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Looking for the best in deep-cut horror movies? We've got you covered. Hosts Lance and Erica bring you reviews of underseen horror movies, specifically those with fewer than 1,000 views on Letterboxd. From Italian to British, slasher to SOV, no stone goes unturned. Logo by Cody Schibi
 
ARE DRAGONS TOO CLICHE? DO GOBLINS SEEM BORING? HAVE YOU PLAYED THROUGH THE PUBLISHED MATERIALS ONE TOO MANY TIMES AND DON’T KNOW WHERE TO TURN NOW? THEN HOOKED IS THE PODCAST FOR YOU. If your players are ignoring your well crafted plot-hooks and setting up shop in a tavern, getting drunk, and bothering the city guard then we are here for you. Each episode our hosts (and special guests) will serve up a heroes feast of plot-hooks, NPCs, magical items, epic tales, and forgotten lore that they ...
 
On November 18, 1978 Jim Jones led 918 people to their deaths at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project settlement - better known as Jonestown. This series will detail the story from the beginning in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the tragic end in the jungle of Guyana.
 
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We're celebrating the birthday of one of our favorite directors, Lucio Fulci, with one of his unsung films: Beatrice Cenci. While not a horror film, this is one of the films of which Fulci himself was most proud and still has enough Fulci "flourishes" for fans of his horror movies to enjoy it. To help us with our discussion, our guest for this epis…
 
In the fourth episode of True Crime Horror Story Season 4, your host JD Horror is joined by author Jesse Pollack to tell the tale of the death of Nancy Spungen and the tragic life of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious. Jesse's new book Room 100 will be out soon. This episode features Music by Mechanical Ghost, The Quiet Type, and The Kullums (https://…
 
This week Lance picked a 90s horror movie that Erica actually liked! From a director whose filmography is mostly horror sequels, Jeff Burr, comes a movie about a warlock spirit inhabiting a scarecrow to kill his enemies. Plus practical effects and an orgy. What's not to love? (well, a few 90s horror cliches, but that's ok). Follow this podcast on I…
 
In the newest installment of our series of sexual sadists, we will be focusing on master manipulators. These are the stories of evil men who were able to convince impressionable teenagers to join them on a wicked ride to the darkest recesses of the human condition. These monsters used their odd charisma as a means of attracting kids, usually down o…
 
In episode eleven Jim Jones introduces a poison test while armed guards stood by to make sure everyone drank. Debbie Layton defected as Jim Jones' conspiracy thinking was fueled more by Donald Freed, Mark Lane, and Joe Mazor - and at the same time Leo Ryan was finally ready to visit Jonestown. Research and audio clips are credited to The Jonestown …
 
We're joined by author, podcaster, and film historian Samm Deighan for a visit to Villa Parisi and a discussion of the Italian cult horror movie Patrick Still Lives. You can purchase the blu-ray from Severin Films: https://severin-films.com/?s=patrick+still+lives Current views on Letterboxd: 663 Samm's links: Follow on IG and Twitter @sammdeighan P…
 
We return from an unplanned semester hiatus with the third installment of our Medieval True Crime miniseries, continuing to explore the 13th-century coroner's rolls of rural Bedfordshire (plus one item from 14th-century Essex), as well as muse on why murder narratives so monopolize our mysteries and how murder was defined in medieval England. Today…
 
In the fourth episode of Season 4, your host JD Horror tells the stories of the origins of the real life vampires in Bloodsucking Freaks part 4. In the first three chapters of our series on bloodsucking freaks, we have explored some of the most notorious and well known blood suckers of all time. These fiends who stalked the night in search of victi…
 
This week, Lance pulled a pick from special guest Daniel Ekeroth's book, Swedish Sensationsfilms: Blood Traaaaacks. Venture into the snowy mountains with us for a discussion of Mats Helge Olsson's slasher film, plus in-depth discussions of the director and the band Easy Action. Buy Daniel's books from Bazillion Points: https://www.bazillionpoints.c…
 
We're taking a side trip on the podcast to talk about what movies we'd love to see get a Blu-ray release. Guest Jonathan shares his picks as well and we also add in some special features we'd love with our picks. From arthouse to horror, Thailand to Italy, we're covering a wide range of movies in this one. (SPOILER) Please note: at the time of reco…
 
In the late 1800’s, on the corner of South Wallace Avenue and West 63rd St in Chicago, Illinois there stood a modern day castle. It featured secret passageways and doors leading to nowhere and it's more than 100 rooms served as lodging, business spaces, and retail, but its basement however was reserved for the murder of up to 200 unfortunate souls.…
 
This week we are discussing another hidden gem of late 80s Italian horror about a mad painter, a necrophiliac, and a helicopter. If that's not enough for you, at the very least, listen to hear Erica try to explain the plot. Follow this podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @unsunghorrors. Follow Lance on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd @ls…
 
Coming Soon... True Crime Horror Story Season 4! In Seasons 1-3 we highlighted both notorious and obscure incidents of real life murder. From world famous psychopaths like the Toolbox Killers, Jeffrey Dahmer, and The Nightstalker Richard Ramirez, to lesser known evils that you may not have heard of, but have effects just as catastrophic for the vic…
 
