Horroretc Podcast

Horroretc Podcast

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WWW.HORRORETC.COM The Horroretc Podcast is an open discussion about all things horror. The show covers film topics by theme and genre with attention paid to the filmmakers, directors and the state of the horror industry. We also enjoy discussing the darkened corners of pop culture in schlock corner. Please join in with your thoughts and comments to allow the show to become a community. Visit us at www.horroretc.com or send us a comment at horroretc@gmail.com This Podcast was created using www.talkshoe.com

Episodes

EPISODE 376 - Why So Moreau?  

"The Island of Dr. Moreau" has all the appeal of a modern day sci-fi horror story, complete with genetic manipulation and societal undertones... and yet it has been adapted for the Hollywood screen (officially) only 3 times: 1932, 1977, and the notorious all-star 1996 train wreck starring Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer (itself the focus of a new documentary Lost Souls). Join Tony and Doug as they examine the history of Moreau on screen (including the aforementioned doc) - a classic story finally getting its due on the Horror Etc Podcast! As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 375 - Summer of Horror '15  

Welcome all to our Summer of Horror spectacular! In truth, we really just took the opportunity to talk at length about the terrific It Follows from promising new director David Robert Mitchell. A visual feast that harkens to material we have praised in the past including Stoker, Drag Me To Hell, The Guest, Only God Forgives and more - the positive comments are somewhat backed up by a surface analysis that demonstrates the amount of audience investment this film calls for. There are 2 separate spoiler segments for It Follows (split by a state of the industry address from Anthony): 25:19 - 30:05 - spoiler discussion part 1 33:34 - 45:22 - spoiler discussion part 2 Why is this a 'summer of horror' episode? Simply to offer a chance to talk about a few other horror offerings in the recent months including the Poltergeist remake, The Gallows, Irrational Man, Mad Max, etc. Finally, we return to schlock corner to check out the Suspiria read-along book, an American Guinea Pig film and more. Thanks again for listening, more to come even quicker than this episode. As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 374 - Christopher Lee (in memorium)  

Last month we lost the elder statesman of horror films following a prolific career as an actor, singer, and all-around renaissance man, but the screen legend's personal life before his ascent to celluloid icon may perhaps be the most fascinating of all chapters of his life. Please join us in a brief celebration of the life and legacy of a great figure of classic horror. It's been a lengthy hiatus so we appreciate all of you who have remained subscribed to the podcast and all of the kind words sent our way. More to come very soon! As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 373 - What We Missed Along The Way  

....and we're back. After doing the show as long as we have, there were bound to be occasions where we called foul and made negative opinions known. This week Tony and Ted took the opportunity to challenge each other to several re-watches to give our original thoughts another evaluation... and the results were surprising. Beginning with the Nightmare on Elm Street remake through Rob Zombie's Halloween to The Day the Earth Stood Still, and everything in-between, we took a deep breath and kept an open mind. The highlight challenges for your hosts were the Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit saga for Anthony and infamously The Happening for Ted. We hope you enjoy this unusual retrospective as much as we enjoyed recording it. Schlock corner offers another visit with friend of the show William Shatner and his latest demonstration that he does not suffer fools easily. Finally, we do a little catching up in our final segment before offering up a small tribute to Leonard Nimoy. Thanks for downloading and listening - more to come soon. As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 372 - Barbara Steele: The Dame of Gothic Horror  

With her mysterious smoky eyes, aquiline features and distinct diction, Barbara Steele was the reigning first woman of gothic horror cinema throughout the 1960s. From her first outing on the subject - Mario Bava's definitive Black Sunday - to her most recent headlining triumph in The Butterfly Room, Barbara Steele brings a timeless (and sinister) combination of beauty, elegance and intelligence to her portrayals of witches, vixens, demented murderesses and damsels in distress... Barry Yuen joins Tony for this retrospective of true genre legend.

