Welcome back to the 16th installment of Evil Episodes!
This time around is sort of a make-shift episode. As I’ll be briefly explaining in the episode, this was originally going to be a lengthy discussion on The Walking Dead season 2. I had an all-star lineup of Bill Chete, ChrisROBO, and New Jersey Nick from Slashercast on with me. It was an excellent synopsis and breakdown of the show and each of us brought a unique perspective. Unfortunately the audio file corrupted and was sent straight to podcasting hell just about right after I hit stop on the recording. I did catch about 30 minutes of bonus footage of the four of us shootin’ the breeze on various horror topics that I will likely include as bonus footage in a future episode for that. So apologies for this, lets hope Walking Dead season 3 discussion plans turn out better!
For today, I bring you a discussion on another TV Horror series that just wrapped up it’s initial season, THE RIVER. Myself and Darrick had given some thoughts on the show previously but this was a more detailed and lengthy discussion. Darrick was actually out for this segment, so I called in a couple of fellows from The Slashercast, @TheHumanIMDB and @TheFlickist to share their thoughts on it as well.
Wrapping up the episode is the latest Horrorpiece Theater featuring a couple movies where the killers are kids. First up is Bloody Birthday, followed by Village of the Damned. (the remake) I know I am usually Mr. Originals guy, but when I do get around to reviewing the original it will probably be as a double feature with the original Children of the Damned.
Please check out @TheHumanIMDB & @TheFlickist on the Slashercast which comes out every week, offering over 2 hours of content and one hell of an awesome time at http://www.slashercast.net/ or on itunes by searching for Slashercast, and be sure to leave them a review as well!
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Welcome back to your bi-weekly fix of what goes bump in the night on the small screen! With your hosts EvilMike & DeadDarrick. On this episode we get into Oren Peli’s The River which is airing weekly on ABC. Terror on the Amazon river as a group searches for Dr. Cole, but what sort of macabre discoveries will they encounter during their search? Found Footage style horror finally makes it’s way to TV!
Mike gives his first impressions of the game Dead Rising 2, tons of zombie carnage on display but is it enough to keep him interested beyond a few initial skull-bashing sessions!?! Then we close out the episode with another edition of Horrorpiece Theater featuring discussion on the films Waxwork & Waxwork 2! Supernatural goofball horror from the 80′s! What could go wrong, right? *ahem*
The much anticipated debut of The River took place earlier tonight. Did it deliver the thrills and chills all the promos, previews & trailers promised, or did it drown in the dangerous waters of the Amazon before making it out of the super-sized two hour premiere…..read my review after the jump!
We are just a little bit over a week away from the highly anticipated THE RIVER by director Oren Peli. Since the original announcement, we’ve seen the trailer, a few clips, still shots and more. Now an official website has sprung up online which offers all sorts of cool goodies, including an interactive scavenger hunt that dishes out clues as to the whereabouts of Dr. Emmet Cole who is the the missing explorer the crew goes looking for in the show! Check out the website at http://exploretheriver.com
While 2011 proved to be an epic year for Horror on TV, 2012 looks to be keeping the trend going. Not only is The Walking Dead’s 2nd season returning but ABC will be debuting The River on February 7th. While there have been a trailer and a promo along with a synopsis released quite some time ago, more details are beginning to leak out on the show….
With The Walking Dead season 2 getting underway a few hours ago….or depending on when you are reading this, last night, it is safe to say that the Horror-TV season is in full effect and will be pretty jam packed with shows and series for the remainder of 2011. Despite all the shows currently airing, we still have NBC’s Grimm, Bag of Bones, as well as Chiller’s original movie, Remains, among many more that I have probably failed to mention.
That said, I want to know what you, the visitors of the site and listeners of the podcast think about all the returning series and new shows. It doesn’t matter if you enjoy ‘em, hate ‘em, want to pick certain elements apart regarding them. I am all for your feedback no matter what your opinions are, and I’d love to feature all of your thoughts in an upcoming episode of the podcast.
You can do something as simple as leave a reply on this topic below, email your thoughts to email@example.com or you can be even more bold and record your comments in audio form and send them to the same email and I will play them during the show.
With the audience of the podcast growing slowly but surely, I am always interested to get the pulse of the audience as to what they are watching and what they want to discuss. So speak up and be a part of an upcoming episode of the podcast!
As information has been slowly coming for The River, which is premiering on ABC network, we’ve all been hoping for some footage or promotional videos. Well we just scored one better. The first full trailer for the show. After watching this trailer I am actually more excited for the potential of the show than I thought I would be. From the director of Paranormal Activity, Oren Peli, The River is about an explorer who goes missing in the middle of the Amazon and is thought to be dead until a signal is received from his homing becon. Family members set out to on an expedition to find him. I am sure everyone will end up having their own selfish reasons they decided to go along. Check out the trailer below:
You can most definitely see the influence by Oren Peli on display with a big percentage of the action shots and supernatural happenings taking place from the perspective of various security cameras mounted on the boat. Lets hope ABC gives this series time to find an audience, much the way CBS did with Harper’s Island(even though they did eventually move it to Saturday Nights, grrr) and not decide to put a death nail in it ala Happy Town after only a few episodes.
What secrets does The River hold?......coming soon to ABC!