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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 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

Really Awful Movies: Ep 237 – The Country Bears

9/6/2018
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Animatronic country music-playing bears in a movie based on a Disney attraction. How could this go wrong? Or another question, How is this even possible? On the Really Awful Movies Podcast, we pride ourselves on tackling all sorts of disparate different genres, so hot on the heels of talking about C.H.U.D., here we are yakking … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 237 – The Country Bears →

Duration:00:35:01

Really Awful Movies: Ep 236 – C.H.U.D.

8/30/2018
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C.H.U.D. is a weird one. For reasons unexplained, the film’s left quite the pop culture legacy, referenced everywhere from Aqua Teen Hunger Force to Clerks II, and of course, in The Simpsons. Why is this? Hard to say…It’s possible because while the 50s was the height of the monster movie craze, the similarly-themed C.H.U.D. was a … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 236 – C.H.U.D. →

Duration:00:34:49

Really Awful Movies: Ep 235 – The Driller Killer

8/23/2018
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Another Video Nasty! On this week’s episode, the unusually arty low-budget slasher, The Driller Killer. Actually, calling it a slasher is a bit of a misnomer. It’s more of a character study of a brooding artist’s breakdown. This is a weird beast, and not what you’d entirely expect given the era, the budget, and the … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 235 – The Driller Killer →

Duration:00:33:40

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