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Episode #44

Originally aired November 26, 2022.

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Cultsploitation [Official Website]

OUR BEGINNINGS

Cultsploitation is the product of a partnership between Ryne from TheMoonisaDeadWorld.net (RIP) and Michael from MindofTatlock.com (RIP). Bored with the usual meanderings of large horror movie websites and craving the collaboration from other writers, they started Cultsploitation as a resource for fans of all things cult – from horror to grindhouse to exploitation and more – to cover old and new releases. They provide film reviews, news, extensive new release screenshots, and more. Spread the love – exploit cult cinema with Cultsploitation.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

In-depth reviews of new cult and horror Blu-ray releases.

Screenshots and extensive extra feature information.

Blu-ray data scans.

Packaging scans.

Cult throwback reviews highlighting important films.

Blu-ray and film news.

A wide breadth of knowledge.

https://cultsploitation.com/

Horror Zombies – Get Out Alive by Robert Van Dusen [Odysee]

https://odysee.com/@KirkpattieCake:e/horror-zombies-get-out-alive-by-robert:5

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 11 Review & Series Summary [Bounding Into Comics]

After 11 seasons, the original Walking Dead TV show has come to a close, and many might argue that it was a long time coming. After numerous trials, tribulations, grisly killings, brutal murders, and more characters than the average viewer could keep track of, season 11 concludes a dull story with a particularly well-executed ending.

https://boundingintocomics.com/2022/11/21/the-walking-dead-season-11-review-series-summary/

Rue Morgue [Official Website]

Launched in 1997 by Rodrigo Gudiño, RUE MORGUE is the world’s leading horror in culture and entertainment brand, spearheaded by its multiple award-winning periodical, Rue Morgue Magazine and Rue Morgue Digital; Rue Morgue TV specialty horror channel; the Rue Morgue Library book series; Rue Morgue Presents Frightmare In the Falls horror expo and Rue Morgue Presents CineMacabre Movie Nights monthly film series.

Rue Morgue Cinema, the company’s award-winning film production arm produced its flagship release, The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, starring Aaron Poole and Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave and co-produced the anthologies Minutes Past Midnight, Galaxy of Horrors, and Blood, Sweat and Terrors.

Rue Morgue Magazine issued bimonthly and distributed worldwide.

https://www.rue-morgue.com/

The Complete List of Frankenstein Movies [Robert Forto]

More than 65 films featuring everyone’s favorite movie monster, Frankenstein. This is the preeminent list of films based on the character and many of them I have never seen.

I have added as many links as I could so that you can either watch the films online on Amazon Prime Video or if they are available as Blu-Ray or DVD. Of course, some of these are unavailable in all areas and may require subscriptions to other streaming services other than Amazon Prime.

Please consider using these links because they help support my blog.

https://robertforto.com/the-complete-list-of-frankenstein-movies/

British Horror Films [Official Website]

Founded in 2000

In the 1960s and 70s, the British film industry was a thing to behold. They were making films like nobody's business, and the things were popular as well.

It's hard to believe it now, but back in those heady days people couldn't get enough of what Hammer, Amicus and the rest had to offer, be it vampire vixens, witchfinding generals, or (ahem) Robin Askwith in his red pants.

So welcome to British Horror Films, a site which glories in, reviews and comments on horror films made in Britain, or by British people with British money in other places.

The site is supposed to be lighthearted, so occasionally you might find I've taken the mickey out of a particularly cherished classic. Please bear in mind that I love this stuff as much as you do, but occasionally, it has to be said, these films were crap.

https://www.britishhorrorfilms.co.uk/

HAUNTED THRILLS Pre-code HORROR Comic Book Documentary [YouTube]

A new documentary on pre-code horror, science fiction, and crime comic books of the 1950s, HAUNTED THRILLS explores the lesser known publishers and titles of the era and spotlights the writers and artists who made it happen.

Haunted Thrills features exclusive interviews with pre-code artists Everett Raymond Kinstler, Joe Sinnott, and Victor Carrabotta. Sinnott and Carrabotta talk about working for Stan Lee and Atlas Comics in the Empire State Building with some great stories about Stan and Marvel comics legend Jack Kirby a decade before Spider-man and the Fantastic Four!

