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Summary: Two guys with virtually no credentials talking to you about movies and more-er for those who love horror. Each week we provide a movie review, history report, biography, or something entirely bizarre! With episodes ranging from slasher classics like Friday the 13th to harrowing accounts of paranormal cryptids, with event coverage and creepypasta in between, we pride ourselves on having something for every gore-loving goon. If you are a horror creator, please reach out, as we also do interviews with filmmakers in the genre. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

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 The Cell (2000) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4457

Remember that movie with Jennifer Lopez (Anaconda, Gigli, Enough) where the horse gets cross-sectioned? Yup, that is how I have had to describe this movie to anyone I've mentioned it to, otherwise they would have no idea what I was talking about.  It is hard to call the film a cult classic, given that it was a commercial success, and its name earned enough notoriety to be bastardized with an unnecessary and unrelated sequel.  The film was directed by Tarsem Singh, a notorious music video director... AND IT SHOWS! Having worked with bands like R.E.M. and En Vogue, he took his talents to the silver screen with this film, written by Mark Protosevich. Protosevich basically hated the film and disowned it because of all of the changes in his work. Which is odd for a guy who wrote a remake of the Poseidon Adventure and did the third attempt at an I am Legend adaptation by Richard Matheson.  Music by Howard Shore, you know that guy who wrote the backdrop to every movie you've ever seen? Yeah, that guy.  Jennifer Lopez plays Dr. Catherine Deane. When she is not smoking those addictive marijuanas in her underpants, she is diving into people's dreams? subconscious? We detail her humble origin as a back up dancer in the sketch comedy show In Living Color, though to her amazing Super Bowl performance this last year.  Vincent D'Onofrio (Daredevil, Full Metal Jacket, Men in Black) plays Carl Rudolph Stargher. I would really love to be a fly on the wall while this fella has coffee with Buffalo Bill. Anyone else? Just me?  Vince Vaughn, hot off the heels of his terrible Anthony Perkins impersonation in Gus Van Sant's shot-for-shot Psycho remake, plays Special Agent Peter Novak. Just... no.  This week's "Hidden Track" is Court Order with their song, Poor Excuse, off their upcoming self-titled record. You can find them on Instagram @courtorderhc and via their linktr.ee/courtorderhc  If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

 Battle of the Cryptids: International Edition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3862

This week's episode is another Battle of the Cryptids; however, this time it is all international creatures! Here are the competitors:  Lagarfljót Worm, we get into the history of this creature, which is officially recognized by a "Truth Commission." Mngwa, is a sassy Tasmanian cat. Minhocão, is a giant Brazilian worm Mapinguari, a hairy humanoid cyclops with a gaping mouth on its belly, or a relict giant ground sloth Elwetritsch, aa scaly, big-breasted chicken with antlers.  Bukit Timah Monkey Man, seen as far back as 1805 Loch Ness Monster, basically the most famous cryptid like ever. Right? Yeti, basically the second most famous cryptid like ever. Right? Yeren, basically a Chinese yeti, with over 400 alleged sightings. You may recall this cryptid appeared in John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China.  Ahool, a giant chimpanzee-faced bat.  Beast of Bodmin Moor, a prowling jungle cat from pippity poppity ol' England. Kraken, the giant Scandinavian cephalopod... not Roman or Greek like Clash of the Titans would lead you to believe.  Bunyip, a giant feral hippopotamus, which translates to "Evil Spirit." Ningen, not all monsters need fangs and spikes to  Leprechaun, who used to wear red, not green. Nuts, right? Mongolian Death Worm, or Olgoi-khorkhoi, is basically a sand worm from Dune covered in bones, totally poisonous, and able to emit electrical shocks.  This week's "Hidden Track" is Thorns by Resistor. https://linktr.ee/weareresistor If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

