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Two oddball, longtime geek friends from Toronto's Best Cult Video store get together and talk about topics the mainstream ignores. Everything from cult directors, strange celebrities, childhood recollections, music, comics, you name it.What's the topic? Tune in and hear.

Two oddball, longtime geek friends from Toronto's Best Cult Video store get together and talk about topics the mainstream ignores. Everything from cult directors, strange celebrities, childhood recollections, music, comics, you name it.What's the topic? Tune in and hear.


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Two oddball, longtime geek friends from Toronto's Best Cult Video store get together and talk about topics the mainstream ignores. Everything from cult directors, strange celebrities, childhood recollections, music, comics, you name it.What's the topic? Tune in and hear.






Monsters, Milk and Marshmallows: A Suspect look at the Monster Cereals! part One

The fellas are back with a special two parter on everyone's favorite universe of sugary breakfast mascots: Count Chocula! FrankenBerry! Boo Berry! Frute Brute! Yummy Mummy! Could any other cereal compete with these monster-liscious family of marhmallow goodness? We think not. In this first-parter, Luis and Glenn discuss the creation of the MCU (That's monster cereal universe!), how they were introduced and some of the problems along the way. 1972 - early 2000s! Next episode will feature...


Weddings, Bodies and Brains: Three Canuck classics !

We're BACK! (Sort of!)with a new episode FULL of SPOILERS so if you like to have seen the movies discussed watch 'Wedding in White', 'Heavenly Bodies' and 'The Brain'. Well, Luis is back with a special guest. Yes, we're going to be doing some special episodes featuring some of our long term Patrons!! Our first special guest is the awesome Bridget who chose to chat with Luis about three Canadian cinema classics that could not be less alike: Wedding in White, Heavenly Bodies and The...


Mad Daddy Monsters: A Suspect look at The Cramps.

What do you get when you mix deviant sex, b-movies, hot rods, surfin', goth, rock and roll, fetishism, horror comics and humour? You get one of the most insane, rock and roll bands of all time: The CRAMPS. Beginning in 1976 and labelled 'psychobilly' by some, the Cramps' style of terror-and-madness infused southern-surf-garage-noise is a sound all their own and their unabashedly embracing of pretty much everything we love made us want to share the history of this seminal band who's...


Suffrage to Scooter Computer! A Very Suspect Podcast look at School House Rock: Part Two

First they helped a generation with their cool tunes and lyrics about.. multiplication! Then came the same cool tuned formula for.. grammar ! But after conquering those massive topics came School House Rock's focus on U.S. History, Science, Computing (!?) and Environmentalism (!?) . Join us for part two of our look at the further history of School House Rock! We even chat about the life of the show years after it had stopped airing !! Featuring lots of awesome music excerpts: SCHOOL HOUSE...


KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! A Very Suspect Podcast look at School House Rock: Part One

Waay back in the olden times of the 1970s Saturday mornings were ruled by kids. All morning every major station only broadcast cool shows for kids. In between they'd get commercials for cereal, toys and... mathamatics , grammer and more! Yes, cartoons with cool storylines, catchy tunes and.. gasp.. knowledge!! Who woulda thunk that learning would be so... fun? Join us in part one of our look at the amazing emergence of School House Rock! Find out how it started, who was behind it and who...


WE'RE NOT WORTHY!: Concluding a Suspect look at ALICE COOPER!

We finish our look at the career of the rock and roll shockstar in this extra long episode. Cooper's image and character has appeared in popular media since the seventies and we finish our deep dive into his appearances in other media. Join us in part three of our look at Alice Cooper in film, television and yes, comic books ! Featuring lots of awesome music excerpts: ALICE COOPER 'I AM MADE OF YOU' excerpt from the album WELCOME 2 MY NIGHTMARE ALICE COOPER 'WHEN HELL COMES HOME' excerpt...


New Wave to A Return of the Nightmare:A Very Suspect Look At Alice Cooper: Part 2

The 1980s and 90s was a drifting period for our favorite shock rocker. Embracing various musical avenues and experimenting with new sounds and looksm we saw a few new incarnations of ALICE. Yes, embracing a leaner new wave asthetic was considered by many to be his low point, (We dissagree STRONGLY!) both musically and sales-wise before diving into a more glam metal period, finally returning to where he stepped out on his own originally. Join us in part two of our look at the turbulent...


From Spiders to Nightmares: Part 1 of A Very Suspect look at ALICE COOPER

He's been called the godfather of punk, the king of shock rock, the heavy metal monster! He melded the world of theatre with the world of rock in a way that no one had ever seen before. Inhabiting the personas of killer, monster, child, and taking the name of a dead girl. He gave voice to disenfrachised youth everywhere... AND he's not finished. Hot on the heels of his newest album DETROIT STORIES the man does not seem to be slowing down any time soon. He was (and is) one of our favorite...


Hanover Fistes to Love, Death & Robots: A look at HEAVY METAL Part 2

Here it is! Part two of our look at the movie HEAVY METAL! We look and gab about the second half of the movie from Captain Sternn to Taarna and the subsequent HEAVY METAL projects, completed, proposed and everything-but-in-name. Come listed as Luis and Glenn gab about the origins of the magazine, the artists that created for it, the film and the music of... HEAVY METAL! P.s. We missed chatting about the Heavy Metal figures that were released in the last few years - maybe we'll do a figure...


