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Sep 1, 2016

"Some folks have a strange idea of entertainment." - For Tom McLoughlin's installment of the F13 franchise, Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI, Bob Larkin takes the role of Martin the Caretaker, replacing Crazy Ralph and providing a series of great lines such as this. The witty script sets the tone for a lively installment in the series that is far more self aware than previous F13 films. Let the fun begin! Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s. Let's welcome the biggest Jason fan of the Grue-crew from Horror News Radio, Dave Dreher, to the show to discuss his favorite Friday the 13th flick.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 89 – Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

Describe him as you will, but C. J. Graham's and Dan Bradley's Jason in Part VI is part Frankenstein, part Zombie, but all slasher. In the opening scene Tommy Jarvis (Thom Matthews) returns from Part IV: Final Chapter and Part V: A New Beginning to cremate Jason's remains buried in a Crystal Lake cemetery. Instead, he and his buddy Allan Hawkes (Ron Palillo) inadvertently resurrect the killer with lightning. After ripping "Horshack's" heart out, Zombie Jason is on the move chasing Tommy back to Crystal Lake. Ah, movies, such fun. The film is a riot with great action, a murderously inventive Jason and fun characters. Who doesn't love Jennifer Cooke as Tommy's new love interest, Megan Garris. And, ironically, for the first time in the series, there are actual kids at the camp, leading to an interesting scene where Jason shambles into their bunk room.

Grue-crew member David Dreher joins the DoH gang to take a look at one of the films most near and dear to his heart. While, as the curator of Savini.com, he has a strong affection for the first Friday the 13th and Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter, he admits that he loves Jason Lives just as much. Along with Christopher, Doc and Thomas, he revisits the film going over each shocking kill and all the new mythology added to Jason's motives and stamina. Lightning, who knew? Check out the episode and relive probably the most fun entry into the Friday the 13th franchise. C'monl, it even has an Alice Cooper theme song. What's not to love.

Aug 13, 2016

"I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure." - Hicks (Michael Biehn) agrees with Ripley (Signourney Weaver) in Aliens as they surviving marines search for the best plan in dealing with the swarming, unstoppable xenomorphs. James Cameron delivers a kick-ass sequel to Ridley Scott's highly successful Alien (1979) in a rare case of where the franchise gets even better the second time around. Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s. To make sure this episode is a super special event, Chris Rotten "Son of Rotten" is joining as a guest host.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 88 – Aliens (1986)

Following the success of Terminator, director James Cameron heads to outer space, pitting a unit of marines against an army of xenomorphs from Alien (1979). His sequel to the Ridley Scott classic is a critical and financial success propelling the director into the spotlight as one of Hollywood's top directors. Back for another face to face with the alien monster is Sigourney Weaver reprising her role as Ellen Ripley, the lone survivor of the Nostromo. Paul Reiser is on board as Carter J. Burke, a representative of the Wayland-Yutani Corporation. Lance Henriksen portrays Bishop an android far different than the "glitchy" Ash (played by Ian Home in Alien). Carrie Henn makes a strong impression as the young "Newt" who has survived the alien attacks on LV-426 for 14 days. The marines consist of Michael Biehn (Hicks), Bill Paxton (Hudson), William Hope (Lt. Gorman), Ricco Ross (Frost), Al Matthews (Apone), Jenette Goldstein (Vasquez), Mark Rolston (Drake) and more.

The cast is incredible with great lines. Who can forget "Get away from her, you bitch!" and "That's it, man. Game over, man. Game over!" But the film also has impressive special effects. Not only are the aliens themselves better portrayed in Aliens but the film also introduces the Alien Queen. The sheer size and stature of the creature is overwhelming and visual treat. The fight between the queen and Ripley (within an exosuit cargo-loader) is one of the most memorable battles in 80's cinema. Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore relive and review the film in all its glory with special guest host Chris Rotten.

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Jul 28, 2016

"Do you ever fantasize about being killed? Do you ever wonder about all the different ways of dying you know, violently, and wonder, like, what would be the most horrible way to die?" - Trash's quote within Return of the Living Dead sets the tone for the film, exposes what to expect and is the first thing the character does to make Linnea Quigley an instant scream queen. Known for its sense of humor, its many quotable lines and establishing that zombies like to eat "Braiiinnns," Return of the Living Dead is one of the true gems of the decade. Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 87 – Return of the Living Dead (1985)

When first announced, Return of the Living Dead was to be in 3D and directed by Tobe Hooper. Wow! By the time it came out writer Dan (Alien) O'Bannon took the helm and created an instance classic that has yet to be matched. The cast is incredible. Clue Galager, James Karen, Don Calfa and Thom Matthews lead a group of actors that includes John Philbin, Jewel Shepard, Miquel Nunez and Brian Peck among others. It made a star out of Linnea Quigley as Trash. But the film also took its own look at zombies referencing Night of the Living Dead as if it were a thinly veiled documentary, having its zombies be turned by chemicals, establishing they eat brains to make the pain of being dead go away and allowed the ghouls to run, talk and think. 

The film also boasts some top notch special effects. The tar man zombie that comes out of the canisters is classic. And the lady torso zombie is incredible to watch, twitching away on the table as she spouts exposition. The tone of the film is lighter providing laughs without getting as jokey as the sequel would attempt. But the tone does not sacrifice the horror allowing the gore to shine through when needed. The blood literally sprays on the walls when the zombies attack. Far different than Dawn of the Dead, Zombie and modern contemporary zombie films, Return of the Living Dead is one of a kind, even the sequels failed to capture what makes this film so special.

