Really Awful Movies: Ep 309 – The Slumber Party Massacre

On this week’s episode of the podcast, a short podcast for a short movie! The Slumber Party Massacre has a speedy run time of 76 minutes, a lean, mean stalk-and-slash machine.

The plot isn’t actually Chinatown. It’s pretty straightforward. I mean, the title says it all, right? There’s a girls’ basketball team and they decide to throw a slumber party one night and to even invite one of the less popular girls. Unfortunately, there’s a power tool-wielding deviant interrupting the proceedings. Don’t you just hate it when that happens?

The Slumber Party Massacre is one of those 80s horror gems. Join us this week on the podcast, and be sure to subscribe.



Really Awful Movies: Ep 308 – Antiviral

This week on the podcast, Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral.

Unlike most virus / outbreak / contagion films, where there’s a security breach at a lab and the virus gets loose, turning the populace into rampaging drooling creatures, the horror in Antiviral comes from a rogue employee who is smuggling out pathogens to sell on the black market.

And the viruses in question are ones derived from celebrities, so that people can experience “biological communion” with them.

As you might gather from the surname and subject matter, this one is an icky body horror effort, directed by David Cronenberg’s son, Brandon.

It’s quiet, discomfiting, and claustrophobic with an austere bichromatic colour palette.

The performances, especially by the very gaunt and captivating Caleb Landry Jones, are top-drawer.

On this episode of the podcast, putting both Cronenberg’s work in context, and exploring interior/body horror in Crash, The Brood, Shivers, and Dead Ringers.