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Cinema Wasteland Talk/ Tascam Talk – 0:12
“Howling Village” Review – 7:03
“Queen of Spades” Review– 11:37
“La Casa” Review– 14:53
“Star Vehicle” Review – 18:41
“Witching & Bitching” Review – 26:45
“Cthulhu Mansion” Review – 32:47
Pervert Card “Hunter’s Sense of Touch” Review – 37:40
Patreon Pick “The Hills Run Red” Review – 43:44
1970 “Sinthia: The Devil’s Doll” Review– 51:08
1970 “Bizarre” Review – 55:16
1970 Short Film Block “The Grandmother” and “Crimes of the Future” Reviews– 58:55/ 1:00:36
You Ain’t Seen!? “The Black Cauldron” Review – 1:03:17
Questions/ Answers/ Question of the Week “Favorite horror films from 2021?" – 1:19:01
Update/ Cinema Wasteland Update – 1:33:25/ 1:43:56
22 Shots of Moodz and Horror – https://www.22shotsofmoodzandhorror.com/
Podcast Under the Stairs – https://tputscast.com/podcast
"Howling Village" Blu-Ray Review (Dread Central)
Where every howl is one of terror!
A young psychologist heads to an infamous haunted place named 'Howling Village' in order to find out her family's dark history.
Dread Central – https://store.dreadcentral.com/
“Howling Village” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/howling-village-blu-ray
"Queen of Spades" Blu-Ray Review (Dread Central)
SHE WILL REIGN.
According to legend, an ominous entity known as the "Queen of Spades" can be summoned by performing an ancient ritual. Those brave enough, draw a door and a staircase on a mirror, in darkness, say her name three times, and what happens next must be experienced to be believed. Four teenagers decide to summon the Queen as a joke, but they could never imagine the horrors this innocent prank would condemn them and their loved ones to. The evil entity won't stop until she gets their souls.
Dread Central – https://store.dreadcentral.com/
“Queen of Spades” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/queen-of-spades-blu-ray
"La Casa" Blu-Ray Review (Dread Central)
Inspired by real events. Responding to an urgent call for help, a police officer becomes trapped by the evil spirits.
Inspired by real events. Responding to an urgent call for help, a police officer becomes trapped by the evil spirits of a cursed house. Searching for an escape, he must battle against the malevolent forces which are determined to drag him to hell.
Dread Central – https://store.dreadcentral.com/
“La Casa” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/la-casa-blu-ray
"Star Vehicle" Blu-Ray Review (Unearthed Films)
Dying for a ride?
"Star Vehicle" follows the downward spiral of movie driver Donald Cardini, a self-professed movie buff with a penchant for explosive violence when provoked. Driving the stars of low-budget movies, along with their fragile egos, to and from locations in the middle of nowhere, pushes Don's buttons in all of the wrong directions. When Luke, the young and self-absorbed writer/director challenges Don's authority, murder and mayhem ensues. The movie's Scream Queen' starlet, Riversa Red, to her dismay finds herself the target of Don's obsession. With his encyclopedic knowledge of her "body" and body of work, Don worms his way onto Riversa's good side, no easy task. Not knowing whether to fear or friend Don, Riversa finds herself at the center of a cyclone with Luke and Don both vying for her attention. A mysterious Hotel Bellboy and an unknown "watcher in the woods" lend themselves to the growing suspense as the cast and crew hold-up at Forest Grove Lodge. After a couple of grueling days into the movie shoot, Don goes berserk, getting himself kicked off of the show. But letting go of Don doesn't come without a price. When he shows up the next day, 9 mm handgun in tow, the cast and crew are forced to act in Don's own home movie. Those who make a stand are dealt a deadly hand and those that await their fate wish they never stepped into the "Star Vehicle". Once the wheels of horror start rolling, there's no turning back.
