E72: VAULT: INTRO

We’re being lazy this week and releasing an episode that has been buried in the Channel 83 vault. The original concept of the show was to have 2 hosts, one an avid horror fan and the other a complete horror noob. Scheduling conflicts prevented this first iteration from getting off the ground but here’s a glimpse into the beginnings of Channel 83, our very first episode ever recorded!




E57: YEAR IN REVIEW

We’re taking a look at all the films we’ve reviewed this year on Channel 83 and we’re handing out some awards for the best and worst ones in different categories. This ended up being a really long episode, and we’re not really set up to record two people so the audio quality isn’t what it usually is and the editing could be better but hopefully you can still enjoy it. If you don’t care to hear all this and just want to hear our picks for the best and worst of 2019, just skip ahead to the last 30 minutes or so. Next week, we’ll be doing another special cast discussing the future of Channel 83 and what we have planned for 2020.

E40: IDAHO

Alright we are back to horror from here on out. It’s nice to take a break every once in a while but nothing beats a good horror movie and boy are there some good ones this week. Our theme this week is Idaho and we’re reviewing three horror movies that take place in the Gem State. We’ll be taking a look at Idaho Transfer from 1973, The Being from 1983, and The Reflecting Skin from 1990.

E39: HALLOWEEN HANGOVER 2

This is our second week of Halloween Hangover and while we’re still doing some non-horror films we’re slowly dipping our toes into the genre this week before getting back into it full-swing. This week we’re taking a look at 3 non-horror films directed by famous horror directors. We’ll be reviewing John Carpenter’s Elvis from 1979, Abel Ferrara’s King of New York from 1990, and Joe Dante’s Matinee from 1993.

E37: HALLOWEEN HANGOVER

The Halloween season has passed and to help you get over your Halloween Hangover, we’re switching things up a bit this week and taking a look at 3 movies that are decidedly non-horror. We’re all probably feeling a little bit partied out after Halloween, so hopefully these three films will provide a palette cleanser and a much-needed break from horror. Our movies this week are Gravity from 2013, Quest for Fire from 1981, and Glengarry Glen Ross from 1992. It doesn’t get any less horror than that.

E35: TRICK OR TREAT

Halloween is just a few days away and we’re bringing you another Halloween-themed episode to help get you into the holiday spirit. Our theme for this week is “trick or treat” and our three films are Trick or Treat from 1986, Trick or Treats from 1982, and Trick ‘r Treat from 2007. It should be pretty obvious what our three films this week have in common.

E30: VAULT: DREAMS

It’s Channel 83’s birthday so we’re releasing an episode that has been buried in the Channel 83 vault for some time. The original concept of the show was to have 2 hosts, one an avid horror fan and the other a complete horror noob. Scheduling conflicts prevented this first iteration from getting off the ground but here’s a glimpse into the beginnings of Channel 83.

E22: LOVECRAFT

Our theme for this week is Lovecraft, and we’re taking a look at 3 film adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft stories. We’ll be talking about 1985’s Re-Animator based on the serial novelette “Herbert West-Reanimator”, The Resurrected from 1991 based on “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward”, and 1994’s The Lurking Fear based on a short story of the same name.

E21: 1992

For the first time ever we have a special guest in the Channel 83 studio. This week we are joined by my better half, Hana. In honor of our special guest, we also have a special theme this week. Each of our movies this week came out in 1992, the year Hana was born, and I picked each movie with her tastes in mind. This week we have a TNT made-for-TV version of Frankenstein, a super obscure movie out of Hong Kong called The Cat, and the Brian De Palma film Raising Cain.

E20: VAULT: ILLINOIS

Channel83 is on vacation so we’re releasing an episode that has been buried in the Channel83 vault for some time. The original concept of the show was to have 2 hosts, one an avid horror fan and the other a complete horror noob. Scheduling conflicts prevented this first iteration from getting off the ground but here’s a glimpse into the beginnings of Channel83.

E16: NAMES

Our theme for this week is names, and the names of the antagonists in each of our films figure prominently into the plot. In addition, each of our films this week is based off of a pre-existing story. We’ll be reviewing the H.P. Lovecraft adaptation The Unnamable from 1988, 1995’s fairy tale horror Rumpelstiltskin, and 1992’s Candyman based off of a Clive Barker short story.

E13: BILL PAXTON

The theme for this week is Bill Paxton and we’re gonna watch three movies starring – you guessed it – Bill Paxton. The movies this week are Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker from 1981, Mortuary from 1983, and 1993’s Boxing Helena. (Apologies for audio quality, someone was mowing their lawn for literal hours during the only time I was able to record)

WELCOME

Channel 83 is a podcast dedicated to bringing you the best, worst, and weirdest that horror cinema has to offer. Each week, we will be picking three films that are tied together with a loose theme. We will give you a synopsis of each film, followed by a review/analysis/recommendation/anything else that we think you might find interesting.

In addition, we’ll be broadcasting these films so that you, the listeners, will have the chance to check out the films that we discuss.

What sort of movies can you expect? Well, we’ll be going through the horror franchises both major and minor, forgotten classics, unknown schlock, foreign oddities, and everything in-between. Horror can be a difficult genre to define so there may be some films that teeter on the edge. No matter the movie, we will always strive to provide you with content that will entertain, interest, or disgust horror buffs and horror noobs alike.

Thank you for listening, and long live the new flesh.