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  • Kids Movies that Scared Us: Honey I Shrunk the Kids (1989) w/ Trace Thurman

    18 APR 2024 · Trace Thurman from the Horror Queers podcast and Bloody Disgusting joins Jeff to talk about the Disney classic Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.  Along the way they talk about latchkey kids, bad parents, the history of Disney Studio's in the late 1980's and how great the practical effects were. They discuss 'the' scene with the Ant and the Scorpion and ask what in the hell was a scorpion doing in a suburban back yard.  What a great conversation with a great guest.  Follow Trace on twitter Catch The Horror Queers Podcast anywhere you get your favorite pods. 
    1h 13m 37s
  • Dune (1984): It's failure and profound effect on David Lynch

    21 MAR 2024 · David Lynch's Dune from 1984 is a massive failure on both a commercial and artistic scale. It was too weird to be a blockbuster and too blockbuster to be a weirdo independent film.  Dune's lasting legacy, however, is it spurred David Lynch on to go make the movies he was always meant to make. Gritty, weird neo-noir films starring Kyle MacLaughlin. How in failing on such a large scale led to maybe his best movie ... Blue Velvet. Enjoy the show! 
    36m 13s
  • Lucio Fulci's Zombie (1979): The Dawn of the Dead 'sequel' and the Italian knockoff era

    29 FEB 2024 · In 1979 Dario Argento's cut of George Romero's Dawn of the Dead was a huge hit in Italy. To capitalize, Italian producers were looking to make a quick sequel. In comes Lucio Fulci and the most surreal, over the top, grotesque zombie movie of its era was born. We also talk about the "Italian ripoff cinema" era and how gloriously bad it was. From the Bronx Warriors to The Last Shark. Italian cinema at its most absurd. Enjoy the show!
    32m 22s
  • The Visitor (1979): Star Wars and the Omen starring John Huston

    15 FEB 2024 · In 1979 Greek Egyptian Oviido Assinitis gave us the craziest Italian movie of the 1970's, The Visitor. A combination of Star Wars, The Omen and Italian Giallo woven into a batsh*t crazy tapestry. It features some of the greats of old Hollywood in John Huston, Shelley Winters, Glenn Ford, Mel Ferer and even director Sam Peckinhpah. That doesn't make the movie any less crazy. In the latest GenX Show Jeff talks about this undescribably film and why it is worth you watching. Enjoy the show!
    31m 38s
  • How record company price gouging in the late 90's killed the Compact Disk

    24 JAN 2024 · On the latest GenX Show, Jeff talks about the history of recorded music and how record company greed in the late 1990's caused their own demise. How a cheap to make CD became so overpriced a revolt was bound to happen. Enjoy the show!
    34m 8s
  • U2 at The Sphere review and analysis of where U2 is at in the modern age

    4 JAN 2024 · Magnus and Pat recently made a trip to Las Vegas to see the band U2 at the brand new Las Vegas Sphere. On the latest GenX Show the fellas review their experience, talk about the technicalities about being in the Sphere and U2's performance. Does the band miss Larry Mullen Jr? Is the band re-invigorated and what does that mean for the future of our favorite band. Hope you enjoy the show!
    1h 54s
  • Netflix and the vanishing of the B movie experience

    30 DEC 2023 · Netflix has been an issue in Hollywood. On the latest GenX Show Jeff talks about the history of B Movies, their evolution, and how Netflix (specifically) has hollowed out the 'bread and butter' B movies that sustained Hollywood. It's not that people don't go to movie theaters anymore (which is sorta true) it's that what's available on streaming is either big budget extravaganzas or utter crap C movies. Like the analytics boom in the NBA hollowed out the mid-range, the advent of analytic driven streaming has hollowed out the middle in Hollyood. The great B movie decline. Hope you enjoy the show and Happy New Year!
    33m 45s
  • The Legacy and influence of Silent Hill (1999)

    19 DEC 2023 · A little, underpublicized game game out in 1999 that changed the way we viewed horror gaming. On the latest GenX Show, Jeff talks about Silent Hill ... the little game that could, that it's parent company couldn't care less about, changed our perceptipon of what makes something scary and laid the groundwork for future horror games. Enjoy the show!
    35m 47s
  • The Early 1990's: The worst era for horror movies (1989-95)

    30 NOV 2023 · On the latest GenX Show Jeff talks about the worst era for horror movies, the early 1990's. How a collision of several circumstances from the prevalence of AIDS in the public consciousness to the rise of the Erotic Thriller combined to dampen the both the public's appetite for Horror and depress the quality of what was coming out at the time. However there were exceptions and, as Jeff points out, those exceptions pointed the way toward the revival that happened in the late 1990's. Enjoy the show!
    34m 23s
  • 40th Anniversary of Christine (1983): Coming of age and our obsession with cars

    22 NOV 2023 · "You shitters wouldn't understand!" 40 years ago, in 1983, Stephen King's novel Christine was released (April) a mere seven months later (November) John Carpenter's version of that movie was released in theaters. On the latest GenX Show, Jeff and Magnus discuss both the book and movie, the 'coked out King" era, Carpenter's terrible 1982 and how both the book and movie are the same and completely different. Hope you enjoy the show!
    53m 27s

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