IAB takes a look at demon puppet-horror “Annabelle” and the Schwarzenegger zombie-drama “Maggie”.
Dark Places, starring Charlize Theron, is the latest entry in the popular female-driven psychological thriller genre that is currently dominating Hollywood.
“Stung” tries to follow in the footsteps of the great B-movie horror flicks, but is not nearly as funny, clever and memorable as the 1980’s classics that inspired it.” – Mathias Folsted.
This week the Supernaughts own Detective Dee sits down with the guys to discuss all things horror! It’s July, so what else is there to talk about? Video games, movies, remakes, comedies…if it’s creepy, the boys cover it. Are haunted houses overrated? Is Godzilla? Click the play and find out... Read more
Bad news for Hannibal fans: The chances that NBC’s series about the exploits of the beloved serial killer dandy will be renewed for a 4th season are getting slimmer with each day. It’s no secret that I am a big fan of that show myself, that’s why I decided... Read more
F.W. Murnau’s silent masterpiece, Nosferatu, is like the fevered visions of hell we may see when all of our organs are shutting down and death creeps out of the darkness, battling modern medicine for our souls. When the seed of Belial is infecting your blood and soul I am not sure... Read more
Director Tom Holland stops by to talk about the 30th Anniversary of Fright Night!
When I was an obnoxious teenager approximating growing up in Massapequa, I liked to blast rock music, watch horror movies, hit on cute goth chicks, and shotgun warm Meister Braus until I puked in the middle of the street and my friends would skid through the vomit on their... Read more
Writer Andrew Kevin Walker talks to the Movies and Stuff guys about the 20th anniversary of the David Fincher film Se7en.
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is a movie about Bad City, a fictional city in Iran. Bad City is a strange place and life is not easy there, but there is a vampire woman roaming the streets at night, who seems to make things better sometimes.
The story of how a meeting to get Fright Night 3 made never happened because Lyle and Erik Menendez killed their parents.
“Mockumentaries” are hit and miss, but this one is highly recommended.
Ghostbusters arrived in 1984 and quickly became my favourite movie. This hilarious supernatural comedy showcased the talent of some of the most outstanding comedians of the time, including series creator Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Rick Moranis, who were well known to American audiences with Saturday Night Live and Second... Read more
I love art. Even as a kid I could find appreciation from a painting, sketch, comic book or even merchandise packaging. Shit, I even attended art class during my college days. Which reminds me of all those nekkid women models being paraded about for the sake of sketching! Ah,... Read more
The lesson we can take away from Wade Radford’s second foray into horror is, if you go to an audition and there’s plastic tarp on the floor, run-don’t walk, run! Had poor Julie Farrow heeded that advice, she never would have run into the problems she did. Fluid... Read more
This time on the “Glorious Year 1990” – IAB re-watches “Arachnophobia”, and finds more in it than he even realized before.
The Return of the Living Dead became a phenomenon when it made the zombie genre stylish and sexy in 1985, putting its own unique stamp on horror culture, blending it with cartoon humour. The ROTLD franchise started as a spinoff of the 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead thanks to John... Read more
“We Are Still Here” is a Bloody Love Letter to 70’s Euro-Horror.
The Gothic drama “Stonehearst Asylum” aka “Ben Kingsley” falls flat despite a great cast and an intriguing premise.
In 1988 Ken Russell scripted and directed a story based on a novel by Bram Stoker with a twist on the Saint George and the Dragon legen. The setting of this modern horror yarn is the English countryside where Angus Flint, played by Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It, Doctor... Read more
One of the many great things about being able to call Wade Radford a friend is the privilege of getting to see his work ahead of time and whetting people’s appetites for its release. Though he’s been a guest on The Supernaughts, The Imaginarium, as well as a co-host... Read more
The Movies and Stuff podcast talk about From Beyond and are joined by actress Barbara Crampton!
So how exactly does one create a movie that mixes Lovecraftian horror fiction with Thompson-esque gonzo journalism?
