2014
02.06

EP105: Tales from the Crypt (1972)

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Hello, kiddies! Tune in for a terror-ific turn of deceit, revenge and murder as your handsome hosts bring you some creep-tastic commentary on 1972′s Tales from the Crypt. Get ready for five foul fables in the form of movie background, media censorship, the bouncy and bitchy beauty of Joan Collins, haunting car crashes, seduction through grief, our culture’s fear of child/adult interaction, dark Canadian menace, hookers for the handicapped, how Fred ruined the ascot, whether blindness is funny, and other moldy mentions for you boils and ghouls. Death is coming. But who’s next? Perhaps… you?

Amicus Productions | EC Comics | Werther’s Creepy Candy | Message From Our Sponsors – Jello Biafra with Keith LeBlanc | Oh, Wicked Wanda! | Horror Hotel – Misfits | Freddy Fender: NOT Freddie Francis | Trouble: 40-Pound Variety | Come… to the Asylum | Playboy – December 1983: Joan Collins | Freddy Francis: IS Freddie Francis | Roy Ashton | Automatic Writing | MAD Magazine | Father’s Day Cake | The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs | Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors | Try the WINE! | The EC Archives | Billy Dee for Colt 45

2014
01.01

EP104: Nosferatu (1922)

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You cannot escape destiny by running away. It lies in the shadows, pale and ravenous, beckoning you to darkly embrace this commentary on 1922′s Nosferatu. Stretch out your neck and anticipate the bite of film facts, the Land of Pens, the implications of “Schatten”, those pesky Allied Forces, Jason’s dog tracking adventure, gay Hollywood, the shock of prohibition, Jurgen the computer hoarder, landlubbers and, let us not forget, the SHEKEL MESSIAH! So, feel free to listen in. But, it will cost you sweat and tears, and perhaps… a little blood.

Dracula by Bram Stoker | Drakula halála | Nosferatu and the Occult(ists) | Albin Grau | Biedermeier, Biedermeier, Biedermeier… | Wismar: A Pictorial | Luebeck | Aardvark vs. Anteater | Hans Erdmann | Max Schreck | Shadow of the Vampire | TCM: F.W. Murnau | At Dawn They Sleep – Slayer | Satanas | Nosferatu The Vampyre | Yes, THAT Bettie Page Mug | Leper Messiah – Metallica | Nosferatu with Type O Negative | Starý hrad Castle

2013
12.01

EP103: Maniac (1980)

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There’s a psychopath roaming the streets of New York City. And no matter how fancy shmancy you think you are with your fancy dresses and lipstick, he’ll get you. Unless, of course, you find that poorly-lit alleyway where Matt and Jason will drive you crazy with their commentary on the 1980 release of Maniac. Strike a few sexy poses while your handsome hosts take you away with film background, red light districts, urban paranoia, the gritty ’70s NYC cinema, ironic hipster nonsense, hot modern mannequins, angry womyn, vintage porn critiques, horror survival tips, the Maniac remake and other means to possess you… forever.

Night Shift | Jack The Knife – The Electric Hellfire Club | FEARnet: William Lustig | Joe Spinell | Terror Transmission Interviews Caroline Munro | David “Son of Sam” Berkowitz | St. James Hotel | Spinell in Rocky | Terror Transmission Interviews Tom Savini | You’re Kinda Hot When You Don’t Move | Feminists Attack Maniac, Story At 11 | His Name Is Dead and He’s… Dead | Maniac Poster by Ken Taylor | Gacy’s Paintings | Google Search: Abigail Clayton | Jay Chattaway on iTunes | “They Live” Fight Scene | Maniac 2 Promo | The Last Horror Film

2013
11.01

EP102: Prom Night

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You can hear the sound of a van pulling up behind you. The assaultive scent of Naugahyde and Aqua Velva follows as the approaching disco beat arouses your senses. You can’t help yourself. You get into the vehicle as the driver pops in another 8-track tape; this time, commentary on 1980′s Prom Night. Two handsome hunks in the back are staring lewdly at you and drinking heavily as you hear the chatter of film facts, Canadian slasher movie history, smart people who agree with Jason and the stupid people who do not, cruel kids, Matt’s van-tasies, the Lou-nibrow, hot chicks in hot pants, disco vs. rock, the majesty of Slick, advice for teen virgins, why horny kids get killed and other things that are gonna get you. When you awake by the side of the road two hours later, just go home and never, ever tell anyone. No one but you will ever know. Maybe.

