Surgeons of Horror: Podcast
By Saul Muerte
Surgeons of Horror: PodcastMar 24, 2023
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Resident surgeon Antony Yee teams up with Chris Dawes to discuss the Blumhouse / James Wan partnership feature about a killer doll. Does the cinematic success at the box office warrant a decent write up or is this all fanfare? Can Yee and Dawes find a solution?
SPECIAL: Jason Blum interview
Surgeons of Horror alumni Nick Allford (Watch It Wombat) took a step into our surgery with none other than Jason Blum (Blumhouse) to discuss what it takes to lead a successful horror production company and their latest cinema offering The Black Phone directed by Scott Derrickson. In Australian cinemas now.
Surgeons of Horror - Nosferatu (1922) commentary
To celebrate its 100th Anniversary from its original release in cinemas, resident surgeons Saul Muerte and Oscar Jack sit down and provide some talking points as they watch the Blu-ray HD version. Join them by listening or playing the film along with their discussions.
Surgeons of Horror podcast: The Prowler (1981)
Having just celebrated its 40th Anniversary, Surgeons Saul Muerte and Oscar Jack dissect and discuss one of the pioneer slasher movies from 1981, The Prowler, to see if it still holds up today.
Brian Trenchard-Smith interview
Umbrella Entertainment have just issued a blu-ray release of the Ozploitation classic, Turkey Shoot, so what better time for resident Surgeon Saul Muerte to catch up with its director, Brian Trenchard-Smith? Saul chats with the director about some of his genre films across the years such as Dead End Drive-In, Night of the Demons 2, and the Leprechaun franchise.
Surgeons of Horror podcast: Bay of Blood (1971)
Resident surgeons Saul Muerte and Oscar Jack look back at this iconic film which inspired a wake of filmmakers to see how it stands up today.
Surgeons of Horror podcast: Candyman (1992)
Ahead of the much-anticipated sequel, The Surgeons team look back at the original Candyman feature directed by Bernard Rose based on the Clive Barker novella.
Does it still stand up today?
What do Surgeons Myles Davies and Saul Muerte make of the iconic film?
Surgeons of Horror podcast: The House By The Cemetery (1981)
To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, the Surgeons team Richard Lovegrove and Saul Muerte dissect and discuss Lucio Fulci's final instalment to the Gates of Hell Trilogy: The House By The Cemetery.
Surgeons of Horror podcast: Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
Sixty years after its initial release, Surgeons Saul Muerte and Meredith Murphy look back at the Hammer Horror film starring Oliver Reed, based on the Guy Endore novel.
Does it still stand the test of time? Time to sink our teeth in and find out.
Surgeons of Horror podcast: Burial Ground (1981)
Forty years after the wake of the zombie movement and release of Andrea Bianchi's Burial Ground, the Surgeons team look back at the film to see if it still has bite or has shuffled into obscurity.
Surgeons of Horror podcast: The Frighteners (1996)
To celebrate its 25th Anniversary resident Surgeons Greer Bolomey and Saul Muerte dissect and discuss the Peter Jackson, Robert Zemeckis collaboration, The Frighteners.
Surgeons of Horror podcast: Roadgames (1981)
At the time of production, Roadgames was the most expensive Australian film and boasted a young Jamie Lee Curtis in a support role following her rise to ascent with Halloween and Prom Night.
How does the film stand today?
Surgeons Myles Davies and Saul Muerte dissect and discuss in our latest podcast episode.
Surgeons of Horror podcast: The Omen (1976)
It's been 45 years since its release and is still as iconic as ever.
Surgeons Oscar Jack and Saul Muerte dissect and discuss this feature to see why it resonates so much in the horror genre.
Surgeons of Horror podcast: Possession (1981)
Andrzej Zulawski's feature starring Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill is curious journey into the heart of humanity, relationships, and control.
How sexual partners can dominate and smother each other to attain their perfect image at the cost of all those in their wake.
Subjected to the video nasties of its day, and considered a cult classic by some, but what do our resident Surgeons make of it today?
Myles Davies and Saul Muerte dissect and discuss the movie to find its killer core and cast their views.
Surgeons of Horror podcast: The Burning (1981)
It was produced in the wake of Friday the 13th's success and boasts Tom Savini in the special effects department, but it failed to ignite at the box office. Since then it has gained a cult following, but what do our resident surgeons Myles Davies and Saul Muerte make of this film today, 40 years after its initial release?
Surgeons of Horror podcast: The Beyond (1981)
To celebrate 40 years since its initial release, resident Surgeons Richard Lovegrove and Saul Muerte dissect and discuss the second instalment to Lucio Fulci's Gates of Hell trilogy, The Beyond.
