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Looking for the best in deep-cut horror movies? We've got you covered. Hosts Lance and Erica bring you reviews of underseen horror movies, specifically those with fewer than 1,000 views on Letterboxd. From Italian to British, slasher to SOV, no stone goes unturned. Logo by Cody Schibi

Looking for the best in deep-cut horror movies? We've got you covered. Hosts Lance and Erica bring you reviews of underseen horror movies, specifically those with fewer than 1,000 views on Letterboxd. From Italian to British, slasher to SOV, no stone goes unturned. Logo by Cody Schibi

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Looking for the best in deep-cut horror movies? We've got you covered. Hosts Lance and Erica bring you reviews of underseen horror movies, specifically those with fewer than 1,000 views on Letterboxd. From Italian to British, slasher to SOV, no stone goes unturned. Logo by Cody Schibi

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English


Episodes

Trapped (1982)

10/5/2022
This week we honor the late, great Henry Silva with a discussion of one of the few movies in which he had a leading role, William Fruet's Trapped, aka Baker County USA. We delve into Silva's career, what made him so charismatic, and lightly touch on the hicksploitation subgenre and what is so terrifying about it. Also mentioned in the episode is a series of Mexican horror films playing at the Academy Museum in October, curated by former guest Abraham Castillo Flores. Tickets here:...

The Devonsville Terror (1983)

9/21/2022
This week we're channeling fall vibes and the spirits of dead witches in Ulli Lommel's The Devonsville Terror. We discuss the director's career and common threads in his other films plus the formula he employs that may put some people off. Follow this podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @unsunghorrors. Follow Lance on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd @lschibi Lance’s shop: https://lanceschibi.bigcartel.com/ Follow Erica on Letterboxd, Twitter, or Instagram @hexmassacre Logo by...

Duration:01:11:46

Flavia the Heretic (1974)

9/7/2022
This week we jump into nunsploitation with a film atypical to the subgenre with Flavia the Heretic, starring Florinda Bolkan. While it shares many of the same characteristics of many films in this category, Flavia takes it to a new level with themes that still hit close to home today. Follow this podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @unsunghorrors. Follow Lance on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd @lschibi Lance’s shop: https://lanceschibi.bigcartel.com/ Follow Erica on...

Duration:01:04:17

Portrait in Crystal (1983): Shawgust w/ Ian Jane

8/24/2022
Ian Jane from Rock! Shock! Pop! joins us once again for Shawgust to discuss a Shaw Brothers fantasy/action/horror movie that may take a couple of viewings to fully comprehend. Or maybe watching at 0.75 speed. However you watch it, don't blink or you may miss some of the elements that make this film great including bursting stomachs and a new way to make your kebabs. Follow Ian/RockShockPop: www.rockshockpop.com, Twitter & Facebook @rockshockpop, IG @ianjane75 Follow this podcast on...

Duration:01:02:46

Bewitched (1981): Shawgust

8/10/2022
It's that special time of year again when we cover Shaw Brothers horror movies! From director Kuei Chih-Hung (The Boxer's Omen, Hex, Corpse Mania) comes another trip down evil spell lane, this time with mealworms, corpse oil, baby guts, and more! Next Shawust episode: Portrait in Crystal (1983). The YouTube link we mentioned in the episode no longer works, so... WATCH HERE INSTEAD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3odEzLktZM (NOTE: select CC then settings, auto-translate, then choose...

Duration:00:55:49

Arcana (1972)

7/27/2022
If you came to this episode looking for an explanation of this film, well... This week, we tackle self-proclaimed outsider director Giulio Questi and his beautifully confounding film about a spiritual coming of age. Laced with taboo subjects, stunning cinematography, and an unforgettable score, Arcana sticks with you (if you can stick with it). Follow this podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @unsunghorrors. Follow Lance on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd @lschibi Lance’s shop:...

Duration:01:14:42

Dial: Help (1988)

7/13/2022
We love Italian horror here at Unsung Horrors, especially when it tells the story of a love between a woman and her phone. Famed director Ruggero Deodato can do much more than just cannibal movies, as evidenced by this late 80s erotic thriller. You may never answer your phone again! (unless your name is Jenny; then you'll answer it no matter what) Follow this podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @unsunghorrors. Follow Lance on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd @lschibi Lance’s...

Duration:01:02:09

Bonus Episode: Junesploitation 2022

7/6/2022
It's time for our annual bonus episode where we discuss all of our picks for the FThisMovie challenge. Strap in for bath rug loincloths, Marilyn Chambers doing naked karate, babies on fire, genital mutilation, & so much more! The challenge: http://www.fthismovie.net/2022/05/announcing-junesploitation-2022.html Our Letterboxd lists: Lance: https://letterboxd.com/lschibi/list/junesploitation-2022/ Erica: https://letterboxd.com/hexmassacre/list/junesploitation-2022-1/ Follow this podcast...

Duration:02:35:57

The Strangler (1964)

6/29/2022
Based (loosely) on the case of the Boston Strangler, our latest episode features Victor Buono as Leo Kroll facing off against a team of dumb milk-chugging cops. Next Movie - Dial: Help (1988), available to watch on Daily Motion Part 1: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6h0wr7 Part 2: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6h2syd Ex-Fest write-up by Matt Clark: https://kino-ventura.blogspot.com/ Follow this podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @unsunghorrors. Follow Lance on...

