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
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
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
The 1980’s were a fertile soil for genre filmmaking. Producing many films that are still imitated to this day. Two such movies are 1984’s landmark blockbuster Ghostbusters and James Cameron’s action-horror mashup Aliens, itself a sequel to Ridely Scott’s Alien. Aliens meeting of military muscle and space monsters has created practically a pocket industry of commandos battling creatures. One wonders why it took Hollywood so long to fuse Ghostbusters and Aliens into one film. But 2016’s Spectral attempts to do just that, this time pitting tough guys against tougher phantoms.
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
Five people are kidnapped on the days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31 where the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns.
Thus far critics seem to have been beating the devil out of Blumhouse Production’s most recent release. For what reason seems a little unclear though? If your sole criteria for whether a horror movie succeeds or fails is based on if it is scary or not perhaps critics have a point. If you make it to the theater for this one and you are the sole person there (like this reviewer was) it may get a jump or three out of you, otherwise no, it’s not especially scary. The films cliched, derivative, and the plots a bit jumbled. Why people went in expecting much better, though, seems odd. Incarnate is a Blumhouse picture, despite the added star power of Aaron Eckhart, decent to good B movies are what the studio is mostly known for.
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
We talk about Michael Dougherty’s spooky, odd, disturbing and kind of wonderful 2015 film Krampus starring Adam Scott, and wrap up our 2016 season. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/krampus_rev.mp3 Or Listen on YouTube: Check out the Trailer: Castle of Horror Podcast Links: Join us over on Facebook to chime in. The show is... Read more
We talk to Darren Lynn Bousman, director of the noir-infused “ultimate haunted house movie” about the challenges of scaring people who won’t pay attention and the many influences on Abattoir. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/bousman_rev.mp3 Or listen on YouTube: Castle of Horror Podcast Links: Join us over on Facebook to chime... Read more