Bill and Sam discuss all sorts of movie related stuff. This was edited from the Messiah of Evil episode for time, but is still very fun!
Bill and Mark joined us for Messiah of Evil, which is also the main subject of Bill’s new Drive-In Asylum (get your copy at http://etsy.me/2xXFtkF) We also discussed movies that Sam dreamed of watching in the 1970’s, like Dark Star and Laserblast, how Bill discovered Messiah of Evil, how much Becca hated A Ghost Story, multiple titles for the same movie, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue, how insane Burial Ground is and it’s big secret, how Chiller Theater and WOR showed amazing movies uncut on regular TV, watching Godzilla and King Kong on the holidays instead of caring about holiday traditions, Son of Kong depression, how movies used to stay in theaters for years, what makes an art film versus a horror film, the soundtrack of Messiah of Evil playing while Becca and Mark sleep, a discussion of Romero films, sex symbols of the 70s, why Bluto is hot, when men’s magazines advertised on late night TV, who is Playgirl for, why does a movie get lost and another becomes a classic, the change between 1960’s horror and Night of the Living Dead, reading horror magazines and being convinced that monsters really existed, “between you and me, one of these kids has a pentagram on their palm,” Salem’s Lot on TV and so much more!
This week, we watched Ghost Dad, which is one weird movie. But we also discuss why Qui-Gon Jinn didn’t disappear like other Jedi when he died, seeing Bill Cosby have sex, how one of the few actresses not to come out against Cosby is in this film, Billy from Twin Peaks, inconsistent power sets in this film, doing magic tricks in front of people, the Amazing Kreskin, some movies that Sam wants to watch and more!
So sure, this is about Twilight, but it’s also about horror movie flea markets, going to Cleveland, the Half Price Books sale, Becca yelling at bad drivers, Cowboys and Aliens and how that got made, why Twilight is really the X-Men, how much Sam hates when the X-Men play softball, why Sam thinks young girls like Twilight so much, why Jacob will never escape the friendzone, why the werewolf fights are the only good parts of the films, if Becca’s mom had been involved in the vampire wedding and much, much more.
Bill and Mark are back to finish our review of Terror House! We discuss how this film is way too close to Texas Chainsaw Massacre; how horror movies have taught us so much about life; why Sam hated kids who watched the Waltons and Highway to Heaven; watching TV at your grandparents; the shitty TV superheroes of the 1970s; TV movies and how great they are; Scott Jacoby films; seeing horror movies on basic TV; Becca calling Sam daddy; catching sharks; movies that Bill loves where nothing happens; Becca’s hatred of Magnolia; Jess Franco; why all Becca’s movies end up on How Did This Get Made?; our hatred of “It’s so bad it’s good;” Siskel & Ebert; Can’t Stop the Music; what it’ll take Sam to buy The Lonely Lady; finding porn in the woods; the end of the slasher fad; hating on Wes Craven; how many times can Sam say, “Do you know what I mean?”; The Good Son; Stepfather and more! BUY DRIVE-IN ASYLUM AT https://www.etsy.com/shop/GroovyDoom
Bill and Mark from Groovie Doom join us to explore Terror House, which is also the focus of the new issue of Bill’s zine Drive-In Asylum. We discuss Terror House, of course, and how it predates Texas Chainsaw Massacre; when movies have too many titles; how to pronounce Ed Gein; Revenge from Planet Ape; cannibal movies; the Manson family and their impact on movies; Bill’s friendship with Terror House star Linda Gillen; why Sam won’t go on vacations to the islands; booze cruises; Anton LaVey as the Quincy of the occult and how he was involved with both Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield; the name of Jayne Mansfield’s dog; a quick review of “I Saw What You Did” and discussion of Joan Crawford; Mae West’s internal body chemistry and “Sexette”; Mark makes everyone pledge to never get plastic surgery; would cannibals eat people plastic surgery?; Bert Convy and David Gest; TV movies and how great they were; Rock Hudson and Liberace in the National Enquirer; Dynasty 2: The Colbys; what Sam used to do before he met Becca for fun; Liz Taylor’s sad last days; trying to explain Jan-Michael Vincent to Becca; stories about Sam growing up with a brother who hated horror movies; Mae West and her love of Terror House; Sam’s love of Fulci’s Conquest; Harrison Ford hates every movie he’s ever been in; everyone’s favorite movie; Dawn of the Dead vs. Day of the Dead; Asia Argento and so much more! And this is only part one...we didn’t even watch the movie in this episode! Stay tuned for part two soon! BUY DRIVE-IN ASYLUM AT https://www.etsy.com/shop/GroovyDoom
We watched this lost 1990s gem -- we got it from vhsps.com -- and learned so much about ourselves. Learn what Sam thinks about secretaries and air hostesses, how he prank phone calls his parents nearly every day, companies that are sponsoring Becca, why Sam will never get to paint Becca's toes again and all about JJ Armes -- no handed super detective of the 1970s!