He just wants to be your friend... Since the release of Child's Play in 1988, the possessed doll Chucky has given generations of horror fans enough nightmare fuel to last a lifetime, along with a healthy dose of dark comedy and creepy wisecracks. Following the release of the seventh film in the franchise, Cult of Chucky, the Corpse Club thought it would be the perfect time to discuss one of cinema's most beloved—and feared—dolls.
"Welcome to the Corpse Club!" Listeners of Daily Dead's Corpse Club podcast have heard those words at the beginning of every episode, and now we're making them a reality. Since we first announced the podcast, we also teased that it would be the official name of Daily Dead’s community and membership offering. Starting this month, we’re inviting Daily Dead readers to step beyond the cemetery gate to join us in our crypt as a member of the Corpse Club!
"Jason was my son, and today is his birthday." It's once again time to pack your bags and head to Crystal Lake, as the Corpse Club celebrates the horror genre's holiday (one that Pamela Voorhees won't let us forget) by discussing their favorite and least favorite Friday the 13th films on a new episode of our podcast.
Michael Myers may not have said a word for 15 years, but Patrick and Heather have plenty to say about The Shape and John Carpenter's Halloween on a new "Horrigins" episode of the Corpse Club podcast.
He brought us into the home of the Firefly family, took us on the road with The Devil's Rejects, pulled back the curtain on the mind of Michael Myers, introduced us to the brain-bending music of The Lords, and played a deadly game of 31 one fateful Halloween night. Blending his love of horror with a bold visual style honed during countless concert performances, Rob Zombie's filmmaking career is one of the more intriguing ones of the last 20 years, and the Corpse Club eagerly emerge from their crypt to discuss the director's popular yet polarizing movies on the latest episode of Daily Dead's podcast.
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.