Friday, September 30, 2011

Schlocktober!!


Hey, kiddies, our annual Schlocktober extravaganza begins next week. Like last October, we'll be rockin' horror movies all month long, with a different theme show each week paying tribute to a classic Halloween monster. Here's the schedule and the movies. Can you dig it?!

JFD79: Werewolf Week
American Werewolf in London (1981)
Ginger Snaps (2000)
Dog Soldiers (2002)

JFD80: Vampire Week
Near Dark (1987)
From Dusk til Dawn (1996)
Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

JFD81: Zombie Week
Messiah of Evil (1973)
Dead Alive (1992)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)

JFD82: Halloween Week
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Lady In White (1988)
Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

JFD78: A Gnome Named Gnorm, The Compleat Al, Death Squad

Junk Food Dinner #78 is here! Right as you let your guard down! Kevin is still off exploring these United States and in his absence Matt D. (JFD38/VHS Vault/Horror Boobs/Lover of Weird Al) joins us for a grit sandwich!

Up first, Anthony Michael Hall teams up with a gnome to solve a million dollar mystery. Guess which one comes off creepier! With FX wizard Stan Winston at the helm and Robert Z'dar as the second main bad guy, this dusty little gem proves to be more than meets the eye - you won't believe how much we enjoyed "A Gnome Named Gnorm" (AKA: Upworld) from 1990.

Then we all revert to our thirteen year old selves as we get geeky and gushy over a man who made a career out of funny songs that are mostly about food. The humble beginnings of Weird Al are simultaniously revealed and lampooned in "The ComplEAT Al" from 1985.

Finally, Robert Forster is only one cop - but sometimes that's all it takes when corruption goes straight to the top! We feast our eyes on the (alarmingly) difficult to find (sorry, Parker) "The Death Squad" from 1974.

We've also got Nerd News, DVD Releases, and more! Sorry we forgot to read the mail again! Tune in!


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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

John Dies at the End trailer freaks Parker out, probably Mark, too

Here's the brand new trailer for Don Coscarelli's new horror flick, "John Dies at the End," based on David Wong's book. I'm very excited for this. I just finished reading the book recently, though, I've been wanting to for years. Being a fan of David Wong's old website, Pointless Waste of Time, at around the time he started writing the book, I'd been aware of it, but could never bring myself to read 800 pages of a book on a computer screen (as that's how it was first released). But, after reading the actual book a few weeks ago, I totally regret that decision now.

Either way, the book is fantastic and I have high hopes for the movie. Check the trailer out, dudes.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

SPECTOBER!

MESSIAH OF EVIL (Willard Huyck & Gloria Katz, 1973) Trailer from Jon Dieringer on Vimeo.



The Spectacle Theater's month of horrors kicks off on October 1st with Messiah of Evil / Driller Killer / and Lunchmeat Magazine presents: Night of the Demon (uncut!).


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

JFD77: Red Scorpion, Nice Girls Don't Explode, Shogun Assassin


Kevin's gone this week. Can the guys do a show without their fearless leader? Spoiler Alert: The answer is "mostly." Professional podcaster Mike Dikk from Kissing Contest fills in and we talk about three pretty different, mostly interesting movies.

First up, we discuss Dolph Lundgren's 1989 action flick, "Red Scorpion." The movie is directed by JFD-favorite Joseph Zito. Oh, and Parker picked it based on a .gif he saw of a guy blowing up.

Next up is "Nice Girls Don't Explode" from 1987. This fiery tale of unbridled passion and burning will leave you feeling the fuego. Wallace Shawn co-stars in a performance that sets the screen ablaze.

Finally, we discuss a Samurai dad in 1980's "Shogun Assassin." The film was cut together from pieces of two of the "Lone Wolf and Cub" films and was banned in England for a while due to some awesome fighting.



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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SATURDAY AT MIDNIGHT!


Gymkata - MIDNIGHT, Saturday September 24th! from Matthew Sniegoski on Vimeo.

Spectacle Theater // Saturday, Sept. 24th // Midnight.

THURSDAY!!!


Join Matt D. (JFD48/JFD78) and the Horror Boobs/VHS Vault crew (along with Wild Eye Releasing and Lunchmeat Magazine!) this Thursday at the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn for another evening of getting wild, special guests, games, prizes and full on VHS debauchery! Junk Food Dinner's co-host Mark will be participating as a panelist for the game show portion of the evening along with other, considerably more awesome, guests! Come down and party with us! 

