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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 234 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

8/16/2018
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We’re optimists when it comes to cinema. Despite the (often ironic) title of our podcast, we strive (whenever possible) to see the good in everything. However, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band pushed us to the brink. This is the musical equivalent of C-SPAN: long, dull stretches of banality. And that’s shocking as the source material comes … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 234 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band →

Duration:00:38:06

Really Awful Movies: Ep 233 – Backcountry

8/9/2018
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People lost in the woods. Common fodder for horror, right? It’s a terrific conceit, and we as Ontarians have a particular affinity for it as there are thousands upon thousands of kilometers of remote green-space in our gorgeous and at times dangerous, province. Backcountry, like any self-respecting horror film, exploits these very real, visceral fears. … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 233 – Backcountry →

Duration:00:36:12

Really Awful Movies: Ep 232 – The Incredible Shrinking Man

8/2/2018
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We’re used to titles summing up horror movies. The likes of Hospital Massacre, Sorority House Massacre, etc, don’t leave much to the imagination, and little of it is apparent in the finished product. The Incredible Shrinking Man, while not a horror film in the traditional sense, is pretty darn horrifying. An obvious title that lays bare … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 232 – The Incredible Shrinking Man →

Duration:00:31:06

Really Awful Movies: Ep 231 – One Tough Bastard

7/26/2018
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One Tough Bastard, aka, One Man’s Justice is yet another three-word lunkhead action film. And boy, is it a hell of a lot of fun. Starring one of our faves, Brian Bosworth, this one involves a corrupt FBI man (Savak) who is overseeing an illicit weapons trade, procuring arms from corrupt US Army types. Bosworth … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 231 – One Tough Bastard →

Duration:00:28:08

Really Awful Movies: Ep 230 – The House on Sorority Row

7/19/2018
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The House on Sorority Row! A den mother walks in on a sorority girl, doin’ the horizontal boogie with her beau…this causes a big to-do at Phi Kappa Beta Gamma Alpha Delta Epsilon whatever. The vengeful co-ed, in cahoots with her gal-pals, decides to freak the old lady out with, what else? A prank. And … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 230 – The House on Sorority Row →

Duration:00:31:53

Really Awful Movies: Bonus – Friday the 13th vs Friday the 13th (2009)

7/12/2018
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On this bonus episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast….a comparison of the original Friday, with its reboot, Friday the 13th (2009). How do the movies compare? What does the new flick have to do with the canonical movies? Tune in, and of course, subscribe to the Really Awful Movies Podcast.

Duration:00:10:18

Really Awful Movies: Ep 229 – When a Stranger Calls

7/12/2018
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When a Stranger Calls…the movie is infamous, most notably for being one-of-a-kind and for being aped by Wes Craven in the original Scream’s opener. Based on an urban legend, the one about a guy calling and harassing a babysitter (from inside the home, as determined by police tracing the call), is a classic. It’s as … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 229 – When a Stranger Calls →

Duration:00:28:21

Really Awful Movies: Ep 228 – Witchboard

7/5/2018
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What would a party be without a Ouija board? Fun? Har. Har. OK, wags, admit it…you gotta love the ol’ Ouija board. What better way is there to contact the spirit world? Witchboard is a fun 80s flick about that very phenomenon. The director is the same guy behind site favorite, Night of the Demons, … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 228 – Witchboard →

Duration:00:30:04

Really Awful Movies: Ep 227 – Scary Imaginary Friends in Horror Films

6/28/2018
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On this special episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, Scary Imaginary Friends. Why are they so prevalent in horror? There’s something disturbing about seeing things others can’t. That’s why ghosts are so successful in horror. Similarly, typically children (but not always) manifest an imaginary friend. These are used to wonderful effect in movies, some … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 227 – Scary Imaginary Friends in Horror Films →

Duration:00:22:35

Really Awful Movies: Ep 226 – From London, England. Hands of the Ripper

6/21/2018
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From London, England, recorded from the confines of our hotel in Kensington. On this episode of the show, we talk about our visit to Whitechapel, East London and discuss the lesser Hammer film, Hands of the Ripper. Jack the Ripper has fascinated people for a century + and will do so for years to come. … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 226 – From London, England. Hands of the Ripper →

