Tag Archives: Famous directors

Really Awful Movies: Ep 287 – Touch of Death

Lucio Fulci is one of our favourites. With Touch of Death, however, he’s not exactly in his finest form. Still, lousy Fulci is a bit like lousy pizza: it’s still pretty darn good.

Lester Parson is a cannibal psychopath (uh oh!) who abducts and mutilates women in the Tuscan hills, eating certain cuts and disposing the rest in his back yard to his pigs.

And he thinks the radio is talking to him.

Parson is a degenerate gambler as well. Why? To bad out the run time of course!

Over the course of a scant 80 minutes, Fulci strings together a bunch of largely unrelated set pieces, largely as an excuse to show off some gore and gallows humor. And there’s nothing wrong with that at all!

So, join us on the Really Awful Movies Podcast as we talk about our favorite Fulci films, the oddball appeal of horseracing, the work of genre actor Brett Halsey, HG Lewis, our love of all things Italian horror, and much, much more. Subscribe, folks!

Really Awful Movies: Ep 280 – Shallow Grave

On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast: Danny Boyle’s Shallow Grave, starring Christopher Eccleston, Kerry Fox, and Ewan McGregor.

The “what to do with a body?” scenario is oft-played in film noir films. This is a tribute to those kinds of films. Three flat-mates are seeking a fourth roommate to share their grand-looking apartment in Glasgow, Scotland. They put a bunch of candidates through their paces, making fun of several of them very cruelly, before finally settling on a fellow named Hugo (Keith Allen). Hugo, however, doesn’t last too long in the flat. You see, he dies of a drug overdose almost instantly. And he’s left behind a mysterious suit-case stuffed with money.

The roommates decide that they can make off like bandits if they simply dispose of Hugo.

That sets the ball rolling in this darkly funny, consistently engaging tale. Join us for Shallow Grave, and don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast!