Wednesday, July 24, 2013

JFD170 - Martyrs, Faces of Death, Taxidermia

It's that time of year. Ghoul Summer is upon us, creeps! This week, the JFD dudes and reluctant ghoul Mike Dikk, from the Kissing Contest podcast, embrace some self-torture as they fully submerge themselves in three gross, gruesome and of course, ghoulish flicks.

Up first, a young French woman, Lucie (Mylène Jampanoï), who was kidnapped and tortured as a child, and her friend Anna (Morjana Alaoui) seek justice on the people responsible for Lucie's torture. However, as they get closer to finding her captors, they once again become victims of bizarre and brutal torture in the soul-draining 2008 French ghoul film Martyrs directed by Pascal Laugier.

Next, we take a look at many people's first exposure to the realm of ghoulish cinema, Faces of Death from 1978. This pseudo-documentary focuses on the subject of death in all it's many incarnations. While there is quite a bit of gross real-life footage of dead bodies and animals being slaughtered, much of the film has been exposed as fake in later years. Nevertheless, this film still remains a hallmark of uneasy cinema and a pioneer in pushing the boundaries of good taste.

Finally, we get a history lesson in Hungarian history as we take a glimpse into the life of three generations of ghouls in Hungary in the gross-out arty drama-dy Taxidermia from 2006. Directed by György Pálfi this flick combines dick torture, over-eating, puking, love, animal guts, giant cats and, of course, taxidermy. 

All this plus ghoulish banter between friends, Nerd News, this week's DVD & blu-ray releases, complete confidentiality, no police involvement, stories about lost innocence, Mike being a butthole, Donald Lloyd of the Junk Food Dinner Warehouse, Junk (voice)Mails, and so much more!

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Get Ready for JFD's first Shock & Awegust!

If you've been around the JFD block, you know that for three years, we've been celebrating Schlocktober every October. A time when we set aside all other genres and do a full month dedicated to horror. Each week, we pick a movie monster and do a theme show to celebrate it. Earlier this year, we introduced Sci Fi-Ebruary, a month long celebration of science fiction. And now, gentle junkie? Enter Junk Food Dinner's first Shock & Awegust: a month dedicated to testosterone and action flicks!!

JFD173: War Week

  • Dark of the Sun (1968)
  • Missing in Action (1984)
  • Deadly Prey (1987)
JFD174: Penitentiary Week
  • Penitentiary (1979)
  • Penitentiary 2 (1982)
  • Penitentiary 3 (1987)
JFD175: Chase Week
  • The Getaway (1972)
  • Race with the Devil (1975)
  • The Good, the Bad & the Weird (2008)
JFD176: Kung Fu Week
  • For Y'ur Height Only (1981)
  • Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
  • Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

JFD169: The Abomination, Kitten with a Whip, The Driller Killer!


THIS PODCAST SHOULD BE PLAYED LOUD.
A miracle has befallen us this week, as the formerly deceased Mark Freado Jr. has rejoined the podcast for a week (sans Parker). And boy do we have a doozy of a line-up for his glorious return: THE ABOMINATION (1986), KITTEN WITH A WHIP (1964), and THE DRILLER KILLER (1979)! In order to achieve the maximum Freado effect, we suggest recording this episode to cassette tape before listening to it.
First up, we face the absolute desolation brought upon us by THE ABOMINATION (1986), directed by independent Texan filmmaker Bret McCormick. Awkwardly badass mulleted nerdy dude Cody ends up with more than he bargained for when faced with the prospect of continually feeding live humans to The Abomination, a demon creature that hangs out in his kitchen cupboard after being transformed from a tumor his mother coughed up one night that then crawled into Cody's mouth. Sounds simple, right? It's a wild one.
Next on the show, we tell all the creeps to cool it and to coexist, as we check out KITTEN WITH A WHIP (1964), starring the lovely Ann Margret. Featuring a home invasion and blackmail scheme by some pesky beatniks, you might say it's the cat's meow, or something.
Finally, we pay tribute to Mark's adopted hometown of NYC with Abel Ferrara's directorial debut, THE DRILLER KILLER (1979). Gritty New York street scenes combined with super-bloody head-drilling scenes adds up to an entertaining splatfest, and maybe even something more.
All this plus Nerd News, DVD releases, your Junk Mail, Parker Predictions, no police involvement, confidentiality compromised by NSA, power tools, and cool daddy-o's.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

JFD168: Ghoulies 3, Death Collector, Welcome to Planet Earth


Enjoy three Ghoulish tales this week, Junkies!

First, Kevin McCarthy ("UHF," "Invasion of the Body Snatchers") unleashes demons on campus during prank week in "Ghoulies III: Ghoulies go to College" from 1991. John Carl Buechler ("Friday the 13th VII," "Troll") directs this straight-to-video cheesefest that features Matthew Lillard as a frat boy.

Next, in a dystopian future, a man goes after the gang that murdered his brother in 1988's "Death Collector." This flick mixes genres to create a sci-fi/Western/noir.

Finally, a wholesome, yet violent, family of aliens come here for a vacation in "Welcome to Planet Earth" from 1997. This movie was made for Showtime's "Roger Corman Presents" imprint and stars George Wendt as the patriarch of the extraterrestrial family.

All this, Nerd News, new DVDs, no police involvement, complete confidentiality, occasional black outs and The Ramones.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

JFD167: Deadbeat at Dawn, I Saw the Devil, Captain America

Violence! More Violence! And misguided comic book adaptations! There's something for everyone on this episode of Junk Food Dinner.

This week we take a look at hometown hero Jim Van Bebber's low-budget debut feature Deadbeat at Dawn from 1988. Written, directed, produced and starring Van Bebber, this gritty teen gang revenge flick was filmed in Dayton, Ohio and features some intense action and and gore as leader of the gang The Ravens, Goose (you guessed it, Van Bebber), seeks revenge on his rivals after his girlfriend is murdered.

Then, we get another dose of revenge and violence, this time by way of Korea, as we explore I Saw the Devil from 2010, directed by Kim Jee-Woon (The Last Stand, The Good, The Bad, The Weird). When special agent's (Byung-hun Lee) wife is kidnapped and murdered by a vicious serial killer, played by Min-sik Cho, he sets out on a path to revenge via a twisted game of cat and mouse.  

And finally, in honor of Independence Day, we watch Captain America! No, not the 2011 one with Chris Evans... nope, we're doing the 1990 one directed by cult-miester Albert Pyun (Radioactive Dreams, Cyborg, Alien from L.A.) and starring Matt Salinger  as the patriotic super hero from the 1940's who gets frozen and brought back in the 90's to once again do battle with the evil Red Skull.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Nerd News, this week's DVD & blu-ray releases, complete confidentiality, no police involvement, stories about flaming King Kongs, civic pride, Donald Lloyd of the Junk Food Dinner Warehouse, Junk (voice)Mails, and so much more!

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