TPUTS SUMMER TOP 10 SERIES 90'S EDITION MOVIE ANNOUNCEMENTS PT.1

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

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Can you believe we are a mere month or so from kicking off the 6th annual Summer TPUTS Top 10 Series?

Hard to believe that this will be our third series covering a decade in horror!! This year we look at a decade considered as one of the worst for the genre…that’s right it’s the 90’s.

This series is unlike other Postcast or Horrorzine decade top 10 as we are the only show to make the final list a fair list by making things very very unfair, by way of using the TPUTS Noah's Ark rules.

TPUTS Noah’s Ark Rules simply state that over the 10 shows, each covering one year in the decade, two movies (and two only) must represent each year in the final 20…Fair and unfair you see!!

In order to give you all the chance to start binge watching titles, below is the movie lists covering the first 5 years in the decade 1990-94.

1990

GUEST HOSTS: Liam Rafferty, Daeron Wilson & Gary Hill

Cat in the Brain - Dir. Lucio Fulci   imdb synopsis: A horror film director is stalked by a mad psychiatrist/serial killer bent on killing people to model the killings after the director's gory death scenes from his movies.

Cat in the Brain - Dir. Lucio Fulci

imdb synopsis: A horror film director is stalked by a mad psychiatrist/serial killer bent on killing people to model the killings after the director's gory death scenes from his movies.

Frankenhooker - Dir. Frank Henenlotter   imdb synopsis: A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.

Frankenhooker - Dir. Frank Henenlotter

imdb synopsis: A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.

Hardware - Dir. Richard Stanley   imdb synopsis: The head of a cyborg reactivates, rebuilds itself, and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.

Hardware - Dir. Richard Stanley

imdb synopsis: The head of a cyborg reactivates, rebuilds itself, and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.

Jacob’s Ladder - Dir. Adrian Lyne   imdb synopsis: Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.

Jacob’s Ladder - Dir. Adrian Lyne

imdb synopsis: Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.

Night of the Living Dead - Dir. Tom Savini   imdb synopsis: The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.

Night of the Living Dead - Dir. Tom Savini

imdb synopsis: The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.

Misery - Dir. Rob Reiner   imdb synopsis: After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

Misery - Dir. Rob Reiner

imdb synopsis: After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

Nightbreed - Dir. Clive Barker   imdb synopsis: A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of friendly monsters are hiding from humanity. Meanwhile, a sadistic serial killer is looking for a patsy.

Nightbreed - Dir. Clive Barker

imdb synopsis: A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of friendly monsters are hiding from humanity. Meanwhile, a sadistic serial killer is looking for a patsy.

The Exorcist 3 - Dir. William Peter Blatty   imdb synopsis: A police Lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.

The Exorcist 3 - Dir. William Peter Blatty

imdb synopsis: A police Lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.

The Reflecting Skin - Dir. Philip Ridley   imdb synopsis: In the 1950's, a young boy living with his troublesome family in rural USA fantasizes that a neighboring widow is actually a vampire, responsible for a number of disappearances in the area.

The Reflecting Skin - Dir. Philip Ridley

imdb synopsis: In the 1950's, a young boy living with his troublesome family in rural USA fantasizes that a neighboring widow is actually a vampire, responsible for a number of disappearances in the area.

The Witches - Dir. Nicolas Roeg   imdb synopsis: A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

The Witches - Dir. Nicolas Roeg

imdb synopsis: A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

1991

GUEST HOSTS: Doug Tilley, Jeff Lown & Cort Psyops

Body Parts - Dir. Eric Red   imdb synopsis: After losing his arm in a car accident, a criminal psychologist has it replaced with a limb that belonged to a serial killer.

Body Parts - Dir. Eric Red

imdb synopsis: After losing his arm in a car accident, a criminal psychologist has it replaced with a limb that belonged to a serial killer.

Cape Fear - Dir. Martin Scorsese   imdb synopsis: A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Cape Fear - Dir. Martin Scorsese

imdb synopsis: A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Child’s Play 3 - Dir. Jack Bender   imdb synopsis: Chucky returns for revenge against Andy, the young boy who defeated him, and now a teenager living in a military academy.

Child’s Play 3 - Dir. Jack Bender

imdb synopsis: Chucky returns for revenge against Andy, the young boy who defeated him, and now a teenager living in a military academy.

Hiruko the Goblin - Dir. Shin'ya Tsukamoto   imdb synopsis: A school was built on one of the Gates of Hell, behind which hordes of demons await the moment they will be free to roam the Earth. Hiruko is a goblin sent to Earth on a reconnaissance mission. He beheads students in order to assemble their heads on the demons' spider-like bodies. Hieda, an archaeology professor, and Masao, a haunted student, investigate the gory deaths and eventually battle Hiruko.

Hiruko the Goblin - Dir. Shin'ya Tsukamoto

imdb synopsis: A school was built on one of the Gates of Hell, behind which hordes of demons await the moment they will be free to roam the Earth. Hiruko is a goblin sent to Earth on a reconnaissance mission. He beheads students in order to assemble their heads on the demons' spider-like bodies. Hieda, an archaeology professor, and Masao, a haunted student, investigate the gory deaths and eventually battle Hiruko.

Naked Lunch - Dir. David Cronenberg   imdb synopsis: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.

Naked Lunch - Dir. David Cronenberg

imdb synopsis: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.

Popcorn - Dir. Mark Herrier   imdb synopsis: A murderer begins killing off teenagers at a horror movie marathon they have organized in an abandoned theater.

Popcorn - Dir. Mark Herrier

imdb synopsis: A murderer begins killing off teenagers at a horror movie marathon they have organized in an abandoned theater.

