Splattercast Archive

Splattercast Archive: Episode #15

Archiving the memorable moments, quotes, films, and events that have occurred on the Splattercast. This will be an ongoing feature designed to be a handy guide to what was talked about on each episode. You can find the links to each episode blog on the Splattercast Archive page.

Episode 15: (10-06-2006) Download Link
Hosts: Mat w/ appearance by Jeff and Steve
Category: Solo show
Format: Dead Lantern News, Indie Spotlight Band of the Week, Reviews, DVD Releases
Running Time: 39 min

Description

News this week includes a mysterious illness for George Romero and a new 300 trailer. We also spotlight the band Deadsy, run through a few reviews and end with our DVD releases of the week.

Films Reviewed

Beyond the Wall of Sleep (2006) d. Barrett Leigh

  • Steve: 6/10

The Hidden (1987) d. Jack Sholder

  • Jeff: 7/10

Memorable Moments

  • The first and possibly only time a band was spotlighted.

Quotes

  • Mat: “Anybody who knows me knows I’m an Ancient history junkie. I love this stuff. It’s like crack to me.”
  • Steve: “I imagine this is the same type of crap that made all those Japanese kids break out into seizures years ago during an episode of Pokemon.”
  • Steve: “Exploding heads make me smile.”
  • Steve: “I hate the South.”
  • Jeff: “Yo hippie, what kind of dude are you?”
  • Steve: “Amducious!”
  • Mat: “Any film with Jeffrey Combs is a winner in my book.”
  • Mat: “If you can put the phrase ‘chicks covered in blood’ and ‘German Expressionism’ in the same sentence, you’ve got something going for you there.”

An absolute waste of an episode. Jeff and Steve provide a couple reviews but other than that, this one is totally forgettable. The Deadsy spotlight was because I was friends with the band from way back. They were trying to “break out” from anonymity and asked if I’d play a couple of their tunes on the show. They’re basically over as a band, but I recommend checking out their stuff. Very different from what you generally hear. God, these solo shows…when will they end? This is like the Splattercast’s Dark Ages.

Special thanks to Wave for compiling the notes for this episode.

The Splattercast Archive Project

We’ve mentioned this a couple times on the Splattercast and you’ve probably been seeing the blog posts, but I just wanted to point out that we do have an actual Archive Page that will have all the links to the blog posts in it.

We’ve barely started this epic project but it seems to be going pretty well so far.

Also, anybody can contribute. So if you listen to any of these old episodes and you catch a quote or moment that you feel we haven’t documented, just send an e-mail and we’ll update the blog post.

Thanks!

Splattercast Archive: Episode #14

Archiving the memorable moments, quotes, films, and events that have occurred on the Splattercast. This will be an ongoing feature designed to be a handy guide to what was talked about on each episode. You can find the links to each episode blog on the Splattercast Archive page.


Episode 14: (09-21-2006) Download Link
Hosts: Mat w/ appearance by Jeff
Category: Solo show
Format: Dead Lantern News, Indie Spotlight of the Week, Contest Giveaway, Reviews, DVD Releases
Running Time: 53 min

Description

No news this week other than proclaiming that you can see our short film “I’m not going out there…” on the website and at the Middle of Nowhere Film Festival. 5 years later, you can see it as an extra on the dvd for The Grand Horror. The Indie spotlight of the week is The Muffin Man. There is also a contest giveaway (wonder if we actually ever sent anything out, I don’t remember…) before wrapping up with DVD releases.

