Why We Love Horror Movies

The_Texas_Chain_Saw_Massacre-posterIn this REALLY AWFUL MOVIES PODCAST, we explore how we both got into gore and the early horror movies that fueled our passion for the genre.

We focus on the origins of the name of our website, Really Awful Movies, which actually celebrates low budget cinema (and how “awful” is an archaism for something that inspires awe).

The talk begins, with of all things, a Christopher Plummer period piece (!) in which the legendary Canuck stars as Sherlock Holmes in an imagined investigation into the Whitechapel Jack the Ripper murders.

We then look at the gateway drug, Night of the Living Dead, then The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th Part II (because that was all that was available at the video store), and briefly touch on the Holy Trinity of Italian Horror: Fulci, Argento and Bava. Did we mention we like movies with “massacre” in the title?

No talk of scary indulgences would be complete without discussions of Grimm fairy tales, “violent” music (metal, early blues and rap) misperceptions about people who love horror.

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Published by Really Awful Movies

Genre film reviewers covering horror and action films. Books include: Mine's Bigger Than Yours! The 100 Wackiest Action Movies and Death by Umbrella! The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons.

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