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Demonwarp (1988) – Episode 136 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“There’s a thing… out here. It took my little girl. I wasn’t prepared to stop it then but I’m gonna stop it now.” George Kennedy as Bill Crafton warns David Michael O’Neill, Pamela Gilbert, and Billy Jacoby about a demon Bigfoot creature roaming the woods. Little do they know that director Emmett Alston has far more in store for them than a furry Wendigo beast – hidden in a cave are zombies, spaceships, aliens, and a cult leader sacrificing nubile young women. What the what? Thankfully George has his awesome yellow hat. Woot!

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Episode 136 – Demonwarp (1988)

Released in 1988, Demonwarp originated from the twisted mind of John Carl Beuchler – who was originally set to direct but left production to tackle Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood. Who can blame him? Acadamy Award winner George Kennedy spends 3 days on set to give the film some pedigree. The film promises Bigfoot vs George Kennedy and it delivers that regardless of how good – or bad – the Bigfoot looks. Thankfully we also have Michelle Bauer on hand to liven up the scenery.

Christopher G. Moore, Doc Rotten, and Dave Dreher gather to take a look at Demonwarp perhaps one of the stranges monster movies of the Eighties. Christopher and Doc share watching the film on the big screen recently at the Raleigh Alamo Drafthouse theater in all its VHS glory – a perfect way to experience this goofy wonky classic. Dave remembers grabbing this one off the rental shelves in 1988 and was thrilled to revisit this schlockfest. Settle in and listen to the Grue-Crew recap and review a rare, hard-to-find Mom-and-Pop VHS shop staple.

A vengeance-crazed hunter searching for his daughter…Five youths stalking an inhuman mutation…They have just stepped into the alien-spawned realm of Demonwarp…and a wave of unearthly terror is about to begin

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Top 10 Monsters from the Movies of 2014 – Episode 74 – Monster Movie Podcast

Join us this week as we take a look at ten of the best Monster from the Movie of 2014. Looking back at 2014, the show recounts its favorites of the year: the best Vampire, Werewolf, Bigfoot, Kaiju, Zombie and more. Is your favorite on the list? Is there one you cannot wait to see? Sit back as the Monster Movie Podcast journeys back through the year to look at the best monsters 2014 has to offer.

Horror News Radio co-host and The Horror Channel contributor David Dreher sits down with Doc to list out their top monsters of the year. Dave insists that What We Do in the Shadows is the best Vampire and argues that David from The Guest is not your typical Slasher material. They find themselves amused at the number of Bigfoot films out this year and are thrilled that Exists is the best among the best. The Babadook tops another “best of” list for 2014. If you haven’t seen this film yet, what are you waiting for? And of course, what would 2014 be without Godzilla.


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Episode 74 – Top 10 Monsters from the Movies 2014
w/ guest host Dave Dreher 
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Top 10 Monsters from the Movies 2014.

  • BEST VAMPIRE: Derek from Afflicted 
  • BEST WEREWOLF: Griffin from Late Phases 
  • BEST BIGFOOT: Exists 
  • BEST KAIJU: Godzilla 
  • BEST MUTANT: Caesar from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 
  • BEST EXTRATERRESTRIAL: Alien from Extraterrestrial 
  • BEST WITCH: Eva from Witching and Bitching 
  • BEST SLASHER: David from The Guest 
  • BEST ZOMBIE: General Herzog from Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead 
  • BEST SUPERNATURAL: Mister Babadook from The Babadook
     

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10 Must See Horror Films from Film Festivals 2014 – Episode 73 – Monster Movie Podcast

Join us this week as we take a look at ten of the best films that made their way into horror film festivals around the world in 2014. Films from all over the globe enter into the list from Australia, Norway, Austria and New Zealand. The film’s dive into ghosts, werewolves, vampires, Bigfoot, Babadook and Nazi Zombies. An impressive group of directors from Eduardo (The Blair Witch Project) Sanchez to Jennifer Kent making her feature film debut. Some of the best films of the year in this special episode of the Monster Movie Podcast.

Fresh from his stint over at Horror News Radio, foreign correspondent Joseph Perry join Doc Rotten to discuss some of the more frightening, terrifying and special horror features he has seen in 2014. Joseph reports on film festivals such as the Busan International Film Festival and Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. Together Joseph and Doc dive into films such as favorites Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead and The Babadook and lesser known films like What We Do in the Shadows and It Follows.


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Episode 73 – Top 10 Must See Horror Movies from Film Festivals 2014
w/ guest host Joseph Perry 
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Top 10 Recommended Horror Films from Film Festivals 2014.