 Piranha (1978) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3705

This is Steven Spielberg's favorite Jaws ripoff, so it should be yours too. Piranha was the creature feature that catapulted Joe Dante into further works such as The Howling and Gremlins.  Dante has been very candid about taking the job from producer, Roger Corman, to allow his personal friend to direct Rock N' Roll High School instead. Imagine what the world would be like now without that change. Like seriously, we might not even have the PG-13 rating system! The special effects were done by Rob Bottin, the same upstart who did the creature effects for Humanoids from the Deep.  The script had a significant rewrite by John Sayles, based on the success of his book, Pride of the Bimbos, from 1975. He went on to write Alligator, Battle Beyond the Stars, and an early draft of E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (when it was still titled "Night Skies").  As aforementioned, the film was produced by the legendary, Roger Corman. Having produced over 400 films, the 94 year old stud and his production company, New World Pictures, is not likely to ever be surpassed, whether in volume or quality.  This week's "Hidden Track" is Sissyfit, with their song, She, Lilith, Regrets You, off their EP, Lilith, released earlier this year. You can find their work at @sissyfit.hxc; @moondecayrecs; Moondecay.com; Sissyfit.bigcartel.com; sissyxfit.bandcamp.com If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

 Humanoids from the Deep (1980) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4158

The movie so nice, Roger Corman made it twice: Humanoids from the Deep. On this episode we discuss both versions, as well as the graphic novel of the same name. We also talk the controversy between Corman and director, Barbara Peeters. Y'know, when Corman thought the movie wasn't salacious enough, so he went and shot his own clips of increased violence and nudity and put it in the movie over Peeters' objection?  Corman, now 94, has produced over 400 films. He also has helped launch the careers of Joe Dante, James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, James Horner, and Ron Howard.  Creature effects were provided by Rob Bottin. While Bottin was only 17 at the time, this would go on to have a prolific film career working on such movies as The Fog, The Thing, RoboCop, Total Recall, and Se7en. The score, prepared by James Horner, was fully executed in just 14 days. Horner also did the score for Aliens, Krull, and Cocoon. The remake was made for Showtime and released 9/14/96, through New Horizons. The film was written and directed by Jeff Yonis. What cheap workaround did they do with this film to keep costs down? Oh, we talk about it for sure.  The comic was written and illustrated by Benjamin Hall in 2010. Fittingly, it was released by Bluewater Productions. Our special guest host is Doug Waugh, director of Grosshouse, Grosshouse 2, and Don't Touch That Dial, available here: https://amzn.to/2DAdr7f ; https://channelstore.roku.com/details/57960/b-movie-tv ;https://troma.vhx.tv/don-t-touch-that-dial This week's "Hidden Track" is Bolonium with their song, Pain in the Brain! https://bolonium.bandcamp.com/ ; http://needlejuicerecords.com/ ; https://www.youtube.com/boloniumband If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

 Orca (1977) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4140

No, not Oedipis Orca from the same year that repeatedly came up in my research but I was too afraid to click on, but instead Orca (1977). The film is also known as Orca: The Killer Whale.  The film is basically a spaghetti western starring a giant dolphin? Didn't you know that killer whales are dolphins? Yeah, I thought Raffi had fucked up majorly in his book for Baby Beluga, but a quick Google searched revealed that I am in fact the idiot.  Written by the team of Luciano Vincenzoni and Sergio Donati. VIcenzoni famously wrote For a Few Dollars More, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, and Death Rides a Horse. Donati co-authored For a Few Dollars More and went on to write Once Upon a Time in the West.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis, who is responsible for nearly every irrefutable classic in seven decades. His works include the Silence of the Lambs franchise, numerous Stephen King adaptations (Silver Bullet, Cat's Eyes, Firestarter, Dead Zone), Amityville Horror, Halloween 2 and 3, and Jake's personal favorite: CONAN THE GODDAM BARBARIAN!!! The film was directed by Michael Anderson. Aside from having the most generic name ever, ANderson was famous for directing Logan's Run, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and ALMOST directing the ill-fated Nessie, which would have united Hammer Films and kaiju megaforce studio, TOHO. He also received a lifetime achievement award from the Directors Guild of Canada. Pretty neat, eh? The music is by Ennio Morricone, who did The Man Without a Name Trilogy, and virtually every other western you've ever heard of. At age 87, Morricone was briefly the oldest winner of a competitive Academy Award in 2016, for The Hateful Eight. The Cinematography was by J. Barry Herron and Ted Moore. Herron's contribution to the film was so significant that the  closing credits especially declare: "The producer wishes to acknowledge the very special photographic contribution made by J. BARRY HERRON." The film stars a pre-Dumbledore Richard Harris. You might also recall that he was King Arthur in Camelot and Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator. He would be in another famous western years later: Unforgiven.  Charlotte Rampling is Rachel Bedford. Her acting career was quite provocative. Go ahead, look up Max Mon Amour, I dare you.  Will Sampson played Umilak. You may recall he was in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, after working as a bronco buster his entire life.  The bull whale was played by Yaka and Nepo. Nepo would pass shortly after the film in 1980, but Yaka lived an incredible 20 years thereafter. No, neither of them were Free Willy.  Instead of a "Hidden Track" this week, we are featuring a good friend's short story. Mike Martin of the Fort Arawak Podcast wrote and performed this awesome short-story: The Move. Please check out his other works at https://www.fortarawakpodcast.com/ If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

