Podcasting has exploded in the past couple years and I am thankful for it. Not only have we found a new medium for discourses we also have yet another venue to express our love for popular culture and nostalgia. Everyday a new podcast seems to pop-up and keeping track of them all can get a little difficult so I decided to devote a feature series with the intent of highlighting some podcast that I'm currently listening to and think you should check out (if you feel like it. See, I'm done yelling).
Started in October 2014, Werewolf Ambulance is a Pittsburgh (#Saviniwatch2015) horror movie podcast hosted by friends Katie and Alan where they review films from various eras and rate them accordingly. Yeah, sounds like every other horror podcast under the sun right? It could be if it wasn't for its hosts, who make everything feel very welcoming. Many horror podcast usually concern self-identified experts taking to task various films for whatever genre trap they fall into while singing the praises of scared cows. Katie and Alan, while clear horror film fans, tend to be less formal in their reviewing. They pepper their description of the films with flashbacks to nostalgic memories, even when it may not have anything to do with horror. I love this. Here at work is a larger universe rather then the tiny horrorland that many podcasts tend to live in. It shows that although our hosts are horror fans they do have other interests, which is true with most of us. "Werewolf Ambulance: Explorers of other worlds". It makes listening to every episode like having a conversation with your friends, like calling Zach Galligan's character from Waxworks "Billy" the entire episode.
|Why was there no tiny monster wax scene in Waxwork? Missed moment.|
THE LAST SHARK
The reactions and review of this "Jawes" makes me want to do something I never thought I would....watch The Last Shark. "Werewolf Ambulance: Miracle Workers".
Horror fans tend to really try to champion the genre, flaws and all. But we have our own personal perspectives, our own personal taste, and the films we simply hate. Sometimes they are indeed worthy of hate (We Hate Movies coming soon) but other times you want a more lighthearted take on film criticism. This is where I feel Werewolf Ambulance really works. The friendly atmosphere combined with a sincere love of the genre makes the most bitter movie pill go down smoother. For that we salute Werewolf Ambulance and are proud to scream...
LISTEN TO THIS!!!
The name "Werewolf Ambulance" is taken from a score track from The Monster Squad. I'm assuming the scene where the wolfman breaks out of the ambulance. I could be wrong (but I don't think so).