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Really Awful Movies: Ep 295 – The Final Terror

You’re in the bucolic redwood forests of Northern California/Oregon on a camping trip. What could possibly go wrong?

The Final Terror answers that question and more…

A bunch of forest rangers (including the wonderful Joe Pantoliano) and some gal pals (including Daryl Hannah) are getting away from it all. And is par for the course for these kinds of films, regale one another with scary campfire tales on the first night.

Turns out, that far scarier things lurk in the brush and soon, members of their ranks are being depleted.

While many people liken this one to Friday the 13th, The Final Terror has more in common with the survivalist horror, Southern Comfort than it does with maniac-in-the-woods movies released during the slasher boom.

Join us for this episode of the podcast. Bring your bug spray.



Really Awful Movies: Ep 294 – Slaughter Hotel

Slaughter Hotel (in Italian: La bestia uccide a sangue freddo and also known as Asylum Erotica and Cold Blooded Beast) is a 1971 Italian giallo horror film directed by Fernando Di Leo and starring the incomparable Klaus Kinski. The film, a hybrid of exploitation, giallo and slasher, follows a masked killer murdering female patients in a sanitorium.

So yes, the title is a bit of a misnomer.

Directed by Fernando Di Leo, this 1971 effort is as stylish as they come, and represents a rare foray into horror by the director, more known for his work in Italian crime cinema.

There’s an axe-wielding maniac lurking in the shadows, a fun red herring in the form of a leering gardener, and of course, a bevvy of beautiful babes and an assortment of native tongues necessitating ADR.

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