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May 31, 2017

We’re taking a trip to Tromaville with The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke ‘Em High!

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The Toxic Avenger (1984)

"The Toxic Avenger: A Brief History of Troma's Superhero Franchise" by Jim Knipfel, from Den of Geek

Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)

"Class of Nuke 'Em High is a Nutty, Nostalgic Treat" by Bill...


May 24, 2017

Jacob curates an episode that’s all about horror in anime with Wicked City and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlines.  

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Wicked City (1987)

Wicked City DVD commentary, Michael Toole

"Wicked City" by Jasper Sharp, Midnight Eye: Visions of Japanese...


May 17, 2017

We explore the legacy of the Alien franchise, with a focus on Alien and Aliens and a brief discussion of the other films!

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Alien (1979)

The Book of Alien by Michael Cross and Paul Scanlon

"Looking Back at Ridley Scott's Alien" by Ryan Lambie, from Den of Geek

The Beast Within: The Making of Alien (documentary,...


May 10, 2017

We pay homage to the Sultan of Splatter, Tom Savini, with two of his earlier films – Maniac and The Burning! Tom Savini “

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Tom Savini

"Forward" by Tom Savini, from Horror 101: The A-List of Horror Films and Monster Movies Vol. 1

Interview, Fantastic Flesh documentary

"Savini's a Scream: Checking in with the...


May 3, 2017

We become creatures of the night and go back to 1987 – the year of the tragically hip vampire – with The Lost Boys and Near Dark. 

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The Lost Boys (1987)

"5 Things You Might Not Have Know About The Lost Boys on its 25th Anniversary" by Oliver Lyttleton, from IndieWire

"9 Found Facts About The Lost Boys" by...