Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Junk Food Dinner Podcast: Episode #27














Hooray! Episode #27 of your favorite cult movie podcast Junk Food Dinner is finally upon us.

This week we talk satanic hippies, rabies and psychosis with LunchMeat Magazine editor-in-chief Josh Schafer, as we take a look at the under-appreciated 1971 drive-in classic I Drink Your Blood.

Then we get nostalgic for old school movie gimmickry and see what happens when film students are terrorized by a madman during a horror film fest in 1991’s Popcorn.

And finally, we witness an obsessed surgeon amputate his dream girl in the bizarre Jennifer Lynch thriller Boxing Helena from 1993.

Also, we have Nerds News, this week's DVD and Blu-Ray releases and much more!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Walking Dead intro?

Here's a fake (I assume) intro for The Walking Dead. This fake intro has made me more excited for the show than the real trailer, oddly enough.

THE WALKING DEAD "Opening Titles" from Daniel Kanemoto on Vimeo.




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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

JFD News

Hey, kiddos. We've got a couple of pieces of Junk Food Dinner news for you.

Firstly, if you've listened to the last couple episodes (which we're sure that you did. You're good kids), you'd know that Junk Food Dinner is dedicating all five of our shows in the month of October to the horror genre! Not only that, but each of those shows is gonna be a theme show! Each week, we'll celebrate a different go-to Halloween monster. Between now and Oct. 1, we'll put up a list of each of those themes* and all 15 movies for the month.

Lastly, see that list of the episodes over there to the right? Those links now take you to that episode's original post. So now you can read that episode's summary and movie list before downloading it. Go click around. Download an episode or two (or twenty-six).


*Spoiler Alert: One of the themes is ZOMBIES!!

All That Glitters

Here's a FunnyorDie clip about a new show written and created by my favorite novelist Bret Easton Ellis.



Realizing that this show isn't real hit me in a very similar way to when I realized "Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS" wasn't about werewolves.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Junk Food Dinner Podcast: Episode #26


















On this episode of Junk Food Dinner we take a look at three very different but equally wacky films released in the year 1990.

Up first we have the ultra-cheesy, ultra-80's vampire rock comedy Rockula starring Dean Cameron, Toni Basil, Thomas Dolby and Bo Diddly.

Then a back alley abortion goes wrong with monstrous results in the low-budget, mutant fetus creature feature The Suckling.

And finally, four giant bugs from the Amazon disguise themselves as the perfect all-American family in the satirical comedy Meet The Applegates.

Also, we have Nerds News, this week's DVD and Blu-Ray releases and much more!

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Keanu Reeves talks "Bill & Ted 3"

Some douche at MTV News got together with Keanu Reeves and asked about Bill and Ted. Reeves said about the same stuff that Alex Winter told us at Junk Food Dinner a few weeks ago, which is that sometimes the actors get together with the fellas that wrote the movies and throw ideas around, but nothing is seriously in place.

I don't really need one but I'd love to see a third film. I think everything was wrapped up properly in Bogus Journey and I have no idea what strange adventure could top their previous two, but the movies still hold up and they're still funny, so I'm confident that a third film would at least deliver on that front.

Here's the interview:

Friday, September 17, 2010

The best thing about TV is Dexter.

In just a few short days, my favorite show returns! I'm pretty stoked. I'm rewatching episodes and rereading the books. This is making me so stoked that whenever I'm in the bathtub, I usually just start yelling and splashing. HARD. So hard that all the water goes out of the tub.

Anyway. Here's the Season 5 Dexter trailer. Don't watch it if you haven't seen Season 4. Or Season 3. Or any other season.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fantasy Football

Well, football season is here again, and if you’re like me, there’s one name you’ll always associate with professional football. Vince Lombardi? Mike Ditka? Joe Namath? Hell no! Of course, I’m talking about Vincent Price! ‘Cause let’s face it, when you think gridiron greatness, the slightly effeminate, Edgar Alan Poe-quoting icon of horror is usually the first person to pop into your head. Not so much? Yeah, me either, but apparently, that’s exactly w hat the people at NFL Films where thinking back in 1987 when they put together the outstandingly perplexing VHS tape titled Strange But True Football Stories, hosted by the master of macabre himself, Vincent Price.

Check out the description from the back cover:

“Travel off the beaten path with Vincent Price as he unearths the strange plays and bizarre players who have inhabited the NFL for the past half century.

Step right up and see for yourself the one-eyed quarterback who led the NFL in passing one year. Meet the player whose diet consisted of blood and raw meat. See weird team rituals. The strangest games. Discover the fattest achievers who ever played. And relive such out-of-this-world plays as 'The Holy Roller,' 'The Immaculate Reception' and 'The Miracle of the Meadowlands.'

So enter, if you dare, into the weird, wild and wacky world of the NFL. This is one fantastic voyage you won't want to miss!”


Despite the bemusing nature of this video, it pleases me to know that it exists and in a weird way seems like a quite fitting way to settle into football/Halloween season.

Little Shop of Horrors original ending.