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Jul 13, 2016

"Welcome to Potter's Bluff" - the tagline for Dead and Buried hides the horror behind an innocuous invitation. Once you arrive to this coastal town, the horror soon begins with one of the more underrated horror films from 1981. Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s. Guest-host, The Black Saint (Horror News Radio) joins the crew to discuss Dead and Buried.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 86 – Dead and Buried (1981)

Writers Jeff Millar & Alex Ster and Ronald Shusett & Dan O'Bannon (sort of) team up with director Gary Sherman to give its audience an extended Twilight Zone inspired tale of horror and paranoia. James Farentino is the sheriff of Potter's Bluff who stumbles upon a series of events that unearth Jack Albertson's terrifying hidden agenda. And his wife, Melody Anderson, has secrets of her own. The cast includes Lisa Blount (Prince of Darkness), Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street) & Michael Pataki (Dracula's Dog). The film also includes early special effects from FX guru Stan Winston.

The Black Saint leaps into the forefront as he shares how much Dead and Buried means to him and his experiences first seeing the film in the theaters in 1981. The Grue-crew recap and review the film, diving into the actors, the effects, the story and stories behind the story. Check out the review of Dead and Buried from Thomas, Doc and Christopher along with guest-host The Black Saint.

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Jun 20, 2016

"They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tombs." - the tagline for Demons only begins to hint at the bizarre story behind Lamberto Bava's creature feature described in another tagline as "an Orgy of Bloodshed." All the characteristics of 80s Italian horror films are here: a cast of unusual characters, a nonsensical plot and graphic, bloody special effects. And that's not the half of it. Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s. Guest-host, The Black Saint (Horror News Radio) joins the crew to discuss Demons.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 85 – Demons (1985)

During the summer of 1986, the latest horror film from Italian genre favorite Laberto Bava (son of the legendary Mario Bava) made its Stateside debut. Produced and co-written by Dario Argento (Deep Red, Suspiria), Demons would become an 80s horror classic featuring memorable, gory effects (by Sergio Stivaletti) of people transforming into monsters. The talent involved is extraordinary, including Michele Soavi (The Church, Cemetery Man) as assistant director. The film became a huge hit on VHS and produced a series sequels, many of which are in name only capitalizing on the name brand this film became.

In the film, friends Cheryl (Natasha Hovey) and Hannah (Fiore Argento) attend a special advanced screening of a new horror flick. Another patron, Rosemary (Geretta Geretta) cuts herself on a prop mask from the film hanging in the lobby. Before long she transforms into a demon attacking and infecting others now locked inside the theater. Cheryl and Hannah, along with new found friends George (Urbano Barerini) and Ken (Karl Zinny) fight to escape and survive. Check out the review of Demons from Thomas, Doc and Christopher along with guest-host The Black Saint.

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Jun 6, 2016

"Hell has just been relocated!" - the tagline for  Galaxy of Terror is short and sweet, no where near as convoluted and odd as the film itself. The Roger Corman cult classic from director Bruce D. Clark features an extraordinary cast, including Robert Englund, Sid Haig, Ray Walston and Eric Moran, and a series of scattershot special effects drenched in Eighties drippy, gooey goodness. Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 84 – Galaxy of Terror (1981)

Looking at the cast and crew roster for Galaxy of Terror is a preview of faces and game changers in the future of horror and sci-fi films. While Roger Corman is responsible for many of the low budget horror classics of the past few decades, he is also responsible for recognizing and nurturing talent. The cast contains Robert Englund who would soon become better known as Willie in the V TV show and Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street films. Even though Sid Haig had made a mark in films such as Spider Baby and Pit Stop, Rob Zombie would later make him a modern icon of horror as Captain Spaulding in House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects. But is may be the second unit director - and also production designer - James Cameron who may be the most remarkable addition to the crew. Also, of note, a very young Bill Paxton was employed as the set decorator.

Cast and crew aside, the film has a number of out of this world, crazy set pieces from Edward Albert leaping into "Gymkata" action moves to a mutated worm attacking and molesting Taaffe O'Connell in a memorable, but morally questionable, scene. Robert Englund gives us a hint at his darker side when his character faces his evil twin. And Sid Haig endures a painful death at the hands of his own crystal weapons, "I live and I die by the crystals!" Galaxy of Terror is a unique blend of horror and sci-fi from the wacky crew at New World productions. Check out the review from Thomas, Doc and Christopher.

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May 23, 2016

"It's smooth and creamy. It's low calorie and delicious. And it kills. It's The Stuff!" - the tagline for Larry Cohen's cult classic from 1985, The Stuff, threatens in a heavy handed - but comically effective - manner. Following up his successful low budget horror films It's Alive (1974) and Q (1982), Cohen once again employs Michael Moriarty to face the satirical horrors the inventive director cooks up for him - in this case, a tasty alien goo that bubbles up out of the Earth that takes over the bodies of whomever devours it. Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 83 – The Stuff (1985)

"WARNING! If you see The Stuff in stores... call the police. If you have it in your home... don't touch it...get out. The Stuff is a product of nature... a deadly living organism. It is addictive and destructive. It can overcome your mind and take over your body... and nothing can stop it."

The Stuff spotlights a series of commercials that still ring true today in their stinging satire - "Enough Is Never Enough." Out of nowhere comes "The Stuff," a tasty dessert that invades the minds of those that taste its yummy goodness. It is not until the competition desperate for answers sick corporate saboteur 'Mo' Rutherford (Michael Moriarty) on the case. What he discovers is conspiracy, horror and an alien blob-like creature. Larry Cohen is an acquired taste and The Stuff is something like you've never seen. Check out the review from Thomas, Doc and Christopher.