Films Reviewed

Man With the Screaming Brain (2005) d. Bruce Campbell

  • Mat: 3/10

Evil Clutch (1988) d. Andreas Morfori

  • Jeff: 4/10

Memorable Moments

  • The first contest/giveaway. The trivia question asked what was the name of the Indian Tribe whose burial ground caused all the problems in Pet Semetary?
  • A mention of a  new Dead Lantern Project based on the Axeman of New Orleans. Time to dig out those notes…

Quotes

  • Mat: “Welcome back to another hideous installment of Deadlantern.com’s bloodtacular Splattercast.”
  • Mat: “I’ve completely lost my train of thought.”
  • Mat: “Shouldn’t all detectives be grizzled? I mean, c’mon.”
  • Mat: “The beautiful gypsy freak who killed them both.”
  • Mat: “It was a sci-fi original film and we all know how absolutely crap those movies are.”
  • Mat on MWtSB: “I just sat there with a dumb look on my face.”
  • Mat: “Bruce Campbell’s directing abilities….he’s got no style. The shot selection is super generic.”
  • Jeff: “So while the guy and the witch are getting it on, this nasty spider-like claw comes out of her crotch and tears off the dude’s wiener.”
  • Jeff: “Wiener zombie.”
  • Mat: “Whatever we think is cool we think you will think is cool.”
  • Mat on Stephen King’s The Long Walk: “If I ever become an A-List Hollywood director…that is the film I will make.”

Apparently, I tried to be a Cryptkeeper-esque punsmith when opening my solo shows. There wasn’t a whole lot in this episode. We did begin doing contests due to all the screeners we were getting. I also mention how much I think sci-fi channel movies are crap, but my opinion on that topic has changed considerably over the years. Now, I enjoy them quite a bit for what they are. I had completely forgotten about our Axeman project. It never got past the idea stage, but there’s an example of yet another project we had simmering on the stove. Also, I sense a pattern with Jeff. He likes movies involving “Wiener zombies.” First Necro Files, now Evil Clutch…you alright, dude?

Special thanks to Wave for compiling the notes for this episode.

Splattercast Archive: Episode #13

Archiving the memorable moments, quotes, films, and events that have occurred on the Splattercast. This will be an ongoing feature designed to be a handy guide to what was talked about on each episode. You can find the links to each episode blog on the Splattercast Archive page.

Episode 13: (09-013-2006) Download Link
Hosts: Mat w/ appearance by Steve
Category: Solo show
Format: News, Indie Spotlight of the Week, Review,  DVD Releases
Running Time: 22 min

Description

News this week includes The Thing prequel going into development and info on the second season of Masters of Horror. The indie spotlight of the week is Dementia: An Experiment in Terror. And lots of plugs for the world premiere screening of The Grand Horror (10-28-06)

Films Reviewed

Return of the Living Dead 5: Rave to the Grave (2005) d. Ellory Elkayem

  • Steve: 0/10

Memorable Moments

  • The first appearance of Steve.
  • The first use of Deejay’s new opening theme music.

Quotes

  • Mat: “Welcome everyone to DeadLantern’s Invincible Splattercast.”
  • Mat: “Spooky…has decided to get married and will be absent from his decrepit mansion for the next few weeks.”
  • Mat: “Lets get this Bar Mitzvah started.”
  • Mat: “The Thing is one of my absolute favorite movies ever…I’m kind of excited for a prequel. It may be kind of neat.”
  • Mat on Masters of Horror: “I’ll definitely be ordering Showtime again, like the sucker that I am…I didn’t enjoy the first season…But hey, you can’t go wrong when the classic directors are behind the lens.”
  • Mat: “I hate Tobe Hooper.”
  • Steve on Ellory Elkayem: “I have no idea how to pronounce this guys name and that’s probably a good thing for his sake because that means I can’t tell people who I want to kick in the throat.”
  • Steve: “This is the absolute worst zombie movie I’ve ever seen and I actually managed to sit through 20 minutes of Children of the Living Dead.
  • Mat on Steve: “That’s one bitter, bitter man. Oh yes, bitter.”
  • Mat: “If you  just want to tell us how much we suck, e-mail us, I guarantee we’ll read it on the air.”

