92 - Demons/City of the Living Dead

August 16, 2017

Ciao e benvenuto ad un altro episodio di The Grave Plot Podcast! Today is our salute to Italian horror!

We start off today’s show by going on a long, rambling rant about James Wan. It’s mostly just a lot of bitching and complaining so enjoy that! Next up is Horror Business, where we talk a Real World Horror story about a chupacabra. Probably. Not. We also discuss which Stephen King adaptation Andres Muschietti wants to do next, a new documentary about the making of Beetlejuice, and updates on Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. We also discuss a new version of The Munsters and close out talking about Twin Peaks.

For our film reviews, we head to Italia, where we discuss two of the most famous horror movies the country ever produced. Up first is City of the Living Dead, also known as The Gates of Hell, from famed director Lucio Fulci. We follow that with Demons, from director Lamberto Bava and producer Dario Argento. There’s also a short discussion about what makes Italian horror stand out from the masses. We hope you enjoy.

Ciao!

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91 - Horror music w/ Jensen Cowart and Jeremy Edwards

August 3, 2017

We're doing something a little different today, as instead of talking horror movies, we're talking horror MUSIC. To that end, we've brought in musicians Jensen Cowart and Jeremy Edwards to help us talk about everything from punk to metal to hip-hop. We discuss bands like The Misfits, Iced Earth, Slayer, and Nekromantix.

First things first, though, we've got to talk about Horror Business. In Real World Horror, we talk about a one-armed clown wielding a machete through the Maine woods. We also discuss yet another remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, plus MTV's Teen Wolf being rebooted as... a podcast? Speaking of remakes and reboots, Chiller Films is remaking Francis Ford Coppola's Dementia 13 and Ivan Reitman just can't stop himself from tinkering with Ghostbusters.

So give this new episode a listen, and maybe you'll find a new favorite horror band.

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90 - The Langoliers/Sleepaway Camp (Patreon Picks)

July 19, 2017

The horror community lost a legend and an icon last weekend as the godfather of zombies, George Romero passed away. This episode is dedicated to his memory, as well as that of Martin Landau, Randy Schell, and John Bernecker. RIP.

Today we let our Patreon patrons pick our movie reviews and the Kevins came through, for better or worse. First up was Kevin Nesgoda, who selected a made-for-TV miniseries based on a Stephen King book. No, it's not IT, it's The Langoliers. Three hours of Balki Bartokomous hamming it up among some bad CGI. Fun. Next up was Kevin Trent's selection, Sleepaway Camp. This movie has earned itself a name along side some of the biggest names in horror. We discuss whether or not it deserves that distinction.

First up, though, is Horror Business. We discuss a very odd discovery in the streets of Philadelphia in Real World Horror. We then discuss the new director for the unnecessary remake of The Grudge, as well as two new films produced by Eli Roth, the Amityville film 1974 and the "extreme haunt" film Haunt. Speaking of extreme haunts, we also catch you up on The Houses that October Built 2, and wrap things up with some big news about the next season of Ash vs. Evil Dead.

So give it a listen, and if you want to take part in future Patreon picks episodes, head over to patreon.com/graveplotpodcast.

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89 - Uncle Sam/Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter/Ronnie Angel

July 5, 2017

I know we're all still reeling from our Independence Day hangovers but wake the fuck up and use whatever fingers you have left to hit play on a brand new episode of The Grave Plot Podcast. Today's episode is dedicated to the birthday girl herself, the good ol' US of A. These colors don't run so love it or leave it and other such platitudes. America!

In honor of the event, we busted out a six pack of Zima. That's right, Zima's back. From there things got a little crazy as we talked about "Chucky's Bride" in Real World Horror, plus Horror Business stories on things like The Twilight ZoneDracula, and Max Landis's thoughts on his upcoming An American Werewolf in London remake. We closed things out with a story about yet another attempt at a Supernatural spinoff and by this time we were a few Zimas deep.

We went on to speak to the author of Slashed Dreams and Slashed Dreams 2: The Nightmare Continues, Ronnie Angel. Ronnie told us about all the research he put into his books, including interviews with some of the biggest names in the genre. He also talked about his early days as a blogger and hunting through video stores for that one perfect film. Check out his books on Amazon.

Finally, we got into our All-American movies. We talked about the little-known secret life of former president and five dollar bill model Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter as well as the story of the most famous patriot of all, Uncle Sam. So drink your Pabst Blue American Ribbon (or your Zima), set off your illegally purchased fireworks, and listen to the Grave Plot Podcast, because it's your God-given right as an American!

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88 - Beyond the Gates/Pool Party Massacre

June 21, 2017

The dream of the 80s is alive at The Grave Plot Podcast. Today we’ve got two movies that are new, but you’d think they were straight out of a bygone era. Beyond the Gates is about a VHS (a what?) board game from another dimension and Pool Party Massacre is a throwback slasher of the best kind.

We’ve also got that good Horror Business for you, including not one, not two, not three, but EIGHTY Peruvian teenagers being simultaneously possessed in Real World Horror. We also discuss the expanding universes of James Wan and the Ghostbusters, plus updates on the Friday the 13th lawsuit, an Are You Afraid of the Dark? movie, and Kevin Smith’s graffiti-inspired horror anthology.

So put on your British Knights, hop in your Delorean, and plug in your Walkman to listen to another brand new episode of The Grave Plot Podcast.

