Queer Horror Cult
#097 - Snake Plissken: Putting the 'Peen' in Penal Colony
Aria and Lori enter the thunderdome to experience that East Coast/West Coast fray as realized in John Carpenter's "Escape From New York" (1981) and "Escape From L.A." (1996), with a digestif of Italian knock-off "Escape From the Bronx" (1983) for good measure.
#096 - Tumour? I Hardly Know Her!
In probably the flimsiest excuse for an episode yet, Aria and Lori really milk it for all it's worth by languishing at the intersection of Tumour Terror and Medical Malfeasance! Join us for a look at "Malignant" (2021), "The Dark Half" (1993), another pass at "Basket Case" (1982), and a bonus movie morsel of "The Slash of the Knife" (1972)! Even this description is phoning it in!Audio clip from "Videodrome" (1983).
#095 - Ménage à Trauma
Feeling the post-Valentine's blues? Well don't worry, Queer Horror Cult is here for you to love on! Get ready to run a train on a trio of twisted tales of romance as we invite "The Loved Ones" (2009), "Wild at Heart" (1990), and "Trouble Every Day" (2001) to bed.Audio clip from "Psychos in Love" (1987).
#094 - The Hands of My Mother
This week Aria and Lori examine the life and crimes of a young man who was truly born under punches by watching--nay, experiencing--Alejandro Jodorowsky's "Santa Sangre" (1989).Audio clip from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (2015).
#093 - The Podcast Equivalent of a Sitcom Clip Show: 2022 Just Be Like That
Really phoning it in this week, folks. Dug up an old episode we recorded a year and a half ago to put out, gotta take a brief breather. But don't worry, we'll be back with freshly recorded content next ep! In the meantime, enjoy our survey of practical FX makeup set pieces that we absolutely love and are sad to see fall by the wayside in horror cinema.Audio clip from "20/20 Special Report: VCR Horrors" (1987).
#092 - The Broken Dick of the Wirgin Frankenstein
Break out the wirgin daiquiris and snuggle up with your favourite gallbladder, because this week doing the monster mash has never been so debauched! Join the fun as Lori and Aria dive into two Andy Warhol-produced Paul Morrissey flicks with a look at camp masterpieces "Flesh for Frankenstein" (1973) and "Blood for Dracula" (1974).Audio clip from "The Whitest Kids U' Know" (2007).
#091 - All My Omies Hate Krampus
Trapped inside with nothing but a couple of seasonal classics to keep company, listen as Lori finally understands the true meaning of "Gremlins" (1984), while Aria keeps the fire hot with a little background history on the legend of "Krampus" (2015).Audio clip from "Gremlins" (1984).
#090 - Mothers I'd Like to Fathom
Aria and Lori return with a titan of cinema as they examine Dario Argento's Three Mothers trilogy. You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll be absolutely flabbergasted by the truly unhinged summation of this trilogy, with a look at "Suspiria" (1977), "Inferno" (1980), "Mother of Tears" (2007), and "The Black Cat" (1989).Audio clip from "The Whitest Kids U' Know" (2011).
#089 - Podcast of Psychotic Women
What do you get when you cross the Hollywood tropes surrounding mentally ill women with the can-do indie spirit of regional horror films? This episode, of course! Taking a cue from both Kier-La Janisse's "House of Psychotic Women" and Stephen Thrower's "Nightmare USA," Aria and Lori discuss the ways in which depictions of "female PsYcHoSiS" are represented in films that exist beyond the pearly gates of studio filmmaking, with explorations of "Pigs" (1973), "Let's Scare Jessica to Death" (1971), and "The Witch Who Came From the Sea" (1976).Audio clip from the trailer for "House of Psychotic Women" (aka "Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll") (1974).