Monday, January 20, 2020
"It's Alive! It's allliiiiiiveee!!!" - Ok, so we've been waiting to do that since the season was announced. Season 5 continues our look at Universal Monsters with FRANKENSTEIN (1931). We'll look at how Universal found even greater success with another literary adaptation, compare the differences from the source material, find out what the film added to the Frankenstein lore that most people know today (Spoiler. Almost everything.) The punishment Karloff endured for the makeup. The launch of Jack Pierce as an icon himself and much, much more.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Tomorrow we release episode 2 of our journey into the story of Universal Monsters. I've been a fan of these movies since I was an adolescent, and I had a greater than average knowledge of the players involved thanks to some popular library books in the late 80's that talked about the early horror films and monsters in an encyclopedic format. I'd read Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, I've even combed through all of the various horror artifacts at the Universal Orlando Horror Makeup show display, sat through that show several times, gotten photo ops with the characters. I saw The Beetlejuice Graveyard Review on my honeymoon, I've ridden Revenge Of The Mummy about 500 times, and I've taken a picture of literally every single prop in the Monster Cafe. So I was a big fan, but even with all of that knowledge and familiarity I've been flabbergasted at what truly fascinating stories went into the making of these movies, the lives of the people who did, and just how important these films were to inserting horror into the mainstream consciousness and ensuring that the genre lived on forever. Frankenstein may be my favorite of all of the monsters and a lot of time and care went into accurately telling the story of it's creation, reception and legacy. Please check it out when tomorrow's episode drops!
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Monday, January 13, 2020
Saturday, January 11, 2020
You can also head over to Patreon.com/OGScare for some cool bonus content we're supplementing this season with. Currently available on the $1 a month tier, you can listen to the Dracula episode NOW, nearly 2 days early.
On the $5 a month tier we just uploaded an unboxing video for the Universal Monsters - Essential Collection Blu Ray set. Each week we'll have something new.
Monday, January 6, 2020
In this special episode zero, a prelude to Universal Monsters, we'll trace the roots of horror from the silent era, how Carl Laemmle built Universal Pictures and literally created the movie studio system in the process, and the rise of Lon Chaney and how the man of 1000 faces was the first true horror icon. We'll also talk about how the financial woes of the great depression set the company up for an unlikely savior as the new wave of horror films ushered in by Carl Laemmle, Jr, would help keep the studio afloat during the worst financial crisis in U.S. history.
Saturday, January 4, 2020
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Friday, December 13, 2019
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Monday, December 9, 2019
On the "Decade Of Death" season finale, we tackle Jordan Peele's sophmore directorial effort US in a film unanimously loved by the SHV crew. We dive deep into the many psychological themes of the film, the various layers, influences and details he included, the amazing performance of Lupita Nyongo. We'll look at the background and rise of Jordan Peele himself and his transition to horror from comedy, and how he has excelled at both. You don't want to miss this episode as we wrap this season up with a bang (or maybe a stab?). This episode is truly one of our finest hours.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Monday, December 2, 2019
This week's guest curator is Anni and she chose the powerful 2017 "feminist exploitation film", REVENGE coming out of France, directed by Coralie Fargeat. This film takes the tropes of movies like "I Spit On Your Grave" & "Last House On The Left" , but shows them from a female point of view and it's subject matter was incredibly timely. All that is well and good, but what about the filmmaking? Anni, Dan & Muji explain why they all thought this was one of the best of the decade.
Monday, November 25, 2019
Everybody loves a clown...but maybe not this one. This week we dive deep into Damian Leon's dark and disturbing practical effects cavalcade, TERRIFIER (2016) and meet the delightfully disgusting Art The Clown. We discover the origin of Art and detail the background and story of this modern grindhouse film.
Monday, November 18, 2019
Our "decade of death" continues with the 2017 workplace horror/action/comedy MAYHEM from director Joe Lynch, starring Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving. On this episode host Rev Dan Wilson explains why this was his favorite film of the decade and how the message resonated with him on such a level that it was a catalyst for a major life change.
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Monday, November 11, 2019
Season 4 continues with TRAIN TO BUSAN a 2016 film that showed the world that despite pop culture zombie fatigue, there is plenty of life left in the undead if you tell the right story. We learn about how director Yeon Sang-ho's background in animation prepared him for his first feature, what social commentary he was trying to include, his ultimate goal for the film and much more. While there was some stiff competition, we explain we think this is the finest zombie film of the last decade.
Monday, November 4, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
Spooky season is upon us and we're celebrating an old fashion Colonial America Halloween with the 2015 film "The Witch". We discuss the obsessive detail that director/writer Robert Eggers went into for each scene, character, setpiece, dialect and setting to bring this New England Folktale to life and much more. All part of season 4 - "A Decade Of Death" highlighting our staff's favorite films of the last decade.
Friday, October 25, 2019
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Sunday, October 20, 2019
The "Decade Of Death" continues with a big budget haunted house movie that spawned multiple horror franchises. This week we're investigating "The Conjuring" from 2013 by director James Wan, starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga & more. We look at the real life paranormal investigators that inspired the film, Ed & Lorraine Warren, Director James Wan's background, the films that inspired Wan's vision for the film, the real history behind the film it's self and try to separate fact from fiction and much more.
