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
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
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Once again, join Dark Discussions for another episode of genre fare.
– fantasy and horror author. She will autograph all books bought from her website.
K.D. Mason -
thriller and mystery author. He will autograph all books bought from his website.
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!!! Download from here.
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.
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!!! Check out Chuck’s reviews and shenanigans over at www.zombiesdontrun.net Notes: Find Dark Stars Rising book by Shade Rupe from Darkstarsrising.com and Worldheadpress.com Check out awesome Synapse movies from http://synapse-films.com/ Download from here.
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
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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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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!
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.
Thanks for joining us this week! We appreciate it.
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.
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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http://feeds.feedburner.com/Horrorphilia Notes: Philip can be heard on the Dark Discussions podcast over at www.darkdiscussions.com Chuck can be found writing reviews and other nonsense over at www.zombiesdontrun.net Jeff’s Much of Madness blog is over at www.muchofmadnessmoreofsin.blogspot.com
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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).
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.