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Movie Meltdown

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    WonderFest with Nicholas Meyer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 96:09

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 580 This episode we're coming to you “live” from WonderFest as we visit with friends and look at amazing models. All before we are joined by director, author, screenwriter, producer - Nicholas Meyer. He's the creative mind behind movies like Time After Time, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, The Day After, as well as bringing us many of the most beloved Star Trek films including The Wrath of Khan, The Voyage Home and The Undiscovered Country.  And while we test out the new meds, we also cover… Tremors, The Stand, Stranger Things, Regular Show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Around the World in 80 Days, Television Event, Willow, Fred Ward, The Raft, artists are not the best judges of their own work, George Romero, emergency Twizzler, The Player, Mike Todd, I guess this is where we find out who you really are, pizza with The Beastmaster, DeForest Kelley, fish pimp, Robert Altman, cleaning up the Statue of Liberty, Brendan Fraser, it's important to be fortunate, Joe Dante, what happens if the wall comes down in outer space, Kevin Bacon, I said to my dad… you have to help me do this, Gayne Rescher, cobbling together selected elements of these five unproduced scripts, Greg Nicotero, Michael Gross, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Carol Kane, I either walked off it or was fired off it, Jamie Kennedy, Rodan and Mothra. “You too can make a motion picture… no previous experience necessary.” For more on Nicholas Meyer and The Return of the Pharaoh, go to: For more on WonderFest, go to:

    What a Night for a Fright

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 8:17

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 579 (For our Patreon "Horror Club") Join us as we discuss Fright Night, the 2011 movie directed by Craig Gillespie and featuring Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and our beloved Imogen Poots. And as we consider recording our future episodes in Romania, we also bring up… Fright Night 2, Death on the Nile, Todd & the Book of Pure Evil, Midori, setting yourself on fire, Ginger and Peter, new build suburbs, Marti Noxon, religious weapons, McLovin, the shark from Jaws, Kenneth Branagh, more real world then we want to think about, the best product placement I've ever seen, racing the sun, the PTSD that these kids are going to have, I gauge everything against Celine Dion, unscrupulous vampire dating, single dude home decor, as battle axes go, the coming events of Revelations, lesbian vampire seduction scenes, being orphaned by an undead creature and a lot of questions about insurance. Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for the 2011 version of “Fright Night” - so go watch the movie before you listen. “Yeah this movie reminded me so much of my senior year of high school.” “‘Cause you were killing vampires right and left.”

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Raimi

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 134:52

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 578 Join us as we discuss Sam Raimi's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness… and all things Marvel.  And as we order up a round of pizza balls, we also delve into… Moon Knight, Drag Me to Hell, Steve Ditko, Elizabeth Olsen, James Gunn, Black Bolt, Robert E. Howard, She-Hulk, The Savage Land, Doctor Doom, Benedict Cumberbatch, the Delta 88, universal constants, Ms. Marvel, Natalie Portman, The Darkhold, 1602, Dormammu, Superman, Xochitl Gomez, rope-a-dope, Hawkeye, Jon Watts, Gorr the God Butcher, no more mutants, easter eggs, sorceress supreme of the dark dimension, Midnight Sons, Captain Britain, Night Court, Jim Steranko, Marvel Christmas special, Benedict Wong, Loki, Gargantos, Bruce Campbell, Kamala Khan, The Living Tribunal and incursions.  Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”. “It's so good you'll punch yourself in the face!”


    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 12:01

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 577 This episode we discuss Blood Fest directed by Owen Egerton and starring Zachary Levi. Yep...  Zachary Levi. Oh yeah, and also Robbie Kay, Seychelle Gabriel, Jacob Batalon and Barbara Dunkelman. And as we work on creating our own horror movie theme park, we also address… Reacher, Sleepaway Camp, Death Trap, The Cabin In The Woods, research and development, The Houses October Built, Tate Donovan, side project, all my friends are dead, they overcomplicated their own nonsense, Christopher Reeve, Faces of Death, resurrecting dead people, that's my toucan, wrist band technology, the real-world setting of things, Mr. Leadfeet, building a tower, Superman, gaming references, we haven't seen any other grown-ups in this movie, too much going on, the theater full of dolls, Dad story issues, the clowns still ruin everything for me, Disney World, we have to follow the rules, security camera footage, Michael Caine, a slap in the face to horror fans, I don't know anything about electronics, Lovecraftian gods and the power of Ned. Spoiler Alert: Spoilers for the finale of “Sleepaway Camp” as well as the entire movie “Blood Fest”... go watch them before you listen. You have been warned. “Your endgame here is not near as big as all of the orchestration it would take to make this thing happen.”

    Conventional Behavior

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 67:16

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 576 This episode we return to The Lexington Comic & Toy Convention and have a run-in with a certain beloved celebrity as well as a lot of fun!  And as we wait ever vigilant against an onslaught of geese, we also mention… Twin Peaks, Clancy Brown, William Hurt, Don Coscarelli, Muzan Kibutsuji, the slime pit, the new Scream, Burlesque, Rose McIver, Jeepers Creepers 2, Channing Tatum, he's Satan and a scrapper, Billy Wirth, Dana Ashbrook, putting your child in danger, Daria, Demon Slayer, Battle Cat, Billy Zane, Ghosts, SpongeBob SquarePants, Corey Haim, custom Chucks, Kimmy Robertson, Mena Suvari, Erik Estrada, Dirk Benedict's shirt, get out of hell free, anime characters and cosplay, Marc Singer, a mandala universe and celebrities touching you.  Spoiler Alert: Major spoilers for Scream (2022) and Jeepers Creepers 1 and 2. You have been warned.  “We have become a very stationary people.” For more on the convention, go to:

    The Devil's Hand Holds a Custom-made Doll

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 13:05

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 575 (For our Patreon "Horror Club") This episode we discuss The Devil's Hand, a 1961 movie directed by William J. Hole Jr. This movie is about a man and a woman... and another woman, and a doll, and a cult... and a witch? There's a lot of stuff going on. Well - kind of. So get your personalized devil dolls and join us as we cover… Fresh, shirt/vest combo, Last Night in Soho, House on Haunted Hill, Linda Christian, electronics, The Ghosts of Dragstrip Hollow, Sebastian Stan, shooting movies in Mexico, midcentury interior design, opening song, the torso of a beautiful woman, free twist lessons, Vincent Price, mystical dreams, rockin' the loungewear as streetwear, I'm pretty sure that's how typewriters work, duck feedin', William Castle, I could never be part of a cult, because I'm always in bed before eleven, the more it went on the more annoyed I got, Robert Alda, a sincere cult leader, walking around in sexy night clothes, Bond girls, a douche with a doll fetish to fix your electronic devices, a wagon wheel chandelier with swords, that's a break-up reason if I've ever seen one, handing out Quaaludes like Tic Tacs and Baker Harris and/or Baker Knight. Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for The Devil's Hand. It's streaming for free online, so just go watch the movie first. “The subtitle of this movie… could just be - horny men make the worst decisions.”

