Podcasting After Dark
The New Kids (1985)
The New Kids (1985) synopsis: “A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.” Starring: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader, John Philbin, and Eric Stoltz. After a month of zombie movies, it’s Zak’s turn to showrun the podcast and this week his movie pick is The New Kids (1985)! Corey literally never even heard of this movie until it arrived in the mail! Can Zak pull off a high...
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
Return of the Living Dead II (1988) synopsis: “Curious kids unearth the barrels that previously helped revive the dead, which proves the second time's an undead charm.” Starring: Thom Mathews, James Karen, Michael Kenworthy, and Suzanne Snyder. Sure it might be the lesser of the two Return of the Living Dead movies that Thom Mathews starred in but Zak and Corey have a lot of love for RotLD2, and we think it shows! It definitely showed during our exclusive interview with Freddy & Joey (and...
Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Return of the Living Dead (1985) synopsis: “When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.” Starring: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, and Thom Mathews. “Send. More. Paramedics!” We kick off our Return of the Living Dead tribute month with the first (and arguably the best) movie in this zom-com franchise! Zak and Corey have a ton of fun breaking down and examining what makes...
Fright Night (1985)
Fright Night (1985) synopsis: “A teenager discovers that the newcomer in his neighborhood is a vampire, so he turns to an actor in a television horror show for help dealing with the undead.” Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, and Stephen Geoffreys. “Welcome to Fright Night…for real!” Wowzers! This is a huge episode! Both literally and figuratively. Literally because it’s pretty damn long and figuratively because it’s Zak’s favorite horror movie (so, it’s a big deal...
Tuff Turf (1985)
Tuff Turf (1985) synopsis: “The new kid in school must battle a gang of street toughs after stealing the gang leader's girl.” Starring: James Spader, Kim Richards, Paul Mones, and Robert Downey Jr. This week the boys tackle another movie that is near and dear to Zak’s heart but is completely new to Corey- which was the same scenario for Class of 1984 (I think we are seeing a trend here with school themed movies). So, what did Corey think of Tuff Turf after his first viewing? You’ll have to...
Lifeforce (1985) synopsis: “A race of space vampires arrives in London and infects the populace, beginning an apocalyptic descent into chaos.” This week Corey and Zak tackle Lifeforce, the Tobe Hooper helmed Cannon film starring Mathilda May and Steve Railsback. Be warned, this movie has a healthy amount of nudity and violence. Pretty much everything a teenage boy growing up in the late 80s/early 90s could possibly want to see late at night! So, turn off the lights and settle in for a fun...
TerrorVision (1986) synopsis: “A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.” This week we have a really fun (and slightly disturbing) movie for you…TerrorVison! A personal favorite of Zak’s and a personal piece of trauma for Corey. Don’t worry, the boys get into all of that and more on the podcast. So, sit back and enjoy the show! Please rate and review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts (aka...
Hardware (1990) synopsis: “The head of a cyborg reactivates, rebuilds itself, and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.” “This is what you want…this is what you get!” You’ll definitely have those lyrics stuck in your head after you watch Hardware! But should you? That depends on who you ask in our first divisive review on Podcasting After Dark! Listen and find out what Corey and Zak thought of this sci-fi cult classic! Please rate and review us 5 stars on...
Class of 1984 (1982)
Class of 1984 (1982) synopsis: “A new teacher at a troubled inner-city high school soon ends up clashing with the delinquent leader of a punk posse that runs the school.” This week on Podcasting After Dark we’re taking a trip down Zak’s memory lane with Class of 1984. For Corey, though, this is the first time he’s seeing the movie. Will he like Class of 1984 without any of Zak’s beloved nostalgia? Listen to the show and find out! Please rate and review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts (aka...
Heavy Metal (1981)
Heavy Metal (1981) synopsis: “A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.” In the first proper Podcasting After Dark episode, Corey and Zak break down and review the 1981 animated cult classic, Heavy Metal. As a lifelong fan, Corey tackles the movie with nostalgic gusto, while Zak brings a fresher perspective to the discussion. Get ready to take a ride on Heavy...
Introducing The Hosts
Introducing your hosts of Podcasting After Dark: Corey Stevenson and Zak Shaffer! These two 80s kids grew up watching horror, action, and sci-fi movies- you know, the kind that played at midnight on Cinemax- and they turned out just fine. Sort of. Now, Corey and Zak are grown up and hosting a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to all the cult films they loved! Everything from ‘Heavy Metal’ to ‘TerrorVision’ will be reviewed on the show. They might not always agree with one another, but Corey and...