Channel 83 is a podcast dedicated to bringing you the best, worst, and weirdest that horror cinema has to offer. Each week, we will be picking three films that are tied together with a loose theme. We will give you a synopsis of each film, followed by a review/analysis/recommendation/anything else that we think you might find interesting. In addition, we’ll be broadcasting these films so that you, the listeners, will have the chance to check out the films that we discuss. What sort of movies can you expect? Well, we’ll be going through the horror franchises both major and minor, forgotten classics, unknown schlock, foreign oddities, and everything in-between. Horror can be a difficult genre to define so there may be some films that teeter on the edge. No matter the movie, we will always strive to provide you with content that will entertain, interest, or disgust horror buffs and horror noobs alike. Thank you for listening, and long live the new flesh.
May 21, 2021
E149: DEAREST SISTER (ນ້ອງຮັກ)
Looks like we made it! Today we wrap up our coverage of the horror cinema of east/southeast Asia with 2016’s Dearest Sister. Directed by Mattie Do, the first female filmmaker in Laos, Dearest Sister is a wonderfully layered tale of worlds colliding. The post E149: DEAREST SISTER (ນ້ອງຮັກ) appeared first on Channel 83.
May 20, 2021
E148: HOLLOW (Đoạt Hồn)
We are winding down our coverage of the horror of east and southeast Asia with 2014’s Hollow out of Vietnam. We’re on the home stretch! This is the second to last film we’ll be covering for this series. Hollow is an enjoyable (if not a bit unremarkable) ghost story from writer/director Hàm Trần. The post E148: HOLLOW (Đoạt Hồn) appeared first on Channel 83.
May 19, 2021
E147: BREAD DREAM & TELUKI
Originally, I had not been able to locate any horror films from Brunei but I was recently able to find Bread Dream (2012) and Teluki (2013). Enjoy this little addendum to our Asian Horror Marathon courtesy of Bruneian writer/director/actor Abdul Zainidi! The post E147: BREAD DREAM & TELUKI appeared first on Channel 83.
May 18, 2021
E146: LOVE MOTEL (恐怖旅馆)
Once again we find ourselves in the unenviable position of reviewing something so obscure that we’re the first ones to review it. Love Motel (2012) out of China has only 14 ratings on IMDB, 5 ratings on Letterboxd, and 0 reviews on either site. Is it a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered or … Continue reading E146: LOVE MOTEL (恐怖旅馆) → The post E146: LOVE MOTEL (恐怖旅馆) appeared first on Channel 83.
May 3, 2021
E144: HANTU KAK LIMAH BALIK RUMAH
After last week’s episode I was looking for a palate cleanser and hoped that Malaysia’s Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah would be able to provide me with that. This supernatural comedy-horror about a group of villagers warding off ghosts didn’t end up being exactly what I was looking for. The post E144: HANTU KAK LIMAH BALIK RUMAH appeared first on Channel 83.
April 26, 2021
E143: NIENG ARP (អាប)
Tonight, we continue our excursion into the horror cinema of east/southeast Asia with 2004’s Nieng Arp out of Cambodia. While the history of Cambodian horror cinema is definitely an interesting one, Nieng Arp is interesting only for how impressively terrible it is. Truly, this is one of the worst films we’ve reviewed so far on … Continue reading E143: NIENG ARP (អាប) → The post E143: NIENG ARP (អាប) appeared first on Channel 83.
April 21, 2021
E142: WHISPERING CORRIDORS (여고괴담)
Continuing our deep dive into the horror cinema of East and Southeast Asia, we take a look at our first film out of South Korea, 1998’s Whispering Corridors. This episode pairs well with episode 137 as a lot of the cultural context for what was going on in the South Korean film industry at the … Continue reading E142: WHISPERING CORRIDORS (여고괴담) → The post E142: WHISPERING CORRIDORS (여고괴담) appeared first on Channel 83.
March 29, 2021
E139: DANGEROUS SEDUCTRESS
Today we continue our survey of Asian horror cinema with our first film out of Indonesia, 1995’s Dangerous Seductress! From the same warped mind that brought us such classics as Lady Terminator and Mystics in Bali, Dangerous Seductress is one you won’t want to miss! The post E139: DANGEROUS SEDUCTRESS appeared first on Channel 83.
March 26, 2021
E138: LITTLE MASTER (小祖宗)
Our journey into the horror cinema of East/Southeast Asia takes us to Taiwan with 1986’s Little Master, a movie featuring hopping vampires, watersports, and a totally-not-illegally-used score by none other than John Carpenter! The post E138: LITTLE MASTER (小祖宗) appeared first on Channel 83.
March 22, 2021
E137: PULGASARI (불가사리) – feat. George from The Best Little Horror House in Philly
This week we’re joined yet again by George, host of The Best Little Horror House in Philly! We’re continuing our exploration of the horror cinema of East/Southeast Asia with the 1985 North Korean kaiju epic, Pulgasari! The post E137: PULGASARI (불가사리) – feat. George from The Best Little Horror House in Philly appeared first on Channel 83.
March 8, 2021
E135: GUINEA PIG 1-4
Tonight we are kicking off our reviews of the Guinea Pig franchise with reviews of the first four entries into the series: Devil’s Experiment and Flower of Flesh and Blood from 1985, and He Never Dies and Devil Woman Doctor from 1986. The post E135: GUINEA PIG 1-4 appeared first on Channel 83.
March 1, 2021
E134: GUINEA PIG SERIES OVERVIEW
Their reputation precedes them. They’re often mentioned as some of the most depraved films ever committed to tape and you may have even heard stories involving copycat killers, famous Hollywood actors, snuff films, and the FBI. In tonight’s episode we attempt to demystify the bizarre history behind the infamous Guinea Pig films. The post E134: GUINEA PIG SERIES OVERVIEW appeared first on Channel 83.
February 22, 2021
E133: CORPSE MANIA (屍妖)
Whatcha gonna do when Corpse Mania runs wild on you brother? Whatever you do, be sure not to cross paths with a man who wears his sunglasses at night, it won’t end up well for you. We continue our journey into the horror cinema of East and Southeast Asia with a period piece giallo out … Continue reading E133: CORPSE MANIA (屍妖) → The post E133: CORPSE MANIA (屍妖) appeared first on Channel 83.
February 15, 2021
E132: DAIMAJIN (大魔神)
We continue our dive into Asian Horror with 1966’s Daimajin, the first kaiju film to be covered on Channel 83. Are kaiju films horror films? Today we try to answer that question and more. One thing is for sure: this oft-overlooked kaiju film about a giant samurai statue come to life is definitely worth your … Continue reading E132: DAIMAJIN (大魔神) → The post E132: DAIMAJIN (大魔神) appeared first on Channel 83.
February 8, 2021
E131: MATANGO (マタンゴ)
Today we’re covering our first film out of Japan for our Asian horror extravaganza. Toho’s Matango (1963) brings together some legendary talent whose credits include Godzilla, Rodan, Frankenstein vs. Baragon, and The Mysterians, just to name a few. Does this film about an island inhabited by a deadly, sentient fungus live up to its pedigree? The post E131: MATANGO (マタンゴ) appeared first on Channel 83.