2 Guys And A Chainsaw

Jul 09 2020 57 mins 179

We're just two die-hard horror fans presenting new thoughts and takes on both favorite and obscure horror films from yesterday to today. We watch and review one horror movie a week from the perspective of fun, with a little film criticism thrown in.





Opera
Jul 09 2020 67 mins  
Oh boy, did this movie divide us. One loved it, one hated it. Listen for the good, bad and ugly, and lots of angry birds.


Triangle
Jul 03 2020 54 mins  
Thank you, Darren, for pointing us in the direction of Triangle - a solid thriller that we enjoyed a lot. Assuming, of course you wanted us to review 2009's Triangle and not 2016's The Triangle...


The Blair Witch Project
Jun 24 2020 60 mins  
We break down this classic found-footage project, which is certainly a project of its time. How does it hold up today? Listen and fine out what we think about that.



Possession
Jun 18 2020 65 mins  
This is the story of divorce amidst a failing relationship, told with style and high-intensity and a very obtuse plotline. We often didn't know what to make of the goings-on, but we couldn't deny that this film unsettled us both, and that's a good thing. Have a listen.


Demons
Jun 08 2020 53 mins  
It's about some demons who wreak havoc in a movie theater and turn the people they kill into demons too in an increasingly madcap manner that is as over-the-top as it is incredibly satisfying. If you're into this sort of thing, anyway.


The Ruins
May 27 2020 57 mins  
Both of us read the book this film was based on, so it added another dimension to our discussion about this killer plant thriller in the wilds of Central America.


The Dorm That Dripped Blood
May 18 2020 55 mins  
You also get the screen debut of Daphne Zuniga of "Spaceballs" fame, one of Hollywood's most prolific makeup designers AND one of its most prolific film composers. So as always, we try to appreciate it for what it is, without shying away from laughing at its ineptitude.


Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark
May 06 2020 58 mins  
This movie adaptation takes the imagery from the book's nightmarish illustrations, and the urban legend tales that spooked us out so much as kids, and combines them into a "kids' horror film" that manages to be the dark, twisted, no-holds-barred kids' horror film that we have often lamented from our childhoods. A pleasant surprise and a fun film to talk about.


Graduation Day
Apr 23 2020 61 mins  
Thanks to Dave for recommending this hilarious, so-bad-it's-good movie as we sit at home in isolation.


Seedpeople
Apr 08 2020 48 mins  
This week's request comes courtesy of Mikey. We discuss how Seedpeople ultimately disappointed and what it lacked, in an episode almost as short as the movie itself. Enjoy!


The Devil’s Advocate
Apr 03 2020 64 mins  
This week's request comes courtesy of Alyssa. We're revisiting this 90's era mainstream thriller, starring Al Pacino and a pre-Matrix Keanu Reeves.


Needful Things
Mar 21 2020 56 mins  
We picked this movie because he had such a prominent role. Have a look at yet another Stephen King adaptation and see how it stacks up to the book.


The Fury
Mar 14 2020 57 mins  
To be fair, Kirk Douglas is a legend. And so is Brian De Palma, the director. And so is John Williams, the composer. Actually, this film had a lot going for it, but as De Palma's follow-up to Carrie, we were left wanting.



Making Contact
Feb 25 2020 51 mins  
We really wanted to fall in love with Making Contact (originally titled Joey), but it just didn't make any damn sense. Still, the fantastic visuals, cinematography and ambition previews good things to come later.


The Witches
Feb 18 2020 58 mins  
It turned out to be much scarier than we remembered, making it a perfect selection to continue our month of family-friendly horror films. And the remake is on the way, so we'll see how it measures up to the original.


The Watcher In The Woods
Feb 15 2020 57 mins  
What starts out as a simple ghost story takes a sharp and somewhat baffling turn. But what we can say about The Watcher In The Woods is that it's definitely unique and controversial - and Bettie Davis' role as Mrs. Aylwood is iconic.


The Gate
Feb 04 2020 52 mins  
A bunch of kids are humanity's last hope to close the gates of hell, which they have inadvertently opened, thanks to an unlikely string of coincidences. Have a listen to see if it lives up to Craig's memories!


The House On Sorority Row
Jan 31 2020 61 mins  
Sure, it's a bunch of girls in a sorority house getting stalked by a killer. But this incredible combination of Black Christmas, Halloween, Friday the 13th, and I Know What You Did Last Summer comes wrapped in a definite Hitchcockian vibe, which just elevates this material to something greater than the sum of its parts.


Killer Klowns From Outer Space
Jan 22 2020 61 mins  
We dedicate this episode and all of its clown gags to Tyler, who is turning 30 this week and requested this episode in celebration. Happy Birthday, buddy! Enjoy your thirties. They really are the best.


City of the Living Dead (aka The Gates Of Hell)
Jan 07 2020 37 mins  
Well, nobody ever accused famed Italian horror director Lucio Fulci of making classy films. Or even comprehensible ones.


Scream
Jan 02 2020 79 mins  
Does it hold up after all these years? Listen and find out. And thanks for YOUR loyal listenership and support after all these years. You guys keep this fun for us, which keeps us going and going. Happy 2020!


3615 Code Père Noël (aka Deadly Games)
Dec 25 2019 51 mins  
And yes, the similarity is strong: A young boy is forced to use traps to protect his home after a menacing Santa slides down his chimney. Although it's much darker than most holiday movies, what we found in this forgotten French flick was a lot of heart and a fun ride. Recently remastered, you can now catch it exclusively on the Shudder network.


To All A Good Night
Dec 23 2019 57 mins  
This Friday the 13th knockoff may be full of Christmas imagery, but that can't save it from being hilariously bad. A killer Santa stalks a bunch of super-horny teenage girls and their boyfriends. Sound familiar?



Hide And Seek
Dec 10 2019 56 mins  
And we make history by reviewing the very first Indian film ever on our podcast. If you're so inspired to see it yourself, check it out on Netflix now. Enjoy!


Sleepwalkers
Dec 06 2019 62 mins  
With early CGI morphing in all its glory, in-your-face incest, tons of celebrity cameos, and some fairly brutal violence, it doesn't hold much back. You just kinda wish it turned out better as a result.


