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Smart genre film reviews, primarily horror and action cinema from the 70s until today.

The Really Awful Movies Podcast Chris

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Smart genre film reviews, primarily horror and action cinema from the 70s until today.

    Really Awful Movies: Ep 467 – The Running Man

    Really Awful Movies: Ep 467 – The Running Man

    Oh no, a fight-to-the-death TV show, which entertains the masses in a far off, dystopian future!



    The Running Man can certainly count its place among...these kinds of movies. It's certainly not the worst of its type, and it's far from the best.



    Arnold Schwarzenegger plays an LA cop, who disobeyed a command which would've killed a bunch of innocents.



    For his recalcitrance, he's sent up shit's creek in the form of being an involuntary participant in a wildly popular game show.



    There are a bunch of movies like this, The Condemned, Rollerball, The Hunger Games, Battle Royale, No Exit - it's a pretty lengthy list beyond that too. And for the most part, they are pretty similar. But no less fun.



    Tune in!



     



     

    • 18 min
    Really Awful Movies: Ep 466 – The Hills Have Eyes

    Really Awful Movies: Ep 466 – The Hills Have Eyes

    This week, a look back at the Wes Craven classic from 1977, The Hills Have Eyes.



    The Carter family takes a detour to check out a silver mine in the remote, Nevada desert. Soon, they find themselves at the mercy of...well...a nuclear family.



    Tune into the show, and don't forget: new episodes are uploaded every Friday.

    • 20 min
    Really Awful Movies: Ep 465 – Yummy

    Really Awful Movies: Ep 465 – Yummy

    This week on the show, some Euro horror in the form of Yummy.



    Medical tourists venture to some sketchy hospital in Eastern Europe for some cosmetic procedures only to find out...the surgeries are far from routine.



    What lurks inside the institution is...well...tune in and find out.



    If you're into body horror, laced with zany comedy, this Belgian production is for you.



     

    • 25 min
    Really Awful Movies: Ep 464 – White Zombie

    Really Awful Movies: Ep 464 – White Zombie

    This week, we turn our attention to Bela Lugosi and the 1930s hit, White Zombie.



    Set in Haiti, this one was the first zombie film ever committed to celluloid, featuring the incredible Hungarian actor, Lugosi, in an iconic role.

    • 17 min
    Really Awful Movies: Ep 463 – Fatal Games

    Really Awful Movies: Ep 463 – Fatal Games

    This week on the podcast, an atypical 80s slasher: Fatal Games.



    In advance of the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics, we turn our attention to sports-related horror on the show.



    This shoestring effort dials back the gore, and dials up the eye candy.



    It's a spirited effort that benefits from strong performances and notable character actors like Sally Kirkland (The Sting) in lead roles.



    So, subscribe, check out the discussion of Fata Games and watch this not exactly podium-worthy entry into the 80s horror milieu.



     

    • 24 min
    Really Awful Movies: Ep 462 – The Ruins

    Really Awful Movies: Ep 462 – The Ruins

    This week on the podcast, we venture into the 2000s for a film which has no right to be as good as it is, The Ruins.



    With a tepid description on Netflix, this is a film that resembles a typical stalk-and-slash tourism-related horror with central casting interchangeable college kids.



    But DO NOT sleep on this one.



    Tune into the show for a wide ranging discussion of tourism-related horror, the Italian cannibal genre, and tone setting in modern horror.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

MaddysDad0916 ,

You Won’t Find It Anywhere Else

This show consistently delivers reviews of films you often don’t see or hear about. Their passion and respect for the material is obvious and it’s always delivered with a good doses of humour.

Rack Hansen ,

Really Awfully Good

Really Awful Movies is a misnomer - what our encyclopedic hosts (Jeff and Chris) cover are films not necessarily ( but occasionally) horrible, but cult films that cover everything from women in prison to dystopic musicals and every kind of misbegotten (or under loved ) creature in between. Their true love of these films shines through in every hilarious podcast. Check them out. Tons o fun.

Smeghead101 ,

Not Really Awful

Well done, guys. Going to check back & try to catch up on all those old women-in-prison movies I missed. Love a good bad movie.

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