    The Batman

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 123:31

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 574 This episode our dynamic duo returns to discuss Matt Reeves' The Batman. And while we wait patiently for our red phone to ring, we also bring up… The Eternals, Richard Kind, Year One, The Court of Owls, the lighting, Robert Pattinson, Kurt Cobain, dealing with a horde of evil, DC's showrunner, Frank Miller, The Suicide Squad, Seven, Joe Chill, Planet of the Apes, Jeffrey Wright, Kumail Nanjiani, deluxe theater seats, Blade Runner, there's a reason why their name is on an asylum, Dr. Leslie Thompkins, the Shazam universe, Zoë Kravitz, Injustice, Dex-Starr, Colin Farrell, CG creatures, becoming a symbol, Andrea Sorrentino, Teen Titans, fight coordination, Paul Dano, Chloé Zhao, Chicago, The Long Halloween, Brightburn, Peacemaker, The Raid, Tim Burton, Barry Keoghan, the cipher, Carmine Falcone, Andy Serkis, Christopher Nolan, citizens of Gotham, Ego, Michael Giacchino and robots makin' pizzas.  Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for “The Batman”, so see the movie before you listen.  “The lighting, the production design - my hats are off to you because… you did it.”

    Attack of the 2021 Oscar Nominees!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 111:36

    Attack of the Killer Soundtrack 63 This episode we welcome back composer Erich Stem as we play and discuss all the 2021 Oscar nominees for both Best Original Song and Best Original Score.  And as we decide who has just thrown in a B-side from their latest album, we also delve into… the movie trailer formula, a transformation, layers upon layers, the harmonic box, If Beale Street Could Talk, taking a year off, moody and quiet, Nicholas Britell, that was the point… was to watch stuff break, calculated, detuned piano, Coco, Tōru Takemitsu, sometimes they gotta snub somebody, Beyoncé, chord progression, The Cure, they made you feel like you were in the room with the band, Hans Zimmer, checking the boxes, the single sound of a standard orchestra, Radiohead, Daniel Craig, Lin-Manuel Miranda, thriller score, different harmonies, Ashley Thursby, Germaine Franco, Don't Look Up, sounds of different cultures, Alberto Iglesias, VHS tapes mailed to your house, Trent Reznor, when we run the microwave, Van Morrison, parenting styles, the Belgian radio orchestra, writing in another language, oh this is what they are doing, Jonny Greenwood, the Shenandoah Valley, inserting politics, colorful shifts, Billie Eilish, Zoom calls, assaulting you with jazz and a floodgate of musical performances. "Well she had the good formula... she had a key change at the chorus then a... multi-instrument climactic moment followed by the crash cymbal and then just the voice alone."

    Scream and Scream Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 127:03

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 573 So the Meltdown Horror Club was so excited to discuss the new Scream movie - we decided to put together a bonus horror club episode - available to everyone! So join us as we discuss the new "requel" directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett.  And as the horror snake eats it's own tail, we also address… The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window, Eli Roth's History of Horror, Only Murders in the Building, Kevin Williamson, how to be a celebrity, Charles Bronson, the media, people's annoying theater habits, so meta, CG FX, the O.J. verdict, the Knives out guy, I'm just constantly terrified, the gang of youths, a horror subreddit, other-worldly thing, geek fandom, Roman Polanski, the whodunit format, streaming cheating, Murder, She Wrote, get to killin', blame the parents, Black Christmas, having your finger on the pulse of what's going on, grandiose soliloquy, Harvey Weinstein, when your cats eat you, doing smart things, Emma Roberts, meta-horror movie commentary, Friday the 13th IV: The Final Chapter, what company is still making those masks, disturbing the people around me,  Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood, corny but in a great way, straight off of the internet, there is no villain, talking to the screen, channeling a ghost, who's upset, PTSD, hand sanitizer and I guess they're not subtle.  Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for not just this latest Scream… but all five Scream movies. You have been warned!  “That's probably also why I was so invested… I was like, it's me - don't kill me.”

    Alternate Valentine's Movies

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 104:21

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 572 Get yourself a heart-shaped box of candy and join us as we discuss some alternate (questionably) romantic movies to watch for Valentine's Day.  And as we try to decode our special love messages from Reeses, we also mention… George Wendt, cannibalism, redefining cinema, The Island of Dr. Moreau, a golem more than a zombie, Danny Trejo, nothing good can last, Oliver Stone, being Batman, Dementia 13, your third rate Mickey Rourke, bitter love scenes, Reese Witherspoon, hot movies for mom, Gary Oldman, Harold Faltermeyer, Ione Skye, dating adventures, Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, coal miners, the undead, the career trajectory of Keanu Reeves, sideway Careless Whisper, the second-coming of Val Kilmer, Paul Rudd, the bad boy with the heart of gold, Frank Sinatra, time-traveling romance, a thinly-veiled religious allegory against substance abuse, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Skinamax. “There's a lot of schmaltzy in this movie… misguided schmaltzy.”

    The K Word

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 14:17

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 571 (For our Patreon "Horror Club") This episode we discuss Kuntilanak - aka "The Chanting Revisited". This 2018 film directed by Rizal Mantovani tells the story of a sinister mirror and a creepy witch. And as we get a small window into life in Indonesia, we also cover… Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Malignant, adding a wacky noise, worst babysitter ever, extended jaw, how many rupiah, Goosebumps, they really didn't need that useless girl, and your socks are wet, explaining the plot, universal kid activities, where did mom get her money, being attacked while going to the bathroom, drunk dad, The Ring, airplane bathroom, dumped on the lawn, bickering and curse words, that's an odd place to put a railroad spike, roots takeover, an alternate theory, The Goonies, lookin' for something to jump scare ‘em, I don't ever want to choke a child, Oculus, ridiculousness, ghost RC car and the wrong Polaroid. Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for the 2018 movie “Kuntilanak”. So go watch the movie before you listen. “I will be very susceptible to getting a haunted mirror… because they look so cool and ornate. Antique mirrors like that cost a lot of money, ok. And if I found a free one, I'd be like… hell yeah! And then I'm haunted.”

