Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Episode 24 - The French Connection

Bonjour! Bienvenue à la Tombe Terrain de Podcast!

Today's episode is dedicated to Paris. Our first review is the just released found footage film As Above, So Below, about the secrets of the city's underground catacombs. We follow that up with the abortion of a sequel known as An American Werewolf in Paris.

We also spoke with the writer and director of the film Infliction, Jack Thomas Smith. Jack told us about the film, and how it differs from other found footage movies. He also spoke about his previous works and what the future holds for him.

As you know by now, it wouldn't be The Grave Plot Podcast without Horror Business. We start off with a couple of non-fiction stories, including the reveal of the identity of Jack the Ripper after over a hundred years. We also discuss yet another Slenderman related crime, which leads into a discussion about media hype and the panic it can cause.

We move on to talk about the TV adaptation of the comic Preacher, being written by a curious duo. Speaking of TV, we discuss the spinoff of The Walking Dead as well as the third and final season of the Netflix original Hemlock Grove.

Next up on the agenda is the announcement of the next not just one, but two sequels for Terminator: Genisys, as well as why the horror-comedy Cooties is being delayed, and what Stephen King book is the next to be adapted. We also talk about the unusual promotional material being used for Kevin Smith's Tusk and discuss the horror experience known as the Werewolf Hunting Experience. Finally, we give you all the premier dates for the various horror TV shows getting ready to hit the airwaves.

So grab some tea, some baguettes, and a croissant and enjoy the latest episode of The Grave Plot Podcast!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Episode 23 - Little Green Men

Top of the mornin' to ya! Today's episode features a little luck of the Irish.

We have a double-header of Leprechaun movies, including the original from 1993 and the brand new reboot, Leprechaun: Origins. There's not a lot of comparison but there's enough discussion to be more interesting than the movies themselves.

We also got a chance to speak with writer/director/producer/craft services/driver Mike McMurran of Reel Phobia Productions. Mike discussed his previous short films Beneath and Demon Bitch, plus gave us all the details of his first full-length feature, Secret Santa. You can donate to the cause and help the movie get made by going to their Indiegogo page, located here. Even as little as $5 helps and gets you some cool prizes to say thanks.

While we're on the subject of Christmas-themed horror movies, Michael Dougherty's Krampus has a release date. We wait with bated breath. We also await the new film from the director of Stitches, a film by the name of The Dark.  Speaking of new projects, there is a movie in the works that is being called The Expendables of final girls, called The Survivors. There's also a new writer attached to The Ring 3 and the Dead Rising movie adaptation gets a director. There's a couple of sequels being bandied about, including a third film in The Collector series and Rob Zombie is pondering the idea of another Devil's Rejects.

Did someone say zombie? Because SpectreVision has picked up the rights to an "anthropological zombie movie" called Curse the Darkness. In addition, the Arnold Schwarzanegger zombie flick Maggie has been picked by Lionsgate and we break down the newest character on The Walking Dead.

So grab your pint of Guiness and may the road rise to meet you. Erin go Bragh!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Drunken Cinema, Vol. 4 (Remake Madness edition): Friday the 13th

The Remake Madness tournament is officially over. Thirty-two are now only one. After five rounds, Friday the 13th stands tall as the best horror remake, according to your votes.

In lieu of cutting down nets, Jason Voorhees cut down 20-somethings in celebration. We, on the other hand, celebrated the only way we know how; getting piss drunk and watching the damn thing.

In honor of this special episode, we offer you a killer (pun intended) drink recipe. Tonight's cocktail is named after the star of the show, it's called the Jason Voorhees.
1 1/2 ounces Single Malt Scotch
1/2 ounce Cream Sherry
1 ounce Ginger Simple Syrup
3/4 Grenadine
Shake all ingredients, except grenadine, in an ice-filled shaker until well-chilled. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Pour grenadine over the drink so it drips down. Garnish with slice of ginger dipped in grenadine.
So congrats to Friday the 13th and we hope you enjoy this championship edition of Drunken Cinema. Cheers!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Episode 22 - Purge Our Sins

Hey guys! Welcome to episode deuce-deuce of the Grave Plot Podcast!

We start the show off on a somber note, discussing the recent suicide of Robin Williams. Robin was a bright light in this world and we're sad to see it go out. If you or someone you know is battling depression, please contact someone. We give you all the resources, and you can even contact us. We'll listen.

Unfortunately, that's not the only death we talk about. In Horror Business, we discuss the passing of Marilyn Burns, best known as Sally Hardesty from the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Speaking of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, we give you all the updates on the new prequel, Leatherface. We then go on to discuss the latest on Ghostbusters 3. There's good news and bad news. Speaking of trilogies, Blumhouse and Radius are set to release three movies from the Duplass brothers called Creep. We break it down.

Want the latest on the Evil Dead universe? Well so does everyone else, including Jane Levy, the star of the remake. Is there going to be a sequel? A TV show? No one knows for sure. What we do know is that it finally appears like we'll be seeing Pride and Prejudice and Zombies hit the big screen. We tell you who's in it and where it's at in the process.

There's also a pair of news stories about Resident Evil. The first is about a potential TV show called Arklay based on the series of games. The second is the news that the original GameCube version of the game is being remade in HD. Speaking of video games, we also bring you up to date on the new Silent Hills.

Finally, we tell you the latest casting updates for American Horror Story: Freakshow and tell you why we are no longer looking forward to The Green Inferno.

We then move on to the reviews. First up is The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to 2013 movie about the one night a year where anything goes. The sequel is basically the same shit. Our second review is the new possession/crime/thriller film Deliver Us From Evil. It stars the Hulk and Jeff Winger and sparks a conversation about exorcisms in film.

So pop us in your ear balls and enjoy another thrilling episode of The Grave Plot Podcast!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Episode 21 - Back in the Saddle

After a short hiatus which saw one of us get married and one of us get another year older, the Grave Plot boys are back in the saddle.

We ease back into things like a warm bath. To kick off Horror Business, we discuss the passing of makeup legend Dick Smith. We then bring some old habits by discussing not one but two upcoming movies from writer/director Kevin Smith. We briefly catch up on the latest
American Horror Story: Freak show news, then update you on the latest news concerning Gremlins. We then move on to Broadway and discuss the American premiere of the American Psycho musical. We also provide updates on Sinister 2, Goosebumps, 31, The Mummy, Knock Knock, and The Grasshopper Jungle. In addition to all that, we tell you about Evil Dead's move to the small screen, Bruce Campbell included.

We then move on to our reviews, which this time include Almost Human and Blood Runs Cold. Tony didn't see the end of Blood Runs Cold so Taylor tells him about it (spoiler alert). He didn't miss much.

So get over your withdrawals and indulge yourself in the grand return of the Grave Plot Podcast.