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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.

Genre Grinder Gabe Powers

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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 45: Meta Horror Movies, feat. Jim Laczkowski of Director’s Club

    Episode 45: Meta Horror Movies, feat. Jim Laczkowski of Director’s Club

    THE FIRST PODCAST ABOUT MOVIES THAT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT’S A PODCAST ABOUT MOVIES!!
     
    Gabe (looks directly into camera): This is a podcast about making podcasts. The podcasters are also acknowledging you, the listener, directly. Yeah, you, Derek. Oh, and the fabric of the podcast is also haunting us and maybe killing you. And by you, I mean Derek. Anyway, join me and returning guest Jim Laczkowski as we look at the phenomenon of meta horror movies. We initially planned on covering José Mojica Marins' Hallucinations in a Deranged Mind (1978), Lucio Fulci's Cat in the Brain (1990), Julian Richards' The Last Horror Movie (2003), and Prano Bailey-Bond's Censor (2021), but the discussion ended up requiring comparisons to Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994), Dario Argento's Tenebrae (1982), and David Cronenberg's Videodrome (1983), and many more.

    00:00 – Intro
    07:01 – Hallucinations in a Deranged Mind, plus a primer on José Mojica Marins/Coffin Joe
    18:56 – Cat in the Brain, plus a primer on Lucio Fulci
    31:59 – Comparing Hallucinations in a Deranged Mind, Cat in the Brain, New Nightmare, and Tenebrae (plus Videodrome, Scream [1996], and the other Nightmare on Elm Street movies)
    54:41 – The Last Horror Movie, plus Man Bites Dog (1992)
    1:11:19 – Censor, plus a primer on the Video Nasties phenomenon
    1:41:44 – Outro

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Episode 44: Heavy Metal Horror, feat. Justin Clark of Slant Magazine

    Episode 44: Heavy Metal Horror, feat. Justin Clark of Slant Magazine

    WELCOME TO THE HEADBANGERS’ BALL …FROM HELL!!
     
    Can hard rock music really corrupt the youth? Will the lyrics raise the dead and turn innocent children into perverts and murderers? Is that a literal demon on lead guitar? Join Gabe and returning guest Justin Clark as they enter the pit to answer these questions and more. While Gabe spent the month watching several heavy metal and hard rock horror movies, the discussion this week pertains largely to four films – Krishna Shah’s Hard Rock Zombies (1984), John Fasano’s Black Roses (1988), Álex de la Iglesia’s Day of the Beast (Spanish: El día de la bestia, 1995), and Tetsuro Takeuchi’s Wild Zero (1999).
     
    00:00 – Intro
    08:38 – Hard Rock Zombies (and other ‘80s Heavy Metal Horror)
    27:58 – Black Roses
    45:21 – Day of the Beast
    1:11:05 – Wild Zero
    1:36:47 – Outro
     
    Check out Justin’s review of Monkey Man here: https://www.slantmagazine.com/film/monkey-man-review-dev-patel/
     
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 43: Killer Animal Movies, feat. Arianny Pilarte of Not All Podcasts Wear Capes

    Episode 43: Killer Animal Movies, feat. Arianny Pilarte of Not All Podcasts Wear Capes

    LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS AND RATS AND…DUGONGS?! OH GOD!!
     
    They’re cute, they’re cuddly, they’re out for blood. Join Gabe and returning guest Arianny Pilarte as they traipse into the sunbaked Australian outback, the darkest corners of Italy’s subway system, and dank Canadian sewers in search of the scariest and most insane killer animal movies released in a 11 year period between 1978 and 1989. This month’s batch of trash and treasures includes Colin Eggleston’s Long Weekend (1978), Russell Mulcahy’s Razorback (1984), Franco Prosperi’s Wild Beasts (Italian: Belve feroci, 1984), and Damien Lee’s Gnaw: Food of the Gods II (1989).
     
    00:00 – Intro
    06:38 – Long Weekend
    30:33 – Razorback
    1:00:00 – Wild Beasts
    1:31:25 – Gnaw: Food of the Gods Part II
    1:54:18 – Outro
     
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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Episode 42.5: Alternative 1970s American Horror – THE SEQUEL, feat. Bill Ackerman of Supporting Characters (2 of 2)

    Episode 42.5: Alternative 1970s American Horror – THE SEQUEL, feat. Bill Ackerman of Supporting Characters (2 of 2)

    THE GREATEST HITS OF A DECADE: VIETNAM, WATERGATE, ATTICA, MAN-EATING PIGS, SEEDY HOLLYWOOD, KILLER BRIDES, HOME INVASION, GANGSTERS, AXE MURDERERS, AND DEADLY GAMES…
     
    After Night of the Living Dead (1968) and before the slasher boom of the early ‘80s, American horror went through one of its most creative and influential eras. But, for every Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Carrie (1976), and Halloween (1978), there were dozens of under-the-radar oddities that took years – sometimes decades – to be recognized by cult audiences for their unique contributions to American horror. Join Gabe and special guest Bill Ackerman of the Supporting Characters podcast and numerous Blu-ray commentary tracks look at six more underseen classics of the era.
     
