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TPUTS SUMMER TOP 10 SERIES 90'S EDITION MOVIE ANNOUNCEMENTS PT.2

Welcome to the Blog Under the Stairs!!

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 last 5 years in the decade 1995-99.

1995

GUEST HOSTS: Andy Blockley, The Wych & Bo Ransdell

Castle Freak - Dir. Stuart Gordon   imdb synopsis: A man struggles to save his family from the strange and deadly occurrences in the castle they've inherited.

Castle Freak - Dir. Stuart Gordon

imdb synopsis: A man struggles to save his family from the strange and deadly occurrences in the castle they've inherited.

The Addiction - Dir. Abel Ferrara   imdb synopsis: A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood.

The Addiction - Dir. Abel Ferrara

imdb synopsis: A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood.

Day of the Beast - Dir. Alex de la Iglesia   imdb synopsis: A Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult to avert the birth of the beast, and with it, the end of the world.

Day of the Beast - Dir. Alex de la Iglesia

imdb synopsis: A Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult to avert the birth of the beast, and with it, the end of the world.

Habit - Dir. Larry Fessenden   imdb synopsis: It's autumn in New York. Sam has broken up with his girlfriend and his father has recently died. World-weary and sloppy drunk, he finds temporary solace in the arms of Anna, a mysterious vampire who draws him away from his friends and into a web of addiction and madness.

Habit - Dir. Larry Fessenden

imdb synopsis: It's autumn in New York. Sam has broken up with his girlfriend and his father has recently died. World-weary and sloppy drunk, he finds temporary solace in the arms of Anna, a mysterious vampire who draws him away from his friends and into a web of addiction and madness.

In the Mouth of Madness - Dir. John Carpenter   imdb synopsis: An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.

In the Mouth of Madness - Dir. John Carpenter

imdb synopsis: An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.

Lord of Illusions - Dir. Clive Barker   imdb synopsis: As a twelve-year-old hostage, Dorothea assists in the brutal murder of her captor, Nix, an evil cult leader with supernatural powers, by his former protege, Philip Swann. Thirteen years later, she seeks the assistance of a detective specializing in the occult when former cult members associated with Swann, now a prominent illusionist, are threatened by Nix's most loyal and sadistic disciple.

Lord of Illusions - Dir. Clive Barker

imdb synopsis: As a twelve-year-old hostage, Dorothea assists in the brutal murder of her captor, Nix, an evil cult leader with supernatural powers, by his former protege, Philip Swann. Thirteen years later, she seeks the assistance of a detective specializing in the occult when former cult members associated with Swann, now a prominent illusionist, are threatened by Nix's most loyal and sadistic disciple.

The Prophecy - Dir. Gregory Widen   imdb synopsis: The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.

The Prophecy - Dir. Gregory Widen

imdb synopsis: The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.

Se7en - Dir. David Fincher   imdb synopsis: Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Se7en - Dir. David Fincher

imdb synopsis: Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Species - Dir. Roger Donaldson   imdb synopsis: A group of scientists try to track down and trap a killer alien seductress before she successfully mates with a human.

Species - Dir. Roger Donaldson

imdb synopsis: A group of scientists try to track down and trap a killer alien seductress before she successfully mates with a human.

Tales from the Hood - Dir. Rusty Cundieff   imdb synopsis: A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.

Tales from the Hood - Dir. Rusty Cundieff

imdb synopsis: A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.


1996

GUEST HOSTS: Andrew Huff, Daeron Wilson & Dave Zee

Bad Moon - Dir. Eric Red   imdb synopsis: One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and endangering all he holds most dear, the family dog, Thor, is the last hope for his family's survival... and the end to his Werewolf curse.

Bad Moon - Dir. Eric Red

imdb synopsis: One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and endangering all he holds most dear, the family dog, Thor, is the last hope for his family's survival... and the end to his Werewolf curse.

The Craft - Dir. Andrew Fleming   imdb synopsis: A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.

The Craft - Dir. Andrew Fleming

imdb synopsis: A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.