 The Horror Games of Nintendo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4194

Metadata does not work. Whether I type like a bajillion words that are highly searched, or I write two half-assed sentences, our downloads remain the same. Still, I have some sick compulsion to dump time into these descriptions. Do you read them? Can you please validate me? Anyways, we are doing an episode on the 8-Bit horror titles from Nintendo. Hell, we even throw in.a couple of Super Nintendo titles, because it's our show and we do what we want. What of it, chump? Would you like us to do a retrospective on any other systems? Any game franchises? Any game developers? Let us know, because that would be totes rad and stuff.  A Nightmare on Elm St (1989) Fester's Quest (1989) Addams Family (1992) The Addams Family: Pugsley’s Scavenger Hunt (1993) Alien3 (1992) Beetlejuice (1991) Bram Stoker's Dracula (1993) Castlevania (1986) Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (1988) Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (1989) Chiller (1990) Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei (1987) Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II (1990) Dr. Chaos (1987) Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde (1989) Frankenstein: The Monster Returns (1991) Friday the 13th (1989) Gargoyle’s Quest II Ghoul School (1992) Ghost N' Goblins (1986) Ghostbusters 1 (1986) Ghostbusters 2 (1990) Jaws (1987) Maniac Mansion (1990) Monster Party (1989) Robodemons (1989) Shadowgate (1987) Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti (1989) Swamp Thing (1992) Sweet Home (1989) Uninvited (1991) Werewolf: The Last Warrior (1990) Zombie Nation (1990) This week's "Hidden Track" is our buds Caliburn, with their song Dark. IG: @caliburnuk; https://www.facebook.com/CALIBURN.UK/ ; Twitter: @ukcaliburn If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

 Resident Evil (2002) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3809

This week we have a special guest host, Adam, of the soon to be released, Deep Cuts Matinee podcast. Be sure to follow Slashers for more updates as we will be happily sharing our friends' work.  Based on the game of the same name... well not exactly, because the game is also called Biohazard... oh and virtually nothing from the game makes it into the movie... Well, based on one of the titles for the game, we are reviewing Resident Evil (2002). As we have through the entire "Button Smashers" month of June, we talk not only about the film, but the underlying game franchise as well. For instance, did you know that George A. Romero directed a Japanese commercial for Biohazard 2? Of all the films we have done this month, Resident Evil's film and game franchises are the most expansive. Hell, we even talk the novelization of this film, which is completely unnecessary.  The film was written and directed by, Paul W.S. Anderson, who penned all of the films in the franchise, including: Apocalypse (2004), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016). You may recall his name as the director of the film we reviewed in our pilot episode, Event Horizon, and last week's episode, Mortal Kombat.  The soundtrack features an interesting collaboration with Marco Beltrami and Marilyn Manson. Beltrami did tons of movies in this era like Scream, The Faculty, Underworld Evolution, and Mimic, but went on to work on films like Logan and A Quiet Place.  Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Hellboy, and the upcoming Monster Hunter) plays Alice. Fun fact: she later went on to become Mrs. Paul W.S. Anderson.  Michelle Rodriguez of Fast and the Furious fame, is in this film. She later went on to appear in the tragically terrible Bloodrayne. Did you know she was arrested for assault the year Resident Evil came out? I did. I just forgot to mention it on the show.  Eric Mabius found his way into the film after skulking through The Crow: Salvation. Years before appearing in Alien vs. Predator, Colin Salmon, appeared in this film. You may remember him as the guy from the hallway who would fit into an ice cube tray.  This week's "Hidden Track" is by Project 19. It is called Torn by the Thread. Find them here: https://soundcloud.com/user-459462004/torn-by-the-thread ; youtube.com/channel/UCpxNxl_302Tx87PTvROZ_hw If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

