Second Features


Death Line (1972) with guest Paul Dobraszczyk

Season 1, Ep. 1

Welcome to the first episode of Second Features, where we discuss the British horror classic Death Line (1972) and wonder why more people don't talk about how great it is. We are also joined by Paul Dobraszczyk, a lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, who has written and researched the spaces under London extensively. Could cannibals really exist down there? Just what is going on in those dozens of abandoned train tunnels and tube stations? Join us to find out.

You can find out more about Paul's research on his website:

The music for this episode is a cover version of The Edgar Wallace Mysteries theme, performed by Oscar.

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Buy Death Line (2972) on blu-ray from Network On Air

Reading List:

Chris Alexander (2017), ‘How Marlon Brando was Almost the Monster in Death Line’

Laura Mayne (2019), ‘Mind the Doors! Death Line (Gary Sherman, 1972)’

Roger Ebert (1973), ‘Raw Meat’ review,

Diabolique Interview with Gary Sherman

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