Hosts: Sean Duregger, Brad Henderson & BJ Colangelo
The ScreamCast is a podcast hosted by Sean Duregger, Brad Henderson and BJ Colangelo. It began as a celebration of one of our favorite Horror flick label, Scream Factory. Since then, we’ve moved into celebrating the many other boutique horror labels like Synapse, Vinegar Syndrome, Cult Epics and more.
With special guests, celebrity interviews, top 10 lists and reviews, we celebrate all things retro, cult and fringe in horror!
What’s On Your Doorstep Mega Episode
Brad, Sean & Stephanie run down recent arrivals to their collections. Flicks discussed include: THE HIDDEN, THE LURE, THE UNHOLY, NIGHT OF THE SCORPION & much more!
The Spider Chases The Fox With The Velvet Tail
This week Brad, Stephanie and Sean discuss the Mondo Macabro releases of Spider (1994) and The Fox With The Velvet Tail (1971) with special guest Jordy reviews It (@Jordyvix). Josh Obershaw also runs down some new blu-ray release updates!
Fantastic Fest 2017 Round-up
This week we discuss all things Fantastic Fest! Anya Novak joins us for a rundown of her favorite films from the Fest and then Brad Henderson joins Stephanie and Sean to run down all 30+ films he subjected himself to.
The Slayer Is Among The Living In The Backwoods
While Brad is in Austin, TX at Fantastic Fest, BJ Colangelo, Stephanie Crawford and Sean Duregger discuss Arrow Video’s release of The Slayer! We also dive into the Shudder exclusive Among The Living (2014, directed by Inside’s Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo) and a 1988 lost-on-vhs flick Backwoods (aka The Geek)!
The Fantastic Fest Survival Guide
Brad Henderson and Brad McHargue help Jonathan Barkan prepare for his first Fantastic Fest! NOTE: This episode was recorded before recent, highly-publicized, behind the scenes events at Fantastic Fest and nothing in the episode reflects the feelings of anyone at The Screamcast about those events.
My Chauffeur Is Nurse Sherri And She Touches My Genie
Another epic Vinegar Syndrome episode is here! Rob Hunter from Filmschoolrejects.com joins us and we welcome Stephanie Crawford into the Screamcast Family. Josh Obershaw joins in for the News and BJ Colangelo joins the party late to discuss 11 pieces of smut! Films covered are: My Chauffeur, Snapshot, Nurse Sherri, Red Roses of Passion, Touch Of Genie and much much more!
Let’s Get Naschy
This week Josh Obershaw and Stephanie Crawford join in on our What’s On Your Doorstep segment. Josh brings us the New Release blu-ray news & Stephanie sticks around to discuss Scream Factory’s Paul Naschy Collection release!
Take A Death Line To Love Camp 7
This week Brad and Sean discuss recent Blue Underground releases: Love Camp 7, Death Line (aka Raw Meat), and 99 Women with Anya Novak (@bookishplinko)! Josh Obershaw has the news.
We have helped put together a GoFundMe for Dustin Pace’s family.
Also, we’ve released a pre-order for a pin that Dustin was working on with us. All proceeds will go to his wife, Tiffany. You can preorder it right here.
Bugs and Black Gloves
Alejandra Gonzalez (@sick_66) & Stephanie Crawford (@scrawfish) join us to talk some Dario Argento! We discuss THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE and PHENOMENA and then attempt to list our Top 5 Argento films.
Arrow Films has recently released a beautiful box set for THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE as well as PHENOMENA (UK Only). Synapse Films has released a gorgeous steelbook edition of PHENOMENA (US Only) as well as a standard case release. All these editions come highly recommended!
Bring Your Red Mob For Some Sweet Sugar
This episode Sarah Jane (@fookthis) takes a break from her Girl Gang’s #PJPajamaPartyMassacre and joins us to discuss a handful of Vinegar Syndrome releases including SWEET SUGAR, RED MOB, MALIBU HIGH, THE HEARSE & more! Josh Obershaw also returns with the news and we also make some time for The Back Room.
After a couple failed attempts to record a full episode in-between vacations, Sean, Brad & BJ found a little time to explain ourselves!
We also jump into a What’s On Your Doorstep segment and discuss Life, The Blackcoat’s Daughter and the new Netflix series GLOW.
The Brain Had A Brainscan That Resulted In Brain Damage
BRAAAAINS! This week we sort through a pile of movies on our doorsteps and then dive into a trifecta of brain induced mayhem! First we break our Arrow Films Blu-ray of Frank Henenlotter’s BRAIN DAMAGE (1988); then we follow Edward Furlong into some CD-ROM Horror with BRAINSCAN (1994) and finally we unearth 1988’s criminally underseen THE BRAIN. As always, Josh Obershaw runs down the latest physical media news.
Pool Parties & Vinegar Strokes!
Grab the sunblock and gas up the weed whacker…it’s time for a POOL PARTY MASSACRE! Drew Marvick (the man responsible for all this) joins us to discuss his flick which originally had a budget of $11. Also discussed on the show is the 2001’s VALENTINE and the 1988 made-for-tv slasher EDGE OF THE AX!