    No Way Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 145:23

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 570 This episode we return to the Super Series with a vengeance as we discuss Spider-Man: No Way Home and all things Marvel.  And as we work to make sense of the alternate universe we now live in, we also bring up… Hawkeye, Daredevil, Kingpin, She-Hulk, Tom Holland, Kate Bishop, Shang-Chi, Loki, What If...?, Spider-Man: Freshman Year, WandaVision, Young Avengers, Kang the Conqueror, Miles Morales, Kraven the Hunter, Jon Watts, The Rhino, arrogance personified, Betty Brant, self-masochistic, reappearing people, The Celestials, Zendaya, Gorr the God Butcher, something's getting blown up somewhere, Vincent D'Onofrio, it's Alexander the Great with a time machine, Felicia Hardy, Echo, The Lizard, tech in the wrong hands, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Eternals, Doctor Jane Foster, Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Charlie Cox, a recent expert, working as a team, Electro, Christian Bale, a victim of mental illness, Dr. Curtis Connors, Justin Hammer, Harry Styles, superhero lawyers, further examples of what not to do, Mac Gargan, Armor Wars and you shouldn't trust a Skrull.  Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for "Spider-Man: No Way Home". We usually tell you to go see the movie before listening, but based on the number of millions it's already made, we're guessing most people have already seen it. “That's one thing I like about the MCU… the world is always getting destroyed and being rebuilt - every damned month!”

    Hidey-holes and Eyeholes - The Black Christmas Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 11:15

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 569 (For our Patreon "Horror Club") Join us as we round out our holiday party with the Horror Club feature - Black Christmas. The 2006 remake/sequel directed by Glen Morgan is an alternate and gorier take on the college co-eds trapped at Christmas idea. And as we try to decide the perfect way to shove Christmas down your throat, we also delve into… musky caramel, The Fall of the House of Usher, two skeletors, A Christmas Prince, the icicle, we're gonna smack you in the face with it again, Andrea Martin, over the top, candy cane shiv, the red herring game, everyone is so mesmerized by carolers, Michelle Trachtenberg, a defibrillator. Billy's little telescope, Kit Kats beget Kit Kats, Bob Clark, we all have jaundice, Dimension Films, sinister nutcracker, mostly as a head, James Wong, how much do you know the first movie… or think you know, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, red and green light, alternate universe, the leg lamp, Jesus rode a unicorn one time, don't think about it too hard, Oliver Hudson, this is the sorority we came for, Katie Cassidy, behind his back, horror movie hospital and… who hurt you?! Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for the 2006 version of “Black Christmas”, so go watch the movie! “Well right away, the opening shot - like you see one girl smoking pot and another one drinking, and I went… oh yeah, they're gonna get dead.”

    Santa's Sinister Six

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 104:21

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 568 Our holiday festivities continue as we discuss six Christmas movies we've recently watched. Some are more disturbing than others… you be the judge as to which you find the most ridiculous.  And while we get involved in crazy scenarios involving mistaken identity, aliens, lies, murders, usurpers, dating apps, fairy tales and telepathy - we also address… Pirates World, Dark Angel, Santa extreme close-up, dating apps, during World War 2, Geraldo Rivera's mustache, losing musical eras, naughty Martians, Hans Christian Andersen, Mad Max homage, Jon Favreau, fighting off a wolf, our brain stem fluid is a drug, working in a toy factory, gloriously annoyed, A Midnight Clear, stuck in Florida, RiffTrax, plucked a gorilla, an air raid horn, showing off how dumb our characters are, the whole mise en scène of the whole thing, cops and aliens, It's a Wonderful Life and mutant karaoke.  “So we have completely mishmash nostalgia, out-of-date references… and we're making references to far better films.”

    The Onslaught of Holiday Movies

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 89:39

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 567 Grab yourself some cocoa and join us for a roundabout discussion of holiday movies. From the mainstream staples to the insane amount of recent independent entries - to some of the forgotten Christmas "classics".  And while we decide just who deserves to be on the naughty list, we also mention… Hawkeye, Kurt Russell, a rag-tag band of misfits, Buzz's parenting skills, Avengers #168, Last Action Hero, Lifetime, Malcolm McDowell, Hallmark, the melting stairs, Netflix, Whitney Houston, swap the white people out, the production value is pretty low… the story is pretty thin, Bill Murray affection, posters in movie theaters, the naughty list, Vanessa Hudgens, cold pizza and cleaning your guns, we need more Batmans, John Lithgow, Cousin Eddie, that beanie would have been melted into his skull, Michael Keaton, Lucky the pizza dog, weird sequels, creme-filled wafers, the pre-adolescent Sophie's Choice, they did that one in 3D, wrestlers at Christmas, a classic Toys R Us commercial, it's more of a documentary, Kate Bishop and very pepperminty.  “Where are the Martin Scorseses and Ridley Scotts complaining about Christmas movies on Lifetime and Hallmark?!”

    ThanksKilling 3: Energy Vampire Movie

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 15:46

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 566 (For our Patreon "Horror Club") On this “very special” holiday episode, we gather around the table to give thanks for all the different movies we've watched in the past. And this year we watched ThanksKilling 3 - Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart's follow-up to their super indie cult hit ThanksKilling. Will they be able to recapture the holiday magic of the first film… we'll see.  And as we test out the savory flavors of Turkey Dinner Candy Corn, we also bring up puppet fetishism, robots, Wanda Lust, Eldritch horror, outside of an abandoned Wendy's, Garfield, Thanksgiving music, purposefully crude, Beetlejuice, self-important, trying to balance a horror/comedy, Natural Born Killers, skip its own sequel, shooting in real people's homes, stick a knife in an electrical outlet, animated gay cats, Jim Henson, viscerally grossed out, throwing money at things, The Happytime Murders, you just showed up and got beaten with the sequel, Meet the Feebles, the charm of Gwar, string cheese, there ain't no magic, The Blarth aka FrankenTurkey, food innuendos, comedy hits people in totally different ways, Spitting Image, a Kickstarter campaign, Uncle Donny, you can put it in our movie, I almost had to get a divorce, I'm in Hell, I remember saying to my cat, Phallus in Wonderland… in space.  Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for ThanksKilling 3, but I'm not going to tell anyone to watch this movie. You can take that upon yourself if you choose.  “The puppet school inmates are running the asylum.”

