Dead Air Ep 202 The Grudge (2004)

Posted in Dead Air Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2023 by splatterpictures

ayako is back and this time she’s bringing Sarah Michelle Geller with her! On Episode 202 of Dead Air we wrap up our multi-episode J-horror extravaganza discussing the two pillars of the J-horror invasion and their American remakes! Today we finish off with the 2004 remake of The Grudge.

Karen Davis is an industrious exchange student that definitely has a boyfriend who is relevant and everything to the plot living in Japan, when the sudden loss of a care-worker to the Williams family occurs and she hastily takes on the assignment to accommodate the English speaking household. Once she crosses into that home it’s clear that nothing is right. The family is gone save for an elderly woman who soon dies while being menaced by an evil presence. It becomes clear that all who cross that doorway are doomed. Can Karen discover the truth of the terrible curse that envelops this property and save herself or is she simply doomed like everyone else?

A groundbreaking haunting story by writer/director Takashi Shimizu. The grudge would solidify the early 2000’s as the decade of remakes from overseas that meant big scares for Western audiences as well as big profits for studios.

Dead Air Ep 201 – The Ring (2002)

Posted in Dead Air Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2023 by splatterpictures

Sun comes up, we live and we cry. Sun goes down and we all listen to today’s episode of Dead Air!

Episode 201 continues our celebration of all things us and horror. We tackled the two pillars of J-Horror Ring and Ju-On. Now we discuss the remake of The Ring in 2002. Inarguable the film that caused the J-horror boom of the early 2000’s

Rachel is a tough as nails investigative journalist who, when her young niece dies mysteriously, sets out to figure out what could have ended her life and the life of her friends. She will discover a cursed videotape that claims if anyone watches it they will die in seven days. The curse will envelope Rachel and her entire family. Then it’s a race against time before the curse comes to pass and they all die. Rachel along with her ex husband Noah will uncover the dark and twisted origins of the tape that will bring them to a sleepy island town and rumors of a little girl who never sleeps. Samara. Can they uncover the truth and save not only their own lives. But the life of their son!? find out!


Posted in Updates on February 25, 2023 by splatterpictures

They  say that when someone dies in the grip of a powerful rage, a curse is born. That curse lingers in the place of death. Those who encounter it will consumed by its fury.

We’ve made it all the way to episode 200 and there is no film better to tackle on this momentous day than one of Japan’s biggest horror exports: Ju On: The Grudge. As we celebrate all things that are Dead Air we discuss a film that made me Shudder! One of the foundational films that caused the J-horror boom in the early 2000’s

At a sleepy suburban home in Japan a family is mired by tragedy. Social workers, cops and urban explorers go missing once they cross the cursed threshold of this home. Anyone who lives there or tries to help is killed mercilessly through a twisted story of time and space not limited by the laws of the universe or the mercy of the Gods. A quiet night curled up watching Netflix could end with Kayako crawling under your blankets to pull you to oblivion. 

Please enjoy and from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you for 200 episodes of DEAD AIR! 

Dead Air Ep 199 – Curtains

Posted in Updates on December 30, 2022 by splatterpictures

Behind every curtain is an episode of Dead Air podcast! For episode 199 we discuss the baffling but very fun slasher, 1983’s Curtains! 

 Jonathan Stryker is a big shot auteur director and his next role promises to make whoever lands it one of the biggest names in Hollywood. Over a snowy weekend in his secluded mansion, six women will compete in a bizarre series of  sexually charged auditions to see who is going to land the role. Each one of these women are at various stages of their careers and desperately want the part. Some, even willing to kill for it!