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WUH is a podcast about my memories of strange horror movies from the 1970s and 1980s. https://www.wakeupheavy.com/

Wake Up Heavy: Recollections of Horror Mark Begley

    • TV & Film

WUH is a podcast about my memories of strange horror movies from the 1970s and 1980s. https://www.wakeupheavy.com/

    S4E1. I am not Simone Choule: The Tenant (1976)

    S4E1. I am not Simone Choule: The Tenant (1976)

    THE TENANT was directed by Roman Polanski, who also stars as Trelkovsky a mild-mannered file clerk looking for a new apartment in Paris during a housing shortage. He finds a not-quite-vacant room in an American-owned building, but the last tenant, Simon Choule, is clinging to life after throwing herself out of the apartment's window. When the apartment becomes available Trelkovsky moves in and his life becomes a nightmare of paranoia and delusion.

    For more please visit the show notes: https://www.wakeupheavy.com/2020/03/s4e1-i-am-not-simone-choule-tenant-1976.html

    • 54 min
    WUH: London Semester (1990)

    WUH: London Semester (1990)

    It's the 30th anniversary of my semester in London, and recently I've been thinking a lot about my time there. For a budding cinephile the repertory cinemas were a revelation to me, and I formed many of my fondest movie going memories during this time.
    In this episode I run through the films I saw, and some I didn't, and those marvelous movie houses: the Scala, Electric, Phoenix, Riverside, and Everyman cinemas.
    For more info: https://www.wakeupheavy.com/2020/02/wuh-london-semester-1990.html

    • 31 min
    WUH: Twenty Nineteen

    WUH: Twenty Nineteen

    A brief look back at Wake Up Heavy's first full calendar year on the ol' podcast trail. A hazy look forward, plus some of my favorite "first time watches" from the year.

    I mentioned Peter Ivers in the episode, and instead of making you chase down the articles I read they are all linked in the show notes, as are all the Watch Lists mentioned:

    https://www.wakeupheavy.com/2020/01/wuh-twenty-nineteen.html

    • 30 min
    WUH: Christmas Evil (1980)

    WUH: Christmas Evil (1980)

    No mere Santa Slasher here, CHRISTMAS EVIL is a psychological study of one lonely man's mental breakdown. Harry Stadling is obsessed with Christmas and Santa Claus and the lack of belief in his fellow man is weighing heavy on his mind. As hypocrisy, consumerism, and apathy meet him on every side Harry slides further into his delusions until he snaps.

    For more info please visit: https://www.wakeupheavy.com/2019/12/wuh-christmas-evil-1980.html

    • 31 min
    WDIHS (IDA): The Burning (1981)

    WDIHS (IDA): The Burning (1981)

    One of a BAJILLION campground Slashers from the early ‘80s THE BURNING is probably most famous for ONE scene that features some stellar Savini wet works. What stands out for me is the great cast: Jason Alexander (with HAIR), Fisher Stevens, Brian Backer, and a blink-and-you’ll-miss-her Holly Hunter. It’s also one of the few Summer Camp films that shows the counselors and kids actually doing Summer Camp stuff!

    For more info on this and the other episodes in this series please check out: https://www.wakeupheavy.com/2019/10/why-do-i-hate-slashers.html

    • 27 min
    WDIRT V4E1: Visiting Hours (1982)

    WDIRT V4E1: Visiting Hours (1982)

    When is a WDIRT entry not really a WDIRT entry? When you realize half-way through the movie that you HAVE seen it before. That was the case when I finally tracked down VISITING HOURS a few years back. Thinking I would remember having seen a horror movie with William Shatner in it I watched it in hopes of discovering a new old favorite. But then I started getting the strangest feeling of déjà vu, and finally realized I HAD watched this at some point back in the VHS days of my youth.

    For more info: https://www.wakeupheavy.com/2019/12/wdirt-v4e1-visiting-hours-1982.html

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

Skele-Vader ,

The best.

This is the best podcast, ever!

BMac382 ,

Refreshing and reminiscent

If you are like me and you grew up going to your neighborhood video store and renting movies based on the box art or you have any interest in the horror film genre than this is a cool podcast to listen to and reminisce. Is it the most in-depth horror film podcast? Nope! Is it the most professionally produced? Not at all, but Mark brings a level of genuineness and sincerity and a love for weird and amazing movies that is refreshing and candid. You feel as if you are entering a conversation with an excited, yet, reluctant narrator on his personal journey of filmdom. Enter in!!!

snotbox17 ,

Like listening to a buddy wax rhapsodic over horror flicks

Thoughtful musings about horror movies. A touch of nostalgia and a touch of scholarly dissection. And he doesn’t yell at you while he does it. Cool background music, too.

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