Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dolls of Despair #2 Interview with director Maude Michaud

For the Women In Horror Month, the Dolls – Syn Stacy and Splatter Flick Chick, interview the talented Canadian director Maude Michaud. They discuss Maude’s projects, women in horror and much more.

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Dark Discussions Podcast: Episode 046 - Bits, Pieces, and Body Parts Volume 2

It’s been over half a year but finally a second volume of Bits, Pieces, and Body Parts arrives. Yet with this edition we have a bit of a change. Unlike the prior episode, Episode 014, where your cohosts were live discussing genre news and reviewing a film immediately after viewing it at the local theater, this new volume is a mish mash of various subjects and topics.
First off cohosts Gordon and Philip discuss some of your favorite horror icons as was the case in Episode 038, Iconic Characters in Horror. Here a short conversation on Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees commences before moving on to a detailed talk of the somewhat overlooked Tony Todd larger than life monster, The Candyman.
Next, fantasy and zombie author Elaine Isaak and thriller author K.D. Mason are interviewed, discussing their novels and what’s coming next. Both will autograph any copies of their novels that are purchased from their websites.
Continuing, Thomas Newman, the director of the zombie film Bong of the Dead and the upcoming zombie western Deadsville, is interviewed where he discusses the home video release of his debut film (February 21st , 2012) and an exciting synopsis of his highly anticipated follow up. Afterwards author Charles Day chats about his debut novel, The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief, which brings the spirit of Halloween together with the nostalgia of a Steven Spielberg movie. Lastly, cohost Eric and Philip interview the owners of Fatal Pictures, Zach Green and Richard Powell, specifically discussing their half hour psychological horror films Worm (to become a feature length production) and Familiar, to be given its world premier at Toronto Frightfest March 2nd, 2012. Familiar will be introduced by Fangoria magazine and the presentation will let the audience meet and greet the film makers.
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Zombies DON’T Podcast V: Madman, The Mutilator, and The Lost Boys

Five times! Fives times! FIVE TIMES! Is how many times Chuck and Goob have came at you via audio form! This week they go over Madman, The Mutilator, and The Lost Boys! Plus for an added treat, Goob gives you his ideas on the entire Halloween franchise!!!
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Body Count Podcast – Episode 27 – The Fog (Breath)

We discussed The Woman in Black (2012), The Thing (2011), The Thing (1982), The Thing From Another World (1951), Fright Night (2011), Paperhouse (1988), “Grimm,” and “The River.”
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dark Discussions #45 Vampires in Folklore and Myth

As discussed in Episodes 021, 023, and 029, The State of Vampires episodes, vampires in film and literature have been a staple in media for a very long time. From such novels as John Polidori’s Vampyre, Sheridan LeFanu’s Carmilla and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, never mind the penny dreadful serial Varney the Vampire, all from the 1800’s, vampires have appeared as both the main character as well as the barely seen threat in genre fiction.
After the written story, next came the impressively done stage plays followed by movies. Culturally, vampires became a large part of visual entertainment that made them larger than life, in some cases as a monstrous and ugly villain as seen in Nosferatu yet in other cases as a charming yet sociopathic individual as portrayed by Bela Lugosi. But whether literature, stage play, or film, the historical monster from folklore and myth has been twisted and redefined from the original legends. Sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse, vampires have grown and expanded by becoming many subgenres all under the name of the vampire.
Dark Discussions is joined by a very special guest, publisher, historian, and author Inanna Arthen of By Light Unseen Media , to discuss the truth of what a vampire really is. Many questions and confusions are answered including whether the vampire was specific to one culture and/or religion or enlarged by biased single minded historians to include monsters from other cultures that have little traits of the vampire. Such topics as sunlight, garlic, religion, and the rural superstitious mind of the Eastern European peasant are discussed in great detail by Ms. Arthen and how the mythos of the vampire evolved to include the more famous modern tropes as well as those that have been forgotten or modified. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Body Count Podcast – Episode 26 – Piggyback Bandits