This was my first solo show and I tried to keep it as short as possible. At 22 minutes, this may very well be the shortest Splattercast in the archive. This is probably most “famous” for being Steve’s first episode. A couple Steve traits are evident right off the bat. First, he’s the “zombie guy”, which is a label that never quite sticks. Even from the beginning, the Splattercast hosts, generally, have not cared much for zombies or zombie movies at all. Steve was a big fan and we brought him on board to add that dimension. Secondly, Steve’s “Hater with violence” persona shines through immediately. So much that I even mention how “bitter” the guy is when his review is done :) This episode also reiterates how much I disliked Tobe Hooper at the time and how excited I am for anything Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, etc., as I slurp all over the potential of 300. And of course, we had Deejay write some better opening intro music and I tossed in some cliche horror quotes to open the show. I wonder what episode it becomes that we jettison Deejay’s music? He’s done quite a few different intros over the years but we never seem to stick with any of them.

Special thanks to Wave for compiling the notes for this episode.

Splattercast Archive: Episode #12

Archiving the memorable moments, quotes, films, and events that have occurred on the Splattercast. This will be an ongoing feature designed to be a handy guide to what was talked about on each episode. You can find the links to each episode blog on the Splattercast Archive page.

Episode 12: (09-04-2006) Download Link
Hosts: Jeff w/ appearances by Mat and Tina Fontaine
Category: Solo show
Format: News, Reviews,  DVD Releases
Running Time: 55 min

Description

The first of the dreaded and infamous “Solo shows”. News this week includes lost footage from John Carpenter’s Halloween, Kevin Smith wants to do a horror movie,  and George Romero talks Diary of the Dead. Jeff reviews Riki-Oh, which “is not a horror movie” and waxes poetic about the lost VHS mail order company Blackest Heart Media. Other reviews include Feed, Blood Tide, and the Ghost Rider comic book. This episode contains some production value with audio clips, new music, and a special guest appearance by Jeff’s mom and dad. Really. The must buy DVD of the week: Fraggle Rock. And Jeff admits how the Fraggles scared the crap out of him.

Films Reviewed

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991) d. Ngai Kai Lam

  • Jeff: A “solid” 7/10

Feed (2005) d. Jeff Leonard

  • Jeff: 6.5/10

Blood Tide (1982) d. Richard Jeffries

  • Mat: 4/10 “If I was in a better mood, 5 or 6/10”

Memorable Moments

  • The first appearance of Tina Fontaine.
  • The first “solo” Splattercast.
  • The first mention of Cutting Moments, a film we would regularly revisit when talking extreme horror.
  • The first non movie review, done by Jeff (Daniel Way’s Ghost rider comic; 6/10)
  • The first use of a non-Deejay created opening theme; this one was put together by Jeff.
  • The first use of an audio clip from a movie (Riki-Oh).
  • A mention of “wacky” audio problems the week before which will become a big issue now that the Splattercast is no longer done live at Spooky McPhee’s haunted mansion.
  • The first appearance of Jeff’s mom and dad as they re-enact the watermelon scene from Blood Tide.

Quotes

  • Jeff: “Here to help us out with news is local Jefferson City celebrity morning news anchor from Smooth Jazz 88.9KJLU Tina Fontaine.”
    Jeff: “The world infamous Splattercast.”
  • Jeff: “George Romero and Kevin Smith have new horror projects, yeah ok I’ll keep my eye on it but any but anytime these guys cut a fart it makes news, so, alright, whatever, I don’t want to be a Negative Nancy.”
  • Jeff:  “Yes, of course that’s the first thing they teach you at prison warden school, you have to be the best at Kung-Fu.”
  • Jeff: “No thanks, I don’t want any of your eye mints.”
  • Jeff: This movie is very gross (Feed) it’s not Cutting Moments gross, but it’s on the same side of the super grossness line as Cutting Moments.”
  • Mat: “We couldn’t go two weeks without a Splattercast because we know how many fans we got out there now…we had to give you guys something.”
  • Mat: “If there’s one thing I know about Darth Vader it’s that he’s a sex machine, or a machine at sex.”
  • Mat: “The monster doesn’t take virgin sacrifices, no folks, does not take virgin sacrifices at all. Instead, he takes virgins, and what I mean by that, the monster screws virgins. That was a pretty interesting twist.”
  • Mat on Blood Tide: “It reminded me of an extremely poor man’s Wicker Man only with Greek gods.”
  • Mat: “That’s my job, to bring you obscure crappy, crappy movies by semi-famous B actors.”
  • Jeff: “I’m just going to come out and admit it, I like that album (Limp Bizkit’s Three Dollar Bill, y’all).
  • Jeff: “Something about the Fraggles and Fraggle Rock..just disturbed me and unsettled me.”

