December 12th, 2016
This week Paul returns to join Lee in a quick and fairly casual chat about "Halloween III: Season of the Witch" (1982) and "Night of the Creeps" (1986). That's right, it's Tom Atkins times two this week. What they've watched as of late and listener comments are also covered. It should be noted that the audio quality isn't great this time out. Lee had his mic turned up in the Google+ Hangout they recorded in by mistake, so Paul comes in a bit low in the mix. Apologies in advance.
"Halloween III: Season of the Witch" IMDB
"Night of the Creeps" IMDB
Featured Music: "Chariots of Pumpkins" & "Silver Shamrock Commercial" by John Carpenter & Alan Howarth; "Bongo Rock" by Preston Epps; and "The Stroll" by The Diamonds.
December 5th, 2016
Fate has conspired against the regular podcasting plans this week so Lee is flying solo for an intermission episode. This week he shouts-out a podcast that mentioned TMBDOS! and goes over some of his recent DVD purchases. Then he looks at a list of upcoming horror films in 2017... and, well, he wasn't drunk enough to deal with it. Enjoy!
Upcoming 2017 Horror Movies
Featured Music: "Walk in a Nightmare" & "Slipstream" by Syd Dale.
November 21st, 2016
This week Lee and Daniel take a look at two blaxploitation films with a female lead that don't star Pam Grier (don't worry, they'll eventually get to her as well). Up for review first is the Bondish "Cleopatra Jones" (1973), and then the cheap, chopsocky cash-in "TNT Jackson" (1974). Listener comments are also covered. This one is a bit more of a casual episode again -- short and sweet and hard to defeat. Take a hard line and you'll have a bad time. Turn that frown upside down or you'll enter demolition town. It has kicks to the head that will leave you dead. Okay, we'll stop now.
"Cleopatra Jones" IMDB
"TNT Jackson" IMDB
Featured Music: "The Wrecking Yard" and "The Theme from Cleopatra Jones" by J. J. Johnson.
November 14th, 2016
Lee and Daniel are back and are joined by special guest host Gary Hill, the prolific podcaster of Cinema Beef fame, to take a look at the Louis Gossett Jr.-helmed four-film "Iron Eagle" franchise. How much booty shakin' Louis Gossett Jr. talk can they cram into one episode? Tune in to find out! Also, Gary plays the THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE... FILMOGRAPHY game, and the hosts talk about what they've watched, and cover listener comments.
"Iron Eagle" IMDB
"Iron Eagle 2" IMDB
"Aces: Iron Eagle 3" IMDB
"Iron Eagle on the Attack" IMDB
Daniel's commentary for "Terminator 2" with Kit Power
Daniel's episode of Oi! Spaceman "Discussing Trumpism"
Gary Hill can be found at:
Cinema Beer on Facebook
Cinema Beef on Twitter
Two Drink Minimum Commentaries
Sloppy Seconds Podcast
Featured Music: "Gimmie Some Lovin'" by The Spencer Davis Group and "Road of the Gypsy" by Adrenalin.
October 31st, 2016
The last real Wolf Man of the radio is back, fellow babies. Lee Van Teeth is here, so you better cheer. He heads up another two hours of power to keep your Halloween party from being dour. Sit right back, drink in hand, and give a cheers to your fellow man. Hold your loved-one tight on this chilly Halloween night and let the Wolf Man make everything alright!
Listening in earbuds is not a good idea.
