This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I return to the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas series with 1976's The Signalman and 1977's Stigma.
[01:58] Cromcast Promo
[02:43] RANDOM CONVERSATION
[15:14] The Signalman (1976)
[42:28] Stigma (1977)
[01:11:54] ENDING MUSIC: Only Women Bleed by Alice Cooper
This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast, NoirVember comes to a close with a look at the lowest, most pathetic figures ever to emerge from depths of Film Noir - Hollywood Screenwriters. From the Classic Noir period we have 1950's Sunset Boulevard and from the Neo Noir era we have 1991's Barton Fink.
[02:03] Projection Booth Podcast Promo
[03:13] RANDOM CONVERSATION
[12:51] Sunset Boulevard (1950)
[01:09:53] Barton Fink (1991)
[02:00:28] ENDING MUSIC: Hollywood Babylon by The Misfits
This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm continuing NoirVember with Japanese Noir courtesy of Seijun Suzuki's Branded to Kill (1967) and Americanized Nordic Noir courtesy of David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). And joining me in the conversation is Brett the Wiz!
[02:50] RANDOM CONVERSATION
[28:32] Branded to Kill (1967)
[01:05:14] The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
[02:25:31] ENDING MUSIC: Immigrant Song by Karen O, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross
This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast NoirVember takes a journey into the fetid heart of the urban jungle with the classic Noir The Naked City (1948) and the Neo-Noir Sin City (2005).
[02:13] Chin Stroker vs Punter Podcast
[03:21] RANDOM CONVERSATION
[09:50] The Naked City (1948)
[42:44] Sin City (2005)
[01:32:12] ENDING MUSIC: Cells by The Servant
This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm kicking off this year's NoirVember with the first of a series of pairings of "classic" Noirs and Neo-noirs. For this episode I'm taking a look at two Noirs with a black protagonist - 1959's Odds Against Tomorrow and 1995's Devil in a Blue Dress.
[02:06] Trick or Treat Radio Promo
[03:27] RANDOM CONVERSATION
[15:26] Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
[50:26] Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
[01:25:38] ENDING MUSIC: My Baby's Not Around by Harry Belafonte
31 Days of Halloween 2023 comes to an end as I dive back into the world of (loose) Stephen King adaptations with 2023's The Boogeyman.
ENDING MUSIC: I'm Your Boogie Man by White Zombie
31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues with some CG anime insanity in 2017's Resident Evil: Vendetta.
ENDING MUSIC: Residential Disaster by Municipal Waste
This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast the Child's Play embraces its queer camp to fantastic results in 1998's Bride of Chucky and 2004's Seed of Chucky.
[02:23] CromCast Promo
[03:07] RANDOM CONVERSATION
[22:54] Bride of Chucky (1998)
[01:12:44] Seed of Chucky (2004)
[02:22:09] ENDING MUSIC: Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie
31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues as after many years I return to the vampire post-apocalypse with Mister and Martin in 2016's Stake Land II.
ENDING MUSIC: Ain't No Grave by Johnny Cash
31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues with another dive into the no-budget world of independent splatter flicks, this time from the blasted wastes of Northeast Ohio, in 2011's Tonight You Die.
ENDING MUSIC: The Morgue by Cult of the Psychic Fetus
31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues with a look at the pitfalls of attempting to create a new slasher icon in 2011's The Orphan Killer.
ENDING MUSIC: Cry Little Sister by Ventana
31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues as I rail against nautical nerdery and aquatic problem solving in 2006's Open Water 2: Adrift.
ENDING MUSIC: Oceans by Puscifer
31 Days of Halloween continues as a great horror franchise goes made-for-TV with 1991's Omen IV: The Awakening.
ENDING MUSIC: The Antichrist by Slayer
31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues as Wes Craven tries to inject a little sci-fi into his horror in 1986's Deadly Friend.
ENDING MUSIC: Are 'Friends" Electric by Gary Numan
31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues as Deodato goes full American slasher in 1986's Body Count.
ENDING MUSIC: Body Count's in the House by Body Count
This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast the Spooky Season rolls on with the continuing adventures of Charles Lee Ray - but you can call him Chucky - in 1990's Child's Play 2 and 1991's Child's Play 3.
[01:51] Projection Booth Podcast Promo
[03:01] RANDOM CONVERSATION
[15:50] Child's Play 2 (1990)
[46:30] Child's Play 3 (1991)
[01:30:16] ENDING MUSIC: Child's Play by Carcass
31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues as I confront childhood expectation/disillusionment in 1986's Alien Predators aka The Falling aka Mutant 2.
ENDING MUSIC: Falling by Skinny Puppy
31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues with a SOV anthology (and a TWoRP Milestone) in 1985's Twisted Illusions.
ENDING MUSIC: Sick and Twisted by GWAR
31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues with a comedic horror misfire in 1985's Transylvania 6-5000.
ENDING MUSIC: Transylvania 6-5000 by Paul Chiten
31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues with a return to the carnie criminality of Tod Browning in 1925's The Mystic.
ENDING MUSIC: Gypsy by Mercyful Fate
31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues as SOV stands for "Savini on Video" in 1985's The Ripper.
ENDING MUSIC: The Ripper by Judas Priest
31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues as I explore the early origins of James Spader - Sexual Deviant in 1985's The New Kids.
ENDING MUSIC: Stand Up by Bill Wray
31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues as Roland Emmerich tries to become the West German Spielberg in 1985's Making Contact, aka Joey.
ENDING MUSIC: Kinder der Nacht by Eisbrecher
This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I finish up my Krueger coverage with 1991's Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare and 1994's New Nightmare.
[01:38] Cult of Muscle Promo
[02:50] RANDOM CONVERSATION
[07:56] Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
[42:09] New Nightmare (1994)
[01:23:01] ENDING MUSIC: Nightmares by CHVRCHES