 Mortal Kombat (1995) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3957

Think back, many eons ago, to our pilot episode: Event Horizon. It is absolutely shocking to think that Paul W.S. Anderson directed that film and also Mortal Kombat. While he went on to do other video game adaptations like Resident Evil and Alien vs Predator, those films overlap just a little more than ninjas and possessed spaceships.  The film is obviously based on the game of the same name. Did you know the game was developed by a team of four guys in just eight months? Did you know that the game was almost called Kumate? Death Blow? Dragon Attack? Fatality? While we focus mainly on the 1995 film, we talk about Annihilation and the recently released Scorpion's Revenge, as well as the comics, cartoons, TV shows, and even the live action stunt show.  Produced by Lawrence Kasanoff, the same dude who did Blood Diner, Class of 1999, A Gnome Named Gnorm, and the most expensive movie ever (at the time) True Lies. The film had three albums accompany it: Mortal Kombat: Original Motion Picture Score, Mortal Kombat: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, and Mortal Kombat: More Kombat. The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack went platinum in just 10 days.  You all know that Jake goes crazy researching these movies, and this episode was no exception. Not only do we discuss the actors in the film but also the original actors for the game and some of their other acting works (some of which may surprise you).  Christopher Lambert, author and star of Highlander, plays Raiden/ Rayden. Robin Sou is Liu Kang and we are seriously perplexed by the fact this guy was not the ultra famous action star we hoped he would be in our pre-teen years. Linden Ashby is Johnny Cage, who does a fair job of distinguishing the character from his source material: Jean-Claude Van Damme. Bridgette Wilson played Sonya Blade, but did you know who almost played her before she broke her wrist? Well... you should prolly listen to the episode then, huh? This week's "Hidden Track" is Spell with their song, Dawn Wanderer. spellofficial.bandcamp.com; facebook.com/spellspell; instagram.com/spellofficial; https://www.subscribepage.com/spell-dawn-wanderer If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

 Silent Hill (2006) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4104

Get in the car, loser. We're going to Silent Hill. That's right, the town littered with horrific nurse monsters and murderous enthusiasts of Egyptian architecture inspired headwear.  I think we do a fair job of detailing the video game origins, to the Playstation game and its many easter eggs. Did you ever notice the street names referred to virtually every major horror and sci-fi author for a bajillion years from Stephen King to Ray Bradburry? We even get into unused material on the game disc that was planned, but never used.   Shot under the name "Centralia," this film was directed by Christophe Gans. You may recall that Gans  also wrote and directed HP Lovecraft's Necronomicon and Brotherhood of the Wolf. I was surprised to learn that the co-writer of Pulp Fiction, Roger Avery, wrote this film. Don't worry, this was before his prison sentence, which we get into! All of the music in the film, aside from one song, is derived from Akira Yamaoka's original soundtrack for the game. He also did the music for the incredibly fun possum video game, Rocket Knight Adventures. Because of this, I like to pretend these games are in the same universe.  Our protagonist is Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black, Man on Fire, The Crazies) as Rose Da Silva. She is on a quest to figure out the reason for her adopted daughter's sleepwalkings and ramblings about Silent Hill.  Sean Bean (007 Golden Eye, Lord of the Rings, Equilibrium) plays Christopher Da Silva. He was so good in the role, they actually added several scenes with him in it, so he could get more screen time. And before you ask, no- he does not die in this film, unlike Game of Thrones and nearly everything else.  Laurie Holden plays Cybil Bennett, and damn she is boring. The character Cybil is a playable character in the Japan-exclusive GameBoy Advance text-adventure remake of the game, Silent Hill Play Novel. Jodelle Ferland is Alessa Gillespie, the sleepwalker who is kinda like a reincarnation of a ghost from a girl killed by religious zealots. She went on to voice the Little Sisters in the BioShock video game series. This week's "Hidden Track" is Doomstress with their song, Sleep Among the Dead. If you like the tune, you can find their music and merch at: www.doomstress.bandcamp.com. They were also on the new Women of Doom compilation vinyl from Desert Records. Facebook @ Doomstress - Band; Instagram @Doomstress_band; Twitter @Doomstress If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

