Episode 85: The Ninja Trilogy

It’s time to return to franchise territory as we’re heading back to the early 1980’s and a (not really) trilogy courtesy of one of our favourite 1980’s companies Cannon Films. This time out we’re looking at Enter the NinjaRevenge of the Ninja and Ninja III: The Domination which are the main films responsible for bringing the Japanese art of Ninjutsu to the North American masses. It was also our first exposure to the ultra cool Sho Kosugi. These are three films that helped shape our love of those black clad, gadget wielding silent killers and all of the low brow action flicks from the duo of Golan-Globus.

As usual, we start with what we’ve been watching including a handful of low-budget horror with varying results, a comedy that had Chris questioning just what the Hell was going on in 1987, some homosexual bees(?), and much more!

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Episode 84: The Hooper

We’ve gone overboard on this episode of GBW! Before we hit our topic we talk about 17 (17!!) different films including a movie that will make you yell “SHAKMA!”, some superhero action, a Satanic babysitter, Casper Van Dien getting macho, an Oscar nominee, and much more!

After that we found it appropriate to shine the light on director Tobe Hooper. Recently taken away from genre fans, Tobe will never be forgotten thanks to making such classics as The Texas Chain Saw MassacrePoltergeist, and (yes, we’re calling it a classic – in a wtf way) Lifeforce. We talk about our favourites of his filmography and why we think he deserves the title as one of the “Masters of Horror”.

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Episode 83: Best Buddies

They may not get along at first but eventually these silver screen duos learn to work together and, in some cases, even become the best of pals.

For this episode of GBW we’ve taken inspiration from such “buddy” films as Walter Hill’s 48 Hrs. to compile lists of our favourites within the sub-genre. Will Riggs and Murtagh make the list? Just how many times can Chris bring up a certain movie (you’ll see)? Will there be any curveball choices? How often will Shane Black’s name come up?

Tune in to find out but first, as always, we’re talking about what we’ve been watching and it’s a mixture of a certain crappy delayed horror sequel, superheroes, Indiana Jones cribbing adventure, cross dressing, and much more!

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Episode 82: 2017 Recap

For our first episode of 2018, GBW has decided to do our annual recap episode where we’ve picked our five favourite films of 2017, list the ones that didn’t quite make the cut, and all talk about the films we’re looking forward to this year.

Did Josh manage to make five picks despite thinking 2017 was a horrible year for film and how did Chris cut down his large list of contenders? Will there be arguments? Will your favourite make the cut? And will they both have the same top pick like 2016? You’ll have to listen to find out.

As usual we kick-off by first talking about what we’ve been watching. This includes some horror, action, some mannequin sex, and a whole lot more!

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Episode 81: Underrated 90’s

Time again for us to welcome back past guest Vince D’Amato for some “UNDERRATED” goodness! And what a marathon it turns out to be this time!

We all agreed that the 70’s and 80’s seemed to be the best decades for films but all three of us were quite surprised at just how many movies made their way onto our lists when diving into the 90’s. And what a selection it turns out to be this time with an abundant number of Canadian films, some twisted horror, a zombie comedy, a selection that caused quite a bit of argument, and the declaration that Jennifer Jason Leigh is never bad.

Tune in and hear what ten movies each of us think you should go back and check out as we found them to be truly underrated.

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Episode 80: We Watched Stuff Redux

It’s been a little while since we’ve discussed all the movies we’re constantly watching so, for this episode in between guests, we decided just to talk all about the films that made their way onto our television screens.

There’s some 80’s wrestling action, Josh gets heavily into films that feature both cops AND hookers, some menacing sharks, crazy cult leaders, the expected ‘VHS Adventure’ and a whole lot more!

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Episode 79: Bad Cookie vs. Body Horror

For this episode we welcome the team behind Vancouver based Bad Cookie Pictures, Ariel Hansen and Topher Graham, to talk all about their short films “Ready to Burst”, “Paint the Town Red”, and “The Man in the Rabbit Mask” as well as all their upcoming projects and how they ended up in the horror game in the first place.

Then we invited them to join us in naming our favourite body horror films. The only guideline was: there wasn’t any! Meaning we all had very diverse lists that included some films you might have expected, some surprises, and even a little bit of the old A2M. WARNING: things might get a bit raunchy at times!

For more on Bad Cookie go to: https://www.facebook.com/BadCookiePictures/

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Episode 78: Scream Factory

Being big collectors and supporters of physical media, we here are GBW have decided to discuss another distributor of all sorts of genre gems on Blu-ray and DVD. This time out, it’s the much loved Scream Factory who have, over the last five years, delivered all sorts of horror goodness to our door from elaborate collector’s editions, to bizarre double features, and some obscure gems that have never been released on anything but VHS. We’ve chosen our top five favourite releases and will tell you all about them.

But first, we’re talking about what we’ve watched including a cute alien visiting earth, a hockey masked killer (in 3D!), one of the finest crime films of the 1990’s, Madonna’s most popular movie, and lots more!

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Episode 77: Jaws Franchise

Dunnn-nunnnn-dunnnn-nunnn. Welcome to episode 77 of GBW and this time it might not be safe to go into the water.

It’s time for another franchise episode as we tackle the four Jaws films. Starting in 1975 with Steven Spielberg’s classic, Bruce (the shark) and the folks of Amity have had a long relationship that ran for four films – each just a little bit worse than that before it. Tune in an hear how we rank the series, our favourite (and least favourite) moments, and a whole lot of shark talk.

First off we talk about what we’ve been watching including a visit to the universe of Ash Williams, a few poor horror films, Josh’s continuing VHS adventures, and much more!

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Episode 76: Space Invaders

Do aliens exist? Do they come in peace? This is a question movies have asked for decades.

It being the Halloween season, we’ve decided that if aliens are out there, they most definitely WON’T be coming in peace. Therefore we’ve chosen our top five favourite “Space Invaders” films and they range from horror, to comedy, to action, and all sorts of things in-between.

First off we talk about what we’ve been watching including a return visit to Elm Street, some of The Devil’s Candy, a handful of disco, a John Waters musical, and much more!

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