Category Archives: Low budget movies of the week

Really Awful Movies: Ep 402 – Mansion of the Doomed

A doctor is doing terrifying experiments on the living! Mansion of the Doomed practically sells itself. And how could you go wrong with a Charles Band production?

This is a weird 70s movie, and features among other principals, the star of the movie Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Vic Tayback, and the sitcom it inspired…

On this episode of the podcast:

  • The eyes in film/windows of the soul
  • Oedipus Christopher Plummer film with a scary eye scene
  • Lab coat / evil researcher horror films
  • The importance of ocular scares in Dead & Buried, The Beyond, Zombie
  • Fulci focusing on the eyes
  • The work of Charles Band
  • The director of Mansion of the Doomed Michael Pataki

And of course, much much more! Subscribe.


Really Awful Movies: Ep 400 – Body Count

This week on the podcast, the passing of Italian genre legend Ruggero Deodato and his unheralded 1986 slasher boom era flick, Body Count.

Lensed in Italy, standing in for Colorado, the movie (also known as Camping del Terrore) is Deodato’s attempt at a straight-ahead American-style slasher.

And it deploys the time-honoured trope of the cursed Indian burial ground.

Deodato, best known as an exploitation director, has done Italian crime dramas, sword and sorcery epics and other genre films in a long and illustrious career.