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Genre Grinder is a podcast devoted to the weirdest, most unique, and painfully specific film genres. Every month, your host, Gabe Powers, and a special guest will talk about movies that (hopefully) you’ve never heard of.

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Genre Grinder is a podcast devoted to the weirdest, most unique, and painfully specific film genres. Every month, your host, Gabe Powers, and a special guest will talk about movies that (hopefully) you’ve never heard of.

    Episode 20: Asylum Horror, feat. Betsy Jorgensen of Your Favorite Monsters

    Episode 20: Asylum Horror, feat. Betsy Jorgensen of Your Favorite Monsters

    TIGHTEN YOUR STRAITJACKETS AND SNUGGLE UP IN YOUR FAVORITE RUBBER ROOM, IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT PSCARY PSYCHIATRIC PHACILITIES!
     
    Mental health can be scary, but do you know what’s even scarier? The archaic asylums of the bygone era, where we used to lock up the mentally ill. Gabe and returning guest Betsy Jorgensen of the Your Favorite Monsters podcast take a look at four tales of cursed mental health institutions, including Mark Robson’s Bedlam (1946), Juan López Moctezuma’s The Mansion of Madness (1973), Brad Anderson’s Stonehearst Asylum (2014), and Jung Bum-shik’s Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018).
     
    00:00 – Intro
    07:27 – Bedlam
    30:13 – The Mansion of Madness
    53:31 – Stonehearst Asylum (and Shutter Island)
    1:16:23 – Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum
    1:43:18 – Final thoughts/outro
     
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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Episode 19: Body Snatcher Movies, feat. Jim Laczkowski of Director’s Club Podcast

    Episode 19: Body Snatcher Movies, feat. Jim Laczkowski of Director’s Club Podcast

    ALIEN INVADERS, MIND-ALTERING SPACE SLUGS & BLACK MAGIC MADMEN ARE COMING TO STEAL YOUR CORPOREAL FORM & USE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER!
    Welcome back for a more typical episode of Genre Grinder. Gabe’s finally done talking about SOV horror movies and is joined by Now Playing Network & Director’s Club co-host Jim Laczkowski to take a long, very nearly complete look at Body Snatcher Movies. Specifically, science fiction – or at least sci-fi adjacent – movies that feature usually alien, sometimes human, and almost always malevolent entities that possess human bodies, stealing identities, and/or creating automaton doppelgängers (pod people, robots, zombies, et cetera). 
    Given the scope of the discussion this time around, the discussion has been loosely broken down into an introduction and four categories (note that we cover more than the movies listed and the time spent on each movie varies):
    00:00 – Intro: Invaders from Mars (1953), literature & television
    14:08 – Part 1, The Official Invasion of the Body Snatchers Canon: Don Siegel’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Philip Kaufman’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Abel Ferrara’s Body Snatchers (1993), and Oliver Hirschbiegel’s The Invasion (2007). 
    54:02 – Part 2, Invasion of the Body Snatchers Successors and the Unofficial Representatives of Each Decade: John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982), Larry Cohen’s The Stuff (1985), Robert Rodriguez’ The Faculty (1998), Edgar Wright’s The World’s End (2013), and Jordan Peele’s Get Out (2017).
    1:16:12 – Part 3, Alien Slug Parasite Movies: Bruno VeSota’s The Brain Eaters (1958), Fred Dekker’s Night of the Creeps (1986), Stuart Orme’s The Puppet Masters (1994), Lawrence Kasdan’s Dreamcatcher (2003), and James Gunn’s Slither (2006), including Gene Fowler Jr.’s I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958).
    1:47:43 – Part 4, Unique Variants and Final Thoughts: Hajime Sato’s Goke the Body Snatcher from Hell (1968), Gary Sherman’s Dead and Buried (1981), and everything else.
     
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    • 2 hr 12 min
    Episode 18: Shot-on-Video Horror, Part Four, feat. Patrick Ripoll of Tracks of the Damned

    Episode 18: Shot-on-Video Horror, Part Four, feat. Patrick Ripoll of Tracks of the Damned

    ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END AS MUST ALL BAD THINGS AND ALL THINGS RECORDED ON OBSOLETE HOME VIDEO MEDIA!
     