    Part 2 includes Marc Lawrence Pigs (aka: Daddy’s Deadly Darling, 1973), Christina Hornisher’s Hollywood 90028 (aka: Insanity and Twisted Throats, 1973), Jean-Marie Pélissié’s The Bride (aka: The House That Cried Murder and Last House on Massacre Street, 1973), Frederick R. Friedel Axe (aka: Lisa, Lisa and California Axe Massacre, 1974), Peter S. Traynor Death Game (aka: The Seducers, 1977), and Karen Arthur’s The Mafu Cage (1978).
     
    Check out episode one here, and the original 2 part series here and  here.
     
    00:00 – Pigs
    19:20 – Hollywood 90028
    40:39– The Bride
    58:21 – Axe (plus Video Nasties and Kidnapped Coed)
    1:16:55 – Death Game (and Knock, Knock and Little Miss Innocence)
    1:37:19 – Mafu Cage
    1:57:39 – Outro
     
    And check out Christina Hornisher: Alone with that Obscene Image of Yourself by Marc Edward Heuck (The Projector Has Been Drinking blog), which Bill references during our discussion of Hollywood 90028.
     
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    • 2 hr 1 min
    Episode 42: Alternative 1970s American Horror – THE SEQUEL, feat. Bill Ackerman of Supporting Characters (1 of 2)

    Episode 42: Alternative 1970s American Horror – THE SEQUEL, feat. Bill Ackerman of Supporting Characters (1 of 2)

    THE SUMMER OF LOVE GIVES WAY TO PERVERSE MELODRAMAS, BLOODY HOME INVASIONS, NECROPHILIC HOUSEWIVES, AND…CARNIVOROUS BEDS?
     
    After Night of the Living Dead (1968), but before the slasher boom of the early ‘80s, American horror went through one of its most creative and influential eras. But, for every Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Carrie (1976), and Halloween (1978), there were dozens of under-the-radar oddities that took years – sometimes decades – to be recognized by cult audiences for their unique contributions to American horror. Join Gabe and special guest Bill Ackerman of the Supporting Characters podcast and numerous Blu-ray commentary tracks as they explore more independent horror films from the era.
     
    This year’s batch begins with Ken Friedman’s’ Death by Invitation (1971), Jacques Lacerte’s Love Me Deadly (1972), Robert J. Emery’s My Brother Has Bad Dreams (1972), George Barry’s Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977), and Bill Gunns Ganja & Hess (1973). Stay tuned for six more titles in Part 2, live early next month.
     
    Check out the original 2 part series here and  here.
     
    00:00 – Intro
    08:22 – Death by Invitation
    23:45 – Love Me Deadly
    44:16 – My Brother Has Bad Dreams
    1:03:17 – Death Bed: The Bed that Eats
    1:16:34 – Ganja & Hess
     
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Episode 41: Killer Santa Movies, feat. Daniel Baldwin (aka: The Schlocketeer)

    Episode 41: Killer Santa Movies, feat. Daniel Baldwin (aka: The Schlocketeer)

    HO HO OH NO!! OL’ SAINT NICK HAS A HOLLY JOLLY AX!!
     
    You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why – Santa Claus is coming to town. And he’s out for blood! Join Gabe and first time co-host Daniel Baldwin, aka: The Schlocketeer, as they make a list, check it twice, and decide which murderous Santas are naughty and which are nice. Titles include Lewis Jackson’s Christmas Evil (1980), Charles E. Sellier Jr.’s Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) and its first sequel (1987), René Manzor's Deadly Games (French: 3615 code Père Noël, 1989), and Paco Plaza's A Christmas Tale (Spanish: Películas para no dormir: Cuento de navidad, 2005). 
     
    00:00 – Intro
    03:05 – Christmas Evil
    22:35 – Silent Night, Deadly Night and Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (plus the other sequels)
    59:01 – Deadly Games
    1:22:02 – A Christmas Tale
    1:41:33 – Outro
     
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    • 1 hr 45 min

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chrismeades20 ,

Excellent show

We need more podcasts that are genre centric and this is a better example of this done right.

nowplayingjim ,

Superb concept with an incredibly smart host!

Genre Grinder examines so many different/varying genres including ones you may never really thought about before. Gabe knows his stuff and always does A research all while recruiting some of the best guests out there. Subscribe now!

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