Home Sweet Home
Nov 28 2019 53 mins  
And it's a real turkey. But it does star Jake of "Body By Jake" fame! Where ya at, our 80's kids?


Alligator
Nov 20 2019 48 mins  
Alligator has nothing remarkable about it, except that there are some remarkable people involved in it, and it has an inexplicable 80% plus fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Who can figure this out? We can't.


All Hallows’ Eve
Oct 31 2019 58 mins  
A gritty and not so great horror anthology redeems itself by the end, propelling its director straight into a career in filmmaking, and potentially bringing us a new horror icon to rival Jason and Freddy. Happy Halloween everyone!


Once Bitten
Oct 28 2019 54 mins  
This is Jim Carrey's big breakthrough - his first starring role as a frustrated teenage virgin who can't get his girlfriend to give it up, so he turns to a female vampire instead and gets more than he bargained for. It's goofy as hell and 80's through-and-through, which means we more or less loved it.


The Guest
Oct 15 2019 51 mins  
Perfect for the season, and also a "perfectly serviceable film" by our standards, with a "smooookin' hot" guy leading the action.


House of 1000 Corpses
Oct 08 2019 54 mins  
We're resurrecting Rob Zombie's first full-length feature film, House of 1000 Corpses, and tearing it limb from limb. But mostly we're enjoying Haig's turn as the wacky-yet-intimidating Captain Spaulding, the clown with a murder ride in his gas station. Fried chicken, anyone?


Ginger Snaps
Oct 03 2019 57 mins  
We love this Canadian teenage werewolf story from the early aughts. Happy Halloween season!


Braindead / Dead Alive
Sep 24 2019 54 mins  
Braindead is often cited as the goriest film ever made, and it's hard to dispute. But it's a big favorite of Todd's, and a request from at least one of our listeners over the years. Enjoy!



Witchboard
Sep 20 2019 61 mins  
We always have fun on our show, but this week we had maybe even a little more fun than usual with this 80's cheesefest. Listen carefully for Craig's big reveal.


Curtains
Sep 10 2019 44 mins  
Curtains.


Cube
Sep 04 2019 52 mins  
It's a late 90's, low-budget Canadian flick that spawned a franchise. There are more than 2 sides to this story...6, to be exact.


IT: Chapter One (2017)
Aug 27 2019 68 mins  
The second part to the story is set to release next week, a scant 29 years after the original miniseries scared our kid pants off. You may remember we did a two-part series of podcasts over that series and Tim Curry's legendary performance as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. We reference that project AND the book, of which all three of us are intimately familiar...but maybe not quite as familiar as Jordan, who is such a fan of King's novel that she bears a custom tattoo to commemorate its impact on her life. Thanks again, Jordan, for your request and your unique insight into this terrifying tale.


May
Aug 24 2019 64 mins  
It's not one of our wackier conversations, because this week's episode is a seriously dark characters study of a disturbed young girl, directed by Lucky McKee.


The Hitcher
Aug 08 2019 53 mins  
He passed away recently at the age of 75, but his legacy lives on in films such as Blade Runner and The Hitcher.


Interview: Linnea Quigley + Creepozoids
Jul 30 2019 51 mins  
We were honored to ask her about her experiences working on the low-budget horror features of the 80s and 90s, as well as her work with her personal passions such as animal rescue. Special thanks to Ms. Quigley for taking time out of her busy schedule to join us today! Also, we talked about Creepozoids.


The Deadly Spawn
Jul 17 2019 58 mins  
This homage to B-Movie sci-fi films of the 50s becomes the very definition of a "creature feature": An entire film centered gratuitously around a big, ugly monster and little else.


There’s Nothing Out There
Jul 10 2019 55 mins  
There's Nothing Out There is an amateurish 80's movie that nevertheless was, in some ways, ahead of its time. But there's a lot of heart here, and some genuinely fun and funny moments. Directed by a 20 year-old from a script he wrote as a teenager, this week's movie was fun to watch and discuss.


Bone Tomahawk
Jul 02 2019 57 mins  
We were told this was a horror movie, although it's at least 70% straight Western. Which doesn't mean we didn't enjoy it. On the contrary, the star-studded cast and excellent writing made this a good watch and fine discussion.



Death House
Jun 25 2019 58 mins  
We didn't have a lot of good things to say about this disappointing outing, based on a script from the late Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface). A rousing game of "spot the celebrity" helps to pass the time, even as you consider what a waste it is to assemble so many horror icons for this nonsense.


The Wicker Man
Jun 18 2019 62 mins  
Come with us as we unlock this puzzle of a film and talk about its storied history as Christopher Lee's most favorite performance of all time.


Popcorn
Jun 11 2019 57 mins  
The movies within a movie make THIS movie a joy to watch. More than anything, we want to attend the horror-sci-fi movie marathon that is the centerpiece of this film. We just don't want to die in the process.


Hellraiser
Jun 04 2019 58 mins  
We're twisting our puzzle box to unlock Clive Barker's directorial debut about a twisted group of people summoning a twisted group of demons to do some seriously twisted things.


The Taking of Deborah Logan
May 28 2019 57 mins  
Even though it's a found-footage movie, even Todd found something to like about it.


The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires
May 21 2019 53 mins  
This was Hammer's last Dracula film in their series, and it's easy to see why.


The Changeling
May 14 2019 53 mins  
George C. Scott plays a composer stumbling his way, puzzled, through a haunted house. SUPPOSEDLY based on a true story, but don't you believe it (says Todd). Thank you, Vincent, for your request!


Mother’s Day (1980)
May 07 2019 56 mins  
We expected to hate this movie but were pleasantly surprised. Listen as we fall all over each other to offer some guarded and highly qualified opinions for this overlooked - but notorious - classic.


The Toxic Avenger
Apr 23 2019 54 mins  
Todd was anxious to subject Craig to another Troma film - one that goes to the heart of the studio, first introducing its most infamous icon.


The Stuff
Apr 16 2019 57 mins  
An unknown mutant ice cream/yogurt/whipped cream concoction bubbles out of the ground and makes people crazy, but that doesn't stop a company from packaging it up and making it into the hottest item of the century.



Critters
Apr 09 2019 52 mins  
There has been a small flurry lately of Critters-related activity, so we thought it was high time to review this relic from the 80's.


