Category Archives: Horror films

Really Awful Movies: Ep 353 – Superhost



On today’s edition of the Really Awful Movies podcast, the Shudder-produced low budget, Superhost.

Superhost refers to a duo, Claire and Teddy, who are travel vloggers who occupy an Air BnB style sprawling home, a quid pro quo arrangement in exchange for a very positive review of the rental property.

Soon, they find out their host is not so super…

In today’s episode:

  • the travel vlogging phenomenon and the explosion of YouTube travel content
  • a rundown of some of the more popular travel vlogger channels, including Kara and Nate, NFKRZ, Bald and Bankrupt, Wolters World and Downie Live.
  • the use of first person POV/found footage and its effectiveness as a conceit in horror films
  • female antagonists in horror and how/where Rebecca from this film (pictured, right) compares with some of the all-time greats
  • protracted lockdowns and the need to cocoon
  • surveillance and accommodation horrors like, Psycho, 13 Cameras and The Rental

 


Really Awful Movies: Ep 351 – The Boy Behind the Door



In The Boy Behind the Door, two young boys are kidnapped and taken to a remote farmhouse near some oil rigs. And terror awaits! Actually, lots of terror at least for the first hour, before things take a turn for the cheesy.

Join the podcast, and subscribe as we delve into this thriller from 2020, which stars the awesome Lonnie Chavis (This is Us) as Bobby.

This is a film produced by streaming service, Shudder, with two directors – which, though not as bad as an Alan Smithee production – doesn’t always bode well.

On this podcast, talk centres on the changing seasons, The Houses October Built, a POV horror centred on Halloween haunted houses, The Shining, Burnt Offerings, Candyman, and yes, The Boy Behind the Door and the sympathy generated by horror films that feature kid protagonists.