 DOOM (2006) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4335

So when we had the idea to do this movie, it was because we joked about June Doom instead of the usual June Gloom. Since recording, the world is now on fire, aside from being infected with a plague. First and foremost, all silliness and antics aside, we hope you are safe. In our own way, we love each of you and truly wish the best for you and your loved ones.  Now... onto this terrible movie! Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak (Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave). David Callaham wrote the script, and also penned Zombieland Double Tap, the now delayed Wonder Woman 1984, and both Shang Chi and the revamped Mortal Kombat still in development. The film is very loosely based on the DOOM franchise, starring the stoic, brave, and beautiful DOOMGUY. Fun fact, did you know Doomguy was a playable character in Tony Hawk?  Also, we discuss the similarities in this movie, Overlord, and Wolfenstein. Another fun fact, they refer to William BJ Blazkowicz from the Wolfenstein games in DOOM: Annihilation. We briefly talk about Annihilation and the writer/ director, Tony Giglio, who also penned Soccer Dog: The Movie.  The music was by Clint Mansell and if you haven't heard his score for MOON, dude... reassess your goals.  Karl Urban, who played DND on the set of Chronicles of Riddick with Vin Diesel, plays John "Reaper" Grimm. He was also in Lord of the Rings, Dredd, and this lil' franchise called Star Trek you may have heard of. Frustratingly, his costume looks nothing like John Carmack's designs in the 1993 game.  Dwayne Johnson (credited as The Rock) plays Asher "Sarge" Mahonin. While he was offered the lead role, he chose this supporting part instead. He, like nearly everyone who's seen it, was not a tremendous fan of the film even taking a jab at it in his 2008 WWE Hall of Fame inductance speech.  This week's "Hidden Track" is by a band I have loved since high school (way too long ago); they are DOOM and they are rad. https://ukdoom.bandcamp.com/ If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

 Hereditary (2018) Feat. The Spook House Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5724

We Quaran-Team Up with our boys, The Spook House Podcast for this week's episode. Please find them at https://www.instagram.com/thespookhousepodcast and https://thespookhousepodcast.bigcartel.com/ The film is Hereditary, you know that delightful little family movie. Oh, whoops, wrong "D" word, I meant devastating!  After Ari Aster's ambitious student films,  The Strange Thing About the Johnsons and, Munchausen, he made his feature film debut with this film. Originally conceived as a typical family drama, he added demons and kings from hell for kicks.  The film stars Toni Collette (Krampus, Knives Out). I cannot stress this enough... SHE IS THE ENTIRE MOVIE! If it was not for her gripping acting and reaction to the events of the film, truly I think the rest of it would be meaningless.  Her husband is played by Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects) who is clearly struggling with his wife's descent into madness.  Their son is played by Alex Wolff, who went full method in his performance. He refused to be addressed as anything but Peter for the two months of filming and did not introduce himself to his cast mates until production was over.  Lastly, I would just lose my head if I did not mention Milly Shapiro, who plays the tragic Charlie, who has never really had an identity of her own, as she was a vessel for the demon king, Paimon.  Makeup was designed by Steve Newburn, who indicated that the *ahem* scene, was originally much gnarlier. We'll explain why and how on the show.  The music was by Colin Stetson. He's collaborated with a few bands you may have heard of, basically ALL OF THEM: Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, TV on the Radio, Feist, Bon Iver, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Sinéad O'Connor, The National, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, BADBADNOTGOOD, Fink, Animal Collective, LCD Soundsystem, Hamid Drake, David Byrne, Bill Laswell, Evan Parker, Jolie Holland, The Chemical Brothers, Shahzad Ismaily, My Brightest Diamond, Angélique Kidjo, Kevin Devine, David Gilmour, Anthony Braxton, and Beanie Burnett. This week's Hidden Track is Nite, with their song Genesis off their debut album: Darkness Silence Mirror Flame. Their music can be found at https://nitemetal.bandcamp.com ; https://open.spotify.com/artist/6MjCnAA9RF0vy3j6QYyLG0 ; https://www.instagram.com/nitemetal/ If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

