Join your host Sue, as she chats her love for all things loud and scary in podcast Heavy Metal Horror Cast.
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Ep 50 - HMHCast retrospective + music from Blacklab
Episode 50 is here! Sue celebrates the big 5-0 with a look back at some of the horrors we’ve paid homage to throughout the show. Along the way we’ll kick back with the coolest coven from the 90’s, battle baddies with Buffy, look at lupines and Lost Boys, and turn on the juice to see what shakes loose with the Ghost with the Most himself!
We’ll also be checking out the latest single Hidden Garden, from Japanese doom duo Blacklab.
So come, as we close the coffin door on Heavy Metal Horror Cast for the final time. But bare in mind that, like all true horrors, the end is merely the beginning…
Ep 49 - What we do in the Shadows + music from Crimson Day
Do you like basghetti?
Sinking fangs into vampiric myth with a wry smile, 2014’s What We Do In The Shadows proved that when it came to supernatural swagger, bloodsuckers still had teeth. Sharp, satirical and uproariously silly, it subverted preconceived conventions whilst honouring legend and tradition.
Sue chats the dead but delicious quintet at the centre of the tale, bemoaning the chore wheel, dancing with demons and championing stylistic storytelling and visual panache.
We'll also be checking out Lovecraftian track At the Mountains of Madness from the awesome Crimson Day.
So, get ready for the biggest night of the supernatural calendar, but beware The Beast *ominous music*, as we don our best duds to do things vampire style.
And mind your manners. We're werewolves NOT swearwolves!*
*At no point does Sue EVER mention Rhys Darby by name, even though he's one of the movies highlights. I know, it's a moral outrage! But don't worry, for she has been forever banished - to the CIRCLE OF SHAME!!!
Ep 48 - Poltergeist + music from St Fenton The Tainted
Emotive, grandiose and thoroughly haunting, Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper's phenomenal paranormal picture transcends this mortal plane in terms of strategic storytelling and iconic imagery. Despite controversies regarding creative control and purportedly carrying a curse, the film has gone on to become a cult classic, inspiring generations of cinemagoers while setting the benchmark for haunted house thrillers.
Sue looks at the spooky suburban shocker, chatting angelic ankle biters, pint-sized psychics and, dare I even say it, clowns. *Shudder*
We’ll also be checking out the fantastic track God Sent Rain (You Sent Blood & Piss) from Sludge metal duo St Fenton The Tainted.
So open your mind, beware The Beast and stay away from the light.
Clear your mind, it knows what scares you and it knows too much already...
Ep 47 - Evil Dead 2 + music from Videogram
Slapstick, surreal and truly superb, Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2 is a welcome revisit to the cabin that started it all. Through mastery and mayhem, it has gone on to become one of the most well loved and revered sequels of all time, establishing an icon in both Bruce Campbell and his character Ash.
Sue heads back to Professor Knowbys pad, chatting comedy capers, sweaty siblings and an ingenious plot which helped to ensure the films release.
We'll also be checking out the fantastic track Test Subject 11, from the synth-tastic Videogram.
So grab yourself a chainsaw, climb into the Oldsmobile and get ready to ask: who’s laughing now, as we talk Kandarian daggers, say farewell to arms, and rant about previous rentals.
Ep 46 - Scream + music from Metal Guard Pacifica
Do you like scary movies?
An abundance of rules*, Drew Barrymore in a bad wig and the Fonz. What do these three things have in common? Why, it's Scream of course, Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s trope busting, self aware slasher from 1996. Springing from their twisted minds like a masked assailant from the bushes, the film helped to revitalize the genre, affectionately mocking and subverting standardized horror tropes, with a glint of irony and a wicked grin of malice slapped across it’s hilariously homicidal premise.
We’ll also be checking out an awesome track, Ballad of the Dead Rabbit, from Metal Guard Pacifica.
So, grab a beer, hold your honey close, and ask: ‘Who’s there’...No wait, don’t do any of those things, as we head to Woodsborough, and find out that movies don't create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative!
*Well okay, not an ABUNDANCE, that’s a wee bit of an exaggeration. Just four. But they are really, really REALLY important. If you wanna survive…
Ep 45 - You're Next + music from Conjurer
Madcap, macabre and bloodily brilliant, 2013’s You’re Next is a loving rejuvenation of some of our favourite, if a little well worn, horror tropes. With a killer heroine at the helm, Simon Barrett and Adam Winguards tale of family feuds, ferocious females and the price we put on our loved ones, is as inspirational as it is innovative, laced with jet black humour that subverts the norms with sardonic glee. Sue chat’s the viciously visceral cult thriller, releasing the beast on the application of household items under siege and nightmare meet-ups with the inlaws, when a fox is a dinner guest in your henhouse.
We’ll also be checking out the latest single Retch from progressive rockers Conjurer.
So get ready to meet the family who may be more than they initially seem, as we celebrate Women in Horror Month, with this slick and stylish indie cult slasher.
really enjoy this, if you're into horror and heavy metal, the title does not lie. makes me want to go watch my favourite horrors all over again.
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