Walt Sent Me Episode 85: The Watcher in the Woods

For Halloween, Kristen and Todd look at Disney’s attempt to do horror. It’s a film that was released in 1980, then was pulled, then had reshoots, and was ultimately released again in 1981. It’s the long-unavailable The Watcher in the Woods. We also look at the 1929 Mickey Mouse short The Haunted House.

Forgotten Filmcast Episode 98: Phase IV

For our second Halloween episode this year, Todd is joined by Will Slater of Exploding Helicopter to discuss a sci-fi horror film from 1974. Get ready for the deadly ants of Phase IV. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: Exploding Helicopter Will on Twitter Movies Discussed: Phase IV No Blade of Grass…

Victims!

There are low-budget films, and then there are really low-budget films, and then there are ultra low-budget films. Today we are heading to that furthest end of the spectrum for another case of someone who just had this strong urge to make a movie. Writer/director Jeff Hathcock used his vacation time from Knottsberry Farm to…

Walt Sent Me Episode 84: The Sword and the Rose

On the new episode of Walt Sent Me, Kristen geeks out on the Tudors and Todd’s just along for the ride as they discuss the 1953 Disney live-action film The Sword and the Rose. They also look at a Donald Duck short from the same year, The New Neighbor. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your…

The Night of a Thousand Cats

I’m not a cat person. In fact, I’m slightly allergic to them. Cats are somehow able to sense this. When I come into a house with cats, they come to me. They brush up against my pant leg guaranteeing that I’m going to take a part of them home with me. Disgusting creatures. I don’t…

The Island of Dr. Moreau

There are certain stories that filmmakers seem to return to over and over again. One such story is HG Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau. There have been a number of film adaptations of the 1896 novel, most notably the 1932 film Island of Lost Souls and the notorious 1996 version starring Marlon Brando. However,…

Wacko

It seems like as long as there have been horror movies, there have been horror movie parodies. From Abbott and Costello, to Mel Brooks, to Scary Movie…several horror comedies have become fan favorites. Today, though we’re going to look at a horror parody from the 1982 that quickly faded into obscurity. Coming just a few…