Episode 121: Full Moon

Formed in 1988 from the ashes of Empire Pictures, Charles Band’s FULL MOON has been delivering all sorts of b-movie madness in their thirty-plus year existence. It’s a ride that includes killer puppets, demonic toys, freaks, shrunken heads, miniature humans and even evil bongs(?!).

We welcome back past guest, Vince D’Amato, to talk about what Full Moon means to us and have each chosen five of their releases that we think you should check out if you want to know just what a Full Moon experience truly is.

First, as usual, we kick it off talking about what we’ve been watching including a few Netflix originals, a Japanese zombie movie with a difference, rampaging animals galore, one of the most bizarre early 80’s big studio films ever, some time travelling murder, a four-boobed medieval stripper and so much more!

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Episode 120: Mill Creek Entertainment

If you’re looking to fatten up your physical media collection and/or are curious about the wild, wild world of cult and exploitation films, it’s easy to fall in love with Mill Creek Entertainment. When they’re not releasing multi-film sets or complete TV series, they are giving us blu-rays of various cult oddities.

This why we’ve decided to shine the light on this budget label with both of us each picking five of their releases we believe you should pick up to get an idea of just what Mill Creek is delivering to the movie obsessed masses.

First off, as usual, we’re talking about what films have crossed our eyeballs since last time including an obscure Raquel Welch western, an 80’s teen gang movie with a killer soundtrack and odd James Spader performance, another modern horror film Chris falls again on the “un-popular” side, Mr. T and a wacky group of cabbies and so much more!

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Episode 119: Wheneasyridermetwickermaninasatanicpanicatsleepawaycampwiththebadasses

We’re back from hiatus and do we have a batch of films for you!

In the month we’ve been off we’ve taken multiple trips to the theatre, watched some questionable entertainment and built up a lot of resentment towards Disney (warning: rant within).

We both doubled up on two bonafide classics about hitting the open road and pagan rituals, Chris lets you know if READY OR NOT is worth your time, Josh watches a western-lite with one of the best pairings in 70’s cinema, there’s a whole lot of mediocre horror going on, we RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP and so much more!

Tune in and spend an evening with us as we take you through our movie watching bad habits!

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Episode 118: Twenty Years Ago (1999)

In the first of what we’re planning to be an annual series, we’ve decided to look back at movies that have crossed over from the “teens” to adulthood by turning twenty years old this year.

First up is the last year of the 90’s. A year where Y2K freaked everyone out, Shakespeare in Love won Best Picture at the Oscars (and made us collectively groan) and many films helped kick off a new influx of copycats – here’s looking at you, The Blair Witch Project.

For this episode, we’ve both chosen five films from 1999 that we feel are worth seeking out and it contains many a black comedy, a couple of films by established directors that seem like odd choices and a decided influx of Kirsten Dunst movies.

However, as always, we first talk about what we’ve been watching including ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, Charles Bronson vs. a constantly naked killer, Karyn Kusama’s DESTROYER, a bizarro effort from the director of the Sleepaway Camp sequels, Umberto Lenzi’s ALMOST HUMAN and much, much more!

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Episode 117: Alligators, Hitchers, Pinhead, & Lifetime Movies

There ain’t no cure for the summertime blues… except movies.

We’ve watched a whole slew of films in the last few weeks and want to tell you all about them as we tackle 18 movies as Josh checked out Alexandre Aja’s CRAWL, a bear has a picnic with humans, a duo of slasher flicks of suspect quality, two vacations courtesy of National Lampoon, some Jess Franco nunspoloitation, an Albert Pyun action movie that looks like Die Hard but isn’t, and Chris insisting on watching not one but three Lifetime movies involving pregnancy, abuse and psychosis. Plus more!

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Episode 116: Horror Music Videos

For the last thirty-plus years, we’ve been witness to many inventive, creative and groundbreaking music videos but now we here at GBW have decided that there can also be a disturbing and/or horrific side to them. This is why we’ve each decided to pick our five favourite horror-related music videos. Covering various genres and with such things as murderous kids, doom-laden movie clips and dark industrial sounds these videos are ones we think do the genre proud.

However, you’re not going to find Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” on these lists because we both agree it’s the G.O.A.T. and it wouldn’t of been fair to all the other great videos out there.

But first we’re talking about what we’ve been watching and it includes a return to the black metal realm, some top-notch found footage, an inventive 80’s sci-fi flick, some more Jess Franco action, Lucio Fulci, and much more!

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Episode 115: Movie Are Our Drug

We’re addicts just looking for that next fix. We want it all the time. We’d do almost anything to have it. It’s a problem. We’re talking about movies.

For this episode of GBW, we’re talking 16 films of varying quality including art deco horror revenge by way of Vincent Price, a couple of made-for-TV movies from the 70’s that just don’t deliver, Chris continuing to search for a truly great 2019 horror film, Josh heading to prison for one of his favourite discoveries of the year and lots lots more!

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Episode 114: Arrow Video

Because “physical media is dead” (yeah, okay) we’ve decided to tackle another boutique label that’s been delivering the goods since 2009 in the U.K. before coming over to the North American shores in 2014.

If the movie is off-beat, cult, horror or something you won’t find outside of a Vinegar Syndrome release then chances are Arrow Video has put it out. From unleashing oodles of 80’s slashers on the unsuspecting public, giving older Italian and Japanese cinema the kind of respect it deserves and giving us gloriously colourful Mario Bava blu-rays – Arrow has it all!

Because of this, we’ve each chosen five titles we think are essential to pick-up from one of our favourite labels on the go today.

As usual, we kick things off with what we’ve been watching including Josh continuing his viewing of New York City set films to the tune of MIDNIGHT COWBOY, Chris gets pumped up about the most head shots he’s ever seen in a movie, there’s some disaster movie sequel goings-on, everyone loves John Candy, we get our GRUNT! THE WRESTLING MOVIE on, Chris finally thinks he’s at the end of his CHILDREN OF THE CORN run and more!

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Episode 113: WTF (Should We Call This Episode)

After a three week gap, your co-hosts Chris and Josh have returned with a plethora of films they’ve watched in the in-between time. In fact, we’ve got 19 movies to talk about to deliver you three hours of chat about action, horror and… syphilis?

In preparation for his upcoming New York trip Josh gives TAXI DRIVER a re-visit, we gave each other “homework” with two films involving bank robbers and prison, Chris gets even closer to his goal of never having to watch a CHILDREN OF THE CORN sequel ever again, JOHN WICK delivers the goods not once but twice, Chris gets all BOOKSMART, we both have our issues with THE RANGER, we form a punk band all because of disease spreading teenagers and so much more!

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Episode 112: Our Defining Years (1986)

As two guys who have loved movies for as long as we can remember, we recently decided to try and pinpoint the exact moment that films went from being just something you would watch on television or go see with friends on the weekend to an outright obsession. What year made the biggest impact on us and threw us over the edge and what movies were involved in fueling this lifelong love of all things cinema?

For part two of this short series, your co-host Chris takes a look at the year that defined him: 1986. From viewing way more horror movies than a kid should during free movie channel weekends, to getting his first VCR, to discovering the joy of Melanie Griffith; this was truly a year filled with great films, killer creatures and a really dark basement.

We start off, as always, by talking about what we’ve been watching as we finally finish our Cheech & Chong journey (for now), Josh watches a bigfoot documentary that isn’t, Chris has a “revelation”, our man Cirio H. Santiago makes a triumphant return to the podcast, there’s a kick-ass heist, and much more!

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