In this encore presentation of our episodes dedicated to movies by the great Tobe Hooper, we look at Salem’s Lot, the 1979 miniseries starring David Soul, which still freaks us way out. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/salemslot.mp3 Listen on YouTube: Check out the Trailer: Castle of Horror Podcast Links:... Read more
In this encore presentation of our episodes dedicated to movies by the great Tobe Hooper, we look at the history-making 1974 classic that brought us Tobe Hooper, Leatherface and the fear of barbecue. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/TS-919413.mp3 Listen on YouTube: Check out the Trailer: Castle of Horror Podcast... Read more
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
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
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
This week while we’re on holiday, we’re taking a look back at the a very early episode of the podcast (then called “Castle Dracula.”) It’s our discussion of the amazing The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires starring Peter Cushing and David Chiang. One the most awesome and awesomely off vampire... Read more
Every Christmas at the Castle of Horror, we watch and discuss at least one Christmas horror film. We’ve gathered all six of these into a set on YouTube for your to listen to as a collection. Perfect for your holiday drive! Included in the set are long, spoiler-filled discussions... Read more
A few years before Richard Donner made us believe a man could fly in Superman, he convinced audiences that a creepy little brat could be the Antichrist in The Omen. Jerry Goldsmith’s wall-to-wall black mass score helps create an atmosphere of all pervading evil in this sombre, terrifying occult horror starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick.
A man named Frederic attends a party full of Parisians who exude bohemianism— artists and models and photographers drinking absinthe and whiskey amid flirtations and puns. But the man’s eye is drawn to a poster on the wall—an perfume ad showing a ruined castle by the sea. He cannot take his eyes off the castle, and he must know where the photograph was taken. The party falls away and we see in his memory that he got lost there as a child, and met a beautiful girl who stayed with him all night. He never saw her again, but he is certain he must.
Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost tomb of a medieval murderess and possible vampire, Countess Wandessa. They find a likely site in the castle of Waldemar Daninsky, who invites the women to stay as long as they like. As Waldemar shows Elvira the tomb that supposedly houses the countess, she accidentally causes the vampire to come back to life, hungrier than ever. Daninsky has a hidden secret of his own, but will it be enough to save the two girls from becoming Wandessa’s next victims?