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I Love Splatter

I Love Splatter

By Amie Simon
On a mission to make sure no one ever says, "There are not a lot of female directors period, and even less who are inclined to do horror." EVER AGAIN, co-hosts Amie and Adrienne (joined by frequent special guest Heather) discuss women-directed horror films on the I Love Splatter! podcast -- aka: the Splattercast.
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Splattercast episode 15: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (1992), Directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui! Featuring slapstick humor, 90’s spandex, many parade floats, DREAMY LUKE PERRY, and the funniest vampire death sequence ever. AMC Backstory: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Buffy's' Gnarly Date With Destiny - Los Angeles Times Ben Affleck On That Time He Was In Buffy The Vampire Slayer | 8 Days
September 26, 2021
Splattercast episode 14: Honeymoon
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss HONEYMOON (2014), Directed by Leigh Janiak! Featuring a couple who should 100% NOT be married, lots of slime, very squirm-worthy body horror, and the worst interpretation of “hiding” ever. ‘Honeymoon’: How Leigh Janiak Subverts the Traditional Role of Women Within the Home | Screen Queens Leigh Janiak Interview: The Low-Budget Creepiness of Honeymoon | Den of Geek
September 10, 2021
Splattercast episode 13: Pet Sematary Two
Part two of our Mary Lambert discussion, in which Amie & Adrienne discuss PET SEMATARY TWO (1992)! Featuring peak Edward Furlong, a topless woman with a dog head, massacred kittens, atmosphere LIKE WHOA, and a whole lotta rabbits. 1989 ‘Pet Sematary’ Director Mary Lambert On Working With Stephen King, Going Dark, ‘Pet Sematary 2’ and More | Slash Film Mary Lambert’s Ideal ‘Pet Sematary’ Sequel Would Have Centered On a Grown Up Ellie Creed | Bloody Disgusting
July 31, 2021
Splattercast episode 12: Pet Sematary
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss PET SEMATARY (1989), Directed by Mary Lambert! Featuring giant trucks, scary roads, reanimated pets, AMAZING set design, and the best, scariest lil tot ever. NOW I WANT TO PLAY WITH YOUUUUUUUUUUU  ‘Pet Sematary’ Director Mary Lambert on Using Old-Fashioned Effects for Scares in Pre-CGI Stephen King Adaptation | Variety  Original Pet Sematary director unearths secrets of the 1989 horror classic | Entertainment Weekly  The Pet Sematary Scene That Even Hardened Horror Fans Always Skip | Looper Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary
June 26, 2021
Splattercast Episode 11: The Bye Bye Man
In which Amie & Adrienne talk about THE BYE BYE MAN (2017), Directed by Stacy Title! Featuring a memorable catchphrase, an imagined love triangle, lots of train imagery, a town with ONE SINGLE JOURNALIST, Faye Dunaway! and a hairless devil dog. Special Features from The Bye Bye Man DVD Stacy Title (The Bye Bye Man), Trevor Macy (Oculus, The Strangers, Hush), & Jonathan Penner (Survivor) Reddit AMA Interview: Director Stacy Title Talks The Bye Bye Man | Daily Dead Saying Goodbye to Stacy Title | Vulture
May 31, 2021
Splattercast Episode 10: Sorority House Massacre
In which Amie & Adrienne talk about SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE (1986), Directed by Carol Frank for their TENTH EPISODE! Featuring extreme memory loss, an awkward fashion montage, a psychic link, and the least secure asylum ever. In Praise of 1986’s Sorority House Massacre | Coming Soon Net:
May 9, 2021
Splattercast episode 9: Vamps
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss VAMPS (2012), Directed by Amy Heckerling! Featuring a killer cast, drinking rats with straws, vampires reconciling their taxes, and the best Van Helsing casting EVER. Interview with VAMPS Director Amy Heckerling | Women & Hollywood: Alicia Silverstone's partnership with director Amy Heckerling comes back to life with the new party-hearty 'Vamps' | Daily News: VAMPS Trailer:
April 18, 2021
Splattercast episode 8: Amulet
