The first of our Two-Part series on Roger Corman's Poe Cycle. In part one we discuss Edgar Allan Poe and Corman as artists and influencers, and the film company AIP who produced the series. We wrap up talking about the first movie in the cycle, House of Usher (1960). As most of the films in the series hold up well so we loved watching and reviewing Vincent Price work.
New on Netflix Streaming is Dead Set, from Charlie Brooker, the creator of BBC's Black Mirror. Originally created and shown for BBC's channel 4, Dead Set pushed the limits of horror on English television. We talk about the miniseries and its homages to the zombie genre, and in doing so also share our Top 5 Zombies Kills.
On to the mess that is American Horror Story: Coven. Ryan Murphy's messy blend of traditional New Orleans history with skewed witchcraft lore, and voodoo will only get one episode for our running retrospective.
In this conversation with Sean "Spooky Sean" Thompson, the co-host of the Miskatonic Musings podcast, we talk about his new Chap Book, 'Too Late,' and some favorite firsts of 90s television. A handful of seminal horror pilot episodes, we talk X-Files, Millenium, and Tales from the Crypt.
Exploring the dynamics of alienation and community paranoia we discuss Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, and three small town films. Starting with Needful Things (1993), then the French-Belgium Calvaire (2004), and wrapping up with The Wicker Man (1973).
Time to do some catching-up and talk about some of the movies we've seen recently. We discuss Lights Out, Ghostbusters, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Darren updates about his role recording and editing for The Pumpkin Pie Show. And we have an unboxing of our merch! Plans are moving along to sell buttons, stickers, and magnets. #MacabreMonday
We're back to wrap up our series on Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story season 4, Freak Show. This time we delve into the Mütter Museum of medical curiosities, and the incredible personal stories of the actors and their roles.
Horror on the Highways! We talk three tales of the road: Wrong Turn (2003), Scenic Route (2013), and the Peter Fonda RV classic, Race with the Devil (1975).