Come join Scott, Eric, and Bryan for the first episode of the new Basement Moviecast. Each week we dig up some of the best cult classics, fan favorites, or “so bad it’s good” films that the horror and sci-fi genres have to offer, turn on the mics, and see where the conversation takes us.
It’s Peter Jackson week! First up we run around the New Zealand countryside in BAD TASTE. Then we’re hunting ghosts with Michael J. Fox in THE FRIGHTENERS. Also we welcome back Noah who updates us on what it’s like to have Covid, talk about The Crow, and chat about the UNFRIENDED franchise.
It’s pledge week around Midnight Drive-In. First we try to hide a body in THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW. Then we lose our damn minds in THE SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE. After that we chat about Possessor, The New Mutants, and Hello Mary Lou Prom Night II.
Noah is off on a honeymoon so we bring in a surprise special guest to fill in for him. First up we watch Kurt Russell smash snakes with a boot in SOLDIER. Then things get all Hellraisery in EVENT HORIZON. After that we chat about the CHILD’S PLAY remake, SCHIZOID, and RELIC.
It’s episode 150! We have our first ever Triple Feature and they are all Number 3s! First we torture Doug by watching HALLOWEEN III. Then we open the puzzle box with HELLRAISER 3. Finally things get 3D with FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3. We also discuss the timeline of the Friday films, get bored with HELL NIGHT, and do a spoilery discussion about THE MANDOLORIAN at the end of the episode.
This week we jump ahead to the year 2032 for some hopeful better news. Oh. Guess not. First up we learn how society becomes very docile and then not know how to handle an escaped killer in DEMOLITION MAN. Then we head to space for some . . . well something in STAR CRYSTAL. After that we talk about Halloween 4, Creepshow, and Borat.
For a fun Halloween bonus surprise we sat down and recorded a commentary to be watched with the newer holiday classic Trick ‘r Treat. So cue up your videos, grab the popcorn, and make sure you honor all those Halloween traditions or Sam will be displeased.
We wrap up our Haunted House Month by moving into some new houses. First up we buy a new lamp at an Amityville Yard Sale in AMITYVILLE THE EVIL ESCAPES. Then we order some pizza ghosts in HOUSE IV. After that we chat about Haunting Of Bly Manor, Lightning Bug, and tell Waffle House stories.
We keep this haunted house train rolling. First up we expose some frauds in AMITYVILLE 3D. Then we question Lance Henrikson’s parenting skills in HOUSE 3 (aka THE HORROR SHOW). After that we chat about THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, some HOWLING movies, and HUBIE HALLOWEEN.
Haunted House month continues! First we question the incest angle of AMITYVILLE HORROR II. Then we fawn all over Bill Towner in HOUSE II. We also chat about SPLINTER, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN, the WISHMASTER films, and some TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES.
It’s scary movie season and this year we’re covering two well known haunted house franchises. First up Margot Kidder and James Brolin try to protect their kids from ghost pigs in THE AMITYVILLE HORROR. After that William Katt shows off his deep V neck sweater collection in HOUSE. After that we chat about Cobra Kai, The Wolfman, and other Universal Monster movies.
We get our ninja on this episode. First off Michael Dudikoff tries to remember the old man that found him in the jungle in AMERICAN NINJA. Then David Bradley definitely remembers the old man that found him in the jungle in AMERICAN SAMURAI. We also chat about MEATBALLS II, BECKY, and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.
This week we take a trip back to school. But only schools that get held hostage. First up we’ll be pulling pranks before terrorists take over in TOY SOLDIERS. Then we almost skip school but decide not to and get taken hostage by Ricky Schroder and our only hope is The Fonz in HOSTAGE HIGH. We also talk about SUPERMAN: MAN OF TOMORROW, UPGRADE, and THE BABYSITTER: KILLER QUEEN.
It’s Jeff Fahey week! Why? Who knows but we tackle two of his better known films. First we talk about lawsuits, monkeys, and Pierce Brosnan’s unbuttoned shirt with THE LAWNMOWER MAN. After that we chat about broken limbs and Brad Dourif in BODY PARTS. We also talk about the latest sad superhero movie news, make up our own awesome LAWNMOWER MAN spin off, and the CONAN films.
We finally cross off our list a double feature that has been on it from the beginning. First up we travel from Eternia to Earth for some reason in MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE. After that Jean Claude Van Damme makes sure we get home safely lin CYBORG. After that we discuss GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT, TV shows with disappointing ends, and come up with an idea for a new podcast.
We are back with our MY series. First up Kim Bassinger arrives on earth and falls in love with Dan Akroyd in MY STEPMOTHER IS AN ALIEN. Then we learn the meaning of true love in MY BOYFRIEND’S BACK. After that we discuss BREAKING BAD, STUBER, VICTORY CROWLEY, and we fall down a CAMEO rabbit hole.
It’s our musical episode! First up we take a trip to the looney bin with SHOCK TREATMENT. Then we get Faustian with PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE. After that we talk about BATMAN RETURNS which leads us to a talk about DC movies in general, Troma getting kicked off YouTube, and THE BOYS.
This week it’s crazy apartment buildings that get taken over by demons! First up we get really confused about reality in DEMONS 2. Then Noah watches the wrong movie and we find out about how SWAT teams handle demons in REC 2. After that we chat about SWAMP THING, TERMINATOR DARK FATE, and DARK SIDE OF THE RING.
This week we’re celebrating one of the greatest horror legends ever. George Clooney. We talk about two of his earliest horror films that have RETURN in the title. First up we get a lesson in product placement in RETURN OF THE KILLER TOMATOES. After that we get really confused by RETURN TO HORROR HIGH. After that we talk more Killer Tomatoes, Commando, the Batman: Death In The Family trailer, and the upcoming Bill & Ted Face The Music.
We take a quick break from our usual format to chat about some beach horror films to enjoy this summer. We also chat about TREAD, STAR WARS, and MARVEL MOVIES.