Episode 124: The Craven

After doing episodes on such favourites as John Carpenter, John Landis, Tom Savini, Tobe Hooper and others; we realized that we were missing one of horror’s luminaries: Wes Craven.

From his early beginnings working with Sean S. Cunningham, his days in the XXX film industry, his reinvention of the horror landscape not once but twice, directing Meryl Streep to an Oscar nomination, and everything in-between we take a look at the man and his films going over our favourites and why we feel his movies deserve to stand the test of time. Sure, they weren’t all zingers but you can’t deny how important his career would be for the genre.

As always we begin by talking about what we’ve been watching which includes a teenage girl’s obsession with a killer, an introduction to the doppelganger we call Robert Bronzi, a TV film with a serious message that still offers dated entertainment, WWE takes on slasher movies as Josh watched BOTH See No Evil entries, a look at this year’s most divisive film JOJO RABBIT, the triumphant return of the Wilderness Family and so much more!

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Episode 123: 70’s Kids Flicks

Because we love delivering episodes that seem super weird coming from a podcast focused mostly on cult, horror and exploitation film, we’ve decided to revisit our youth. Specifically our under ten years.

Being kids of the 70’s/80’s, we grew up through a crazy time where a lot of the things considered children’s entertainment would probably not fly these days – as witnessed by a few of the movies on our lists!

We’ve each picked five films we grew up on that made a lasting impact on us and it’s quite an assortment with the expected Disney live-action fare, animals galore, kids being punished for wanting candy, athletic prowess and even alcoholism(?!).

First up, we discuss what we have been watching between episodes as Josh tells us about his double feature of two classic zombie films, Chris continues to lament 2019 horror films, more sequels crossed our paths, Jamie Lee Curtis and John Travolta have some intense exercising, Chris takes a surreal trip to THE LIGHTHOUSE, and we both watched Bong Joon-Ho’s latest, PARASITE. Plus more!

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