The Killer Nuns And Drive-In Massacres of Severin Films
We cover a handful of recent releases by Severin Films: Wild Beasts, Drive-In Massacre, The Survivor, Cathy’s Curse, Dark Waters, The Other Hell, Dream Stalker and Death By Love.
Those Hunting Grounds Are In The Valley Of The Sasquatch
This week we get all Sasquatch’d up! John Portanova, director of HUNTING GROUNDS (aka THE VALLEY OF THE SASQUATCH) joins us to talk about his film and to wax poetic about his favorite Bigfoot flicks.
Splatcast #1: The MIRROR MIRROR Legacy
The Splathouse Podcast and The Screamcast bumped uglies and created SplatCAST! We’re hoping to do these episodes a few times a year. This episode chronicles the bizarre trajectory of 1990’s MIRROR MIRROR into a batshit quadrilogy.
This Homewrecker Lawnmower Man Gave Me His Demon Seed
In an epic What’s On Your Doorstep segment we cover over 20 films, including The Void, When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth, Abattoir, Split, and Don’t Kill It. 1977’s DEMON SEED is our featured film this week, followed by 1992’s HOMEWRECKER as our VHS-OMG pick and LAWNMOWER MAN 2: BEYOND CYBERSPACE in Stream Screams.
2017 SxSw Madness!
Brad went to Austin, TX for SxSw 2017 and watched a total of 32 movies. Yes, he’s a machine. Yes, he reviews each one.
Slumber Party Massacres, Serial Killers and a Cheerleader Camp
Brad and Sean dive back into the Slumber Party Massacre series to discuss Scream Factory’s double feature blu-ray of II & III! Also, we check out an underseen William Lustig film from 1989 called Relentless. And in our VHS-OMG segment, Brad recommends the ’80s Sex Comedy gem (and criminally underseen) Gimme An F. Plus, news with Josh Obershaw!
Three Year Anniversary Extravaganza
The Screamcast began with a half thought out idea by Sean back in 2014. As soon as the idea was floated out into the Twitter-verse, Brad championed the idea and quickly fueled the fire of the podcast and three years later we aren’t showing any signs of giving up. This episode we celebrate the past three years by talking to a handful of our listeners, plus Sean, Brad and BJ bring you our Top 10 Movies Of All Time lists, and Josh Obershaw brings the news!
Mr. Frost Took A Silver Bullet So It Wouldn’t Stryker
This week after a lengthy What’s On Your Doorstep segment, we discuss one of Cirio H. Santiago’s best MAD MAX knock-off flicks STRYKER (1983) which is out now on blu-ray via Kino Lorber. Also, we take a look at the under appreciated Gary Busey/Corey Haim werewolf flick SILVER BULLET as well as a forgotten VHS gem starring Jeff Goldblum: MR. FROST!
Band Of The Hand, Summer Facism and Fresh Kills
This week Mike D from the Splathouse Podcast joins us once more for a packed podcast! First, we cover our top 5 Film Discoveries of 2016, then we dive into Paul Michael Glaser’s underseen flick BAND OF THE HAND (out now on Blu-ray via Mill Creek). After that, we break out the Stream Screams with 1988’s DTV opus FRESH KILL featuring the one and only Robert Z’Dar. And finally, we set to re-discover a goofy 80s Summer Camp flick called SUMMER CAMP NIGHTMARE.
8 Million Ways To Die Of Murderlust
This week we dissect Intervision’s newest DVD release of Donald M. Jones’ MURDERLUST and PROJECT NIGHTMARE! We also bring back VHS OMG with a discussion on the bonkers 8 MILLION WAYS TO DIE (apparently out on Blu-ray via Kino this summer!). Also, RAIDERS OF ATLANTIS makes its way into our Stream Screams segment and Josh Obershaw brings the Blu-ray release news.
All The Sins Of Sodom Bring Death Machines and an Undertaker
The ScreamCast returns with a vengeance! Our first show of 2017 brings in Brandon & James from Vinegar Syndrome to discuss their fantastic growth in 2016, as well as what we can expect for 2017. Josh Obershaw brings us Blu-ray Release News, and Brad & Sean spend some time going over the Vinegar Syndrome December package as well as their special Black Friday Limited Edition releases: The Undertaker, All The Sins Of Sodom and Jack Frost.
Deck The Halls With Some Blood Splatter
Brian Saur joins us to talk about the infamous Black Christmas (1974) as we then compare it to the 2006 remake. Also, we count down our favorite Blu-ray releases of the year! Also, Josh Obershaw brings the horror Blu-ray news and Brad & Sean share recent doorstep arrivals.
Black Goats, Killer Santas & Top 10 Films of 2016!
Jason Murphy (Author of Black Goat Motorcycle Club/Co-host & Producer of Hacking The System) joins us to discuss our favorite Christmas Horror Movie Moments as well as our Top 10 Films of 2016!
