Wednesday, October 28, 2015

JFD286: Hellions, Hack-O-Lantern (AKA Halloween Night), Spaced Invaders


Happy Halloween, Junk Food Junkies! As we sadly say goodbye to Schlocktober we celebrate with the ultimate Samhain party featuring snacks, costumes, late night movie marathons and three Halloween-themed flicks!

Up first, a teenage girl (Chloe Rose from Degrassi) finds out she is pregnant on Halloween, but as she figures out how to tell her boyfriend, she is visited by some trick-r-treaters who don't want candy, they want her baby. As things become more intense and more psychedelic, Robert Patrick (the T-1000 himself) shows up to help battle terrifying tikes in Hellions from 2015 directed Bruce McDonald (Pontypool, Hardcore Logo).

Next, a teenage boy is introduced to the powers of Satanism by his goofy grandpa (Hy Pyke from Slithis) and on Halloween night things really get crazy as murder, mayhem and hair metal ensues in the video store favorite Hack-O-Lantern (AKA Halloween Night) from 1988.

And finally, when a group of dimwitted Martians hear a radio broadcast of Orson Welles' War of the Worlds, they mistakenly think that they are missing out on the invasion. But when they show up all they find are goofy Midwesterners celebrating Halloween in the kiddy special effects romp Spaced Invaders from 1990, featuring Ariana Richards (Jurassic Park) and Royal Dano (Killer Klowns, Ghoulies II).

All this plus witty banter between creepy friends, a full Corn Gorn run-down, Spooky Nerd News, blu-rays from beyond the grave, Snax Chat, a call from the Governator, Trippy Sweetman, songs about Halloween, absolute confidentiality (if you're wearing a mask), continued lack of overt police involvement (unless you soap our windows) and a whole lot more!

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

JFD285: Tales from the Crypt (various episodes)

What madness is this? No movies on Junk Food Dinner this week? Schlocktober's getting real wild as we cover not one, not two, but eight episodes of HBO's Tales from the Crypt! And it's even wilder that we're joined by published author Nathan Tolle (Pumpkin Cinema: The Best Movies for Halloween)! This week's roster of cryptic tales includes (and is limited to):

S01E05 "Lover Come Hack to Me" // Tom Holland // June 21, 1989
A newlywed couple (Amanda Plummer and Stephen Shellen) retreat to the wife's aunt's mansion where the husband plans to kill her for her inheritance but soon learns that his wife's family has a dark past and is not what she seems herself.

S02E01 "Dead Right" // Howard Deutch // April 21, 1990
A gold-digging secretary (Demi Moore) follows the advice of a fortune teller (Natalia Nogulich) and marries a man (Jeffrey Tambor) after being told that he will die shortly after inheriting a large sum of money. Also stars Kate Hodge and Linda Cohn.

S02E10 "The Ventriloquist's Dummy" // Richard Donner (w. Frank Darabont) // June 5, 1990 A young ventriloquist (Bobcat Goldthwait) wants to improve his craft and seeks out help from his old hero (Don Rickles) but soon finds out his hidden secret.

S02E16 "Television Terror" // Charlie Picerni // July 17, 1990
A tabloid news show host (Morton Downey, Jr.) and his camera crew investigate a house haunted by the ghost of a woman who killed seven men. The host and the crew get more than they bargained for when a chain of supernatural happenings indeed begin taunting them.

S03E02 "Carrion Death" // Steven E. de Souza // June 15, 1991
An escaped con (Kyle MacLachlan) running for the Mexican border ends up killing a state trooper (George Del Hoyo), but in the process is cuffed to him and has to drag the heavy corpse across the desert to freedom.

S04E06 "What's Cookin'" // Gilbert Adler // July 22, 1992
A couple's (Christopher Reeve and Bess Armstrong) failing restaurant gets a huge boost when a drifter (Judd Nelson) gives them a steak recipe that's made of human flesh. Also starring Meat Loaf.

S06E01 "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime" // Russell Mulcahy // October 31, 1994
An ambulance-chasing lawyer (Catherine O'Hara) finds herself being sent to a nightmarish court for petty crimes. Also starring Peter MacNicol.

S06E06 "The Assassin" // Martin von Haselberg // December 7, 1994
A group of operatives invade the home of a housewife (Shelley Hack) in search of her husband whom they believe is an AWOL CIA assassin. Also stars Corey Feldman Jonathan Banks and Chelsea Field.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Tales of Nerd News, DVDs from the Crypt, Matthew "Bitter" Sweetman's Future Wedding, our Listener Suggestion Theme Show announcement, Nerd News & This Week's Home Video Picks, notable skype noise(~), puking Demi Moore, absolute confidentiality, Christopher Reeve Real Talk, continued lack of overt police involvement, sneezes, belches, gleeks and a whole lot more!