Monday, October 14, 2019
Season 4 - "A Decade Of Death" continues with an unlikely candidate for a lot of "best of the decade" lists, but we make our own rules here. This week's guest curator is pro wrestling legend Tank, and he has chosen 2012's NO ONE LIVES from WWE films and director Ryuhei Kitamura starring Luke Evans.
Monday, October 7, 2019
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Monday, September 23, 2019
Welcome to Season 4 - "A Decade Of Death". In this 12 episode series, the Seeking Human Victims crew will dissect some of our staff's favorite films of the decade (01/01/2010 through 01/01/2020). Each host picked 2 of their favorite films and they will be covered in chronological order.
Monday, September 9, 2019
Join the Seeking Human Victims crew for another mid season bonus episode! This one was recorded at the Scenic City Invitational pro wrestling event with special guests Righteous Jesse (Haunted Home Video podcast, Independent Wrestling TV host - @RighteousJesse) and Al Getz (retired pro wrestling manager, now historian at the Charting The Territories Blog - @AlGetzWrestling) joining Dan, Anni & Muji for a knock down, drag out, tournament style battle between 8 horror movie classics
Monday, September 2, 2019
On this giant sized bonus episode of the Seeking Human Victims podcast, we give you the tale of the tape on FREDDY VS JASON (2003).
Monday, August 26, 2019
The Long Summer At Camp Blood comes to an end on this week's episode with a trip into space! The Seeking Human Victims crew has 2002's Jason X on the autopsy table this week as we wrap up our 10 part series on the original "Friday The 13th" franchise. We talk about Kane Hodder's final performance in the role of Jason and examine the lasting impact he had on the character, all the backstory and production history of the film, plus we give our final top 10 rankings of the franchise and much more.
Monday, August 19, 2019
Season 3 - A Long Summer At Camp Blood continues with episode 9 - "Jason Goes To Hell - The Final Friday". Dan & the gang tackle one of the most polarizing entries into the franchise to date in a Friday film that has very little Jason and very little hell but does in fact have a bizarre body jumping storyline, the final appearance of Kane Hodder, and some fantastic gore effects from KNB studios. We also had a 23 year old director, who was a huge fan of the franchise directing his first film and had all of the energy and creativity of youth, but also the inexperience and carelessness that comes with it. All of these ingredients made for a lively discussion to say the least and whether you love or hate this movie, this episode will have something for you.
Monday, August 12, 2019
The "Long Summer At Camp Blood" takes a field trip! A luxury cruise, a visit to Times Square, and a slimy undead mass murderer meet and hijinx ensue. The Friday The 13th Franchise closes out the 80s with a film that is a lot of things, but no matter how you feel about it is ultimately unforgettable. Join us as we explore toxic waste, trash can water, and uppercut decapitations with Friday The 13th Part 8 - Jason Takes Manhattan.
Monday, August 5, 2019
Season 3 - The Long Summer At Camp Blood is back with a look at the film where Jason was finally given an opponent who could hold her own with him in Friday The 13th Part 7 - The New Blood, starring Kane Hodder, Lar Park Lincoln, and more. Learn how this film was sadly butchered by the MPAA, moreso than maybe ANY other Friday film and it STILL is a crowning achievement in special effects for the franchise thanks to the masterful direction of the late, great John Carl Buechler. We also briefly discuss Friday The 13th - The Series, which debuted between parts 6 and 7, and we're joined in the studio by indie pro wrestling legend "The Strong Style Psycho" Tank.
Monday, July 29, 2019
The Long Summer At Camp Blood takes us to Crystal L...uhh I mean Forest Green. Yeah, that's it. Join us for a deep dive straight to the bottom of the aforementioned lake. Paramount's reaction film to the horrible critical and fan reception to part 5 is Friday The 13th Part VI - Jason Lives. Director Tom McGloughlin brings us a much more sleek and self referential look at the lore and we meet the fan favorite "Zombie Jason" for the first time.
Monday, July 22, 2019
The Long Summer At Camp Blood continues with the one of the most controversial entries in the Friday The 13th, Franchise - Part V - "A New Beginning." We join an older Tommy Jarvis at Pinehurst home for wayward youth for one of the wildest times you can have with an imposter Jason. From an ax murder over a candy bar to those damned enchiladas, this is an episode you won't want to miss.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Season 3 - A Long Summer At Camp Blood rolls on with episode 4 - Friday The 13th part IV, The Final Chapter.
On this episode we meet one of the most important characters in the franchise, Jason's arch nemesis Tommy Jarvis (played by Corey Feldman), see the reuniting of Tom Savini and director Joseph Zito (Check out our episode on The Prowler back in Season 1), and a very menacing Jason played by famed stuntman Ted White. We look at all the gory details of the on and off screen drama, and how this was anything but the "final chapter" and the complicated history of the many deaths of Jason Voorhees.
Monday, July 8, 2019
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Monday, June 24, 2019
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