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Horror 101 - Episode 74: Dead and Buried (1981)
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March 26, 2018 05:58 PM PDT
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Welcome to the 74th Horror 101 episode. Get out your shit mittens, listeners. We've got a stinker coming right at ya! Remember we were hinting at posting a hater show? Inadvertently, this turned out to be one of those. After a listener suggested we revisit this 80s 'gem' called Dead and Buried, directed by Gary Sherman we decided to give it a shot and the result was a hilariously scathing review. Contrary to our usual promotion style, this episode is going to bring the anvil down on a film about the undead plaguing a small fishing town called Potter's Bluff. Join us for our first (mostly) negative review podcast!

Show highlights:

01:00 Prelude to Terror
03:15 Living Dead Girl Introduction
05:15 We're on Patreon (thanks to Pledges)
08:00 The suggestion of JC Cang...
09:40 Trailer is set to German again...
10:40 "This is not going to go well..."
12:00 The death of Freddie...
16:15 Jack Albertson
18:15 "oh! Now that you mention it!"
20:22 Eye of the Needle
22:05 Ridiculous family...
23:20 Dirty Old Man...
25:45 "I'm dead...Bury me!"
29:22 Scoring the film...
35:00 Conclusion and thanks for listening!

Horror 101 - Episode 73: The Strangers (2008)
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February 27, 2018 02:10 PM PST
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Welcome back to The Horror 101 Show! Its a skeleton crew this time on the podcast with just three of us recording the session. After covering Oculus we decided to keep things modern and cover another movie thats been made within the last 10 years. It has a sequel coming out very soon so its the perfect time to revisit it. Tonight we're giving the Horror 101 treatment to Bryan Bertino's The Strangers starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman.

Show Hightlights:

01:00 Prelude to Terror...
03:00 Introduction with The Chicken!
05:00 The Home Invasion era...
08:40 The opening houses...
10:15 Negativity invites trouble...
12:12 The 4 AM Knock...
15:15 the Second Coming...
18:18 Michael Myers lurking achievements...
20:35 Killing an Ally...
23:40 Hopeless sets in...
27:30 Matrimonial Homicide...
29:30 "It'll be easier next time..."
30:35 Scoring the film...
32:30 Conclusion and thanks for listening!

Horror 101 - Episode 72: Oculus
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January 28, 2018 09:33 AM PST
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Welcome to the first Horror 101 podcast of 2018. This time we focus on a newer title that most of the crew hasn't seen before. Its Mike Flanagan's Oculus from 2013 starring Rory Cochrane and Dr. Who's favorite redhead, Karen Gillan. Oculus is an excellent modern horror which relies on atmosphere and terror instead of gore and jump scares. A welcomed break from the usual horror tropes frequently utilized today. This is the story of a brother and sister putting themselves in harms way to vindicate their parents (and themselves) from a dark history perpetuated by a centuries old looking glass that seems Hell bent on destroying the lives of those in proximity to it. Will the pair prove the mirror's evil power or become the latest victims of it's malicious trickery?

Show highlights:

01:00 Prelude to Terror...
02:55 Welcome to 2018...
05:00 Oculus is a Nood and Cash favourite...
07:00 Reacquiring the mirror...
09:20 The shrouded illusion...
15:35 History of the looking glass...
21:00 Why not just smash it?
24:40 Losing control...
26:00 Biting the light bulb...
28:00 Blending of the two timelines...
30:00 The pact to destroy the mirror...
31:20 Scoring the film...
35:40 Conclusion! Thanks for listening!

Horror 101 - Episode 71: Tales From the REAL 3rd Creepshow
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December 29, 2017 04:25 PM PST
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Welcome horror fans, to the final Threequel podcast of the year! Many have speculated about what the last film we're covering may be. Its time for a curve ball! We're not giving you a Part 3. We're giving you what SHOULD have been a Part 3. What many horror veterans would consider the REAL Creepshow 3. We're talking about John Harrison's Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (1990). Directed by the man who scored the first Creepshow, Darkside is the cinematic crescendo of the successful Tales From the Darkside 80s TV show. This anthology film gives us three tales of terror from King, Doyle, Romero and McDowell. A splendidly fun horror movie featuring KNB effects and budding roles from established stars. Come, end the year (and our Threequel theme) with us and learn why 'Tales' is the Creepshow 3 you never got but always wanted!

