Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

[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 […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

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

“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 […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

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

“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 […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

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

“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 […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

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

“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, […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

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

“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 […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

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

“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 […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

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

“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 […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Magic (1978) – Episode 36 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“Abracadabra, I sit on his knee. Presto chango, and now he is me. Hocus Pocus, we take her to bed. Magic is fun; we’re dead.” – the tagline for Magic seeds the undercurrent of fear that permeates this classic and classy horror film from 1978. The film features a young, pre-Hannibal, Anthony Hopkins in two roles, […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] The Fury (1978) – Episode 35 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“I killed her. I knew I would, the first time I said ‘Hello’.” – the tagline for The Fury masks the madness that is master director Brian DePalma’s often overlooked film released following his massive hit Carrie. All the DePalma signature moves are on display and the blood runs gruesome red, just ask John Cassevettes. The […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Black Christmas (1974) – Episode 34 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“He Knows When You’re Sleeping, He Knows if You’re Awake, He KNOWS…” – the tagline for Black Christmas promises a holiday horror treat for fans of 1970s fans. The film is from director Bob Clark (Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things) long before he would gain mainstream fame for A Christmas Story and Porky’s. The Black Saint […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974) – Episode 33 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“You haven’t seen Kung fu until you’ve seen the 7 BROTHERS and 1 SISTER take DRACULA” – the US tagline for Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires promises a mishmash of horror, kung-fu and blacksploitation with the alternate title The 7 Brothers meet Dracula. However, this cult-class Hammer film is now known and loved under its […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Theatre of Blood (1973) – Episode 32 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“He gave his critics a bloody and violent taste of their own medicine!” – the tagline for Theatre of Blood promises murder and mayhem the only way horror icon Vincent Price knows how  with wit and horror. The legendary actor stars as Edward Kendal Sheridan Lionheart, a Shakespearean actor shamed to the point of suicide by a […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Grizzly (1976) – Episode 31 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“18 Feet of Gut-Crunching, Man-Eating Terror!” – the tagline for Grizzly, along with that killer Neal Adams poster, promises the ultimate Jaws ripoff of all time. The film is helmed by a favorite 70s director William Girdler and features Christopher George, Andrew Prine, Richard Jaekel and an 18 foot grizzly bear (well, close…). The Black Saint and Doc […]