Haunted Thrills is midway through it's 2021-2022 film festival run and is an official selection in 11 festivals so far, garnering 5 awards for Best Short Documentary Film. This doc is a companion piece to Mike Lyddon's previous feature film WITCH TALES, a horror anthology movie that adapts pre-code horror comic book stories to the screen.

Please visit http://www.horroranthologymovies.com/

Haunted Thrills Copyright 2021 Mike T. Lyddon and RPLLC. All rights reserved.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG44Jtoobl8

IGDB – Internet Game Database [Official Website]

What is IGDB.com?

We love games, we grew up with games and now we are doing our dream: working professionally with games.

We do this by...

Gathering all relevant information about games in one place (a concept we call a "one-stop-infospot")

Building social and exploratory features on top of this information

Gathering a community of both Gamers and people from the game industry and let them communicate with each other, and

Focusing on our users and let them decide on the design and features.

This is IGDB.com, a gaming website for everyone that loves game. And if you love games as well, we are the gaming website for you.

Our End Game

We wish to create Your ultimate gaming website.

Our Manifesto

Unbiased

We offer uncensored, unmanipulated information about games. We will never elevate our opinions, reviews or ratings over our users.

Video game professionals

The games you love are made by real people. We wish to elevate the status of game developers by showing them to you.

User focused

We cannot build the best game page in the world just by ourselves. We need our users to achieve that. IGDB.com is being built by actively listening to, and communicating with our audience.

Indie games

Indie developers do not have the same means of exposing their games with the world compared to AAA game studios.

Clean & User friendly design

In designing the looks of IGDB.com we prioritize a clean and user friendly design.

https://www.igdb.com/advanced_search

The Classic Horror Film Board [Official Website]

The Classic Horror Film Board

For 27 years, the CHFB has been the essential site for classic horror news, research and enthusiasm. We bid you welcome.

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/monsterkidclassichorrorforum/

Fangoria [Official Website]

Since 1979, FANGORIA has been “First In Fright.” At one point the only place on newsstands where fans could read about the world of contemporary horror, today Fango has adapted to a world it helped create – one in which Fango’s early readers are winning Oscars for their contributions to, and expansion of, the genre. Under publishers Tara Ansley and Abhi Goel, the brand is expanding from the page into the digital space as an iconic genre media destination, with the website and magazine headed by Editor-in-Chief Phil Nobile Jr., Digital Editor Angel Melanson, and Creative Director Jason Kauzlarich.

FANGORIA’s current mission is to honor its legacy through expansion into original film and television under the brand’s newly launched production arm, FANGORIA Studios, as well as podcasts, gaming and more. Now in its fourth decade, Fango celebrates a massive and diverse community of creators and fans, and is at the forefront of the current moment of celebrating genre as a legitimate entertainment space – one where all are welcome. When it comes to horror, everyone screams in the same language.

https://www.fangoria.com/

I've Been Mentally Scarred... SomeOrdinaryGamers [Odysee]

Hello guys and gals, it's me Mutahar again! This time we take a look at a moment from my past and discover a dark moment that's stuck with me to this very day as an adult. Thanks for watching!

https://odysee.com/@SomeOrdinaryGamers:a/i've-been-mentally-scarred...:2

‘The Mean One’ – Unofficial Grinch Horror Movie Slashes into Theaters on December 9th [Bloody Disgusting]

Atlas Film Distribution is getting set to unleash The Mean One, an unofficial take on a classic Christmas story that turns the Grinch into a murderous slasher movie maniac.

https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3741506/the-mean-one-unofficial-grinch-horror-movie-slashes-into-theaters-on-december-9th/

Bad Movies [Official Website]

The goal of any movie is to entertain. This might sound strange, but who cares if a movie is poorly acted and filled with ridiculous special effects? What matters is if the movie keeps you entertained. The site's whole reason for being is to celebrate the quirky films that I find so enjoyable. Well, most of them are enjoyable. Some of the movies I watch cause me quite a bit of pain, but I love them anyway. Since we always hurt the ones we love, I will assume that the movies are loving me right back.

