The Phantom Erik

100 Years of Horror

Join the Phantom Erik as he journeys back in time to review films and themes from each year during the last century. It's sure to be a ghoulish good time!
100 Years of Horror

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Join the Phantom Erik as he journeys back in time to review films and themes from each year during the last century. It's sure to be a ghoulish good time!

Link: 100yearsofhorror.com

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TV & Film

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The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Sep 2, 2014 01:48:49

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The time has come to close the other side of the book on this immense undertaking, but not before we cover one last film: 2012's "The Cabin in the Woods". This film just came out right as we were starting our trek through a century of horror, and now it's time to bring it to the show and talk about its unique style and the implications for the future of horror it possesses within its meta structure. To help us look ahead to a new century for our beloved genre, we've brought on a few friends and former guests of the show to help us bring you this epic, final episode of 100 Years of Horror!

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 100 - The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

 

Notes:

Thank you to every listener, downloader, promoter and podcaster who helped this show reach its goal of 100 Years! It's been a crazy journey and will be one of the more fond experiences of my life to look back to.

Thank you to Latasha Gibson, Ricardo Loureiro, Rob Wilson, Gary Hill, Gill Rockatansky, Axe-Wielding Alex, Jamie Jenkins, Jesse Bollinger, Jeffrey "X" Martin, Mike and Iris for all offering your thoughts on the future of horror and helping make this the blockbuster episode I was banking on putting out.

These 100 Year episodes will remain online through Halloween, when we plan to release the 100 Years of Horror audio box set featuring each show, so you can start the journey again. After that, they will disappear into the internet ether for the rest of eternity!

 

Closing music: Dean Martin, "A Hundred Years from Now"

 

Keep listening for those organs in the night, and looking out for the Phantom and Lester's next adventure!

The Innkeepers (2011)

Aug 26, 2014 39:44

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We're settling down in America for our final two episodes featuring some larger-scope topics before we bid adieu. Tonight, we're talking some new faces of horror with the next wave of filmmakers including Ti West, Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett and more. With the rise of internet buzz and the return of the anthology horror film to display these new, daring individuals, we consider whether or not the future of horror is in good hands by taking a look at the recent Ti West film, "The Innkeepers" from 2011. A classic ghost tale with some campy stylishness, it's a film that tests the patience of the modern instant-gratification crowd. How will it fare with Lester Reaper and the Phantom Erik? Tune in to this special penultimate episode of 100 Years of Horror to find out!

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 099 - The Innkeepers (2011)

 

Notes:

 

Listen to the impeccable Badasses, Boobs & Body Counts HERE

 

Closing music: Cave Singers, "Dancing on Our Graves"

I Saw the Devil (2010)

Aug 19, 2014 01:25:44

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Our final episode countdown brings us to our last "decade", of which we'll spend just a short time but will take a look at some future trends in horror. Today, that trend has us talking about the Korean revenge film alongside friend to the show, Axe-Wielding Alex, who brings us a multitude of Korean knowledge and culture for an all-encompassing look at one of the trend's biggest films, 2010's "I Saw the Devil". Not necessarily a horror genre, its foreign appearance and bleak expose on revenge is dark enough to satiate any horror appetite. Join us for our third-to-last episode on this exciting journey!

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 098 - I Saw the Devil (2010)

Notes:

Go listen to the new devil-worshipping show, Kiss the Goat HERE

Closing music: No Brain, "You Blew Me Away" (Alex's favorite Korean song)

Dread (2009)

Aug 12, 2014 43:38

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For our last episode of the 'aughts, we turn the spotlight to a master of many different horror media, Clive Barker. Starting in literature, Barker has since branched out to writing, directing and producing horror films as well as creating different forms of visual and performance art. We turn to one of his most recent productions, 2009's "Dread" which happens to be based on one of his earliest stories from his famed "Books of Blood", a collection of short stories that put him on the map and would later be adapted into famous horror films like Candyman and The Midnight Meat Train. Tune in to hear the Phantom Erik and Lester glow over yet another Master of Horror!

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 097 - Dread (2009)

 

Notes:

Break - Clive Barker documentary, "The Art of Horror"

 

It's the last episode of our decade-long giveaway. Thanks to everyone who reviewed us!

Closing music: Motorhead, "Hellraiser" (music video directed by Barker)

The Strangers (2008)

Aug 5, 2014 53:33

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Before you listen to this episode, be sure to lock the doors and turn the lights down low...we wouldn't want anyone to know you're home. All right, now that we're in the clear, we invite you in to listen to our latest episode, featuring a very special guest: the Bride of the Phantom herself, Lauren, to talk about 2008's "The Strangers" starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman. A couple heads to a secluded vacation home to sort out their relationship, only to have a new problem on their hands: a trio of masked strangers with only one intent—to terrorize the home's inhabitants. Join in this fun discussion as the married Phantoms talk about their own fears of home invasions, alongside some other films that have explored this terrifying subject matter.

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 096 - The Strangers (2008)

 

Notes:

Write us a review to win 1 of 2 great prizes advertised on the show!

Closing music: Merle Haggard, "Mama Tried"

Frontier(s) (2007)

Jul 29, 2014 34:12

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Welcome to France, where the fine flows freely, the women dance nakedly and the screams echo in your mind forever. That's correct: the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper are exploring some of the seedier sides of the French countryside this week with "Frontier(s)" from 2007 (is the 's' supposed to be silent? Silly French...) Along with the film at hand, they take a look at the New French Extremity movement that both feeds off and adds to the wave of torture and gore films taking over the horror genre—with their own, foreign flair. With films like High Tension, Inside and Martyrs up for discussion, we may have to take a break from France for a while...

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 095 - Frontier(s) (2007)

 

Notes:

Visit & Support After Dark Horrorfest HERE

 

Check out the Vicis Interimo podcast HERE

Closing music: Yelle, "A Cause des Garcons"

Altered (2006)

Jul 22, 2014 01:15:21

Description:

Our guest this week, Jesse Bollinger of Horrorcopia and Bump in the Night, is both a fan of the paranormal and also very fearful of it. That's why we thought it'd be perfect to subject him to our film from this week, 2006's "Altered", from the director and writer of the Blair Witch Project, Eduardo Sanchez. In this installment of 100 Years of Horror, the Phantom Erik, Jesse and Lester Reaper witness a tale of four men, all connected through an experience from their childhood, now trying to figure out what to do with an alien in their possession—and one that doesn't want to play nice, no less. Though the film turns the standard paranormal story on its head, that doesn't stop the Phantom from unearthing similar extraterrestrial stories throughout the history of horror film. Tune in with your ears, and keep watching the skies!

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 094 - Altered (2006)

 

Notes:

Winners for our film from tonight, and the Ozpolitation documentary will be chosen this week. Watch your inboxes!

Trailer at the break, "The Flying Saucer (1950)

 

Visit Jesse's podcasts HERE

Closing music: blink-182, "Aliens Exist"

Wolf Creek (2005)

Jul 15, 2014 01:00:06

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This week, Gary Hill of Cinema Beef, Sausagefest Reviews and the Bird and the Beard podcasts accompanies us Down Under once more as we visit Greg McLean’s “Wolf Creek” from 2005. Lumped in with our favorite Splat Pack team of filmmakers from the early ‘aughts, McLean gives us his take of a true Australian serial killer story. As such, we also talk a bit on how horror and true terror have forever been, and will forever be, intertwined, while Gary and the Phantom Erik set out to explain how McLean’s film separates itself from the Pack, quite literally. 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 093 - Wolf Creek (2005)

Notes:

Visit Gary's podcasts HERE

 

Closing music: Bad Religion, "Stranger than Fiction"

Toolbox Murders (2004)

Jul 8, 2014 41:30

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We're back in America for a breather to shine the spotlight for the first time in the '00s on none other than Tobe Hooper. A little belated, we're honoring the director nonetheless for his controversial contributions to the genre, beginning with the hugely influential Texas Chainsaw Massacre all the way down through the mess of the Mangler. We pick him up here for his return to the genre just as remakes were all the rage, as he puts his own twist on the Video Nasty classic, "Toolbox Murders", this time featuring some supernatural happenings visiting upon horror's new darling, Angela Bettis. Tune in for a double whammy of Hooper, and horror remakes, in yet another thrilling episode of 100 Years of Horror!

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 092 - Toolbox Murders (2004)

 

Notes:

 

Leave us a review to win the next prize in our Final 10 Episode giveaway!

 

Watch the Tobe Hooper "Masters of Horror" HERE

Closing music: Showbread, "Welcome to Plainfield Tobe Hooper"

Villmark (2003)

Jul 1, 2014 31:39

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It's our last stop on an extended European trip, and we're spending it in the dark, foreboding woods of Norway with 2003's "Villmark". Written and directed by newcomers in Christopher Grondahl and Pal Oie, and featuring a cast of newcomers (aside from Norwegian psycho extraordinaire Bjorn Floberg), this ambitious film tells the story of a reality television crew going into the "dark woods" to act out what their future contestants will endure. What they come to find, however, is an even darker threat than they imagined...Alongside the discussion of the film, we also chat about media in horror film—whether it's used for exploitative reasons, or to poke fun at the "reality" we endure when we turn it on each day.

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 091 - Villmark (2003)

 

Notes:

 

Leave us a review to win the next prize in our Final 10 Episode giveaway!

 

Watch a trailer for Villmark 2 HERE

Closing music: The Beatles, "Norwegian Wood"

Dog Soldiers (2002)

Jun 24, 2014 01:08:11

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Though we're still hanging out overseas, that doesn't stop us from opening the boiler room doors once again to Jamie Jenkins of Devour the Podcast, The Skeleton Crew & the werewolf-themed Lycan It! podcasts (and I thought Lester kept me busy!) We're back across the Atlantic in the U.K. with "Dog Soldiers" from 2002, directed by Neil Marshall of the controversially-labelled "Splat Pack" of filmmakers that included Eli Roth, Adam Green, Alexandre Aja amongst others. Marshall's entry into the pantheon separates him from the "pack", moving away from the modern-day 'torture porn' and instead focusing this tale on a group of British soldiers-in-training spending one terrible night in the Scottish highlands with a group of hungry werewolves. We hope you enjoy sinking your teeth into this long-awaited discussion with Jamie!

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 090 - Dog Soldiers (2002)

 

Notes:

 

Watch the film HERE

 

Watch a clip from the Splat Pack documentary HERE

Closing music: The Exploited, "Dog Soldier"

Ichi the Killer (2001)

Jun 17, 2014 56:53

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We continue our jet-setting ways by taking a turn towards Japan for the notorious director Takashi Miike's "Ichi the Killer", based on a manga of the same name by Hideo Yamamoto. We made sure that Mike & Iris from the Badasses, Boobs & Body Counts podcast had their passports up to date, as we definitely needed their help getting through this gross-out, action-packed Yakuza film with just enough instances of revenge-fueled, torturous gore to make it on this list as a horror film. Alongside our discussion, we touch upon the decade of the 'aughts and the takeover of the horror genre by the critically and controversially termed "torture porn" film.

 

Big props to Mike, who came to our rescue when our recording came up Triple-Zeroes in the time category. Though it was recorded a day AFTER Friday the 13th, we had no luck with our recorder. Mike, you're Lester and my hero!

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 089 - Ichi the Killer (2001)

 

Notes:

 

Check out the book on "Torture Porn" HERE

 

Go listen to the Projection Booth HERE

Closing music: Eminem, "3 A.M."

