Podcast 156 — The Walking Dead, Under the Dome, In the Flesh, Dead Set, Ghostwatch, Psychoville

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Howdy-do, gentle listeners. Your hosts Mark & Jerry offer something a little different on this episode of The Horror Movie Show: an all-television lineup.

Beginning with some comments & questions about the early days of AMC‘s excellent zombie series The Walking Dead, the guys then try to figure out what the heck is going on Under the Dome. Is the latter series just making it up as it goes along, or is there some method to the madness?

Next is the first of four British made-for-TV shows. In the Flesh is a very good take on a post-Zombie Apocalypse England, complete with Christian religious nuts, reborn-again Undead Messiahs & a very confused family. This BBC series has just wrapped up its second season.

For fans of horror & reality TV, Dead Set is a gross & funny take on the aforementioned Zombie Apocalypse. Can the houseguests on Big Brother survive inside the studio-house-set as the rest of the world falls into ruin? That is a good question.

Ghostwatch is a 1992 production that managed to become a sort of British War of the Worlds, with a scripted & entertaining “live” poltergeist incident that really convinced many naive viewers they were seeing the proof long sought about the existence of actual ghosts. A very entertaining program indeed.

Finally, Jerry & Mark discuss the two seasons of grisly comedy on Psychoville, a series created by two of the dudes who wrote & starred in The League of Gentlemen. Reece Shearsmith & Steve Pemberton have a knack for gruesome horror-comedy along the lines of Charles Addams. This is funny stuff. Hope you enjoy the show.