Friday, July 31, 2015

JFD273: Men Behind the Sun 2, The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence), Inside

This week: the thrilling conclusion to this year's two-part Ghoul Summer event. It's been a wild, sticky ride and a burning question remains: will the boys have enough fortitude to survive this ghastly trio of disgusting flicks? They're joined by professional podcaster Katie Rots of Rotten Rantings to sort it all out.

First up, we return to Harbin, China (last known whereabouts of The Memphis Maniac) with a sequel to last year's historically ghoulish Men Behind the Sun. That's right, it's Men Behind the Sun 2: Laboratory of the Devil, directed by Godfrey Ho! Like the first film, it chronicles the real-life human experiments carried out by the Japanese Unit 731 in occupied China during WWII. Unlike the first film, it's directed by a man who cobbled together over 150 ninja films out of stolen and stock footage!

Next! The third entry in Tom Six's trans-digestive odyssey is probed for signs of life, and it probes back. It's your classic prison-warden-decides-against-mass-castration-in-favor-of-mass-centipeding tale, with everyone's favorite actors named Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey in the lead roles. It's also got a porn star and Eric Roberts for some kind of reason. It's The Human Centipede III (The Final Sequence)!

Finally, we swing over to Paris to check out one of the more acclaimed entries into New French Horror, 2007's Inside! This home invasion tale features an extra ghoulish twist - a 9-months pregnant protagonist and a lot of gore. It also might feature a zombie, depending on your point of view (but probably not).

All this plus witty banter between friends, ghoul saturation, the secret origin of 25-to-5, the time before screencaps, that time Katie toppled the Twin Towers, Amish cocaine rings, nerd news and this week in dvd, classic bodypart scenes in movies, eating watermelons like a tazmanian devil, bang bang laser, turtle tongues, how skulls work, absolute confidentiality, continued lack of police involvement, sneezes, belches, gleeks and a whole lot more!



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Friday, July 24, 2015

JFD272: Ghoul Summer - Hanger, Slaughtered Vomit Dolls, Niku Daruma

Grab your barf bag and hand sanitizer. It's Time... for Ghoul Summer! We're joined by Ghoul Zero, the original ghoul, Mike Dikk from Kissing Contest. Will he survive the 4th annual ghoul summer? Signs point to no.

First, Ryan Nicholson, director of one of JFD's most hated movies - Gutterballs - tells a tale of an abortion that gets weird in 2009's "Hanger." Debbie Rochon and Lloyd Kaufman make cameos in this tale of revenge, rape and Hello Kitty vibrators.

Next, a hooker has bulimia-induced fever dreams in "Slaughtered Vomit Dolls." This 2006 flick is the first part in director Lucifer Valentine's aptly named Vomit Gore Trilogy.

Finally, it's one part pornography, one part snuff film, all parts Ghoulish in "Niko Daruma." This 1998 flick, alternately titled Tumbling Doll of Flesh, is perhaps so ghoulish that its creators have disowned it.

All this, plus Blood Feast news, Donald Lloyd, mmflc, spider play, Ghoul Summer theme songs, No explanation of 25-5 because Parker forgot, Memphis Maniacs, Mark from Madison, Leonard from Wyoming and so much more! I guarantee it!


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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Shock & Awegust Calendar!

Mission Accomplished, Junkies! If you're reading this in August, then you survived Ghoul Summer. We know not every one did. RIP Mike Dikk.

In August JFD goes full combat, though, and (like every year) we'll be dedicated the entire month to action movies. The first week, we'll be doing an audio commentary to celebrate our 800th episode. Unless some weird shit happens, Judgment Night is a foregone conclusion, but maybe there's still time to vote.

For the following weeks, each one of your JFD Buddies will be bringing their own 3-movie theme to the show. We'll tell you the movies now. But what are the themes? Donloyd to find out!

JFD274: : 800th Movie Audio Commentary

  • Judgment Night (probably) (1993)
JFD275: Parker Week
  • Fast Getaway (1991)
  • No Contest (1995)
  • Storm Trooper (1998)
JFD276: Sean Week
  • Crippled Masters (1979)
  • Mr. No Legs (1979)
  • The Impossible Kid of Kung Fu (1982)
JFD277: Kevin Week
  • Slaughter (1972)
  • Action Jackson (1988)
  • Surviving the Game (1994)


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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

GhoulChats: Niku Daruma and Louis Justin!