A Deathrow Gameshow Full Of Hobgoblins and Nightmare Sisters
BJ Colangelo returns just in time for our Vinegar Syndrome Extravaganza! We dive into the September & October packages to discuss HOBGOBLINS, DEATHROW GAMESHOW, 3 Linnea Quigley flicks, COUNT DRACULA’S GREAT LOVE & much more!
Burial Grounds, Parking Garages & Fake Pet Snakes
Happy Thanksgiving! This week Sean and Brad discuss Severin’s release of BURIAL GROUND: THE NIGHT OF TERROR (1981). Also, we bring back two favorite segments: Stream Screams & VHS: OH MY GOD! We hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving and a successful Black Friday! Remember that Vinegar Syndrome is having some incredible deals, so stock up!
Manhattan Baby And The Bloodstained Butterfly Go Splat
Mike Delaney of The Splathouse Podcast slums it with Brad and Sean to discuss a couple recently released Italian gems: MANHATTAN BABY and THE BLOODSTAINED BUTTERFLY. Make sure you check out The Splathouse Podcast, a really fun podcast you all should be listening to! You can find them at Splathouse.com.
In The Dead End Drive-In With Brian Trenchard-Smith
Brian Trenchard-Smith joins us to talk about Arrow Video’s fantastic release of DEAD END DRIVE-IN. We also discuss his career from BMX BANDITS, HAPPY FACE MURDERS to his newest film DRIVE HARD. Also on the agenda is our What’s On Your Doorstep segment and Josh Obershaw returns with Blu-ray News!
Petey Wheatstraw and the Evils Of The Night
This week we get carried away with an epic What’s On Your Doorstep segment, followed by a dive into Vinegar Syndrome’s July & August releases! We discuss EVILS OF THE NIGHT, PETEY WHEATSTRAW, THE CANDY TANGERINE MAN and much more!
Brad’s Fantastic Fest 2016 Mania
Brad subjected himself to 32 movies in Austin, TX for 2016’s Fantastic Fest! On this episode he recaps THEM ALL…!
This Death Waltz Is Unleashing Some Mondo In Your Ears
Brad, BJ and Sean discuss recent movies to arrive on their collective doorsteps, then Brad and Sean discuss a handful of soundtracks released by Death Waltz/Mondo.
It Gets Weird Down In Der Bunker
This week we are honored to sit down with Nikias Chryssos, director of the gleefully weird film DER BUNKER. DER BUNKER is out on blu-ray right now via Artsploitation Films. Also, Sean and Brad sort through the piles of movies that have arrived on their doorstep, Sean gets distracted with Dungeons And Dragons, and Josh Obershaw runs down recent news.
The Masks and Violent Sh*t Of Reel Gore Releasing
Nico B (Cult Epics) joins us to discuss his new offshoot label Reel Gore Releasing! His first two releases VIOLENT SHIT: THE MOVIE and MASKS are out on blu-ray right now. Brad and Sean also run down what’s arrived on their doorsteps and Josh Obershaw brings us the news, including information on Synapse’s upcoming POPCORN blu-ray!
This week we have a lengthy discussion about flicks that have arrived on our doorstep, Josh runs down some fantastic Arrow Video announcements and other news, then The Cryptkeeper himself, John Kassir joins us to discuss his career and his current role as Elliot in Disney’s PETE’S DRAGON (in theaters now!)
Vestron Video Rises From The Grave!
Lionsgate has resurrected the long dead Vestron Video label in order to bring us their Vestron Video Collector’s Series of newly remastered genre films. So far they’ve announced CHOPPING MALL, BLOOD DINER, WAXWORK/WAXWORK II, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD III & C.H.U.D. II: BUD THE CHUD. Justin Beahm joins us to discuss these flicks and the potential of the Vestron Video Collector’s Series. What films do you want to see Lionsgate resurrect?
Dr. Butcher’s Crimes Of Passion Put A Cat In A Brain
This week we bring you an epic episode! First, BJ joins Sean to discuss what’s arrived on her doorstep. Then, grindhousevideo.com’s Mike Sandlin joins Sean and Brad to discuss Ken Russell’s CRIMES OF PASSION, Lucio Fulci’s CAT IN THE BRAIN, and Severin’s restoration of DR BUTCHER MD.
The Psychic Killer Tornado
This week we finally cover Vinegar Syndrome’s May package including PSYCHIC KILLER (1975), Rudy Ray Moore’s THE HUMAN TORNADO (1976), plus their two “Peekarama” DVDs featuring Howard Ziehm’s HARLOT & TIJUANA BLUE, and Richard Mailer’s PHYSICAL ATTRACTION & CLASSICAL ROMANCE. Also this week, we read your emails and draw a name to win “Sean’s Big Box-o-Porn!”
