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A weekly movie podcast focusing on psychotronic films -- horror, sci-fi, action, exploitation and everything in-between! Home of the Psychotronic Hall of Fame. Hosted by Gary Horne & Justin Bishop.

A weekly movie podcast focusing on psychotronic films -- horror, sci-fi, action, exploitation and everything in-between! Home of the Psychotronic Hall of Fame. Hosted by Gary Horne & Justin Bishop.
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A weekly movie podcast focusing on psychotronic films -- horror, sci-fi, action, exploitation and everything in-between! Home of the Psychotronic Hall of Fame. Hosted by Gary Horne & Justin Bishop.




Ep. 55 - BRAZIL (1985)

We're back! After a week off (yeah, sorry 'bout that), we're coming back in style with a look at our first Terry Gilliam film, 1985's dystopian sci-fi cult classic, BRAZIL. SYNOPSIS: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman...

Duration: 01:05:39

Episode 54 - Batman v Superman

With the recent release of the DCEU’s brand-new JUSTICE LEAGUE film, we’ve decided to celebrate Thanksgiving week with a look back at the first attempt by the WB to fit multiple superheroes into one film, 2016’s BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (THE ULTIMATE EDITION). On its initial release, BVSDOJ was pretty solidly dismissed by critics and word of mouth alike. However, upon its release on Blu-Ray, The Extended Edition was released, giving us what many consider a more “complete” film and...

Duration: 01:16:50

Ep. 53 - SPEED RACER (2008)

Well, our first year anniversary has passed, so in a way, this is the season two premiere episode of the Psychotronic Film Society! And if you thought our first year included too much of our hosts getting along and agreeing on films, have we got an episode for you! This week, we take a look at the much-maligned, often divisive 2008 film from the Wachowskis, SPEED RACER! SYNOPSIS: Speed Racer is the tale of a young and brilliant racing driver. When corruption in the racing leagues costs his...

Duration: 01:16:20

Ep. 52 - PROMETHEUS Commentary

This week marks the one year anniversary of the Psychotronic Film Society and to celebrate, we're bringing you something a little bit different! For this episode, we're revisiting a film that we've discussed in the last year, but this time, as a live film commentary so that you can listen while watching along! And the film we've chosen? One of the most divisive films to ever be discussed on the show: Ridley Scott's 2012 ALIEN prequel, PROMETHEUS. SYNOPSIS: A team of explorers discover a...

Duration: 02:16:48

Ep. 51 - BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR (1990)

This week, we wrap up our Halloween horror sequel series with a viewing of Brian Yuzna's BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR with out special guest John-Paul Newton! SYNOPSIS: Herbert West once again revives the dead. This time, he brings Dan’s ex-girlfriend’s heart back inside a ‘perfect’ body. Dr. Hill returns as the evil nemesis who lost his head. Does BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR belong in the Psychotronic Hall of Fame? As always, we dive into this question headlong and take a look at some of the...

Duration: 01:08:40

Ep. 50 - Movie Redemption: PET SEMATARY 2 (1992)

We're continuing our look at horror sequels this week with special guest DJ Wilson (@thadeej), who's nominating 1992's PET SEMATARY 2 for Movie Redemption! SYNOPSIS: The “sematary” is up to its old zombie-raising tricks again. This time, the protagonists are Jeff Matthews, whose mother died in a Hollywood stage accident, and Drew Gilbert, a boy coping with an abusive stepfather. In our Movie Redemption episodes, we take a look at films that received little love upon their release and...

Duration: 00:51:07


We continue our Halloween series where we look at some of our favorite horror movie sequels this week with a look at the much-maligned third entry in the HALLOWEEN series. SYNOPSIS: Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie’s novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a strange mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company’s owner, Conal Cochran, wants to return Halloween to its darker roots using his masks –...

Duration: 01:03:56

Minisode - Listener Mail!

In this special bonus episode, we review and react to some of YOUR feedback on past episodes! If you'd like to reach out to us, please do so by commenting on our weekly polls, or contact us at or! Thanks for listening!

Duration: 00:39:30


This week on the show, we begin our Halloween series with a look back at once of the first horror sequels: James Whale's classic THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935). SYNOPSIS: Bride of Frankenstein begins where James Whale’s Frankenstein from 1931 ended. Dr. Frankenstein has not been killed as previously portrayed and now he wants to get away from the mad experiments. Yet when his wife is kidnapped by his creation, Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new monster, this time a woman. We...

Duration: 01:12:11

Ep. 47 - BLADE RUNNER (1982)

With the impending release of the its much anticipated sequel BLADE RUNNER 2049, it seemed like the perfect time to discuss Ridley Scott's difficult but hugely influential original film BLADE RUNNER. SYNOPSIS: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans. Note: If you're watching along, we're specifically...