It all began in 1998 when I realized that there had to be others who loved the same kind of movies that I did. While everyone else was talking about the latest Hollywood blockbuster, I was telling them about low budget horror films, silly science fiction movies, absurd action flicks, and other cinematic attempts that defied categorization - movies that were just plain weird. The problem was finding other b-movie and cult film fanatics. Perhaps, just perhaps mind you, a website was the perfect way for people with an unusual hobby to indulge themselves. Badmovies.org was born on 22 June 1998.

Amusingly, my son Garrett was born on 22 June 2007, the website's 9th anniversary. No, I did not plan it that way.

There are quite a few guest reviews written by readers, but most of the articles came from my keyboard. This has always been a very personal endeavor. I want to share watching the movie with you, for the reviews to seem like you and I are watching it together. Both of us point out stuff that we noticed, make fun of bad acting, point out "Lessons Learned," and generally just have a lot of fun. For more than a decade, I have been watching and writing, watching and writing, and always hoping that what I am typing will be helpful to someone. It would be great if they decided to watch the movie, even just to appreciate how truly bad it really is, but, at the least, if I can give someone a good laugh, then all is well.

The good thing is that, over the years, my writing has improved from what I learned earning my PhD (Public High School Diploma). The great thing is that, over the years, the site has allowed me to speak with so many other fans of bad movies. Every month hundreds of thousands of visitors stop in to read the reviews. Hundreds of thousands! I had no idea when I started that it would ever go this far. My wife likes to remind me of what I said when the site was brand new; it was something along these lines: "I don't know if anybody will read any of this, but I hope somebody will."

At first, I paid for the site's upkeep out of my pocket. The cost was around $180 a month for the server, and that was not small change for a young Marine. However, eventually I needed to find a way for Badmovies.org to support itself, and I began placing advertisements on the site. What I love to see is movie-related advertisements. Those fit in perfectly; I wish there were more of them. I really like the Amazon.com links to purchase the movies, because it supports the site, and the person buying the film is getting something they want.

Oh, I do not allow pop-ups, pop-unders, interstitials ("Click here to skip this ad"), or other intrusive advertisements. If you encounter one of them on the site, the usual culprit is adware on your computer, but on rare occassions a "bad ad" does slip through. Please let me know if you see one.

Maintaining Badmovies.org is a lot of work. It is not unusual for me to spend more than thirty hours a week writing, answering emails, and performing behind-the-scenes administration on the server. I am still an active duty Marine, and now the father of three very active children, and I do have to sleep every now and then. Meaning that, from time to time, keeping up with everything is a monster, but I love movies. I love good movies, bad movies, cult movies - you name it - I love movies. One of my simple pleasures is to relax on the couch and watch a movie. It does not matter if it is a silver screen classic, a Mexican lucha libre flick, a cheesy science fiction movie, or, best of all, a monster on a rampage film. I love watching movies, and I love watching them with my friends.

Let's watch some movies.

http://www.badmovies.org/

Happy Birthday to Boris Karloff – Here Are His Ten Best Films [We Are Movie Geeks]

