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Mondo Moviehouse, the weird world cinema podcast. We specialise in cult horror films from around the globe.

Mondo Moviehouse, the weird world cinema podcast. We specialise in cult horror films from around the globe.

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United States

Description:

Mondo Moviehouse, the weird world cinema podcast. We specialise in cult horror films from around the globe.

Language:

English


Episodes

27: TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD (1972) Splatter Day Knight Fever - 14/02/20

2/14/2020
On this episode, Andrew Graves and Rich Johnson go on an ill-advised Portuguese holiday and wind up playing slow motion cat and mouse with some seriously dodgy undead Knights Templar. Amando de Ossorio’s Tombs of the Blind Dead is a dusty, 1970s relic from a dying Franco era Spain. Though vaguely anti-establishment, its political social commentary is often overshadowed by its blood thirsty misogyny and (of the era) attitudes to sexual violence, yet the wonderfully realised central mummified...

Duration:01:49:36

26: SOCIETY (1989) You Terrible Shunt - 24/01/20

1/24/2020
On this episode, Andrew Graves and Rich Johnson blag their way into the social elite and end up getting closer to the 1% than is humanly healthy. Brian Yuzna’s Society is both throwaway teen horror comedy and dark anti-capitalist satire, combining Baywatch style aesthetics with grimly sadistic special effects by Japanese gore guru Screaming Mad George, but will the pair dub the film to be full of rich pickings or just another poverty row disgrace? The regular Mondo team will also examine...

Duration:02:08:29

25: SANTA SANGRE (1989) Arm Offensive - 20/12/19

12/20/2019
On this episode, Andrew Graves and Rich Johnson pay a seasonal visit to the circus and get lost in a nightmarishly warped vision bought to us by the seriously strange mind of Alejandero Jodorowsky. Santa Sangre is a bizarre cult film encompassing religious maniacs, freak shows, tattooed ladies, lunatic asylums and horrifically graphic elephant deaths. But will the team judge it to be a weird masterpiece or a colourfully dark mess? The Mondo crew will also examine Sam Raimi’s often overlooked...

Duration:01:59:29

24: LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (1972) Monster Craven Loony Party - 11/12/19

12/11/2019
On this episode, Andrew Graves and Rich Johnson wander out into the woods and find themselves at the mercy of sadists, murderers and some seriously dodgy acting. This time around the Mondo team examine Wes Craven’s extremely influential if highly controversial early shocker Last House on the Left.But will they find it to be a gutsy and courageous example of the ‘New Horror’, incorporating sharp social commentary and political subtext or will they judge it to be a more throwaway bit of...

Duration:02:09:08

23: MIDSOMMAR (2019) Born to Rune - 22/11/19

11/22/2019
On this episode, Andrew Graves and Rich Johnson take an ill-advised holiday in the remote Swedish landscape finding themselves embroiled in bizarre sex rituals, witchcraft and mob sanctioned murder. Ari Aster’s Midsommar is a visually arresting bit of folk horror, which has instantly become a cult favourite, blending as it does graphic violence, knife edge tension and an unforgettable sense of foreboding. But will it weave its magic with the Mondo team or feel flatter than a pensioner’s...

Duration:02:05:02

22: SUSPIRIA (1977/2018) Motherscare - 31/10/19

10/31/2019
On this episode, Andrew Graves and Rich Johnson go full on danse macabre, perversely pirouetting into the strangely hypnotic world of Dario Argento’s 1977 cult classic Suspiria. The pair will scrutinise the film’s controversial nature, its mesmerising visuals and re-examine its standing within the modern horror community. They will also compare the original to Luca Guadagnino’s 21stcentury reimagining, discussing Tilda Swinton, Thom Yorke and its choregraphy of the damned. As well as all...