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Friday, October 16, 2015

JFD284: (Spanish) Dracula, The Invisible Man, The Wolf-Man

Junk Food Dinner. 284. Crank up that phonograph, JFD is universally old-school. We've got a theme celebrating (or maybe complaining about) The Universal Monsters.

First, Count Dracula arrives in England to drink blood and find a bride in 1931's "Dracula." Don't expect any Bela Legosi, though. This is the Spanish version. Filmed on the same sets at the same time, just with different actors.

Then, a scientist goes mad with power after an experiment goes wrong in 1933's "The Invisible Man." This flick's based on the classic HG Welles' book that created the invisible mans genre.

Finally, a man gets bitten by a wolf while visiting family in 1941's "The Wolf-Man." Lon Chaney Jr, Bela Legosi and Claude Rains deal with the curse of lycanthropy in this flick that created many of the werewolf rules.

All this, plus GWAR Chat, DVDs, Nerd News, lots of Junk Mails, farts, a fake German, Mark from Oakland, all the goofy callers, and so much more.


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November Calendar!

Sup, Junkies? Schlocktober will, sadly end eventually. But, the good news is that JFD treks on! We'll be washing the horror of Halloween off with a comedy theme show, looking at some of what 2015 has to offer and we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving with Turkey Week! 3 Movies from the country Turkey. Get it? It's a pun!

JFD287: Sketch Comedy Movie Week

  • The Groove Tube (1974)
  • The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
  • Prime Time (AKA American Raspberry) (1977)
JFD288:
  • Clan of the White Lotus (1980)
  • Fear City (1984)
  • The Quiet Earth (1985)
JFD289: 2015 Week
  • Ex Machina (2015)
  • Turbo Kid (2015)
  • It Follows (2015)
JFD290: Turkey Week
  • 3 Dev Adam (AKA: Captain America and Santo vs. Spider-Man) (1973)
  • Dünyay Kurtaran Adam (aka Turkish Star Wars) (1982)
  • Korkusuz (AKA Rampage) (AKA Turkish Rambo) (1986)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

JFD283: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare


Happy Schlocktober, bitch! This week we celebrate everyone's favorite dream demon with a super long (almost 3 hours, yeesh!) episode covering some of the later-era Nightmare on Elm Street flicks!

Up first, Freddy's back fucking with some of Dream Warriors from the previous film and some new kids too in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master from 1988 starring Lisa Wilcox and Tuesday Knight and directed by Renny Harlin.

Then, Freddy's back at it, but this time he's manipulating the dream world through an unborn kid in A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child from 1989 starring Lisa Wilcox (again) and Kelly Jo Minter

And finally, we get some backstory on Mr. Krueger as we find out he had a wife and kid, but could his kid be the one who finally puts an end to him? We find out in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare from 1991 starring Lisa Zane and Shon Greenblatt, with cameos from Johnny Depp, Roseanne & Tom Arnold and Alice Cooper.

All this plus spooky Halloween decorations, sad lunch lady stories, non-drunk Australians, the rebirth of 'pussy good', blu-rays, Nerd News, Kyle from Kentucky, Freddy memories and so much more!

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

JFD282: Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

Break out the pumpkin spice, candy corn, and horror movies taped off television - it's finally Schlocktober! In our first week in this month-long tribute to horror movies, we take a rain-soaked trip to Crystal Lake, "Forest Green", and some random halfway house for some reason. It's Friday the 13th week!

First up! Picking up the story of Tommy Jarvis a decade later (but somehow in the same time period as well), Friday the 13th: A New Beginning is best remembered as being most divergent from the series. Rather than take place at Crystal Lake, it takes place at a rural halfway house. And instead of Jason Voorhees being responsible for the killing, we have a new mystery man behind the mask. Do these changes breathe new life into the series, or is this a totally bogus entry into the series? You'll know soon.

Up next! Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives is generally credited with introducing the supernatural element to Jason's aura, and brings him back to the Crystal Lake setting. It's also got a paintball match in it, which makes this a favorite among residents of Arizona.

Finally! Telekinetic Lar Park "Superstar" Lincoln does battle with Kane Hodder's first rendition of Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood. Originally planned as a Freddy Krueger cross-over, this sequel from director John Carl Buechler was heavily cut by the MPAA to prevent an X rating.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Nerd News, DVDs, Strong Politics, Freddy Krueger chats, Green Inferno chats, Parker's well-reasoned defense of the Paranormal Activity movies, Intoxicated listener voicemails, Quentin Tarantino's Digital Outrage, AGFA Getting into Something Weird, Nerd News & This Week's Home Video Picks, minimal skype noise(!), cats in the closet, absolute confidentiality, continued lack of overt police involvement, sneezes, belches, gleeks and a whole lot more!



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