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A celebration of low budget cinema, the very best and worst of horror, sci fi, action, exploitation, kung fu and women-in-prison movies from the 1970s to today.

A celebration of low budget cinema, the very best and worst of horror, sci fi, action, exploitation, kung fu and women-in-prison movies from the 1970s to today.
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Toronto, ON

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A celebration of low budget cinema, the very best and worst of horror, sci fi, action, exploitation, kung fu and women-in-prison movies from the 1970s to today.

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English


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Really Awful Movies: Ep 257 – You

1/17/2019
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On this special episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, we delve into a Netflix series that’s making waves: YOU. Guess you could say, this episode’s all about you. Joe is a bookstore manager in Midtown Manhattan. He becomes obsessed with a budding writer and MFA student, Guinevere Beck, aka Beck. The two of them … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 257 – You →

Duration:00:58:57

Really Awful Movies: Ep 256 – Cellar Dweller

1/10/2019
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Jeffrey Combs portrays Colin Childress, a cartoonist we’re introduced to in the film’s prologue. He meets an untimely end drawing a beastly creature, and we flash forward 30 years to a present-day (1988) artist retreat/colony. This week on the Really Awful Movies Podcast: a monster movie! This one is a charming shoestring budget creature feature, … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 256 – Cellar Dweller →

Duration:00:36:15

Really Awful Movies: Ep 255 – Humanoids from the Deep

1/3/2019
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Humanoids from the Deep is one of our favorite creature features. Exploitative, Roger Corman-produced uber-trash, this one follows the typical Jaws template of a besieged fishing village whose inhabitants are trying to come to terms with something that’s pure evil. Featuring some genre favorites like Doug McClure and Vic Morrow, you won’t help but fall … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 255 – Humanoids from the Deep →

Duration:00:40:05

Really Awful Movies: Ep 254 – Most Likely to Die

12/27/2018
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Most Likely to Die…a modern slasher film starring, Perez Hilton. If that doesn’t get your motor running, well. Luckily, Heather Morris (Glee) provides a bit of acting talent to a film where it’s in very much short supply. There’s a 10-year high school reunion. An assemblage of tedious 20-somethings who look 30 + and beyond, … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 254 – Most Likely to Die →

Duration:00:59:57

Really Awful Movies: Ep 253 – Mexican Santa Claus

12/20/2018
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Mexican Santa Claus as it’s known colloquially (sometimes known as Santa Claus vs. the Devil) is a wild and woolly 1959 Mexican fantasy Christmas sci-fi film directed by Rene Cardona and co-written with Adolfo Torres Portillo. The Cuban-born Cardona was a hugely influential figure in the so-called Golden Age of Mexican Cinema (but of course, fellows like us know him for … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 253 – Mexican Santa Claus →

Duration:00:37:30

Really Awful Movies: Ep 252 – Unhinged

12/13/2018
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On this week’s episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, a look at the Oregon regional horror, Unhinged. Undoubtedly one of the more obscure films to end up on the Video Nasties list, Unhinged (1982) is a really solid, very low-budget effort from the Pacific Northwest. Three college co-eds are on a road trip through … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 252 – Unhinged →

Duration:00:37:47

Really Awful Movies: Ep 251 – Killer Crocodile

12/6/2018
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A Killer Crocodile creature feature, that’s Italian to boot? No need to say that twice. We’re there. As straightforward a concept as you could possibly devise, this one is about…you guessed it…a killer crocodile (lest you thought this was a rom-com about a shy teacher who meets a beau in fin-du-siècle Paris). In an undisclosed … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 251 – Killer Crocodile →

Duration:00:33:12

Really Awful Movies: Ep 250 – Heavyweights

11/29/2018
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A Disney movie where Ben Stiller runs a fat camp? What’s this movie called, “Box Office Poison”? (to quote an infamous Norm MacDonald appearance on Conan O’Brien). It’s hard to believe someone actually green-lit Heavyweights (or Heavy Weights as it’s sometimes known). This 90s-era comedy came and went with little fanfare. Like many flicks that … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 250 – Heavyweights →

Duration:00:42:40

Really Awful Movies: Ep 249 – Suspiria 2018

11/22/2018
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So, here we are. Suspiria 2018 is a remake of the all-time great Dario Argento 1977 film. The Argento one is one of our mutual favorites. It’s definitely in our Top 15 Horror Films of All Time, if we were to make such a list (to get a sense of our sensibilities, the other entries … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 249 – Suspiria 2018 →

