Episode #19

Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 6pm ET only on Odysee

The News

5 Memorable '90s Horror Movie Quotes

While many comedies from the 1990s are full of memorable slang, particularly the 1995 film Clueless starring Alicia Silverstone as the ditzy teenage girl Cher Horowitz, horror movies from this time period have just as many quotes that are hard to forget. Whether Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) is talking to Ghostface (Stu Macher played by Matthew Lillard and Billy Loomis played by Skeet Ulrich) in Scream or high school witches are casting spells in The Craft, there are several lines that come to mind.

21 Horror Films That’ll Make You Cry (And Where To Watch Them)

The horror genre often works as well as it does with audiences because of the emotional responses it brings out of people, from gasps of shock to jumping out of your seat in unadulterated fright.

But horror can sometimes use that vulnerability to bring on shocking, sorrowful, and straight-up sad moments that can be equally as effective to the audience. As such, I've put together 21 fear-inducing films that are as dead set in breaking your heart as they are filling it with dread...

Body Horror, Neon Colors, Monsters, and Insanity – A List of Must-See Lovecraft Cinema

100 years ago, H.P. Lovecraft carved out a vein of terror so original and bountiful that his mythology permeates popular culture still. He’s a Poe, a Shelley, a Stoker; he’s a master of crafting devilishly interesting scary stories. His signature blend of religious fiction, science fiction, and fantasy with his acute sense for the unimaginably terrifying coalesce into a timeless concoction of nightmare fuel. Like many white men whose names have endured history, he’s also a deeply unpleasant racist punk who deliberately infused much of his writing with the toxin of his prejudice. Thankfully, modern visual artists are extracting the interesting from the ignorance to adapt and craft original, horrifying tales of eldritch horror.

Eldritch horror, cosmic doom horror, science fiction, whatever the actual genre specification, magic, monsters, and titans from other dimensions are hallmarks of Lovecraftian horror stories. The man created Cthulhu–a character so immense that simply stating his name implies paragraphs of information. Body horror and incoherent madness act as obstacles to casual observers of the genre, especially when realized with disgusting accuracy by some of Hollywood's hottest VFX artists. For horror fans looking for more madness and carnage, here are 17 of the best Lovecraft adaptations or inspirations to hit the big screen.

The 10 Most Terrifying A24 Horror Films, Ranked

Asking a fan to pick their 10 favorite horror films from A24 is already like asking them to choose between children, but ranking them? Now, that just sounds like the set-up to a horror fan's version of "The Hunger Games" ... which is "Battle Royale," but that's beside the point. Since the independent production studio debuted in 2012, they've amassed a reputation for putting out some of the best, most unique, and most terrifying horror films of the new millennium. Their distinct style has been embraced by many, and ridiculed by some, but it ultimately proves that they're a powerhouse in the fiercely competitive genre of horror.

With Alex Garland's "Men" and the SXSW hit "Bodies, Bodies, Bodies" heading our way soon, this offers us the perfect opportunity to revisit the vast collection of A24 horror, and rank them on a completely subjective metric that horror fans will surely be super chill about and not-at-all viscerally reactive towards on social media. So without further ado, here's the 10 most terrifying A24 horror films, ranked.

The Truck Stop by Robert Van Ducen

The Truck Stop Part one by Robert Van Dusen

My ongoing series of Choose Your Own Adventure stories set in the universe of my Get Out Alive series. A California Highway Patrol officer follows a suspicious semi to an isolated truck stop in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Shenanigans ensue when the coyotes' cargo of roughly a hundred and fifty illegals turns into about seventy-five or so zombies.

More From Robert Van Ducen:

Outbreak: Boston

Fresh back from a deployment to Iraq, Senior Airman Amy Frays is sent to Boston with her Air Force Reserve section to quell rioting in the city. However, by the time they arrive, the mission has changed: Quarantine.

