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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