We discussed Deliverance, Rituals, Straw Dogs, Porkchop, My Bloody Valentine (both versions), Apollo 18, The Thing, Dead Hooker in a Trunk, and Martha Marcy May Marlene.
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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Zombies DON’T Podcast IV: TCM III, Truth or Dare?, and Silver Bullet

Are you DCG? (That’s down with Chuck & Goob) We sure hope you are because we are pumping out more sequels at a faster rate than Miss Jackson popped out babies with Zombies DON’T Podcast! ZDP part 4 will take us on a trip into the films Silver Bullet, Truth or Dare, & Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3. We also end up going through our mail bag and talking about the fan voted Top 10 Slashers of the 80s list from Zombies DON’T Run. We also manage to say stuff wrong, blow your mind with our trippy theories, and Goob perhaps breaks his toe LIVE ON THE AIR!!!
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Horrorphilia Podcast #72 An American Werewolf In London, Werewolf Woman, Never Cry Werewolf and Wild Country

The Horrorphilia boys are back with another set of awesome (ahem) movies. This time the theme is werewolves and we can thank Zach for picking a stellar group of celluloid. The movies reviewed are the classic An American Werewolf in London and the no so classics Werewolf Woman, Never Cry Werewolf and Wild Country. To subscribe to all of the podcast use this feed in your favorite podcastcher: or just subscribe to us in Itunes. To leave feedback email us at or leave a voicemail at 512-524-7817.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dark Discussions Podcast Episode 44 - The Grey

Episode 044 - The Grey (2012)

After directing such a wide range of films as The A-Team, Smoking Aces, and Narc, Joe Carnahan takes the story Ghost Walker by Ian MacKenzie Jeffers to the big screen. Re-titled as The Grey, the film, starring Liam Neeson in arguably a career defining performance, shows why Mr. Neeson has been considered one of the greatest actors in the past twenty years. Having already starred in Star Wars Episode 1 and Schindler’s List, Neeson’s turn as John Ottway, an employee of an Alaskan oil company, brings a complexity to a character at a crossroads in life where living and dying may be one and the same.
When a plane crashes in the middle of the wilderness of Alaska, a group of survivors band together in a struggle for their lives. Having miraculously survived the unsurvivable, the group swiftly become aware of the fact that the elements and starvation are not the only things they should be afraid of. As a pack of wolves begin to stalk the men, a journey both for their lives as well as coming to grips with their own personal demons begins. From a nightmare of brutality, their trek widens into a passage towards spiritual relief and absolute deliverance.
With an existential back story that draws its horrors from the viewpoint of the ambiguity of human identity, man’s place in the world, alienation of the individual, and the loss of spiritual faith, the wolves, just like Moby Dick and Jaws, appear more as metaphors for each man’s burdens rather than monsters on the hunt. Dark Discussions delivers an episode discussing why all who are listening should see this film. No matter that the Hobbit, the Avengers, Batman Rises, or Prometheus are coming, the film that everyone should see in 2012 is The Grey.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dolls of Despair #1 Fluff Box

It’s Women in Horror month and the Dolls of Despair have some treats in store for you! Syn Stacy and Splatter Flick Chick talked to Claire ‘Fluff’ Llewellyn, a British transplant, who is a filmmaker, writer, performer with so many projects in the works! Splatter Flick Chick met Fluff at a horror convention a couple of years ago and has followed her work ever since. The Dolls talk with Fluff about Alice Cooper, horror conventions and film festivals, tree rape, vampires, skinny cows, blood and boobs, and so much more! The Dolls even talked Fluff into reading one of her gothic poems for us! Hope you enjoy the Dolls first pod-cast and Fluff’s first interview; a cherry popping experience for all three of us girls!  
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Zombies DON’T Podcast III: The Prowler, Feast, and Killer Klowns From Outer Space

This week on Zombies DON’T Podcast, Chuck & Goob, come to you fresh off the news of the death of Whitney Houston. And also, just minutes (or a couple hours) after Goob had just witnessed Star War Episode 1 IN 3D!! They then get down to business with The Prowler, Killer Klowns From Outer Space, & Feast! They then close things off by answering YOUR questions! So open the Sam’s Choice, grab some chips, and put on those wacky 3D glasses (not that you’ll need them), it’s time for Zombies DON’T Podcast!