Deep in the Woods (2000)

Jun 10, 2014 29:46

Description:

No matter how long we put it off, we couldn't avoid it: the new millennium is upon us here at 100 Years of Horror. We kick things back into gear with a trip overseas to France and their take on the turn of the century slasher revival with "Promenons-nous dans les bois", or "Deep in the Woods" from 2000. As only the French can do, they take on the ideas presented by this new wave of teen slashers in America and put a darker, richer spin on it, following a troupe of actors getting in over their heads as they travel 'deep into the woods' to put on a play. Lester and Erik chat up this fun little return to form for the horror genre, while also giving a little 'state of the podcast' address.

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 088 - Deep in the Woods (2000)

 

Notes:

Check out the full "Going to Pieces" documentary HERE

 

Go listen to Badasses, Boobs & Body Counts HERE

Closing music: The Meteors, "Little Red Riding Hood"

Terror Firmer (1999)

May 28, 2014 01:07:55

Description:

This is an episode for closure. Closure on a decade that featured some enjoyable flicks with a 'meta' lens on them. Closure on not just a century, but a millennia of horror films since we started our journey in 1912. And we're doing it in style, with Lloyd Kaufman, Troma Entertainment and his 1999 film, "Terror Firmer", based on Kaufman's own autobiography (and including some embellishments). We've got our semi-co-host William back on to embellish his own love for talking on a podcast to his friend as he brings in his expertise for yet another young love of his childhood, the over-the-top gore, boobs and sound effects that only Troma Entertainment could provide.

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 087 - Terror Firmer (1999)

 

Notes:

 

See some free Troma films HERE

Closing music: Adrian Bond, "Love Song" from Redneck Zombies

Laughing Dead (1998)

May 20, 2014 32:36

Description:

When the world ends, you'll still have this newest episode of 100 Years of Horror to listen to, as the Phantom Erik and Lester uncover the rare little late-90s post-apocalyptic horror, "Laughing Dead". Part artsy independent film, part gory oozefest with a little hammy acting and dialogue sprinkled throughout, this film tackles the idea of a world gone to hell from some unknown catastrophe and now being run by vampires. The Phantom and Lester discuss whether or not they actually enjoyed the film, all while chatting about other post-apocalyptic stories and tripping over the phrase 'post-apocalyptic' numerous times. Seriously, say that term 10 times right now. GO!

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 085 - Mimic (1997)

 

Notes:

 

Watch the film HERE

Listen to Kruger Nation HERE

Closing music: Elvis Costello, "Waiting for the End of the World"

Mimic (1997)

May 13, 2014 38:16

Description:

Many have tried to "imitate" the fun we have here on the show, but nobody comes close thanks to you, our dear listener, coming back each and every week to support us. This week, however, we're doing a little imitating of our own, as we take a look at Guillermo del Toro in depth, with his 1997 film "Mimic". The story features many del Toro trademarks, such as Catholocism, the imagination of children, and big, ugly bugs. The bug in this story comes to life when Susan, played by Mira Sorvino, tries to eradicate a virus by engineering a new species—one that doesn't want to stay dead. Armed with the biggest budget and most recognizable cast to date on our list, will del Toro's first American feature sit well with Erik and Lester? You'll have to tune in to see!

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 085 - Mimic (1997)

 

Notes:

Watch the Guillermo del Toro "Masters of Horror" HERE

Closing music: Anthrax, "Imitation of Life"

Head of the Family (1996)

May 6, 2014 01:21:41

Description:

Today we present to you, our own family, a special episode featuring guest and friend of the show, Axe-Wielding Alex. Alex brings his inexplicable love of Full Moon Studios films to the show, stemming back from his days of video store browsing, as he and the Phantom Erik try their best to discuss the prevalant and prolific career of Charles Band. For their feature, they discuss one of Full Moon's most well-known and beloved films from 1996, "Head of the Family", featuring a family with strange abilities led by their enormous-noggined brother, Myron. When they get blackmailed by a lustful couple biting off more than they can chew, the family strikes back with a vengeance. It's got everything people love about Charles Band's films, so join the two (and Lester Reaper) as they have fun with this creepy and campy flick starring Blake Adams and the drool-inducing Jacqueline Lovell.

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 084 - Head of the Family (1996)

 

Notes:

Tell Alex to get his WEBSITE back up and running!

Subscribe to Full Moon Streaming HERE

 

Watch some fun Video Zone coverage HERE

Closing music: Svengoolie, "Head of the Family"

In the Mouth of Madness (1995)

Apr 29, 2014 39:09

Description:

It's been some time coming, but we're finally shining our spotlight on one of the most recognizable Masters of Horror, John Carpenter, alongside his 1995 film, "In the Mouth of Madness". It's a fitting capper to his quote-unquote "Apocalypse Trilogy", alongside "The Thing" and "Prince of Darkness", as it tells another story of the endtimes, this time as brought about by a best-selling novelist doing his best H.P. Lovecraft impersonation. We do our best to honor Mr. Carpenter's contributions to horror by highlighting this lesser-known and underrated entry into his diverse filmography, and we'd love to hear your own thoughts and experiences with the director!

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 083 - In the Mouth of Madness (1995)

 

Notes:

 

Watch the John Carpenter documentary HERE

Closing music: Spock's Beard, "In the Mouth of Madness"

Brainscan (1994)

Apr 22, 2014 38:35

Description:

Step inside the virtual world for the newest episode of 100 Years of Horror, featuring the V.R.-heavy film, "Brainscan", from 1994. Starring 90s "it-kid" Edward Furlong and Frank Langella, this film tells the story of a young man's desire to step into another world, but not ready for the effects his actions have once people start winding up dead...in real life. Follow the tubes as the Phantom Erik and Lester unearth some other artificially-intelligent works out of the early 90s during the virtual reality craze, but be careful—you may run into some monsters within the machine.

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 082 - Brainscan (1994)

 

Notes:

 

Watch the film HERE

 

Read about David Cronenberg's POD HERE

Closing music: Jamiroquai, "Virtual Insanity"

Body Melt (1993)

Apr 15, 2014 58:55

Description:

Things get oozy and goopy on this edition of 100 Years of Horror, and not only because the Phantom Erik, Lester Reaper and special guest William are covering 1993's "Body Melt". The Phantom is a little plugged up this time around, but that won't stop them from plugging through this Ozploitation flick and associated 'splatstick' films, or films that use slime and gore for knee-slapping humor. Erik brings William on to share his love for low-budget splatter films, but will they both enjoy this tale of a pharmaceutical company covering up some body-melting side effects? Tune in for some splatstick of your own with this fun romp through some 90s gore!

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 081 - Body Melt (1993)

 

Notes:

 

Watch the film HERE

See the Ozploitation documentary, "Not Quite Hollywood", HERE

Closing music: Moxy Fruvous, "Splatter, Splatter"

Demonic Toys (1992)

Apr 9, 2014 34:21

Description:

Did Lester's head just move, or was that your imagination? Tune in to this trip back to the early 90s, during the heights of toy horror as the Phantom Erik and Lester let loose 1992's "Demonic Toys" from Charles Band's Full Moon Pictures. An ancient spirit is looking for a new host to inhabit, and to do so he must subdue a small group of people locked in a warehouse with his army of demonic toys. Will this film give Erik and Lester the willies? Or will it spoil their fun playtime? Check in for the latest edition of 100 Years of Horror to hear their thoughts on this, and other, toy-ridden horror.

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.com or on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 080 - Demonic Toys (1992)

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

Closing music: Simon Stokes, "Chucky, the Song"

Popcorn (1991)

Apr 1, 2014 40:06

Description:

It's been a long journey, but the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper have now found themselves in the 1990s with no idea what to expect next. Luckily, for this episode anyway, they get some assistance with fellow film enthusiast and podcast extroardinaire, Gary Hill from the Cinema Beef and Sausagefest Review podcasts. On this episode, they join forces to discuss the fun, campy "Popcorn" from 1991 and its forward-looking "meta" theme of showing films within a film and a killer stalking an old theater. Before they get going, Erik makes a quick run through the decade to come and its heavy leaning on those same "meta" ideas and self-parodying nature.

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.comor on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 079 - Popcorn (1991)

 

Notes:

 

Watch the film HERE

Listen to Gary at his podcasts, Cinema Beef and Sausagefest Reviews!

 

Listen to Badasses, Boobs & Body Counts HERE

Closing music: The Drifters, "Saturday Night at the Movies"

Begotten (1990)

Mar 25, 2014 28:34

Description:

Have the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper finally found a film to leave them speechless? Join them for this rather short encounter with their very odd 1990 film, "Begotten". Most of our journey has been spent in the pop culture realm of horror film, but this week we join the Phantom and Lester explore the more nitsche realm of art film horror, focusing on this uniquely shot and framed film from E. Elias Merhige. Based loosely on the Judeo-Christian creation story, Merhige reportedly spent 8-10 hours for each minute of film re-photographing each frame for its haunting, almost 19th-century silent film appearance. Will the Phantom and Lester escape this watch unharmed? Or will their own minds be as molested and carved open like the figures of this film?

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.comor on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 078 - Begotten (1990)

 

Notes:

 

Watch the film HERE

Read Creep Creepersin's new book, Zombie Alpha, HERE!

 

Listen to The Projection Booth HERE

Closing music: Marilyn Manson, "Cryptorchid"

The Cellar (1989)

Mar 18, 2014 50:49

Description:

Descend into "The Cellar" from 1989 with the Phantom Erik and Lester this week as they discuss this final film from the decade that was the '80s. The duo looks back to the action-packed past 10 years while framing their discussion around this film, and its theme of a Native American curse manifesting in a bloodthirsty demon monster. Listen in to hear who their surprise guest is to lend some expertise to this age-old concept of Native American curses and burial grounds. Then get prepared as the Phantom and Lester prepare to blast off into the unpredictable '90s!

 

 

Any feedback, suggestions or comments can be sent to 100yearsofhorror@gmail.comor on Facebook. Also be sure to follow The Phantom Erik on Twitter @ThePhantomErik to discuss the films on the podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 077 - The Cellar (1989)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

 

Listen to BananaLaser HERE

Closing music: Iron Maiden, "Run to the Hills"

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

Mar 12, 2014 43:05

Description:

The chanting and magic spells continue this week on 100 Years of Horror as the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper continue their world travels to study the ancient, mystical religions of the world. This week, they're in Haiti alongside Bill Pullman as the ethnobotanist Dennis Allen, studying  voodoo culture and the strange concoctions of medicine—and poison—that the police state is serving up to rebels in 1988's "The Serpent & the Rainbow". Directed by Wes Craven, the film is one big acid trip of jaguars, rotting brides and living burials. Don't be buried alive by the drudgery of your day; tune in for another exciting trip on 100 Years of Horror!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 076 – The Serpent & the Rainbow (1988)

 

Notes:

Watch Masters of Horror on Wes Craven HERE

 

Closing music: DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, "Nightmare on My Street"

The Believers (1987)

Mar 5, 2014 40:38

Description:

Come on in, the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper welcome you to another ritual serv- er, podcast on the 100 Years of Horror! This week, they're immersing themselves in late 80s panic with Satanic Ritual Abuse. Though Hollywood was averse to touching this subject on the screen, there were a few films featuring strange cult rituals. One of those was our film from 1987, "The Believers", starring Martin Sheen and Robert Loggia. It's a moody thriller with lots of chanting and skulls. But don't worry, there will be coffee and fellowship after the service!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 075 -The Believers (1987)

Notes:

Watch Geraldo's Sensationalist news coverage HERE

 

 

Closing music: Sublime, "Santeria"

From Beyond (1986)

Feb 25, 2014 01:07:30

Description:

If you're ready for another episode of 100 Years of Horror, then boot up that Resonator and let the Phantom Erik, Lester Reaper and their old pal William enter your world from another plane of existence with 1986's 'From Beyond'! From director Stuart Gordon, this HP Lovecraft-inspired story shows what strange and frightening things can really happen when two universes merge. Listen in as Erik and William spout off about Gordon, and whether or not the real frightening things began to happen when they had to sit down and watch this film together!