Bill Oberst Jr. Interview: Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies
Apr 02 2019 56 mins  
Bill Oberst Jr. is an Emmy Award-winning, mega-prolific actor in the horror genre who has amassed nearly 200 roles in just 10 short years. His down-to-earth and honest persona contrasts sharply with the killers he usually plays (when he's not playing, say, a talking dog), and we enjoyed some deeper conversation than usual about what it means to make and watch horror films. Oh yeah, and we talked about the Asylum mockbuster Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies.


Zombeavers
Mar 26 2019 51 mins  
And what a ride it is. We found more charm here than your average , thanks to some excellent writing, great cinematography, and the decision to "keep it real" on the...um...beaver effects.


Hereditary
Mar 19 2019 57 mins  
This week's request comes from Joseph - last year's breakout horror hit, Hereditary. It boasts a stellar cast and, in its own way, brings Rosemary's Baby into the 21st century. Thanks again for the request!


The Lair of the White Worm
Mar 12 2019 56 mins  
Is it self-aware satire or just a cheesy failure? Is it horror or comedy? There's a lot to unpack here in this surprisingly fun film. Thank you, Robin, for suggesting it!


Return of the Living Dead 2
Mar 06 2019 53 mins  
Have a listen to see what we thought of this 80's horror comedy, and whether it stacks up to the original.


Poltergeist II: The Other Side
Feb 26 2019 61 mins  
Not quite as good as the original, but waaay better than Poultrygeist, if you must know.


Exorcist II: The Heretic
Feb 21 2019 63 mins  
It's what you get when a director who was never enthusiastic about the original tries to take the material in an entirely different direction. We had a lot to say about this mess of a movie, and some of it may surprise you. Give it a listen!


The Fly 2
Feb 12 2019 61 mins  
February is our Month of Sequels again this year. We already did the David Cronenberg version of The Fly and gave it high marks, so we thought we'd give the sequel a spin.


Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2
Jan 29 2019 63 mins  
We enjoying chatting about this odd little movie that should make a bit more sense than it does. The spirit of a dead prom queen haunts and possesses poor Vanessa to avenge her death...or something.



Tremors
Jan 23 2019 56 mins  
This 1950s-style monster movie from the 90's was such a staple of our childhoods that we were reluctant to tackle it for so long because we are both so familiar with it. But in the end we were happy to revisit it in all its B-movie glory. Thanks again for the request!


The Purge
Jan 16 2019 62 mins  
Kicking off Request Month is this request from long-time listener, Karthik. We enjoyed having a rare political discussion (don't worry folks, we don't get too deep) and dissecting this film that made bank at the box office and spawned a few sequels and a TV show. Thanks for the request, and if you have any more, please let us know!


Bloody New Year
Jan 01 2019 53 mins  
Sure wish we could've brought you a better New Year's themed horror film this week, but we're scraping the bottom of the barrel here. If anyone has any better ideas, let us know and we'll put it on the list for next year!


Christmas Shorts
Dec 25 2018 57 mins  
All the shorts in this episode are linked from our website at http://2guys.red40.net. Otherwise, Google is your friend!


Jack Frost
Dec 18 2018 61 mins  
Todd thought it was funny. Craig thought it was stupid. Listen to find out why and laugh along with us at the ridiculous snowman puppet and corny one-liners.


Red Christmas
Dec 10 2018 57 mins  
Does this movie have an anti-abortion agenda? It sure seems like it, but it's impossible to tell for sure. Which is only one of the reasons why it's so maddening.


Night of the Comet
Dec 03 2018 58 mins  
More of a horror-comedy than straight horror, this quirky 80's throwback took us both by surprise. Two Valley Girls try to adapt to a world without boys and the typical teenage fascinations when a comet passes by the earth and obliterates humanity, turning many of the few survivors into zombie-type creatures.


A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors
Dec 01 2018 66 mins  
We started this podcast with the Wes Craven film The People Under the Stairs, and so we tackled one of our favorite Freddy Krueger films, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors. This iconic entry in the franchise set the stage for a series of successful sequels and is responsible for cementing Freddy Krueger into the pop culture forever. It may not have aged particularly well, but we had a hard time giving too many harsh words to this favorite from our childhoods. Do you remember it well? Give this a listen and let us know YOUR thoughts and memories from this movie. And a special thanks to all the listeners who have stuck with us through the years. Here's to another 150!


Thanksgiving Special: Blood Rage
Nov 20 2018 56 mins  
Happy Thanksgiving, Americans! We're happy to treat to you this long-lost slasher film with all the trimmings: cheesy 80's music, hilarious over-the-top gore effects, laughable acting, and ridiculous writing. Whip it out to wake up your relatives during the post-turkey food coma phase of your celebration. Just remember, everyone: That isn't cranberry sauce!


Dolls
Nov 13 2018 53 mins  
Stuart Gordon sure has the market cornered on killer doll movies. This more or less kicked off a line of low-budget features in the same vein that would sit on video shelves for decades.



Burnt Offerings
Nov 06 2018 63 mins  
We varied a bit on our final assessment of this admittedly classic haunted house story, starring the incomparable Karen Black and Bette Davis. But you'll want to listen primarily to hear Greg gush over Bette Davis.


31
Oct 31 2018 61 mins  
Happy Halloween! We end our series with the latest from Rob Zombie, aptly titled "31".


Trick or Treats
Oct 29 2018 59 mins  
Part four of our Halloween extravaganza was a fun episode to record. That doesn't necessarily mean the movie was fun. Listen for some laughs, but stick around for some fascinating movie history surrounding the director of this otherwise laughable cinematic attempt.


The Midnight Hour
Oct 19 2018 60 mins  
This made-for-TV movie event from the 80's starred some well-known faces, but it hasn't remained well-known. You probably missed it when it first aired, and it enjoyed an extremely short release on home video and DVD that you probably missed too. But don't miss our discussion about this film that, despite its many flaws, had some good moments and didn't fail to put us in the Halloween spirit.


Hellbent
Oct 09 2018 61 mins  
Despite being billed as "the first gay slasher film," not many people have heard of this 2004 micro-budget indie movie. It did not receive a wide release, but it's now available for streaming online, 14 years later, and we both concluded that it is definitely worth a watch. Listen here for our analysis


Dead and Buried
Oct 02 2018 54 mins  
Studio interference probably kept this movie from becoming great. Our verdict? Listen to our first episode this Halloween season to find out!


Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
Sep 24 2018 58 mins  
Todd was thrilled to finally introduce Craig to the official Troma catalog, and he selected one of their most recent horror-comedy-musicals that more or less accurately represents the notorious low-budget movie house's wacky, no-holds-barred, punk sensibilities. What did Craig think of it? Have a listen to find out.


Invaders From Mars
Sep 12 2018 55 mins  
We love to do kid-oriented horror movies, and this week we turn once again to Tobe Hooper's oeuvre for this modern update of the 1953 B-movie classic. It's not the best, but it's not the worst. Come join us for an in-depth review.


Jeepers Creepers 3
Sep 04 2018 59 mins  
Jeepers Creepers 3 sprung on us suddenly last year, seemingly out of nowhere. With a limited release in theaters for one day only, and an almost immediate release on VOD, we had high hopes for this film, based on the previous two. Sadly, we had to join the chorus of mixed reviews. But admittedly, it's complicated. Major thanks to the many people who requested this one as we wrap up request month!


Dead Snow 2: Red Vs Dead
Sep 01 2018 53 mins  
Normally we would wait until winter time to review a film about Nazi snow zombies, but we got several requests for this one. So we decided to throw it up during request month. And we both agree that this one is even better than the original.



Def By Temptation
Aug 17 2018 58 mins  
Def By Temptation


Cujo
Aug 07 2018 59 mins  
Based on a Stephen King novel, it departs from his book in a couple significant ways, which we discuss at length. Enjoy!


The Reef
Jul 31 2018 58 mins  
Very reminiscent of 2003 survival horror film Open Water, The Reef gives us a few more characters and a slightly different situation. It's even also based on a true story.


I Know What You Did Last Summer
Jul 27 2018 60 mins  
It's a star-studded cast in some breakthrough roles from writer Kevin Williamson, fresh off of the Scream franchise and Dawson's Creek TV show. It's just not as good as you may have remembered.


Humanoids From the Deep
Jul 19 2018 48 mins  
Check out the blatant sexism of Humanoids from the Deep!


Jaws 3-D
Jul 11 2018 59 mins  
As a goofy time capsule of your typical 80's film, it's a fun ride through an improbably plot and even more improbable special effects. Still, some great actors generally make the best of the hilariously bad material they are given, making for an experience that could have been much more boring than it turned out.


Sleepaway Camp
Jul 03 2018 68 mins  
It's the middle of summer! Time for a month of summer-themed horror films from the 2 Guys Studios. Kicking it off this week is that staple of the rental store shelves, Sleepaway Camp. Most notorious for a "shocking" twist ending, this otherwise forgettable summer camp slasher is a sort of low-rent Friday the 13th. It's worth discussing, though, as we both discovered during this week's episode. Check it out!


Hell House LLC
Jun 30 2018 66 mins  
For a good example of how filmmakers can do little with nothing, this low-key horror film seems to push all the right buttons to pull you in and keep ahold of you until the surprise ending. Give this week's episode a listen for all the details, but we highly recommend you watch the movie first.


As Above So Below
Jun 19 2018 54 mins  
A team of people follow an ancient secret path through the catacombs of Paris to find the mythical philosopher's stone that turns base metals into gold. So much promise, but what a letdown.


The Suckling
Jun 14 2018 59 mins  
This laughable attempt at a film at least falls into the "so bad it's good" category when it's not offending your sensibilities. And to think Todd first thought this was a faith-based film touting the dangers of abortion...



Veronica
Jun 04 2018 59 mins  
Don't get us wrong - it's an extremely well-made film and we enjoyed it considerably. Listen to our discussion for the subtle nuances and a special tribute.


The Amityville Horror
May 27 2018 60 mins  
We both remembered this as being fairly boring, and at least one of us hasn't revised that assessment. Regardless, it was a huge hit and a widely influential haunted house movie.


Train to Busan
May 20 2018 67 mins  
This week's movie is a surprisingly good Korean zombie film, available to you on Netflix at the time of publishing. Listen to Craig gush over this zombie movie so heavy it's embarrassing.


Don’t Look In The Basement
May 03 2018 54 mins  
It's not fantastic, but we've seen worse and it has its charms.


Don’t Go Into The Woods
Apr 21 2018 53 mins  
The new gold standard against which all our "bad" horror movies are judged.


Don’t Breathe
Apr 10 2018 55 mins  
Produced by Sam Raimi, this wildly successful thriller combined suspense with some fairly brutal violence. Have a listen for our take on it.


Don’t Look Now
Apr 03 2018 64 mins  
We start with this classy, classic, stylish supernatural thriller starring Donald Sutherland. It may not be the most action-packed film we've reviewed, but there is a lot to unpack as a couple grieving for the loss of their daughter encounter a psychic with a warning for them from beyond the grave.


April Fool’s Day (1986)
Mar 27 2018 60 mins  
In celebration of April Fool's Day next week, here is another 80' slasher film starring none other than Biff from Back to the Future. Stick around for an important announcement from us at the end of the podcast.


Intruder (1989)
Mar 20 2018 52 mins  
The Sam Raimi team of misfits gathers together in 1989 to add to the growing pile of middling 80's slasher films, this one surrounding the night crew in a supermarket that is too small for its own good. Sam and Ted Raimi, Martin Sheen's daughter, and even Bruce Campbell all make appearances, with effects by The Walking Dead goremeister Greg Nicotero.


Tokyo Gore Police
Mar 17 2018 60 mins  
All you need to know is in the title. We follow the exploits of an "Engineer Hunter" in the madcap and bloody world of the future, where the Tokyo Police are privatized and brutal, hunting mutants who grow weapons from damaged body parts. It's as crazy as it sounds.



The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Part 2
Mar 06 2018 61 mins  
We chose this film to finish up our month of notorious #2's because Hooper and Co. decided to go a completely different direction with a wacky, gory comedy, instead of the shocking straight horror style of the original (which did, truth be told, have its own darkly comedic moments).


Friday the 13th: Part 2
Feb 27 2018 60 mins  
The first appearance of Jason as the killer requires a few leaps in logic and plausibility, but it did set up one of the most iconic movie villains and longest-running horror franchises in the business. It also makes for a charmingly dated and tame summer camp slasher movie, which we only realized upon revisit.