From Dusk till Dawn - Dir. Robert Rodriguez   imdb synopsis: Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

From Dusk till Dawn - Dir. Robert Rodriguez

imdb synopsis: Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

The Dentist - Dir. Brian Yuzna   imdb synopsis: An extremely successful dentist goes off the deep end after he catches his wife cheating on him.

The Dentist - Dir. Brian Yuzna

imdb synopsis: An extremely successful dentist goes off the deep end after he catches his wife cheating on him.

The Frighteners - Dir. Peter Jackson   imdb synopsis: After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.

The Frighteners - Dir. Peter Jackson

imdb synopsis: After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.

Mars Attacks - Dir. Tim Burton   imdb synopsis: Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

Mars Attacks - Dir. Tim Burton

imdb synopsis: Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

Scream - Dir. Wes Craven   imdb synopsis: A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

Scream - Dir. Wes Craven

imdb synopsis: A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

The Stendhal Syndrome - Dir. Dario Argento   imdb synopsis: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.

The Stendhal Syndrome - Dir. Dario Argento

imdb synopsis: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.

Thesis - Dir. Alejandro Amenábar   imdb synopsis: While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...

Thesis - Dir. Alejandro Amenábar

imdb synopsis: While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...

Tremors II: Aftershocks - Dir. S S Wilson   imdb synopsis: Earl Bassett, now a washed-up ex-celebrity, is hired by a Mexican oil company to eradicate a Graboid epidemic that's killing more people each day. However, the humans aren't the only one with a new battle plan.

Tremors II: Aftershocks - Dir. S S Wilson

imdb synopsis: Earl Bassett, now a washed-up ex-celebrity, is hired by a Mexican oil company to eradicate a Graboid epidemic that's killing more people each day. However, the humans aren't the only one with a new battle plan.



1997

GUEST HOSTS: Bo Ransdell, Dave Zee & Gary Hill

Anaconda - Dir. Luis Llosa   imdb synopsis: A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who forces them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

Anaconda - Dir. Luis Llosa

imdb synopsis: A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who forces them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

CUBE - Dir. Vincenzo Natali   imdb synopsis: 6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

CUBE - Dir. Vincenzo Natali

imdb synopsis: 6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Cure - Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa   imdb synopsis: A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.

Cure - Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa

imdb synopsis: A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.

Event Horizon - Dir. Paul Anderson   imdb synopsis: A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Event Horizon - Dir. Paul Anderson

imdb synopsis: A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Devil’s Advocate - Dir. Tylor Hackford   imdb synopsis: An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job at a high-end New York City law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.

Devil’s Advocate - Dir. Tylor Hackford

imdb synopsis: An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job at a high-end New York City law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.

Funny Games - Dir. Michael Haneke   imdb synopsis: Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Funny Games - Dir. Michael Haneke

imdb synopsis: Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Lost Highway - Dir. David Lynch   imdb synopsis: After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.

Lost Highway - Dir. David Lynch

imdb synopsis: After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.

MIMIC - Dir. Guillermo Del Toro   imdb synopsis: Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

MIMIC - Dir. Guillermo Del Toro

imdb synopsis: Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

The Relic - Dir. Peter Hyams   imdb synopsis: A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

The Relic - Dir. Peter Hyams

imdb synopsis: A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

Wishmaster - Dir. Robert Kurtzman   imdb synopsis: A demonic djinn attempts to grant its owner three wishes, which will allow him to summon his brethren to Earth.

Wishmaster - Dir. Robert Kurtzman

imdb synopsis: A demonic djinn attempts to grant its owner three wishes, which will allow him to summon his brethren to Earth.


1998

GUEST HOSTS: JP Shot, Jerry Herring & Andrew Huff

The Faculty - Dir. Robert Rodriguez   imdb synopsis: Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.

The Faculty - Dir. Robert Rodriguez

imdb synopsis: Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.

