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Episode 42 - No Retreat No Surrender (1986)

In the latest episode of CFC we talk about the 1986 Karate Kid clone No Retreat No Surrender starring Kurt McKinney and one of the first feature roles of Jean Claude Van Damme.

Duration: 01:55:31

Episode 41 - Trick or Treat (1986)

In this spooky Halloween episode of the Cult Film Club podcast Jaime, Shawn and Pax are discussing the 1986 horror movie Trick or Treat starring Family Ties' Marc Price with cameos by Gene Simmons and Ozzy Ozbourne.

Duration: 01:57:09

Concession Stand - Episode 1

Introducing a new set of episodes to the Cult Film Club called The Concession Stand. Basically, in between our main single-movie-focused episodes, Paxton, Shawn and Jaime will be recording some smaller, bite-sized episodes dealing with other cool cult film related topics that don't quite fit into the normal shows. So grab a box of candy, get a frosty beverage and join us as we take a look at the fringes of cult cinema. On this first episode we spend some time discussing the world of movie...

Duration: 00:41:49

Episode 40 - Geaming the Cube

On this episode of the Cult Film Club, Shawn, Jaime and Pax break out their Powell/Peralta skateboards and do some pool shredding while discussing the 1989 flick Gleaming the Cube. Starring Christian Slater, the movie is a mix of skating action wrapped around a mid-80s-era Cannon Asian crime drama. Weird, but so worth the viewing, if only for the angsty Footloose-style skateboard dancing scene performed by the badass Rodney Mullen. So strap on your elbow and knee pads and join us on the...

Duration: 01:07:38

39 - The Nightmare Before Christmas

This month on Cult Film Club Jaime Shawn and Pax talk about Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas from 1993. We talk about our first exposure to the movie, our favorite characters, our favorite songs, the soundtrack and the widespread influence this movie had on pop culture.

Duration: 01:52:40

Episode 38 - Return to Oz

On this episode of the Cult Film Club, Jaime, Pax and Shawn dive into the world of kid's fantasy flicks to take a look at one of the most underappreciated movies of the 80s, Disney's Return to Oz. But wait, can a Disney movie really be cult?! Well, when it features a nightmare version of a beloved cinema classic complete with shock therapy, claymation, and soulless companions it certainly can be!

Duration: 00:58:54

Episode 37 - The Monster Squad

On this special Halloween episode of the Cult Film Club Shawn, Pax and Jaime dive into Fred Dekker's 1987 magnum opus, The Monster Squad. Quick, what are two ways to kill a werewolf? Hint, kicking him in the nards isn't one. We talk about the film, its influences, the rad music by Michael Sembello and get deep into the nitty gritty of the film's trivia. So sit back, grab a handful of Halloween candy and enjoy as we discuss this rad monster mash.

Duration: 02:19:39

Episode 36 - Krush Groove

This month Jaime, Shawn and Pax take a trip back to 1985 for Krush Groove. It's the fictionalized story of Def Jam Records starring some of the most famous hip hop artists of the time including Kurtis Blow, Run-DMC, The Fat Boys, LL Cool J and Sheila E.

Duration: 01:20:19

Episode 35 - Nice Girls Don't Explode

Jaime, Paxton, and Shawn are back with another episode of the Cult Film Club, this time taking a look at one of the most obscure movies we've ever covered, Nice Girls Don't Explode from 1987. Starring the queen of the nerdy 80s girls, Michelle Meyrink (Revenge of the Nerds, Real Genius, Joy of Sex), the film centers on April who tends to cause her environment to spontaneously combust whenever she gets hot and bothered. We talk about the film, the cast, and why you should never call Wallace...

Duration: 02:17:05

Episode 34 - Hedwig and the Angry Inch

On this episode of the Cult Film Club Shawn, Jaime and Paxton dive stagedive into the weird and wonderful world of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Written, directed and starring John Cameron Mitchell with music by Stephen Trask, this modern musical masterpiece follows a young boy named Hansel as his world is turned upside down, his body inside out, and his genius stolen. Hansel becomes Hedwig, a transexual diva whose life story makes for an amazing glam/punk rock album. We talk about the film,...

Duration: 01:32:07

Episode 33 - My Science Project

This month Jaime, Shawn and Pax talk about the 1985 sci-fi/fantasy/teen/high school/romantic/comedy, My Science Project. We talk about our first exposure to the movie, we talk about the cast, we talk about our likes and dislikes. Come join us for our discussion about this movie.