Conjuring Up A Creepy Puppet
With his breakout hit Saw, to his recent descent into the paranormal with the Insidious franchise and now The Conjuring franchise, James Wan doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Branching out in non-horror with Furious 7 and now tackling Aquaman for Warner Bros, Wan doesn’t seem to want to be pigeonholed as a horror director. But we think that’s what he does best. When James Wan is firing on all cylinders like he did with The Conjuring 2, we don’t mind having him continue to scare the shit out of us. This week, Brad, BJ and Sean discuss James Wan’s career and The Conjuring 2.
Death Walks Twice At Midnight In High Heels
Brad and Sean keep the Giallo talk going as they dive into Arrow Video’s recent box set: Death Walks At Midnight. The set contains two films by Italian filmmaker Luciano Ercoli and both films star Nieves Navarro and Simón Andreu. Death Walks In High Heels was released in 1971 followed by Death Walks At Midnight in 1972. Also discussed are recent arrivals on our doorsteps as well as the whole Rocktober Blood blu-ray snafu.
Killer Dames And One Creepy Boy
Brad and Sean dig into Arrow Video’s fantastic Killer Dames box set to discuss THE NIGHT EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE and THE RED QUEEN KILLS SEVEN TIMES. Both films (directed by Emilio P. Miraglia) were released in 1972 and finally receive the treatment they deserve! Also discussed is William Brent Bell’s (Stay Alive, Wer) newest film THE BOY, which was (in our opinion) unfairly shat upon critically when it was released.
Possession Of The Severed Arm In An Evil Town
Brad and Sean dive into Mondo Vision’s incredible blu-ray release of Andrzej Zulawski’s POSSESSION (1981). We also dive into Exploitation.tv’s catalogue with THE SEVERED ARM (1973) and dig up some VHS insanity with EVIL TOWN (1987).
Stephen Thrower And The American Horror Project
We had the privilege to speak to Nightmare USA author and co-curator of Arrow Video’s wildly successful box set: American Horror Project. Malatesta’s Carnival Of Blood, The Premonition and The Witch Who Came From The Sea are three lesser known American horror films and Stephen discusses his reasoning for including them in this first set and what the future may hold for this series from Arrow Video. (We hope many many more volumes are coming!)
Dolemite And His Trashy Kung-Fu Ladies
Vinegar’s April Package has arrived on our doorsteps and we did our sleazy homework for you. Blaxploitation favorite, Dolemite makes it’s debut in HD as well as the gangster themed skin-flick, Trashy Lady. Also discussed are the DVD releases of Unveiled and probably Vinegar Syndrome’s most ambitious set ever, All Night At The PO-NO (a 12 Unit Continuous Show!).
A Show On Sho
This week Brad, Sean and special guest Jay Hawkinson discuss Sho Kosugi’s career with a focus on Arrow’s recent releases of Pray For Death and Rage Of Honor! We also dive into the bonkers Ken Russell flick The Lair Of The White Worm.
There’s a Spooky Blair Witch In Your Hallow
This week Brad, Sean and BJ discuss Corin Hardy’s THE HALLOW (out now on blu-ray, VOD & Netflix). We also jump into the heavily under-appreciated THE BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2 and unearth the absolutely bonkers 1986 film SPOOKIES!
Inspecting Vinegar Syndrome’s March Package
After a slight hiatus, we have returned to talk about Vinegar Syndrome’s March package! The sleaze is strong with this one. PIGS, SEXWORLD, BLUE ICE and INFRASEXUM are discussed, and we also preview Vinegar Syndrome’s upcoming April package.
SxSw 2016 Round-up (Part 2)
Brad has returned home from Austin, TX to a doorstep full of movies. Sean and Brad discuss what’s recently arrived on their doorstep and Brad recounts his favorite flicks during the second half of SxSw 2016.
SxSw 2016 Round-up (Part 1)
Brad has been watching movies until his eyeballs bleed in Austin, TX during this year’s SxSw festival. Today he runs down the first half of the films he’s seen including: Teenage Cocktail, The Greasy Strangler, Hardcore Henry and more!
Mondo Macabro & A Lizard In A Woman’s Skin
We have a packed show for you today! After Sean and BJ discuss what’s on their doorstep, Brad and Sean discuss Mondo Macabro’s release of A Lizard In A Woman’s Skin with Pete Tombs himself! We introduce a News segment with Lead Contributor to TheScreamCast.com, Josh Obershaw and also discuss the films The Hills Run Red and Crystal Force!
The Night Brings The Bees, Vampires and a Guy Named Charlie!
This week brings us a full plate as we discuss Vinegar Syndrome’s release of 1978’s The Bees with our Lead Contributor to thescreamcast.com, Josh Obershaw! Also on the discussion board: Vinegar’s February Bundle, Scream Factory’s Jeepers Creepers announcement, Sundown: The Vampires In Retreat (1989) and The Night Brings Charlie (1990).
Digging Up Rocktober Blood With The Sebastians
Brad and Sean wrap up “Heavy Metal Horror Month” as we discuss Rocktober Blood with Ferd & Beverly Sebastian! They have been out of the Hollywood Game for over 20 years, but their films still maintain a cult following. Keep an eye out for more Rocktober Blood news in coming weeks!