EPISODE 371 - From The Hip (Angel of Death edition)  

This week we ring in 2015 with a catch up from the holidays, including an update on Anthony's various projects, and share some of the various genre related things we've been checking out. The main event though is a lengthy discourse on (new) Hammer's sequel The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death. It is a January release in every sense but we tried to offer up a few positives to the return of Eel Marsh House - nevertheless, anger and frustration led to us giving our honest opinions (Ted draws a line on jump scares). A few more odds and ends round things out including a brief rundown on Predestination and some teases for upcoming show topics. Short and to the point this episode - please stay tuned for some terrific subjects lined up in the weeks ahead. As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 370 - Canadian Serial Killers  

On the heels of our recent Serial Killers episode we chose to revisit the subject by drilling down to one specific aspect of the big picture - the most deadly Canadian serial killers. As a means of demonstrating the universal existence of the serial killer regardless of nationality, ethnicity, race or creed, we compiled a list of 10 (or 11) of the most heinous villians our country has produced. From the clean-cut Ken and Barbie killers, to the top ranking military official, to the sadistic pig farmer, we use the list construct as a mechanism to drive home the ominous ubiquity of the serial murderer. As before, this episode offers up a difficult discussion on a sensitive topic which we hope helps us all be just a little more aware of our surroundings and always remain cognizant of the threats around us. Fair warning to listeners: as always with real-life horror, the subject matter can be quite unsettling. As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 369 - Christmas Spectacular '14  

Ho Ho Hobbit? Welcome to another installment of our annual Christmas themed episode of the podcast, as in previous years your festive hosts have chosen a yuletide film or two to kick off the celebrations... This year, a dear listener of the podcast sent us a film that has developed its own cult following since it was made almost 2 decades ago - ever seen Vendetta: A Christmas Story? You probably haven't, and we think you should! Meanwhile, Ted checked out Krampus - The Christmas Devil, and proceeded to give his burtally honest take. Anthony drinks a little too much Scotch and got into a heated rant about the latest and last installment in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy. Throw in some Shatner, a gift exchange, a bunch of impressions and a Black Friday stampede video - and it's a holiday special like no other! Most importantly, we send all of our listeners the very best from our studio to your home and your loved ones... Merry Christmas from the Horror Etc Podcast! Note: A last minute technical guffaw prevented the sharing of Shatner Live. In its place, we'll enjoy Shatner spreading some holiday spirit instead. As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 368 - Whats Under The Bed  

Do you hear that strange scratching noise coming from under the bed? Is it a mouse, or something more insidious...? Furthermore, the slightly open closet looks ever so darker tonight --- ...and what about that creepy clown from the travelling circus with the evil grin and the cold eyes? You could have sworn you saw a strange silhouette holding a bushel of balloons just dart behind that tree that looks across from your bedroom window... It's not easy being a kid with an active imagination, and we all seem to have childhood fears that never seem to really let go of our psyches as we get older. Is this why we love horror films? Are we actually facing the demons of our childhoods - our phobias and night terrors - when we sit down to watch a slasher flick or a chilling ghost story? It's an intriguing and revealing chat with Ted and Tony on the program today, along with some random material including Mockingjay, Christopher Walken, Darth Vader vs Batman and some constructive (?) criticism thrown in for good measure. Grab your safety blankie and flashlight and curl up in bed for another solid instalment of the Horror Etc Podcast. Just keep an eye on that closet door ;-) As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 367 - What We've Been Watching 12  

It was almost a theme which emerged from some recent watches. Despite the various descriptive terms that could be applied to two of the films discussed this week (southern gothic, retro homage, etc), the truth is the latest from director Adam Wingard in The Guest made a decent pairing with Jim Mickle's Cold In July. We have found ourselves following the filmography of each filmmaker and their new offerings did not disappoint. Whether its a debate over what Don Johnson brings to a film, what lies ahead for Michael C Hall post-Dexter, or our amazement at Dan Stevens' hidden accent, we had plenty to say about each before tackling Kevin Smith's new genre outing Tusk. Lots to say about that one... Heavy duty Tusk spoilers.... 55:50 to 59:42 A longer than expected discussion on season 5 of The Walking Dead broke out amidst some random takes on The Stand, Rosemary's Baby, 80's action movie stars, and a schlock corner featuring the Star Wars teaser trailer (of course). Thanks again to our loyal listeners for tuning in - plenty more fun coming in the weeks ahead. As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 366 - Terror From Louisville!  

