We kick off a retrospective on a series no one knew would be a series with Flatliners, the 1990 science fiction psychological horror film directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon. The film is about five medical students who... Read more
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
We continue our Sexy Vampire Retrospective with the 1995 vampire movie Embrace of the Vampire, directed by Anne Goursaud. The film stars Alyssa Milano as Charlotte, a chaste girl who is haunted by a vampire played by Martin Kemp, bassist of 80s New Wave band Spandau Ballet. But when... 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
Don’t Answer The Phone. Don’t Open The Door. Don’t Try To Escape.
On a red eye flight from LA to Boston, 10 people wake up to a shock. All the passengers and crew have vanished. When they try to contact the ground they make no connections. They land the plane only to discover that things haven’t changed. But its like the world is dead. No one is there, the air is still, sound doesn’t echo, the food is tasteless. A distant sound is getting louder, something is coming closer.
Bigger, broader, but not necessarily better, returning director Anthony Hickox expands the original film’s wax museum plot into a time travel adventure movie, resulting in more horror movie homages and a much goofier tone. If the original is a predecessor to Scream, this movie can be seen as a warm-up to Scary Movie.
There is a point towards the climax of The Lost World, where a displaced T-Rex roars at the brightly lit San Diego skyline. The image is one of pure pulp fantasy. The promise of destruction to come will either tickle your inner child or cause you to check... Read more
In 1931, Universal Studios and James Whale delivered Frankenstein, a horrific tale of science playing God. In 1933, RKO and Merian C. Cooper unleashed King Kong, giving depression era film-goers a look into a mysterious island filled with prehistoric beasts. Decades later in 1993, Steven Spielberg and Michael Crichton, two of the premiere fantasists of the era, teamed to fuse the themes of Frankenstein and Kong into one film.