Alien franchise: Alien: Resurrection
It's Alien Day again and time for the Surgeons team to dissect and discuss another entry into the franchise.
Join Antony Yee and Saul Muerte as they chat about Alien: Resurrection.
The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe
Saul Muerte narrates the classic novella by Edgar Allen Poe.
Surgeons of Horror podcast: The Black Cat (1981)
The Surgeons team, Richard Lovegrove and Saul Muerte dissect and discuss Lucio Fulci's vision of the Edgar Allan Poe classic novella. How does this fair today and in comparison with the great Italian director's other works.
Surgeons of Horror podcast: Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
The Surgeons team, Saul Muerte and Myles Davies take a collective look back at Jennifer Jason Leigh's first feature film to dissect and discuss Eyes of a Stranger, How does it fair today with a modern gaze.
Surgeons of Horror Podcast: My Bloody Valentine
Surgeons Saul Muerte and Antony Yee dissect and discuss the 1981 slasher film My Bloody Valentine to see if it still stands the test of time.
Surgeons of Horror Podcast: The Entity
Resident Surgeons Myles Davies and Saul Muerte dissect and discuss the classic horror feature The Entity starring Barbara Hershey.
Surgeons of Horror Podcast: Kairo (2001)
The Surgeons of Horror team dissect and discuss the J-Horror movie, Kairo which celebrates its 20th Anniversary.
Stephen King's Misery (1990)
It's been 30 years since Misery was released with some powerful performances, especially from Kathy Bates who won an Oscar for her efforts. So what better way to round out our current season than a.good old dissection and discussion to see how this movie holds up today.
John Carpenter's The Ward
Our focus on director John Carpenter's film work comes to an end with his final film to date, The Ward, starring Amber Heard. Does the auteur end with a bang or a whimper?
John Carpenter's Ghost of Mars
Carpenter's penultimate film would see an amalgamation of some of his previous films with a fairly decent cast, but was he able to establish the magic of his earlier career? The Surgeons team dissect and discuss Ghosts of Mars to find out.
John Carpenters Vampires
The Surgeons continue their trend this season looking at the films of Director John Carpenter. We're mid 90s now and coming towards the end of this auteur's career with the James Woods vampire horror that sees him as vampire slayer, Jack Crow. Did this movie stand the test of time? Let the team decide.
Following our interview with star Felissa Rose, the Surgeons team dissect and discuss the cult film that launched her career.
Felissa Rose interview
Star of Sleepaway Camp Felissa Rose swings by the mortician's slab to discuss her role in the cult film along with her next feature Camp Twilight with host Saul Muerte.
John Carpenter's Village of the Damned
The Surgeons team take a look at John Carpenter's remake of the 1960 feature based on the John Wyndham classic novel. He's done remakes before so what could go wrong? Well quite a lot actually.
John Carpenters Escape From LA
In this latest episode, The Surgeons dissect and discuss John Carpenter and Kurt Russell's reprisal of the iconic character Snake Plissken. How did this film fair compared to its predecessor?
John Carpenter's In The Mouth Of Madness
"Do you read Sutter Cane?" This episode looks at John Carpenter's In The Mouth of Madness starring Sam Neill, a film that was considered a box office failure but went on to receive cult status. Does it deserve high praise? The Surgeons team dissect and discuss the movie to find out.
John Carpenters They Live
The Surgeons team continue to dissect and discuss the films of John Carpenter with the las tfilm he would direct in the 80s and cult classic, They Live. But does it still stand up and is it relevant today?
John Carpenter's Memoirs of An Invisible Man
Was this Carpenter's first misfire as a director? Does it deserve more recognition? The Surgeons dissect and discuss this feature to see whether it warrants another look.
John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness
The Surgeons team take a look at another classic movie from horror auteur John Carpenter. As they discuss and dissect Prince of Darkness they set out to see if the film still stands the test of time.
John Carpenter's Big Trouble In Little China
The Surgeons team continue to dissect and discuss the movies of John Carpenter in our current season. In this episode we scrutinise Big Trouble In Little China starring Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall, a film that didn't pull the numbers at the Box Office but has since become a cult classic.
John Carpenter's Starman
The Surgeons continue their journey through Director John Carpenter's film work with this shift away from his horror movies into sci-fi fantasy, Starman starring Jeff Bridges.
John Carpenter's Christine
The Surgeons team kick off the seventh season proper which is dedicated to the films of John Carpenter films from Christine to The Ward. First up, how does the killer Plymouth Fury hold up today?
Stuart Gordons Dagon
We close out our look into some of the late director Stuart Gordon's films with his final Lovecraftian film, Dagon. How does it stand up compared with Re-Animator and From Beyond?
