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Episode 109: It Creeps and Leaps - The Blob (1958 & 1988)
BEWARE OF THE BLOB! We watched the original 1958 The Blob starring Steve McQueen and the special effects-laden 80s remake! Sources: The Blob (1958) "It Creeps and Leaps" by Kim Newman, Criterion "The Strange History of the Blob Movies" by Ryan Lambie, Den of Geek Director Commentary Producer Commentary
Episode 108: The World WAS Beautiful (with JXDill!) - The Omega Man & Soylent Green
JXDill (along with his sidekick, Charleton Heston) is the Ghost of Monster Kid Yet to Come as he shows us what the world could end up like in two excellent dystopian future films from the 70s - The Omega Man and Soylent Green! Sources: The Omega Man (1971) "The Omega Man" (1971) by Sean Axmaker, TCM "Introduction to the Omega Man", featurette "The Last Man Alive - The Omega Man", featurette JXDill also provided substantial research.   Soylent Green (1973) "Why Soylent Green is More Relevant Than Ever" by Jim Knipfel, Den of Geek JXDill also provided substantial research.  
Episode 107: Going Ape Vol 1. - Planet of the Apes (1968) & Beneath the Planet of the Apes
We're going ape with our new series! We're working our way through the Planet of the Apes franchise and starting with the first two films! Sources: Planet of the Apes (1968) and Beneath the Planet of the Apes Behind the Planet of the Apes documentary "Evolution of the Apes" featurette Planet of the Apes text commentary
Episode 106: The Man With No Name - The Road Warrior (Mad Max 2) & Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
We return to the dystopian near future to complete the story of Max Rockatansky with The Road Warrior and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome! Sources: The Road Warrior (1981) "18 Things You Never Knew About The Road Warrior" by Gary Susman, Moviefone.com "The Craziest Stories About The Making of Mad Max and The Road Warrior" by Abhimanyu Das, Gizmodo   Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985) "10 Things You May Not Know About the Mad Max Films" by Seb Patrick, BBC America
Episode 105: Here Come the Bronze - Mad Max (1979) & Mad Max: Fury Road
Join us as we journey to the Land Down Under for a dystopian look at a future where biker gangs rule and Doof Warriors ride.  We watched Max Max and Mad Max: Fury Road! Sources: Mad Max (1979) "60 Mad Facts About the Original Mad Max Films", Yahoo Entertainment The Madness of Max, behind-the-scenes documentary   Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "In Search of Our Better Selves: The Rebirth, Redemption, and Road Warriors of George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road" by Tim Pelan, Cinephilia & Beyond "George Miller Demanded That the Doof Warrior's Guitar Was Real", Fact Fiend "Maximum Fury: Filming Fury Road", featurette "Mad Max: Fury on Four Wheels", featurette "The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa", featurette "The Tools of the Wasteland", featurette "The Five Wives: So Shiny, So Chrome", featurette "Fury Road: Crash & Smash", featurette
Episode 104: Horror in the Virtual Realm - The Lawnmower Man and Brainscan (with Brandon!)
We're joined by Brandon from Varicon Video to talk about two much maligned virtual reality gems from the 90s - The Lawnmower Man and Brainscan! Sources: The Lawnmower Man (1992) "Inside the Forgotten Movie That Scientology, Stephen King, and Silicon Valley Made Possible" by Ian Failes, Thrillist "The Lawnmower Man at 25: The Groundbreaking VR Film" by Ian Failes, VFXV   Brainscan (1995) "John Flynn: Out for Action" by Harvey F. Chartrand, FOCO "Brainscan" by T. Ryder Smith, trydersmith.org          
Episode 103: Tales of Terror Vol. 4 - Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (with James!)
The thrilling conclusion to our latest Tales of Terror with James! We discuss Tales From the Darkside: The Movie! Sources: "Revisiting the film of Stephen King's Tales From the Darkside" by Rebecca Lea, Den of Geek "The Real Creepshow III: Tales From the Darkside: The Movie at 25" by Jacob Q. Knight, comingsoon.net  
Episode 102: Tales of Terror Vol. 3 - Twilight Zone: The Movie with James!
James returns for another installment of Tales of Horror! This time, we're talking about Twilight Zone: The Movie! Sources: "Twilight Zone: The Movie and the Disaster That Changed How Films Are Made" by Kayleigh Donaldson, syfy.com "A New Dimension of Filmmaking" by Robert Weintraub, Slate "A Look Back at Twilight Zone: The Movie, 35 Years Later" by Rob Kirchgassner, The Agony Booth
Episode 101: Remake Remix - The Ring (2002) & Evil Dead (2013) with Louis!
