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A podcast that aims to prove that sometimes even the most unpopular films can still be worth watching.

A podcast that aims to prove that sometimes even the most unpopular films can still be worth watching.
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A podcast that aims to prove that sometimes even the most unpopular films can still be worth watching.






Hiatus Episode 3 - Children of the Corn Boil

For our 3rd hiatus episode, I figured we could take a look at the 4Children of the Cornfilms we have covered up to this point. Enjoy!

Duration: 01:49:09

Hiatus Episode 2 - Birdemic and Birdemic 2

You may have survived the first Birdemic and maybe you even managed to survive the second one, but can you survive them all over again? This week's episode asks that very question.

Duration: 01:23:27

Hiatus Episode 1 - City of the Dead and Harper's Island

Just because there are no new episodes right now doesn't mean you cannot enjoy some previous segments. This week, we present a discussion on a couple of great pieces of horror for your enjoyment!

Duration: 01:08:01

Episode 183 - Wrapping Up and Looking Ahead

It is with mixed emotions we bring you this episode. Failing Grade is not quite ending, but there isn't going to be any new episodes for a while. While we are somewhat shutting the door on Failing Grade, we are also opening up a new chapter as Trevor and Gabbie will be hosting a whole new podcast starting sometime in June. For this week though we thought we would leave you with some movie recommendations to tide you over while we are away. We would also like to thank those of you that have...

Duration: 00:42:49

Episode 182 - A Little Bit Zombie and Dead Before Dawn 3D

This week on the show we've got more zombie-themed Canadian horror-comedies than you can shake a stick at (assuming you are able to, at most shake a stick at one zombie-themed Canadian horror-comedy). First up, we talk about A Little Bit Zombie. Steven and his fiance go on a nice weekend in the woods with Steven's sister and her husband. Things are mostly going well until Steven is bitten by a zombie mosquito. Soon he's finds himself with a hankering for brains and some surprising new...

Duration: 00:54:56

Episode 181 - Life of Brian and God's Not Dead

This week we have a double-bill of biblical proportions! First up, we talk a look at the Monty Python classic, The Life of Brian. When Brian decides to join the fight against Roman occupation, things spiral out of control very quickly. But on the bright side, there's a song at the end! Our other movie also ends with a song, but this film is much less of a classic. It's God's Not Dead! When Josh Wheaton enrolls in mean old Kevin Sorbo's class, Professor Sorbo tries to make everyone write...

Duration: 00:56:21

Episode 180 - Toronto Comicon 2015 Returns

Didn't get enough Comicon talk in last week's episode? Well good news because this week's episode we are talking about it some more. In this week's episode, discussion of the Amber Benson and Terry Farrell panels plus our review of Nick Fury: Agent of Shield!

Duration: 00:56:07

Episode 178 - Wolfcop and A Fantastic Fear of Everything

Fear can do strange things to a person. This week we take a look at a couple examples of how that can happen in a horror comedy sort of way. First up, we have Wolfcop. When police officer Lou Garou is turned into a werewolf, he learns the benefits of actually doing his job. Plus the benefits that come from having werewolf powers. It's really a win/win other than the pesky cult in town that want to harvest his blood for nefarious purposes. In our second movie, A Fantastic Fear of...

Duration: 00:05:54

Episode 177 - The Happening and The Ruins

This week, we are all about the most terrifying threat known to mankind, shrubbery! Well, plants in general really. Have you ever asked yourself, "Self, what if plants decided that they had enough of mankind's messing with the planet. What would happen then?" Well, obviously seeing as plants are totally able to communicate with each other, and are totally able to synthesize deadly neuro-toxins whenever they feel like it, we'd be in a lot of trouble. At least that's the conclusion of our...

Duration: 00:47:32

Friday the 13th Part 5 - No Jasons Allowed

What would happen if they made a Friday the 13th movie and no Jason showed up? Well, you'd get most of the first Friday the 13th, but then you'd also get all of the fifth Friday the 13th. Today we will be continuing our Friday the 13th discussion with a review of the fifth installment in the franchise. Are some cool kills and a new direction enough to overcome an unfocused story and a not-so-popular direction to take the story in? Listen in to find out!