House 2: The Second Story
Feb 06 2018 59 mins  
Very different in tone from the original House (which we have previously discussed), we had fond memories of this horror-comedy from our childhoods. Have a listen to see if the film measured up to our recollections.


A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
Feb 04 2018 57 mins  
The history behind this sequel is much more interesting than the film itself. We examine it in all its glory.


High Tension
Jan 28 2018 46 mins  
Alexandre Aja has a reputation for making extremely violent gorefests, and this one kicked it off for him. We have very mixed feelings about it.


Phenomena
Jan 16 2018 57 mins  
Dario Argento's films don't make a lot of logical sense, but they are so well-crafted and creative, with such beautiful imagery, that we'll overlook all that for style over substance. We both enjoyed this surreal and stunning tale about a psychic girl and her special insect friends.


Get Out
Jan 09 2018 65 mins  
Jordan Peele made a surprising turn from comedy to horror with this surprise hit that pushed all the right buttons. It's a suspenseful, timely, well-made, and absolutely chilling story of a black man who goes to meet his white girlfriend's family for the first time.


A Christmas Horror Story
Jan 06 2018 60 mins  
Better late than never! We kick off 2018 with a brief look back and Christmas with the EXCELLENT and supremely overlooked A Christmas Horror Story - starring William Shatner, among others!


Better Watch Out
Dec 20 2017 59 mins  
Season's Greetings! We absolutely loved unwrapping this holiday package. So go check it out now on your favorite streaming service and come back here for the full report.


Dead Snow
Dec 17 2017 58 mins  
Sorry for the lateness of this week's (last week's!) episode. In keeping with our holiday-ish theme, we went with a film that, although it technically takes place during Easter, should still put you in a holiday mood with all the snow, sweaters, and celebration. Red is the color of the season. Enjoy our take on the Norwegian horror film, Dead Snow.



Child’s Play
Dec 09 2017 66 mins  
Child's Play is a classic, and one of the longest running movie series of all time. We revisit this classic from 1988 starring Chris Sarandon.


Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Dec 01 2017 56 mins  
Take a high-school sex comedy, mix it with a modern zombie flick, and you'll get Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, a request from loyal listener and previous guest Jordyn. Sorry we were a little slow getting it out this week.


Of Unknown Origin
Nov 21 2017 51 mins  
Rounding out Request Month comes a suggestion from Nick Sible about a killer rat.


Dementia 13 (1963)
Nov 14 2017 58 mins  
Loyal listener Manuel requested this week's topic - another Roger Corman classic that also happens to be Francis Ford Coppola's first "legitimate" feature film. Filmed in 9 days for about $40,000, this film is not without its flaws, but really, what more can you expect?


The Babysitter (2017)
Nov 07 2017 60 mins  
First, head over to Netflix to watch this right away. Then, drop back here to listen to our thoughts and see if you take our side over this somewhat divisive film directed by McG.


Satan’s Little Helper
Oct 31 2017 63 mins  
This year, we scraped up this little-known flick with a mostly-unknown cast that happens to include Amanda Plummer. How she ended up in this turkey, we have no idea. The reviews online are kinder to this film than we ended up being. But you know Craig will give it a pass anyway.


Cannibal Ferox
Oct 24 2017 59 mins  
Umberto Lenzi died about a week ago. We pay tribute to his memory the way we tend to do on this show. That is, we review his most notorious film. We didn't say it was his BEST film. We said it was his most notorious. Here, from the man who originated the short-lived cannibal "genre" of trash cinema, is Cannibal Ferox.


Something Wicked This Way Comes
Oct 17 2017 61 mins  
Based on the novel by Ray Bradbury, from a script from Ray Bradbury, this was a bit of a dark turn for Disney at the time. We both love this film and we think you will too.


Night of the Demons
Oct 10 2017 51 mins  
The poster art alone is scary enough. There may not be the scariest movie behind it, but it's high camp 80's schlock and it takes place during a Halloween party in a possessed (not haunted - know the difference!) house, so it may just be what the doctor ordered for you this season. Give it a listen and see if you agree with our assessment of this cult classic.


The Amityville Horror 2: The Possession
Oct 03 2017 64 mins  
Terrible acting, nonsensical plot, blatant ripoffs of much better films, and some brother-on-sister action are just a few of the things that makes this the must-watch film of the Halloween season. There's no better film to kick off our 2017 Halloween series. Enjoy!



Jeepers Creepers 2
Sep 20 2017 56 mins  
Regardless of what you think of Victor Salva, we have to admit that he makes some very entertaining films.


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Sep 13 2017 65 mins  
Tobe Hooper died a couple weeks ago at the age of 74. He left behind a crazy assortment of horror films, not the least of which was the infamous and groundbreaking The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. This is our tribute to his legacy.


IT – Part 2 (1990)
Sep 07 2017 61 mins  
Suffice to say that we found the conclusion even more disappointing than we remembered it being.


IT – Part 1 (1990)
Aug 30 2017 63 mins  
There's another remake on the horizon. So we thought we'd pay tribute to Stephen King's magnum opus, "It", by looking back at the TV miniseries that scared a generation of kids and adults, while putting clowns around the world out of work.


Eyes Without A Face
Aug 22 2017 52 mins  
This week we go back to the classics. The quality of this surreal French film stunned us both - even Craig, who admits he is not usually as interested in "the oldies".


XX
Aug 17 2017 53 mins  
We both love horror anthology pics, but we ended up a bit divided on this one overall. Have a listen to find out why.


Night of the Living Dead
Aug 01 2017 68 mins  
RIP George Romero. Our tribute episode to a man who changed the face of horror and exploitation film forever.


Spookies
Jul 25 2017 50 mins  
Well, it's a practical effects extravaganza. You get double the storyline for your money. There's a host of zany characters. When you have three credited directors, what could possibly be wrong? Before you check this one out, let our podcast prepare you for all the time you will wast....er, spend watching this "night of unrelenting terror".


Evilspeak
Jul 18 2017 49 mins  
Clint Howard, Ron Howard's less attractive younger brother, began a long career in horror movies with this "high tech" fright flick from the 80's. It's a male version of Carrie with a lot of dumb elements, but it was fun to laugh at.


