A quick word about Prey (2022)

I’ve just watched Prey, which is now available for streaming on Disney+ in the UK, Hulu in the USA and presumably other services around the world, so I just wanted to write a few spoiler-free words about how unexpectedly delightful it is. It’s the latest iteration of the SF/horror/action Predator franchise (which we’ve obliquely discussedContinue reading “A quick word about Prey (2022)”

Horror in Red Dwarf

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-94f5i-1286fae A relaxed, horror-adjacent chat this week, as Stella and Dan put their feet up and chuckle about the horrific elements of their (and possibly everybody’s) favourite sci-fi sitcom, Red Dwarf. (The Series 2 episode they discuss without naming is called Thanks for the Memory.)   Red Dwarf Series 1-8 are available for streaming viaContinue reading “Horror in Red Dwarf”

Revisitations #7: Alien Resurrection (1997)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-dj5e9-127e0c2 Following their discussions of Aliens (1986) in the previous two episodes, and Alien3 (1992) much earlier, Dan and Ian now take on 1997’s not-much-loved fourth part of the franchise, Alien Resurrection, although the two can’t agree whose idea it was.  Listen as Ian rediscovers a nightmare from literally half a lifetime ago.  The discussionContinue reading “Revisitations #7: Alien Resurrection (1997)”

Questions of Horror #4: Is It Horror?

Apart from Howard (he says hello), the gang’s all here as Stella, Kirsty and Ian join Dan to discuss how far the horror genre might stretch to include action, disaster and sci-fi films, with specific reference to The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Jaws (1975) and Aliens (1986).  Beware: spoilers for The Poseidon Adventure – please noteContinue reading “Questions of Horror #4: Is It Horror?”

DASHCAM: Interview with Gemma Hurley & Jed Shepherd

Ian, Stella and Kirsty do their best without Dan’s guidance (he’s away on holiday, the slacker) and dig into Dashcam, Rob Savage’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to Host, with a spoiler-free and spoiler-full discussions, plus an interview with Dashcam screenwriter Gemma Hurley and its producer Jed Shepherd. PODCAST TIMELINE1’52 Trailer followed by spoiler-free discussion22’00 Interview withContinue reading “DASHCAM: Interview with Gemma Hurley & Jed Shepherd”

Film Stories’ Podcast of the Week!

We were honoured to be selected by the esteemed Em McGowan of Film Stories magazine and the Verbal Diorama podcast (if you don’t read or listen to either, you should, they’re fantastic) to be the Film Stories website’s featured British Movie Podcast of the Week last week. We’re incredibly grateful to Em for the glowingContinue reading “Film Stories’ Podcast of the Week!”

Revisitations #5: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) with Catherine Bray

It’s time to talk Tolkien, and specifically the more horrific elements of the Middle Earth canon.  Peter Jackson’s 2001 film instalment The Fellowship of the Ring (featuring the ever-forbidding Christopher Lee, of course) has long given Ian, Stella and Dan the collywobbles, but Ralph Bakshi’s 1978 animated version is also memorably nightmarish.  Joining them toContinue reading “Revisitations #5: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) with Catherine Bray”

Feasting on Hannibal #2: Season Two (2014) with Dr Lori Hitchcock Morimoto & Dr Rebecca Williams

AKA: ‘Another Hannibal Love-In’… We return to the world of Hannibal, Bryan Fuller’s majestic TV remix of the works of Thomas Harris.  As with our Season One discussion last year, Kirsty and Dan are joined by very special guests Dr Lori Hitchcock Morimoto of the University of Virginia and Dr Rebecca Williams of the UniversityContinue reading “Feasting on Hannibal #2: Season Two (2014) with Dr Lori Hitchcock Morimoto & Dr Rebecca Williams”

Patreon Extract: 100 Years of Nigel Kneale

The date this episode drops, 28th April 2022, would’ve been the 100th birthday of Nigel Kneale, the great pioneer of SF/horror TV and film, who died in 2006.  Here, in an extract from our forthcoming episode on Kneale’s film version of Quatermass and the Pit (1967), renowned horror author Simon Clark tells Dan the storyContinue reading “Patreon Extract: 100 Years of Nigel Kneale”

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