Show Higlights:

01:00 Prelude to Terror...
07:00 Previews of what could have been...
09:00 The history of Tales From The Darkside TV Show
12:30 Enter the Tales movie...
13:20 Debrah Harry, the witch!
16:35 Lot 249...
24:40 the Black Cat...
34:00 The Lover's Vow...
44:44 Scoring the Film...
48:01 Conclusion! happy New year!!

Horror 101 - Episode 70: Friday the 13th Part III
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November 28, 2017 02:01 PM PST
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A string of early 80s horror films went the 3D route. Jaws 3, Amityville 3 and the spotlight of this show, Steve Miner's Friday the 13th Part III. This third chapter in the Friday Franchise has tons of flaws, which we highlight in detail but there is still some elements that lock in Friday III as historically significant. This film cost Paramount a LOT of money to prepare it for 3D audiences. Did this strategy force the production to put all the money in the wrong places? Is it possibly the worst Friday of the series? The score is hokey. The 3D setup shots are bizarre. The story is confusing. Join us for one of our most critical podcasts yet!

Show highlights:

01:00 Prelude to Terror...
03:30 Hosting and donations...
07:40 The Friday 2 rehash (continuity issues)
11:00 Beginning of Part III...
12:20 The new Harbinger of Doom...
14:40 The (budget) cast...
16:05 Shelley Shenanigans...
17:25 Worst bike gang ...ever!
18:50 Horrible arson (The Notorious Barn!)
21:00 The ridiculous backstory...
22:25 Cutting through the cast...
23:20 Enter the Hockey mask...
27:20 Popping Rick's eye...
28:30 If he bleeds...we can kill him!
31:55 Richard Brooker (RIP)...
32:30 The ending...
33:54 Scoring the film (arguments!)...
39:25 Conclusion and thanks for listening!

Horror 101 - Episode 69: Halloween III - Season of the Witch
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October 29, 2017 07:27 AM PDT
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its our favourite time of year once again! We've reached that nasty 69 number! We have had more requests to cover Tommy Lee Wallace's Halloween 3 than any other film since we began Horror 101 so there was absolutely no doubt in our minds that we wouldn't be covering Season of the Witch for this part of our threequel year. We'll discuss how it affected the Halloween series and why the producers took a chance on moving in another direction. Where was Michael Myers? Could Halloween III have been the start to a whole line of Halloween themed horror movies? With excellent music by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth no other podcast makes it sound like you're watching the movie with us like this show. Its the Horror 101 Halloween Special! We hope you enjoy it!

Show highlights:

01:00 Prelude to Terror
04:00 Haven't talked about Halloween 3 since Episode 1
06:30 No Michael Myers? WTF!?
09:10 It was the same family that made 1 and 2...
10:00 They're going to kill us...
14:00 Doctor Challis...
15:00 It is a slow burn...
16:30 Misfire...(The torment of Nood)
21:00 Traditional Halloween and Cochran...
24:00 Test Room A...
27:45 Dan O'Herlihy as the Druid
30:25 Unsatisfied with villain's demise...
32:00 "Ellie, you alright?"
33:55 "Stop it...stop it........STOP IT!!!"
35:05 Scoring the film...
38:15 Discussing the next Halloween film. coming next year.
39:50 Conclusion and Happy Halloween!

Horror 101 - Episode 68: Evil Dead III: Army of Darkness
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September 24, 2017 10:23 AM PDT
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After our last farewell podcast we wanted to come back to you a little more upbeat and we had the perfect Part III to do it with. More comedy than horror, Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness is the endlessly entertaining third chapter to his Evil Dead story. At the end of Evil Dead II we saw Ash transported back to medieval times. Army of Darkness is the story of this out of place 20th century man fulfilling the foretold prophecy and becoming the savior of the realm. We'll discuss our first experiences seeing the movie over 20 years ago. There's a horror geek dispute that you won't want to miss. Its Horror 101 covering Bruce Campbell Vs. The Army of Darkness.

Show Highlights:

01:00 Prelude to Terror...
02:50 Losing Tobe Hooper...
03:50 Shoutout to a listener...
07:25 The difference between the three movies...
10:47 Horror Geek fight!
13:43 From Death Sentence to Hero...
16:20 Primitive Screwheads...
18:25 Klaatu Barada Nikto...
21:40 Bruce Campbell...
23:30 Ash Vs. Skeletal hands...
25:50 Battle for the Book...
28:35 Scoring the film...
31:25 Conclusion and whats to come...

