Unsung Horrors

Media & Entertainment Podcasts

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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United States

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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

Language:

English


Episodes

The Demon’s Baby (1998)

2/1/2023
Possessed wives, fetal soccer, flying babies, and Boglins! This week we're discussing everything great about The Demon's Baby from its stars Elvis Tsui and Anthony Wong to the multiple genres it makes up and to its questionable score. Made in Hong Hong Vol 1: https://vinegarsyndrome.com/collections/frontpage/products/made-in-hong-kong-volume-1 IndieGoGo campaign for Erica's book: https://igg.me/at/taboobook/x/30448437#/ Follow this podcast on Instagram and Facebook...

Duration:00:55:10

Libido (1965)

1/18/2023
Giallo January continues as we plunge off of a cliff into Giancarlo Gianinni's film debut and one of Ernesto Gastaldi's few directing credits. As with any film we cover, but especially for gialli, spoilers ahead. Indiegogo for Erica's book: https://igg.me/at/taboobook/x/30448437#/ Our recent guest spot on Cult Movies Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0ccpgmBujwj15eFwmgKVHs?si=RjtPk05ZR6aMBGedzKLbzw Erica's guest spot on Disc-Connected - watch here:...

Duration:01:09:32

A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (1975) w/ Troy Howarth

1/4/2023
It's Giallo January once again and in this episode, we brought in some help because we're covering a Giallo starring one of the most prolific Spanish actors ever, Paul Naschy. Joining us this episode to discuss not just this film but the career of Naschy is author Troy Howarth. So strap in for roller coaster rides, nude sleuthing, and lots of yellow (literally). A Dragonfly for Each Corpse is available to stream on Tubi at the time of this episode's release. It is also included on Shout...

Duration:01:12:04

Best of 2022: New to Us

12/21/2022
We're wrapping up 2022 by sharing our picks for our favorite new-to-me films (no 2022 releases) with our friends Anthony from Cult Movies podcast and Lindsay from Schlock & Awe podcast. List of all of our picks: https://letterboxd.com/hexmassacre/list/best-of-2022-new-to-us/ Follow Cult Movies on Twitter and IG @cultmoviespod Follow Anthony on Twitter, IG, and Letterboxd @akdonnelly Follow Schlock&Awe on Twitter and IG @schlockandawe1 Follow Lindsay on Twitter and Letterboxd...

Duration:01:47:24

Lady Frankenstein (1971): No Rules November!

11/30/2022
We close out this year's No Rules November (ignoring our fewer than 1k views on Letterboxd rule) with Rosalba Neri and a feminist take on the classic Frankenstein tale. Check out the big brain on Brett! Follow this podcast on Instagram and Facebook @unsunghorrors. Follow Lance on Instagram and Letterboxd @lschibi Lance’s shop: https://lanceschibi.bigcartel.com/ Follow Erica on Letterboxd or Instagram @hexmassacre Logo by Cody Schibi Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast network...

Duration:01:05:24

Horror Gives Back 2022

11/16/2022
This episode we discuss all of the movies we watched for our annual Horror Gives Back Challenge. 31 categories in 31 days ranging from monsters to Indonesia to haunted houses. Thanks to everyone who participated, we were able to raise over $1400 for Best Friends Animal Society! Lance's list of movies on Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/lschibi/list/horror-gives-back-charity-challenge-2022/ Erica's list of movies on Letterboxd:...

Duration:02:25:45

The Blood Spattered Bride (1972): No Rules November!

11/2/2022
For one month each year, we break our rule of the films we cover needing to have fewer than 1K views on Letterboxd. To kick things off, Erica picked another Spanish horror film, this one being one of many adapted from the Carmilla novella. We enter a world where men have no names, where snorkeling takes place in the sand, and where women reign supreme. Follow this podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @unsunghorrors. Follow Lance on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd...

Duration:00:59:41

The Third Eye (1966) and Fantastic Fest 2022 Recap

10/19/2022
This week we're briefly discussing the films we saw at this year's Fantastic Fest (no spoilers) including Smile, Lynch/Oz, The Menu, A Wounded Fawn, Sick, and many more. To skip to our discussion of The Third Eye, go to 50:10. Then we jump into fawning over baby Franco Nero in his first leading role. Murder, mayhem, and melodrama abound in The Third Eye! Follow this podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @unsunghorrors. Follow Lance on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd...

Duration:01:41:04

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:...

Duration:00:57:01

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