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Intrepid film fans Conrad and Dan review obscure and forgotten horror, sci-fi and fantasy movies to decide whether they should be set free or thrown back into the oubliette to be forgotten forever!

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Intrepid film fans Conrad and Dan review obscure and forgotten horror, sci-fi and fantasy movies to decide whether they should be set free or thrown back into the oubliette to be forgotten forever!

    Shutter (with Anthony Derington)

    Shutter (with Anthony Derington)

    Something Ghoulish's Anthony Derington takes us on a tour of our first ever non-English-language horror film: the original version of Shutter (2004) from Thailand! In it, a young couple is terrorised by the spectre of a creepy girl in white with wet black hair – so it may seem like familiar territory for Asian horror fans. But it has quite a sting in the tale... Is it a genre-defining classic or a soggy afterthought?

    • 1 hr 9 min
    House (with Simon Barber)

    House (with Simon Barber)

    Sodajerker host Simon Barber takes us on a tour of his favourite House (1986), but it turns out it has a bad case of haunting, alternate dimensions in all the closets and cabinets, and Norm from Cheers lives next door. Norm! Is Steve Miner's first directing venture outside the Friday the 13th franchise ripe for renovation or ready to be condemned? Put on your deep, man cleavage-revealing v-neck sweater, grab a speargun and join us to find out!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (with Matt Conley)

    Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (with Matt Conley)

    Now that Episode IX is out of the way, you probably think you've seen all of the Star Wars movies. Think again! Matt Conley, Community Director at hitRECord, takes us on a journey to a galaxy far, far away to experience an Ewok spin-off TV movie from 1985 that features everything you expect from the iconic franchise: a shapeshifting witch, a 6-year-old watching her family being murdered, and Wilford Brimley in prescription glasses. Is 'Ewoks: The Battle for Endor' a starry war or a minor shootout best left to obscurity?

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Black Christmas (with Kelli Maroney)

    Black Christmas (with Kelli Maroney)

    Kelli Maroney, star of Chopping Mall and Night of the Comet, joins us for a festive retrospective review of the first horror movie she saw in a theater: Black Christmas! The original 1974 slasher thriller has everything you want in seasonal cinema: screaming prank phone calls, unicorn stabbings and plastic bag suffocations! But does it deserve to be rescued from relative obscurity?

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Dead Zone (with Jonathan King)

    The Dead Zone (with Jonathan King)

    Jonathan King, director of Black Sheep (see episode 11), joins us to explore The Dead Zone (1983) – a Stephen King adaptation directed by David Cronenberg that's often treated as a footnote in both of the horror maestros' careers. Christopher Walken stars as a disturbingly morbid English teacher who becomes even more disturbing after he emerges from a 5-year coma with psychic powers. Does this episodic paranormal drama deserve to escape The Dead Zone or should it be sent back into a coma?

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Faculty

    The Faculty

    Conrad and Dan go back to 90s high-school in this listener's choice episode, revisiting Robert Rodriguez's alien invasion thriller The Faculty (1998). It has an eclectic cast, including Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett, Salma Hayek, Usher and Jon Stewart, and is probably the first teen movie to suggest that drugs are the answer to an alien invasion. Does it deserve to escape the oubliette or should it be left to drown in a sea of loose-fitting blue denim?

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

Carolineislistening ,

Incredibly insightful and hilariously funny

What a wonderful gem of a podcast! They bring to light some long forgotten films, tease out all of the themes, and analyze them with a 21st century magnifying glass. It was refreshing to hear such honest opinions and carefully curated insights accompanied by good natured humour. Double thumbs up!

Eporue ,

Very entertaining!!

I listened to episodes 4 and 5! Excellent strip down of Razorback and Willow, particularly Razorback! Love the technical snapshots of these podcasts towards the end of each review. Great entertaining podcast.

Graveloxen ,

Great podcast!

Loving these fellas! Insightful and funny!

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