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87 - Happy Birthday to Me/Happy Birthday

June 7, 2017

Taylor was gone for this episode and he is missed dearly. How can the show possibly go on without him?

...Is he gone? Okay sweet.

Because the show is definitely going on without him, and good news guys, this episode is awesome. In Taylor's absence, Tony tapped his dad John to fill the chair for his fourth time on the show, and we're having a birthday party up in this bitch. And as things tend to go when John's around, the episode ran a little long.

Tony and John talk about some Horror Business, which informally begins with a long rant about Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (grooooan). Other topics include some changes in cast for The CW's Supernatural, some long awaited news on AMC's forthcoming adaptation of Joe Hill's NOS4A2, and a surprising directorial choice for Godzilla vs Kong.

In celebration of Tony's birthday last week and John's birthday this week, they reviewed the 1981 cult classic Happy Birthday to Me about the most unfortunate 18th birthday ever and 2016's Happy Birthday, which shows why what happens in Mexico, STAYS in Mexico.

So grab your party hat, dish up some cake and ice cream and party the night away with The Grave Plot Podcast!

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86 - Alien/Alien: Covenant/Neil Cohen

May 24, 2017

In this episode, we talk about everything from A to Z. That is, we talk everything from Alien to zombies!

For our movie reviews, we talk about the brand new Alien: Covenant and compare it the 1979’s original Alien. Ridley Scott is back in the director’s chair, how does Covenant stack up?

Before that, we talk to author Neil Cohen about his zombie novels Exit Zero, the upcoming Nuke Jersey, and the series finale, Zombie Democracy. Neil breaks down how his zombies are different and what sets his books apart from the many, many… many other pieces of zombie fiction out there.

We’ve also got a Real World Horror story about a terrible Mother’s Day, and Horror Business including new projects from the Shaun of the Dead and Turbo Kid teams, what the hell is going on with Hellboy, and Jordan Peele and JJ Abrams head to Lovecraft Country. Also, George Romero is back. So… yay?

All this and more on another exciting episode of The Grave Plot Podcast!

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85 - Crypticon Seattle 2017 in 3D

May 10, 2017

Gather round, one and all, and hear tale of Crypticon Seattle 2017. Hear the legends of three straight days of chills, thrills, and frights. Hear of beasts, creatures, and killers illuminating the big screen with short films such as Luchagore's "Bestia" or Timothy Troy's "Ding Dong." Not Timothy's... never mind. Where was I? Oh yeah. Hear the terrifying tale of a puppet come to life, hellbent on murder. Listen close as we tell you all about the monsters that roam the halls of the Double Tree Inn. And guess what? The legends... are true.

That's right, we're back from the latest Crypticon, the largest gathering of the macabre in the Pacific Northwest. It was an amazing weekend, jam packed with films, interviews, panels and parties. We discuss things like PG-13 horror, the most epic of horror battles, and the scandalous Casket List, where we discuss who in horror we would most like to get between the sheets. We also hear straight from the filmmaker's mouths when we talk to Gigi Saul Guerrero, Luke Bramley, Raynor Shima, and Jordan Williams from Luchagore Productions about the elusive #ProjectLucha, which has finally been unearthed. We also get an EXCLUSIVE update about the film Puppet Killer from director Lisa Ovies herself, who was joined by star Lisa Durupt. If you heard last year's episode, you know we have an... interesting relationship with Lisa and this year was no different.

So give it a listen, check out our photos, let us know what you think about our panel discussions, let us know if you were there and if you weren't, WHY THE HELL NOT? We hope to see as many of you as possible next year!

Shout outs:

The Bonebat Show

Bonus Material

The Cinema Triforce (sorry, Matt, for calling it "Media Triforce" in the episode)

Don't Read the Latin

Horror Addicts

Luchagore Productions

Lisa Durupt

Lisa Ovies

Mad Bros Media

Podcast Massacre

SciFi Monkeys

and, of course, Crypticon Seattle

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84 - From Beyond/The Void

April 26, 2017

Disclaimer: This episode was recorded with the microphone on Tony's laptop so it's not up to our usual quality standards, however the content is the same old absurd irreverence that you're used to.

After talking about "Cosmic Monster" on the Beyond the Void podcast earlier this week, we decided to continue the trend by discussing the cosmic horrors of From Beyond and The Void!

We also took care of some Horror Business, including United Airlines' worst week ever in Real World Horror. We also covered the latest news out of the Universal Monsters cinematic universe, plus TV news surrounding King Kong, The X-Files, and Locke and Key. Finally, we had a conversation about how IT is affecting the lives of real clowns.

So let's make a mess, because it's time for another episode of The Grave Plot Podcast!

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83 - Train to Busan/The Toxic Avenger (Patreon picks)

April 12, 2017

For today's episode, we gave the keys to our Patreon patrons and let them pick the movies. Therefore, listen in as we discuss the Korean infection horror Train to Busan as well as the movie that built the house of Troma, The Toxic Avenger. Head over to patreon.com/graveplotpodcast to join the squad and get your chance to pick future movies.

Before we get to that, we talk about about that It trailer, as well as some sad news from the Friday the 13th family. In Real World Horror, we tell the true story of a sharknado in Australia. In Horror Business, we discuss the latest in a long line of Stephen King adaptations, as well as remakes of The Blob and The Creature From the Black Lagoon. We also have a conversation about a TV show about The Purge and tell you which The Walking Dead star is joining The Rock in Rampage.

So punch your ticket and hop on board episode 83 of The Grave Plot Podcast!

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