Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast

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69. James L. Conway’s The Boogens (1981)
Nov 26 2023
69. James L. Conway’s The Boogens (1981)
From the director who brought us some actually good episodes of Star Trek later in his career, this movie… it’s terrible. Bad jokes, unexciting nudity from Rebecca Balding, and one of the worst movie monsters you’ll ever see. You know that uncle or cousin of yours, the one that puts off an icky vibe? This is probably one of their favorite movies. So, skip the flick and just enjoy our re-telling of the story that is the movie The Boogens. This isn’t usually the case, but sometimes the podcast is better than the movie on Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast! You can reach out to us on Twitter: @LoathsomePod Instagram: @LoathsomePod Facebook: @LoathsomePodcast Email: LoathsomeThings@gmail.com The Loathsome Things Official Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time List (of those we've reviewed for an episode of Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast) (1) Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) (2) Andrzej Żuławski's Possession (1981) (3) Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976) (4) Rose Glass’ Saint Maud (2019) (5) Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974) (6) George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) (7) Alex Garland’s Men (2022) (8) Miike Takashi’s Audition (1999) (9) Ti West’s X (2022) (10) Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski's The Void (2016)   Honorable Mentions: Beyond the Door III (1989) – American teens take an evil train ride across bad-times Yugoslavia! The Pit (1981) – A coming-of-age story about seeing boobs, evil teddy bears and feeding beasts! The Suckling (1990) – An abortion monster kills a house full of sex workers on his way home!
68. Demián Rugna’s When Evil Lurks (2023)
Nov 12 2023
68. Demián Rugna’s When Evil Lurks (2023)
Content Warning: violence against children and by children is depicted in this film, as is violence against and by animals. This includes a scene in which an animal commits violence against a child. God is dead, welcome to beautiful Argentina! This time we reviewed a demonic possession apocalypse movie that absolutely slams. Put away your flashlights, your gunpowder, and your fear of death, because they won’t help you here! That’s right, it’s a zombie movie where instead of zombie you get demonic possession and the attempts of devils to be born into the world via Se7en-style bloat-bodies. There are rules to follow and fools to not follow them. Join us to figure out how that crazy Possessed-defeating doo-dad works in this most bonita episode of Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast! You can reach out to us on Twitter: @LoathsomePod Instagram: @LoathsomePod Facebook: @LoathsomePodcast Email: LoathsomeThings@gmail.com The Loathsome Things Official Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time List (of those we've reviewed for an episode of Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast) (1) Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) (2) Andrzej Żuławski's Possession (1981) (3) Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976) (4) Rose Glass’ Saint Maud (2019) (5) Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974) (6) George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) (7) Alex Garland’s Men (2022) (8) Miike Takashi’s Audition (1999) (9) Ti West’s X (2022) (10) Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski's The Void (2016)   Honorable Mentions: Beyond the Door III (1989) – American teens take an evil train ride across bad-times Yugoslavia! The Pit (1981) – A coming-of-age story about seeing boobs, evil teddy bears and feeding beasts! The Suckling (1990) – An abortion monster kills a house full of sex workers on his way home!
67. Danny and Michael Philippou’s Talk to Me (2022)
Oct 29 2023
67. Danny and Michael Philippou’s Talk to Me (2022)
Content Warning: self harm Australian youths supplement their substance abuse with a fun demonic possession game. It the story secretly about substance abuse? Mental illness? Grief? Loss? White people? You tell us after listening to this podcast about horror movies. A podcast where we summarize the plot of a horror movie at you so you can decide whether or not you want to watch the movie after you find out everything about it. Wait, is that what this podcast is for? Wait a minute, is this movie secretly about the degradation of the family unit and the impossibility of parenting children in a world where the very formats and mediums of mischief are impossible to predict? Nah! It’s just Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast! You can reach out to us on Twitter: @LoathsomePod Instagram: @LoathsomePod Facebook: @LoathsomePodcast Email: LoathsomeThings@gmail.com The Loathsome Things Official Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time List (of those we've reviewed for an episode of Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast) (1) Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) (2) Andrzej Żuławski's Possession (1981) (3) Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976) (4) Rose Glass’ Saint Maud (2019) (5) Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974) (6) George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) (7) Alex Garland’s Men (2022) (8) Miike Takashi’s Audition (1999) (9) Ti West’s X (2022) (10) Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski's The Void (2016)   Honorable Mentions: Beyond the Door III (1989) – American teens take an evil train ride across bad-times Yugoslavia! The Pit (1981) – A coming-of-age story about seeing boobs, evil teddy bears and feeding beasts! The Suckling (1990) – An abortion monster kills a house full of sex workers on his way home!
