Our biggest fear is realized as we finish up our discussion on 2016’s based-on-a-true-story-depressing-as-hell Cruel Summer. And since there’s not much to really talk about and this film is comedy poison, we decide to talk about our own cruel summers and take a walk down memory lane.
Summer of Summer rolls on with 2016’s Cruel Summer, a movie that has some really problematic content right up front and sets the stage for an incredibly tough movie-watching experience. We also discuss the tragic origins of Old Man Wax Face and his royal family statues.
We close out “Felipe Sobreiro Presents” month with the second half of our discussion on Raw Meat. Skinner ventures down a thought-provoking path, we extol the virtues of Donald Pleasence’s perfect performance, and we hear from Felipe Sobreiro (@therealsobreiro on twitter) himself!
It’s the last week of Felipe Sobreiro (@therealsobreiro) picking movies for us (for now). Will he send us out with a banger or will 1972’s Raw Meat be more of a bust? So far, we’re not quite sure. We’ve got a pervy Englishman, a porn Walmart, and an American really insisting someone must be drunk.
On today’s episode, we continue talking about 1982’s Deadly Games. We predict there has never been a more thoughtful or thorough discussion of this film by any other podcast or media outlet. We discuss the killer’s motive and why his identity needed to be a secret (it didn’t!), and wonder just how many people are boning each other in this town. But before we get into the discussion, Adam Roche from Attaboy Clarence and The Secret History of Hollywood drops by to help us set expectations the film can’t possibly meet.
In this episode, we begin our discussion on 1982’s Deadly Games, a film that, at first, appears to be a standard slasher, what with its wheezing, black-gloved killer and helpless victim, but with the addition of a very cheesy looking board game. Also, what role will football hall-of-famer Dick Butkus play in the film? There’s only one way to find out!
Happy Thanksgiving! Month of Thanks rolls on with a suggestion from friend of the show Tyler Petty. He’s brought us a treat from Mexico that perfectly scratches that Twilight Zone itch. The Similars is at once horrifying, hilarious, and (as with previous Month of Thanks films Pin and Valerie and Her Week of Wonders) contains imagery that is sure to be seared upon our brains for some time to come.
We kick off our Month of Thanks with recommendation from comic artist Felipe Sobreiro. Pin tells the story of an anatomical medical dummy and the boy who loves him, and it’s a whole lot of crazy. Topics of discussion include: Terry O’Quinn’s quiet intensity, one-side face-licking make-out sessions, Leon’s awful poetry, and the best boyfriend in movie history.
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.
In this non-prediction Special Report mini episode, we discuss an Easter-themed horror short that manages to accomplish a task in 10 minutes that Bunnyman Massacre couldn’t in 100: be good.