Somehow in 1979, Penthouse hooked up with some Italian filmmakers and “legit” actors like Malcolm McDowell and Helen Mirren to make a historical film about the life and insanity of Roman Emperor Caligula. Oh, and did I mention they also decided to insert a bunch of hardcore sex while they were at it?
It’s a movie that’s production history is so damn bizarre and fascinating that it’s easy to see why this has gone on to be such a cult movie. Why did this get made? What were they thinking? How many cock close-ups do we possibly needed?
We watched Caligula and talk all about it. But first we catch you up on what we’ve been watching including James Wan’s Conjuring 2, a trip back to found footage land, Josh ranting about one of the worst movie’s he’s (possibly) ever seen, and much more!
Yes, there was a time before the good ‘ole internet where we actually had to resort to books (not IMDB) to learn about movies. Where we built up of knowledge of all things filmmaker, horror, b-movie, and beyond. It was a glorious time to be a kid and thanks to the abundance of movie reference books out there you can recapture the thrill of flipping through pages of analysis and stills.
First off we’ll catch you up on the (lots) we’ve been watching in the three weeks between episodes including some Nice Guys, a couple of murderous doll movies, and an oddly large amount of found footage flicks.