Welcome back to another episode of Ball Busters: the podcast about lethal ladies, scream queens, man-mangling martial artists, and ferocious female freedom fighters from every corner of the world.
Today, we are joined by Gretchen Brooks to discuss a trio of 60s Japanese horror movies including an influential masterpiece, an underrated gem, and a hallucinogenic fairy tale. If you’re a fan of Kaiju and Japanese monster movies, you might recognize Gretchen from the KaijuCast. Gretchen has also worked with the H.P.L. Film Festival, the Portland Horror Film Festival and as a co-host of the up and coming podcast Gretchen and Gwen Watch Movies.
Gretchen’s introduction (2:07)
Ball Bustin' movies we've been watching (9:50)Obituary: Basket Case actress Beverly Bonner (29:21)Our first experiences with Japanese horror (30:38)
Feature Presentation: Japanese Horror Movies (44:38):
Onibaba (鬼婆, 1964)
The Living Skeleton (吸血髑髏船, 1968)The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch (蛇娘と白髪魔, 1968)
The Ball Busters theme song was written, composed, produced and performed by Casey Lyons aka Target & Hondo.