Duration:01:04:35

Blu-ray Wishlists Part 2 w/ Dustin from Genre Exposure

6/15/2022
It's time for another episode where we put our wishlists out into the world and hope for Blu-ray releases of some of our favorite neglected films. This time we're joined by Dustin from the Genre Exposure podcast to share his picks as well as what label should handle the release and what special features we'd like to see. Letterboxd list of films: https://letterboxd.com/hex_massacre/list/blu-ray-wish-list-part-2/ Find Genre Exposure: https://www.genreexposure.com/ and follow @genreexposure...

Duration:01:00:33

Ogroff aka Mad Mutilator (1983) with Ivan Peycheff of Bat City Cinema

6/1/2022
This episode we're joined by AGFA's head archivist and the man behind Bat City Cinema, Ivan Peycheff, to discuss the no-budget French slasher. Lance makes a compelling argument for this being a coming-of-age film and Ivan shares details of his upcoming Satanegeddon 16mm double feature tour. Hail Satan! Hail Ogroff! Buy tickets for Satanegeddon: Austin Film Society the Frida Cinema Whammy VHS store and microcinema the Balboa Theatre the Grand Illusion the Clinton Street Theatre Follow Bat...

Duration:00:52:52

Hell High (1989)

5/18/2022
We're heading back to high school for this week's episode as Erica recounts her own time as a high school teacher and can confirm that teenagers suck. Hell High is available to watch on YouTube as of this episode. Blu-ray coming from Arrow Films in July 2022. Follow this podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @unsunghorrors. Follow Lance on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd @lschibi Lance’s shop: https://lanceschibi.bigcartel.com/ Follow Erica on Letterboxd, Twitter, or Instagram...

Duration:01:00:34

Spider, aka Zirneklis (1992) with Ian Jane

5/4/2022
We're headed to Latvia to discuss the erotic arthouse horror film, Spider. Put down your kaleidoscope because you won't need it while watching this feast for the eyes. Ian's website: www.rockshockpop.com Follow on Twitter @rockshockpop or Instagram @ianjane75 Follow this podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @unsunghorrors. Follow Lance on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd @lschibi Lance’s shop: https://lanceschibi.bigcartel.com/ Follow Erica on Letterboxd, Twitter, or Instagram...

Duration:01:06:45

Blood Orgy of the She-Devils (1973)

4/20/2022
April Showers of Blood continues with Satanico Psychedelia as we dive into Blood Orgy of the She-Devils and the films of low-budget cult filmmaker Ted V. Mikels. Lance pleads his case as Erica offers alternative methods of viewing to make it more tolerable (spoiler: those methods coincide with the release date of this episode). Follow this podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @unsunghorrors. Follow Lance on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd @lschibi Lance’s shop:...

Duration:01:07:58

Bloody Sect/Secta Siniestra (1982)

4/6/2022
We're kicking off this year's April Showers of Blood with a hidden gem of Spanish horror, lovingly restored by Vinegar Syndrome. While the movie clearly borrows from Rosemary's Baby, this is no ordinary spawn of Satan story. Follow this podcast on Instagram, Twitter, Slasher, and Facebook @unsunghorrors. Follow Lance on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd @lschibi Lance’s shop: https://lanceschibi.bigcartel.com/ Follow Erica on Letterboxd, Twitter, or Instagram @hexmassacre Logo by Cody...

Duration:00:56:17

Night Game (1989) and SXSW 2022

3/23/2022
It's Lance's favorite time of year: baseball season and SXSW Film Festival. We kick off this episode with a quick recap of the films Lance saw at SXSW this year, then dive into the baseball horror-thriller Night Game starring Roy Scheider. Erica wishes this was directed by Brian De Palma while Lance admits that this is a movie made just for him. And hopefully a few of you. Night Game discussion starts at 28:30 Lance’s SXSW Letterboxd List:...

Duration:01:14:28

Damned in Venice (1978)

3/9/2022
To celebrate her birthday, Erica picked this underseen Italian gem with the greatest child death of all time. Satan's spawn lives, plus comparisons to Good Omens and which dogs are best suited to be hellhounds. Damned in Venice is available to watch on YouTube at the time of this episode. Follow this podcast on Instagram, Twitter, Slasher, and Facebook @unsunghorrors. Follow Lance on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd @lschibi Lance’s shop: https://lanceschibi.bigcartel.com/ Follow Erica...

Duration:00:59:51

Creatures From the Abyss, aka Plankton (1994)

2/23/2022
This week we go on a mind-melting journey through the films of Alvaro Passeri. Besides the film of focus, we also discuss his four other films (The Mummy Theme Park, Fantastic Games, and Psychovision) and his work in special effects and animatronics. Learn more about the director on his website: http://www.alvaropasseri.it/ Follow this podcast on Instagram, Twitter, Slasher, and Facebook @unsunghorrors. Follow Lance on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd @lschibi Lance’s shop:...

Duration:01:06:13

The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959) w/ Abraham Castillo Flores

2/9/2022
We're taking a very deep dive into Mexican horror this episode with special guest Abraham Castillo Flores and discussing one of the best gothic horror films to come out of this country: The Black Pit of Dr. M (Misterios de Ultratumba). Besides discussing the cast and crew in-depth, we get into nearly 50 other films from Mexico, plus bonus-size double feature recommendations. List of films discussed in this episode:...

Duration:01:28:26

Smile Before Death (1972): Giallo January

1/26/2022
We're capping off this year's Giallo January by drooling over Rosalba Neri and scatting & humming the earworm score of Smile Before Death. Another forgotten gem of the genre, this giallo will have you humming your way all the way through to the very satisfying ending. Follow this podcast on Instagram, Twitter, Slasher, and Facebook @unsunghorrors. Follow Lance on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd @lschibi Lance’s shop: https://lanceschibi.bigcartel.com/ Follow Erica on Letterboxd,...

Duration:01:01:12