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!
Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time is our movie this week -- thanks to the VHS Preservation Society being at the Pittsburgh Horror Convention (vhsps.com)! Learn all about how many times Becca has seen this movie in her inside, never outside childhood watching TBS and VHS rentals; Becca's favorite number twos and why she loves sequels more than the original films; why Sam will never be a Beastmaster; how Mannequin 2 is not as much a sequel as it is a portal into an alternate dimension where Hollywood is the only constant; why Becca will never watch Police Academy; a chance for you to sit on our porch with us; the five movies that raised Becca and so much more! Download it! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Call our comment line at 412-228-0137!
Sam and Becca watched My Stepmother is an Alien, which led to Sam asking Becca why Kim Basinger is always presented as a dangerous idiot, who Sam would cast in a remake of Battle Royale, who Becca's favorite Baldwin brother is, Sam tries to convince Becca to watch Dr. Detroit, Dan Ackroyd's bad choices in film, Elvis the cat makes a destruction guest appearance, some of Sam's chronic mispronounciations and more! We drank Railspike IPA, Southern Tier Cherry Gose and Revolution Brewing Sun Crusher during this episode, BTW. Go grab some. Free ad.