Slasher Month #3: BLOOD RAGE (1986)

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The final week of slasher month leads us to the 1986 Thanksgiving classic (?) BLOOD RAGE! That ain’t cranberry sauce!

Join us as we review the film, we discuss the power of a good haircut, Brennan gets confused by the IMDb page for Mary Hartman Mary Hartman, and Sergio gets grossed out! Also, in this episode we merge our normal exit exam content into our closing remarks.

Ten Word Reviews: Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes, The Amityville Curse, Amityville 1992: It’s About Time, Amityville: A New Generation, Amityville Dollhouse, First They Killed My Father

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Slasher Month #2: SLEEPAWAY CAMP III: TEENAGE WASTELAND (1989)

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Slasher month continues on its merry way through the woods with the third entry in a campsite slasher stalwart: SLEEPAWAY CAMP III: TEENAGE WASTELAND

Join us as we review the film, discuss how much it’s weirdly different from Part II which was filmed at the same time, Brennan gets interrupted by dogs a whole bunch, and Sergio takes the lead in reading the plot! Stick around for the credits to hear our rendition of the Pamela Springsteen classic “I’m a Happy Camper”!

Ten Word Reviews: It (2017), Something Like Summer, Sister Act

Our theme music is “A Beat for You” by Pseudo Echo. You can find more episodes of this show and others at podpeople.me 

Slasher Month #1: SLEEPAWAY CAMP II: UNHAPPY CAMPERS (1988)

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We start slasher month proper off with another follow-up episode! Shannon and Brennan did the original, so we’re checking out 1988’s SLEEPAWAY CAMP II: UNHAPPY CAMPERS!

Join us as we review the film, Brennan discovers a sinister Breakfast Club secret, and Sergio performs a reading from Infinite Jest.

Ten Word Reviews: Girls Trip, The Big Sick, Snatched

Our theme music is “A Beat for You” by Pseudo Echo. You can find more episodes of this show and others at podpeople.me

Brennan's Birthday Bonus: The New Twilight Zone S1E1 "Shatterday/A Little Peace and Quiet"

It’s Brennan’s birthday today, so we’re celebrating with a little Wes Craven magic! Because he’s already seen every theatrical Craven film, we’re diving deep into the first episode of the 80’s Twilight Zone reboot, which Craven directed.

Join us (and special guest Shannon!) as we review the segments “Shatterday” and “A Little Peace and Quiet,” argue over our GHOSTBUSTERS episode, and learn how our little Shannon is blossoming up in Seattle!

Ten Word Reviews: Wonder Woman, Quantico Season 1

Our theme music is “A Beat for You” by Pseudo Echo. You can find more episodes of this show and others at podpeople.me 

Musical Month #1: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986)

Musical month has finally begun and Brennan is AMPED! We start off with what is arguably the best movie musical ever created (Sergio might argue against that): LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!

Join us as we review the film, hear stories from Brennan’s high school musical theater days, and have Sergio suffer through Brennan’s sickly renditions of as many Little Shop songs as possible. This movie needs love, and it gets more than enough!

Ten Word Reviews: West Side Story, Cruising, Bad Moms

Our theme music is “A Beat for You” by Pseudo Echo. You can find more episodes of this show and others at podpeople.me

Aquatic Horror Month #3: DEAD CALM (1989)

For the third week of Aquatic Horror month, we take to the open water with the 1989 Aussie thriller DEAD CALM!

Join us as we review the film, discuss Billy Zane’s extremely comforting and friendly filmography, and debut our new theme song!

Our theme music is “A Beat for You” by Pseudo Echo. You can find more episodes of this show and others at podpeople.me

Giallo Month #3: DELIRIUM: PHOTOS OF GLORIA (1987)

For the third week of giallo month, we visit Lamberto Bava’s 1987 flick DELIRIUM: PHOTOS OF GLORIA, one of the very last entries in the giallo cycle!

Join us as we review the film, discuss boobs for a solid fifteen minutes, and learn if the 80’s will treat Sergio any better than the 70’s!

Donation Drive #4: GALAXY OF TERROR (1981)

It’s our final Donation Drive episode! In honor of his donation to the ACLU, Patrick Hamilton got to make us watch GALAXY OF TERROR!

Join us as we review the film, get sidetracked discussing PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN ephemera, and explore exactly how this film fits into Brennan’s ALIEN marathon.