Jamie Lee Curtis | Langstaff Jail Farm | Paul Lynch | The Boogens | Sunglasses At Night – Corey Hart | Leslie Nielsen | Disco (Album) Inferno | Dance Fever | You Keep Me Hangin’ On – The Supremes | No, Not THAT Jerry Butler | Prom Night: The Single | Paul Zaza | Don Mills Collegiate Institute: Where Dreams of Death Are Made | Chevy Van – Sammy Johns | That’s The Way (I Like It) – K.C. and the Sunshine Band | Prom Night: The Remake

There’s still time to visit the Graveyard Girls website and pick up their 2014 calendar. But, you know, HURRY!

2013
10.01

EP101: Pumpkinhead

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Bolted doors and windows barred – Matt and Jason stand on guard – another episode not to dread – yes, of course, it’s Pumpkinhead! And with that terrible rhyme comes their commentary on this 1988 creature feature. So, just in case God doesn’t show (and he won’t), enter the witch’s lair and sit a spell while your handsome hosts dig up their deepest thoughts on film background, a salute to our Italian-American friends, douchebags with headbands, city kids invading the rural areas, the ubiquity of denim in ’80s cinema, the gaping terror of Bundt cakes, gender ambiguity in monsters, names you can’t take seriously, Pumpkinhead’s black metal makeover, the evolution of music subculture chicks, and other things that’ll scare the piss out of you. For each of man’s evils, a special demon exists. And this one stinks of booze and off-color jokes.

Neon Maniacs | Stan Winston | Dino De Laurentiis | Lance Henriksen | Matthew Hurley – NOT Messy Marvin | Matt’s 2008 Blog Review Of This Movie | Jeff “Not Quite Superman” East | Does The House Look Familiar? | Bundt Cake | Don’t Eat The Haggis! | Shane Mahan | Denim and Leather – Saxon | You Want THIS Version of the Movie on DVD | Arseface and Judas Priest

Matt and Jason, as guests of the Graveyard Girls, will be attending Rock and Shock 2013 in Worcester MA from 18-20 October. You have been warned.

2013
09.15

EP100: Galaxy of Terror

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In honor of our 100th episode, it has been decided that the malignant influence of the show should now extend far beyond our earthly bounds. So, your handsome hosts have rocketed into the deepest reaches of space to spread their vile commentary on 1981′s Galaxy of Terror. The Master has spoken! So enter the wet black hole and receive movie background, Eddie Albert Junior hatred, old man moments, fictional planets for carnal misconduct, picking on sacred cows, Jason’s love of Red Shoe Diaries, magic psychedelic beer, sexual assault in movies, film opinions changing over time, and other celestial silliness. Your countdown to Hell is about to begin. So, start drinking now!

The Dumb Bar In Which We Came Up With This Movie | Polly Wants A New Home… NOW! | Battle Beyond The Stars | Battle of the Network Stars | Corman’s Got CRAZY Movie Posters | Barry Schrader | Laserblast | Fast Times… On TV? | Joanie. Chachi. They’re In Love | James Cameron | Sid Haig | Eddie Albert Jr. Was Totally On The Love Boat | Zalman King | Cars – Gary Numan | Freedom of Choice – Devo | Prophet 5 | Mary Lou Retton – Grab The GOLD! | Erin Moran… Not Doing So Well

2013
09.01

EP99: Gorgo

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Will listening to this podcast be enough to stop the huge beast? Will the miracle be granted? Or will it be yet another of man’s puny efforts to oppose this irresistible force of ancient nature? Probably that last one. But, don’t be sad. Down a few pints of lager and let Matt and Jason lead you to the circus’s most fearsome attraction: 1961′s Gorgo. Sure, we’ll probably have to answer for all of the urban devastation in our drunken path, but in the meanwhile, we can enjoy movie facts, Jason’s fear of patricide, the joys of gutter-stepping, Asian perversions, non-smoking co-hosts, the uselessness of guilt, dancing penises, the divisiveness of Gamera, vicariously living through destructive monsters, and other things that should not be. Overwhelmed? Exhausted? Helpless? Then we’ve done our job.

