It's been a difficult month since the end of our 2nd season, and we're back to kick off Season 3! Both our hosts moved, and one had a bout with Covid. Of course, this left us eager to return to our favorite topic. Halloween Horror Nights 2023 kicked off a couple of weeks ago, but … Continue reading Bela Lugosi’s Undead – Halloween Horror Nights 2023 Final Preview/Hype Episode!
The boys are back with Gremlins - the iconic Christmas movie, creature feature, and Amblin classic. Joe Dante would later direct Small Soldiers, but his experience with Piranah and Twilight Zone: The Movie caught the attention of a young producer named Steven Spielberg. With future Harry Potter director Chris Columbus providing the screenplay, Dante, Columbus, and Spielberg create one of … Continue reading ‘Gremlins’ (1984) – Directed by Joe DanteBela Lugosi’s Undead Podcast
It's been a while since we've dropped a New Blood. The new A24 film, Talk to Me, has taken the horror world by storm. Not only have we already heard about a filmed prequel, but a sequel was announced as well. Talk to Me has quickly become one of the few franchises to watch in horror. … Continue reading Bela Lugosi’s Undead: ‘Talk to Me,’ HHN Check-In, and Fantasia Fest Podcast
We're drafting again! With the excellent Talk to Me in theaters today, we decided to do a 5-round draft for the best horror films from A24. We discuss how the indie distributor has taken over the cinephile world and discuss some of the trademarks (and setbacks) of the films they promote. It's time for the … Continue reading Bela Lugosi’s Undead – The A24 Horror Draft!
This week we tackle one of the surprise hits of 2022. When it was released in September of 2022, Barbarian did not seem poised to light up the box office. In fact, festival performance seemed to buoy its chances to go big. The little horror movie that was destined for streaming suddenly landed in theaters, crashing the … Continue reading Bela Lugosi’s Undead – Barbarian (2022) – Directed by Zach Cregger
We return to the world of Evil Dead, a dark and upsetting series about demons torturing people beyond their mental limits. Evil Dead Rise (2023) brings the franchise back to theaters for the first time in 10 years. A nice, light movie to leave you deeply unsettled. Lee Cronin steps into the directing chair for … Continue reading Bela Lugosi’s Undead – Evil Dead Rise (2023) – Directed by Lee Cronin
Get your puke bags and your indie film credentials out. Terrifier 2 shocked audiences with its over-the-top blood and gore. At the same time, it shattered expectations for what a slasher looks like in 2022. The cult of Terrifier and Art the Clown has taken off, helping the indie hit secure four wins at the Chainsaw Awards in … Continue reading “Terrifier 2” – Directed by Damien Leone – The Bela Lugosi’s Undead Podcast
We love us some found footage, and Skinamarink gives us a perfect reason to do so. We also loop in the discussion of Found Footage as a subgenre, including some of its highs and lows. 2022's Deadstream and 2023's The Outwaters also make appearances. Right now, the state of the subgenre is good and serves … Continue reading Bela Lugosi’s Undead Podcast – ‘Skinamarink, Deadstream, and Found Footage in 2023’
We are back for Season 2 of Bela Lugosi's Undead! After a bit of a hiatus, the Bela Boys are back at it with an old episode that never got a chance to release in Season 1. Scream (2022) not only surprised us both with its ingenuity, but it made for an exciting new chapter in … Continue reading Scream (2022) Directed by Radio Silence – Bela Lugosi’s Undead – Season 2 Premiere
We are back with the Halloween Franchise Draft, where Ryan and Alan draft the best films of the Halloween horror franchise. Started in 1978 by John Carpenter, Halloween became a staple of the horror world. Over the years, the franchise evolved, restarted, rebooted, and retooled. Some movies did not even star Michael Myers. Some introduced … Continue reading Bela Lugosi’s Undead – Episode 11 – The Halloween Franchise Draft