May 7, 2016

"I created what no man's mind nor woman's womb could ever hope to achieve." - Dr. Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) returns for Bride of the Re-Animator as he and Dr. Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott) return Miskatonic University Hospital to further explore their terrifying experiments with reanimating the dead. Thomas Mariani and Doc Rotten tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 82 – Bride of the Re-Animator (1989)

Award winning film maker Christopher G. Moore (Knob Goblins) and Decades of Horror 1970s regular The Black Saint (Santos Ellin, Jr.) join Thomas and Doc to discuss the sequel to Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator (1985) that further follows the adventures of H. P. Lovecraft's original serialized story, titled Herbert West–Reanimator. Brian Yuzna's Bride of the Re-Animator features a slew of effect from some of the most talented FX artists of the time: Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, John Carl Buechler, Screaming Mad George. The gore and grue are abundant. The assembled grue-crew dive into the guts of the film to share their memories and thoughts about the film, explore the highlights and debate the failures. The film is now available on a terrific 3-disk set from Arrow Films.

Apr 18, 2016

"You have one choice, boy: sex or the saw. Sex is, well... nobody knows. But the saw... the saw is family." - this dialog from Texas Chainsaw Massacre II illustrates the different take on the Sawyer family director Tobe Hooper has in mind for the sequel to grimy drive-in hit from 1974. Chop-Top joins Drayton and Leatherface as they encounter a pair ready for their blood rampage in DJ Stretch Brock and Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright. Thomas Mariani and Doc Rotten tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 81 – Texas Chainsaw Massacre II (1986)

A dozen years after the original film changed the face of horror, Tobe Hooper returns to Texas enlisting L.M. Kit Carson to script a tale of gruesome horror and the darkest of humor while the Godfather of Gore, Tom Savini, is on board to supply the bloody special effects. Bill Moseley turns in a career defining performance as Chop-Top while Bill Johnson provides a softer but no less deadly side to Leatherface as he falls for the DJ who recorded their latest kill. Caroline Williams plays Stretch who fights to the bitter end to survive the Sawyer family giving horror the most versatile scream queen ever. Dennis Hopper has Stretch's back as Lefty Enright, a driven Lieutenant hell-bent on eradicating the family responsible for a slew of murders including the death of his nephew, Franklin. Gory, hilarious, exhilarating and unique, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II is one of the few horror films released to theaters with an NC-17 rating (or unrated). NC Director Christopher G. Moore joins Thomas and Doc to discuss the epic chainsaw battles in this 1986 under-appreciated classic.

Mar 9, 2016

It is that time of year again, the beginning of the Film Festival season. The first up for Gruesome Magazine, Horror News Radio and the Monster Movie Podcast is the NEVERMORE FILM FESTIVAL in Durham, North Carolina held in February of 2016. We covered the festival last year with Paul Cardullo joining Doc Rotten to discuss the top films from the festival. Paul returns this year to once again look at the selection of film presenting during the festival's 17th year.

The festival mixes things up a bit this year by presenting far more animated and science fiction films during the weekend events, especially for a horror film festival. For the most part, this works in its favor. Except, the better horror films are hard to find with the animated features eclipsing the other genre related films on the schedule. The festival also presents a number of short horror film blocks with the kick-ass horror short KNOB GOBLINS from occasional HNR guest-host Christopher G. Moore being a highlight of the weekend.

The festival comes highly recommended from both Doc Rotten and Paul Cardullo. The Nevermore Film Festival is presented each February over the second weekend of the month. The festival runs from Friday through Sunday with multiple screens showing the selected films. The event is located at the Carolina Theater in Durham, North Carolina. We hope to see you there next year!

Monster Movie Podcast
Episode 80 – Nevermore Film Festival 2016
w/ guest host Paul Cardullo
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Here are the films discussed on this episode of Monster Movie Podcast

  • 10 - Knob Goblins
    w/d Christopher G. Moore
  • 09 - Battle Dream Chronicle
    w/d/animator/composer/editor. Alain Bidard
  • 08 - Reveries of a Solitary Walker
    w/d Paolo Gaudio
  • 07 - Scrawl
    w/d Peter Hearn
  • 06 - The Unraveling
    w/d Thomas Jakobsen
  • 05 - ...In the Dark
    w/d David Spaltro
  • 04 - Everlasting
    w/d.Anthony Stabley
  • 03 - Idyll (Idila)
    w/d Tomaz Gorkic
  • 02 - Chatter
    w/d Matthew Solomon
  • 01 - 13 Cameras
    w/d Victor Zarcoff

 

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Feb 4, 2016

On this episode of the Monster Movie Podcast we are taking a look at the most anticipated Sci-Fi and Superhero films of 2016. A bit of a stretch for a Monster Movie podcast certainly, but it is still a fun romp examining some exciting films coming our way full of aliens, mutants, fantastic beasts, lunatics and a fancy dressed Master of the Mystic Arts. Joining me tonight are some of my friends from various podcasts and fellow writers at Gruesome Magazine: Thomas Mariani, co-managing editor of OneofUs.net; Christopher G. Moore, award wining director; and, Joey Fittos contributing writer at Gruesome Magazine. Things get insane and the next hour and half move pretty fast, so hold on.

With this episode, Monster Movie Podcast returns after a brief hiatus. A lot has happened since we last chilled. The biggest news is that Doc Rotten and the Grue-crew from Horror News Radio have launched Gruesome Magazine. It is the launch of this horror movie website that is responsible for the return of this podcast. But not only re-igniting the inspiration to resurrect the show, but to also become a key factor in determining the content found within. For this episode, the grue-believers at the site replied to an online survey of 20 Sci-Fi and Superhero films from 2016 to derive the films we are going to discuss tonight AND the order in which they are ranked. If you are interested in participating and helping the show in the process head over to the Gruesome Magazine Patreon account for details.