The Silence of the Lambs - Dir. Jonathan Demme   imdb synopsis: A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

The Silence of the Lambs - Dir. Jonathan Demme

imdb synopsis: A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

The Pit & the Pendulum - Dir. Stuart Gordon   imdb synopsis: It is the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Maria does not like what is going on during the "Auto De Fe". When she speaks out, she is arrested and accused of being a witch. Torquemada has plans for her! He orders her tortured, and her tongue to be cut out. Her husband attempts to free her.

The Pit & the Pendulum - Dir. Stuart Gordon

imdb synopsis: It is the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Maria does not like what is going on during the "Auto De Fe". When she speaks out, she is arrested and accused of being a witch. Torquemada has plans for her! He orders her tortured, and her tongue to be cut out. Her husband attempts to free her.

The People Under the Stairs - Dir. Wes Craven   imdb synopsis: Two adults and a juvenile break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children. There, they must fight for their lives.

The People Under the Stairs - Dir. Wes Craven

imdb synopsis: Two adults and a juvenile break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children. There, they must fight for their lives.

The Sect - Dir. Michele Soavi   imdb synopsis: A lonely kindergarten teacher discovers a secret well in the basement of her house, and soon finds herself being followed by a murderous Satanic cult.

The Sect - Dir. Michele Soavi

imdb synopsis: A lonely kindergarten teacher discovers a secret well in the basement of her house, and soon finds herself being followed by a murderous Satanic cult.

1992

GUEST HOSTS: Jamie J Sammons & Jeff Lown & Cort Psyops

Brain Dead - Dir. Peter Jackson   imdb synopsis: A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Brain Dead - Dir. Peter Jackson

imdb synopsis: A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula - Dir. Francis Ford Coppola   imdb synopsis: The centuries old vampire Count Dracula (Gary Oldman) comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's (Keanu Reeves') fiancée Mina Murray (Winona Ryder) and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula - Dir. Francis Ford Coppola

imdb synopsis: The centuries old vampire Count Dracula (Gary Oldman) comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's (Keanu Reeves') fiancée Mina Murray (Winona Ryder) and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Candyman - Dir. Bernard Rose   imdb synopsis: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Candyman - Dir. Bernard Rose

imdb synopsis: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Dr. Giggles - Dir. Many Coto   imdb synopsis: A madman who believes he's a doctor comes to the town where his crazy father was killed, and soon begins murdering people and becoming infatuated with a teenage girl who has a heart condition.

Dr. Giggles - Dir. Many Coto

imdb synopsis: A madman who believes he's a doctor comes to the town where his crazy father was killed, and soon begins murdering people and becoming infatuated with a teenage girl who has a heart condition.

Man Bites Dog - Dir. Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde   imdb synopsis: A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.

Man Bites Dog - Dir. Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde

imdb synopsis: A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.

Innocent Blood - Dir. John Landis   imdb synopsis: Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger.

Innocent Blood - Dir. John Landis

imdb synopsis: Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger.

Raising Cain - Dir. Brian DePalma   imdb synopsis: The oncologist wife of a prominent child psychologist suspects her husband has an unhealthy scientific obsession with their child, unaware of what - or who - is really going on inside his head.

Raising Cain - Dir. Brian DePalma

imdb synopsis: The oncologist wife of a prominent child psychologist suspects her husband has an unhealthy scientific obsession with their child, unaware of what - or who - is really going on inside his head.

Sleepwalkers - Dir. Mick Garris   imdb synopsis: A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures move to a small town to seek out a young virgin to feed on.

Sleepwalkers - Dir. Mick Garris

imdb synopsis: A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures move to a small town to seek out a young virgin to feed on.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me - Dir. David Lynch   imdb synopsis: A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me - Dir. David Lynch

imdb synopsis: A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.

The Resurrected - Dir. Dan O’Bannon   imdb synopsis: Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries.

The Resurrected - Dir. Dan O’Bannon

imdb synopsis: Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries.

1993

GUEST HOSTS: Mark Ball, Jamie J Sammons & Liam Rafferty

Cronos - Dir. Guillermo del Toro   imdb synopsis: A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Cronos - Dir. Guillermo del Toro

imdb synopsis: A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Dark Waters - Dir. Mariano Baino   imdb synopsis: A girl travels to an island, after the death of her father, to find out why the father funded a monestary on the island.

Dark Waters - Dir. Mariano Baino

imdb synopsis: A girl travels to an island, after the death of her father, to find out why the father funded a monestary on the island.

Dust Devil - Dir. Richard Stanley   imdb synopsis: A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.

Dust Devil - Dir. Richard Stanley

imdb synopsis: A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.

Fire in the Sky - Dir. Robert Leiberman   imdb synopsis: An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.

Fire in the Sky - Dir. Robert Leiberman

imdb synopsis: An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday - Dir. Adam Marcus   imdb synopsis: Serial killer Jason Voorhees' supernatural origins are revealed.

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday - Dir. Adam Marcus

imdb synopsis: Serial killer Jason Voorhees' supernatural origins are revealed.

Jurassic Park - Dir. Steven Spielberg   imdb synopsis: During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

Jurassic Park - Dir. Steven Spielberg

imdb synopsis: During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

Leprechaun - Dir. Mark Jones   imdb synopsis: An evil, sadistic Leprechaun goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold.

Leprechaun - Dir. Mark Jones

imdb synopsis: An evil, sadistic Leprechaun goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold.

My Boyfriend’s Back - Dir. Bob Balaban   imdb synopsis: A teenage boy comes back from the dead because he is determined to win the most beautiful girl in school.

My Boyfriend’s Back - Dir. Bob Balaban

imdb synopsis: A teenage boy comes back from the dead because he is determined to win the most beautiful girl in school.

Needful Things - Dir. Fraser C. Heston   imdb synopsis: A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected.

Needful Things - Dir. Fraser C. Heston

imdb synopsis: A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected.

Return of the Living Dead 3 - Dir. Brian Yuzna   imdb synopsis: Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.

