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

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

duncan.jpg

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!!

demons.jpg

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!!

IMG_1620.JPG

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.

Baz v Halloween 2017 - Week One & a Half

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

BvHyr4ep2.jpeg

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!!

2e23556fb0eb53a9903eff4d59f2da1c.jpg

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.

BvHyr4ep1.jpeg

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!!

tv-sucks-by-kmls.jpg

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!!

list.jpg

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!!

duncan.jpg

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

CLOSING DATE IS FRIDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER

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!!

1979.JPG

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.

12 July 2017 - I Shudder To Think

Ola my sexy little blog-reading bitches!  It's the Baz here to pollute your eyes as well as your ears.

For my first blog post I've decided to focus on a subject close to my heart and regale you with a story from my weekend.  Settle down at the back, I am of course talking about video streaming services.  More specifically I'm talking about specialist horror streaming site Shudder.

I first became aware of Shudder a month or two after it launched in the UK courtesy of our glorious leader who I suspect was probably subscriber number 4 or such like.  I signed up shortly before we recorded our Baz v Rob Zombie show as most of the movies we were covering on the show were available on the site.

Now it has to be admitted that the UK version of Shudder does not have  a huge range of titles available (it is improving every month however) but those that are on it are generally of a high quality and unavailable on other platforms and their selection of short films is genuinely excellent.

My main complaint however was that it was not available via the Amazon Fire Stick which is one of the leading TV add-on devices in the UK at present.  To be frank I found the situation baffling.  I then found out fairly recently that you could add Shudder as a "Channel" to your Amazon Prime subscription allowing it to be accessed via the Fire Stick, so last Saturday I sat down to try and link my Shudder account to my Amazon account.  

Turns out "problematic" doesn't even begin to describe that process.  "Physically impossible" is in fact a better description as the only way of doing it is to cancel your original Shudder subscription and take out a new one via Amazon.

By the time I discovered this fact hidden way down in the FAQs page on Shudder I was utterly apoplectic and stormed off to bed muttering about money-grabbing corporate whores and the like.

It appears however that the Amazon's invasive home technologies must have been monitoring my rantings because the very next morning I awoke to an email from Shudder proudly proclaiming the a new Shudder app had been added to Amazon's app store which would allow existing Shudder customers to access the service via the Fire Stick.  Mere minutes later I had downloaded it, stuck in my login details and was happily watching a skinless man making sheet-ruiningly sticky love to his surprisingly ungrateful girlfriend.  

Panic over, disaster averted and no-one had to die.

If you've not checked out Shudder in the UK I would highly suggest you do so as it's getting better all the time and it's now available on just about every platform you could wish for.

See y'all when you're less dressed!

Baz.

11 July 2017 - The Power of Updates Compels you

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

Well hello dear listeners/readers!! 

It's all systems go at the moment over at TPUTS HQ with the planning of our Summer Top 10 series of shows now beyond the planning phase and into movie viewing and scheduling the recordings!! The first episode is less than 2 weeks out and for 11 episodes we will be doing what they call the impossible, in a recording idea and schedule that might finally turn me into Sam Neill at the start of In the Mouths of Madness!!

All Work And No Play..yadda yadda yadda Sutter Cane and such like!!

All Work And No Play..yadda yadda yadda Sutter Cane and such like!!

If all that wasn't enough...we have more Baz v Horror to plan as well!! 

The very first Baz v The Masters of Horror isn't a million miles away either as The Baz certainly has a date with a double bill of macabre Miike madness in his diary!!

I'm not sure what will happen ladies and gents, sufficed to say that I think I speak for the entire class when I say that Baz v Audition will be an experience we might never hear again!!

In the meantime, I had the fantastic opportunity to guest over at The Little Pod of Horrors last week and verbally gushed for 2 hours on my favourite horror movie of 2016...The Neon Demon!! 

It's a movie that sparked a lot of debate on the TPUTS facebook page but I have remained mostly silent about...until now!! When that episode comes out you will hear the mental anguish and joy that has broken and fixed my brain since my first viewing back in October 2016 and the synapse threads that are still tangling themselves round the cold case mind-map board of my psyche.

A huge thanks to Boz for having me on the show and keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page and other social media's for details when that show drops!!

We have some cool news on the horizon with regards to a potential live appearance of both myself and The Baz at an upcoming event which we are still confirming details on...however when I know something you can bet your sweet ass that you will to!! It's a fun concept and if the stars align then we will be there!!

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 Reuben and their quirky single track Freddy Kreuger.

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.