Category Archives: Science fiction

Really Awful Movies: Ep 391 – Head of the Family

Head of the Family!

Who doesn’t like a low budget exploitation horror? Especially one with an obvious double entendre like that.

This episode of the podcast is all about the legendary Charles Band, a man responsible for a huge swath of the movies we’ve binged for years and years, and who directed this cheap and cheerful mid-90s hybrid sci fi zombie horror.

On this episode, a breakdown of disembodied head movies from The Brain that Wouldn’t Die to Re-Animator, Full Moon Features, the name “Otis” and its prominence in horror, particularly among trashy hicksploitation villains, the home movie scene in the 80s, the changing nature of how we consume films, and much, much more!


Really Awful Movies: Ep 347 – Color Out of Space

On this episode of the podcast, Color Out of Space, an adaptation of the HP Lovecraft short story, The Colour Out of Space, from 1927.

This one stars Nicolas Cage, as well as Joely Richardson, and is a really stellar throwback to 1950s space-horror.

A family, who has just moved out of the big city (presumably, Boston) takes to Alpaca farming and remote work in the form of investment advising.

A meteorite hurtles to earth, and strange, untoward things begin to befall them. After all, it’s a Lovecraft adaptation!

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