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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 271 – Hatchet for the Honeymoon

4/18/2019
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We are not in flavor country, we are in Bava Country. And on this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, Mario Bava’s fun giallo, Hatchet for the Honeymoon. The film was lusciously shot in Barcelona and Rome with the working title Un’accetta per la luna di miele. And Bava completed shooting in October 1969. The setting … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 271 – Hatchet for the Honeymoon →

Duration:00:31:53

Really Awful Movies: Ep 270 – Pet Sematary original and remake

4/11/2019
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In this installment of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, the hosts do a side-by-side comparison of these two indelible horror genre films, the 1989 vs the 2019 Pet Sematary. So, what’s the fuss all about? The original, while not a runaway hit, has its backers as well as detractors. While the remake has a whole … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 270 – Pet Sematary original and remake →

Duration:01:01:52

Really Awful Movies: Ep 269 – Q The Winged Serpent

4/4/2019
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A monster movie set in New York City? That’s enough to hook us in that’s for sure. With the passing of noted horror/genre director Larry Cohen, we decided to take a look at one of his lesser-known efforts with Q The Winged Serpent. Produced and directed by Larry Cohen and starring the awesome Michael Moriarty, Candy Clark, and … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 269 – Q The Winged Serpent →

Duration:00:34:15

Really Awful Movies: Ep 268 – April Fool’s Day

3/28/2019
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It’s coming up on April Fool’s Day folks. And to celebrate the auspicious occasion, we delve into this 1986 slasher that is an under-the-radar near-classic. The plot couldn’t be more deceptively simple: a group of college coeds getting together to blow off some steam. That’s the premise of about 1000 horrors during the slasher boom. … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 268 – April Fool’s Day →

Duration:00:35:04

Really Awful Movies: Ep 267 – Attack of the Giant Leeches

3/21/2019
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What a title! For that reason alone, it’s worth checking out Attack of the Giant Leeches. This is a Corman production, but not Roger. No, it’s the other Corman brother (from the same mother). And that’s Gene Corman. Rising from the depths of hell, to kill and conquer. And all because of NASA space launches … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 267 – Attack of the Giant Leeches →

Duration:00:35:54

Really Awful Movies: Ep 266 – Blair Witch

3/14/2019
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The original Blair Witch Project was a cultural juggernaut, an explosive hit right out of the gate and on a minuscule budget. The movie put found footage horror on the map, and the conceit has survived to this day in various guises – adopted by indie filmmakers because they’re incredibly cheap to produce compared with … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 266 – Blair Witch →

Duration:00:58:12

Really Awful Movies: Ep 265 – Silent Rage

3/7/2019
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On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, we get back to our action roots with this, an oddball half action, half sci-fi horror flick, Silent Rage. We get a prologue, that cheesy staple of 80s horror movies. In it, our antagonist Kirby, a pill-popping lunatic, grabs an axe and goes on a rampage. … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 265 – Silent Rage →

Duration:00:41:33

Really Awful Movies: Ep 264 – Ice Cream Man

2/28/2019
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Some 90s horror for your listening pleasure this episode: Ice Cream Man. This Clint Howard starrer is an odd duck, and is about, not surprisingly, a killer ice cream man. A neighborhood kid goes missing. Suddenly, all signs point to the local oddball eccentric, the man in the white uni who brings treats to all … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 264 – Ice Cream Man →

Duration:00:39:35

Really Awful Movies: Ep 263 – An American Werewolf in London

2/21/2019
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Welcome to John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London, a very fine (and very timeless) piece of lycanthrope cinema. Two American backpackers are sightseeing in some far-flung reaches of Yorkshire. Tired and hungry, they come upon a pub called The Slaughtered Lamb, whose denizens are not the most welcoming sort. In fact, our heroes David … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 263 – An American Werewolf in London →

Duration:00:46:20

Really Awful Movies: Ep 262 – Raising Cain

2/14/2019
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This John Lithgow-starring, Brian De Palma-directed thriller is set around Valentine’s day. On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, a take on this “demented, deranged, deceptive” De Palma flick, Raising Cain. Lithgow portrays multiple characters/multiple personalities. He is a child psychologist, Dr. Carter Nix, who is kidnapping kids to use for nefarious purposes … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 262 – Raising Cain →

Duration:00:35:53

Really Awful Movies: Ep 261 – 7 Valentine’s Day Horror Films

2/13/2019
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On this special bonus episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, Valentine’s Day Horror Films. Today is a day to reignite your passions and tell loved ones they’re loved. But also, there’s no better occasion than to dive into what we love: horror movies! Horrors are oft-known to be set around holidays, whether it’s New … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 261 – 7 Valentine’s Day Horror Films →

Duration:00:08:54

Really Awful Movies: Ep 260 – Bloodsport

2/7/2019
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On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, Jean Claude Van Damme’s epic kickboxing tournament movie, Bloodsport. This flick was one of Van Damme’s first starring films and showcased his formidable kicking and flexibility, and dare we say it, charm. The “Muscles from Brussels, aka, JCVD plays U.S. Army Captain Frank Dux (as in, “put … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 260 – Bloodsport →

Duration:00:36:31

Really Awful Movies: Ep 259 – Mountaintop Motel Massacre

1/31/2019
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On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast we turn to another regional horror, this time from the state of Louisiana. This one is called Mountaintop Motel Massacre (the massacre bit was added later when Roger Corman bought the movie to get it distributed). And boy are we glad he did, as this one … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 259 – Mountaintop Motel Massacre →

Duration:00:40:50

Really Awful Movies: Ep 258 – Death Ship

1/24/2019
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Death Ship is a disaster movie, and a horror film (and some would maybe insert the words “of a” between “disaster” and “movie”). In our books, this one’s super-fun and we thought it’d make excellent podcast fodder solely because of the poster and the cast. A mysterious rusty freighter is sailing the high seas. There’s … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 258 – Death Ship →

Duration:00:40:34

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