66. Brian Duffield’s No One Will Save You (2023)
Oct 15 2023
66. Brian Duffield’s No One Will Save You (2023)
An Etsy girl makes a go of living her best life in her childhood home in a town full of people who hate for something that she did in her childhood. Also, there’s aliens and almost zero dialogue. Will it be good? Pack yourself up a pic-a-nic basket and head on out to a loved-one’s grave and plot your sorry ass in that ancestral grass to listen to this fortnight’s episode of Loathsome Things: a podcast about scary movies where we tell you which movies are scary, which movies are not scary, and break them down so you don’t have to watch them, but then we tell you to watch them… because that’s what our audience wants? Also, this episode features a bonus review of the Star Wars television thing: Ahsoka. If you listen closely, you can even hear the very moment that Josh finally realizes which character is played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead! You can reach out to us on Twitter: @LoathsomePod Instagram: @LoathsomePod Facebook: @LoathsomePodcast Email: LoathsomeThings@gmail.com The Loathsome Things Official Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time List (of those we've reviewed for an episode of Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast) (1) Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) (2) Andrzej Żuławski's Possession (1981) (3) Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976) (4) Rose Glass’ Saint Maud (2019) (5) Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974) (6) George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) (7) Alex Garland’s Men (2022) (8) Miike Takashi’s Audition (1999) (9) Ti West’s X (2022) (10) Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski's The Void (2016)   Honorable Mentions: Beyond the Door III (1989) – American teens take an evil train ride across bad-times Yugoslavia! The Pit (1981) – A coming-of-age story about seeing boobs, evil teddy bears and feeding beasts! The Suckling (1990) – An abortion monster kills a house full of sex workers on his way home!
65. Elliot Goldner’s Final Prayer (2013)
Oct 1 2023
65. Elliot Goldner’s Final Prayer (2013)
Content Warning: A smidge of animal cruelty is depicted in this movie, which we describe and may/may not do vocal sound effects for… John and Josh strapped microphones to the inside of their mouths for an entire day to bring you their first full-fledged found footage film review! This little gem blends found footage with possession/exorcism, folk horror, and [spoiler]. What a cool combination! A priest guy and a professional gadget-haver spend a lot of run time getting acquainted with one another and slowly building what will turn out to be a life-long friendship, though not without its ups and downs, all while a variety of priests come and go from their lives. Along the way, their learn valuable lessons about imperialism, how the church abuses its power over the population, and never leaving your buddy behind. Also, we kind of do a semi-review of the new movie Elevator Game at the end. So, you know, there’s that for ya. And, as a special bonus to our show-note readers, here’s the British TV Shows we invented in this episode, plus the band and album! British TV Shows that should exist: One House Tree Bunch of Love Heaven Basket Third Lane Mystery The Deacon's Revenge King Henry's Clunge The Dicar of Vibley And the Band - Album that should exist: Tale for the Blather – Their Sophomore Effort You can reach out to us on Twitter: @LoathsomePod Instagram: @LoathsomePod Facebook: @LoathsomePodcast Email: LoathsomeThings@gmail.com The Loathsome Things Official Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time List (of those we've reviewed for an episode of Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast) (1) Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) (2) Andrzej Żuławski's Possession (1981) (3) Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976) (4) Rose Glass’ Saint Maud (2019) (5) Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974) (6) George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) (7) Alex Garland’s Men (2022) (8) Miike Takashi’s Audition (1999) (9) Ti West’s X (2022) (10) Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski's The Void (2016)   Honorable Mentions: Beyond the Door III (1989) – American teens take an evil train ride across bad-times Yugoslavia! The Pit (1981) – A coming-of-age story about seeing boobs, evil teddy bears and feeding beasts! The Suckling (1990) – An abortion monster kills a house full of sex workers on his way home!
64. Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Sep 17 2023
64. Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. What else is there to say? Content Warning: this film contains nearly as much deeply disturbing gruesome topic matter as it does wildly offensive ableism. And since it’s in the movie, it is also in the words we speak. Join us as we revel in the just amazingness that is, as one man was mis-quoted as putting it, “the most upsetting movie I didn’t hate.” It is a masterpiece and it is deeply troubling. If you worry you might not be up for the film, give us a listen as we chop up this movie into its constituent cuts and plop it down fresh and hot onto your ear-plates. That’s the kind of service and quality you can expect when you listen to Loathomse Things: A Horror Movie Podcast by two dudes who don’t live in Texas and in no way identify with the characters in this movie or recognize any of the settings, tropes, or styles. Now THAT’s Tasty! You can reach out to us thus, but you won’t! Twitter: @LoathsomePod Instagram: @LoathsomePod Facebook: @LoathsomePodcast Email: LoathsomeThings@gmail.com The Loathsome Things Official Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time List (of those we've reviewed for an episode of Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast) (1) Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) (2) Andrzej Żuławski's Possession (1981) (3) Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976) (4) Rose Glass’ Saint Maud (2019) (5) Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974) (6) George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) (7) Alex Garland’s Men (2022) (8) Miike Takashi’s Audition (1999) (9) Ti West’s X (2022) (10) Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski's The Void (2016)   Honorable Mentions: Beyond the Door III (1989) – American teens take an evil train ride across bad-times Yugoslavia! The Pit (1981) – A coming-of-age story about seeing boobs, evil teddy bears and feeding beasts! The Suckling (1990) – An abortion monster kills a house full of sex workers on his way home!
