This week, Steve introduces Jake to Lucio Fulci's surreal, blood-soaked, macabre masterpiece: The Beyond. It's part Lovecraftian homage, part southern gothic, part Italian Zombie flick and more than a little incoherent, but dammit, The Beyond has plenty of charm to spare. Hit play my friend and you will face the sea of darkness and all therein that may be explored!Read More
The Optimism Vaccine HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR marches forward with a very special Dario Argento episode. So gather 'round boys and ghouls and listen to the OV crew talk Suspiria, Deep Red, Tenebre, Opera and more!
PIECES: The Movie that boldly proclaims "It's exactly what you think it is!" But what exactly does that mean? This week, Steve introduces Jack to Juan Piquer Simon's infamous 1982 classic, Pieces. It's a trashy, gonzo mix of American and Italian slasher tropes that walks a fine line between gorehound horror and nonsensical absurdism. But does it live up to the hype?Read More
In classic Optimism Vaccine fashion, Steve K, Steve C and Jake wrap up Canuxploitation month a solid two weeks late. But hey, who's counting? This is Trump's America now. We need to savor the flavor of Canadian weirdness for as long as possible. Tune-in for an in-depth discussion of the newly resurrected shot-on-video classic, Phobe: The Xenophobic Experiment and the greatest story ever told about a shirtless hair metal singer fighting demons, Rock n' Roll Nightmare. The boys also try to make sense of Things which, as far as they can tell, is just a movie about making sandwiches. So come on! Get caught in a tailspin, baby!Read More
Jake and Jack introduce Shawn to the weird world of early David Cronenberg horror films. Shivers! Scanners! The Brood! That armpit vagina vampire one about rabies... or something! We cover it all.Read More