Apr 28

Horror 101 – Episode 86: The Hitcher (1986)

Horror 101 – Episode 86: The Hitcher (1986) April 30th, 2019

Never Pick Up A Stranger.

Welcome back to the Horror 101 Podcast. For our 86th show we’re spotlighting one of the greatest road thrillers ever made. At the 11th hour we switched our plans of covering Vamp, which would have continued our vampire campaign. We decided to go a different route to focus on a hidden gem. A little HBO film that wasn’t a huge commercial success and flew under the radar when it was released. Undoubtedly, one of the best cast films. Brilliant performances and a smart script makes this film a must see. Some may argue this isn’t a horror film but with the amount of dread it dishes out, I say differently. Plus, Rutger Hauer plays one of the best villains ever. It is our pleasure to give the Horror 101 treatment to Robert Harmon’s The Hitcher (1986). Join us!

CHECK OUT EPISODE 86 HERE!!!

Mar 31

Horror 101 – Episode 85: Lifeforce (1985)

Horror 101 – Episode 85: Lifeforce (1985) March 31st, 2019

In the blink of an eye, the terror begins.

Since 1985 was a fantastic year for horror we decided to capitalize off the coincidence that this was our 85th episode and focus on another film from that year. it wasn’t easy to pick which movie we wanted to cover. In the end we decided to continue on the Tobe Hooper Vampire Train. We’re jumping from 1979’s Salem Lot to another film about life suckers and giving the Horror 101 treatment to Hooper’s Lifeforce. We’ll talk about the recent loss of Joe Pilato and Larry Cohen and introduce you to an ambitious Metal/Horror project thats in the making. Join us!

CHECK OUT EPISODE 85 HERE!!!

Feb 27

Horror 101 – Episode 84: Salem’s Lot (1979)

Horror 101 – Episode 84: Salem’s Lot (1979) February 28th, 2019

The ultimate in terror!

Welcome back to the Horror 101 show! If you had the privilege of growing up in the 70s you might remember a two-part Saturday night special broadcast to your TV in November of 1979. It was a screen adaptation of Stephen King’s second novel involving the vampire infestation of a small town, directed by the man that gave us The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Having to adhere to television’s strict guidelines of zero gore and profanity, this special was well crafted with an excellent cast and genuine spooks. It was a favourite of ours who grew up watching reruns in the 80s and since it turns 40 this year we’re giving the Horror 101 treatment to the original television production of Salem’s Lot. Join us!

CHECK OUT EPISODE 84 HERE!!!

Jan 28

Horror 101 – Episode 83: My Bloody Valentine (1981)

Horror 101 – Episode 83: My Bloody Valentine (1981) January 31th, 2019

Cross your heart…and hope to die.

Get out your chocolates, flowers, condoms and pickaxes. Its time to celebrate Valentine’s Day the only way we know how, through murder and mayhem. This time the Horror 101 crew go back to 1981 to showcase this Canadian slasher film about a killer in full mining gear cleaving his way through the town of Valentine’s Bluff. We dissect the Director’s Cut of this gory whodunnit in glorious HD. Join us as we give the Horror 101 treatment to George Mihalka’s My Bloody Valentine.

CHECK OUT EPISODE 83 HERE!!!

Dec 26

Horror 101 – Episode 82: The Children (2008)

Horror 101 – Episode 82: The Children (2008) December 27th, 2018

You brought them into this world. Now … They will take you out.

Merry Christmas, Folks! We hope you’ve had your fill of this wonderful holiday time of good tidings and joy cause Horror 101 is about to yank the carpet out from under that shit! Imagine waking up Christmas morning and finding your kids aren’t interested in opening their presents. They just want to put you 6 feet under. How would you deal with this situation? For our 82nd podcast we’re going to give the Horror 101 treatment to Tom Shankland’s 2008 film from BBC studios called The Children, which deals with this scenario. What better way to spend the holidays then to have to defend yourself from your own little whipper snappers! Join us for this special Horror 101 Christmas podcast!

CHECK OUT EPISODE 82 HERE!!!

Nov 28

Horror 101 – Episode 81: Pet Sematary (1989)

Horror 101 – Episode 81: Pet Sematary (1989) November 30th, 2018

Sometimes dead is better.