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss AMULET (2020), Directed by Romola Garai.Featuring toxic #notallmen masculinity, a crumbling old mansion, a kindly nun, SEVERE plumbing problems, and birthing bat babies! AMULET Trailer: ‘Amulet’ Writer/Director Romola Garai Breaks Down the Horror Film’s Ending - VARIETY:
March 27, 2021
Splattercast Interview: Natasha Kermani & Brea Grant discuss their film LUCKY
In which Amie interviews the filmmaking team behind LUCKY (2020): Director Natasha Kermani, and Screenwriter & Star Brea Grant! Lots of great inside info on true indie filmmaking, the horror genre, and why the voices of marginalized groups need to be heard across all genres and fandoms. Watch LUCKY on Shudder: Learn more about Natasha Kermani: Learn more about Brea Grant: Watch 12 HOUR SHIFT, Written & Directed by Brea Grant: Watch IMITATION GIRL, Written & Directed by Natasha Kermani:
March 5, 2021
Splattercast episode 7: Spellbinder
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss SPELLBINDER (1988), Directed by Janet Greek! Featuring the worst LA lawyer bros ever, a seductive enchantress, aggro ponytail warlock dude, a secret satanic mansion, a prepper fortress, a giant pencil, and a TURKEY that reveals witchy powers! Think BIG store (Wikipedia): Movie Tropes in Spellbinder:
March 2, 2021
Splattercast episode 6: The Rage: Carrie 2
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss THE RAGE: CARRIE 2 (1999), Directed by Kat Shea! Featuring the real-life awfulness that inspired these HATE SINK JERK JOCKS, coveting 90’s fashion, the darkest high school ever, bad tattoos, spear gun cabinets, and Walter (the dog). ‘Spur Posse’ Goes on the Defensive - LA TIMES: Trouble in Lakewood - THE NEW YORKER: 1000 WOMEN IN HORROR, 1895 – 2018 by Alexandra Heller-Nicolas: ‘The Rage: Carrie 2’ Was Ahead of Its Time as a #TimesUp Horror Movie, Bloody Disgusting:
February 13, 2021
Splattercast episode 5: Black Christmas (2019)
In which Amie and Adrienne talk about Black Christmas (2019), Directed by Sophia Takal, and co-written by Takal & April Wolfe, why straight-up remakes are boring as hell, not having enough time to do what you want creatively, and how much they love social justice warrior garbage in their horror movie plots. Director Sophia Takal calls her Black Christmas remake a 'fiercely feminist film' - EW: How Blumhouse Remade Black Christmas for Teens in 2019 - Vulture · by Jordan Crucchiola: Up in the Frat House by Will Blair & Brooke Blair:
December 25, 2020
Splattercast episode 3: Jennifer's Body
In which Amie and Adrienne discuss how Jennifer's Body (2009, Directed by Karyn Kusama) originally suffered from marketing gone bad, flipping opinions, the horror of being a teen girl, complicated BFF love, feminism, eating boys, and how PMS isn't real, Needy. It was made up by the boy-run media to make us seem crazy.  Related links:  She Kills Podcast (Shudder) with Karyn Kusama & Emily Deschanel: The Body in Jennifer's Body, The Greatest Movie Title of All Time - Jordan Crucchiola How Jennifer’s Body went from a flop in 2009 to a feminist cult classic today - VOX
November 27, 2020
Splattercast episode 2: Are slumber parties REALLY like that?
In which Amie, Adrienne, and Heather discuss two 80s gems: The Slumber Party Massacre (1982), Directed by Amy Holden Jones and Written by, and The Slumber Party Massacre 2 (1987), Directed and Written by Deborah Brock. Grab some cold pizza or some hand-burgers, put on your jammies, and join us for a discussion about coded (and not so coded) queerness, the female gaze, and the worst zit ever.  Related links:
November 14, 2020
Splattercast episode 1: F*ck the Patriarchy
In which Amie, Adrienne, and Heather discuss the origins of women-directed horror and the problems with gatekeeping and the patriarchy within the film industry in general, and in particular, the horror genre.  Related links:  Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché: Faust et Méphistophélès (1903), directed by Alice Guy-Blaché: Lois Weber: Suspense (1913), directed by Lois Weber: Alexandra Heller-Nicholas: Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies:
October 31, 2020