Monster Movie Podcast
Episode 79 – Top 10 Most Anticipated Sci-Fi / Superhero Films of 2016
w/ guest hosts Thomas Mariani, Christopher G. Moore and Joseph Fittos
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Generated by the terrific Grue-Believers over at GruesomeMagazine.com, my guest hosts and I present the top 10 most anticipated Sci-Fi / Superhero films of 2016.

  • 10 - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (69%)
    Director: David Yates
    Writer: J.K. Rowling
    Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman, Katherine Waterson, John Voight, Gemma Chan, Dan Fogler
  • 09 - Star Trek Beyond (70%)
    Director: Justin Lin
    Writer: Simon Pegg & Doug Jung and Roberto Orci & John D. Payne & Patrick McKay
    Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba
  • 08 - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (73%)
    Director: Zack Snyder
    Writer: Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer (based on characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and Bob Kane & Bill Finger)
    Cast: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jena Malone, Holly Hunter, Jeremy Irons, Laurnce Fishburne and Jesse Eisenberg
  • 07 - Midnight Special (76%)
    Director: Jeff Nichols
    Writer: Jeff Nichols
    Cast: Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon
  • 06 - Suicide Squad (79%)
    Director: David Ayer
    Writer: David Ayer
    Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Scott Eastwood, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis and many, many more
  • 05 - X-Men: Apocalypse (83%)
    Director: Bryan Singer
    Writer: Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris.
    Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Oscar Isaac, Olivia Munn and many, many more
  • 04 - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (86%)
    Director: Gareth Edwards
    Writer: John Knoll, Chris Weitz, Gary Whitta
    Cast: Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna
  • 03 - Doctor Strange (94%)
    Director: Scott Derrickson
    Writer: C. Robert Cargill, Thomas Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer and John Spaihts
    Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • 02 - Captain America: Civil War (96%)
    Director: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
    Writer: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (inspired by the Marvel limited series written by Mark Millar)
    Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sabastian Stan, Paul Rudd, Tom Holland, Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman and many, many more
  • 01 - Deadpool (99%)
    Director: Tim Miller
    Writers: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (based on the character created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza
    Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, T.J. Miller and Ed Skrien

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Jun 10, 2015

Jodorwarski doing DUNE. Tim Burton and Nicolas Cage doing SUPERMAN. Ken Russell directing DRACULA. And, Hammer Films doing a version of VAMPIRELLA. Wow, these are just a few of the films announced, even placed into production with budgets and casts, but never released to the public for one reason or another. Some failed to get off the ground, many were just never finished. The Monster Movie Podcast takes a look at 12 Horror/Genre films announced but never released.

 

NC Film maker, Bill Mulligan, is a horror convention and film festival favorite hosting popular panels about horror and sci-fi films. One of his best is about films that were never completed. Bill is joining host Doc Rotten to bring his knowledge about these unique wonders of cinema to the listeners of Monster Movie Podcast. Crazy gems of outrageous ideas and concepts, many of which are heartbreaking that they never made it to the big screen. In some cases, it is probably all for the better. Ha! Join Doc Rotten and Bill Mulligan as they example 12 Horror Films Never Released.

 

Monster Movie Podcast 
Episode 78 – Top 12 Horror Films Never Released 
w/ guest host Bill Mulligan 
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Top 12 Horror Films never released. 

  • Jodorowsky’s DUNE 
  • Burton and Cage's SUPERMAN  
  • Del Toro's AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS 
  • Szöts' GRIZZLY II 
  • PRIMEVALS 
  • George Romero's THE STAND 
  • LEGEND OF KONG 
  • Ken Russell's DRACULA 
  • Hammer's NESSIE 
  • Hammer's ZEPPELINS VS PTERODACTYLES 
  • Hammer's KALI: DEVIL BRIDE OF DRACULA 
  • Hammer's VAMPIRELLA 

 

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Mar 20, 2015

Join us this week as we take a look at ten horror films screened at the 16th Annual Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina. The festival, which plays at the Carolina Theater, is one of the best, more intimate, horror festivals on the circuit bringing many unseen and low budget, independent genre films to the big screen. This year's group contains found footage, home invasion, werewolves, Sasquatch creatures, Spanish demon heavy metal puppets of death and a few surprises.

 

Doc Rotten is joined by avid horror fan and NC Film Maker, Paul Cardillo (Fix It In Post). Together they take a look at each of the ten films from the Nevermore Film Festival. Between the two of them, they were able to catch each major entry in the festival. While Doc favors Dig Two Graves and Pieces of Talent, Paul provides a terrific argument that Savageland and Blood Punch may be the best in a long time. The selection provides a variety of genre favorites, gore, effects and solid character development. Oh, yeah, and puppets made out of trash bags...

 

Monster Movie Podcast 
Episode 77 – Top 10 Horror Film of Nevermore Film Film Festival 
w/ guest host Paul Cardillo 
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Top 10 Horror Films from the 16th Annual Nevermore Film Festival.