Louis joins us to talk about two very personal films, which both happen to be remakes! Sources The Ring (2002) "Remake Man" by Tad Friend, The New Yorker "The Ring Production Notes" cinema.com "The Ring Review" by Roger Ebert, rogerebert.com "Sadako's Secrets: Explaining Ringu at the Asian Art Museum" by Mark Frey, Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Evil Dead (2013) Director/Cast Commentary "Evil Dead the Reboot" featurette "Making Life Difficult" featurette "Directing the Dead" featurette  
Monster Kid Mailbag #18
In this edition of the Mailbag, we answer a couple of questions, tell you what we've been up to, and say a very happy birthday to Jacob! Monster Kid Projects Hamish's horror movie review blog For Dying Out Loud James D's (@jamesd7004) short film "The Monster" Pete's band The Smart Folk Andrew Tibbs - My Horror Anonymous Gamer's RWBY/Neon Genesis Evangelion crossover story Listen to @DJBadHombre spin metal on Thursdays at 6PM Eastern - The Stress Factor on 91.5 WUML
Episode 100: Ted Bundy
We examine the case of America's most notorious serial killer, Ted Bundy. Sources: The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History by Kevin M. Sullivan The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule "Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes" "20/20" Season 41 Episode 22: "Bundy"
Episode 99: Cult of Personality - The House of the Devil & Starry Eyes
Tab curates an episode that's all about sacrifice ... We watched The House of the Devil and Starry Eyes! Sources The House of the Devil (2009) "Ti West, The House of the Devil" by Nick Dawson, Filmmaker Magazine Starry Eyes (2014) "Catching Up With the Makers of Starry Eyes" by Evan Dickson, Bloody Disgusting
Monster Kid Mailbag #17
In this edition of the Mailbag, we answer a couple of questions, tell you what we've been up to, and talk about our favorite romantic films! Monster Kid Projects Hamish's horror movie review blog For Dying Out Loud James D's (@jamesd7004) short film "The Monster" Pete's band The Smart Folk Andrew Tibbs - My Horror Anonymous Gamer's RWBY/Neon Genesis Evangelion crossover story Listen to @DJBadHombre spin metal on Thursdays at 6PM Eastern - The Stress Factor on 91.5 WUML  
Episode 98: Wear Protection - Shivers & It Follows
We’re sending you a Test Pattern valentine by way of a warning - Be sure to wear protection.  We watched David Cronenberg’s Shivers and It Follows! Sources Shivers (1975) "Looking Back at David Cronenberg's Shivers" by Ryan Lambie, Den of Geek "Shivers" by Patrick Lowe, Canuxploitation! Faculty of Horror - Episode 32 I Want Your Sex: David Cronenberg's Shivers (1975)   It Follows (2014) "Here's Why You Missed the Scariest Part of It Follows" by M.J. Pack, Thought Catalog "Exploring the horror of It Follows: David Robert Mitchell interview" by Ben Rawson-Jones, Digital Spy "References in It Follows Set the Tone" by Andy Hoglund, The Huffington Post   Dag Sodholdt's It Follows analysis series for Montages “It Follows Part 1: Evil Threatens Suburbia “It Follows Part 2: Nightmare in Red“ "It Follows Part 3: The Aesthetics of Fright”
Episode 97: Return of Anime - Neon Genesis Evangelion 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone & Persona 3 No. 1 Spring of Birth
In an episode curated by Godzilla level patron Anonymous Gamer, we further explore the world of anime with Neon Genesis Evangelion 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone and Persona 3 No. 1 Spring of Birth!  
