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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!

Dead Air Ep 195 – Children of The Corn (1984)

Posted in Dead Air Podcast with tags , , , , , on August 26, 2022 by splatterpictures

or Episode 195 of Dead Air we’re about to give you an adult nightmare! We hear the word of He Who Walks Behind Rows in; 1984’s Children of the Corn.

The return of Stephen Kingapalooza kicks off with the story of a young couple forced into a detour to the sleepy town of Gaitlin where all of the adults have been murdered under orders of the fanatical child Isaac and his blood thirsty enforcer Malachai. All under the supposed devine orders of a being known only as He Who Walks Behind Rows.

However, this couple has been prophesied by a young girl in town with the gift of “sight” and they will be used for this evil gods dark purposes. tensions flare, blood is spilled and corn stocks are jammed into everything! By the end this film will have you screaming Malachai!

Dead Air Ep 192: C.H.U.D.

Posted in Dead Air Podcast with tags , , , , , on June 3, 2022 by splatterpictures

Episode 192 is lurking deep below the surface. Hungry for the blood of John Goodman!

In today’s episode we discuss the 1984 cult classic C.H.U.D.

George Cooper is a professional photographer on the mean streets of New York in the early 80’s. Stuck doing shoots of his fiance model in vapid magazine adds his passion project, artful pictures of the homeless population of the city becomes ground zero for a string of mysterious disappearances.
Simultaneously a gritty detective’s wife has gone missing while walking her dog which opens up something sinister lurking in the sewers of New York. no matter what “C.H.U.D.” stands for. It spells doom for anyone foolish enough to walk the streets at night.

We got blood, guts, monsters, coverups and a lot of charm in this undeniable classic!