by Patrick Bromley
Today, the RONDO AWARD WINNING podcast Killer POV posted their 140th and final episode. Needless to say, I am very sad about this. As anyone who has followed our site or podcast for the last few years can attest, I have been a very vocal champion of what I think is the very best horror podcast on the internet and the show in any medium -- broadcast TV, cable, satellite radio -- to which I most look forward every week. I have written several articles about some of my favorite episodes. I reference the show or something they have said or a movie they've recommended on at least every other episode of our podcast. Killer POV has been very important in my life.
I'm proud to say that I've turned several others on to the show (including our friend/listener Dennis Atherton, who quickly became their biggest and most persistent fan), because that's the point of a site devoted to criticism and celebrating the things we love: to hopefully spread the word and turn others on to great art. The three hosts, Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry -- whom I once dubbed "the Beatles of horror podcasting," a label I stand behind -- have been instrumental in making me a better movie fan, whether it's seeking out movies I otherwise wouldn't have because I prejudged them or, as was more often the case, because I wasn't even aware it existed (I'm looking at you, They're Playing With Fire). They taught me to appreciate the good aspects of movies I maybe didn't otherwise like, or to at least to celebrate the sense of fun in movies that could otherwise be dismissed. Nothing has shaped my viewing habits more in the last three years than Killer POV.
True story: my wife and I are planning a trip out to L.A. this summer to see family and ensure that Doug's baby daughter gets into heaven. We'll be doing some other stuff while we're out there and when Erika asked me "What's the one thing you'd like to do while we're there?" I responded "Hang out on Killer POV." Of course the show ended before that could happen, because that is my life.
So goodbye, Killer POV. You gave us hours of free entertainment and camaraderie. You shared your work and your lives with us. You deserved the loyalty and passion of the fans you cultivated and all of the accolades you received. You got me to watch Ticks, but you also introduced me to Messiah of Evil and The Pit and countless other films that I'm thankful to have in my life. Rest assured, wherever you go next, I will be there.
We all will.