  • It Follows 
    Dir: David Robert Mitchell; Cast: Linda Boston, Caitlin Burt, Heather Fairbanks, Maika Monroe
  • Blood Glacier 
    Dir: Marvin Kren; Cast: Gerhard, Edita Malovcic, Brigitte Kren
  • WolfCop 
    Dir: Lowell; Cast: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Sarah Lind, Corinne Conley
  • Exists 
    Dir: Eduardo Sanchez; Cast: Dora Madison Burge, Samual Davis, Roger Edwards
  • What We Do In The Shadows 
    Dir: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi; Cast: Jemaine Clement, Taiki Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
  • Starry Eyes 
    Dir: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Wildmyer; Cast: Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Segan, Fabianne Therese
  • Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead 
    Dir: Tommy Wirkola; Cast: Vegar Hoel, Orjan Gamst, Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer
  • The Canal 
    Dir: Ivan Kavanagh; Cast: Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Steve Oram
  • Housebound 
    Dir: Gerard Johnstone; Cast: Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru
  • The Babadook
    Dir: Jennifer Kent; Cast: Essie Davis, Daniel Hanshall, Noah Wiseman

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Top 10 Found Footage Films – Episode 72 – Monster Movie Podcast

Join us this week as we dive into one of the more controversial film techniques in recent years, found footage. Doc is joined by guest co-hosts Boss Butcher and Kelly Killbot to explore the top 10 recommended found footage films including tolls, witches, vampires, aliens, ghosts and giant kaiju monsters. Get ready, take some dramamine, hold on tight and jump into the picture…

Making their way from their hit podcast about found footage films, Boss Butcher and Kelly Killbot work with Doc to derive an eclectic top 10 list of films with enough POV, shaky cam and characters carrying cameras to make heads spin. Along the way, they discuss what makes a great found footage film, what makes horror the home for these films and the future of the genre.


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Episode 72 – Top 10 Recommended Found Footage Films
w/ guest hosts Boss Butcher and Kelly Killbot
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Top 10 Recommended Found Footage Films.

  • The Fourth Kind (2009)
    Dir: Olatunde Osunsanmi; Cast: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas
  • Cloverfield (2008)
    Dir: Matt Reeves; Cast: Mike Vogel, Lizzy Chaplan, T.J. Miller
  • Exists (2014)
    Dir; Eduardo Sanchez; Cast: Samuel Davis
  • Alien Abduction (2014)
    Dir: Matty Beckerman; Cast: Katherine Sigismund
  • Troll Hunter (2010)
    Dir: Andre Ovredal; Cast: Otto Jespersen
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999)
    Dir: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez; Cast: Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard
  • Man Bites Dog (1992)
    Dir: Remy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel, Benoit Peolvoore; Cast: Benoit Poelvoorde
  • Upper Footage (2013)
    Dir; Justin Cole
  • Paranormal Activity (2007)
    Dir: Oren Peli, Tod Williams, Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman; Cast: Katie featherston, Sprague Grayden
  • Afflicted (2013)
    Dir: Derek Lee, Clif Prowse;Cast: Derek Lee, Cliff Prowse

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The Entity (1982) – Episode 71 Monster Movie Podcast

Join us this week as we revisit The Entity (1982) from director Sidney J. Furie and writer Frank De Felitta adapting the true tale of Carla Moran who was convinced she was being haunted and abused by a violent, unseen spirit. A shocker in its day, the film lives up to the hype providing scares, thrills and shocking horror. Sure, the ending is bent, but getting there is impressive.

“A Story So Shocking, So Threatening, It Will Frighten You Beyond All Imagination. The ultimate story of supernatural terror! “

The Black Saint (Decades of Horror: 1970s podcast) steps into the Eighties with Doc Rotten and very special guest host, award winning director Christopher G. Moore (Foodie, Disengaged) to discuss the disturbing and controversial film The Entity. Charles Berstein is recognized for his imposing, frightening score and Barbara Hershey delivers an Oscar-worthy performance.


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Episode 71 – The Entity (1982) 
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The Entity is an often overlooked haunted house picture due to a combination of its own subject matter and the arrival of the mega-hit juggernaut, Poltergeist. But this film deserves to be remembered and re-watched. Even after 30 years, the effects and the story remain terrifying and unbelievable. The directions, the cinematography and the acting is above par. But, damn, that ending nearly destroys everything. Check out The Black Saint, Christopher G. Moore and Doc Rotten’s discussion on this highly volatile film.

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An American Werewolf in London – Episode 70 Monster Movie Podcast

Join us this week as we revisit An American Werewolf in London from director John Landis and effects artist, Academy Award winner, Rick Baker. One of two phenomenal, influential werewolf films of 1981, An American Werewolf in London goes on to win the first Academy Award for Best Make-Up and forever connect the lyrics to Blue Moon to werewolves.