Welcome back to the Horror 101 Podcast. For this 81st show we’re shedding light on one of the scariest films to come out of 1989. In 1983 Stephen King wrote a novel which incorporated a bunch of his personal experiences and wrapped them in a supernatural blanket of evil, violence and despair. By the end of the book he had completely freaked himself out with what he had written and shelved the story but it became a huge best seller anyway. Several years later, Mary Lambert would go on to direct her vision of that story. With a new remake on the horizon and a fantastic ‘making of’ documentary made last year we’ve decided to give the Horror 101 treatment to Pet Sematary.

CHECK OUT EPISODE 81 HERE!!!

Oct 30

Horror 101 – Episode 80: Suspiria (1977)

Horror 101 – Episode 80: Suspiria (1977) – October 31st, 2018

Do you know anything about witches?

Welcome to our 80th podcast! Just in time for Halloween! We decided to put our money where our mouth is. After giving strong opinions about the relevance and necessity of Halloween 2018 we went to see it and begin this show with some of our thoughts on the new movie. There will be SPOILERS! And since Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Suspiria will be hitting theatres in a few days there will never be a better time to cover Argento’s fan-favourite original from 1977. This movie has been applauded for decades. It is highly stylized and beautiful to look at but it is not without its flaws. The Nefarious Paul B. joins us once again. Come with us this Halloween as we give a critical treatment to one of the most universally loved genre films in the last 40 years.

CHECK OUT EPISODE 80 HERE!!!

Sep 29

Horror 101 – Episode 79: Halloween II (1981)

Horror 101 – Episode 79: Halloween II (1981) – September 29th, 2018

The Nightmare Isn’t Over!

Greetings listeners! Welcome back to the Horror 101 show. After taking a month off we return to weigh in on the upcoming Halloween 2018 film and what its going to mean after its release. Is it enough that Jamie Lee Curtis is coming back to play Laurie Strode and John Carpenter will be making the music? Does it make sense that this new film will be replacing everything thats come after the original 1978 film? Few sequels are as perfect as Halloween II (1981). It begins the moment the original film left off and it is an exceptional film which concluded an excellent story. And with this new film threatening to remove it from the Myers canon its clear our only act of defiance is to give the Horror 101 treatment to Rick Rosenthal’s Part II. We’ll be speaking to long time listener Eugene and getting his thoughts. We’ll spend some time on what we’re expecting from the new movie and retrospecting on Part II. Join us as we defend one of the greatest horror sequels ever made.

CHECK OUT EPISODE 79 HERE!!!

Jul 31

Horror 101 – Episode 78: Nightmare (1981)

Horror 101 – Episode 78: Nightmare (1981) – July 31st, 2018

The Dream You Can’t Escape ALIVE!

Greetings Horror Fans! We hope you’re prepared to get sticky and sleazy cause that’s where the Horror 101 train is headed this time around. For episode 78 we’re focusing on one of the most notorious Video Nasty slasher films in the genre. This film was once famous for causing a UK video distributor to go directly to jail (and not pass Go!) for failing to cut certain scenes from the film for its British VHS release. At the height of the Video Nasty purge copies of this movie went for over $100 bucks a pop. The director scandalously accredited the gore effects to maestro Tom Savini, exploiting his name for ticket sales. We’ll discuss how this came to be and introduce you to the real effects artists responsible for the shamelessly excessive violence this movie has to offer. Join us as we jump right into the sleaze of Romano Scavolini’s Nightmare.

CHECK OUT EPISODE 78 HERE!!!

Jun 27

Horror 101 – Episode 77: Dolls

Horror 101 – Episode 77: Dolls (1987) – June 28th, 2018

They walk. They talk. They kill!

Welcome back to the Horror 101 show! For our 77th episode we’re going back to 1987 and giving some love to another Stuart Gordon/Brian Yuzna collaboration. The Charles Band produced Dolls. Admittedly, this is very light horror but at a scant 77 minutes long, with an excellent cast and one long and stormy night in a supernatural mansion, Dolls is always moving and a lot of fun. We’ll give our take on the recent Halloween trailer and our thoughts on what its going to be like having to remove Halloween II (1981) from the Canon once its released. Join us as we give the Horror 101 treatment to Dolls!

CHECK OUT EPISODE 77 HERE!!!

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