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Episode 24: Escape from L.A. (1996)

Snake is back! And so are we, with 1996’s Escape from L.A. It takes place in a world where a religious fundamentalist nutjob becomes dictator of America, and every moral infraction, right down to card playing, gets you booted out of the country, and the U.S. is about to get invaded by a coalition that includes the likes of Uganda and Cuba! If that run on sentence sounds good to you, you might just dig this movie. Also, we marvel at the size of Bruce Campbell’s forehead, Snake’s surfing...

Duration: 01:13:42

Episode 23: Evil Dead II (1987)

JOOIIIIN USSS for our first ever review of a sequel, Evil Dead II! This one’s coming out post-Halloween, due to the Deadites possessing Audacity. What can we say about this one that hasn’t already been said? Probably not much, but we think we made a pretty fun episode anyway. Even if you haven’t seen it, you’ve probably seen this series referenced somewhere, whether it was the TV show Spaced or the Duke Nukem games. This one is a true no-holds-barred, adrenaline fueled thrill ride like no...

Duration: 01:20:05

Pass the Peanuts 4: Mack and Sean Horror Talk

So getting a recording done for Evil Dead II continues to elude us (more on that later), but luckily we were able to get this Halloween time off-topic done. The conversation veers all over the place, but it starts with Mack’s rundown of the Halloween film series and Sean’s take on the newly-released Cult of Chucky. He also compares and contrasts the book and film versions of The Shining and we talk some horror video games. Mack delves into the Civil War book he’s reading (who cares), and...

Duration: 01:05:42

Episode 22: Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

This Rocktober, join us for the episode so Beefy it took us a few months to create. We make our first venture into the '70s with Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise. How Beefy is Beef? Does the Phantom ever go to the bathroom? Just how short was Napoleon? All that and more as we discuss Winnipeg's favorite cult classic. Join us next time for Evil Dead II! Correction: William Finley sings the song performed on piano towards the beginning of the film. Our bad, Winslow!

Duration: 01:11:07

Episode 21: Escape from New York (1981)

Join us for episode 21, the beginning of our second season, as we'll be reviewing 1981's Escape from New York, directed by John Carpenter. Is Snake a bad enough dude to save the president? Will the Duke ever get the Brain he's looking for? Can dudes be cuddly? Tune in, find out. Join us next time for Escape from L.A.! Note: when we talk about Frank Doubleday, Romero, Ed and Evil Ed we're talking about the same guy. Same thing with Hauk, Lee Van Cleef and Angel Eyes.

Duration: 01:08:04

Episode 18: ThanksKilling (2009)

Join us for our (late as always) Thanksgiving spectacular in which we'll be reviewing 2009's ThanksKilling, a low budget movie about a talking turkey killing a bunch of walking stereotypes. It's actually not too bad, especially considering the budget. We also broke out an impromptu Quad City DJs medley, so that's worth the price of admission right there, not that there is one. Next time we'll be turning our attention towards Christmas with 1994's The Ref. Enjoy and thanks for listening!

Duration: 00:48:37