In episode eight Jim Jones finds a place to start building Jonestown. Jones has another run-in with law enforcement, and starts to insert himself with prominent San Francisco politicians. Research and audio clips are credited to The Jonestown Institute. Visit their website for more information. Follow us on social media: Instagram Facebook Learn mo…
 
When you're told there's a horror movie with Frankie Avalon as an off-the-rails psycho killer whose blood has been transfused into a young girl, creating a psychic connection between them, well, you know you have to check it out. We're reviewing Blood Song, PLUS Lance is discussing all the films he watched for SXSW 2021, spoiler-free To skip the SX…
 
In this special bonus episode of Killer Cuts, your host JD Horror is joined by legendary true crime author Harold Schechter (The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, Depraved, Deranged, Deviant) to bring you the story of Andrew Kehoe and the Bath School Massacre, the topic of Harold's new book Maniac. Thank you to Little A Books and Playback Prod…
 
In episode six Jim Jones faces bad publicity for the first time, when Lester Kinsolving writes an eight page series on The Peoples Temple. Jones would escape these articles, but find himself on the radar of the LAPD.Research and audio clips are credited to The Jonestown Institute.Visit their website for more information.Follow us on social media:In…
 
In episode five Jim Jones refused to stop working, so he turned to drugs. Drugs made him paranoid, and his extramarital affairs spiral out of control. He also introduced the Planning Commission, which was the first step in The Peoples Temple becoming an authoritarian system.Research and audio clips are credited to The Jonestown Institute.Visit thei…
 
This week we are joined by Laird Jimenez, hosts and programmer for Alamo Drafthouse's Weird Wednesday series in Austin, to discuss one of the best Exorcist knock-offs, Demon Witch Child (aka The Possessed). With so many knock-offs to choose from, what makes this one stand out? Tune in to hear our thoughts on de Ossorio's fantastic take on demonic c…
 
In Part 2 of our Season 3 Wrap-Up, JD is joined by the co-host of the TCHS Aftershow Dom to break down the cases from Episodes 6-10 of Season 3 in a more light hearted way than the normal show. Season 4 is coming soon and until then, LET THE NIGHT ROAR! If you like what you hear here on True Crime Horror Story please subscribe and give us a 5 star …
 
In episode four Jim Jones starts to ask more from his followers financially. He experienced failures in returning to Indiana to show off his accomplishments, and failures in taking over Mother Devine's Peace Mission.Research and audio clips are credited to The Jonestown Institute.Visit their website for more information.Follow us on social media:In…
 
This week we're snuggling up with a mannequin for a look at Arne Mattsson's Vaxdockan, a Swedish thriller with some clear horror elements. Follow this podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @unsunghorrors. Follow Lance on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd @lschibi Follow Erica on Letterboxd @alsowatched Logo by Cody Schibi Part of the Prescri…
 
In the first part of the True Crime Horror Story Season 3 Wrap-Up, your host JD Horror is joined by the co-host of the TCHS Aftershow Dom to break down the cases from Episodes 1-5 of Season 3 in a more light hearted way than the normal show. Part 2 of the Wrap-Up will be coming next week. Until then, LET THE NIGHT ROAR! If you like what you hear he…
 
In episode three, Jim Jones quickly realized the move to Ukiah, CA isn't a fit for The Peoples Temple due to racism. We also take a look at Jim's manipulation of the Vietnam War, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and his infidelity towards Marceline.Research and audio clips are credited to The Jonestown Institute.Visit their website for …
 
This week we're joined by Daniel Epler of Cobwebs: A Gothic Cinema Podcast to discuss Hammer's one and only film with a social message. While the subject matter of the film may not be fun, we find plenty of things to love about this often-forgot part of Hammer's film history. Follow this podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @unsunghorrors. F…
 
Episode one looks at the early life of Jim Jones, and the things that molded him into the man he would become. Jones would take a by any means necessary approach to spread socialism, including fake faith healings and hiding his atheism. Research and audio clips are credited to The Jonestown Institute.Visit their website for more information.Follow …
 
Back in 2020 the timeline broke and everything went awry. The same thing happened inside of Destiny. Who broke time and how did they fix it again? Get up close and personal with Ace’s creators and cast as they discuss the bandages and superglue used in Fixing the Timeline. Warning there is talk of pizza. Do not listen on an empty stomach.…
 
Please excuse the static in parts of the audio in this episode. The SOV gods paid us a visit during recording. Happy(?) Valentine's Day. We're venturing in Shot on Video territory this episode with Dream Stalker (1991), a love story for the video age and beyond. At the time of recording: Available to watch on Amazon Prime and FlixFling, or purchase…
 
In the Season Finale of True Crime Horror Story Season 3, JD interviews murderer, vampire, cannibal, artist, and murderabilia collector/dealer "The Vampire of Paris" Nico Claux. WARNING: This episode is graphic and disturbing and told from the killer's perspective in his own words. Nico Claux was arrested for the premeditated murder of Thierry Biss…
 
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