Sunday, September 13, 2015

Episode 70 - Psychopaths Ahoy

Slasher films were a hugely popular genre and a mainstay of the theaters during our favorite decade, the 80's.  This episode focuses on two films from 1982 that are basically part of that genre but which approach the theme from radically different directions.  We start off with Madman, which tells the tale of Madman Marz, an evil farmer who murders his family one night  in a fit of bloodlust and then haunts the forest around his home whenever someone is foolish enough to say his name. It just so happens that a summer camp for exceptional children is next door...A fairly normal, by-the-numbers film, it is beautifully shot and evokes the mood of a dark fairy-tale at times.  We follow this up with Visiting Hours, with a stellar cast including Lee Grant, William Shatner and Michael Ironside in a very dark turn as Colt Hawker. Slasher films are frequently misogynistic, but Visiting Hours makes this it's central theme, with strong female characters and a sinister male presence that torments them. It descends at times to very dark places, but it does so in very smart and thoughtful ways. This is an exceptional movie and we urge you strongly to seek it out. Let us know what you thought of the show by writing to or or you can leave us a message on our Facebook page.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Episode 69 - Flickers from the Libido

Welcome back to the cave everyone, for a very special episode. Some podcasts hold up the 100 episode mark as the measure of accomplishment, but here, deep in the bowels of the earth, we use a different scale. For us, the magik number is 69! That's right folks, we have at last reached full aural penetration with our listeners. We felt like episode 69 would be an appropriate time to revisit some films that had ignited a lustful spark in us as younger men. First up we take a look at The Perils of Gwendoline from 1984, featuring fresh faced ingenue Tawny Kitaen. This wanna be swashbuckling adventure is one bat shit crazy mix of action, travelogue and fetish party. It is a blast to behold. Next up we have 1988's Two Moon Junction with the impossibly gorgeous Sherilyn Finn. This marks Zalman King's directorial debut, and an auspicious debut it is. A smoking hot potboiler filled with lust and small town intrigue, this little gem is sure to satisfy. Lastly, we look at Wild Things from 1998. Directed by John McNaughton of Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer fame and featuring an amazing cast, Matt Dillon, Kevin Bacon, Denise Richards (oh yeah!), Neve Campbell and Bill Murray! With an insanely dense plot and twists a plenty plus the appeal of Richards and Campbell, this is a must see flick. So sit back and prepare yourselves for a trip into the sexual subconscious of the cave dwellers. You may never be the same again! Let us know what you thought of the show by sending email to or or by posting a message on our Facebook page.