The King Brothers. They Made Movies | Newsies on Strike | (scene from) The Gangster | Eugène Lourié | Wake Up Dead – Megadeth | Blue Screens | Captain’s Hats | ’80s Movie Douchebags | Gene Simmons Boots Influenced By Gorgo? | Judge For Yourself! | Bathysphere | Suitmation | Everybody Cut Pubococcygeus-Loose! | Gorgo: The Comic Book | The Giant Behemoth | Blitzkrieg – Blitzkrieg | Dawn Patrol – Megadeth | Angelo Francesco Lavagnino | Video Nasties List

2013
08.15

EP98: The Beast With Five Fingers

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In a distant room, you can hear the haunting sounds of music. As you approach the source, you gasp in horror as you see the hand that plays the piano is completely dismembered. Now, this might seem shocking but you haven’t experienced anything until you’ve listened to Matt and Jason’s cacophonous commentary on 1946′s The Beast With Five Fingers. Now come the hallucinations as your handsome hosts soothe you with movie background, Matt’s tween superhero days, robot girlfriends, cunning stunts, Batman and Penguin’s hilarious sexual escapades, dictators and the women who don’t love them, “pianists”, Jason’s hatred for female hairstyles of the 1940s, the gayness of mustaches, and other nails hammered into your extremities. So, relax and let the music… slay!

Evil Hands | The Beast With Five Fingers: The Short Story | EP36: Mad Love | Peter Lorre | Max Steiner | Paul Kills His Playmate Girlfriend | Blackenstein | The Face Behind The Mask | Barbara Crampton Sex Robot | Third Floor – Death Angel | Robert Alda | Chaconne (Violin Partita – V) No. 2 in D minor – Bach / Brahms | Robert Florey | Punch Daggers / Push Knives | Balk | Ervin Nyiregyházi | Murder Someone to ’80s Music

2013
08.01

EP97: Alien

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You have received a transmission of unknown origin. The course of your journey has been interrupted for three hours in the darkness of space, in which no one can hear you scream. Your special order is to return with our commentary on 1979′s Alien. All other priorities are rescinded as your handsome hosts celebrate Terror Transmission’s 4th anniversary. You’ll also have plenty of time before the emergency destruct system reaches zero to enjoy film background, misunderstood genius, movie tech vs. modern-day tech, science fiction’s influence on actual tech, machine vs. man vs. monster, “face hugging”, Matt Meets The Plush Godzilla, token vs. token, dictator directors, comparison to Aliens and other primordial pustulence. This is Matt and Jason, signing off.

What We’re Drinking | Dan O’Bannon | To Tame A Land – Iron Maiden | Candiru | Crohn’s Disease | H.R. Giger | Frankenchrist | Dead Kennedys Trial | Listen to our episode on “It! The Terror From Beyond Space” | Occam’s Razor | Ridley Scott | Convoy! | Moebius | Apple’s “1984″ Macintosh commercial | Heavy Metal magazine | Giger’s Necronomicon | Shepperton Studio | Egyptian Theater: Hollywood | Nostromo by Joseph Conrad | Jerry Goldsmith | Giger Bars | Sigourney Weaver | Ablution | Children of the Sea – Black Sabbath | Mars, Bringer of War – Gustav Holst

2013
07.15

EP96: Humanoids from the Deep

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Sometimes, it really does take a mob of sexually assaultive sea monsters to bring a community together. And group action is what your handsome hosts are all about as they foster their own twisted brand of awareness for 1980′s Humanoids from the Deep. Listen as Matt and Jason build good social relations through film facts, fat kid ineptitude, the biblical justification for stoning babies, Terror Transmission’s booze cruise, Morrow’s wacky death, overinflated Indian names, gay code, plucky women and other ways to create deeper respect and mutual trust. There’s certainly nothing fish-y about that!

Roger Corman | James Horner | Luke’s Hair | Psalms 137:9 | Olympia: Don’t Drink It | Lantern Jaw | Playboy – July 1975 | Barbara Peeters | One Of The Greatest Films Ever Made | At The Earth’s Core | Bubblicious | Spina Bifida | Humanoids: The Remake | Humanoids: The Comic Book