City of the Living Dead
Celebrating 40 years since Lucio Fulci's cinematic classic entry into the horror genre, the Surgeons dissect and discuss the movie to see if it still has the same impact from its initial release.
It's been 20 years since this female take on the lycanthropy mythology first hit the festival circuits and caused more than a stir in the horror genre. The surgeons team take a look back at this film to see if it still has a pulse.
Prom Night (1980)
To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, the Surgeons team dissect and discuss Prom Night starring Jamie Lee Curtis, but has it stood the test of time?
Stuart Gordons Dolls
Continuing our dedicated episodes to Director Stuart Gordon, we look at Dolls. How does this film fair today?
Stuart Gordon's From Beyond
The surgeons team continue to look back at the late, great Stuart Gordon's work with this gem of a movie, based on the novella by HP Lovecraft.
Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator
The Surgeons team respectfully honour the late Stuart Gordon with some of his finest work on the director's chair, beginning with the classic HP Lovecraft adaptation, Re-Animator.
Psycho turns 60!
The surgeons team take a look at this Hitchcock classic and dissect the birth of Norman Bates on the silver screen.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) remake
Our last episode of the season and our journey through the Nightmare franchise ends with the remake, What do the Surgeons team think of this film 10 years after its initial release?
Freddy vs Jason
The Surgeons team dissect and discuss when these two titan slasher icons went head to head.
Wes Craven's The People Under The Stairs
The Surgeons team continue to dissect director Wes Craven's middle years features in what we have dubbed 'The Nightmare Years' with this much loved classic, The People Under The Stairs.
A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise: Wes Craven's New Nightmare
They said he was dead, but Freddy returned although not as we may have expected him. Wes Craven resurrected the beloved villain in a bold new enterprise back in 1994. Did it pay off? Does it still stand true today? The Surgeons team dissect and discuss this film to find out some of these answers.
A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise: 6. Freddy's Dead - The Final Nightmare
The surgeons team attempt to dissect and discuss possibly the most farcical entry of the franchise.
A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise: 5. The Dream Child
The Surgeons team continue to dissect and discuss the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise with the fifth instalment, The Dream Child.
A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise: 4. The Dream Master
The Surgeons team continue to dissect and discuss the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise with the fourth instalment, The Dream Master.
Wes Craven's Shocker
Back in 1989 Wes Craven attempted to create a rival slasher to his creation, Freddy Kreuger with Horace Pinker, a serial killer who uses electricity to come back from the dead. Did this work? Does Shocker still spark any interest for today's audience? The Surgeons team dissect the film to find out.
Wes Craven's The Serpent and the Rainbow
The Surgeons continue to dissect and discuss Wes Craven's middle years with the cult classic, The Serpent and the Rainbow, bit does it still stand the test of time?
A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise: 3. Dream Warriors
The Surgeons team continue to dissect and discuss the A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise with the third instalment, Dream Warriors.
A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise: 2. Freddy's Revenge
The Surgeons team dissect and discuss the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise with the first sequel, Freddy's Revenge.
Wes Craven's Deadly Friend
The Surgeons team delve further into the Nightmare years with this 1986 thriller, Deadly Friend.
Wes Craven - The Nightmare Years: Chiller
We delve further into what we have dubbed Wes Craven's Nightmare Years with this made for tv movie, Chiller
Wes Craven's Nightmare Years - A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
The Surgeons team return to the late great Wes Craven's work through the middle years of his career that we have dubbed The Nightmare Years, beginning with A Nightmare On Elm Street.
Friday the 13th franchise: Friday the 13th (2009)
We wrap our Friday the 13th discussions with the most recent movie - now ten years old and offered as a reboot, but what do the Surgeons team make of it now?
Friday the 13th franchise: Jason X
The Surgeons team have finally arrived to the 10th instalment of the Friday the 13th franchise which sees Jason in space. Check out their thoughts as they dissect and discuss the movie.
Friday the 13th Franchise: Jason Goes To Hell
It's been 25 years since the 9th instalment of the Friday the 13th franchise was released. To celebrate, the Surgeons give the movie a good old dissection and discussion.
Friday the 13th franchise: Friday the 13th part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan
It's Friday the 13th, which can only mean one thing. Time to don Jason's mask and dissect and discuss the next instalment of the franchise, when Jason Takes Manhattan.
Friday the 13th franchise: Friday the 13th part 7: The New Blood
Celebrating 30 years this year, the 7th instalment of the Friday the 13th franchise - The New Blood comes under scrutiny from The Surgeons team. It heralds the first with Kane Hodder behind the mask and was billed as Jason vs Carrie, but what do the podcasters make of it?