In this special episode of “Night Terrors”, I picked two 1980 titles that were produced/distributed by Avco Embassy; an independent studio that had a hand in several genre titles in the turn of the 70’s/80’s. I won’t go into the entire history of the studio here, as we will... Read more
While many Western religions have practices of a dubious nature, none compare to those of Thailand, where a fetus is dry roasted and covered in gold. That is at the core of James Cullen Bressack’s new horror title, Pernicious. While the child in question is quite a bit older... Read more
If you have rotten, treacherous children, Oleg Stepchenko’s Forbidden Empire works better as a punishment for them than entertainment. Maybe Memorial Day weekend is not what it used to be. Crazy parties at the Hampton’s or Fire Island have been replaced with taking the rugrats to their soccer games... Read more
In this episode of “Night Terrors”, IAB takes a look at two films based on the novels by Whitley Strieber: “Wolfen” and “The Hunger”.
It’s Mother’s Day so why not enjoy a review that “honours” mothers the world over?
The Movies and Stuff podcast talk about American Psycho and are joined by actor Bill Sage!
Since the release of last year’s universally acclaimed horror masterpiece “The Babadook”, the bar for scary movies has been raised considerably. It didn’t just revive a genre that had been dead in the water for almost a decade, it also made the art of terror cinematically relevant to a... Read more
The Movies and Stuff podcast talk about The Devil’s Rejects and are joined by actor Sid Haig!
Of all the sub genres in horror, the revenge theme has to be at the top as the most overused plotline of the past decade or so. It’s not that it’s inherently bad, but how can you make it stand out and stand up to classics like I Spit on... Read more
“Behind the Mask” is an intelligent piece of horror cinema, blending black comedy and fierce satire seamlessly together in order to create a 21st century genre masterpiece that is horrifying, not just because people get sliced and diced, but because the build-up is so strong.” – Mathias Folsted.
ROPE (1948) Directed By Alfred Hitchcock Written By Arthur Laurents and Adapted For the Screen By Hume Cronyn After I received my generous income tax return this year, I did what any responsible parent would do and I spent it all on blu-rays for myself. I can just... Read more
Today we discuss the morbid fascination of the film industry with serial killers. Special guest: The charming Suzy Starliner!
Watching some scenes in James Wan’s Dead Silence, I felt like a tarantula was crawling down the front of my trousers. Like some hairy palmed hooker with sharp nails, waves of cold shivers contorted my body in my chair until I could finally shake the imaginary spider off... Read more
Shut Up Kids interview Jeffrey Combs, talk about the film “Motivational Growth” and interview actor James Wilder about his film “Three Holes and a Smoking Gun.”
George A. Romero, Stephen King, Tom Savini. If you don’t know who those three people are then you’ve come to the wrong neighborhood, motherfucker! There are only two eras in the history of Horror cinema; Pre-Night of the Living Dead and Post-Night of the Living Dead. Romero’s masterpiece... Read more
Bill Duke joins the Shut Up Kids this week to talk about Predator!
Coming at you like a boat propeller churning through scared fish, Demons is a hardcore, heavy metal discotheque bloodbath. Like a lot of Italian horror films, what it lacks in story and logic, it more than makes up for with gut splattered style and stunning visuals. Add in a... Read more
A 1980 classic from the grind house days of Producer/schlock-master Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, “Humanoids from the Deep,” screams B and this is one B movie that has earned its grimy reputation. I adore it simply because it knows what it is, makes no invention, no pretense; it’s... Read more
Death is a sure shot sniper, ending people with extreme prejudice since the beginning of time. It doesn’t care what color you are or which god you worship, when Death has you in its crosshairs you better hire someone to carve out your epitaph. Perhaps death is easiest... Read more
No movie has any right being this much fun…but it is! Night of the Creeps (1986) – Horror – USA – Rated R Written and Directed by Fred Dekker Starring Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow, David Paymer From space slugs and zombies to sorority babes and... Read more
Now that we discussed the movies around “Hannibal Lecter” the last week, Dan, me and Asi are finally going to discuss the series with Mads Mikkelsen! + Interview with Hansi Oppenheimer, director and producer of the upcoming documentary “Squee!” about Fangirls and their works!
