Friday, March 25, 2011

Episode 4: Daughters of Darkness



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Vampires + Lesbians = This show (and cum in your shorts) as Miles discusses the 1971 Harry Kumel classic, Daughters of Darkness.

Plus, our first ever feedback!

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Next week...The Evil Within (aka Baby Blood)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Feed in iTunes is Up!

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Friday, March 18, 2011

New Feed And App On The Way!

I'm moving to libsyn before things get too crazy with the show over here. This site will still be the place to go to for new episodes, but the podcast button on the side of the page will soon lead you to the new feed where you'll be able to download all of the episodes of the show from now until the end of time. Libsyn gives you a certain amount of space to upload new content each month while saving the old stuff, which is vastly different from Podomatic, which never resets its storage limit and doesn't allow you to hang on to your older episodes. Basically, I'm investing in the future of the show. I want it to be around for a long time and I want new listeners to be able to start from the first episode if that's what they're into.

In related news, a CreepShowShow App is on the way. It'll be $1.99 in the iTunes and Android app stores (legally the cheapest price at which I can sell it) and will feature bonus content to go along with each episode. Not sure what the content will be at this point, but I may throw in added reviews, news, discussions with other podcasters/bloggers, etc. Actually, let me know what you'd want to hear in a bonus feature in the comments below or at the Palavr forums under ShowShow. Either way, let me know because I get a shiny new dollar every time we sell one of the apps and I want to make it worth your investment.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Horror A to Z...

So as some of you have already noticed (and as I mentioned in the first episode of the show), the first 26 episodes of the show are going to be alphabetical. It's a choice I've made because it's both simple and forces me to run through a wide swath of film instead of dwelling on a single series and/or sub-genre.

Now I've chosen the next few films in this cycle, and "D" is going to...



The lovely Daughters of Darkness, a film about vampires, Elisabeth Bathory, lesbians, "Mother" and much more. Of the films I've chosen thus far, this is definitely the prettiest (which isn't difficult when you throw Aerobi-cide into the equation).

"E" is most likely going to be a bit of a cheat because the movie in question is something that was meant to be part of the very first ShowShow Howloween Spooktacular (four years ago!) and I'm using an alternate title to make it work here. That movie is...



The Evil Within (aka Baby Blood). See, I've always known the film as Baby Blood, but the US release title was...well, you get the idea. It's a fun little flick and I want to talk about it. Evil Ed will have to wait for another time.

But from there I really haven't planned anything out, and that's where you come in. Send me your suggestions for the F-Z in this cycle. I don't need a film for each letter, but if you can think of a good "F" (Food of the Gods Part 2!) or "Q" (Quatermass!) or whatever, let me know. I may go in an entirely different direction by the time we get to that letter, but I'll always keep the films you guys suggest in mind for a future episode.

Cheers!

Miles

Monday, March 14, 2011

Episode 3: Clownhouse



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Miles strips the show down and makes it walk around in its underwear (sorry) to review Clownhouse! The movie that launched the career of Victor Salva and that became notorious because of the director's off-screen activities with the then 12-year-old star of the film, Nathan Forrest Winters. And, not for nothing, but this is Sam Rockwell's first big film!

And for those of you who want to know more about the film, pick up Paracinema Magazine issue 10 and read friend of the show Emily Intravia's article, Send In the Clowns, If Your Conscience Can Handle It: The Complications of Watching Clownhouse.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Help Angel Sala (Director of the Sitges Film Festival)!



So some of you may have already heard about this HERE or elsewhere, but for those of you who haven't, here's the situation:

Angel Sala, director of the Sitges Film Festival is under fire from the Spanish government for screening A Serbian Film at the 2011 festival. The film features...some pretty harsh imagery. At the risk of spoiling one of the films more memorable (and deplorable) moments, something terrible is done to an infant mere moments after its birth (I say "it" because I'm unsure of the gender of the child in question, and because it's clearly an effect...the "baby" is clearly a doll created by an effects team). The trouble is that Spain's laws regarding child pornography extend beyond showing actual sex acts with minors--you can be charged with the same crime for simply simulating them.

I've seen the film and while I'm not a huge fan, I understand the "appeal" and what people are getting out of it. There's a message at the core of the movie that you'd have to be both blind and deaf not to get (the on-the-nose nature of the subtext is actually one of my major problems with the film as a whole, but that's for another discussion). What I'm getting at is this: this is an attempt to say something through the art of film, not child pornography. And even if Spain's laws are such that they still consider it to fall under that category, they're simply going after the wrong person. Angel Sala has nothing to do with the images on screen, he's simply giving the people in his country the opportunity to see a film that has already screened at a number of major and prestigious film festivals across the globe (including Cannes!).

So please, take three seconds to sign a petition that will hopefully help a man who has done a lot for film (and horror films) over the years. This burden clearly doesn't belong on his shoulders and I'm sure that any and all support will be appreciated by him, his family and the film community at large.

Scroll aaaaaaaalllllll the way down for the English version of the statement.

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/contralacensurasitges/

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Episode 2: The Bad Seed



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Miles reviews one of the first (if not the first) killer kid movies ever made, The Bad Seed.

Lots of technical difficulties involved in making this one happen (which is why it's a couple of days late) so you'll have to forgive some of the choppiness of the audio. I had to record this over the course of a few days and as such I may also sound sicker at the start of the show than I do at the end.

At any rate...

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Next week: Clownhouse...

The Cinerama Six-Pack is Up and Features Me!



So like I said yesterday, Ian and I recorded a commentary track from Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. Now you can listen the fuck out of it. HERE!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Coming Soon: Episode 2 and a Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 commentary

Episode 2 of the show went through a number of fuck ups, but is on the way (and should be here by the end of the weekend). Again, I covered The Bad Seed, one of (if not the first) killer kid movies ever made.



In addition to that, I've just recorded a drunken commentary on Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 with Ian Loring from Cinerama. For those of you keeping track, Ian recently ended his podcast in order to avoid repeating himself on his OTHER podcast (35mm Heroes), but is resurrecting it with the hopes of releasing occasional commentary tracks with other podcast luminaries and friends from the blogosphere. So if you've unsubscribed from his show (or weren't subscribed in the first place) correct your error and look him up in iTunes. The episode should post soon and you can hear the two of us discuss the few merits and many faults of Joe Berliner's first and only narrative feature. Here's the link to Ian's site: http://cinerama.podomatic.com/

And if you'd like to hear more of Ian and read some of his reviews, you can check out Eat, Sleep, Live Film (which is also home to 35mm Heroes).

Of course, I'll also update the site as soon as either of the two episodes post.

Cheers,

Miles