We’re getting into the Halloween season by talking about horror movies (we’ve never done that before right?)! Actually, we talk more about “Halloweenifying” our names on twitter than we do about the movie we’re discussing next week.
On this week’s episode, Skinner’s daughter Holly bestows upon us a magical tale of a cute talking cat, an evil real estate agent and an old man who brings robots to life. What was that last part, again? Don’t worry, it’ll all be explained (it won’t be explained)!
This mini episode was recorded during my visit to Minnesota and as a result, Skinner’s daughter Holly picked the movie that we’ll be talking about in full next week. Listen in on this mini as we predict the movie’s plot just based on its (rather descriptive) title. We also invent a fake Subway restaurant chain and quiz Holly on armadillos.
We recorded this episode together in the same room for the first time ever! The experience was great; we’re just sorry the movie we picked isn’t better. You can literally chart how far our excitement falls from Part 1 of this episode into Part 2. We really thought it was gonna be a good one! Why did they think calling this Robot War was a good idea when there is literally only one robot in the film? Why doesn’t every sci-fi movie have a character named Decker? Why is Kyle such a nothing character? Listen in as we explore this and many other topics in today’s episode.
For this mini episode, we decided to try something different: recording in the same room. For the first time, we recorded an episode in person. Because this is a special occasion, Skinner decided to put our fate in my hands with something he called a Redbox Challenge. Will I pick something good? Will we survive? There’s only one way to know for sure!
We close out our Spooktacularly Funny Summer Scare-a-thon with the absolutely lackluster Dr. Hackenstein. There is tons of potential here, but it just isn’t explored in any memorable way – so we explore it for them by taking their premise and trying to make it better. Josh also takes a bold stance of the fate of crusty old deans.
We prepare for the end of summer by revealing the last movie in our Summer Scare-a-thon Spooktacular Special Marathon (or WHATEVER we’ve been calling it). If only Dr. Hackenstein was actually about a computer hacker and not a lame retread of Frankenstein (probably! We haven’t watched it yet!).
We’re heading to the Yuppie-filled beach in this week’s episode on the 1987 supernatural comedy Hunk. Just how hunky is this hunk? Why is the devil a time traveller? What exactly IS included in the Yuppie Program? Some of these questions will be answered!
We gamed the system a little bit for next week’s movie, the selling-my-soul-to-the-devil-to-be hot comedy Hunk, but I can guarantee it won’t reach the dizzying heights we predict it will in today’s mini episode.
We continue our summer series of supernatural comedies with the aptly-named My Mom’s A Werewolf. This movie’s got it all: cheap-looking werewolves, John Saxon being a creep, a visit to a very weird dentist, and a man with the excellent name Lou Lamont (or does it?).