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 […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Tombs of the Blind Dead (1971) – Episode 30 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“Who are these unholy savages who hunt out their victims by sound alone?” – the tagline for Tombs of the Blind Dead (La Noche del Terror Ciego) from under-appreciated Spanish director Amando de Ossorio introduces the zombie-like terror of The Templar Knights. When a group of travelers stumble upon an abandoned, dilapidated castle, los Guerreros […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Phantasm (1979) – Episode 29 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“If this one doesn’t scare you, you’re already dead” – the tagline for the Don Coscarelli cult classic Phantasm (1979) foreshadows an experience not to be forgotten. And, it delivers. There is nothing like Phantasm with its nightmare narrative, the Tall Man and those deadly flying spheres. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film […]

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[Podcast] Food of the Gods (1976) – Episode 28 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“Welcome to the Bottom of the Food Chain!” – the tagline for the cult classic, so-bad-it-is-good, AIP horror film from Bert I. Gordon, Food of the Gods (1976) reveals  not only the theme of the film, but the level of quality as well. Boom goes the mic. Called “Worst Rodent Movie Of All Time” by Michael Medved, the film […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] The Car (1977) – Episode 27 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“Is it a phantom, a demon, or the Devil himself?” – the tagline for the cult classic, so-bad-it-is-good, Jaws-on-land Seventies horror film The Car (1977) promises something satanic behind the wheel of the custom 971 Lincoln Continental Mark III black coupe. There’s nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, no way to stop… The Car. The Black Saint and […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Vampire Circus (1971) – Episode 26 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“Your children will die…to give me back…my…life…” – the prophetic tagline gasped by Count Mitterhouse during the 13 minute pre-credits opening for the most bizarre vampire film, the most unusual Hammer Film, sets up the curse that drives Vampire Circus (1971). The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s. Decades of […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] “Godzilla vs Hedorah” (1971): Episode 25 Decades of Horror 1970s

“There’s no place else to go and pretty soon we’ll all be dead, so forget it! Enjoy yourself! Let’s sing and dance while we can! Come on, blow your mind!” – the out-of-this-world 70’s tagline for the cult favorite Godzilla vs Hedorah still does not approach how unbelievably bizarre this entry into the Godzilla lexicon […]

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[Podcast] “Dracula vs Frankenstein” (1971) Episode 24 Decades of Horror 1970s

“Yesterday they were cold and dead. Today they’re hot and bothered!” – the tagline for the Al Adamson 1971 cult classic Dracula vs Frankenstein immediately sets up the unique tone and goofy splendor that this one-of-kind film possesses. There is literally no other film like it – and there should never be one.  The Black Saint […]

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[Podcast] Sugar Hill (1974) – Episode 23 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“She’s sweet as sugar… with a voodoo army of the undead!” – the tag line for Sugar Hill (1974) sets up the premise pretty quickly as Marki Bey teams up with Baron Samedi to go up against the under-appreciated Robert Quarry with her Zombie Hit Men. Black-spoitation never had it so good as is does with Sugar Hill.  The […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

Frogs (1972) – Episode 22 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“A tidal wave of slithering, slimy horror devouring, destroying all in its path!” – the tag line for FROGS (1972) promises the first eco-horror experience while the poster displays a giant frog with a human hand hanging from its mouth. While there are no giants in Frogs, there are plenty of killer critters involved from snakes, spiders, alligators […]