Duration:00:46:58

Really Awful Movies: Ep 225 – Top 10 Horror Movie Heroes

6/7/2018
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What does the monomyth have to do with horror? You may have heard Dr. Jordan Peterson lecture about it, or maybe read something by Joseph Campbell. Anyway, it’s all about a hero’s journey. The heroes in our list here, aren’t from antiquity though. They’re stars in horror movies. We have a tendency to focus on … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 225 – Top 10 Horror Movie Heroes →

Duration:00:27:00

Really Awful Movies: Ep 224 – The House That Dripped Blood

5/31/2018
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The House That Dripped Blood is a horror anthology. The word “anthology” is derived from the Greek for “flowers,” (anthos) and “collection” (logia). And everything’s coming up roses in this Amicus production which co-stars Denholm Elliot, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing (each in different segments). It was co-written by Robert Bloch of Psycho fame. In … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 224 – The House That Dripped Blood →

Duration:00:38:05

Really Awful Movies: Ep 223 – The Kindred

5/24/2018
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A furtive lab experiment. In a basement. On today’s episode, the fun, smart and occasionally gory 1980s creature feature, The Kindred. The Kindred is a fairly obscure 1987 American horror film directed by Jeffrey Obrow and Stephen Carpenter. Are two directors better than one? Not generally. Here, not bad! Obrow also produced the film and co-wrote it along with Carpenter, … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 223 – The Kindred →

Duration:00:35:06

Really Awful Movies: Ep 222 – Killer Condom

5/17/2018
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Killer Condom! The title is pretty self-explanatory. Leave it to Lloyd Kaufman, one of our heroes, to pick this thing up for North American distribution so that people on these shores could be Troma-tized by the film. A German language comedy horror set in New York City, Killer Condom does what few comedy horrors have … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 222 – Killer Condom →

Duration:00:31:17

Really Awful Movies: Ep 221 – 47 Meters Down

5/10/2018
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You’ll never get a more straightforward title: 47 Meters Down. What could this possibly be about? Claire Holt and Mandy Moore portray sisters who are on vacation in Mexico. And they go on a deep sea diving expedition and swim around with the fishies in a cage. Unfortunately, things go south…Guess you could say. The … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 221 – 47 Meters Down →

Duration:00:34:14

Really Awful Movies: Ep 220 – The Mutilator

5/3/2018
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“Mutilate” is one of the more frightening verbs in the English language. So, here we come to The Mutilator. The poster is enticing: “by sword, by pick, by axe, bye bye.” For some reason, they neglected to mention “by outboard motor.” So yeah, The Mutilator is a bit gross. But the poster and the occasional … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 220 – The Mutilator →

Duration:00:34:28

Really Awful Movies: Ep 219 – Longshot

4/26/2018
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Just when we’ve thought we’d seen it all…another turd floats our way. Longshot is, wait for it…a movie about foosball. Of all things. With the Champions League and the World Cup, soccer is on a lot of people’s minds, and always is. After all, it’s the world’s most popular sport. But foosball? The dopey, loud, … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 219 – Longshot →

Duration:00:34:57

Really Awful Movies: Ep 218 – Horror Movie Musical Performances

4/19/2018
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On this special episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, Musical Performances in Horror Movies! Much has been said, and much ink has been spilled about horror movie soundtracks and the like…your Tubular Bells from The Exorcist, the ba-dum…ba-dum…ba-dum from Jaws…but there’s an interesting, overlooked bit of fun in horror movies: Horror movie musical performances! … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 218 – Horror Movie Musical Performances →

Duration:00:24:40

Really Awful Movies: Ep 217 – Halloween H20

4/12/2018
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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later is a 1998 American slasher film directed by Steve Miner, the director behind two Friday the 13th films, as well as The Wonder Years and episodes of Dawson’s Creek. This film is the 7th, count ’em 7th installment in this seemingly inexhaustible series. The screenplay was by Robert Zappia and Matt … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 217 – Halloween H20 →

Duration:00:36:39

Really Awful Movies: Ep 216 – Shotgun

4/5/2018
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Shotgun Jones! This is a 1989 action flick directed by Addison Randall. It’s got absolutely everything that’s required for mindless action fun: helicopters, dirty cops, shady witnesses, ruthless henchmen, by-the-book bosses, men on fire, cocaine kingpins, cannons, ladies of the evening, you name it. Shotgun Jones and his partner Max (one white, one black a … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 216 – Shotgun →

Duration:00:30:53