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!


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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.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Episode XX - All In The Family

Today, on a very special episode of the Grave Plot Podcast...

Okay, so it's not really that special, unless you count the fact that it's our twentieth episode! Plus, we announce the winner of the first ever Remake Madness tournament! So I guess it is pretty damn special!

Our two movie reviews this episode are about family, as demented as they may sometimes be. Up first we have Torment, about a family who attacks another family after the first family moves into the other family's home. Got that? The second selection features the long-awaited Michael vs. Jason matchup. Except, it's not Michael vs. Jason. While Tyler Mane does play a character named Michael, it's not the one from Haddonfield. And Derek Mears plays William, not Jason. Regardless, those two take the screen together for the first time in the film Compound Fracture.

Before we can get to that, though, we've got some Horror Business to take care of. We start off by catching you up on the Slender Man stabbings. We make the transition into the world of fiction gradually, introducing Through the Wormhole as it examines whether or not a zombie apocalypse could realistically happen. Speaking of zombies, we tell you the latest details about the new movie from Rob Zombie, 31. We then discuss the new trend in horror cinema, the re-remake, with The Omen being the latest victim. In the world of original remakes (is that a thing?), Japanese thriller Audition is getting adapted for American audiences. So that should be interesting. Or not.

Up next we dive into the world of home video, discussing the straight-to-video release of See No Evil 2 as well as the new anthology box set of The Exorcist series and the special edition release of Night Breed. We also discuss the new season of the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove. We finish it off by breaking down the trailer for Dracula Untold and tell you when you can expect to see Insidious: Chapter 3 hit theaters.

On top of all that, we also had the privilege of speaking to writer/director/actress Jessica Cameron. Jessica tells us how she got started in the business, how she came to start directing, the story behind Truth or Dare, updates on her new movie Save Yourself, and tales of hot tub trespassing. It was a very fun interview so we hope you have as much fun listening as we did recording.  So enjoy our twentieth episode with the ones you love. Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Remake Madness Finals

The long, hard road has led us here. We started with 32 and we are now down to only two. We have reached the finals of the Remake Madness tournament!

The lone survivors are 2009's Friday the 13th and 2013's Evil Dead. It's up to you to now determine who the best horror remake is. Will you vote for Jason Voorhess or the possessed Mia in the cellar? Machete or boxcutter? Cabin in the woods or... cabin in the woods?

So make sure to vote and find out the winner during our 20th episode spectacular!