126 - Podcast of Horror III: Re-Animator

Films covered in this episode:

Re-Animator
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 84%

Bride of Re-Animator
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 57%

Beyond Re-Animator
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 57%

Guest host: Calvin Dyson

In the culmination of this run of horror-film-focused episodes, Diminishing Returns brings you one covering classic Lovecraftian zombedy Re-Animator and its two sequels. Oh, and there's Calvin and a music quiz.

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74 - Podcast of Horror II: The Blair Witch Project

Films covered in this episode:

The Blair Witch Project
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 87%

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Allen: ✰ ½
Calvin: ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰
Overall score: 34%

Blair Witch
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 74%

 

Special guest: Eduardo Sanchez (director of The Blair Witch Project)

It's the 2nd Diminishing Returns Halloween special!

We've done this two years running, so it's now officially an annual tradition. Celebrate with us by listening as we discuss and review The Blair Witch Project, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 and 2016's Blair Witch (the third one with a similar name to the first one).

Not only do we do the usual thing of pitching our own ideas for what the next sequel should be, but we also listen to some audio clips from the DVD commentaries and we take the time to chat to Ed Sanchez (who directed the first film with Daniel Myrick). Ed offers some fantastic insight into how the film was made, what he's been up to since and drops some hints about the possible future of the franchise.

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Diminishing Returns Halloween specials:
2016 - "Halloween"
2017 - "The Blair Witch Project"

22 - Halloween

Released 31/10/2016

What better film to discuss in the first Halloween episode of Diminishing Returns than John Carpenter's iconic, 1978 slasher movie of the same name?
Listeners beware; you're in for a scare!

(Special thanks to xDimebagx for creating the ambient soundscape used in the opening sequence).

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Films covered in this episode:

(NOTE: Many of these ratings were subsequently revised in Halloween II)

Halloween (1978)
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 70%

Halloween II (1981)
Allen: ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: n/s
Overall score: 55%

Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Allen: ✰ ✰ ½
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰
Overall score: 40%

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Allen: n/s
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: n/s
Overall score: 60%

Halloween 5
Allen: n/s
Calvin: ✰ ✰
Sol: n/s
Overall score: 40%

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
Allen: n/s
Calvin: ✰ ½
Sol: n/s
Overall score: 30%

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Allen: n/s
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: n/s
Overall score: 80%

Halloween: Resurrection
Allen: n/s
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: n/s
Overall score: 50%

Halloween (2007)
Allen: n/s
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰
Overall score: 35%

Halloween II (2009)
Allen: n/s
Calvin: ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰
Overall score: 40%

Episodes in the Halloween series:
”Halloween”
Halloween II

Diminishing Returns Halloween Specials:
”Halloween”
Podcast of Horror II: The Blair Witch Project