Return of the Living Dead 3 - Dir. Brian Yuzna

imdb synopsis: Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.

1994

GUEST HOSTS: Andy Blockley & Doug Tilley & The Wych

Body Melt - Dir. Philip Brophy   imdb synopsis: Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.

Body Melt - Dir. Philip Brophy

imdb synopsis: Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.

Dellamorte Dellamore: Cemetery Man   - Dir. Michele Soavi   imdb synopsis: A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.

Dellamorte Dellamore: Cemetery Man - Dir. Michele Soavi

imdb synopsis: A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.

The Crow   - Dir. Alex Proyas   imdb synopsis: A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.

The Crow - Dir. Alex Proyas

imdb synopsis: A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles - Dir. Neil Jordan   imdb synopsis: A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles - Dir. Neil Jordan

imdb synopsis: A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein - Dir. Kenneth Branagh   imdb synopsis: When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein - Dir. Kenneth Branagh

imdb synopsis: When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

New Nightmare - Dir. Wes Craven   imdb synopsis: A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

New Nightmare - Dir. Wes Craven

imdb synopsis: A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

Night of the Demons 2 - Dir. Brian Trenchard-Smith   imdb synopsis: High school students throw a Halloween party in a mansion haunted by a young demon.

Night of the Demons 2 - Dir. Brian Trenchard-Smith

imdb synopsis: High school students throw a Halloween party in a mansion haunted by a young demon.

Nightwatch - Dir. Ole Bornedal   imdb synopsis: A law student starts working as nightwatchman at Department of Forensic Medicine in Copenhagen. His mad friend gets him on a game of dare that escalates. As a serial-killer's victims start piling up at work, he becomes a suspect.

Nightwatch - Dir. Ole Bornedal

imdb synopsis: A law student starts working as nightwatchman at Department of Forensic Medicine in Copenhagen. His mad friend gets him on a game of dare that escalates. As a serial-killer's victims start piling up at work, he becomes a suspect.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation   - Dir. Kim Henkle   imdb synopsis: A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation - Dir. Kim Henkle

imdb synopsis: A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Wolf - Dir. Mike Nichols   imdb synopsis: Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.

Wolf - Dir. Mike Nichols

imdb synopsis: Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to the the new album by Com Truise entitled Persuasion System.

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

Summer TPUTS TOP 10 SERIES - THE FINALISTS

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

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Can I first start off by thanking my guest hosts from this years Top 10 Series!! Doug Tilley, Andy Blockley, Bo Ransdell, Cort Psyops, Daeron Wilson, Gary Hill, Jamie J Sammons, Liam Rafferty, Mark Ball & Ricky Morgan gave up a lot of time and effort to help me bring my mad vision to the podcast!!

Now here is where we get super serious!!

From 100 movies over 10 years we are left with 20 movies to rank in order and YOU can get involved as well!!

  1. The Shining

  2. The Beyond

  3. The Thing

  4. Christine

  5. Gremlins

  6. Fright Night

  7. The Fly

  8. Hellraiser

  9. The Blob

  10. Society

  11. The Fog

  12. An American Werewolf in London

  13. Poltergeist

  14. Videodrome

  15. A Nightmare on Elm Street

  16. Return of the Living Dead

  17. Night of the Creeps

  18. Near Dark

  19. Pumpkinhead

  20. Pet Semetary

To be part of the final roundtable and help shape the final top 10 list please rank the above from you favourite to least favourite and email to podcastunderthestairs@gmail.com

CLOSING DATE IS FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2018

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

31 OF OCTOBER 2018

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

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Its almost time indeed!! The Annual Podcast Under the Stairs 31 of October is less than a month away and following a grand tradition, which has run 5 years now, I will be viewing 31 2018 UK released horror movies (one a night) throughout the month.

This year I have decided to make things a little more interactive!! Not only am I posting my list a few weeks in advance of October, but I will also be live streaming an intro to each movie viewing and then a post viewing mini review and discussion on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/tputscast.

Movie viewings will commence at around 9.30pm (uk time) each night with exceptions for Cinema viewings etc and you can drop in and drop out of the 31 movies as you like.

SO HERE'S 2018's LIST

Monday 1st October  Dir: Jeremy Saulnier Where to watch: Netflix

Monday 1st October

Dir: Jeremy Saulnier
Where to watch: Netflix

Tuesday 2nd October  Dir: Pascal Laugier Where to watch: Physical Release

Tuesday 2nd October

Dir: Pascal Laugier
Where to watch: Physical Release

Wednesday 3rd October  Dir: Matt Palmer Where to watch: Netflix

Wednesday 3rd October

Dir: Matt Palmer
Where to watch: Netflix

Thursday 4th October  Dir: Preston DeFrancis Where to watch: Shudder UK

Thursday 4th October

Dir: Preston DeFrancis
Where to watch: Shudder UK

Friday 5th October  Dir: Anthony Scott Burns Where to watch: VOD (Amazon UK)

Friday 5th October

Dir: Anthony Scott Burns
Where to watch: VOD (Amazon UK)

Saturday 6th October  Dir: Cory Finley Where to watch: Physical Release

Saturday 6th October

Dir: Cory Finley
Where to watch: Physical Release

Sunday 7th October  Dir: Graham Skipper Where to watch: Shudder

Sunday 7th October

Dir: Graham Skipper
Where to watch: Shudder

Monday 8th October  Dir: William Friedkin Where to watch: Netflix

Monday 8th October

Dir: William Friedkin
Where to watch: Netflix

Tuesday 9th October  Dir: Michael Ironside Where to watch: Shudder UK

Tuesday 9th October

Dir: Michael Ironside
Where to watch: Shudder UK

Wednesday 10th October  Dir: Erdal Ceylan Where to watch: Netflix

Wednesday 10th October

Dir: Erdal Ceylan
Where to watch: Netflix

Thursday 11th October  Dir: Brian O'Malley Where to watch: Netflix

Thursday 11th October

Dir: Brian O'Malley
Where to watch: Netflix

Friday 12th October  Dir: Gareth Evans Where to watch: Netflix

Friday 12th October

Dir: Gareth Evans
Where to watch: Netflix

Saturday 13th October  Dir: Giddens Ko Where to watch: Shudder UK

Saturday 13th October

Dir: Giddens Ko
Where to watch: Shudder UK

Sunday 14th October  Dir: Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke Where to watch: Netflix

