We’re taking a look at some vampire films this week that takes a twist on old vampire lore. First up, we look at old artifacts that can make you want blood in CRONOS. Then a strange girl moves in next door and convinces a young boy to stand up for himself in LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.
It’s been a good year in plastic form. A lot of new faces have made it into my collection and a lot of them were sold off or given better homes. Before the year ends I’m sure I’ll have another batch of figures waiting for me on my doorstep but for now these are my top five figures of the year.
5. NECA – RoboCop
A lot of my NECA figures just stand there, they tend to break easy. Haven’t had one do it to me yet but I seen many examples. With RoboCop, I have him standing on my shelf looking cool and that’s all I need out of a RoboCop figure.
4. AEW Unrivaled – Thunder Rosa
I been wanting a Thunder Rosa action figure since I first saw her on NWA Power. I was glad she signed with AEW because that gave me hope that she would get a figure of her own and she did, three of them!
3. Wulf’s Chop Shop – Corny
I don’t buy a lot of custom figures but when I do they mean something. I always liked Jim’s “That’s My Opinion” promos and the best way for me to remember those hot takes is in figure form. Chop Shop has made many figures this year but I gotta say this one is the best.
2. Marvel Legends – Morph (X-Men Animated Series VHS Collection)
I have bought and sold Marvel Legends a few times over but this time I’m sticking to my collection. First time around I was trying to build the animated series team but at that time Morph wasn’t available… Until now! When Hasbro announced their Morph figure I got back into the ML game and hopefully sometime in January I’ll have the team complete. Waiting on that Cyclops.
1. McFarlane DC Multiverse – Dark Knight Returns Robin (Carrie Kelley)
What a wonderful and spot on this figure is. When McFarlane announced this wave of figures I got excited because Todd can’t do no wrong when it comes to Batman and he knocked the whole wave out of the park. Do you know how big the Build-to-Collect horse is? It’s huge… Robin scales well next to Batman she’s a short figure and you can put her into so many dynamic poses with a flight stand. The head sculpt alone is near perfect and she comes with a sling shot.
We’re going back to high school with kids that have crazy powers. First up, things get inappropriate when Scott Baio develops telekinesis in ZAPPED. Then we rocket off to a superhero high school in the sky with Kurt Russell in SKY HIGH.
Once again, Bryan is MIA and Noah fills in. This week he brings The Toxic Avenger with him in an attempt to sway Scott to the ways of Troma. After mild protest, Scott remembers that he and Noah both love the same shitty movies and settles in.
Our path on the Dracula and Frankenstein road continues as we look at the Andy Warhol sponsored films BLOOD FOR DRACULA and FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN. Then we talk about SHE-HULK, Bryan’s trip to the drive-in, and end on a spoilery review of WEREWOLF BY NIGHT.
This week Bryan goes missing and rather than look for him, Scott finds a guest host, Noah. Not only that, but Noah makes Scott watch a movie he’s never seen before, The Collector. Does Scott like giving up control? Will Noah be invited back? Is Bryan really dead? Tune in to find out.
We’re back looking at some Dracula and Frankenstein films. This time we’re stopping by Hammer Studios. First up, we take a look at Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing in HORROR OF DRACULA. Then, we check out Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing in CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN. After that, we talk about THE MUNSTERS, DON’T WORRY DARLING, and at the end of the show have a spoilery discussion about BARBARIAN.
It’s Dracula and Frankenstein month to celebrate the spooky season. We head back to 1931 to see if these films still hold up. First up, Bela Legosi enraptures us with his gaze in DRACULA. Then, Karloff throws us into the lake in FRANKENSTEIN. After that, we chat about THEY LIVE, PIECES, and FRIGHT NIGHT.
Slater September comes to a close as we look at some 2010s films starting with 2015’s GUNS, GIRLS, and GAMNLING. Then we take a look at a serial killer movie that has all the stuff on paper to be a good movie but falls short in THE RIVER MURDERS. After that, we talk about THE BEAR, CLERKS III, and PEARL.
Week 3 of Slater September rolls on. Bryan and Doug are joined by their old Podcasting Co-host Scott to talk about the video game turned movie ALONE IN THE DARK. Then they compare Christian Slater to Kevin Bacon in HOLLOW MAN 2. After that, we chat about JAWS yet again, BARBARIAN, and CHUCKY.