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TMBDOS! Episode 244: ”Vampire in Venice”/”Nosferatu in Venice” (1988).

November 8th, 2021


This week Lee is joined by friend and fellow podcaster, Vaughn Kuhlmeier, to cover one of the more notorious, yet somewhat forgotten, late-period Euro-horror sleaze flicks "Vampire in Venice" (1988), AKA: "Nosferatu in Venice". Originally envisioned to be an unofficial sequel to Werner Herzog's remake of "Nosferatu", the only connection is its star Klaus Kinski, who returns to his iconic role, but here he's not reigned-in, and all hell broke loose on this already troubled production. Is anything about this film worth watching? Does any of it make any damn sense? Can we separate the art from the artist when we can clearly see Kinski sexually assaulting his female co-stars on screen? Tune-in to hear the hosts thoughts, as well what they've been watching as of late.

"Vampire in Venice" IMDB

Check out Vaughn's great podcast Motion Picture Massacre

Featured Music: Excerpts from "Movement 3" by Vangelis.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 45: Guido & Maurizio De Angelis/Oliver Onions Part 3.

May 31st, 2021


Lee is back in a super-sized episode, finishing off his look at the prolific contributions to film music from the talented duo of Guido & Maurizio De Angelis, AKA: Oliver Onions.

--Seq. 1 & Temi di Laura from "My Father's Wife" (1976)
--Main Theme from "Cop in Blue Jeans" (1976)
--Caccia All'uomo, Pt. 1 & Il Grande Racket, Pt. 1 from "The Big Racket" (1976)
--Nata Leri from "Due sul Pianerottolo" (1976) -- Vocals by Rita Pavone
--Main Theme from "Safari Express" (1976)
--The Shadow of the Killer from "Death Rage" (1976)
--Keoma (Harmonica) & Keoma from "Keoma" (1976) -- Vocals by Sybil & Guy
--Hombres Del Mar; Arrembaggio; Yara & from The Black Corsair (1976)
--Main Theme from "Mr. Robinson" (1976)
--Notti Romane from "Messalina, Messalina!" (1977)
--Wolf from "A Man Called Blade" (1977) -- Vocals by Cesare De Natale
--Main Titles from "Goodbye & Amen" (1977)
--Bulldozer from "Bulldozer" (1978)
--Brotherly Love from "Odds and Evens" (1978)
--Killer Fish (Instrumental) from "Killer Fish" (1979)
--Sheriff from "The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid" (1979)
--Main Theme "The Shark Hunter" (1979)
--Descent into the Abyss from "Alien 2: On Earth" (1979)
--Seq. 6 & Seq. 8 from "The Last Shark" (1981)
--Main Theme from "Banana Joe" (1982)
--Fantasy from "Bomber" (1982)
--Seq. 1 from "2019: After the Fall of New York" (1983)
--Main Theme from "A Blade in the Dark" (1983)
--Black Inferno from "The Raiders of Atlantis" (1983)
--The Final Battle from "Yor, the Hunter from the Future" (1983)

Opening and closing music: Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme) from "Sorcerer" by Tangerine Dream, and My Name & The Departure from "Shanghai Joe" by Bruno Nicolai.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 44: Guido & Maurizio De Angelis/Oliver Onions Part 2.

April 26th, 2021


Lee is back with the second part of his look into the scores and soundtrack work of the prolific brothers Guido & Maurizio De Angelis, AKA: Oliver Onions. In this episode he had his work cut out for him, as the brothers seemingly worked non-stop in the mid-to-late 1970s.