 

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 074 - From Beyond (1986)

 

Notes: Check out the film HERE

 

Listen to Cinema Beef Podcast HERE

Closing music: Ripping Corpse, "Beyond Humanity"

Cat's Eye (1985)

Feb 18, 2014 42:16

Description:

Look through the Eye of the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper, as they look through the Eye of Stephen King and his 1985 film, "Cat's Eye". It's an anthology film that's 2 parts adaptation, 1 part original story, and all parts original screenplay from the King of Horror himself. As such, the Phantom attempts to conquer the subject of Stephen King and his immeasurable contributions to multiple horror mediums, including horror cinema itself. We know you can't "quit" coming back to the show, especially when this one has you on the "ledge" with excitement, with lots to talk about from the "General", Erik, and his little "troll" friend, Lester!

 

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 073 - Cat's Eye (1985)

 

Notes: Check out the film HERE

 

Watch the Stephen King documentary, "Shining in the Dark", starting with Part One HERE

Closing music: The Alarm, "The Stand"

Razorback (1984)

Feb 11, 2014 39:12

Description:

We hear you, creatures of the night, as you hunger for another episode of 100 Years of Horror! Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper return with a trough full of goodies for you hungry little piggies to chow down, starting with a discussion on the takeover of horror by the animal kingdom. From there, they head Down Under to talk about 1984's 'Razorback', the debut film from boiler room favorite Russell Mulcahy about an enormous boar wreaking having in the Outback. What becomes one man's nightmare soon turns into two separate trips from hell for an American couple. Will Lester and Erik survive the beasts beating down at their door? You'll have to hit that download button to find out!

 

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 072 - Razorback (1984)

 

Notes: Check out the film HERE

Hear more from the Scared Weird Little Guys, including "Deadly Animals", HERE

Closing music: Neko Case, "People Got a Lotta Nerve"

Videodrome (1983)

Feb 4, 2014 44:55

Description:

The first show of February sees Lester and the Phantom back with a standard show; that isn't to say it's still not jam-packed with fun! In this episode, your hosts traverse the long, winding tubes of the technological world to discuss techie horrors in conjunction with their film from 1983, David Cronenberg's 'Videodrome'! It's a heady tale unlike most from the list, but it's still got enough of Cronenberg's signature violence, sex, and dread to make it an invaluable selection for our course through history. If you're just like the film's hereo, Max, and you're looking for the most cutting-edge content out there, look no further than this most recent episode of the 100 Years of Horror!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 071 - Videodrome (1983)

 

Notes: Listen to Giallo Ciao! Ciao! HERE

Closing music: System of a Down, "Violent Pornography"

The Last Horror Film (1982)

Jan 28, 2014 01:13:14

Description:

We open the boiler room to John Murphy of the Basement Screams blog for more of an extended chat this time around, focusing in on the Joe Spinell vehicle, "The Last Horror Film" from 1982! Mr. Spinell was the talk of the horror town in the early '80s after his memorable role in 1980's Maniac, and this film shows he doesn't have to stretch his acting chops far to pull off another successful, sleazy role. John and Erik chat about the meta-realm with a look inside the film industry and what happens when a fan's obsession can go too far. Do they decide if this film stands out on its own, or will they admit that it will forever live in the shadow of Frank Zito? You'll have to tune in for that answer...as well as to see if Lester makes a rare appearance with a guest in the room!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 070 - The Last Horror Film (1982)

 

Notes: Watch the film HERE...and be sure to buy from our buddy Lloyd afterward!

Check out Basement Screams HERE!

Listen to Badasses, Boobs & Body Counts HERE

Closing music: Jesse Frederick & Jeff Voz, "High Wire"

The Prowler (1981)

Jan 21, 2014 01:21:12

Description:

It's the unofficially official Part 2 of our Slasher discussion, this time talking about the 1981 film from our list, "The Prowler" with Jason Lloyd of Horrorphilia. Jason sits down with the Phantom and Lester and shares his experiences of growing up first-hand with the slasher movement in the '80s and how his passion grew for this particular subgenre of horror. After that, they tackle this enjoyable little flick about a town re-starting a dance tradition that had disappeared 35 years ago after an unfortunate double-murder. Now, the killer is back, and he's leaving behind a similar calling card--a single, red rose. Though Jason and Erik noticeably have a good time chatting about this film, they should perhaps have been paying attention to the skeletal Prowler right outside the boiler room door...

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 069 - The Prowler (1981)

 

Notes: Check out what Jason's been up to (including his new show, My Bloody Podcast) over at HORRORPHILIA

Listen to Cristi Hates Horror HERE

You can still watch 'Going to Pieces' HERE

Closing music: Iron Maiden, "Prowler"

Slasher Special!

Jan 14, 2014 50:01

Description:

It's been a long 3 weeks, but we're pleased to have you back in the boiler room as we bear down amidst cold weather and cold sicknesses for the final "season" of 100 Years of Horror! We enter our 8th decade in full force by offering a two-part special on slashers, beginning with this episode featuring 3 of our pals in Gary Hill (@CinemaBeefCast), Jesse Bollinger (@thejesseb83) and John Murphy (@BasementScreams). Each man comes in for a visit to chat up their personal history with this influential subgenre in horror, as well as answer some burning questions that are on the Phantom and Lester's collective minds. We invite you to pull up a seat as well as we crank up the time machine for our final 3 decades of a century of horror!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 068 - Slasher Special!

 

Notes: Stay tuned in a couple of days for a chat with Jason Lloyd on 1981's "The Prowler"!

Check out Moviecopia HERE

Chew on some Cinema Beef over HERE

Join in the chorus of Basement Screams HERE

Closing music: Esham, "Devil's Groove"

Christmas Evil (1980)

Dec 23, 2013 01:18:57

Description:

How else would the Phantom Erik and Lester celebrate Christmas than by featuring a holiday classic on the show! We're joined by friend to the show Alex in Korea who's conquering his own '12 Slays of Christmas' over at his site, Pieces of Darkness. Together, they sit down by a crackling fire and tell the tale of a man who, believing he's truly Kris Kringle himself, sets out on his quest to reward the good children--and punish the evil. The Phantom comes in a bit like Scrooge on this one; will Alex have enough Christmas cheer to turn him around? Tune in to find out, and to see if YOU are the winner of a shiny, new Silent Night, Deadly Night poster!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 067 - Christmas Evil (1980)

Notes: Watch the film HERE

Go check out Alex's Page, and his 12 Slays of Christmas, at Pieces of Darkness!

Closing music: Crash Test Dummies, "Jingle Bells"

The Brood (1979)

Dec 17, 2013 47:17

Description:

Join us as we celebrate the decade that was the '70s, and the decade to come, with a film that blends the two together nicely under the tutelage of director David Cronenberg. 1979's "The Brood" comes to us teeming with some of Cronenberg's most personal connections to his failing marriage, and he puts his emotions on display the only way he can: by mutilating the body. The story follows a couple, torn apart by the wife's psychological issues, in the midst of a custody battle. The therapy she's signed up for, however, isn't your run-of-the-mill Freudian analysis; instead, she's being healed through psychoplasmis, or the manifestation of rage through physical transformations in the body. Lester and the Phantom talk all things Cronenberg as they get set for the unpredictable decade of the '80s peeking around the corner.

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 066 - The Brood (1979)

 

Notes: Check out a great little short on Cronenberg HERE

Listen to the Badasses, Boobs & Body Counts Podcast!

Closing music: Sadistik, "Song for the End of the World"

Slithis (1978)

Dec 10, 2013 42:01

Description:

Slime pervades the boiler room this week on the 100 Years of Horror, as the Phantom and Lester welcome slime monsters one and all, including the mud monster from 1978's 'Slithis'. In addition to talking about the evolution of ooze, they recount this tale of a nuclear plant's waste combining with the nearby mud from the canals in Venice, CA to form a man (and dog) eating slime monster. You'll want to be sure to tune in for the synopsis on this one, as the film is filled with perhaps the most unusual one-liners so far this century.

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 065 - Slithis (1978)

 

Notes: Watch the film HERE

Masters of the Universe Slime Pit, Copyright 1982 Mattel

Listen to the Cinema Beef Podcast!

Closing music: Richard Delvecchio, "Green Slime (Main Theme)"

Death Bed (1977)

Dec 3, 2013 59:59

Description:

It's time to tackle the subgenre that made the 70s famous in horror, the possession film. And what better film to pair with this subject matter than 1977's "Death Bed" by student film writer, director and producer George Barry? A meandering tale that follows a centuries-old demonic bed that consumes unwitting victims, "Death Bed" is as experimental as a possession film can get with the familiar low-budget, stale actors we've been wading through in the decade of the 1970s. Join the Phantom, Lester and their familiar pal William as they lay together and discuss everything from William Russ' skeleton hands to the Pepto-"Abysmal" comedy this film pushes on its audiences.

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 064 - Death Bed (1977)

 

Notes: Watch the film HERE

Check out Patton Oswalt's comedy album, featuring Death Bed, HERE

Closing music: King Diamond, "The Possession"

Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

Nov 26, 2013 49:06

Description:

We're back in the seedy underbelly of New York City for our 1976 feature from director Joel M. Reed, "Bloodsucking Freaks", otherwise known as the Incredible Torture Show. A magician, Sardu, and his exuberant sidekick Ralphus put on scenes of gruesome torture on poor female subjects all for the pleasure of their audience, which have no idea the violence they're watching is real. The film picks up right where France's Grand Guignol theater left off after closing in 1962, and as such the Phantom and Lester discuss the stage's greatest contribution to horror. Join them on this grimy, gritty tour through the blood-soaked torture of poor, brainwashed slave women.

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 063 - Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

 

Notes: Watch the film HERE

Watch a trailer for the Italian mondo film 'Ecco', featuring scenes of the Grand Guignol, HERE

Closing music: Bloodsucking Zombies from Outer Space, "A Night at the Grand Guignol"

Deep Red (1975)

Nov 19, 2013 38:12

Description:

Put your black gloves on once more as the Phantom Erik and Lester suit up for another giallo thrill ride in 1975's "Profondo Rosso", known in the States as Deep Red. This cornerstone of the giallo style was written and directed by its reigning master, Dario Argento, and as such he receives our latest director's spotlight. In the episode, we go over Argento's career and all its ebbs and flows, while also recounting this acclaimed masterpiece about a concert pianist in Italy bearing witness to a murder, and as a result becoming a target for the killer's next crime. Will the Phantom and Lester give in to the master, or will they see red with this giallo thriller?

