Monday, January 25, 2021

COBWEBS Ep. 55 - Dark Universe: Dracula Untold & Dracula 1979


Episode 3 of our series on The Dark Universe! For 6 episodes we are taking a look at 6 different classic monster reboots from the 2000’s. Each episode will open with a discussion on an older horror film that pairs well with the reboot we’ve spotlighted, and here we are talking about two more sympathetic takes of the Dracula story. John Badham's Dracula (1979) and Dark Universe reboot Dracula Untold. For this episode, Daniel is joined by Paul Farrell, writer from Bloody Disgusting and Scriptophobics and podcaster from Scream Addicts and Dead Ringers. Daniel and Paul discuss what makes a Dracula film work, the merits of cinematic universes, and turn into a giant swarm of bats.


Monday, January 18, 2021

COBWEBS Ep. 54 - Dark Universe: The Wolfman 2010 & Night of the Werewolf


It's episode 2 of our series on The Dark Universe! For 6 episodes we are taking a look at 6 different classic monster reboots from the 2000’s. Each episode will open with a discussion on an older horror film that pairs well with the reboot we’ve spotlighted, and here we are talking about two movies where a sympathetic werewolf fights another monster. Paul Naschy's Night of the Werewolf (1981) and the Universal Monsters remake The Wolfman (2010). Joining Daniel is YouTuber and Paul Naschy expert Aaron Pynn! Aaron gives many Naschy recommendations, and Daniel unpacks his complicated relationship with this remake.

Monday, January 11, 2021

COBWEBS Ep. 53 - Dark Universe: Van Helsing & Captain Kronos


Welcome to Episode 1 of our new series on The Dark Universe! For the next 6 episodes we will be taking a look at 6 different classic monster reboots from the 2000’s. Each episode will open with a discussion on an older horror film that pairs well with the reboot we’ve spotlighted, and today we’ll be talking about two action hero vampire hunters. Hammer’s Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974), and the Stephen Sommers blockbuster Van Helsing (2004). Joining Daniel is action movie expert Michael Scott, the host of Adkins Undisputed: The Most Complete Scott Adkins Podcast in the World. Together they discuss these superhero monster hunters, offer more than a few controversial opinions, and use crossbows to vanquish all evil.

Action/Horror movies also discussed: Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001), Dog Soldiers (2002), Overlord (2018), The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires (1974), and the Underworld franchise.

Monday, December 21, 2020

COBWEBS Ep. 52 - A Very Cobwebs Christmas Special!

Cobwebs goes a bit off-topic for our first Christmas special! Daniel and Stefanie come together to each recommend 5 Christmas movies (mostly non-horror) to check out this Holiday season, and then launch into a discussion of KRAMPUS (2015). You better watch out!


Monday, December 14, 2020

COBWEBS Ep. 51 - Mill Creek's 20-Film Hammer Collection!


Daniel is joined by YouTuber Aaron Pynn from The Cult of Cinema for a full review and discussion on Mill Creek's new Hammer Films Ultimate Collection on blu-ray. 20 Hammer films! After a discussion of their feelings on the set, Daniel gives his ranking of the films and Aaron offers insight on each movie along the way. Listen in so you'll know which of the movies you want to watch first!

Monday, December 7, 2020

COBWEBS Ep. 50 - The Gorgon

Daniel is joined again by YouTuber Nathan Jones for a discussion on one of Hammer's most unique monster movies. The Gorgon (1964)! They talk about the film, it's strange behind-the-scenes origins, and Nathan's collection of Hammer boxsets from Indicator. Come listen, but be careful where you look! You never know who'll turn you to stone...

Monday, November 30, 2020

COBWEBS Ep. 49 - Sunset Boulevard & Theatre of Blood


Daniel is joined by the host of the Schlock and Awe Podcast, Lindsay Wilkins, to discuss a double-feature of movies about egotistical actors turning to murder. The immortal Billy Wilder classic Sunset Boulevard and the Vincent Price Shakespeare-sploitation epic Theatre of Blood! Daniel & Lindsay take a deep-dive into these classic Gothic films, and their mutual love for Billy Wilder, Vincent Price, John Woo, and Scott Adkins ("the flippy guy").

Monday, November 23, 2020

COBWEBS Ep. 48 - Black Sunday & The Lords of Salem

Cobwebs gets witchy! Daniel is joined by Rob Zombie super-fan Cris Hurtado to discuss two witch movies, one classic and one modern. Mario Bava's Black Sunday and Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem! Together they discuss the balance between horror visuals and character work, and go in depth on the controversial filmography of Rob Zombie. Grab your brooms and let's go!

Monday, November 16, 2020

COBWEBS Ep. 47 - Dracula Has Risen From the Grave


Dracula has risen! Daniel is joined again by Matt Bledsoe from the Film Feast podcast to dive into the fourth Hammer Dracula movie. 
Dracula Has Risen From the Grave! They discuss the merits of this underrated flick in the Hammer catalog, and gush about their excitement for the upcoming Vinegar Syndrome sale.


Monday, November 9, 2020

COBWEBS Ep. 46 - Amicus Anthology Horror!


The first Cobwebs deep dive into Amicus Horror Anthologies! For this very special episode, Daniel is joined by Jinx from the Scream Addicts podcast to discuss each of their favorite anthologies from Amicus. Tales From the Crypt (1972) and The House That Dripped Blood (1971)! Were Daniel and Jinx really dead the whole time? Listen to the end to find out...