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A Cure for the Common Craig

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A horror, trash, sci-fi, action podcast. The Common Craig, his wife, Nicole, and other contributors, discuss genre movies with their own brand of whimsical wit. Join them as they withstand the lengthy horrors of segments like the FOCUS OF FEAR! They decide whether a movie survives to live on in their collection, or meets a grisly demise in AMASS OR MURDER! Their bloodlust demands that an anthology movie does battle with itself, in the ANTHOLOGY DEATHMATCH! Will these depraved despots ever release and discuss their captives from the DUNGEON OF DIRECTORS? Or are they too busy carving up someone's career in another ACTOR AUTOPSY? The only way to find out, is to listen! Allow this to be YOUR cure, as well.

A horror, trash, sci-fi, action podcast. The Common Craig, his wife, Nicole, and other contributors, discuss genre movies with their own brand of whimsical wit. Join them as they withstand the lengthy horrors of segments like the FOCUS OF FEAR! They decide whether a movie survives to live on in their collection, or meets a grisly demise in AMASS OR MURDER! Their bloodlust demands that an anthology movie does battle with itself, in the ANTHOLOGY DEATHMATCH! Will these depraved despots ever release and discuss their captives from the DUNGEON OF DIRECTORS? Or are they too busy carving up someone's career in another ACTOR AUTOPSY? The only way to find out, is to listen! Allow this to be YOUR cure, as well.

Location:

United States

Description:

A horror, trash, sci-fi, action podcast. The Common Craig, his wife, Nicole, and other contributors, discuss genre movies with their own brand of whimsical wit. Join them as they withstand the lengthy horrors of segments like the FOCUS OF FEAR! They decide whether a movie survives to live on in their collection, or meets a grisly demise in AMASS OR MURDER! Their bloodlust demands that an anthology movie does battle with itself, in the ANTHOLOGY DEATHMATCH! Will these depraved despots ever release and discuss their captives from the DUNGEON OF DIRECTORS? Or are they too busy carving up someone's career in another ACTOR AUTOPSY? The only way to find out, is to listen! Allow this to be YOUR cure, as well.

Language:

English


Episodes

Mexican Horror Summer Vacation, Part 1 (La Llorona, Even the Wind is Afraid, Cronos, The Similars)

6/21/2022
Yo, yo, yo, let me speak on this! Orale! Arriba la raza! Join us as we hope to regale you with discussions of our movie experiences from our vacation to Mexico! There seems to be some debate as to whether or not we actually physically went to Mexico, but this episode covers four of the experiences that we claim to have had, so we'll just let you decide. Folklore, ghosts, the struggle for eternal life, and an odd phenomenon in a bus station! First a bit of classic horror, featuring one of...

Duration:01:25:41

A Nightmare on Nicole's Street (A Nightmare on Elm Street & Dreamscape)

6/10/2022
Let's face it, the entire podcast is a nightmare for Nicole. But this one in particular, is all about nightmares. One of the most iconic horror characters of all time, is finally featured on the podcast. Of course, after seeing the intro, I had to drag Nicole out of the garage, stalling her progress on the creation of her own clawed glove. I haven't seen a hat or a red and green striped sweater, so I may be safe. But those Elm Street kids? Not so much. Freddy Krueger and his seven minutes of...

Duration:01:52:17

Alligators! Adorable Animals All-Out Attack! (Alligator, Crawl, Alligator II: The Mutation)

5/27/2022
Things are heating up, summer is almost here, and it seems like the perfect time for some exciting reptile action on the podcast! You know what that means? It's time for a long overdue return to one of the favorites, Adorable Animals All-Out Attack! It's GATOR TIME! First up, urban legend becomes reality! Did you ever have a baby alligator as a pet when you were a child? And now that you've grown, are you a herpetologist? But most importantly, did that baby alligator ever get flushed down a...

Duration:01:53:44

Friday the 13th: The Episode, Part 5

5/13/2022
It's time to wrap up Paramount's original run with the Friday the 13th franchise. And while the potential to tell some interesting stories was there, they certainly failed to deliver. Get ready to suffer through parts 7 & 8! It's Friday the 13th: The Episode, Part 5! First up, it's Jason versus Carrie! But her name is Tina. And her mother's 80s hair is absolutely intolerable. Thankfully, Kane Hodder, in his first appearance as Jason, hates her hair, too. Gear up for a sleeping bag bashing...

