Deadly Doses is a podcast in which the horror genre goes under the knife as your host, Doc Horror along with some fiendish friends explore our favourite films, TV, books and more and dissect why a spoonful of horror really does help the medicine go down.
Deadly Doses Chapter 29 Christmas Special BETTER WATCH OUT director Chris Peckover
For our Christmas special, I am speaking to a horror director who has joined the ranks of Bob Clark, Charles E. Sellier Jr., Joe Dante, Tim Burton, Michael Dougherty and a select few others in giving us a classic Christmas Horror film which has, in my house at least, become an annual tradition. BETTER WATCH OUT director and co-writer CHRIS PEACKOVER joins us to talk about the dark side of Christmas and some of his own annual festive favourites.
Films discussed include
BETTER WATCH OUT (Chris Peckover , 2016)
GREMLINS (Joe Dante, 1984)
TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Henry Selick, 1993)
Deadly Doses Chapter 28 Ghostwatch 30th Anniversary Special with Stephen Volk
Welcome to this very special Halloween Special of Deadly Doses.
As one of the most controversial TV shows of all time turns 30 this
Halloween, we have the very great pleasure of being joined by writer and creator
of GHOSTWATCH, screenwriter Stephen Volk
Deadly Doses Chapter 27 Dr. Sean Travers. Trauma and the horror film.
Home is where the horror is and in this chapter of Deadly Doses podcast we are joined by author of Trauma in American Popular Culture and Cult Texts, 1980-2020 Dr Sean Travers who specialises in horror, postmodernism and the manner in which trauma is represented in the modern horror film.
Films discussed include-
MIDSOMMER (Dir. Ari Aster, 2019)
HEREDITARY (Dir. Ari Aster, 2018)
Deadly Doses Chapter 26 When Horror is a Family Business- Meet the Adams
In this episode, it's clear that when a family slays together, they most certainly stay together. With one of the most unique and dynamic approaches to filmmaking, please welcome the Adams Family of Wonderwheel Productions.
Joining us on the show, Toby, John and their daughter Zelda discuss their combined love of horror and what led to them picking up the camera and making movies.
With their most recent feature HELLBENDER currently streaming on Shudder, folk horror is high on the agenda along with what it's like to grow up on a horror film set, making films during the lockdown and balancing "in your face" gore with the more subtle terror of grief and loss.
Films discussed include-
HELLBENDER (dir. Zelda Adams, Toby Poser, John Adams, 2021 )
THE VVITCH (dir.Robert Eggers, 2015 )
THE WRESTLER (dir.Darren Aronofsky, 2008 )
Check out the Adams at Wonderwheel Productions. com
Deadly Doses Chapter 25 The Found Footage Phenomenon
All about the shaky footage, lost tapes and off-screen squeals as we chat to Sarah Appleton and Phillip Escott, makers of The Found Footage Phenomenon.
In this special episode, we talk about the origins of found footage from Gothic literature all the way up to Dashcam footage exploring the manner in which found footage subverts the typically "safe space" of horror fiction as it blurs the lines between real and fake. We delve into what exactly constitutes found footage and why it gets such a hard time. Rounding off our chat we look to the future of found footage and what it means for the horror genre going forward.
Landing on SHUDDER on the 19th of May
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Deadly Doses Chapter 24 Actress Olwen Fouéré
Tonight it's all about final girls and chainsaws!! For this episode, we are joined by actress, writer and director Olwen Fouéré; a truly magnificent even ethereal presence of a woman who has dedicated her life to the pursuit of art in its many guises. With a host of accolades after her name including Irish Times Special Tribute Award for her outstanding achievement and contribution to Irish Theatre her range knows bounds having performed in blockbuster fantasy like Fantastic Beasts:The Crimes of Grindelwald to her acclaimed role as the voice of the River in Finnifans wake. And on top of all of this - she has also found a way to capture the essence of one of the most iconic characters in horror history – the final girl Sally Hardesty.
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Awesome horror podcast, keep the episode's coming.