Trick or Treat (1986)
Jul 11 2017 59 mins  
Not to be confused with the far better film "Trick R Treat," this heavy metal horror film may not be the best VHS tape on the shelf, but it sings with 80s charm - a throwback to a time when horror didn't take itself so seriously. And in addition to a decent soundtrack, there are also a couple cool cameos of a young Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osborne.



Clown
Jul 05 2017 56 mins  
Like many of the critics before us, we felt this movie was uneven enough to prevent us from giving it the full stamp of approval. However, it manages to be bloody entertaining at times, simply by going where few dare to tread.


Eloise
Jun 27 2017 62 mins  
This paint-by-numbers haunted insane asylum story is far from "insanely horrifying," but it's not the worst film we've seen, by any stretch of the imagination.


Zombie Nightmare
Jun 20 2017 56 mins  
This turkey - one of his few horror films - has to be one of the absolute best so-bad-it's-good horror flops. Once you're done hearing us riff on it, head over to Netflix for the MST3K episode.


Rec
Jun 13 2017 51 mins  
This Spanish-language film takes place in a Barcelona apartment building, as a television producer gets trapped in a quarantine situation with a deadly outbreak. Todd usually doesn't like this sort of thing, but he enjoyed this film.


The Boxer’s Omen
Jun 06 2017 49 mins  
Ah, where to begin with this one? Scary it is not, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a more wacky or off-putting film in all of cinema. We wish we could say we were taken in by its charms, but some rather disgusting antics in this movie turned our stomachs more than mere goriness ever could.


It’s Alive
May 30 2017 59 mins  
By the end, we were unexpectedly touched by this dated but unique "killer baby" movie.


The Eyes of My Mother
May 23 2017 71 mins  
This slow burn creep-fest really got under our skin and we enjoyed discussing its many nuances.


Puppet Master
May 18 2017 62 mins  
Who knew there was such a market for mediocre killer puppet movies?


Bay Of Blood
May 09 2017 54 mins  
We're both happy to discuss this Mario Bava giallo flick, which turned out to be the granddaddy of the slasher genre that came to prominence a decade later in the 80's. Yes, the plot is convoluted. But at least there IS a plot. Listen as we attempt to unravel it.


Galaxy of Terror
May 02 2017 60 mins  
This Roger Corman-produced Alien-ripoff also happened to send a young James Cameron on his way to film stardom. It's hard to deny the strong resemblance between this film and Aliens, which he would later write and direct. Thanks, Ryan, for the suggestion!



Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama
Apr 25 2017 52 mins  
Thank you, Mr. DeCouteau, for your tireless efforts at making movies that people want to watch.


Sinister
Apr 18 2017 52 mins  
Loyal listener Jordyn picked this week's movie, so we invited her along to discuss with us the utterly disturbing 2012 film, Sinister, starring Ethan Hawke.


Martin
Apr 11 2017 53 mins  
Not many people outside the die-hard horror circles have even heard of George Romero's vampire tale, Martin. Sometime between Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, he made a few movies that failed to connect with a large audience. This would be one of them.


The Fly (1986)
Apr 06 2017 57 mins  
Our good friend and self-professed Jeff Goldblum fanatic, Simone, joins us on an adventure into sadness and absolutely disgusting makeup effects.


Near Dark
Mar 14 2017 59 mins  
Our tribute episode to the late, great Bill Paxton, who puts a chilling yet lovable turn on the classic vampire-biker-western genre.


House (1986)
Mar 08 2017 62 mins  
We revisit another Fred Dekker project (that's three so far!) that's managed to win our hearts with 80's charm.


Tales From the Hood
Mar 02 2017 56 mins  
Although we are clearly not the target audience for this film, we did find some redeeming qualities in this otherwise missable flick. Plus you get to hear two white guys stumbling over themselves to remain objective about subjects with which they have little to no experience.


Shaun of the Dead
Feb 21 2017 57 mins  
Simon Pegg's debut to American audiences fires on all cylinders as a rollicking comedy. Yet it's the strong characters and heart that elevates this far above most of the other horror comedies we've reviewed thus far.


The Bird With the Crystal Plumage
Feb 18 2017 58 mins  
This directorial debut by horror legend Dario Argento also happens to be both his first and perhaps most accessible feature film - so popular in Italy that it played at a single theater in Milan for several years.


The Ring (2002)
Feb 09 2017 63 mins  
It's a bleak story, but we both seemed to like it a lot better on the second go-round. Listen to also discover how it compares with the Japanese original. Shout out to loyal listener, Jordan, for this week's request. Thank you!



Student Bodies (1981)
Feb 01 2017 49 mins  
We both found plenty to laugh at in this Naked Gun-style send-up of pre-1982 horror films.


The Monster Squad
Jan 24 2017 76 mins  
The three of us enjoyed chatting about this "Goonies for horror fans," delivered like a time capsule from the 1980's. We kinda wonder why it isn't more popular today.


Hostel
Jan 09 2017 58 mins  
Both of us were surprised at how we viewed Hostel through the lens of about 10 years. Craig didn't care for it as much, while Todd gained a new appreciation.


Society (1989)
Jan 04 2017 60 mins  
Neither of us can figure out how this shocker escaped our notice all these years. All we can say is, better late than never. Whatever you do, save yourself the surprise ending by not reading anything online about this before you see it.


New Year’s Evil
Dec 27 2016 50 mins  
Brought to you by the Globus-Golan team of schlocksters behind the late Cannon Films production powerhouse, we can't even say it's more than mildly interesting. But we did have a lot of fun talking about just how bad it is. So it's in this spirit that we lift up this first podcast as a toast to 2017 - hoping that you'll stay safe and avoid EEEEVIIIIIL as you ring in the new year.


Gremlins
Dec 20 2016 67 mins  
Gremlins is a Christmas classic, inside and out. Yet it was originally released during the summer to go head-to-head against Ghostbusters and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. What a great year for movies, eh? Listen to us love all over this Stephen Spielberg-produced, Joe Dante-directed, Christopher Columbus-written comedy that JUST manages to stay kid-friendly.


P2
Dec 13 2016 62 mins  
Listen to our take on two excellent performances by two talented actors in this American-Canadian production that flopped on its release back in 2007.