--Angels and Beans from "Even Angels Eat Beans" (1973)
--Main Titles from "Giovannona Long-Thigh" (1973)
--And Life Goes On from "The Violent Professionals" (1973)
--Freedom Rainbow from "Chino" (1973)
--Schoolroom Drug from "The Knock Out Cop" (1973)
--(I'm) Football Crazy from "Playing the Field" (1974)
--Dune Buggy from "Watch Out, We're Mad! (1974)
--Una Vita a Metà & ...MMM!?! from "The Beast" (1974)
--Main Titles; Goodbye My Friend & Driving All Around from "Street Law" (1974)
--Appostamento & Morto Di Giornata from "Flatfoot in Hong Kong" (1975)
--New Special Squad from "Violent City" (1975)

Opening and closing music: Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme) from "Sorcerer" by Tangerine Dream, and My Name & The Departure from "Shanghai Joe" by Bruno Nicolai.

TMBDOS! Episode 229: “Django the Bastard” (1969).

April 12th, 2021


Lee, Paul and Leah return to take a look at the horror-infused Spaghetti Western "Django the Bastard" (1969), starring prolific Italian genre actor Anthony Steffen in the titular role of Django. The conversation revolves around the legitimacy of the unofficial Django films; how much of an effective horror film this actually is; if the Django in this film is undead or just really clever; and Leah's reaction and thoughts on watching her first pasta cowboy film, and why her mother may very well be the worst Italian for never cluing her in on their existence. The hosts also briefly talk about what they've watched as of late.

"Django the Bastard" IMDB

Featured Music: Excerpts from the score by Vasco Mancuso.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 43: Guido & Maurizio De Angelis/Oliver Onions Part 1.

March 5th, 2021


Lee is back this episode with part one of a three-part look at the film music of the prolific Italian duo of Guido & Maurizio De Angelis, AKA: Oliver Onions.

--Trinity Stand Tall from "Trinity is Still My Name" (1971)
--Kerry from "Trastevere" (1971)
--Main titles from "Il Sindacalista" (1972)
--Fortuna si, Fortuna no from "The Terror with Cross-Eyes" (1972) -- Vocals by Enrico Montesano
--Don't Lose Control from "Man of the East" (1972)
--Sounds and Voices from "Father Jackleg" (1972)
--Flying Through The Air & Plata and Salud from "All the Way, Boys!" (1972)
--Afyon & I Picciotti from "The Sicilian Connection" (1972)
--Excerpt from "Tales of Canterbury" (1973)
--I Corpi Delle Vittime; Il Primo Omicido; Universita; & Corpi Smembrati from "Torso" (1973)

Opening and closing music: Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme) from "Sorcerer" by Tangerine Dream, and My Name & The Departure from "Shanghai Joe" by Bruno Nicolai.

TMBDOS! Episode 184: “Beyond the Door III” (1989).

November 18th, 2019


This week Lee and Daniel are joined by Matt Simpsun, major domo of the Compañeros Radio Network, which features the great podcasts Movie Melt, Get Soft with Dr. Snuggles and Songs on Trial. Together they all take a one-way trip on the Devil's train as they talk about "Beyond the Door III" (AKA: "Amok Train") (1989). Italian rip-off films and the state of Italian genre films in the late 1980s; Bo Svenson as a satanist; creepy Eastern Europeans; strange virginity tests; Disney+; and boobies and gore on 1990s A&E; "Commando 2" & "Tango & Cash 2"; are just a few of the topics brought up in this conversation. Also, as Matt is making his first appearance on the show, he gets to play the MOVIE GOD GAME; listener comment are responded to; and the hosts all talk about what they've watched lately.

"Beyond the Door III" IMDB

Check out the fine podcasts on the Compañeros Radio Network here

The Best Movies Never Made podcast's episode on "Commando 2"

Featured Music: "All Aboard" by Muddy Waters & "The Devil's Train" by Roy Acuff.

TMBDOS! Episode 168: “Baba Yaga” (1973).

July 1st, 2019


Lee, Daniel & Paul check out some sexy Euro horror this time out with 1973's "Baba Yaga". This Italian horror is based on a popular and long-running Italian comic book series, but does it connect at all to the Eastern European mythical being that it take its name from? Does this film have enough horror in it, or is it just a bunch of lesbianism, nudity, and BDSM, with strange Nazi imagery sprinkled in? Are the hosts going to complain either way? Joe Biden? Don't worry, it doesn't get political. Listener comments are also covered.

