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What’s so scary about scary movies? Three filmmaker friends dissect horror films to uncover their deeper meanings and cultural influences. We’ll analyze and review your favorite frights: from classic monsters to newer chills; popcorn blockbusters to indie darlings; B-movie slashers to paranormal haunts; and grindhouse gore to psychological thrillers. The Cadaver Dogs will sniff out the real reasons why you love these flicks that gave you nightmares as a kid.

What’s so scary about scary movies? Three filmmaker friends dissect horror films to uncover their deeper meanings and cultural influences. We’ll analyze and review your favorite frights: from classic monsters to newer chills; popcorn blockbusters to indie darlings; B-movie slashers to paranormal haunts; and grindhouse gore to psychological thrillers. The Cadaver Dogs will sniff out the real reasons why you love these flicks that gave you nightmares as a kid.

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United States

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What’s so scary about scary movies? Three filmmaker friends dissect horror films to uncover their deeper meanings and cultural influences. We’ll analyze and review your favorite frights: from classic monsters to newer chills; popcorn blockbusters to indie darlings; B-movie slashers to paranormal haunts; and grindhouse gore to psychological thrillers. The Cadaver Dogs will sniff out the real reasons why you love these flicks that gave you nightmares as a kid.

Language:

English

Contact:

9498876439


Episodes

Next Week: Schlock-tastic Voyage

1/27/2022
Announcing next week's films: DAGON (2001, dir. Stuart Gordan) - available on Tubi, Vudu, and Roku NIGHTMARE CITY (1980, dir. Umberto Lenzi) - available on Apple and Amazon . . It's the end of the world and it's brought on by schlocky horror? Lol no, it's xenophobia! Next week, the Cadaver Dogs will break down two cult apocalypse films and try to figure out just what the filmmakers are trying to tell us. We're talking special effects makeup, H.P. Lovecraft, Italian horror cinema, and...

Duration:00:01:57

Minisode: Cadaver Trivia #2 w/ Autopsy of a Horror Movie

1/25/2022
I want to play another game. It’s been a while since our last Cadaver Trivia, but we’re back! David once again leads the contest as Brucker Nourse from Autopsy of a Horror Movie competes with co-hosts Devin and Rob. We’ve got werewolves. We’ve got slashers. We’ve got Spanish surrealists. But unlike Mr. Ghostface, we won’t kill you if you get an answer wrong (or will we?). Follow us at: instagram.com/cadaverdogspod twitter.com/cadaverdogspod facebook.com/cadaverdogspod . Listen to...

Duration:00:35:00

AUDITION / FRANKENHOOKER: The Perfect Woman

1/20/2022
Want a date? But with whom? What are the ideals and standards of perfection that men hold women to in modern society? The Cadaver Dogs are pulling back the curtains on the unrealistic expectations we hold in relationships, and the destructive – sometimes explosive – consequences. There have been many interpretations of Takashi Miike’s AUDITION (1999) over the years, and oh boy do we have thoughts! On the total opposite of the spectrum lies FRANKENHOOKER (1990), the title and plot of which...

Duration:01:02:26

Next Week: The Perfect Woman

1/13/2022
Announcing next week's films: AUDITION (1999, dir. Takashi Miike) FRANKENHOOKER (1990, dir. Frank Henenlotter) What's your ideal of the perfect woman? How bout one that cuts out your tongue? Or one that isn't even really alive but a reanimated corpse? These are the punishments that befall the protagonists in next week's episode. We'll be talking male gaze, the dangers of a narrow perspective, and how these movies successfully walk a thin line between feminism and misogyny. Follow...

Duration:00:01:40

Minisode: Top Horror Films of 2021

1/11/2022
Even with all the release push back, this year's produced some pretty incredible horror films. We've seen another resurgence of sequels and remakes of classics like Halloween, Candyman, Wrong Turn, Escape Room, The Quiet Place, Don't Breathe, The Purge, The Conjuring, Spiral... dear lord this list is long! But did any of these make the Cadaver Dogs' list of their top 3 horror films of 2021? . Do you agree with our top picks? Let us know...

