You commanded and we obeyed! All month is Video Nasty November, you degenerates!
Also discussed: When Evil Lurks, The Wax Mask, Deliver Us From Evil.
Oh, I'm sorry, did I break your concentration somewhere between science and superstition such sights to show you strange aeons. Welcome to strange aeons radio. That's Eric over there. Hello. Whoo. That is Vanessa over there. Hello with a smokin hot hair cut. Oh, you finally I found somebody who could cut my hair and didn't do a terrible job. That's very fun to find. Oh, yes, yes. Thank you so much. You know, I love when we hit freezing temperatures and I just cut off all my hair. Perfect timing smart. Yes. You guys, last episode, I mentioned that I was going to start selling a serialized novel. And everybody thank you so much the listeners everybody who bought a copy. You guys bought a coffee? Thank you so much. Sold out in you know, just over 24 hours. Yeah, that was that was really, really cool. And I think you all from the bottom of my heart. Now I'm taking all that money and I'm going to strip joint all that money. I'm gonna buy myself a candy bar. Okay, yeah. For what's counting the printing costs and the mailing costs and paying for the artist and all of that stuff. There's not a lot of money left. But that's not the point of this. Exactly. I really hope as people start getting their books, we start hearing as long as they're positive about it. I guess I guess you can take feedback into account. You're gonna find these all together. Next Next year, the novel comes out with already a few little changes that I've not, not story changes or anything but things that I realized I should have probably tightened up or mentioned and stuff like that. So those are things that people say, you know, if you just added this one line in this movie, you could have taken care of that. Right. So sure. There we go. Taking care. Well, I know a lot more about spiders than I ever did. And a little more about the ongoings of a small town church, but I probably should have known a lot more about that before I decided to base my spider story in a church. You still asked me so many questions. Yeah, but you were raised Catholic, right? Yes. Small Town church Catholic. Yeah, but this is nondenominational. Very different. Hold on a call now. You guys, holy cow. Happy Halloween and all of that stuff. Everybody had us who did fantastic Halloween. But I have spent the entire season watching creepy movies and things like that. Yeah. So So one of the things I saw that Vanessa got to see at Fantastic Fest and I know Eric you've seen is when evil lurks Oh, yeah, it was one of those wake up early watch. Pop it on to shutters like wow, there's not even any reviews. Right. And I don't hear a lot of people talking about this. And the thing that really made me angry is when I went on to Rotten Tomatoes. Listen, we all know the rotten tomatoes is a joke. Yeah. 99% from the critics and 57% from the audience. I was like, how what? This movie is scary, and it's weird and well acted. It is great shout shooting and the Fetzer awesome is just like a subtitles issue again. Well that's what Eric said immediately is beautiful like the read movies. Like I I feel like the horror fans are a little higher. Clint is getting better. Our fans are definitely getting better. I think I think shutter actually helps that because you realize HOLY SHIT these are really good foreign movies and the dubbed versions kind of suck Yeah, I just loved it. It was a movie that like you said Vanessa was kind of alternate universe where they all kind of knew that this kind of stuff happens every once in a while and there were rules on what you don't do when this kind of stuff happens and then watching those two guys just fuck all of that up. Oh my god. It was like What were you thinking? Got any flashlights? No. It's full of moments where like, if you guys would just settle down Yeah, yeah, chill out. Just don't move that body. Yeah, it was like come on. Very weird movie. I think partly what made it scary for me was like, Oh, this is like one step over from our world. Every thing is the same except for the fact that there are rules what, you know if a possessed person shows up in your town, and the just like the first shot of the possessed kid and everything, I was like, oh, no, that's horrifying. Yes. Been there for what a year or something like that. They say a cup of tea laters like, Oh, yeah. And then plots have access to the face and all sorts of good stuff. Horrifying violence. You know, they don't have the same aversion to hurting children in their movies as we do not good lord. Especially one scene later. Yes, I won't mention but you'll know when you see it. I cry really? You know what I think she's doing? She was that is on shutter. It is called when evil lurks and I think we can agree this is 100%. Against tomatoes, what do we call that? Strange tomatoes? Yeah. And if you like that at all, then go watch his other awesome one. Terrified, right? Yeah. As somebody who did just that, I will say it's so cool to do it. Absolutely. Do it. I liked your take, though. And you're talking about it before that you said it's terrified is a scarier film. Yeah, but this is just bigger. Different. Yeah. Bigger movie. Wilder story. You feel like he they got like, a little more trust and a little more money and used it? Well? Yeah. I feel like yeah, okay. Keep worldbuilding This is fucking great. Oh, well, lending in this case. Well, I, I got to watch. So I'm doing my 30 Days of Halloween on the 3031 days. I don't know how many days are in this month. So I'm going back and forth with my husband. So I choose one and then he chooses the the next night. And then that way, that's good, because I don't have to think of 31 movies to watch which is very helpful. She can take a break between the soft films every other night. i Yes. Luckily, I haven't had to watch any don't plant any seeds in that brain. But we did watch the Director's Cut of Dr. Sleep, which I had seen in theaters, just the normal cut. And this is like 40 minutes more or something like a lot longer the version I watched so I don't know what is different. Because I didn't theater so much. So much is different. I would