List of Hosts (at different times): Chris Cox, Patience Robinson-Campos, Alan Galinsky, Nic Williams, Phillip Guzman, Drew Tinnin, Madelynne Fontenot, Russell Summers & Rob Summers
Deliberations of Doom is a deep-cut podcast about horror, examining the filmography of the great directors, asking questions about the genre, and reviewing new releases.
The new Doom Crew (Chris, Alan, Drew, and Madelynne) take up the challenge of our yearly Haunted House visit as we confront the horrors presented by the good folks at House of Torment. Check out our video of the chills and RIP Wright Sulek, our cameraman. He was a good egg. Cracked like one too.
In this final leg of the viral load triptych of episodes, Chris, Alan, Madelynne, and Drew take on three more horror(?) films. First up is the 2011 film “Carriers” featuring Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Lou Taylor Pucci, Emily VanCamp, and Kiernan Shipka; a bunch of young actors who were largely just starting to get a name for themselves at this point and here they try to survive a viral apocalypse, and each other. Then we talk 2011’s “Contagion”, one of Steven Soderbergh’s best films and although we all agree it’s not strictly speaking ‘horror’, it’s still one of the scariest films we’ve ever seen. Last, we look at 2021’s “In The Earth” from director Ben Wheatley, a folk, viral, psychedelic, eco, slasher…ok, it’s a lot of sub-genres of horror in one shiny package.
Doom returns to virustown as the Doom Crew take on yet more films in the Virus category taking a look at the 1975 David Cronenberg body horror classic “Shivers”, the arguably criminally underseen Japan-American 1980 film “Virus” (by the director of “Battle Royale”), and the 2008 festival hit ‘language as the dangerous virus’ horror, “Pontypool”.
It’s been a little over two years since the last episode of our horror-centric show, Deliberations of Doom (not counting the reunion tribute show we did for Other Worlds festival on video). The sad reason for that is, one of our hosts and dearest friends, Patience, passed away. She made it very clear she wanted the show to go on, and so, after much ‘deliberation’ and cast consideration, we introduce to you the new (and old) Doom Crew: Chris, Alan, Madelynne, and Drew. For this and the next two episodes, the team looks at horror films that involve viruses (trying to steer clear of specific zombie stuff). I suppose the reasoning is self-evident. If we’ve learned nothing else this last year, it’s that the only thing scarier than the horrors of a viral situation, is people acting horribly during a viral situation. And with that, we bring you the movies we look at in this episode: The Masque of the Red Death & The Crazies.
On Sunday December 6th at 4:30pm, the original cast of Deliberations of Doom reunited (sans the late and beloved Patience Robinson-Campos, of course) to discuss horror and why it’s so prolific and so good right now. Joining Chris, Phil, Robert, and Russell are our special guests: Director, writer, producer, and actress Brea Grant and director, writer, producer, novelist, and actor Owen Egerton. Check out this video episode of the show.
Our mighty crew of Doom Deliberators comes to a conclusion on this month’s topic, recent(ish) streaming horror films. The crazy crew has discussions on the films Braid, The Nightshifter, The Perfection, and What Keeps You Alive.
This week: Chris gets scared by their biggest fan asking questions about his demise. Much discussion is had. After that, we continue with our discussion on recent streaming horror movies with an exploration of the films Cargo and The Book of Birdie.
The doomiest doomers who ever doomed (still workshopping this) return with the first in their three-part series on new(ish) streaming horror films. After a spirited session of responding to fan questions (and, getting entertainingly side-tracked), we focus on the films Alleluia and Evolution.
Rounding off our 3-part series discussion of some of the horror greats, we get back to Barbara Crampton for Chopping Mall, then head on over to the legendary Vincent Price for a discussion of The Abominable Dr. Phibes and The House on Haunted Hill. Give us a listen. We’d love to hear your take on these films or what other movies by the Icons we’ve discussed are ‘must-sees’.
Our dive into the films of some of the biggest horror icons continues with our look with two films from Lance Henriksen: the Stan Winston directed and creature-created Pumpkinhead, and James Cameron’s directorial debut (although…), the laughably horrible Piranha 2: The Spawning. Next up we take on the first of two Barbara Crampton films, the legendary Re-Animator (the next one will be on the following show). Join Alan, Patience, Nicholas, and Chris as they deep dive down into doom!
The Doom Configuration (I’m trying that one out) returns. Bwa ha ha. For this segment of three episodes, we are going to be talking about Horror Icons. That is, to say, actors who we feel are strongly linked with horror and we’ve picked two films by each one to discuss. First up is the legendary Boris Karloff and we discuss Bride of Frankenstein and The Old Dark House. Oh, and we answer some fan questions too.