    Looking Back... 1982

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 142:48

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 565 This episode features the return of George aka “The Fanatic” as we look back at 1982 and all the monumental films that came out that year.  So put on your Flynn's Arcade T-shirt, grab your Reese's Pieces and get ready from some crazy tangents as we delve into... Bob Clark, Amy Heckerling, some sort of weird allegory for consumerism, Eddie Murphy, pandering garbage, George Romero, Colonel Trautman, a theater kid, David Lynch, the post-apocalyptic aesthetic, Richard Pryor, playing Atari, Rob Bottin, Lord Humungus, guns or walkie talkies, Lee Horsley, it is all about prostitution, Mr. Yankovic, missing parent issues, metal kids, Tom Hanks, competing against himself, Catherine Mary Stewart, practical effects, Walter Hill, the marketing didn't know what the hell they had, he's John Williams, going to the drive-in, John Waters, brutally honest comedies, Steven Spielberg, the next G.I. Joe, Christopher Reeve, sex comedies, Split Second, it is still getting worse, Ben Kingsley, Satanic panic, Wes Craven, psychedelic spots and the Showcase Cinemas.  “There's times where there's some nostalgia factor in the movie.”  

    Halloween: Torches and Pitchforks

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 10:55

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 564 (For our Patreon "Horror Club") As our October party continues, join us as we discuss the latest entry in the partially rebooted Halloween franchise -  David Gordon Green's Halloween Kills. And along the way, we come up with theories that involve Bigfoot, aliens, kung fu, teleportation, cults and William Shatner himself. And while we find new creepy-themed candies, we also address… The People Under the Stairs, What We Do in the Shadows, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, double wines, John Carpenter, occulty reasons, mob mentality, the power of the mask, Anthony Michael Hall, a big flashy way to go out, callbacks to movies that don't exist, genre gets political, Loomis, in a hospital bed, Kyle Richards, he's ready to murder! he's been holding it in for 40 years, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tommy Jarvis > Tommy Doyle, the headless horseman, streaming services, alternate timeline and continuity, George Bailey, the magical jumpsuit, young kids in danger, energy vampire, changing perspective, there's something paranormal going on with Paul Rudd, the gimp suit, the spooky tree and the Mariana Trench. Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for “Halloween Kills”... so watch the movie before you listen. You have been warned!! “Evil runs amok tonight.”

    The Episode October Built

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 14:24

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 563 (For our Patreon "Horror Club") Join us as we kick off our Halloween festivities with a discussion of The Houses October Built directed by Bobby Roe. And as we test our candy endurance, we also mention… Hider in the House, Only Murders in the Building, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, House, Zack Andrews, awesome spooky songs, green-colored creme, Fruit Brute, zombie strip clubs, all these clowns in an RV, The Forest, Roald Dahl witches, Brandy Schaefer, camera placement, The Blair Witch Project, roadside attractions, Mikey Roe, unintentionally so funny, pre-head injury, a working walkman, fancy coffins, a fun centerpiece, Elvira, weirdos taking a nap, The Game, two yutes tuna, one long post-credits scene, Gary Busey, The Monster Mash, riding around in a truck, screaming candy, Jeff Larson, confrontations with strange people, occasional sounds and then them being scared and the unenthusiasm of children. Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for 2014's "The Houses October Built"… you have been warned!! “I'm being way too practical as I get into this?!”

    What a Day for the Dollman

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 94:17

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 562 This episode we head back out into the world as we visit the Lexington Comic & Toy Convention. And after looking at all the toys, we then sit down to discuss the Full Moon Feature Dollman directed by Albert Pyun and starring Tim Thomerson, Jackie Earle Haley and Kamala Lopez. And as we decide who our favorite American Gladiator is, we also cover... Near Dark, Trancers, Billy Wirth, Cobra, as fun as murderous gangs can be, Romeo is Bleeding, shared universe, Charles Band, desolate buildings and rubble, VHS boxes, Marc Singer, full-length mirrors, Helen Hunt, Death Wish, VideoZone, special effects, Jane Austen's Mafia!, Rip Torn, he plays skeezy, you gotta be oily, hot and ripped, I hate when my sarcophagus is sore, Trancers II, Sledge Hammer!, Megan Ward, post-apocalyptic landscape, Crying Freeman, this is the wrong kind of weird, Buck Rogers, safety precautions, Morgan Fairchild and are you into anime? Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for the 1991 release Dollman. So watch it beforehand for spoiler-free listening. “I was very interested at this point… I was concerned for his well-being… I wanted to know what was going on.”  For more on "Lexington Comic and Toy Convention", go to:

    Let Sleeping Corpses Open the Window at Manchester Morgue

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 9:12

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 561 (For our Patreon "Horror Club") This outing we discuss Let Sleeping Corpses Lie or The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue or possibly Don't Open the Window… or some sort of ‘70s zombie movie.  And while we question the competency of the police, we also bring up… Mom and Dad, Evil Genius, Sands of Oblivion, homicidal infants, Jack Webb, the weird statue, Nicolas Cage, you can get heroin anywhere, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Jorge Grau, sonic radiation, George Kennedy, the shelf life of drugs, I am proud and disguised of myself, Willy's Wonderland, I'm mad about apples, Sci-Fi vs SyFy, corrupt cops, innovative ways for pest control, they are very organized for mindless creatures, melee on the football field, a metal collider on a long stick the machine, as you're being murdered… just being right, it makes parents kill their children, Cecil B. DeMille, outwitted by a hand towel and the MacGuffin baby. Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for Let Sleeping Corpses Lie or whatever title you want to refer to it as… you have been warned. “I feel like somebody had three different scripts laying around that they never finished and just jammed them all together.” 

    Yay Rabies!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 10:06

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 560 This episode we discuss I Drink Your Blood - the '70s movie directed by David E. Durston. And as we realize we are our own counter-culture, we also address… Two Sentence Horror Stories, I Saw the Devil, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Lynn Lowry, the Manson murders, George Romero, his dentures fell out, Shivers, a low-budget beheading, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, character development, Apache Chief, David Cronenberg, wearing a wig, an allegory about free love, Burn After Reading, rabid dogs with guns, Doogie Howser, revenge plots, hippies, no sense of urgency, The Crazies, synthy music, he kind of feels bad because he thinks he's supposed to, Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, getting pitchforked, a commentary on Vietnam, poisoned Tylenol, Ewan McGregor, Pink Flamingos, killing animals, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, rated X, The Stepford Wives, John Goodman, a professional dancer, $12 in 1970 money, Jadin Wong, biological warfare, Cat People, hippie grudge match, Dan Trachtenberg, a golem made of tree bark, satanic panic, pirates of the voodoo zombie bloodbath and nothing but meat pies. Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for "I Drink Your Blood", so go watch the movie beforehand. “We're clearly not the experts on rabies.”

