Ep. 104 – The Prowler

It’s time, scaredy cats, for the fourth episode of our Slasher September! Today’s classic slasher is Joseph Zito’s 1981 bayonet spree: THE PROWLER. We start by getting confused by this movie’s IMDb log line, annoying each other with Zelda Rubinstein voices, and remembering IT COMES AT NIGHT. Dave talks about Adam Green’s 2010 HATCHET 2, Chris tells us about Fulci’s 1972 DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING, and we talk about the progression of slashers from 70’s giallo to 2000’s meta slashers. Then we chat all about different film cuts for different countries, cricket noise soundtracks, wheelchair weirdos, creepy pool scenes, intelligent victims, Tom Savini’s head explosions, inconsistent humor, unexplained pitchforks, throat-based kills, and oh so much prowling. So sit back with your favourite bayonet, and enjoy another great Slasher September episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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TIFF 2018 – Freaks, Folklore: A Mother’s Tale, Folklore: Pob

After some discussion about clothes line policies in Ontario, we continue our non-spoiler coverage of films playing at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival: Freaks, and two episodes of HBO Asia’s horror anthology series Folklore.

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Ep. 103 – The Burning

Welcome back scaredy cats, it’s the third episode of our Slasher September! Today’s classic slasher is 1981’s garden-shear nightmare: THE BURNING. We get started by talking a bit about Miramax, Tom Savini’s problem with FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART 2, a young Jason Alexander, and SUPERBAD facts. Chris tells us about legal troubles for Fulci in regards to 1971’s A LIZARD IN A WOMAN’S SKIN, and Dave talks about Robert Englund and Kane Hodder in Adam Green’s 2006 HATCHET. Then we get slashin’, and talk all about denim-clad heroes, nudity in 90s slashers, garden shears, burn makeup, Holly Hunter, rafts and canoes, voyeurism, Tom Savini’s improved makeup skills, 80s synth and sound design, flamethrower/axe fights, ‘Clocktower’ the video game, and much more. So sit back and enjoy another Slasher September episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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TIFF 2018 – In Fabric, Nekrotronic, & The Wind

In this bonus mini episode, we give our quick, non-spoiler reviews of three films playing at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival: In Fabric, Nekrotronic and The Wind.

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Ep. 102 – Slumber Party Massacre

Welcome scaredy cats, it’s our second episode of Slasher September! Today’s classic slasher is Amy Holden Jones’ 1982 drillfest: SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE. We chat a little bit about Sophie B. Hawkins’ secret language, BEETHOVEN, and our coverage of TIFF’s Midnight Madness! Chris tells us about the 1971 giallo THE BLACK BELLY OF THE TARANTULA, and Dave talks about Shudder’s LAST ONES OUT. Then, after briefly discussing Shudder, TENEBRAE, and our memories of SCREAM, we really get into it. We discuss peeping toms, conflicting production visions, final girl showdowns, confusing nudity, snail chopping, eating pizza off of corpses, parody/comedy in slashers, garage door continuity, and power drill logic. It’s another great Slasher September episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 101 – Maniac

Welcome scaredy cats, to the first episode of Slasher September! Today’s classic slasher is William Lustig’s 1980 bloodbath: MANIAC. We touch on the freaky flick GOD TOLD ME TO, and talk about Tom Savini’s appearances and roles in low budget horror. Dave talks about 2012’s MANIAC remake and killer-POV, and Chris tells us about Dario Argento’s FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET, and the progression from 70’s giallo films to modern day Law and Order shows. We reflect back on DOG SOLDIERS, go behind the scenes on Savini’s special effects, and then talk about guerrilla filmmaking, zombie mannequins, sexual repression, focusing on the killer, ambiguous locations, strangling logic, creepy character studies, and our favorite Del Toro movies. So enjoy this jam-packed Slasher September episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 100 – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

It’s our ONE HUNDREDTH episode, and the podcast demon couldn’t be more excited! Today at long last, we’re watching Tobe Hooper’s iconic 1974 slasher: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. We reflect on what we’ve achieved over these first 100 episodes, and laugh about our new soundboard, inquire about Hooperisms, and hint at upcoming TIFF Midnight Madness coverage! Chris tells us about reading “Cabin at the End of the World,” and Dave talks about watching Netflix’s CALIBRE (both endorsed by Stephen King). Then we rev up the chainsaw and talk all about Leatherface running, bone furniture, moving cameras, ANNABELLE: CREATION, tiny budgets, long shooting days, creepy families, meat hooks, viscous sledgehammers, frantic escapes, filming in vans, terrifying hitchhikers, and so so much more. So grab a drink and enjoy a particularly long 100th EPISODE of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 099 – Ghost Stories

We’re back with another anthology film! Today we’re watching the 2017 anthology by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson: GHOST STORIES. Dave wants Netflix to automatically play him originals, and tells us about EXTINCTION, and Chris wants to mandate official release dates on IMDb, and tells us about being blown away by David Lynch’s ERASERHEAD. Then we really get into it and talk about dream endings, WE GO ON, jump scares, goat POV, tree golems, locked-in syndrome, creepy parents, spoon-fed endings, DEMONS, and how great Martin Freeman is. All that and more, on another fantastic episode of your favourite horror movie podcast, the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 098 – The Funhouse

Welcome back to horror central, scaredy cats! Today we’re watching Tobe Hooper’s lesser known 1981 carnival slasher: THE FUNHOUSE. We brainstorm about what a funhouse might actually be, and then try to figure out the Spielberg-Hooper connection. We try to remember watching the BEYOND, before Dave talks about unexplained found footage and “MK Ultra” in THE BANSHEE CHAPTER, and Chris tells us about Pascal Laugier’s(MARTYRS) new 2018 feature INCIDENT IN A GHOST LAND. Then we really get to the main event, and talk all about crazy prosthetics, Einstein hair, unnecessary characters, off-screen killings, overacting, deadly props, brave kids, CONTACT, weird shower scenes and so much more! So grab some popcorn, maybe some cotton candy, and enjoy another great episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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Ep. 097 – Demons 2

Welcome back to the podcast, scaredy cats! Today we are overjoyed to finally check out the 1986 sequel to a TCDS favourite: DEMONS 2. We get going with some praise for the dream team of Lamberto Bava and Dario Argento, and chat about horror sequences in movie theatres. Dave loves throwaway Netflix horror and tells us about watching DELIRIUM, Chris guides us through the very bonkers 1980’s flick ALTERED STATES, and we build a little hype for the upcoming PREDATORS. Then we really get into it and talk about recurring character actors, bodybuilders, demon dog teeth, television set effects, glowing eyes, demon puppets, unnecessary characters, acid blood, and gore, gore, gore and more! So sit back, grab a drink, and enjoy another bloody demonic episode of the TEXCHRIS DAVESAW MASSACRE!

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