Episode 72 - MADMAN!!!

We’re headed back into the woods again this week to talk about Joe Giannone’s 1981 non-union slasher MADMAN! Gaylen Ross, Harriet Bass, Jan Claire, Alex Murphy, Tony Fish and Seth Jones star as counsellors at a camp being offed in classic slasher fashion by the legendary lunatic Madman Marz!  It has elaborate jacuzzi twirling, decapitations and one of the worst hiding spots!

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Episode 71 - GRIZZLY!!!

Get those grenade launchers ready because this week we’re talking about 1976 Jaws copycat from director William Girdler, GRIZZLY! This movie about a giant killer bear stars Christopher George,  Andrew Prine & Richard Jaekel as a trio of pals trying to track down a man-eater terrorizing some sort of park or campground! It also had some wild behind-the-scenes drama and the star-studded sequel that never saw the light of day. We didn’t care for it!

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Episode 70 - DRESSED TO KILL!!!

We’ve got another “erotic” horror this episode as we talk about Brian De Palma’s DRESSED TO KILL! This American giallo stars Nancy Allen, Michael Caine, Keith Gordon and Angie Dickinson and features some really beautiful camera work, pacing and is, overall, pretty solid. It has a few issues under a modern lens but is aesthetically spot-on!

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Episode 69 - OUT OF THE DARK!!!

It’s our 69th episode and we’re celebrating the milestone with “erotic horror comedy” OUT OF THE DARK!!! This slasher follows the phone fantasy operators of ‘Suite Nothings’ as they’re stalked and murdered by Bobo the clown. Out of the Dark was written by Zane W. Levitt & J. Gregory De Felice, directed by Michael Schroeder and stars Lynn Danielson-Rosenthal, the legendary Karen Black, Starr Andreeff & Cameron Dye. It has a wild cast of amazing supporting characters like Divine, Tracey Walter, Geoffrey Lewis, Karen Witter, Lainie Kazan, Tab Hunter, Marcie Leeds, Bud Cort and Paul Bartel! We freakin’ loved this movie!

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Episode 68 - HORROR HOUSE ON HIGHWAY FIVE!!!

Invisible nazis, a guy in a Nixon mask, a truly awful wig and rocket science! This week we’re talking bizarre slasher HORROR HOUSE ON HIGHWAY FIVE!!! Written and Directed by Richard Casey, this non-union flick stars Gina Christian(Christiansen here) & Irene Forrest(F.) as college students researching a rocket built by a nazi scientist who become the targets of a crazed dude in a Richard Nixon mask. It’s a very weird movie with lots of silence, a future superstar cinematographer and one of the best performances by a supporting actor ever! You must have a low IQ! 

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Episode 67 - PSYCHO PIKE!!!

This week we’re celebrating Canada Day by talking about this absolutely wild and rare Canadian horror, Chris Poschun’s PSYCHO PIKE!  Wayne McNamara, Dawn Kelly, Sarah Campbell and Douglas Kidd star as two couples heading up to Lake Shippagew for some relaxation, fishing and environmental espionage who run afoul of the local sawmill. There’s also a German toilet photographer, a farting sherriff and a one-eyed gas station attendant named Willy!

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DFB Shorts - Get to Know a Canadian: Christopher Edition

It’s Canada Day weekend(and Mitch started another new job!) so what better opportunity to take a break from our regular episodes and get to know a Canadian? In this episode of DFB Shorts Christopher talks his horror favourites. How would he die in a horror movie? What’s his favourite remake? Who is his fave Scream Queen? Find out the answers to these and more!!! It’s an episode!

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Episode 66 - DR. GIGGLES!!!

We’ve been eating apples like crazy and that couldn’t even keep this episode away. This week we’re talking about 1992 slasher DR. GIGGLES! Starring Holly Marie Combs, Larry Drake, Glenn Quinn and Michelle Johnson this late-to-the-party film missed the slasher crazy by a few years but is still a fun cut-em-up with good production values and pretty solid acting. Long live Erica!

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Episode 65 - MOSQUITO!!!

Grab those citronella candles and bug spray, this week we’re talking about giant, alien mosquito movie… MOSQUITO!!! Directed by Gary Jones and starring Rachel Loiselle, Gunnar Hansen & Ron Asheton as strangers brought together to do battle with killer mosquitoes. Watch out for the probosis!

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Definitely FIrst Blood
Episode 64 - BAD MOON!!!

Hey Sis, Uncle Ted is coming to visit for this week’s episode. We’re talking about Eric Red’s 1996 werewolf movie BAD MOON! Starring Mariel Hemingway, Michael Pare & Mason Gamble this creature feature is pretty good with great gore and practical effects but very short and falls victim to some pretty bad dialogue. We enjoy it! We talk the movie, a little about production and then discuss Eric Red’s legal woes. Sis, it’s a good time sis. Sis!

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Episode 63 - LEECHES!!!

White socks, board shorts, off-brand Speedo’s, lots and lots of slow motion and the hardest working college doctor around… this week we’re talking about David Decoteau’s LEECHES! Directed by Mr. Coteau and written by Fangoria’s Michael Gingold, this movie(?) stars Michael Lutz, Josh Henderson and Matt Twining as members of a college swim team getting sucked on by steroid-loving leeches. It is a doozy. We talk the movie and then play a game of ‘Decoteau Plot or Not’ where Mitch has to guess if a plot is a Christopher original or a genuine Decoteau film.

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Episode 62 - WITCHBOARD!!!

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!

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Episode 61 - BAY OF BLOOD!!!

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!

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Episode 60 - S'NO'W WAY OUT!!!

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!

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Episode 59 - CASTLE FREAK!!!

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!

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Episode 58 - SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE 2!!!

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!  

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Episode 57 - ROCKTOBER BLOOD!!!

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.

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