About This Show
Horror Business is an ongoing conversation about Horror Films. Lifelong horror fans Justin Lore and Liam O’Donnell gather monthly to discuss and dissect horror films in a sophisticated yet accessible manner. Academic yet easily digestible. High art washed down with a healthy dose of camp. Pinkies in the air whilst sipping our root beer. You get the picture. On Horror Business Justin and Liam will watch a double feature and go in depth about the films, and each show they will invite you, the listener, to be a part of the conversation.
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Greetings astro creeps and electro heads, and welcome back to Horror Business, the only podcast that will both dig through the ditches AND burn through the witches. Thank you as always for checking us out and we have got one heck of an episode for you guys.
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This episode we are taking a look at the films of one Robert Cummings, known better to you as Rob Zombie. And thank the Lord because Bobby Cummings isn’t a name conducive to horror filmmaking! We were lucky enough to be joined by two beloved members of the Cinepunx community and fellow horror hounds, noted edgeman John Wren and noted herbal enthusiast Jon Martello. We experience some technical difficulties at various points so please forgive us in advance.
We begin by giving a shout out to Chris and LVAC, and then talking about what we’ve seen recently. We talk about the recent Jordan Peele film Get Out as well as the recent X-Men film Logan.
The topic for this episode is Rob Zombie somewhat divisive position in the horror community. Justin opens the discussion by postulating that by all rights Rob Zombie should make nothing but outstanding horror films. His background in the horror genre, his knowledge of the genre, and his background in filmmaking should make every single one of his films incredible. And we do believe he is absolutely capable of making great horror films. However, we here at Horror Business are not one hundred percent sold on the works of Rob Zombie as a whole. We dig quite deep in this episode, we get quite heated with one another and tempers flare, but in the end we agree that Zombie’s major strengths are his knowledge of horror films and his ability to capture and create creepy and evocative imagery, while his weaknesses are his inability to capture how people actually talk to one another, the bullshit and forced folksy way of talking in many of his films (what Jon Martello refers to “Rob Zombie similes), the weak dialogue in his films, his at times excessiv