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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Episode 75: Music Concerts & Curios

It’s been said that music is the Devil’s tool. For the latest episode of GBW we’ve decided to each pick our top six favourite concert films as well as six music curios – for a total of 666 (insert Devil horns here). It’s a mixture of new wave, hippie culture, Americana, and even some dudes in funky costumes. So tune in and hear what our favourite filmed musical moments are.

First up, we talk about what we’ve been watching including Josh giving a second opinion on It, Baby Driver, and The Big Sick while Chris checked out mother! There’s also some Eddie Murphy, Tom Cruise and his most asshole-ish, and some mercenaries who get up to all sorts of mischief. Plus much more!

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Episode 74: Bond 1962-1971

Bond, James Bond. If that’s not one of the more famous film lines in history, we don’t know what is.

Welcome to the first of four episodes where we dive headfirst into the long-running and much loved James Bond series. Based on Ian Fleming’s novels, this series brought the world a macho, suave British spy who, when not busy bedding various females, is stopping the baddies from enacting their various (ridiculous) nefarious plots.

This first episode covers the years 1962-1971 where Sean Connery ruled the roost – apart from George Lazenby’s solo appearance in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. We even decided to talk about 1983’s Never Say Never Again – just because.

Tune in as Josh relives some childhood memories, and finds them lacking at times, and Chris sees the series for the very first time!

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Episode 73: The Lazy Days of Summer

Summer makes us lazy here at GBW. Plus, our planned episode just didn’t pan out. So, for this episode there is no topic and we’re talking about the abundant films we watched since last time.

We start off talking about attending Vancouver’s Cinemafantasique 3 Film Festival where we had a blast with Pool Party Massacre, checked out the latest Nuke ‘Em High film, met a psychotic Oliver, and enjoyed multiple short films.

From there it’s a smorgasbord of Kong, a Gun Woman, some amazons, some gladiators, a Blackcoat’s Daughter, some Fast Times, and much more!

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Episode 72: Synapse Films

We here at GBW are avid movie collectors and this is one of the greatest times to be one as there are many labels out there delivering the goods. That’s why we decided to take a suggestion from a listener and start shining the spotlight on the companies we love.

Our first subject, the quality control obsessed Synapse Films. Formed in 1997, Synapse have delivered so many great titles in their twenty years of existence and don’t look to be slowing down one bit. If you need your fix of Italian horror, outrageous Asian horror, and low-budget horror you might not be aware of; Synapse will deliver.

As always we first talk about what we’ve been watching as Chris finally finishes the Police Academy series, Josh re-watches one of the greatest sex comedies of all-time, there’s more stoner comedy on tap, and much more!

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