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Castle of Horror: Peter Jackson’s King Kong is Lovingly Way Overlong
We continue our look at Kong with Peter Jackson’s 2005 3-hour-plus tribute to the 1933 King Kong, featuring Andy Serkis‘ moving performance as the emotions of the great ape. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/King_Kong_2005_rev.mp3 Listen on YouTube:   Check out the trailer:   Castle of Horror Podcast Links: Join us over on... Read more
Castle of Horror: It, The Miniseries Was Goofily Terrifying
While the team is traveling, we’re re-running our look at the TV miniseries It starring Tim Curry as Pennywise the clown. This is a two-part conversation, so both parts are below. Enjoy!   Part 1 Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/TS-855615.mp3 Or listen on YouTube:         Part 2 Listen... Read more
Castle of Horror: King Kong 1976 Brought Us The Perviest Giant Ape Ever
  We take a fresh look at a version of King Kong just as time-stamped as its 1933 predecessor: the big-budget 1976 version, which featured Rick Baker and his team creating the gorilla-suited Kong. Does this sometimes-problematic, often-political movie deserve rehabilitation? Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/King_Kong_1976_rev.mp3 Listen on YouTube: Check out... Read more
Castle of Horror: Kong: Skull Island Brings Kong to Vietnam
This week we kick off a new retrospective that will review King Kong through the years, starting with the fresh reboot called Kong: Skull Island. The podcast talks about where Skull Island fits in with previous giant apes, and why this movie manages to find freshness by going back in time... Read more
Castle of Horror: Only Lovers Left Alive Is Beautiful, Pretentious
We wrap up our Sexy Vampire Retrospective (for now) with Jim Jarmusch‘s 2013 film Only Lovers Left Alive starring Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton and John Hurt. The film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and tells the story of two vampires living out what... Read more
Castle Talk: Director Ed Gass-Donnelly Brings the Creepy With Lavender
Jason talks to Ed Gass-Donnelly, director of The Last Exorcism Part II and Small Town Murder Songs, and the new psychological horror film. In Lavender, when a photographer (Abbie Cornish) suffers severe memory loss after a traumatic accident, strange clues among her photos suggest she may be responsible for the deaths of... Read more
Castle of Horror: Celebrate the Master of Suspense with our Hitchcock Playlist
The Castle of Horror Podcast is always organized in retrospective groups of related films, and one of the most popular we’ve done is the Hitchcock Film Series. We’ve gathered these into a playlist so you can check them out! Perfect for your commute! Included in the set are long, spoiler-filled... Read more
Castle of Horror: Magic Rings, Dracula And Elvira Invite You To The Devil’s Wedding Night
  This week we continue our Sexy Vampire Retrospective with the Luigi Batzella’s 1973 opus, The Devil’s Wedding Night, about a young scholar (Mark Damon) who discovers that the famed Ring of the Niebelung may exist and can be found in the Carpathian Mountains. But no sooner does he begin... Read more
Castle of Horror: From Dusk Til Dawn: Sexy Vampire Movie Or Sadistic Crime Thriller? We Look Back And Decide.
This week we have a movie that’s been requested by many of the folks on the very vibrant Castle of Horror Facebook community— From Dusk Til Dawn, written byQuentin Tarantino and directed by Robert Rodriquez.  During the discussion we talk about Tarantino’s defiant structure for the film and whether... Read more
Castle of Horror: 1974 Erotic Thriller Vampyres Turns Bloodsucking Into A Murderous, Feminist Act
Vampyres is a delight of sexy vampire cinema– shot around Oakley Court, one of Hammer Studios’ favorite settings, film stars Marianne Morris  and Anulka as female vampires inhabiting a derelict country estate where they seduce and kill passersby, until into their lives come a man that one of the... Read more