In our second look at horror musicals we go to Center Stage summer camp for musical theatre nerds. A kabuki (or bukkake?) reimagining of Phantom of the Opera leads to stalk and slash mayhem amongst the all-singing, all-dancing, all-annoying ensemble. The film was a commercial and critical disaster but is it actually a camp classic in the making? Find out here! Spoilers, bad language, and pedo jokes abound. You've been warned!
Poverty porn, Franco's Spain... and Craig David? Never a dull moment when we take on the video nasties, and The Cannibal Man is no exception. Homoerotic Spanish horror never felt this sweaty or grimy, but did it deserve to be a video nasty and does it live up to that title? Spoilers ahead. Get a history lesson and have a laugh at the same time!
Check out our spoiler free review of Alien Covenant - followed by a spoilerific segment. Don't worry. You won't hear anything juicy until you get the horn.
Is it any good? What's so camp about David? Was it SUPPOSED to be so funny? Find out here and give us your feedback - tweet me @jonnylarkin or Jon Butler @cthulhu502!
Stephen is getting revenge for having to sit through POSSESSION. Yep, we're doing a musicals special! In this first part we look at Little Shop of Horrors and Sweeney Todd. I reveal a surprising crush, Martin is coming for the Disney gays, and Jonathan Butler is on the verge of tears over Somewhere That's Green. And you've heard nothing until you've heard Stephen's musical intros. 'Suddenly Seymour' will never be the same again. You might want to wear goggles.
Spoilers ahoy, and absolute utter filth!
Feeling nostalgic? Big 80s hair, big 80s music, dry ice and fangs... yep we're off to Santa Carla for Joel Schumacher's 80s classic 'The Lost Boys'. The pinnale of 'sleepover horror', this movie set the bar for making vampires cool. It inspired Buffy, it inspired queer theories about subtext and secret meanings, but it also set its young star Corey Haim off on a spiral of self destruction. We get serious and talk about the dark side of Hollywood, but fear not - there are laughs too, and a LOT of 80s power rock.
Spoilers as always.
"We all go a little mad sometimes..."
After a brief spoiler-free review of The Void, we look at the quintessential slasher, Psycho. Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins star in the Hitchock classic from 1960, where Marion Crane ups and leaves her dead end job and boring life with some stolen loot, hoping to marry her beau John Gavin. But on the way she just has to make one little stop at the Bates Motel. What could possibly go wrong?
An amazing film in every sense and the inspiration for hundreds of slasher movies that came after it, Psycho should be on everyone's list of horror faves. So if you haven't seen it - WATCH IT before you listen to this podcast. There will be spoilers.
Janet Leigh collage art created by Ben Youdan.
Two VHS classics from 1981 - The Burning and The Funhouse - make up the perfect late night double feature. So sort out your tracking, settle down and enjoy pure 80s slasher horror at its most nostalgic. Find out why The Funhouse accidentally ended up on the video nasties list, and also just where the legend of Cropsey comes from.
Spoilers, bad language, and I think we may be a little drunk...
What's your strange vice? Ours is giallo! The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh is possibly my favourite giallo ever. From 1971, directed by Sergio Martino and starring the beautiful icon Edwige Fenech, the film's got sadism, sex and more funky interiors and camp one-liners than any queer film fan could ever need. Is it misogynistic? Does it take itself too seriously? And just what on earth are they doing riding a motorbike without their helmets on? All of these questions (and more you never asked) will be answered in our latest foray into Italian Euro sexploitation slasher hybrid cinema!
Listen to our take on the new horror/comedy/sci fi hybrid from Jordan Peele. Get Out is already causing a stir and with good reason. Horror and social satire are a match made in heaven - but is the film any good? Hear us review it spoiler-free (sort of).
"This is a movie about a woman who fucks an octopus."
Oh yeah, spoiler alert.
Looking back at the Video Nasties hysteria that swept through the UK in the early 80s, we decided to try something different. And it doesn't come more different that Andrzej Zulawski's polarising arthouse horror 'Possession.' Everybody has a strong opinion about this movie, and the Screaming Queenz are no different. Some of us hate it, some of us love it, and we are not holding back! Spoilers and very bad language lie ahead as a movie about the breakdown of a marriage divides our gang. Who will come out unscathed? Well Martin's got hold of an electric carver, Jonathan's lying face down in the bath and Stephen holds the answer to everything - vegan chicken! Whereas I'm headed for the local subway tunnel with a Netto bag full of eggs and milk and a very dodgy feeling in my stomach... It's gonna get messy!