Killer POV: Ep. 56: Viva Italian Horror!

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For the 56th episode of Killer POV, hosts Rob Galluzzo (FEARNET, Icons Of Fright), Elric Kane (Inside Horror) and Rebekah McKendry (FANGORIA) welcome special guest Lawrence Raffel from FEARNET to discuss Italian Horror! But before that, Elric fills us in on ‘Proxy,’ Bekah watched ‘Carriers,’ as well as ‘True Detective’ and ‘Salem.’ Rob visited Alice Cooper’s Arizona based restaurant Cooperstown, which features some genre themed menu items. Then the group breaks down the Italian horror films of everyone from Mario Bava (‘Black Sunday,’ ‘Bay Of Blood’) to Dario Argento (‘Suspiria,’ ‘Opera,’ ‘Tenebre’)  to Lucio Fulci (‘Zombi,’ ‘The Beyond,’ ‘City Of The Living Dead’), as well as Sergio Martino (‘Torso’), Michele Soavi (‘Stage Fright: Aquarius,’ ‘The Church,’ ‘Cemetery Man’) and Lamberto Bava (‘Demons,’ ‘A Blade In The Dark’). We touch upon the infamous ‘Jaws’ rip-off films like ‘Cruel Jaws’ and the “cannibal” craze with ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ and ‘Cannibal Apocalypse’ and explore exactly what the “giallo” films are all about. Get a pen & pad ready: here’s your refresher course on all things Italian Horror!

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  • George Kramer

    Rebekah’s giggle at Rob’s Cooperstown story was the highlight. Give a listen around 39:44. I want a .wav file.

  • Dennis Atherton

    awesome some guys, I laughed so much when Demons 3 The Ogre got a mention, the worst 3 ever. Nothing at all to do with the other films in the series, we never got to find out what JB is doing on all the movies though,
    Demons is one of my favourites along with Cemetary man and Cannibal holocaust, its hard to choose though with movies like Suspira and The beyond and Terror at the opera,
    Great fun guys

    ps i have not seen Cruel Jaws though, its on my radar now