The Classic Horror Cast (movies)
34 - Gremlins (1984) - Who is This For?

Happy Holidays, good friends and listeners! For our final Classic Horror Cast of the bag of shattered dreams that was 2016, we're looking at one of the more upbeat horror movies we're likely to ever watch for the show: Joe Dante's 1984 creature feature, GremlinsWe talk about if the horror bits are effective, if the comedy is too over-the-top, and ultimately try to figure out who this damn movie was even for. Everyone, apparently, since it made a metric poop-ton of money. Let's discuss!

Direct download: Gremlins.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 12:15pm EST

30 - Scream (1996) - What's Your Favorite Scary Movie?

This month, it's just Kyle and Erik, but we're hitting a big one: Wes Craven's 1996 comeback film (he had several comeback films), Scream, which revived the flagging horror film industry, introduced the idea of postmodernism and cinephilia into the genre, and is a pretty damn scary movie in and of itself!

Direct download: Scream_1997.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:55pm EST

29 - The Exorcist (1973) and Throwing Up in the Aisles

This month, it's another heavy hitter in the realm of classic horror as Kyle, Erik, and Sean discuss what many (at the time) consider(ed) the scariest movie ever made, William Friedkin's 1973 film, The Exorcist. Is it actually the scariest movie ever, or is it just a movie with a lot of swearing and a little girl made to blaspheme. What scares us about "The power of Christ compels you!"?? Does anything? We get to the bottom of it here.

Direct download: The_Exorcist_1973.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 2:56am EST

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

This month, Erik, Kyle, and Sean discuss one of the most disturbing, influential, and most misunderstood horror films ever made, Tobe Hooper's 1974 masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. In particular, they talk about the impact the movie had on the slasher genre, the methods Hooper employed to get the creepy and uneasy feeling throughout, and what the "family unit" truly means.

Direct download: The_Texas_Chain_Saw_Massacre.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 7:15pm EST

Frankenstein (1931) & Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

This month, you get two films discussed for the price of one - James Whale's two Universal classics, Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935), both based very loosely on Mary Shelley's novel. From the writing-by-committee of the first film to the camp allegory of the second one, Erik, Kyle, and Sean trundle along after the thick-booted Boris Karloff with the torches of knowledge. 

Direct download: Frankenstein.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 12:00am EST

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