You want more FrightFest? Our coverage concludes with Greg, Ria, Tom and another special guest, Tom Cannon, reviewing the films we watched on Sunday and Monday, including one very divisive film that completely split the group. Featuring Doorsploitation.
Timestamps: Sunday (Short Film Showcase 2, Hell is Where the Home is, Await Further Instructions, Terrified, Tigers Are Not Afraid, Bodied, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot, Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros. Years, He’s Out There): 1:08 - 41:30 Monday (Possum, Climax, Wolfman’s Got Nards, Open 24 Hours, The Witch in the Window, Black Site, The Field Guide to Evil, The Golem): 41:30 - 1:21:14
Sep 02 2018
Episode 41: FrightFest 2018 Review - Part 1
Summer’s coming to an end which means The Lament Configuration are finally back bringing you the very best in horror for 2018! This year, our FrightFest coverage has expanded to such a degree that we can’t fit it all in one show! In this half, Greg, Ria and our special guest Tom Dennett-Cook review the films we watched on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Timestamps: Thursday (The Ranger, Summer of 84, Mega Time Squad): 3:49 - 24:03 Friday (The Cleaning Lady, Braid, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, FrightFest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema, Piercing, Crystal Eyes, Boar): 24:03 - 57:41 Saturday (What Keeps You Alive, One Cut of the Dead, The Tokoloshe, Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires, Upgrade, The Laplace’s Demon): 57:41 - 1:19:50
Sep 02 2018
Episode 40: FrightFest 2018 Preview - Paul McEvoy Interview
We are very proud to present our very first interview - and what an interview it was - with PAUL McEVOY. Paul is one of the organisers of FrightFest, the biggest genre festival in the UK. Hear his thoughts on this year’s lineup and what we should be watching, such as THE RANGER, UPGRADE, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID, CLIMAX and much more. Plus his honest opinions on why big studios won’t show their films at FrightFest, current horror trends, why Frightfest doesn’t just show horror movies, why some movies are more divisive than others and much more. Even if you’ve never heard of FrightFest, you will still be enthralled and entertained for all 60 minutes!
Somehow, we are more than halfway into 2018 so there’s no better time to take a look back at the horror films released between January and June. Ria and Greg pick five films each to discuss with NO SPOILERS: there’s the great, the good, the fun, the bad and the downright awful. A good show for planning a Saturday night drinking and watching movies with your mates!
Timestamps: A Quiet Place, Unsane: 2:04 - 16:53 Hellraiser: Judgement, Truth or Dare: 16:54 - 32:24 Revenge, Pyewacket: 32:25 - 44:57 Winchester, Terrifier: 44:58 - 56:16 You Were Never Really Here, Hereditary: 56:17 - 1:10:23
Jul 08 2018
Episode 38: Video Nasties - Top 72
Everyone loves lists so we’ve ranked them: all 72 video nasties from worst to best! See which of the video nasties we described as “borderline unwatchable”, “mind-numbingly boring”, “the absolute worst”, “once you’ve seen it, you can’t unseen it”, “perversely entertaining”, “the epitome of so-bad-it’s amazing”, “grim as hell”, “literally like nothing you’ve seen in your life”, “excellent”, “far too good to be hidden away”, “what a horror film should be” and much, much more.
Episode 37: Video Nasties - Zombie Flesh Eaters, The Beyond and The House by the Cemetery
If you’ve never listened to one of our shows before, this is the one you want to start off with. It’s one of, if not, the best shows we’ve done. These are the last three video nasties reviews and all three films on the show today are directed by the Godfather of Gore himself, Lucio Fulci. These are all great films that we highly recommend. You should expect old lady zombies with lazy eyes, a zombie vs. shark fight, splinters to the eye, thug life crabs, the Book of Eibon, gateways to hell, dogs called Dickie, killer tarantulas, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, horrendous child dubbing and, because it’s Fulci, many many brutal deaths. And you will face the sea of darkness, and all therein that may be explored…
Timestamps: Zombie Flesh Eaters: 3:54 - 28:47 The Beyond: 28:47 - 54:27 The House by the Cemetery: 54:27 - 1:13:34
Jun 10 2018
Episode 36: Video Nasties - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue, Dead & Buried and Forest of Fear
We only have six video nasties left to review, all of which are zombie films! For part one of our zombie special, we review two excellent films and one… not so excellent film. Featuring zombie Treguard, old British names, people not winding up their car windows during a zombie outbreak, Technohead, many impressions of British accents, and lots of fog. Plus find out Ria Fend’s life goal.
Timestamps: The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue: 1:16 - 33:52 Dead & Buried: 33:52 - 51:36 Forest of Fear: 51:36 - 1:09:06
May 27 2018
Episode 35: Video Nasties - Inferno, Contamination and Zombie Creeping Flesh
Three more Italian video nasties, this time with a supernatural theme. There’s the follow-up to a classic, a film about killer eggs and a cheesy zombie film… so a mixed bag quality-wise but still fun to review nonetheless! Including many many cats, wet t-shirt contests, Ghostbusters, rats with red eyes, exploding eggs, Goblin, creatures with lightbulb eyes, jungle elephants and 24 Days Later - you read that right. Check it out before it gets outsourced!
Episode 34: Video Nasties - Nightmares in a Damaged Brain, Anthropophagus and Absurd
We’ve covered slasher films before on The Lament Configuration but these are a little bit different: these are Italian slasher films, so expect lots of gore and sleaze. These three video video nasties are all available on DVD and Blu-ray from 88 Films if you want to check them out. Featuring the world’s most inept psychiatric facility, old computers, bad child acting, questionable effects, Germans wearing giant headphones, bad toupees, ketchup, and ummm… foetus eating. Make sure to have your compasses at the ready!
Timestamps: Nightmares in a Damaged Brain: 1:57 - 31:17 Anthropophagus: 31:17 - 48:22 Absurd: 48:22 - 1:06:09
Apr 29 2018
Episode 33: Video Nasties - Bloody Moon, Women Behind Bars and Devil Hunter
On the show today, we have three video nasties directed by legendary exploitation director, Jess Franco: expect bad dubbing, many zooms and lots of nudity. Including wobble boards, topless moon bathing, bandsaws, A GIANT FAKE BOULDER, prison bush, pyjamas, ping pong ball eyes, and the return of low angle tribal twerking. The best way to listen to this podcast is in bed.