Outbreak: Brave New World

Having barely escaped the hordes of walking corpses in Boston, Senior Airman Amy Frays and her fellow survivors find shelter in her parents' cabin in the woods. However, they soon discover that the dead aren't the only thing they have to fear...

Outbreak: Long Road Back

Forward Operating Base Freedom seems like an oasis in the rapidly crumbling Eastern United States. It has everything one might want: food, water, medical care, high walls...though this much safety comes at a cost. How much would you be willing to put up with?

Get Out Alive

Grace Wilson can't remember how she ended up locked in the janitor's closet.

Things go from bad to worse when she finds out she isn't alone in the seemingly abandoned hospital...

Get Out Alive: Run For Your Life

It was supposed to be a rescue.

When their helicopter is shot down in hostile territory, Captain Grace Wilson finds herself trapped between shadowy government agents, a hostile militia led by a homicidal lunatic and shambling hordes of the dead...

The Night Shift

Deputy County Sheriff Molly Cooper works the night shift patrolling the highways and back roads of Mason Creek, Wisconsin. When an unspeakable crime shatters the peace of the sleepy little burg, she discovers that she isn't the only thing that goes bump in the night...

An Uncommon Burglar

Sarah Walker, a high-end cat burglar, and Chester Cobblepot, a wizard's apprentice, find themselves caught up in the intrigues of bloodthirsty criminals, scheming nobles and a powerful necromancer when Sarah filches a book from a wizard's library.

The following is a selection from the Blogs section of my Minds channel. These are free to the public, though donations are welcome.

The Truck Stop

My ongoing series of Choose Your Own Adventure stories set in the universe of my Get Out Alive series. A California Highway Patrol officer follows a suspicious semi to an isolated truck stop in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Shenanigans ensue when the coyotes' cargo of roughly a hundred and fifty illegals turns into about seventy-five or so zombies.

A Ghost's Story

A Horror/Comedy told from the perspective of a ghost when a rather obnoxious group of ghost hunters show up to his house uninvited.

Could Be Worse

Set in the same universe as my Get Out Alive series, a company of Military Police dig in at an RV park when their vehicles run out of gas.

The Wild Men of No Man's Land

A group of university students on holiday in France in the aftermath of The Great War decide to poke around the trenches on a drunken dare after spending the night telling ghost stories. Shenanigans ensue. Fun Fact: it's based on stories told by soldiers who fought in World War One.

A Nice Place To Raise A Family

Set in the universe of my Outbreak series, a pair of small town cops get more than they bargained for when they do a welfare check on a local family.

The Caper

A short story I wrote for an online contest. A pair of hoods get the brilliant idea to stick up an illegal gambling hall. Things...don't exactly go to plan. Not that such actions would usually be conducive to a long and healthy life, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.

Mystery Hour #1

Slashing Through

The one that started it all. SlashingThrough is my pet project where I wanted to make sure people could find information about movies that are less for the broad audiences. Horror movies have always been dealt with as if they are lesser movies. To me they're not, and I want to show you with the help of this website.

I have been an horror-fanatic all my life and I wanted to do something with it. I've found people around me thinking the same way as me and wanted to help me with this project.

Creepy Classics

Our mission is simple: Monsters, monsters, and more monsters! This is the entertainment that branded us as kids in the Monster Boomer Geeration. Delivering fun movie merchandise to the world with DVDs, our own magazine - Monster Bash, our annual Monster Bash conference and collectibles you can't find anywhere else. Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our creepy product catalog.

Creature Features

Vincent, Tangella and Mr. Livingston host the 21st-century version of Creature Features, the classic San Francisco Bay Area horror-host program made famous by Bob Wilkins in the 70’s and John Stanley in the 80’s. Host Vincent Van Dahl, popularly known as Vince Vandal, is the former frontman for the 1990’s metal band “Prince of Darkness.” He retired from music several years ago to pursue a quiet life in Bodega Bay at his newly-acquired home, the historic Poulter Manor. From this allegedly haunted mansion, he is joined by his peculiar housemate Tangella and his loyal valet Mr. Livingston to deliver the best guests and the worst movies to the entire Bay Area and around the world.