Soft landings and Harry Canyons: HEAVY METAL Part 1

It emerged at a time when extreme sex and violence could be movie theatre fodder. It was a glorious celebration for S.F., Horror and Comic fans.. it was ANIMATED AND had a KILLER SOUNDTRACK to boot ! It was HEAVY METAL!!! Just a few years after the seminal 'adults only' graphic magazine was introduced to a hungry North America came an honest-to-God big budgeted 'adults only' animated film adaption. Sure there had been a handful of restricted animated films before it but this was by far the...



Here it is! The famous K-Tel record collections! Yes, they cornered the market and sold a whopping 500, 000, 000 records during their tenure at the TOP of the record industry. The collections are legendary (well.. to us, at least) and span not only a wide variety of radio hits but also thematic collections too ! Who else would release both ROCK COLLECTIONS, SOUL COLLECTIONS, NOVELTY COLLECTIONS and TRUCKER COLLECTIONS? Only K-Tel my friends! Come listed as Luis and Glenn gab about K-Tel...


Patty Stackin' & Record Selectin': K-Tel Part One:The Doodads!

As advertised On TV ! NEW ! IMPROVED! If you grew up anytime between the late 60s and the mid 80s there was NO WAY to avoid the ever present SPACE SAVING! TIME SAVING! Doodads from K-Tel ! Yes, with out K-Tel how would we stack perfectly uniform patties? How would we select our records or 8 track tapes? Why would you want a regular brush when you could get a MIRACLE BRUSH? Yes, we all have Phil Kives to thank for so many items that made perfect gifts! We know you always wanted to pick up a...


Psychedelia, STDs & Showtime Intermissions: Something Weird Part Two

Hey cats ! Get ready for part two of our look at the glory of SOMETHING WEIRD VIDEO! Yes, we continue our peep into the SWV brand of lunacy as well as discussing what lies in the future for the label of lewdness. Come along and get WEIRD!! Come join Luis and Glenn as they jump into the second part of their look at the celluloid madness that is.. SOMETHING WEIRD VIDEO. Featuring awesome clips from way out flix: Something Weird : Grindhouse Sexy Book Pitch Trailer Excerpt: Two Thousand...


Gettin' In The Nog! A Very Suspect Podcast Christmas Playlist Part 2!

Note! Adult content and recorded (of course) remotely. Tis the season to be jolly, imbibe and listen to part two of our COOL YULE TUNES! Here's part two of our carefully curated look into a bunch of weird, wild, wacky or wonderful Xmas tunes! Sit back, drink a gallon of yuletide ale and listed to stuff we like ! CAUTION! Some of these are NAUGHTY, some are NICE but all of them are guaranteed to provide a detour from all the old standards you’re used to !! More clips than we’ve EVER...


HoHoHos & Mistletoes! A Very Suspect Podcast Christmas Playlist Part 1!

Note! Adult content and recorded (of course) remotely. Tis the season to be jolly, imbibe and listen to COOL YULE TUNES! You probably thought Luis and Glen were going to poopoo the season of avarice abd good will towards others, didn’t you? Nope. We’re big fans of the jolly fellow in red and also big fans of a lot of songs influenced by Xmas. Yes friends, there are such things as totally cool Christmas songs and we’re here to give you a first sampling of some of our favorite choices to...


Sleaze, depravity & wholesome fun: Something Weird Part One

Get ready for part one of our look at the glory of SOMETHING WEIRD VIDEO! The house that Mike Vraney built in the faraway age of 1990. A house of everything from nudism, sleaze, rough sex, depravity, gore and Betty Page is our topic this week. Sure the movies themselves may be lacking competence, cohesion, logic or even basic storytelling but the allure is unmistakable there. The 'lost ' treasuretrove that is Something Weird is a marvel to behold. And behold we will. Come join Luis and...


Paul Williams Part Two: Death Records and Beyond

Our look into the career of Paul Williams continues with his great work in the seminal 'Phantom Of The Opera' 'Battle For The Planet Of The Apes' and other lesser known gems from Mr. Williams' career! Join us for part two ! We promise lots of cool clips!! P.S. Become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/SuspectVideo?fan_landing=true Cool audio clips abound including: 'Phantom of the Paradise' excerpt CityTv Late Night Movies Ad Brian DePalma interview excerpt 'Phantom of the...


Scary, Spooky, Swingin', Screamin': Halloween Novelty Songs

Get ready for our Halloween special! We're going to be talkin' and playin' some of our favorite Halloweeny novelty tunes and we're avoiding stuff like Monster Mash, Purple People Eater and others of their ilk. Not that we don't love them too.. it's just that we're giving some love to lesser known classics on this episode. Put on you're dancing boots and join Luis and Glenn on the very first Very Suspect Podcast about Halloween Novelty Tunes !! Featuring awesome clips from ghoul-istic...


Paul Williams Part One: We've Only Just Begun

Paul Williams is a renaissance man. Most here may know him primarily as the amazing SWAN from The Phantom Of The Paradise but he's so much more. He's left his indelible mark in the world of music, film and television and was everywhere when we were kids. His small stature certainly contained a huge talent. Join Luis and Glenn on part one of our look at the work of the man - with an emphasis on the musical and television branches of Paul William's career P.S. Become a patron here:...


The Resurrection: Harvey Keitel Part 2

Harvey Keitel's career reached it's zenith in the late 80s and early nineties with his fearless and provocative work with Abel Ferrara and Quentin Tarantino as well as other projects that reinforced his place in the pantheon of gritty, take-no-prisoners actors. Join Luis and Glenn on part two of their informal plunge into the career of one of their fave American actors as well as the story of "You Shoot Me In A Dream" - Glenn's seminal zine on Harvey P.S. Become a patron here:...