On the show today, we have three video nasties directed by legendary exploitation director, Jess Franco: expect bad dubbing, many zooms and lots of nudity. Including wobble boards, topless moon bathing, bandsaws, A GIANT FAKE BOULDER, prison bush, pyjamas, ping pong ball eyes, and the return of low angle tribal twerking. The best way to listen to this podcast is in bed.
Intro: Start - 5:55
Bloody Moon: 5:55 - 27:23
Women Behind Bars: 27:23 - 45:19
Devil Hunter: 45:19 -...
Happy Easter from The Lament Configuration! What better way to celebrate the resurrection of the Lord than listening to our latest episode… On the show today, we have three more video nasties: this time with an Italian flavour, because they all come under the filone of giallo.- these are Italian films that mix horror, thriller and murder-mystery elements. Greg is a huge fan of giallo, so this is a good episode for those who’ve never seen one before and it’s spoiler-free: let’s crack open...
Three more nasties featuring crazy ladies today: this time, slasher movies. Featuring possibly the most bizarre intro we’ve ever done, incest, basketball, Bill Paxton, drugged milk, killer Rottweilers, birthdays, landladies called Amantha, jazz festivals, wooden acting, dominos and three tomatoes on the side of a plate. Plus Greg’s expletive-filled rant on the awful Unhinged remake.
Intro: Start - 3:12
Night Warning: 3:12 - 28:27
Madhouse: 28:27 - 47:00
Unhinged: 47:00 -...
For the next two episodes, we are covering video nasties featuring women who kill. Or crazy ladies: something most of us can all relate to I’m sure. The three nasties in part one are more psychological and interesting than most - one of which is one of Greg’s favourite films of the 80s. Expect a woman having sex with an octopus, 70s dialogue, tattoos drawn on in biro, vegan bread and the glorious return of the real-or-not-real game.
Intro: Start - 3:13
Possession: 3:13 -...
Warning: on the latest episode of The Lament Configuration, we are joined, once again, by Tom Dennett-Cook to discuss three video nasties in the Nazispolitation subgenre. If you’re likely to be upset or offended by this subject matter, we advise you not to listen to the show. With that being said though, it’s hard to take most of these films seriously so, in that respect, we invite you all to listen and be entertained, which is the point after all. Including fly-sploitation, Naz-splaining...
As promised, we review every film in the Evil Dead series after the first one: Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness and the Evil Dead remake; fun films to talk about, you’ll agree. Find out which one is our favourite, what we think of remakes generally, do we like the slapstick elements and a lot more besides. Featuring ever-changing Lindas, cheesy sex scenes, skeletons, one-liners, celebrity lookalikes and the Knights Who Say Ni! Expect really intense scenes.
It’s the first show of 2018 and we are back with a bang, covering the most famous of the video nasties, along with two nasties directed by the late Ulli Lommel (RIP). Featuring trees - which are thought of as fairly harmless (apparently), Trapdoor, more of Ria Fend’s weird dreams, Alan Partridge, EVIL MIRRORS, men in dungarees, DEATH BY SHAVING FOAM (!) and, my personal favourite, DEATH BY ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH!!!!! Guest appearance by Greg’s cat.
It’s that time of year again - and the one year anniversary of the show - as we decide our best and worst horror films of 2017. One thing we can all agree on is that 2017 has been one of the best years for horror in recent memory, which made it really really hard to pick our best films of the year. As is customary, there are also terrible films to vent our fury at, which is very cathartic and fun. Do you agree with our choices? Let us know and thank you for listening.
We lament the second half of the horror year in review, SPOILER FREE, including, everyone’s favourite, the WORST films we had to endure in the last six months for your pleasure. Featuring: It, Annabelle: Creation, Jigsaw, Happy Death Day, The Ritual, Flatliners, Leatherface, The Babysitter, Better Watch Out, Hounds of Love, mother!, and loads more packed into 90 minutes like sausage meat. A fun show as always so check it out~!
You Just Can’t Keep a Good Guy Down… We Explore The Remaining Films in the Child’s Play Franchise - Bride, Seed, Curse and Cult of Chucky - One of Which Greg Would Rather Gouge His Eyes Out Than Watch Again! Including Gender Swapping, Rob Zombie (of course), Bride of Frankenstein Homages, Voodoo For Dummies, Speak and Spell, Martha Stewart, More Random Explosions, Chucky Nookie, Accelerated Voodoo Pregnancies, Russell Brand, Hannah From S Club 7, Britney Spears Impersonators, CGI Chucky...
We Lament Our London Film Festival Watches of 2017 including Gala Premiers of The Shape of Water & The Killing of a Sacred Deer plus reviews of Veronica, Brawl in Cell Block 99, Ghost Stories, Thelma and The Endless. Also featuring Morrissey, Friendship Reminders on Facebook, Social Anxiety, Unusual Sexual Tastes, Ouija Boards, Reclining Seats, Lots of Violence, Paul Whitehouse and Ginger Snaps
It’s Halloween everybody!!! On this special episode, we are joined by Thomas Dennett-Cook of the Off The Reels podcast to talk all things slashers, from the beginning to the present day. All your favourites are covered such as Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream plus so much more. Including money shots, ambulance drivers, long trains and our favourite slasher cliches, villains, Final Girls, weapons, and deaths!
AKA the episode where Ria Fend gets very angry. Listen to the show to find out why: it may be something to do with the fact we discuss three more rape-revenge films, two of which are incredibly controversial. Featuring the most inappropriate introduction to an episode we’ve ever done…
We are joined by Tom Cannon to discuss the biggest horror film festival in England, FrightFest. Films discussed are: Cult of Chucky, Death Note, Killing Ground, Short Film Showcase 2, Replace, Double Date, Mayhem, Imitation Girl and The Villainess. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Tobe Hooper, rest in peace
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Hellraiser so, over the next two episodes, Greg and Ria will be reviewing all NINE Hellraiser films so far. In this episode, we cover Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser 2. RIP George Romero
This Is Why It’s Important To have Locks On Your Door… We Explore Video Nasties featuring the Word DON’T. Including More Pink Than We Can Handle, Laser Beams For Eyes, Dick and Cherry, Linnea Quigley, Napoleon Dynamite, Doyle - of Misfits and Danzig, One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, Teddy Bears Picnic, Pencil Neck Geeks, Necrophilia and A Guy With A Penchant For Axes. I Do Taste Like Strawberry! TASTE ME!
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It’s Wacky, Fun… Crazy! It’s Outrageous! It’s the real crazy show where anything goes. We Explore Video Nasties directed by Tobe Hooper & More. Including a Young Robert Englund, Crocodiles That Will Eat Anything, Pat Sharp, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dolly Parton, Old School Ghost Trains, Deirdre Barlow, Quentin Tarantino and Food So Bad Your Face Will Break Out in Boils.
Good Lord, What a Perversion! Worst Video Nasty so far hilariously reviewed by Greg Knox as We Explore The Video Nasties set on an Island. Including Nice Holiday Destinations, A Tag Team of Psycho Perverts, A Blowtorch To The Face, A Whole Damn Cucumber and Films That Will Make You Swear. Is It All A Dream..? I Just Hope He’s Got A Waterproof Watch!