7. A Christmas Horror Story (2015).

Sarah and Adam have been good all year and are visited by both Krampus and Shatner Clause in this Canadian Christmas carol. Since your two horror hosts dipped heavily into the nog prior to recording things get sloppy as they discuss anthology movies, the perils of only remembering the best parts of a movie, and that damn fourth Texas Chainsaw movie where Matthew McConaughey has a robot leg.

Show Notes.

Trailer. IMDB. Wiki.

We talked about Long Pigs and its commentary in episode 5.

We discussed Deathdream and its commentary in episode 6.

We reviewed Ginger Snaps in our second episode.

Psi-Factor Youtube playlist.

Feel Canadian.

Amro Attia portfolio.

George Buza interview.

1988’s The Brain (we’ll cover this one eventually).

Bailey Downs, the setting of Ginger Snaps, Orphan Black, and this movie.

Julian Richings.

Sarah loves The Children. Not to be confused with The Children.

Trick ’r Treat (2007).

Awaken, Happy Tree. Rise to the surface!

Ed the Sock.

H0H 0H0 Canada promo featuring rapping French-Canadian elves.

Warren the Grog and PJ Fresh Phil.

Castle Rock.

A glimpse of what we’ll be reviewing next episode.

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6. Deathdream (1972).

Sarah and Adam relive their memories of Vietnam war movies as they discuss Bob Clark’s Deathdream, a movie that qualifies as Canadian by the thinnest of definitions. Despite this, there’s a lot of Canadian stuff to discuss, like mistaken Canadian identity, Bob Clark’s dealings with Canada, Canada’s role in the Vietnam war, and one cast member’s appearance on SCTV.

Note: Deathdream is known under a number of alternate titles, the most common being Dead Of Night (though it’s one of several movies with this title) and The Night Andy Came Home.

Show Notes.

Trailer (as Dead of Night). IMDB. Wiki.

John Marley in The Godfather (Caution: contains the horse head footage).

John Marley in SCTV’s “The Godfather” (Caution: contains a horse head puppet).

Matthew McConaughey overacting with his briefly-seen “robot leg”.

Hereditary (trailer). Sarah’s right, it’s great! Do yourself a favour and don’t spoil a single detail before you see it.

Interesting video essay on why William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist III aka Legion is the “greatest psychological thriller ever”.

Great collection of VHS artwork (mostly as Deathdream) for the film’s worldwide releases care of Cinema Arcana.

Stephen King’s Pet Sematary: Book vs. film.

Collection of posters (mostly as Dead Of Night) care of Critical Condition.

Deathdream’s original ending.

Trailer for the film we’ll be talking about next time.

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5. Long Pigs (2007).

Sarah & Adam sink their teeth into a meaty discussion on Canadian cannibal movie Long Pigs. Serial killings! The ethics of meat! Weird conservatism! The regrets of listening to director’s commentaries! All this and more will be discussed in an episode that will leave you feeling bad about the Lilydale Meats guy.

Show Notes.

Trailer. IMDB. Wiki.

Clive Barker’s Dread.

Lilydale Meats.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Fact Sheet.

Timeline: Canada’s 2003 mad cow disease crisis.

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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 are brave enough to listen to the podcast after the warning bell will know for sure.

This episode sponsored by The Dusty Trail.

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.


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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