  • 21 Days 
    Wr/Dir: Kathleen Behun - cast: Max Hambleton, Whitney Rose Pynn, Mickey River 
  • Berkshire County 
    Dir: Audrey Cummings; Wr: Chris Gamble, Chris Gamble - cast: Alysa King, Samora Smallwood, Bart Rochon, Aaron Chartrand, Madison Ferguson, Cristophe Gallander, Leo Pady 
  • Blood Punch 
    Dir: Madellaine Paxson; Wr: Eddie Guzelian; Cast: Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet, Ari Boyland, Fleur Saville, Adelaide Kane 
  • Dig Two Graves 
    Wr.Dir. Hunter Adams; cast: Gabriel Cain, Dean Evans, Audrey Francis, Danny Goldring, Tom Hertenstein, Samantha Isler, Ryan Kitley, Mark Lancaster, Ted Levine 
  • Late Phases 
    Dir. Adrián García Bogliano; Wr. Eric Stolze; Cast: Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Tina Louise, Rutanya Alda, Caitlin O'Heaney, Erin Cummings, Tom Noonan, Larry Fessenden
  • Megamuerte 
    Dir. J. Oskura Nájera; Wr. Sergi Galan; Cast: Víctor Castellà, Roger Morilla, Juanma Rueda Gallo, Txema Lorente, Louise Good, Dinger King 
  • Pernicious 
    Dir. James Cullen Bressack; Wr. James Cullen Bressack; cast: Ciara Hanna, Emily O'Brien, Jackie Moore 
  • Pieces of Talent 
    Dir. Joe Stauffer; Wr. David Long; cast: David Long, Kristi Ray, Taylor Kowalski, Barbara Weetman 
  • Savageland 
    Wr.-Dir. Phil Guidry, Simon Herbert, David Whelan; cast: David Saucedo, Monica Davis 
  • Valley of the Sasquatch 
    Wr.-Dir. John Portanova; cast: Bill Oberst Jr., Jason Vail, D'Angelo Midili, David Saucedo, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte 

 

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Mar 11, 2015

Join us this week as we take a look at thirteen of the top kills found in the Friday the 13th films that began in 1980 with the influential horror film from Sean Cunningham featuring ground breaking graphic effects from the Godfather of Gore, Tom Savini. The series of films that followed are responsible for bloody practical effects that wowed, astonished and horrified audiences as Jason Voorhees claims victim after victim - or finally meets one of his many ends, often at the hands of Tommy Jarvis.

 

Horror News Radio co-host and contributing writer at Diabolique Magazine, Dave Dreher joins Doc Rotten to revisit the Friday the 13th franchise tackling 13 top kills. After weeks of bartering back and forth, the duo settle on the list that follows. A few highlights include Kevin Bacon meeting an early end in the original Friday the 13th and Ron Palillo from Welcome Back, Kotter going face to face with the resurrected Jason in Friday the 13th: Jason Lives. Splattering blood across the big screen, Jason supplies a variety of tools to slice and dice through the cast of characters, machetes, arrows, knives and even liquid nitrogen.

 

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Episode 76 – Top 13 Kills in the Friday the 13th Films 
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Top 13 kills in the Friday the 13th films. 

  • Shack gets a flaming machete through the chest in Freddy vs Jason (2003) as Jason attacks an entire Rave.
     
  • Julius gets his head knocked punched off by Jason in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989).
     
  • Rick gets his head squished so hard his eye pops out in Friday the 13th Part III (1982).
     
  • Marcie gets an ax to the face in the original Friday the 13th (1980).
     
  • Sheriff Garris gets bent in half in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986).
     
  • Allen gets his heart ripped out of his chest in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986).
     
  • Judy gets slammed to death in her sleeping bag in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988).
     
  • Adrienne gets her face frozen in liquid nitrogen, then smashed to pieces in Jason X (2002).
     
  • Mark gets a machete to the face, then tumbles down a long set of stairs in Friday the 13th Part II (1981).
     
  • Pamela Voorhees gets beheaded in Friday the 13th (1980).
  • Jack gets an arrow through the throat in Friday the 13th (1980).
     
  • Andy gets split in half while walking on his hands in Friday the 13th Part III (1982).
     
  • Jason Voorhees gets a machete through his skull in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984).
     

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Mar 1, 2015

Join us this week as we take a look at thirteen of the best practical effects movers and shakers in horror films. The Monster Movie Podcast hosts explore films such as John Carpenter's The Thing, An American Werewolf in London and The Exorcist. The podcast is a ninety minute discussion about the best effects on film, what went into making them, the effects artist behind them and the future of practical effects in horror films.

 

Horror News Radio co-host and co-managing editor of OneofUs.net, Thomas Mariani sits down with Doc to list out their top 13 practical effects in horror films. The pair are joined by camera operator Alan G. Kelly and NC film maker Bill Mulligan to discuss some horror history's best practical effects and effects artists such as Dick Smith, Rick Baker, Chris Walas, Tom Savini, Rob Bottin and more. As with any top list, many favorites or equally top notch entries are left off as evidence by the many other films discussed along the way and then toward the end of the show. For example, Thomas drops the incredible effects displayed for Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors (1986).

 

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Episode 75 – Top 13 Practical Effects in Horror Films 
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Top 13 Practical Effects in Horror Films. 

  • Alec Gillis & Tom Woodruff, Jr. - Tremors (1990) / Alien 3  and beyond / Starship Troopers (1997) 

  • Carlo Rambaldi - Alien (1979) 

  • Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero & Howard Burger - Army of Darkness (1992) 

  • Tom Sullivan - Evil Dead (1981) 

  • Kevin Yagher - Child's Play (1988) 

  • David B. Miller - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
     
  • Gianetto De Rossi - Zombie (1979) 

  • Tom Savini - Dawn of the Dead (1978) 

  • Stan Winston - Aliens (1986) 

  • Chris Walas - The Fly (1986) 

  • Rick Baker - An American Werewolf in London (1981) 

  • Dick Smith - The Exorcist (1973) 

  • Rob Bottin - John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) 

 

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Dec 13, 2014

Join us this week as we take a look at ten of the best Monster from the Movie of 2014. Looking back at 2014, the show recounts its favorites of the year: the best Vampire, Werewolf, Bigfoot, Kaiju, Zombie and more. Is your favorite on the list? Is there one you cannot wait to see? Sit back as the Monster Movie Podcast journeys back through the year to look at the best monsters 2014 has to offer.

