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Two guys with virtually no credentials talking to you about movies and more-er for those who love horror.

Each week we provide a movie review, history report, biography, or something entirely bizarre! With episodes ranging from slasher classics like Friday the 13th to harrowing accounts of paranormal cryptids, with event coverage and creepypasta in between, we pride ourselves on having something for every gore-loving goon.

If you are a horror creator, please reach out, as we also do interviews with filmmakers in the genre.
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    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 30 Ratings

Two guys with virtually no credentials talking to you about movies and more-er for those who love horror.

Each week we provide a movie review, history report, biography, or something entirely bizarre! With episodes ranging from slasher classics like Friday the 13th to harrowing accounts of paranormal cryptids, with event coverage and creepypasta in between, we pride ourselves on having something for every gore-loving goon.

If you are a horror creator, please reach out, as we also do interviews with filmmakers in the genre.
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

    DOOM (2006)

    DOOM (2006)

    So when we had the idea to do this movie, it was because we joked about June Doom instead of the usual June Gloom. Since recording, the world is now on fire, aside from being infected with a plague. First and foremost, all silliness and antics aside, we hope you are safe. In our own way, we love each of you and truly wish the best for you and your loved ones. 

    Now... onto this terrible movie! Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak (Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave).

    David Callaham wrote the script, and also penned Zombieland Double Tap, the now delayed Wonder Woman 1984, and both Shang Chi and the revamped Mortal Kombat still in development. The film is very loosely based on the DOOM franchise, starring the stoic, brave, and beautiful DOOMGUY. Fun fact, did you know Doomguy was a playable character in Tony Hawk? 

    Also, we discuss the similarities in this movie, Overlord, and Wolfenstein. Another fun fact, they refer to William BJ Blazkowicz from the Wolfenstein games in DOOM: Annihilation. We briefly talk about Annihilation and the writer/ director, Tony Giglio, who also penned Soccer Dog: The Movie. 

    The music was by Clint Mansell and if you haven't heard his score for MOON, dude... reassess your goals. 

    Karl Urban, who played DND on the set of Chronicles of Riddick with Vin Diesel, plays John "Reaper" Grimm. He was also in Lord of the Rings, Dredd, and this lil' franchise called Star Trek you may have heard of. Frustratingly, his costume looks nothing like John Carmack's designs in the 1993 game. 

    Dwayne Johnson (credited as The Rock) plays Asher "Sarge" Mahonin. While he was offered the lead role, he chose this supporting part instead. He, like nearly everyone who's seen it, was not a tremendous fan of the film even taking a jab at it in his 2008 WWE Hall of Fame inductance speech. 

    This week's "Hidden Track" is by a band I have loved since high school (way too long ago); they are DOOM and they are rad. https://ukdoom.bandcamp.com/

    If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast

    Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Hereditary (2018) Feat. The Spook House Podcast

    Hereditary (2018) Feat. The Spook House Podcast

    We Quaran-Team Up with our boys, The Spook House Podcast for this week's episode. Please find them at https://www.instagram.com/thespookhousepodcast and https://thespookhousepodcast.bigcartel.com/

    The film is Hereditary, you know that delightful little family movie. Oh, whoops, wrong "D" word, I meant devastating! 

    After Ari Aster's ambitious student films,  The Strange Thing About the Johnsons and, Munchausen, he made his feature film debut with this film. Originally conceived as a typical family drama, he added demons and kings from hell for kicks. 

    The film stars Toni Collette (Krampus, Knives Out). I cannot stress this enough... SHE IS THE ENTIRE MOVIE! If it was not for her gripping acting and reaction to the events of the film, truly I think the rest of it would be meaningless. 

    Her husband is played by Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects) who is clearly struggling with his wife's descent into madness. 

    Their son is played by Alex Wolff, who went full method in his performance. He refused to be addressed as anything but Peter for the two months of filming and did not introduce himself to his cast mates until production was over. 

    Lastly, I would just lose my head if I did not mention Milly Shapiro, who plays the tragic Charlie, who has never really had an identity of her own, as she was a vessel for the demon king, Paimon. 

    Makeup was designed by Steve Newburn, who indicated that the *ahem* scene, was originally much gnarlier. We'll explain why and how on the show. 