Sunday 14th October

Dir: Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke
Where to watch: Netflix

Monday 15th October  Dir: Aislinn Clarke Where to watch: Physical Release

Monday 15th October

Dir: Aislinn Clarke
Where to watch: Physical Release

Tuesday 16th October  Dir: Xavier Gens Where to watch: Amazon Prime UK

Tuesday 16th October

Dir: Xavier Gens
Where to watch: Amazon Prime UK

Wednesday 17th October  Dir: Hèctor Hernández Vicens Where to watch: Netflix

Wednesday 17th October

Dir: Hèctor Hernández Vicens
Where to watch: Netflix

Thursday 18th October  Dir: Fritz Böhm Where to watch: Physical Release

Thursday 18th October

Dir: Fritz Böhm
Where to watch: Physical Release

Friday 19th October  Dir: Yayo Herrero Where to watch: Netflix

Friday 19th October

Dir: Yayo Herrero
Where to watch: Netflix

Saturday 20th October  Dir: David Gordon Green Where to watch: Cinema

Saturday 20th October

Dir: David Gordon Green
Where to watch: Cinema

Sunday 21st October  Dir: Oskar Por Axelsson Where to watch: Amazon Prime UK

Sunday 21st October

Dir: Oskar Por Axelsson
Where to watch: Amazon Prime UK

Monday 22nd October  Dir: Matt Angel & Suzanne Coote Where to watch: Netflix

Monday 22nd October

Dir: Matt Angel & Suzanne Coote
Where to watch: Netflix

Tuesday 23rd October  Dir: Bobby Miller Where to watch: VOD (Amazon)

Tuesday 23rd October

Dir: Bobby Miller
Where to watch: VOD (Amazon)

Wednesday 24th October  Dir: Viktor Salva Where to watch: Netflix

Wednesday 24th October

Dir: Viktor Salva
Where to watch: Netflix

Thursday 25th October  Dir: Diego Cohen Where to watch: Netflix

Thursday 25th October

Dir: Diego Cohen
Where to watch: Netflix

Friday 26th October  Dir: Drew Gabreski Where to watch: Netflix

Friday 26th October

Dir: Drew Gabreski
Where to watch: Netflix

Saturday 27th October  Dir: Brad Baruh Where to watch: VOD (Amazon)

Saturday 27th October

Dir: Brad Baruh
Where to watch: VOD (Amazon)

Sunday 28th October  Dir: Alex Garland Where to watch: Netflix

Sunday 28th October

Dir: Alex Garland
Where to watch: Netflix

Monday 29th October  Dir: Lowell Dean Where to watch: Physical Release

Monday 29th October

Dir: Lowell Dean
Where to watch: Physical Release

Tuesday 30th October  Dir: Bobbin Ramsey Where to watch: Shudder UK

Tuesday 30th October

Dir: Bobbin Ramsey
Where to watch: Shudder UK

Wednesday 31st October   Dir: Panos Cosmatos Where to watch: Physical Release

Wednesday 31st October

Dir: Panos Cosmatos
Where to watch: Physical Release

And for those wanting to download the list of movies in a spreedsheet to work with.

You've got just under 4 weeks until kick off folks...GAME FACES ON!!

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

Don't Believe The Skype!
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So a while back just before Christmas we had to cancel one of our recording sessions due to cataclysmic technical issues with my recording and Skype setup, and not for the first time in recent months it has to be said.  Basically I was using my new Blue Snowball Mic and I noticed that as soon as I started to talk the recording level would increase of its own accord until it hit maximum levels at which point the audio was in the crapper.

Now to put you in the picture, my recording setup is as follows: Blue Snowball Mic (recently purchased for me by the Ayatollah, prior to that it was a generic USB recording mic), Windows 10 laptop, Skype for Windows for talking to Duncan and Audacity for recording my vocals tracks.  All of this had worked fairly seamlessly until I introduced the new mic (which would later prove to be a red herring).

After much googling with very little success we ascertained that the problem was a setting within the Skype to "automatically adjust microphone settings".  If this is ticked it allows Skype to adjust the levels and in my case to keep upping them until the laptop shat itself.  Glad to have found a solution I raced off to test it only to discover that the new version of Skype no longer makes that option available to the user, in fact many of the more advanced audio controls are now gone.  Cue complete and utter meltdown or Bazmageddon if you will. 

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At this point all hopes of recording were abandoned and I was genuinely considering whether or not the whole thing was really worth the stress it was causing me.  The point of me starting to use Audacity had been to try and eliminate some of the sound quality issues we had experienced when Duncan would record the whole show direct from our Skype connection.  Would we be better just going back to that?

This situation dragged on for a few weeks until I mentioned it to my office-mate who also has a background in recording.  He set about investigating the issue on my behalf and eventually came across ONE solitary forum post that happened to mention the new Skype App and its associated feature loss.  He sent me a link to what was referred to as classic Skype and suggested I try installing that instead.

Now a month or so previously I had received a message within Skype asking if I wanted to try the new version of Skype which was specially optimized for Windows 10 compatibility.  Assuming this was just their latest upgrade I clicked Yes and installed it.  Turns out this wasn't actually an upgrade to my existing Skype instance, but was actually a separate install of a new App which was in line with Microsoft's push towards a more Apple inspired architecture in Windows 10.  

