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Thursday, September 29, 2016

9/25/16 Episode 17: Traxx (1988)


Watch Traxx, embedded above, and listen to the podcast at the same time. Click here to launch podcast in a separate browser.

Rare VHS oddity Traxx (1988) is on now YouTube!

Plot: Winsome mercenary cleans up town. Special podcast co-host: Jay Austin Graham.

This is the greatest movie ever. Best "good bad" movie you'll see. Take the Traxx challenge. Watch the first five minutes of Traxx and if the gunfight scene inside the Texan pet store isn't to your liking, then thank you for your time.

Still here? Great, welcome, new fan of Traxx! Go ahead and watch the rest of the movie. Now watch it again with the podcast (second week in a row the podcast is only coming out of one channel, wtf). Now listen to the star Shadoe Stevens talk about the movie and his career with my brother Adam on my brother's podcast, Proudly Resents. Then watch the movie again. And then, finally, listen to me, Adam and fellow #BadMovieNight-er Jim Fourniadis talk Traxx on Proudly Resents back in 2014.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

9/18/16 Episode 16: Terminal Bliss (1990)



Watch Terminal Bliss, embedded above, and listen to the podcast at the same time. Click here to launch podcast in a separate browser.

"Are they speaking French?" - Host Mike Spiegelman, forty minutes into the podcast.

Caveats:
Movie has a rape scene.
Rapist is portrayed by Luke Perry.
Posted movie is dubbed in French.
Audio of podcast is jacked, only plays through right track.
Spiegelman and special co-host Carl Haupt didn't realize the late Alexeis Arquette co-stars, let alone the small appearances from Sandra Bollock and Brian Cox.
Carl Haupt co-hosts.
(JK, Carl.)

Carl Haupt wrote and performed our theme song and called me from New Jersey, We knew someone in high school who wrote and directed his own movie. His name is Jordan Alan and this is his movie.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

09/11/16 Episode 15: Turkey Shoot (1982)



Watch Turkey Shoot, embedded above, and listen to the podcast at the same time. Click here to launch podcast in a separate browser.

Legendary batshit crazy movie is available on YouTube! Why isn't this news?

Australian penal island turns into a human hunting ground. It's The Most Dangerous Game meets Battle Royale meet Hard Target meets Fuck You Nihilism. Unstable stunts, explosions, and gunfire (!?) engulf frightened actors. Opening credits shows police riots footage. One of the characters is a Wolfman. Enjoy! I first heard about this movie from the excellent documentary Far From Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

Alyssa Westerlund guest co-hosts the podcast with Mike Spiegelman.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

09/04/16 Episode 14: It Came from Hollywood (1982) and Mars Needs Women (1967)



Watch It Came From Hollywood, embedded above, and listen to the podcast at the same time. Click here to launch podcast in a separate browser.

Guest co-host Alyssa Westerlund and Mike Spiegelman riff a bad movie that riffs bad movies.

How meta.

This theatrically-released TV clip show of a movie has today's hottest comedy stars (today being 1982) introduce a shoddy collection of Baby Boomer B movies like Mars Needs Women. Some stars riff funny one liners over the clips, others do not.

Afterwards, we watch, or rather skim, the 1967 sci-fi comedy Mars Needs Women, embedded after the break, Skip right to the vintage burlesque show, a half hour in.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

08/28/16 Episode 13: Go Ask Alice (1973) and The Telephone Book (1971)



Watch Go Ask Alice, embedded above, and listen to the podcast at the same time. Click here to launch podcast in a separate browser.

The great Susan Maletta co-hosts with Mike Spiegelman.

This episode is another heady double feature of sex and drugs, this time courtesy of the 1970s. Adapted from the most dubious journal since the Hitler's diaries, the TV movie Go Ask Alice allegedly recounted the time a teenager took too much acid. She burns all fingers and what about the baby?!?

Later, we discover a genuine X-Rated movie on YouTube from 1971. The Telephone Book, posted after the break, features a younger William Hickey, Warhol Factory superstars, telephone booths  and tons of male and female nudity. Like all X Rated movies, I think I only made it through the first 12 minutes.