    Fear of the Olden Times of 1666

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 9:11

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 558 (For our Patreon "Horror Club") This episode we round out the trilogy as we watch and discuss Fear Street: Part 3 - 1666 directed by Leigh Janiak.  And as we recount the tales of the goods and the fears, we also mention… little village movies, the evil spirit doesn't mix well with water, Puritan times, different actors playing different parts, weird magic berries, I was getting ready to get up and leave the room, religious zealots, The Wizard of Oz, is there a video on Instagram that I can watch, Gadzooks, her and her friends went to swap bodies, the pig adventure, The VVitch, lithographs or it didn't happen, running through the tunnels, fluorescent paint, cheerleaders killing people, double D batteries, you're so bored you'll accuse someone of being a witch, playing the lute, dalliances and headlamps.      Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for “Fear Street: Part 3 - 1666” - you have been warned. “THAT'S the thing you're going to question in this entire movie?!”

    Fear Summer Camp in the 70s

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 7:30

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 558 (For our Patreon "Horror Club") This episode we head back to the 70s as we discuss Fear Street: Part Two - 1978, directed by Leigh Janiak. And as we find solidarity with the outcast kids, we also cover… Sadie Sink, Capri Sun, did I lock the car, rockin' the side-ponytail, minions of the witch, Halloween, drawn to where all the evil is, juice boxes, you don't shake off a chest wound, get an alarm clock, matching airbrushed shirts, the body count, Ted Sutherland, listening to cassette tapes, this is how murder pacts get started, the outhouse scene, being paranoid, Sleepaway Camp, Gillian Jacobs, a net bag full of barrels, piecing together the overarching story, I'm glad that we are not shying away from the darker side of this story, Chiara Aurelia, I never saw an otter, lost in tunnels underneath the school, making weapons, hanging with the preppy crowd, she saw his name on the wall, bottled water and just who is Ed Sheeran? Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for “Fear Street: Part Two - 1978” - you have been warned. “I'm glad that we are not shying away from the darker side of this story!” Thank you to all our supporters! If you would like to join the club, go to:

    Looking for Fear Street in the 90s

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 9:06

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 557 (For our Patreon "Horror Club") This episode we kick off our discussion of the new Fear Street trilogy of terror as we discuss Fear Street: Part One - 1994 directed by Leigh Janiak.  And as we slip into the tales of the mall, we also bring up… 90's music, The Shining, Snake Eyes, chokers, a hankerin' for some Sbarros, Maya Hawke, metal kids on the internet, using the bad words, Doctor Sleep, tie-in merchandise, R.L. Stine, Kiana Madeira, I'd use hawthorn, the bread slicer, one year-olds suck at putt-putt, Olivia Scott Welch, one more D than 3, ridiculous 80s kills, get your finger out of my fresh f-ing wound, The B-52's, abusive relationships, Benjamin Flores Jr., Musicland, when the book fair would come and set-up in the library, JNCO and Duck Heads, The Mist, you don't know the fistfights that were had over that figure in the aisle, wildings is like a gentle way to put it, Stranger Things, a bowl full of human teeth, Wes Craven, roque, it's a sexy wound, goth kids, Mrs. Todd's Shortcut, pop-up stores, Julia Rehwald, Scatman Crothers and an update on our neighbor the serial killer.  Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for “Fear Street: Part One - 1994” and also some basic spoilers for “Scream 4”. You have been warned.  “Where's Fear Street? Where's F-ing Fear Street?!” Thank you to all our supporters! If you would like to join the club, go to:

    Tie Me Serial Killer Down, Sport

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 9:22

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 556 (For our Patreon "Horror Club") On this episode, we welcome back Dick Starr as we return to the outback to discuss Wolf Creek 2. The 2013 Australian horror film is still co-written and directed by Greg McLean, so how does it compare to the first film and how does it fit into the ongoing franchise.   And as we try to figure out, what's going on with Nicolas Cage, we also address... Fear Street, Willy's Wonderland, Goosebumps, creating a series versus a movie, a loophole movie, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, get to know the kids, YA horror, The Twilight Zone, competing crocodile movies, Ed Gein, Rambo: Last Blood, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, bone decor, using a grinder, John Jarratt, worried about vicious dogs, a supernatural level of murderer, Jack Black, the tractor-trailer scene, The Banana Splits Movie, a new level of gore, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, promote the legend of Mick, Mom and Dad, true crime,  the boogeyman of the outback and his twisted murder ride haunted house catacombs of evil.  Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for "Wolf Creek 2", so watch the movie before you listen.  "He works almost because he is just a lethal force of nature." 

    Race you to the Ghoul

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 12:05

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 555 This episode the Horror Club reconvenes to discuss The Ghoul - the 1975 movie directed by Freddie Francis and starring Peter Cushing, John Hurt and Veronica Carlson.  And while we brush up on our fake violin playing, we also mention… A Quiet Place Part 2, From Beyond, an evil Maharaja, he's quite dead, Top Secret, Greedo in heels, look at these… they're so tall, The Great Gatsby, your weird like medieval Knight haircut looks kind of familiar, John Krasinsk, the secret Satan-worshipping room, practical effects, double quicksand, nobody changes clothes, Greg Nicotero, decoy ghoul, Ken Foree's underwear, the entire Back to the Future trilogy, why don't people dance like that anymore, bedroom slippers, laid his depravity, Colin Firth in the marsh and those nachos are gonna get us killed man!  Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for “The Ghoul” (aka “Night of the Ghoul”), so go watch it before you listen.  “Dammit… you have opened a door, to a room - that I don't wanna be in!”

    Frankenstein Pride

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 91:41

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 554 For this special bonus Horror Club episode, we return to WonderFest to talk with Sam Irvin. Sam is a director, producer, screenwriter, author and the film historian who recently provided the audio commentary for Frankenstein: The True Story. This 1973 film was directed by Jack Smight and written by Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy and contains a very interesting subplot that was slyly snuck past the censors at the time. Featuring a stellar cast including James Mason, Leonard Whiting, David McCallum, Jane Seymour, Michael Sarrazin, Sir John Gielgud, Agnes Moorehead, Sir Ralph Richardson and Tom Baker - listen as we delve into this impressive and often overlooked horror classic.    And as we deal with our own monstrous issues of abandonment and rejection, we also cover… Growing Fangs, Boris Karloff, Universal Studios, Dr. Polidori, magnum opus, Ben-Hur, the Grandfather of every horror host, Peter Lorre, the great wisdom of the executives, Elsa Lanchester, Anne Rice, talking about decapitation at school the next day, 25 boxes of papers, Launchpad McQuack, Richard O'Brien, My Fair Lady, crucified on the mast, Mark Maddox, Hammer horror, Yvonne De Carlo, Frank Langella's Dracula, Rick Baker, solar-powered, Young Frankenstein, Hunt Stromberg Jr., Interview with a Vampire, designing your hospital, the most expensive horror film, Gore Vidal, the White Cliffs of Dover, Lon Chaney Jr., The Vampyre, Maila Nurmi and a giant leap of dramatic license.  “We are doing a magnum opus of the James Whale movies, but… we don't want to just do a remake. We want to make it different… how can we do this differently?!”  For more on WonderFest, go to:

    We're Just Puppets Thrown Back into the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 104:09

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 553 We finally venture back out into the world - and thankfully it's for our coverage of WonderFest! There we sit down once again with Kirk Thatcher to hear his continuing amazing stories of working in the industry - in particular, his years working with The Muppets. Listen as Kirk tells us stories about meeting Jim Henson, working on Dinosaurs, being a Gremlin, sitting in the writer's room, directing humans on The Kids are Alright, putting together a live puppet show at the Hollywood Bowl and how he ended up in Spider-Man: Homecoming.  And while we're currently writing a children's book entitled, “My Sharkleberry Adventure”, we also bring up… A Quiet Place Part II, The Bad Batch, horseshoe crabs, Joe Dante, The Raft, whatever yogurt was in German, Matt Groening, the Marvel connection, Red 40, Waldo C. Graphic, had his arm eaten off, Michael Giacchino, working in a writer's room, Baby Yodas to Justified, keeping weird celebrity mementos, they are always so murky, the democratization of creativity, it's like doing a big dance, Wilkins and Wontkins, there are Muppet people and non-Muppet people, a rat fink, things from your childhood that they discontinued, like the Clone Wars but it would like Baby Yodas, walking around and looking at stuff, Greg Nicotero, you are a crazy science experiment, the food is revolting, The Simpsons, mom talking to Jim Henson, flying forks banging into red circles, Kevin Feige, Halloween 3, you'll see how the sausage is made, Timothy Olyphant, sticking creepy bug shells on her, misanthropes, Gremlin helmets, the Koozebanian mating ritual, doing voice work, Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim, marketing, Bobby Moynihan, I want a 3D printer, Phoebe Cates belly button and blocking for puppets.   “ could only pretty much get away with that with The Muppets and Monty Python. Which, I always thought The Muppets were… to me they were not… heartfelt little funny creatures that learned about friendship - they were nuts. They were Monty Python… they were absurdists.”  For more on WonderFest, go to:

    Meandering Through The Forest

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 11:53

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 552 (For our Patreon "Horror Club") This episode we discuss The Forest the 2016 horror film starring Natalie Dormer and, well... a bunch of trees. And while we try to talk over the drone of Cicadas outside, we also address… twinsense, Psycho, 11.22.63, Jason Zada, The Three Stooges, Storm of the Century, Aokigahara Forest, lining up a tennis shoe sponsorship, a temporary morgue, there should be a way to strap that down, Yahoo Serious, jump scares, power bars, Tomax and Xamot, dream sequences, she was always chasing a Japanese schoolgirl, Australia, I have to side with the trees on this one, Robert Rodriguez, moving dead bodies, The Corsican Brothers, Blazing Stewardesses, eating tacos in Tokyo, hallucinating things with the dude, the coolest, creepiest setting, looking like your twin, Stephen King, drug smugglers, CGI demon, closing credits, a moving river, demon red eyes and snack chips from other lands. Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for “The Forest”, so go watch the movie before you listen. You have been warned. “That's the coolest, creepiest setting… it's real - they didn't make that up. Like, that's an actual place.”

    You’re Never Too Young to Die

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 86:35

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 551 I'm not sure if you're ready for this one. (I don't think we were.) This episode we discuss the 1986 classic(?) Never Too Young to Die starring John Stamos, Vanity and Gene Simmons. And before we ride off into the sunset in our post-apocalyptic dune buggy, we make a point to mention… The Road Warrior, Lynda Carter, a fake beard, aggressive apple-eating, Mitch Gaylord, Prince-adjacent, doing flips, a ton of music specials on TV, Pyramid, a little too high-def, Robert Englund, Stargrove, roll about over and over, the finger, a magic medallion, motorcycles with horse heads, flaming exploding balls of fire, back when punks were feared, Velvet Von Ragnar, gymnastics doesn’t translate to fighting in the real world, how computers work, now I do wanna join your cult… I didn’t know we got muffins, George Lazenby, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, McDonald's and the ‘84 Olympics, rock ‘n roll fantasy, firearm continuity, hot vinyl, slightly metallic and the rest of it was just cursing and nonsense.  “It’s just such a conglomeration of crap from the 80’s - it’s like, HERE… and it’s a movie??”

    Hanging Out at the Bastion at the End of the World

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 73:46

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 550 What we’ve come to realize in this crazy world is... hanging out with your friends and talking about movies and other random things - is quite possibly the best thing. And as we quickly try to scooch right past you, we also cover… Hands Across America, Tron, How It Ends, Big Wolf on Campus, The Crow: City of Angels, Love and Monsters, Dark Shadows, Dean Stockwell, a box of brake discs, a secret basement, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark or Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, social distancing, Rodimus Prime, Daybreak, that same clock from Quantum Leap, coal furnace, we were standing on a bridge, they help me avoid people, Dragon's Lair, The Oscars in memoriam segment, Canadian people to love, changing your elevations doesn’t do anything… you’re still in my way, Tron: Legacy, stop with your logic… it has no place in my cartoon shows, accumulating things, The 'Burbs, Merton, why are you looking at books if you can’t read the sign, breakin’ movies, a derelict apartment The Transformers: The Movie.  “Social Distance… still… forever!”

    Blood On or Around Dracula’s Castle

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 13:51

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 549 (For our Patreon "Horror Club") This episode we discuss Blood of Dracula's Castle, the 60's-era horror film directed by Al Adamson and starring John Carradine and… well, John Carradine.  And while we plan ahead and make ourselves a few suitcase sandwiches, we also bring up… Phantasm, Assault on Precinct 13, Promising Young Woman, character development, a girl making out with a seal, Don Coscarelli, Alexander D'Arcy, The Addams Family, when they lit her on fire, woods bathing in your bikini, daytime with the night filter, Paula Raymond, being both composer and director, we drive an axe into his back, dog actors, people worked so hard on this movie… and you can’t tell, your lease and tropical birds, it’s all waxing, John Carpenter, it’s really just about real estate, everybody was pretty chill about the sacrifice, Breaker! Breaker!, Robert Dix, secret murder planning, personal body grooming while being held captive, Vicki Volante, laid-back Dracula, in the middle of the woods in office clothing, Harold Lloyd, a full-body burn, a quick series of murders, orchestra cues, vampire pajamas, rock bands in movies, two pet rats, John Cardos, sea lions in Arizona, Raul Julia and is that a walrus?! Spoiler Alert: It’s arguable whether or not you can spoil this particular movie, but watching it does kind of intensify the fun of this episode. So watch it if you're up for it.  “So many things in this movie, look like what you would see somebody making a parody about… bad horror movies.”