Taste Dive

TasteDive (formerly TasteKid) helps you discover new music, movies, TV shows, books, authors, games, podcasts, and people with shared interests.

As a visitor, you can get instant suggestions using our recommendation engine. You can also hang around a bit longer, create a taste profile, discover interesting people, and learn about cool bands, movies, books or games from their profiles.

The Interview

Mansion of Mystery

My main character name is Scarlett Kaiju. I am a sorceress with the ability to travel through time and space via an interdimensional portal.

My son Colin's main character is CJ the Werewolf. Aside from his lycanthropy, he is a normal college student, with a slightly snarky attitude. The characters, like us in real life, share a very close bond and are very protective of each other.

Other characters that appear on the show (although with two possible exceptions, they will not be available for the podcast):

Mrs. O'Brien - Our Southern belle neighbor who is fiercely and insanely devoted to her cat Mittens.

Mittens - Since he is played by our cat Dean, he may make an appearance. Mrs. O'Brien's highly intelligent and easily provoked orange tabby.

Evil Baby Demon Clown (also known as EBDC) - Scarlett's adopted son (also played by Colin). A juvenile clown who escaped from Monica Lake, owner of The Great Lakes Circus (a play on Joan Crawford's character from Berserk). Although he loves Scarlett, who he calls "Lady," he hates CJ intently and harbors homicidal feelings towards monkeys, presumably from his circus days.

Nanny - EBDC's clown nanny, who thinks she's Harley Quinn.

Sgt. Wednesday - A local police detective who is also a neighbor. He harbors a love of terrible audio books.

Ralphie O'Brien - Mrs. O'Brien's nephew, who is sort of an Eddie Haskell type with no morals and a desire for world domination.

Nick Shyster - Scarlett's highly incompetent attorney, who also does commercials for pretty much anything as long as it pays. Another of Colin's characters. His father, Nick Shyster Sr., appears occasionally, played by Lou Wagner from Planet of the Apes and CHiPs.

Tripp Punter - An incompetent time traveler and the pilot of the good ship Ambush Bug, a parody of Rip Hunter from Legends of Tomorrow. Another of Colin's characters, he occasionally has his own show, The Adventures of Tripp Punter, which airs on WBXZ. His employer, the leader of the Time Bosses, is played in one episode by Colin Baker, the Sixth Doctor Who.

Caiaphas - The Ambush Bug's brilliant and sarcastic A.I. She is played by my Production Manager Kim Bundy who may be stopping by for the podcast in character, which is a voice only role.

Magda and Buffy - A pair of evil gypsies who want to kidnap CJ for nefarious purposes.

Mr. O'Brien - Mrs. O'Brien's husband, who frequently plays second fiddle to Mittens. He is referred to more often than he appears, but when he does, he is played by the real life husband of Mrs. O'Brien.

Sapphire Kaiju - Scarlett's evil twin sister - My other major character - who wears an identical costume to Scarlett's, only in blue instead of red.

Myron, Amelia and Rhoda Bushell - The snobby couple down the street and their bad seed daughter.

Places we air:

  1. WBXZ Throwback Television in Buffalo, NY – 8 PM Saturdays/5 PM Sundays; Monday – Thursday at 11:30 PM

  2. Weekly on The Monster Channel ( at 8 PM Thursdays/8 AM Fridays

  3. Weekly on WHNE – The Drive In Channel 3.6 in Detroit, MI – Saturdays at 2 PM

  4. Monthly on The Vortexx ( at 9 PM EST on the last Friday of the month

  5. Roku – On Demand on Beta Max TV (

The Watcher

The Phantom Creeps (1939)

A mad scientist attempts to rule the world by creating various elaborate inventions.



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