July 31st, 2019
Lee is back to dive into part two of this three-part dive into the music from Canadian-made horror. This time out there's a focus on the early and the obscure. A lot of time was spent trying to source the music (some sources sounds a bit crappy), so the background info is a bit lighter in this episode.
--Sequence 1 from "The Mask" (1961) --Myron Schaeffer
--Water Bug from "Playgirl Killer" (1967) --Neil Sedaka
--La Diable est Parmi Nous from "Possession of Virginia" (1972) --Francois Cousineau
--Song of Solomon from "The Pyx" (1973) --Karen Black
--Suite from "The Corpse Eaters" (1974) --Unknown
--Suite from "Shivers" (1975) --Howard Shore
--Interrogating Kim from "Scanners" (1981) --Howard Shore
Opening and closing music: Money Orgy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Main Theme from "The Horror of Dracula" by James Bernard.
July 29th, 2019
The whole crew is on board for the podcast's long-overdue return to sex comedies. Up first it's the last of Troma studio's initial four sex comedy releases in 1983's "The First Turn-On!!". This sex comedy, formatted as an anthology film, has a lot to mull over. The hosts talk about how this might have been the first true Troma film, the gross-out gags, and the surprising positive attitudes towards sex given its genre and when it was made. Where's the rape? Is it so cleverly dumb that anything "offensive" just isn't? Would the hosts eat food stored in a cave? Why is Lee angry about the soundtrack? What can Paul tell us about a circle jerk involving a cracker? All of this and more (as well as listener comments) are covered.
"The First Turn-On!!" IMDB
Featured Music: "Tears and Synthesizers" by The Modern Thinkers & "Come Back to Me" by Shrapnel.
July 22nd, 2019
Lee and Daniel are joined by guest host Greg to peek again into the future. This time it's a window into the Bronx of both 1990 and 2000, as depicted in Enzo G. Castellari's "1990: The Bronx Warriors" (1982) & "Escape from the Bronx" (1983). This episode has talk about weird gangs; great villains who meet underwhelming ends; non-stop action; George Eastman; the weird posture, acting, and eventual vanishing of Mark Gregory; gentrification and ethnic cleansing; ideas for a possible third film; and which film is ultimately better. Listener comments and what the hosts have watched are also talked about.
"1990: The Bronx Warriors" IMDB
"Escape from the Bronx" IMDB
Featured Music: "Escape Sequence 3" by Francesco De Masi; "Bronx 1990" by Walter Rizzati; and "Escape Sequence 1" by Francesco De Masi.
July 15th, 2019
In the wake of films like 1982's "Conan the Barbarian" and "The Beastmaster", Italian cinema did its thing and started making cheap rip-offs. Lucio Fulci unleashed his version of one of these with 1983's "Conquest".
Lee, Daniel and Paul have come together in this episode in an epic quest to figure out just what the hell the film is actually about (when we can clearly see what's happening on-screen). One of them loves it, one of them likes it, and one of them was really, really confused and bored by it. Be warned, there's a lot of padding of the run time with listener comments, what we've watched, and strange asides such as Dr. Pimple Popper of all damn things.
Featured Music: "Main Theme"; "The Capture" & "Night Creatures" by Claudio Simonetti.
July 13th, 2019
Daniel and Lee are joined once again by their friend Kerry to tackle the first Marvel film about the god of thunder himself, "Thor", from 2011. Is it unfairly overlooked? In general, where does it sit in the MCU? Why does Lee have questions about Asgard and Stan Lee's inability to pick up Thor's hammer during his cameo? All of this and more are explored.
July 8th, 2019
Lee and Daniel go all the way into the future! That's right, they are checking out what 2019 is going to look like with Enzo G. Castellari's "The New Barbarians" (1983). Slow dune buggies, massive shoulder pads, and even bigger hair are all discussed. Let's not forget the exploding bodies, annoying fucking genius kid, and the fact that hair spray is the most abundant resource in the post-apocalyptic future. Fred Williamson? George Eastman? How can you go wrong? Prepare for the initiation!
"The New Barbarians" IMDB
Featured Music: "Riding Killers" & "Nuke is Over" by Claudio Simonetti.
July 1st, 2019
Lee, Daniel & Paul check out some sexy Euro horror this time out with 1973's "Baba Yaga". This Italian horror is based on a popular and long-running Italian comic book series, but does it connect at all to the Eastern European mythical being that it take its name from? Does this film have enough horror in it, or is it just a bunch of lesbianism, nudity, and BDSM, with strange Nazi imagery sprinkled in? Are the hosts going to complain either way? Joe Biden? Don't worry, it doesn't get political. Listener comments are also covered.
"Baba Yaga" IMDB
Featured Music: "Slogan" & "Open Space" by Piero Umiliani.