This movie has bite…literally! Animal (2014) – Horror – USA – NR Directed by Brett Simons Starring Joey Laruen Adams, Elizabeth Gillies, Paul Iacono, Thorsten Kaye, Amaury Nolasco, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Sumpter, Parker Young, Eve (uncredited) There is admittedly a bit of humor to be found in... Read more
Today we discuss one of the most (in)famous movie characters ever: Hannibal Lecter! All movies featuring Lecter are thoroughly examined by Dee and his guests Dan Milcz and Asimov_Lives. Next week: We meet again to discuss the series with Mads Mikkelsen! Plus: An interview with up an coming horror film actress Arielle Brachfeld!
Horror movies are slimed with the stink of terrible sequels, a reputation that has been earned as one success turns into one more gluttonous go at the trough. Halloween, Friday, Nightmare, Texas Chainsaw all tested their fans loyalty, but occasionally, amidst the craven greedy and misguided capitalism, emerges some... Read more
AsimovLives reviews Eyes Of Fire (1983) – a rare horror movie that you should go watch!
The SUK podcast talks about Sorority Babes and the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama and are joined by Scream Queen Linnea Quigley!
One flu East, one flu West, one pooped out this big ol’ mess! Flu Birds (2008) – USA – Horror – Rated R (non-TV version) Directed by Leigh Scott Starring Clare Carey, Lance Guest and hopefully nobody we will ever see in another movie ever again! What a fucking... Read more
“It certainly isn’t eye-opening or even particularly knowledgable about the ideas it wants to explore, but the script is playfully inventive, and Ryan Reynolds and Anna Kendrick deliver more than enough on-screen energy to keep things afloat” – Mathias Folsted.
In the early 1980s, Jack Palance and Martin Landau co-starred together in an excellent horror movie. This is not that movie. Without Warning (1980) – USA – Horror – Rated R Directed by Greydon Clark Starring Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Tarah Nutter, Christopher S. Nelson, Cameron Mitchell, Neville Brand,... Read more
Your fast food crass commercialism nightmares brought to a screen near you in a movie that dares to ask the question, “What if Ronald McDonald became a slasher?” A question that should never have been asked…or answered. Drive Thru (2007) – USA – Horror – Rated R Directed by... Read more
Final Exam (1981) – USA – Horror – Rated R Directed by Jimmy Huston Starring Cecile Bagdadi, Joel S. Rice, Ralph Brown, DeAnna Robbins, Timothy L. Raynor It’s final exams week at Lanier college. All the boys are studying hard, studying the girls that is. Amid a flurry of... Read more
Don’t Go in the Woods (1981) Directed by James Bryan Starring Jack McClelland, Mary Gail Artz, James P. Hayden and others you’ve likely never heard of…ever. The tagline for this movie reads “Everybody has nightmares about the ugliest way to die”…watching this movie would be one of them. Aside... Read more
2014 has been a great year for both blockbusters, low-budget thrillers, and documentaries of all kinds. But who would’ve expected that a tiny Australian horror film would rank among the most critically acclaimed films of the bunch. Surprising but true, “The Babadook” is the answer to all those who... Read more
Hospital Massacre (1981*) – USA – Horror – Rated R A.K.A. X-Ray Directed by Boaz Davidson Starring Barbie Benton and nobody else you’ve likely ever hear of. The tagline for this wretched movie should have been “please kill me…kill me now!” A young girl receives a Valentine’s Day card... Read more
Hi. A slightly different take on the “Night Terrors”-series this time, as I noticed that I have not yet seen most of the works from director Scott Derrickson, only the 2008 remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, which I actually kinda like(one can easily buy Keanu Reeves... Read more
The Final Chapter It’s the final round for the BOPX regulars Dee, Zod, I-am-better and Dio to dissect the state of the horror genre! Check out Part1 and Part 2 for full comprehension! It ends tonight! Topics: Are horror fans still being stigmatized? What’s the worst aspect of horror... Read more
(originally published in Re/Public on October 31, 2014) Hi there. This third part is void of third title simply because I didn’t have enough time, but still – I made a friday deadline for myself and I keep my word… Wolves and Vampires this time around….sorta. She-Wolf of London(1946)... Read more
(originally published in Re/Public on October 29, 2014) So, for the second installment of “Night Terrors”, I once again picked three films of varying horror subgenres. This time the picks are a “killer robot”-film, a ghost story and a “man versus scarily intelligent beast”-film. Enjoy! Chopping Mall(1986) Dir: Jim... Read more