"I'm The Wolf Man" -- Round Robin
"Christopher Lee" -- The 3D Invisibles
"Horror Businness" -- The Misfits
"Hatebreeders" -- The Misfits
"Skulls" -- The Misfits
"The Witch" -- The Sonics
"She's My Witch" -- Kip Tyler
"Old Mad Witch" -- Marcel Bontempi
"Psycho" -- Eddie Noack
"When I Get The Blues" -- The Runabouts
"Creature With The Atom Brain" -- Roky Erickson
"Train To Satanville" -- Gin Gillette
"Monster Mash" -- Bobby Pickett and the Crypt Kickers
"Little Red Riding Hood" -- Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
"(You Must Fight To Live) On The Planet Of The Apes" -- The Mummies
"Halloween (Main Theme)" -- John Carpenter
"Green Slime" -- Richard Delvecchio
"Johnny Voodoo" -- Empress of Fur
"Panic In Georgia" -- Deadbolt
"Channel Five" -- Deadbolt
"Tiki Man" -- Deadbolt
"122 Hour Of Fear" -- The Screamers
"Fear" - The Ventures
"Human Fly" -- The Cramps
"Aloha From Hell" -- The Cramps
"Surfin' Dead" -- The Cramps
"Sistinas" -- Danzig
"Wolf Like Me" -- TV on the Radio
October 22nd, 2016
To cap off the official episodes for October of 2016 Lee and Daniel are joined by their friend Jack Graham of Shabogan Graffiti to discuss, in-depth, both the original 1922 silent vampire classic "Nosferatu", directed by F.W. Murnau, as well as the 1979 remake, directed by Werner Herzog. Just how German expressionist is the original anyway? What version of the original should one seek out? Is the remake an improvement on the original? How many bad vampire puns can the hosts make before even they get tired of it? Tune in to have these questions answered and to hear about what they've watched as of late; cover listener comments; and for a brief announcement on the schedule of the podcast going forward after this month.
Featured Music: "Nosferatu (Main Theme)" by Hans Erdmann; "Nosferatu - Overture - Omens of Nosferatu" by James Bernard; "Brüder Des Schattens" & "To a Little Way" by Popol Vuh; and "Zinskaro" by Vokal Ansambl Gordela.
October 17th, 2016
Lee and Daniel are joined this week by their friend and fellow podcaster James Murphy from the excellent Pex Lives podcast to cover the somewhat over-looked Amicus classic "The Skull" (1965), as well as one of the most beloved Vincent Price films, "Theatre of Blood" (1973). Some small tangents pop up and the hosts also cover listener comments and what they've watched as of late.
Featured Music: "Theatre of Blood" by Michael J. Lewis.
October 16th, 2016
The second bit of bonus content for October 2016 contains a grab-bag of sorts. First off Lee provides a review of the short horror film "Lake Nowhere" (released 2016). Then guest reviewers James Murphy and Jack Graham chime in with some horror picks of their own to talk about.
"Lake Nowhere" Official Site: http://www.welcometolakenowhere.com/
"Lake Nowhere" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4416878/combined
James Murphy at Pex Lives: http://pexlives.libsyn.com/
Jack Graham at Eruditorum Press: http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/author/jack/
Featured Music: "Detroit" by Disasterpeace; "Goo Goo Muck" by Ronnie Cook and the Gaylads; "Chainsaw" by The Ramones; and "Who Are You?" by Black Sabbath.
October 9th, 2016
Lee, Daniel and Paul kick off a month-long horror stretch for October with two Italian selections. First off it's the rape-revenge entry "Night Train Murders" (1975), and then they jump ahead nineteen years to the surreal zombie-comedy "Cemetery Man" (1994). Lee butchers Italian names (as usual), but this time the cast list for "Cemetery Man" may have broken him. Also covered: listener comments and what the hosts have watched as of late.
"Night Train Murders" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073836/combined
"Cemetery Man" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109592/combined
Featured music: "A Flower's All You Need" by Demis Roussos & Ennio Morricone.
October 8th, 2016
Lee and Paul provide the first bit of bonus content for October 2016 with a casual chat about Lamberto Bava's "Demons" (1985) and "Demons 2" (1986). Although this is a listener request, take note that the usual level of research and prep work we do wasn't done here, as this is an intermission episode. Still, we think it's a pretty fun chat overall.
"Demons" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089013/combined
"Demons 2" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090930/combined
Featured Music: "Dèmon" by Claudio Simonetti.
