When most horror fans they first get into the genre, they tend to look for the juicy, red, and meaty stuff . . . the gore. Okay maybe not all horror fans, but a lot of us. Always looking for the next over-the-top or extreme, or just being dazzled by the top-notch gory makeup effects that were bursting out from the screen, we ate that shit up! In this episode, we highlight some of our favorite moments of gore from our journey into dark recesses of the genre. Joining us on our journey through the gore-soaked trenches is the incredible artist Putrid!
Putrid has been consistently killing it when it comes to his incredible gore-filled artwork. Highly influenced by the late Bernie Wrightson, Putrid’s style continues to astound, disturb, and downright gross-out his fans. Enjoy!
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Tune in to this GIANT episode when we discuss Mr. B.I.G., the one and only Bert I. Gordon, and we discuss three of his films: King Dinosaur (1955), The Cyclops (1957), & Food of the Gods (1976).
Known for films that featured giant monsters, such as giant grasshoppers, spiders, teenagers, and rats, he usually had some sort of small threat that is made larger with either shooting them on smaller sets or super imposing them over a back projector screen. Fun usually ensues.
Before the Internet, horror reference books are where you’d go to learn about the genre. Whether it was film and video guides, biographies, or just general information titles, we learn about new titles as well as learn more about the ones we already knew. And it is still as effective today!
In this episode, we cover some titles that were essential to us, as well as some of our favorite titles today. Listen to the episode, take notes, and start to build your own library which will definitely help you along your journey in Discovering even MORE Horror!
Have you seen Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977), Beyond the Darkness (1979) Anthropophagus (1980), or Absurd (1981)? These are the four films from the one and only Aristide Massaccesi, better known as Joe D’Amato! Joining us in this fun discussion is HorrorHound’s Managing Editor, Aaron Crowell! D’Amato’s films were known to be outrageous, filled with some unbelievable gore as well as sleaze and pure craziness. I mean, when is the last time you saw a guy feasting on his own guts?!?!?
Horror art has become more and more these days, with the whole Mondo movie poster movement, as well as just more of an appreciation of what some of these talented artists are creating.
If you know horror art, you probably know Ghoulish Gary Pullin, and even if you don’t know his name, you know his work. From Rue Morgue magazine to posters to album covers and more, Gary’s signature style is everywhere you look in our little fandom community, so we talk to him about his career, the nature of horror art, and various other odds and ends.
The following titles were mentioned in this episode!
Did you know that once upon a very earthy time, major broadcasters made films specifically to be shown on TV, and that of the thousands that were made, a whole bunch were horror films? On this episode, we transport you back to a time of shag carpet, rotary phones and pants-wettingly scary films with commercial interruptions. In this episode, we are discussing A Cold Night’s Death (1973) starring Robert Culp and Eli Wallach, Dan Curtis’ The Norliss Tapes (1973), and Tobe Hooper’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot (1979).
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The movie soundtrack can be just as important and effective as anything we’re seeing on screen, especially when it comes to the horror film. Just think of The Omen, The Exorcist, or even Creepshow. This episode we discuss some of our favorites and why we think they are effective.
Below are all the titles that are mentioned during the podcast, some in more details than others! Be sure to check some of these out and next time you’re watching one of them, or any movie, maybe pay a little more attention to what you’re hearing.
Larrez. Rollin. Franco. Do those names mean anything to you? And if so, what images come to mind? For those that are aware of those names and their work, you might have an image of a vampire or two floating through your mind. In this episode, we take a look at 3 unique vampire films that are quite different than what most would consider a traditional genre entry, and each from a different director. We cover Jose Larrez’s Vampyres (1974), Jean Rollin’s Fascination (1979), and Jess Franco’s Vampyros Lesbos (1971).
As horror fans, we’re guessing that everyone out there has been asked one time or another, “why do you like horror?” It’s a question that can get many different answers, but no matter what the answer might be, it never seems to get across to the person asking it, or at least enough for them to truly understand our strange passion of this particular film genre. Join us as we discuss this topic, and while maybe not answer that age old question for everyone, we’ll at least give our insight into why we are still love horror after all these years.
Joining us in this episode is our first guest to the Discover the Horror Podcast, Dr. AC (aka Aaron Christensen! He runs the Horror 101 with Dr. AC website, as well as being editor for books like Horror 101: The A-List of Horror and Monster Movies and Hidden Horror, which won the Rondo Award for Best Book in 20013. So, help us welcome AC into our little philosophical discussion as we delved into the dark recesses of our minds, attempting to answer the not-so-simple question, Why Do We Like Horror?
Our latest episode of Discover the Horror Podcast is now live! For our last episode of 2021, we go through some of our favorite viewings from the last 12 months, as well as going through the films that did come out in 2021 and our thoughts on them (if we had any!).
Since this was our 7th episode, and our last podcast for the year, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for their support! The feedback is great (keep it coming!) and hopefully sharing the links as well! We could use all the help we can get to getting this out there more and more. If you can, please take a few minutes to review and rate it on whatever format you listen to it on. It really does help!