Duration:01:34:12

Halfway to Halloween II (Halloween II & Halloween III: Season of the Witch)

4/29/2022
It's that time again. The halfway point to the most wonderful time of the year. Michael Myers returns! And then he doesn't. We'll explain. Gather round, children. Put on your Silver Shamrock masks and listen. The first Halloween (1978) was such a huge success, that it spawned seemingly countless imitations. Can the first sequel match the power of the original? Or is it standard slasher fare, with more death due to an expanded cast, who become fodder for Michael? Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald...

Duration:01:53:57

Reb Brown, He's The Man! (or Reb Brown - Actor Autopsy)

4/15/2022
Reb Brown returns to the podcast, a year after his astonishing debut as Yor! This time, he's receiving the full Actor Autopsy treatment. But does he have the opportunity to show off his acting chops, or just his chiseled physique? First up, we have Bruno Mattei's version of Rambo. And when you can't get Stallone, Reb Brown seems like the obvious choice for option number two. Get ready for screaming monkeys, staredowns with cobras, shirtless Reb, headbutting standoffs, exploding mannequins,...

Duration:01:41:47

Sam Raimi's Evil Dead Trilogy (The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness)

4/1/2022
The ultimate experience in grueling podcasting! Wow, I'm pretty confident that no one has ever thought to use that before. It's episode 72. Evil Dead 2 just had its 35th anniversary. So why not celebrate Bruce Campbell, Nicole's love for Ted Raimi, and Craig's love of bodily dismemberment? We begin with the ultimate experience in creative, low budget horror filmmaking. Okay, so maybe the premise of five young people going to a cabin, and demonic possession isn't the most original idea ever....

Duration:02:37:59

The Winter of Folk Horror, Part 6: The Thawing Finale (The White Reindeer, Antlers, Tilbury)

3/18/2022
With the winter season fading away, The Winter of Folk Horror is thawing along with it. And while you might think that we're going out with a winter whimper, covering only three titles, we're actually going out with a buttery bang! More on that shortly. But first, Finland. Reindeer are everywhere! And much to the Common Craig's dismay, Santa is nowhere to be found. But amongst all of these reindeer, it's that special white variety of which you may want to take notice. If not, you may just...

Duration:01:18:48

The Winter of Folk Horror, Part 5: Rural Northern American Horrors (Crowhaven Farm, The Dark Secret of Harvest Home, Deadly Blessing, Eyes of Fire, Children of the Corn & Clearcut)

3/4/2022
It's time for what is basically a return home for us. Witchcraft, religious cults, indigenous spirits, a cornfield deity. Pretty sure that your hosts probably had run-ins with all of those at some point in our youth, growing up in rural areas. We may as well start in New England, where a woman inherits some property, after the original heir dies in a fiery explosion. This area may have a little problem with witchcraft, but is that any reason to give up Crowhaven Farm (1970)? New England is a...

Duration:03:06:27

The Winter of Folk Horror, Part 4: Eastern Folklore (Kwaidan, Itim, Nang Nak & Roh)

2/18/2022
It's time to jump into Nicole's invisible jet, for an Asian adventure, as we're desperate to experience the horrors of eastern folklore! Our first stop is an ANTHOLOGY DEATHMATCH in Japan! Vengeful hair, a mysterious woman, a blind musician, and some spooky tea, go head to head to see who reigns supreme in the classic, Kwaidan (1964)! Wow, I think that we're getting kind of tired of winter, though. Let's go someplace a little warmer, okay? We'll jump ahead to Holy Week in the Philippines,...

Duration:02:16:41

The Winter of Folk Horror, Part 3: 80s Hoodoo/Voodoo & Eve's Bayou, Too (Angel Heart, The Believers, The Serpent and the Rainbow & Eve's Bayou)

2/4/2022
Ah, it's time for a different kind of folk horror. Hide your pet chickens and goats, because we have four movies to discuss, involving Hoodoo, Voodoo, Santeria and maybe a taste of Satanism, as well. Harry Angel, a private detective in 1955, is hired to track down an old crooner, who happens to owe a pretty serious debt. But Harry soon finds himself becoming the prime suspect for a series of murders, with unfamiliar religions and his own past bearing down on him, in Angel Heart (1987). A...

