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.
Hold on to your yellow trucker hats because in this episode we’re talking all about 1989 zombie flick J.R. Bookwalter’s THE DEAD NEXT DOOR starring Pete Ferry, Jolie Jackunas, & Michael Grossi (Plus Bruce Campbell). This little gem is a fun, goofy low budget feature shot on Super 8 in Akron, Ohio that follows a team of soldiers (Zombie Squad) as they set out to complete the serum that can finally kill the zombies. But it won’t be that easy because they also have to do battle with a local end-of-days cult that believes it’s God’s plan to kill the human race. We LOVED it!
It is our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY and we’re talking about one of the craziest movies we can think of… THE MANITOU! Written and Directed by William Girdler and starring Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg & Michael Ansara this movie features 3(maybe 4) cases of brown face, finger lasers while nude, a levitating elderly woman and lots and lots of chanting. It is a disaster that everybody should see.
We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day and talking about George Mihalka’s 1981 Canadian slashterpiece MY BLOODY VALENTINE!!! Starring Lori Hallier, Cynthia Dale, Paul Kelman and Neil Affleck as young residents of Valentine’s Bluff where 20 years ago Harry Warden killed the heck out of a couple people with a pickaxe on Valentine’s Day and now, on the eve of the first Valentine’s Day dance in 20 years people are being killed at Hanniger Mine. We love this one, and it is Mitch’s favourite slasher movie with one of the nicest, most Canadian, good-intentioned blunders during production. Be our bloody Valentines!
It’s the first of two Valentine’s Day episodes and we’re getting into the romantic mood and talking about loosely Valentine’s Day themed 1999 slasher LOVERS LANE starring Erin J Dean, Anna Faris, Riley Smith & Sarah Lancaster and directed by Jon Ward, Thirteen years ago Mandy’s Mom and Michael’s Dad were murdered on Lovers Lane by a hook-handed maniac(or was it!?) and now its Michael and his pals being murdered. This movie is a pretty big mess featuring incestuous relations, a terrible wig and a whole bunch of Coke product placement in the age of Pepsi. Line drive, bitch.