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A horror, trash, sci-fi, action podcast. The Common Craig, his wife, Nicole, and other contributors, discuss genre movies with their own brand of whimsical wit. Join them as they withstand the lengthy horrors of segments like the FOCUS OF FEAR! They decide whether a movie survives to live on in their collection, or meets a grisly demise in AMASS OR MURDER! Their bloodlust demands that an anthology movie does battle with itself, in the ANTHOLOGY DEATHMATCH! Will these depraved despots ever release and discuss their captives from the DUNGEON OF DIRECTORS? Or are they too busy carving up someone's career in another ACTOR AUTOPSY? The only way to find out, is to listen! Allow this to be YOUR cure, as well.

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

A horror, trash, sci-fi, action podcast. The Common Craig, his wife, Nicole, and other contributors, discuss genre movies with their own brand of whimsical wit. Join them as they withstand the lengthy horrors of segments like the FOCUS OF FEAR! They decide whether a movie survives to live on in their collection, or meets a grisly demise in AMASS OR MURDER! Their bloodlust demands that an anthology movie does battle with itself, in the ANTHOLOGY DEATHMATCH! Will these depraved despots ever release and discuss their captives from the DUNGEON OF DIRECTORS? Or are they too busy carving up someone's career in another ACTOR AUTOPSY? The only way to find out, is to listen! Allow this to be YOUR cure, as well.

    28 Days Later (2002) & 28 Weeks Later (2007) - 20 & 15 Years Later...

    28 Days Later (2002) & 28 Weeks Later (2007) - 20 & 15 Years Later...

    Probably a good time to check in on the infected and see how they're holding up, 20 and 15 years later. And hey, let's see how many names we can mispronounce along the way. Well shit, there goes any hope of that Cillian Murphy interview.

    The Rage virus is running wild in the United Kingdom! And it is infecting people and transforming them into highly agitated killing machines. If you think road rage is bad, or when someone gets the wrong order in a drive-thru, you've got another thing coming with these movies. It's anniversary time for 28 Days Later (2002) and 28 Weeks Later (2007)!

    • 1 hr 43 min
    18th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival, The Final Chapter (Salem's Lot, The Toxic Avenger, Urban Legend, The Video Dead, Wolf's Hole, X, You Won't Be Alone, Z)

    18th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival, The Final Chapter (Salem's Lot, The Toxic Avenger, Urban Legend, The Video Dead, Wolf's Hole, X, You Won't Be Alone, Z)

    It may be November, but Halloween still haunts us. And YOU, if you dare listen to The Final Chapter of the 18th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival!

    It's a festival first! A guest host! As the Common Craig's sister, Average Amy, creeps out of that casket in the root cellar, to help us sink our fangs into the original mini-series adaptation of Stephen King's Salem's Lot (1979). Vampires, the Marsten House, and a lot of small town 70s drama.

    If you can't manage to find something that offends you at least a little bit in this movie, you're even more disturbed than the Common Craig. Good for you. This is THE Troma movie. The original monster hero born out of toxic waste. The Toxic Avenger (1984)!

    If you're going to make a run at following Scream during the 90s slasher resurgence, you'd better have a good gimmick. And some attractive, young, up-and-coming talent. Plus horror veterans like Danielle Harris, Brad Dourif and Robert Englund. Does it work? Or is Urban Legend (1998) as effective as Pop Rocks and soda?

    A television is shipped to a house instead of an institute for studies of the occult. That may not sound like a problem, but when The Video Dead (1987) emerge from that TV, even when it's unplugged, your weekend is probably going to be ruined.

    If you've ever wanted to take a course on skiing, you may have second thoughts after this one. I mean, you'll at least be very particular when choosing which instructors you spend time with. Because these three? They make me very uncomfortable. Just stay away from Wolf's Hole (1987).

    And if you decide to make some porn in middle-of-nowhere Texas, please make sure that you know who you're renting that boarding house from. Things do not go well in Ti West's X (2022).

    Just imagine being raised in seclusion in a cave until you're a teenager. And when you finally emerge, you know nothing of the world. When witchcraft is the base of your knowledge, learning what it means to be human may prove to be quite a struggle, but You Won't Be Alone (2022).