This week's episode heralds from America's Bible-belt as celebrated horror writer (and long-time HETC listener) Nicole Cushing becomes our correspondent live from the floor of the 2014 Fright Night Film Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Thanks very much to Nicole, who has generously contributed some fine interviews with Eric Preston (young Michael Meyers in Halloween 4), Jeffrey Landman (Billy Hill in Halloween 5), the folks behind the chilling and unique Slenderman haunted attraction, and the voice of Tales From the Crypt's The Cryptkeeper himself, John Kassir! It's a fine roster of guest appearances on the show this week, and a great conversation with Ms. Cushing to boot! Make sure to visit her website: https://nicolecushing.wordpress.com/ As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 365 - Coffee and Calendars  

Welcome to a mid-week minisode. As the week has slipped by us, we had to forego our planned episode in favour of a brief chat to cover some random topics and share a little listener feedback. We open the episode with our final callout for orders of the Horroretc calendar before covering a few of Anthony's recent escapades and some thoughts on current trailers. There are a few titles to share along the way including Neverlake (2013), The Occupants (2014) and Adam Wingard's latest The Guest (2014). As we were a little short on time to spend with you this week, it was the perfect opportunity to share a few of the voicemails we have received (in advance of a proper full feedback show). The time marker for the calls runs from 32:37 to 49:38. Please join us next week for a feature-length discussion of genre related goodness (keeping with this week's promise to 'just lighten up'). As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 364 - Still Scared  

To prove we didn't get too hung up on the pessimism of last week's discussion, we celebrate the power of the genre we love this week. We revisit the potential of horror to make the hairs on our neck stand on edge and send rippling chills through our souls. Following a request we received from members of the facebook group community to integrate discussions into the podcast, we found a wonderful synergy with our topic of films that had the power to truly scare us. We kick things off with a lengthy discussion of the recent Aussie release The Babadook which captured the ambiguous terror of psychological turmoil reminiscent of Polanski's Repulsion. We then took to the facebook discussion of fill in the blank films that are regarded as personal scariest picks. The Babadook spoilers run from 32:02 to 40:41 Along the way we get into Mike Tyson's Mysteries, Bill Cosby (Tony has a new impression...), the Universal reboot strategy, Birdman, Dumb and Dumber To (?), some rewatches, Nosferatu remake, Kickstarter, X-mas musings, and much more. It's great to be back on schedule (stay tuned to the end of the show for a sneak preview at the upcoming roster of subjects). The Horroretc 2015 Calendar is now available - please check out the link on our website to support this cool community-driven project. As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 363 - We Have A Talking Point  

We Have A Talking Point... (and then some! ;) It's a welcome return to the Horror Etc Podcast for our perennial hosts from the NEW studio Tony! (that makes studio #6 in 7 years). After several weeks of individually running madly off in all directions, Ted and Tony finally get together to catch-up on recent watches (including a lengthy conversation on Chris Nolan's latest offering "Interstellar", "Ouija" and "Soulmate" and Ted's completion of the LOST rewatch), before moving on to a more important and interesting discourse on the state of the horror film, inspired by a fascinating online video-essay we came across. This was a fun discussion which harkens all the way back to the second episode of the podcast. Interstellar spoiler guide: Light spoilers begin 12:10 Heavy spoilers begin 24:17 Interstellar discussion ends 33:26 Also, we at HETC are proud to finally announce the first-ever Horror Etc calendar - 12 months of terror! A true community effort, this wall calendar features 14 original pieces by listeners of the show, with all sorts of horror factoids for each day of the year, as well as a sneak peek at upcoming releases so you can organize your horror consumption in 2015! This calendar is a fundraising endeavor for the program, and only a limited run are being produced. The cost is only $15, including shipping anywhere in the world. It makes a great gift for the true horror fan, and an early order will guarantee delivery in time for the holiday season. Purchasing a calendar (click on the link on our website) is a great way to assist with the program, and your support is (as always) greatly appreciated. As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 362 - Hammer Dracula  

Tony & Doug get Hammered with Count Dracula It's the King of the Vampires, English-style this week on the Horror Etc Podcast! In their second instalment looking back at the defining franchises of the Hammer era, Tony and Doug discuss the 8 (7.5?) Dracula films produced by the iconic studio between 1958 and 1974, titles which made international stars of Peter Cushing and the reluctant Christopher Lee. But all vampires are not made equal, and the Dracula series is perhaps Hammer's most uneven franchise. Continuity aside, this is loving look-back at a celebrated cycle of films that remind why we all love horror films like we do. (Oh, and they also discuss both Universal's new offering "Dracula Untold", and David Fincher's latest masterwork "Gone Girl ---- spoilerphobes beware!) As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 361 - Christopher Lee  

