53 episodes

Hosts Livio Merino from Kansas City and Jim Towns from Los Angeles humbly bring to you thorough, exciting, and fun reviews of all your vintage horror movie favorites. Our #1 focus, besides having a total blast talking about horror, is researching and delivering to the listeners little known and obscure facts about their favorite movies. The hosts have a special fondness for the Universal Studio films from the 1920's to the 1950's. This podcast is extremely interactive with the listeners thru social media, and are always open to movie suggestions and feedback!

Borgo Pass Horror Podcast Jim Towns and Livio Merino

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 57 Ratings

Hosts Livio Merino from Kansas City and Jim Towns from Los Angeles humbly bring to you thorough, exciting, and fun reviews of all your vintage horror movie favorites. Our #1 focus, besides having a total blast talking about horror, is researching and delivering to the listeners little known and obscure facts about their favorite movies. The hosts have a special fondness for the Universal Studio films from the 1920's to the 1950's. This podcast is extremely interactive with the listeners thru social media, and are always open to movie suggestions and feedback!

    The Mummy's Ghost

    The Mummy's Ghost

    Join Jim & Livio as they take their talents to Arkam (formerly Karnak) and discuss the 3rd film in the Kharis franchise - The Mummy's Ghost! This movie sees a change in direction for both Kharis & Ananka, the reintroduction of reincarnation, and a very downbeat and grim ending. Jim & Livio cover all of this as well as several behind the scenes stories and opinions! For who shall defile the temples of the ancient Gods...shall be a cruel and violent death!

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Tower Of London

    Tower Of London

     Thanksgiving gatherings have you feeling that you're trapped in a prison? Fear not! Pop in some headphones and listen to Jim & Livio breakdown the epic 1939 Universal Tower Of London. Over 2 hours of an in depth look at this masterfully produced movie, you'll hear everything from historical fact and details concerning the real events to production background and where we think this ranks in comparison to the more well known Universal Horrors. 

    • 2 hr 15 min
    Abbott & Costello Meet The Killer, Boris Karloff

    Abbott & Costello Meet The Killer, Boris Karloff

    Fresh off the heels of Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Universal goes back to the well with 1949's Abbott & Costello Meet The Killer, Boris Karloff. Join Jim and special guest David Ullman for this in depth look at this classic 'who done it' horror/comedy!

    • 2 hr 7 min
    King Kong, pt. 2

    King Kong, pt. 2

    Jim & Livio wrap up the great and influential King Kong! Part two of our special Halloween episode takes us from Kongs appearance in the jungle all the way through the heartbreaking ending!

    • 1 hr 27 min
    King Kong, pt. 1

    King Kong, pt. 1

    Happy Halloween! Our big Halloween episode this year is on arguably the most influential movies of the 20th century - King Kong! In part one, join Jim and Livio and they discuss the impact of this movie, the groundbreaking ways they made the film, and the movie itself, up until the appearance of Kong. Part two will drop on Saturday night!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Return Of The Vampire

    Return Of The Vampire

    What do you get when you mix Bela Lugosi, a werewolf servant, and Nazis?? You wind up with 1943's Return of the Vampire! Join Jim and special guest Kat Hearons for this look into a non-Universal horror film of the early 40's. Lugosi is very prominently featured here and is backed by a decent supporting cast and terrific music score - join us for a discussion on Lugosi and this great film!

    • 2 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

The other, other red shirt ,

Loving The Borgo Pass

This is such a great podcast, they really tell stories about the movies and make them relatable. As a monster kid, the backstories are amazing. I have grown up worshiping these movies and enjoyed them many times, and I have learned so much about them, yet the hosts remind me of so much that I have forgotten. Keep up the great work! I highly recommend this podcast to everyone, it’s educational, insightful and positive. The movies and the stars are not treated badly or maligned. The histories and facts are presented in a way that makes me want to review these films again, thanks Borgo Pass for making these films relevant in today’s world.

AES90210 ,

Pretty good but not great

Thought it was a decent show at first but as I heard more I realized I just liked the movies they talk about. Not them so much.
The Boston dude really has to stop saying Karloff. It sounds like he is clearing something that’s logged in his throat. It’s laughable to hear him try to say that with that Boston accent. Jesus….
Decent show though, nothing mind blowing.

Nick Arkadin ,

Fun, informative, and off putting (in the best way)

Listening to this podcast is like hanging out with your best film geek friends. Jim and Scott are awesome companions for a long car ride (although I’d be nervous if I saw Jim on a remote highway.)

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