Take a journey into our imaginations as we review the family, sci-fi film, Explorers. In this episode, Mike reminds about his childhood and what this movie meant to him. Will it still hold up for him the same as it did in 1985? Also, we know that this wasn’t the movie Joe Dante wanted to create, but what was he going for then? The Crew speculates on what the ideal final product would have been. Finally, what’s up with this ending? We give you our opinions on Cult Film in Review!
This week we talk about our own personal Jesus, John Carpenter, and his first studio film, Assault on Precinct 13. In this episode, we talk about one of film’s biggest taboos, the death of children onscreen. Cinematography is also on our brains as we celebrate the genius of simplicity. Finally, in the long list of John Carpenter films, where would you place this early work? Find out what The Crew has to say about it, on Cult Film in Review!
We’re talking toys this week on Cult Film in Review with the horror classic Child’s Play! In this episode Chris reveals his pet peeve when people refer to this film as the Chucky Movie, but really though, isn’t he the star of this film? While on the subject of toys, The Crew talks the good old days when toys could crack a man’s head open. Also, Mike reveals the real-life horror that resides in your grandmother’s basement, Time-Out Dolls.
Are you ready to Talk Hard? We are. And this week we’re talking about Pump Up the Volume starring Christian Slater. We’re joined this week by special guest Matthew Robinson of Dark of the Matinee as we discuss this high school drama and maybe a little of our own high school dramas. In this episode, we discuss the differences between this film and another Christian Slater cult classic, Heathers. Although Pump Up the Volume wasn’t a commercial success, Matthew asks whether the film could have a resurgence with modern audiences. As always, don’t forget to subscribe to us on iTunes to get the latest episodes!
This week we review the Frank Henenlotter exploitation film Frankenhooker. In this episode we ask, could a modern audience ever catapult exploitation films into the mainstream or will they always be reserved for the darker corners of the film library? We also ask other thought provoking questions, such as who would make a better Elvira, Patty Mullen or Elvira and do those shoes go with that bra? We’re coming at you every week, so don’t forget to subscribe!
This week, we review the stomach-turning horror film, Society. Listen as The Crew attempts to pinpoint this movie’s genre. Is it a comedy-horror, a horror-comedy, or just a horror film with one or two laughs? Also, we desperately search for the definition of the word “shunt.” And can you count how many times Mike uses the word “classism?” Listen and find out!
It’s high flying action on this episode of Cult film in Review when we review the Jackie Chan martial arts film, Legend of the Drunken Master. This week we’re joined by International Horror and Sci-fi Film Festival Director Monte Yazzie as he gives us his take on this Kung-Fu classic. Listen as The Crew is split into two factions, Team Kung-fu and Team No-fu. Can Monte bring the peace? Also, we try and figure out if Chris even took the time to watch the film.
It’s a heated episode this week as we discuss the 1971 action film Vanishing Point. Tempers flare as The Crew tries to make sense of this cryptic film. Main character Kowalski is certainly the hero, but does he deserve to be? Despite our mixed reviews on the film, one this is for sure, we all applaud the cinematography. Listen as we discuss our favorite scenes. So tune in this week as guide you through this action packed art house hybrid.
Who made who?! We might not answer that question, but we answer a slew of others when we review the Stephen King directed Maximum Overdrive. In this episode we relate this King movie to his other bodies of work. Also, Mike discusses some of the legendary stories told by the cast and crew of this film. And just because no one is asking for it, doesn’t mean we can’t imagine it. That’s right, we play another addition of The Remake Game. Who will The Crew cast in this hypothetical reboot?
Get ready for some high speed reviews as we discuss, The Wraith! This is a fan pick coming at you from cult film fan, Ryan McDermott. In this episode we try and piece together the plot of this jumble of a film, but that’s not to say we don’t find some great things to say. We also talk about how amazing it must be to be Charlie Sheen. Finally, the guys team up against one another in a gripping round of Title Time Bomb!