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.
They’re a bunch of fabulous friends who survived high school… for now. This week we’re talking about Skip Schoolnik’s 1988 slasher HIDE AND GO SHRIEK starring Bunky Jones, Donna Baltron, Brittain Frye, Annette Sinclair & Sean Kanan. Eight freshly graduated teens spend the night at one of their father’s furniture store and are stalked by a killer who is anything but a Laz-E-Boy. The fashions are outrageous, the hair is huge and the lighting is dark but we love this one! We discuss the criticisms that the movie is homophobic and give our opinions and then Christopher talks about his admiration of Bunky Jones and her hair, the lack of information about her lead him to find out about her passing in October 2015.
We’re dipping back into the murky waters of dreams, hypnosis, secret siblings and endless mentions of Freud and Jung this week with THE INITIATION! Starring Daphne Zuniga, Marilyn Kagan, Hunter Tylo and Frances Peterson as our sorority sisters and with big names like Vera Miles & Clu Gulager, this slasher has some quality acting and a pretty solid final 20 minutes but it’s definitely an uphill battle to get there. We talk about the movie, Christopher talks a little about the production & Mitch can’t believe there were psychology consultants. Marcia says it best, “It’s like looking for the meaning of life in a donut hole.”
This week we’re talking about Carol Frank’s 1986 slasher and spiritual sister to Slumber Party Massacre… Sorority House Massacre starring Angela O’Neill, Wendy Martel, Pamela Ross & Nicole Rio. It’s a miraculous 80’s time capsule (with absolutely amazing clothes) that actually kind-of holds up and is a lot of fun! We talk the movie & find out what Angela O’Neill is up to now! I mean, too chic!
Grab your board shorts, Heineken and off-brand Euro pop-rock songs, in this episode we’re talking about 2001 German slasher shot in English in the Czech Republic. The Pool aka Swimming Pool stars Kristen Miller, Elena Uhlig, Jonah Lotan, James McAvoy and Isla Fisher as students at an International High School in Prague who are getting picked off by a masked killer. This movie borrows a lot from more successful films and is obviously VERY influenced by Scream, but a kind of fun slasher romp! Who took away your happy thoughts?
Happy New Year! We’re ringing in 2019 with our Horror Music Battle Royale! We choose sixteen songs from horror films and pit them against each other in two brackets, debating their merits until only one remains victorious!
Music featured includes: Fall Break - Peter Yellen, HauntedWeen - Ernest Raymer, Happy Birthday To Me - Syreeta, Tonight (Make Love Until We Die) - SSQ, He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask) - Alice Cooper, Running From This Nightmare - Tuesday Knight, Prom Night and The Ballad of Harry Warden - Paul ZaZa, New Year’s Evil - Shadow, Stay the Night - Paganini Horror, If Only - Wednesday Week, Hard Way - Nowherefast, Hearts - John Tomlinson, Killer Klowns - The Dickies, I Still Believe - Tim Capello and Madman Marz!
In the second part of our Christmas Spooktacular Mitch and Christopher create MALL SANTA MASSACRE. When a sack made from remnants of WWII Krampus bells finds its way to Winter Falls, Idaho eight unfortunate mall employees are locked in with a killer possessed by Krampus himself. Done as a DnD-style slasher movie, we draw our villain and supporting characters from the black velvet bag of doom and create our own final girls. This episode is very different from what we normally do but we had a lot of fun doing it and hope you have fun listening!
‘Twas the episode before Christmas and all through the house, nothing was happening and people keep getting milk and beer. We’re talking about TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT starring Jennifer Runyon and Linda Gentille. Shot in 10 days in California, this is a truly bad Christmas slasher that we found very dull and uninspired but we had fun razzing it! It’s a supersized, two-part CHRISTMAS SPOOKTACULAR episode and in part 2 we try something different and attempt a mostly improvised DnD-style slasher movie!
Today we’re continuing with our winter episodes and ripping sick powder bro, talking about 2001 snowboarding slasher SHREDDER! Starring the voice of Aladdin, Scott Weinger, Juleah Weikel and Lindsey McKeon this movie has everything, decapitations, a large amount of gay jokes, icicle stabbing, Scream music riffs and intense snow-blowers… its a lot! Christopher talks about Director Greg Huson’s inspiration behind the film and Mitch tells us all of the prestigious awards and titles that the location holds! Dude, bad karma.
It's 1973 in Canada, Trudeau is the PM, Alex Trebek has just moved to the States for his first hosting gig and cannibal girls are eating men in small towns everywhere... well, in Farnhamville! Before there was Ghostbusters, there was Ivan Reitman's Cannibal Girls! This little exploitation flick stars a very young Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin and features Randall Carpenter, Mira Pawluk and Bonnie Neillson as the eponymous Cannibals. We chat about the movie while drinking Beau's Janis and talk about the improvised script and stressful post-production.