Episode 9: Rocky (1976)

Gali has tipped his hand and selected a personal favourite, the archetypal “inspirational sports movie” ROCKY. We follow low-ranking local Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa, a soft-centred brute who spends his days enforcing for a local loan shark (while ironically avoiding the use of violence). Lamenting his lack of initiative, confronted with the stagnation of his... Continue Reading →

Episode 8: The Monster Squad (1987)

Welcome to the show, BAND-AID BREATH. Patrick’s first ever podcast selection is the 1987 kids-versus-creatures adventure comedy The Monster Squad. When Dracula, The Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Mummy and The Creature from the Black Lagoon converge on a small town in search of a sacred amulet that controls the fate of the world, only a... Continue Reading →

Episode 7: Halloween III: Season of the Witch

BOO! It’s Devlin’s favourite time of year, and he’s selected the strange outlier of the Halloween franchise, 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch. A near-catatonic patient is brutally killed on Dr Dan Challis’ (Tom Atkins) shift, and the mysterious assailant sets himself ablaze. Desperate to make sense of this, Dan accompanies the murdered man’s... Continue Reading →

Episode 6: Boogie Nights (1997)

Gali has chosen to mark the passing of the peerless Burt Reynolds by revisiting the Paul Thomas Anderson porn industry epic Boogie Nights. 17 year old Eddie Adams has one special gift. And pornographic film auteur Jack Horner intends to share that gift, making Eddie the biggest star in the world (in all senses) as... Continue Reading →

Episode 5: Demons (1985)

As the dark nights draw in and autumn clamps its icy jaws around the last squirming remnants of summer, Devlin reminisces about his first brush with an actual horror movie: Lamberto Bava’s Italo-splatter mainstay Demons. A mysterious masked stranger invites a motley selection of viewers to a grand picturehouse for a free movie screening they’ll... Continue Reading →

Episode 3: Predator 2 (1990)

Devlin has reached way back in to his childhood to revisit Predator 2.In this sweat-soaked big city sequel to the Arnie classic, Danny Glover (?!) and his overmatched team of LA cops are faced with a familiar ugly motherfucker who has come to town to take on the city's local drug gangs, comprised entirely of... Continue Reading →

Episode 2: Scarface (1983)

This time out, Gali has picked Brian De Palma's classic 1983 gangster movie, SCARFACE. Al Pacino inhabits one of his most iconic roles as the ambitious Cuban immigrant Tony Montana. We follow as he scales the drug trade in Miami, from lowly enforcer to gilded kingpin. Put on your dancing shoes, turn up the neon,... Continue Reading →

Episode 1: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994)

With the first pick, Devlin chooses Kenneth Branagh’s Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Hot on the heels of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, we examine this ostensibly faithful adaptation (hence the authorial namecheck!) in the mini 1990s Universal Monster revival.Genius young physician-in-training Victor Frankenstein (Branagh himself) uses a personal tragedy as the catalyst for his quest to defy death... Continue Reading →

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