Ghoul Summer is a singular time of year, stuffed to the brim with ghoulishness but also chock-full of surprises. One of the ghoulish surprises this year is that apparently Ghoul Minds Think Alike - and that one of our randomized selections is getting an official US release soon. Those Ghoul Minds in question are those of our very own Randomizer 5000, and of friend-of-GhoulSummer Louis Justin from Massacre Video, who will be releasing the fiendishly disgusting Niku Daruma on home video. In our first installment of GhoulChats, we ask Louis his thoughts on this notorious simulated snuff film.

Junk Food Dinner: Thanks for taking the time to talk to us about Niku Daruma, one of our Randomizer 5000 picks this year for Ghoul Summer. How'd you first come across Niku Daruma, and what was your reaction to it?

Louis Justin, Massacre Video: No problem, guys! I first saw Niku Daruma around 2004 - someone sent a bootleg copy to me, I can't really recall who... but I feel like it was my buddy Brian who made the shockumentry Facing Reality. The first time I popped it in, I only watched the first half. I assumed it was just a boring Japanese fetish porno and stopped. A few months later on a long road trip I decided to watch it all. This time around, once I saw that ending and the closing songs... I was hooked!



JFD: How would you describe the style of director Tamakichi Anaru's movies? Are they all in this vein?

LJ: The horror movies, yes. They are all semi-documentaryesque and all feature tons of graphic violence. However, I have not seen all of his AV work.... but those are rather interesting and grotesque in their own right.

JFD: What do you think Anaru was trying to achieve with this movie? Just to shock and offend, or did he have additional motives in mind?

LJ: I read in an interview this was his answer to Flowers of Flesh and Blood. I can honestly see that; he took all of the elements from Flowers and added sick sexual scenes. I think the end goal was to shock and offend... and this film sure does do that!

JFD: Niku Daruma was produced by Anaru's production company Psycho, which was given its own kind of sublabel via Aroma Planning. What happened with Psycho Video? How did this sublabel come about and what happened to it?

LJ: Well, no one is really sure... but both Niku Daruma and Suicide Dolls have the PSYCHO badge on screen. But his other horror film, Women's Flesh: My Red Guts, has the Baroque label. Baroque was an off shoot of Aroma Planning which sold some odd fetish porn, Anaru's horror films and a bunch of real life death shock films... such as Mute and Rare: A Dead Body!

JFD: What's Tamakichi Anaru up to now? Is he still making movies? How does he feel about this movie now?

LJ: It is a mystery. I acquired his cellphone number from a Japanese filmmaker and the number was disconnected. Aroma has not heard from him in years. I have heard rumors he is either dead or in jail, but no one seems to know!

JFD: This seems like the kind of movie that might be a career-ender. Did any of the 3 actors in this other than Anaru (who cast himself as the director in the film) ever resurface?

LJ: Yes - actually, both of the main actors had pretty long careers after. One of them even made a pseudo-sequel to Niku Daruma! I have only connected with the two of them and both seem to not really have any interest in these films.

JFD: Japan seems to have a long and varied history in the world of extreme adult entertainment, from historical woodblock prints of tentacle rape to more recent developments like genki porn videos. Did Niku Daruma find an audience at all in Japan upon release, or was it too extreme even for Japanese tastes?

LJ: From the scarcity of these movies, I don't think they really ever found an audience. Now a days, Aroma is trying to separate themselves from the death and more extreme films, so they are discontinued in Japan. When I talk to Japanese horror fans, most don't get why I like these movies - hell, even the cast is the same way!

JFD: I guess the exciting news of the season for serious ghouls out there is that Massacre Video will soon be releasing Niku Daruma here in the states. Can you tell us more about your upcoming release?

LJ: It was a back and forth with Aroma for years. I had to have friends in Japan handle the conversations for me, which helped because one of them had worked for Aroma in the past. It's going to be the first time to see these films subtitled in English, plus the quality of the presentation will be miles ahead of the old bootlegs everyone is used to. I am also working on setting up some interviews with the cast, but I'm not sure if that will come to fruition.

Thanks again to Louis for taking a minute for this installment of GhoulChats! Check out his upcoming release if you're a superghoul, or listen to our upcoming episode if you're not sure you can hang.