"Baba Yaga" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Slogan" & "Open Space" by Piero Umiliani.

TMBDOS! Episode 167: “StageFright” (1987).

June 24th, 2019


Lee, Daniel, and returning special guest Greg take a look at Michele Soavi's feature length debut, the visually-striking slasher film "StageFright" (1987). Does this late entry into both the giallo and slasher genres manages to stand out from the pack, or is it another victim of both genre's decline? What the hosts have watched and listener comments are also covered.

"StageFright" (IMDB)

Check out Greg's YouTube page here for beer-related content 

Featured Music: "Ballade for Corinne" & "Aquarius" by Stefano Mainetti.

TMBDOS! Episode 137: “Caltiki, the Immortal Monster” (1959).

October 8th, 2018


Lee and Daniel check out a slightly obscure Italian-USA co-production from 1959; the Riccardo Freda & Mario Bava-directed "Caltiki, The Immortal Monster". Is this post-"The Blob" blob monster film any good? Better than "The Blob"? Or is it just a load of tripe? The special effects, sweaty breasts, and dissolved jerk-off hands are somehow brought up in the conversation. What the hosts have watched lately and a listener comment is also covered.

"Caltiki, The Immortal Monster" IMDB

8 out of 10 10 Cats Does Countdown playlist

Featured music: "Distruzione" & "Prologo E Titoli" by Roberto Nicolosi.

TMBDOS! Episode 132: “Antropophagus” (1980) & “Absurd” (1981).

August 26th, 2018


Lee and Paul decided to go way out into left field from what we've been covering as of late and check out the Joe D'Amato-directed, and George Eastman-written and starring slasher films "Antropophagus" (1980) & "Absurd" (1981). Do these noted members of the Video nasties list live up to their reputations? Are they any good? What lengths did Paul go to to first see these films? Is "Absurd" just a rip-off of "Halloween"? All this and more in this rather informal chat.

"Antropophagus" (1980) IMDB

"Absurd" (1981) IMDB

Featured Music: "Main Theme-Padre Snaturato" by Marcello Giombini & music from "Absurd" by Carlo Maria Cordio.

TMBDOS! Episode 106: “City of the Living Dead” (1980) & “The Beyond” (1981).

October 9th, 2017


Lee and Paul kick off October by covering the other two parts of Lucio Fulci's so-called Gates of Hell Trilogy, "City of the Living Dead" (1980) & "The Beyond" (1981). Including-in "House by the Cemetery" (which was covered here on the podcast two years ago), is this really a trilogy? Which is the best film of the three? Do any of these films make any sense? The hosts drunkenly ponder these questions inbetween several cuts from Fabio Frizzi's amazing scores for the films. They also talk about what they've watched and purchased as of late, and cover a plethora of listener comments.

City of the Living Dead IMDB

The Beyond IMDB

Featured Music: "Suoni Dissonanti"; "Apoteosi Del Mistero"; "Verso L'ignoto" & "Voci dal Nula" by Fabio Frizzi.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 4: Italian Horror.

July 31st, 2017


Episode four of Blood on the Tracks takes a trip overseas to explore the land of Gialli, cannibals, Mario Bava, and Hollywood rip-offs. That's right, it's the vast landscape of Italian horror cinema. Lee found himself down another rabbit hole this month, making some difficult decisions on what did and did not manage to make the cut for the show. Put on some black gloves and a trenchcoat, badly dub your voice, and try not to impale your eyeballs on sharp objects.


