Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Frighteners - 7/19/14

The Saturday Night Freak Show podcast returns!  After a brief hiatus, we're back with Sean's pick of The Frighteners, Peter Jackson's 1996 tongue-in-cheek ghost comedy, which stars Michael J Fox as a paranormal investigator who teams up with a trio of colorful ghosts to stop an evil wraith from killing folks in a small town.  Listen as we gather around the bar and dole out wise insights and spirited analysis (get it?) on this week's episode.

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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Forbidden Zone - 7/5/14

This week, Travis takes us into the Forbidden Zone (1980), a tripped-out musical fantasy from Richard Elfman, brother of Danny (who appears as the Devil during a musical number), based on the cabaret show of the group Oingo Boingo.  In it, a family discovers that a secret door in the basement of their house leads to the Sixth Dimension, a world governed by Herve Villechaize, of Fantasy Island fame, and other assorted weirdos. Join us for lively conversation about midnight movies, cult classics and more in this week's episode!

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Road House (1989) - 6/21/14

This week, the Summer of Swayze continues as we watch Colin's pick of Road House (1989), a ridiculously fun time at the movies full of throat-ripping, monster truck stomping, barroom brawling, kick-punching action as Dalton (Patrick Swayze), the Best Bouncer in the Business, comes to town to clean up a rough saloon and save the townsfolk from the clutches of an evil land baron.  Listen as we hail the virtues of this cult classic on this week's episode!

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hudson Hawk (1991) - 6/14/14

This week, Tom makes his final Freak Show selection with the Bruce Willis vanity project Hudson Hawk (1991), in which Bruno plays a singing jewel thief recruited by the mob, the C.I.A. and pair of eccentric rich weirdos to steal a device Leonardo Da Vinci invented to turn lead into gold.  Listen as something that should have been a good time goes horribly wrong in this week's exciting episode!

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Sunday, June 08, 2014

Point Break - 06/07/14

This week, Brent ushers in the Summer of Swayze with Point Break (1991), the Katheryn (Hurt Locker) Bigelow directed, James Cameron-produced action thriller starring Keanu Reeves as a FBI agent tasked with taking down a group of sufers, led by the Svengali-like Patrick Swayze, who rob banks to finance their endless summer.  Lori Petty and Gary Busey also star.  Join us as we talk summer action movies, the Bodhisatva, zen, surfing, and more on this week's episode!

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