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A podcast exploring the stories behind your favorite cult and genre films

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A podcast exploring the stories behind your favorite cult and genre films

    EFFECTS (1980) [Romero/Savini Episode 4]

    EFFECTS (1980) [Romero/Savini Episode 4]

    A look at the making of EFFECTS, a film made by friends and colleagues of George Romero that was lost for a quarter of a century.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) [Romero/Savini Episode 3]

    DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) [Romero/Savini Episode 3]

    1978's DAWN OF THE DEAD is one of the most famous collaborations between George Romero and Tom Savini and the film that put Savini on the map, helping him to get a job working on the original FRIDAY THE 13TH.
    In this episode, we'll get into all the details on how this movie came to be, and how it changed the landscape of the genre forever. DAWN also fully solidified Romero as a filmmaker known for infusing his films with social commentary, something he'd continue to do for the rest of his career.


    Theme Song: "There's Still a Little Bit of Time, If We Hurry and I Mean Hurry" by Slasher Film Festival Strategy.


     


    This episode was written, produced and edited by Gary Horne & Justin Bishop, with special thanks to Todd Davis.
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    MARTIN (1977) [Romero/Savini Episode 2]

    MARTIN (1977) [Romero/Savini Episode 2]

    Last week, we discussed NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, the film that kickstarted George Romero's career. It was during the making of that film that he first crossed paths with an up-and-coming young makeup artist by the name of Tom Savini.
    Unfortunately, Savini's deployment to Vietnam prevented the two from working together at the time, but the two would reunite nearly a decade later for their first official collaboration on Romero's modern take on the vampire film, 1977's MARTIN.


    Theme Song: "There's Still a Little Bit of Time, If We Hurry and I Mean Hurry" by Slasher Film Festival Strategy.


     
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) [Romero/Savini Episode 1]

    NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) [Romero/Savini Episode 1]

    For our inaugural series for the Cinema Shock Podcast, we're celebrating the lives and careers of George Romero and his frequent collaborator and makeup effects legend Tom Savini.
    While Savini didn't work on NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, the story of their years-long collaboration does start here, however tangentially. Plus, how do you talk about the career of George Romero without starting with the film that started it all?
    NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD not only kickstarted Romero's career, but it's one of the few modern films that can be credited as starting an entire subgenre of horror.
    In this episode, we look at the story behind the making of the film, and how it influenced the genre forever!
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    Theme Song: "Guardian At The Gate Of Our Horned Lord's Heart" by Slasher Film Festival Strategy.
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    • 2 hr 12 min
    EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS (2002)

    EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS (2002)

    Last week, we visited the itsy bitsy spiders of Amblin with Frank Marshall's ARACHNOPHOBIA. This week, we're heading forward a few years to discuss the history giant spider movies and the early aughts David Arquette vehicle that attempted to pay those homage to those classic creature features.
    We're joined this week by Mr. Todd A. Davis!


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    This episode was written and produced and edited by Justin Bishop and Gary Horne.
    Theme song: “Foreign Body” by the Slasher Film Festival Strategy from their album PSYCHIC SHIELD. More info: http://slasherfilmfestivalstrategy.bandcamp.com
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    ARACHNOPHOBIA (1990)

    ARACHNOPHOBIA (1990)

    This week begins a double header taking a look at some of our favorite spider movies, beginning with a favorite from our childhoods, Frank Marshall's ARACHNOPHOBIA!
    We are once again joined this week by Mr. Todd A. Davis!


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    This episode was written and produced and edited by Justin Bishop and Gary Horne.
    Theme song: “Foreign Body” by the Slasher Film Festival Strategy from their album PSYCHIC SHIELD. More info: http://slasherfilmfestivalstrategy.bandcamp.com
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    • 1 hr 23 min

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