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A Cure for the Common Craig

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A horror, trash, sci-fi, action podcast. The Common Craig, his wife, Nicole, and other contributors, discuss genre movies with their own brand of whimsical wit. Join them as they withstand the lengthy horrors of segments like the FOCUS OF FEAR! They decide whether a movie survives to live on in their collection, or meets a grisly demise in AMASS OR MURDER! Their bloodlust demands that an anthology movie does battle with itself, in the ANTHOLOGY DEATHMATCH! Will these depraved despots ever release and discuss their captives from the DUNGEON OF DIRECTORS? Or are they too busy carving up someone's career in another ACTOR AUTOPSY? The only way to find out, is to listen! Allow this to be YOUR cure, as well.

A horror, trash, sci-fi, action podcast. The Common Craig, his wife, Nicole, and other contributors, discuss genre movies with their own brand of whimsical wit. Join them as they withstand the lengthy horrors of segments like the FOCUS OF FEAR! They decide whether a movie survives to live on in their collection, or meets a grisly demise in AMASS OR MURDER! Their bloodlust demands that an anthology movie does battle with itself, in the ANTHOLOGY DEATHMATCH! Will these depraved despots ever release and discuss their captives from the DUNGEON OF DIRECTORS? Or are they too busy carving up someone's career in another ACTOR AUTOPSY? The only way to find out, is to listen! Allow this to be YOUR cure, as well.

Location:

United States

Description:

A horror, trash, sci-fi, action podcast. The Common Craig, his wife, Nicole, and other contributors, discuss genre movies with their own brand of whimsical wit. Join them as they withstand the lengthy horrors of segments like the FOCUS OF FEAR! They decide whether a movie survives to live on in their collection, or meets a grisly demise in AMASS OR MURDER! Their bloodlust demands that an anthology movie does battle with itself, in the ANTHOLOGY DEATHMATCH! Will these depraved despots ever release and discuss their captives from the DUNGEON OF DIRECTORS? Or are they too busy carving up someone's career in another ACTOR AUTOPSY? The only way to find out, is to listen! Allow this to be YOUR cure, as well.

Language:

English


Episodes

Friday the 13th: The Episode, Part 3

11/13/2020
Look, I don't want to scare anyone, but I'm going to give it to you straight about Jason. While we may be covering Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), this may not actually BE the final chapter. Hey, when Paramount saw that money pouring in at the box office, you'd better believe that they were happy that they left the series open for another sequel. The Common Craig also shares a quick review of the recent Shout! Factory/Scream Factory release of the Friday the 13th Collection,...

Duration:02:17:19

16th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival, The Final Chapter

10/30/2020
The 16th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival concludes. We reveal festival entries T-Z, in this episode, The Final Chapter! Prepare yourselves for an Anthology Deathmatch, as a funeral director tells tales to a group of hoodlums, while he seems to be luring them into the depths of the funeral parlor. Then, Roger Corman delivers what MUST be the source of inspiration, and yes, a TRUE prequel to the Back to the Future trilogy. Okay, that's probably not true, at all. We then meet a bat-lover named...

Duration:02:18:10

16th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival, Part 3

10/26/2020
The 16th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival continues. We reveal festival entries N-S, in this episode, Part 3. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing investigate bizarre happenings at an orphanage, where the trustees, and perhaps even the children, seem to be up to something nefarious. A movie becomes an odd promotional vehicle for Hasbro, despite the fact that the item used in the movie is essentially a gateway to speak to the dead, which of course, then leads to the deaths of those who use it! Go...

Duration:01:47:06

16th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival, Part 2

10/18/2020
The 16th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival continues. We reveal festival entries I-M, in this episode, Part 2. I must have been really hungry when preparing this portion of the festival. We start things off with a group of would-be Satanists, consuming a particularly unhealthy portion of rabies-laced meat pies. Teenage boys find themselves being devoured by, arguably, the hottest girl in school. Environmentalists, on a crusade to thwart toxic waste from being dumped into a faraway tropical...

