It was inevitable! Now is the time in Zombie Grrlz Podcast history where we attempt to take on the Scream franchise. Rachel, Sarah and Matilda attempt this this lofty goal, which we meet to varying degrees of success. Mostly we just laugh at the styles of the ’90s, confess our allegiance to Gale Weathers and lament the very existence of Scream 3. In this episode we also discuss the Evil Dead remake, the TV miniseries Top of the Lake and the (kinda racist) season two and three of The Walking Dead.
Happy Women In Horror Month! To celebrate this joyous time of year we are taking a close look at the works of Jen and Sylvia Soska with reviews of Dead Hooker in a Trunk and American Mary. In this episode we talk forcible castration, voluntary female circumcision, body modification, goat love and magically healing arms—and generally geek out on the Twisted Twins filmography. Seriously, these two are the filmmakers to watch!
We’re baaack! Since we had so much fun talking about all things Ripley in the previous episode we thought we’d have another go at one of our favorite horror (adjacent) leading ladies, Agent Clarice Starling! We talk cannibalism (obvs), transgender representation in films, death by curling iron in the lady parts and childhood FBI aspirations.
We’ve threatened this episode for three years and at long last it’s finally here: The Ripley Special. Rachel, Ariel, Matilda and Explodey Jo discuss our all time fave horror heroine Ellen Ripley as we take on the the Alien Quadrilogy. And clocking in at an epic three frickin’ hours, we clearly have have a whole lot to say about the scourge of xenomorph kind.
At last! We’re back for episode 24. Rachel, Sarah and Explodey Jo wax nostalgic on what 2011 (an otherwise craptastic year) brought us on the silver screen and TV. We talk: Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, Dexter, the life sucking joy of Skyrim, creepy 8-bit spiders, we uncover Explodey’s (not so) secret facial hair lust, and why some times a bad touch can be good times — and a whole lot more. Plus, we take a look forward to what diabolical delights await us in 2012.
In episode 23 Rachel, Summer, Ariel, Sarah, Matilda and Explodey Jo talk intergalactic, murderous loogies, deadly date rape, Bill Moseley’s aggressive eyebrows, juvenile delinquents and the awesomeness of Shawnee Smith—with our review the fantastic remake of The Blob. We also debate the hotness (or lack there of) of vampire sex, Rachel does several bad accents, one ZG shares how The Blob helped shape her sexuality and since we’re oh-so-fancy, we talk popular (apocalyptic) fiction.
Rachel, Ariel, Explodey Jo and Sarah host this very special podcast slumber party spectacular—and you’re invited!
We managed to pull ourselves away from braiding eachother’s hair and practicing french kissing on our hands just long enough to to have a verbal pillowfight over the quasi-feminist ’80s slasher The Slumber Party Massacre, the pleasure of white trash beer and geek out over Game of Thrones.
Episode 21: Return of the Living Dead
I can’t believe it took us so long to to get around to this undead punkrock masterpiece but in Episode 21 are we finally are taking on Return of the Living Dead—and fighting epic hangovers to boot!
Joining Summer, Ariel, Sarah and I.. and making their Zombie Grrlz debut are Explodey Jo and Matilda aka Crematoria Steinem! We also unveil our hangover cures, denounce rubber merkins and giveaway the secret of my Star Wars-themed and guaranteed to get you naked wasted recipe for Calrissian Cooler.
Episode 20: Rec and Rec 2
Episode 20 in which we discuss the fantastic Spanish demonic outbreak series [REC] and [REC] 2!
Plus, we talk homoerotic slashers, necrophilia, troll hunting and the vampire apocalypse courtesy of Stake Land. We’re also super juiced to introduce the first of several new Zombie Grrlz, Sarah aka Coffeemug!
Stay tuned for the outtakes for tales in micronapping, gold bikinis and hot podcaster on microphone action!
Did you really think we were gone forever? Back by popular demand, we rise from the semi dead for episode 19! In this episode Ariel and I are hot for vamp action in the Arctic Circle with 30 Days of Night and its not-so-hot sequel, 30 Days of Night: Dark Days. We discuss what it is about those bloodsuckers that stands the test of time and why we need more vamp flicks like this pronto. Plus, we also get some fantastic feedback and we kick off our new homework segment with reviews of The Last House on the Left (1972) and Frankenstein (1935).
Vaginas, can’t live with ‘em… can’t survive an attacking one—apparently.
In episode 18 Summer, Ariel, our fabulous guest host Lisa and I get deep (see what I did there… sigh…yes, I am ashamed of myself for that one) into lady parts horror and castration fear discussing the 2007 vagina dentata spectacular Teeth and David Cronenberg’s Vampire-Zombie-Armpit-Vagina-Phallus epic, Rabid.
We love us some Jennifer Carpenter round these parts, and in Episode 17 we celebrate her stunning breakthrough role as the demon possessed in The Exorcism of Emily Rose! (FYI: The premiere of season 5 of Dexter *cannot* come fast enough!) And do battle with the newly unleashed (and surprisingly divisive) The Last Exorcism, a mockumentry supernatural thriller.
n episode 16 all the girls return to talk about the suffocatingly claustrophobic critterfest, The Descent and its craptastic (in more way than one) sequel, The Descent 2. We kick the show off with some great debate about the I Spit on Your Grave remake but somehow end up talking poo… sigh…what can I say, there’s really something for everyone this time around.
