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”

Revisitations #4: Martin (1977) (or: Educating Ian)

It’s April Fool’s Day, so perhaps it’s appropriate to admit our own foolishness in failing to put out our March episode actually in the month of March.  Here it is instead, and you’ll get a proper April episode in due course… David Edwards, former film critic of the Daily Mirror and old mate of Ian’s,Continue reading “Revisitations #4: Martin (1977) (or: Educating Ian)”

Mini Reviews #1: Sister Tempest (2020)

Now that the major episodes of the podcast have moved to a monthly schedule, we’ll be dropping occasional mini episodes in between, including reviews of new movies.  Here is the first, as Kirsty and Dan sink their teeth into director Joe Badon’s surreal dark comedy, Sister Tempest. Relevant links: Order Sister Tempest on Blu-Ray RentContinue reading “Mini Reviews #1: Sister Tempest (2020)”

Revisitations #3: Nosferatu (1922)

It’s 100 years since the premiere of FW Murnau’s Nosferatu – Eine Symphonie des Grauens (A Symphony of Horror).  Although not quite the first screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula, it’s the one by which all others are measured – a masterpiece of German Expressionist cinema that marks the beginning of modern screenContinue reading “Revisitations #3: Nosferatu (1922)”

Scream (2022) – Should they have called it SCREAMS?

Dan spent quite a while thinking up the title for this episode… Yes, having graduated from high school (or ‘left secondary school’ as we tend to say in this part of the UK) just as Wes Craven’s seminal slasher comedy Scream (1996) first hit UK cinemas, Stella and Dan are franchise fans and wouldn’t dareContinue reading “Scream (2022) – Should they have called it SCREAMS?”

Doctor Sleep (2019) and The Shining (1980)

Kirsty, Dan and Ian discuss 2019’s Doctor Sleep and whether it was a good idea to make a direct sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980). Also, Merry Christmas! 00.00.00 Intro 00.09.25 Doctor Sleep and The Shining (non-spoilers) 00.40.49 Doctor Sleep (spoilers) Recommendations Doctor Sleep (in both theatrical and Director’s Cut versions) is currently streamingContinue reading “Doctor Sleep (2019) and The Shining (1980)”

Questions of Horror #3: Which Horror Films Will We Never Watch (Again)?

Kirsty and Dan ponder the horror films they’ve decided never to go near, and the reasons behind their choice.  Elsewhere, Howard returns – for the first time over Zoom – to delve into the Bag of Death. 00.00.41 Intro with Dan 00.04.55 The Bag of Death with Howard 00.25.46 The Question of Horror with KirstyContinue reading “Questions of Horror #3: Which Horror Films Will We Never Watch (Again)?”

Missed Classics #9: When A Stranger Calls (1979)

Ian, Kirsty and Dan discover as one the highly influential 1979 thriller, When A Stranger Calls.  Elsewhere, Dan rhapsodises about Shudder (where this film can actually be found… it’s on Amazon Prime, too). 00.00.00 Intro 00.06.33 When A Stranger Calls spoiler-free discussion 00.16.39 When a Stranger Calls trailer (containing a major spoiler) and spoiler discussionContinue reading “Missed Classics #9: When A Stranger Calls (1979)”

Revisitations #2: Dog Soldiers (2002) (or: Ian‘s Regret)

2002’s Dog Soldiers is a fave for Stella, a ‘like’ for Kirsty and Dan, and frankly a source of personal angst for Ian.  The foursome all get together to chew the fat on it (and somehow never mention that director Neil Marshall went on to be a key force behind our perennial love, TV’s Hannibal). Continue reading “Revisitations #2: Dog Soldiers (2002) (or: Ian‘s Regret)”

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