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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.

Really Awful Movies: Ep 398 – Christmas Bloody Christmas

The holiday season is upon us. And as fans of the Killer Santa genre, we decided to dive into Christmas Bloody Christmas, a Shudder production that is streaming right now.

The plot: the subject of a nationwide recall, an animatronic Santa goes haywire. And of course, this killer Kris Kringle begins to lay waste to townsfolk.

On this episode, there’s a discussion of:

  • Christmas horror films
  • Tangentially Christmas horror films, like Rabid
  • The Terminator and Gaspar Noe
  • The excellent YouTube reviewer Deep Focus Lens
  • Santa’s Slay
  • Hipster sensibilities in movies, and indie rock chatter
  • The cast of Christmas Bloody Christmas
  • The similarities between a soundtrack track, and the work of Goblin from Dario Argento’s Deep Red / Profondo Rosso
  • Where this film ranks in the pantheon of Santa Claus killer horror films

Don’t forget to tune in and subscribe to the Really Awful Movies Podcast. And don’t forget, we are the authors of two acclaimed nonfiction genre film books, Death by Umbrella! The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons (foreword: Lloyd Kaufman from Troma) and Mine’s Bigger Than Yours! The 100 Wackiest Action Movies (foreword: Brian Trenchard-Smith, Stunt Rock, Strike of the Panther).

Put either title under the tree, and we’ll be in your debt.