And with a huge bang, the Doom Crew finishes up their discussion on horror movie sequels. This episode we talk Final Destination 5, Saw 6, Freddy vs Jason, and Sadako vs Kayako. Tune in to hear all the horror goodies!
Our horror movie sequels discussion continues! After we answer a few listener questions, of course. This week is our discussion of the films Exorcist III and Bride of Chucky! Tune in next week as well for one final blow-out with 4 movies!
We always knew we were going to get around to a sequels episode but in what format? We decided upon covering our 8 movies in the sense each being from a different franchise, with the #1 spot being a remake. So, along with some listener questions and asking ourselves the question, what is the future of horror in the MCU, we tackle Evil Dead and Psycho II. Keep listening to our Sequels series with more to come in the next two weeks.
Matt Frank is with the Doomsters again for this last round (for now) of a look at giant monster movies. This time the crew takes on the films Tremors, Cloverfield, and Colossal.
Matt Frank (from the podcast Giganticast) and the Doomers return with more of their look at movies with giant monsters. This time we turn our huge heads towards the films The Mist, The Host, and Troll Hunter and we’re damned glad to do so. Well, most of us. Listen to our fun conversation, check out part one of this series right here, and stay tuned for the concluding episode next week!
Hey Doomies, the Patrol is back with more in-depth looks at horror by topic, and this time you’re in for three weeks of shows about GIANT MONSTERS! Ok, not Godzilla or his ilk, we had to make a dividing line somewhere, but we DID invite Kaiju expert and host of the Oneofus.net show Giganticast Matt Frank to join us for our discussion. This week we start off with a quick look at a new release film playing at Alamo Drafthouses across the country, The Field Guide to Evil. Next, diving into our topic du jour, we delve into the jaws of Alligator and The Blob.
Gathering around the flickering lamplight, it’s time for the discussions about spooky (and not-so-spooky) movies! It’s part two of Deliberations of Doom’s series on Witch movies and this time we talk The Craft, The Mother of Tears, Drag Me To Hell, and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.
The Doom Patrol takes on the topic of witches in horror films. Our first part takes on the films Häxan, Black Sunday, Inferno, and Witchery. The horror fun begins here!
Alan, Chris, Patience, and Nic really loved talking about this week’s topic of Ghost Movies, and they’ve got a bunch more for you in this second half as they discuss The Others, Ghost Ship, Paranormal Activity 3, The Conjuring, and Ghost Stories.
This time, our horror crew (Patience, Chris, Alan, and Nic) take on ghost movies. Our cultivated selection of part one of this two-part series discusses The Legend of Hell House, The Frighteners, and The Devil’s Backbone.
The Doomers and their special guest Brian Salisbury from Junkfood Cinema continue on through the Halloween franchise, talking about 4-6, H20, and Resurrection. And if you’re a Brown Coat subscriber or above, you can hear them talking about the new film (more than just a little drunkenly) right here!
It’s Halloween and that means it’s time for things that are dead to rise again, like in this case, a new era for the Deliberations of Doom show. Patience and Chris are now joined by Alan and Nic as the new members and our special guest and resident expert on the Halloween Franchise (which is the topic du jour) is the great Brian Salisbury from Junkfood Cinema. Listen to part one of our discussion on these movies and tune in for part two on Monday plus a bonus review for subscribers.
Volume 1 of Deliberations of Doom comes to an end with this second half of our discussion on streaming horror films. This week we talk about Tragedy Girls, Cold Hell, Still/Born, and Revenge. Stay tuned for the beginning of the all-new Deliberations of Doom Volume 2 at the end of this week as we discuss the Halloween movie series. Also, apologies, the sound balance is a bit off on this one. Volume two will not encounter this problem.
The Doom Patrol is back in a big way because it’s October and us horror freaks got work to do! This week (and next) we’re talking about streaming horror movies…that’s films that you can stream on services like Netflix, Shudder, etc. For this first round we talk about Oculus, Ruin Me, Dead Shack, and Mom & Dad.
Our horror podcast continues their discussion of horror anthologies with the films Twilight Zone: The Movie, Cat’s Eye, and Tales From the Hood.
The Doom Patrol gets down with the anthologized horror movies thing, taking on for this first segment, Kwaidan, The House That Dripped Blood, and Nightmares.
