Thursday, October 23, 2014

JFD235: Phantasm II, Phantasm III, Phantasm IV

We're still knee-deep in Schlocktober and this week, we're grabbing our quad-barrel shotgun and jumping in our Hemi-Cuda to follow the Tall Man.

First, Mike and his friend are hunting The mysterious Tall Man across the west, but only finding the ghost towns he leaves in his wake in 1988's "Phantasm 2."

Next, It's more of the same cat and mouse game in 1994's "Phantasm III: The Lord of the Dead." Now Reggie has a rag tag team of ghoul-killers, including a little kid (Of course.)

Finally, blood and guts turns into trippy surreality in "Phantasm IV: Oblivion" from 1998.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Podcat Bro Meet Up Chat, the weirdest ghost Busters fan, remaking old scripts, smelly vinyl records, upcoming DVD and blu-ray releases and so much more.


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Thursday, October 16, 2014

JFD234: Creepshow, Creepshow 2, Creepshow 3


Schlocktober continues this week with our tribute to the (mostly) classic horror anthology, Creepshow!

Up first, George Romero directs a series of creepy tales penned by Stephen King in the original Creepshow from 1982. In this entry we get tales of zombies, human weeds, water logged lovers, razor-toothed apes and killer cockroaches with the acting talents of Tom Atkins, Ed Harris, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver and E. G. Marshall.

Then, five years later in 1987 New World Pictures continued the horror with Creepshow 2. This time directing credit goes to Michael Gornick with three more stories from Stephen King featuring revenge-seeking wooden Indians, killer oil slicks and persistent hitchhikers. Featuring performances from Tom Savini, George Kennedy, Paul Satterfield and Lois Chiles.

Finally, and inexplicably, Creepshow returned (in name only) in 2006 with a new entry attempting, Creepshow 3 to cash in on the fans' love of the first two flicks. This time around we get some sub-par tales of evil remote controls, supernatural radios, killer hookers, mail order brides and haunted hot dogs. Ana Clavell and James Dudelson helm this ripoff with performances from Roy Abramsohn, AJ Bowen, Camille Lacey and Kris Allen.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Twinkie talk, a discussion on what exactly "boba" is, the formation of the JFD band The Shadmocks, nerd news about glam rock icons trying to act, smelly vinyl records, upcoming DVD and blu-ray releases, a Wesley Willis song and so much more.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

JFD233: Zombi 2, Zombi 3, Zombi 4


Shamble on over to your podcast machine and fire up Junk Food Dinner, because we've unearthed a trio of classic Italian Zombie flicks! It's Zombi Week as Schlocktober continues!

First up, eyeballs get poked and zombies get shark bites in Lucio Fulci's 1979 classic, Zombi 2! Spooky music and an apocalyptic Carribean jungle atmosphere shape this pseudo-sequel to George Romero's Dawn of the Dead.

Next up, we venture into the jungle once again with Zombi 3 from 1988! This not-really-a-sequel to Zombi 2 was abandoned by Lucio Fulci and finished by Bruno Mattei, but can it really be that bad? It has more zombie birds than Zombie 5: Killing Birds!

Finally, we check out Claudio Fragasso (Troll 2's) contribution to the Zombi semi-franchise, the retitled-as-a-Zombi-sequel jungle zombie picture Zombi 4 (aka After Death) from 1989! Cloth-faced zombies drool green slime for some reason, and machine guns fire sound effects instead of bullets. It's a weird one!

All this plus the wittiest banter between friends, Zombie Coughs, Scarecrow Horror Movie Chats, The Spectacle Theater Sleepover, The Zombie Code, The Steve Polychronopolous Movie, Strange Colored Blood, the Man with a Plan, Voodoo Priest Manboobs, Zombie Kung Fu, burps, sneezes, boogers and so much more!


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Thursday, October 2, 2014

JFD232: The Howling 2, 3, 4

Schlocktober starts now, Junkies! This is JFD's annual celebration of everything spoopy and creppy. You voted on the movies we'll do for this year's Autumn Harvest and it all starts with our "The Howling" theme show! Check out the episode where we did the original Here.

First, Reb Brown ("Space Mutiny") and Christopher Lee ("Dracula") travel to Transylvania (for some reason) to hunt down a mysterious cult of sexy S&M werewolves lead by Sybil Danning ("Chained Heat"). Directed by Philippe Mora and based on the novel by the original film's creator, this is "The Howling 2: Your Sister is a Werewolf."

Next, director Philippe Mora returns with an all new cast of characters and a storyline not related to the first two in any way! In "The Howling 3: The Marsupials," a filmmaker falls in love with an Australian girl who is actually a marsupial werewolf!