Friday the 13th franchise: The Tommy Jarvis years
The Surgeons team celebrate Friday the 13th once more as they dissect and discuss the Tommy Jarvis movies, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, and Friday the 13th Part VII: Jason Lives.
Friday the 13th Part 3
Our journey into the Friday the 13th franchise continues the Surgeons team dissect the third instalment, Friday the 13th Part 3. Finally the hockey mask is revealed and what's more, it's in 3D. But what do our podcasters think of it?
Friday the 13th Part 2
The birth of Jason begins in the first instalment of the franchise but has not yet become the hockey masked psycho killer that we've come to love over the years. The Surgeons team dissect the Steve Miner helmed movie Friday the 13th Part 2.
Friday the 13th (1980)
Ahead of the Friday the 13th: The Game release, Surgeons of Horror have dusted off our first ever podcast record covering the original movie. The 1980's would mark the rise of horror movies, particularly in the homes with the introduction of video rental stores. Leading the charge would be Friday the 13th, a little known film that with a small budget and with a production company that was willing to market nationwide.
S5 Ep 16: Alien franchise: Alien 3 - Part 2
The Surgeons team continue to dissect and discuss the third instalment on all things xenomorph in the second part to Alien 3.
Alien franchise: Alien 3 - Part 1
It's Alien Day! The Surgeons had a lot to say about the third instalment of the Alien franchise that it needed to be split into two parts. Catch the first half of their discussions here.
To celebrate its 60th anniversary, The Surgeons team dissect this classic and original slasher film. Does it deserve higher praise? Check out our thoughts in this latest podcast.
As The Changeling celebrates 40 years, the Surgeons team dissect this classic horror film to see if it still stands up to scrutiny.
Found Footage Horror
Ever since the inception of the Surgeons of Horror podcast, our very own Dr. Yee aka "The Big Cheese" has been dying to do a dissection of the found footage genre, so it's about time we gave him that chance. Let's hope he doesn't pay the price of doing so.
Clive Barker's Nightbreed
To celebrate thirty years since its release The Surgeons team look back at the Director's Cut of Nightbreed.
40 years ago, Italian director Ruggero Deodato changed horror film history with the introduction of found footage. People thought that ALL the images they saw were real and as such it got banned and dubbed a video nasty, But how bad could it be? To celebrate this anniversary, the Surgeons dissect the feature and question if it still stands true today.
Best Horror Movie 2019 - IT: Chapter Two
You voted and the surgeons dissected your favourite horror movie of the year, IT: Chapter Two
Black Christmas (1974)
Ahead of the release from Blumhouse Productions remake, The Surgeons team dissect and discuss the original feature.
Best Horror Film 2018 - Hereditary
You voted and the Surgeons team have gathered to dissect and discuss your favourite 2018 horror movie, Hereditary, Ari Aster's directorial debut and arguably modern classic.
The Surgeons team dissect and discuss the latest film from Mike Flanagan based on the Stephen King novel.
The Shining (1980)
Ahead of the nationwide release of Doctor Sleep, we look back at Stanley Kubrick's The Shining
Puppet Master (1989)
The Surgeons team celebrate 30 years of Puppet Master by dissecting and discussing this much-loved cult classic horror film.
Best Horror film 2016 - Don't Breathe
You voted for your favourite horror film from 2016 and the winner was Fede Alverez's sophomore outing, Don't Breathe.
Best Horror Film 2015 - Sinister 2
You voted, and Sinister 2 won the best horror film for 2015. So the Surgeons team have tooled up to dissect and discuss the movie for our latest podcast.
Best Horror Film 2017: IT
You voted for your favourite horror film from 2017 and the Surgeons team discuss and dissect IT in our latest podcast
Best Horror Film 2014 - The Babadook
You voted and we sliced and diced your favourite horror film from 2014, The Babadook. Check out our thoughts and discussions on this curious Australian entry to the horror scene.
The Amityville Horror (1979)
The Surgeons team celebrate 40 years since The Amityville Horror first haunted screens. This one's a big one.
Horror Movie 2013 - World War Z
You voted and World War Z was voted best horror movie 2013, so the Surgeons team take to the theatre to dissect and discuss this Brad Pitt vehicle.
With the upcoming remake pending, the Surgeons team dissect and discuss the original Child's Play movie.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) remake and prequel
The Surgeons team conclude their Texas Chainsaw Massacre discussions with the 2003 remake and the prequel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.
Best Horror Movie 2012 - The Cabin In The Woods
You voted for your favourite horror movie from 2012 and now the Surgeons team will dissect and discuss the winner, The Cabin In The Woods.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
The Surgeons delve into to 4th instalment of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise.
Alien (1979) Surgeons Commentary
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of its cinematic release, the Surgeons team provide a running commentary to the original theatrical cut.