October 3rd, 2016
It's finally here, the cap-off to the first serious look into Spaghetti Westerns on the podcast. This week Lee, Daniel and Paul take a look at an undisputed masterpiece of both the genre and just film itself. On deck is Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West" from 1968. Of course, not every scrap of detail can be covered, especially when Lee wants to fit a bunch of music from the classic soundtrack in as well, but a lot of stuff is talked about, and we don't think you'll be let down, listeners.
"Once Upon a Time in the West" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064116/combined
Featured Music: "Man With a Harmonica"; "Cheyenne"; "As a Judgement"; "Main Theme"; and "Jill's Theme" by Ennio Morricone.
September 26th, 2016
Lee, Daniel and Paul are back to tackle one of the greatest films in the Spaghetti Western genre (and one of the most depressing), in Sergio Corbucci's "The Great Silence". Listener comments and what they've watched as of late are also briefly touched upon in this briefer than usual episode. Make no mistake, however: a lot is discussed in regards to the film itself.
"The Great Silence" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063032/combined
Featured Music: "Barbara e Tagliente" & "Il Grande Silenzio (Restless)" by Ennio Morricone.
September 19th, 2016
In this installment of the podcast's Spaghetti Western series, Daniel and Paul each have a separate conversation with Lee about three non-Leone Lee Van Cleef outings. Covered in this episode are "Death Rides a Horse" (1967); "Sabata" (1969); and "The Grand Duel" (1972). Besides just going on about what a badass Van Cleef is in these films, common tropes and themes between the three films are talked about, and the general trends of the twilight years of the genre. A lot is talked about and there's a bit more music than usual, so this is a long one. Strap yourselves in, kids.
"Death Rides a Horse" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064208/combined
"Sabata" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064916/combined
"The Grand Duel" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068657/combined
Featured Music: "Death Rides a Horse" by Ennio Morricone; "Ehi Amico C'è Sabata (Alternate Version 2)" by Marcello Giombini; "Parte Prima" by Luis Bacalov; and "Mystic and Severe" by Ennio Morricone.
September 11th, 2016
TMBDOS! is back for more Italian westerns this week, focusing on two horror-themed entries in the genre. First up, Lee and Daniel tangle with the surreal Giulio Questi-directed "Django Kill... if You Live, Shoot!" from 1967. Then Paul joins them to take on Lucio Fulci's harrowing "Four of the Apocalypse" (1975). Also: listener comments and a round of the Movie God game.
"Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot!" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062082/combined
"Four of the Apocalypse" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073594/combined
Featured Music: The theme for "Django Kill..." by Ivan Vandor & "Movin' On" by Greenfield & Cook and Benjamin Franklin Group.
September 4th, 2016
The whole gang is back together to kick-off the podcast's first look at Spaghetti westerns by talking about what is, perhaps, the second most well-known character of the genre, after Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name. Yes, on tap is Sergio Corbucci's "Django" (1966). The only true sequel, "Django Strikes Again" (1987), is also briefly talked about, and Lee gives some suggestions on which of the thirty or so unofficial sequels are worth checking out. Also covered: listener comments and Paul gets to play the There Can be Only One... Filmography game.
"Django" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060315/combined
The Spaghetti Western Database's article on the character of Django: https://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Django_(character)
Featured Music: "Vamonos Muchachos" (3rd Version); "Town of Silence" by Luis Bacalov; and "Django" (Main Titles Song) by Luis Bacalov, vocals by Rocky Roberts.
August 28th, 2016
Lee and Daniel return for the last episode before jumping into their first look at Spaghetti Westerns on the podcast with two 1990s sci-fi films. First up is the Keanu Reeves cyberpunk action film "Johnny Mnemonic" (1995) and then it's the gung-ho space marine satire "Starship Troopers" (1997). They touch on how dated 1990s films seem today; Reeves as an actor, and just how much storage space there might actually be in his brain; space Nazis; and they often drift off into talk about how much they love Dina Meyer, who stars in both films.