Duration: 00:21:52

Episode 176 - We Are What We Are Times Two

This week on Failing Grade we are serving up a double-helping of cannibal goodness. First up, we talk about Somos lo que hay(or as its known for the subtitled English release, We are What We Are). In this Mexican film from 2010, a cannibal family is forced to carry on after the unexpected death of their father. Then for our second course, we take a look at the 2013 American remake of the film, We Are What We Are. In this film, a cannibal family is forced to carry on after the unexpected...

Duration: 00:43:45

Episode 175 - Samurai Cop and Replicant

On this week's episode of Failing Grade, we are tackling the cult classic, Samurai Cop. When the deadly Katana gang is taking over, there's only one police officer with luxurious enough hair to stop them! This is one of those movies that has to be seen to be believed but we do our best to explain it. Then we move on to the 2001 film, Replicant. In this movie, Jean Claude Van Damme plays a deranged serial killer (are there any other kinds?) and Michael Rooker plays a police officer that has...

Duration: 00:37:13

Episode 174 - Mercenaries and Raze

This week on Failing Grade we have a Zoë Bell double-bill! First up, we take a look at 2014's Mercenaries. When the president's daughter is kidnapped by a ruthless warlords the only dudes bad enough to save her are Zoë Bell, Kristanna Loken, Vivica A. Fox and Nicole Bilderback. This one is from Asylum and, perhaps not surprisingly, cheesy fun is the name of the game. Rounding out our double-bill is 2013's Raze. This time Zoë Bell and 49 other women have been kidnapped by some weird cult....

Duration: 00:52:08

Episode 173 - Annabelle and Dolls

If creepy dolls are your thing then we have the episode for you! First up, we talk about Annabelle. After a doll is involved in some bad business it just may be possessed by a demon. But that's not going to stop this family from keeping said devil doll in the same room as their newborn. Fair warning, this one is supposedly "based on true events." Then we take a look at a movie that doesn't insult our intelligence with Dolls. In this one, Judy is on a trip with her horrible father and even...

Duration: 00:49:08

Friday the 13th - The Not Even Close to Final Friday

It's another Friday the 13th so that means it's time for another Friday the 13th discussion with Trevor and Gabbie! This time, we discuss the 4th film in the franchise, Friday the 13th: The Final Friday. And while it may not have been the final Friday as promised, it does feature Corey Feldman, sexy twins and Crispin Glover's special dance moves! So why not join us in this bonus episode as we discuss the fourth film in this beloved franchise?

Duration: 00:24:28

Episode 172 - Eliminators and Cellar Dweller

This week we went for another double-serving of 80s cheese. First up, it's Eliminators. Eliminators is one of the many films where a time-travelling mandroid teams up with a scientist, a riverboat captain, a martial arts master and a comic relief robot in order to stop a mad scientist from setting himself up as the ruler of ancient Rome. Pretty typical stuff, really. Then we take a look at Cellar Dwellers. In this movie we learn that creating comics is great and all, but you probably...

Duration: 00:29:58

Episode 171 - Cyclone and Arena

This week we delve into some cheesy 80s sci-fi. First up, it's Cyclone. When her boyfriend is murdered by a nefarious group, it's up to Teri to keep his weaponized motorcycle, and its powerful new energy source from falling into the wrong hands. Then, in the future, arena fighting is all the rage. However, it turns out that compared to the many other sentient lifeforms out there, humans are a bit rubbish at it. But there's one human that just might change everyone's opinion on that in Arena....

Duration: 00:43:36

Episode 170 - Z Nation

This week Gabbie was a bit under the weather. That meant that the movies we were going to cover this week will be covered next week. On the bright side though, it meant that Trevor got a chance to talk about his favorite new show for 2014, Z Nation! It's been three years since the zombie outbreak and most of civilization is gone, but a plucky group of survivors includes a man who has been injected with an experimental vaccine. If they can get this man across the country to a CDC center in...

Duration: 00:23:00

Episode 169 - A Brony Tale and Birth of the Living Dead

We are in some different territory this week as we take a look at a couple documentaries surrounding pop culture phenomenons. First up, we take a look at the fandom that has grown up surrounding My Little Pony with A Brony Tale. Then we switch gears to look at a documentary on Night of the Living Dead with Birth of the Living Dead. The documentary delves into not only how the film was made but also the societal factors that were in play at the time and the impact the film had. Lots of...

Duration: 00:46:39

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