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THE FINAL #TMOT

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Eleven down, one to go. Twelve Months of Terror is nearly at an end and I take absolutely no pleasure in saying that. But then if you’re leaving wanting more, that’s only a good sign, isn’t it?

As a little filling between your Thanksgiving ThanksKilling Turkie and Christmas Silent Night, Deadly Night turkey, here’s some high-res art you can print off and slap on your wall as a part of, and then soon after, memento of the shock-til-you-drop post-apocalyptic podcasting project that is Goats In The Machine’s Twelve Months of Terror. (more…)

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Gobble, Gobble melon farmers! Here we are (again) to rock you like a hurricane (again).

This month Twelve Months of Terror/#HASHTAGTMOT sets the table for something bright and breezy, cheap and cheerful.

Since we’re British and we don’t get the chance to have two cracks at the turkey in a year, we’ve taken this opportunity to experience a little bit of the great American Thanksgiving, following up our Pumpkinhead pie by letting the Turkie have a crack at us. (more…)

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Well here it is, Goats In The Machine’s long-in-the-coming look at the Leprechaun sequels, namely Leprechaun 2, Leprechaun 3, Leprechaun 4: In SpaceLeprechaun 5: In the Hood and Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood.

In the name of continuity, and frankly to make the whole experience less painful, Louise Boyd and I are compelled to follow the format of our original Leprechaun episode; namely drinking profusely throughout the the show. Before long we’re hurtling down a whisky greased and  beer lubricated chute towards oblivion, taking pot-shots at all installments of arguably the worst long-running horror franchise.

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This frankly very well thought out Guest post is by comediac Phil MasonYou can read his ace blog The Housebroken Geek and follow him on Twitter.  And by can I mean should.

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Pumkinhead. Over 10 feet of unstoppable demonic fury & vengeance. Summoned by infernal dark magics, his only purpose is reaping terrible bloody vengeance on the living. With tooth & claw he stalks the land, unrelenting, unstoppable. If you look into his cold reptilian eyes there is no mercy, no pity, only your slow agonising death.

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Coming once more into our mortal world, Twelve Months of Terror returns with its Halloween special on Pumpkinhead. My, it feels like a long time since we covered Carrie, doesn’t it? Perhaps that’s why I was hit by a wave of sadness over the fact this whole experience is drawing to a close. This would explain the bouts of hysteria I suffer throughout this episode anyway…

This month Louise Boyd and myself, RJ Bayley delve into a Halloween film other than Halloween (for once) and find something very interesting as a result.

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September; it hails that most dreaded thing of children across the land. Yes, its back to school time.

School can be something of a real trauma for some kids, especially if you’re Carrie White, who not only has to contend with her psycho Christian mother, but also fellow students so unpleasant they are actually willing to kill a pig just to pull a prank on her.

In these month’s Twelve Months Of Terror we look at the 1976 classic Carrie and give it a thorough examining. Louise Boyd and myself, RJ Bayley, examine the religious imagery of the film (and whether there is some element of witchcraft to Carrie), on the nose audio cues, the pun logic of conspiracy theories, whether horror has to necessarily be scary, and just what is are the hair dynamics of the film.

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The biggest and best comedy festival in the world is underway right here in Edinburgh. So for this installment of Twelve Months Of Terror we’re looking at a horror comedy, featuring a killer clown played by surrealist stand-up comedian Ross Noble; see how much funny is packed into that? All the funny!

Or is it?

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Depending on how arty you want to sound.

Depending on how arty you want to sound.

Get ready for a monster.

No,  not the enormous wolf-thing that eminent old-time badasses  Samuel Le Bihan and Mark Dacascos have to battle in this month’s film. No, this installment’s show is a commentary on a film which lasts a mighty 139 minutes.

RJ Bayley and Louise Boyd are choosing to celebrate that most famous of non-UK dates; yes, that’s right its Bastille Day (Independance what?)!

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Now that is a good poster.

Now that is a good poster.

Prepare yourself for quite possibly the strangest opening of a Twelve Months of Terror yet.

Yes, after we wait for Louise to get over her fit of nose-blowing related giggles, we celebrate father’s day by delving into our commentary for the 1987 cult classic The Stepfather.

Proving something of a little treasure, The Stepfather sees us heap plaudits upon Terry O’Quinn‘s acting and question whether something so associated with the 80s slasher phenomenon is even part of that subgenre. Would some people even class it as a horror?

Make room for daddy, its time for The Stepfather.
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