Things get oozy and goopy on this edition of 100 Years of Horror, and not only because the Phantom Erik, Lester Reaper and special guest William are covering 1993's "Body Melt". The Phantom is a little plugged up this time around, but that won't stop them from plugging through this Ozploitation flick and associated 'splatstick' films, or films that use slime and gore for knee-slapping humor.
Did Lester's head just move, or was that your imagination? Tune in to this trip back to the early 90s, during the heights of toy horror as the Phantom Erik and Lester let loose 1992's "Demonic Toys" from Charles Band's Full Moon Pictures. An ancient spirit is looking for a new host to inhabit, and to do so he must subdue a small group of people locked in a warehouse with his army of demonic toys.
It's been a long journey, but the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper have now found themselves in the 1990s with no idea what to expect next. Luckily, for this episode anyway, they get some assistance with fellow film enthusiast and podcast extroardinaire, Gary Hill from the Cinema Beef and Sausagefest Review podcasts. On this episode, they join forces to discuss the fun, campy "Popcorn" from 1991 and its forward-looking "meta" theme of showing films within a film and a killer stalking an old theater.
Have the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper finally found a film to leave them speechless? Join them for this rather short encounter with their very odd 1990 film, "Begotten". Most of our journey has been spent in the pop culture realm of horror film, but this week we join the Phantom and Lester explore the more nitsche realm of art film horror, focusing on this uniquely shot and framed film from E. Elias Merhige.
Descend into "The Cellar" from 1989 with the Phantom Erik and Lester this week as they discuss this final film from the decade that was the '80s. The duo looks back to the action-packed past 10 years while framing their discussion around this film, and its theme of a Native American curse manifesting in a bloodthirsty demon monster.
The chanting and magic spells continue this week on 100 Years of Horror as the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper continue their world travels to study the ancient, mystical religions of the world. This week, they're in Haiti alongside Bill Pullman as the ethnobotanist Dennis Allen, studying voodoo culture and the strange concoctions of medicine and poison that the police state is serving up to rebels in 1988's "The Serpent & the Rainbow".
Come on in, the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper welcome you to another ritual serv- er, podcast on the 100 Years of Horror! This week, they're immersing themselves in late 80s panic with Satanic Ritual Abuse. Though Hollywood was averse to touching this subject on the screen, there were a few films featuring strange cult rituals.
If you're ready for another episode of 100 Years of Horror, then boot up that Resonator and let the Phantom Erik, Lester Reaper and their old pal William enter your world from another plane of existence with 1986's 'From Beyond'! From director Stuart Gordon, this HP Lovecraft-inspired story shows what strange and frightening things can really happen when two universes merge.
Look through the Eye of the Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper, as they look through the Eye of Stephen King and his 1985 film, "Cat's Eye". It's an anthology film that's 2 parts adaptation, 1 part original story, and all parts original screenplay from the King of Horror himself. As such, the Phantom attempts to conquer the subject of Stephen King and his immeasurable contributions to multiple horror mediums, including horror cinema itself.
We hear you, creatures of the night, as you hunger for another episode of 100 Years of Horror! Phantom Erik and Lester Reaper return with a trough full of goodies for you hungry little piggies to chow down, starting with a discussion on the takeover of horror by the animal kingdom. From there, they head Down Under to talk about 1984's 'Razorback', the debut film from boiler room favorite Russell Mulcahy about an enormous boar wreaking having in the Outback.