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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

[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 […]

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 […]

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. […]