Duration:02:15:23

21: NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE (1979) Bite Club - 06/09/19

9/6/2019
On this episode, Andrew Graves and Rich Johnson sharpen their fangs and try to suck some sense out of Werner Herzog’s odd little vampire remake, Nosferatu the Vampyre. The film, a strangely jarring mix of naturalism and horror is a slow burning late 70s effort which leans heavily on the director’s patent mix of drab on location settings and understated tensions. But can it still get the blood pumping or is it largely a toothless affair? Also on this episode, the duo revisit Peter Jackson’s...

Duration:01:49:33

20: A FIELD IN ENGLAND (2013) Tripping Yarns - 16/08/19

8/16/2019
On this episode, Andrew Graves and Rich Johnson go on an ill-advised camping holiday in the middle of the English Civil war. With little to protect them from the elements and nothing on the menu is except some dodgy looking wild mushrooms, the pair entertain themselves by questioning the very nature of the universe and examining Ben Wheatley’s odd, hallucinogenic folk horror fable, A Field in England. Shot in stark black and white, the film weaves a strange magnetic spell, combining...

Duration:02:13:38

19: CANDYMAN (1992) The Sweetest Sting - 19/07/2019

7/19/2019
On this episode, Andrew Graves and Rich Johnson get their hooks into early 90s horror flick Candyman. Starring Tony Todd and Virginia Marsden, it’s a rich yet slow burning classic which taps into issues around race, poverty and societal divisions. The film centres around the son of a slave who is tortured and killed by a braying mob. Years later he returns from the grave to wreak havoc on impoverished black housing project, Cabrini Green. The regular Mondo team also discuss Clive Barker,...

Duration:02:09:00

18: MARTYRS (2008) Young, Gifted and Skinned - 05/07/19

7/5/2019
On this episode, Andrew Graves and Rich Johnson get locked in the dungeon and endure 2008 French horror Martyrs. The film, a gruelling 21st century gore-fest, springs from the abattoir mind of controversial director Pascal Laugier. The Mondo team will assess whether the film is merely another example of misogynist torture porn or if the confusing narrative is alluding to something more spiritual in nature. The pair will also discuss European chillers Eyes Without a Face and Les Diaboliques...

Duration:01:40:54

17: THE BABY (1973) Cot in Hell - 22/06/19

6/22/2019
On this episode, Andrew Graves and Rich Johnson stumble about the nursery in dirty nappies and childishly try to make some sort of sense of Ted Post’s oddly chaotic 70s exploitation flick, The Baby. Noted for its offbeat nature and culter than cult status, it’s a film which is both charming, alarming and horrific. Dealing with themes of motherhood, control and the abuse of power it really is a movie which needs to be seen to be believed. But is it a schlocky slice of late twentieth century...

Duration:01:47:26

16: TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016) See it, Slay it, Slaughtered - 07/06/19

6/7/2019
On this episode, Andrew Graves and Rich Johnson dodge the ticket inspectors and ride the decidedly dangerous railroads in order to make sense of 2016’s Train to Busan. This well regarded super speedy Korean zombie flick is noted for its high-octane action set pieces and heart stopping tension; but is it just good undead fun or does the blood on the tracks represent a more politically charged piece of angry social commentary? The pair will also explore the wider world of Korean cult horror...

Duration:01:49:58

15: DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE (1994) A Tomb with a View - 24/05/19

5/24/2019
On this episode, Andrew Graves and Rich Johnson go in search of the dead in order to try and make sense of Michele Soavi’s darkly comic fright fest Dellamorte Dellamore AKA The Cemetery Man. The often overlooked Rupert Everett vehicle is a heady mix of zombies, guns sex and violence, a visually arresting piece of 90s Italian exploitation cinema. But is it a throwaway oddity, a misogynist walk on the dark side or is it offering something deeper; a strangely hypnotic absurdist masterpiece...

