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)”

Insane For The Strain

After being introduced to the show via Stella’s American TV horror two-parter last year, Dan is now a huge fan of Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and Carlton Cuse’s FX series The Strain (2014-17).  In this episode, Stella joins Dan for a spoilery chat about the whole series.  Elsewhere, a pre-recorded Howard is present toContinue reading “Insane For The Strain”

Halloween Retrospective #11: Halloween (2018)

FINALLY it’s here, only three years after being recorded!  Join Howard, Dan and Spider-Dan (known on this recording as Dan B), in the pub with Ian Winterton (in chronologically his first appearance on this podcast) discuss their first impressions, in both spoiler-free and spoilery fashion, of David Gordon Green’s 2018 Halloween film – just inContinue reading “Halloween Retrospective #11: Halloween (2018)”

(Virtual) Grimmfest Preview #3: Aaron Bartuska on For Roger

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4htxx-11039e9 This weekend (14-17 October) it’s the virtual version of Grimmfest, giving all of us lounge-lizards who missed the live festival the opportunity to catch many of its filmic highlights from the comfort of our homes.  In this mini-episode, Dan talks to Aaron Bartuska, debut director and co-writer, about his found footage/slasher/character study hybrid ForContinue reading “(Virtual) Grimmfest Preview #3: Aaron Bartuska on For Roger”

Grimmfest 2021 Preview #2

The date this episode drops (7th October 2021) is the first day of Grimmfest, Manchester’s festival of fantastic film, returning as a live event for the first time since 2019.  And here is the second of our preview episodes, in which you can learn some details about two of the films screening there – TarumamaContinue reading “Grimmfest 2021 Preview #2”

The Final Girls and Boys: Series Finale, Part Two

Kirsty, Stella, Ian and Dan gather for the last time this series, to cast their minds back over the podcast so far and discuss whatever comes to mind.  Meanwhile, Howard (who has now recovered from his COVID-19 jab) phones in for another delve into the Bag of Death. The show will now go on aContinue reading “The Final Girls and Boys: Series Finale, Part Two”

Things We Forgot To Say: Series Finale, Part One

It’s time to wrap up the first series of –And Now The Podcast Starts! with a general chat between Kirsty, Stella, Ian and Dan as they reflect on producing 60-odd episodes of horror discussions during a global pandemic, pick out some favourite moments, and add in some bits they meant to say about earlier topics. Continue reading “Things We Forgot To Say: Series Finale, Part One”

Halloween Retrospective #10: Halloween II (2009)

A return to 2018 (oh, those carefree, carefree days) this episode, as we release the second-to-last of our series of Halloween franchise reviews recorded in that year, with our look at Rob Zombie’s sequel to his own remake.  Usual suspects Dan and Howard are joined by regular Halloween guests Spider-Dan (who at the time ofContinue reading “Halloween Retrospective #10: Halloween II (2009)”

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