Saturday, December 6, 2014

Episode 56 - Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

The topic of transformation is central to the movies in this episode of the podcast. We look at two of our favorites from our youth, starting with 1973's Sssssss, starring the one and only Strother Martin, and Dirk Benedict. This tells the story of a total stoner, who is working with snakes. Working a little TOO closely with them as a matter of fact.  We meet a king cobra that would rather we just walk away, and we have our vision obscured by terrible tempra-paint foliage. It is a fantastic little film, with a really top-notch cast and darkness aplenty.  We follow that up with 1982's The Beast Within.  This was a landmark film from our youth, so we view it squarely through rose-tinted glasses.  Starring Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, and Paul Clemens, it is a tale of a small town in Mississippi where one family makes all the rules and ends up paying the price for their hubris. It has a cast of amazing character-actors and is MOSTLY excellent, though undeniably cheesy. Please let us know what you thought of the show by writing to or, or by leaving a message on our Facebook page.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Episode 55 - Miss Jackson if you're Naschy

Episode 55 is totally focused on the Spanish film legend Paul Naschy. We chose three of his films, 1972's The Werewolf Vs The Vampire Woman,  1973's The Mummy's Revenge, and 1976's Inquisition to get a sampling of his work in genre films.  After talking at some length about those three, we turn our attention to a magnificent documentary about Mr. Naschy, 2010's The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry.  This is really an impressive look at the man and his lengthy career and accomplishments.  Hosted by Mick Garris it is filled with fans, friends and family who all lovingly tell  stories about a man who clearly loved genre films, and who succeeded in a difficult career and has left behind an extensive and beloved body of work. Please let us know what you think of Mr. Naschy and his films, and let us know if there are any other legendary individuals out there that we are missing out on. Send emails to or You can also leave a message on the Facebook page.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Episode 54 - Evel Cavenievel

Welcome back to the cave everyone for episode 54. Now, right up front I have to confess that we have both, at one time or another, been described as the personification of evil, but unfortunately never the personification of Evel. That title belongs to one man, and one man alone...the one...the only...Evel Knievel! This man, this legend was a hero to us both in our formative years and we can only imagine that, if you grew up in the seventies, he is significant to you as well. If not, prepare to be immersed in the glory that is Evel! First up we discuss 1971’s Evel Knievel, a biopic starring the golden-skinned George Hamilton. We can’t be sure how accurate the portrayal of Knievel’s life is in this flick, but it sure is fun to watch. See his meteoric rise from small town juvenile delinquent to daredevil superstar, all in ninety minutes! Following that, we talk about 1977’s Viva Knievel, starring the man himself! This movie has everything, insane stunts, philanthropy, Lauren Hutton, Leslie Nielsen and some of the most dangerous fashions you will ever witness. The collars alone are worth the price of admission. So, strap into your rocket bike, put on your red, white and blue helmet and hold on, this podcast is about to get EVEL!

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Episode 53 - She Is A Belle

Hey friends! Do you like scantily clad women? How about freakish body modification? Maybe your thing is half-human/half-animal suburban beasties or even lycanthropic allegories referring  to the menstrual cycle. If any of this sounds like your cup of tea, then we have the show for you! Step right up and try some Flickers From the Cave. Episode 53 starts off with 2000's Ginger Snaps, a cool twisty tale of teenage werewolves that would make Michael Landon soil his little house! Starring Katharine Isabelle, this is a bloody good thrill ride with tons of juicy practical effects. Next up is 2012's American Mary, also starring Ms. Isabelle. This one is directed by the up and coming Soska sisters and, although considerably less fun than our first feature, it will have you squirming in your seat. Sit back, strap in and hold on!
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Monday, August 4, 2014

Episode 52 - Van Damme It!

Welcome one and all to episode 52 of Flickers From The Cave. This show has everything you could ever want, action, violence, comedy and even Dennis Rodman! We have jumped into the wayback machine and found ourselves in a time when Jean-Claude Van Damme ruled the world of cinema, the late 90s! First up, we look at 1998's “Knock Off” starring JCVD and Deuce Bigalow himself, Rob Schneider. Directed by Hong Kong legend Tsui Hark this thing has the energy of an ADD sufferer mainlining Red Bull and a plot that is utterly impossible to follow. But, no matter, the manic pace and insane action make up for any lack of cohesion in terms of plot. Next up is 1997's “Double Team”, another Tsui Hark joint but this time co-starring master thespian Rodman! The only “actor” with the ability to make JCVD's enunciation seem flawless. With a much tighter narrative and some really interesting ideas, “Double Team” is by all measurable standards the superior film, but both are totally entertaining action blasts. Pop some corn and a beer or twelve and get ready to say WTF! Let us know what you thought of the show by sending mail to or or by posting a message on our Facebook page.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Episode 51 - Flickers from Boggy Cave

Sasquatch. Skunk Ape. Bipedal Hominid. Although known by many names, we are of course, talking about the one, the only, Bigfoot. Episode 51 finds us deep in the dark forest of our childhood subconscious. Having grown up in the seventies during what was a sort of Bigfoot renaissance, we both took in films, magazines and television containing any reference to this legendary creature. During this period of heightened interest, film makers eagerly cranked out numerous low budget flicks to capitalize on the big, hairy, zeitgeist of the day. First up, we discuss the seminal "Legend of Boggy Creek", a movie that moved Marty in a very particular way as a kid. Next we have "Creature From Black Lake". Even though it is a low budget effort, the cast is stacked with great character actors including Jack Elam and Dub Taylor. Well-directed and better than it has any right to be, it is a solid slice of seventies drive in fun. Then we dig into 1977's "Sasquatch-The Legend of Bigfoot", a flick that really wants to be an effective pseudo documentary like Boggy Creek, but it just can't muster the same visceral energy of the earlier film. Lastly, we take a look at Bob(cat) Goldthwaite's awesome "Willow Creek" from 2013. Part faux documentary and part found footage film, this thing delivers on all fronts. Fantastic performances, great direction and writing from Bobcat and a slam bang finale, this movie will not disappoint!  Please let us know what you thought of the show ( and if you believe in Bigfoots )  by sending email to or or by posting a message on the Facebook page.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Episode 50 - The Cave That Time Forgot

You know, any way you look at it, fifty is a landmark number. Whether it's your 50th birthday or your 50th tequila shot, if you've made it this far, why stop now?! Well, in spite of many obstacles, we have finally made it to our 50th episode, and since fifty is a goal that we have strived for, we felt that it was only appropriate that we do a couple of movies that were of some significance to us. First up is the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs tale "The Land That Time Forgot" starring the great Doug McClure. This is a movie that was very formative to both of us as kids and we were delighted to see how well it held up. We follow this up with the direct sequel "The People That Time Forgot", also based on the writings of Mr. Burroughs and starring the son of The Duke himself, Patrick "Sinbad" Wayne. Although still enjoyable if for no other reason than nostalgia, it is by far the lesser of the two flicks. Crawl into the cave, pull up a rock and join us as we explore a couple of movies that molded us into the warped individuals we are today. Let us know what you thought of the show by writing to us at or, or you can just throw a message up on our Facebook page.