Duration:01:59:21

Hellraiser (1987) Watch Along - A 16th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival Bonus

10/17/2020
The Summer of Clive is in hell and it will NOT stay dead! Join us for some happy, good times, watch along fun with Clive Barker's Hellraiser (1987)! Sync up the episode while you watch Hellraiser and it will be like we're sitting right THERE on the couch with you! Annoying you with random facts and details! And plenty of inane reactions, I'm sure. What could be better than watching a movie with the Common Craig and Nicole, featuring skinless Frank and Julia, Cenobites and a lot of...

Duration:01:40:30

16th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival, Part 1

10/9/2020
Welcome to the 16th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival. Join us, as we reveal and discuss movies for letters A-G. First, we spend time with some stereotypical, self-centered, 80s yuppies. Including one that seems to be a complete psychopath. Then, we have the misfortune of crossing paths with an irritating graverobber, who we just cannot seem to get rid of. A lonely man, who may or may not be impotent, and his non-speaking assistant, perform their daily duty of making sure that the dead, who...

Duration:02:20:02

SCANNERVERSARY

9/25/2020
We're doing this the SCANNER way! We're gonna suck your brains dry! Or maybe not. It's probably totally safe to listen to the show. Our one year anniversary show! A Cure for the Common Craig is one year old! And we're here to celebrate with David Cronenberg's 80s sci-fi/horror classic, Scanners (1981), as our Focus of Fear. And then from there, IF your head hasn't exploded by now, we address a few listener questions. Including a discussion about scream queens. Do they still exist in modern...

Duration:01:53:00

TITLE VERSUS TITLE - Anthology Deathmatch: Dead of Night (1945) vs. Dead of Night (1977)

9/20/2020
Get ready for another TITLE VERSUS TITLE face-off! But THIS time, it's ANTHOLOGY DEATHMATCH style! First, we're subjected to a deadly premonition, ghosts, a haunted mirror, a ventriloquist dummy...and golf. Which story survives the first deathmatch, in the classic anthology film from Ealing Studios, Dead of Night (1945)? Then, we jump ahead to Dead of Night (1977), for our second anthology deathmatch. This time, stories featuring time travel, vampirism and a ritual to bring a child back from...

Duration:01:28:26

Summer of Clive: Lord of Illusions

9/11/2020
The Summer of Clive concludes, as we delve into something magical, with Lord of Illusions (1995). But is it true magic, or simply illusion? Scott Bakula LEAPS into the roll of Harry D'Amour, a detective with a nose for the occult, who tries to discover just that. For a fee, of course. But it has to be frustrating, trying to solve a case, when your efforts are constantly being disrupted by illusionists, vengeful magicians and filthy desert cult members. And it was supposed to be a nice,...

Duration:01:12:46

Summer of Clive: The Midnight Meat Train & Rawhead Rex

8/24/2020
The Summer of Clive continues with a raw meat double feature! Two more movies adapted from stories contained in Clive Barker's Books of Blood. First, Vinnie Jones and Bradley Cooper square off to determine who can be the better butcher, in the bowels of the New York City subway, on The Midnight Meat Train (2008). And then from there, we journey to Ireland, where a local farmer makes a terrible decision that unleashes a beast that wants to destroy, kill and eat pretty much everything in...

Duration:01:41:16

Summer of Clive: Nightbreed

8/10/2020
The Tribes of the Moon welcome us to Midian. Or do they? Will Nicole and the Common Craig be ousted from this monster refuge for being too critical of Clive Barker's ambitious project? And will Decker and The Mask be waiting to cleanse us? Stay away from us, nutball David Cronenberg! The Summer of Clive continues with Nightbreed (1990), which we compare with the Director's Cut, released by Scream Factory on Blu-ray in 2014.

Duration:01:50:59

Summer of Clive: Candyman

7/31/2020
Welcome to the Summer of Clive. A series of episodes celebrating films based on the works of Clive Barker. First up, we venture into Candyman country, Cabrini Green, Chicago, Illinois. The urban legend seems to have its hook right at the throat of this community. But is it the urban legend? Or is it all too real? Writer/Director, Bernard Rose, reveals the secret in Candyman (1992), his movie adaptation of the Clive Barker short story, "The Forbidden." Will you be foolish enough to look in...

