A little over a month ago, we reviewed the first Violent Shit film for our Shitty September marathon. In fact, the first Violent Shit was so bad that it ended up being crowned the winner of Shitty September. Obviously I wasn’t too stoked to watch the sequel being that the first is one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, reviewing the first one means that reviewing the rest of the franchise is an inevitability because that’s just how we roll here at Channel 83.

E112: THE GUYVER – feat. Mike Ward

Tonight we’re joined by friend of the cast Mike Ward. Mike is an all-around cool guy and former writer for Mondo Exploito, so we called upon him to help us dissect 1991’s The Guyver! Mark Hamill, Michael Berryman, David Gale, Jeffrey Combs, Jimmie “JJ” Walker, and Linnea Quigley star in this is great American tokusatsu film directed by effects legends Steve Wang and Screaming Mad George.


If you’re a long-time listener of Channel 83, you’ll remember that we reviewed the first Unnamable way back in episode 16. It is one of the most boring movies that we’ve reviewed so far on this cast and, in fact, it made my wife’s list as one of the Most Forgettable films we watched for the cast last year on our Year in Review Awards back in episode 57. Despite my feelings about the first Unnamable, I was still curious to check this one out.


On letterboxd.com, there is a yearly challenge that is in its 7th year this year called the Hooptober Challenge. It’s hosted by a fellow named Cinemonster and it’s called Hooptober in honor of horror director Tobe Hooper, whose films are always part of the Hooptober Challenge. This week we kick off the Hooptober Challenge and today we’re going to go through this year’s list to give you guys a preview of what’s in store this month. If you’d rather just read the list, you can find it here.


You may have noticed that each time we’ve had a guest on this show so far, there has been one question that I’ve been sure to ask our guests each time and that is “what is the worst horror movie you’ve ever seen and why?” Misery loves company and it’s in that spirit that we’re kicking off Shitty September, wherein I watch the horror films that our guests and listeners have identified as “the worst”. Today’s pick comes from George, host of The Best Little Horror House in Philly Podcast, who was a guest on our show last season on episode 81.


Hello videodrones and thanks for tuning back into Channel 83. We are the TV guide for weirdos, the video word made flesh, evangelists of the obscure, and welcome to our second season! We’ve got a lot of great stuff in the works this season for all you videodrones out there. Tomorrow we’ll be kicking of a month of terrible cinema that I like to call Shitty September, where we review the worst horror movies of all time according to our listeners. After that we’ll be hitting our Halloween stride pretty hard right at the beginning of October in an attempt to review 31 movies in 31 days. Then we’ll be switching gears a bit and the theme we’re going to focus on for the remainder of the season is the horror cinema of East and Southeast Asia. Of course, in between all this stuff we’ll be releasing episodes like we always have, random rants, horror oddities, Werewolf Wednesdays, and a few guest appearances along the way. If you’re a new listener of the show, follow us on twitter at @channel83pod, send us some emails at channel83podcast@gmail.com or hop on our discord server to chat with us about anything you have on your mind. Thanks for listening and as always LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH.


Hello videodrones and thanks for tuning in to Channel 83 during our first season. We’re taking a break for a few months but I just wanted to leave you with a quick message to let all you guys know that we’re not just disappearing. We’re looking to launch season 2 sometime in late August or early September so you can expect us back around then! In the meantime, follow us on twitter at @channel83pod, send us some emails at channel83podcast@gmail.com or hop on our discord server to chat with us about anything you have on your mind. If you’re looking for another show to scratch that horror itch for you in the interim, check out The Best Little Horror House in Philly podcast, check out TYTD Reviews and ROTD Reviews on YouTube, or you can even go into our back catalog and listen to old episodes of Channel83. If the written word is more your speed, check out Shock, Schlock & Leftover Film Stock. Thanks for listening and as always long live the new flesh.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


Recently I had the opportunity to see The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari in theaters with a live musical accompaniment from Austin, TX based band The Invincible Czars, so here’s another quick one-off episode.