Duration:00:33:29

SAINT MAUD / HOUR OF THE WOLF: Good Damage

1/6/2022
Praise films and silence the voice(s) speaking inside your head for the very first Cadaver Dogs episode of the New Year! Devin, David and Rob are getting spiritual with last year's SAINT MAUD, the first feature by promising new filmmaker Rose Glass. The film follows a young medical aid who believe she has direct communication with God himself, and it is her duty to share this gift. What's better than voices in one person's head you ask, why it's a union of voices born of a marriage gone awry...

Duration:01:25:29

Next Week: Good Damage

1/6/2022
Announcing next week's films: . SAINT MAUD (2019, dir. Rose Glass) HOUR OF THE WOLF (1968, dir. Ingmar Bergman) . Follow us at: instagram.com/cadaverdogspod twitter.com/cadaverdogspod facebook.com/cadaverdogspod Send us your film suggestions at: cadaverdogspodcast@gmail.com Cover art by Omri Kadim. Music featured in this episode: 80s Synth by White Bat Audio. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

Duration:00:01:40

Minisode: Best Horrific Performances w/ Destination 180°

12/28/2021
As filmmakers themselves, the Cadaver Dogs tend to get quite wrapped up in awards season, and although the Critics Choice Awards have been postponed due to COVID (uh-oh) and the Golden Globes will no longer be on the air, we are nonetheless in countdown mode toward the Academy Awards. Too bad the Oscars tend to ignore our favorite genre… David and Devin team with A.J. of Destination 180° Podcast to list our Top 3 favorite performances in horror! Which performances did we forget? Let us know...

Duration:00:43:27

Minisode: Creepiest Kids w/ Superhost’s Brandon Christensen

12/21/2021
“They’re he-e-e-e-ere!!” Why is it that every possible line is a lot scarier when uttered by a child? There’s no one on this planet who was not a kid at some point, and most kiddos are perfectly innocent bundles of joy. And yet… Rob and David team up with guest star Brandon Christensen, writer/director of Shudder exclusive SUPERHOST, to countdown their top 3 children of horror! Which creepy kids would you send to foster care? Let us know...

Duration:00:27:15

AMERICAN PSYCHO / BETTER WATCH OUT: X-Mas Psycho Special!

12/16/2021
Jingle Bells! Twilight smells! Brundle-Fly laid an egg! Patrick Bateman killed his date, and Luke Lerner got away! ’Tis the season, and whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or none of the above, the Cadaver Dogs are here for this final episode of the year to talk about psychopaths. (What’d you expect? Family and togetherness?) Psychopathy is a real illness, but what does it mean when someone lacks empathy? Does this excuse the terrible behavior of the men in these movies? Or are they...

Duration:01:07:54

Next Week: X-Mas Psycho Special!

12/9/2021
Announcing next week's films: BETTER WATCH OUT (2017, dir. Zack Kahn) AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000, dir. Mary Harron) It's the Cadaver Dogs's first Holiday Special! And what better way to celebrate than with blood, gore, and a little psychosis. Next week, we'll talk through the twists and turns in these two thrillers. What's real? What's all in their head? What makes a psycho killer a psycho killer? And why is it always sexual? Follow us...

Duration:00:01:40

THE INVISIBLE MAN / THE TINGLER: Mad Scientists

12/2/2021
Get your test tubes, beakers, and radioactive chemicals ready, because this week we’re talking about ‘30s and ‘50s science-fiction! Einstein had only just published his theory of relativity, the atom was in the process of being split, and outer space had yet to be explored. Science was scary then, for it was unknown what dangers we’d uncover. Even looking back now, the question remains: Did we make a mistake? Should we continue to venture into infinity, or else when does science go too...

