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1/21/18 Episode 85: The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)





Lost episode. Our live stream was down, didn't publish as a podcast. I'm looking for the back up copy.

As for the movie, well...

1/14/18 Episode 84: Solar Crisis (1990)


Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Solar Crisis (1990), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.


I have a bad movie rule called "Skidoo!" That's when you only like the bad movies from good directors. It's named after a misfire of a movie from otherwise decent director, Otto Preminger. Richard C. Sarafian's no Otto Preminger, but he was a decent character actor and director, best known directing the minimalist car chase movie (and inspiration for a Primal Scream album), Vanishing Point (1971).

Solar Crisis (1990) was his last movie as director, and he did indeed take his name off the credits and replaced it with the notorious Alan Smithee. Scenery chewers Jack Palance and Charlton Motherfucking Heston chew the scenery while Tim Matheson breathes through his mouth. They have to stop a solar flare from destroying Earth. Their solution, to quote Primal Scream again, is to get higher than the sun. However, the collected set pieces and scenes never connect, leaving a very disjointed movie. Carl said had this movie was a hit, there would had been an amusement park ride based on it. I prefer an Alan Smithee ride myself.


1/7/18 Episode 83: The Wizard of Gore (1970)


Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch The Wizard of Gore (1970), aka Ew, Gross, Grandpa!, embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

No disrespect to the guy (he passed away in 2016 at age 90), but the hell with Hershell Gordon Lewis. I've read tons about the cult horror movie director (especially in RE/SEARCH #10: Incredibly Strange Films), and he comes across half-salesman, half-Sam Fuller. Then I watched his films and...blech. It's not the viscera or the gore that sickens me, it's the fact women have to keep bits of "gore" in their mouths until they dibble it out during their death scenes. Doesn't look fun.

Carl considers The Wizard of Gore (1970) a good bad bad movie, and it is.The range of bad acting on the lead actor is so expansive, it would make Diamanda Galás jealous. And the ending, which you just skip to, is truly a classic in muddled bullshit.

Montag the Magician has a live show (with a sign on an easel onstage). His act consists of maiming female volunteers. He (as Carl would say) "whammy jammies" the audience and victim into believe that Montag is not really pulling the brain out of a hole of blonde woman's head. But he is, much to the chagrin of local newscasters who return to Montag's show nightly. Then the newscasters have him perform on live TV. These newscasters are idiots. Fuck this movie.


12/31/17 Episode 82: Suspiria (1977)


Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Suspiria (1977), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.


I've read a lot about horror director Dario Argento, but I've only seen one of his movies, and now, I've seen it twice. Suspiria (the 1977 movie, not the Cabaret Voltaire song) is so glacially slow, it became the first of a trilogy that concluded in 2007. What ties the trilogy together are witches, and, with this film, invisible witches. Jessica Harper battles an invisible witch. By "battle," I mean she walks down a hallway, see a seated old woman with a girl on her lap, then the girl pulls out a mirror and flashes light in Harper's eyes, and Harper freaks out. At the end, she enters the coven for payback, but, until then, it's death by dogs and indoor barbed wire pits for the supporting characters. Recommended.