4. Cannibal Girls (1973).

Sarah & Adam feast on the rare cannibal movie that stars members of SCTV. Yes, Andrea Martin and Eugene Levy star in Ivan Reitman’s horror-comedy Cannibal Girls. Well, Adam thinks it’s kind of a comedy, but Sarah’s not so sure. Is this our answer to Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre or, barring that, one of TCM’s many sequels/reboots? Only those who brave enough to listen to the podcast after the warning bell will know for sure.

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Show Notes.

Trailer. IMDB. Wiki.

Watch Cannibal Girls for free!

A conversation with Ivan Reitman and Daniel Goldberg.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre films of note:

Mummies Alive!

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3. Curtains (1983).

Only the joyless Canadian people would take the escapist, silly slasher genre and use it as a vehicle for exploring the unfair expectations placed on aging women. Sarah and Adam pay attention to the men and women behind Curtains and ask if the movie’s full of yonic imagery or yawn-ick imagery? The CanCon lesson continues as your two hosts recite monologues on tampering producers, multiple directors, alternate endings, and what makes a horror movie doll scary.

Show Notes.

Trailer.

Curtains: IMDB. Wiki.

Rue Morgue #146 features interviews with some cast members and the original director, as well as a summary of the original script. Plus: Adam’s got an unrelated article in that issue about horror spin-offs.

Linda Thorson in The Avengers.

Please Kill Mr Kinski.

Freddy Krueger eatin’ pizza.

The original, uh, vaginal poster for Curtains.

The revised poster with the better tagline can be seen on the Curtains Wikipedia page.

This interview with co-star Lesleh Donaldson contains a still of the original ending.

Actually, it was a McCain Punch ad.

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2. Ginger Snaps (2000).

Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) is experiencing mood swings, increased sexual desire, and hair where there was no hair before. It must be lycanthropy—not that you’ll be hearing about that in the updated Ontario curriculum. Anyhoo, Sarah and Adam howl over this Canadian cult classic from Orphan Black’s John Fawcett and Karen Walton.

Show Notes.

Canadian Trailer.

American Trailer.

Ginger Snaps: IMDB. Wiki.

How Karen Walton came to write the film.

John Fawcett vs. casting directors vs. school shootings.

American Mary, also starring Katharine Isabelle.

Horror movies about female sexuality that distributors didn’t know how to promote: Teeth. Jennifer’s Body.

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1. The Uncanny (1977).

In the frightening first episode of A Part Of Our Scare-itage, Sarah & Adam discuss killer cats and killer character actors as they recap Denis Héroux’s The Uncanny—in which Peter Cushing recaps three stories of cats gone wild.

Show Notes.

The Uncanny: IMDB. Wiki. Trailer.

The Uncanny’s title card.

John Vernon’s credit with cat painting.

Samantha Eggar appeared in such CanCon horrors as David Cronenberg’s The Brood and Curtains.

Correction: The Canadian toilet paper brand that uses kittens in their ads is Royale.

From “The Catington Post”: The creepiest horror movies—all starring cats.

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0. Coming Soon.

Coming soon! A Part Of Our Scare-itage is a proud declaration of “Ahhh, Canada!” from two horror movie aficionados. Join Sarah Chamberlain and Adam Clarke for a lively discussion of Canadian horror movies. Twice a month, Sarah and Adam will watch and review a randomly selected CanCon horror film and dissect what makes it tick. All the great Canadian stories will be touched upon, such as: psychics that cause exploding heads, haunted masks that turn 2-D movies 3-D, SCTV cast members fighting cannibals, talking teddy bears, menstrual werewolves, evil housecats, slashers, and more. If you’ve got an ear for fear, tune in to Megaphonic FM for A Part Of Our Scare-itage.

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