E122: THE MANGLER 2

Tonight we’re reviewing The Mangler 2 from 2002. You may remember that the original Mangler was one of the films that was submitted to us for Shitty September. If there’s one thing that horror fandom has taught me over the years it’s that horror franchise sequels follow the law of diminishing returns, so when your starting point is something as shitty as the original Mangler well… let’s just say I didn’t have high hopes for this one.




E121: INVISIBLE MAN (透明人間)

Rather than using the Hooptober marathon’s requirement of watching one invisible man film as an opportunity to finally watch Universal’s classic 1933 film The Invisible Man, we at Channel 83 instead decided to do what we always do: go with a much more obscure film that probably no one cares about. Tonight we’re reviewing the 1954 Japanese film, Invisible Man aka The Invisible Avenger.




E120: CANDYMAN: FAREWELL TO THE FLESH

The original Candyman is one of only two films that I’ve reviewed on this cast that I’ve given a 5-star rating on Letterboxd. I love that movie, I believe it is one of the best, if not the best horror movie of the 1990s. I’ve always considered myself a fan of the sequel as well, although it had been quite some time since I’d seen it. Let’s see if my feelings have changed!




E119: GIALLO IN VENICE

It’s day 26 of our Hooptober marathon we’re getting so damn close to finishing this and tonight’s film, 1979’s Giallo in Venice, is a corker. Released on December 31st, 1979, Giallo in Venice marks the end of the giallo’s heyday in the 1970s both literally and figuratively. By this point the artistry that had become a hallmark of the genre had given way to movies like Giallo in Venice whose main goal is to be the sleaziest, most vile and repugnantly violent film possible.




E115: VIOLENT SHIT II: MOTHER HOLD MY HAND

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.




E102: THE UNNAMABLE II

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.




E93: HOOPTOBER INTRO

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.




E86: HELL FEST

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.




SEASON 2 INTRODUCTION

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.




SEASON 1 SIGN-OFF

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.




E73: 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!