Using the link I had been given I installed classic Skype onto my laptop with no problem and it happily sat alongside the App with no conflict whatsoever.  I fired it up and lo and behold I was able to access all of the old sound settings and sure enough the "automatically adjust microphone settings" tickbox was ticked.  I immediately unticked it and ran some tests.  

All of my recording level issues had vanished.

And there you have it folks, as ever Microsoft have tried to improve one of their core applications by making it markedly worse, to the point that is practically unusable to anyone other than a retired schoolteacher who wants to talk to their grandkids in Milwaukee once a month.  So don't be fooled into installing this piece of shit, it's not worth the effort or the minor stroke you will suffer trying to do anything with it.

Fuck you Microsoft, just FUCK YOU!!!

Barry Lowe
State of TPUTS Address 2017

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

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So here we are...the end of another fantastic year of The Podcast Under the Stairs!!

2017 was such an incredible year for both myself and the show I started 4 years 3 months ago.

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Firstly let me say that 2017 was our biggest year yet and saw us drop our Year 4 Baz v Horror Podcast Poster designed by the incredible Joshua Kelly. In recordings we covered a whopping 195 movie reviews over 78 recorded shows & commentaries!! Duncan also covered the entire Beyond the Walls Shudder TV Series. 

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Of those 78 episodes and 195 movie reviews, The Baz covered 33 movies in his 16 appearances this year.

The Baz even got his dream of a sea of listeners adorned with his Baz Flag t-shirt.

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We covered Gialli, Slashers, Werewolves, Ghosts, Possessions, Exploitation, Anime, Modern & Classic titles as well as 4 horror franchises in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Baz v Leatherface) and Hellraiser & Sleepaway Camp in our new Russian Roulette Franchise Retrospective and finally a look at the House franchise with the new Arrow Video boxset (feat. Andy Blockley).

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The Summer Top 10 Series was the most downloaded and most ambitious series to date as we looked an entire decade and reviewed 100 movies released in the 1970’s over 11 episodes.

I started a new subset of shows called In Reverence and now it's 3 episodes strong following the movies that inspired and shaped my love of horror not to mention Challenge TPUTS and our always fun movie club which covered 7 movies in 2017.

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Now to get geeky, techy and all numerical, we have had a total of 55,495 downloads/plays from our Soundcloud feed THIS IS HUGE!!! It shows a 67% increase from 2016’s total of 33,222.

Now from our Legion feed we brought in 13,428 downloads bringing the total overall downloads in 2017 of TPUTS episodes to 68,933.

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I interviewed Ewan Cant of Arrow Video (can’t wait to have him back on) & Troy Howarth author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films Vol 1 & 2, Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci & His Films and The Haunted World of Mario Bava to discuss Gialli, his upcoming Vol 3 of the popular So Deadly, So Perverse series.

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Baz and I got the opportunity to guest speak as part of a live horror podcast debate at Glasgow Horror Festival in November along side the great lads of Scott & Liam vs Evil Podcast.

The Top 5 most downloaded TPUTS episodes on our feed were:

1. The Podcast Under the Stairs Bonus Episode 51 - 31 of October Part 3

2. The Podcast Under the Stairs Episode 124 - They Know Who You Are (Feat. Daeron Wilson)

3. The Podcast Under the Stairs Bonus Episode 55 - Movie Club - Cold Fish

4. The Podcast Under the Stairs Bonus Episode 56 - Bazaversary Year 4

5. Joint 5th Place -  The Podcast Under the Stairs Episode 127 Sheflanagans (Feat. Bo Ransdell & Jamie J Sammons) & The Podcast Under the Stairs - Baz v Horror 30 - The Baz v Rob Zombie

The Top 5 most downloaded TPUTS episodes on the Legion feed were:

1. The Podcast Under the Stairs Bonus EP 34 - Movie Commentary - The Stuff

2. The Podcast Under the Stairs EP 100 Part 3 - Movie Commentary - Slugs

3. The Podcast Under the Stairs - Bonus EP 32 - Listener Questions

4. The Podcast Under the Stairs - End of Year - Top 20 of 2016

5. The Podcast Under The Stairs EP 112 - Russian Roulette Retrospective - Hellraiser Parts 7-9

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Thank you to my guest hosts in 2017!! Andy Blockley, Dave Buchanan, Richard Glenn Schmidt, Bo RansdellDanny Trioxin, Cort Psyops, Ricky Morgan, Doug Tilley, Lee Russell, Jamie J. Sammons, Gary Hill, Mark Ball, Daeron Wilson, David Anders Jr., The Wych, Jerry Herring, Dave Zee, Mike Murphy & Ryan Lewis.

A huge thanks to my comrade in arms and co-host on the DBCC podcast, Bo Ransdell. He works tirelessly over at Legion Podcast Network and has not only curated a collection of diverse and fantastic shows for your listening pleasure but he is an offensively nice guy. I am incredibly proud of our 10 month series of shows covering possibly the best TV show of all time in Duncan & Bo Go to Twin Peaksies (#TheReturnsies)

Mega huge thanks to Doug Tilley, Ricky Morgan, Andy Blockley, Cort Psyops & Bo Ransdell for their massive effort in covering the Summer Top Series and the epic finale Roundtable…all 5 and a half hours of it!!

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Thanks to my awesome friend and co-host Barry Lowe!! Baz v Horror has grown-up and is blossoming into a weird little butterfly of it’s own which will spread it’s wings into something truly wonderful in 2018. I say this in all honesty that the work we did in 2017 was some of the most fun I’ve ever had recording shows.

And lastly...to every listener of the show, friend, fellow podcaster and member of this group page...Thank you all for your love and support in 2017!! We hope to continue to grow as a show and bring you more horror and more entertainment in 2018 and beyond!!

From myself and Barry Lowe, have a fantastic night and happy fucking NEW YEAR!! All the best to you and yours in 2018!!