    The music was by Colin Stetson. He's collaborated with a few bands you may have heard of, basically ALL OF THEM: Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, TV on the Radio, Feist, Bon Iver, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Sinéad O'Connor, The National, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, BADBADNOTGOOD, Fink, Animal Collective, LCD Soundsystem, Hamid Drake, David Byrne, Bill Laswell, Evan Parker, Jolie Holland, The Chemical Brothers, Shahzad Ismaily, My Brightest Diamond, Angélique Kidjo, Kevin Devine, David Gilmour, Anthony Braxton, and Beanie Burnett.

    This week's Hidden Track is Nite, with their song Genesis off their debut album: Darkness Silence Mirror Flame. Their music can be found at https://nitemetal.bandcamp.com ; https://open.spotify.com/artist/6MjCnAA9RF0vy3j6QYyLG0 ; https://www.instagram.com/nitemetal/

    If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast

    Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/


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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Return of the Living Dead (1985) Feat. No Redeeming Qualities Podcast

    Return of the Living Dead (1985) Feat. No Redeeming Qualities Podcast

    One of Jake's all time favorite movies and he completed wasted it by letting Bob from No Redeeming Qualities guest host on it... uh, I mean, yay Bob... or whatever. 

    In all seriousness, we would like to thank Bob for taking the time to join in on this episode and yell even more than Jake... which we legitimately did not know was possible. You can find their show at https://nrqpodcast.com/

    (Re)written and directed by the late and great, Dan O'Bannon (Alien, Dark Star, Lifeforce). The film is loosely based on John Russo's novel of the same name, following his falling out with George A. Romero, with whom he worked on Night of the Living Dead. 

    The film features great performances by veteran character actors Clu Gulager, James Karen, and Don Calfa. The film also features several actors, who were fledgling talents at the time: Thom Matthews, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., and Mark Venturini (all of whom worked on the Friday the 13th Franchise). 

    The illustrious, Linnea Quigley, steals the show as "Trash." Nevermind the prosthetic genitalia and the fact that she is the only zombie to cosplay as a demon, her performance is great and we will not entertain any debate otherwise. 

    The practical effects and puppetry on the film are the things of legend. Allan Trautman played the now infamous Tarman or Barrel Zombie. His work included Muppets Tonight, Unhappily Ever After, Greg the Bunny, and Monkeybone.

    Tony Gardner, who would go on to do makeup effects for Hellboy and Zombieland, made the half zombie. He was also in the Thriller music video by Michael Jackson!

    This week's "Hidden Track" is by Ill Fortune. You can find his music at https://www.illfortunemusick.com/ ; https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRealBloodShot/videos and on Instagram at @illfortunemusic

    If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast

    Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Crow (1994) Feat. Much Ado About Nerding

    The Crow (1994) Feat. Much Ado About Nerding

    I feel like everyone talks about this film's influence on the pro wrestler, Sting, but what about The Hardy Boyz? If you vacuum sealed their cargo pants to their legs, their outfits would be the exact same. Then add the high risk activities on perilously high objects and it's the same damn thing. Well, we didn't really get into that on the episode, but I have nothing better to do than to type nonsense words hoping to get some kind of metadata to supplement our dwindling numbers. 

    What we do talk about is this film's similarities with such classics as Robocop, Spawn, and The Wraith. We also discuss the Lee Family Curse, which took the lives of Bruce and his son Brandon prematurely. 

    The film was directed by Alex Proyas, who wrote and directed Dark City. He also directed over 100 music videos. 

    The original comic of the same name was written by James O'Barr, as a means of coping with the loss of his fiancee. Did you know the film originally had the Skull Cowboy, just like the comic? Unfortunately, despite having a tremendous actor with Mike Berryman in the suit, and a very competent makeup and costume, Brandon Lee's tragic death on set meant they could not finalize the scenes and the character was cut. 

    Music was performed by Graeme Revell, who you may recall from our episode on The Thirteenth Warrior. He was the lovely chap who wrote and entire musical score, just to be replaced by Jerry Goldsmith at the last minute. 

    Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters fame, plays Sgt. Albrecht, a well-meaning police officer trying to figure out what is going on as the denizens of his city are being executed in mysterious fashion. Michael Wincott, y'know that guy from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, whose voice sounds like gravel covered in cigarette ashes? He plays the main villain, Top Dollar. Tony Todd, aka The Candyman, acts as Top Dollar's right hand man, Grange. David Patrick Kelly plays T-Bird, but you will likely remember him from The Warriors... *clink clink clink* "Waaaaaaarriors, come out to playeeeeeeee!"

    We do not linger on the tragedy of Brandon Lee's passing for too long. We also discuss the fact that there are no crows in the film! They are ravens. This whole movie is a sham. 

    This week's "Hidden Track" is by our musical dopplegangars, Slashers. They've provided us with their song, "Stranger Things." They can be found at https://slashers.bandcamp.com ; https://www.facebook.com/slashersbk/ ; https://www.instagram.com/slasherskickyourass/

    If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast

    Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    House (1985) Feat. Movie Dumpster Podcast

    House (1985) Feat. Movie Dumpster Podcast

    “Ding dong, you're dead”

    Our friends, Movie Dumpster, Joe, Sean, and Connor, join us to review House! No, not the Nobuhiko Obayashi film of the same name from 1977. No, not the Hugh Laurie show. We are talking about House from 1985, that spawned a (kinda) four part franchise. 

    First, there is House. It's gnarly, we talk about it. Then there is House II: The Second Story, which Jake will be reviewing with Movie Dumpster on their show later this week. Next is House III: The Horror Show, that deviates so significantly from the source material, it is often known simply as "The Horror Show." Lastly, but not leastly, there is House IV: Repossession, bringing the dwelling puns back in a big way. 

    If you would like to have our shows continue this collaboration to finish off this series, please do not hesitate to let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com and moviedumpsterpodcast@gmail.com.

    Directed by Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Part II and III), the film centers around Roger Cobb. Cobb is played by William Kat (The Greatest American Hero). Cobb is estranged from his wife after the disappearance of their son, and seeks refuge in his childhood come after it is left to him by his aunt after her suicide. He is accompanied on this journey by Harold Gorton, played by George Wendt (Cheers).

    Miner is not the only Friday the 13th alumni involved in this film. House was produced by Sean S. Cunningham, without whom there is no Crystal Lake killer. Also, Harry Manfredini provides the musical score. 

    The film was originally conceived as a horror anthology by Fred Dekker (The Monster Squad). Then, Ethan Wiley wrote the script. Wiley's influence was so prolothic on the film that he actually returned to direct the time-traveling sequel. 

    This week's "Hidden Track" is Out of the Shadows by Fuming Mouth. They can be found at fumingmouth.com and fumingmouth.bandcamp.com. 

    If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast

    Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    April Fool's Month: Drop Dead Fred (1991)

    April Fool's Month: Drop Dead Fred (1991)

    In the right context, virtually anything can be scary; however, objectively, clearly, plainly, certifiably, this movie is horrifying. Remember in the new Invisible Man movie where weirdo boy punches that girl and the main chick takes the blame? That basically happens 50 times in Drop Dead Fred. 

    Plus the true horror. Phoebe Cates does not wear a red bikini... or any bikini for that matter. Oh, and neither does Carrie Fisher. Psssssshhh... I'd even settle for Rik Mayall in a swimsuit at this point. 

    Gene Siskel called it the worst film of 1991, TriStar head, Mike Medavoy described it as “a children’s movie on drugs,” and some reviewer I've never heard of said, “Drop Dead Fred gives imaginary friends everywhere a bad name; one only hopes that there is an Imaginary Friend Defamation League.”

    The film was written by Anthony Fingleton and Carlos Davis. The pair have often been criticized for plagiarizing Jonathan Carroll's short story "Mr. Fiddlehead," his 1989 novel "A Child Across the Sky," and his short story collections "The Panic Hand" and "The Woman Who Married a Cloud." 

    The film was directed by Ate de Jong, who also directed Highway to Hell in 1991. That film features both Ben and Jerry Stiller and a performance by Gilbert Gotfried as Hitler. The fact that we did not review that movie instead is our last great April Fool's prank this year. 

    This week's "Hidden Track" is Alouth, with their song Divine. https://www.facebook.com/alouthband ; https://alouth.bandcamp.com; https://www.instagram.com/the_alouth_band/

    If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast

    Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh ; https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/


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    • 1 hr 9 min

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