Finally, director John Hough ("Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry") brings us "The Howling 4: The Original Nightmare." The movie is named as much as it's basically a remake of the first one: a young woman heads out to the country after some traumatizing incidents to relax. But then she hears a mysterious howling...

All this plus the wittiest banter between friends, all your goofy voicemail pals, werewolf songs, wrestle chat, USAgent, Nerd News, blu-rays, and so much more!

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Pick our 700th movie!!

Hey, Junkies. We know you probably have voter's fatigue after all the Schlocktober voting, but as you have seen, we'll do whatever movies you tell us to, as long as it involves you voting. And our 100th movie/Audio Commentary episodes are no different. Our 700th movie fast approaches and we need you dudes to pick which one it'll be. As is tradition, we'll record an audio commentary for it, so it'll feel like you're watching the movie with three (or maybe even 4) of your goofy JFD pals sitting on your living room floor. In the past, you guys picked Howard the Duck(JFD35), C.H.U.D. (JFD69), The Warriors (JFD103), Transformers: The Movie (JFD137) and Escape From New York (JFD172) and Spring Break (JFD 206)

For movie 700, here are your sexy, scary and wacky choices. Vote by using the little votey widget in the top left corner.




Thursday, September 25, 2014

JFD231: Streets, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Vibrations


Whooooo! Oww! This week Junk Food Dinner dedicates an entire episode to every teenage boy's favorite Bundy, Christina Applegate!

Up first, Christina plays a heroin-addicted teenage prostitute on the run from a psycho cop out to kill her. When she teams up with fellow runaway Sy (David Mendenhall from Over the Top), the two attempt to stay one step ahead of the pigs and fall in love in the process in the Roger Corman-produced Streets from 1990. 

Then, it's Applegate's most famous role as the eldest of a clan of kids whose ideal summer away from their parents is ruined when a crotchety old babysitter shows up. However, when the old bag crokes, Applegate and her siblings (including the seminal burnout, Kenny, played by Keith Coogan) are forced to fend for themselves in Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead from 1991.

Finally, a wimpy rock 'n roller T.J. (James Marshall) loses both of his hands after a run-in with a gang of toughs, dashing his dreams of musical stardom. But after becoming a hobo he meets up with Applegate who introduces him to the world of techno music and her friends create a pair a mechanical hands to help T.J. launch a new musical venture in the super goofy Vibrations from 1996.

All this plus the wittiest banter between friends, Monster Cereal chat, Ramones songs, wolf whistles, Nerd News, blu-rays, and so much more!

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Spend all night with your Junk Food Dinner pals at the Aero Theatre’s 9th Annual Dusk-To-Dawn Horrorthon, in Santa Monica, California on October 25th! Exchange awkward glances during screenings ofCREEPSHOW, GARGOYLES, THE THING, THE NIGHT OF A THOUSAND CATS, THE DEADLY SPAWN, BASKET CASE, and ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST, and enjoy uncomfortable silences in between the flicks! Also, they've got goobers. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS/TICKETS!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Schlocktober Schedule!!

Hey, Junkies. Our Schlocktober poll is officially closed. You voted and picked four of the theme shows we'll be doing in October, as part of our 5th annual Schlocktober celebration! You can check out the results on the right. In addition to these, we'll also be doing a Michael Myers theme show the week of Halloween! It may mean nothing to you, but for the 1st time in JFD history, we'll be recording that episode live in person, as we're all meeting up in LA in October. We'll even be joined by Cumulus Frisbie (of Pool Party Radio) to make it a podcast crossover event for the ages.

We'll also be going to a horror marathon while in LA. If you're in the area, come hang out! Spend all night with your Junk Food Dinner pals at the Aero Theatre’s 9th annual Dusk-To-Dawn Horrorthon, in Santa Monica, California on October 25th! Exchange awkward glances during screenings of CREEPSHOW, GARGOYLES, THE THING, THE NIGHT OF A THOUSAND CATS, THE DEADLY SPAWN, BASKET CASE, and ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST, and enjoy uncomfortable silences in between the flicks! Also, they've got goobers. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS/TICKETS!.

JFD232: The Howling Week

  • The Howling 2: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1985)
  • The Howling III: the Marsupials (1987)
  • The Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988)
JFD233:Zombi Week
  • Zombi 2 (1979)
  • Zombi 3 (1988)
  • Zombie 4: After Death (1989)
JFD234 Creepshow Week
  • Creepshow (1982)
  • Creepshow 2 (1987)
  • Creepshow 3 (2007)
JFD235 Phantasm Week
  • Phantasm II (1988)
  • Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)
  • Phantasm: Oblivion (1998)
JFD236: Halloween Week
  • Halloween: H20 (1998)
  • Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
  • Halloween (2007)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

JFD230: Back to School, Big Man on Campus, Getting In


Put away your cap and gown and grab your caveman toga, because we've graduated from high school week and it's time for a Junk Food Dinner College Party. We've got three flicks this week dedicated to the finer points of higher learning.