“The undead surround me. Have you ever talked to a corpse? It’s boring! I’m lonely! Kill yourself, David, before you kill others.” – Jack’s corpse to David.

Thomas Mariani returns once again to join Doc Rotten in celebrating classic monster movies from the past. An American Werewolf in London is one of Thomas’ favorite horror films and a must discuss film for Monster Movie Podcast. Thomas and Doc relive the film, it’s highlights, the special effects, the music and John Landis.


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Episode 70 – An American Werewolf in London (1981) 
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An American Werewolf in London is a classic, a must see horror film and one of top examples of horror comedies of all time. Director John Landis is on top of his game with a script he honed for 10 plus years bringing a perfect blend of genres, pacing and timing. Then there is the special effects, the full body transformation of David into the werewolf, brightly lite, all practical and riveting. The film also ties in brilliant use of music, Blue Moon, Bad Moon Rising and Moondance. Despite the music and the laughs, the film is also scary with vicious attacks on the moors and in the London tubes.

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Monster Movie Podcast Eps 69 – Planet of the Apes (1968 – 1973) the original five films

Join us this week as we revisit and remember the original Planet of the Apes franchise, the first five classic sci-fi films. Planet of the Apes (1968), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) and Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973). Relive the the gripping stories, the incredible make-up and the memorable lines such as “Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!” It’s all here along with a healthy dose of love for Roddy McDowall (Cornelius and Caesar).

“Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil’s pawn. Alone among God’s primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother’s land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him; drive him back into his jungle lair, for he is the harbinger of death.” – Cornelius

Thomas Mariani returns once again to join Doc Rotten to celebrate classic monster movies from the past. To examine the Planet of the Apes films, The Black Saint (Santo Ellin Jr.) from HorrorNews.Net steps in to round out the panel of horror and sci-fans examining the original 5 films about George Taylor, Zira, Cornelius, Dr. Zaius and the lovely Nova.


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Episode 69 – The Planet of the Apes Franchise (1968-1973)
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The original Planet of the Apes (1968) represents a remarkable achievement in sci-fi films with its incredible make-up for the apes that populate the desolate future of mankind. Shocking for its time, the film is now a classic with its scenes, characters and lines at the top of the minds of audiences and fans world wide. Before Star Wars and perhaps even more than Star Trek, Planet of the Apes sparks a marketing a machine of sequels and merchandise that would delight kids and adults of the early Seventies. Roddy McDowall is the star of four of the five films and the TV series from 1974 where he would play three distinctly separate simian characters. From Planet of the Apes to Battle for the Planet of the Apes, the original franchise is a must-see collection of films. In preparation for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Doc, Thomas and The Black Saint revisit the films and their impact and influence on the Monster Movie Podcast.

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BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES (1970)

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ESCAPE THE PLANET OF THE APES (1971)

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CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (1972)

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BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (1973)

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Monster Movie Podcast Episode 68 – Gremlins 1984

Join us this week as we revisit and remember the excellent of Gremlins (1984) for its 30th Anniversary on episode 68 of the Monster Movie Podcast. The podcast takes a loving and hilarious look back at Gizmo, Spike and Murray Futterman (Dick Miller). “Turn on all the lights, check all the closets and cupboards, look under all the beds, ’cause you never can tell there just might be a gremlin in your house.”

Thomas Mariani returns once again to celebrate horror comedy at its best with Gremlins (and Gremlins 2: The Next Batch) in order to share his love for a film that has become an annual Christmas holiday viewing. He also has been able to change Doc’s opinion on the sequel forcing him to view the film for this podcast. “Now, was that civilized? No, clearly not. Fun, but in no sense civilized.” – Brain Gremlin.


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Episode 68 – Gremlins (1984)
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It is 1984 and Warner Brothers needs something to face off against Ghostbusters on June 8. They turn to Steven Spielberg (Producer), Joe Dante (Director), Chris Columbus (Writer) and Chris Walas (SPX) to create some killer competition: Gremlins! Doc and Thomas revisit, recap and fondly remember the classic horror comedy from one of the best years in cinema. In addition, they also jump into the polarizing sequel, Gremlins 2: The Next Batch. They also discover angst ridden connections between Gremlins and Fast Times at Ridgemont High & Breaking Bad. “It moved sir!” Be sure to keep this podcast out of bright light. Sunlight will kill it! Do not feed the Monster Movie Podcast after midnight. And whatever you do, DO NOT GET IT WET.

“Would the owner of the car with license number 1AG 401 please remove it from the CLAMP parking garage, your car is old, and dirty.” – Building announcement in Gremlins 2: The Next Batch.