"Johnny Mnemonic" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113481/combined
"Starship Troopers" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120201/combined
Featured music: "Memory Johnny" by Black Rain & "Klendathu Drop" by Basil Poledouris.
August 25th, 2016
Because there could not be a regular episode this week, Daniel is filling in with a look at four different films. First up he looks at two sex comedies from the 1970s - "Guess What We Learned in School Today?" (1970) & "Jokes My Folks Never Told Me" (1978). Then he switches gears towards two Oscar contenders from 2015, "Spotlight" & "The Big Short".
"Guess What We Learned in School Today?": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065802/combined
"Jokes My Folks Never Told Me": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0134751/combined
"The Big Short": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596363/combined
Featured Music: "I Personally Believe" by The Mattoid.
August 16th, 2016
Lee is flying solo this week for an intermission episode. He gives a more detailed look at what the upcoming Spaghetti Western series is going to cover, and then he goes on to plug some podcasts he loves and wants people to check out. After that, Lee gives two short reviews of the recent 2016 films "Ghostbusters" & "Suicide Squad".
Exploding Heads: http://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/7tw2y-3bb82/Exploding+Heads+Horror+Podcast+%E2%80%93+Horrorphilia
Watching Robocop with Kit Power: http://talkingrobocop.libsyn.com/watching-robocop-with-kit-power
Hero Hero Ghost Show: http://www.legionpodcasts.com/hero-hero-ghost-show/
Featured music: "The Grand Duel (Parte Prima)" by Luis Bacalov & "Nobody to Love" by 13th Floor Elevators.
August 10th, 2016
Lee and Daniel are taking a couple-episode break before jumping in to what will be an extensive Spaghetti Western series. For this episode they are joined by their friend, fellow podcaster, musician, and published writer Kit Power, who suggested the two films for review this time: "Tommy" (1975) & "Parents" (1989). Because this was recorded a bit later in the week and way much earlier in the day than what Lee and Dan are used to, the whisky hits them much harder. They fully blame Kit for this, BTW. At any rate, the conversation goes deep in to both films, and a lot of both fun and serious issues are brought up. This might be one of the best of all time for the podcast when it's all said and done, even if there's a few audio glitches here and there (sorry for that, but it's nowhere near un-listenable). Also covered: listener comments & what they've watched as of late, and Kit get's to answer the One Actor's Filmography desert island question.
"Tommy" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073812/combined
"Parents" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098068/combined
Kit Power can be found in these places:
Watching Robocop With Kit Power Podcast: http://talkingrobocop.libsyn.com/
Ginger Nuts of Horror: http://www.gingernutsofhorror.com/index.html
His band The Disciples of Gonzo on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/disciplesofgonzo
Featured music: "I'm Free" by The Who & "Cerezo Rosa" by Perez Prado.
July 31st, 2016
Lee and Daniel are back to finish off their second run of sex comedies. This week they look at the four films in the "Meatballs" franchise, although they mostly focus on the final two parts. Is it really a franchise? Are any of the sequels any good at all? Should they do a commentary track for "Meatballs Part II"? Tune in to find out. Also covered: listener comments and Daniel surprising Lee with the challenge of impersonating Vinnie Jones, if he were to appear in films not actually in his resume, like he had done briefly in the previous episode. No promises on the quality of the Vinnie Jones impersonation!
"Meatballs" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079540/combined
"Meatballs Part II" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087700/combined
"Meatballs III: Summer Job" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093516/combined
"Meatballs 4" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104837/combined
Watching Robocop With Kit Power Podcast: http://talkingrobocop.libsyn.com/watching-robocop-with-kit-power
Featured Music: "Are You Ready for the Summer" by Elmer Bernstein & Norman Gimbel, Sung by The North Star Kids Chorus, and "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart.