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From haunted houses to killer workouts to madness at the mall, it’s a totally rad 80s double-feature horror movie party, and you’re invited!

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Kristy Adams returns to the show to talk about 80s fitness horror flicks Killer Workout and Death Spa. Get your cardio and burn some calories while you listen to us talk!

Killer Workout

Killer Workout (originally titled Aerobicide) is a flawed but fun 1987 American slasher film written and directed by David A. Prior. The story revolves around a Los Angeles fitness club owned by Rhonda Johnson, whose twin sister burned in a tanning salon five years ago. Detective Morgan begins to investigate the gym after several of its members are brutally murdered by an unknown attacker.

Death Spa is a 1988 American supernatural slasher film directed by Michael Fischa. Its plot follows a series of mysterious deaths occurring in a high-tech Los Angeles health spa, resulting from the spirit of the owner’s deceased wife, who possesses the club’s intricate computer system. In Europe and Asia, the film was released under the alternative title Witch Bitch. Actress Karyn Parsons made her screen debut in Death Spa and was subsequently brought in to audition for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air after an NBC executive saw the movie on late-night cable. She landed the role of Hilary Banks on the popular sitcom.

⁠Follow Kristy on Twitter @NightmareKristy

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

Killer robots in Chopping Mall

Amber Knapp returns to the show with some more 80s fun. She chose a couple of bangers for her favorite double feature: Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge and Chopping Mall!

Kids today may not really understand mall culture, but malls were the center of American social life in the 1980s. By 1987, malls accounted for over 50% of all U.S. retail sales. In 1986, Consumer Reports included the shopping mall in its list of the top 50 most revolutionary consumer innovations, ranking them alongside things like antibiotics and personal computers.

We had a blast watching two quintessentially 80s horror films, which spotlight and celebrate the magic of mall culture with plenty of slasher fun and nostalgic charm.

Follow Amber on Twitter @Another4TheFire

Jason LeBlanc returned to the show for a killer episode that boasted Twice the Price — Vincent Price, that is. We discuss the 1959 classic House on Haunted Hill and 1983’s House of the Long Shadows, which also starred Christopher Lee, John Carradine, and Peter Cushing!

In this delightful House of Horror, we start by chatting about the William Castle classic starring Price as an eccentric millionaire who, along with his wife, has invited five people to the house for a “haunted house” party. Whoever stays in the house for one night will earn $10,000. As the night progresses, the guests are trapped within the house with an assortment of terrors.

We then get into the 1983 British comedy horror film House of the Long Shadows. It was the first and only time horror icons Price, Cushing, Lee, and Carradine starred together. The screenplay by Michael Armstrong was based on the 1913 novel Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers, which was also adapted into a famous play that gave birth to several films.

Follow Jason on Twitter @beantownhorrors⁠

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Creepy and Geeky is a podcast about horror/comic book movies and so much more. Creepy double-feature episodes come out every Monday, and Geeky comic book episodes are released every Friday. Your host, Robert, is a geek through and through, absorbing all manner of pop culture, but specifically addicted to comic books, movies, and horror.

New episodes drop every Monday. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or right here on Morbidly Beautiful.

We’ll be sharing every horror episode shortly after it drops. But if you love the show as much as we do, we encourage you to tune into the weekly comic book episodes as well.

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