(originally published in Re/Public on October 27, 2014) In the spirit of the Halloween, I decided to dedicate some evenings solely to watch some genre films that were either certain “hidden gems” recommended to me, or are just titles that have evaded my eyes so far. I’ll report my... Read more
(originally published during “Femme Fatale”-week on Talkbacker on July 22, 2014) There be MASSIVE spoilers here for BOTH the original “Psycho” and the sequel, so BEWARE!!! As I was surfing the web and ruminating on possible subjects for the “femme fatale”-week, I was listening to Jerry Goldsmith’s score for... Read more
(originally published on Talkbacker on April 8, 2014) You only need to catch a glimpse of the “Jaws”-parodying poster for “Tremors”, and you’ll know exactly what to expect. These filmmakers aren’t about to throw blood and guts or dark stuff at ya. This is strictly tongue-in-cheek; there ARE underground... Read more
Welcome to the inevitable sequel to our first horror-centric episode! Horror Part 2: That means Jason wears a sack on his hat, Freddy tortures a gym teacher and Pinhead goes to Hell. Good times. For full comprehension, you may want to listen to Part 1 first! This is also... Read more
Welcome to first chapter of the horror podcast by Breakfast on Planet X ! This episode was originally published on Halloween It’s Halloween, “the most wonderful time of the year” as they say and there is no better way to celebrate the season than with a multicultural podcast. The... Read more
From the archives: A review of the seminal Japanese shocker “Evil Dead Trap” (1988).
I kept this review #### SPOILER-FREE#### Dracula Untold (2014) Directed by: Gary Shore Written by: Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless based on characters from the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker Starring: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Charles Dance and others The Plot: Dracula Untold tells (ha!) us the... Read more
Welcome to the second chapter of my series, in which I will take you on a journey through the depths of Asian cinema. Devil Fetus (Mo Tai) from 1983 directed by Hung-Chuen Lau Devil Fetus is another almost otherworldly weird effort of the Hong Kong horror film industry. It’s... Read more
This is the second entry of a series that was originally posted on the now defunct site “talkbacker.com”, for which different authors contributed articles in which they made their case for their favourite film Dracula. Now it is Supernaught’s own Ronnie James Dio’s turn to defend Gerard Butler’s performance... Read more
This is the start of an irregular series of mine, where I will delve into the depths of Asian cinema, that has so many sights to offer. In the following article, I will introduce you to an example of a sub-subgenre of Hong Kong horror films, the “sexually charged... Read more
The following article was intended as the start of a series of articles, each of which was to be written by a different author and devoted to a different actor who played Dracula in a movie. It was originally published on the (now defunct) site “talkbacker.com”. “In defense of... Read more
Airdate: 9-November-2014 In this episode, the guys talk about the horror film Re-Animator and are joined by the director of the film, Stuart Gordon, as they discuss his films, H.P. Lovecraft, his theater work and much more. In the Best of the Week segment, they guys chat about the new Toy... Read more
Airdate: 2-November-2014 In this episode, the guys discuss all things Halloween including TV specials, music and movies. In the Best of the Week segment, they talk about the Marvel movie schedule, Channing as Gambit, the new Pee Wee Herman movie, Terminator pics and more! FOLLOW THE SHUT UP KIDS... Read more
There are some films that resonate so deeply, that touch such a core part of who the viewer is, they become ingrained and embedded like celluloid DNA. Paul Verhoeven’s The Fourth Man is one such movie for me. With its heady blend of religious mania, unrepentant sexuality, thoughts about... Read more
Airdate: 26-October-2014 In this episode, the guys talk about one of their favorite childhood films, The Monster Squad, featuring exclusive interviews with Carl Thibault (the Wolfman) and Ashley Bank (Phoebe). In the Best of the Week segment, they discuss the Avengers 2 trailer, Christian Bale as Jobs, a 45 minute Battle of the Five Armies,... Read more
Eric Binford like most of us here, loves the movies. What we don’t do, to my knowledge anyway, is dress as our favorite characters and murder those who have done us wrong. That’s the premise of the 1980 horror film, Fade to Black, starring Dennis Christopher. Fresh from his... Read more
All the best Christmas tales have a dark layer hidden beneath the layers of snow laden treacle. A Christmas Carol has the three ghosts terrorizing a cranky old man; It’s A Wonderful Life has themes of suicide, losing everything, and depression. You can now add to the list, the... Read more
