’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.
Greetings, Corpse Club listeners! We're thrilled and chilled by the great response to our first episode of the Corpse Club podcast, and we can't wait for you to experience what lurks around the corner. In this week's episode, we turn our attention to deep space, where no one can hear you scream...
We’ve teased that we’ll be taking Daily Dead in new and exciting directions in 2017, and after announcing our new Corpse Club podcast back in April, we're excited to officially release the first episode!
We’ve teased that we’ll be taking Daily Dead in new and exciting directions in 2017. Today, I’m happy to announce the upcoming launch of our CORPSE CLUB podcast and community features.
Poor Shelly. Other than the chocolate-loving Joey (who has been referenced plenty of times on our Corpse Club podcast—"Forget it, Vic, just forget it!") from Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning, Shelly from Part 3 is perhaps the most polarizing character in the franchise.
The Daily Dead team had a bloody good time talking about Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark on the "Class of 1987" episode of our Corpse Club podcast, so we're thrilled to see that the first-ever Cinepocalypse film festival will have a 30th anniversary 35mm screening of the film at the Music Box Theatre this November, in addition to a 35mm screening of Stephen King's Maximum Overdrive and many more must-see showings:
If you've read my work on Daily Dead or listened to my ramblings on the Corpse Club podcast, then you might be aware of my deep love for Dance of the Dead, Gregg Bishop's midnight movie masterpiece that blended prom, zombies, and the music of Pat Benatar (via a great cover) into one of the most memorable rentals I ever enjoyed from Blockbuster. When I saw that Joe Ballarini, the screenwriter of Dance of the Dead, had written a new book (for children and adults) called A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting, I knew that I had to talk with him about it, and I recently had the great pleasure of doing just that.
He forever changed the landscape of horror when he introduced viewers to the cannibalistic Sawyer family in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, but Tobe Hooper's filmmaking career took him far beyond that frightening farmhouse to show viewers that horrors could also be found in space, in sideshow attractions, and even within the suburbs. Like many cinema lovers, the Daily Dead team was deeply saddened by the news of Hooper's passing at the age of 74, and to pay tribute to the fearless filmmaker, we reflect on his eclectic career on the latest episode of our podcast.
If you've read my retrospective interviews on the series or heard me rave about it on our high school-themed episode of Corpse Club, then you know that I absolutely adore the Crowley High kids who for two years were "fighting evil with mixed results" on the TV series Todd & The Book of Pure Evil. Years after the show was prematurely canceled, the cast and crew of the cult series are reuniting for one more blood-spattered ride in the animated film Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End, and Raven Banner has revealed the official trailer for the film ahead of its release this fall.
From his incredibly insightful Drive-In Dust Offs and It Came from the Tube columns to his co-hosting duties on the Corpse Club podcast, Scott Drebit has educated and entertained Daily Dead readers for quite some time now. In addition to Daily Dead, Drebit also shares his passion for film on other outlets, and if you're looking to get your latest Drebit fix, you can find it on the new episode of the HeyCast podcast.
With this year marking Creepshow 2's 30th anniversary, you can listen to the Corpse Club discuss the horror anthology beginning this Friday on our special Class of 1987 episode. Also on Friday, fans of the sequel can look forward to Waxwork Records' new vinyl release of the film's score, complete with eye-popping artwork from "Ghoulish" Gary Pullin.