Feminism and Heavy Metal With Black Roses Screenwriter Cynthia Sorrell
Heavy Metal Horror continues! Week Three powers on as we sit down with Black Roses screenwriter Cynthia Sorrell and talk candidly about her career with John Fasano’s films: Zombie Nightmare, Rock And Roll Nightmare and Black Roses. We also learn a handful of surprises along the way! BJ Colangelo also returns to talk with us about Dee Snider’s Strangeland and 1981’s Terror On Tour.
McBeardo And The Turbulence Of Heavy Metal Movies
Week #2 in our month of Heavy Metal Horror! Today Mike “McBeardo” McPadden makes an appearance and we chat about his awesome book: Heavy Metal Movies! Also on deck in our Stream Screams segment is the third installment in the Turbulence series (!?), Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal! A flick that imagines a band’s final performance that will be live-streamed via the “internet” from 30,000 feet in a specially modified 747! Seriously.
I Am Thor!
Welcome to Heavy Metal Horror Month here at The ScreamCast! We kick things off with a conversation with Jon Mikl Thor himself about the new documentary I AM THOR. Plus, we dive into the AC/DC driven, Steven King-directed, cocaine induced train-wreck of awesome: MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE! Then we investigate Satanism, Heavy Metal and Murder with HACK-O-LANTERN.
Help Tex Montana Survive!
We’re about to jump into Heavy Metal Horror Month, but FIRST: TEX MONTANA NEEDS YOUR HELP! O. hannah Films (THE BATTERY guys.) needs your help to distribute their newest film Tex Montana Will Survive! If successfully funded, the one man “found footage” comedy will be distributed under Creative Commons so it can be distributed worldwide for FREE.
Dominion Over The Asylum Of The Tricky Rat
This week: BJ sleeps in, Sean gets bored with a mountain climbing expedition gone horribly wrong, and Brad loses his shit over Asylum flicks! We cover a handful of flicks that have arrived on our doorstep and then spend time with Peter Weller’s first film, Of Unknown Origin, for our Stream Screams segment, then we move on to VHS-OMG with 1995’s “Men-on-a-hunting-trip-gone-horribly-wrong” flick, Dominion.
Remembering Bowie, Lemmy, Rickman & More
On this week’s show we say our goodbye’s to some legends that have recently left us, Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, Alan Rickman and a few more. We also have a handful of goodies that have arrived on our collective doorsteps, including Sean’s first Vinegar Syndrome “sexy time” experience with Roger Watkins’ CORRUPTION. As we realized the episode would run long, we have set aside our Stream Screams & VHS segments on the shelf for next week. We’ll plan more in depth discussions on the films OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN (1983, available on Vudu) and DOMINION (1995, available VHS and “other methods”) next week. Feel free to track these down and watch them to enhance your listening experience next week!
Scream For Help On Your Last Shift
Anthony DiBlasi’s Last Shift appeared on many “Best Of 2015” horror lists, so Sean, Brad and BJ decide to evaluate it themselves. Does Last Shift deserve the praise it’s received? What do you think? We also dive in to 1984’s Scream For Help and 1988’s Deadly Dreams!
The Best Of 2015
2015 was a fantastic year for genre releases in the theater, VOD and on physical media. In fact, we’d say it was one of the best years yet! This week Brad Henderson and Sean Duregger go through their favorite moments of 2015 with three different Top 10 Lists. We want to thank all of you for supporting the podcast in 2015 and look forward to an awesome 2016!
Krampus Shocks ‘Em Dead With A Killer Workout
Brad and Sean are joined by BirthMoviesDeath.com’s Jacob Q. Knight (@JacobQKnight) to discuss some recent Olive/Slasher Video releases: Shock Em Dead, Killer Workout & Deadly Prey. We also get into the Christmas spirit and discuss Michael Dougherty’s Krampus! This is our last ScreamCast episode of 2015. We’d like to thank all of you for listening and we’ll talk to you all next year!
The Black Cats On Route 666
This week we dig into the new Arrow Video box set, The Black Cats! Two films inspired by Edgar Allan Poe with very different results by Sergio Martino and Lucio Fulci. We also dive into some Lou Diamond Phillips insanity with Route 666 and some non-horror sex comedy shenanigans with Valet Girls!
Roar Of The Vampires On Mulholland Dr
This week we’re all over the map as we take a look at the Drafthouse Films/Olive release of the insane ROAR, then we try to analyze Lynch’s Mulholland Dr (out now via Criterion) and finally we love us some vampire ass kicking with James Woods on Twilight Time’s newest horror offering, John Carpenter’s Vampires! Plus, we dive into the sequels of The Return Of The Living Dead (Yuzna4lyfe!).
A Demonoid and a Horror Star Walk Into A Bar On A Nightmare Weekend
A demonic hand, a puppet controlled operating system, and a horror icon returning from the grave to kill! We discuss what could be the best triple feature in the history of cinema with Vinegar Syndrome/Exploitation. TV’s releases of Nightmare Weekend, Demonoid and Frightmare! Plus, Stream Screams returns with Ghost In The Machine and Video-OMG features John Stamos firing on all cylinders in Too Young To Die.