Our unseasonal discussion of Christmas horror films concludes with the Doom Patrol discussing Rare Exports, P2, Follow, and Silent Night, Deadly Night.
Our deliberations take us to that holiday that has become so ripe for the horror genre, Xmas. But of course, we’re not gonna talk about it in December. How cliche! This episode we discuss Better Watch Out (with an exclusive about the director/writer’s next film), Dead End, and Krampus.
We round out our series on female horror directors with a look at Jennifer’s Body and American Mary…and what’s this? A contest for our fans to win their own set of the very same shot glasses we kill ourselves with a little more every show?
Our conversations on horror films by female directors continues with Pet Sematary and Slumber Party Massacre II, and we answer a lot more of your questions.
The Doom Patrol takes on some films by female horror directors, bemoans there weren’t more to choose from, and praises the recent influx of new women into the industry. Along the way they answer listener questions and review Prevenge, Raw, and Near Dark.
Much to Patience’s chagrin, we managed to get three entire episodes in about werewolf movies, this time rounding out the list with our look at The Howling, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Wolf Cop, and Dog Soldiers.
Oneofus.net’s Horror crew continues with their look at werewolf movies, but not before they answer a big stack of listener mail! Then it’s on to the 1994 Jack Nicholson film Wolf and the indie ‘lycanthropy as a metaphor for puberty’ classic from 2000, Ginger Snaps.
Our Doom Patrol returns, after a hiatus, to talk about Werewolf movies. Here in part one, we discuss the classics and one remade classic but we also spend a lot of time answering your listener questions!
The Doom Patrol convene to drink whiskey, chew gum, and talk horror films that are available to stream-watch that came out in the last four years…and they’re all out of gum. Listen to our reviews of The Monster, Cult of Chucky, Lake Bodom, A Dark Song, The Hallow, and The Ritual. Also featured for the first time with this episode, we answer listener questions!
This is a long one, get ready. Largely because when dividing up the topic into two episodes, I didn’t take into account just for how long we would all just spooge over how great Suspiria is. Well, regardless, we continue our discussion of the Italian horror maestro with Suspiria, Tenebrae, Phenomena, Opera, and The Stendahl Syndrome.
In which the long-discussed episode covering Italian horror maestro Dario Argento finally comes to pass. In this part the first, we talk about The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Four Flies on Grey Velvet, and Deep Red.
The Doom Patrol rounds out their discussion of alien horror movies with Almost Human, Under the Skin, Honeymoon, and a listener request, Life.
This week the Doom Patrol continues its steadily more inebriated voyage into the world of Alien Horror films (discussing Quatermass and the Pit, Pitch Black, and Altered), but first, we talk a bit about a new book that just came out called Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television.
Our horror crew takes on a bit of science fiction as they delve into the films they saw at Other Worlds festival in Austin, and then they get started on the topic du jour: Alien horror films, this round talking about The Day of the Triffids and Planet of the Vampires.
Your favorite doomy types return with the second half of our Clive Barker movies profile, this time getting into Candyman, Lord of Illusions, The Midnight Meat Train, Book of Blood, and Dread. We promise many more rants and major disagreements this time around.
Remember Clive Barker? The guy who sold a LOT of books when his career exploded across the US with those Books of Blood short story collections with the blurb from Steven King on the cover: “I have seen the future of horror and his name is Clive Barker”. Strong words. And then after we were all a-ga-ga over these incredibly bloody and dark stories, getting all crazy for Hellraiser? Well, did you know he did a bunch of films after that? I mean, other than Hellraiser sequels? Even a few before? That’s what the Doom Patrol is here for, kiddos, so strap in and listen to the first part of their Movies of Clive Barker discussion. Fun is guaranteed.
The Doom Patrol take on the spoiler review for the first season of Netflix’s Mindhunter. Check out Chris, Patience, Rob, Russ, and Phil discuss the pros and cons of this David Fincher produced period piece show about the beginnings of modern-day serial killer profiling.
Horror is our business and business is good. But it sure was different back in the 1990s. We examine some more of our favorites from the decade only this time, The Doom Patrol ain’t exactly on the same page about all of them. Come on, you know you love to hear us squabble!
The Doom Patrol decided it was time to take a look at some of the more underappreciated horror films from the 1990s. And, of course, it took two shows. Starting out with a fan recommendation (give us more!) we dive into darkness. As is our wont.
We’re back with the second half (the longer one) of our show about some of the lesser-discussed (but not claw-your-eyes-out-in-pain-bad) Stephen King film adaptations. The Doom Patrol discusses Maximum Overdrive, Needful Things, The Mangler, 1408, and The Night Flier. If you missed the first part of our Stephen King show you can listen to it here.
