The High Five Episode 24 – Wild Canadian Horror

Yesterday was Canada Day. To celebrate the independence of our neighbors to the North I made my way through a stack of Canuxploitation flicks. Some made the list…others did not. Find out by listening to the episode…or scrolling down and looking at the posters in the gallery below.

In the episode I talk about the great Canuxploitation.com and it’s primer on the idea, which you can find here. I also mentioned the excellent HorrorMovieADay by Brian Collins. He doesn’t post daily anymore, but still reviews flicks on there and around the web. Plus, the archives are incredible. Oh, and here’s my old review of The Pit.

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Book Report: A Manhattan Ghost Story By T.M. Wright (1984)

As I mentioned when I wrote about Paperbacks From Hell and The Nest, my latest obsession is paperback horror from the 70s, 80s and 90s. After reading the former book and getting the reprint of the latter from the fantastic Valancourt Books, I made my way over to ThriftBooks armed with the list of titles I wanted to check out from PFH and ordered about a half dozen novels. Honestly, I couldn’t remember what most of them were about or what about the initial writing made me want to check them out, but I figured I could trust myself. With a stack of books featuring titles like The Glow, Heads and Obelisk, I found myself initially drawn to T.M. Wright’s 1984 book A Manhattan Ghost Story. It was a great choice, I must say!

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Halloween Scene: American Horror Story 1984

I’ve never actually watched a season — or even an episode — of American Horror Story. It took me a while to finally get on the TV terror train and when I did, I’d heard not great things about the show’s ability to stick its landings. However, when I started seeing ads this past fall hyping the ninth season’s totally 80s feel, I just had to give it a look!

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Halloween Scene: Hatchet For The Honeymoon (1970)

hatchet for the honeymoon2I have very little experience with horror films from other countries. I could illustrate this fact by naming the very few foreign horror films I’ve seen, but it wouldn’t be overly impressive. Ever since I started reading about horror on the internet, I’ve heard about the Italian masters from the 60s and 70s like Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci and Mario Bava. I’d only actually seen four movies from that trio– Black Sabbath, Zombie, Mother Of Tears and Suspiria, my most embarrassing post ever — so I figured it was time to remedy that. Continue reading Halloween Scene: Hatchet For The Honeymoon (1970)