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3
Time to switch our focus on one of horror films greatest icons. How does Leatherface fair in his franchise? We dissect the 3rd instalment to find out.
Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
We close out our dedicated podcasts to Tobe Hooper's early work with his sequel to his biggest movie, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Tobe Hooper's Invaders From Mars
Tobe Hooper's sci-fi journey continues with his re-imagining of the 1950's classic
Best Horror Movie 2011 - You're Next
You voted, the Surgeons discussed and dissected your favourite movie from 2011 - You're Next
Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce
The Surgeons team dissect and discuss Tobe Hooper's follow up to Poltergeist, a space vampire flick called Lifeforce.
We continue our season dedicated to Tobe Hooper with this classic but debatable movie in terms of who was actually sitting in the director's chair.
Tobe Hooper's The Funhouse
Our dedicated season to Tobe Hooper continues with this forgotten gem, The Funhouse. Well worth the revisit.
Stephen King's Pet Sematary
The Surgeons dissect the various stages of Stephen King's Pet Sematary from the novel and its two movie adaptations.
S4 Ep 6: Phantasm (1979)
For this episode we're celebrating 40 years of Don Coscarelli's movie, Phantasm, which introduced us to the tall man and those flying silver balls... ahem. Time to dissect and discuss this cult classic
Best Horror Movie 2010 - I Spit On Your Grave
You voted, the Surgeons discussed and dissected your favourite movie from 2010, I Spit On Your Grave.
Tobe Hooper's Salem s Lot
The Surgeons team dissect and discuss Hooper's TV mini series based on Stephen King's novel.
Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive
Our season dedicated to the late, great Tobe Hooper moves into his sophomore movie, Eaten Alive.
Tobe Hooper's Texas Chain Saw Massacre - Part 2
The Surgeons Dr Yee and Dr Muerte offer an alternate view on the Tobe Hooper classic.
Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - Part 1
This season the Surgeons delve into the early works of Tobe Hooper starting with the iconic Leatherface Sawyer family.
The Exorcist franchise: The Exorcist 2 and 3
Following the Surgeons dissection of the William Friedkin classic, The Exorcist, they delve into the two sequels, Exorcist ll: The Heretic and The Exorcist lll.
The Exorcist franchise: The Exorcist (1973)
45 years ago, director William Friedkin would release a movie that would chill cinema-goers to the bone. The Exorcist is still praised highly today and is often tauted as the best horror film ever made, but what do the Surgeons make of this movie today?
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 remake, The Surgeons of Horror team dissect the movie along with the novel and original film that inspired it. Plus we delve into the 1993 version by Abel Ferrera
George A Romero's final trilogy of the dead
The Surgeons team dissect and discuss George A Romero's final 3 movies, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, and Survival of the Dead.
George A Romero's The Crazies
The Surgeons own nut job, Howling Mad Maguire comes out of hiding to offer his insights as we dissect and discuss Romero's cult classic The Crazies.
George A Romero's Creepshow
Our podcast discussions on the late great George A Romero continue with this 1982 collaboration with Stephen King, Creepshow.
George A Romero's Martin
The Surgeons team continue our homage to George Romero with his low-budget gem, Martin to dissect and discuss.
With the latest film release by Luca Guadagnino an homage... of sorts, The Surgeons look back at the inspiration and original film by Dario Argento released back in 1977.
Day of the Dead - Lori Cardille interview
Off the back of our Day of the Dead discussions, the Surgeons team caught up with one of its stars, Lori Cardille who played Sarah to discuss her time shooting the feature, working with George A Romero, and her book I'm Gonna Tell: ...An Offbeat Tale of Survival.
George A Romero's Day of the Dead
The final part of the original Dead trilogy, Day of the Dead comes under scrutiny in the Surgeons latest dissection.
George A Romero's Dawn of the Dead
Our discussions of George A Romero movies continue with a dissection of the classic Dawn of the Dead.
George A Romero's Night of the Living Dead
50 years ago George A Romero brought us the birth of the zombie that we know and love today. The surgeons take a look at this movie and the impact it had on the genre.
Short feature - Granny director, David Burrowes interview
Screening as part of the SUFF WTF! short film program, Granny is a cracking nod to the Australian horror scene. The Surgeons team talk to director David Burrowes about his movie and being the inspiration behind Granny.
House Guests short film director - Tori Savage interview
Screening as part of the SUFF Ozploit short film program, House Guests is a disturbing insight into the whole house stay scenario. The Surgeons team talk to director Tori Savage about her movie and being the inspiration behind it.
As it celebrates 40 years since its initial release, the Surgeons dissect and discuss the Joe Dante B-Movie classic, Piranha.
The Predator franchise part 2
The Surgeons team continue their in-depth discussions of the Predator franchise with another podcast surgery. This is Part 2.