Sint
Dec 07 2016 46 mins  
Neither of us cared for Sint very much, despite a high production value and intriguing premise. But we enjoyed dissecting the movie and talking about where it went wrong - starting with some terrible voice acting in the English-dubbed version.


Silent Night Deadly Night 5: The Toymaker
Nov 30 2016 62 mins  
We kick off the 2016 holiday season with the 5th installment of the infamous killer Santa horror saga. Only this one doesn't really contain a killer Santa. What it DOES have is something far more bizarre, and an ending that is well worth the (admittedly low) price of admission. It also has Mickey Rooney. Happy Holidays!


You’re Next
Nov 22 2016
This home invasion film puts a bit of a twist on the genre. We both enjoyed discussing this fast-paced gem.



Waxwork
Nov 15 2016 59 mins  
As an artifact of 80's filmmaking and the lost art of practical monster effects, Waxwork survives to deliver to today's audience a bit of fun and a lot of truly terrible dialogue. The original premise is solid too, if a little uneven.


The Descent
Nov 08 2016 56 mins  
Check out our take on this surprisingly original monster movie with a cast of strong women that relies on more than just a few pasty-white monsters to keep you on the edge of your seat.


Tales of Halloween
Nov 01 2016 65 mins  
They just don't make 'em like this anymore. We thought Tales of Halloween was a solid horror anthology that was perfect for the season.


Halloween 3
Oct 27 2016 64 mins  
Fresh off the heels of two commercially successful films starring Michael Meyers, Team John Carpenter took a left turn and decided the Halloween series would be better as an annual holiday-themed horror anthology. And maybe it would have been, had they not led the charge with this turkey.


Elvira Mistress of the Dark
Oct 19 2016 70 mins  
It didn't make a big splash, but it did make a huge impression on both of us - and, we suspect, many likeminded souls of our generation. This movie celebrates all that is goofy and fun about this iconic character, and we had a blast revisiting the camp and the cheese this holiday season.


Bleed (2016)
Oct 12 2016 49 mins  
With everything but the kitchen sink thrown into the plot, we were left confused and a bit let down by 2016's Bleed.


The Return of the Living Dead
Oct 04 2016 53 mins  
It's the Linnea Quigley's breakout role (and what a role it is). And it's responsible for the idea that zombies eat brains. But when it came to whether this zom-com was a winner or a dud, we were miles apart. We're rarely this split when discussing a film, so give this episode a listen and tell us what YOU thought of The Return of the Living Dead.


Freddy vs. Jason
Sep 28 2016 67 mins  
What would be more spectacular than pitting two horror icons together in a battle to the death? We're wild about Freddy vs. Jason!


Final Destination
Sep 20 2016 67 mins  
We're joined this week by special guest Simone Yamshon as we discuss the premiere entry into the Final Destination movie franchise.


Fright Night (1985)
Sep 13 2016 70 mins  
From fantastic performances to iconic cover art, this movie has heart and soul that holds up just as strong today, 30 years later.



Crimson Peak
Sep 06 2016 57 mins  
We both loved this movie in so many ways.


Basket Case
Sep 01 2016 52 mins  
Basket Case occupies a certain place in horror history, and is surprisingly compelling despite its low production value. Find out why by listening to this week's episode.


Cooties
Aug 24 2016
Why has this hilarious horror-comedy flown under the radar? Penned by the minds behind Saw and Glee, An ensemble cast of well-known comedy stars defend themselves against an invasion of rabid zombie children.


The Burning
Aug 16 2016 57 mins  
A cast of surprising stars leads this slasher into territory that is perhaps a little more heartfelt and genuine than your typical summer camp slasher pic from the 80s.


Prom Night (1980)
Aug 10 2016 55 mins  
Whoa boy, did we enjoy deconstructing this terribly forgettable flick that, nevertheless, stars primo scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis - and a very brief appearance by Leslie Nielsen.


Jeepers Creepers
Aug 02 2016 60 mins  
Our second Victor Salva movie (we previously discussed Clownhouse), and it's clear this man has some style and originality in his films. Both of us loved this unique - if uneven - romp that begins as a suspenseful chase film and ends up a monster movie.


Little Shop of Horrors
Jul 27 2016 52 mins  
This classic from Roger Corman has spawned a hit musical and terrific 1980's movie update starring Rick Moranis. Yeah, there is the inherent 1960's goofiness in the original, but even much of that is clearly intentional. Give this short little movie a shot and you may just be surprised.


We Are Still Here
Jul 19 2016 58 mins  
We were definitely split on this unique throwback to those old Italian giallo horrors of the 70's. Shout out to Todd's main man, Lucio Fulci!


Night of the Creeps
Jul 12 2016 64 mins  
We hold mixed feelings about Fred Dekker's dated but charming send-up to classic sci-fi and horror films. But it's worth a watch if you love everything about those movies. And James Gunn (Slither, Guardians of the Galaxy) owes a LOT to this movie...


The Lost Boys
Jul 04 2016 66 mins  
Happy 4th of July! This episode has no relation to the holiday, but we thought we'd say it anyway. While you reminisce on 'merica, why not take a trip back in time to the 80's with us today to Rob Reiner's (and Joel Schumacher's) classic film, The Lost Boys.



New Nightmare
Jun 16 2016 78 mins  
This week, we dip back into the Wes Craven collection for what is arguably the very best film in the series - the super-meta mindbender that is Wes Craven's New Nightmare.


The Final Girls
Jun 07 2016
Not gonna lie: We loved this movie to death, and can't imagine any horror fan who wouldn't go crazy over the clever, funny, and supremely touching film that is The Final Girls. From beginning to end, it took us on a roller-coaster of emotions. And maybe we cried a little bit at the end? Just a little bit...


They Live
May 17 2016 60 mins  
Consider the tag line: "You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they're people just like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong." Could a film from the 80's possibly be more timely today than John Carpenter's "They Live"?


Deadly Friend
May 10 2016 37 mins  
Deadly Friend is the third Wes Craven film we've reviewed this year in the wake of his death.


Ravenous
May 03 2016 58 mins  
Anyone out there heard of Ravenous? We thought not. This almost forgotten flick featured an all-star cast and a strong story, but flew almost completely under the radar. We unearth this unique gem and talk about what makes it so fun - and funny.