Monster Kid Mailbag #16
In this edition of the Mailbag, we answer a couple of questions, tell you what we've been up to, and talk about our favorite superheroes! Monster Kid Projects Hamish's horror movie review blog For Dying Out Loud James D's (@jamesd7004) short film "The Monster" Pete's band The Smart Folk Andrew Tibbs - My Horror Anonymous Gamer's RWBY/Neon Genesis Evangelion crossover story Listen to @DJBadHombre spin metal on Thursdays at 6PM Eastern - The Stress Factor on 91.5 WUML "Sex Robot Molested at Electronics Festival, Creators Say" by David Moye, The Huffington Post
Episode 96: Metamorphosis - The Human Centipede & Tusk
Jacob brings us an episode that explores metamorphosis at the hands of mad doctors with The Human Centipede and Kevin Smith's Tusk! Sources The Human Centipede (2009) "Human Centipede: Director and star of the year's most disgusting horror film spill their guts" by Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly "A Q&A with Tom Six About His Barf Bag Classic, The Human Centipede" by Steve Dollar, Paste   Tusk (2014) Director's commentary Smodcast Episode #259: The Walrus and the Carpenter "The SModcast Origin Story Behind Kevin Smith's Tusk" by Jason Steele, Interrobang "Kevin Smith says Tusk is the only movie he's ever made while stoned" by James Kim, The Frame Johnny Cash and Michael Parks - Oklahoma Hills
Monster Kid Mailbag #15
In this edition of the Mailbag, we answer a couple of questions, tell you what we've been up to, and talk about our favorite stuffed animals! Monster Kid Projects Hamish's horror movie review blog For Dying Out Loud James D's (@jamesd7004) short film "The Monster" Mia's (@superspecs) podcast We Know What You Did on Fear Street Pete's band The Smart Folk Andrew Tibbs - My Horror Anonymous Gamer's RWBY/Neon Genesis Evangelion crossover story Listen to @DJBadHombre spin metal on Thursdays at 6PM Eastern - The Stress Factor on 91.5 WUML "The Wars That Inspired Game of Thrones" - TED-Ed "Inside the Killer Whale Matriarchy" - TED-Ed "Why You Should Read Edgar Allan Poe" - TED-Ed
Episode 95: Psycho Killer Q'uest-ce Que C'est - The Silence of the Lambs & American Psycho
Shin Godzilla patron Jordan (@bundyisback) joins us to discuss two fantastic movies about serial killers - The Silence of the Lambs and American Psycho! Sources: Articles discussing the problematic nature of Buffalo Bill "My Auntie Buffalo Bill: The Unavoidable Transmisogyny of The Silence of the Lambs" by Jos Truitt, Feministing "The Not-So-Hidden Transphobia in Silence of the Lambs" by Savannah Staubs, The Sociological Cinema The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Commentary with Jonathan Demme, Jodie Foster, Ted Tally, and John Douglas  "Jodie Foster Appealing, but not Silence of the Lambs" by Gene Siskel, The Chicago Tribune "But Dino, I don't want to make a film about elephants ..." by Jill Bernstein, The Guardian "Dr. Lecter Will See You Now" by Rod Lurie, Empire "Derek Jacob, Daniel Day-Lewis Almost Played Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs" by Brent Lang, The Wrap "20 Facts About Silence of the Lambs That Might Make You Crave a Nice Chianti" by Cindy Davis, Pajiba "Ted Levine is Not a Bad Guy" by Patrick Z. McGavin, The Chicago Reader "Silence of the Lambs at 25: The Complete Buffalo Bill Story" by Kory Gow, Rolling Stone American Psycho (2001) "Bret Easton Ellis on American Psycho, Christian Bale, and His Problem with Women Directors", Movieline "'Edgy' Producer Chris Hanley knows how to work biz angles" by Steven Gaydos, Variety "American Psycho: The story behind the film" by Nisha Gopalan, The Guardian "An American Psycho Drama: Books: The flap surrounding Bret Easton Ellis' third novel flares again" by Elizabeth Venant, The Los Angles Times "Q&A with Actor Christian Bale" by Andrew Goldman, The Wall Street Journal "Who other than Tom Cruise has inspired Christian Bale?" by Stuart Heritage, The Guardian American Psycho Interview with Charlie Rose - Christian Bale, Bret Easton Ellis, and Mary Harron Part I Part II
Episode 94: State of the Podcast 2018
We review 2018 and say thank yous to patrons and listeners!
