Episode 18: Horror Toys!

Toys. Not for just kids anymore, are they? Especially when you’re talking about toys created from our nightmares and the countless horror films that we have devoured in our lifetime. It is amazing the amount of horror toys that are out now, as well as the wide variety of them too! From our favorite monster characters, to the classics, to the obscure, they are out there. Listen in to hear about the ones we “grew up with” as well as a little history lesson, especially about the Living Dead Dolls!

After you listen, head back here and let us know what some of your favorite horror toys are!

Movies mentioned in this episode:

Alien, The Black Hole, Candyman, Clash of the Titans, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dune, Escape from L.A., Escape from New York, Erotic Rites of Frankenstein, Evil Dead, The Exorcist, The Fly, Friday the 13th, Forbidden Planet, Frankenstein, Groovie Goolies, Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Jaws, London After Midnight, Mad Doctor of Blood Island, Masters of the Universe, The Munsters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Nekromantik, Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Shawn of the Dead, Sleepaway Camp, Star Wars, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, Tombs of the Blind Dead, Toxic Avengers, Transformers, Virus, Wishmaster, The Wolf Man

Episode 17: Hammer (Is It) Horror

Never Take Candy from a Stranger (1960), The Damned (1963), Plague of the Zombies (1966). These are the three titles covered in this episode, as well as a little discussing on what can be considered “horror” when talking about the famous Studio that Dripped Blood. While some of these titles don’t immediately come to mind when you think of Hammer Horror, digging a little deeper, you might discover it to be there after all. After all, isn’t the whole point of being a horror fan is to go beyond the borders? You never know what you might find and even might be surprised.

These are the titles mentioned in the episode:

Cross of the Devil (1975), The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), The Damned (1963), The Ghost Breakers (1940), Horror of Dracula (1958), I Walked with a Zombie (1943), Never Take Candy from a Stranger (1960), Night of the Living Dead (1968), Plague of the Zombies (1966), Paranoiac (1963), The People Who Own the Dark (1976), The Quatermass Xperiment (1955), The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988), To the Devil a Daughter (1976), White Zombie (1932)

Episode 16: Moments of Gore with Special Guest Gore Artist Putrid!

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!

These are the films mentioned and/or discussed during this episode:

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Episode 15: Bert I. Gordon!

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. 

Movies we mentioned in this episode:

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Episode 14: Reference Books!

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!

Books Mentioned in this episode:

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Episode 13: Joe D’Amato with Aaron Crowell

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?!?!?

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Episode 12: Ghoulish Gary Pullin

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!

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Episode 11: Made for TV Horrors

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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Episode 10: Soundtracks

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.

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Episode 9 – Erotic European Vampires

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).

Films mentioned in this podcast:

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