Decades of Horror 1980s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) – Episode 124 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “Who the hell is going to believe a ritual sacrificial murder in 1982?!” Sgt Powell (Richard Roundtree) asking the question on everyone’s mind. Yet – in a film with a flying lizard creature, cop drama and an interpersonal struggle of an ex-junkie – a ritual sacrifice is the bottom barrel in the list of […]

Decades of Horror 1980s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] The Beyond (1981) – Episode 123 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “You ungodly warlock! Because of you this hotel and this town will be cursed forever!” An angry mob storms the hotel of Schweick (Antoine Saint-John), a warlock trying to keep the 7th doorway to hell at bay. Or whatever the hell is happening in this opening as he’s covered in queso. The Beyond – like many […]

Decades of Horror 1980s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] The Fog (1980) – Episode 122 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “You are weird. Thank God you’re weird. The last one was so normal, it was disgusting.” Elizabeth Solley (Jamie Lee Curtis) loves herself some weirdos. Including the weirdest man of all: Tom Atkins without a mustache! Halloween is getting pretty foggy for Decades of Horror 1980s as they one of the first horror films […]

Decades of Horror 1980s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Stranger Things Season 1 Part 2 – Episode 121 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “Science is neat, but I’m afraid it’s not very forgiving.” Mr. Clarke (Randall P. Havens) explains how harsh a mistress science can be to our young heroes. Luckily, our young boys can take on pretty much everything, including a horrific nightmare creature from a parallel dimension. All of it is up for grabs as […]

Decades of Horror 1980s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Videodrome (1983) – Episode 120 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “Long Live The New Flesh!” Max Renn (James Woods) makes his declaration of rebellion against Videodrome, the very thing he’s become so attached to. But is he really rebelling against the system or merely another cog in the machine? It’s a question people often ask themselves every day with no easy answers. Luckily, those answers […]

Decades of Horror 1980s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Stranger Things Season 1 Part 1 – Episode 119 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.” Jim Hopper (David Harbour) sets the record straight on what cops do in Hawkins Indiana. After all, Hawkins is a quiet small town where not much happens. Kids ride their bikes. Adults do their jobs. Nothing tends to happen. Well, at least until we see that Stranger Things are afoot. […]

Decades of Horror 1980s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Hellraiser (1987) – Episode 118 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “Jesus wept.” Frank/Larry Cotton (Andrew Robinson) lets his face stretch out in ecstasy as the cenobites finally take him. The lines between lust and death are thin in Hellraiser, but Decades of Horror 1980s has much to say on the subject. Tune in as we try to solve the Lament Configuration to get these S&M […]

Decades of Horror 1980s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Child’s Play (1988) – Episode 117 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “Hi, I’m Chucky. Wanna Play?” Chucky (Brad Dourif) – a doll possessed by the spirit of serial killer Charles Lee Ray – is one angry little dude. Stuck in a plastic body trying to find a flesh one to return to, Chucky has to dupe a young boy named Andy (Alex Vincent) into transporting him […]

Decades of Horror 1980s Gruesome Podcasts

Near Dark (1987) – Episode 116 – Decades of Horror 1980s [Live from DragonCon 2017]

 “It’s finger-lickin’ good!” Severen (Bill Paxton) gives an accurate description of how human blood tastes. Or so we assume. After being tossed to the side upon it’s initial release, Near Dark is basically a western with a horror sheen. Caleb Cotton (Adrian Pasdar) is a modern hombre who gets mixed up with a group of marauders […]

Decades of Horror 1980s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Pet Sematary (1989) – Episode 115 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “Sometimes, dead is better.” Jud (Fred Gwyne) tries to warn Louis (Dale Midkiff) of the dangers of bringing back what has been buried. Will Louis heed these warnings? Can he recover from a major blow to his family? Or will he succumb to the temptations of the Pet Sematary? Take a trip down the dirt […]

Decades of Horror 1980s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Day of the Dead (1985) – Episode 114 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “Choke on ’em. CHOKE ON ‘EM!” Rhodes (Joseph Pilato) tells those ghouls exactly what they can do with his own guts. It’s a terrifying example of zombie carnage. One that still stands as a special effects achievement for Tom Savini. Still, does that mean Day of the Dead holds a candle to what George A. Romero […]

Decades of Horror 1980s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Brain Damage (1988) – Episode 113 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“Uh oh, Brian. Now you’re REALLY losing your mind.” The mysterious creature Alymer (John Zacherle) is giving Brian (Rick Hearst) a pretty hard time. Acting like a real parasite on the back, you could say. Thus, the premise of Brain Damage comes to life. Just your average 80s “Say No To Drugs” special. You got it all; […]

Decades of Horror 1980s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Robocop (1987) – Episode 112 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “I’d buy that for a dollar!” Despite 30 years of time passing, Robocop has satire that’s pretty on point. The innocuous entertainment. Tonally disproportionate news items. Commercials that hawk consumer products that do nothing for their customers. All of it speaks to the world we currently live in. Luckily, Paul Verhoeven manages to slip in some […]

Decades of Horror 1980s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Dressed to Kill (1980) – Episode 111 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “Every nightmare has a beginning… This one never ends.” The dream logic of Dressed to Kill is ever present. Director Brian De Palma isn’t nearly as interested in a coherent story as he is the visuals. So many elaborate split diopter shots. More than a few split screens. That weird soft focus that was a thing […]

Decades of Horror 1980s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Christine (1983) – Episode 110 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “Whoa, whoa. You better watch what you say about my car. She’s real sensitive.” Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) is rather protective of his 1957 Plymouth Fury named Christine. He worked hard to restore it, pretty much rebuilding it from the ground up. Arnie doesn’t appreciate when people mince words in front of her. Or worse, […]