This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm leaving behind the traditional Christmas fare in favor of something a bit more in keeping with my horror sensibilities: 1972's Tales from the Crypt and 1981's Ghost Story.
[01:55] Trick or Treat Radio Promo
[03:13] RANDOM CONVERSATION
[07:34] Tales from the Crypt (1972)
[44:37] Ghost Story (1981)
[01:14:59] ENDING MUSIC: Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas by The Crypt Keeper
This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I have two more Christmas classics from my childhood (well, one classic and one sequel to a classic): 1990's Home Alone and 1992's Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
[01:51] The CromCast Promo
[02:35] RANDOM CONVERSATION
[11:58] Home Alone (1990)
[50:45] Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
[01:20:38] ENDING MUSIC: Somewhere in My Memory by John Williams
This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I have a duo of childhood Christmas classics which, despite their seemingly narrow spiritual grounding and overexposed status, have what I would consider to be universal messages and appeal: 1946's It's a Wonderful Life and 1947's Miracle on 34th Street.
[01:07] Projection Booth Promo
[02:19] RANDOM CONVERSATION
[13:46] It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
[43:32] Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
[01:26:42] ENDING MUSIC: We Celebrate at Christmastime by Raskasta Joulua
This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I have two films where Nature is fed up of people's shit and decides to strike back: 1963's The Birds and 1978's Long Weekend.
[01:09] Cult of Muscle Promo
[02:22] RANDOM CONVERSATION
[11:24] The Birds (1963)
[52:25] Long Weekend (1978)
[01:32:29] ENDING MUSIC: Bird on a Wire by Johnny Cash
This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I have two high-concept shark movies: 2004's Open Water and 2017's 47 Meters Down.
[01:10] Chin Stroker VS Punter Promo
[02:10] RANDOM CONVERSATION
[11:37] Open Water (2004)
[34:05] 47 Meters Down (2017)
[01:08:10] ENDING MUSIC: A Swim With the Sharks by Powerman 5000
This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm celebrating Veteran's Day with two films about vets who have been pushed too far: 1977's Rolling Thunder and 1985's The Park is Mine. And hey - both flicks have Tommy Lee Jones! Bonus!
[01:16] Trick or Treat Radio Promo
[02:33] RANDOM CONVERSATION
[20:36] Rolling Thunder (1977)
[43:40] The Park is Mine (1985)
[01:04:22] ENDING MUSIC: Camouflage by Sabaton
This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I got a double-feature of Jiangshi flicks hopping towards you with 1985's Mr. Vampire and 2013's Rigor Mortis.
[01:14] Projection Booth Promo
[02:24] RANDOM CONVERSATION
[23:44] Mr. Vampire (1985)
[52:23] Rigor Mortis (2013)
[01:21:08] ENDING MUSIC: Quasi Putrefaction by Chthonic
31 Days of Halloween 2017 ends on a hallucinogenic high note with 2013's A Field in England.
ENDING MUSIC: Keepin' Halloween Alive by Alice Cooper
31 Days of Halloween 2017 continues as I discover time is a flat polygon in 2009's Triangle.
ENDING MUSIC: Triangle Waves by TEEEL
This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I have a Brad Dourif double-feature coming your way with 1988's Child's Play and 1990's The Exorcist III (1990).
[02:29] Atomic Age Media Promo
[03:15] RANDOM CONVERSATION
[12:12] Child's Play (1988)
[50:09] The Exorcist III (1990)
[01:28:52] ENDING MUSIC: Shout at the Devil by Motley Crue
31 Days of Halloween 2017 continues as I take in some dark French Sci-Fi with 2008's Dante 01.
ENDING MUSIC: .---- (1) by Mesarthim
31 Days of Halloween 2017 continues in a blackly comedic vein with 1995's The Young Poisoner's Handbook.
ENDING MUSIC: Poison by Macabre
31 Days of Halloween 2017 continues as I take in some Scandinavian Splatter with 1995's Evil Ed.
ENDING MUSIC: Slaughter of the Soul by At the Gates
31 Days of Halloween 2017 continues as I debate the relative merits of smacking Edward Furlong in 1994's Brainscan.
ENDING MUSIC: Welcome to this World by Primus
31 Days of Halloween 2017 continues as I do my obligatory Stephen King adaptation episode with 1993's Needful Things.
ENDING MUSIC: Faith in the Devil by Wednesday 13
31 Days of Halloween 2017 continues as I go into demented DePalma territory with 1992's Raising Cain.
ENDING MUSIC: Twist of Cain by Danzig
31 Days of Halloween 2017 continues as things get satanically cyberpunky with Rutger Hauer in 1992's Split Second.
ENDING MUSIC: Satanic Rites by Perturbator
31 Days of Halloween 2017 continues I contend with demon children, portly psychics, and monstrous poodles, and Phyllis Diller in 1991's The Boneyard.
ENDING MUSIC: Out of the Grave by Sigh
This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm joined by the Mistress of the House on the Edge of the Park, Stephanie Wiley, to discuss two films from the year of our birth: 1985. First a riff on the Dracula story with Fright Night, then a Lovecraftian variant of Frankenstein with Re-Animator.
[01:15] Cult of Muscle Promo
[02:28] RANDOM CONVERSATION
[24:10] Fright Night (1985)
[01:07:51] Re-Animator (1985)
[01:48:47] ENDING MUSIC: Move Your Dead Bones by Dr. Re-Animator
31 Days of Halloween 2017 continues as Brad Dourif and James Earl Jones spin some weird west yarns in 1990's Grim Prairie Tales.
ENDING MUSIC: Bury Them Deep by GhoulTown
31 Days of Halloween 2017 continues as I discover the movie Danny Boyle ripped off 14 years (and 28 Days) later with 1988's Primal Rage.
Also, I take this opportunity to bid arrivederci to Umberto Lenzi.
ENDING MUSIC: 1, 2, RAGE by Comaniac
31 Days of Halloween 2017 continues as I watch a strange mashup of supernatural slashers and cheesy 80s DTV action with 1988's Night Wars.
ENDING MUSIC: Of Fire by Tony Naima and the Bitters
31 Days of Halloween 2017 continues as I dive into a Mexican riff on the Supernatural Slasher formula with 1988's Don't Panic. Imagine Nightmare on Elm Street but with 100% more curly-mulleted teenagers wearing dinosaur pajamas.
ENDING MUSIC: Don't Panic by Jon Michael Bischof
31 Days of Halloween 2017 continues as I finally get a Frank Henenlotter flick on the show with 1988's Brain Damage.
ENDING MUSIC: Brains! by Voltaire
31 Days of Halloween 2017 continues as I bend my knee and worship at the altar of Bay Area insanity that is 1986's Neon Maniacs.
ENDING MUSIC: Neon Maniacs by Game Over