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A weekly movie podcast focusing on psychotronic films -- horror, sci-fi, action, exploitation and everything in-between! Home of the Psychotronic Hall of Fame. Hosted by Gary Horne & Justin Bishop.

A weekly movie podcast focusing on psychotronic films -- horror, sci-fi, action, exploitation and everything in-between! Home of the Psychotronic Hall of Fame. Hosted by Gary Horne & Justin Bishop.
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A weekly movie podcast focusing on psychotronic films -- horror, sci-fi, action, exploitation and everything in-between! Home of the Psychotronic Hall of Fame. Hosted by Gary Horne & Justin Bishop.

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English


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Ep. 70 - AKIRA (1988)

3/29/2018
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This week, we're kicking off our new cyberpunk series by visiting one of the most popular animated films of all time, 1988's AKIRA! SYNOPSIS: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a covert government project called Akira. But a bloody battle ensues when Kaneda sets out to save his...

Duration:01:20:05

Ep. 69 - THE BIG HIT (1998)

3/22/2018
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This week, Gary's chosen what seems like a pretty random movie for us to talk about — but it's one that's about to celebrate its 20th anniversary — the 1998 hitman action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and Lou Diamond Phillips... THE BIG HIT! Synopsis: Affable hit man Melvin Smiley is constantly being scammed by his cutthroat colleagues in the life-ending business. So, when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of an electronics mogul, it’s naturally Melvin who takes the fall when...

Duration:00:48:07

Ep. 68 - DEATH WISH (1974)

3/15/2018
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This week on the show, we're discussing the classic revenge film starring Charles Bronson (and recently the subject of an ill-advised remake from Eli Roth), 1974's DEATH WISH! SYNOPSIS: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark. As always, we dive into the story behind the film and discuss its themes and its relevance to present day events. You don't wanna miss...

Duration:01:09:37

Ep. 67 - WAYNE'S WORLD (1992)

3/7/2018
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After last week's viewing of THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION, we here at the Psychotronic Film Society podcast became enamored with the badass that is Penelope Spheeris and couldn't bring ourselves to move on from her filmography, so this week, we're visiting her most famous film, the 1992 SNL spinoff WAYNE'S WORLD! SYNOPSIS: When a sleazy TV exec offers Wayne and Garth a fat contract to tape their late-night public access show at his network, they can’t believe their good fortune. But...

Duration:00:56:31

Ep. 66 - THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION (1981)

3/1/2018
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This week on the show, we're taking a look at our first *real* documentary (no FACES OF DEATH doesn't count) with Penelope Spheeris' look at the LA punk rock scene of the late-70s/early 80s, THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION. Does the film have the historical value to get it into the Psychotronic Hall of Fame? Let us know by casting a vote in our latest poll! VOTE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QW5F2S3 Theme song: “Foreign Body” by the Slasher Film Festival Strategy from their album...

Duration:01:12:29

Ep. 65 - Best Of 2017 Part 2

2/22/2018
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Here it is! Part 2 of our Best of 2017 countdown, once again with special guest DJ Wilson (twitter.com/thadeej)! This week, we conclude our list of the Top 10 Psychotronic Films of 2017. What will be our #1? Also in this episode, we reveal YOUR favorite film of the year! What will this year's Psychotronic Peoples Choice Award be? You voted! Now find out which film from 2017 we'll be discussing for inclusion int he Psychotronic Hall of Fame in a future episode! We also hear from a few other...

Duration:01:12:56

Ep. 64 - Best Of 2017 Part 1

2/15/2018
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2017 was an outstanding year for film in general, but a particularly rich year for genre films and we're spending the next two weeks celebrating the best that the year had to offer. This week, we're joined by special guest DJ Wilson to begin our Top 10 countdown. Will your favorite film make the cut?! We'll also discuss our favorite films that didn't quite make the Top 10, and we'll hear from some friends of the show to discuss their favorites of the year. Come back next week for the...

Duration:01:12:55

Ep. 62 - THE FLY (1986)

2/1/2018
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Last week on the show, we visited the 1958 Vincent Price classic THE FLY. This week, we're discussing it's (possibly better-known) remake, directed by David Cronenberg and starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. SYNOPSIS: When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one. You guys spoke and let us know if the 1958 version...

Duration:01:15:59

Ep. 61 - THE FLY (1958)

1/25/2018
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This week on the show, we're going all the way back sixty years to an early psychotronic classic: 1958's THE FLY, starring Vincent Price! SYNOPSIS: In Montreal, the industrial François Delambre is called late night by his sister-in-law Helene Delambre. She tells him that she has just killed her beloved husband Andre Delambre, using the press of their plant to press his head and left hand. François calls his acquaintance, Inspector Charas, and later the reluctant Helene is convinced to tell...

