Saturday, February 18, 2017

Monkey Shines - 2/18/17

Michaela falls in love with a cute killer monkey in George A. Romero's Monkey Shines (1988). After an accident leaves him crippled from the neck down, Allan Mann (Jason Beghe) is recruited by his mad scientist best pal (John Pankow) to try out a super-smart helper monkey who caters to his every wish, and begins helping a bit too much whenever Allan gets mad at someone. Listen as we continue to document the best animal performers in Hollywood, speculate as to what parts of the story might have been left on the cutting room floor, and discuss Romero's varied film career on this week's exciting episode!

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

My Bloody Valentine - 2/11/14

Holly loses her heart to the holiday slasher My Bloody Valentine (1981). The town of Valentine Bluffs hasn't celebrated Valentine's Day in 20 years, not since miner Harry Warden killed all those people after the cave-in. Now, the residents of this coal-mining town just want to cut loose...but a masked killer appears and starts taking out hearts one by one. Listen as we examine a curious couple of years in film history that spawned dozens of stalk-and-slash masked killer movies, show our love for film-themed end credit ballads, and try out our best Canadian accents on this week's exciting episode! 

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Saturday, February 04, 2017

The Arrival - 2/4/17

Sean detects signals from deep space, which leads to The Arrival (1996). Charlie Sheen (aka Carlos Estevez) stars as a radio telescope operator who uncovers an alien conspiracy while trying to uncover the source of a series of intergalactic signals he's detected, one of which seems to be originating on Earth, in South America. Ron Silver also stars in this first feature film from writer/director David Twohy, who later created Pitch Black and A Perfect Getaway. Listen as we spend an hour wondering how Charlie Sheen became a movie star, relive the 90's fascination with alien abduction stories, and trace the lineage of Jonesy the Movie Star Scorpion, all on this week's exciting episode!

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare - 1/28/17

Colin loads up the van and rides into a world of heavy metal gods and monsters with Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987), as legendary (but mostly unheard of) rock showman Jon-Mikl Thor (of the 70's band Thor) takes his band, their horny girlfriends, and assorted groupies to a Canadian farmhouse to record a new album, unaware that the place is overrun by tiny, one-eyed demon puppets. Listen as we marvel at the demon-fighting power of 80's heavy metal, marvel at the storied career of Jon Mikl Thor, and determine the best way to survive a bad movie, all on this week's exciting episode!

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Terror Tract - 1/21/17

We move into a house on Terror Tract (2000), a horror anthology about a highly-motivated realtor (the late John Ritter) who spins three tales to his clients as they look at a trio of houses with sordid histories. Listen as we marvel at the scenario which pits Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston against an evil Capuchin monkey; reminisce about staying up all night to catch movies on the USA Network; and the untold family stories of Hollywood's best animal performers on this week's exciting show!

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Rawhead Rex - 1/14/17

Holly worships at the feet of Clive Barker's resurrected, pagan god-monster Rawhead Rex (1986)! When a farmer digs up a pre-Christian era pillar in his field he unleashes the titular beast, which goes on a murderous rampage across the Irish countryside, while a visiting American author finds himself caught up in the violent shenanigans. Listen as we talk about the effectiveness of estrogen lasers against hyper-masculine monster deities, the horrors of being peed on by a 8ft tall pagan god, and the early filmic career of Clive Barker on this week's exciting episode!

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Saturday, January 07, 2017

Dead Heat - 1/7/17

Sean brings Dead Heat (1988) back from the dead so he can kill it again! While tracking a gang of undead robbers, Detective Roger Mortiss (Treat Williams) winds up one of the living dead himself! With only 12 hours left to "live" before he decomposes, the zombie cop helps his loud-mouthed partner Doug Bigelow (Joe Piscopo) try to solve his murder, in this zany buddy-cop/sci-fi hybrid. Listen as we talk about things like zombie ducks, exploding zombies, and a late career appearance by horror legend Vincent Price, all on this week's exciting episode!

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Best and Worst Movies of 2016 - 12/31/16

We close out the year with a show devoted to the new movies we saw in 2016, and each of us undertake the arduous task of choosing only 5 champions to be considered the Best of the Year. And then, for good measure, we single out The Worst Movie We've Seen This Year, in our late-night, after show, Saturday Night Side Show episode! We hope you enjoy!

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Krampus - 12/24/16

Colin abuses the traditions of Christmas and gets a visit from Krampus (2015). A dysfunctional family receives punishment for their lack of Christmas spirit in the form of a supernatural siege of demonic toys, dark elves, sinister snowmen, and the appearance of the anti-Claus himself. Director Michael Dougherty stakes out territory for another holiday horror movie, following his debut feature, Trick r' Treat.  Listen as we dive into the origins of Krampus, his sudden popularity, and Christmas horror movies in general on this week's exciting episode!

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Santa's Slay - 12/17/1

Holly is startled to discover that Santa Claus is actually the son of Satan in Santa's Slay (2005), a horror-comedy starring WWE's Bill Goldberg as rampaging demon, recently released from 1000 years of jolly servitude, on account of losing a bet with an angel. Unleashed upon the small town of Hell, MI, St. Nick murders everyone on his naughty list while a pair of love-struck teens and an old man try to stop him. Listen as we talk about the true origins of Santa and his evolution from gift-giving cherub to cinematic slasher on this week's exciting episode!

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