The Predator franchise Part 1
Ahead of the latest instalment of the Predator franchise, suitably titled The Predator, the Surgeons team dissect the original movie and the following films. We erm.... talked a fair bit on this so had to break it into two parts. This is part one.
Rosemary s Baby
To celebrate 50 years since its release the Surgeon's team dissect and discuss the Roman Polanski classic, Rosemary's Baby.
Daniel Armstrong interview
Director Daniel Armstrong sits down with the Surgeons team to discuss his latest feature, Tarnation
The Evil Dead franchise: The Evil Dead (2013)
With the release of the 3rd series of Ash vs Evil Dead, the Surgeons team thought it high time that we dissect and discuss the franchise, starting with the first two features, The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2.
The Evil Dead franchise Army of Darkness
The Surgeons team continue our discussions on the Evil Dead franchise with the third instalment, Army of Darkness.
The Evil Dead Franchise: The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2
With the release of the 3rd series of Ash vs Evil Dead, the Surgeons team thought it high time that we dissect and discuss the franchise, starting with the first two features, The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2.
The Monster Squad
Ahead of its screening for the MonsterFest Travelling Sideshow in Sydney, The Surgeons team discuss the much-loved 80's classic movie, The Monster Squad
Living Space Director, Steven Spiel interview
The Surgeons of Horror team catch up with director Steven Spiel ahead of his debut feature film premiere to discuss Living Space.
Cinematographer Simon Chapman interview
The Surgeons team sit down with cinematographer Simon Chapman to discuss his work on recent Aussie horror hits, The Loved Ones, The Devil's Candy, and Killing Ground.
The Borley Rectory - director Ashley Thorpe interview
The Surgeons team discuss upcoming movie The Borley Rectory with director Ashley Thorpe ahead of its screening at A Night of Horror Film Festival
Red Christmas director Craig Anderson & Horror Movie director Gary Doust
The Surgeons sits down with director Craig Anderson to discuss his movie Red Christmas alongside Gary Doust who documented the films journey with Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare.
Musclecar - Director Dwayne Labbe & Producer Aaran Creece interview
The Surgeons invite Director Dwayne Labbe & Aaran Creece into the operating theatre to discuss their latest movie Musclecar, which will screen at A Night of Horror Film Festival in December.
The Marshes - Director Roger Scott interview
Australian horror film director Roger Scott sits down with The Surgeons to discuss is feature length movie, The Marshes, which will be screening at A Night of Horror Film Festival in December.
John Carpenter: The Early Years - The Thing
Our final episode on the John Carpenter Early Years discussions centres on one of the highlights of his career, The Thing. Teaming up with Kurt Russell once more, Carpenter weaved a tale that would be considered a classic of its time, but how will The Surgeons feel once they've thawed and dissected the movie in question.
John Carpenter: The Early Years - Escape From New York
This dystopian view of a troubled America, where crime rate has risen to 400% is the setting of our sixth instalment of the John Carpenter Early Years discussions on Surgeons of Horror. It would mark a massive turning point in Carpenter’s career where he would stride onto iconic movies such as The Thing, They Live, and Big Trouble in Little China. But what will the surgeons make of this latest entry today?
John Carpenter - The Early Years: The Fog
John Carpenter's follow up to Halloween would come in the guise of The Fog. Whilst it didn’t come close to success that Halloween would generate, it did generate enough of a following to push Carpenter’s career along and propel him further as a bankable director. It would reunite him with co-star Jamie Lee Curtis albeit in a smaller role amongst a fairly strong ensemble cast. Now the Surgeons team dissect this movie and cast their views.
Time to reflect on the resurrection of Michael Myers from last year's movie hit, Halloween.
The Halloween franchise: The Rob Zombie movies
We conclude our Halloween franchise discussions with the controversial Rob Zombie movies, Halloween and Halloween 2. It has critics and fans of horror divided, but what do the Surgeons think? Time to open up the theatre and dissect the last entries in our latest podcast.
The Halloween Franchise: The Return of Laurie Strode
Our next podcast in the Halloween franchise discussions combines both Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and Halloween: Resurrection. So, what do the Surgeons make of the these instalments to the franchise? Find out in our latest episode.
The Halloween franchise: The Jamie Lloyd movies
The Surgeons team put three movies under the knife in this podcast as we continue our Halloween franchise discussions: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, and Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers. The reason for combining these three movies from the Halloween franchise together is due to the shift in focus for the movies with one character now pinning them together - Jamie Lloyd
The Halloween franchise: Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Let’s get the elephant out of the room straight away shall we? Yes this is a Halloween film, and no, it doesn’t have Michael Myers in it. Some of you not familiar with the journey that the Halloween franchise took, may be scratching your heads and wonder how that can possibly be. The Surgeons team take a look at the third instalment of the franchise and dissect this much debated entry into the canon.