If you listened to JFD25, then you'll know we talked about "Little Shop of Horrors." And if you didn't, go do it. I'll wait.

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Anyway, we promised to post the original, darker ending to the film. So here it is. Enjoy!





Junk Food Dinner Podcast: Episode #25

















Put on your tap dancing shoes and your sparkly vest, because Episode #25 of your favorite cult movie podcast is here!

This week it's all dancing, all singing with three outrageous cult musicals.

Up first we have Brian De Palma's mash-up of The Phantom of The Opera and 70's rock excess, when we take a look at 1974's Phantom of the Paradise.

Then we get trapped in a stylized TV studio / mental asylum, when we explore the follow-up to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Shock Treatment from 1981.

And finally, we see a star-studded cast battle a man-eating plant in a musical update of a Roger Corman classic, in 1986's Little Shop of Horrors.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Kevin McCarthy dies at age 96.



Kevin McCarthy died Saturday at the age of 96. McCarthy was most well-known to world for his award-winning performance in 1951's "Death of a Salesman" or his iconic role in 1956's "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."

Though, I'm sure those of us in the Junk Food Dinner crowd will remember his later work more fondly. McCarthy would go on to act in some of the most Junk Food-ified movies of the late '70s through early '90s. McCarthy would make a cameo in 1978's Body Snatchers remake and would take on memorable characters in the original "Piranha," "The Howling," and "The Twilight Zone: The Movie." He'd also have roles in the more awful, but equally fun movies like "Ghoulies III" and "Fast Food."

Mostly, though, McCarthy will be remembered a big jerk for his portrayal of the hilariously mean television station owner R.J. Fletcher in 1989's cult comedy classic "UHF."

Enjoy some clips from this great actor's career:



Friday, September 10, 2010

Junk Food Dinner Podcast: Episode #24





After a slew of technical difficulties, Episode #24 of your favorite cult movie podcast is finally here!

This week we go crazy with three outrageously violent films:

First, we take a look at the brand new Robert Rodriguez ode to grindhouse cinema, Machete starring Danny Trejo.

Then we get possessed by the spirit of a fallen samurai when we examine the 1984 Cannon Films action flick Ninja III: The Domination.

And finally, we get an eyeful of Dyanne Thorne as the brutal bitch of Nazi Germany in the sleazy cult classic Isla: She Wolf of the S.S. from 1975.

Also, we have Nerds News, this week's DVD and Blu-Ray releases and much more!

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sorry for the delay, folks....


To say that Episode #24 has been a pain in the ass would be an understatement. More like a fucking nightmare. We've run into almost every technical SNAFU you could imagine in our attempt to record this goddamn episode. It's almost enough to drive your average geek from Ohio insane. But rest assured, we will not be defeated by computer shenanigans or faulty software. Episode #24 will be on the blog and in your iPhones soon enough and all will be right with the world.

Sorry for the delay, folks.

Sincerely,

Your pals at Junk Food Dinner

Monday, September 6, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Two Great Tastes

Well, I love Basket Case. And I also love Kristen Bell. Luckily, the internet has offered me both (more or less) at the same time. I think that's the new law of the webs. If you like two seemingly unrelated things, at some point someone will combine them.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fright Night prepares your mind for a mind explosion!

The good folks at Shock Till You Drop have posted a banner hyping up Peter Vincent from the upcoming "Fright Night" remake.



My first reaction to this was utter disgust, any shred of optimism imploded inside my chest.

Then I came to my goddamn senses. The character of Peter Vincent in the original was that of an aging horror movie host on local television. If that aspect had stayed the same for the remake, anyone under the age of 25 would have no idea what a horror movie host was, much less one being on LOCAL television.

It makes loads of sense to insert Peter Vincent's soul into that of a Las Vegas hack magician.

Of course, horror movie purists and remake poo-pooers will hate on this. And that's to be expected. They are genetically pre-disposed to hating any changes made in a remake, just int he way they hate when a remake keeps aspects from the original in tact. They also REALLY hate when a remake changes some stuff and keeps other stuff the same (Nightmare on Elm Street).

Anyway, this new Peter Vincent reminds me of the Illusionators from "Human Giant."

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Junk Food Dinner for Congress in 2010

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Junk Food Dinner Podcast: Episode #23


This week Junk Food Dinner goes coast-to-coast with Parker in sunny California and Mark settling in to his new home in Brooklyn, New York.

Mark's jaded New York sensibilities are already rubbing off on the show as the guys talk shit during most of the Nerd News segment, while riding high off a slew of positive feedback from listeners.

Our first feature this week is the surreal psychological nightmare Beyond Dream's Door from 1989, filmed in Mark's former stomping grounds Columbus, Ohio.

Next up the gang waxes nostalgic about the 90's as we explore the star-studded 1995 Gen X coming-of-age college movie Glory Daze starring Ben Affleck.

And finally, we get rowdy with a group of scantily clad bad girls in the over-the-top New World Pictures' women in prison flick Reform School Girls from 1986 featuring Wendy O Williams of the Plasmatics.

Also, we have Nerds News, this week's DVD and Blu-Ray releases and much more!

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