[Podcast] The Creeping Flesh (1973) – Episode 51– Decades of Horror 1970s

“Unfortunately, in the state of society, as it exists today, we are not permitted to experiment on human beings. Normal human beings.” – Christopher Lee’s line in The Creeping Flesh (1973) blah blah blah. Let the fun begin! The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s. Joining the grue-crew is Gruesome Magazine contributor and the host of Decades of Horror The Classic Era Jeff Mohr. Rounding out the co-hosts this episode is Chad Hunt, Jeff’s […]

[Podcast] The Omen (1976) – Episode 50 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“Good morning. You are one day closer to the end of the world. You have been warned.” – the tag line for The Omen (1976) goes a long way in frightening audiences, then and now. Following cinema’s fascination with possession and satanism since Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist changed the face of horror, Director Richard Donner brings the threat of Revelations to the forefront without resorting to full-on supernatural, grounding the terror in reality as much […]

[Podcast] Psychomania (1973) – Episode 49 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“Seven Suicides – and they roared back as The Living Dead.” – the tag line for Psyhomania (1973) plays heaving on the “Living Dead” implications from NoTLD despite this not being a zombie film in any fashion.  Also known as The Death Wheelers, the film does involve, bikers, death, destruction, and the devil — maybe. Let the fun begin! The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s. Joining the grue-crew is Gruesome […]

[Podcast] A*P*E (1976) – Episode 48 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“See A*P*E … defy the jaws of a giant shark … destroy a teeming city … demolish an ocean liner … vanquish a monster reptile” – the tag line for A*P*E (1976) promises as much as the incredible poster for this race- to-the-theater King Kong rip-off from director Paul Leder. Yes, Yes! This is the film where the giant gorilla flips off the army … in 3D, no less.  Let the fun begin! The Black Saint […]

[Podcast] King Kong (1976) – Episode 47 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“There’s a girl out there who might be running for her life from some gigantic turned-on ape.” – the line for King Kong (1976) illustrates the odd tone to the  high-profile, big-budget creature feature remake. Dino De Laurentiis’ monstrous epic provides fans with a U.S. man-in-suit Kaiju turn at the furry beast with a  young Rick Baker in the ape suit.  Let the fun begin! The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film […]

[Podcast] Bug (1975) – Episode 46 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“They Look Like Rocks…Possess A High Intelligence…Have No Eyes…And Eat Ashes…They Travel In Your Car Exhaust…They Make Fire…They Kill.” – the tag line for Bug (1975) sets up horror expectations while producer William Castle (The House on Haunted Hill, The Tingler, Rosemary’s Baby) works hard to deliver the goods – and succeeds. Let the fun begin! The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s. Joining the grue-crew is Gruesome Magazine contributor Jeff […]

[Podcast] Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971) – Episode 45 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“Something is after Jessica. Something very cold, very wet… and very dead…” – the tag line for Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971) sets the mood for this atmospheric, creepy, overlooked thriller. Zohra Lambert provides the film with a powerful performance while director John D. Hancock weave a terrifying tale of paranoia. Let the fun begin! The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s. Joining the grue-crew is Gruesome Magazine contributor […]

[Podcast] The Giant Spider Invasion (1975) – Episode 44 – Decades of Horror 1970s

http://traffic.libsyn.com/docrotten/DOH_70s_Eps044_GiantSpiderInvasion.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download“Creeping!…Crawling!…Crushing!” – Bill Rebane, the director who gave us Bigfoot Terror, presents to starving horror fans a horror film featuring a giant spider attacking a small town in Wisconsin. And, by giant spider, we mean a Volkswagon Bug dressed with a million eyes and eight furry legs. And it is bloody brilliant…in all the wrong ways. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the […]

[Podcast] Deranged (1976) – Episode 43 – Decades of Horror 1970s

http://traffic.libsyn.com/docrotten/DOH_70s_Eps043_Deranged.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download“Pretty Sally Mae died a very unnatural death! … But the worst hasn’t happened to her yet! DERANGED … confessions of a necrophile.” – The tag line Jeff Gillen and Alan Ormsby’s Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974) is Seventies Drive-In Exploitation at its best. The film, starring Roberts Blossom, is based upon the life of serial killer Ed Gein, considered the most accurate portrayal of his story until […]

[Podcast] Carrie (1976) – Episode 42 – Decades of Horror 1970s

http://traffic.libsyn.com/docrotten/DOH_70s_Eps042_Carrie.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download“They’re all going to laugh at you! They’re all going to laugh at you!” – Margaret White’s desperate pleading rings in her daughter’s mind as she is consumed with rage after she is bathed in pig’s blood at her senior prom in Brian De Palma’s horror classic CARRIE (1976). It’s the moment horror fans in the 1970s will never forget, when Carrie White wipes out most of the student […]

[Podcast] Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) – Episode 41 – Decades of Horror 1970s

http://traffic.libsyn.com/docrotten/DOH_70s_Eps041_Invasion_of_the_Body_Snatchers.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download“Sleep . . . Sleep . . . and be born again into a world without fear and hate!” – the tagline for Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) warns its audience of the horrors threatening to take over your body and extinguish your soul. Seventies leading man Donald Sutherland teams up with Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, and Veronica Cartwright to save the world from the pod people. The […]

[Podcast] Phantom of the Paradise (1974) – Episode 40 – Decades of Horror 1970s

http://traffic.libsyn.com/docrotten/DOH_70s_Eps040_Phantom_of_the_Paradi.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download“Carburetors man! That’s what life is all about.” – The opening lyrics of the song Upholstery from the rock opera Phantom of the Paradise sum it all up nicely. Music is the creative juice of life and sometimes to succeed in the music business you have to deal with shady characters. In the Brian De Palma classic, Winslow (William FInley) strikes a bargain with record label exec Swan (Paul […]

[Podcast] The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) – Episode 39 – Decades of Horror 1970s

http://traffic.libsyn.com/docrotten/DOH_70s_Eps039_AbominableDrPhibes.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download“Nine killed you. Nine shall die. Nine times, nine! Nine killed you! Nine shall die! Nine eternities in DOOM!” – the exposition from Vincent Price in The Abominable Dr. Phibes sets up the revenge plot of the film with usual Price flourish and delivery. Billed as Price’s 100th film (it isn’t, by the way), Phibes provides Price with another opportunity to create a lasting and frighteningly campy character to be cherished […]

[Podcast] Day of the Animals (1977) – Episode 38 – Decades of Horror 1970s

http://traffic.libsyn.com/docrotten/DOH_70s_Eps038_DayoftheAnimals.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download“For centuries they were hunted for bounty, fun and food… now it’s their turn” – the tagline for Day of the Animals only hints at the madness hidden just below the surface of William Girdler’s often overlooked Nature Runs Amok classic. The film features Christopher George, Lynda Day George and Richard Jaeckel in lead roles with Leslie Nielsen stealing the film with his terrific supporting performance. The Black Saint and […]

[Podcast] It’s Alive (1974) – Episode 37 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“There’s only ONE thing wrong with the Davis baby… IT’S ALIVE” – the tagline for It’s Alive is one of the better examples of what a great tagline can do for a film. The film originally released in 1974 to mediocre returns, came back strong with a more focused marketing campaign in 1977 to become a huge hit. The tagline along with a powerful but simple trailer of a baby carriage with the creatures claw sticking […]