You're so cool, Corpse Clubbers! Over thirty years ago, Tom Holland brought undead scares into the suburbs with his directorial debut, Fright Night, introducing viewers to a lovable cast of characters that includes Peter Vincent, Evil Ed, and the suave vampire next door, Jerry Dandrige. The film's effects, performances, and clever writing have made it a fixture of the horror genre over the past three decades, making it the perfect bloodsucking subject for the Corpse Club to sink their teeth into on the latest "Horrigins" episode of Daily Dead's podcast.
Beep beep, Corpse Clubbers! The Daily Dead gang is back with another new episode of the Corpse Club podcast. This time around, the members of the Corpse Club put on their yellow rain slickers to discuss the new IT movie, the 1990 miniseries, and Stephen King's novel that first introduced us to the clown that calls the sewers of Derry home.
Following up the first film in a franchise can be a tough task, but oftentimes sequels can expand upon and even improve the elements that make their predecessors great. Sequels are especially prevalent in the genre that Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, and more killer icons call home, and in a new episode of Corpse Club, the Daily Dead team discusses some of the most memorable first sequels (the second films in franchises) from the horror genre.
When the end of each summer approaches, it's time to sharpen your pencils, polish your apples, and make sure you stay on the good side of any telekinetic classmates. And even if you haven't had study hall since The Breakfast Club first danced on the big screen, the dawn of every school year might still make you smile or shudder with recollections of cafeteria conversations, passionate pep rallies, and your favorite horror films set in the halls of high school, a subject we take notes on in a new episode of the Corpse Club podcast.
If you listened to our Class of 1987 episode of Corpse Club, you heard us gush about the abundance of great horror films to come out that year, but the entire decade is a golden era for the genre, particularly for first-time directors just beginning their filmmaking careers. From Camp Crystal Lake to the creepy confines of Hill House, the new episode of Corpse Club takes a look back at some of the most memorable horror/thriller feature film debuts to come out of the ’80s.
You don't need eyes to experience the otherworldly horrors of Event Horizon, as the Corpse Club discusses the haunting 1997 sci-fi film in our latest episode of Daily Dead's podcast.
It was a year when teenagers stood up to the boogeyman that haunted their dreams, when commandos met their otherworldly match in the jungle, and when a group of monster-loving kids saved their town from the very same creatures they admired. In a decade that truly embraced scares on the big screen, 1987 was a standout year for theatrical horror, and on a new episode of Corpse Club, the ghoulish gang discusses the eclectic and altogether eerie Class of ’87, which we've been celebrating this summer on Daily Dead.
In 1987, bloodsuckers hit the big screen in two immensely different vampire movies: The Lost Boys and Near Dark. The former featured a vibrant beachside setting, an epic saxophone solo, and "death by stereo." The latter took place in quiet small towns and showed the mean, messy, and murderous price to be paid for immortality. Nearly 30 years later, both movies are still beloved by fans, making this the perfect time for the Corpse Club to make sure that we, like Tim Cappello, "still believe," as we celebrate two of the most memorable horror movies of 1987.
The horror genre that we know and love wouldn't be what it is today without George A. Romero, and like countless cinema lovers, the Daily Dead team was deeply saddened by the news of Romero's passing. To honor the forward-thinking filmmaker, we reflect on his work, legacy, and lovable personality on the latest episode of our Corpse Club podcast.
The Corpse Club is back with another special episode of "Horrigins," our monthly spinoff exploring the origins of key franchises and figures in horror, as well as our first eerie experiences with them, and we have such sights to show you this time around with our look back at the pleasurable pain of Clive Barker's Hellraiser.
’Tis the season for beachside bonfires, endless afternoon naps, and trips to the air-conditioned confines of the local theater, making this the perfect time of year for the Corpse Club to discuss some of their favorite summer movie memories. So pack your brightest flashlight, your comfiest sleeping bag, and some of your favorite sugary snacks, and join us for a nostalgic cinematic campout under the stars.
They made many of us think twice about dipping our toes into oceans, lakes, or even the local swimming pool, and now, shark movies are swimming back to the big screen with recent films like The Shallows and 47 Meters Down. For many moviegoers, though, it all started with Jaws, and the Corpse Club thought it was the perfect time to take a summer swim into the four-film franchise as well as the high tide of shark movies that emerged in the decades following the Orca's doomed voyage. So hop in the water with us (but make sure you wait 30 minutes after eating) and keep an eye out for fins...
It's still celebrated for many reasons—the iconic "spider head," the nerve-wracking copper wire test, the eclectic characters, and the isolation and paranoia that they feel—and with June 25th marking 35 years since John Carpenter's The Thing hit theaters, the Corpse Club thought it was the perfect time to discuss the seminal 1982 remake on the latest episode of Daily Dead's new podcast.
Ahmanet has awakened from her tomb to wreak havoc on the big screen, and with Tom Cruise recently resurrecting The Mummy to kick off Universal's new interconnected Dark Universe of their classic monsters, we thought it was the perfect time to discuss the actor's previous work in the horror genre, his new take on The Mummy, our hopes for the Dark Universe, and our favorite Universal Monster movies, all in the newest episode of the Corpse Club podcast.
Ever since we decided to launch Corpse Club, we've looked forward to mixing things up with different host lineups and themed episodes to provide listeners with a wide range of topics, formats, and candid conversations. That's why, for our third episode, we're excited to unleash the first installment of "Horrigins," a new monthly spinoff that takes a look at the origins of key figures and franchises in horror. First up are the films featuring the boogeyman himself, Freddy Krueger, as two members of the Corpse Club descend into the dreamy depths of Springwood to discuss the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.