We’re back and communing with the spirits of dead children via Kevin Tenney’s WITCHBOARD! This mid-eighties supernatural spook story stars Tawny Kitten, Todd Allen and Stephen Nichols as a love triangle dealing with a pesky entity terrorizing them. We talk the movie, the age difference between the lead actors and more! Come get progressively entrapped!
This week we’re dipping our toes into a Bay of Blood aka Twitch of the Death Nerve aka Carnage aka MANY THINGS. Seriously, this photo-slasher has a lot of alternate titles. Directed by Mario Bava and starring Claudine Auger, Brigitte Skay, Chris Avram and Laura Betti, Bay of Blood heavily influenced slashers to come. It’s a kooky, but enjoyable ride!
It might be May but we’re still thinking about the winter months and taking another stab at creating a DnD-inspired horror, S’NO’W WAY OUT!!! When a group of travellers all congregate at a diner/motel in the middle of nowhere after being forced to stop due to a huge snow storm, they find the previous group and employees dead. Can they survive the creature that just wants to kill them? Is that so bad? It’s a long but fun one, and if this isn’t your cup of tea we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming next week!
We’re headed to Castle D’Orsino this week to talk about Stuart Gordon’s Castle Freak! This film reunites genre legends Barbara Crampton and Jeffrey Combs as Susan and John Reilly with Jessica Dolalrhide as their blind daughter Rebecca and Jonathan Fuller as the monstrous Giorgio D’Orsino. John Reilly inherits a castle in Italy from his recently deceased Aunt that isn’t as empty as it seems. This gothic tale gave us some serious Hammer Horror vibes and we really loved it!
This week we’re talking about one of Christopher’s favourites, SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II!!! This sequel from writer/director Deborah Brock stars Crystal Bernard, Kimberly MacArthur, Heidi Kozak Haddad and Juliette Cummins as a girl band spending the weekend at a condo when Courtney’s dreams start bleeding into reality and they’re stalked by Rockabilly babe/Driller Killer Atanas Ilitch. Slumber Party 2 is a quirky, music-forward follow-up to the original that may not be for everybody. Love the one you’re with, baby!
Big hair, electric guitars and very little sense… this episode we’re talking about 1984 hair metal slasher ROCKTOBER BLOOD! Written by Ferd & Beverly Sebastian with Beverly also in the director’s chair Rocktober Blood stars their son Tracy Sebastian (or Tray Loren as he’s credited here) as Billy Eye, a seemingly(but not really) undead maniac singer with his sights on revenge! Rounding out the cast are Donna Scoggins as Headmistress’ new lead singer Lynn and Nigel Benjamin as band manager Chris, as well as performing the vocals for Billy. This thing is a mess. We share our spoiler-free thoughts on the new Pet Sematary, talk about the movie and then Christopher explains how Nigel Benjamin ended up lending his vocals.
This episode we’re going camping and you’re all invited! We’re talking great backwoods slasher JUST BEFORE DAWN (1981). This little gem is directed by Jeff Lieberman and stars Deborah Benson, Gregg Henry and Jamie Rose as ill-fated campers heading into the Oregon wilderness for a fun weekend of spontaneous dancing and crossing rope bridges. It has an eerie score, some beautiful cinematography and one of the BEST Final Girl confrontations ever!
Electrocution by bed, drowning by sewage, bathcid and poorly stored hazardous chemicals can only mean that we're talking about SLAUGHTER HIGH! This April Fool's Day themed slasher has a trio of Writers/Directors in Mark Ezra, George Dugdale and Peter Litten and stars a 36-year old Caroline Munro as a high schooler and Simon Scuddamore as revenge-seeking nerd Marty Rantzen. We talk the movie and its production, learn about Director Peter Litten's ghost movie and as always find out how it Jamie Lee's.
WARNING: SPOILERS! We finally reviewed another new release! In this edition of DFB Shorts we do a stream-of-consciousness style thing about our thoughts on Jordan Peele’s Us starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph & Evan Alex!
We’ve got our lycra onesies, headbands and tank tops ready because this episode we’re talking about David A. Prior’s AEROBICIDE aka KILLER WORKOUT!!! This very 80’s slasher stars Marcia Karr, Ted Prior and Teresa Van der Woude as tight-bodied aerobics aficionados dealing with a killer who’s making their way through the client base of Rhonda’s Workout. It has a great title, bitchin’ aerobics montages, crazy choreographed fight scenes and amazing music but that’s really where it ends and it never reaches the potential it could have had… but, we had fun watching it.
We Lepre-can’t believe that it is St. Patrick’s Day weekend and we’re celebrating with our first legacy film, LEPRECHAUN 2 (aka One Wedding and Lots of Funerals)! Directed by Rodman Flender and starring Warwick Davis, Shevonne Durkin, Charlie Heath & Sandy Baron, this follow-up has little in common with the first film and isn’t even as fun. Warwick Davis does his best to carry the movie but it ends up being a boring mess with some unfortunate sets that don’t hold up. We talk the movie then learn about the skeleton puppeteer and what the original plan for the film and its sequel were. Did you have your iron today?
It’s a party at the Palermo Estate and we’re all invited! This episode we’re talking about David DeCoteau’s Final Stab aka Final Scream starring Erinn Hayes, Melissa Renee Martin, Chris Boyd, Jamie Gannon and Laila Reece Landon as young folks killing and being killed at a secluded house that was the site of a quadruple homicide. It’s kind of like April Fool’s Day meets Scream but with a lot of strobe lightning, a camera that’s always moving and barely a moment that doesn’t have score playing underneath it. We talk the movie and then play another game of ‘DECOTEAU OR PORN?’ where Mitch has to decide between two titles to guess which is a film by prolific director David DeCoteau or a regular ol’ porno.