Where My Final Girls At?
The Final Girls has gained unique following since it’s festival runs and now more people are discovering it via VOD and limited theatrical screenings. This week we have the pleasure to speak with the screenwriters Mark Fortin and Josh Miller. Also, listen for your chance to be entered into a drawing for some Coffee Shop Of Horrors coffee and an official ScreamCast mug!
We Are Still Here With Ghoulies On A Pledge Night
We Are Still Here has proven to be one of the most recent stand-out Horror films of the past couple years. Last week it finally made it’s way to physical copy form and the blu-ray was gobbled up by people needing a October fright. We are joined by writer/director Ted Geoghegan, star Barbara Crampton, and producer (and skateboard wunderkind) Travis Stevens. We also discuss Ghoulies Go To College in our Scream Streams segment as well as Pledge Night in our Video-OMG segment.
Crypt Of The American Dreamer
Everyone and their mom is covering Horror in October. And while we very much support Horror in general, we figured we’d take some time from our Horror flick viewing to check out a couple films released by Vinegar Syndrome’s imprint label Etiquette Pictures: Some Call It Lovin’ and The American Dreamer. We also cover the Exploitation.TV/Vinegar Syndrome release of Crypt Of The Living Dead. Scream Streams is back as we discuss He Knows You’re Alone (1980) and Vide-OMG returns as we talk about The House Of The Yellow Carpet (1983). Special guest host Jacob Q. Knight of Birth. Movies. Death. joins us.
The Great FantasticFest Recap
This week, Brad recaps the insanity of Fantastic Fest 2015. Movies covered include: Demon, The Lobster, The Wave, Green Room, The Witch, Bone Tomahawk and much much more!
Does Horror Need Green Inferno To Save It?
This week, Brad has been in Austin raising all kinds of hell and watching an insane amount of movies. Meanwhile, Sean and BJ wait anxiously for a Fantastic Fest update that never arrives (yet…it will…soon) and we have a candid conversation about whether or not Green Inferno can save the Horror genre. A loud faction online has proclaimed it our duty to see Eli Roth’s Green Inferno in order to save our theaters from remakes, found footage and haunted house movies. Is it worth it to support a film you have no interest in seeing for the sake of a genre? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
The Editor and the Full Frontal Assault of Astron 6
With the release of The Editor, Astron 6 is quickly rising to the top of the “DROP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND WATCH THEIR SHIT!” list. Today we are discussing The Editor (out now on Blu-ray via Scream Factory) and Astron 6’s commitment to bring male frontal nudity into the forefront of respectable modern cinema.
Student Bodies & C.H.U.Ds in an Enemy Territory
Horror-comedies were nothing new back in 1981, but Student Bodies beat (just barely) September the 14th as the first Slasher Parody to make it to theaters. This week we discuss the new Olive blu-ray of STUDENT BODIES as well as our Stream Screams pick, C.H.U.D. II; and our Vide-OMG pick, ENEMY TERRITORY!
Wes Craven is a huge cornerstone in the building blocks of our history with Horror. His impact on the Horror genre is undeniable and with his passing over the weekend, we have lost a legend. Today we pay tribute to Wes Craven and discuss our personal connections with him and his films.
Exploitation.tv is Here! A Vinegar Syndrome Interview
Today Vinegar Syndrome launches their long anticipated Exploitation.tv! That’s right, folks, you very own personal collection of smut, trash and horror…right at your fingertips for your midnight viewing pleasure. We can hardly contain ourselves! Brad and Sean sit down to talk to Brandon Upson & James Neurath of Vinegar Syndrome about the long road to Exploitation.tv.
Wyrmwood: Mad Max Of The Dead
This week we tackle Kiah Roache-Turner’s Wyrmwood (also penned by Tristan Roache-Turner) which as recently been released by IFC Midnight & Scream Factory. Also, we discover an HD copy of April Fool’s Day (1986) and dig up yet another VHS snow-based slasher, Iced (1988)!
It’s Not Cranberry Sauce (An Interview With Arrow Films Video)
We’re very excited about this week’s show! First, Brad and Sean had the pleasure to speak with Arrow Films & Video Label Manager Francesco Simeoni and Marketing/Operations Executive Ewan Cant. Then, BJ returns to the proceedings to help discuss our Stream Screams pick: The Dentist (1996) & our VideOMG pick: Blood Tracks (1985)!
Finding Art in the Horrific (An Interview With Artsploitation Films)
We had the pleasure to speak with Eric Bresler of Artsploitation films. During the discussion we cover their newest releases including The Treatment, Horsehead, Der Samurai and the upcoming film, Cub. Also, we plunge the depths of VOD to find horror only available in Digital HD in our segment Scream Streams and pray to the VHS gods for a decent release of 1987’s The Kindred in our segment Vide-OHMYGOD!