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 062 - Deep Red (1975)

 

Notes: Watch the film HERE

Watch Dario Argento, Master of Horror HERE

Check out the Phantom and Creep Creepersin's new podcast, Giallo Ciao! Ciao!

Closing music: Claudio Simonetti w/ Dani Filth, "Mater Lacrimarum (End Titles)"

Raw Meat (1973) // Scum of the Earth (1974)

Nov 12, 2013 01:21:51

Description:

It's a double dose of scum and grime as the Phantom Erik calls upon the assistance of his old friend, William, to tackle the films Raw Meat from 1973 and 1974's Scum of the Earth. The first is considered a very influential British horror film that takes on the subterranean world of cannibals and inbreeding, whereas the second is a hixploitation film considered among the worst ever made. Will Erik and Will fall in line with the critics on these films, or do they scrape away the muck and mire on Scum of the Earth, re-released as Poor White Trash 2 in the grindhouse and drive-in circuits? Whether you're a functioning member of society or living on the fringe, we think you'll enjoy spending time with some grime.

Special shout-out  to Bloodwave DVD, who went the extra mile to get us access to the very rare Scum of the Earth in the eleventh hour!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 061 - Raw Meat (1973) // Scum of the Earth (1974)

 

Notes:

Check out the great library of Bloodwave DVDs HERE

Closing music: Scum of the Earth Soundtrack, "Death is a Final Affair"

Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)

Nov 5, 2013 45:27

Description:

The gialli-fied 70s continue as the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper turn the spotlight on one of its godfathers, Lucio Fulci and his early giallo film, "Don't Torture a Duckling" from 1972. After breaking out as a screenwriter of comedies and spaghetti westerns, Fulci took his turn at the subgenre by infusing it with his own brand of atmospheric and bloody story-telling in this tale of a reporter trying to get to the bottom of a secluded village's child murders. Along the way, he picks up a troubled young girl, trying to clear the bad reputation she's developed among the locals. Fulci amped up the volume in this mystery thriller, and as we see he only gets louder as the 70s rolls on. Fill your cup with some Fulci and join us on this twisted tale for the 100 Years of Horror!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 060 - Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)

 

Notes:

Break: Badasses, Boobs & Body Counts Podcast, Don't Torture a Duckling Trailer

Background Music: Soundtracks for City of the Living Dead, House by the Cemetery & Don't Torture a Duckling

Closing music: Send More Paramedics, "Zombie Vs. Shark"

The Corpse Grinders (1971)

Oct 29, 2013 41:41

Description:

It's a double dose of grind as the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper welcome you to their pre-Halloween episode on grindhouse, and the associated 'The Corpse Grinders' film from 1971. Released by established grindhouse filmmaker Ted V. Mikels, the plot follows a group of men, running out of money and product for their cat food business, resorting to the use of actual human corpses. The effects backfire, however, when the cats their food is marketed for develop a taste for human flesh! We look back at the development of grindhouse culture in 1970s America, while spending some time pontificating on the direction the horror genre would take with its introduction.

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 059 - The Corpse Grinders (1971)

 

Notes: Watch the film HERE

Break: Trailer for "The Corpse Grinders"

Background Music: Planet Terror OST & Death Proof OST

Closing music: White Zombie, "Grindhouse A-Go-Go"

Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)

Oct 22, 2013 40:28

Description:

We slice open the 1970s this week to take a look at a mode of filmmaking that dominated the next decade: Giallo! Getting geared up to look at the directors and films that emerged in the early 70s, the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper take a look at a later Bava film, "Hatchet for the Honeymoon" from 1970. Equal parts American Psycho and...well, Psycho, Bava tells the story of a man trying to clear up a tragic event from his childhood that his memory has clouded. And the only way to do it is to murder newlywed brides still in their wedding veil. Put a little color in your life, and join in on this Italian-inspired episode!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 057 - Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1969)

 

Notes: Watch the film HERE

Break: Go check out the Projection Booth Podcast, you'll be glad you did!

"Torso" TV Spot, Watch the film HERE

Closing music – Dyad Souls, "Giallo"

Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1969)

Oct 15, 2013 43:16

Description:

The newest episode of 100 Years of Horror brings us to the end of the Splattering '60s, and we're doing it big. This week, we feature 1969's 'Mad Doctor of Blood Island', directed by Eddie Romero and starring John Ashley. The film features all the great stuff we've covered over the decade: gore, sex, splatter, while introducing a new concept for the first time on our list, the "plant horror". Tune in to hear the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper recall this story of a scientist and refugee exploring a strange, secluded island to find out what's been happening to its inhabitants. It's definitely a splatter film, though this week we're going green with this little-known Phillippine classic!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 057 - Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1969)

 

Notes: Watch the film HERE

Break: "Chia Pet", Copyright Joseph Enterprises

Closing music – Audrey II, "Mean Green Mother from Outer Space" from 1986 version of Little Shop of Horrors

Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)

Oct 8, 2013 44:33

Description:

We welcome you once again to the 100 Years of Horror, now on a new night each week. Thanks for hitching back up to our buggy as we traverse this bumpy road throughout the century. This week, we land in England in the year 1968 for the Christopher Lee vehicle, 'Curse of the Crimson Altar'. Listen in as we explore another vengeful witch tale in this star-studded movie, featuring Lee alongside Boris Karloff and Barbara Steele. Though we visited Lee a decade ago during our Hammer discussion, we take a more in depth look at a man who contributed much to horror, so much so that he was knighted by his home country's monarchy in 2009!

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 056 - Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)

 

Notes: Watch the film HERE

Trailer: "Starship Invasions", direct to video movie starring Christopher Lee

Closing music – Christopher Lee, "My Way"

This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse (1967)

Sep 27, 2013 47:19

Description:

The Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper are here to possess your corpse for another week, this time to explore the strange world of Jose Mojica Marins and his inseparable character, Coffin Joe. On this installment of the 100 Years of Horror, we take a look at the second part of his trilogy, 'This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse" from 1967. A polarizing figure in the horror world, Coffin Joe has become known for his ability to cross over from the classical horrors of the 1930s and '40s into the tortorous, sadistic, sexified '60s. As such, we'll be putting this film, which continues Joe's quest to find the perfect mate for his perfect offspring, up against the introduction of sex to the horror genre.

Starting with Episode 56, our new schedule will see shows dropped each Monday morning. So be on the lookout for our next show on Monday, October 7th! Also, if you currently subscribe to our show through the Horrorphilia feed, consider subscribing to us directly towards the end of the year. Listen in to the show for more details!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 055 - This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse (1967)

 

Notes: Check out Coffin Joe HERE (Test your Portuguese!)

Check out Krueger Nation HERE

Closing music – Os Mutantes, "Trem Fantasma"

Picture Mommy Dead (1966)

Sep 20, 2013 44:48

Description:

The mad family of the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper are with you again to present Bert I. Gordon's 1966 film, 'Picture Mommy Dead'. Along with discussing Gordon's "legacy", the two also re-visit some popular 'mad-family' horror films, which along with the splatter of the '60s was a popular sub-genre in itself. The film itself is a more competent feature from Gordon, as opposed to his giant monster flicks of the '50s, telling the story of a young girl trying to remember and cope with the presumed murder of her mother, as the rest of her family conspires around her for a trust fund worth millions. Listen in to our discussion, and you may hug your family a little tighter the next time you see them.

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 054 - Picture Mommy Dead (1966)

 

Notes:

Break: Coca-Cola presented by Ozzie & Harriet Nelson

Check out VICIS INTERIMO Here

Closing music – The Ramones, "We're a Happy Family"

Color Me Blood Red (1965)

Sep 12, 2013 01:12:50

Description:

The boiler room opens its doors once more to long-time personal friend of the Phantom, Mr. William Jacob Amadeus to discuss their shared love of the Godfather of Gore, Herschell Gordon Lewis. After partaking in a Blood Feast for our Splattering 60s episode, the Phantom and William take a closer look at the man himself and his film 'Color Me Blood Red' from 1965. Lewis' finale to his Blood Trilogy closes out our own trio of bloody films as the two traverse this twisted tale of an artist discovering that vibrant, red human blood may be the missing color to complete his palette. Does Lewis cross the line with this one, or will there be harmony between the Phantom and his still-mortal friend?

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 053 - Color Me Blood Red (1965)

 

Notes:

Break: Godfather of Gore documentary

Background Music: The Eye-Popping Sounds of Herschell Gordon Lewis

Closing music – Herschell Gordon Lewis & the Pink Holes, "The South's Gonna Rise Again"

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Blood & Black Lace (1964)

Sep 6, 2013 40:36

Description:

The splatters continue as we make a bee-line over to Italy at the dawning of a new subgenre in horror with celebrated director Mario Bava, and his 1964 film "Blood & Black Lace". The Phantom Erik and Lester take in some of your favorite Bava flicks and share them, while also covering this inspirational early giallo containing some of the first sequences of a body count and a stalking-and-slashing serial killer. The story follows a diary, containing elements of blackmail and extortion, being discovered at a fashion house. With secrets to hide, everyone's after the diary; including a menacing killer in a white mask. Be sure to join Lester and the Phantom in the old country, which remains romantic even in its bloody pursuits.

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 052 - Blood & Black Lace (1964)

 

Notes:

Break: Enjoy the Badasses, Boobs & Body counts podcast HERE

Background Music: Random soundtracks of Bava films

Closing music – Mike Patton (of Faith No More), "Deep, Deep Down"

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Blood Feast (1963)

Aug 30, 2013 40:29

Description:

Our one way trip through the century continues in 1963 with seminal splatter director HG Lewis' "Blood Feast". Looking for a way to pocket some money, the famous exploitation director Lewis, along with producer David Friedman, would somewhat unintentionally create a new subgenre in horror, the splatter film. This new concept would eventually consume the genre during a decade of distrust and backlash of a growing counterculture in America. Come back to the waiting arms of the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper as they give the decade of the '60s with some bloodlust, while also recounting the tale of contemporary horror cinema's newest madman preparing an Egyptian Feast of human body parts.

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 051 - Blood Feast (1963)

Notes:

Break: Enjoy the MovieCopia podcast HERE

Background Music features The Eye-Popping Sounds of Herschell Gordon Lewis

Closing music – Ronnie Cook & the Gaylads, "Goo Goo Muck"

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Tower of London (1962)

Aug 16, 2013 52:24

Description:

On Episode 50, the halfway point of our fantastic voyage, the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper breathe one last gasp into black and white, ghosts in the mansion horror with 1962's 'Tower of London'. Along the way, they take one last look over their shoulder at the horror masters of yesteryear, namely Vincent Price, who plays the conniving Richard in this story of a man trying to claim the throne of England by any means possible. We go big for Episode 50, chatting about Roger Corman who successfully transitioned from the old Hollywood way of doing things into the independent maelstrom we'll be seeing coming up in the 1960s. Join the party and hear what other listeners had to say as we bid a fond farewell to horror's classical period, and get ready for the blood, sex and guts to come!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 050 - Tower of London (1962)

 

Notes:

Break: Go blow your paycheck at Shout Factory HERE!

Closing music – XTC, "Towers of London"

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Jigoku (1960) // La Maldicion de la Llorona (1961)

Aug 9, 2013 42:07

Description:

We said we'd never do it again, yet here we are, and with two foreign films at that! This week, we turn the dial to the decade of the 1960s, one known for bringing extreme gore and violence to mass audiences for the first time. And one of the first films attributed with this is the Japanese film, Jigoku, which at the time was undefinable until that country finally accepted that horror had dawned. Nobuo Nakagawa, working at Shintoho studios, was known for updating Japanese folk tales with modern, horrific scenes, and held nothing back with this unique take on Hell.