#ALLCLAMSHELLEVERYTHING

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

JFD76: Kamillions, The Troll Hunter, Oversexed Rugsuckers from Mars!


A piping hot new episode of Junk Food Dinner is cooling softly on your windowsill! This week we're joined by a very special guest host - Mike B. Anderson; director of Alone in the T-Shirt Zone (Episode #38!), Kamillions (right now!), and current supervising director of The Simpsons (forever!)!

We forgo the Junk Mail, Nerd News, and DVD Release segments this week (don't worry, they'll be back next week) as we kick the show off with a discussion on Mike's career from Alone in the T-Shirt Zone to now and everything in between!

Up first - we get the inside scoop on our first feature of the evening - Mike's sophomore film from 1989 - Kamillions, a Lovecraftian sci-fi comedy with some extremely memorable special effects, goofball character actors, and sacrificial pig meat.

Then it's off to the land of the ice and snow with the midnight sun where the hot springs flow. Yes, scenic Norway! It's time to take a look at 2010's The Troll Hunter - the latest, and one of the best despite it's lack of black metal, entries into the world of documentary style horror!

Finally - we have a mature, enlightening, and honest discussion about the Hungarian prison dra- no, wait. We're talking about an alien vacuum cleaner that wants to bang everyone and eat microwave dinners, right? That's right. It's 1989's Oversexed Rugsuckers from Mars! Believe it!


This episode's a real doozy, don't miss it!


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Freddy's got a porn parody now!

A Wet Dream on Elm Street, kids. Check it out now, because I'm sure "Scream 5" will be all about how mad Wes Craven is about the fact that it got made.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Trailer Trash: All "Girls" Edition

Once again, it's time for more various oddball trailers from the far reaches of cinema obscurity. So, without any further ado, let's check out some "coming attractions"! This week with an all "Girls" theme!

Gas Pump Girls (1979)

The late 70's was the last great hoo-rah for sleazy sexploitation films made specifically for the drive-in theater before cable TV and home video took over as the preferred (and more convenient) method for those looking for mindless T&A to take in a flick.

One such late 70's drive-in sex comedy was Gas Pump Girls directed by Joel Bender.

The film centers around June (Kristen Baker from Friday the 13th Part 2 and Midnight Madness), a ridiculously sexy young girl who takes over a gas station formerly run by her uncle. As you'd expect, business isn't exactly booming, but when June and her equally sexy friends (notably Sandy Johnson from Halloween and H.O.T.S and Rikki Marin from numerous Cheech & Chong movies) start using their sex appeal to drum up business, plenty of hijinx (and nudity) ensue.

Gas Pump Girls had VHS and laserdisc releases from Vestron Video in the early 80's. In 2008, budget DVD company Jef Films released a poorly transferred DVD version of the film. Fortunately, a nice, clean, restored widescreen transfer has been seen on cable and on Amazon's instant video market recently.

This fan-made trailer doesn't really represent the movie very well, but it was the only clip available on YouTube:



I suggest checking out the original trailer on Amazon instead.

Slamm
er Girls (1987)

While many "women in prison" film enthusiasts prefer the gritty 70's grindhouse WIP flicks, there's something about the 80's home video babes behind bars films that always gets me. Movies like Chained Heat and Reform School Girls rank among my favorite mindless sleaze viewing.

Along the same lines (but not nearly as good), Slammer Girls appeared on the video and cable scene in the late 80's, promising plenty of silly send-ups of classic women in prison clich├ęs, and of course, plenty of naked inmates.

Directed by former (surprise!) porno director Chuck Vincent, responsible for such other goofy sex comedies as Preppies and Young Nurses in Love and starring Devon Jenkins of Slumber Party Massacre III, Slammer Girls is a bit too hokey, annoying and worst of all, boring at times, to be considered an outright WIP classic, but nevertheless, fans of the genre, especially ones who can handle over-the-top parodies and wacky sight gags, should check out this often forgotten sex-comedy misfire.

Once again, Vestron Video can be blamed for releasing this on VHS and laserdisc in the late 80's and a low-rent DVD edition was released in 2009.

A proper trailer was not available, so instead, here's 13 minutes of some of the best/worst parts of the film:



Bad Girls from Mars (1991)

Despite its title, Bad Girls from Mars is not a low budget, sex-fueled sci-fi flick... it IS however, a low-budget, sex-fueled who-done-it murder mystery that takes place on a the set of a movie called Bad Girls from Mars. Clever, huh?

Yes, you'd expect that kind of cleverness from straight-to-video sleazemiester Fred Olen Ray, the man behind such late night cable classics as Evil Toons and Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers.