Thursday, July 16, 2015

JFD271: Fight for Your Life, Goodbye Uncle Tom, I Stand Alone


We dip another toe into the filthy waters of Ghoul Summer this week as we are joined by Cory from Illogical Contraption to take a look at three "uncomfortable" films.

Up first, William Sanderson plays a racist convict who escapes from a paddy wagon along with two other criminals and goes on the run evading the law. But when they take a black family hostage in their own home, things get ghoulish until the family fights back in the 1977 exploitation flick Fight for Your Life.

Then, a group of European filmmakers travel back in time to document the horrors of slavery in 1971's unnerving Goodbye, Uncle Tom (or Farewell, Uncle Tom) from the same people that brought you Mondo Cane.

And finally, Gaspar Noé brings us a tale of a severely disturbed French dude who in between incestuous thoughts about his daughter, gets a gun and wanders the streets of Paris plotting his final move in I Stand Alone from 1998.

All this plus witty banter between friends, prosthetic penis talk, friendly Junk Mail, Nerd News from Comic Con, Charles Bronson's anti-immigrant film, warm eggnog, Ghoul Summer t-shirts, absolute confidentiality, continued lack of police involvement and a whole lot more!

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Friday, July 10, 2015

JFD270: Meet the Feebles, Viy, Sex & Fury

Have you ever noticed the beautiful lighting in this toilet? We’re kicking off July in semi-ghoulish fashion with a trio of offbeat, off-color International cult films. Take a whirlwind tour of New Zealand, the Soviet Union, and Japan from the safety of your couch with your JFD pals. It’s like a trip to Epcot Center with double the decapitations and roughly the same amount of deflowered virgins. It's more fun than a flying coffin!

Up first, we tackle a long-requested fan-favorite, 1989's Meet the Feebles from Pete Jackson! From the creator of Bad Taste comes a film with no taste at all. Murder, suicide, sex, drugs, rock and roll and puppets collide in this twisted parody of The Muppet Show. It's got a song about sodomy!

Next! We stop by Soviet-era Russia for a fantastical retelling of a classic folk tale about a crazy witch in a mausoleum. Often cited as an influence for Evil Dead, 1967's Viy features exactly zero blood-rain, as it should. Instead, it's got the craziest witch-based movie ending in the history of insanity. Trust us, it's nuts!

Finally, we visit 1973 Tokyo, land of the rising sun and the pinku film, for a little Sexy & Fury! This Toei Pinky Violence flick heavily influenced Quentin Tarantino, but for some reason he chose to leave the clothing on his sword-fighting actresses, unlike director Norifumi Suzuki's rape-y sleazefest. A mostly Japanese cast is unexpectedly joined by Swedish cult erotica star Christina Lindberg.

All this plus witty banter between friends, movie characters we can't stand, an unexpected call from Warren Beatty (from Dick Tracy!), a taste of the Piven, Randomizing our Ghoul Summer Dikk Picks, Nerd News and This Week in DVD, toilet-based houseflies, Bowmans' Bookshelf, a fair share of nudity and blood spray, more skype noise than normal, surfing the Internet for info, asexual Parker, absolute confidentiality, continued lack of police involvement, sneezes, belches, gleeks and a whole lot more!



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Friday, July 3, 2015

JFD269: Accion Mutante, Capt. America 2: Death Too Soon, Moonstalker

Junk Food Dinner returns with three movies no one has ever heard of!

First, a Spanish movie that really hasn't been made available in America much: 1993's Accion Mutante. The flick, directed by Álex de la Iglesia (Witching and Bitching) is about a group of deformed terrorists who are bent on destroying all of the future's beauty.

Next, Reb Brown returns as Parker's favorite super hero in "Captain America 2: Death too Soon" (1979). This made-for-tv movie co-stars Christopher Lee (RIP) as a terrorist who wants to make the people of Portland, Oregon super old (seriously).

Finally, campers who are really into whips and hamburgers run afoul of a serial killer in the mountains of Nevada. It's Moonstalker from 1989. It's a slasher. People get slashed.

All this plus Nerd News, Norman Bates' re-enactment of "Leave it to Parker" (or something), Cory from IllCon comes original with a new Sean Byron song, many more Sean Byron songs, Kevin insults Parker's favorite movie, Kyle from Kentucky, FilmThreat Chat, Nerd News, DVDs and more!


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