Duncan McLeish
Baz v Halloween 2017 - Week Three

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

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At the end of the third round The Baz lost against listener pick Megan is Missing and took down Duncan's pick of The Blackwell Ghost.

The means after episode three the scores are HALLOWEEN - 2 & THE BAZ - 4

Up next for Halloween and selected by the listeners is Funny Games (1997) & representing Halloween picked by Duncan is Capture Kill Release (2016).

So ask yourself...who you got in round four?? Will the listeners gain another win?? Will Duncan ever be able claw back some dignity?? Will Halloween bring it all square on points with The Baz or will The Baz secure his ultimate victory on this episode??

ALL HAIL THE BAZ...ALL HAIL BAZOWEEN...ALL HAIL THE PODCAST UNDER THE STAIRS!!

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to the amazing dark cover of John Carpenter's Halloween theme by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross.

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

Duncan McLeish
Baz v Halloween 2017 - Week Two

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

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So we are mere days away from the start of 5 Baz v Halloween episodes of Awesomeness!!

I will be updating this Blog Page after each episode with the current scores and the movies appearing on the upcoming next episode!!

At the end of the second round The Baz was won both selections with resounding victories over listener choice Paranormal Entity & Duncan's pick of The Strangers.

The means after episode One the scores are HALLOWEEN - 1 & THE BAZ - 3

Up next for Halloween and selected by the listeners is Megan is Missing (2011) & representing Halloween picked by Duncan is The Blackwell Ghost (2017).

So ask yourself...who you got in round three?? Will the listeners take continue their winning ways?? Will Duncan claw back some dignity?? Will Halloween grabs any points over The Baz or will The Baz run the train over episode 3??

ALL HAIL THE BAZ...ALL HAIL BAZOWEEN...ALL HAIL THE PODCAST UNDER THE STAIRS!!

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to the shock rock antics of Marilyn Manson and his new single We Know Where You Fucking Live.

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

Duncan McLeish
Baz v Halloween 2017 - Week One & a Half

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

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So we are mere days away from the start of 5 Baz v Halloween episodes of Awesomeness!!

I will be updating this Blog Page after each episode with the current scores and the movies appearing on the upcoming next episode!!

At the end of the first round The Baz was defeated by the unlikely Bad Ben but was victorious over The Houses October Built.

The means after episode One the scores are HALLOWEEN - 1 & THE BAZ - 1

Up next for Halloween and selected by the listeners is Paranormal Entity (2009) & representing Halloween picked by Duncan is The The Strangers (2008).

So ask yourself...who you got in round two?? Will the listeners take continue their winning ways?? Will Duncan claw back some dignity?? Will Halloween grabs some more points over The Baz or will The Baz instead rule over episode number 2??

ALL HAIL THE BAZ...ALL HAIL BAZOWEEN...ALL HAIL THE PODCAST UNDER THE STAIRS!!

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to the epic tones of Every Time I Die and Kill the Music.

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

Baz v Halloween 2017 - Week One

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

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So we are mere days away from the start of 5 Baz v Halloween episodes of Awesomeness!!

I will be updating this Blog Page after each episode with the current scores and the movies appearing on the upcoming next episode!!

However until then...allow me to announce the first two titles for the upcoming Episode 1 of Baz v Halloween 2017 dropping October 1st 2017.

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Up first for Halloween and selected by the listeners is Bad Ben (2016) & representing Halloween picked by Duncan is The Houses October Built (2015).

So ask yourself...who you got in round one?? Will the listeners take first blood?? Will Duncan take an early lead?? Will Halloween take both wins over The Baz or will The Baz instead indeed make October his bitch??

ALL HAIL THE BAZ...ALL HAIL BAZOWEEN...ALL HAIL THE PODCAST UNDER THE STAIRS!!

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to the ass shaking righteous theStart with The 1234.

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

31 Days of Halloween 2017

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

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So summer is over...Our summer TPUTS Top 10 series is now officially done, dusted and committed to the podcast archives which means Autumn is now with us and the return of Duncan's 31 of Halloween!!

Every year, along with so many other Horror fans, I tackle the 31 of Halloween challenge watching a horror movie each day in October (this isn't much of a feat for me as I watch on average one horror movie a night anyway)...my twist is that I only watch horror movies that were released in the UK in the year of the challenge...so only horror movies from 2017!!

I was asked by some listeners this year if I would publish my list ahead of time so hence this blog post!!

So here we go!!

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So play along if you like and I will be posting some weekly roundups and some mini reviews as the month goes on!!

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to the cool grooves of Childish Gambino and his single Redbone.

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

16 September 2017 - The Final Countdown

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

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Can I first start off by thanking my guest hosts from this years Top 10 Series!! Doug Tilley, Andy Blockley, Bo Ransdell, Cort Psyops & Ricky Morgan gave up a lot of time and effort to help me bring my mad vision to the podcast!!

Now here is where we get super serious!!

From 100 movies over 10 years we are left with 20 movies to rank in order and YOU can get involved as well!!

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage
Count Yorga: Vampire
The Devils
Daughters of Darkness
Don't Torture a Duckling
Deliverance
The Exorcist
Don't Look Now
Deathdream
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Jaws
Deep Red
The Omen
Carrie
Suspiria
Eraserhead
Halloween
Dawn of the Dead
Alien
Tourist Trap

To be part of the final roundtable and help shape the final top 10 list please rank the above from you favourite to least favourite and email to podcastunderthestairs@gmail.com

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We will reveals the final outcome on the end of Summer Top 10 Roundtable coming Monday 25th September.

To join our mailing list for further updates all you need to do is enter your email in the form below!!

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to the IT soundtrack and especially this reworking of The Cure classic Six Different Ways.

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

11 September 2017 - Weeks 10 of the Summer Top 10 2017

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

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Moving forward representing the year 1978 will be Joh Carpenters Halloween & George A Romero's zombie masterpiece Dawn of the Dead. 

Now lets cast our eyes on to our final year 1979!! 

Each week on the Blog Under the Stairs I will post the Top 10 movies that will be cover on the following weeks show. This will give you a chance to play along with the hosts and whittle down he movies and, using the TPUTS Noah's Ark rules, pick what you think the top 2 movies are from each year.

Let us see if you agree with me and my guests each week until we make our way to the decadent roundtable at the end of the series!!

This is the final week and final year so for the last time this year let me say that Week 10 is 1979 and the 10 movies that will be discussed on the next episode of TPUTS are:

Zombie Flesh Eaters
Alien
Tourist Trap
The Brood
When a Stranger Calls
Phantasm
Driller Killer
The Amityville Horror
The Visitor
Nosferatu the Vampyre

Episode 10 of the Top 10 drops on Thursday 14 September 2017 and will feature special guest host Andy Blockley of Doing the Nasty & Opera Omnia Podcast.

To join our mailing list for further updates all you need to do is enter your email in the form below!!

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to the cheesy metal covers of guilty pleasures in Leo Moracchioli's cover of Toto's Africa.

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

7 September 2017 - Weeks 9 of the Summer Top 10 2017

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

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Moving forward representing the year 1977 will be David Lynch's head scratchingly bizarre debut Eraserhead & Dario Argento's masterpiece Suspiria. 

Now lets cast our eyes on the next year, 1978!! 

Each week on the Blog Under the Stairs I will post the Top 10 movies that will be cover on the following weeks show. This will give you a chance to play along with the hosts and whittle down he movies and, using the TPUTS Noah's Ark rules, pick what you think the top 2 movies are from each year.

Let us see if you agree with me and my guests each week until we make our way to the decadent roundtable at the end of the series!!

Week 9 is 1978 and the 10 movies that will be discussed on the next episode of TPUTS are:

Halloween
Dawn of the Dead
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Toolbox Murders
Alucarda
Piranha
Martin
The Shout
Patrick
Blue Sunshine

Episode 9 of the Top 10 drops on Monday 11 September 2017 and will feature special guest host Cort Psyops of Cinema Psyops.

To join our mailing list for further updates all you need to do is enter your email in the form below!!

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to the math metal antics of Sikth's new single No Wishbones.

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

Duncan McLeish
4 September 2017 - Weeks 8 of the Summer Top 10 2017

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

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Moving forward representing the year 1976 will be De Palma's adaptation of Stephen King's Carrie and The Omen. 

Now lets cast our eyes on the next year, 1977!! 

Each week on the Blog Under the Stairs I will post the Top 10 movies that will be cover on the following weeks show. This will give you a chance to play along with the hosts and whittle down he movies and, using the TPUTS Noah's Ark rules, pick what you think the top 2 movies are from each year.

Let us see if you agree with me and my guests each week until we make our way to the decadent roundtable at the end of the series!!

Week 8 is 1977 and the 10 movies that will be discussed on the next episode of TPUTS are:

Suspiria
Hausu
Orca
Eraserhead
The Hills Have Eyes
The Sentinel
Shock Waves
Shock
The Psychic
Rabid

Episode 8 of the Top 10 drops on Thursday 7 September 2017 and will feature special guest host Doug Tilley of No Budget Nightmares & Eric Roberts is the Fucking Man Podcast.

To join our mailing list for further updates all you need to do is enter your email in the form below!!

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to the incredible In This Twilight by Nine Inch Nails.

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

Duncan McLeish
27 August 2017 - Weeks 7 of the Summer Top 10 2017

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

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Moving forward representing the year 1975 will be a titan of summer horror in JAWS and the definitive Giallo in Argento's Deep Red. 

Now lets cast our eyes on the next year, 1976!! 

Each week on the Blog Under the Stairs I will post the Top 10 movies that will be cover on the following weeks show. This will give you a chance to play along with the hosts and whittle down he movies and, using the TPUTS Noah's Ark rules, pick what you think the top 2 movies are from each year.

Let us see if you agree with me and my guests each week until we make our way to the decadent roundtable at the end of the series!!

Week 7 is 1976 and the 10 movies that will be discussed on the next episode of TPUTS are:

Alice, Sweet Alice
Burnt Offerings
The Town that Dreaded Sundown
The Omen
Carrie
Dr Black & Mr Hyde
The Tenant
To the Devil a Daughter
Who Can Kill a Child
The House With Laughing Windows

Episode 7 of the Top 10 drops on Monday 4 September 2017 and will feature special guest host Andy Blockley of Doing the Nasty & Opera Omnia Podcast.

To join our mailing list for further updates all you need to do is enter your email in the form below!!

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to the Djenty Grime anthem Unlike Us by Hacktivist.

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

Duncan McLeish
21 August 2017 - Weeks 6 of the Summer Top 10 2017

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

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Moving forward representing the year 1974 will be a true icon of horror cinema in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the underrated Bob Clark gem Deathdream.

Now lets cast our eyes on the next year, 1975!! 

Each week on the Blog Under the Stairs I will post the Top 10 movies that will be cover on the following weeks show. This will give you a chance to play along with the hosts and whittle down he movies and, using the TPUTS Noah's Ark rules, pick what you think the top 2 movies are from each year.

Let us see if you agree with me and my guests each week until we make our way to the decadent roundtable at the end of the series!!

Week 6 is 1975 and the 10 movies that will be discussed on the next episode of TPUTS are:

Jaws
Deep Red
Strip Nude for Your Killer
Eyeball
Shivers
Last Stop on the Night Train
Don't Open the Door!
The Killer Must Kill Again
Lips of Blood
Race With the Devil

Episode 6 of the Top 10 drops on Thursday 24 August 2017 and will feature special guest host Cort Psyops of Cinema Psyops & OCD Podcast.