Sorority House Massacre 2
Apr 26 2016 54 mins  
Sorority House Massacre 2 may be an exercise in boobs and ridiculousness, but it has a few tricks up its sleeve for those with the patience to sit through some atrocious acting and skimpy outfits.


Pet Sematary
Apr 19 2016 74 mins  
Pet Sematary is beginning to show its age. Once considered one of the better of the Stephen King adaptations, we take some issue with that notion while still admiring a compelling story and one fantastic actor.


Chopping Mall
Apr 12 2016 43 mins  
Todd is a big Jim Wynorski fan, and recommends this movie as a gateway into his cornball, highly entertaining earlier films, straight from Roger Corman's shop.


Funny Games
Apr 06 2016 60 mins  
Funny Games is a shot-for-shot American remake of the 1997 Austrian film by the same director, Michael Haneke.


Hausu
Mar 29 2016 57 mins  
Craig and I have a divided opinion over this rare love-it-or-hate-it movie that's often described as "a live-action Scooby Doo." Not to be confused with the 1986 American horror film "House", or its comedy-horror sequel, "House 2".



Cloverfield
Mar 22 2016 62 mins  
It's a Godzilla movie told shaky-cam-style from the ground level, and we both agree it's pretty rad. Todd hadn't seen this one before, believe it or not.


The Loved Ones
Mar 16 2016 61 mins  
If John Hughes directed horror films instead of angsty teen comedies, his first film would've been The Loved Ones. It's ultra-violent, but we found a surprisingly complex message beneath all the gore.


The Witch
Mar 09 2016 57 mins  
Currently out in the theaters now, The Witch wears its heart on its hand-sewn, river-washed sleeve. It reminded us of The Crucible - both in its content and in its pacing.


Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
Mar 04 2016 46 mins  
This week we dip back into comedy, where a case of mistaken-identity on the part of some overzealous college kids leads to their deaths and much confusion on the part of two rednecks just trying to enjoy some peace and quiet.


Let the Right One In
Feb 23 2016 42 mins  
Many fans herald this as the best vampire tale of all time, so of course we had to give it a watch.


Troll
Feb 17 2016 62 mins  
Marketed as a straight horror film, Troll is more a children's fantasy movie with some grotesque horror elements, along with some surprisingly touching material at times.


Zombi 2
Feb 10 2016 50 mins  
This classic established Lucio Fulci as one of Italy's most popular horror directors during the 70's.


Excision
Feb 02 2016 56 mins  
Excision is a sublime horror movie with an all-star cast that seems to have flown completely under the radar.


Deep Red
Jan 28 2016 60 mins  
This week, we dive into a whole new subgenre of film - the Italian giallo pic - with one of Dario Argento's finest pictures: Deep Red.


Phantasm
Jan 19 2016 66 mins  
This unlikely cult hit kicked off a string of sequels - the latest of which should be released later this year. And none of them would have been hits if it weren't for the iconic character of The Tall Man. We honor Angus Scrimm's memory with a fresh, fair look at this classic from 1979.



The Green Inferno
Jan 12 2016 61 mins  
It's been a long time since we've seen a cannibal-themed horror film. Eli Roth's passion project is a shout-out to the genre, and we really, REALLY wanted to like it. Find out why it left a bad taste in our mouths in this week's episode.


Sweet 16
Jan 06 2016 44 mins  
Though it boasts a cast that is way too good on paper to crank out such a schlockfest, at least it has one thing going for it: A memorable theme song. Repeated over and over.


Terror Train
Dec 30 2015 53 mins  
We're a bit puzzled why this 80's slasher has remained under the radar for so long since its release.


Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Dec 22 2015 43 mins  
We loved the unique setting and situation in this evil Santa story, even if it was a letdown at points.


Christmas Evil
Dec 17 2015 48 mins  
A cuit classic in some circles, we weren't quite sure what to make of this weird little film. But we had a lot more to say about it than we thought we would!


Krampus
Dec 08 2015 52 mins  
For this second week of our horror-themed Christmas films, we headed straight to the theater for this brand new film from the writer-director who brought us Trick-R-Treat. And man, did we love this film!


Black Christmas
Dec 01 2015 45 mins  
Join us by the Yule log as we unwrap this overlooked but stellar Christmas horror film, by the writer-director of A Christmas Story.


Bloodbath at the House of Death
Nov 24 2015 31 mins  
Today's film is like the Airplane of horror films - a long-forgotten gem from the UK boasting Vincent Price as the leader of a satanic cult terrorizing a group of scientists investigating strange goings-on at Headstone Manor. Get ready for sight gags and that distinctly British sort of humor.


Clownhouse
Nov 17 2015 44 mins  
Clownhouse isn't going to win any awards for the best film around, but it's Sam Rockwell's very first feature, and it provides some decent scares if clowns freak you out.


Goodnight Mommy
Nov 10 2015 46 mins  
It turns out we had a lot to talk about for a film with such little dialogue. But we found this foreign thriller one of the spookier and unusual movies to come out recently.



Witching and Bitching
Nov 03 2015 38 mins  
What begins as a heist film quickly descends into hilarious chaos as a group of wanna-be criminals run afoul of a coven of witches at the most inopportune time.


Saw
Oct 27 2015 46 mins  
We revisit Saw with our first guest, Kristin Sorhus-Hafen - who doesn't normally do horror, and is watching it for the first time. Wheee!


The Woman In Black
Oct 20 2015 29 mins  
We were less-than-impressed with Daniel Radcliffe's first film after the Harry Potter series, but it may be good for those who prefer the gothic and predictable.


Trick or Treat
Oct 14 2015 32 mins  
Trick or Treat is the Halloween movie to end all Halloween movies, and we had a ball discussing it this month.


Creep
Oct 07 2015 41 mins  
Todd & Craig discuss last year's surprisingly novel found footage flick, Creep. Let's just say it lives up to its name.


A Nightmare on Elm Street
Sep 28 2015 41 mins  
Todd & Craig continue their tribute to Wes Craven with another look at the classic that made Freddy Krueger a household name: A Nightmare on Elm Street.


People Under the Stairs
Sep 21 2015 40 mins  
People Under the Stairs


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