Duration:00:54:29

Really Awful Movies: Ep 248 – The Tingler

11/15/2018
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Part artist, part huckster, William Castle is a name a lot of people know in the horror world. He produced Rosemary’s Baby (and would’ve directed too, were it not for health issues) but he’s best known for the gimmicks he deployed to promote the living heck out of his movies. The Tingler, starring the legendary … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 248 – The Tingler →

Duration:00:43:21

Really Awful Movies: Ep 247 – Dead Ringers

11/8/2018
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On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast we tackle a Canadian classic, David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers. Twin gynecologists, the Mantle brothers (based on the true-life demise of monozygote physicians, the Marcus brothers) share 100% of their genetic material. They also share scientific discoveries, and women. In a tour de force performance by the … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 247 – Dead Ringers →

Duration:00:50:41

Really Awful Movies: Ep 246 – Reefer Madness

11/1/2018
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Finally, we get around to tackling one of the most infamously bad movies out there, Reefer Madness. A dim-bulb overly melodramatic propaganda film (Snarky Editors’ note: like Forrest Gump or Titanic), this 1936 crap-show suggests that “men die for it.” A middling morality tale about the supposed dangers of weed, the film is now (of … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 246 – Reefer Madness →

Duration:01:23:23

Really Awful Movies: Ep 245 – Spookies

10/25/2018
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On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, Spookies. Spookies is a 1986 American indie horror flick that has a lot of fans, despite its total ineptness. The film was directed by Brendan Faulkner and Thomas Doran (and probably several others). The plot, such as it is, follows a lost kid and a group of folks … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 245 – Spookies →

Duration:00:33:54

Really Awful Movies: Ep 244 – Halloween 2018

10/22/2018
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He’s back…Michael Myers is hunting Laurie Strode again in this new Halloween film. Forty years have passed. “The Shape” has been confined to a mental hospital. Not only have forty years passed, Dr. Loomis has has well. In his stead, Dr. Sartain (a name, as forgettable as many elements of his film). The doc allows … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 244 – Halloween 2018 →

Duration:01:11:29

Really Awful Movies: Ep 243 – A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

10/18/2018
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Not heralded upon release, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child was a film we deemed worthy of a revisit to see how it’s aged. So, is this the Tom Cruise of sequels? Or is this an installment that needs to be shot full of Botox? Interestingly (and this came as a shock to … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 243 – A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child →

Duration:00:40:03

Really Awful Movies: Ep 242 – Baskin

10/11/2018
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On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, a sensational, Italian-style hard-horror coming to us from of all places, Turkey. Baskin debuted at TIFF’s Midnight Madness and caused a bit of a stir. And rightly so. Now, Turkey is known for a spate of rip-off movies. There’s a Turkish Star Wars, Star Trek, E.T., … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 242 – Baskin →

Duration:00:45:56

Really Awful Movies: Ep 241 – The Baby

10/4/2018
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Whoa. This is one for the ages. The Baby is another strange duck, a piece of 70s exploitation that’d be impossible to make today. A family, the Wadsworths, are raising their 20-something son as a baby. Known only as “The Baby,” (or “Baby”) he’s clad in diapers and left to crawl around the family home … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 241 – The Baby →

Duration:00:39:49

Really Awful Movies: Ep 240 – Johnny Gruesome

9/27/2018
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On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, Johnny Gruesome. This is the latest offering by Greg Lamberson, who brought us what is essential viewing if you’re into urban scum/exploitation horror flicks, Slime City. It’s a site favorite here, along with Street Trash. In this one, Johnny Grisholm is a long-haired drug-fueled hell-raiser. He’s … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 240 – Johnny Gruesome →

Duration:00:45:43

Really Awful Movies: Ep 239 – House

9/20/2018
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House. Here we go. We’re back to the 80s on this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast. It’s House, which stars three stalwarts of the TV world:William Katt, George Wendt, and Richard Moll (The Greatest American Hero, Cheers and Night Court). Katt portrays a novelist, Roger Cobb, who needs a place of quiet contemplation to get … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 239 – House →

Duration:00:42:06

Really Awful Movies: Ep 238 – D.O.A.

9/13/2018
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What would you do if you had 24 hours to live? If you were in the 1950 film noir, D.O.A., you’d get down to the business of solving your own murder. What? Yes, that’s the incredible can’t-miss premise: an every-man accountant stumbles into an LA police precinct to report he’s been poisoned. And there’s no … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 238 – D.O.A. →

Duration:00:41:14