Commentary with Director Ryan Nicholson and Lead Actor Dan Ellis
Left Coast TV presents: 'On the Set of Star Vehicle'
Behind the Wheel of Bleading Lady
Making of Star Vehicle
Makeup Students + Acting Students
Splatterfest! at the Plaza Theatre
Dead Nude Girls
Unearthed Films – https://unearthedfilms.com/
“Star Vehicle” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/star-vehicle-blu-ray
"Witching & Bitching" Blu-Ray Review (IFC Midnight)
Two unemployed men (Mario Casas and Hugo Silva) commit a robbery and, fleeing persecution by the police (Nieto and Secun Pepón de la Rosa) and the ex-wife of one of them (Macarena Gómez), delve into the impenetrable forests of Navarre and fall into the clutches of a horde of crazed women that eat human flesh.
IFC Midnight – https://www.ifcfilms.com/category/midnight
“Witching & Bitching” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Witching-Bitching-Blu-ray-Hugo-Silva/dp/B09BTHH2NC/
"Cthulhu Mansion" Blu-Ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
After a drug deal gone wrong, a group of punks attempt to flee a local amusement park by taking a mysterious old magician named Chandu (Frank Finlay; Lifeforce) and his beautiful daughter hostage. While trying to evade the police, the punks force Chandu to take them to his secluded mansion where they plan to seek refuge for the night and wait for the heat to die down. Unbeknownst to them, Chandu's obsession with the black arts and the occult has summoned an evil that not even he can control. As the house itself begins to terrorize and kill the trespassers, the survivors desperately attempt to uncover the horrifying secret to the mansion’s magical spells, along with Chandu’s own dark past...
One of the last films directed by Spain’s notorious Juan Piquer Simón (Slugs), CTHULHU MANSION is a lavish and expectedly grotesque H.P. Lovecraft inspired chiller that, despite its early 90s production date, is firmly rooted in the aesthetics, gore, and creature effect work of prime 80s Euro horror. Never before on disc in the U.S., Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents this gothic gem in a new 2K restoration of archival 35mm film elements.
directed by: Juan Piquer Simón
starring: Frank Finlay, Marcia Layton, Luis Fernando Alvés, Brad Fisher
1992 / 92 min / 1.66:1 / English
• Region Free Blu-ray
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from 35mm archival elements
• "The Simon's Jigsaw: A Trip To The Universe of Juan Piquer Simón" - A Spanish feature length documentary tribute on the life and work of director Juan Piquer Simón, featuring many of the collaborators he's worked with over the years, including director Carlos Puerto, actor Jack Taylor, actress Hilda Fuchs, cinematographer Juan Mariné, FX artist Colin Arthur and many more...
• “The Special Effects Make-up Magician” - an interview with sfx artist Colin Arthur
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“Cthulhu Mansion” Blu-Ray – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/products/cthulhu-mansion
Pervert Card: "Hunter's Sense of Touch" Review
A police detective investigating a vicious string of homosexual murders discovers that the latest victim appears to be the married executive who was his college lover ten years before.
“Hunter’s Sense of Touch” IMDB – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0291292
Patreon Pick "The Hills Run Red" Streaming Review (VUDU)
TRESPASSERS WILL BE SLAUGHTERED…
A group of young horror fans go searching for a film that mysteriously vanished years ago but instead find that the demented killer from the movie is real, and he’s thrilled to meet fans who will die gruesomely for his art.
“The Hills Run Red” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-hills-run-red?product_id=7376
1970 "Sinthia: The Devil's Doll" Review
HALF CHILD… BUT ALL WOMAN. HOW ABNORMAL CAN A GIRL BE?
Cynthia Kyle enters puberty with a vengeance, murdering her parents as they make love: she’s wanted her father to love only her. Eight years later, she’s free and wants to marry, but nightmares plague her so she seeks psychiatric help. The doctor asks her to describe a dream: it’s long and elaborate with dreams within dreams of Lucifer, Hell, and her parents in various guises. To shed her guilt, the shrink recommends that she commit suicide in her next dream. In it, she falls in love with an artist who reminds her of her father, responds to a woman who finds her attractive, and celebrates her first school-yard kiss. The dream takes her back to her parents’ bedside. Is any cure possible?
