Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Giallo Meltdown 6: L'assassino uccide una vittima a morte

Whoa! That's right, y'all. I am prepping for the sixth Giallo Meltdown. I am hoping to watch 17 or 18 gialli between Friday evening and Sunday night. And go to freakin' work on Monday morning! Can I get a hellz yeah? What is different about this one? Well, it won't be going up on Doomed Moviethon and it won't be here on the blog. Heck, I'm not even going to reveal the playlist! This moviethon is going directly into Giallo Meltdown: The Book. Who is a teaser? Me! Later, I might do a little music mix with some choice bits of dialog and see if you all can guess what films were viewed this weekend. That would no doubt be a total hoot. A HOOT!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hello! This is the Doomed Show Episode #12

Episode 12 has come. Brad and I do some damage to some films. We cold rock the Screams of a Winter Night and Jennifer. This isn't a joke. This is real. You can listen to and/or download the episode at Podomatic or you can just download it at Mediafire. And don't forget, older episodes are located at our archives.  Those are totally real things you can do.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


While fighting a cold this weekend, I revisited something special that I hadn't seen in years.

And I found it to be good. Very, very good.

No CGI, just a lot of imagination. Fun stuff.

And I didn't even know there was a sequel. It's going in the queue.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Guest Blog: Underrated and Underseen Slasher Films Part 1

Hey folks! Brad's here and he's ready to lay some serious slasher titles on us! Enjoy!

There are -shockingly- folks out there that tire of seeing Friday The 13th Part 2 and Halloween over and over. I am not one of those people. But for those that are I've put together a list of my favorite underrated/underseen slasher films.

Here is the first blast:

House Of Death/Death Screams 1982 (there seems to be some internet confusion on the year)

House Of Death is in no hurry to let you feel it up. It takes its time in unfurling its charms. It is leisurely in that early '80s regional slasher film way. There's a carnival, a cemetery, a diner, and even a house of death. And archery. Some people say “meander.” I say “what's the rush?”

Night Warning 1983

This one is a doozy. Susan Tyrell gives one of the most bonkers performances I have ever seen. And Bo Svenson says some mean things. Do you love Newhart? Because this is nothing like that. Julia Duffy was never topless in Newhart. I don't think. Find this yesterday. It is crazy.

The Evictors 1979

My love for Charles B. Pierce grew two fold this year with the discovery of this and The Town that Dreaded Sundown. I think this one is my favorite of Chuck's '70s trilogy of horror films: The Legend of Boggy Creek, The Town that Dreaded Sundown, and this farmer slasher. Jessica Harper was in Suspiria and it's appropriate because on the color palate side of things this is the anti-Suspiria. All throat choking dusty browns here. Someone doesn't want Jessica and her husband living in their house. That someone is scary. I wish I was watching this right now.

To All a Goodnight 1980

Krug himself, Mr. David Hess, directs a slasher. A HOLIDAY themed slasher no less. That's important. We open with the requisite 'prank gone wrong' and then we curl up by the fire with Santa on the rampage, killing sorority girls. It's not Black Christmas, it's To All a Goodnight. There's a difference. The ending was a gift even with the dark VHS rip I watched. It needs a dvd release. Code Red? Scorpion Releasing?

The Dorm that Dripped Blood 1982

These people are not particularly good looking. But it doesn't matter because they get picked off while wandering around a dorm that is scheduled for demolition. They probably wander too much but where excessive meandering in The Prowler irritates me I don't mind it a bit in this one. Atmosphere, atmosphere, atmosphere. Power drills and Daphne Zuniga. Good times.

To Be Continued...

-Brad Hogue

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Horrors of Tera Melos

This is Tera Melos. Dig?

This needs more gore clips (no, it has enough!):

Surprise ending:

This is just ??????:

Tor Johnson AND Freddy:

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hello! This is the Doomed Show #11 - The Ward & My Soul to Take

My soul takes cake. What? Seriously? You'll find out! Brad and I talk about a Carpenter movie and then a Craven movie and then we rest. And then we talk some more. You can listen or download at Podomatic. Or you can just download the episode from Mediafire. And we might be on iTunes or whatever. I DON'T KNOW!

Edit: Oh wait, you can subscribe to us on iTunes. There's a button on the right of the Podomatic page. Subscribe and your iTunes will automatically download our show when we have a new episode. Did you already know that? You did! Well, now I feel stupid! But at least I am learning how iTunes works! Yay!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Twenty One One: End Of The Year Review

Boy howdy, 2011 was a fucking terrible year in some respects (mostly personal) and totally awesome in other ways (mostly blogging). The year felt very long to me. There were lots of times where I was able to sit down, look at my watch, and go 'shit, what can I do now?'. Then I would tackle that little project and move on. I had a lot of fun and I hope you, dear reader, noticed some of the content I've been throwing your way. So happy new year to all you crazy kids. If you're just checking out this blog for the first time, please peruse some of the craziness. And just a warning, I have an announcement that I'll be making about the fate of Doomed Moviethon and Cinema Somnambulist in 2012 sometime soon. Maybe tomorrow.

Here are ten things that I'm super proud of from last year:

Doomed Discussiethon: Curse of the Headless Horseman

Rutger Hauer: Endgame

Hella - Concentration Face

Giallo Meltdown 5: Black Glove Outlet Mall

Wednesday Ramble: Clam of the Rape Bear

Doomed Discussiethon: Video Wars

Shepis'tol Whipped: An Interview with Tiffany Shepis

Slashers in the Night

Hello! This is the Doomed Show #10: Lucio Fulci Pt. 2 - The Golden Years

Franco Friday #4: Rites of Frankenstein