 

Horror News Radio co-host and The Horror Channel contributor David Dreher sits down with Doc to list out their top monsters of the year. Dave insists that What We Do in the Shadows is the best Vampire and argues that David from The Guest is not your typical Slasher material. They find themselves amused at the number of Bigfoot films out this year and are thrilled that Exists is the best among the best. The Babadook tops another "best of" list for 2014. If you haven't seen this film yet, what are you waiting for? And of course, what would 2014 be without Godzilla.

 

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Episode 74 – Top 10 Monsters from the Movies 2014 
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Top 10 Monsters from the Movies 2014.

 

  • BEST VAMPIRE: Derek from Afflicted 
  • BEST WEREWOLF: Griffin from Late Phases 
  • BEST BIGFOOT: Exists 
  • BEST KAIJU: Godzilla 
  • BEST MUTANT: Caesar from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 
  • BEST EXTRATERRESTRIAL: Alien from Extraterrestrial 
  • BEST WITCH: Eva from Witching and Bitching 
  • BEST SLASHER: David from The Guest 
  • BEST ZOMBIE: General Herzog from Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead 
  • BEST SUPERNATURAL: Mister Babadook from The Babadook 
     

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Dec 1, 2014

Join us this week as we take a look at ten of the best films that made their way into horror film festivals around the world in 2014. Films from all over the globe enter into the list from Australia, Norway, Austria and New Zealand. The film's dive into ghosts, werewolves, vampires, Bigfoot, Babadook and Nazi Zombies. An impressive group of directors from Eduardo (The Blair Witch Project) Sanchez to Jennifer Kent making her feature film debut. Some of the best films of the year in this special episode of the Monster Movie Podcast.

 

Fresh from his stint over at Horror News Radio, foreign correspondent Joseph Perry join Doc Rotten to discuss some of the more frightening, terrifying and special horror features he has seen in 2014. Joseph reports on film festivals such as the Busan International Film Festival and Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. Together Joseph and Doc dive into films such as favorites Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead and The Babadook and lesser known films like What We Do in the Shadows and It Follows.

 

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Episode 73 – Top 10 Must See Horror Movies from Film Festivals 2014
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Top 10 Recommended Horror Films from Film Festivals 2014.

 

  • It Follows 
    Dir: David Robert Mitchell; Cast: Linda Boston, Caitlin Burt, Heather Fairbanks, Maika Monroe 
  • Blood Glacier 
    Dir: Marvin Kren; Cast: Gerhard, Edita Malovcic, Brigitte Kren 
  • WolfCop 
    Dir: Lowell; Cast: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Sarah Lind, Corinne Conley 
  • Exists 
    Dir: Eduardo Sanchez; Cast: Dora Madison Burge, Samual Davis, Roger Edwards 
  • What We Do In The Shadows 
    Dir: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi; Cast: Jemaine Clement, Taiki Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer 
  • Starry Eyes 
    Dir: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Wildmyer; Cast: Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Segan, Fabianne Therese 
  • Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead 
    Dir: Tommy Wirkola; Cast: Vegar Hoel, Orjan Gamst, Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer 
  • The Canal 
    Dir: Ivan Kavanagh; Cast: Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Steve Oram 
  • Housebound 
    Dir: Gerard Johnstone; Cast: Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru
  • The Babadook
    Dir: Jennifer Kent; Cast: Essie Davis, Daniel Hanshall, Noah Wiseman 

 

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Nov 17, 2014

Join us this week as we dive into one of the more controversial film techniques in recent years, found footage. Doc is joined by guest co-hosts Boss Butcher and Kelly Killbot to explore the top 10 recommended found footage films including tolls, witches, vampires, aliens, ghosts and giant kaiju monsters. Get ready, take some dramamine, hold on tight and jump into the picture...

Making their way from their hit podcast about found footage films, Boss Butcher and Kelly Killbot work with Doc to derive an eclectic top 10 list of films with enough POV, shaky cam and characters carrying cameras to make heads spin. Along the way, they discuss what makes a great found footage film, what makes horror the home for these films and the future of the genre.

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Episode 72 – Top 10 Recommended Found Footage Films
w/ guest hosts Boss Butcher and Kelly Killbot
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Top 10 Recommended Found Footage Films.

  • The Fourth Kind (2009)
    Dir: Olatunde Osunsanmi; Cast: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas
  • Cloverfield (2008)
    Dir: Matt Reeves; Cast: Mike Vogel, Lizzy Chaplan, T.J. Miller
  • Exists (2014)
    Dir; Eduardo Sanchez; Cast: Samuel Davis
  • Alien Abduction (2014)
    Dir: Matty Beckerman; Cast: Katherine Sigismund
  • Troll Hunter (2010)
    Dir: Andre Ovredal; Cast: Otto Jespersen
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999)
    Dir: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez; Cast: Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard
  • Man Bites Dog (1992)
    Dir: Remy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel, Benoit Peolvoore; Cast: Benoit Poelvoorde
  • Upper Footage (2013)
    Dir; Justin Cole
  • Paranormal Activity (2007)
    Dir: Oren Peli, Tod Williams, Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman; Cast: Katie featherston, Sprague Grayden
  • Afflicted (2013)
    Dir: Derek Lee, Clif Prowse;Cast: Derek Lee, Cliff Prowse

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Sep 26, 2014

Join us this week as we revisit The Entity (1982) from director Sidney J. Furie and writer Frank De Felitta adapting the true tale of Carla Moran who was convinced she was being haunted and abused by a violent, unseen spirit. A shocker in its day, the film lives up to the hype providing scares, thrills and shocking horror. Sure, the ending is bent, but getting there is impressive.

 

"A Story So Shocking, So Threatening, It Will Frighten You Beyond All Imagination. The ultimate story of supernatural terror! "

 

The Black Saint (Decades of Horror: 1970s podcast) steps into the Eighties with Doc Rotten and very special guest host, award winning director Christopher G. Moore (Foodie, Disengaged) to discuss the disturbing and controversial film The Entity. Charles Berstein is recognized for his imposing, frightening score and Barbara Hershey delivers an Oscar-worthy performance.

