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Really Awful Movies: Ep 201 – New Year’s Evil

It’s that time of year…a time for…New Year’s Evil!

Thank you, thank you, thank you Cannon Films. What would we do on the Really Awful Movies Podcast without the charming movies put out by the cousins, Yoram Globus and Menahem Golan?

New Year’s Evil is a bit like Hospital Massacre, another Cannon piece of cinematic cheese which was also centred around a festive time of year (in that case, Valentine’s Day).

The film was seemingly made to capitalize on the nascent New Wave music scene at the time of its release. And as a result, there’s some period-awesome music. The New Year’s Evil soundtrack foot-stomper was co-written by Roxanne Seeman, a New York City-born songwriter who penned hits for Bette Midler, Barbara Streisand, as well as The Sisters of Mercy (one of these things is not like the other). The track is absolutely top-notch (Phantom of the Paradise kinda vibe) and the music really elevates this, which is essentially a standard stalk-and-slash.

In New Year’s Evil…There’s a killer on the loose…and he’s timing his killings to coincide with the ringing in of the year new in different American time zones. Neat premise, huh? It’s something worth considering as you belt out Auld Lang Syne three sheets to the wind…

And the killer, who calls himself EVIL, has his sights on the host of a New Year’s Eve television broadcast for punk music aficionados.

Of note: the punk host is played by Roz Kelly, the Fonz’ girlfriend on Happy Days. And also of note: the killer adopts disguises with varying degrees of effectiveness.

Be sure to tune in to the Really Awful Movies Podcast, a celebration of genre cinema.

Really Awful Movies: Ep 200 – Really Awful Movies retrospective

On this episode, the Really Awful Movies 200th episode!

We look back at our jangled nerves when recording our first episode, how we began chatting about Yor: Hunter from the Future, and very basic mic setup we had for our first show.

We talk about our backgrounds growing up in Richmond Hill, Ontario. And how the (pending) legalization of marijuana has affected the show.

We started out as a blog, ReallyAwfulMovies.com. We talk about how the blog (and subsequent podcast) came to be named. Has the name helped or hurt our cause?

The Really Awful Movies Podcast has become a success!

The name has caused some issues. Some horror luminaries have taken umbrage with the name, as it seems pejorative. We talk about meeting and speaking with Robert Englund, A Michael Baldwin, Tom Savini, Victoria Price and many more!

Tune in, and check out our next 100 episodes! Now with much better sound quality!