There’s not too many people you can point at and say they are not only a legend but also a maverick, a shrewd businessman, a mentor, and a harvester of talent but all these things (and more) can be said about legendary filmmaker/producer Roger Corman.
For this episode of GBW we talk about one of the guys, if not THE guy, who got us into b-movies – and movies in general – with his mix of exploitation that included much comedy, a whole lot of over-the-top violence, and the much welcomed occasional nudity. And he did it all with a smile.
But first we’ll catch you up to speed on what we’ve been watching including another excursion into Japanese crime cinema of the 60’s, Arrow Video delivering a much sought after 80’s slasher, more crocodile chomping humans madness, and an early look at The Witch.
In the 80’s John Cusack starred in many beloved flicks such as Better Off Dead and Say Anything… but we’re willing to be you probably haven’t heard of the subject of this episode: 1988’s Tapeheads.
Starring Cusack and Tim Robbins, this off-beat comedy has our two pals trying to break into the music video business and there’s a whole lot of cameo appearances, musical numbers, and wacky humour along the way! Plus it’s produced by Michael Nesmith from the Monkees!
Tune in to listen to us talk about this lesser known 80’s comedy and also for us to catch you up to speed on what we’ve been watching including some a killer grizzly, hungry from human flesh crocodile, and a surprising verdict on Deathgasm.