Following that, the Phantom and Lester swing over to Mexico for their second Spanish-inspired film in less than 10 years, also taking on an age-old tale from that country, that of La Llorona, the Weeping Woman. In this update, Mexican horror icon Abel Salazar moves quite a bit away from the traditional tale in order to open it up for modern audiences. Does it work, or will it fail? You'll have to listen to the Phantom butcher his Spanish again to find out!

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 049 - Jigoku (1960) // La Maldicion de la Llorona (1961)

 

Notes:

Break: Visit the Dirty Bay Horror Podcast HERE

Download the Chakushin Ari Ringtone!

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Closing music – Meiko Kaji, "Shuro no Hana" - View Translation HERE

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The Tingler (1959)

Aug 2, 2013 47:14

Description:

This week, the Phantom Erik and the man of many voices, Lester Reaper, get to check in on the man of many gimmicks, William Castle, with his 1959 feature “The Tingler”. Vincent Price stars in this silly yet spooky tale as a doctor on the verge of discovering what has been breaking people’s spines during moments of their greatest fears. Is it a rare bodily function…or is it a malevolent parasite? Tune in to find out as we attempt to tackle Castle’s history and the imprint he left on the genre at the turn of the decade. Help the Phantom and Lester close out the 1950s in style by making sure to scream, scream for your lives if you feel the faintest tingling in your spine at any point during the episode!

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 048 - The Tingler (1959)

 

Notes:

Break: Visit Vicis Interimo, 30 Minutes to Kill HERE

Like the Trailer for Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story? Watch the documentary HERE

Closing music – Silent Horror, "The Tingler"

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Horror of Dracula (1958)

Jul 26, 2013 01:26:13

Description:

The Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper are hanging out in the U.K. for a big one this week, opening the book on Hammer Studios line of horror films. They don't tackle this big topic alone, however; this week, they're joined by Gill and Roscoe, who have their own Bodacious Horror Podcast on the Horrorphila network! The boiler room is chock full of handsome as the three mates and a skeleton pore over the history of Hammer, its quick rise to success specializing in horror films and its legacy for turning the direction of horror away from atomic age giant monsters to a more modern gothic, blood-covered genre.

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 047 - Horror of Dracula (1958)

 

Notes:

Check out what Gill and Roscoe are up to HERE

Break: Hammer House of Horror Theme

Closing music – Cheek Builders, "Hammer House of Horror"

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Night of the Demon (1957)

Jul 18, 2013 43:13

Description:

It’s in the trees! It’s coming! And this time, we’re not just talking about Lester Reaper’s penchant for popping up when you least expect it. This week, we’ve got Jacques Tourneur’s ‘Night of the Demon’ from 1957 to discuss, while also revisiting the power of atmosphere and mood in horror. The film, which follows a skeptical psychologist as he tries to uncover the seemingly supernatural means behind his colleague’s death, has just as much intrigue and drama behind it as the story itself. Tourneur, a disciple of Val Lewton’s shadowy 1940s style, clashed with producer Hal E. Chester on everything from pacing to style to wind machines, but most importantly was their debate on whether or not to show the demon monster. Follow the Phantom Erik and Lester into the forest for this ages-long debate, along with suggestions and opinions culled from our very dear listeners!

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 046 - Night of the Demon (1957)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

Break: Listen to Krueger Nation! Hosted by Johnny Krueg, 1/4th of The Spew

Closing music – Demon, "Night of the Demon"

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The Black Sleep (1956)

Jul 12, 2013 39:31

Description:

It's a little bittersweet around the boiler room this week, as the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper wave an official goodbye to the horror greats of the Golden Age in 1956's 'The Black Sleep'. In this film, Basil Rathbone is cast in a familiar mad scientist role as he tries to experiment with the human brain using any means necessary. Also cast in the film as Rathbone's unfortunate patients are Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr. and John Carradine. For most of these men, the 1950s were not kind; yet they all shine here in this effective thriller before exiting into the dark night to make way for a new generation of horror masters.

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 045 - The Black Sleep (1956)

 

Notes:

Break: Basil Rathbone for Prudential Insurance

Closing music – Ethan Gold, "Bela Lugosi's Dead"

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Day the World Ended (1955)

Jul 3, 2013 40:57

Description:

Kick off your Independence Day celebration early by checking out the fireworks in the boiler room as the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper dig into our 1955 film, 'Day the World Ended'! The two step back to the period of the Cold War to dissect the background and sentiments behind the film, directed by Roger Corman and starring Richard Denning and Lori Nelson. After an atomic strike wipes out nearly all of civilization, it's up to seven survivors to find a way to start over; however, they soon learn they'll have to contend with external threats like the acid rain cloud and creepy three-eyed monster outside, as well as the internal threats building insidiously. Light up the sparklers and get out the Kool-Aid, this is one celebration you won't want to miss!

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 044 - Day the World Ended (1955)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

Break: "Daisy Girl", 1964 Presidential Campaign Ad for Lyndon Johnson

Listen to the Vicis Interimo podcast now!

Closing music – Time Zone, "World Destruction"

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La Bruja (1954)

Jun 28, 2013 36:07

Description:

The Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper await you in beautiful Mexico to discuss their film from 1954, 'La Bruja'! It's a good time for Mexican horror, a genre that is celebrating a revival here in the 1950s. 'La Bruja' tells the story of a disfigured, yet pure in heart, young female looking for beauty and riches--things promised to her by a brilliant scientist in exchange for one thing: that she carry out the murders of the men he seeks vengeance upon. It's a viaje loco through the history of Mexican horror in the newest episode of the 100 Years of Horror...do you have the cajones to listen in?

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 043 - La Bruja (1954)

 

Notes:

Check out these historical Mexican horror films!

El Fantasma del Convento (1934)
El Hombro sin Rostro (1950)
El Monstruo Resucitado (1953)
El Vampiro (1957)
Misterios de Ultratumba (1959)
Hasta el Viento Tiene Miedo (1968)
Vagabundo de la Lluvia (1968)
La Tia Alejandra (1979)
Terror y Encajes Negros (1985)
Cronos (1993)
Borderland (2007)

Break: "La Bruja Loca", Cancion Infantil

Closing music – Tiger Army, "Hechizo de Amor"

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Listen to Creep Creepersin, Mike Cadaver, Johnny Krueg and the Phantom Erik over at the brand new podcast, The Spew!

The Maze (1953)

Jun 21, 2013 39:52

Description:

Join the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper this week as they attempt to travel the maze that is 3D's history in film. Highlighting the classic 3D horror from 1953, "The Maze", your hosts go from the dawn of film through today to see how 3D has developed as a very popular gimmick for theater-going audiences. Also discussed are a few films inspired by labyrinths and mazes, including this William Carlos Menzies film about a handsome young man disappearing into his dead uncle's castle and coming out a bit worse for the wear when it's revealed he's being controlled by a hidden menace inside of a nearby hedge maze. So grab your candle and your map, won't you? And see if you can make it through to the other side of this episode in tact...

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 042 - The Maze (1953)

Notes:

Break: "Fascination" Electronic Maze by Remco

Closing music – Apoptygma Berzerk, "Maze"

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Listen to Creep Creepersin, Mike Cadaver, Johnny Krueg and the Phantom Erik over at the brand new podcast, The Spew!

Visit Creep Creepersin's other shows HERE

Visit Mike Cadaver's podcasts HERE

Visit Johnny Krueg's podcast HERE

Valkoinen Peura (1952)

Jun 14, 2013 30:37

Description:

The hiatus is kept at bay with the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper returning to their home in the boiler room for another riveting episode of the 100 Years of Horror! This week, we're back to jet-setting as we cross over to Finland for this atmospheric 1952 horror, 'Valkoinen Peura', known as 'The White Reindeer' to English speaking audiences. When a young woman named Pirita, born a witch, tries to take on a spell to force her husband to love her, the effects aren't quite what she expected. Transforming into a shapeshifting vampire, she now has to contend with her tight-knit community of arctic reindeer herders. It may be summer around the boiler room, but things are about to descend to subzero temperatures; as such, the Phantom and Lester will also be taking in the landscapes of horror and how they can also play a major role in film.

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 041 - Valkoinen Peura (1952)

 

Notes:

Check out the composer to our background music HERE!

Break: "Wilderness" Trailer (2006)

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Closing music – Absurd, "Eternal Winter"

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The Thing from Another World (1951), Pt. 2

May 27, 2013 55:12

Description:

Step back into the boiler room for part 2 of the discussion between the Phantom Erik and Creep Creepersin as they cap off their recap of 1951's "The Thing from Another World". They add to the chat by also exploring what the '50s meant to those who lived through it, while also heading into the future to see where the entertainment industry is going. They also fail to avoid the inevitable; comparing the '51 sci-fi classic to John Carpenter's more faithful atmospheric horror tale. Send up the flags and listen in as the Phantom Erik and Creepersin memorialize 1950s horror with the conclusion to their epic discussion!

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 040 - The Thing from Another World (1951), Pt. 2

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

Check out what Creep Creepersin's up to HERE, HERE....and HERE!

Break: "RCA-Victor Master 21 inch TV", copyright 1954 RCA-Victor

Listen to the Cinema Beef podcast now!

Closing music – Jackie Morningstar, "Rocking in the Graveyard"

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The Thing from Another World (1951), Pt. 1

May 24, 2013 49:15

Description:

In 1951, it was time to stop looking down dark hallways and the even darker recesses of the human mind, and up to the skies. Join the Phantom Erik and his exclusive guest for this episode, musician/director/podcaster Creep Creepersin as they both attempt to tackle the sci-fi giant of a film that's almost larger than the monster it portrays in "The Thing from Another World". When a mysterious flying object crash lands in the arctic desert up by the North Pole, a group of military men and scientists experience their excitement turning to terror as they're stalked by a creature none of them could prepare for. Listen in as the Phantom Erik and Creep Creepersin travel to the Rockwellian '50s and put their own black stain on the decade of Beaver Cleavers and Lucy Ricardos.

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 039 - The Thing from Another World (1951), Pt. 1

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

Check out what Creep Creepersin's up to HERE, HERE....and HERE!

Break: "The Thing from Another World" Trailer, Copyright 1951, Winchester Pictures, Co.

Closing music – Creepersin, "The Day the People of the Earth Stood Still"

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House by the River (1950)

May 17, 2013 37:29

Description:

The year was 1950, and things were about to change in the realm of horror. But before it does, the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper take one last look over the landscape they've traversed so far by offering up Fritz Lang's forgotten 1950 noir, 'House by the River'. Involving all the moving parts that makes up a film noir, from misplaced shadows to disjointed angles, as well as morally grey characters, House by the River ends a long chapter of psychologically driven horror that Lang and his contemporaries made famous before the atomic age monsters came crawling out of the nuclear muck. Follow along as the Phantom and his skeletal companion quickly touch on noir and one of its most popular tropes, the simple plan gone awry.