 Return of the Living Dead (1985) Feat. No Redeeming Qualities Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4948

One of Jake's all time favorite movies and he completed wasted it by letting Bob from No Redeeming Qualities guest host on it... uh, I mean, yay Bob... or whatever.  In all seriousness, we would like to thank Bob for taking the time to join in on this episode and yell even more than Jake... which we legitimately did not know was possible. You can find their show at https://nrqpodcast.com/ (Re)written and directed by the late and great, Dan O'Bannon (Alien, Dark Star, Lifeforce). The film is loosely based on John Russo's novel of the same name, following his falling out with George A. Romero, with whom he worked on Night of the Living Dead.  The film features great performances by veteran character actors Clu Gulager, James Karen, and Don Calfa. The film also features several actors, who were fledgling talents at the time: Thom Matthews, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., and Mark Venturini (all of whom worked on the Friday the 13th Franchise).  The illustrious, Linnea Quigley, steals the show as "Trash." Nevermind the prosthetic genitalia and the fact that she is the only zombie to cosplay as a demon, her performance is great and we will not entertain any debate otherwise.  The practical effects and puppetry on the film are the things of legend. Allan Trautman played the now infamous Tarman or Barrel Zombie. His work included Muppets Tonight, Unhappily Ever After, Greg the Bunny, and Monkeybone. Tony Gardner, who would go on to do makeup effects for Hellboy and Zombieland, made the half zombie. He was also in the Thriller music video by Michael Jackson! This week's "Hidden Track" is by Ill Fortune. You can find his music at https://www.illfortunemusick.com/ ; https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRealBloodShot/videos and on Instagram at @illfortunemusic If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

 The Crow (1994) Feat. Much Ado About Nerding | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4150

I feel like everyone talks about this film's influence on the pro wrestler, Sting, but what about The Hardy Boyz? If you vacuum sealed their cargo pants to their legs, their outfits would be the exact same. Then add the high risk activities on perilously high objects and it's the same damn thing. Well, we didn't really get into that on the episode, but I have nothing better to do than to type nonsense words hoping to get some kind of metadata to supplement our dwindling numbers.  What we do talk about is this film's similarities with such classics as Robocop, Spawn, and The Wraith. We also discuss the Lee Family Curse, which took the lives of Bruce and his son Brandon prematurely.  The film was directed by Alex Proyas, who wrote and directed Dark City. He also directed over 100 music videos.  The original comic of the same name was written by James O'Barr, as a means of coping with the loss of his fiancee. Did you know the film originally had the Skull Cowboy, just like the comic? Unfortunately, despite having a tremendous actor with Mike Berryman in the suit, and a very competent makeup and costume, Brandon Lee's tragic death on set meant they could not finalize the scenes and the character was cut.  Music was performed by Graeme Revell, who you may recall from our episode on The Thirteenth Warrior. He was the lovely chap who wrote and entire musical score, just to be replaced by Jerry Goldsmith at the last minute.  Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters fame, plays Sgt. Albrecht, a well-meaning police officer trying to figure out what is going on as the denizens of his city are being executed in mysterious fashion. Michael Wincott, y'know that guy from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, whose voice sounds like gravel covered in cigarette ashes? He plays the main villain, Top Dollar. Tony Todd, aka The Candyman, acts as Top Dollar's right hand man, Grange. David Patrick Kelly plays T-Bird, but you will likely remember him from The Warriors... *clink clink clink* "Waaaaaaarriors, come out to playeeeeeeee!" We do not linger on the tragedy of Brandon Lee's passing for too long. We also discuss the fact that there are no crows in the film! They are ravens. This whole movie is a sham.  This week's "Hidden Track" is by our musical dopplegangars, Slashers. They've provided us with their song, "Stranger Things." They can be found at https://slashers.bandcamp.com ; https://www.facebook.com/slashersbk/ ; https://www.instagram.com/slasherskickyourass/ If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

