Episode 89: House of 1,000 Corpses/The Devil’s Rejects

It’s almost Halloween, so let’s look at some scary movies by Rob Zombie!  In this episode, we do an old school Cinema Supercollider smash up of House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects.  We liked one a whole bunch and really disliked the other one.  WHICH IS WHICH?

Episode 88: Deranged

In this episode, we finish up our Ed Gein movie marathon with the 1974 drive-in horror flick, Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile!  While it is the most accurate, historically speaking, to the real life of Ed Gein, it’s definitely missing some of that grotesque charm of his corpse arts and crafts or that loving mom-son relationship we’ve seen in others.

Episode 87: Psycho(s)

This week, we continue on the Ed Gein horror train by looking at Psycho – the original Alfred Hitchcock thriller AND the totally unnecessary shot-for-shot remake by Gus Van Sant! Dr. Ahlgren spends a bit of time analyzing ol’ Eddie and Megan floats her conspiracy theory about how It’s a Wonderful Life is actually not so wonderful.

Episode 86: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

In this episode, we take a look at the first of several films inspired by the real life of Ed Gein, the Butcher of Plainfield!  This week we’re delving into the ghoulish side of Ed, highlighted in the Texas Chain Saw Massacre.  Megan barfs forth her knowledge of serial killers and declares Franklin the most annoying character deserving of a horrible death ever.

Episode 85: Silent Running

In this episode, we take a look at Silent Running, a 1972 post-apocalyptic science fiction film starring Bruce Dern!  It’s the story of a space hippie trying to save the last remaining plants from getting all blowed up by people that don’t find them particularly important or interesting.  We learn that the best way to save plants is to murder people, and also to nuke half of the plants you’re trying to save in order to murder more people.  Also, ROBOTS IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN!

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!