Horror 101 - Episode 67: The Romero Special (Day of the Dead)
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August 14, 2017 08:42 PM PDT
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Welcome back listeners! We weren't expecting to return so soon but the death of our beloved Lord of the Undead; writer/director George Romero has forced us back to the mic for another special remembrance podcast. Only minutes after the news of George's death was circulated we were inundated with requests from friends and colleagues who pleaded for a Horror 101 Romero show. Not just that, they wanted to be involved in the recording. So this show is going to have 9 of us getting together to share our Romero stories from when we met him. How his movies affected us growing up and what it was like to be on a Romero set for Land of the Dead. We also watch Day of the Dead to keep in tune with our threequel theme this year. Clocking in at just under an hour this is longest podcast since the Top 20. Join us as we pay tribute to The Godfather of the modern Zombie.

Show Highlights:

01:00 Prelude to Terror...
05:40 Meeting Romero at the Cons...
08:30 Night of the Living Dead...
16:05 Duane Jones...
17:50 Nood and I watch Martin...
23:35 Threequel talk (Day of the Dead)...
36:16 Clancy on the set of Land...
44:05 Eugene's Horror 101 hat trick...
48:15 The Man was a saint...
51:20 Conclusion (thanks for listening!)

Horror 101 - Episode 66: From Dusk Till Dawn 3
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June 30, 2017 05:20 AM PDT
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As promised, we're showcasing From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter which stars the recently deceased and Tarantino/Smith favourite actor, Michael Parks. This final film in the series is a prequel-threequel, going back to tell the story of the Mexican vampire's nest a century before the events of the original Tarantino/Rodriguez film.

Hangman's Daughter is a wonderful hybrid of old western and horror entertainment. Parks plays Ambrose Bierce, Civil War veteran and author. After witnessing Johnny Madrid's daring escape from the Hangman's noose he is waylaid by Madrid's posse and left in the desert. The Hangman is on the heels of Madrid who has taken his daughter, Esmarelda with him. Fate finds them all uniting at La Titilla Del Diablo where all bets are off as enemies must band together to survive the night while the vampires fulfill an ancient prophecy which shape the future of their lair forever.

Part III is a great addition to the story. It is scores better than Part II: Texas Blood Money. Good performances, excellent stunts, exciting western elements and sticky gore from KNB effects make this a satisfying watch. We get World Famous Brian Stewart's review on the Friday the 13th video game that launched last month. Join us for another Horror 101 podcast!

Show Highlights:

01:00 Prelude to Terror...
03:00 Brian reviews Friday 13th...
08:00 Remembering From Dusk Part 1...
11:40 Michael Parks...
13:00 Ambrose Bierce...
14:00 The Hanging Escape...
17:23 The Stagecoach Siege...
22:00 La Tatilla Del Diablo...
24:30 The Bar Fight...
27:20 All Bets Are Off...
31:05 The prophecy of Santanico Pandemonium...
34:10 Scoring the film...
37:13 Conclusion and thanks for listening!

Horror 101 - Episode 65: House III
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May 28, 2017 03:29 PM PDT
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What do you get when producer Sean S. Cunningham puts Lance Henriksen and Brion James in a cheesy 80s film? You get The Horror Show AKA House III. This podcast is going to be a riot. House III is a little more obscure than our recent threequels. The film had some problems, including the director being fired and replaced in the middle of production. House III was the Wes Craven's Shocker clone of its day. Another film about a mass murderer being put to death by electrocution, only to come back as a supernatural menace exacting revenge on the cop who put him away. The Horror Show is light on scares but there's a ton of laughs. With two actors battling each other in a Nightmare of Elm Street kind of script, it has to be entertaining.

Show Highlights:

01:00 Prelude to Terror
03:30 Shout Outs...
05:30 Sean S. Cunningham and House III...
11:00 Flashback Capture...
14:55 The Execution...
17:00 "You have to listen to me..."
18:13 The firing of the first director...
19:05 Turkey/T.V.
20:50 The quirky Scientist...
22:20 Off Screen Death...
24:30 Good villain, horrible laugh...
26:12 WTF is going on here?!
28:10 Dream Electricity...
31:00 Brion James reflection...
32:00 Scoring the film...
36:17 Conclusion. Thanks for watching!

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