    Movie parents always seem so freaked out about their kids having imaginary friends. But with Z (2019), at least there's a very valid reason for concern.

    • 3 hr 13 min
    18th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival, Part 2 (The Incredible Shrinking Man, Jug Face, Kadaicha, The Love Witch, The Mummy's Hand, Night of the Demons, Office Killer, A Page of Madness, A Quiet Place in the Country, Revolt of the Zombies)

    18th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival, Part 2 (The Incredible Shrinking Man, Jug Face, Kadaicha, The Love Witch, The Mummy's Hand, Night of the Demons, Office Killer, A Page of Madness, A Quiet Place in the Country, Revolt of the Zombies)

    The festival continues with Part Two, featuring TEN more movies, letters I-R! We'd better get right to it!

    A chance encounter with a strange mist causes a man to begin to shrink! His whole body, not just...you know. What an emasculating experience for The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957). Even the cat wants to eat him!

    Did you see that hole in the ground? Yeah, the one with the water in the bottom. Do you think that maybe we should start making human sacrifices and pour blood into it? Yeah? I think it's a great plan, too! That's Jug Face (2013).

    I've always heard that Australia is such a beautiful place. And seemingly all of the wildlife there is ultra-deadly. But now you might just wake up with a stone of death on your pillow! And then one of those ultra-deadly animals is going to kill you, because you're marked for death. Not in the Steven Seagal way, but in the Kadaicha (1988) way.

    Look fellas, Elaine Parks may be a tempting sight, but you may want to avoid drinking anything that she prepares for you. You may fall so deeply for The Love Witch (2016), that it kills you.

    What is deadlier than one mummy hand? TWO mummy hands! But the title only mentions one. Sorry. It's the first sequel to the Universal Monsters classic, The Mummy's Hand (1940)!

    What Linnea Quigley's character does with that lipstick is really the stand-out scene. Can anything else possibly liven up this Night of the Demons (1988)?

    Is it just me, or has Carol Kane always seemed just a tiny bit on the verge of becoming completely unhinged? Well, Office Killer (1997) has fulfilled that fantasy for me.

    A Japanese silent film that was lost for nearly forty-five years, then rediscovered in a shed by its director? An interesting film preservation method for A Page of Madness (1926).

    Is that villa actually haunted by the spirit of a nymphomaniac? Or is the brain of Franco Nero's character just a little bit of a mess? Let's visit A Quiet Place in the Country (1968) and try to find out.

    Unrequited love. Such a difficult situation to live with. Especially when you've been manipulated. But the answer is not going to Cambodia and using a zombie formula against your rival! Well, it is in Revolt of the Zombies (1936).

    • 2 hr 48 min
    18th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival, Part 1 (Alucarda, The Blob, The Comedy of Terrors, Dracula A.D. 1972, Each Time I Kill, The Fly, Grim Prairie Tales, The Hills Have Eyes)

    18th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival, Part 1 (Alucarda, The Blob, The Comedy of Terrors, Dracula A.D. 1972, Each Time I Kill, The Fly, Grim Prairie Tales, The Hills Have Eyes)

    Halloween is upon us. Go buy every single pumpkin spice item you can find, and don't forget the Count Chocula! Oh, and the October ritual is back! It's time for the 18th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival!

    Part one consists of entries A-H. Gear up for a wild Mexican exploitation ride, with enough evil to set your Satan detector into PANIC mode! Curse the day you meet Alucarda (1977)! A malevolent mound of muck begins devouring everything in a small mountain town, thanks to some updated 80s special effects. Is it an alien entity, or government conspiracy? One thing is for sure, it's The Blob (1988)! If you are running a struggling funeral parlor, killing off local townspeople may seem like a logical solution. But you have to make sure that you actually kill them! Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff certainly have their problems offing Basil Rathbone in The Comedy of Terrors (1963). Hammer makes an attempt to appeal to groovy 70s kids, by bringing the classic Dracula versus Van Helsing feud out of their regular gothic trappings, and into the modern age. Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) is such a giggle, man! Doris Wishman filmed this next one during her comeback run at age 89, in 2002. That's probably the most interesting thing about Each Time I Kill (2007), other than John Waters making a cameo appearance! Geena Davis begins to worry about Jeff Goldblum, as he is not quite himself after what seemed like a successful teleportation attempt using his recent invention. Unfortunately, he didn't anticipate what would happen should an uninvited guest join him in the telepod. Things get buggy in David Cronenberg's full-on body horror version of The Fly (1986)! Brad Dourif and James Earl Jones try to outdo each other, spinning spooky yarns around the campfire, in the western-themed horror anthology, Grim Prairie Tales (1990). And an accident strands a family, putting them in a battle for their lives against a desert clan who will eat any kind of meat that they can get their hands on! It's Wes Craven's classic, The Hills Have Eyes (1977)!