Duration:01:07:42

Next Week: Mad Scientists

11/25/2021
Announcing next week's films: THE TINGLER (1959, dir. William Castle) THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933, dir. James Whale) The mad scientist trope has been done again and again over horror history. (Starting, of course, with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein but then seen in favorites such as: Re-Animator, The Fly, Human Centipede...) But what makes this trope worth revisiting? We'll be looking back at these classic movies to see how the eras influenced changes in the trope and questioned the ethics...

Duration:00:01:39

STAY ALIVE / BRAINSCAN: Video Game Violence

11/18/2021
Plug in your virtual headset and dust off the NES for some old school Clocktower horror hounds as you join Cadaver Dogs Devin, David and Rob in this episode, Video Game Violence as we strap down some old school tech for dissection. First up, it's 1994 where sweaters are only worn around one’s waist. We join Edward Furlong, best known for Terminator 2, as he slashes his way through a virtual nightmare controlled by a computer game master known as the Trickster, in Brainscan directed by John...

Duration:01:13:05

Next Week: Video Game Violence

11/11/2021
Announcing next week's films: BRAINSCAN (1994, dir. John Flynn) STAY ALIVE (2006, dir. William Brent Bell) Violence in video games has caused a moral panic throughout the decades - from Columbine to President Trump. Seems fitting that there were a few horror movies on the subject. Gearing up for the release of the new Resident Evil film, we're diving into some our favorite video game horror flicks and asking if violence in media really does make you a murderer. That's next Thursday on...

Duration:00:01:39

IT FOLLOWS / TEETH: Sex is Sin

11/4/2021
The famous horror trope goes like this: you have sex you die (thank you Randy Meeks). But sometimes sex isn’t your choice, and the uncontrollable fear that you experience after the trauma will haunt you for the rest of your life… how doe final girls handle it? This week, the Cadaver Dogs dive into the repercussions of sex and sexual trauma with TEETH (2007) and IT FOLLOWS (2014). Devin, David, and Rob cover the irresponsibility of victim blaming, the evolution of rape culture, and sexual...

Duration:01:08:11

Next Week: Sex is Sin

10/28/2021
Announcing next week's films: TEETH (2007, dir. Mitchell Lichtenstein) IT FOLLOWS (2014, dir. David Robert Mitchell) We all know the trope. You have sex, you die. But in the new millennium, society had an updated perspective on sex and sexuality. Next week, we discuss two films that brought this sexual awakening to the horror genre. Follow us at: instagram.com/cadaverdogspod twitter.com/cadaverdogspod facebook.com/cadaverdogspod Send us your film suggestions...

Duration:00:01:39

Minisode: Haunted Houses w/ Henry Chaisson of Antlers

10/26/2021
Did you hear that? Oh, it's just the ghosts of our past traumas. Henry Chaisson (Antlers, Servant) joins Devin and David on our countdown of the top 3 haunted houses in horror films. We go deep into what defines the genre and question why Henry has chosen to live in a haunted house himself... What is your favorite haunted house movie? Let us know at: instagram.com/cadaverdogspod twitter.com/cadaverdogspod facebook.com/cadaverdogspod Watch the Antlers Trailer (dir. Scott Cooper,...

Duration:00:43:01

NEW NIGHTMARE / IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS: Fear Itself

10/21/2021
What’s so scary about scary movies? In this special Halloween treat, the Dogs look to finally answer that tricky question, by turning to the ultimate masters of fear: John Carpenter and Wes Craven. First, the latest novel from a prolific horror writer - akin to Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft - springs to life, driving fans to insanity and threatening the apocalypse. John Carpenter's IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (1994), a surrealist cosmic horror starring Sam Neill, explores what would happen...

Duration:01:05:54

Review: Halloween Kills

10/19/2021
NO SPOILERS! Halloween Kills... and kills... and kills... David and Devin react to the latest installment of the rebooted reboot of Halloween. Featuring a special surprise guest... We also cover which film in the franchise is our favorite (counting all the John Carpenter, Rob Zombie, and David Gordon Green flicks) and what we're looking forward to in Halloween Ends. Stay tuned 'til at the end when we announce our upcoming episodes featuring exciting new guests! Happy Spook-tober,...

Duration:00:24:01