If we told you Iron Thunder has a man drowning in his own blood, a person crushed under an exploding helicopter, and another man pulling a weird circuitry squid out of his brain, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a great movie. Unfortunately Iron Thunder is also almost 2 hours long so there’s a LOT of filler (like the villain monologuing, a pointless sequence involving a desert militia, and a baffling sex scene that happens during a dangerous mission). Join us as we try to make any of this interesting as we wrap up our discussion on Iron Thunder. Thanks (?) to High and Low: A Kurosawa Podcast for the recommendation.

For the first film in our Month of Thanks series, we’re tackling the future-war-is-hell action drama Iron Thunder. A man is seemingly bound with a future tank in a movie that is somehow almost two hours long. So many things we love in the first ten minutes of this movie: bad computer graphics, bad miniatures, and a terrible guy being called out on his casual sexual harassment. We also do something unprecedented in the history of the show!

 

Predict-O-Cast Jr is back with a special episode for our Month of Thanks. In this episode, thanks to Josh (who escapes having to actually watch the movie), Holly and Skinner talk about Monkey Up, a 2016 comedy about a talking monkey who flings lots of poop. But is the movie itself a pile of poop? Listen to find out!

We welcome November with a new mini episode where we discuss all of our selections for our annual Month of Thanks! But first, an impassioned plea to exercise your rights as an American citizen. VOTE!

We welcome Halloween and close out October with the rest of our discussion on the bonkers killer clown flick Haunted Maze. We discuss many things, including the film’s questionable use of country music, the seemingly omniscient security camera, Clancy’s love of nonsensical riddles, the geography of the haunted “maze,” and whether or not the teen victims are tripping balls. We also dream up a better movie led by the MTV Sports-era hunk Agent Hawk. Happy Halloween!

We head into the labyrinth with our discussion of the first ten minutes of 2017’s Haunted Maze, a film that might be less of a film and more of a collection of scenes. Still, we get a lot to discuss in this first section, including a schoolhouse murder, a drooling, disgruntled clown, some missing teens, and the hunky Antonio (in the freakin’ flesh!). All of these things are SURE to be important to the rest of the film, right?

 

For this extra spooky episode of Hot Diggity Dog, we cover the ‘Burbs-aping The Dog Who Saved Halloween. The film stars Dean Cain (or is it Teen Cain?), Lance Henriksen at his creepiest, and Joey Lawrence (“Whoa!”) as a talking dog. If you love guys picking up dog turds, a bumbling idiot consistently avoiding jail time, and a denouement which basically says, “We were just making this up as we went along!” then this is the movie for you!

We wrap up our coverage of Carnival of Blood today and we could not have predicted where this thing goes. The gore quotient is higher than we were expecting, as is the fake drunk acting. We deal with the ickiness of Gimpy and determine that DA Dan is a real piece of garbage despite being poised as our hero. Also, a word of advice: if you go to someone’s house and it’s full of teddy bears, you should leave immediately because they’re almost certainly a murderer.