    • 2 hr 49 min
    LO PANNIVERSARY - 3rd Anniversary Episode (Big Trouble in Little China)

    LO PANNIVERSARY - 3rd Anniversary Episode (Big Trouble in Little China)

    It's the third anniversary of the podcast and the Common Craig is STILL not cured! Nicole has chosen a nostalgic favorite, John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China (1986), in hopes of finally escaping the Hell of the Way Too Long Podcasts!

    Kurt Russell stars in this 80s box office flop turned cult film sensation, as Jack Burton, a truck driver who uses his swaggering bravado to mask the fact that he is completely inept at pretty much everything. When a stop in San Francisco has him witnessing the kidnapping of his friend's fiancée, the resulting adventures in Chinatown leave Jack feeling completely out of his element.  But to be fair, how many people would feel comfortable stumbling into a back alley funeral procession that becomes a war? Or meeting an ancient sorcerer, who must marry and then sacrifice someone with green eyes, to appease the demon who has cursed him? Not to mention the Lords of Death, a gang of toughs, have stolen his truck. It does seem like a lot for one day.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Video Game Movie Muck (Top 5 Horror Video Games, Super Mario Bros. & Double Dragon)

    Video Game Movie Muck (Top 5 Horror Video Games, Super Mario Bros. & Double Dragon)

    Nicole catches a break, sitting out the majority of this episode before the A-Z of Horror season comes to consume her! Brother Brian sits in as guest co-host, to talk some video games. Stories from our youth, including some unusual choices for games that scared him, for a number of somewhat irrational reasons. We also try our best to come up with a top five of our favorite horror video games. But this is us, so if you're expecting your favorite title to make the top five, you're probably out of luck.

    This is a movie podcast, though! So I couldn't let Brother Brian get away without making him suffer through a really odd video game movie adaptation for the second time in his life. The Mushroom Kingdom from the games already seems like it emerged from a drug-fueled haze. But what the hell were the writers on when they came up with this script? The main characters don't even wear their proper attire from the games until the movie is halfway over! And Goombas are large reptilian humanoids with tiny heads? Huh? And yes, that is the proper response after watching Super Mario Bros. (1993). Huh?

    At least the next movie kind of sticks to the basics of the gameplay from the source material. Kicking. Punching. Martial arts action. Robert Patrick is no longer a Terminator, but he's still a villain, and he really wants the two pieces of this shiny golden medallion. Why? I don't know. Brother Brian tries to explain it, so just listen to the episode. Billy (no, not Bimmy) and Jimmy Lee are the brothers in futuristic 2007 New Angeles, who must save not only the medallion, but also local viewers from being subjected to Vanna White and George Hamilton as newscasters! And New Angeles is actually just Cleveland, in Double Dragon (1994).

    • 2 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Miles J.W. ,

You Want to Spend Time With Craig!

Craig and Nicole are the best! Listen to them talk about these great (and/or ridiculous) movies and then go and watch them yourself!

Akaku ,

Oh! The horror of it all!

So I don’t really watch much horror or trash movies and only a little action and sci-fi, but I’ve greatly enjoyed learning new things about these movie genres. Craig and Nicole (and cats!) are such a fun duo to listen to! And I’ve been inspired to watch a few classic horror movies because of this podcast.

beesmag ,

Chock full of horror fun

Even more than I enjoy watching horror movies, I love watching/listening to/reading about when OTHER people watch horror movies. This podcast is totally charming and WAY informative about each topic. Very curious to see where it ends up going.

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