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Dead Air Ep 142: The Thing

Posted in Dead Air Podcast, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2018 by splatterpictures

Mayday Mayday! this is US Station 31. We’ve found something in the ice.

It’s Episode 142 of DEAD AIR!

Today we take a look at John Carpenters undisputed masterpiece; 1982’s The Thing!

A distant outpost in Antarctica is invaded by a sinister alien creature with the ability to merge and copy the physiology of any living thing it touches. With the men at each others throats trying to determine who is even human it becomes an all out war for survival. Worst still is the thought that if this unknowable “Thing” reaches populated areas, the human race would be doomed in no time at all. Can they stop it before there is no one left on the base alive and human? Or is it better for them all to die to save humanity.

One of the greatest science fiction horror films ever made. The single best remake ever produced and what many consider to be John Carpenter’s strongest film that includes jaw-dropping special effects by Rob Bottin. The film was at one time considered a box-office bomb and critical failure that nearly ended Carpenter’s career. We discuss how times and perceptions have changed for this masterful achievement in horror, mystery and suspense.

Dead Air Ep 140: Fire In the Sky

Posted in Dead Air Podcast, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2018 by splatterpictures

How do they think? Why do they talk? Why do they breathe? Questions anyone would ask about podcasters, if they’ve never seen them before. So for five days; Podcasters were borrowed.

Ep 140 of Dead Air is here and with it comes the 1993 film about the supposed 1975, Travis Walton alien abduction; Fire In the Sky!

Travis Walton and his co-workers are on contract to remove dead fall and trees from the forest near their Arizona town of Snowflake. Then, at 5:49 PM they will all see a light in the sky and Travis will go missing for five days. When he returns he tells a horrific account of what happened to him that has become one of the most famous alien abduction stories in history.

Dead Air Ep 139 – Cabin In The Woods

Posted in Dead Air Podcast, Updates with tags , , , , , , , on November 3, 2018 by splatterpictures

You’ve entered a dark basement filled with treasures and items of all sorts and sizes. Something compels you to pick up that rusty old microphone in the corner. Lament fools! You’ve summoned the Dead Air Podcast to descend upon your cabin!

On today’s episode Dead Air will talk all about the 2011 Horror-Comedy; Cabin In the Woods!

Dana and her friends head up to a cabin for a weekend getaway that promises to be a fun break from their college studies. However, nothing is what it seems as the cabin is actually a high-tech simulation designed to subject young people to the tropes and traumas of familiar horror films. It may seem cruel, but it’s all in a days work for a group of shadowy button-down technicians who’s job it is to kill five, to save billions.

 

Dead Air Ep 132 – Carrie

Posted in Dead Air Podcast, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2018 by splatterpictures

If you have a taste for terror. You have a date, with Dead Air! Episode 132 kicks off our official Stephen Kingapalooza 2! We’re starting things off with the classic 1976 Stephen King adaptation; Carrie!

Carrie White is the girl nobody likes! Creepy Carrie they call her! Ostracized by her classmates at best and tormented at worst. The senior class gears up to celebrate prom when seemingly out of the blue the most popular boy in school, Tommy asks Carrie to be his date.

She reluctantly agrees, but her worst suspicions come to pass as a cruel prank is also in the works. However, her would be tormentors and cruel mother have no idea what Carrie is becoming and it will be the last mistake they ever make.

Sit back while Wes and Lydia talk about Brian De Palma’s masterpiece that would create an indelible mark on horror with Sissy Spacek’s portrayal of Carrie White.