Jun 10

Horror 101 Podcast – Episode 34: The Sentinel (1977)

Episode XXXIV: The Sentinel – June 11th, 2014

“She was young. She was beautiful. She was next!”

On this 34th podcast the Horror 101 crew highlight a 1977 film by Michael Winner called The Sentinel. Based on the novel by Jeffrey Konvitz, The Sentinel reflects the spirit of Rosemary’s Baby where Armageddon is just around the corner and a hapless, unsuspecting heroine becomes an integral part in the ancient battle of good versus evil. The Sentinel is a who’s who of some of our favorite actors before they became huge stars. A big part of it’s appeal is spotting all the known faces throughout. We’ll discuss it’s similarities to other films but also how it retains it’s own story. We’ll talk about why the director was shunned for using a certain tactic that led to the demise of Tod Browning’s career over 4 decades before. With memorable performances by Chris Sarandon and Burgess Meredith, The Sentinel includes one of the most unnerving haunting sequences ever filmed. It’s a well crafted thriller that deserves to be seen by any fan of religious horror.



  1. Pete Harrison

    You guys are great! The Sentinel is a long time favorite of mine, and it’s so great that you covered it so well here. Your obvious love and knowledge of the genre is apparent in all your podcasts, so THANKS VERY MUCH! Keep bringing the Horror to the world! CHEERS!

  2. cash

    Thanks Pete. We have a lot of fun dissecting the films we cover and putting together a nice, entertaining package for people to listen to. Either you find a great film to watch by listening to the Horror 101 show or you take a nostalgic walk with us. Either way, thanks for the kind words.

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