I, Madman. You, Madman. We, Madmen
It’s a double feature of Madman mayhem as we cover Scream Factory’s I, MADMAN and Vinegar Syndrome’s MADMAN! Plus, we debut two new segments: Stream Screams & VHS VideOMG! Also, stay tuned at the end of the show for a sexy BJ robot voice surprise!
It Follows Sexxxy Time!
This week we get straight up raw dog sexy with episode 69! We discuss David Robert Mitchell’s newest film IT FOLLOWS and list off our favorite “sex focused” flicks. Also, things get intimate when we discuss our top movie crushes as well as the one actor/actress we’d “switch hit” for.
Scream Factory SDCC Title Announcements Mayhem!
Scream Factory once again descended upon San Diego Comic Con to unleash a list of upcoming titles. Last years announcements (well, most) have since made their way to our blu-ray shelves. Do this years announcements improve upon last year’s? Did anyone do somersaults of joy once the titles were announced? Find out our reactions as we run down each title. We also take some time to discuss Arrow Video’s recent October announcements and we discuss the potential digitization of our collections.
Morality Vs. The Horror Fan
Inspired by some recent feedback from some listeners deeming us not “sick and twisted” enough for them, we decided to take a different approach to this week’s podcast. We discuss how our own morality affects certain films we watch as well as what films and subjects cross the line from disturbing to offensive in regards to our own personal taste. Stick around to hear us read your emails and we draw a winner for our Spider Baby give-away!
Tentacle Love-An Interview With Spring’s Moorhead & Benson
Blood, tentacles and true love are in the air! This week we had the pleasure to sit down with Spring directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. We discuss their film as well as some of their upcoming projects. Also, we’ve extended our contest drawing another week! Listen for details!
To Cannibal Ferox And Beyond
This week we stumble into Italian blood soaked madness with three releases from Grindhouse Releasing: The Beyond, Cannibal Holocaust and Cannibal Ferox! Lucio Fulci is indeed a “Master Of Gore” but what makes The Beyond one of his most beloved works? Also, are there redeeming any merits in the Cannibal subgenre in today’s society? We also introduce another chance to win some goodies including coffee and another Arrow blu-ray!
Back To The Bronx With William Lustig
This week we had the distinct pleasure to speak with the man, the myth, the legend himself, William Lustig (Maniac, Vigilante, Maniac Cop). We chat about the upcoming Blue Underground releases 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS, ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX, & THE NEW BARBARIANS. Also, we dive into Lustig’s career in film restoration and running Blue Underground; one of the best exploitation cinema distribution labels currently around.
Bookwalter VS The Demons, Scarecrows and Dead Next Door
As the last 9 days of J.R. Bookwalter’s Indiegogo campaign for the Ultimate Edition Blu-ray of The Dead Next Door come to a close, he joins us to talk about two of his favorite horror flicks: Demons and Scarecrows.
The Great Arrow Video Buyer’s Guide
We have a packed show this week! First, we introduce a new co-host to the roster. BJ Colangelo (@bjcolangelo) brings some much needed class to the proceedings and has a wealth of film knowledge to bring to the table. We’re excited to have her on board! This episode we dive into Arrow Video’s new(ish) US catalog. They’ve expanded their reach from the UK to our shores and we run down most of their titles and help gauge which titles are worth shelling out your hard earned cash for. Also, we announce the winner of the Arrow UK release of Blood And Black Lace on blu-ray!
The Fury Road Of Satan’s Blade
In a rare turn of events, we cover our first theatrical release. I mean, everyone’s talking about MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and why shouldn’t we?! Brian Saur also returns from his bed of sickness to help Sean and Brad discuss the obscure slasher SATAN’S BLADE along with a plethora of films that have arrived on our doorstep.
Mad Max And The Escape From Class Of 1984!
Scream Factory has recently come through with a dose of post-apocalyptic madness on Blu-ray as they have released MAD MAX, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and CLASS OF 1984. Brad and Sean assess the claims by HD elitists of botched transfers on Scream Factory titles and whether or not you should double dip.
Romance With The Dead (An Interview With Jörg Buttgereit)
This week we sit down with the master of Necrophile Romance, Jörg Buttgereit as we discuss his career including his notorious Nekromantik films. We also choose this month’s winner of Coffee Shop Of Horrors coffee, discuss what’s arrived on our doorstep and give our Pick Of The Week!
Don’t Go In The Woods…Alone…Ever…I’m Serious…Don’t!
Brad and Sean have an epic “What’s On Your Doorstep” discussion followed by a return of the Vinegar Syndrome fellas to discuss their latest Blu-ray release, Don’t Go In The Woods…Alone. We also give you all a chance to win some Coffee Shop Of Horrors coffee and an awesome Screamcast Mug!
Der Fan Von Mondo Macabro
This week we discuss Mondo Macabro’s stunning blu-ray of Eckhart Schmidt’s DER FAN with Mondo Macabro co-founder Pete Tombs. Also, some Nazisploitation lands on Sean’s doorstep, while some musical comedies and mediocre action movies arrive on Brad’s doorstep.
