Category Archives: horror

Dead Air Ep 107- Friday The 13th

Gather under the sluice grate, for the latest Dead Air podcast episode has been mucked off the slab ~

And it is a special one too! Not only is this a commentary track for the mommy of all slashers, it is Wes’ birthday and our birthday. So grab a slice of cake or a campĀ counselorĀ and let’s get down to the lake!

Kill her, mommy! Today is our birthday and with it comes a very special special episode of Dead Air. We take you through the 1980 slasher masterpiece, Friday the 13th, as a commentary track!

Gather ’round campers and we’ll weave you a tale of a mother who loves her son, and a camp that will forever be cursed by his name.

Wes and Lydia will not only talk through every minute of this film but also tell you when they first encountered one of the most famous and influential slashers ever made.

So, string your bows, grab your knives, fire up the generator and if you don’t mind, make us some coffee! We’re the messengers of God, and you’re all, DOOMED!


Dead Air Ep 106 – 28 Days Later

Gather under the sluice grate, for the latest Dead Air podcast episode has been mucked off the slab ~

Feeling light-headed? Vomiting copious amounts of blood? Seeing red? Do you have thumbs currently jammed in to your eyes? Fear not! Dead Air has the answer to infection! Today we look at the 2002 film, 28 Days Later!

A group of activists unwittingly release a highly contagious and deadly virus that can only be described as concentrated rage. 28 days later we meet Jim, a young bike courier who is awaking from a coma to the empty streets of London.

It’s not long before he encounters survivors who tell him that it’s the end of the world, and those who aren’t already dead have become rage fueled monsters!

Tipped off by a radio broadcast that promises an “answer to infection” Jim and his companions, travel to their destiny. Can they survive the teeming masses of fast and highly aggressive infected? What is the answer to infection? Is the world doomed?

Find out as we talk about the figurative “Patient Zero” of the new millenniums obsession with Zombies!


typicalfilm – The Revenant

The Revenant (2015)

This one has been on my list since it was in theatre. Coming out while there was much Backcountry buzz in my ear, I did see the Canadian bear attack film first, and a few times, before finally getting to this. All of the talk on this was accurate and all of the praise warranted. I will say it is an awfully tiring film – not because it is on the long side or is fairly quiet – it relays a level of exhaustion endured by Glass that weighs on the viewer like no other film. What he goes through borders unbelievable but is handled unflinchingly and honestly so you can’t help but commiserate with every painful step through the winter forest. It makes me want to revisit Backcountry and Grizzly Man for the blessedly unseen by me nature of bears when disturbed in the wild. Really, a fascinating thing to see and something that will make you thankful for hot running water and shelter several times over.