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In this podcast we discuss the career of the legendary film maker Dario Argento. The man who introduced many American’s to the Italian horror sub-genre known as “Giallo”. Master of use of color and architecture. If you have not heard this name before then listen to the podcast right away. Long standing horror movie fans know his films well. Titles such as Deep Red, Suspiria, Inferno,Tenebre, Opera to name just a few. Argento has 24 director credits, 16 as producer, 41 as writer, and 13 as actor. For this podcast we decided to each make a top 7 list of our favorite films. Of course we disagree on several making for a fun and interesting movie rant. Later this year comes the Americanized remake of Suspiria from director Luca Guadagnino. Fans of the movie are waiting with nervous anticipation. More on that later…enjoy
Body horror, biological horror, organic horror or visceral horror is horror fiction in which the horror is principally derived from the graphic degeneration or destruction of the physical body. Such works may deal with decay, disease, surgical modification, parasitism, mutation, or mutilation. -Collins English Dictionary
In this podcast we discuss a variety of movies that fall under the sub-genre “body horror”. We discuss movies such as Tetsuo, Shivers, Street Trash, Quid Pro Quo, American Mary, Possession, Slither, Poultrygiest: Night of the Chicken Dead, and the remake of Evil Dead (2013) and rant about many more. The movies that fall under this heading is broad so we just pick some our favorites and talk about why we feel they belong in body horror. Both of us introducing and recommending films the other hasn’t seen. It makes for a fun rant on one of the most shamelessly nauseating sub-genre’s around. BODY HORROR. They come loaded with special effects and slime or none at all. Some are funny, some are downright wrong.Enjoy the podcast. Keep your limbs if its an option. Don’t get any weird ideas.
One night Creepy and Dungeondan were talking about how John Carpenter was suing Luc Besson for stealing his story from his film ‘Escape from New York’ and using it in his film ‘Lockout’. I never would have seen ‘Lockout’ if it weren’t for this law suit. The film was a total flop. Then we started talking about how Carpenter can be a real critic at times in interviews. We also began to talk about his career ( both talking shit and giving praise). Time for a podcast! We each wrote a list of our top five films directed by John Carpenter and then phoned in to Reel 9 and gave our results!
To date John Carpenter has 31 director credits, 45 writer credits, 29 composer credits, 45 soundtrack credits,13 producer credits, and 19 actor credits. Halloween. The Thing. Escape from New York. When you hear these movie titles you immediately think of John Carpenter. Most people think that the 1978 movie Halloween was his first film. He actually made two feature films prior to Halloween, Dark Star (1976) and Assault on Precinct 13 (1976). He’s an American icon whether you like it or not. He is also the guy that made the Chevy Chase comedy ‘Memoirs of an Invisible Man’ and the remake of ‘Village of the Damned. We’ve got enough to discuss right here. Enjoy.
Our first published podcast (just imagine the ones that didn’t make the cut) is a discussion about the notorious documentary film maker Franco Prosperi’s first narrative fiction film ‘Wild Beasts’. Franco Prosperi is responsible for brining us the ‘Mondo Cane’ shockumentary series as well as the controversial ‘Africa Addio’ (Africa; Blood and Guts) documentary. So its very interesting to see this person actually write and direct his first motion picture that just so happens to feature a variety of animal attacks in the city. The water supply for a large city zoo becomes contaminated with PCP and the animals go crazy and get loose. Hell yeah! Mid-80’s, Italian, animal attack Grindhouse film from the nut behind ‘Mondo Cane’! Sounds like a must see. Where else do you get to see rats eat people getting it on in the back seat. How about a cheetah chasing down a convertible or elephants busting down a wall to trample whom ever is in their way. How about getting weirded out when you watch a hyena trying to rip a pigs ear off. Hold up… there ain’t no CGI or strings attached on this one. 100 percent Cult Classic.
We actually recorded this podcast before ‘Wild Beasts” had been available in the U.S. on Blu-Ray. Now, probably thanks to our mental mojo powers, Serevin Films has released ‘Wild Beasts’ in it proper remastered form, complete with bonus features! One bonus feature has a tour of Franco Prosperi’s home and its loaded with bizarre artifacts he has collected during his career. Wild stuff. Worth checking out. Enjoy the rant.