• Gabe Powers

Episode 27.5: Alternative 1970s American Horror, feat. Bill Ackerman of Supporting Characters (2/2)

COME WITH US AS WE CONTINUE OUR CROSS-COUNTRY TREK THROUGH THE DARKEST BOULEVARDS AND ALLEYWAYS OF THE ‘ME DECADE’ UNDERGROUND!



After Night of the Living Dead (1968) and before the slasher boom of the early ‘80s, American horror went through one of its most creative and influential eras. But, for every Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Carrie (1976), and Halloween (1978), there were dozens of under-the-radar oddities that took years – sometimes decades – to be recognized by cult audiences for their unique contributions to American horror. Join Gabe and special guest Bill Ackerman of the Supporting Characters podcast and numerous Blu-ray commentary tracks as they explore another collection of independent horror films from the period, including George A. Romero’s Season of the Witch (aka: Jack’s Wife and Hungry Wives, 1973), Gloria Katz & Willard Huyck’s Messiah of Evil (1973), Bob Clark’s Deathdream (aka: Dead of Night, 1974), Matt Cimber’s The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976), Martin Goldman’s Dark August (1976), and S.F. Brownrigg’s Keep My Grave Open (1976).


00:00 – Intro

00:53 – Season of the Witch (and other George Romero movies)

16:08 – Messiah of Evil

31:59 – Deathdream (and other Bob Clark & Alan Ormsby movies)

49:10 – The Witch Who Came from the Sea

1:06:40 – Dark August

1:23:13 – Keep My Grave Open (and other S.F. Brownrigg movies)

1:35:07 – Outro



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