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 038 - House by the River (1950)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

Break: "A Simple Plan" Trailer, MovieCopia Podcast

Closing music – Piebald, "Just a Simple Plan"

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The Queen of Spades (1949)

May 10, 2013 43:12

Description:

It was another great decade of horror, and now it's time to wave goodbye with 1949's 'The Queen of Spades' out of Great Britain. A young engineer, Herman, is looking to "take the world by the throat", andsees fame and riches in the card game fad, Faro. To get the secret of winning every hand, however, he must go through the wicket old aristocrat, Countess Ranevskaya. With everything against the film, including the hiring of director Thorold Dickinson on 5 days notice, it would go on to be nominated for a BAFTA and be considered one of the best horror melodramas to come out of Britain's golden age. Will the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper give it the same praise? Tune in to find out, and to hear an abbreviated retrospective on one of horror's most influential source materials, the ghost story!

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 037 - The Queen of Spades (1949)

 

Notes:

Make sure to visit the great monthly podcast, B-Movie Bargain Bin!

Break: "Ghostbusters", copyright 1984 Columbia Pictures

Closing music – Eli "Paperboy" Reed, "Ace of Spades"

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The Greed of William Hart (1948)

May 3, 2013 35:46

Description:

We're keeping ourselves rooted inside the United Kingdom for 1948's 'The Greed of William Hart'. Plotted along the same lines as the historical murders of body snatchers William Burke & William Hare, the film was hit hard by censors and production costs associated with overdubbing of names left the film a shell of its original self. Listen along as the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper recount the tale of the two Irish immigrants who murdered innocent victims in cold blood to sell to an anatomy professor in the early 1800s. Will Tod Slaughter's return to the screen be enough to redeem the shellacked production? You'll have to listen to find out!

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 036 - The Greed of William Hart (1948)

 

Notes:

Musical Interlude: Horrible Histories, "Robert Knox"

Closing music – The Misfits, "Dig Up Her Bones"

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Uncle Silas (1947)

Apr 26, 2013 44:35

Description:

We're headed back overseas for an extended stay, starting in 1947 for our next feature, 'Uncle Silas'. Adapted from Irish writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu's 19th century novel, the story masquerades as both a mystery and a thriller, blending the best of both genres with its stylish cinematography, lighting and melodramatic acting. When young Carolyn loses her father, she's put under the guardianship of her mysterious Uncle Silas, who at one time was accused for the murder of a man found inside of a locked room in his house. Listen as the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper unlock the age-old subgenre of locked room mysteries while discussing this stylish, noir-infused thriller!

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 035 - Uncle Silas (1947)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

Check out the Moviecopia podcast for your fill of anime, horror, action & sci-fi films!

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Closing music – Cast, "Four Walls"

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Bedlam (1946)

Apr 19, 2013 39:30

Description:

We knew you didn't get your fill of Val Lewton and RKO last week, that's why we're back with another film from 1946, 'Bedlam'. Boris Karloff is back as Master Sims, the apothecary general of Bedlam (the nickname of Bethlem Hospital in London, the oldest asylum in existence). When a spirited, though somewhat bull-headed young woman named Nell is horrified by how the asylum's patients are treated by Sims and the aristocracy of Britain, she attempts to reform the system. Unfortunately for her, her efforts only work to land her in Bedlam herself. The Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper present this film to you along with some other institutional horror efforts as they attempt to highlight how effective the setting of the sanitarium has been for the genre.

Also, listen throughout the show to see who came out on top in our first contest at 100 Years of Horror. We've received multiple suggestions for 1940s horror, and now one of those lucky suggesters will come away with our coveted Val Lewton box set, covering his entire output with RKO. Is it you? You'll have to listen to find out--that is, if Lester himself didn't rig the drawing...

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 034 - Bedlam (1946)

 

Notes:

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Closing music – Kevin Coyne, "House on the Hill"

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Isle of the Dead (1945)

Apr 12, 2013 37:31

Description:

During the decade of the 1940s, horror was on shaky ground. Universal Studios was still the bright, shining beacon, but even they couldn't carry the weight of what they created in the 1930s. Studios cropped up everywhere, as we've seen from Poverty Row, while backlots on other major studios began to form. One of those studios, RKO, would reap the greatest rewards when they put one man, Val Lewton, in charge of their horror unit. Behind Lewton, goofy titles like Cat People and I Walked with a Zombie were turned into clinics in atmospheric, character-driven horror, as opposed to the action and effects-laden films from Universal. One of his films, Isle of the Dead, is brought out of the vault by the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper, as they explore the once-tenuous relationship between Lewton and Boris Karloff that eventually turned into one of horror's greatest partnerships.

Meanwhile, the contest is still on! Get your top horror picks in for the decade of the 1940s, and your name will be entered for a special prize! What is it? You'll have to listen to find out! Win or lose, your suggestions will be read on the show.

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 033 - Isle of the Dead (1945)

 

Notes:

Advertisement: Moviecopia Podcast & Isle of the Dead Trailer

Closing music – Two Legs, "Blues for Val Lewton"

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The Monster Maker (1944)

Apr 5, 2013 37:04

Description:

Where would the genre of horror be today without the flat-top of Boris Karloff's monster, or the demon-ravaged face of Reagan in the Exorcist, or even the zombified mugs of the walkers on The Walking Dead? Horror has always thrived on the ability to thrill and chill audiences, though the effect would all but be lost without some of the makeup magicians that have come along to create some of film's greatest monsters. This week, the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper explore some of the elite makeup artists as well as take a look at another PRC film directed by Sam Newfield, 1944's "The Monster Maker" with J. Carroll Naish and Ralph Morgan.

Meanwhile, the contest is still on! Get your top horror picks in for the decade of the 1940s, and your name will be entered for an as-of-yet undisclosed prize! Win or lose, your suggestions will be read on the show.

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 032 - The Monster Maker (1944)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE or HERE

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Closing music – Gene Simmons, "Man of 1,000 Faces"

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Dead Men Walk (1943)

Mar 29, 2013 36:20

Description:

You're in for a treat this week: not only do we have one George Zucco but two, as identical twins Lloyd and Elwyn face off in this underrated Poverty Row flick, 1943's "Dead Men Walk". Zucco was a prolific actor in the 1930s, but by the '40s he was moving into the realm of horror and in a few short years would become quite a cult favorite. Elwyn is a vampire, returned from the dead thanks to spending his life working in the occult, and his first mission is to turn his own brother, a good-natured doctor, and his sweet, innocent niece. Join in on the discussion as the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper dabble a bit themselves in the occult, going over its influence and resurgence in horror beginning in the '40s.

And if you listen carefully, you'll find that 100 Years of Horror is running a contest! So make sure to tune in and stay listening, as details continue to develop during our trek through the '40s...

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 031 - Dead Men Walk (1943)

Notes:

Watch the film HERE or HERE

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Closing music – Electric Six, "Devil Nights"

Listen to Gill & Roscoe's Bodacious Horror Podcast HERE!

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The Undying Monster (1942)

Mar 22, 2013 37:01

Description:

It took us a few years, but we're finally kicking off the '40s in style with this stylish werewolf tale from 1942, 'The Undying Monster' starring James Ellison, Heather Angel and a young Charles McGraw in an uncredited role. Filmed by the underrated German director John Brahm, the story blends the age-old werewolf tale with an old, creaky mansion and the idea that the Hammond family at the center of the story carries with them a generations-old curse. Coming just a year off the release of Universal's 'The Wolf Man', 'The Undying Monster' took a hit in the box office for being considered a rip-off, though in later years it'd be recognized for Brahm's expressionist style of framing and directing along with a thrilling, original story. Take the Phantom Erik's hand as he and Lester open their own creaky doors to the 1940s and read off some great listener-submitted suggestions for '40s flicks!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 030 - The Undying Monster (1942)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

Advertisement: Trailer for "Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein" (1948)

Closing music – Kevin Tihista's Red Terror, "Family Curse"

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The Devil Commands (1941)

Mar 15, 2013 37:47

Description:

Our Trilogy of Terror icons completes with our spotlight on arguably the greatest of them all, Boris Karloff. After springboarding off his turn as the monster in 1931's Frankenstein, Karloff made it a habit to appear in films surrounding the resurrection theme, either by mystical means or by mad science. By 1941, his appearance in 'The Devil Commands' was his fourth in a five-film contract he'd made with Columbia that eventually turned into his "Mad Scientist Series", with this particular flick appearing heads above the rest due to the adept directing of Edward Dmytryk and the supporting cast. Follow along with the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper as they pay their respects to the face of the golden age of horror, Boris Karloff!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 029 – The Devil Commands (1941)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

Advertisement: Boris Karloff in Ronson’s Comet Lighter Torture Testing

Closing music – The Barbarellatones, "Boris Karloff"

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The Devil Bat (1940)

Mar 8, 2013 37:57

Description:

Welcome to the 1940s, where the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper are ready to break open the vault in style with a spotlight on none other than Bela Lugosi. Lugosi had a busy decade in the 1930s, but by the turn of the 40s, he was looking to kickstart his career again. With the horror genre looking for some touch-up work down in the poverty row studios, Lugosi was more than welcome to help regenerate the genre he made famous a decade prior. Listen to the Phantom and his charismatic sidekick as they explore Lugosi's return to horror in 1940's "The Devil Bat", a film that also tried to re-establish the genre as a mainstay in American film. Will it succeed? I guess you'll have to listen to the remaining 100 Years of Horror to find out!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 028 - The Devil Bat (1940)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

Video at Break: Bela Lugosi, "Pull the String" from Glen or Glenda

Closing music - Nekromantix, "Bela Lugosi's Star"

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The Face at the Window (1939)

Mar 2, 2013 42:28

Description:

Just in time for our episode on the mischievous and conniving Tod Slaughter, our equipment hit the fritz. Have no fear, as we're only delayed a day thanks to the technical expertise of Lester Reaper who got us up and running to give you this week's episode on 'The Face at the Window' from 1939. Tod Slaughter got a very late start in film, not acting in his first one until the age of 49, but his maelstrom of schlocky, charming British horror films in the late 1930s would be honored with being great, late night fodder for years to come. In our feature film for today, we revisit the fourth collaboration between Slaughter and a director known for his 'quota quickies', George King. While many still proclaim Slaughter's best role forever being the demon barber Sweeney Todd, this one remains an overlooked gem that's just now getting the recognition it deserves.

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 027 - The Face at the Window (1939)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

Video at Break: Tod Slaughter Demonstrates Three of His Famous Characters

Closing music - Fred Small, "Face at the Window"

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J'Accuse (1938)

Feb 22, 2013 35:43

Description:

A dark cloud is coming over us here at the 100 Years of Horror podcast, with war on the horizon in Europe. Never ones to shy away from bloody conflict, the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper are reporting on France in this episode as they cover the 1938 war horror, 'J'Accuse'. Director Abel Gance took his political commentary against World War I and reworked it for this remake of his 1919 film of the same name. This time, he takes on the inevitable second World War, filming both a melodrama surrounding the emotions of war and a horror picture about the terrifying atrocities it commits. We'll take a look at some other films that blurred the lines between war dramas and horror, highlighting how the two have more in common than perhaps a first glace could give.

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 026 - J'Accuse (1938)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

Bugs Bunny & Looney Tunes, Copyright Warner Bros.

Closing music - Talking Heads, "Life During Wartime"

Background music: Jerry Goldsmith, "Rambo Soundtrack" & Music from the final climactic scene of 'J'Accuse'.