 House (1985) Feat. Movie Dumpster Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5144

“Ding dong, you're dead” Our friends, Movie Dumpster, Joe, Sean, and Connor, join us to review House! No, not the Nobuhiko Obayashi film of the same name from 1977. No, not the Hugh Laurie show. We are talking about House from 1985, that spawned a (kinda) four part franchise.  First, there is House. It's gnarly, we talk about it. Then there is House II: The Second Story, which Jake will be reviewing with Movie Dumpster on their show later this week. Next is House III: The Horror Show, that deviates so significantly from the source material, it is often known simply as "The Horror Show." Lastly, but not leastly, there is House IV: Repossession, bringing the dwelling puns back in a big way.  If you would like to have our shows continue this collaboration to finish off this series, please do not hesitate to let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com and moviedumpsterpodcast@gmail.com. Directed by Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Part II and III), the film centers around Roger Cobb. Cobb is played by William Kat (The Greatest American Hero). Cobb is estranged from his wife after the disappearance of their son, and seeks refuge in his childhood come after it is left to him by his aunt after her suicide. He is accompanied on this journey by Harold Gorton, played by George Wendt (Cheers). Miner is not the only Friday the 13th alumni involved in this film. House was produced by Sean S. Cunningham, without whom there is no Crystal Lake killer. Also, Harry Manfredini provides the musical score.  The film was originally conceived as a horror anthology by Fred Dekker (The Monster Squad). Then, Ethan Wiley wrote the script. Wiley's influence was so prolothic on the film that he actually returned to direct the time-traveling sequel.  This week's "Hidden Track" is Out of the Shadows by Fuming Mouth. They can be found at fumingmouth.com and fumingmouth.bandcamp.com.  If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

 April Fool's Month: Drop Dead Fred (1991) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4172

In the right context, virtually anything can be scary; however, objectively, clearly, plainly, certifiably, this movie is horrifying. Remember in the new Invisible Man movie where weirdo boy punches that girl and the main chick takes the blame? That basically happens 50 times in Drop Dead Fred.  Plus the true horror. Phoebe Cates does not wear a red bikini... or any bikini for that matter. Oh, and neither does Carrie Fisher. Psssssshhh... I'd even settle for Rik Mayall in a swimsuit at this point.  Gene Siskel called it the worst film of 1991, TriStar head, Mike Medavoy described it as “a children’s movie on drugs,” and some reviewer I've never heard of said, “Drop Dead Fred gives imaginary friends everywhere a bad name; one only hopes that there is an Imaginary Friend Defamation League.” The film was written by Anthony Fingleton and Carlos Davis. The pair have often been criticized for plagiarizing Jonathan Carroll's short story "Mr. Fiddlehead," his 1989 novel "A Child Across the Sky," and his short story collections "The Panic Hand" and "The Woman Who Married a Cloud."  The film was directed by Ate de Jong, who also directed Highway to Hell in 1991. That film features both Ben and Jerry Stiller and a performance by Gilbert Gotfried as Hitler. The fact that we did not review that movie instead is our last great April Fool's prank this year.  This week's "Hidden Track" is Alouth, with their song Divine. https://www.facebook.com/alouthband ; https://alouth.bandcamp.com; https://www.instagram.com/the_alouth_band/ If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

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