JFD98: Deadly Spawn, Evangelion 1.0, The Fly

JFD's 98th episode will crank things up to 98 degrees!

First up, we're joined by director Douglas McKeown to discuss his 1983 film "Deadly Spawn." We discuss the film's humble beginnings to its new life in a post-AOL world as a cult favorite. The film itself is an homage to 50s horror, as a deadly (and hungry) life form from space lands in the basement of a home and starts snacking on the inhabitants.

Next up, we take a look at what's regarded by many as the greatest giant-robot anime tale of all time in "Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone." The film is a 2007 reboot of the classic show from the '90s about young Shinji Ikari's mission to protect the world from rampaging angels.

Finally, we discuss one of the best creature features of all time, David Cronenberg's 1986 version of "The Fly." The story follows Jeff Goldblum as a scientist who accidentally fuses his DNA with an insect's, transforming him into a half man, half fly creature.

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  1. Excellent show. I loved hearing all the behind-the-scenes anecdotes from McKeown. His enthusiasm was infectious, and his appreciation that the more subtle, personal details that he added to the film were understood and acknowledged was heartwarming.

    I've never seen The Deadly Spawn, but it certainly seems like something I would dig, and will be checking it out.

  2. Oh and glad you guys did an anime film though I was surprised that it was Evangelion since Kevin has so strongly proclaimed his dislike of giant robot (and ninja) anime. Paprika is what I would have gone with because that's what I usually use as an example when I'm introducing (older) people to the genre. Though it probably wouldn't have mattered what was chosen. Kevin said he doesn't even like the Miyazaki films he's seen. Inconceivable!

  3. exactly evangelion 1.0 is one of the giant robot. I love his role as one of the protecting of the world. That makes me go to PIJ to purchase this.


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