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Really Awful Movies: Ep 401 – Speak No Evil

On this episode, the captivating, relentless Danish horror, Speak No Evil.

Two couples meet while on vacation on a sprawling villa in Tuscany. They enjoy stunning countryside, the quaint village town, the fabulous wine, and fantastic Italian food, including fresh gnocchi and octopus.

Their kids bond/connect, and eventually, the families go their separate ways – back to Denmark, and The Netherlands.

Fast forward, and the Dutch couple (Patrick and Karin) send the Danes (Bjorn and Louise) a postcard, inviting them down for a stay at their home.

The Danes, initially somewhat surprised by the hospitality/gesture, eventually accept, and ask themselves “what’s the worst that could happen?”

Besides, they figure it would be a cost-effective trip, and decide to hop on a ferry and then drive their way down, their little girl and her favorite plush toy rabbit in tow.

Little do they know, the hosts are not as the seem. Something they find out on a night out at the local pub. Things get far far worse from there, as the impromptu vacation turns into something rotten for the Danes!

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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.