Duration:01:41:43

14: EXORCIST 2 THE HERETIC (1977) The Blair Rich Project - 04/05/2019

5/4/2019
On this episode, Andrew Graves and Rich Johnson don Crucifixes and sacred vestments and plunder the weirdly unsettling world of The Exorcist’s much maligned 1977 sequel The Heretic. Described by William Friedkin as ‘The worst piece of shit I’ve ever seen’ the film, directed by John ‘Zardoz’ Boorman gets little love from horror fans or critics. But just what will the Mondo team make of it? Will the power of Christ compel them to love it or will they consign it to the depths of cinematic hell?...

Duration:01:42:55

13: ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932) The Beast a Man Can Get - 20/04/2019

4/20/2019
On this episode, Andrew Graves and Rich Johnson find themselves cast ashore at the mercy of mad doctors, drunken sailors and a distinctly hairy looking Bela Lugosi. Earl C Kenton’s Island of Lost Souls is a bizarre and unsettling piece of pre-code cinema, which manages to be both of its time and ahead of its time, influencing later works like Apocalypse Now and Zombie Flesh Eaters. Though the film admirably covers issues like vivisection, bestiality, colonialism and race, it was famously...

Duration:01:47:30

12: PREVENGE (2017) Brat's Entertainment - 01/03/19

3/1/2019
On this episode, Andrew Graves, Rich Johnson and Gabriele Zuccarini loiter nervously by the local ante-natal unit in order to try and get a handle on Alice Lowe’s darkly comic 21st century horror effort, Prevenge. It’s a bloodthirsty yet intelligent feature which mixes the strange with the mundane in a uniquely British fashion. The gang also dissect UK horror film and TV, picking apart Dead of Night, Amicus, Tales of the Unexpected and Hammer House of Horror and examine pregnancy related...

Duration:02:04:13

11: POSSESSION (1981) Creature Goo and Bob Too - 01/02/19

2/1/2019
On this episode, Andrew Graves, Rich Johnson and Gabriele Zuccarini get extremely confused and more than a little disturbed as they plunge inadvisably into Andrzej Zulawski’s troubling 1981 shocker, Possession. Classed as both throwaway video nasty and arthouse masterpiece, the odd story featuring Sam Neill as a returning spy and Isabella Adjani as his strangely dangerous wife, is a heady mix of murder, divorce and visceral horror, which explodes into an unnerving mess of tentacles, demonic...

Duration:01:52:50

10: DON'T LOOK NOW (1973) The Phantom Venice - 21/12/2018

12/21/2018
On this episode, Andrew Graves, Rich Johnson and Gabriele Zuccarini pay tribute to seminal British director Nicolas Roeg, who unfortunately died last month. Together, they plunge the murky Venice waters to explore his 1973 classic, Don’t Look Now. They examine the film’s many facets – from its controversial reputation to its off-kilter narrative and fascinating use of motif and colour, asking why it’s such a skilfully presented psychological horror that manages to create questions not only...

Duration:02:17:31

9: BONE TOMAHAWK (2015) The Hateful Ate - 30/11/2018

11/30/2018
On this episode, Andrew Graves, Rich Johnson and Gabriele Zuccarini take to horse back and head out on the trail in search of the new frontier. What they find though is a seriously messed up troglodyte clan, who look very hungry. More John Wayne Gacy, than John Wayne, Bone Tomahawk, an instant cult horror/western classic from 2015, is both beautiful, tense and sickeningly violent. The regular gang pick apart its merits, gnawing at the bones of its esteemed reputation and continued...

Duration:02:30:38

8: AUDITION (1999) Sacks and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll - 26/10/2018

10/26/2018
On this episode, Andrew Graves, Rich Johnson and Gabriele Zuccarini try to keep calm and kiri, kiri, kiri on as they delve into the cavorting sack of gut churning terror that is Takashi Miike’s Audition. Branded by some as a feminist piece and by others as a cacophony of misogynist sleaze, the controversial Japanese film has always managed to split opinion. With its scenes of graphic violence and incredibly disturbing imagery, this pre 21st century bit of Eastern weirdness can be an uneasy...

Duration:02:00:00