 

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Episode 71 – The Entity (1982) 
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The Entity is an often overlooked haunted house picture due to a combination of its own subject matter and the arrival of the mega-hit juggernaut, Poltergeist. But this film deserves to be remembered and re-watched. Even after 30 years, the effects and the story remain terrifying and unbelievable. The directions, the cinematography and the acting is above par. But, damn, that ending nearly destroys everything. Check out The Black Saint, Christopher G. Moore and Doc Rotten's discussion on this highly volatile film.

 

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Sep 14, 2014

Join us this week as we revisit An American Werewolf in London from director John Landis and effects artist, Academy Award winner, Rick Baker. One of two phenomenal, influential werewolf films of 1981, An American Werewolf in London goes on to win the first Academy Award for Best Make-Up and forever connect the lyrics to Blue Moon to werewolves.

 

"The undead surround me. Have you ever talked to a corpse? It's boring! I'm lonely! Kill yourself, David, before you kill others." - Jack's corpse to David.

 

Thomas Mariani returns once again to join Doc Rotten in celebrating classic monster movies from the past. An American Werewolf in London is one of Thomas' favorite horror films and a must discuss film for Monster Movie Podcast. Thomas and Doc relive the film, it's highlights, the special effects, the music and John Landis.

 

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Episode 70 – An American Werewolf in London (1981) 
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An American Werewolf in London is a classic, a must see horror film and one of top examples of horror comedies of all time. Director John Landis is on top of his game with a script he honed for 10 plus years bringing a perfect blend of genres, pacing and timing. Then there is the special effects, the full body transformation of David into the werewolf, brightly lite, all practical and riveting. The film also ties in brilliant use of music, Blue Moon, Bad Moon Rising and Moondance. Despite the music and the laughs, the film is also scary with vicious attacks on the moors and in the London tubes.

 

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Jul 12, 2014

Join us this week as we revisit and remember the original Planet of the Apes franchise, the first five classic sci-fi films. Planet of the Apes (1968), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) and Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973). Relive the the gripping stories, the incredible make-up and the memorable lines such as "Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!" It's all here along with a healthy dose of love for Roddy McDowall (Cornelius and Caesar).

"Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil's pawn. Alone among God's primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother's land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him; drive him back into his jungle lair, for he is the harbinger of death." - Cornelius 

Thomas Mariani returns once again to join Doc Rotten to celebrate classic monster movies from the past. To examine the Planet of the Apes films, The Black Saint (Santo Ellin Jr.) from HorrorNews.Net steps in to round out the panel of horror and sci-fans examining the original 5 films about George Taylor, Zira, Cornelius, Dr. Zaius and the lovely Nova.

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Episode 69 – The Planet of the Apes Franchise (1968-1973)
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The original Planet of the Apes (1968) represents a remarkable achievement in sci-fi films with its incredible make-up for the apes that populate the desolate future of mankind. Shocking for its time, the film is now a classic with its scenes, characters and lines at the top of the minds of audiences and fans world wide. Before Star Wars and perhaps even more than Star Trek, Planet of the Apes sparks a marketing a machine of sequels and merchandise that would delight kids and adults of the early Seventies. Roddy McDowall is the star of four of the five films and the TV series from 1974 where he would play three distinctly separate simian characters. From Planet of the Apes to Battle for the Planet of the Apes, the original franchise is a must-see collection of films. In preparation for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Doc, Thomas and The Black Saint revisit the films and their impact and influence on the Monster Movie Podcast.

pota-heston
PLANET OF THE APES (1968)
beneathPotA
BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES (1970)
escapePotA
ESCAPE THE PLANET OF THE APES (1971)
ConquestPotA
CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (1972)
battlePotA
BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (1973)

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Jul 5, 2014

Join us this week as we revisit and remember the excellent of Gremlins (1984) for its 30th Anniversary on episode 68 of the Monster Movie Podcast. The podcast takes a loving and hilarious look back at Gizmo, Spike and Murray Futterman (Dick Miller). "Turn on all the lights, check all the closets and cupboards, look under all the beds, 'cause you never can tell there just might be a gremlin in your house."

Thomas Mariani returns once again to celebrate horror comedy at its best with Gremlins (and Gremlins 2: The Next Batch) in order to share his love for a film that has become an annual Christmas holiday viewing. He also has been able to change Doc's opinion on the sequel forcing him to view the film for this podcast. "Now, was that civilized? No, clearly not. Fun, but in no sense civilized." - Brain Gremlin.

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Episode 68 – Gremlins (1984)
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It is 1984 and Warner Brothers needs something to face off against Ghostbusters on June 8. They turn to Steven Spielberg (Producer), Joe Dante (Director), Chris Columbus (Writer) and Chris Walas (SPX) to create some killer competition: Gremlins! Doc and Thomas revisit, recap and fondly remember the classic horror comedy from one of the best years in cinema. In addition, they also jump into the polarizing sequel, Gremlins 2: The Next Batch. They also discover angst ridden connections between Gremlins and Fast Times at Ridgemont High & Breaking Bad. "It moved sir!" Be sure to keep this podcast out of bright light. Sunlight will kill it! Do not feed the Monster Movie Podcast after midnight. And whatever you do, DO NOT GET IT WET.

"Would the owner of the car with license number 1AG 401 please remove it from the CLAMP parking garage, your car is old, and dirty." - Building announcement in Gremlins 2: The Next Batch.

