9 episodes

Twitch of the Death Nerve is a cult movie podcast from Charles Perks, Jon Dzwonar, and Samm Deighan. Each episode presents a deep dive into a different film with wide-ranging discussions touching on culture, genre, and the history of psychotronic cinema.

Twitch of the Death Nerve Charles Perks, Jon Dzwonar, and Samm Deighan

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Twitch of the Death Nerve is a cult movie podcast from Charles Perks, Jon Dzwonar, and Samm Deighan. Each episode presents a deep dive into a different film with wide-ranging discussions touching on culture, genre, and the history of psychotronic cinema.

    TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE EPISODE 7: FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN

    TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE EPISODE 7: FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN

    Spooky season is officially upon us, so Charles, Jon, and Samm are back to talk about one of their favorite Halloween pleasures: the lush and atmospheric expanse of Hammer horror. This episode focuses specifically on the Frankenstein series — which launched Hammer’s foray into iconic genre cinema in 1957 — in particular the wild fourth entry, Frankenstein Created Woman (1967). The great Peter Cushing stars as the Baron, once again returning from death with a new experiment: to merge the soul of a wrongly executed man with the body of his lover, a disfigured girl who will emerge from Dr. Frankenstein’s operating table to wreak vengeance on her small town.

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE EPISODE 6: THE UNTOLD STORY

    TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE EPISODE 6: THE UNTOLD STORY

    Not for the faint of heart, this episode is all about one of Charles, Jon, and Samm’s favorite films — Herman Yau’s The Untold Story (1993). Based on the true story of a massacre at the Eight Immortals Restaurant, this is the grim tale of Wong Chi-hang (Anthony Wong), who murdered an entire family, took over their restaurant, and served them up to the customers. Rated “category III” for its use of explicit violence, the episode also explores how category III (or CAT III) is more of a genre than just a rating system, its use of extreme violence and jarring tonal shifts, as well as political connections to the state of Hong Kong in the ’90s, and more. And of course, the episode is a big love letter to one of the world’s greatest living actors, Anthony Wong.

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE EPISODE 5: ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13

    TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE EPISODE 5: ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13

    Charles, Jon, and Samm are back this week to discuss genre icon John Carpenter. The episode particularly focuses on his debut film, Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), which he wrote, directed, edited, and scored. They discuss everything from Carpenter’s use of classic western tropes to depictions of gang violence, an ice cream truck visit gone wrong, the way the film handles issues of racism and sexism, the appearance of a proto-Snake Plissken, one of the coolest female characters of all time, and much more.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE EPISODE 4: ANIMALS ATTACK!

    TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE EPISODE 4: ANIMALS ATTACK!

    Twitch of the Death Nerve is doing something a little different for episode four. Instead of taking a deep dive into a single film, Charles, Jon, and Samm discuss their favorite animals attack movies, ranging all over the subgenre from killer orcas and baby-eating alligators to cuddly bunnies and cheetahs racing down the highway. This sprawling beast of an episode includes a rough top ten list of the all-time greatest psychotronic animals attack films plus lots of honorable mentions (and some real-life stories of animals attacking…).

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE EPISODE 3: A WOMAN’S TORMENT

    TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE EPISODE 3: A WOMAN’S TORMENT

    Episode three of Twitch of the Death Nerve is a real scorcher. Charles, Jon, and Samm discuss Roberta Findlay’s hardcore horror classic, A WOMAN’S TORMENT (1977). When a disturbed young woman flees to an isolated beach house, she descends into madness, sex, and violence. Director Roberta Findlay was one of the few women making exploitation and porn films in the ’70s and this episode explores her complex career, the ins and outs of A WOMAN’S TORMENT, and dives into other examples of hardcore horror.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Twitch of the Death Nerve Episode 2: Shogun Assassin

    Twitch of the Death Nerve Episode 2: Shogun Assassin

    Welcome to episode two of Twitch of the Death Nerve! This time around, Charles, Jon, and Samm discuss one of the holy grails of psychotronic cinema, Shogun Assassin (1980). When the Shogun’s assassin is framed by a rival clan and his wife is murdered, he and his young son have to go on the road fighting ninjas, cutting off heads, and chilling in a tricked out baby cart. The episode also goes into the glorious Lone Wolf and Cub series that Shogun Assassin is cut from, chanbara or samurai films, and our favorite Japanese sword fighting stars, among other things.

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    • 1 hr 32 min

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Threatening people that call every Italian horror movie a giallo is enough to give this one five stars.

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