You’ve Got Something In Your Starry Eyes
This week it is an honor to talk to the directors and producer of one of our top films of 2014. Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer along with producer Travis Stevens join us to give a candid behind-the-scenes look at 2014 STARRY EYES (Now streaming on Netflix!).
Digging Up The Mafia Style
This week Brian Saur joins us to talk Adam Green’s newest film DIGGING UP THE MARROW as well as Duke Miller’s absolutely insane MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE! We also introduce a new segment called “What’s On Your Doorstep” where we discuss some of the newest additions in our ever growing genre collections.
Late Phases: Night Of The Wolfcop!
We have a packed episode today. First, Brad puts a cap on his SXSW experience. Then we’re talking werewolves today with the new horror/comedy WOLFCOP and the newest film from Adrián García Bogliano, LATE PHASES. Finally, we select our very first winner of our monthly Coffee Shop Of Horrors give-away! This episode is two hours of goodness so grab a stiff drink and enjoy.
Brad’s SXSW Genre Roundup Extravaganza!
Brad Henderson has traveled to the Movie Mecca that is Austin, TX for their yearly SXSW Film Festival.
There was a healthy genre representation this year, so he rounds up his favorite flicks of the festival. Including: We Are Still Here, The Corpse Of Anna Fritz, Deathgasm, Nina Forever, and The Invitation.
Exterminators Of The Mothergrabbers
This week we dip our toes into the stickiness of the Italian Post-Apocalyptic Genre with Scream Factory’s release of Exterminators of the Year 3000! For those of you new to Italian Post Apocalyptic madness, Brad lists his “required viewing” so that the initiated can be brought up to speed.
God Told Me To Do Some New Year’s Evil
This week is a packed show as Sean and Brad discuss Larry Cohen’s 1976 film God Told Me To and Emmett Alston’s 1980 film New Year’s Evil! We also go deep down a rabbit hole involving our personal experiences with religion while run down our top “Religious Themes” films.
The Phantom Of The Nightcrawler
Brian Saur makes his triumphant return to the podcast as we explore two characters who will do pretty much anything to get what they want. First, Robert Englund attempts to depart from the Freddy Krueger persona in 1989’s Phantom Of The Opera! Then Jake Gyllenhaal turns in the performance of his career with 2014’s Nightcrawler. Also, we introduce a new regular segment with our ‘Picks Of The Week.”
Big Afros, Big Cars and Big Guns-Blaxploitation Part 3
It’s been a month of polyester suits, Afros, awesome music, and strong black men and black women sticking it back to THE MAN! Brad and Sean wrap up Blaxploitation with a discussion about the sub-genre’s horror entries like Blacula, Sugar Hill, JD’s Revenge and many others!
Big Afros, Big Cars and Big Guns, Part 2
We continue our journey through Blaxploitation as we look at the influence it’s had on modern filmmakers like Mario Van Peebles, John Singleton, Quentin Tarantino and others.
Big Afros, Big Cars and Big Guns, Part 1
In honor of Black History Month, Sean and Brad begin a month long look into the Blaxploitation phenomenon of the 1970s. This week we lay the groundwork by discussing the explosion of Blaxploitation Cinema once Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song was unleashed by legend Melvin Van Peebles.
Preserving The Naughty Bits, A Conversation With Vinegar Syndrome
This week Brad and Sean had a chance to sit down with the guys over at Vinegar Syndrome to talk Exploitation Cinema and Film Preservation. We also offer up a “Vinegar Syndrome Virgin Survival Guide” for those of you who have yet to jump into their catalog.
Your Guest Is Hiding A Silver Shamrock
Brad and Sean take on Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett’s newest flick, The Guest. Subjects include Dan Stevens, Dan Steven’s body, and Dan Stevens.
The Houses That Candyman Built
This week we take a bite out of three films! We know, it’s a mouthful, but we discuss the found-footage gem The Houses October Built, Scream Factory’s newest Blu-ray release Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh, and Alexander Aja’s newest offering Horns. Plus, we give our Top 10 Novel-to-Film adaptations.
There’s A Device In My Quatermass
John Portanova (The Invoking, The Device, Valley Of The Sasquatch) joins us to discuss all things alien! We discuss his newest film, The Device as well as Kino Lorber’s blu-ray release of The Quatermass Xperiment and our Top 10 Alien Abduction/Invastion flicks.
Tales From The Vault Of Horror In The Year 2247!
Brad, Sean and Brian put a cap on 2014 with their “Top 10 Horror Blu-ray Releases of 2014.”
A little Christmas is still injected into the conversation as they discuss Scream Factory’s Tales From The Crypt & Vault Of Horror double feature, as well as Full Moon’s release of Trancers!
Death By Antler: The Killer Santa Round-up
This week we discuss the most notorious Killer Santa flick of them all: Silent Night, Deadly Night! We have words for Anchor Bay regarding their lackluster, lazy blu-ray release and we round-up all the remaining Killer Santa movies worth checking out.