I Stand Alone - Dir. Gasper Noe   imdb synopsis: A horse meat butcher's life and mind begins to breakdown as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

I Stand Alone - Dir. Gasper Noe

imdb synopsis: A horse meat butcher's life and mind begins to breakdown as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

Halloween H20 - Dir. Steve Miner   imdb synopsis: Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time, as the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

Halloween H20 - Dir. Steve Miner

imdb synopsis: Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time, as the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

The Last Broadcast - Dir. Stefan Avalos & Lance Weller   imdb synopsis: A film crew ventures into the forest in search of the mythical 'Jersey Devil'.

The Last Broadcast - Dir. Stefan Avalos & Lance Weller

imdb synopsis: A film crew ventures into the forest in search of the mythical 'Jersey Devil'.

Perfect Blue - Dir. Satoshi Kon   imdb synopsis: A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Perfect Blue - Dir. Satoshi Kon

imdb synopsis: A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Phantasm Oblivion - Dir. Don Coscarelli   imdb synopsis: Mike travels through time and dimensions to find the Tall Man's origins.

Phantasm Oblivion - Dir. Don Coscarelli

imdb synopsis: Mike travels through time and dimensions to find the Tall Man's origins.

The Ring - Dir. Hideo Nakata   imdb synopsis: A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.

The Ring - Dir. Hideo Nakata

imdb synopsis: A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.

Tomie - Dir. Ataru Oikawa   imdb synopsis: A traumatized young woman is trying to recover her memories with the help of a psychiatrist. During her hypnosis sessions, she repeats the name "Tomie" but is unable to recall where she knows it from.

Tomie - Dir. Ataru Oikawa

imdb synopsis: A traumatized young woman is trying to recover her memories with the help of a psychiatrist. During her hypnosis sessions, she repeats the name "Tomie" but is unable to recall where she knows it from.

Urban Legend - Dir. Jamie Blanks   imdb synopsis: A college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends.

Urban Legend - Dir. Jamie Blanks

imdb synopsis: A college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends.

Vampires - Dir. John Carpenter   imdb synopsis: Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.

Vampires - Dir. John Carpenter

imdb synopsis: Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.


1999

GUEST HOSTS: JP Shot, Jerry Herring & Mark Ball

Audition - Dir. Takashi Miike   imdb synopsis: A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.

Audition - Dir. Takashi Miike

imdb synopsis: A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.

The Blair Witch Project- Dir. Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez   imdb synopsis: Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

The Blair Witch Project- Dir. Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez

imdb synopsis: Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

8mm   - Dir. Joel Schumacher   imdb synopsis: A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

8mm - Dir. Joel Schumacher

imdb synopsis: A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

Deep Blue Sea - Dir. Renny Harlin   imdb synopsis: Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

Deep Blue Sea - Dir. Renny Harlin

imdb synopsis: Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

Idle Hands - Dir. Roman Flender   imdb synopsis: A teenage slacker's right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent.

Idle Hands - Dir. Roman Flender

imdb synopsis: A teenage slacker's right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent.

Lake Placid - Dir. Steve Miner   imdb synopsis: Three people attempt to stop a gigantic crocodile, who is terrorizing residents in Black Lake, Maine.

Lake Placid - Dir. Steve Miner

imdb synopsis: Three people attempt to stop a gigantic crocodile, who is terrorizing residents in Black Lake, Maine.

The Ninth Gate - Dir. Roman Polanski   imdb synopsis: A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.

The Ninth Gate - Dir. Roman Polanski

imdb synopsis: A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.

Ravenous - Dir. Antonia Bird   imdb synopsis: In a remote military outpost in the 19th century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.

Ravenous - Dir. Antonia Bird

imdb synopsis: In a remote military outpost in the 19th century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.

Stir of Echoes - Dir. David Koepp   imdb synopsis: After being hypnotized by his sister-in-law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him.

Stir of Echoes - Dir. David Koepp

imdb synopsis: After being hypnotized by his sister-in-law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him.

The Sixth Sense - Dir. M Night Shyamalan   imdb synopsis: A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

The Sixth Sense - Dir. M Night Shyamalan

imdb synopsis: A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

This entry of the Blog Under the Stairs was written while listening to the Awake by Tycho.

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.

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.

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.

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.