    Welcome to the home stretch! After dozens of movies and six hours of podcasting, we’ve come to the end of Genre Grinder’s shot-on-video horror retrospective. Gabe and returning extra-special co-host Patrick Ripoll (who, yet again, did most of the research) drag and claw their way through a final 16 SOV oddities; nine of which one or both of them were able to watch, including Mark Shepard’s Dark Romances Vol. 1 (1990), Carl Denham’s Shreck (1990), and J.R. Bookwalter’s Kingdom of the Vampire (1991). The list is shorter this time, but we both had a lot to say about some of these movies, especially Carl J. Sukenick’s mind-bending Alien Beasts (1991), Olaf Ittenbach’s gut-wrenching The Burning Moon (1992), and Scooter McCrae’s genuinely great The Shatter Dead (1994).
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    Again, people have asked for a list of the films covered in the description, so here you go. All of the movies that at least one of us has seen are marked with a †, while the others are discussed based on available information/reviews:


    Bimbos B.C. (1990)
    Attack of the Hideopoid (1990)
    Dark Romances Vol. 1 (1990) †
    Gorgasm (1990)
    Shreck (1990) †
    Crystal Force (1990)
    Attack of the Killer Refrigerator (1990) †
    Honeymoon Murders (1990)
    Kingdom of the Vampire (1991) †
    Zombie ‘90: Extreme Pestilence (1991) †
    Alien Beasts (1991) †
    The Burning Moon (1992) †
    Scary Tales (1993) †
    Savage Vengeance (1993)
    Vampires and Other Stereotypes (1994)
    Shatter Dead (1994) †


    If you are in a position to make the world a better place, please consider the following fundraisers:
     
    Minnesota Freedom Fund
     
    Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund
     
    Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
     
    American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund
     

    • 1 hr 27 min
    BONUS EPISODE: VCR Horrors – An SOV Mixtape by Patrick Ripoll

    BONUS EPISODE: VCR Horrors – An SOV Mixtape by Patrick Ripoll

    Welcome to an extra special BONUS EPISODE of Genre Grinder. What you are about to hear is a digital mixtape compiled and mixed by Tracks of the Damned creator Patrick Ripoll. It includes themes, complete songs, and various clips from the films we’ve been discussing throughout Genre Grinder’s shot-on-video horror series. Be aware that, in most cases, Patrick or myself had to rip the audio from the films themselves, so the sound quality will be uneven to say the least. Then again, that’s kind of the point isn’t. So, sit back, relax, and let the SOV horror vibes take you away.   


    Complete track listing:
    1a. WREX Station Identification
    1b. 20/20 Report: "VCR Horrors"
    1c. Sledgehammer (1983) opening credits
    2. Tales From the Quaddead Zone (1987) score
    3. Shreck (1990) score
    4. "Angel Fire" from Demon Queen (1987)
    5a. Body Count (1986) trailer
    5b. Heavy Metal Massacre (1989) opening credits
    5c. "Carl Sukenick narration" from Alien Beasts (1991)
    6. Spine (1986) score
    7. "Animal/Cannibal" from Possibly in Michigan (1983)
    8. Terror Eyes (1989) opening credits
    9. The Ripper (1985) trailer
    10. "Book of Love" from Brainblast (1987)
    11. Video Violence (1987) opening credits
    12. Witchdoctor of the Living Dead (1986) score
    13. "Rock n Roll Music" from Blood Lake (1987)
    14. Black Devil Doll from Hell (1984) opening credits
    15. The Tower (1985) score
    16. Attack of the Killer Refrigerator (1990) score
    17. "Scream Dream" from Scream Dream (1989)
    18. Blood Cult (1985) trailer
    19. Hollow Gate (1988) end credits
    20. "Beat My Meat" from Trashcans of Terror (1985)
    21. "The Brainsucker" from The Brainsucker (1988)
    22a. Attack scene from Black River Monster (1986)
    22b. "Hearts" from Night Ripper! (1986)
    23. Video Violence (1987) score
    24. "Suffer Little Children" from Suffer Little Children (1983)
    25a. Dip Monologue from Redneck Zombies (1989)
    25b. Redneck Zombies (1989) End Credits
    26. Revenge (1986) trailer
    27. Night Feeder (1988) end credits
    28. Scary Tales (1993) score
    29. Dark Romances Vol. 1 (1990) score
    30. "If" from Cannibal Campout (1988)
    31. Sledgehammer (1983) end credits
     

    • 55 min
    Episode 18: Shot-on-Video Horror, Part Three, feat. Patrick Ripoll of Tracks of the Damned

    Episode 18: Shot-on-Video Horror, Part Three, feat. Patrick Ripoll of Tracks of the Damned

    LISTEN IN TERROR AS WE CONTINUE TO BE STRANGLED BY THE GNARLED, RIPPLING TENTACLES OF DEAD ANALOG MEDIA!
     