The Doom Patrol Assembles! This week is the first half of our discussion about the films adapted from Stephen King novels. But we’re not taking the easy way through. No sir. Everybody has already talked about the GOOD ones to death. You know, The Shining, Misery, etc. We give our lip service to his horror films maybe you don’t hear as much about anymore.
This is just part one so we prelude with a bit of a discussion about The Summers Brothers trip to present their horror short Couples Night at the Fantasia film festival and then lead into the bigger topic talking a bit about the disappointment that was The Dark Tower and anticipation for IT. And hilarity ensues.
The Doom Patrol returns for the second half of their discussion about some of their favorite off-the-beaten-track vampire movies.
The Doom Patrol (Chris, Patience, Russell, Rob, and Phil) take on the horror topic of vampires and all agree to pick some movies they dig that aren’t always the first ones you think of when it comes to vampire movies. Check out part one of our take on vampire movies starting with a new theme song, our weekly look at a new horror film (The Belko Experiment), an introduction with the original vampire movies, and then madness. Renfield would dig it.
Chris and Patience brought Digital Noise regular Joe along on their Deliberations of Doom field trip to go see the Neon films release, The Bad Batch starring Suki Waterhouse, Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey, Giovanni Ribisi, and Jason Momoa. But this was no ordinary field trip. Thanks to the amazing Alamo Drafthouse, it was out at the Stunt Ranch in Austin Texas and our crew performed some of the big stunts themselves. Check out their adventure and the review for The Bad Batch right here.
The Doom Patrol returns with a look at some of the more recent horror VOD and Blu-ray releases worth, if nothing else, talking about. And get ready for some SERIOUS debates and different opinions here; the DOD crew stands divided. Check out the titles below and click on them to go to their respective Amazon.com pages for purchase (which, if you use our links, totally helps us out).
From the Oneofus.net podcast Deliberations of Doom: Chris, Patience, and Phillip got invited to an Alamo Drafthouse Roadshow advance screening of the upcoming film It Comes at Night. Check out this video of the experience and their review.
The Doom Patrol continues with their assessment of horror legend John Carpenter’s career, taking on Christine, Prince of Darkness, In the Mouth of Madness, Body Bags, Village of the Damned, Vampires, Ghosts of Mars, and The Ward. If you missed Part one you can check it out right here.
Our horror crew (now calling themselves, The Doom Patrol) may not see eye to eye on every single one of director/writer/composer John Carpenter’s horror movies, but they all agree that he is one of, if not the most, accomplished horror directors ever. So listen to them go down the list of his horror titles and talk about what makes them great, or not so great. Also, we review the oft-compared with Carpenter’s films, The Void, now out on VOD.
You horror fans can rest easy, as the Deliberations of Doom crew have reconvened for another episode full of analysis, humor, and revelations. Chris, Patience, Phillip, Rob and Russell talk about this week: We review the movie Stakeland 2….and then we talk about the Final Girl in horror movies. And what that means. Or is argued to have meaning. From Black Christmas to Halloween to Cabin in the Woods, we talk about the most notable films that have a remarkable ‘final girl’ and how they fit into cinema and/or feminist theories about the phenomena.
In which the Deliberations of Doom crew take an in-depth look at the horror (and horror-related) films of director David Cronenberg. We also review a freshly released to VOD horror film, Don’t Knock Twice.
Hey guys, here’s the second part of the Best of Horror 2016 podcast for you Brown Coat or above subscribers. Enjoy!
Our horror podcast is back and bigger than ever with two new members added to the rotation. You can meet all of them by watching the free preview ad we filmed for the show right here.
Chris and the Summers Brothers continue their conversation based on our subscriber’s questions about horror movies. This time we think our favorite question was, “Top 5 Most Gratifying Deaths of Douchebags in Horror Movies”. Brown Coat subscribers and above can check it out right here.
Hey subscribers, here’s another new show for Brown Coat level folks and above. The inspiration for this was from The Original Gentlemen. Basically, Chris challenged the fans to give us top five questions about horror to answer only to find out that his co-hosts decided they weren’t really into horror enough to give elaborate answers. So, Chris found some folks who were…Russ and Rob Summers.
The Summers brothers are filmmakers and horror fans; you might have heard them a few times before on Highly Suspect Reviews podcasts or Digital Noise. Now, together with Chris, they answer your horror questions. Check out this first episode and tell us what you think!