This week we take a look at two films that take horror tropes and turn them on their head in a meta way. First up two vactioning hillbillies are just trying to spruce up their new summer home when a bunch of teenagers start offing themselves all over their property in Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil. After that we take a trip to The Cabin In The Woods to watch some college kids get watched by an evil corporation set to use them as a sacrifice to keep the world from ending. Also we chat Captain Marvel, the merits of having VuDu instead of universal healthcare, and monsters running amok.
This week we get to celebrate Doug’s homeland as we talk hockey. First up Paul Newman leads a rag tag group of hockey misfits in Slap Shot. Then Stifler gets drafted to fight Sabertooth in Goon. After that we take some listener feedback, Goon: Last Of The Enforcers, and The Equalizer 2.
This week we open our toy box and see what our figures have been up to. First up is a trip to the Bodega Bay Inn as we use our psychic powers to find Toulon’s puppets in Puppet Master. After that we go undercover and find demons trying to escape a warehouse via some toys in Demonic Toys. We also talk about the direction of the DCEU, The Haunting Of Hill House, and Cold Skin.
This week we celebrate the pulp heros of yesteryear . . . and one newish one. First up is the Sam Raimi directed, Liam Neeson Starring, and Bruce Campbell cameoing Darkman! After that we get cartoony with the Warren Beatty led Dick Tracy. After that we talk about Abducted In Plain Sight, The Umbrella Academy, and Wind Chill.
This week we’re taking a look at the work of Noah’s first love . . . Reb Brown. First up is his Rambo II inspired rip off Strike Commando. After that he plays a chilled out Steve Rogers who dons the red, white, and blue in Captain America. We also talk about Liam Neeson’s current state of mind, Shakma, and the importance of Mr. Rogers.
This week we honor the late great Dick Miller by talking about two of our favorite movies he was in. First up we watch him try to save the opening day of his riverside resort in Piranha. Then we celebrate the holidays with the Futtermans in Gremlins. We also talk about Horror Noire, Abducted In Plain Sight, if David Schwimmer has a weak chin, and at the end of the episode Bryan and Doug have a spoilery chat about Glass.
We’re back! After a week off we come back with a couple of Hammer films. First up Oliver Reed plays a rich douche who is set to inherit a lot of money until his long thought dead brother returns in Paranoiac. Then we delve into what drives this woman insane in Nightmare. After that we talk some about Glass, Ted Bundy, Spider-Man Into The Spiderverse, and Watchmen.
The sleaze returns to the drive-in! We talk about two women in prison films that star Linda Blair and have HEAT in the title. How is that for a convoluted theme? First up we chat about the weird hot tub in the warden’s office in Chained Heat. Then we talk 1980’s communist politics in Red Heat. After that we chat about the new Spider-Man trailer, Doug goes on a serial killer spree, and Noah reveals the Chained Heat multiverse.
We are down a host as Doug got another moose tangled up in his internet so we start things off for some reason talking about Patrick Swayze and then transition to talking about people from the Poltergeist films. After that we talk about two Bee movies with The Deadly Bees and then Michael Caine helps us take on The Swarm. We also talk about Mindhunter, Into The Spider-Verse, and complain about all our health issues.
This week we’re celebrating the birthday of The King Of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. First up we look at the completely fictional TV Movie ELVIS directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell as the man in the jump suit himself. After that we finally get into the true adventures of The King by talking about Don Coscarelli film Bubba Ho-Tep starring Bruce Campbell. After that we talk about Bandersnatch, Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse, and how depressing The Road is.
This week we take to the stars as we talk about one movie that rips off Star Wars and another that was based on the property that inspired Star Wars. First up is the movie that made David Hasselhoff famous. Ok not really but he is in it. It’s Starcrash. After that we go off to fight Ming in Flash Gordon. Also we chat about Blood Simple, The Predator, and how our Christmas was.
For Christmas we got you a double feature of Mark Hamill and John Carpenter working together! First up we talk about John Carpenter’s anthology film Body Bags. After that we get a movie that has Luke Skywalker, Superman, and that lady from Cheers in Village Of The Damned! After that we comment on the chaos at Noah’s house, some movies to watch for Christmas, and troll a list that tries to convince us Rocky IV is a Christmas movie.
This week we go Full Quaid. Luckily it’s full Dennis Quaid otherwise we’d be in big trouble. First up we see him get marooned on a planet with an alien and they have to work out their differences in Enemy Mine. Then we see him get shrunk and injected into Martin Short . . . where they have to work out their differences in Innerspace. After that it’s chatting about The Legend Of Hill House, Christmas Specials, and Hostiles.
It’s time for some Dean Koontz movies! While there aren’t as many to choose from as much as Stephen King movies we were able to track a couple down. First up is the Corey Haim film Watchers! Next up we watch Chris Sarandon have awkward sex in Whispers. Noah talk about the new episodes of MST3K, we ponder about the cancellation of Daredevil, and Doug tells us all about Creed II.
Lately cops have been getting a bad rap but this week we’re looking at two movies where the cops go out of their way to do the right thing by becoming MONSTER COPS!!! First up is the 1988 Treat Williams and Joe Piscopo zombie cop film Dead Heat. After that Mario Van Peebles has to join a squad of cops that turn out to be werewolves in Full Eclipse. We also talk about Noah’s work woes, Doug’s internet woes, and the animated Batman 66 movies.
This week we head to the land of TV movies. First up is the 1972 film Gargoyles. After that Tom Hanks leads us into some role playing with Mazes & Monsters. Noah then gives a talk about how Mazes & Monsters was part of the Satanic Panic scare at the time that tried to cast D&D in a bad light. After that we chat about some Daredevil, Vigilante, and Dead Like Me.
Reality TV just doesn’t cut it anymore so we have to take things to a higher level. How about a live TV show where one person is the prey and has to fend off a band of hunters? Or how about a gameshow where prisoners on deathrow try to win prizes for their families after their death or maybe even their freedom? If either of these sound great then you’re in luck. First off we’re talking Endgame. After that we take a trip to the wackier side with Deathrow Gameshow. Also we talk some Walking Dead, Daredevil, and The Meg.
This week we’re talking big guns and rapey houses. First up is Julie Christie (which is the name of my very first girlfriend from back in 6th grade. true story) in Demon Seed. After that Rutger Hauer gets Noah all a quiver in Split Second. Also Doug tells us about trick or treating with little kids, we talk about the movie Trick ‘r Treat, and we go over favorite Halloween specials.
Bryan and Tony sat down in front of a packed crowd to talk about their Top 5 Obscure 80s Horror movies at the Tales Of Terror LIVE! Event. Each one is going to drop some films that not everyone may even know about. Listen in and get some ideas for your next horror movie marathon.
This was initially going to be part of our regular episode, but we talked so much it deserves it’s own episode. We talk very spoilery about what we liked and disliked about the new Halloween film. What worked? What didn’t? What was the audience talking about during the movie? Find out all this and more!