Episode 001 - The State of Horror

 

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Kicking off the first podcast in style, Gordon and Philip chat about the horror genre in general. Discussing how horror on television has taken a huge leap forward with such brilliant new programming as The Walking Dead, a zombie television show based off the graphic novel by Robert Kirkman, your hosts move to an assessment of the once hot and hip cable horror show Masters of Horror. Masters of Horror was a very brilliant idea where stories from the top genre writers in literature were filmed by some of the most preeminent horror directors. Overviews of such authors as Joe R. Lansdale and F. Paul Wilson slide the conversation into other artists who have filmed these author’s stories such as Joe Dante, Mick Garris, and Dario Argento.

Changing gears, the topic switches to the Asian horror wave that shocked film back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, focusing on Japan, Korea, and Thailand. Staying in foreign lands but on the other side of the world, France gets a nod from our hosts with the new wave of French horror that matches Japan in gruesomeness yet brings the shocks that the horror fan loves so much in the films of Tobe Hooper, John Carpenter, and Wes Craven.

Rounding out the episode, a detailed review of the little seen but highly entertaining 2008 film Shuttle, directed by Edward Anderson. Though severely technically flawed in its script, the film as stated by bloody-disgusting.com is “a bus ride to hell” and is certainly worth a view.

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