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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.




Ep. 64 - Best Of 2017 Part 1

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...



This week on the show, we're diving back into the twisted world of Paul Verhoeven and his biting social satire/giant bug sci-fi actioner STARSHIP TROOPERS! SYNOPSIS: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico’s military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as “the Bugs”. Much derided...


Ep. 62 - THE FLY (1986)

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...


Ep. 61 - THE FLY (1958)

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...


Ep. 60 - THE EVIL WITHIN (2017)

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...



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...


Ep. 58 - LOOPER (2012)

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...


Ep. 57 - TRADING PLACES (1983)

Ep. 57 - TRADING PLACES (1983) by Psychotronic Film Society


Ep. 56 - LETHAL WEAPON (1987)

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...


Ep. 55 - BRAZIL (1985)

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...


Episode 54 - Batman v Superman

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...


Ep. 53 - SPEED RACER (2008)

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...


Ep. 52 - PROMETHEUS Commentary

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...


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

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...


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

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...



We continue our Halloween series where we look at some of our favorite horror movie sequels this week with a look at the much-maligned third entry in the HALLOWEEN series. SYNOPSIS: Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie’s novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a strange mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company’s owner, Conal Cochran, wants to return Halloween to its darker roots using his masks –...


Minisode - Listener Mail!

In this special bonus episode, we review and react to some of YOUR feedback on past episodes! If you'd like to reach out to us, please do so by commenting on our weekly polls, or contact us at or! Thanks for listening!



This week on the show, we begin our Halloween series with a look back at once of the first horror sequels: James Whale's classic THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935). SYNOPSIS: Bride of Frankenstein begins where James Whale’s Frankenstein from 1931 ended. Dr. Frankenstein has not been killed as previously portrayed and now he wants to get away from the mad experiments. Yet when his wife is kidnapped by his creation, Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new monster, this time a woman. We...


Ep. 47 - BLADE RUNNER (1982)

With the impending release of the its much anticipated sequel BLADE RUNNER 2049, it seemed like the perfect time to discuss Ridley Scott's difficult but hugely influential original film BLADE RUNNER. SYNOPSIS: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans. Note: If you're watching along, we're specifically...


Ep. 46 - REPO MAN (1984)

Last week saw the passing of film legend Harry Dean Stanton, so for this week's meeting of the Psychotronic Film Society, we're honoring the man by visiting one of his early starring roles, Alex Cox's 1984 film REPO MAN, co-starring Emilio Estevez. SYNOPSIS: A down and out young punk gets a job working with a seasoned repo man, but what awaits him in his new career is a series of outlandish adventures revolving around aliens, the CIA, and a most wanted '64 Chevy. Will REPO MAN make it into...


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