Duration: 01:16:17

Ep. 46 - REPO MAN (1984)

Last week saw the passing of film legend Harry Dean Stanton, so for this week's meeting of the Psychotronic Film Society, we're honoring the man by visiting one of his early starring roles, Alex Cox's 1984 film REPO MAN, co-starring Emilio Estevez. SYNOPSIS: A down and out young punk gets a job working with a seasoned repo man, but what awaits him in his new career is a series of outlandish adventures revolving around aliens, the CIA, and a most wanted '64 Chevy. Will REPO MAN make it into...

Duration: 01:10:59


This week, we welcome Bunny Bishop to the show to discuss Joe Cornish's 2011 alien invasion flick ATTACK THE BLOCK! SYNOPSIS: A teen gang in a grim South London housing estate must team up with the other residents to protect their neighbourhood from a terrifying alien invasion. Help us deide if ATTACK THE BLOCK is good enough to make it into the Psychotronic Hall of Fame! Listen to us make our cases then cast your vote at the link below! VOTE: Join us next...

Duration: 01:00:29


This week on the Psychotronic Film Society podcast, we pay tribute to the incomparable and criminally underrated Tobe Hooper and his classic 1974 horror film THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. SYNOPSIS: Five friends visiting their grandfather’s house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is undoubtedly one of the most influential horror films of all time. But does that make it a Psychotronic...

Duration: 01:04:15

Minisode - IT (2017)

Every now and then there's a new release that we feel just has to be discussed on the show. While it's too early to say whether or not it belongs in the Psychotronic Hall of Fame, after seeing IT, we couldn't help but run back to the studio to discuss it for you guys. So here we are with our latest minisode, the Psychotronic Film Society's review of IT (2017)! ___________________ Theme song: “Foreign Body” by the Slasher Film Festival Strategy from their album PSYCHIC SHIELD. More info:...

Duration: 00:37:23

Ep. 43 - HELLRAISER (1987)

For this week's meeting of the Psychotronic Film Society, we're going back 30 years to 1987 to celebrate Clive Barker's horror classic HELLRAISER. SYNOPSIS: Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature – the man’s half-brother, who is also the woman’s former lover – hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, Frank, is brought back into existence by a drop of blood on the floor. He soon forces his former mistress...

Duration: 00:54:17

Ep. 42 - THE FRIGHTENERS (1996)

For this week's meeting of the Psychotronic Film Society, we welcome special guest Fred Sims to the show to discuss Peter Jackson's 1996 film THE FRIGHTENERS! SYNOPSIS: Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his “special” gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more people dying in the small town where he lives. As he tries to piece together the...

Duration: 01:00:04

Episode 41 - Martyrs

This week Justin & Gary discuss one of the most notorious of the French Extremist Films: MARTYRS (2008) SYNOPSIS: A young woman's quest for revenge leads her down a path of depravity. Is MARTYRS a Hall Of Fame worthy film or is just ... disturbing? As always, this is a decision that we put into your hands! VOTE: Thanks for listening and we'll see you next weeK! ___________________ Theme song: “Foreign Body” by the Slasher Film Festival Strategy from...

Duration: 00:53:21

Episode 40 - The Monster Squad

The finale of our SUMMER OF '87 series ends with a look back at one of the biggest nostalgia favorites of the year: THE MONSTER SQUAD. SYNOPSIS: A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters. Special guests DJ Wilson, Todd Davis and Kat Davis fill in for Justin this week as they try and help Gary determine if this 1987 film is truly a Psychotonic Hall Of Fame-worthy classic or just another case of viewing a movie through nostalgia's...

Duration: 01:07:32

Episode 39 - Masters Of The Universe

Our SUMMER OF '87 series continues with a look back on one of the more notorious sci-fi/fantasy films of the 1980's, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE. SYNOPSIS: When the evil Skeletor (Frank Langella) finds a mysterious power called the Cosmic Key, he becomes nearly invincible. However, courageous warrior He-Man (Dolph Lundgren) locates inventor Gwildor (Billy Barty), who created the Key and has another version of it. During a battle, one of the Keys is transported to Earth, where it is found by...

Duration: 01:01:32

Episode 38 - The Lost Boys

Our SUMMER OF '87 series continues with what what many would consider a modern Vampire Classic: Joel Schumacher's THE LOST BOYS. SYNOPSIS: Teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) move with their mother (Dianne Wiest) to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander), the angst-ridden Michael soon falls for Star (Jami Gertz) -- who turns out to be in...

Duration: 01:02:30

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