Watch This With Rick Ramos

"Made me from dead. I love dead . . . hate living."

On this week's episode of WatchThis W/Rickramos, Ibrahim & I sit down to discuss one of the great stories of cinema, the James Whale directed Fankenstein (1931) & The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). The legend of Baron Victor (Henry in the original film) Frankenstein has enraptured audiences since it's first publication as Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus in 1818 by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. The novel was a sensation when first published, however it would become iconic after the iconic, star-making performance of English actor Boris Karloff. Karloff would become immortalized in his three portrayals of the creature - Frankenstein (1931), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and Son of Frankenstein (1939). 

Take a listen as Mr. Chavez & I discuss these great films and the Frankenstein mythology that rings true even in modern-day society.

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Direct download: FrankensteinFinal.mp3
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There Are Things to Fear - Ten Horror Films to Go Back to

On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez is absent so Mr. Ramos is forced to fly solo and talk "Ten Films That Continue to Scare the Hell Out of Him". Horror, Serial Killers, Thrillers, Chillers, Chainsaws, Sideshows, Monsters & Mad Scientists . . . the Horror Genre has never been one to shy away from doing what is necessary to get the scare. Sit back and take a listen as Mr. Ramos talks ten films that continue to scare the shit out of him. Hope you agree and hope you take that leap into films that you had only heard about, but were too afraid to watch. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com.

Many Thanks for Your Continued Love & Support.

Direct download: TenHorrorFilms.mp3
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Stanley Kubrick's The Shining - Is a Scare Ever Really Just a Scare? 

On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I sit down to talk one of the great films of Modern Horror Cinema - Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining (1980). It's important to recognize Stephen King's role in this film. So often Kubrick is given sole credit for all that is on screen. Even if King's dissatisfaction with the film has been incredibly vocal through the years, we have to discuss what his original creation means to the final product. Without a doubt it's an incredible film and a great deal of this is due to Kubrick's vision, but also the violent, intense, and captivating performance of Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, the innocence of Danny Lloyd, a beautifully nuanced Scatman Crothers, and a pained and painful performance by Shelley Duvall that can only be called soul-draining. Take a listen as Mr. Chavez and I look back on this classic of paranoia and terror. We also spend time discussing Rodney Ascher's strange, warped, and confused Room 237 (2012). The less said, the better. Take a listen . . . it makes for an interesting conversation.

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Direct download: TheShining.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

A Modern-Day Ghost Story - John Carpenter's: The Fog

On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I return to one of the great filmmakers of the 70's & 80's and a Master of the Horror Genre . . . John Carpenter's The Fog. This is a film that neither of your reviewers had seen before this episode. With the power of Carpenter's surrounding filmography, there are certainly expectations to be met. Some of these are achieved and some of them are not. Take a listen as Ibrahim & I sit down to discuss what works, what doesn't work, and what this film means to the Horror Genre.

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Direct download: TheFog.mp3
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The Nostalgia of Scares - George A. Romero & Stephen King Come Together For Creepshow

On this first episode of October, Mr. Chavez & I celebrate the Halloween season by looking back at a classic of our mutual childhoods . . . 1982's Horror Anthology, Creephshow. A Dream Team collaboration between two of the biggest names in Horror - From the Page: Stephen King; From the Screen: George A. Romero. Creepshow - Five Distinctive Vignettes, with some popular faces in exciting, stomach-churning, and laugh-out-loud stories of greed, family strife, egomania, revenge, and death. Happy October All. We're looking forward to a great time. 

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Direct download: Creepshow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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