This week we’re talking about 2 movies we put on our list but really have no recollection of why we teamed them up. The only thing we can guess is that they both have mutants in them? So we’re talking about Freaked and Street Trash. After that we go into some discussions of Spielberg, Thankskilling, Gremlins, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, The Great Outdoors, Nightkill, RAW, and The Punisher.
With the release of the Punisher series on Netflix we figured it was a good time to go back to The Punisher’s cinematic roots. In addition it’s always a good time to go back and check out the 1990 cinematic version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Turns out these movies have a lot more in common than we thought. Since listener Allen asks the hard questions we also find out who is everyone’s favorite turtle is. We also talk about Baywatch, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History Of Comics, Event Horizon, and Colossal.
You’re not going to believe this but we actually dive pretty deep into The Wizard and Little Monsters. sure there is some nostalgia in there but we talk about the themes of loss, divorce, mental illness, and the love of siblings. We weren’t expecting it either. After that we chat about other stuff we watched like The Devil’s Candy, Summer Of Fear, The Babysitter, and 1922.
This week we’re talking about pork movies with Daddy’s Deadly Darling (aka PIGS) and Razorback! We weirdly start off the show talking about Kevin Spacey that then goes to Victor Silva and Corey Feldman. After all that we actually have some listener mail, talk about such things as Happy Death Day (yes again), Stranger Things 2, and Jigsaw.
We go completely off the rails at the beginning of the show as Noah brings up a John Wayne Bobbat reference and Bryan tries to find a more current reference to take it’s place. After that we talk some horror films that take place on Halloween Night with Dark Night Of The Scarecrow and Satan’s Little Helper. After that we talk some Happy Death Day, Better Watch Out, and a double feature of Night Of The Creeps and Slither.
This week we’re talking about some movies that take their inspiration from real life serial killer Ed Gein. First up is the 1974 film Deranged. Up until the self titled film Ed Gein was released Deranged was lauded as being the closest telling of the Ed Gein story. We then follow that up with the 1972 film Three On A Meathook. This movie has lots of nudity and musical interludes. What’s not to like? Well, you’ll find out.
Then we get into other stuff we’ve been watching. Discussed is Brain Damage, Happy Death Day, and Friday The 13th. This then gets us into a discussion of why VS movies didn’t take off after 2003’s Freddy Vs. Jason. After we reveal what next episodes movies are we then get into a discussion about why made for TV movies aren’t a thing anymore.
This week at the drive in we’re talking some Lovecraft by way of Stuart Gordon. We talk about Castle Freak and Dagon. After that we talk some Blade Runner 2049, Kingsman, Amityville: The Awakening, and Noah’s love for the Toxic Avenger.
We break away from our usual content to talk about 2 cult superhero movies from the 90s. First up is the 1993 film Meteor Man starring Richard Townsend and a bunch of people you know. Then after that it’s 1994s Blankman with a bunch of other people that you know. One thing binds these movies together and it’s probably not what you think. After that we talk Cult Of Chucky, Gerald’s Game, and Rick & Morty. Wubba lubba dub dub!
This week we take a look at what we didn’t realize was two Roger Corman related movies that deal with fishmen. First up is the Island Of The Fishmen and then followed by Vic Morrow in Humanoids From The Deep. Then we talk about a trip to the drive in by Bryan and Noah. All this and more!
We delve into some dystopian futures this week as we look at 1986’s Charles Band produced film Robot Holocaust and then take a trip to The Bronx to find a lawless society that is fighting against a fascist corporate regime in 1990: The Bronx Warriors. Seems a little too real now a days. We delve into other stuff we’ve been watching which includes a review of IT, Noah’s trips to the cinema using Moviepass, and Bryan’s horror filled weekend.
Drive right in and take your spot in front of the screen. Grab a speaker off the pole and sit down to enjoy the first episode of Midnight Drive-In. For our first episode we decided to dive into a topic that is weirdly back on people’s minds. Nazis. We check out Ilsa, She Wolf Of The SS and Surf Nazis Must Die! Then we go into some other stuff we’ve been watching. If you want to contact the show email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit us up on twitter @MNDriveInPod. And of course there is always the Facebook group. See you all at the concession stand.