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The Black Cat, The Skin I Live In, Affirmations, and Death House

The Black Cat, The Skin I Live In, Affirmations, and Death House

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This week, after the news, we’ll cover the Universal Studios movie “The Black Cat” from 1934, the contemporary classic, “The Skin I Live In” from 2011, discussion of the short film, “Affirmations”, and the very new movie “Death House” from 2017.


Welcome to Kevin and Brian’s Horror Bulletin podcast recorded live from the vampire’s crypt, where each week, we cover the latest horror news, shorts, a classic Universal horror, and two creature-feature reviews. This week, after the news, we’ll cover the Universal Studios movie “The Black Cat” from 1934, the contemporary classic “The Skin I Live In” from 2011, discussion of the short film, “Affirmations”, and the recent “Death House” from 2017. Turn up the volume and lean in close. Here we go...

News Features

  1. The Box is coming back again, shiny and new. A Hellraiser project is officially in the works with “The Dark Knight" writer David S. Goyer on the case. Being revived through Gary Barber’s Spyglass Media Group. Barber described the project as a “loyal, yet evolved reimagining of the 1987 original featuring the Cenobite called Pinhead and the resurrection of Frank who opened the box with painful consequences. After nine other movies plus numerous graphic novels, it will be interesting to see how things will start over again. We’ll be watching for more details as they form.


  1. Timely news since we just watched and discussed “The Invisible Man” from 1934 in our last podcast. Talkiesnetwork.com reports that Storm Reid will officially by join Elisabeth Moss as a co-star in the remake of “The Invisible Man” in the works. Director Leigh Whannell (Upgrade) will be weaving a tale centered on Moss’s Celia who, after hearing about the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend’s suicide, attempts to rebuild her life for the better. But she begins to suspect he’s not really dead. Maybe he’s just… Invisible. We can’t wait to see how it compares to the original, but that’s all we know for now.


  1. Putting the grim back in the Brothers Grimm, a new translation of the classic fairy tales restores the glorious blood and horror of the originals. Never before published in English, the first edition of the tales from 1812 reveals an unsanitized version with princes impregnating, not just rescuing, their damsels, parents trying to murder and/or eat their children, and children killing each other. Such as in the charming tale “How the Children Played at Slaughtering” along with 155 other stories, with many illustrations. Full of murder, suicide, crime, mutilations, monsters, assault, and chaos, these might not be the best bedtime stories for the kids, but it sounds like just the thing for adult horror fans and folks to want to hear some storytelling from over 200 years ago. It’s available on Amazon in ebook, hardcover, paperback, and audiobook formats, and we’ve included a link in the show notes. As well as a link to coverage in The Guardian with more book details.


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  1. The Dawn of a New Era has begun in the text-based zombie apocalypse game Zapoco. After a year of existence this might be the perfect time to make a start if you’ve never played. On Wednesday May 8th, 2019, player stats were reset and new features were released. It’s free to sign up and play in this online, browser game. You can fight other players, train, create and upgrade your safehouse, scavage, explore, acquire items, and fight for your life. It looks really professional and well put together. Give it a try at Zapoco.com, and let us know what you think.


  1. Last week was the trailer for Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, the first live-action movie adaptation of the Sega video game franchise. This week, YouTube’s n00bmaster69 has re-edited the Sonic trailer with splices of clips from BrightBurn, to make a very effective horror-tinged version. With his super-speed abilities and unstoppable electromagnetic bursts, will the world survive Sonic? Watch and decide. There’s a link for you in the show notes.


Universal Studios Classic: “The Black Cat” (1934)

American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.

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The Black Cat (1934)

Contemporary Classic: “The Skin I Live In” (2011)

A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

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The Skin I Live In (2011)

Horror Short: (YouTube) “Affirmations (2019)”

We truly go blind into this one, with the YouTube description: “Viewer Discretion Advised. Here's my pride and joy guys. My short horror film that I put my blood, sweat, and tears in. I hope you all enjoy! and PLEASE give constructive feedback and remember that this was made with zero budget and 6 people. THANK YOU! SUBSCRIBE and SHARE if you enjoyed!”

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Affirmations (2019)

Feature Presentation: “Death House” (2017)

During an exclusive tour, a power breakdown inside a secret prison known as the Death House sends two agents fighting through a labyrinth of horrors while being pursued by a ruthless army of roaming inmates. As they fight to escape, the agents push toward the lowest depths of the facility where they learn a supernatural group of evil beings is their only chance for survival.

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Death House (2017)


Well, the sun must be coming up. The vampires are starting to shuffle back in for the day, and we need to get going so they can get their sleep. Thanks for joining us. Stop in during the week at www.horrorbulletin.com for news and horror updates, to comment on this podcast, or to contact us.

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