• Gabe Powers

Episode 30: Western Horror, feat. Luana Saitta of Defend Your Trash Film

IT’S WRANGLERS VS. DINOSAURS, BUCKAROOS VS. WEREWOLVES, AND DISGRACED SOLDIERS VS. WESTWARD EXPANDING CANNIBALS!



Howdy, cowpoke, did you just hear a spooky coyote howl? Catch a glimpse of a ghostly cow, maybe? That’s probably because Gabe and returning guest Luana Saitta are talking about westerns with a horror slant this month. Well, that was the idea, at least. We ended up covering classic dino “Weird Western,” The Valley of Gwangi (directed by Jim O'Connolly, 1969), an arty frontier bodice ripper with a werewolf twist in Martin Donovan’s Mad at the Moon (1992), one gen-u-ine western horror classic – Antonia Bird’s Ravenous (1999). Have you guys seen Ravenous? Because it’s really good.


Note: I didn’t notice that Luana’s mic was a bit hot and that mine was echoing until I was in the process of editing. I tried to fix both issues to the best of my abilities. Please excuse our occasional crackle and echo.


00:00 – Intro

04:51 – The Valley of Gwangi

33:22 – Mad at the Moon

56:40 – Ravenous

1:30:09 – Final thoughts and outro



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