Episode 34 – Makeup Effects with Gino Crognale

Throughout movie history, makeup artists have helped create new faces for the silver screen, whether they were just changing their look to creating a new monster never before seen. As the years progressed, what used to only be images we could dream of, these makeup artists help bring them to life, giving generations and generations both a sense of wonder, and nightmares!

We decided to go through the cinematic history and discuss different monsters and makeup creations that have amazed and astonished us. And to help us, we figured why not have a guest that has been in the trenches for over three decades, Mr. Gino Crognale!

So hit play, sit back and enjoy this trip down memory lane.

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Episode 33 – 2022 Wrap-Up

Last year, in Episode 7, we went over our favorite films that we watched for the first time in 2021. Now remember that we consider it a new movie if you’re watching for the first time, whether it came out this year, or 50 years ago. To you, it is still a new movie. In this episode, we take a look at our top 3 pics of our Best Viewed films that we watched in 2022. Plus, we also go through some of the films that actually did come out in 2022.

We also want to say thanks to everyone that continues to support Discover the Horror, listening to each show, and any and all feedback that we get. Please keep it coming, whether it’s on social media, comments here on the site, we want to hear what you think. It means the world to us knowing that we’re helping fans, both old and new, from the novice to the more weathered viewer, learn and seek out some titles to watch, or maybe even think about ones that you do know a little differently. That has always been our goal, and so far, we think it’s working.

Before you hit play, make sure you get a pen and notebook, because I think you’re going to want to write down some of these titles mentioned here to seek out for yourself. Ready? See you on the other side!

Films mentioned in this episode:

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Episode 32 – Conventions: The Promoters!

In our final episode in our Convention Trilogy, where we’ve covered the fans and the dealers, but now take a step back even further to the ones that put on the show in the first place, the promoters. These are the people that rent the hotels and convention centers, get the guests, round the vendors, do the advertising, promotions, all in the hopes that fans show up and have a good time. When things go wrong, they take the heat for it, but seldom get the credit when things go right. To get insight into that side of the conventions, we’ve invited Nathan Hanneman, editor in chief of HorrorHound Magazine and the main man behind the Horrorhound Weekend conventions.

Episode 31: Unearthed Zombie Films

Sugar Hill (1974), Wild Zero (1999), Juan of the Dead (2011). Everyone loves zombie films. Ever since Romero brought them to the screen in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead, they have become one of the horror genre’s favorite and most used monster. With this sub-genre flooding the market over the last 2 decades, there are a lot of good films that get buried or forgotten. Because of that, we decided to dig up three titles that we feel need more time in the spotlight. They are all three uniquely different, with more than a little social commentary in there, but all damn entertaining.

So, sit back, take some notes, and then seek these films out! Even a genre as “dead” as zombies, there are still plenty of them to see that you’ll still find damn entertaining and well worth your time.

Movies mentioned in this episode:

Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Blacula (1972), Castle of the Living Dead (1964), Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (1972), Dawn of the Dead (1978), The Dead (2010), Death Line (1972), Juan of the Dead (2011), Night of the Living Dead (1968), Poltergeist (1982), Race with the Devil (1975), Salem’s Lot (1979), Scream Blacula Scream (1973), Serpent and the Rainbow (1988), She-Beast (1966), Six-String Samurai (1998), Sugar Hill (1974), Under the Shadow (2016), White Zombie (1932), Wild Zero (1999)

Episode 30 – Turkey Day Part 2

Zontar: The Thing from Venus (1967), The Chooper (1971), and Lady Terminator (1989).

Last November, in Episode 4, we discussed the Turkey. Not what some would call a “bad” film but would probably not be on anybody’s Oscar’s list. These are the cinematic shipwrecks, where the filmmakers tried their best to make a good film, but just missed the mark. But if they are still entertaining, then they can’t be bad, right? We’ll we’re back again this year to cover three more of these epic miss-adventures of cinema from directors Larry Buchanan, Ray Dennis Steckler, and H. Tjut Djalil. And boy, are you in for a treat with these!

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So, sit back, and enjoy a nice second helping of some Turkey!

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Episode 29 – Conventions: The Dealers

We’ve already discussed conventions from a fan’s perspective, so now we’re going to go to the other side of the table and discuss what goes into becoming a dealer, what that means, what it costs, and all the other fun stuff that comes with the territory, that maybe most fans might not be aware of!

Hopefully you’ll find this episode insightful, informative, and even entertaining as you hear stories about what it takes to being a dealer. With two of your three hosts being dealers for over two decades, we’ve seen a lot and hopefully can shed some light on all the pros and cons of being on that side of the table at conventions.

You can always let us know your thoughts about conventions, dealers, or just being a fan by posting comments here, or through our Facebook page or Instagram.

Episode 28: Ghost Stories

Ghost stories have been around since the very beginning of the art of storytelling itself. When done well, it can be simple and still send chills up your spine. When it comes to ghost stories in film, we can still keep it simple, have an effective story, and still give the audience the creeps enough to make them wonder what that noise you just heard. And here we have three perfect examples in this episode: The Changeling (1980), The Woman in Black (1989), and Fragile (2005).

These kinds of films are especially perfect for the Halloween season, sitting down with some friends and/or family to enjoy this time of year. So if you’re looking for particular one, look no further.

Movies mentioned in this episode:

The Changeling (1980), Fragile (2005), Hereditary (2018), Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973), Poltergeist (1982), Witchfinder General (1968), The Woman in Black (1989)

Episode 27 – Pete Walker

When you’re talking about British horror films of the ’70s, while Hammer was on their way out as they were slowly losing their audiences to more modern-day horrors, along comes Pete Walker. While he didn’t make a ton of horror films, the ones he did, really make an impact. If you’re not familiar with Mr. Walker and his movies, now is your chance to wet your whistle to (hopefully) make you seek out these films, and his others.

In this episode, we discuss House of Whipcord (1974), Frightmare (1974), and House of Mortal Sin aka The Confessional (1976).

And if you need any other reason to check out his films, then it would be because of Sheila Keith, who appears in all three of these films we discuss. She is a real gem in the horror genre!

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Episode 26 – Conventions: The Fans!

Horror movie conventions are one of the best places to be at if you are a die-hard fan. There’s plenty to see, buy, and people to meet, both new and old friends, as well as celebrities. Horror conventions were a very important part of a lot of us horror fans “growing up” as we learned more and more about the genre, building our collections, or just meeting new people that have become lifelong friends, or even a wife!

This is our first part in a series of episodes on conventions, so we’re going to start out at the beginning for us, such as how they all started for us, and which ones did we go to, to the current shows that we still attend.

These are the different conventions that we mention during this episode:

Chiller Theatre, Cinema Wasteland, Cinevent, Crypticon, Famous Monsters, Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, Fanex, Flashback Weekend, HorrorHound Weekend, Mid-Summer Scream, Monster Bash, Monsterpalooza, 25th Anniversary Night of the Living Dead Convention, Scarefest, Texas Frightmare

Episode 25: Freaky Frankensteins!

Lady Frankenstein (1971), Erotic Rites of Frankenstsein (1973), Flesh for Frankenstein (1973).

While Frankenstein is one of the oldest monsters in the genre and has been adapted multiple times by a variety of creators, some closer to the original source than others, there are other filmmakers that go far enough away from the original novel that they’re not even in same library! But it is always interesting to see where these creative filmmakers take that story, giving it their own twist, and putting it out there for the world to see!

Join us as we delve into 3 different variations on the Frankenstein theme, all that deal with sex, nudity, gore, and some of the strangest in Euro-Horror!

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