Duration:00:51:55

Ep. 60 - THE EVIL WITHIN (2017)

1/18/2018
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This week on the show, we're going truly weird with a film that was just released in 2017, but started filming in 2002! This week, we're taking a look at Andrew Getty's THE EVIL WITHIN! SYNOPSIS: The sadistic tale of a lonely, mentally handicapped boy who befriends his reflection in an antique mirror. This demonic creature orders him to go on a murderous rampage to kill the people he loves most. This movie is INSANE. But even more insane is the story behind it, so take a listen and let us...

Duration:01:12:42

Ep. 59 - THE LAST STARFIGHTER (1984)

1/11/2018
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This week on the show, we're discussing the 1980's sci-fi cult classic THE LAST STARFIGHTER, directed by The Shape himself, Nick Castle! SYNOPSIS: Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of Starfighters to defend their world from the attack. Will THE LAST STARFIGHTER become the next film to go into the Psychotronic Hall of Fame? Cast your vote to let us...

Duration:00:56:29

Ep. 58 - LOOPER (2012)

1/4/2018
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Gary's back! And what better way to welcome him back than with a film we know he's going to want to argue about!? This week, we take a look at LOOPER, director Rian Johnson's first foray into science fiction before moving on to a galaxy far, far away... SYNOPSIS: In this futuristic action thrille, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a...

Duration:01:26:14

Ep. 57 - TRADING PLACES (1983)

12/23/2017
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Ep. 57 - TRADING PLACES (1983) by Psychotronic Film Society

Duration:01:14:47

Ep. 56 - LETHAL WEAPON (1987)

12/14/2017
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This week, we continue our series on incidental Christmas movies with a look at the Richard Donner directe, Shane Black penned 80s action classic LETHAL WEAPON! SYNOPSIS: Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who – distraught after his wife’s death – has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide investigation as partners, involving a young woman known to...

Duration:01:10:30

Ep. 55 - BRAZIL (1985)

12/7/2017
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We're back! After a week off (yeah, sorry 'bout that), we're coming back in style with a look at our first Terry Gilliam film, 1985's dystopian sci-fi cult classic, BRAZIL. SYNOPSIS: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the...

Duration:01:05:39

Episode 54 - Batman v Superman

11/24/2017
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With the recent release of the DCEU’s brand-new JUSTICE LEAGUE film, we’ve decided to celebrate Thanksgiving week with a look back at the first attempt by the WB to fit multiple superheroes into one film, 2016’s BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (THE ULTIMATE EDITION). On its initial release, BVSDOJ was pretty solidly dismissed by critics and word of mouth alike. However, upon its release on Blu-Ray, The Extended Edition was released, giving us what many consider a more “complete” film...

Duration:01:16:50

Ep. 53 - SPEED RACER (2008)

11/17/2017
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Well, our first year anniversary has passed, so in a way, this is the season two premiere episode of the Psychotronic Film Society! And if you thought our first year included too much of our hosts getting along and agreeing on films, have we got an episode for you! This week, we take a look at the much-maligned, often divisive 2008 film from the Wachowskis, SPEED RACER! SYNOPSIS: Speed Racer is the tale of a young and brilliant racing driver. When corruption in the racing leagues costs his...

Duration:01:16:20

Ep. 52 - PROMETHEUS Commentary

11/9/2017
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This week marks the one year anniversary of the Psychotronic Film Society and to celebrate, we're bringing you something a little bit different! For this episode, we're revisiting a film that we've discussed in the last year, but this time, as a live film commentary so that you can listen while watching along! And the film we've chosen? One of the most divisive films to ever be discussed on the show: Ridley Scott's 2012 ALIEN prequel, PROMETHEUS. SYNOPSIS: A team of explorers discover a...

Duration:02:16:48

Ep. 51 - BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR (1990)

11/3/2017
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This week, we wrap up our Halloween horror sequel series with a viewing of Brian Yuzna's BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR with out special guest John-Paul Newton! SYNOPSIS: Herbert West once again revives the dead. This time, he brings Dan’s ex-girlfriend’s heart back inside a ‘perfect’ body. Dr. Hill returns as the evil nemesis who lost his head. Does BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR belong in the Psychotronic Hall of Fame? As always, we dive into this question headlong and take a look at some of the...

Duration:01:08:40

Ep. 50 - Movie Redemption: PET SEMATARY 2 (1992)

10/26/2017
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We're continuing our look at horror sequels this week with special guest DJ Wilson (@thadeej), who's nominating 1992's PET SEMATARY 2 for Movie Redemption! SYNOPSIS: The “sematary” is up to its old zombie-raising tricks again. This time, the protagonists are Jeff Matthews, whose mother died in a Hollywood stage accident, and Drew Gilbert, a boy coping with an abusive stepfather. In our Movie Redemption episodes, we take a look at films that received little love upon their release and...

Duration:00:51:07

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