    Attack of the 2020 Oscar Nominees!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2021 119:38

    Attack of the Killer Soundtrack 62 Even in a year as strange as this past one, we didn’t want to miss the chance to play and discuss all the 2020 Oscar nominees for both Best Original Song and Best Original Score. Once again we are joined by composer Erich Stem to comment on the Academy Award nominations from this very unusual pandemic year.  And while we realize we each have our own little experiment going on, we also address… Love and Monsters, becoming anti-social, Woody Shaw, teaching, the traveling and folk life, John Williams, branding, The Amazon/Netflix Conspiracy, channels the musical language, putting it in a specific time period, Sam Cooke, Disney music, live orchestra, Hans Zimmer, Amy Winehouse, famous in Europe, a shiny quarter, cockroaches of the future, screaming Kindergarteners, brought out the Rhodes keyboard, a hymn-like structure, Wynton Marsalis, you need to have a talk with the songwriters, Brad Mehldau, they didn’t miss a beat, Freddie Hubbard, this is what a resilient family looks like, Randy Newman, standard pop radio, in another language, Henry Mancini, lookin’ at The Clooney again, we’ve landed on Mars, online conference calling, Keith Jarrett, cashing in on corporate money, Aaron Copland, having a dialogue and textured chops. “I don’t know… maybe a song is one of these shooting star type things in life, you know like - where just a good one is not going to come around a lot.”

    Have Mercy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 12:54

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 548  (For our Patreon "Horror Club") This episode we discuss Mercy Black the 2019 film written and directed by Owen Egerton. And as we try to decide if we are ready to be out in the world, we also mention… Slice, Promising Young Woman, Rondo Hatton, Janeane Garofalo, childhood trauma, Chance the Rapper, pre-schizophrenic, clever filmmaking tricks, sacrifices and offerings, Creepypasta, Daniella Pineda, going to the library, mental health issues, why won’t you turn the lights on, the bathtub scenario, Austin Amelio, opening and closing doors, Carey Mulligan, that annoying brat, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, the shrug option, Slender Man, Elle LaMont, real-world horror stories, kids drawing disturbing pictures, Lee Eddy, just a house in a field, not grounded in reality, Miles Emmons and the internet back in the day.  Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for “Mercy Black”, so go watch the movie before you listen. You have been warned.  “Yeah, let’s send this girl who’s kind of on the edge mentally to this old, creepy house.”

    No Prayer Can Save Us from the Rollerboys

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 111:39

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 547 This episode we discuss the dystopian, near-future film... Prayer of the Rollerboys. Directed by Rick King and starring Corey Haim, Patricia Arquette and Christopher Collet - this science fiction story shows us a version of America that maybe a little closer to the world we live in than we are comfortable with. Oh yeah… and there’s lots and lots of rollerblading! And while we have mist-induced flashbacks of all of our childhood TV favorites, we also cover… The Clyde Frog Show, the entire fall of civilization, Solarbabies, Godzilla, we want our sexy bunny, 3D glasses, trying to explain V to someone, shelf expansion, getting beat with flip flops,  Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Batman, renting a VCR, you’re playing with their little corpses, zoot suit pants, Super Mario Bros., Mark Pellegrino, he was always getting hurt, without a cup holder, Fritz the Cat, The Transformers: The Movie, chain link-covered van, a skate-by shooting, The Bloodhound Gang, eating planets, I partially blame Hackers, who saw a blade-off happening, a black and white TV, Tiny Toons and Animaniacs, greed is good, Ultraman, Axl Rose on Scooby-Doo, Double Dragon, you better not be down there watching cartoons, Joel McCrea, with fringe, adjusting your rabbit ears, the rise of Serpentor, economic collapse, Kung Fu Theater, Space Jam and there’s a reason all the skaters made fun of rollerbladers.  Spoiler Alert: I guess you can spoil "Prayer of the Rollerboys"? If so, we probably do. You better watch it beforehand just to be sure.  “It’s such a weird mixture of like total post-apocalyptic craziness… and then regular run-of-the-mill stuff. It’s insanity.”

    What Comes at Night?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 9:40

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 546 (For our Patreon "Horror Club") This session of The Meltdown Horror Club we discuss It Comes at Night the 2017 film written and directed by Trey Edward Shults. Plus we also address just how April Fool's Day fits into the arc of 80s slashers. And while we enjoy our common interests that are killing strangers together, we also bring up… incredible box art, Stanley, Night of the Living Dead, the fallen tree, The Sweet Hereafter, running out in the woods, Joel Edgerton, Amy Steel, A Quiet Place, friends… workin’ together, Christopher Abbott, metaphorical, why don’t mansions have nice basements, anxious brain thing, Carmen Ejogo, The Road, the evil twin, very bleak, Starfish, I’d name all the skeletons, Kelvin Harrison Jr., telepathic not telekinetic, Deborah Foreman, Bird Box, odd pandemic timing, the dream sequences, The Walking Dead, Thomas F. Wilson, would we survive, Waves, that’s why you don’t expand your quarantine bubble, Riley Keough, my cat’s a punk and a creepy hellscape Renaissance painting.  Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for "It Comes at Night" and over-all plot spoilers for "April Fool's Day". You have been warned!  “What comes at night in the movie It Comes at Night?!”

    Wolf Creek and the Horrors of Australia

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 101:53

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 545 This episode, we welcome back Dick Starr for another horror club "promo episode" - available to everyone! Join us as we discuss 2005's Wolf Creek as well as post-millennium horror movies and all the different things that are waiting to kill you in Australia. And while we realize the real horror is living in the world of video calls, we also address… Robert Englund, breakfast foods and Lucha masks, something unnatural is going on here, High Tension, Tom and Jerry, Greg McLean, watching new releases streaming, thunderstorms, buffets or salad bars, this is his playground, House of 1000 Corpses, John Jarratt, Wrong Turn, Hostel, to be done remotely, society has to be kept apart, you remember Outbreak from the ‘90s, it got away from me, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, making you feel stranded and helpless, Behind the Mask, Shaun of the Dead, Sonic the Hedgehog, in the not too distant future, being able to pivot, the one you just shoved off a cliff, U Turn, Eli Roth, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, then the world has to keep going, too comfortable doing what he’s doing, a giant cloud of spiders and being the final girl.  Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for the original “Wolf Creek”, so go watch the movie before you listen.  “...they have no idea, the predator that they are dealing with.”