Monster Kid Mailbag #14
In this edition of the Mailbag, we answer a couple of questions, tell you what we've been up to, and talk about the toys we missed out on as kids! Monster Kid Projects Hamish's horror movie review blog For Dying Out Loud James D's (@jamesd7004) short film "The Monster" Mia's (@superspecs) podcast We Know What You Did on Fear Street Pete's band The Smart Folk Andrew Tibbs - My Horror Anonymous Gamer's RWBY/Neon Genesis Evangelion crossover story Listen to @DJBadHombre spin metal on Thursdays at 6PM Eastern - The Stress Factor on 91.5 WUML Brightburn Trailer Sonata in A major for Strings & Basso, Op 2, No 3 by Tomaso Albinoni
Test Pattern Christmas Special: More of Gravy Than of Grave - A Christmas Carol (1984), Scrooged, & A Muppet Christmas Carol
In this special episode, we’re being visited by all manner of ghosts.  We’re learning the true meaning of Christmas with Charles Dickens’ immortal story and three very different adaptations - A Christmas Carol starring George C. Scott, Scrooged, and A Muppet Christmas Carol. Sources: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens "Why Charles Dickens Wrote A Christmas Carol" by Kat Eschner, The Smithsonian Magazine "The Real Reason Charles Dickens Wrote A Christmas Carol" by John Brioch, Time "Charles Dickens was a Real Life Ghostbuster and a Member of the World's Oldest Paranormal Research Group" by Charlotte Ahlin, Bustle "Fathering Christmas: Charles Dickens and the (Re)Birth of Christmas" by Tom Pold, www.victorianweb.org "Literature - Charles Dickens" by The School of Life "Person of the Week: Dick Boyd" by Jim Doblin   Scrooged (1988) "Scrooged is Still the Perfect Christmas Movie 30 Years Later" by Rob Harvilla, The Ringer "22 Fun Facts about Scrooged" by Jennifer M. Wood, Mental Floss "Scrooged is the best A Christmas Carol, Period" by Hanna Flint, SyFy Wire   A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) Director Commentary "Steve Whitmire: Interview" by Muppet Central "14 Facts About A Muppet Christmas Carol" by Kristy Puchko, Mental Floss  
Episode 92: Your Number One Fan - Play Misty for Me & Misery
Godzilla level patron Ryan M. teaches us that hell hath no fury like a number one fan, with Play Misty for Me and Misery! Sources: Play Misty For Me (1971) "Play Misty For Me (1971)", TCM   Misery (1990) "Stephen King, The Art of Fiction No. 189" by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt and Nathaniel Rich, The Paris Review "Inside James Caan and Kathy Bates' Misery reunion for EW" by Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly Four Screenplays with Essays by William Goldman, pg. 387, 388, 390 "Rob Reiner Takes on Misery" by Patrick Goldstein, The Los Angeles Times "James Caan Enjoying His Misery" by Nikki Finke, The Los Angeles Times "Misery Loves Company! Kathy Bates, James Caan reunite to discuss 1990 film" by Chris Serico, Today "The Gruesome Inside Story of Misery's Terrifying Ankle-Bashing Scene" by Gwynne Watkins, Yahoo Entertainment "I Never Was an Ingenue" by David Sacks, The New York Times      
Monster Kid Mailbag #13
In this edition of the Mailbag, we answer a couple of questions, tell you what we've been up to, and hear about a sinister dream involving the Monster Kids! Monster Kid Projects Hamish's horror movie review blog For Dying Out Loud James D's (@jamesd7004) short film "The Monster" Brandon's (@TheBrandonHardy) podcast Varicon Video Pete's band The Smart Folk Andrew Tibbs - My Horror Anonymous Gamer's RWBY/Neon Genesis Evangelion crossover story Listen to @DJBadHombre spin metal on Thursdays at 6PM Eastern - The Stress Factor on 91.5 WUML Musical Pieces Mentioned Anonymous Gamer's Choices This is My Despair - Madoka Magica OST Crossing Those Hills - Final Fantasy IX Symposium Magarum - Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Home - Jeff Williams Anakin's Betrayal - John Williams Tab's Choices Jupiter - Gustav Holst, The Planets Suite (played by Maiko Hiraoka) Nocturne in B-Flat Minor, Opus 9 Number 1 by Chopin Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber (played by Leonard Bernstein) Divenire by Ludovico Einaudi Jacob's Choices Neptune the Mystic - Gustav Holst, The Planets Suite Mars the Bringer of War - Gustav Holst, The Planets Suite Nocturne in E-Flat Major - Opus 9 Number 2 by Chopin November - Max Richter "Castle Rock Ending Explained" by John Saavedra, Den of Geek
Episode 91: The Persistent Illusion - Annihilation & Upgrade
Godzilla level patron Michael has us questioning our reality with his Patreon picks - Annihilation and Upgrade! Sources: Annihilation (2018) "Alex Garland on Screenwriting" by Christopher McKittrick, creativescreenwriting.com   Upgrade (2018) "Upgrade Director Leigh Whannell talks Low-Budget World Building" by Anthony Ha, Tech Crunch 
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Jan 1st, 1980
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Aug 9th, 2019
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162
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About 2 hours
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