Decades of Horror 1990s and Beyond
By Thomas Mariani
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Horror News Radio host Thomas Mariani invites co-hosts on a bi-weekly journey to discuss classic - or not so classic - horror, sci-fi and fantasy genre pieces from the 1990s to the present. Decades of Horror 1990s and Beyond will look at films like The Sixth Sense, Ginger Snaps, Blair Witch Project, Black Swan, Candyman, Saw and many more. Everything from meta slashers to mind splitting sci-fi to twisty ghost stories!
||ExplicitThe Others (2001) – Episode 40 – Decades of Horror 1990s And Beyond||“Now children, are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin… ” Grace (Nicole Kidman) has a story to share with us. This story is of The Others, in which Grace and her two children Nicholas and Anne (James Bently and Alakina Mann).||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIn the Mouth of Madness (1995) – Episode 39 – Decades of Horror 1990s and Beyond||“Do you read Sutter Cane?” It’s the question on everyone’s lips. Well, everyone except John Trent (Sam Neill), an insurance investigator out to find the truth. Always has the upper hand on any situation, including the disappearance of mmega-succ||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitArmy of Darkness (1993) – Episode 38 – Decades of Horror 1990s And Beyond||“Alright you primitive screwheads, listen up! You see this? This… is my BOOMSTICK!” One of many unforgettable one liners that Ash (Bruce Campbell) spouts in Army of Darkness. The third in writer/director Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy is the c||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGet Out (2017) – Episode 37 – Decades of Horror 1990s And Beyond||“I want your eye, man. I want those things you see through.” Jim Hudson (Stephen Root) reveals the true purpose of injecting himself into Chris Washington’s (Daniel Kaluuya) brain. Get Out was the movie of 2017. Released nearly a year ago,||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMisery (1990) – Episode 36 – Decades of Horror 1990s and Beyond||“He didn’t get out of the cock-a-doodie car!” Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) won’t be taking any guff from her favorite author Paul Sheldon (James Caan) about cliffhangers. Which isn’t ideal for Paul. At the mercy of his number one fan who’s abu||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMan Bites Dog (1993) – Episode 35 – Decades of Horror 1990s and Beyond||“Cinema! CINEMA!” Ben (Benoit Poelvoorde) celebrates his place in cinematic history to the empty buildings outside. Of course, it’s merely an echo chamber for his own inflated ego. An ego he’s bound to feed with continuous bouts of homicide.||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCloverfield (2008) – Episode 34 – Decades of Horror 1990s And Beyond||“I had a good day.” Beth (Odette Yustman) declares her day at the carnival with Mike (Michael Stahl-David) to be a success. Little does she know that in a few months, their lives will be forever affected by the events codenamed Cloverfield.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDog Soldiers (2002) – Episode 33 – Decades of Horror 1990s and Beyond||“I hope I give you the s***s, you f*****g wimp.” Spoon (Darren Morfitt) makes his last stand against the werewolves slaughtering his unit. All these soldiers have to contend with animalistic enemies of their own unit.||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) – Episode 32 – Decades of Horror 1990s And Beyond||“EUREKA! This year, Christmas will be OURS!” Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon/Danny Elfman) makes his proclamation to the citizens of Halloweentown. The holiday he just discovered will be his to mold and reshape into something spooky.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[Podcast] The Devil’s Backbone (2001) – Episode 31 – Decades of Horror 1990s And Beyond||“A ghost is me.” Dr. Casares (Federico Luppi) finally comes to terms with what he has become. As we all must do when facing The Devil’s Backbone. Following the infamous production problems of Mimic, writer/director Guillermo Del Toro left Hollyw||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatman Returns (1992) – Episode 30 – Decades of Horror 1990s And Beyond||“I am not a human being. I am an animal!” Oswald ‘The Penguin’ Cobblepot (Danny DeVito) declares his identity pretty overtly. Batman Returns is not a subtle movie. Many would question why a superhero movie is being covered on a horror podcast.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Retrospective (1990-2017) – Episode 29 – Decades of Horror 1990s And Beyond||“This is indeed a disturbing universe.” Maggie Simpson (James Earl Jones) gives us one of many great quotes the recite endlessly. The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes are just a sliver of the legacy this titan of a show has left behind.