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Ye Ban Ge Sheng (1937)

Feb 15, 2013 32:59

Description:

The censorship board is kicking us out of the house for a little while to go play abroad. And today, we're punching our passports in China as we take a look at our 1937 film, 'Ye Ban Ge Sheng', known back here in the States as 'A Song at Midnight'. During a tour of Universal's "The Phantom of the Opera" overseas, young filmmaker Ma-Xu Weibang became inspired by the tale of true love torn apart by prejudice and fate. He took the tale to his war-torn country of China and infused it with themes of patriotism, turning his life work into a masterpiece of early Chinese cinema. The Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper have fun with this Gaston Leroux's story, which inspired your host's interest in horror as well as his name, as they celebrate a quarter century in the books!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 025 - Ye Ban Ge Sheng (1937)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

Closing music - Nightwish, "The Phantom of the Opera"

Background music: "Phantom Suite", an Anvil Studio Orchestral Composition & "Opera: Main Theme" by Bill Wyman and Terry Taylor

The Devil-Doll (1936)

Feb 8, 2013 34:52

Description:

Tod Browning and horror have been synonymous for a while, but things weren't always that way. By 1936, Browning was on the outs with many in the industry, and even this inventive and entertaining little movie couldn't do much to save him. In 1936's 'The Devil-Doll', Browning enlists the help of Erich Von Stroheim and Guy Endore to adapt this strange Abraham Merritt story about a criminal scientist's dying creation, shrunken beings that could be controlled by the mind. When Paul Lavond, played charismatically by Lionel Barrymore, realizes this experiment could work in favor of his revenge plot, he goes to all lengths--even including a bit of cross-dressing! Listen as the Phantom Erik and his pal Lester Reaper discuss the misunderstood Browning's life, and how his legacy has since done wonders for the genre.

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 024 - The Devil-Doll (1936)

 

Notes:

"Witch Doctor's Head Shrinker Kit", Copyright Pressman Toys

Closing music - Beck, covering David Bowie's "Diamond Dogs"

Background music: Philip Glass score for Tod Browning's 1931 classic, "Dracula" & "Child's Play OST", Joe Renzetti

The Crime of Dr. Crespi (1935)

Feb 1, 2013 35:19

Description:

The height of the Golden Age of Horror brings us this understated 1935 classic, The Crime of Dr. Crespi, starring former silent director Erich Von Stroheim and (at the time) current horror icon, Dwight Frye. The story melds the classic fears of being buried alive with the more modern horror tropes of the mad scientist concocting a faux-lethal potion in order to make his subjects appear dead. Coming to you straight from the boiler room, the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper broadcast this newest installment to the 100 Years of Horror whilst buried beneath snow and an unbearable cold spell. Fortunately they've thought ahead and fitted their tomb with a S.O.S. So if you can hear the bell, you'll know they're not yet in hell...

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 023 - The Crime of Dr. Crespi (1935)

 

Notes:

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"Premature Burial", Copyright 1962, American International Pictures

Closing music - Creature Feature, "Premature Burial"

Background music: "Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Premature Burial OST", Copyright Bigfish Games

Maniac (1934)

Jan 25, 2013 01:12:59

Description:

It only took us 22 years, but we managed to kidnap and stash our first victim in the boiler room, Mike from the Badasses, Boobs & Body Counts blog/podcast. Mike comes to us as a fellow member of the Horrorphilia network, bringing along with him his background and expertise on the 'exploitation' film. Our discussion of Dwain Esper's classic exploitation flick, "Maniac", incites equal parts frustration and admiration. But, like most exploitation flicks, at least it incites some sort of emotion. We hope you'll enjoy this extended episode of the 100 Years of Horror, which also includes a quick dip into the history of exploitation and just a few of countless film picks for you to dirty your hands with. Unfortunately, Lester isn't as accomodating to Mike, however the seasoned host came prepared with his own wicked little friend. He may or may not have, however, remembered to take this ghoulish presence with him when he left...

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 022 - Maniac (1934)

 

Notes:

Hear/Read Mike at his own Podcast/Blog, Badasses, Boobs & Body Counts

Find us on the reigning Number One Horror film blog/podcast network, Horrorphilia

"Reefer Madness: The Musical", Copyright 2005, Showtime

Closing music - Stratovarius, "Maniac Dance" (2005, Sanctuary Records)

Background music: Various clips from "Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter", Copyright 2002, Odessa Filmworks

The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

Jan 18, 2013 40:17

Description:

Enter, if you dare, the Chamber of 100 Years of Horror as the Phantom Erik introduces you to another figurine in his collection, 1933's 'The Mystery of the Wax Museum'. After last week's heavy-handed entry, this one is sure to be a fun ride. Equal parts entertaining romp and ghastly horror, 'The Mystery of the Wax Museum' is presented in an early form of Technicolor, giving the already unnatural exhibits of the museum an equally unsettling appearance. Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray are the headliners of this piece, an early film of the acclaimed Hungarian director Michael Curtiz, though the blonde bombshell Glenda Farrell tends to steal the show as the confident heroine fixated on getting to the bottom of the museum's mysteries. Fix your eyes on this great Golden Age gem as the Phantom Erik discusses the popular setting of wax museums in horror. Hey, did anyone else see Lester's eyes move??

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 021 - The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

 

Notes:

"Terror in the Wax Museum", Copyright 1973, Bing Crosby Productions

Closing music - Steve Taylor, "Meltdown (at Madame Tussaud's)"

Background music provided by "House of Wax: Original Motion Picture Score" by John Ottman (Copyright 2005)

Vampyr (1932)

Jan 11, 2013 35:43

Description:

The Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper are back in the new year with their 20th episode extravaganza! This week, we go big with the ambitious 1932 film, 'Vampyr', from Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer while finally taking a look at one of horror's biggest icons, the vampire. The story of Dracula had already experienced notoreity across the pond with the 1922 German film, 'Nosferatu', and was being prepared for an American interpretation at the advent of sound. Dreyer, looking to take the demonic vampire tale in a different direction, used the same source material that Bram Stoker had for his 1892 novel, 'Dracula', and brought his atmospheric, nightmarish vision of a man's descent into the occult to life. Panned by critics upon its release, the Phantom and Lester are ready to give this film another chance. Will they drive the lethal stake into this art house flick's heart? Or will they be seduced by its lustful bite? Only one way to find out, and that's by tuning in!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 020 - Vampyr (1932)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

"Blacula", Copyright 1972, American International Pictures

Closing music - The Deadlines, "Vampires in Love"

Music throughout the second half of the episode from Steven Severin's updated score for 'Vampyr', available HERE

The Phantom (1931)

Dec 21, 2012 31:40

Description:

Things were changing in the realm of horror in 1931. After being mainly established overseas for over a decade, the anti-war sensibilities of German Expressionism were turning into nationalist pride behind a charismatic leader and his propaganda films, leaving the Americans to rediscover the genre on their own. Join the Phantom Erik as he and Lester take a look at one of America's forays into horror with 1931's the Phantom from the independent Supreme Pictures studio. Starring 'Big Boy' Williams and Allene Ray, these seasoned actors taking a stab at early talkies where only one will still come out with a career. Director Alan James takes on this common old, dark house tale that takes an original turn as it moves into an insane asylum with an escaped lunatic looking for the perfect victim for one of his outlandish science experiments. Will Erik accept this film for bearing his namesake, or cast it aside as a poor example of where American horror was in the great year of 1931? It's been a long time coming, as the Phantom Erik and his sidekick finally explore the dawn of horror in America with the Golden Age just beginning.

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 019 - The Phantom (1930)

 

Notes:

Classic Monsters Collection, Copyright 1996 Universal Studios

Closing music - Kreator, "Phantom Antichrist"

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The Bat Whispers (1930)

Dec 13, 2012 45:43

Description:

Close your eyes and open your ears, as we're about to hear the Bat whisper! The Phantom Erik brings you this aptly titled 1930 feature as an initiation into the great 'talkie' era. Another popular hit in a long line of 'old, dark house' mysteries, "The Bat Whispers" stands out for its stark cinematography, angled framing and the eerie voice of the Bat, something that struck fear into the hearts of audiences just discovering voices and sounds in film. Director Roland West returns to remake his 1926 film, "The Bat", and brings with him the techniques he learned working with German directors and actors to America to become one of the forefathers of film noir. With the snowstorm that just hit Minnesota, the Phantom Erik is taking this one solo; though we're sure Lester sends his warm regards while visiting his parents in sunny Arizona.

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 018 - The Bat Whispers (1930)

 

Notes:

"Batman" Copyright 1943, Columbia Pictures

Closing music - Alice Cooper, "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)"

The Woman in the Moon (1929)

Dec 6, 2012 38:10

Description:

Blast off to the moon with the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper as they cover our final feature of the Roaring 20s, "The Woman in the Moon". It's a subtle expressionist tale of a man throwing all his chips in one hat on a scientist's belief that gold exists on the moon. When evil special interests interfere with the mission, things get a bit hairy. Mostly sci-fi and melodrama with small ounces of horror, it's a film that shows Fritz Lang at his subdued best and highlights the parallel tracks that science fiction and horror would travel along over the last 8 decades. Listen to the Phantom Erik try his best to skim over the long and winding road of the history of space exploration and its portrayal in films, from its early fantastical days to the dark and nihilistic visions of recent years.

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 017 - The Woman in the Moon (1929)

 

Notes:

That lovely voice you hear on the new Stitcher Ad is that of Mrs. Phantom! Show her some love, it's her first recording aside from her work voice mail.

Cheerios, Copyright 1941 General Mills.
V8 Juice, Copyright 1933 Campbell Soup Company

Closing music - Adriana Figueora, "Daughter of the Moon" Support Adriana! Buy the mp3 HERE

Alraune (1928)

Nov 29, 2012 42:21

Description:

Anytime someone plays 'God' in the movies, it's always sure to take a turn for the worse. Our 1928 tale is no different. In the German film "Alraune", Paul Wegener plays a professor who not only believes he can use the legend of the Mandrake plant to make a human being, but that he can turn its inherently evil traits good by placing the creation in a controlled environment. The breathtaking Brigitte Helm plays the title character, known as 'Mandrake' to American audiences, in this more traditionally photographed film by frequent collaboraters Wegener and writer-turned-director Henrik Galeen (The Student of Prague, Nosferatu). Listen to the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper as they recount this classic tale that combines the miracles of creation with the horrors of eugenics. Perhaps it'll make you think twice before you start splicing genes in your petri dish!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 016 - Alraune (1928)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

Check out the Badasses, Boobs & Body Counts Podcast HERE

Closing music - Edguy, "Tears of a Mandrake"

The Cat and the Canary (1927)

Nov 22, 2012 37:47

Description:

We're back in America for our 1927 film, 'The Cat and the Canary', though German-born director Paul Leni's notable Expressionist touches are still very much alive in this old, dark house thriller. When old Cyrus West suddenly dies after being driven insane by his cold-hearted relatives, a group of descendents gather at his house 20 years later to learn who will inherit his treasures. Combining a group of untrustworthy cousins along with an escaped lunatic has 'The Cat and the Canary' setting up what will become one of film's greatest cliches, the 'Old, Dark House' whodunit mystery tale. Follow along with the Phantom Erik and his skeletal sidekick Lester Reaper as they enter into this musty, dark subgenre and explore the original Expressionist-tinged dark house thriller!

