Episode 84: Maniac Cop

In this episode, we take a look at the cult grindhouse movie, Maniac Cop! It’s got a ton of fan favorites in it, including Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon and Robert Zdar, but we have trouble getting very excited about what should have been a much more fun movie.  Also, Vigilante Viscount, how actors are like sharks and Megan’s Goon Squad finally gets a theme song.

Episode 83: Under Siege

In this episode, we were surprised to find that we actually really liked the Steven Seagal “Die Hard on a boat” movie, Under Siege!  Eric does some Navy ship fact checking, Megan learns how to properly say “forecastle” and Gary Busey dresses in drag for no real reason of great consequence except that it channels his Busey-ness to the max. Seagal doesn’t really run in this movie, but it’s a favorite thing of Megan, so enjoy this bonus video as well.

Episode 82: Earth Girls Are Easy

In this episode, we put on our 80s glasses to take a look at Earth Girls Are Easy, and see what happens when aliens crash land in a valley girl’s swimming pool.  Shirtless Jeff Goldblum did a lot for Megan in her formative years because tall, dark and nerdy is the exact recipe for her TV and/or Movie Boyfriends.  Also, Julie Brown was a thing even though Eric thinks she’s dead. (she’s not dead)

Episode 81: Journeys to the Center of the Earth

In this episode we take a look at two feature film adaptions of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth! At their core both are adventure movies that tell you an exciting story about SCIENCE, but one of them has a duck named Gertrude and that bird is the single greatest avian actor of all time.

Episode 80: Terror in the Jungle

In this episode, we take a look at a movie that people apparently paid to be a part of, Terror in the Jungle.  It’s actually three movies in one, since at least two directors rage quit during filming and the producer just sort of wrote the script on the fly. If you’ve ever wondered what happens when community theater acting meets just slightly better cinematography than Manos: The Hands of Fate, you get… Terror in the Jungle!

Episode 79: Mac & Me

In this episode, we take a look at the feature film length rip-off of E.T. and commercial for McDonald’s and Coca-Cola, Mac & Me!  It’s full of all the things kids love – horrible car crashes, off-putting aliens and extreme product placement.  BUY MCDONALD’S NOW. OBEY.

Episode 78: Low Blow

In this episode, we look at one of our favorite 1980s action movies, Low Blow! Triple threat (writer/producer/actor) Leo Fong takes us on a journey of bad driving, chicken feet soup and the slowest punch outs ever as he infiltrates the cult of Cameron Mitchell aka Yaracounda.  Also, the answer to how to attract quality goons lies in a dirt pit.

Episode 77: Fiend Without a Face

In this episode, we take a look at the 1958 sci fi monster movie, Fiend Without a Face!  To modern eyes, this is a pretty tame one, but 60 years ago, it garnered an X rating from the Brits and was denounced for its gratuitous gore and violence.  The times, how they are a changing.

Episode 76: Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

In this episode, we take a look at Roger Corman’s 1979 musical comedy, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, featuring the Ramones! The plot of this is nothing new, but there’s some good stuff in there anyway, including a great soundtrack and a young Clint Howard demonstrating bra removal on a blow up doll.  Also, one well timed, giant explosion.

Episode 75: The Wicker Man – Then and Now

In this episode, we take a look at the original and 2006 Nic Cage version of the folk horror film, the Wicker Man!  One involves the creepy machinations of an ancient fertility cult and the other involves Nic Cage dressed in a bear costume punching out women. We tried to answer the question of “how did it get burned?” but found that we got distracted by CGI bees turning out a more convincing performance than an Academy Award winner.