Octoberama 2017, Vol. 3: Paranormal Activity/Thir13en Ghosts

October 18, 2017

Hey kids! It's time to get spooky (or is it spoopy?) because it's time for the first ever Week of the Ghost!

In this third installment of Octoberama, we discuss a couple very different pieces of supernatural cinema. Up first is the 2007 film that had a whole generation scratching their chins wondering if what they just saw was real before it spawned a series of terrible sequels. Did you guess Paranormal Activity? You win!  Your prize? A second review, this time of a film featuring Antonio Scarpacci, Shaggy Doo, and the hot foreign girl from American Pie fending off a dozen-or-so specters in a giant glass house. It's the remake of 13 Ghosts, which is for some reason called Thir13en Ghosts.

Don't worry, you don't need any spectrometers or EMF readers to find these phantoms, just listen to a brand new episode of The Grave Plot Podcast!

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Octoberama 2017, Vol. 2: Dawn of the Dead/Zombie

October 11, 2017

Octoberama rolls on with week two, week of the zombie! In this, our fourth anniversary episode, we discuss the movies that first got us interested in zombie films. For Taylor, that movie is George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, and for Tony, it's Lucio Fulci's Zombie.

First, however, we've got to take care of some Horror Business. In Real World Horror, we discuss a mortician who has been collecting a specific body part from his customers for years. We've also got news on a new feature film based on Salem's Lot, a TV show based on Scanners, and a remake of Hocus Pocus. If that's not enough, there's also a comic based on Pumpkinhead, plus find out who Robert Englund wants to take over the mantle of Freddy Krueger.

All this and more in a brand new episode of The Grave Plot Podcast.

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Octoberama 2017, Vol. 1: Once Bitten/Nosferatu, the Vampyre

October 4, 2017

Octoberama returns for a fourth straight year! As always, we kick things off with Week of the Vampire. This week's episode is simply the reviews as we discuss a young Jim Carrey's adventures in love that find him hunted by a sexy succubus in the film Once Bitten. We also discuss Werner Herzog's German art house remake of Nosferatu, the Vampyre.

Grab a nice warm glass of O negative and indulge yourself in Octoberama.

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95 - The Monster Squad/The Gate w/ Max Health

September 27, 2017

Max Health fills in for Taylor of Terror, who is off gallivanting around on the east coast. In this new episode, Tony and Max take a look back to the 80s as they discuss horror for kids. They review the movies The Gate and Monster Squad.

They also discuss a Real World Horror story about the streets of Baton Rouge running red with blood. In Horror Business, they give some updates on the new Halloween film as well as a new horror anthology from some well known directors. They also go on about horror on the small screen, namely the new season of Scream and a darker reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

So grab a Capri-Sun and some Lunchables and let's dive into the world of kids' horror!

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94 - Death Note/It (2017)/Jimmy George

September 15, 2017

Oh, but they're back. They're the men behind the masks. And they're out of control. Another episode of The Grave Plot Podcast is here with a couple of new adaptations of old favorites. We discuss Adam Wingard's new take on the manga series Death Note as well as Andres Muschietti's remake of Stephen King's It. How does the live action adaption compare? How does the new Pennywise stack up to Tim Curry's iconic portrayal? Listen to hear our thoughts, plus our pal Wizdom calls in with his opinion.

We also talk about Real World Horror involving a cleaning crew finding something they weren't expecting. In Horror Business, we've got news on sequels to Creep and The Purge, plus stories about women in horror. We close out with a story about a prequel to Dracula.

Taylor also spoke to writer and producer Jimmy George about his movies WNUF Halloween Special, President's Day, and the upcoming What Happens Next Will Scare You. Jimmy talked about micro-budget film making and also discussed Script Butcher, a service he provides where he will analyze your screenplay and make it the best it can be.

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93 - Puppet Master/Bloodstone: Subspecies II

August 30, 2017

Look! Up in the sky! Is it a solar eclipse? No, it's a Full Moon! Today we're talking about two movies from Full Moon Features. First up we've got arguably the company's most famous film, Puppet Master. Next up we skip right past Subspecies to Bloodstone: Subspecies II. Have a listen as we determine if these movies rise or fall. That was an attempt at a moon pun and it failed. Sorry.

We also discuss the loss of another horror legend, an all-clown screening of It, and the future of Stranger Things. And that's before we even get started on Horror Business! In Real World Horror, we wonder what the recent eclipse means for our eternal souls. We go on to talk about Adam Green's secret new film as well as a the conclusion of a couple trilogies, namely Dead Snow and Gremlins. We close things out with conversations about The Exorcist TV show and the latest from the Soska sisters.

So serve yourself a big ol' helping of The Grave Plot Podcast and dig in.

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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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