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Really Awful Movies: Ep 404 – The Shining and Groundhog Day



In this episode of the podcast, my two favorite winter movies as befitting a cold snap in Ontario.

The two films on the docket are The Shining and Groundhog Day, which best exemplify the winter season spanning two different movies and genres.

In this episode:

  • Cold weather in Ontario
  • Fahrenheit vs Celsius
  • Winter as a setting for horror
  • The Thing and its omission from this list
  • Alien vs The Thing
  • The Shining and Top 10 Horror Movies of all Time
  • Groundhog Day and job/romantic dissatisfaction

Tune in, subscribe and be sure to pick up a copy of the two nonfiction books associated with this podcast, the homage to action films, Mine’s Bigger Than Yours! and the book devoted to weird horror movie kills, Death by Umbrella!


Really Awful Movies: Ep 400 – Body Count



This week on the podcast, the passing of Italian genre legend Ruggero Deodato and his unheralded 1986 slasher boom era flick, Body Count.

Lensed in Italy, standing in for Colorado, the movie (also known as Camping del Terrore) is Deodato’s attempt at a straight-ahead American-style slasher.

And it deploys the time-honoured trope of the cursed Indian burial ground.

Deodato, best known as an exploitation director, has done Italian crime dramas, sword and sorcery epics and other genre films in a long and illustrious career.