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Really Awful Movies: Ep 293 – Nightmare Beach

Now the weather outside is frightful, but 80s teen horrors are so delightful.

Join us, as we dive headfirst into Nightmare Beach (also released as Welcome to Spring Break), an American-Italian slasher directed by the incomparable Umberto Lenzi and Harry Kirkpatrick.

This might be the fourth Lenzi flick we’ve talked about here on the Really Awful Movies Podcast. He’s just so darned entertaining regardless if he’s tackling giallo, cannibal movies, demented zombie films, or straightforward (to the extent that this is) slashers.

Manatee Beach is being plagued by a spate of murders. And it turns out, the local leather-clad bikers aren’t to blame (this time). There’s a killer on the loose. And, to quote Jim Morrison, there’s a killer on the road. His brain may be squirming like a toad. He’s got a helmet, and also an electrified ride that he uses to zap Floridians.

This Nightmare Beach has all the makings of…well, something. It’s a turd. But a delightful turd. It’s just so much fun.

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Really Awful Movies: Ep 289 – Murder Party

On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, 2007’s Murder Party.

A lonely traffic cop is strolling home to his crappy basement New York City apartment on Halloween, when he comes across a strange invitation lying on the ground. He picks it up, and it has a time and an address on it, and says “come alone.” (not really much of a chance there’d be a +1 for this guy, that’s for sure).

He gets home, and fashions together a costume made from duct tape and cardboard, and goes out into the town as a knight, making his way out to a Brooklyn warehouse where the murder party is being held.

Then, things go terrifyingly (and funnily) awry.

On this episode of the podcast, we dive into art for art’s sake, patronage, death in art, The Death of Marat, installation art, going out on the town solo, and a bunch of other topics. We put Murder Party in the context of other, DIY low-budget flicks set in The Big Apple.

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Talk to you soon!