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Monster Movie Podcast Episode 67 – Ghostbusters (1984) – Celebrating 30 Years of Horror Comedy

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Join us this week as we revisit and remember the excellent of Ghostbusters (1984) for its 30th Anniversary on episode 67 of the Monster Movie Podcast. The podcast takes a loving and hilarious look back at Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond Stanz and Dr. Egon Spengler as they are joined by Winston Zeddemore to save Dana Barrett (and, yes, Louis Tully) from the world conquering Gozer.

This episode also marks the return of co-host Thomas Mariani who first visited the show one year ago. Coincidence? We think not. Wha? C’mon, just play along here.

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Episode 67 – Ghostbusters (1984)
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“I’m worried, Ray. It’s getting crowded in there and all my data points to something big on the horizon.” – Egon.

“What do you mean, big?” – Winston.

“Well, let’s say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this morning’s sample, it would be a Twinkie… thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds.” – Egon

“That’s one big Twinkie.” – Winston.

It is lines like this and the chemistry between the film’s stars, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramos , that solidify the importance and impact of Ghostbusters. The film is known for instantly conquering the Summer of 1984 with its catchy (and later controversial) theme song, it’s fun jovial attitude and its delightful scares and thrills. Sigourney Weaver is breathtaking as Dana Barrett instantly winning Venkman’s heart – and the audiences’ as well. And let’s not forget Slimer, Gozer, the Terror Dogs and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Thomas and Doc relive every moment, every thrill as they celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary. Join them in the excitement.

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Monster Movie Podcast Episode 66 – The History of Godzilla

As Gareth Evan’s Godzilla (2014) prepares to bear down on U.S. theaters on May 16, 2014, The Black Saint (Santo Ellin Jr. from Horror News Radio and HorrorNews.Net) joins Doc Rotten to discuss the films of Toho’s globally famous Kaiju, the one and only, Godzilla. The pair run through the giant lizard’s entire film library from Gojira (or Godzilla, King of the Monsters – 1954) to  Godzilla: Final Wars (2004).

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Episode 66 – The History and Films of Godzilla (Toho)
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As children of the Seventies, The Black Saint and Doc Rotten grew up watching Godzilla films in the theaters and on TV, watching the King of the Monsters destroys Tokyo, fights King Ghidorah & King King and save the planet from invading aliens. The kaiju is mythical, monstrous and magical to the heart of these two young horror fans. Doc and Saint spend the next 90 minutes revisiting and reliving the entire Godzilla library picking their favorites, remembering when the first saw the classics and what they thought of the classic Man-in-Suit masterpieces as they grew older and rediscovered them. Here are nearly 30 Godzilla films:

  • Gojira – 1954
    Godzilla, King of the Monsters! – 1956 (original Gojira released in America and spliced with footage of Raymon Burr
  • Godzilla Raides Again – 1955
    Gigantis, the Fire Monster
  • King Kong vs Godzilla – 1963
  • Mothra vs Godzilla – 1964
    Godzilla vs the Thing
  • Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster – 1964
    Ghidora, The Three-Headed Monster
  • Invasion of the Astro-Monster – 1965
    Monster Zero
  • Ebirah, Horror of the Deep – 1966
    Godzilla vs The Sea Monster
  • Monster Island’s Decisive Battle: Godzilla’s Son – 1967
    Son of Godzilla
  • Destroy All Monsters – 1968
  • Godzilla, Minilla, Gabara: All Monsters Attack (Godzilla’s Revenge) – 1969
    Godzilla’s Revenge
  • Godzilla vs Hedorah – 1971
    Godzilla vs The Smog Monster
  • Godzilla vs Gigan – 1972
    Godzilla on Monster Island
  • Godzilla vs Megalon – 1973
  • Godzilla vs Mecha-Godzilla – 1974
    Godzilla vs the Bionic Monster
  • Terror of Mecha-Godzilla – 1975
    Terror of Godzilla
  • Godzilla – 1984
    The Return of Godzilla
  • Godzilla vs Biollante – 1989
  • Godzilla vs King Ghidorah – 1991
  • Godzilla vs Mothra – 1992
  • Godzilla vs Mothra: Battle for Earth
  • Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla – 1993
    Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla II
  • Godzilla vs Space Godzilla – 1994
  • Godzilla vs Destroyah – 1995
  • Godzilla (American version) – 1998
  • Godzilla 2000- 1999
  • Godzilla vs Megaguirus – 2000
  • Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack – 2001
  • Godzilla Against Mecha-Godzilla – 2002
  • Godzilla: Tokyo SOS – 2003
  • Godzilla: Final Wars 2004
  • Godzilla: 2014

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