Duration:02:43:43

The Winter of Folk Horror, Part 2: Witchcraft & Persecution (Haxan, Il Demonio, Witchfinder General, Witchhammer & Hagazussa)

1/21/2022
The Winter of Folk Horror continues, with a bubbling cauldron of films involving witchcraft, or that boil over into persecution of perceived supernatural abilities. When I see images from our first feature in this episode, they look so old, so authentic, that they MUST be real! But it's Satan's tongue that just may be the most memorable part of Haxan (1922)! If you're seemingly the lone uninhibited woman in a small Italian village, you may be better off exercising some restraint. And if you...

Duration:02:27:04

The Winter of Folk Horror, Part 1: You Really Shouldn't Have Come (Robin Redbreast, The Wicker Man, Kill List, The Ritual & Apostle)

1/7/2022
The Winter of Folk Horror series begins. Part one of our celebration of folk horror, focuses on a reoccurring theme in the subgenre. People who are out their element, ultimately making poor choices, putting themselves in undesirable, usually unsafe, situations. A woman finds herself seemingly being manipulated by the eccentric inhabitants of a small village. As they seem to be guiding her toward a potential mate, she becomes suspicious that her life may actually be at risk, in Robin...

Duration:03:01:12

Stephen King's Maximum Overdrive (Vestron Video Collector's Series)

12/23/2021
Maybe it's your last day of work before the holidays. Or maybe you're traveling and you need something ridiculous to listen to while you're driving, or waiting in an airport. Never fear! A Cure for the Common Craig is here, with a year-end holiday treat for the listeners! Or is it? This movie doesn't exactly have a glowing reputation. But how can that possibly be the case? You have Stephen King directing, Emilio Estevez crawling through a sewer, the face of the Green Goblin on a truck, AC/DC...

Duration:01:08:47

Horror for the Holidays III

12/10/2021
Just when you think you've nearly reached the end of the year, and you're safe, nestled in your warm little beds, you remember that it's time for HO-HO-HOLIDAY HORROR! First up, a convict, in transport to be executed, finds his body genetically altered and combined with snow. And suddenly, we have a homicidal snowman seeking vengeance! Better keep the anti-freeze handy, Jack Frost (1997) is on a holiday rampage! Holiday traditions can be so nice. It's always wonderful to receive a unique and...

Duration:01:29:14

Frankenstein (1931) 90th Anniversary

11/19/2021
It's alive! We return from our two week slumber, following the A-Z of Horror Festival, to bring you a special episode. It's time for the 90th Anniversary of a Universal Monsters classic. Get ready for a Boris Karloff and Frankenstein lovefest, as we go into depth on the original 1931 classic! And then from there, a little tease of what's to come on the podcast in the coming months.

Duration:01:46:16

17th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival, The Final Chapter

11/5/2021
If you've made it this far, you've arrived at the Final Chapter of the 17th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival. We're closing things out with a mainstream Hollywood hit, a 75-year-old chiller, a modern South Korean classic, incoherent anime, and exploitation trash that perhaps only the Common Craig could love. How about a nice, easy list of what movies we cover in the episode? Because I'm exhausted! A Quiet Place Part IIREC 2The Spiral StaircaseTrilogy of TerrorUncle Was a VampireVaranThe...

Duration:02:52:09

17th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival, Part 2

10/22/2021
It's time to rejoin the October Halloween horror action, in progress, with part two of the 17th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival! If you could choose three people to hang out and have dinner with during the spooky season, Edgar Allan Poe, Roger Corman and Vincent Price would probably be ideal. Unless, of course, everything is literally crumbling down around you. Which certainly seems to be the case with the House of Usher (1960). Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi might take exception with not being...

Duration:02:43:16

17th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival, Part 1

10/8/2021
It's the return of the October ritual. Time for the 17th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival. There's no time to waste, on to the movies! This episode, it's A-G! Moaning egg things burst and get green goo all over unsuspecting investigators, which causes them to explode from within, causing a grisly trail of human hamburger gore. Join the coffee cult or die, in Alien Contamination (1980)! More aliens, this time invading New Zealand! Where they hack up and box up small town residents for a new...

Duration:02:42:34

APOCAVERSARY - 2nd Anniversary Episode (Raiders of Atlantis)

9/24/2021
It has been two years of A Cure for the Common Craig. And it stands to reason that the show could eventually lead to an apocalypse of some sort. So we may as well begin to accept that responsibility, by kicking off year three with the APOCAVERSARY! Can you think of a better way to celebrate, than by featuring an apocalyptic mess of an 80s action trash movie? Futuristic punk gangs from 1994, decapitation, a crystal skull mask, a sunken nuclear sub, people being burned alive, lasers, a...

Duration:01:31:14