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Episode 165: Werewolves Within, Mass Hysteria, Rot, D-Railed, Daddy’s Wallet,Demonic

Episode 165: Werewolves Within, Mass Hysteria, Rot, D-Railed, Daddy’s Wallet,Demonic

August 15, 2021

Note: This episode was recorded back-to-back with Ep 164, when I was in week 3 of recovery from COVID, so you may hear a bit of coughing in the background and my voice go "funny" in a couple of places!

 

In this horror heavy episode Mike, Rich and Steve tackle four new releases, starting with the excellent WEREWOLVES WITHIN. I mention in our review that I'm keen to see what director Josh Rubin does next, forgetting that his previous film Scare Me is currently available on Shudder!

Next up is MASS HYSTERIA, set in Salem during Halloween, about a young actress playing a witch and being accused of witchcraft herself! I was lucky enough to interview the cast and crew of the film last year - you can check that out HERE.

Next we have ROTInterestingly Rich was so put off by the name and cover art for this film that he decided not to watch it. However Steve and I were rather surprised by what this film actually contained!

Finally there is D-RAILED, in which a bunch of passengers are threatened with:

a. Violent train robbers

b. Drowning in a lagoon when their train carriage derails,

c. Being eaten my monsters, or

d. All of the above.

 

As a palette cleanser from the horror, our Short Shot this week is DADDY's WALLET. This is directed by Matthew Kyle Levine, whose film Miss Freelance we covered on the Short Shots Episode 4.

Getting back to the horror theme, our DTV Throwback is DEMONIC, in which Frank Grillo and Maria Bello team up to solve a multiple murder scene with supernatural overtones. This film is currently available on Amazon Prime.

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Episode 162: Occupation: Rainfall, The Tomorrow War, Lapsis, Molly, Crazy Samurai 400 vs 1, The Soul Collector, The Dark and the Wicked, Witch Hunt, The Return of Dr Bees, Collision

Episode 162: Occupation: Rainfall, The Tomorrow War, Lapsis, Molly, Crazy Samurai 400 vs 1, The Soul Collector, The Dark and the Wicked, Witch Hunt, The Return of Dr Bees, Collision

July 6, 2021

In this episode Mike, Rich and Steve tackle another bumper crop of new releases, starting with four sci-fi movies:

We start with OCCUPATION: RAINFALL, the 2nd instalment of the Australian alien invasion franchise which a mixture of bitter grit and big flashy fx set-pieces. We follow this with another big-budget sci-fi movie, THE TOMORROW WAR starring Chris Pratt - this one is currently available to watch on Amazon Prime.

Our third sci-fi movie is LAPSIS, an off-kilter look at the plight of workers who are part of enabling a new level of technology.

Then it is off to a post-apocalyptic future in MOLLY, a sequel of sorts to a film we covered way back in episode 95 called Kill Mode. Molly features a 30 minute fight sequence made up of long takes as its finale. Meanwhile our next film goes even further. CRAZY SAMURAI: 400 vs 1 sees real-life samurai Musashi Miyamoto (Tak Sakaguchi) enter into a 77minute one-shot, unedited fight scene against 400 angry warriors! 

THE SOUL COLLECTOR (aka 8) is the first of three horror films discussed in this episode, a folk horror film set in South Africa. This is followed by the atmospheric THE DARK AND THE WICKED where supernatural shenanigans occur around a rural farm.

Finally, we discuss WITCH HUNT, a film which it is fair to say took all of us by surprise!

Our Short Shot this week is THE RETURN OF DR BEES, from animator Harry Partridge. We highly recommend you also check out his other DR Bees shorts, DR BEES and #CHANGETHEBEES!

And finally...in our DTV Throwback we stand around and gawp at COLLISION, in which a clean-shaven Frank Grillo and his femme fatale wife get caught up in a traffic accident in the Moroccan  desert! This is available on Amazon Prime but be warned there are key moments missing subtitles!

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Short Shots Ep 6: Etheria Special

Short Shots Ep 6: Etheria Special

June 21, 2021

In this episode, Mike and Rich take a look at the films selected for this year's Etheria Short Film Festival, which showcases films from female directors and filmmakers. 

As this is a live competition at this time we are unable to link to the actual films, however if you are a SHUDDER subscriber you will be able to see them between June 25 through July 25. 

There are nine films altogether, covering a diverse range of genre, from time travel, murderous rampage, post-apocalyptic nightmares, westerns, racial tensions and good old fashioned schlock. I dare say there is something for everyone here and not a weak link among them.

For more information about the films and the people who made them, CLICK HERE.

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