    Part three of our epic (seemingly never-ending) FOUR-PART look back on the insane world of shot-on-video horror movies from the pre-digital era. Gabe and returning extra-special co-host Patrick Ripoll (who, again, did most of the research) trudge through an additional 32 movies, 12 of which one or both of them were able to watch, including D3’s Death Row Diner (1988), Wally Koz’ 555 (1988), Herb Robins’ The Brainsucker (1988), Jim Whiteaker’s Night Feeder (1988), Dean Alioto’s The McPherson Tape (1989), and Eric Parkinson, Michael Rissi & Steve Sommers’ Terror Eyes (1989).


    Again, people have asked for a list of the films covered in the description, so here you go. All of the movies that at least one of us has seen are marked with a †, while the others are discussed based on available information/reviews:


    Death Row Diner (1988) †
    The Hackers (1988)
    Hollow Gate (1988)
    Hollywood’s New Blood (1988)
    Shadows of Blood (1988)
    Twisted Issues (1989)
    Woodchipper Massacre (1988)
    Mama’s Home (1988)
    Cannibal Campout (1988) †
    555 (1988) †
    Phantom Brother (1988) †
    Almohadón de Plumas (1988)
    Night Feeder (1988) †
    Dinastía sangrienta (1988)
    Blind Faith (1989)
    Witchfinder (1989)
    Black Past (1989) †
    Fatal Images (1989) †
    Las Vegas Bloodbath (1989)
    Satan’s Storybook (1989)
    Scream Dream (1989)
    Sleepover Massacre (1989)
    The McPherson Tape (1989) †
    Violent Shit (1989) †
    Zombie Rampage (1989)
    Redneck Zombies (1989) †
    Pieces of Darkness (1989)
    Houseboat Horror (1989)
    The Nutzoids at Cannibal Cove (1989)
    Heavy Metal Massacre (1989) †
    Terror Eyes (1989) †


    If you are in a position to make the world a better place, please consider the following fundraisers:
     
    Minnesota Freedom Fund
     
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 18: Shot-on-Video Horror, Part Two, feat. Patrick Ripoll of Tracks of the Damned

    Episode 18: Shot-on-Video Horror, Part Two, feat. Patrick Ripoll of Tracks of the Damned

    ENJOY EVEN MORE TALES OF THE TAPE AS WE DELVE FURTHER INTO THE INSANE DEPTHS OF THE MOST NEOPHYTIC MOVIES EVER TO GRACE A VIDEO RENTAL STORE!
     
    Bring on part two of three! Wait, of three? That can’t be right. Oh, yeah, this is a four-part epic now. Gabe and special co-host Patrick Ripoll (who did most of the research) break down 21 more shot-on video horror movies; nine of which one or both of them have been able to actually see, including ‘classics,’ like the Polonia Brothers’ Hallucinations (1986) & Splatter Farm (1987), Jeff Hathcock’s Night Ripper! (1986), Chester Novell Turner’s Tales from the Quadead Zone (1987), and Gary P. Cohen’s genuine cult classic, Video Violence (1987).


    Some people have asked for a list of the films covered in the description (which I failed to do last time), so here you go. All of the movies we were able to watch are now marked with a †, while the others are discussed, based on available information/reviews:


    Hallucinations (1986) †
    Night of Terror (1986)
    Spine (1986) †
    Splatter: Architects of Fear (1986)
    Black River Monster (1986)
    Night Ripper! (1986) †
    Blood Lake (1987) †
    Brainblast (1987) †
    Video Violence (1987) †
    Cannibal Hookers (1987)
    Channel 13 (1987)
    Cemetery Sisters (1987)
    Criminally Insane 2/Fat Ethel II (1987)
    Crowley (1987)
    Demon Queen (1987)
    Doctor Bloodbath (1987) †
    Death Nurse (1987)
    Tales from the Quadead Zone (1987) †
    The Newlydeads (1987)
    Venus Flytrap (1987)
    Splatter Farm (1987) †
     
    If you are in a position to make the world a better place, please consider the following fundraisers:
     
    Minnesota Freedom Fund
     
    Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund
     
    Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
     
    American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund
     

    • 1 hr 35 min

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