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Really Awful Movies: Ep 381 – Virus 32

On this week’s podcast, Virus: 32.

It’s a zombie/outbreak movie that’s lensed in Montevideo, Uruguay. So that’s a first, though this reviewer has seen Argentinian horror movies, and this is a co-production.

It tells the story of a mom, Iris, who is irresponsible, young and a boozer who has a young daughter and shares custody with the dad, Javier. When the outbreak happens, and the streets of Montevideo are overrun with the walking dead, she has to man up, as it were, and take care of her offspring and fend for herself.

Does this film reinvent the wheel? Hardly, but there is some meat here and the positive reviews are largely justified.

On this podcast, outbreak movies like Contagion and Train to Busan. The similarities between this film and 28 Days Later, the appeal of zombie films, the template on which they’re based, Italian gut munchers, scene settings, the importance of character development in a zombie flick, and much more!

Really Awful Movies: Ep 374 – Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood

Step right up folks, right this way. Take in the incredible, the stupendous, the monumental, the astonishing…feats of courage, strength. Be amazed! It’s carnival time, Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood, to be precise.

What’s this you asked? It’s an obscure early-mid 70s effort, directed by Christopher Speeth. And it was largely forgotten, until Arrow gave its fortunes a boost with a re-release. And boy are we glad they did.

This is a very odd duck indeed. Part Euro, Gothic, regional, vampire, Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood is at times Warholian, and just plan weird. Check it out, and subscribe to the podcast.