This week we kick off our latest Stephen King retrospective with an ode to youth in America and car culture, John Carpenter’s 1983 film based on Stephen King’s novel Christine. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/christine_rev.mp3 Listen on YouTube: Check out the trailer: Castle of Horror Podcast Links: Join us... Read more
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’re back to the Piranha series with a look at the second film, Piranha 2: The Spawning (1981), directed (mostly) by James Cameron and starring Lance Henriksen, about a seaside resort attacked by flying, genetically modified piranha. Be back next week when we kick off our 2017 Stephen King Retrospective,... Read more
WARNING: Contains Content and Frank Discussions Not Suitable For All Ages (No Video) LIVE! From Dallas, Texas for our second year, we record on stage at the Animefest of 2017. Our subject: Wicked City, a 1987 Japanese anime about a pair of cops, one human and one demon, tasked... Read more
While the name John R. Leonetti is probably a familiar one to only the most avid horror fans his body of work is certainly a familiar one for even the most casual of movie goers. Leontetti has worked as a cinematographer for such respected titles as Tales from the... Read more
This week, we discuss the strange, melodrama-with-a-monster third and final entry in the series that brought us the last Universal monster: the Creature From the Black Lagoon. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/Creature_Walks_rev.mp3 Listen on YouTube: Check out the trailer: Castle of Horror Podcast Links: Join us over on Facebook to chime in. The show... Read more
This week we return to the Black Lagoon for the 1955 Revenge of the Creature, in which our creature goes on the loose at an ocean park in Florida. Directed by Jack Arnold, the film stars John Agar and Lori Nelson. This was Clint Eastwood‘s film debut in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-him scene.... Read more
Dracula hasn’t faired very well in modern film or televsion. The world’s most famous vampire is a genre icon with literally hundreds of adaptations throughout movie history. However, the not-so good Count hasn’t had a solid hit under his cape in years. Dracula Untold was only a modest box office success. TV adventures in the form of the tepid “Dracula” on NBC or Showtime’s critically lauded monster rally “Penny Dreadful” were both cancelled. That makes Dracula’s most succesful outing in relatively recent history Stephen Sommer’s divisive “Van Helsing.” So, it hasn’t been looking really good for the lord of the undead.
But you truly can’t keep a good vampire down. Comic book scribe Warren Ellis and “Dredd” director/producer Adi Shankar have teamed up to adapt the fan favorite horror video game series Castlevania for Netflix. While the results aren’t perfect, they hit the right notes that horror fans are hoping for.