Sunday Sep 05, 2021

10. Bob Clark‘s Deathdream (1974)

Welcome to the show notes for the tenth episode of the Loathsome Things Podcast!

A soldier’s mother prays for him to return, first from Vietnam, then from death’s cold embrace… and then he does. Yay, what a heart-warming story! Oh wait, no, this movies spirals into a fantastic exploration of the Laocoön-edged destruction visited upon real male bodies as part of the impossible expectations of war-time masculinity. It’s Bob Clark’s forgottish masterpesque, Deathdream (or “Dead of Night”), released the same year as his magnum opus, Black Christmas.


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This episode is sponsored by Rosalie and Ed’s Trucker Diner. What do you know? You can get cigarettes, coffee, jelly beans, friendly small-town service, and affordable 1970s prices. Use promo code LOATHSOMETHINGS at checkout for a free gift of comically suspicious questions from the town drunk. What a great deal!


And now, introducing:

The Loathsome Things Official Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time List (of those we've reviewed for an episode of Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast)
1. Deathdream (1974)
2. The Empty Man (2020)
3. Basket Case (1982)
4. Don't Look Now (1973)
5. Black Mountain Side (2014)
6. The Thing from Another World (1951)
7. Head Count (2018)
8. Honeydew (2020)
9. Dementia Part II (2018)
10. Intersect (2020)

That’s right, we’ve produced what is almost certainly the only Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time List that includes Gus Holwerda’s Intersect! Good luck sticking around on the list past episode 10, Gus!

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