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Vicis Interimo Podcast Episode 106: Rabid

Welcome to episode 106! This week's movie is the 1977 film 'Rabid' by David Cronenberg. Other movies
discussed include 'Lost in Translation', 'Underworld: Awakening', and 'Rio'. Animes are also a short topic this
week as we mention 'Darker Than Black', 'Megazone 23', and how 'Fullmetal Alchemist' and 'Cowboy Beebop'
raised the bar. The TV show 'Alcatraz' is another topic of discussion, as we try to decide how we feel about it.
What makes a tv show or movie really good? We agree on one thing for sure... characters that you care about.
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Rabid(1977) R
After a horrific motorcycle crash, an injured woman (Marilyn Chambers) receives experimental surgery that
saves her life, but side effects leave her thirsty for blood -- and give her a ghastly capability to extract it.
Worse, her victims become just as bloodthirsty! Soon, the entire city is thrown into chaos. Bleak, disturbing and
gloriously low-budget, this gruesome chiller from writer-director David Cronenberg is not for the squeamish.

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'Rabid' trailer...
'Lost in Translation'...
'Underworld: Awakening'...
'Darker Than Black'...
'Megazone 23'...
'Fullmetal Alchemist'...
'Cowboy Beebop'...

Friday, February 10, 2012

Horrorphilia Recommends Podcast #4

We’re back with a slew of new movie recommendations for you to feast on. We also cover the horror releases for the month of February 2012. Contributors this episode include Horrorphilia Jason, Jeff from Much of Madness/More of Sin Podcast, Chuck from Horrorphilia and Zombies Don’t Podcast plus fellow Horror Podcasting Alliance member Philip Perron from the awesome Dark Discussions Podcast.

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Dark Discussions Episode 43: Paranormal Activity Franchise

Episode 043 - Paranormal Activity Franchise

In 2007, a low budget film made with a price of $15,000 USD began to make the film festival circuit to astonishingly high praise. One horror website, Dreadcentral, spoke highly of it two years prior to its 2009 general release to film audiences. The movie, Paranormal Activity, seemed to bring back the feel of the old ghost story that had been missing in genre film since the Nicole Kidman vehicle, The Others. But unlike the usual tale of the apparition, Paranormal Activity was both done as found footage and cinéma vérité with a twist. What may be haunting the residents may be more than a ghostly presence.
When the film was picked up by Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks for a price of $350,000, an original marketing campaign began which brought the film to the attention of audiences. Shortly after it went on to gross $193,000,000 USD. With such a success, in 2010 a follow up was made that was as critically praised as the original while going on to sweep Halloween box offices and possibly beginning a new horror franchise to replace the Saw series.
When, in 2011, a prequel was made which went on to become the highest grossing opening of any horror film in history, the Paranormal Activity franchise was secure. In a three year span, the trilogy made for a mere $8,000,000 USD went on to gross over $500,000,000 USD. Though a backlash by some horror fans has followed, the series has become a staple to general audiences while keeping to the roots of low budget film making. Eric and Philip discuss the franchise and how an inexpensively made film went on to become the center of one of the most popular horror franchises of all time. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Zombies DON'T Podcast II: The Burning, The Beyond, 2001 Maniacs

Just like any good horror movie villains, you can’t keep Chuck & Goob down! This week on Zombies DON’T Podcast, the guys review The Burning, The Beyond, and 2001 Maniacs. They also dip into a little Friday the 13th talk and tell all out horror sequels they actually like more than the original.

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Vicis Interimo Podcast Episode 105: Paranormal Activity 3

Welcome to episode 105! This week's movie is Paranormal Activity 3. We also discuss the new HBO series
'Luck', the TV show 'Grimm', and whether or not 'Person of Interest' has jumped the shark. Other short topics
include Bonanza, Dick Francis, and the Wii. Thanks for joining us this week!

