Andrew and Matt discuss a horror movie from before 1980 in a somewhat discursive fashion.
Episode 60 – Village of the Damned (1960)
We move into our sci-fi horror with this archetype-defining classic. Show Notes Village of the Damned was directed by Wolf Rilla and stars George Sanders The film’s Wikipedia page The story was adapted from the novel by John Wyndham We watched the version that is streaming on the Criterion Channel Topics Discussed European Nightmares: Horror […]
Episode 59 – Don’t Look Now (1973)
Andrew and Matt conclude their series on Folk Horror with this old Nicholas Roeg chestnut, starring Julie Christie, classic beefman Donald Sutherland, and, of course, Venice. Show Notes Don’t Look Now was directed by Nicholas Roeg and stars Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie. The film’s wikipedia page The story was inspired by Daphne Du Maurier’s short […]
Episode 58 – Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Desperate to produce content for the content mills, Andrew and Matt resort to remote recording and in the process discuss the first Australian film on the podcast. Show Notes Picnic at Hanging Rock, which is for grownups only please, was directed by Peter Weir and stars Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Dominic Guard, Helen Morse, Vivean […]
Episode 57 – Belladonna of Sadness (1973)
Andrew and Matt live out the quarantine days with a trip into this psychedelic medieval witchcraft animated film. Show Notes Belladonna of Sadness, which is for grownups only please, was directed by Eiichi Yamamoto and starred Aiko Nagayama and Tatsuya Nakadai. The film’s wikipedia page We were inspired to watch this film after reading this […]
Episode 56 – Whistle and I’ll Come to You (1968)
A double feature this month – we talk about the excellent 1968 BBC adaptation of “Whistle and I’ll Come To You”… and also the other one. Show Notes The first version of Whistle and I’ll Come to You was released in 1968, was directed by Jonathan Miller and stars Michael Hordern. The second version was […]
Episode 55 – Night of the Demon (1957)
We continue to delve into folklore horror with this excellent 1950’s film, by the same director as Cat People. Show Notes Night of the Demon released in 1957 was directed by Jacques Tourneur and starred Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins and Niall MacGinnis. My chihuahua is sick and you can hear her making a horrible cough […]
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I am a huge fan of the the Universal Horror cycles (both of them) and was looking for a fun show about it. The concept is here, but the execution is severely lacking. The presentation is dull and there is way too much dead space in between topics. There is no real format or theme, much less a closing statement.
If the shows were a bit more organized and planned out it would really elevate the podcast. Some of the facts that are put forth just address the top of the story, they do not go into the meat or heart of it.
After listening to five shows (I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt) the decision to move on was final.
Worst Podcast still on
I LOVE classic old horror / Sci from 1930-1970s so went into this w moderate expectations but the hosts make amateurs look good! Super dull banter between 2 twits who swear unnecessarily and have nothing remotely to add to film synopsis. Dropping this after 2,3 attempts.
Don't waste your time
'Amateurish' doesn't begin to cover it. Poorly done, clearly no focus, wit, or even charm. I listened to the Wicker Man episode, and they spent most of the time making awkward small talk and looking up obscure vocab words that they didn't even bother to pronounce properly or even define. It seemed too long at under 20 min.