Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Pod is Cast

Still Life: Falcor with Stoners, designed by Matt Dillon (@geekplanetmatt on Twitter).

First, I want to thank you guys for the many fine horror movie pets and peeves you left in comments; they were indispensable in putting me in the proper frame of mind to be ASSJAM'd.

As I mentioned on Sunday, our friends Mike and Ike, the marihuana-fueled pop culture critics who produce podcasts and videos (such as this Long Days Journey into Larry Buchanan's It's Alive) for GeekPlanetOnline, were good enough to invite me onto their show this week, and I was bad enough to oblige, because who am I to go around rescuing people from their own questionable judgment?

My conversation with Mike & Ike (mostly Ike, although Mike puts in an appearance toward the end to talk about dinosaur eggs and self-surgery) is now up, and you can listen, if you feel so inclined, by clicking here.  It's a rambling chat about Better Living Through Bad Movies, a preview of the As Yet Untitled Sequel, TV shows old and new, horror movies good and bad, Mark Singer, and the best way to darn a scrotum.

It was my first experience of the medium -- as a participant, anyway -- and I was a little nervous.  Also, I couldn't find my USB microphone (although I suavely covered its absence by shouting hoarsely in the general direction of my computer), so I may be both unintelligible and incomprehensible, when I'd only planned on being the one.  But I had fun.

And I have another quick poll question for you. The podcast experience has inspired me to do a BLTBM-style review for Halloween, in the spirit of our annual Christmas movie extravaganza, and I wanted to solicit your suggestions:  What movie would you like to see us to do?  Please feel free to nominate films of any vintage, high or low budget, infamous or obscure, just as long as it can reasonably be considered horror (or you can make a case that it should be).

13 comments:

Mike and Ike said...

How about Blood of Dracula?

Ya knocked it outta the park, man, and we're not done with ya yet. Michael wants more than just a cameo.

Chris Vosburg said...

I actually meant to suggest this in the previous thread:

Night of the Ghouls (1959) Dir Edward D Wood Jr.

Brian Schlosser said...

I'm tellin' ya, White Noise!

My friend and I go to the movies a lot. We've seen 382 movies in the theater since 2003 (yes, I keep track... it's a sickness), and of them all, only White Noise has the distinction of being our shorthand for "goofy, lame AND stupid as hell". As in, "Well, Green Lantern really sucked, but at least it wasn't White Noise!"

Scott said...

Brian: Okay, you've convinced me to give it a try. Unfortunately, it's only available on DVD, and due to the short deadline, I'm going to have to limit the final selection to something I can get through Netflix steaming. But it's in the queue, and I'll be checking it out for possible inclusion for the Sequel.

Any thoughts on WHITE NOISE 2? (Because I can probably get Mary to watch that with me, since it stars Nathan Fillion.)

Marc Tyler said...

Okay, here's one that some people really like, but for the life of me, I don't get it. It's "The Changeling" with George C Scott. Maybe it is good and I can't tell. What do I know, I think the 1982 remake of "The Thing" is a laugh riot.
9Especially the 'sofa dance' scene.

Brian Schlosser said...

Dear God, there's a White Noise 2?

My world just shifted on its axis a little bit...

"Nathan Fillion watches TV snow" SOUNDS like a killer premise though...

Li'l Innocent said...

Two possibles: "The Beginning of the End", if you didn't do it already in BLTBM. Giant grasshoppers, dontcha know. Well, it scared the bejasus out of the 8 year old in front of me when I saw it at age 13.

I had to go turn the gas off under the rice, and now I forget what the second one was. There was one I recall from 1953 or so that featured an alien "monster" who was someone in a gorilla suit wearing a large fishbowl on his/its head, and whose nefarious alien technology was a bubble machine. If you know which one that is, and haven't done it already, I'd love to see it given its due. Though I'm not sure even you can do that...

Scott said...

Li'l: I know exactly which movie you mean -- 1953's Robot Monster. Both of these would be perfect subjects, but unfortunately, both were done on Mystery Science Theater 3000, and Sheri and I -- at least so far -- have avoided doing films that appeared on the show, for fear of being unduly influenced.

KWillow said...

"Devils From Green Hell"

I remember the title, and being very scared, but not much of the movie itself. I think I was 7 years old. LOOONG time ago.

Scott said...

K: Could that be Monster From Green Hell (1958)? "A scientific expedition in Africa investigates wasps that have been exposed to radiation and mutated into giant, killing monsters." It starred Jock Ewing from Dallas.

Brian Schlosser said...

Ok, been looking through the Netflix instant queue, and have a few suggestions. (Man, the Horror section of Netflix is pitiful, with a few exceptions...)

Them A true classic, the pioneer Giant Bug Movie, but still... giant ants that end up in the LA sewer system? Seems right up your alley.

Attack of the Puppet People Never seen it myself, but it had clips in It Came From Hollywood!, it stars John Agar and was directed by Bert I Gordon! Sounds like a winner to me!

Poltergeist 2or Poltergeist 3. 2 is not that bad, and has most of the cast of the original. 3 is a total shitbird.

And, finally, since it is in the spirit of the Christmas review, and you so memorably skewered a beloved Christmas movie in It's a Wonderful Life, why not take on a beloved horror classic: The Evil Dead?

KWillow said...

It might be "Monsters From Green Hell". I recall they could fly, and were green- I kind of remember giant grasshoppers.

But I was easily frightened, a suspenseful episode of "Lassie" could give me nightmares.

Hmmm... maybe you could review a Lassie episode as if it were a scary movie?

Scott said...

Well, after all, Lassie was only one rabid badger bite away from being Cujo.