Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sorceress - 6/25/16

Colin conjures up the 1982 fantasy film Sorceress, a campy flick from the post-Conan, 80's fantasy movie craze. An evil sorcerer searches for his twin girls (Playboy's Leigh and Lynnette Harris), warrior women who were raised as boys, and who now team up with a barbarian, a satyr, and a dwarf, to stop him from conjuring an evil deity to enslave the world. Listen as we name drop as many 80's fantasy films as we can while pointing out the bad acting, bad dubbing, and altogether hysterical awfulness of a movie that has to be seen to be believed, on this week's exciting episode!



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Next week - Guyver: Dark Hero

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Last Dragon - 6/18/16

Holly tries to find "The Glow" of Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon (1985), Motown's first (and only) motion picture production. A kung-fu movie by way of MTV music videos, this blacksploitation flick centers on a martial arts student, Bruce Leroy (Taimak), who seeks to become master of his discipline, which can only be achieved by defeating both the Sho'Nuff - the Shogun of Harlem - and a slimy corporate type who threatens a pretty TV VJ (Vanity). Nothing could have prepared us for the explosive, laser-enhanced final battle!


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Next week: the Starcrash of fantasy movies, Sorceress!

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Watchers - 6/11/16

Sean takes a look back at a movie that terrified him as a sensitive 15-year-old: the Corey Haim vehicle Watchers (1988). Based on a novel by Dean R. Koontz, Watchers is the story of a super-intelligent, genetically engineered dog who has a psychic link with another, more beastly creature. When both of them escape from a government research facility, they somehow end up putting 80's teen heartthrob Corey Haim and his family in danger. Listen as we give props to the genius of Michael Ironside, have a lengthy aside about the merits of the Sylvester Stallone movie Cobra, and figure out how you can make a monster movie without having a monster in your movie.



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Next week: Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon (1984)

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Saturday, June 04, 2016

Ninja III: The Domination - 6/4/16

Travis takes us back to a pop-culture moment in American history when ninja popularity peaked with Ninja III: The Domination (1984), in which an aerobics instructor (Lucinda Dickey) - who moonlights as a telephone repairman - becomes possessed by the spirit of an evil ninja and starts hunting down the cops who killed him. Join us for full-on ninja-skills dissection of an absolutely insane 80's gem, plus we try to determine where movie nudity has disappeared to when we answer listener mail!




Next week: Corey Haim in Watchers (1988)

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Pieces - 5/28/16

Colin proves you don't have to go to Texas for a chainsaw massacre with Pieces (1982), a camp-classic splatter opus. A child hacks his mother to death after she catches him assembling a naughty jigsaw puzzle; forty years later, a black-gloved serial killer starts carving up coeds at a Boston university with a chainsaw. Could they be related? Is the killer trying to assemble a human jigsaw puzzle? You'll howl with delight at both the movie and our episode as we try to recreate classic Pieces line-readings, marvel at completely random kung-fu, and behold the majesty of Pieces - it's exactly what you think it is!




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Next week: Ninja III: The Domination (1984)

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sorority House Massacre II - 5/21/16

Sean takes us ringside for the cleavage vs cleavers experience that is Sorority House Massacre II (1990), not to be confused with Slumber Party Massacre II, although this is a sequel to Slumber Party Massacre. Got that? Nubile sorority girls buy a former murder house - in the hope of transforming it into their new sorority house - and then inexplicably summon the killer's spirit with a Ouija board, and are murdered one by one.  Come back with us to the late age of the boobs & blood slasher formula as we try to sort out Sorority House Massacre II on this week's show!



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Next week - you don't have to got to Texas for a chainsaw massacre: Pieces!

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Basket Case - 5/14/16

Travis takes a trip back to the filmic heyday of New York's 42nd Street with his pick of Basket Case (1982), in which a man and his murderous, deformed Siamese twin stalk and kill the doctors responsible for separating them. Listen as we revisit the infamous days of grindhouse theaters, reminisce about renting horror movies on VHS tape, read viewer mail, and more on this week's exciting episode!




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Next week: Sorority House Massacre II (1990)

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Saturday, May 07, 2016

Quatermass and the Pit - 5/7/16

Colin tries to find the science behind the spooks in Quatermass and the Pit (1967). In this Hammer Films production, work on a London tube extension uncovers a 5 million year old object which may not be of this earth. Intrepid scientist Bernard Quatermass is called in to investigate once ghosts and hobgoblins start being seen by nearby residents. Do aliens, the origin of man, and an apocalyptic battle for London eventually figure into the plot? You betcha! Find out more on this week's exciting episode!




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In two weeks - Basket Case (1982)!

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth - 4/30/16

Travis wants to be Pinhead's right hand man in Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992), the third of nine (nine!) movies (currently) in the series following Clive Barker's groundbreaking 1987 original. Here, a TV news reporter is tasked with sending Pinhead, newly released upon the earth, back to hell. Listen to what we're going to end up referring to as The Hellraiser Episode, as we discuss the entire series of movies, the story on which they're based, and touch a bit on Barker's latest novel, The Scarlet Gospels, which retires the character of Pinhead. All of this and more on this week's exciting episode!





Next week - Quatermass and the Pit (1967) 

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Tenebrae - 4/23/16

Colin dons his black gloves and indulges his obsession with Italian gialli and Dario Argento's Tenebrae (1982). An American writer in Italy begins receiving threatening messages from a serial killer who murders his victims according to methods described in the author's books. Listen as we deep dive into the stylish horror subgenre of "giallo" films, looking back at their beginnings in lurid paperbacks, to the production boom of the 1970's, and through Argento's career defining works. Plus, we play the "Is it Fake or is it Giallo" title guessing game! 




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Next week - Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)

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