Episode 15: The Basketcase Triple Feature
In episode 15 Summer, Ariel and I take on the infamous Basketcase series. We decided to do this episode marathon style, watching Basketcase, Basketcase II and Basketcase III back, to back, to gag inducing back, only taking breaks to record while the trauma was still fresh, and to fetch more beer. Needless to say there was plenty of drinking and Meatwad copulation talk.
we’ve finally managed to get our hands and eyeballs on the Dead Lantern magnum opus Outpost Doom! We give our thoughts on the flick and the emerging talent behind it. We also manage to get the lead actor’s name wrong—for the record, it’s Jeremy, not Braden. Oopsie! We talk with none other than Ax Wound zine maven and Women in Horror Month founder (and our new No. 1 girlie crush) Hannah Neurotica, who chats us up about the new annual February genre-lady lovefest (WIHM).
Episode 13: Kiwi Horror
Brianne, Summer and I go waaaaay down und’a and talk kiwi horror with reviews of The Ugly and Dead Alive. Give our list of the best genre flicks of 2009 and in video game talk Randiskull and I go medieval on the Dante’s Inferno demo. To close out the show we have a Zombie Grrlz first, an interview with Dollar Bin Horror’s Rhonny Reaper!
Episode 12: Grace and Dead Girl
Geekiness, feminist indignation and accidental inappropriate touching abound as all four zombie grrlz reunite for episode 12 to talk zombie rape, breast milk fetishists and Nicolas Cage’s serial hair-do distress—and I’m forced hand over my feminist card for a wholly inappropriate joke…oops! We review festival faves Grace and Deadgirl and bemoan the misguided shelving of the recently liberated Trick ‘r Treat.
Episode 11: Jennifer’s Body, Heathers and Ginger Snaps
We are back and watch out, we’ve got our feminist dander up! We delve into female-centric horror: the high school edition, with a discussion of Heathers, Ginger Snaps and the inexplicably maligned Jennifer’s Body. We also talk Nightmare on Elm Street remake, I go dreamy-eyed over Diablo Cody (can you blame me?) and share our personal tales of teenage-girl horror.
Episode 10: We Love Zombies
Aw yeah—double digits, baby! That’s right: I’ve managed to herd cats… er… my fellow podcasters 10 times, and to celebrate this achievement the ladies have all come together to talk about our favorite sub-genre. The one that eats your brains, can be both slow & shambling or fast ‘n’ raging (don’t even go there, shambling elitists!) and that only total cranial devastation can put down—Zombie flicks!
Episode 09: Showtime’s Masters of Horror (Season One)
The Last Grrl and I dissect the Showtime horror anthology series Masters of Horror: Season One. While some episodes should have been on the Masters of Bore series, there are a few gems that belong at the top of every horror fan’s must-see list. We also discuss the Poltergeist remake, the new trailer for the intriguingly blasphemous Legion and Ariel persists in baffling me with her desire to see Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2.
Episode 08: Orphan
Technical difficulties be damned! We are back for episode 08, which is packed to its undead gills with content–and of course plenty of our patented off-topic ramble-y nonsense! Summer and I tuck into (and thoroughly spoil) the twistacular progeny from hell film, Orphan. We also discuss The Mutant Chronicles and the alien invasion flick with a message District 9.
Episode 07: A Haunting in Connecticut
Summer is back! We catch up on all the horror we’ve consumed, talk swine flu, read all kinds of kick ass mail and wrap up Drag Me to Hell. We review, Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s excellent The Strain. Also returning for her second episode is Brianne the Reanimatress!! She and I dissect the ghost-tacular A Haunting in Connecticut. Brianne also manages to
commit a few felonies as we go completely off track… yeah it’s just that kind of episode, folks.
Episode 06: Splinter
This week The Last Grrl and I take listener Newty’s wise advice and tackle the kick-ass skin crawler, Splinter! (box cutter amputation.. yum!). We go all fangrrl-on-crack over the Sam Raimi masterpiece Drag Me to Hell. And I go bonkers for God of War III (what can I say? I love me some Ghost of Sparta!)
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Episode 05: The Bad Ass Bitches of Horror
It’s all about the bad ass bitches that we Zombie Grrlz love this week! Ariel is back to lend a hand along with a brand new zombie grrl, Brianne a.k.a. The Reanimatress. Together we discuss who makes our get out of jail free lists, the return of True Blood and this week’s Netflix streaming pick: A Robert Englund double feature!
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Episode 04: Dead Set
Summer makes her triumphant return and spills all about the cheesetastic flicks she caught since we last saw her. I ramble like a fool and we review the British zombie miniseries Dead Set, that kicks so much ass it’ll give you foot pains!!
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Episode 03: The Children
The Zombie Grrlz nation grows in episode 03 with our new guest co-host The Last Grrl aka Ariel. We get the low down from Randiskull about some deliciously gory video games coming our way soon, review a womb shriveling flick called The Children, read some killer fan mail and I confess my deep and shameful love of crappy thriller movies– Oh the shame!!
Episode 02: Alien Raiders
We try a little structure, but mostly Summer just gets drunk and I go all geeky. We talk Alien Raiders, Watchmen, Resident Evil 5 and vagina dentata! A wholesome good time all around!
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Episode 01: Rec vs Quarantine
In our first episode, the Grrlz talk remakes, discuss the superiority of [Rec] over Quarantine and review the disapointing Dead Birds follow-up Red Sands! le sigh.
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