--Main Theme from "Deep Red" (1975) -- Goblin
--Sighs from "Susperia" (1977) -- Goblin
--A Bay of Blood (Titles) from "A Bay of Blood" (1971) -- Stelvio Cipriani
--Too Risky A Day For A Regatta from "Tentacles" (1977) -- Stelvio Cipriani
--The Light from "The Antichrist" (1974) -- Ennio Morricone
--Main Title from "Zombi 2" (1979) -- Fabio Frizzi
--I Remember from "House by the Cemetery" (1981) -- Walter Rizzati
--Walt Monster End from "House by the Cemetery" (1981) -- Walter Rizzati
--Blonk Fascia from "House by the Cemetery" (1981) -- Walter Rizzati
--Main Theme from "Hell of the Living Dead" (1980) -- Luis Bacalov
--Sabba(Sequence 2) from "All the Colors of the Dark" (1972) -- Bruno Nicolai
--Main Title from "Cannibal Holocaust" (1980) -- Riz Ortolani

Opening and closing music: Downhill Decoy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Blonk Monster from "House by the Cemetery" by Walter Rizzati.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 3: Heavy Metal Horror.

June 26th, 2017


It's the third episode of Blood on the Tracks, and this episode comes as a result of a poll Lee ran on the TMBDOS! Facebook page. The people voted for Heavy Metal Horror, so Lee went down a much deeper rabbit hole than he initially expected. Most of these tracks come from films that do feature heavy metal as part of the plot, but in some cases it's just films that are well-known for their metal soundtracks/scores. So make a devil sign; tell Gene Simmons to fuck off, because he doesn't own the rights to it; and come bang your head with Lee for an hour.

Note: Lee mentions that the film "Demons" (1985) contained a score from Claudio Simonetti using the Goblin name. This is an error: Simonetti is credited as himself for his work on that film.


--Stand Up from "Trick or Treat" (1986) -- Fastway
--We Go Rocking from "Blood Tracks" (1985) -- Easy Action
--Who Made Who from "Maximum Overdrive" (1986) -- AC/DC
--Devil's Son from "Hack-O-Lantern" (1988) -- D.C. La Croix
--Dream Warriors from "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" (1987) -- Dokken
--He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask) from "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" -- Alice Cooper
--Me Against the World from "Black Roses" (1988) -- Black Roses King Kobra
--Hellraiser from "Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth" (1992) -- Motorhead
--Let's Kill These Motherfuckers from "Deathgasm" (2015) -- Land of the Minotaur
--No Escape from "Opera" (1987) -- Norden Light
--Night Danger from "Demons" (1985) -- Pretty Maids
--We Accept the Challenge from "Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare" (1987) -- Thor

Opening and closing music: Downhill Decoy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Blonk Monster from "House by the Cemetery" by Walter Rizzati.

TMBDOS! Episode 77: “Night Train Murders” (1975) & “Cemetery Man” (1994).

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:

"Cemetery Man" IMDB:

Featured music: "A Flower's All You Need" by Demis Roussos & Ennio Morricone.

TMBDOS! Intermission #13: “Demons” (1985) & “Demons 2″ (1986).

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:

"Demons 2" IMDB:

Featured Music: "Dèmon" by Claudio Simonetti.

TMBDOS! Episode 61: “Stridulum”/AKA: “The Visitor” (1979).

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: 

"Stridulum" IMDB:

Featured Music: "Stridulum Theme" by Franco Micalizzi.

TMBDOS! Ep.40: “Nightmare City” (1980) & “Torso” (1973).

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.

Featured music:
"The First Murder by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis; "Metropolis" by Stelvio Cipriani. 

TMBDOS! Ep.39: “Contamination” (1980) & “Hell of the Living Dead” (1980).

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.

Pex Lives coverage of Amicus Films.

TMBDOS! Episode 38: “Black Sabbath” (1963) & “A Bay of Blood” (1971).

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.

TMBDOS! Episode 37: “Deep Red” (1975) & “Tenebre” (1982).

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.

"Deep Red"

Featured music: "Profondo Rosso" & "School At Night (Lullaby , Child Version)" by Goblin & "Tenebre" by Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli, Massimo Morante.
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