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 […]

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“Rabid” (1977): Early David Cronenberg Shows Hints of the Body Horrors to Come

Filmmaker David Cronenberg is synonymous with the body horror subgenre, and one of his earliest effort is Rabid (1977), a tale of the unintended consequences of experimental plastic surgery. A plastic surgery clinic performs emergency surgery on a motorcycle crash victim, but they accidentally give her something extra in the process. She awakens with a […]

Decades of Horror 1980s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] The Fly (1986) — Episode 91 — Decades of Horror 1980s

“Be afraid! Be very afraid!” – one of horror’s most famous lines, imitated  many times over, originated from tonight’s film, David Cronenberg’s classic body horror exercise in terror The Fly (1986). A very different film than the original 1956 Vincent Price classic, the terrifying fate of  Seth Brundle  is a much more horrific and grotesque […]

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“Condemned” (2015): Seedy Characters Populate Odd, Bodily Fluid-Soaked Debut

Imagine [REC] peopled with the types of characters you might see in early Frank Henenlotter and John Waters movies, with low-budget attempts at early David Cronenberg-by-way-of-Troma body horror and goo effects, and a dash of David Lynch–homage-on-a-shoestring surrealism thrown in for good measure, and you might come close to guessing what it’s in store for […]