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the flicks that church forgot
horror from a christian perspective...TFTCF is best experienced using headphones.
Category: TV & Film
Reviewing B-Movies and Genre Flicks from a Christian perspective. WHY NOT CONTACT ME at WITH COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS AND I'LL READ THEM OUT THE SHOW.
I'm an ordained Church Minister called Peter Laws who loves films and film soundtracks! I'll be reviewing horror flicks from a ...

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May 15, 2015 04:04 AM PDT

An in-depth review of the excellent and thought provoking Australian horror 'The Babadook'.

I've experimented with making a video version of this episode which is now up on Youtube. You can find it by subscribing to me on Youtube under The Flicks That Church Forgot or through my new website theflicksthatchurchforgot dot com.

This episode is the AUDIO extracted from that. So if you prefer to see it try Youtube, or if you'd like the audio version, enjoy!

All music composed and performed by Peter Laws.

March 29, 2015 04:00 AM PDT

In this, the fourth and final part of our demonic possession week extravaganza, I'll be asking the fundamental question: does this stuff only happen at the movies, or is there anything actually to it?

I'll be sharing my report from the Seriously Possessed conference, organised by ASSAP (The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomolous Phenomenon) where I heard views from skeptics, psychologists, sociologists, historians, spirit mediums and occultists. The episode also includes some helpful interviews I recorded with attendees of the conference.

All music in Possession week is composed, performed and produced by Peter Laws.

March 28, 2015 04:00 AM PDT

Hang mean there's more than four possession movies out there? Yup..there's a LOT more and here's another two of them.

I'll be looking at the recent Scott Derrickson movie DELIVER US FROM EVIL (2014) about a New York police sergeant trying to police Satan and his minions - imagine the paperwork!

Then we'll look at the blaxploitation movie ABBY (1974) Known as The Black Exorcist this fun and intriguing horror stars William Marshall (yeah, I know...Blacula 'vs' Nigerian devil Gods - how cool is that?).

All music in Possession week is composed, performed and produced by Peter Laws.

March 27, 2015 04:00 AM PDT

We continue our look at the whacked out, creepy world of demonic possession. Tonight I'll be discussing what I reckon is a pretty darn freaky possession movie: BEYOND THE DOOR from 1974. Seen by many as a cruddy Exorcist rip off, I found it to be inventive and yes, even a little bit scary.

Then we enter the little known world of Jewish Exorcism as I review the 2012 moth-bourne spirit movie: THE POSSESSION. Shalom!

All music in Possession week is composed, performed and produced by Peter Laws.

March 25, 2015 12:44 PM PDT

Shark Week? Pah! about blinkin' demonic possession week!

Join me over the next four nights for a four part series reviewing no less than six demonic possession movies. Then in part four I'll be discussing the real life implications of demonic possession and exploring opinion from psychologists, occultist, sociologists and,

Part One:
Tonight I'll be asking if the devil might lack ambition in THE EXORCIST (1973), and I'll also analyse the Turkish version, called SEYTAN (1974)

All music in Possession week is composed, performed and produced by Peter Laws.

February 23, 2015 03:03 PM PST

Join me as we spend five days in Dracula country, trekking off to Romania in search of Vampires. Includes discussion of Bram Stoker, Bran Castle, Medieval Torture and Romanian Folklore.

Music used in this episode includes:
'The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane' by Christian Gaubert.
'Dark Shadows' by Bob Cobert.
'Music for Strings and Percussion and Celesta Sz. 106 Adagio' by Bela Bartok.

All other music composed and recorded by Peter Laws.

Sound effects:
'Airplane Taking off at Beirut Airport' by Ramston.
'Airplane Cabin 01 090320' by LG*
'Stereo Jet Landing Sample 2' by bigpickle51
'Water Drops in a Bathtub' by Doxent

*Note: I recorded the entire spiel for the section on Bram Stoker on the plane but then when I went to edit it, I noticed the sound of the cabin was waaaay too loud and I could barely hear it. So I re-recorded the same words but felt I wanted to re-create the original recording. Just a little audio magic there, see?

January 22, 2015 11:00 AM PST

Hey! You're still here...good. That means we can talk more about the great film Day of the Dead, reflecting on some of it's challenging themes. In this episode I explore the character of Sarah, who is the lone woman in a world of zombies and men. Awkward! Then, we reflect on what Romero, zombies and Trappist monk Thomas Merton might have in common, and no it's just not 'little hair'.

All Music in this episode composed, recorded and performed by Peter Laws*

*Some tracks incorporate some of the melodies from the awesome Day of the Dead soundtrack - available at and composed by the mighty John Harrison.

Sound effects used in this episode include
tsbertalan - "Elevator Foley"
Agonda - "Staff Canteen Background"
Speedenza - "Deep Metal Impact (37) 2"
(courtesy of

January 21, 2015 06:32 AM PST

The dead have truly inherited the earth! Which means us humans aren't welcome up there anymore. Instead we have to plod around in a big old underground cave having shouty arguments and working out why Zombies aren't into Stephen King...Yes, tonight its the first in a two part episode, looking at George A Romero's under-appreciated gem: Day of the Dead.

All Music in this episode composed, recorded and performed by Peter Laws*
*Some tracks incorporate some of the melodies from the awesome Day of the Dead soundtrack - available at and composed by the mighty John Harrison.

Sound effects used in this episode include
tsbertalan - "Elevator Foley" (courtesy of

December 18, 2014 04:04 AM PST


Don't listen to this episode on tinny little laptop, tablet or phone speakers! Use headphones or sweet set ups to really experience tonight's special Christmas episode...

Recorded LIVE at the Ballroom of the Overlook Hotel, in Sidewinder Colorado, it's The Flicks That Church Forgot Horror Song Music SPECIAL! A concert of my very own cover versions of cult songs from horror movies, featuring tracks from:

Freaky Fairy Tales (aka Deadtime Tales)!
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2!
Howling 2: Your Sister is a Werewolf!
Fright Night!
Kingdom of the Spiders!
The Legend of Boggy Creek
The Wicker Man!
Silver Bullet!

Yes indeed...

So sit back in the beautiful surroundings of the Overlook and enjoy The Flicks That Church Forgot Horror Song Music Special!

Merry Christmas!

*All songs recorded, performed and arranged by The Flicks That Church Forgot...well,

November 22, 2014 01:00 PM PST

In this follow up episode to my review of the witch trial movie Mark of the Devil, I take a much more in depth look at the reality behind the film.

First we define our terms (the word witchcraft is a wide ranging one) then we look at how the practice became demonised, leading to ferocious persecution.

With a discussion of the notorious witch finder's handbook, The Malleus Maleficarum and even a discussion about wether singer Beyonce is in actuality a child killing witch (not my suggestion by the way) this is a intense walk into the world of religious persecution.

The Flicks that Church Forgot is best experienced with headphones.

All music in this episode was composed and performed by Peter Laws.

Sound effects courtesy of free Including:

"White Noise Village`` by klankbleed

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