    Fantasy Video Store

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 95:52

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 544 This episode we create our own Fantasy Video Store filled with a staff made up of film characters. Inspired by a weird dream, this concept may be the greatest idea ever... or pure insanity. You be the judge. And while we try to convince people that laserdiscs really are the optimum way to watch a movie, we also mention… The Last Blockbuster, we are totally out of that, a beaded curtain, over there take a left fourteen down, and they can live broadcast it to the public access channels, I remember I was in Morocco, he’s why we had to put a limit on our free popcorn policy, the special room, Wet Wednesdays, the town drunk, Spanish Clint Howard, VHS, eat anyone who tried to break in, call the HR department, multiple old lady customers, your friend with the vest has to leave, both of them have to wear an overcoat, trying to explain to people how cool Jami Gertz is, Mom and Pop, a very loud curtain, very clean, there’s gum stuck to everything, he’s constantly sniffing the movies… and I don’t know why, don’t mess with him… just let him have his popcorn, breaking into the satellite feed, well nobody’s returning their tapes without rewinding them more than once, which movie stars are you ok going to the bathroom with, I didn’t even know I had this movie in stock, living lips and Sour Patch Kids.  “I feel like there’s going to be some wacky hi-jinks at your store.”

    Satan’s Little Orphaned Incestuous Coat Thief

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 10:50

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 543 (For our Patreon "Horror Club") This episode we discuss the 1976 film Satan's Slave directed by Norman J. Warren. This horror film not only works in Satan but also witches, cults, psychic abilities and a serial killer… how could it go wrong?! How could it… yeah well, that’s what we try to figure out. And as we start planning the Horror Club field trip to Witch-killin’ National park, we also cover… Underwater, frosted eyeshadow, Kevin Smith, Dummy, Flip this Murder House, freshly manicured hedges, so many questions, overly complicated and boring, what the hell is a receiving room, double turn-around twist, Michael Gough, dead… only on the inside, Kristen Stewart, due to the mental illness, slamming her head in a door, talking dogs and sex dolls, they so don’t even wanna talk to you, the ’70s was cool and you know it, duck and roll into the woods, a stately manor, visiting with a time machine, Martin Potter, Anna Kendrick, confused by the elevator, Wilfred, are you trying to get murdered, Candace Glendenning, leaving the ignition on, Quibi, how can this production afford to lose a camera, certain parts of the female anatomy, this movie created love, Barbara Kellerman, I would have constantly been disappointed at the movies, they didn’t get there where they were taking their time, Smarties and it’s protected… or something, Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for the 1976 film "Satan's Slave". But truthfully… there’s not really that much to spoil. “I was mad that someone wasted the film on it.”

    Mary Ann and the Town the Dreaded the Sad Trombone

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 92:47

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 542 On this very special “bonus” installment of The Meltdown Horror Club, we get together to pay tribute to Dawn Wells by watching a movie in which she was featured. But then we chose The Town That Dreaded Sundown... and we quickly realize we don’t respond to it the way many horror fans out there do. But when has that ever stopped us from being brutally honest… and having fun along the way.  And as we try to find the eyeholes in the bag on our head, we also bring up… The Legend of Boggy Creek, Sherlock, Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July, Escape from L.A., House of Danger, Die Hard 2, Spawn, Jason X, magical snowman accessories, she can get all up in my personal space… I don’t care, the most impractical, brushing her hair, we’re fine with bribes, who keeps giving this guy the keys, Black Christmas, cracking the cipher, McFarlane Toys, Rankin & Bass, Charles B. Pierce, a stick with an oily rag wrapped around it, Galaxy Quest, everything that happens… let’s sing a song, that’s all I need in my life… snowdragons, heard about this one for years, Friday the 13th: Part 2, I don’t like the things I’m learning, moonlight murders, The Room, he head-butts him right in the breadbasket, do you wanna crawl into the open grave, Lord of Illusions, wiggle out of the collars, John Leguizamo, psychic detective, cultural facts about Japan, flying snakes, so much drugs, trying to keep their circus afloat, Telly Savalas and the quick draw on the hoop cheese.  Spoiler Alert: We are definitely going to ruin this movie for you… in so many ways. So you can watch it beforehand if you want, but if you do end up liking the movie - you might not want to listen. You have been warned.  “What am I supposed to do with this movie?!”

    Attack of the Quarantine Songs

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 105:06

    Attack of the Killer Soundtrack - Episode 61  This episode we get together (sort of) to suggest some songs from movies that express the feelings of this year's lockdown as well as give us some hope for the future. And along the way... we try to find a little comradery and fun in even the dark times this past year has presented. And while we ask, why is there not a system, we also address… video store clerks, Terry Gilliam, burrito delivery, I’ll take fun if I can’t have great, the U.S. Postal service, touching your brain, it’s all explained in ways you never wanted, Peter Dinklage, a homeless person in scrubs, they are just going there and then staying there a little extra, reexamining David Spade, the middle Black Christmas, Oscar loser, giant TVs, I got exposed, twinkling lights and pretty girls, Die Hard with a Vengeance, shooting across the street, Hollywood marriages, Red Christmas, inconsistencies, just ugly, protect your cat, watching slasher movies, are you following me, David Rappaport, the drive-thru, from the lockdown zone, I have no idea what the message was, the cast of Rules of Engagement, John Doe, wearing some PPE and how did you not eat your own face? “I’m gonna… go stare out my window”

    The Extremely Black Christmas of 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 11:17

    Movie Meltdown - Episode 541 (For our Patreon "Horror Club") On this festive holiday episode, we discuss Sophia Takal's 2019 film Black Christmas starring Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O'Grady and Cary Elwes.  And while we try to clean up all this black goo everywhere, we also mention… Santa Girl, Peanuts, buying physical media, Furiosa, wearin’ that fur coat, I’m so confused, sorority app, Hallmark, being Innovative, toxic masculinity, Into the Dark, an extra big monkey wrench, The Bechdel Test, The Exorcist III, hey why don’t you show us some of what’s going on here, herd mentality, from Canada to New Zealand, Redbox people, The Descent, studio Christmastown, the glass unicorn, a business suit-wearing Barry Bostwick, he was into the dark arts, you know a weapon that’s not really an optimum weapon, Yip Yap, Lifetime, pudding snow, cookies with sprinkles, actual female empowerment, adding things to the trailer, When a Stranger Calls, the frat that now has the evil statue, Bob Clark, the broken broomstick, Episode II, don’t mind me… I’m just here to murder some girl, if they believe them… that person’s not doing their job, kind of jerks to the elves, Carol Kane, someone’s lovable adorable Grandpa, using a bow and arrow, the new Christmas movie subgenre, you probably are kind of dumb and we’re going to have to order a bunch of robes. Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for the 2019 version of "Black Christmas". So go watch the movie BEFORE you listen.  “… 2020 has been enough.”