Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sorority House Massacre II (1990) - 5/21/16

Sean takes us ringside for the cleavage vs cleavers experience that is Sorority House Massacre II (1990), not to be confused with Slumber Party Massacre II, although this is a sequel to Slumber Party Massacre. Got that? Nubile sorority girls buy a former murder house - in the hope of transforming it into their new sorority house - and then inexplicably summon the killer's spirit with a Ouija board, and are murdered one by one.  Come back with us to the late age of the boobs & blood slasher formula as we try to sort out Sorority House Massacre II on this week's show!

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Next week - you don't have to got to Texas for a chainsaw massacre: Pieces!

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Basket Case - 5/14/16

Travis takes a trip back to the filmic heyday of New York's 42nd Street with his pick of Basket Case (1982), in which a man and his murderous, deformed Siamese twin stalk and kill the doctors responsible for separating them. Listen as we revisit the infamous days of grindhouse theaters, reminisce about renting horror movies on VHS tape, read viewer mail, and more on this week's exciting episode!

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Next week: Sorority House Massacre II (1990)

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Saturday, May 07, 2016

Quatermass and the Pit - 5/7/16

Colin tries to find the science behind the spooks in Quatermass and the Pit (1967). In this Hammer Films production, work on a London tube extension uncovers a 5 million year old object which may not be of this earth. Intrepid scientist Bernard Quatermass is called in to investigate once ghosts and hobgoblins start being seen by nearby residents. Do aliens, the origin of man, and an apocalyptic battle for London eventually figure into the plot? You betcha! Find out more on this week's exciting episode!

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In two weeks - Basket Case (1982)!

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth - 4/30/16

Travis wants to be Pinhead's right hand man in Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992), the third of nine (nine!) movies (currently) in the series following Clive Barker's groundbreaking 1987 original. Here, a TV news reporter is tasked with sending Pinhead, newly released upon the earth, back to hell. Listen to what we're going to end up referring to as The Hellraiser Episode, as we discuss the entire series of movies, the story on which they're based, and touch a bit on Barker's latest novel, The Scarlet Gospels, which retires the character of Pinhead. All of this and more on this week's exciting episode!

Next week - Quatermass and the Pit (1967) 

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Tenebrae - 4/23/16

Colin dons his black gloves and indulges his obsession with Italian gialli and Dario Argento's Tenebrae (1982). An American writer in Italy begins receiving threatening messages from a serial killer who murders his victims according to methods described in the author's books. Listen as we deep dive into the stylish horror subgenre of "giallo" films, looking back at their beginnings in lurid paperbacks, to the production boom of the 1970's, and through Argento's career defining works. Plus, we play the "Is it Fake or is it Giallo" title guessing game! 

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Next week - Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Candyman - 4/16/16

Sean looks in a mirror and summons the Candyman (1992), director Bernard Rose's adaptation of Clive Barker's "The Forbidden". Relocating the action from an London slum to Chicago's Cabrini Green housing project, the movie tells the story of a graduate student, researching urban myths, who finds more than she bargained for when she conjures a specter known as the Candyman. Listen as we talk about the psychological horror movies of the 90's, consider if Candyman is actually Pinhead (Hellraiser), and disagree on the meaning of the movie's ending. That's all this week on the exciting Saturday Night Freak Show podcast!

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Next week - Dario Argento's Tenebre (1982)!

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Saturday, April 09, 2016

In the Mouth of Madness - 4/9/16

Travis finds himself lost In the Mouth of Madness (1994), John Carpenter's apocalyptic homage to H.P. Lovecraft. Insurance investigator John Trent (Sam Neil) is hired to find missing horror author Sutter Cane (Jurgen Prochnow) but finds his grip on reality slipping as the twisted reality of Cane's works begin to threaten reality as we know it.  Listen as we lose our minds discussing the stories of Lovecraft, Carpenter's "Apocalypse trilogy", religion, the responsibility that comes with being a horror story teller, and more on this week's exciting episode!

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Next week - Sean summons the Candyman (1992)!

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Saturday, April 02, 2016

Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural - 4/2/16

Colin takes us into dark fairy-tale territory with the cult film Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973). Also known as Lemora: Lady Dracula and The Legendary Curse of Lemora, the film follows virginal, Prohibition-era choir girl, Lila Lee (Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith), into the grim world of a lecherous lady vampire who has designs on initiating her into the world of the undead. Listen as we break down the film: it's themes, it's literary influences, and it's budgetary shortfalls on this week's exciting show! 

Next week: Travis looks directly In the Mouth of Madness (1997)

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Scream 2 - 3/26/16

Sean celebrates the 20th anniversary of Scream by watching... Scream 2 (1997). In what should be known as Scream: The College Years, poor Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) takes the entire small town of Woodsboro with her to university, where a Ghostface-masked copycat killer tries to outdo the murderers of the first film. Listen as we celebrate the legacy of director Wes Craven, examine the Scream franchise and subsequent MTV series, and well as the impact of the franchise on horror films and the slasher genre, on this week's exciting episode!

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II - 3/19/16

Travis takes us back to high school with Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987), an in-name-only sequel to the 1980 Jamie Lee Curtis slasher, in which the ghost of vengeful, murdered prom queen Mary Lou Maloney returns to Hamilton High to for bloody revenge. Listen as we look back at this colorful mashup between Carrie and A Nightmare on Elm Street, reminisce about USA's Up All Night TV show, and decide not only to show it, but Freak Show it, on this week's exciting episode.

Next week: Scream 2 (1997)

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