The run of solo shows came about primarily because of the implosion of Codename: ZSF. We were all sick of each other and getting together every week to watch a movie and do a podcast wasn’t something anyone wanted to do. We had a dilemma. We knew that our download numbers were pretty good. Enough to make us go “Maybe we shouldn’t kill this thing” when the idea of ending the Splattercast was brought up. We decided to compromise. We’d put out something each week and that something consisted of either Jeff and I “hosting” solo with some audio reviews/segments from the other guys spliced in. One small positive of the solo shows is that they allowed us to experiment with a bit of production. One thing we’ve always wanted on the cast is to use audio clips/music/etc. during the show and you get a bit of that with these shows. These upcoming episodes are easily the worst in the entire podography (Did I just create a new term? *trademarked*) and exist only because we felt we needed to give the people…something. I guess I had forgotten how close we came to aborting the Splattercast so early on. I remember definite discussions about it. I guess in a way, the solo shows “saved” the cast. If we hadn’t been so goddamned stubborn about putting something out, and doing so on a regular basis, quality be damned, the Splattercast would’ve probably gone the way of the dinosaur.

Splattercast Archive: Episode #21

Archiving the memorable moments, quotes, films, and events that have occurred on the Splattercast. This will be an ongoing feature designed to be a handy guide to what was talked about on each episode. You can find the links to each episode blog on the Splattercast Archive page.

Episode 21: (01-15-2007) Download Link
Hosts: Mat, Brady, Jeremy, TJ, Ali, Carlin, Deejay, and Jenny.
Category: General
Format: News, Discussion (The Grand Horror premiere and video games)
Running Time: 38 min

Description

Warning: The audio peaks pretty badly at points during this episode. Stick some cotton in your ears before listening.

This was the show that gave us our first negative iTunes review. We decided upon the bright idea to do a Splattercast, drunk, while attempting to do an audio commentary track for The Grand Horror. News this week includes the death of Gerald Ford, a paraplegic bank robber, and an in depth discussion on our friend Ali’s boobs. Brady shows up half way through the episode from a beer run. For some reason we talk about the killer crocodile movie Primeval.  We talk all about our reaction to seeing the finished TGH on the big screen with alcoholic truth serum in it and Brady and I have this drunken heart to heart about the implosion of ZSF (“I’m not angry!”). There is a long discussion about the greatness of the video game Phantasmagoria and other horror related games towards the last quarter of the episode (you’ll want to fast forward). Oh, and history is made as I try scotch for the first time ever, live on the show.

Memorable Moments

  • The first appearance of Deejay and the first time Deejay hosts a show.
  • The first time I try scotch, live on the air. My life has never  been the same since.
  • The first time the Splattercast crew has been drunk during a show.
  • The first and only appearance of Jenny, star of Mirror/rorriM.
  • The first appearance of Jeremy, though he had been mentioned by name in earlier episodes.
  • The first appearance of Ali, who would later co-host the Breast Cancer Awareness show.
  • The first mention of our post TGH project, a “slasher film” that will be filled with lots of “boobs”.
  • The first time we review nothing on the show.
  • TJ and Carlin give a Martin Van Buren shoutout.
  • Perhaps the first instance of me telling Deejay to “Shut up!”
  • This might be the first time we profess our love of the video game Phantasmagoria.
  • The first, and possibly only mention, of Dormstalker, a short film we were working on.
  • The first time we received a negative iTunes review because of this debacle of an episode.
  • This episode probably represents the most people we’ve ever had at one time: 8 drunken voices slurring.