The Halloween franchise: Halloween II
Just three years after the original hit our screens, Michael Myers would return to Haddonfield, transporting him from Horror icon to legendary status. Along with it, the Halloween franchise was born. Listen to the Surgeons as they dissect this second instalment.
John Carpenter - The Early Years: Halloween (1978)
We are halfway through the John Carpenter: Early Years Sessions and finally at a point to talk about this much-heralded movie, Halloween, but where does one begin? Four films into his career and John Carpenter hits one out of the park and creates the slasher horror genre in the process. Looking back, it’s hard to see the world of horror movies without this as part of its canon. Hopefully the following podcast will be of worthy listening, we certainly had fun discussing it. We hope that you do too.
John Carpenter - The Early Years: Someone's Watching Me
Our third entry into the John Carpenter Early Years discussions is little known TV movie, Someone’s Watching Me. The fact that this movie has fallen by the wayside in Carpenter’s canon of work is know real surprise, but for enthusiasts, this is definitely worth a visit. Check out what the Surgeons thought.
Queen of the B's" - Linnea Quigley interview
Linney Quigley forever cemented her place as the "Queen of the B's" when she starred as Trash in Return of the Living Dead. Throughout the 80's and 90's she would star in numerous B-Movie horrors that were a signature of the video rental boom. The Surgeons caught up with Linnea Quigley to discuss her career and upcoming feature Bonehill Road.
John Carpenter - The Early Years: Assault on Precinct 13
JOHN CARPENTER'S SOPHOMORE feature and realistically his first in the ‘professional’ circuit (as his debut, Dark Star, was a University project that received success beyond his wildest dreams) would catapult the film auteur into one of the best successes in the film industry with countless movies resonating with a wide audience. The Surgeons of Horror team continue to dissect his early movies with this next feature, Assault on Precinct 13.
John Carpenter - The Early Years: Dark Star
After dedicating our last podcast season to the early works of the late great Wes Craven, we now switch our attention to another horror film auteur in John Carpenter. Much like in our last season our method is to look back at his early work and to dissect these movies with great analysis and with a bit a friendly banter along the way. The first subject to ho under the knife is Carpenter’s first feature, Dark Star, a university / pet project in which he would team up with Dan O’Bannon (Alien) to write, produce, and direct a movie that would gain significant attention from like-minded students and wind up as a classic among sci-fi fans.
The Blair Witch Project - Eduardo Sanchez interview
Towards the end of 2016, one of the Surgeons team had the opportunity to chat with writer, director Eduardo Sanchez about his work on The Blair Witch Project and beyond.
The Blair Witch franchise
Just prior to the release of Blair Witch in 2016, the Surgeons team sat down and gathered our thoughts to dissect and discuss the film that started it all and arguably one of the most successful found footage horror films.
It's broken box office records and re-ignited a passion for Stephen King novels again, but what do the Surgeons of Horror team make of this latest adaptation?
IT Mini Series - Part 2 (Surgeons Commentary)
Our follow up to Part 1 sees the Surgeons team take on the second instalment to the 1990 TV series It with our alternate commentary.
IT Mini Series - Part 1 (Surgeons commentary)
The Surgeons of Horror team provide and alternate commentary track to the first part of the 1990 mini series, It. Listen along to the film at the same time or mellow out to our mad ramblings. It's up to you.
Howling 4: The Original Nightmare
The Howling franchise continues in our Surgeons of Horror discussions as we dissect the 4th instalment, Howling IV: The Original Nightmare.
Howling 3: The Marsupials
The full moon is up once more and the Surgeons team delve into the land of the lycanthrope with the third instalment of The Howling franchise, Howling 3: The Marsupials.
Warning: This podcast episode contains spoilers. The Conjuring universe expands further with this prequel to 2014's Annabelle movie, entitled Annabelle: Creation, helmed by David F. Sandberg (Lights Out). The Surgeons dissect this latest offering and share their views on how the film stands up against its predecessor.
The possessed doll has often featured in the horror movie universe. The Surgeons of Horror team take a look through this journey from Dead of Night to The Boy.
The Conjuring 2
The Surgeons of Horror team continue with their discussions on The Conjuring franchise with the James Wan directed sequel, The Conjuring 2.
James Wan directs this haunting supernatural horror film that launched yet another franchise under his name. The surgeons team dissect the film that made such a huge impact on the genre in 2013 and has spawned a sequel and spin offs on the horizon.
Wyrmwood - Tristan Roache-Turner interview
One half of the creative minds behind Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, Tristan Roache-Turner sits down with the Surgeons team to discuss his breakout, balls-to-the-wall zombie flick that caused a sensation.
