Episode 101: Richard Mogg – Analog Nightmares

If you were a horror geek like we were in the late 80’s and early 90’s, chances are you discovered the glory of shot-on-video in your search for the latest, greatest scare flick. Something that your group of friends would rent on a Friday night and marvel at the low-budget shenanigans within. Movies that even you might be able to make in your own backyard.

That’s why we’ve brought on filmmaker/writer Richard Mogg to talk all about his just released book, Analog Nightmares: The Shot on Video Films of 1982-1995, which covers over two-hundred(!) films as well as containing interviews with such SOV luminaries as Tim Ritter (Truth or Dare), Donald Farmer (Cannibal Hookers) and Ron Bonk (She Kills).

Tune in for a lively discussion about the SOV era filled with stories and laughs as we also each pick 5 (or, in Chris’ case, 4) films we think you should check out.

Analog Nightmares can be found at https://www.facebook.com/sovhorror/

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Episode 100: Top Ten All-Time (For Now)

It’s time to celebrate! Four years ago when we started this podcast, we had absolutely no clue what we were doing (DON’T listen to episode one) and were doing it to get on the ‘bandwagon’ as it were. Now it’s 100 episodes later and we’re still here, still talking way too much and too long about movies, and we’re still friends.

We’ve delivered the goods with this 4+ hour show where we get the opportunity to talk about our favourite podcasting moments as well as deciding to have a little bit of fun and let you all know both of our all-time top ten films. The (For Now) being because some of these might not stay on our lists forever – but chances are most of them will. If you’ve listened to the show some may be blatantly obvious. However, maybe there will be some surprises also.

As usual we start by talking about what we’ve been watching including a brand new HALLOWEEN movie in 2018, Josh breaking the shrink wrap on a bunch of his Arrow and Scream Factory purchases, a ragtag group of baseball kids, a curse laden rant about a film starring the 80’s “Brat Pack” and much more!

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Episode 99: Movies in Movies

With all the talk of things being “meta” and breaking the fourth wall we decided to look at movies that contain, well, movies. We’ve compiled a list of films that involve actual filmmaking: a film-within-a-film as it were. With so much to chose from we mention some of the titles worth seeking out and it includes some Kevin Smith, Steve Buscemi and our man Burt. We also go on A LOT of tangents involving soap operas and bad Seinfeld impressions – don’t say we didn’t warn you!

As usual we start by talking about what we’ve been watching including a duo of disaster films, Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy, JJL proving yet again she’s ‘never bad’, one of Chris’ ultimate favourite 90’s comedies, a depressing VHS adventure, and so much more!

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Episode 98: It’s A Disaster!

There’s nothing we like here at GBW than a nice disaster. And because of this, we’ve decided to list five of our favourite “disaster” movies. We’re talking ensemble casts thrown into life threatening situations usually because of some form of tragedy – or, if you’re Chris, you’ve decided to broaden the definition of just what a disaster movie is while Josh looks on incredulously.

As usual we start by talking about what we’ve been watching including The Predator, a Warriors/Mad Max inspired film starring Kate Bosworth, a duo of slasher films that just didn’t do it for us, Richard Hatch busting some skulls 1989 style, and so much more!

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Episode 97: Vinegar Syndrome

In a physical media world where boutique labels and collectors are becoming more and more prevalent we’re willing to bet there’s none quite as eccentric as Vinegar Syndrome.

For the past five years, they’ve delivered cult, exploitation, blaxploitation, horror, XXX, and many more obscure, and just plain bizarre, films that we never imagined would arrive on DVD and in HD on Blu-ray. From an underrated slasher like Slaughterhouse, to the high class XXX of Blue Ice, Rudy Ray Moore films galore and even Clint Howard as a psychotic Ice Cream Man; Vinegar Syndrome titles always guarantee something different.

Besides, how could we not love a company willing to release one of our all time favourite cult films, Raw Force, on Blu-ray?

First up, we talk all about what we’ve been watching and including the recent theatrical release Searching, a duo of IFC Midnight releases, a little bit of Revenge, Christian Slater shredding it on a skateboard, Chris discovers two movies from 2017 he did not like at all, Josh gushes over The Theta Girl, and much more!

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Episode 96: TV Party

Growing up through the 70’s and 80’s was a glorious time. We know they currently are proclaiming the Netflix era as “the golden age of TV” but we really beg to differ as, when we were kids, every single week on all three of the big networks we were able to tune in and see a brand new movie starring some of the most recognizable faces in pop culture.

For this episode we’ve both picked five TV movies that we think you should definitely try to track down. We’ve got teenage hitchhikers, nuclear annihilation, high drama, killer bees, a reanimated scarecrow and so much more! Plus we may have ended up going on a few rants here and there.

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Episode 93: Tough Guys

Where have all the macho dudes gone? There was a time in film when the toughest of the tough could walk onto the screen, ooze cool, and take control of a room. Effortless. Cool. Bad ass. For this episode we’ve decided to talk all about our favourite tough guys. Actors who just ooze testosterone and make all other guys look like little girls.

As usual we start with what we’ve been watching and have a quite in-depth discussion about waterbeds, talk about the latest dinosaur rampage hitting theatres, a 70’s trip into Satanism, and a whole heck of a lot more!

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Episode 90: Fad Movies!

Ready to pop ‘n’ lock? Want to yell 10-4 into the mic? Love some disco? Then you’re going to dig this! For the latest GBW we’ve decided to each list five our of favourite fad movies. Films that cashed in on pop culture’s whims before they completely lost interest in the topic.

We start off by talking about what we’ve been watching including a regional horror film we both (mostly) enjoyed, a horrible film based on a DC comics character, some shirtless swim team dudes and leeches, a documentary about producer Allan Carr, and so much more!

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Episode 89: Jennifer Jason Leigh (Never Bad)

After proclaiming Jennifer Jason Leigh as being “NEVER BAD” on our underrated 90’s episode, we’ve now decided to dedicate an entire episode to one of our generation’s finest, and somewhat underrated, actors. From her start in a slasher movie, the iconic role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and her stealing the show in The Hateful Eight; JJL always delivers the goods!

As always we start by talking about what we’ve been watching including a pair of documentaries, some Billy Zane goodness, an obscure 80’s sex comedy, a “new beginning” for Jason Vorhees, and so much more!

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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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