Duration:01:24:27

Summer Beach Party Slash-O-Rama

7/17/2020
Nicole thought that this month would be a great time for a beach party, with the comedy troupe, Broken Lizard, as her guests of honor. Having been wanting to re-watch Club Dread (2004), she saw this as the perfect opportunity to work them into the podcast. But not so fast, Nicole! If we're going to watch a spoof of horror slashers that takes place at a resort, then you're going to have to suffer through some other beach horror. After years of seeing the VHS cover art, the Common Craig uses...

Duration:01:36:29

Independence Day vs. Uncle Sam (The Battle to Decide the Most Patriotic Movie of ALL TIME)

7/3/2020
That title says it all! Which movie is the most patriotic movie of ALL TIME? Can the financial might and star power of the Hollywood blockbuster, Independence Day (1996), crush its opponent into dust particles and then launch them into space? Or will the tiny, independent horror flick, Uncle Sam (1996), slice and dice its way through that whole alien invasion, before the fake president even has a chance to make that rousing speech? Get READY for the war to settle the score!

Duration:00:58:17

Bees! Adorable Animals All-Out Attack!

6/24/2020
Adorable animals return for another assault! I never thought that it would be the bees. But it is definitely the BEES! And a few wasps. Nicole probably wishes that she had not suggested this topic, despite her frothing at the mouth at the opportunity to make fun of the Common Craig's MINOR bee phobia. First up, we discuss the origin of fear for the Common Craig, which oddly enough, may have ties to Spider-Man and his grandmother! And then from there, the buzzing begins with The Deadly Bees...

Duration:01:52:15

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Actor Autopsy

6/16/2020
If someone asks me to recall my favorite action hero, from my youth, and we're not counting He-Man, or Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe, the first name that is going to come to mind is SCHWARZENEGGER. So, as a little horror break, we're going to focus on a little gratuitous action violence, instead. And if you want gore, Total Recall (1990), certainly will not disappoint. This Martian mind bender will have your eyes bulging out of their sockets in no time! Assuming that you did not remember to pack...

Duration:01:50:51

Chopping Mall (dir. Jim Wynorski - 1986)

6/11/2020
We're back! And yes, it's another movie full of gratuitous violence. But it's totally silly and just so much gosh darn fun, gosh darn it! See? I'm trying to keep everything very tame and innocent. Just like those trips to the mall in my youth. Until one of the security robots uses its lasers to make someone's head explode. What do you think that we might be discussing on THIS episode? Well, I guess that the title of the episode says it all, huh? That's right, it's Chopping Mall (1986)! This...

Duration:01:02:59

2020 Quarantine Rentals - We Miss the Movie Theater

5/20/2020
Well, it was time to give poor Nicole a break from watching a bunch of old movies. Most of which she has been subjected to multiple times. She demanded some fresh meat! And that's what we have in this episode, as we discuss four movies that we were both seeing for the first time! And the catch is, they all had theatrical releases THIS year! These are movies that we should have seen in theaters, and maybe we would have, if there wasn't some crazy pandemic going on! So we rented them, instead....

Duration:01:42:45

The Lair of the White Worm (dir. Ken Russell - 1988)

5/13/2020
If you despise REALLY long episodes, you're finally in luck! After that marathon 80s vampire episode, the Common Craig needed a kind of quick fix, easy-to-edit kind of break. Which means that we start the episode with some requisite whining, of course. And then from there, it's time to discuss ONE movie. Yes, just one. And no, it's not going to be for all tastes. But leave it to writer/director Ken Russell to amp up the depravity with some kinky, campy fun involving a pagan snake cult. But...

Duration:00:52:43

Top 5 Vampire Movies of the 1980s

5/4/2020
Get ready to celebrate the decade of excess, with an excessively long episode! That's right, we're heading back to the 1980s, as we count down the top five vampire movies from that decade. Could the Common Craig discuss those movies in under an hour? Probably. But what's the fun in that? And even as Nicole tries, she cannot possibly hope to reel the Common Craig in to make for an episode of reasonable length. But this is a discussion of 80s movies, so it seems fitting. So sharpen up those...

Duration:03:42:54