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The Old Dark House, Contracted, and Contracted 2

The Old Dark House, Contracted, and Contracted 2

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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 Old Dark House” from 1932, the contemporary classic “Contracted” from 2013, discussion of the short film, “The Bells”, and the sequel horror film, “Contracted: Phase II” from 2015. Turn up the volume and lean in close. Here we go...

News Features

  1. Want to see a silent version of Frankenstein from 1910? How about Grave of the Vampire from 1974? Maybe some old Flash Gordon serial episodes if you aren’t in the mood for horror? Archive.org has hundreds of obscure, old, weird, and interesting horror and science fiction shorts and full-length movies available to view, absolutely free of charge, in public domain. You may not necessarily find anything award-winning, but you are sure to find something entertaining. Check it out from the link in our show notes.


  1. Our favorite Evil Dead fighting hero is still going strong by hosting a reboot of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, premiering on the Travel Channel June 9th of this year. One-hundred years ago in October 1919, Robert Ripley started his stories of the fantastic from real-world strangeness. Now ten all-new, one-hour episodes will showcase more amazing and real stories. Check out the site for more details.


  1. A gunslinger from the Old West comes back from the grave to stop a gang of werewolves in the present day. If that sounds like something you’d like, you’re in luck. High Moon, the western horror movie, is coming. Written and directed by Josh Ridgway, the movie follows a mysterious gunslinger named Colt (played by Chad Michael Collins) with a mission to kill every living werewolf (or “howler”) after a gang of lycans killed his wife. All that happened centuries ago, in the mid-1800s, but things take a major twist when Colt and the werewolves come back from the grave to create chaos in a small town. There’s a trailer to give you a meaty taste now. High Moon will be released on VOD/Digital on May 14 and it’s already available for preorder on Amazon and iTunes.


  1. The DC Comics monstrous hero Swamp Thing is coming to DC Universe on May 31st, and it sounds like this take on the tale leans toward horror. EW reports that the show is produced by James Wan, and the promo has the same vibe as many of his beloved horror movies: Lots of quick cuts and frantic screaming as people try to make sense of the supernatural. Check out the article with more details, and see the trailer for yourself that’s just been released. It looks like it’s going to be a good one.



  1. The only thing better than Bruce Campbell hosting Ripley’s Believe It Or Not might be the legendary horror movie icon Robert Englund hosting a show called “Shadows of History”, also to be on the Travel Channel. With the help of historians and scholars, Englund takes frightening, creepy, and unsettling news stories from long ago and brings them back to life. “How can you make fascinating and petrifying stories even more scary? Add the genius of Robert Englund,” said Jane Latman, general manager, Travel Channel. “As if tales of flying monsters, zombie cannibals and ghost ships were not enough, we are cranking up the volume for maximum impact. And our fans are going to go nuts for this legendary actor.” Is real life scarier than horror? Watch with us when the six-episode series makes its premier sometime later this year.

Universal Studios Classic: “The Old Dark House” (1932)

Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when they stumble upon the Femm family estate.

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Contemporary Classic: “Contracted” (2013)

After being drugged and raped at a party, a young woman contracts what she thinks is an STD; but, it's actually something much worse.

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Break for Ad: Tales to Make You Shiver

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Horror Short: (YouTube) “The Bells”

Following a death in the family, its members start hearing a mysterious sound.

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Feature Presentation: “Contracted: Phase II” (2015)

Riley searches for a cure to the virus that took over Samantha before it consumes him and the entire world.

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Next week, we'll be watching the Universal classic, "The Invisible Man (1933)" along with "The Tunnel (2011)" and "Late Phases (2014)." We've got links for these three movies in the show notes, and if you want to watch them this week, we'll see if your opinion meshes with ours.

I’m Kevin. And I’m Brian. We’ll see you next time!

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