No other actor in the long history of horror has been so closely identified with the genre as Boris Karloff, yet he was as famous for his gentle heart and kindness as he was for his screen persona. William Henry Pratt was born on November 23, 1887, in Camberwell, London, England. He studied at London University in anticipation of a diplomatic career; however, he moved to Canada in 1909 and joined a theater company where he was bit by the acting bug. It was there that he adopted the stage name of “Boris Karloff.” He toured back and forth across the USA for over ten years in a variety of low-budget Theater shows and eventually ended up in Hollywood. Needing cash to support himself, Karloff landed roles in silent films making his on-screen debut in Chapter 2 of the 1919 serial The Masked Rider. His big break came when Howard Hawks cast him as a creepy convict in THE CRIMINAL CODE in 1930. Producers at Universal were looking for an actor to play the monster in their upcoming adaption of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Their main horror star Lon Chaney had died the year before and Bela Lugosi, starring in their hit DRACULA, turned down the role, so Karloff was offered the part. FRANKENSTEIN became an enormous success for the studio, and for its newest star whose name was not revealed until the final credits of the picture, and then only as “KARLOFF”. The role made Karloff a major box-office draw, the king of horror, heir to Lon Chaney’s throne, and he followed it up with THE MUMMY, THE MASK OF FU MANCHU, THE OLD DARK HOUSE, THE GHOUL, TOWER OF LONDON, and of course two sequels as the monster: BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and SON OF FRANKENSTEIN. His star never faded and for the next several decades he reigned as Hollywood’s undisputed horror king. In the 1960’s, he teamed up with Roger Corman , Vincent Price and Peter Lorre for THE RAVEN and with Price and Lorre again for COMEDY OF TERRORS. Karloff continued working up until the very end, even while physically impaired and infirm, often performing from a wheelchair or with a cane. His last involvement of consequence came in 1968 with the critically acclaimed TARGETS. Karloff was well known as a genuinely kind and gentle soul off the screen.

Boris Karloff appeared in over 200 films in his five decades as an actor and here, according to We Are Movie Geeks, are his ten best:

https://www.wearemoviegeeks.com/2020/11/happy-birthday-to-boris-karloff-here-are-his-ten-best-films/

Confuse Your Emotions With the Sexiest Horror Movies of All Time [Esquire]

Get that blood flowing, one way or another.

The Black Room

Mullholland Drive

Black Swan

Thirst

Don't Look Now

Daughters of Darkness

The Hunger

Interview With the Vampire

Cat People

An American Werewolf in London

Species

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Jennifer's Body

Only Lovers Left Alive

From Dusk Till Dawn

The Witches of Eastwick

The Shape of Water

The Love Witch

Suspiria

The Neon Demon

Eyes of Laura Mars

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/g20969062/sexiest-horror-movies-of-all-time/

Offscreen [Official Website]

Offscreen has been online since 1997, along with its French language sister journal Hors Champ. Based in Montréal, Offscreen is a wide-ranging film journal that covers film festivals, retrospectives, film forums, and both popular and more academic events. Part of our mandate is to cover the Montreal film scene, but within an international context. The scope of its content, and the type of material featured and promoted in Offscreen can be summarized as follows:

personal and independent film above big budget, formulaic film

the under-represented (young, up and coming filmmakers)

films with creative design and broad social commitment

local and Canadian films/filmmakers

Asian and alternative cinemas (horror, exploitation, esoteric,

experimental, documentary, etc.)

Unlike most online journals that offer the brief review format, Offscreen features extensive interviews, in-depth festival coverage, and lengthy, well-researched essays. The latter is in line with the guiding editorial policy

at Offscreen, which is to allow for the flexibility to feature rigorous, well-researched texts alongside material that does not fit into traditional scholarly formats (director interviews, film festival reports, DVD reviews, etc.).

In short, our goal is to produce intelligent, thoughtful, and combative film criticism, analysis, discussion, and theory. We are driven to this end because we feel strongly that, within today’s image saturated info-entertainment landscape, cinema needs to be rigorously discussed in order to continue being an important voice of cultural and artistic expression well into the 21st century.

Offscreen is edited and maintained by Donato Totaro, Ph.D, who has also been a film studies lecturer at Concordia University since 1990. Through the years Offscreen has been fortunate to establish a core group of fine writers who have contributed significantly to the development of the journal with consistently fine texts. They include: Peter Rist (Associate Professor in Film Studies, Ph.D), Randolph Jordan (MA, Ph.D Candidate), Roberto Curti (freelance writer based in Italy), and Daniel Garrett (freelance writer based in New York city). With luck, this group will continue to grow.

For copyright purposes, Offscreen has an ISSN number of 1712-9559.

https://offscreen.com/

The Terror (1963) – Full Movie [Public Domain Movies]

A young officer in Napoleon's army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron.

https://publicdomainmovie.net/movie/the-terror-widescreen-720p-hd

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