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'Paranormal Activity 3' trailer...

this trailer contains even MORE scenes that didn't appear in the movie...
'Person of Interest' clip...
Bonanza Theme Song By Lorne Greene... a fan video...
...another fan video... Bonanza 'funny scenes'...

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Horror 101 Podcast Episode VI - A Great Night of Horror Nostalgia

Join Cash Wampum, The World Famous Brian Stewart and Nefarious Paul B as we reminisce on some great horror titles from the 70s and 80s, including Suspiria, The Omen, Creepshow 1 and 2, The Evil Dead films, Event Horizon and more. Learn how Cash got his nickname and why the film Phantasm is very close to his heart. Check out why you should hunt down the little known Stage Fright by Michele Saovi. Its 80 minutes of great horror discussions. Come enjoy a polished show with soundtrack music accompaniment and audio clips from the scenes we discuss. Whether we pique your interest on these titles or you go down the nostalgic memory lane with us, I guarantee you this is a show you won’t want to miss!! If you have little ears around, make sure you use earphones cause the expletives are flying!!!

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Dark Discussions Podcast Episode 42 - David Twohy's Below

Episode 042 - David Twohy Focus: 2002's Below

In 2002 a little seen gem of a film appeared with the generic title of Below. This itself may in part be partially to blame for the film having been overlooked. The movie was directed two years later by the Pitch Black helmed director David Twohy. The story takes place in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II focusing on an American submarine that begins to have what seems to be supernatural phenomena occur within its metal shell. With the tragic death of its lead officer, with the rescuing of three mysterious bombing survivors, with unexplained happenings of sound and site, the crew begin to wonder whether or not the submarine has a sociopathic saboteur aboard, whether it has been hexed by a long line of supernatural sailing lore, or whether the ship may actually have some sort of unexplainable malevolent entity within its hull.
Having done the huge success Pitch Black, David Twohy once again delights viewers with a tale of supernatural intrigue that will have the observer keep guessing as the intricate secret of the tale slowly comes into focus. The screenplay written by Darren Aronofsky grounds the story in reality as the crew starts to slowly conclude that what is happening may in fact be paranormal as all truth based reasoning is debunked. Paranoia, claustrophobia, and the hard cold fact that there is no way out from thousands of leagues under the ocean horrifies all aboard.
Dark Discussions discusses the film spoiler free and why everyone who is a fan of horror should take a peek. Starring Bruce Greenwood and Zach Galifianakis in an early role, this Twohy-Aronofsky piece of cinema is a must view. Rounding out the episode, cohosts Mike and Philip discuss comparisons of the film with Dark City, The Thirteenth Floor, The Woman in Black, and a bit of the ghostly tales of author M. R. James. 

Vicis Interimo Episode 104: The Messengers

Welcome to episode 104! This week we discuss the 2007 movie 'The Messengers'. Other movies this episode include 'I, Robot', Wallace and Gromit's 'A Matter of Loaf and Death', HBO's 'Superheroes', and the HBO series 'Big love'. Short topics include 'Wall-E', 'A.I.', '28 Days Later', and Cillian Murphy (Lori had to squeeze in some comments). smiley We also have a short discussion this week on setting the mood for movie viewing (or at least cutting down on distractions beforehand) and Lori mentions three of her favorite TV shows of all time. We apologize for missing last week's episode and appreciate you joining us for this one!
The Messengers (Rated R): An ominous darkness invades a seemingly serene sunflower farm in North Dakota, and the Solomon family is torn apart by suspicion, mayhem and murder.

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'The Messengers' trailer...
Wallace and Gromit's 'A Matter of Loaf and Death' trailer...
HBO's documentary 'Superheroes' trailer...
HBO's 'Big Love'... SPOILERS: seasons 1 thru 4! ...
'Wall-E' trailer...
'A.I.' trailer...
'28 Days Later' trailer...