Gay Directors Month #4: SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA (1988)

For the final week of Gay Directors Month, we explore the David Decoteau’s 1988 sexploitation masterpiece SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA!

The title’s the best part about it. Join us as we review the film, if you can call it that, argue over a long-lost VHS slasher, and discuss the relative merits of Linnea Quigley’s filmography!

If you donate $5 or more to one of the following organizations, you will be able to choose a movie we review on the show!

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) aclu.org

Human Rights Campaign hrc.org

The Trevor Project thetrevorproject.org

Female Directors Month #4: BLOOD DINER (1987)

It’s the final week of Female Directors month, and we’re diving deep into the 80’s video bin to pull out Jackie Kong’s 1987 horror-comedy BLOOD DINER!

Join us as we review the film, discussing the inexplicable wonders of topless aerobics, kung fu sluts, and cannibal goddesses!

If you donate $5 or more to one of the following organizations, you will be able to choose a movie we review on the show!

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) aclu.org

Planned Parenthood plannedparenthood.org

NOW (National Organization for Women) now.org

Donation Drive #2: NIGHT OF THE DEMONS (1988)

For the second episode of our donation drive bonus series, Rob Lorentz donated to the ACLU and got to make us watch the 1988 cult classic NIGHT OF THE DEMONS! 

Join us as we review the film, grumpily discuss the Super Bowl, and generally just give a bunch of cultural signifiers that we recorded this last week.

If you donate $5 or more to one of the following organizations, you will be able to choose a movie we review on the show!

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) aclu.org

Planned Parenthood plannedparenthood.org

NOW (National Organization for Women) now.org

Female Directors Month #2: PET SEMATARY (1989)

For the second week of female directors month, we explore Mary Lambert’s 1989 Stephen King adaptation PET SEMATARY!

Join us as we review the film (there’s actually a little disagreement this time around, argue about film theory, and discuss our least favorite characters!

If you donate $5 or more to one of the following organizations, you will be able to choose a movie we review on the show!

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) aclu.org

Planned Parenthood plannedparenthood.org

NOW (National Organization for Women) now.org

Female Directors Month #1: NEAR DARK (1987)

It’s the first week of our month spotlighting female directors and we’re celebrating one of the biggest names in the business: Kathryn Bigelow. She made her solo directorial debut with 1987’s NEAR DARK, our topic for today.

It has been Brennan’s quest to watch this film since the very first episode of Scream 101. Will it live up to expectations? Join us as we review the film, shake out some more ten word reviews, and figure out if there’s ANY vampire movie Brennan likes.

If you donate $5 or more to one of the following organizations, you will be able to choose a movie we review on the show!

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) aclu.org

Planned Parenthood plannedparenthood.org

NOW (National Organization for Women) now.org

Halloween Bonus: HALLOWEEN II (1981) w/ Patrick Hamilton of Kill by Kill

Happy Halloween, everybody! For this special holiday episode, we explore a secret bonus First Film, Rick Rosenthal’s directorial debut, 1981’s HALLOWEEN II. This is the second year, so it’s time for the second installment of John Carpenter’s slasher opus!

Join us as we review the film with special guest Patrick Hamilton of the Kill by Kill podcast! It’s a fascinating discussion that touches upon classic slashers of yore, Halloween urban legends, and a discussion of how we would most like Michael Myers to kill us!

First Films Month #3: PIRANHA II: THE SPAWNING (1981)

This week, our First Film comes from the back catalogues of superstar director/box office devourer James Cameron circa 1981: PIRANHA II: THE SPAWNING.

Join us as we review the film, assess its place in Cameron’s filmography (spoiler alert: it’s low), and learn more misinformation about American history!

Apologies for the sound quality on the dialogue clips. Finding a good quality copy of this movie is like trying to find the most perfectly shaped turd. Some might be better, but they’re all still turds.

Vampire Month #3: FRIGHT NIGHT (1985)

It's week 3 of vampire month, and we’re beginning to get a little paranoid. We’re seeing vampires in the shadows, in our dreams, and we even see them next door! This week’s episode on 1985’s FRIGHT NIGHT does nothing to assuage our fears of neighborly bloodsuckers.

Join us as we review the film, gossip about the neighbors, and discuss the lurid underbelly of vampirism in the suburbs!