Duration: 01:20:34

Episode 32 - Just One of the Guys

In this episode of the Cult Film Club hosts Jaime, Shawn and Pax tackle the seriously under-appreciated 80s teen comedy Just One of the Guys! Starring Joyce Hyser, Billy Jayne (Jacoby), Billy Zabka, and Clayton Rohner, the film centers around aspiring writer Terry as she learns the hard way that sometimes it sucks to be a girl. After having her article entry for the local paper's internship contest squashed by her journalism teacher, Terry decides that the only way she can get a fair shake...

Duration: 01:38:04

31 - Superman IV The Quest for Peace

In honor of the opening of Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice, Pax and Shawn have CT and Michael May join them in the clubhouse for a discussion on the final Christopher Reeve Superman film, Part IV, the Quest For Peace. We talk about our initial thoughts going into the movie, the things we like (there are a few, yes) and then we talk about all the things we don't like. We even get in some good discussion about what would have been cool to see in this movie. Join us for our triumphant...

Duration: 01:53:24

Episode 30 - Lady Snowblood

On this episode of the Cult Film Club hosts Shawn, Paxton and Jaime finally take the plunge into the world of Asian cinema with the 1973 revenge flick Lady Snowblood. We talk about the flick, how it had a huge impact on the flick Kill Bill, the famous theme song, and of course arterial blood sprays.

Duration: 01:23:44

Episode 29 - Mad Max Trilogy

This month on the Cult Film Club, hosts Paxton, Jaime and Shawn gear up for a podcast crossover of post-apocalyptic proportions as they welcome the Nerd Lunch crew into the clubhouse to talk about all three films in the original Mad Max trilogy. We stripped down the extras a bit to make way for an extended conversation on this triple feature packed into a dense yet fun conversation where we touch on the actors, the fan theories that connect the films, the amazing gonzo special effects and...

Duration: 02:42:59

Episode 28 - Repo Man

In episode 28 of the Cult Film Club, hosts Paxton, Shawn and Jaime finally tackle one of the most quintessential cult films of the past 30 years, 1984's Repo Man! Directed by outsider auteur Alex Cox, Repo Man centers on semi-nihilistic punk Otto (Emilio Estevez) who is reluctantly recruited into the seedy world of car repossession by repo lifer Bud (Harry Dean Stanton) and his cohorts at the Helping Hands agency. If learning the ropes, "stealing" back cars from deadbeat owners, and...

Duration: 02:28:30

Episode 27 - The People Under the Stairs

In this episode of the Cult Film Club hosts Jaime, Paxton and Shawn dip their toes back into the horror genre to cover the batshit crazy 1991 Wes Craven ghetto adventure classic The People Under the Stairs. We talk about the insane plot, how horror in the 90s invaded the ghetto, the actors and their ties to David Lynch's Twin Peaks, the lack of a substantial soundtrack and how adorable a tounge-less, mumbling creep living in the walls of a crazy house can be.

Duration: 01:32:07

Episode 26 - Ping Pong Summer

It's officially summer and to kick things off right, Shawn, Jaime and Pax decided to cover a flick that is all about summer vacation, the beach, and, well, Ping Pong! We're breaking tradition a little bit and covering a much more recent film, one that was released in 2014 and we think is destined to become a cult classic, Ping Pong Summer! Written and directed by Michael Tully and starring Lea Thompson, John Hannah, and Susan Sarandon the film centers around 13 year-old Rad Miracle and his...

Duration: 01:01:52

Episode 25 - Hackers

Pax, Jaime and Shawn are back this month with the 25th episode of the Cult Film Club. Since we've been sort of on a roll choosing some of our all time favorite flicks, we decided to cap that off with a look at the 1995 neo-noir flick, Hackers. Directed by Ian Softley, and starring Johnny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Fisher Stevens, and Matthew Lillard, the film follows Dade Murphy (aka Crash Override, aka Zero Cool) (Miller) as he transfers to a new school and is finally able to legally use...

Duration: 01:47:08

Episode 24 - Mannequin

On this episode of the Cult Film club hosts Jaime, Pax and Shawn finally cover their first romantic comedy (FINALLY, RIGHT?!) as they take a trip to 1987 to revist the Andrew McCarthy & Kim Cattrall masterpiece Mannequin. Okay, so it's not a masterpiece, but it's a helluva lot of nostalgic fun and we have a great time talking about the actors (James Spader especially), the insane plot, the rad soundtrack, and a janitor who was very possibly caught fapping at the end of the film. So grab a...

Duration: 01:29:07

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