy.” You remember that? No? Yeah, me neither. But, if Robb, Mike, and April, the co-hosts of The Padawan Cast, had been climbing into that cockpit instead of Luke, I bet that’s exactly what that Force-infused, little green imp would have said. Continue reading

Terror Troop 131: Samantha Mack on directing horror, hosting GwarBQs, and whimsical nudity!

10-for-10-masthead-rast-5The Terror Troop podcast introduces a new streamlined format with episode 131, a no-holds-barred interview with award-winning actor/director Samantha Mack!

Warning: Many of the links in this article are NSFW!

With episode 131 of Terror Troop, host Boss Butcher introduces a new line of special episodes where he dedicates 100 percent of the show to one topic. In this inaugural offering, Wild Man Willis and Boss B hold court with the gorgeous and talented Samantha Mack!

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‘Geek’s Guide’ podcast explores haunted IKEAs, deep machinery, and more!

10-for-10-masthead-rast-4Whether you’re a writer with a haunted house story in mind, or you’re just looking for some cool stuff to read or watch, this is must-listen podcasting!

In episode 121 of Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy, host David Barr Kirtley is joined by fellow authors Lauren Beukes, John Langan, and Grady Hendrix for a roundtable discussion of haunted houses in film and literature.

They talk about how it’s treated (and mistreated) in popular culture, and also how they’ve incorporated haunted places into some of their stories. Continue reading

‘The Hysteria Continues’, celebrating Halloween like it’s 1995

10-for-10-masthead-rast-2The ‘Hysteria Continues’ podcast, episode 88 — Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995).

Co-hosts Joseph, Justin, Nathan and Erik return from their extended hiatus for this special Halloween episode of the ‘Hysteria Continues’ podcast, as they travel almost 20 years into the past to unearth the celluloid abomination that was Halloween 6! Of course, these guys are all horror genre aficionados, so you can expect plenty of strong opinions and awesome behind-the-scenes info about the film. Continue reading

‘We Hate Movies’ podcast decimates ‘What You Did Last Summer’

10-for-10-masthead-rast-1We Hate Movies podcast, episode 175—I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998).

The gang at WHM don’t really hate movies, in fact, they love them. However, some movies really test that love. Case in point: the 1998 Jennifer Love Hewitt / Freddie Prinze Jr. vehicle, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. Costing 25 million dollars (or, as I like to put it, a quarter-of-a-hundred million freakin’ dollars), it grossed a respectable 84 million, proving that film reviewers aren’t always right. Continue reading

‘100 Years of Horror’ wraps up ’80s retrospective with The Cellar!

100 Years of Horror homepageWhen 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.

Enjoy  😀

[Running time: 51 minutes]


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Terror Troop 96: Oz-ploitation movies, football, and poo-zombies!

Terror Troop Home page“How’d you like to be the officer on doodie?”
—Boss Butcher, describing the capture and arrest of the dreaded outhouse peeper

As the Terror Troop prepares for a full assault on Episode 100, Boss Butcher leads the charge, with three awesome segments in one jam-packed show! First, he’s joined by three Ozzie co-hosts — Dan of the Dead, and Hellhunter and Stu Baulk from the Midnight Movie Cowboys Podcast — for a free-wheeling discussion of many things Australian (mainly football!).

Then Bloody Lizzy joins The Boss for a discussion and review of one of the most bizarre and offensive movies ever, ever, ever made. Ever. That’s right, it’s Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead (2011), directed by Noboru Iguchi! Lizzy (who constantly amazes us with her encyclopedic recollection of fascinating factoids) also explains some of the cultural and creative forces that led to the inception of the film!

Then Boss B and Willis Wheeler hold court with director Vito Trabucco as he describes the making of his comedy/retro-slasher, Bloody Bloody Bible Camp (2012), which introduces a new monster to the gallery: the terrifying Sister Mary Chopper! It’s a great discussion, as Vito describes how they managed to get Ron Jeremy to appear in BBBC, the bizarre marketing campaign that was imposed on the film for overseas distribution, and how they came up with an ending that surprised even Vito! (Don’t worry—it’s spoiler-free.)

The episode winds up with a return to the Land o’ Chunder as Boss B and his three Ozzie cohorts continue their discussion, with a review of the oz-sploitation flick, Turkey Shoot (a.k.a. Escape 2000), from 1982!

You can find this episode on iTunes and Stitcher Radio.

Enjoy  😀

[Running time: 2 hours 16 minutes]

[Warning: This episode contains discussions about extreme movie violence and offensive bodily functions. You will also experience Australian-style political incorrectness that would make Tim “The Toolman” Taylor blush. Oh, and there’s some saucy language, too! Yikes!]


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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