Old-timey sex bomb Edy Williams (who was rapidly approaching 50 when this movie was shot) plays erotic European film star Emmanuelle (hmm... where'd they get that name from?) who accepts the lead in a sci-fi sex flick that has been cursed with several on-set murders. Luckily for us, the cast is rounded out by some less menopausal (but no less plastic) T&A stars like Brinke Stevens and Dana Bentley.

I'll be honest, this movie is pretty terrible, but if you're like me and are inexplicably drawn to the slimy dreck that Ray and his ilk put out in the 80's and 90's, this one is pretty much par for the course.

Vidmark / Trimark Home Video released this nonsense originally on VHS in 1991 and Lion's Gate had the honor of putting it out on DVD in 2005. It is also available on Netflix Instant Watch if you're ever looking for something to watch at 3:00 AM on a Tuesday.



Alright, that's all for now. Look for future installments of Trailer Trash in the upcoming weeks.

If you have any suggestions for a ridiculous, cool, absurd, perplexing or just generally Junk Food-y trailers, send 'em my way.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

JFD75: The Huggabunch, Mr. Boogedy, Super Xuxa


By popular demand, we're immersing ourselves in three cracked-out children's movies this week! These hard-to-find flicks were sent to us by Michael from All Clues No Solutions so be sure to check him out.

Up first, we need to save our grandma from the perils of old age while getting as many hugs as possible from creepy puppets in 1985's "The Hugga Bunch." The film stars a robot girl from the Deep South and was directed by just some dude.

Then we watch as a family of travelling practical jokesters move into a house that's haunted by the centuries old spirit of "Mr. Boogedy." This surprisingly scary 1986 Disney movie stars young versions of Kristy Swanson and David Faustino.

Finally, Brazil's favorite sexy children's show host fights the devil in a blatant Labyrinth rip off called "Super Xuxa." This 1988 movie co-stars a bunch of crappy looking puppets and a pair of very short shorts.

We also discover the secret of Sweet Chilly Williams.



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Wanna see some zombies?

Here's a video from the set of "World War Z," a film based on a book that I love love love. Oh, man! I'm so excited for this movie!!



Well, I WAS so excited for this movie. The book was about slow, classic zombies, not these super human, hulked-out zombies. While I have no beef with fast zombies, per say, they just don't belong anywhere near World War Z. There's an entire chapter called "Warnings." With fast zombies, there's no goddamn warnings! You're just dead. Oh well.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Anthropomorphic Centipede 2

Here's the Human Centipede 2 trailer. It doesn't give much information we don't already know. In fact, it may give less. Some chubby weirdo loves the original Human Centipede movie so much he decides to make one "in real life." Which, is sorta stealing a plot device from Blair Witch 2, but whatever. Also, the idea of using this sequel to say "Part 1 was all 'just a movie'" bugs me (pun intended). I hate when movies do that. I'm looking at you, Wes Craven's New Nightmare. Either way, the original was pretty decent, so I'll probably give this a watch at some point.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

JFD74: Food of the Gods, Lady Terminator, Match Point


The wait is over, and Junk Food Dinner Episode #74 is here. This week we welcome, our announcer and bonafide radio personality, Juliet Fromholt to the show as we discuss giant varmints, Indonesian mysticism, and the debate of fate versus chance!

First up, Marjoe Gortner and his friends are trapped on an island where strange things are brewing- RIGHT OUT OF THE GROUND. Naturally, the locals have been feeding it to wildlife and, brother, it's become wilder than ever! Bert I. Gordon (aka Mr. Big) tackles the work of H. G. Wells in the PG rated rat massacre from 1976 - Food of the Gods!

Next, curses from a hundred years ago come calling, or more accurately, come walking naked out of the ocean. Can Erica and her expertly coiffed police pals put a stop to a seemingly invincible killing machine before she termina- uh, destroys them? It's a whirlwind of violence, bad hair, and misplaced eels as we travel around the world to Indonesia and check out the 1989 foreign market knock off - Lady Terminator.

Finally, anyone for tennis? But seriously, and we mean seriously, we're talking Woody Allen's Match Point from 2005. Beautiful people (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Scarlett Johannson) do terrible things to each other while trying to suss out whether luck or fate has more to do with the way things turn out. But they'll soon discover that love doesn't always serve all.

All this plus a sparkling new guest host, occasional and unintentional robot voice, Junk Mail, Nerd News, DVD & Blu-Ray Releases, and much more!


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