63. Ulli Lommel’s The Devonsville Terror (1983)
Sep 3 2023
63. Ulli Lommel’s The Devonsville Terror (1983)
Do you ever think about the town you live in? Did your ancestors live there? What did they do when they lived there? Were they bad to other people, maybe women or indigenous populations? Do you ever wonder if you are them? Has a doctor ever made you feel like you’re a buckle-hatted pilgrim wielding a knife of revelation while inducing seizures in your chaw-addled brain? Well, then you may be a Pendleton, of the Devonsville Pendletons! You see, 300 years ago the entire town of Devonsville did a witch hunt. Later, they were all named Pendleton and had much less facial hair than their ancestors. There may have also been some Warleys, who may have written everything down in some Gideon’s Bible-sized journals for no good reason. Also, something about belts made out of finger bones. I don’t know. This week we reviewed a movie that was asking the question “could a witch hunt happen today?” But that was 40 years ago, and here we are today among a mass of idiots banning books, actively organizing to overthrow the government, and persecuting anyone who isn’t a cis-gendered lily-white Christian. So join us in the flames as we place a curse upon the whole melty-faced lot in this most fundamentalist episode of Loathsome Things: a podcast for people who want to grow closer to god day by glorious day. Amen. You can reach out to us thus, but you won’t! Twitter: @LoathsomePod Instagram: @LoathsomePod Facebook: @LoathsomePodcast Email: LoathsomeThings@gmail.com The Loathsome Things Official Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time List (of those we've reviewed for an episode of Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast) (1) Andrzej Żuławski's Possession (1981) (2) Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976) (3) Rose Glass’ Saint Maud (2019) (4) Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974) (5) George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) (6) Alex Garland’s Men (2022) (7) Miike Takashi’s Audition (1999) (8) Ti West’s X (2022) (9) Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski's The Void (2016) (10) Bob Clark’s Deathdream (1974)   Honorable Mentions: Beyond the Door III (1989) – American teens take an evil train ride across bad-times Yugoslavia! The Pit (1981) – A coming-of-age story about seeing boobs, evil teddy bears and feeding beasts! The Suckling (1990) – An abortion monster kills a house full of sex workers on his way home!
62. Jay Woelfel’s Beyond Dream’s Door (1989)
Aug 20 2023
62. Jay Woelfel’s Beyond Dream’s Door (1989)
Did you know that when you forget your dreams, they get mad at you? It doesn’t matter if those are dreams of attractive young women in thin gauze, skinless bears coming for you in the closet, fake little brothers with bulgy eyes, or janitors with prosthetic limbs that fall right off. You see, when you go beyond dream’s door, the hatred doesn’t discriminate. Maybe it’s a fleshy tooth-book chomping your foot, maybe it’s a balloon that just wants to follow you and make an annoying sound before exploding, maybe it’s not-Pennywise cackling from the sewers or a horde of non-aggressive zombies. It just doesn’t matter. The dreams you’ve forgotten all hate you equally and if you tell a typewriter about those dreams, they will come for you and they will come for your gun-happy professor and his TAs. So, take a melatonin, brew yourself a pot of sleepytime tea, crank one out, and then lay your weary bones down before listening to this highly academic episode of Loathsome Things: a relaxing ASMR podcast about horror movies that will unlock your innermost potential at 666 hertz. You can reach out to us thus, but you won’t! Twitter: @LoathsomePod Instagram: @LoathsomePod Facebook: @LoathsomePodcast Email: LoathsomeThings@gmail.com The Loathsome Things Official Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time List (of those we've reviewed for an episode of Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast) (1) Andrzej Żuławski's Possession (1981) (2) Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976) (3) Rose Glass’ Saint Maud (2019) (4) Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974) (5) George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) (6) Alex Garland’s Men (2022) (7) Miike Takashi’s Audition (1999) (8) Ti West’s X (2022) (9) Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski's The Void (2016) (10) Bob Clark’s Deathdream (1974)   Honorable Mentions: Beyond the Door III (1989) – American teens take an evil train ride across bad-times Yugoslavia! The Pit (1981) – A coming-of-age story about seeing boobs, evil teddy bears and feeding beasts! The Suckling (1990) – An abortion monster kills a house full of sex workers on his way home!