October 9th, 2016
Lee, Daniel and Paul kick off a month-long horror stretch for October with two Italian selections. First off it's the rape-revenge entry "Night Train Murders" (1975), and then they jump ahead nineteen years to the surreal zombie-comedy "Cemetery Man" (1994). Lee butchers Italian names (as usual), but this time the cast list for "Cemetery Man" may have broken him. Also covered: listener comments and what the hosts have watched as of late.
"Night Train Murders" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073836/combined
"Cemetery Man" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109592/combined
Featured music: "A Flower's All You Need" by Demis Roussos & Ennio Morricone.
October 8th, 2016
Lee and Paul provide the first bit of bonus content for October 2016 with a casual chat about Lamberto Bava's "Demons" (1985) and "Demons 2" (1986). Although this is a listener request, take note that the usual level of research and prep work we do wasn't done here, as this is an intermission episode. Still, we think it's a pretty fun chat overall.
"Demons" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089013/combined
"Demons 2" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090930/combined
Featured Music: "Dèmon" by Claudio Simonetti.
May 16th, 2016
This week Lee and Daniel get back to some Italian weirdness in order to spice up their mini sci-fi break before starting up their look at sex comedies again. This week they ponder the mysteries of John Huston as an alien intergalactic warrior, sent to Earth by Franco Nero as a sort of SPACE JESUS, in order to turn a very evil little eight year old girl to the light side before her evil nature threatens the very universe with destruction. Well, they think that's what's happening. Join in with them as they watch "Stridulum" (A.K.A: "The Visitor") from 1979. They also tackle the much less confusing influx of listener comments from the past week or so.
Purchase or Rent "Stridulum" from Drafthouse Films: http://drafthousefilms.com/film/the-visitor
"Stridulum" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080100/combined
Featured Music: "Stridulum Theme" by Franco Micalizzi.
October 26th, 2015
Lee, Daniel and Paul are back with their final part of their initial look at Italian horror. This week they cap things off with Umberto Lenzi's 1980 zombie film "Nightmare City", and then take a look at a much deeper than expected giallo/slasher, in the form of Sergio Martino's "Torso" from 1973. Daniel also gives some thoughts on "Deep Red" and "Tenebre" after finally catching up on them. Also covered: listener comments and what we've been watching as of late.
"The First Murder by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis; "Metropolis" by Stelvio Cipriani.
October 18th, 2015
This week in part four of our Italian horror series Lee talks with Daniel and Paul in separate conversations about Luigi Cozzi's 1980 gory sci-fi horror "Contamination" and then they end up having A LOT to say about the late schlock-meister Bruno Mattei's 1980 "Dawn"/"Zombi" rip-off "Hell of the Living Dead". Lee and Daniel also cover what they've watched in the last little while. This may very well be the longest anyone has talked about these two films on a podcast, so if you're into wasting two hours of your life, this might be the episode for you.
Featured music: "Zombi" by Goblin, & "Hell of the Living Dead (Main Theme)" by Luis Bacalov.
October 12th, 2015
Lee, Daniel and Paul are back for part 3 of their look at Italian Horror. This time out they take a look at two selections from a true legend in not only Italian horror, but horror in general: Mario Bava. The films covered are 1963's Boris Karloff-hosted anthology "Black Sabbath", and then 1971's proto-slasher
"A Bay of Blood". Also covered: listener comments and what they've watched/purchased in the last week.
Featured Music: The theme for "A Bay of Blood" by Stelvio Cipriani, the Cave theme from Super Mario Brothers 2 and "Black Sabbath" by Black Sabbath.
October 4th, 2015
Lee and Paul are back this week for part two of their Italian horror series, this time looking at two highly-regarded additions to the giallo genre from director Dario Argento. Also covered: listener comments and what Lee and Paul have watched and/or purchased in the last little while. Daniel could not join this week, but should be back for the next episode with his thoughts on the two films.
Featured music: "Profondo Rosso" & "School At Night (Lullaby , Child Version)" by Goblin & "Tenebre" by Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli, Massimo Morante.
September 28th, 2015
Lee, Dan and Paul kick off their month-long look at Italian horror films. In the initial run of this series (which will be revisited later on) they'll be looking at different Italian horror directors and covering films from each of them. Starting off they take a look at Italy's "Godfather of Gore" Lucio Fulci, covering a selection from his peak years in 1981's "The House by the Cemetery" and some late period Fulci in 1990's "A Cat in the Brain".
Featured Music: "I Remember" by Walter Rizzati.