Quotes

  • Jenny: “I don’t know if I can handle this for an hour.”
  • Mat: “I am drinking a Master Blaster.”
  • TJ: “Mustache rides are 25 cents.”
  • Mat: “I hate you Deejay.”
  • Deejay: “This is probably going to be the worst Splattercast Dead Lantern has ever done.”
  • Deejay: “Our next film is a slasher…we need vaginas and boobs…we’re willing to pay $20 per boob.”
  • Ali: “I have great boobs. I, actually, would like being stunt boobs.”
  • Deejay: “Recently I discovered a wart on my penis…it’s actually not on my penis, it’s on my foreskin.”
  • Deejay: “There’s no reason a girl shouldn’t be naked in front of me right now.”
  • Deejay to Ali: “Carlin has nicer boobs.”
  • Carlin to Mat: “You are about to become a man (as he gives Mat his first taste of scotch).”
  • Deejay: “We don’t call them nipples, we call them shnipples.”
  • Brady: “Aren’t we supposed to be talking about horror movies, not nipples?”
  • Mat: “TJ, I like scotch! I just tried it for the first time!”
  • TJ: “Anal sex is still illegal in the state of Nebraska.”
  • Deejay: “I want to go to amateur night…whip out my dick and do a penis swirl.”
  • Mat: “Deejay, SHUT UP!”
  • Deejay: “What if I did the Barber Pole Swirl all the way up my foreskin?”
  • Mat on Primeval: “It looks good, I think.”
  • TJ: “This is going to be the worst/best Splattercast ever.”
  • Jeremy on The Grand Horror: “When I sat down at the theater, it was wonderful. It was everything I had expected it to be.”
  • Mat to Ali: “You didn’t give me a cookie, bitch.”
  • Brady in a guttural voice: “GUTTENTAG!”
  • Jeremy on Phantasmagoria 2, which today he claims he’s never played: “It was an incredibly good game.”
  • Carlin: “Worst. Splattercast. Ever.”

This episode…is horrible. Everyone talks over each other, you can’t hear a damn thing. This is what happens when a group of drunks get together with no direction. Deejay has a long talk about the Kliewer family’s history of screwed up nipples as Carlin gives me the first taste of the nectar of the Gods: Scotch. Maybe this episode wouldn’t have sounded so terrible if Carlin hadn’t felt the need to yell into his mic every time he spoke. On the brightside, there are a million “firsts” in this episode and a goldmine of Deejay sex quotes. It’s just almost impossible to try and listen for them. If you can make it through this episode, like TJ says at the end: “You deserve a Nobel Prize. Bumpin Uglies with Desmond Tutu.”

Splattercast Archive: Episode #11

Archiving the memorable moments, quotes, films, and events that have occurred on the Splattercast. This will be an ongoing feature designed to be a handy guide to what was talked about on each episode. You can find the links to each episode blog on the Splattercast Archive page.

Episode 11: (08-21-2006) Download Link
Hosts: Mat, Brady, and Jeff
Category: General
Format: News, Review, Discussion (snake movies), Codename: ZSF discussion,  DVD Releases
Running Time: 55 min

Description

News includes the Last House on the Left remake (which Jeff is incredulous about), The Hitcher remake, and the box office of Snakes on a Plane. We review a screener sent to us by the name of The Slaughter. We randomly start talking about the merits of snake movies as a subgenre in horror. Why? I blame Jeff. We also have a discussion about Amish kids gone wild. Jeff coerces us into explaining the implosion of Codename: ZSF.

Films Reviewed

The Slaughter (2006) d. Jay Lee

  • Brady: 6/10
  • Mat: 6/10
  • Jeff: 6/10

Memorable Moments

  • The first time Jeff introduces the Splattercast.
  • My mom calls in live to ask me how my first day of college went. Jeff and Brady mock me.
  • The first mention of Jeremy, actor extraordinaire of The Grand Horror and Outpost Doom, who will make multiple brief appearances on future Splattercasts.
  • The first inkling of my anti-pirating stance that would become fairly noteworthy on future episodes as I question Brady about how he got a hold of the Silent Hill games.
  • The first mention of Deejay’s horror musical, which, to this day, he continues to badger us into filming.

