Welcome to the 2020 Halloween Spooktacular! GQ and Doc talk a little bit more about memories of Halloweens of yore, and make a few more family-friendly horror recommendations. Then, for the first time on these airwaves, Doc and GQ are joined by their mutual friend, DC Matthews, for a horror-themed Halloween Jeopardy! Happy Halloween!
It's been a long road, but here we are at the end of season 1 of the Sounds Scary podcast! That also means that this is the finale of the Sounds Scary original production, In The Night! Before that, Doc and GQ talk about the first blockbuster, and one of the greatest horror films of all time. It might be a controversial choice for some, but not for GQ and Doc. Listen in as we talk all about Steven Spielberg's 1975 classic, JAWS! Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss.
Two Good Scares: Eight Legged Freaks and Deep Rising.
This week, Doc and GQ talk about one of the greatest horror movies of all time, William Friedkin's The Exorcist. Based on the book by William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist is the story of a little girl possessed by a demon that may be the devil itself (spoiler: it isn't). Starring Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, and Jason Miller.
Two Good Scares: Hereditary and Ouija: Origin of Evil.
Synopsis: When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.
GQ and Doc celebrate Dan O'Bannon's 1985 horror-comedy, The Return of the Living Dead! Watch out for Tar Man, he's an oozy one! Starring Clu Gulager, Linnea Quigley, Miguel Nunez, Jr., Beverly Randolph, and James Karen.
Two Good Scares: Feast and Warm Bodies.
GQ and Doc gush about the modern classic, It Follows, directed by David Robert Mitchell and released in 2014. It's a deceptively simple film in terms of plot, but layered in a way that rewards critical consideration. While a relatively recent film, both Doc and GQ feel it deserves its place among the other classics talked about on season one of Sounds Scary. Starring Bailey Spry, Keir Gilchrist, Maika Monroe, and Lili Sepe.
Two Good Scares: The Devil's Candy and Train to Busan.
Doc has been looking forward to this episode for his entire life. This week, GQ and Doc celebrate the great 1954 kaiju movie, Godzilla (Gojira, 1954). Directed by Ishiro Honda, with an incredible score by Akira Ifukube, and starring Akira Takarada, Momoko Kochji, Akihiko Kirata, and Takashi Shimura. Join us!
Two Good Scares: Leviathan and Shin Godzilla.
Doc and GQ talk about Doc Cascarelli's surreal masterpiece, Phantasm. We delve deep into the flying metal spheres, the lady in lavender, and the horrific alien dwarves. Starring the imposing Angus Scrimm as the iconic Tall Man.
Two Good Scares: The Beyond and Dreamscape.
Doc and GQ talk about Tobe Hooper's 1974 slasher classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. A touching tale of a group of five friends that enjoy the famous southern hospitality of the Sawyer family. Based on a true story, and introducing the now iconic slasher character, Leatherface. Starring Marilyn Burns, Paul Partain, and the great Gunnar Hansen.
Two Good Scares: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil and The Funhouse.
The beast from Skull Island is the center of this week's episode! GQ is a giant fan of 1933's classic monster adventure film, King Kong. Doc... not so much. The two explore the film, particularly how some of its plot has aged in a modern context. Directed by Merian C. Cooper, and starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot.
Two Good Scares: Q, the Winged Serpent and The Monster.
This week's film is Clive Barker's horror classic, Hellraiser. Starring Douglas Bradley as Pinhead and Ashley Laurence as protagonist Kirsty Cotton.
Two Good Scares: Tales from the Crypt Presents Demon Knight and Teeth.