46: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, Wes Craven)

October 31st, 2019

For our Halloween episode this year, we're looking back at a classic 1980's horror movie, featuring one of the iconic modern movie monsters: the cheery, Christmas-colored Fred Krueger. Yes, it's Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street.

We begin with a quick, glowing, non-spoiler review of Bong Joon Ho's Parasite from Cesar, while C.J. talks a bit about Lethal Weapon.

During the show, we mention our friend and former guest, Jason Swoboda, who has started his own podcast called Heroic Nonsense. Give it a listen.

Real-time fact checking isn't our strongest suit, so here are a few notes related to our discussion:
(1) The Thomas Jane Netflix movie based on a story by Stephen King is 1922.

(2) New Line Cinema was actually founded in 1967. The studio was in the midst of a "devastating financial slump" (from Wikipedia) when A Nightmare on Elm Street was released. The resulting success from Craven's film and its sequels earned New Line the nickname "the house that Freddy built."

(3) Yes, it was Patricia Arquette who co-starred in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.

(4) While incredibly successful for New Line, the film was number 40 at the box office in 1984, bringing in a domestic gross of $25.5 million. In comparison, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter made $32.9 million the same year.

Thank you for listening, and have a happy and safe Halloween!!!

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38: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984, W.D. Richter)

October 29th, 2018

Sticking in the eighties after our last episode, this week's movie is the 1984 cult classic, THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION.

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37: Predator (1987, John McTiernan)

October 17th, 2018

We're looking forward to Shane Black's THE PREDATOR, so we decided to go back to the 1987 original for Episode 37. Our love of this film shines through with every minute of discussion, including a few terrible Schwarzenegger impressions.

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36: The Burbs (1989, Joe Dante)

October 10th, 2018

For Episode 36, we're revisiting Joe Dante's THE BURBS.

Also covered in our warm-up are NOTHING TO DECLARE, OUTLAND, and a couple of full-spoiler minutes on CAPRICORN ONE. (Skip to the 17-minute mark to avoid that.)

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33: Ghostbusters (1984, Ivan Reitman)

August 6th, 2018

After a 30-day haitus for summer vacation, we're back to prove that we ain't afraid of no ghosts! This week, Cesar and C.J. are joined by Chelsea Dove and the biggest GHOSTBUSTERS fan we know, friend and former video store co-worker Jordan Smith.

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16: The Thing (1982, John Carpenter)

November 20th, 2017

For this episode, we created a Facebook poll for our fans to decide what horror movie we would tackle next. The results were close, with THE THING edging out films like POLTERGEIST and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. We'd like to thank everyone who voted, and we hope you enjoy the discussion.