Quotes

  • Jeff: “I do think Rutger Hauer is doing a pictorial on Suicide Girls.”
  • Jeff: “Something might be huge on the internet…but in the grand scheme of the whole country, most people aren’t buying into internet hype.”
  • Mat: “We’re world famous now. I’d say we’re global.”
  • Mat: “I replaced my Holocaust class with Quality of the Environment and that class was spectacular today. I learned all about the troposphere.”
  • Jeff: “I saw Snakes on a Plane on Friday and I thought it was really good. I don’t think it’s so bad it’s good, I think it’s just plain good.”
  • Jeff: “Anaconda is cool.”
  • Mat: “What makes a good snake movie good and a bad snake movie bad?”
  • Mat: “Brady, I’d like to officially apologize for Sunday night. I was probably a jerk.”
  • Brady: “Deejay threw Steve through a wall.”
  • Brady: “We’ll probably be releasing video journals for a year.”
  • Mat: “This weekend completely pissed all over my face.”
  • Brady: “I never want to be in Steve’s apartment again.”
  • Brady: “Give me $6 and I’ll go see The Covenant.”

I recount a funny screener story about a film called Bloody Mary that we got from a company who apparently didn’t tell anyone else they sent it to us and thought we stole it illegally. There’s a joke about the 12th Imam coming back and destroying the world the following day. The big thing about this episode and what makes it noteworthy is an in-depth discussion on the collapse of our zombie film Codename: ZSF. We destroyed Steve’s apartment, bitch about Wal-Mart, and lament all of the time and money wasted. This is fairly interesting to me because Codename: ZSF is a film we’ve mentioned in passing but “never talk about”. In fact, this might be the one and only time we’ve ever talked about it in depth. So this is a fascinating episode just because of that and you get an inside look at the implosion of an indie film. There is also a cryptic mention of my “retirement” from the Splattercast, which was a brief flirtation with handing the reigns over to Brady and Jeff that was quickly crushed by Brady. So there you go. The Splattercast almost ended with this episode. Thanks, Codename: ZSF. But ZSF wasn’t a total loss, we cobbled the footage together into a short called “I’m not going out there…” which was included on The Grand Horror DVD and which made it into a local Lincoln film festival.

Splattercast Archive: Episode #10

Archiving the memorable moments, quotes, films, and events that have occurred on the Splattercast. This will be an ongoing feature designed to be a handy guide to what was talked about on each episode. You can find the links to each episode blog on the Splattercast Archive page.

Episode 10: (08-14-2006) Download Link
Hosts: Mat, Brady, and Jeff
Category: General
Format: News, Reviews, DVD Releases
Running Time: 50 min

Description

This episode begins with us bitching, again, about Carlin not participating. By this point I was pretty fed up with it and things would come to a boiling point soon. I’m not sure if he’s on the show again, but I didn’t learn my lesson and this would not be the final time we’d bitch about Carlin. Brady reviews Pulse and hates it (“Nobody should see this movie.”) We talk about the implosion of Codename: ZSF and then just chat about some random movies we watched including a screener we got of John Hand’s (of Pulsing Cinema fame) Frankenstein’s Bloody Nightmare.

Films Reviewed

Pulse (2006) d. Jim Sonzero

  • Brady:  1/10

Frankenstein’s Bloody Nightmare (2006) d. John Hand

  • Mat: 4/10
  • Brady: 4/10

Darkness: the Vampire Version (1993) d. Leif Jonker

  • Jeff: 6/10

Memorable Moments

  • The first time we reneged on our Indie Spotlight Film of the Week. We also slacked on News for the first time (though Jeff tried to pick us up) and had no discussion topic. In effect, this is the proto-version of what would become the modern notion of the Splattercast.
  • Jeff’s Skype fails for the first time and Spooky speaks! Multiple times!
  • Jeff announces new site content: “Dead Lantern Recommends” wherein we recommend some DVD’s to buy from Amazon. That lasted about 10 minutes.
  • The first mention of Steve on the show, as well as his fear of spiders. The context was that he had to do the third rewrite of Codename: ZSF. As you all know, Steve would soon replace Carlin as permanent co-host.

