It's cult movie time again, and this time we are looking at one of the best horror comedies of recent years - What We Do in the Shadows a mockumentary created by Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement exploring the shows world of the undead in present day New Zealand! DIRECT DOWNLOAD - COMMENTARY CLUB 033 - What We Do in the Shadows
In this podcast we take a trip down the more disreputable end of Memory Lane, to the ramshackle edifice that lurks just behind the Great Library of Dreams... The 'Orrible 'Ouse of Terrible Old Tat! Inside we uncover the twisted history of a classic board game featuring ghosts, ghouls and witches, known variously over the years as Which Witch, Haunted House and Ghost Castle.
In the fifth of our stay in, stay safe comedy specials, strange omens and dark forces are abroad in the kingdom of The Black Adder, and the dreaded Witchsmeller Pursuivant cometh! Folk horror vibes, bloody milk and dire warnings about the fruit of the carrot tree ensue... Plus watch out for a cameo from Satan himself! DIRECT DOWNLOAD - The Black Adder - Witchsmeller Pursuivant
In this podcast we look at assorted European incarnations of the Colour Out of Space. We first look at a French TV version Le Couleur de l'Abime from 1982, then Ivan Zuccon's Italian retelling of the tale The Colour from the Dark (2008) and finally round off with a glorious German version Die Farbe directed by Huan Vu from 2010
As it is midsummer - a time of magic and mystery - we have a tale of sunlit horror from the great EF Benson. In The Man Who Went Too Far we discover ancient and terrifying powers are very much alive and well in the heart of the English countryside.
We take a trip back to 1997 to discover who is protecting the Earth from the scum of the Universe! Yes, it's that classic pairing of Tommy Lee Wallace and Will Smith in Barry Sonnenfeld's smash hit SF comedy Men in Black!
In this show we look at the various attempts Hollywood has made at translating the classic weird tale by HP Lovecraft to the big screen. In this episode we look at Die Monster Die (1965) starring Boris Karloff, The Curse (1987) starring Wil Wheaton, and The Color Out of Space (2019) starring Nicholas "no scenery is safe from my teeth" Cage.
In this little show we have an eerie poem from Robert E Howard. While he is best known as the creator of Conan the Barbarian and other two-fisted heroes, Howard also wrote a great deal of verse, much of it on weird and fantastic themes. The poem in this podcast takes us back England in years gone by, the days when gibbets still stood at crossroads...
In the second part of our discussion of The Colour Out of Space by HP Lovecraft, we delve into the science behind the story, the themes of the tale, and its legacy. DIRECT DOWNLOAD - Exploring the Colour Out of Space Part II
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Something strange falls from the skies, and a creeping terror comes to earth. Considered to be one of his best stories, here is The Colour Out of Space by HP Lovecraft, a masterful and far-sighted fusion of science fiction and horror, complete and unabridged!
It's crap film time again, and this time we have gone for one of the worst movies of all-time - Robot Monster from 1953! Shot in four days and in 3D, see an incredible alien invader, the Ro-Man - which looks suspiciously like a gorilla in a space helmet - fart about with a bubble machine while pestering the last surviving humans on earth!
May 26th is Peter Cushing's birthday and May 27th is Sir Christopher Lee's! And so to celebrate these two true gentlemen of cinema, we proudly offer you a ticket to ride first class on the Trans-Siberian Express and take a trip into terror! Cushing, Lee, a mad monk, a frozen prehistoric monster from space, and Telly Savalas... What more could you want?
What secrets lurk in the subway system? What horrors dwell deep in the bowels of the earth beneath our cities? Far Below by Robert Barbour Johnson has the answers! A tale of subterranean terror which was voted by readers to be the best story ever to be published in Weird Tales
As we enjoyed it so much last time, we pay tribute again to the late great Tim Brooke-Taylor, with another two of our favourite episodes of classic 1970s comedy series, The Goodies! In this episode we are watching are Kung Fu Capers from Series 7 and Saturday Night Grease from Series 8!
We return to where the hills rise wild outside Arkham town, and explore The Colour Out of Space by HP Lovecraft. In this episode, we discover how Lovecraft came to write his classic fusion of horror and science fiction, and delve into the various tales that inspired him.
A tale of terror from one of literature's greatest writers. Guy de maupassant wrote many novels and hundreds of short stories, and is recognised as a giant of French literature. However he also penned a series of haunting tales about the strange and the macabre. The story Lui? known either He? or sometimes The Terror asks us if we are ever truly alone, or is there an unseen other haunting us...
In this show we have a tale from a modern master, Mr Thom Burgess, who has created a string of highly acclaimed ghostly graphic novels. His latest opus, a collection of short tales entitled Nyctophobias which delivers twenty very good reasons to be scared of the dark. One story you will find in this gorgeous illustrated anthology is a deceptively innocent sounding tale called Teacups...
HP Lovecraft is regarded of the one of the masters of the 20th century horror story, but a great many of his tales also contain a good deal of science fiction too. And this early short tale is a prime example of how Lovecraft fused science and terror...
In this podcast, Mr Jim Moon rounds up some more notable discoveries on Amazon Prime Video for your lockdown viewing! In this show we have three bonkers horror movies, from three different decades and three different countries. From 1970s Britain we have Horror Hospital (1973), from 1980s USA we have Uninvited (1987) and from 1990s Italy we have Dellamorte Dellamore (1994).
Mr HH Munro forged as successful career as a writer under his pen name Saki, and is now hailed as one of the masters of the short story. Many of his tales contain a dark humour, and a good few ventured into the realm of the weird and the macabre. Here is a short classic by Saki detailing a most unusual haunting...
While Walter de la Mare is usually best remembered as a highly respectable poet, he also wrote a good deal of fiction, and in particular, several highly individual tales of the macabre. . One such story is Seaton's Aunt, which in a visit to a friend's quiet country house leads to some strange and haunting experiences...