Sep 29

Horror 101 – Episode 91: Misery (1990)

September 30th, 2019

Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now, he’s writing to stay alive.

Welcome back Horror fans! The Horror 101 crew decided to let Nood pick the movie she wanted to feature as part of her 50th birthday gift. To our amazement she chose one of the best Stephen King novel adaptations ever created. Directed by Rob Reiner and written for the screen by William Goldman, this film gave Kathy Bates an Academy Award for Best Actor. its a riveting tale of an accomplished novelist being saved from a certain death situation by his number one fan. Imagine being at the complete mercy of a nurse who slowly unravels and looses her mind, becoming more violent and deranged day by day. Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now, he’s writing for his life. Join us as we give a special birthday treatment to Misery.


Aug 31

Horror 101 – Episode 90: Night of the Living Dead 1990

August 31st, 2019

There IS a fate worse than death!

Welcome back to the Horror 101 Podcast. For this 90th milestone show we’re spotlighting one of those rare horror remakes that does it’s job well. In 1968 George Romero directed a new kind of horror movie which gave birth to an original new monster, the modern day zombie. After a last minute name change and an error in the title of the film the copyright was essentially lost and this film has ever since been open as public domain. 22 years later special effects wizard Tom Savini was given the opportunity to direct the remake of Romero’s classic. We’ll speak with Tony Todd and get some of his stories on the production of that film. How did he get the part of Ben? Which actor did he have issues with during the shoot? All that and more coming at you from Horror 101!


Jul 30

Horror 101 – Episode 89: Leviathan (1989)

It will leave you gasping for air!

Welcome back to the Horror 101 Podcast. For our 89th show we’ve focused on a big budget bomb from 1989. How can a monster film set 2 miles underwater starring Peter Weller and Richard Crenna with Jerry Goldsmith music and effects from Stan Winston fail? You’re about to find out. A derivative script and bad timing probably had a huge part of it. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of this creature feature called Leviathan and I’ll give a small tribute to Rutger Hauer who sadly passed away a few days AFTER we recorded this show.


Jun 26

Horror 101 – Episode 88: Child’s Play, Old and New

He wants YOU for a new best friend….

Welcome back to another Horror 101 Podcast. For the 88th show we’re featuringTom Holland’s original killer doll film, Child’s Play (1988). Starring Chris Sarandon, Catherine Hicks, Brad Dourif and Alex Vincent. Along with giving Child’s Play the usual Horror 101 treatment we’re adding a small, spoiler-light review of the new remake film which was released June 21st. We’ll mention the pros and cons of both films and how they compare. No need for batteries with this show. Join us!


May 30

Horror 101 – Episode 87: Near Dark (1987)

The Night Has Its Price.

Welcome back to the Horror 101 podcast. On this show we’re returning to the vampire train. We could have covered Lost Boys but we decided to go the not-so-fluffy route and focused on a more sinister tale of the undead. Three key actors from Aliens (1986) went from outer space to the deep west and helped provide a very unique look at night time predators. Plagued with a failing production company and being released a month within the much more popular Lost Boys, this film was released with very little fanfare and was basically cast by the wayside. In the last few decades it has gained quite the cult following and has become the favourite vampire film of many fans. With memorable performances by Lance Henriksen and the late, great Bill Paxton we offer you the Horror 101 treatment of Kathryn Bigelow’s Near Dark. Join us!


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!


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!


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!


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.


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!


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