So it’s basically a high school sex comedy with a horror theme, and not scary at all. But for the Halloween season we had to fulfill this request from Loyal Listener Neil, which thrilled Craig to no end. This is Jim Carrey’s big breakthrough – his first starring role as a frustrated teenage virgin who can’t get his girlfriend to give it up, so he turns to a female vampire instead and gets more than he bargained for. It’s goofy as hell and 80’s through-and-through, which means we more or less loved it.
Accomplished horror director Adam Wingard’s pic is kind of a horror movie, but more of a psychological thriller/action pic that happens to be dripping with Halloween atmosphere. Perfect for the season, and also a “perfectly serviceable film” by our standards, with a “smooookin’ hot” guy leading the action.
Our tribute episode to Sid Haig, veteran character actor and late horror icon who recently passed away at the ripe old age of 80. We’re resurrecting Rob Zombie’s first full-length feature film, House of 1000 Corpses, and tearing it limb from limb. But mostly we’re enjoying Haig’s turn as the wacky-yet-intimidating Captain Spaulding, the clown with a murder ride in his gas station. Fried chicken, anyone?
Kicking off our usual October Halloween horror films with Ginger Snaps. It’s the coming-of-age story of a teenage werewolf that has lots of bite and wit.
In the USA, it’s known as Dead Alive. The rest of the world knows this early Peter Jackson film as Braindead. But Jackson’s passions for practical effects, humor, and cartoonish violence are up there on the screen, as is bucketloads of gore. Braindead is often cited as the goriest film ever made, and it’s hard to dispute. But it’s a big favorite of Todd’s, and a request from at least one of our listeners over the years. Enjoy!