Originally published on November 18, 2013 at 6:38 pm When Maniac was released back in 1980, I missed it. I was 15 at the time, and no one I knew had any interest in seeing it. Not until I ran across it on HBO (or maybe Showtime I forget... Read more
Originally Published on November 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm Eric Red is reponsible for two of the most iconic horror movies of the ’80s (Near Dark and The Hitcher), a greatly underrated crime thriller (Tate and Cohen), plus a damn good horror flick that flew under the radar (100... Read more
on October 19, 2013 at 7:13 pm While channel surfing late last night, I came across this on the Movies! Channel (an OTA channel run by Fox apparently, as I’ve only seen it mentioned there). A 1965 Hammer release, with the U.K. version titled Fanatic, DDMD, may be a... Read more
Originally published on October 24, 2013 at 6:24 pm Go into any 99 cent store and you’ll invariably find a bin with old black and white movies, horribly drawn biblical cartoons, and a collection of Three Stooges shorts. Look closer and one movie that will be there is the... Read more
Originally published on October 18, 2013 at 6:27 pm I had no interest in seeing Carrie, being quite content with the original version from 1976. As the film’s release date kept getting pushed up, my interest in it waned even further, and had it not been for a friend... Read more
Originally published on October 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm In the first part of this article (which can be read here if you missed it http://talkbacker.com/?p=8948), I talked about Offspring and how the horror and scares were initiated by the bottomless buck of blood and gore. In the Girl... Read more
Originally published on October 8, 2013 at 2:05 am In 1981 my family moved from Islip Terrace, NY to Phoenix, AZ. Shortly after arriving, I wandered into a bookstore (remember those?) and found one of the few constants in my life, Fangoria magazine. In one issue it reviewed a... Read more
Originally published September 7, 2013 at 8:18 am With the release of Dr. Sleep, Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, in just a couple of weeks, I thought it was time to go back to the Overlook Hotel, check in, and see how it’s held up for the last... Read more
Airdate: 12-October-2014 In this episode, the guys talk about the 3 worst horror films they have seen. In the Best of the Week segment, they chat about Robert Downey Jr.’s future as Iron Man, Jim Henson Company reboots, Ghostbusters 3, Karate Kid turning 30, and much more. FOLLOW THE... Read more
Airdate: 5-October-2014 In this episode, the guys discuss one of the greatest horror films of all time, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. In their Best of the Week segment, they talk about Beetlejuice 2 and Tim Burton’s career post Ed Wood, Ethan Hawke as Dr. Strange, why Zach Braff needs to just go away,... Read more
Airdate: 28-September-2014 In this episode, the guys are joined once again by the author of “Barbed Wire Kisses” and co-host of The Supernaughts podcast, Scott Colbert, as they discuss the filmography of David Cronenberg. In the Best of the Week segment, they discuss the next X-Men movie, Bill and... Read more
Airdate: 21-September-2014 In this episode, the guys got to do a sit-down conversation with the insanely awesome actor Sam Rockwell and one of the original great indie directors, Alexandre Rockwell! What do Sam and Alex think of the independent film scene now? What actors have inspired Sam’s performances? What... Read more
Airdate: 10-January-2014 In this episode, the guys discuss Ewoks, Michael Bay and Shia LaBeouf in their Best of Week and then review Stuart Gordon’s 2003 revenge film, “King of the Ants.” http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/02_SUK_22.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Airdate: 25-October-2013 In this episode, the guys discuss music from Type O Negative, pay their respects to Filmation’s Lou Scheimer and, oh yeah, they analyze Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi, horror masterpiece, Alien. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/SUK_11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Airdate: 19-October-2013 In this episode, the guys discuss their Top 5 Horror Villains as well as Sherri Shepherd’s Newlywed Game and a few types of porn that Nick won’t watch. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/SUK_10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
Airdate: 12-October-2013 In this episode, the guys discuss the 1977 psychedelic cult hit Hausu (House) and some parenting techniques you won’t hear about in American Baby Magazine. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/SUK/SUK_9.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more