Welcome to our long overdue spotlight on the career of genre icon Christopher Lee. We have long praised the filmography of Lee spanning an amazing 68 years to date, so it was high time we sat down and talked about why. Although a very different persona from his much warner contemporary Peter Cushing, there is no denying he is a true talent and a scholar of his craft. From the early (and iconic) Hammer roles where he presented Frankenstein's monster, Dracula and Kharas the Mummy in successive years, through to the modern era of appearances in blockbuster films such as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, Christopher Lee with his distinct voice and physical presence has always demanded our attention. Of course what spotlight on Lee would be complete without paying proper respects to his musical outings - namely his operatic metal albums. We transition straight into a catch-up session where we explain what we have been up to, the status of the Horroretc calendar (thanks to all the talented contributors), recent watches including Annabelle and the home video documentary Rewind This, Anthony's latest film project, and more. It's nice to be back and hope you stay tuned for another new episode next week. As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 360 - Hannibal TV Series  

"Hannibal THE Cannibal!" The NBC television series Hannibal, inspired by the writings and characters created by Thomas Harris and immortalized on the screen in the persona of Anthony Hopkins, is without a doubt the most boundary challenging and artistically gruesome show on network television. The show has achieved the impossible, creating a riveting new characterization of an iconic bogeyman, and a suspense-filled plot that leaves the viewer on the edge of their seats, even though we all know the eventual outcome of the series... It also makes cannibalism look tasty as hell ;) Join Tony and Doug on the program this week as they eat up the first two seasons of this delectable new incarnation of Hannibal Lecter (and his charges), and wet your whistle for what lies ahead... As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 359 - Festival of Fear '14  

Well we're back. Following an extended absence which included a trip to Fan Expo 2014, we return to share our impressions of Canada's largest convention for a 7th year. Whether there will be an eighth trip is still up in the air. Apologies up front for the delay in releasing the show as well as the general negative vibe that was in the air, but there is a highlight. The panel dedicated to low-budget independent filmmaking "Blood on a Budget" featuring our very own Anthony Mann was a success and is included here in whole. Other than a few comments regarding One Hour Photo (2002) and the launching of a re-watch of Lost, this episode is simply a combination of inhale (pre-con) and exhale (post-con), and our honest comments on the state of Fan Expo. As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 358 - Back to the 80's: 1985  

The gull wing door is open and you are invited to climb into the DeLorean with us as we travel back in time to the 80's once again - this time we're stopping in 1985 to revisit the year's horror films offerings. This is our third episode revisiting the distinctive output of the 1980's: 1987, 1981 and now 1985, thanks to our random selection process. We discovered a few things while working through the list of titles: first, 1985 was a year that offered us some truly iconic classics (Day of the Dead, Return of the Living Dead, Reanimator, Fright Night), represented a year in which many of the revered genre directors had offerings (George Romero, Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, Dario Argento, Stuart Gordon), and included several films which we have either missed or our memories have been lost to the mists of time. Some personal, lesser-spoken favourites were here including Silver Bullet and Midnight Hour, and demonstrated the growth of genre film franchises with series installments of Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Howling, while launching new franchises with Reanimator and Return of the Living Dead. We hope you enjoy our latest trip back to yesteryear and welcome your thoughts on where 1985 stands in context with the decade (if only we could adjust the time machine settings to sometime outside of the 1980's). Before we close out, we have some brief thoughts on a new documentary Serial Killer Culture, update the horroretc calendar project and fan expo plans, and share an intriguing breakdown of the symbology and underlying meanings of Snowpiercer (thanks to Brett for the excellent synopsis). As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

EPISODE 357 - The Impromptu Show  

Welcome back for another episode of off-the-cuff chicanery. We postponed our planned subject this week to acknowledge the death of Robin Williams and consider his contributions to darker cinema and beyond. While difficult, we managed to segue straight to James Brown!? In the wake of yet another biopic, we paused the proceedings to insert a schlock corner featuring a difficult interview with James Brown under the influence of... something. Plenty of unexpected topics sprung up while discussing Expendables 3 including the industry's reliance on markets outside North America to generate profits, the latest debate over the impact of piracy on the box office in the wake of its dismal opening weekend, and of course The 'Polanski' discussion - can we forgive Mel Gibson or does moral judgement have any place in selecting our entertainment choices. Before everything was done, we chat about shark week fallout including a re-watch of Orca (1977), and a faux documentary on the extinct Megalodon (including our callout out for Meg to finally get filmed). All this and a zombie Osama Bin Laden in Ozombie... maybe its time to go back to the 80's - next week. As always we welcome your comments: horroretc@gmail.com Check out our premium episodes at www.bandcamp.horroretc.com Voicemail (206) 337-5324 WWW.HORRORETC.COM

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