||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Cabin In the Woods (2012) – Episode 28 – Decades of Horror 1990s And Beyond||“It’s so strange. I’m actually rooting for this girl. She’s got so much heart and you think of all the pain and the… TEQUILA IS MY LADY! MY LADY! TEQUILA! FROM DARKNESS, THERE IS LIGHT!” Steve (Bradley Whitford) avoids guilt with alcohol.||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSaw Retrospective (2004-2010) – Episode 27 – Decades of Horror 1990s And Beyond||“Let the game begin.” Jigsaw aka John Kramer (Tobin Bell) is the master of ceremonies of his morality inspired death traps. Given it was the franchise that started the torture porn movement, Saw is often maligned as a lesser example of mainstream||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBlack Swan (2010) – Episode 26 – Decades of Horror 1990s and Beyond||“I felt it. Perfect. It was perfect.” Nina (Natalie Portman) realizes her full potential as she performs Swan Lake. But at what cost? The sacrifice of an artist can often be horrific. A true nightmare to need to live up to your craft. Yet,||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGinger Snaps (2000) – Episode 25 – Decades of Horror 1990s And Beyond!||“A girl can only be a slut, a bitch, a tease, or the virgin next door.” Ginger (Katherine Isabelle) unveils the societal norms ladies are stuck with. It’s something covered extensively in Ginger Snaps, where the lines between high school gender d||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Sixth Sense (1999) – Episode 24 – Decades of Horror 1990s||“I see dead people.” – Cole (Haley Joel Osment) reveals his secret to Dr. Malcolm (Bruce Willis) in the line that launched a thousand pop culture references. M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense was a phenomenon upon release in August of 1999.||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTerminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) – Episode 22 – Decades of Horror 1990s||“Hasta La Vista, Baby.” What?! Terminator 2 on a horror podcast? What kind of insanity is this? If you’re asking those questions, it’s only fair. Terminator 2 is far more beloved as a sci-fi actioner than for its horror thrills. Yet,||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Dark Half (1993) – Episode 21 – Decades of Horror 1990s||“Don’t f**k with me cock-knocker.” George Stark (Timothy Hutton) has a way with words. Much like his doppelganger Thad Beaumont (also Hutton). It’s a game of duality in The Dark Half, a film about a pseudonym brought to life. As well as addicti||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBuffy The Vampire Slayer (1992) – Episode 20 – Decades of Horror 1990s||“OOH! HEE! HAA! EEEEH!” Amilyn (Paul Reubens) has some pretty elongated death rows. All thanks to the titular vampire killer Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Kristy Swanson), who has to stake vamps ON A SCHOOL NIGHT?! Yes,||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Unlistenable until it's cleaned up!
I've given this a shot about three times now but can't get through 15 minutes of this podcast. The hosts seem to know their stuff but apparently they think it's cool to drop f-bombs every other sentence. Cussing can have its place but not when it's used by 12-year olds who just discovered what cuss words are. Think I'm being harsh? Listen for five minutes.
The other Decade of Horror podcasts are so good that it's a shame this one can't get out of its own way but simply cleaning up the language. Until then, whatever point or opinion the hosts are trying to make will be overshadowed by the words that come out of their mouths.
Delightful and Down to Earth
This is an accessible and thoroughly enjoyable podcast made by real people who aren't about to put on airs or get bogged down in the current nostalgia craze.
The show covers a wide range of horror that you won't hear about in your average horror themed podcast.
The host, Thomas Mariani, is a sharp and hilarious man who seems to genuinely care about what listeners want and strives to make each show better than the last.
As the other review states, the quality can be inconsistent, mainly due to guests not having access to high end audio equipment. But these are easily overlooked by the charm and humor that carries throughout.
If you enjoy 90's horror at all, this show is defiantly worth a listen.
Keep it up!! Totally awesome!!! Love the movie reviews and very knowledgeable on the subject matter.
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