Quotes

  • Brady: “Maybe we should hold auditions to replace Carlin.”
  • Mat: “I hate technology.”
  • Jeff on The Wicker Man remake: “It looks ok. If they don’t screw up the ending it should be alright.”
  • Spooky McPhee: “Monster vagina.”
  • Mat on the Splattercast audience: “I don’t think we have the intellectual crowd, I think our listeners are more beer drinkers from Kentucky.”
  • Mat on indie screeners: “Even if people send me DVD’s, If I don’t like them I’m gonna say they are crap.”
  • Mat: “NO MORE JEFF STACK!”

You can really tell that Brady and I were fed up with events that were taking place during the filming of Codename: ZSF because this episode starts off with some pissiness. Add to that the fact that Carlin flaked out AGAIN and we watched a really bizarre movie that neither of us liked. We just have zero energy on this show and you can definitely hear it in our voices. I do think this is an interesting episode in the history of the Splattercast for good and bad reasons. The first is that we begin to jettison the news and regular segments, the bad in that this was the first episode where we didn’t all watch the same movie. That hurts the overall cohesion of the show and gave us the template by which we would soon make our worst decision ever: the solo episodes. By this point, we were all getting very tired because of various outside drama that was going on and we’d soon “take a break”. One really great thing about this episode though is the appearance of Spooky McPhee not only speaking, but offering up some production value as well. All in all, though, this is a weak episode. A bad omen of things to come.

Splattercast Archive: Episode #9

Archiving the memorable moments, quotes, films, and events that have occurred on the Splattercast. This will be an ongoing feature designed to be a handy guide to what was talked about on each episode. You can find the links to each episode blog on the Splattercast Archive page.

Episode 9: (08-07-2006) Download Link
Hosts: Mat, Brady, Carlin, T.J., and Jeff
Category: General
Format: News, Indie Spotlight of the Week, Review, Interview w/ T.J. , DVD Releases
Running Time: 80 min

Description

This week “the illustrious” T.J. Roe flies in from California to give us an exclusive interview about his experiences on the set of The Grand Horror. We review Fuci’s The House by the Cemetary. News this week includes info on the proposed Carpenter/Russell teamup Escape from Earth. And lo and behold, Kevin Smith announces his “upcoming” horror movie. Jeff lets us know what Rob Zombie is doing with the Halloween remake and our Indie Spotlight of the Week is Risen by Damon Crump.

Films Reviewed

The House by the Cemetery (1981) d. Lucio Fulci

  • Mat: 3/10
  • Brady:  3/10
  • Jeff:  4/10
  • Carlin: 3/10

Memorable Moments

  • The first appearance of T.J., who would later become a full-time co-host of the Splattercast before ditching us for Hollywood girls and The Viper Room.

Quotes

  • T.J.: “I don’t like being called an extra, I prefer the term Scenic Actor.”
  • Jeff on hearing what Rob Zombie is doing with Halloween: “That’s gay.”
  • Jeff: “Who names their kid ‘Bob’?”
  • Brady: “The boy screams like a little bitch.”
  • Brady on Bob: “F*cking little idiot.”
  • Brady on Bob: “Ugly ass little bastard.”
  • Mat: “Frozen like a popsicle.”
  • Jeff: “I’m picking all these movies…and they just suck. I’m sorry guys.”

I liked this episode up until about 5 minutes into our “interview” with T.J. It was nothing that he did, it was just that we ran this joke into the ground and never let up. It gets pretty tedious to listen to after a while. But hey, it’s podcasting and you get to learn some sarcastic stories about the filming of TGH! Once again, our review is pretty entertaining. As I mentioned before, we were beginning to hit our stride in that sense and we trash Fulci pretty badly. Entertaining for the first half, tedious for the last half.