As part of our week long '250th show' celebrations we're looking back at some memorable moments, giving away SC survival bags, and catching up with some special guests. Today we welcome Bill O'Herlihy into studio.
We talk to Bill about Ireland's relationship with football, Italia 90, the Giles, Dunphy, Brady gang, the irrelevance of sport, RTE, the art of television, PR Versus journalism and how to fill 10 minutes of dead air.
It's time. Dead Air straps you down, pulls out your eyes and nails headphones to your ears. It's episode 100 of the Dead Air Podcast and for this very special occasion we go back to the first Dead Air Wes and Lydia ever recorded when they covered the 1972 classic; TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD.
Oh, but seeing as how it's a special occasion we're not just retreading old corpses. This is a film discussion done right. We talk not one, not two, not three, but, FOUR fucking movies. The Entire Blind Dead Franchise. Return of the Blind Dead, The Ghost Galleon and Night of the Seagulls!
Plus, the origin of the Dead Air Podcast, behind the scenes information as we give you the complete oral history of how it all got started. Including the never before released pilot episode of Dead Air. It's nearly four hours of fun and it starts right, fucking, now!
Episode 1 of Panels of Blood takes you on an oral journey through the pages of the 2014 Nancy Collins run of VAMPIRELLA. Enjoy, like comment and share.
Big thanks to Chris Bugarin for the new art and Rick Hunter for composing the new theme music. You can find his stuff here https://www.youtube.com/user/57RickH
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It's time for the final installment in our Stephen King triple feature. This week Wes and Lydia take a look at one angry pooch that's having a ruff day with 1983's Cujo! A lovable St. Bernard has a fateful encounter with a diseased bat in a cave that turns Cujo into a crazed carnivorous killer! Also Wes and Lydia try to set eachother up on dates with horror icons!
It's time to conjure up episode 96 of the Dead Air Podcast as we tackle the fan requested film: The Conjuring 2.
Oh it's paranormal pandemonium as the Warren's investigate the curious case of the Enfield haunting. A seemingly ordinary London family is plagued by a grumpy grampa that's hellbent on keeping his home for himself despite the fact he's been dead for years. Meanwhile, the house also is home to a crooked man that goes bump in the night with a broken bumbershoot.
The family is at its wits end and fear for their very lives. Enter: the Warrens. Ed and Lorraine have just been to the edge of hell with the dreaded Amityville case that has them meeting a nasty nefarious nun. An entity with a fearsome warning to the holy couple. But, what is the connection between this pious poltergeist and the Enfield haunting?
Hop in the elevator and follow us to the top floor of madness where we cut the strings and let marionettes run wild in Puppet Master. Ready for some psychic insanity? How about the promise of eternal life? Intrigue and mystery? A widow done wrong? Hatpin tricks? Well there is all of that, but we came here for puppets and that's what Charles Band gives us. Spawning over ten sequels over nearly thirty years, the Puppet Master films are the freakish flagship of Full Moon Features and with good reason.
Shhh...don't look now, but we have a killer request for Episode 111 of Dead Air. A fan has shoved their hands up our backs and made us talk about the 2007, James Wan film, Dead Silence.
Jamie is living an idealistic, if not simple existence with his loving wife, when a strange package from their hometown of Raven's Fair brings a curious oddity. A ventriloquist dummy from the towns infamous, and long dead, Mary Shaw.
That night, Jamie's wife is brutally murdered and mutilated in to appearing like a puppet. With the cops on his heels, Jamie heads to his hometown to confront this mystery in hopes to find his wife's killer. But, as the town's dark past is slowly revealed, the origin of this deranged dummy becomes all the more horrifying.
Can Jamie, unravel the mystery of this demented dummy, or is he just another puppet on a string?
Episode four of Panels of Blood is here! The podcast where I read you some of my favorite horror comic books. Today we tackle Issue four of the 2014 rendition of Vampirella, written by Nancy Collins.
Vampirella and Drago head to Greece to track down the legendary vampire Lamia. Can Vampirella defeat the ancient creature and drink it of its blood to gain its power? Find out now!
Be careful what you "click" for! Pop in your floppies and log on to episode 90 of the Dead Air Podcast! Wes and Lydia enter the forbidden room with 2001's J-horror classic; Pulse.
Two stories taking place in Japan simultaneously depict an odd set of occurrences where a member of a group of friends kills himself for no reason. Stranger still there is evidence of people logging on to this new-fangled thing called the internet that reveals a strange feed of various people looking depressed and erratic on webcams.
Soon it becomes obvious that the once bustling streets of Japan are becoming vacant and in the place of people there are only ashy black stains. The two tales converge when Michi and Ryo appear to be the only two people left in Japan and maybe even, the world!
Feeling light-headed? Vomiting copious amounts of blood? Seeing red? Do you have thumbs currently jammed in to your eyes? Fear not! Dead Air has the answer to infection! Today we look at the 2002 film, 28 Days Later!
A group of activists unwittingly release a highly contagious and deadly virus that can only be described as concentrated rage. 28 days later we meet Jim, a young bike courier who is awaking from a coma to the empty streets of London.
It's not long before he encounters survivors who tell him that it's the end of the world, and those who aren't already dead have become rage fueled monsters!
Tipped off by a radio broadcast that promises an "answer to infection" Jim and his companions, travel to their destiny. Can they survive the teeming masses of fast and highly aggressive infected? What is the answer to infection? Is the world doomed?
Find out as we talk about the figurative "Patient Zero" of the new millenniums obsession with Zombies!
This week Wes and Lydia dive in to the J-horror story Carved. All she wants to know is if you think she's pretty? She's the Tinder of Ghosts but don't you dare swipe left! This lovely spirit enjoys abuse, murder and amateur surgery!
A twisted tale that's sure to put a smile on your face, if not the scissor wielding specter will be more than happy to carve one on you!
Before we get silly we start off serious as we talk about the journalistic integrity of the horror community. For more episodes check out splatterpictures.net
Hear that siren? It's the harbinger of your doom! Today we take a look at the fan requested videogame adaptation of 2006's Silent Hill.
Young Sharon is having visions of a place called Silent Hill and her worried mother embarks on a journey to the abandoned town in hopes of finding a solution. A run in with a motorcycle cop that leads to a car crash brings her to the ashen remains of the town of Silent Hill, abandoned after a coal firing broke out underground and now eternally smolders below the streets.
The fire brought the death of most of the town but beyond the fact that it's a tomb to the dead it also seems to be a gateway to a hell dimension. Worst of all, when Rose comes to, Sharon is nowhere to be found. It's a race to find her daughter while avoiding the grotesque monstrosities that come out when the air raid sounds. What dark entity drew Rose and her daughter here and why? Is there any hope for escape? What secrets lie deep below Silent Hill? Tune in to find out!
It's time for some anatomically incorrect behavior! Episode 83 of Dead Air will keep you pinned to your seats with the cult classic Canadian film about a cold creepy character that causes cacophonous craze with a medical creation in the 1988 film; Pin.
Leon and his sister Ursula seem to have the ideal life. Wealth and status with a successful father but while the family is rich in the conventional sense they're lousy with communication. Enter: Pin - an anatomical medical dummy that the siblings father uses to communicate all sorts of things to. Leon even believes Pin is real and after a tragic accident that left the two without parents Pin has become (as far as Leon is concerned) a full member of the family. Be warned any who would get in the way because they'll find out too late that Pin is no "dummy".