Saturday Frights - Tobe Hooper

Saturday Frights Podcast Ep. 64 (Tobe Hooper)

With the passing of Tobe Hooper on August 26th of 2017, the pantheon of horror legends has grown smaller. I certainly made sure to share my shock and disbelief at the passing of Tobe Hooper on Facebook. However after talking it over with the Projectionist we came to a decision. To venture back into the Retroist Vault and record this special episode, one focusing on the works of Tobe Hooper.
Tobe Hooper - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

I realize of course that Tobe Hooper is probably best remembered for his 1974 film, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Of course this is rightfully so. But in all honesty he was behind the camera for many more excellent horror films as well as TV series.

  • Salem’s Lot
  • The Funhouse
  • Poltergeist
  • Lifeforce
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massascre 2
  • Tales from the Crypt
  • Masters of Horror

Granted there is in fact a debate on who actually directed 1982’s Poltergeist. As the Projectionist and I brought up back 27 episode ago. Thankfully for you, the listeners, this is…mostly…avoided this go around.

Furthermore we have a special guest segment for this show. We are joined by none other than Daniel XIII! Whose reviews are easily found over on the That’s Not Current spot on the internet.

If you have any suggestions for topics you would like for us to cover in a future special. Or possibly you have comments on the current show, email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also contact me on Twitter and on Facebook.

The theme used at the beginning of the episode was provided by Peachy (The Benjamin Wallfisch of Wales), if you have musical needs why not contact him at peachy@Retroist.Com. And be sure to “like” him on his Facebook page…before he goes to investigate what makes Sawyer chili so delicious!

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After listening to the latest podcast about Tobe Hooper. Why not take the time to watch Mick Garris’ Post Mortem?

[Via] Mick Garris Interviews

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Saturday Frights Podcast Ep. 63 (Concession Stand)

Hello, friends. While this was intended to be a Saturday Frights Podcast episode discussing Night of the Meek. As I could certainly not think of a better Twilight Zone episode than that one. A drunken shopping mall Santa played by Art Carney who is saved at his time of need. All thanks to a little gift, a sign of the compassion one can find in The Twilight Zone.

As I just stated. That was my original intent. However, Life finds away of changing plans. Of snapping your attention to things you didn’t realize. Such a thing happened to me today. Due to overworking I had inadvertently hurt the feelings of a loved one. All is good, friends. My personal story doesn’t have an unhappy ending or anything like that.

This isn’t the end of my contributing to The Retroist. It is however the end of the Saturday Frights Podcast as well as the Diary of an Arcade Employee, Projectionist’s Sinister Tales of Terror and Retro Radio Memories podcasts.

So I felt I should record a little something. A thank you as a matter of fact and a little reason as to why I am ceasing producing those shows. As an aside I will be continuing the Facebook pages for both Saturday Frights and the Diary. As there is a wonderful community that has been built up there.

Happy Holidays and thank you.

I want to thank Metagirl for her wonderful help with the intro to the show of late. As well as to Tony Longworth and of course to Peachy for their fantastic music. I also need to thank Daniel XIII for his sage advice. Of course I cannot thank the Retroist himself enough – for always being there to help guide the show and for being such a friend.

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Halloween Special - III

Saturday Frights Podcast Ep. 62 (Halloween Special III)

Welcome to the third Halloween Special for the Saturday Frights Podcast! What better way to celebrate a long night of festivities than listening to memories of slasher films?

This Halloween Special the Projectionist and I are joined by Doug McCoy, Allison Venezio, Daniel XIII, I See Robots, RetroArtBlog and the Retroist!

I think you will agree that this podcast is a relative Halloween-palooza! One that finds most of us transported to none other than Crimson Creek! Will we survive long enough to tell our thoughts on the slasher genre?
Halloween Special - Crimson Creek

Listen and find out for yourself!

If you have any suggestions for topics you would like for us to cover in the future or comments, email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also contact me on Twitter and on Facebook.

Our intro was graciously provided by the one and only Metagirl!

Our ending theme is “Twisted Toys” provided by the talented Tony Longworth. You can visit his site by clicking that link provided or hopping over to his SoundCloud!

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This Halloween Special contains a cast that deserve links to their spots on the internet!

  • If you find yourself in fact tempted to brave Crimson Creek yourself. Then you need merely order a copy of the game yourself at Toystorian Enterprises!
  • Daniel XIII can be located in his creepy corner of the internet. You can read his movie reviews and more by visiting The Outre Eye of Daniel XIII!
  • Doug McCoy has a whole slew of podcast and works you can find over at McCoyCast!
  • Allison Venezio when she isn’t writing for The Retroist is sharing her works at Allison’s Written Words!
  • To check out all of the groovy and not to mention retro things from Greg aka RetroArtBlog – just click the link!
  • Of course you can always check out the awesome podcasts of I See Robots by visiting his site on the web!

Saturday Frights Podcast Ep. 61 (Ghost Story)

When you think required October movie watching, does Ghost Story come to mind?

Why not? Ghost Story is a haunting tale of regret with powerhouse actors and gruesome effects by Dick Smith. Perhaps the Projectionist and I can make you take a second look at the movie after you listen to the Saturday Frights Podcast!
ghost-story

Ghost Story is a 1981 film adaptation from the popular 1979 novel by Peter Straub. Starring the likes of Fred Astaire, John Houseman, Craig Wasson, and Alice Krige. A tale of supernatural revenge that is perfect for this time of the Season. This also happens to be one of those movies that I first saw at the 62 Drive-In of my youth.

If you have any suggestions for topics you would like for us to cover in the future or comments, email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also contact me on Twitter and on Facebook.

The Music at the ending of our show was provided by Peachy (The Phillipe Sarde of Wales), if you have musical needs why not contact him at peachy@Retroist.Com. And be sure to “like” him on his Facebook Page before he visits the town of Milburn…

Our intro was graciously provided by the one and only Metagirl!

Normally our ending theme is “Twisted Toys” provided by the talented Tony Longworth. You can visit his site by clicking that link provided or hopping over to his Soundcloud Page!

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Don’t remember Ghost Story? Might I suggest watching the trailer?

[Via] Scream Factory

Saturday Frights Podcast Episode 060 (The Mutant)

Welcome back friends to the Saturday Frights Podcast! Each podcast my co-host, the Projectionist and I will discuss a particular horror movie or horror themed TV episode from the Retroist Vault. On this show we discuss a 1964 episode of The Outer Limits entitled The Mutant – which stars The Wild Bunch’s Warren Oates!

If you have any suggestions for topics you would like for us to cover in the future or comments, email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also contact me on Twitter and on Facebook.

The Music normally at the beginning of our show was provided by Peachy (The Harry Lubin of Wales), if you have musical needs why not contact him at peachy@Retroist.Com. And be sure to “Like” him on his Facebook Page before he takes a rocket to Annex One…

Our intro was graciously provided by the one and only MetaGirl!

The ending music for the show is entitled “Twisted Toys” and was provided by Tony Longworth, you can visit his site by clicking that link provided or hopping over to his SoundCloud Page!

Theater Curtains
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