June 30th, 2019
This month Lee is taking the first part of a multi-part dive into Canadian horror films. Of course, many horror (and other genre) films were made in Canada over the years in order to take advantage of the tax shelter incentives, so not everything on this episode can be considered entirely Canadian, but often Canadians filled most of the major creative roles in the films to be featured here and future installments, thus they get a pass.
But wait, there's more! This first part is going to focus on horror suites, so although you're getting fewer films and tracks featured here overall than you would in a regular BotT episode, you're still getting just as much music. Suites to the sweet!
--Silent Night & Evil Night from "Black Christmas" (1974) --Carl Zittrer
--The Shape of Rage from "The Brood" (1979) --Howard Shore
--Bleeding Hearts Still Beating Suite from "My Bloody Valentine" (1981) --Paul Zaza
Opening and closing music: Money Orgy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Main Theme from "The Horror of Dracula" by James Bernard.
June 24th, 2019
Lee, Daniel, and returning special guest Greg take a look at Michele Soavi's feature length debut, the visually-striking slasher film "StageFright" (1987). Does this late entry into both the giallo and slasher genres manages to stand out from the pack, or is it another victim of both genre's decline? What the hosts have watched and listener comments are also covered.
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Featured Music: "Ballade for Corinne" & "Aquarius" by Stefano Mainetti.
June 10th, 2019
Finishing off their latest series on Westerns, Lee and Daniel tackle the Coen brothers' western anthology film "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (2018). Did they manage to pull off another classic, or does this film fall short of their greater works? The six segments; their individual themes, tone, style, and the performances from the actors in each are discussed. At the end the hosts rank the segments and give their overall final thoughts on the film as a whole, and talk a bit about it being a Netflix-only thing. Also covered: A listener comment and what Lee has watched as of late.
"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" IMDB
Featured Music: "Cool Water" by Bob Nolan (performed by Tim Blake Nelson); "Carefree Drifter" by David Rawlings & Gillian Welch; "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings" by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch (performed by Tim Blake Nelson and Willie Watson); & "The Book" by Carter Burwell.
June 6th, 2019
Daniel and Lee are joined by their friends Greg and Kerry to talk about "Iron Man 2" (2010). Is it any good? Even if it is, does it matter in the big picture of the MCU? Did Mickey Rourke try too hard for this film? How fucking hot is Scarlett Johansson even before the Black Widow costume? All of this and more is talked about in this episode.
"Iron Man 2" IMDB
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June 3rd, 2019
This week Lee and Daniel tackle a film that's two films in one. They look at Ralph Nelson's "Soldier Blue" (1970), which is both a romantic comedy and, in parts, a horror-filled rape and gore-fest, using the 1864 real life massacre at a Native American village at Sand Creek to criticize America's imperialist ambitions both then and in Vietnam, and in general. How does the film manage to balance both of these things, if at all? Would either said part of this film make for a great film on their own? Blue balls? Candice Bergen's lovely ass? Donald Pleasence in a great little supporting role? How can the hosts keep cracking jokes when the subject matter gets so grim? Listener comments are also covered.
"Soldier Blue" IMDB
Featured Music: "Fields of Green and Skies of Blue" by Roy Budd & "Soldier Blue" by Buffy Sainte-Marie.