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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.

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

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!!

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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.

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.