An American Werewolf In London
Finally the Surgeons team get together to dissect arguably the finest werewolf movie ever made, An American Werewolf In London. But how does it stand today? Is it still classed a classic?
It Comes At Night
WARNING SPOILERS: Trey Edward Shults directs a stellar cast in his sophomore outing. This psychological thriller set in a post apocalyptic world is a powerful, gritty insight into the human psyche. Check out the Surgeons thoughts and views as they dissect It Comes At Night.
Join the Surgeons of Horror team in our first ‘reaction’ podcast, dissecting the recent Blake Lively vehicle, The Shallows. Get our gut reaction and comments and of its entry into the killer shark universe. Will it prove to be out of its depth, try to stay afloat and attempt to tread water, or prove to be a bombora pioneer?
The Jaws franchise
Where do you begin when attempting to dissect Jaws and the franchise that it spawned? The Surgeons of Horror team gathered our thoughts and opinions and tried to suppress them into the latest podcast. Take some time to listen to 3 individuals crammed into ‘The Cabin” in order to convey the impact that this movie had on us as individuals and the bragging rights over who was the most affected by it.
Alien franchise: Aliens
Potentially one of the best sequels of all time goes under the knife as the Surgeons of Horror team dissect and discuss this James Cameron classic.
The Howling franchise - Howling 2: Your Sister Is A Werewolf
A Wiccan cult lead by a vivacious vamp. Check. A random dwarf. Err...Check. And Christopher Lee donning some awesome shades whilst blending into a night club scene. Hell yes. Join the Surgeons for our second Full Moon Sessions on Howling 2: Your Sister is a Werewolf
Hounds of Love - Melissa Kelly interview
If you’re looking for a gritty, edge of your seat drama, then the Australian crime thriller, Hounds of Love could be your perfect remedy.
The Ring franchise
Back in 1998, a little known horror film based on the novels by Koji Suzuki would ignite a new wave for for the genre known today as J-horror after its Japanese influence. That film was called Ringu and gave birth to a modern icon in Sadako, which has been repeated ever since (with the woman in white and long black hair) but arguably has never had the same impact on its audience. The Surgeons of Horror team now dissect this franchise in our latest podcast.
The Howling franchise - The Howling (1980)
With the power of the full moon, it’s time to bask in it’s cool glow in honour of all things lycanthropy with The Howling, based on a Gary Brandner novel of the same name and directed by Joe Dante who would spore a career out of creature features would initially turn heads with Piranha, a self-admitted Jaws rip-off.
Devil Woman director, Heidi Lee Douglas interview
Award winning writer, director has turned her attention to a new project, Devil Woman, a smart horror film that takes the viewer directly into the coal-face of human conflict over our relationship with the environment.
Alien franchise - Alien (1979)
Following the success of his film school feature Dark Star, which he collaborated with John Carpenter, Dan O'Bannon would team with his house mate, Ronald Shusett to create (arguably) the best and most iconic science fiction horror movie to date.
Michael Berryman interview
Late in 2017, the Surgeons team were fortunate to sit down with horror icon, Michael Berryman, best known for his roles in The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science, and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 (1985)
The seventh and last feature for our Wes Craven Season 1 discussion centres on his first sequel and with it a potential to start a franchise.
Wes Craven - The Early Years: Invitation to Hell (1984)
Invitation To Hell marks another entry into the TV movie world for Wes Craven. With all due respect to Craven, this certainly feels like a TV movie too.
Wes Craven: The Early Years - Swamp Thing (1982)
As we continue with our podcast discussions – Wes Craven – The Early Years discussions, we now draw our attention to his fourth outing in the director’s chair. Swamp Thing would be the first non-Batman or Superman related live-action movie for DC and it
Wes Craven: The Early Years - Deadly Blessing
Deadly Blessing is one of those movies that appear to have fallen completely off the radar. Craven himself has stated that whenever he mentioned this being one of his movies, he was met with blank stares.
Wes Craven: The Early Years - Summer of Fear (1978)
The Surgeons team continue their dissection of Wes Craven's early films with this made for tv venture starring Linda Blair.
Wes Craven: The Early Years - The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
For his sophomore outing, Craven would explore similar ground to The Last House On The Left. This time, The Hills Have Eyes would see a whole family being besieged upon by a family of mutants in the remote mid-west of the United States.
Wes Craven: The Early Years - The Last House On The Left (1972)
Our first season way back in 2016 and admittedly with some ropey audio looks at the early Wes Craven movies, The Last House On The Left, made in 1972 along with fellow horror legend, Sean Cunningham (Friday the 13th) who was the films producer.