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Jun 8, 2014

Join us this week as we revisit and remember the excellent of Ghostbusters (1984) for its 30th Anniversary on episode 67 of the Monster Movie Podcast. The podcast takes a loving and hilarious look back at Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond Stanz and Dr. Egon Spengler as they are joined by Winston Zeddemore to save Dana Barrett (and, yes, Louis Tully) from the world conquering Gozer.

This episode also marks the return of co-host Thomas Mariani who first visited the show one year ago. Coincidence? We think not. Wha? C'mon, just play along here.

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Episode 67 – Ghostbusters (1984)
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"I'm worried, Ray. It's getting crowded in there and all my data points to something big on the horizon." - Egon.

"What do you mean, big?" - Winston.

"Well, let's say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this morning's sample, it would be a Twinkie... thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds." - Egon

"That's one big Twinkie." - Winston.

It is lines like this and the chemistry between the film's stars, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramos , that solidify the importance and impact of Ghostbusters. The film is known for instantly conquering the Summer of 1984 with its catchy (and later controversial) theme song, it's fun jovial attitude and its delightful scares and thrills. Sigourney Weaver is breathtaking as Dana Barrett instantly winning Venkman's heart - and the audiences' as well. And let's not forget Slimer, Gozer, the Terror Dogs and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Thomas and Doc relive every moment, every thrill as they celebrate the film's 30th anniversary. Join them in the excitement.

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May 17, 2014

As Gareth Evan's Godzilla (2014) prepares to bear down on U.S. theaters on May 16, 2014, The Black Saint (Santo Ellin Jr. from Horror News Radio and HorrorNews.Net) joins Doc Rotten to discuss the films of Toho's globally famous Kaiju, the one and only, Godzilla. The pair run through the giant lizard's entire film library from Gojira (or Godzilla, King of the Monsters - 1954) to  Godzilla: Final Wars (2004).

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Episode 66 – The History and Films of Godzilla (Toho)
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As children of the Seventies, The Black Saint and Doc Rotten grew up watching Godzilla films in the theaters and on TV, watching the King of the Monsters destroys Tokyo, fights King Ghidorah & King King and save the planet from invading aliens. The kaiju is mythical, monstrous and magical to the heart of these two young horror fans. Doc and Saint spend the next 90 minutes revisiting and reliving the entire Godzilla library picking their favorites, remembering when the first saw the classics and what they thought of the classic Man-in-Suit masterpieces as they grew older and rediscovered them. Here are nearly 30 Godzilla films:

  • Gojira - 1954
    Godzilla, King of the Monsters! - 1956 (original Gojira released in America and spliced with footage of Raymon Burr
  • Godzilla Raides Again - 1955
    Gigantis, the Fire Monster
  • King Kong vs Godzilla - 1963
  • Mothra vs Godzilla - 1964
    Godzilla vs the Thing
  • Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster - 1964
    Ghidora, The Three-Headed Monster
  • Invasion of the Astro-Monster - 1965
    Monster Zero
  • Ebirah, Horror of the Deep - 1966
    Godzilla vs The Sea Monster
  • Monster Island's Decisive Battle: Godzilla's Son - 1967
    Son of Godzilla
  • Destroy All Monsters - 1968
  • Godzilla, Minilla, Gabara: All Monsters Attack (Godzilla's Revenge) - 1969
    Godzilla's Revenge
  • Godzilla vs Hedorah - 1971
    Godzilla vs The Smog Monster
  • Godzilla vs Gigan - 1972
    Godzilla on Monster Island
  • Godzilla vs Megalon - 1973
  • Godzilla vs Mecha-Godzilla - 1974
    Godzilla vs the Bionic Monster
  • Terror of Mecha-Godzilla - 1975
    Terror of Godzilla
  • Godzilla - 1984
    The Return of Godzilla
  • Godzilla vs Biollante - 1989
  • Godzilla vs King Ghidorah - 1991
  • Godzilla vs Mothra - 1992
  • Godzilla vs Mothra: Battle for Earth
  • Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla - 1993
    Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla II
  • Godzilla vs Space Godzilla - 1994
  • Godzilla vs Destroyah - 1995
  • Godzilla (American version) - 1998
  • Godzilla 2000- 1999
  • Godzilla vs Megaguirus - 2000
  • Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack - 2001
  • Godzilla Against Mecha-Godzilla - 2002
  • Godzilla: Tokyo SOS - 2003
  • Godzilla: Final Wars 2004
  • Godzilla: 2014

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Feb 23, 2014

Join us this week as we follow Donald Pleasence and Victor Wong on a metaphysical journey that will question our beliefs, our perception of reality and what is...evil. We are covering John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness on episode 65 of the Monster Movie Podcast.

Throughout 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina horror host Ormon Grimsby is bringing a classic film from the Eighties straight the Doc Rotten's door. This month, Ormon and Doc are revisiting the second film in Carpenter's apocalyptic trilogy, Prince of Darkness.

"This is not a dream... not a dream. We are using your brain's electrical system as a receiver. We are unable to transmit through conscious neural interference. You are receiving this broadcast as a dream."

Joining Doc on this episode is returning co-host Ormon Grimsby. He continues his adventures revisiting the classics of the 1980's by bringing the Scream Factory Blu-Ray over to Doc's mausoleum. They dastardly duo share their thoughts, insights and knowledge of the film on the podcast as they discuss how it was made, how Alice Cooper got involved and the quantum physics that are involved. Well, not too much on the last bit, it's all so confusing. Woot! But they do spend considerable amount of time on the topic of "just how long are those opening credits anyway?"

After recapping, reviewing and reliving the film, Doc and his co-hosts count down Ormon Grimsby's top 5 Apocalyptic movies, films that toy with the end of the world.

  1. Threads (1984)
  2. Miracle Mile (1988)
  3. The Last Night (1998)
  4. John Carpenter's The Thing (1982)
  5. Prince of Darkness (1987)

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