“Sinthia: The Devil’s Doll” YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBEqOfSVh5Y&t=20s
1970 "Bizarre" DVD Review (Synapse)
AN EROTIC AND HORRIFYING JOURNEY INTO THE MIND OF THE UNDEAD
An offbeat anthology film, mix of sex, horror and humor filmed in varied styles.
“Bizarre” DVD – https://mvdshop.com/products/bizarre-dvd
1970 Shorts "The Grandmother" and "Crimes of the Future" Review
TO LIVE IS TO DIE.
A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother.
Crimes of the Future
Crimes of the Future is set in a future where sexually mature women appear to have been obliterated by a plague produced by the use of cosmetics. It details the wanderings of Adrian Tripod director of the dermatological clinic the House of Skin. Tripod seems at a loss following the disappearance of his mentor Antoine Rouge.
“Eraserhead” Blu-Ray (The Grandmother) – https://www.criterion.com/films/28382-eraserhead
“The Brood” Blu-Ray (Crimes of the Future) – https://www.criterion.com/films/28439-the-brood
You Ain't Seen!? "The Black Cauldron" Blu-Ray Review (Disney Movie Club)
HIDDEN BY DARKNESS. GUARDED BY WITCHES. DISCOVERED BY A BOY. STOLEN BY A KING. WHOEVER OWNS IT WILL RULE THE WORLD. OR DESTROY IT.
Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen will show him the way to The Black Cauldron, which has the power to create a giant army of unstoppable soldiers.
“The Black Cauldron” Blu-Ray –
Question of the Week
Favorite 2021 horror films and recommendations?
1. The Deer Hunter
2. Transformers: The Movie
3. Alone in the Dark
4. Encounter of the Spooky Kind
5. The Old Dark House
6. The Man Who Laughs
7. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
8. The Screaming Woman
9. The Victim
10. Scream, Pretty Peggy
12. Devil Story
14. Shallow Grave
15. Debbie Does Dallas 2
16. WNUF Halloween Special
17. Duck! The Carbine High Massacre
18. What Really Happened to Baby Jane?
19. Primetime Panic (Dreams Don’t Die, Freedom, Death Ride to Osaka)
20. 4K Demons 1 and 2
21. Brotherhood of the Wolf
22. King Kong
23. The Devil’s 8
24. Hallucination Generation
25. Over the Edge
26. Near Dark
27. The Garden of Torment
28. 4K Don’t Look Now
29. One Cut of the Dead Hollywood Edition
30. Riki-Oh Story of Ricky
32. Blood, Guts, and Sunshine
35. Evil Toons
36. Shock Cinema
38. Flesh Eater X
39. Sons of Steel
40. Hansel & Gretel Get Baked
41. Mexico Barbaro
43. The Dead Lands
44. This Girl is Badass
47. Frank and Jesse
48. The Underground
49. Flesh Contagium
Howling Village – 2019 – Takashi Shimizu
Queen of Spades – 2021 – Patrick White
La Casa – 2019 – Jorge Olguín
Star Vehicle – 2010 – Ryan Nicholson
Witching & Bitching – 2013 – Álex de la Iglesia
Cthulhu Mansion – 1992 – Juan Piquer Simón
Hunter’s Sense of Touch – 1995 – Hisayasu Satô
The Hills Run Red – 2009 – Dave Parker
Sinthia: The Devil’s Doll – 1970 – Ray Dennis Steckler
Bizarre – 1970 – Antony Balch
The Grandmother – 1970 – David Lynch
Crimes of the Future – 1970 – David Cronenberg
The Black Cauldron – 1985 – Ted Berman/ Richard Rich