First up, Rodney Dangerfield's a lovable, high-diving rich-ass old-man college student in Back to School, from 1986! This classic comedy also features appearances from Oingo Boingo and Sam Kinison, among others.

Next up, we enroll in courses at Notre Dame, er... UCLA, er... USC..? Anyhow, whatever college it is, it certainly has a Hunchback. It's 1989's Big Man on Campus (aka The Hunchback of UCLA)! Some famous television producer decided to make a broad Mike Myers-esque fish-out-of-water comedy and cast himself as a hunchback. Does it improve on the 1939 RKO classic? What great truths does it reveal about the struggles of man in modern society? You'll have to tune in to find out (or just take a guess).

Finally, we unearth an oddly forgotten movie with well-known talent in front of and behind the camera, with 1994's Getting In! Director Doug Liman (Go, Swingers, Bourne Identity) helms this comedic college slasher/mystery starring Kristy Swanson, Dave Chappelle, Andrew McCarthy, Matthew Perry, and Calista Flockheart. Spoiler alert, but the Tarman sorta appears as well.

All this plus the wittiest banter between friends, Weak-ass Halloween Stores, the Ebola Virus, Our man Leonard from Wyoming, Big October JFD News, Fact-Checking on Bloody Disgusting, The Zabka Factor, Hunchback Homoeroticism, Pseudo-Tarmans, burps, sneezes, boogers and so much more!


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Spend all night with your Junk Food Dinner pals at the Aero Theatre’s 9th Annual Dusk-To-Dawn Horrorthon, in Santa Monica, California on October 25th! Exchange awkward glances during screenings of CREEPSHOW, GARGOYLES, THE THING, THE NIGHT OF A THOUSAND CATS, THE DEADLY SPAWN, BASKET CASE, and ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST, and enjoy uncomfortable silences in between the flicks! Also, they've got goobers. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS/TICKETS!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

JFD229: Angus, Prom Night, Pretty Maids All in a Row

The air is crisp, the leaves are falling and we're going back to school this week, Junkies! We discuss three flicks about the high school experience.

First up, an outcast relives the plot of "Carrie," but with less bloody results in 1995's "Angus." This flick was directed by Patrick Read Johnson and stars George C. Scott (not as the high school kid) and James Van Der Beek. It also boasts a pretty great soundtrack.

Next, Jamie Lee Curtis plays a disco dancing high school kid who's friends have a dark secret in the influential 1980 slasher, "Prom Night."

Finally, Roger Vadim ("Barbarella") directs a satirical black comedy sex romp where a teacher is banging all his students and trying to get other teachers to bang different students. Also, there's a murder mystery. It's "Pretty Maids All in a Row" from 1971.

All this plus the wittiest banter between friends, Sad Nerd News, Voice Mails, The Listener of the Week, Nerd News, DVD/Blu-ray releases, Not Peeing the Bed, Has Tarantino gone too far, and so much more!


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You've only got about a week left to vote for our Schlocktober movies so get crackin!

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

JFD228: Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story, The Amy Fisher Story, Lethal Lolita (AKA Amy Fisher: My Story)


Ripped from the headlines! JFD returns this week and travels back to the mysterious world of 1993, where not one, not two but THREE made-for-TV movies were produced around the true life story of a Long Island teen, her affair with a married auto mechanic and her attempted murder of his wife.

Up first, it's Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story starring Alyssa Milano as Amy Fisher and Jack Scalia as Joey Buttafuoco. This version produced for CBS tells Joey Buttafuoco's side of the story and portrays Fisher as a manipulative psycho who's obsession lead her to attempted murder.

Next, we take a look at The Amy Fisher Story starring Drew Barrymore as Amy Fisher and Tony Denison as Joey Buttafuoco. This one was made for ABC and throws in Harley Jane Kozak as a journalist to add the media's side to the story. This version while maybe the best produced is also the sleaziest with additional R-rated footage added in for the home video release.

Finally, we round things off with Lethal Lolita (AKA Amy Fisher: My Story) starring Noelle Parker as Amy Fisher and Ed Marinaro as Joey Buttafuoco. NBC's version tells the story from Amy's point of view and portrays Fisher as the victim of manipulation and abuse. This movie deal also helped the real Amy Fisher post her 2 million dollar bail while on trial for attempted murder.

All this plus the wittiest banter between friends, hacked nudes chat, The Memphis Maniac, Long Island accents, Nerd News, DVD/Blu-ray releases, Rats of Humans, Dad-Rock songs about Amy, James Gunn love, and so much more!

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