• Gabe Powers

Episode 18: Shot-on-Video Horror, Part Four, feat. Patrick Ripoll of Tracks of the Damned

ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END AS MUST ALL BAD THINGS AND ALL THINGS RECORDED ON OBSOLETE HOME VIDEO MEDIA!

Welcome to the home stretch! After dozens of movies and six hours of podcasting, we’ve come to the end of Genre Grinder’s shot-on-video horror retrospective. Gabe and returning extra-special co-host Patrick Ripoll (who, yet again, did most of the research) drag and claw their way through a final 16 SOV oddities; nine of which one or both of them were able to watch, including Mark Shepard’s Dark Romances Vol. 1 (1990), Carl Denham’s Shreck (1990), and J.R. Bookwalter’s Kingdom of the Vampire (1991). The list is shorter this time, but we both had a lot to say about some of these movies, especially Carl J. Sukenick’s mind-bending Alien Beasts (1991), Olaf Ittenbach’s gut-wrenching The Burning Moon (1992), and Scooter McCrae’s genuinely great The Shatter Dead (1994).

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Again, people have asked for a list of the films covered in the description, so here you go. All of the movies that at least one of us has seen are marked with a †, while the others are discussed based on available information/reviews:

  • Bimbos B.C. (1990)

  • Attack of the Hideopoid (1990)

  • Dark Romances Vol. 1 (1990)

  • Gorgasm (1990)

  • Shreck (1990)

  • Crystal Force (1990)

  • Attack of the Killer Refrigerator (1990)

  • Honeymoon Murders (1990)

  • Kingdom of the Vampire (1991)

  • Zombie ‘90: Extreme Pestilence (1991)

  • Alien Beasts (1991)

  • The Burning Moon (1992)

  • Scary Tales (1993)

  • Savage Vengeance (1993)

  • Vampires and Other Stereotypes (1994)

  • Shatter Dead (1994)



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