To join our mailing list for further updates all you need to do is enter your email in the form below!!

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to Aesop Rock and the Impossible Kid single Rings.

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

Duncan McLeish
14 August 2017 - Week 5 of the Summer Top 10 2017

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

Moving forward representing the year 1973 will be a true icon of horror cinema in The Exorcist and the Nic Roeg masterpiece Don't Look Now.

Now lets cast our eyes on the next year, 1974!! 

Each week on the Blog Under the Stairs I will post the Top 10 movies that will be cover on the following weeks show. This will give you a chance to play along with the hosts and whittle down he movies and, using the TPUTS Noah's Ark rules, pick what you think the top 2 movies are from each year.

Let us see if you agree with me and my guests each week until we make our way to the decadent roundtable at the end of the series!!

Week 5 is 1974 and the 10 movies that will be discussed on the next episode of TPUTS are:

Deathdream
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
Deranged
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Black Christmas
Abby
Sugar Hill
Madhouse
Spasmo
Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter

Episode 5 of the Top 10 drops on Monday 21 August 2017 and will feature special guest hostRicky Morgan of The Hail Ming Power Hour & Short Bus Cinema.

To join our mailing list for further updates all you need to do is enter your email in the form below!!

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to the new single from Finland's apocalyptic death-rock stars Grave Pleasures with Infatuation Overkill.

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

Duncan McLeish
7 August 2017 - Week 4 of the Summer Top 10 2017

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

Moving forward representing the year 1972 will be Lucio Fulci's underrated masterpiece Don't Torture a Duckling and the movie that did for the South of America what Jaws did for Skinny DIpping, Deliverance.

Now lets cast our eyes on the next year, 1973!! 

Each week on the Blog Under the Stairs I will post the Top 10 movies that will be cover on the following weeks show. This will give you a chance to play along with the hosts and whittle down he movies and, using the TPUTS Noah's Ark rules, pick what you think the top 2 movies are from each year.

Let us see if you agree with me and my guests each week until we make our way to the decadent roundtable at the end of the series!!

Week 4 is 1973 and the 10 movies that will be discussed on the next episode of TPUTS are:

The Exorcist
The Legend of Hell House
The Wicker Man
Don't Look Now
Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural
Sisters
The Crazies
Scream Blacula Scream
Theater of Blood
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Episode 4 of the Top 10 drops on Monday 14 August 2017 and will feature special guest host Bo Randell of Duncan & Bo Come Correct, Hero Hero Ghost Show & The Shadcast.

To join our mailing list for further updates all you need to do is enter your email in the form below!!

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to incredibly catchy bouncy tunage of Scotland's very own Vukovi and their single Animal.

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

Duncan McLeish
31 July 2017 - Weeks 3 of the Summer Top 10 2017

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

The Summer TPUTS Top 10 season rolls on and the second episode dropped today, Monday 31st July. It was a show that delivered some great movie discussions!!

Moving forward representing the year 1971 will be Ken Russell's controversial movie The Devils & another great example of change in the vampire movie genre with Daughters of Darkness.

Now lets cast our eyes on the next year, 1972!! 

Each week on the Blog Under the Stairs I will post the Top 10 movies that will be cover on the following weeks show. This will give you a chance to play along with the hosts and whittle down he movies and, using the TPUTS Noah's Ark rules, pick what you think the top 2 movies are from each year.

Let us see if you agree with me and my guests each week until we make our way to the decadent roundtable at the end of the series!!

Week 3 is 1972 and the 10 movies that will be discussed on the next episode of TPUTS are:

Don't Torture a Duckling
Last House on the Left
Deliverence
Frenzy
Asylum
Horror Express
Lisa and the Devil
Dr Phibes Rises Again
Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key
The Blood Spattered Bride (aka Till Death Do Us Part)

Episode 3 of the Top 10 drops on Monday 7 August 2017 and will feature special guest host Doug Tilley of No Budget Nightmares & Eric Roberts is the Fucking Man Podcast.

To join our mailing list for further updates all you need to do is enter your email in the form below!!

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to the wonderfully atmospheric vibes of Agnes Obel and her single Dorian. 

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

Duncan McLeish
27 July 2017 - Week 2 of the Summer Top 10 2017

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

Well we are now offically into Summer TPUTS Top 10 season and the first episode dropped on Monday 25th July. It was a show that delivered some expected and unexpected outcomes!!

Moving forward representing the year 1970 will be Dario Argento's debut movie The Bird With The Crystal Plummage & Bob Kelljan modern era vampire movie Count Yorga: Vampire.

Now lets cast our eyes on the next year, 1971!! 

Each week on the Blog Under the Stairs I will post the Top 10 movies that will be cover on the following weeks show. This will give you a chance to play along with the hosts and whittle down he movies and, using the TPUTS Noah's Ark rules, pick what you think the top 2 movies are from each year.

Let us see if you agree with me and my guests each week until we make our way to the decadent roundtable at the end of the series!!

Week 2 is 1971 and the 10 movies that will be discussed on the next episode of TPUTS are:

Bay of Blood
The Abominable Dr. Phibes
The Devils
Willard
Daughters of Darkness
Short Night of the Glass Doll
Let's Scare Jessica to Death
The House the Dripped Blood
Twins of Evil
Cat o Nine Tails

Episode 2 of the Top 10 drops on Monday 31 July 2017 and will feature special guest host Bo Ransdell of Duncan & Bo Come Correct, Hero Hero Ghost Show, The Shadcast & Horror Hangover.

To join our mailing list for further updates all you need to do is enter your email in the form below!!

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to Cult of Luna and their Post Metal masterclass in texture Mute Departure.

Until the next post, wherever you are, whatever the timezone is and whatever you're up to, please take care of yourselves....This is Duncan McLeish typing from Under the Stairs...Signing Off.

Duncan McLeish