Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 56

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Slashers, Stephen King, Jason, Freddy and James Cameron, beyond Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Hellraiser lies a graveyard of forgotten gems, underrated classics and much loved worst films ever. It’s the Eighties and co-hosts Doc Rotten, Santos Ellin, Jr. and guest-host, Fearshop.com Mike are joining forces to take a look at their favorite Horror Films from the goriest decade of terror, from 1980 to 1989.  Get Ready! Monster Movie Podcast Episode 56– Top 10 Horror … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 53

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The old dark house. The creepy dilapidated manor. The remote isolate hotel. Haunted Houses! The idea fascinates audiences, directors and screen writers creating one of the most chilling of horror sub-genres. James Wan’s latest film, The Conjuring, is a brilliant example of a haunted house film…and more. Co-hosts, Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani, join together to run through their lists of Top 10 Haunted House films. The Shining. Poltergeist. The Haunting. Ghost, spirits, demons and Jack Nicholson. Get Ready! … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cold Hand in Mine Author: Robert Aickman

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Robert Aickman (1914-1981) described his stories as ‘strange.’ Probably because no other word quite does them justice. Interestingly, he came from a rich horror heritage, his grandfather Richard Marsh having been a rival in popularity to Bram Stoker with his occult novel, The Beetle. But, during his life, Aickman was known as much for his conservation work on British waterways as he was for his writing. A man ahead of his time in many ways. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ghost Story (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: “Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome fifty-year-old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley’s twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Ghost Story (1981) is another film about a cohesive social group (not religious zealots this time, but four upper-class old men in a small New England town) repressing forces such as sexuality, that might … Continue reading

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