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 015 - The Cat and the Canary (1927)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

"Clue", Copyright 1985, Paramount Pictures

Closing music - The Scissors, "Murder Mystery

Faust (1926)

Nov 15, 2012 42:15

Description:

This week, we learn what it is to truly battle with the devil. But don't we have some fun in the process! F.W. Murnau presents this largely stylistic horror film at the height of German Expressionism, pitting Emil Jannings in the role he had been building up to throughout his whole career, the role of the demon Mephisto. Mephisto plans on corrupting an old alchemist to win control over the earthly realm, but in the process learns that humans are a little more complex than he originally thought. The Phantom Erik takes on this ambitious film along with the age-old tale, inspired by the original Dr. Faust, of making pacts with the devil. Go ahead, make a deal to listen to our newest episode of 100 Years of Horror; all you'll be giving up is a bad time!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 014 - Faust (1926)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

"How to Make a Pact with the Devil" excerpt from Vincent Price's Witchcraft & Magic: An Adventure in Demonology, Copyright 1969

Closing music - Ghetto Mafia, "Deal with the Devil"

Wolf Blood (1925)

Nov 9, 2012 45:48

Description:

The nights are getting longer, giving our favorite beasts of the night, werewolves, a little longer to stalk their prey. Join the Phantom Erik as he hits this small, mid-decade independent film, 1925's 'Wolf Blood', directed and starring George Chesebro. The film tells the story of a logging mill operator in the midst of a cruel rivalry, which ends up seeing him in need of a quick blood transfusion. When the only creature available to donate blood is a wild she-wolf, things start to get a bit 'hairy'! We tackle the broad topic of werewolves along the way, discussing not only some popular films, but a few pieces of literature as well for the bookworm out there. Cuddle up by the fire and take a listen, and if you hear any howling at the moon, you just may need to turn your headphones up a bit louder...

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 013 - Wolf Blood (1925)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

'Wolf Blood' can be found on Double-Disc with 1921's "The Haunted Castle" by F.W. Murnau, not "The Haunted Mansion" as was fed through the Phantom Erik's headset by some pranksters during the show.

Closing music - Lera Lynn cover of TV on the Radio's "Wolf Like Me"

The Hands of Orlac (1924)

Oct 31, 2012 33:23

Description:

As the hands of time continue to move through our century of horror, we travel back to Austria to see what the state of German Expressionism is halfway through the decade of its greatest popularity. Director Robert Wiene and Conrad Veidt team up again to tell this harrowing tale of a man who gains a new set of hands after an accident. Where these mysterious hands come from, however, is enough to drive a man mad -- which is exactly what happens to Paul Orlac. Go trick or treating with the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper as they explore what will become one of the more popular tropes in the horror genre: the disembodied limb. Happy Halloween, everyone!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 012 - The Hands of Orlac

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

Make sure to watch out for this week's episode of Badasses, Boobs and Body Counts for a Phantom Erik appearance!

Closing music - Murder City Devils, "Idle Hands"

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

Oct 28, 2012 42:55

Description:

Back in his early days, Lon Chaney, Sr. was told "You'll never make more than $100 a week working in pictures." A few years later, he'd be making $2,500 a week during the filming of our feature, 1923's 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'. Chaney decorated himself up in the role of Quasimodo, the titular deformed freak, using a false eye and a heavy apparatus to make up his hunched back. Though the outfit took its toll on Chaney's quality of living, it helped cement him as one of the greatest character actors in all of filmdom. The Phantom Erik returns home to America to take on this blockbuster tale, adapted from the popular Victor Hugo novel, while also chatting up some Chaney, one of horror's greatest icons.

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 011 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

Enjoy the new intro? Try to name all the movies that the themes are based off of! Hint: There are a total of 9!

Closing music - C. Rainey Lewis, "Human", an excerpt from the botched stage drama based on the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Pretty rockin' otherwise!

Häxan (1922)

Oct 18, 2012 35:30

Description:

This year, Benjamin Christensen reels us back in for another classic of Scandinavian Horror, Häxan. In this film, Christensen attempts to weave his education on witchcraft with terrific imagery and effects that surely sent audiences screaming back into the cold night. Disguised as a documentary, Häxan contains fantastic reenactments of witch-hunts and rituals from the middle ages that show how, sometimes, truth can be stranger than fiction. But is Christensenreally telling the truth in this film? Perhaps that's for his audiences to decide...

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 010 - Häxan (1922)

 

Notes:

Watch the film HERE

Opening music - Evil Nine, "Feed on You"

Closing music - Mercyful Fate, "Witches' Dance"

Körkarlen, or The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Oct 13, 2012 39:14

Description:

Swing up into Northern Europe with the Phantom Erik as he and his skeletal companion examine a Swedish masterpiece, 1921's The Phantom Carriage. Director Victor Sjöström brought his vision to the screen, with the help of pioneering cinematographer Julius Jaenzon, of lost soul David Holm and his evening spent with the grim figure of Death, as he prepares to take over as the coachman on the fabled Phantom Carriage for a year. We'll take a quick soujourn through the land of everlasting days and nights and its sudden rise as of late in the horror genre. Buckle in and enjoy this, the tenth film on our list of the 100 Years of Horror!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 009 - Körkarlen, or The Phantom Carriage (1921)

 

Notes:

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Opening music - Evil Nine, "Feed on You"

Closing music - Hammerfall (out of Sweden), "Riders of the Storm"

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Oct 3, 2012 32:35

Description:

Just in time for October, the Phantom Erik is proud to bring you The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari from 1920. A long overdue watch, this is the film that not only started a movement overseas but also kicked the horror genre into full gear. It stars the eclectic Werner Krauss as Caligari, along with Conrad Veidt in the role of Cesare, one that would define him as a major player in cinema. Follow along as the Phantom and his pal Lester, who may or may not finally break out of his shell for his favorite time of the year, as they explore this classic, along with peeking into the decade of German Expressionism that lies ahead. It's a shortie, but a goodie!

 

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 008 - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

 

Notes:

Opening music - Evil Nine, "Feed on You"

Closing music - The Ruby Spirit "Caligari"

Eyes of the Mummy Ma (1918) // Unheimliche Geschichten (1919)

Sep 26, 2012 41:24

Description:

This week, the Phantom Erik presents his first (and hopefully only) double feature, with the last two films of the decade of the 1910s. We spend two years in Germany as mummies get their due, in the Eyes of the Mummy Ma, directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Pola Negri and Emil Jannnings at the dawn of what will be very lucrative careers. Following that is the 1919 anthology production from director Richard Oswald, highlighting stories by Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson and starring a young Conrad Veidt alongside horror veteran Paul Wegener. It's a Deutsch double feature to prepare us for the 1920s, a decade dominated by German Expressionism. Enjoy the double dip, and make sure to join us next week for a big one: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari!

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Direct download (right click & save as): Episode 007 - Eyes of the Mummy Ma (1918) // Unheimliche Geschichten (1919)

 

Notes:

Opening music - Evil Nine, "Feed on You"

Closing music - Colin Buchanan, "The Mummy Song"

"Yummy Mummy" Cereal, Copyright 1987-1993 General Mills

"Tales from the Hood", Copyright 1995 Savoy Pictures

Hilde Warren und Der Tod (1917)

Sep 12, 2012 40:34

Description:

We're rolling steadily along into 1917, where Joe May is giving Fritz Lang one of his first shots at filmdom fame. Hilde Warren und Der Tod, directed by May with a script penned by future auteur Lang, tells the story of one woman's struggle with a terrible choice. The Phantom Erik brings you this German tale, along with discussions on demon seeds and evil children in film, all perhaps inspired by this story (which may be one of the first tales to include a 'bad seed').

 

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Notes:

Opening music - Evil Nine, "Feed on You"

Closing music - Omar and the Howlers, "Bad Seed"

Mattel "Baby Secret", Copyright 1965

Hævnens Nat (1916)

Sep 5, 2012 36:47

Description:

Hævnens Nat from 1916 tells the time-honored tale of a man who is wronged avenging himself. Of course, Danish director/writer/actor Benjamin Christensen creates this film using the groundbreaking techniques and ominous storytelling that put Denmark on the map in early cinema. Travel back with the Phantom Erik and his partner, Lester Reaper (who may be taking his love for silent film too far) as they explore Christensen and his impact on not only Danish horror, but horror film in general.

 

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Notes:

Opening music - Evil Nine, "Feed on You"

Closing music - Iron Fire (Danish speed metal), "Ghost of Vengeance"

"Body Bags", Copyright 1993, Showtime Networks

Les Vampires (1915)

Aug 29, 2012 43:29

Description:

In 1915, moviegoers were treated to more than just standard feature film fare. Cartoons, newsreels and episodic serial films entertained the masses, including in France were the public was first introduced to Musidora, one of early cinema’s first ‘vamps’. In Les Vampires, Musidora plays the eclectic Irma Vep, part of a gang of criminals involved in several murderous schemes and trying to escape the capture of journalist Phillipe Guerande. Let yourself become seduced by the bite of the Phantom Erik as he explores early serial films, including this classic by celebrated French director, Louis Feuillade.

 

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Notes:

Opening music - Evil Nine, "Feed on You"

Closing music - Cliff Richard, "Devil Woman"

"Vincent, the Vegetable Vampire" from 'The Electric Comany', Copyright 1971-1977 PBS

Read our companion piece, 'Vamps, Femme Fatales and Top 5 Non-Traditional Vampire Films' HERE

The Avenging Conscience (1914)

Aug 15, 2012 39:42

Description:

The year of 1914 is the year that film's first great director, D.W. Griffith, emerged from simply a prolific filmmaker into one of the greatest. On the cusp of his epics, Birth of a Nation and Intolerance, Griffith teams with one of his regular actors, Henry Walthall, as they attempt to merge two famous Edgar Allan Poe tales, "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "Annabel Lee". Enter the boiler room once again to hear the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper travel back to 1914 and discuss The Avenging Conscience, along with other films and themes inspired by one of the elder statesmen of horror, Edgar Allan Poe.

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Notes:

Opening music - Evil Nine, "Feed on You"

Closing music - Sarah Jarosz, "Annabelle Lee"

The Student of Prague (1913)

Aug 8, 2012 41:09

Description:

We continue our trek into 1913 with an early film in the German Expressionist movement, "The Student of Prague". Hanss Heinz Ewers builds on the famous German 'doppelganger' myth by combining this story, heavily inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's "William Wilson", with the popular Faustian moral tale of selling one's soul to the devil. Actor and director Paul Wegener stars in the "dual" role as the tragically flawed Balduin, who forsakes everything for riches and a beautiful Countess. A heavy-handed melodrama with horrific undertones and images, "The Student of Prague" is discussed in detail along with the history of lost and destroyed films, as the Phantom Erik continues to trudge through the early silent horror era.

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Notes:

Opening music - Evil Nine, "Feed on You"

Closing music - Stuart Davis, "Doppelganger Body Double"

"Land of the Lost", Copyright 1991-1992 ABC

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1912)

Aug 1, 2012 46:20

Description:

Our journey through a century of horror begins in 1912 with Thanhouser Company's production of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Adapted from an 1886 novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, this story follows a man's struggle fighting the beast within his own body. After numerous stage adaptations, Thanhouser brought the story to the screen for one of the very first documentations of a "narrative" story with horror undertones. Join the Phantom Erik as he discusses this film, along with a host of others as we attempt to trace the history of how narrative film came to be from its humble beginnings as a new form of media.

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