say it feels just so totally different. Because there's a lot more breathing room. It's not that there's tons of new scenes. There's like a couple new scenes, but it's really that each scene is allowed to like how the characters react in the way that he wanted them to react when they get to the house. I remember seeing in the theaters when they get to the shining hotel. It was like the last 1015 minutes of the movie. And it fucking sucked. And I was like oh great. All the stupid ghosts are here and I don't care and value okay, and we're out by this is like long and it's really plotting and his relationship with the hotel really is played out and he doesn't the ghosts aren't encountered in that same way at all. And it was just like, oh, this is so much better and this entire thing feels like a Flanagan it actually feels like a Flanagan thing. I remember watching it going What was with the heat with this movie and that's probably why I watched the bat version. No, you You did right because the original version I remember leaving and I had like 20 ideas of how to make it a movie that didn't suck ass. It was just like so it was like fast it was just like lightning fast from one thing to the next and the actors were good and like the setup was good and that you know that evil in it was really interesting but watching it this way where you actually get to see like the intention. Oh man, I was it was night and day. I guess I will have to check that out. Doctor sleep is that one streaming or do you have to get that on Blu ray or a he has some books that have it so I don't know. A buck sentiment. I don't have some special edition whatever. Nonsense fancy. I've got it's not really a challenge film at all think but because it wasn't based on a review. But mica had a movie he wanted me to watch called wax, the wax mask. Oh, unfortunate sounding title to safely completely the whiteness mask. But it's for 1997 Sergios stiff allottee with a big ol background that makes me almost want to do this as a full full talk where the director problems and Dario gento was involved and other people are involved. But I'm going to talk about the movie itself for a little bit. It's very frustrating. Oh, really? Because there is a really good giallo here that is so horribly dumped. It's one of those where it's they're speaking English. You know, like they've dubbed England. Yeah. And I was like, sir, anything, any possibility this is what I could not find it anywhere. So it's so bad the acting is just atrocious the line delivery is hell. I mean, it's it is to the point of being funny, which is sad because the movies pretty solid. Although, and I think he mentioned this on the Facebook group the event he called it steam punk Terminator. There's a thing under the wax that steps a foot down, you're like, Oh my God. What the hell is the Terminator doing this? It's such an amazing ending, except for the fact that completely confused as the entire movie. It's like hold on. I thought this was going on in this museum and it's not. But nonetheless, it when there's nobody talking, it's a really neat move. The shots are decent. I mean, it's you know, ciello is an up and down. There's a lot of shitty jello that sits not the best but it's it's in the higher end high medium kind of level of janela well worth watching somebody get a hold of it and read up the damn thing. Release it, because it would be really good. So thanks, Mike. I actually did enjoy that and was frustrated with it greatly at the same time. The wax masks Did you stream this or Yeah, that's sounds like something to be probably Yeah, believe it was. But that's it. It's not hard to find one just because Argento is involved. So Right. You know, I appreciate mica in that when he requests us to do a film. It's it's very personalized to the person he asks. Yeah, even if it doesn't make sense to that person why they're watching that movie. While doing that somebody thought a year and thought that was the Elliot yellow. Yes, it would make no sense. I'd be like, I didn't get this and I didn't like it. But sending me a mid 80s cartoon that looks like heavy metals like okay, that person understands the kind of stuff I like, and I just got one about an elevator. So yeah, but it had rollerblading in it. So that's exactly why I guess there you go. Indeed, okay, the wax mask. Let's see, I saw a lot but I'm going to talk about a little bit older movie that popped up on Netflix called deliver us from evil. Eric bhana and direct BANA and Joel McHale, believe it or not weird and I decided to watch it just because Joel McHale popped on screen as a grizzled New York police detective. And he's pretty fun. It is based on a true story. Oh horse of this cop who has to track down this serial killer is possessed by the devil. All right, that sounds Oh, he didn't know about being possessed by the devil. Happens all the time. Yeah. And so he and Joel McHale go after this guy. And of course this guy goes after Eric Banas kids and all of that stuff. It's very by the books except I couldn't stop watching it. The acting was awful. Fana is a bad bad actor. He is the lead in this and man he's he's so New York detective that it's like holy cow drawl hadn't figured out this stride yet. Jewel. This is well after community they've given Yes, I think might be 2014 or so shit. Okay, they've given him the role of the wisecracking Oh partner. Sure, but the funny thing about Joel McHale is he's just kind of too good looking to be funny, especially when you put him in, in bulletproof vest and a backwards cap and everything now he's like, Oh, he does look like a cop. But, but he was fine. The reason to watch this movie, which is a little too long at two hours, is the the third act takes place in an interrogation cell where Eric Bana and this priest perform an interrogation exorcism on this possessed guy. And it is bonkers. The one way mirror blasting through and all of these things happening and people you know, being thrown across the room and everything and you know all the exorcism tropes that you want to see people's heads turning around and shit like that. Lights and thunder and all this stuff. And it's just it's so fucking bonkers that I watched this going HOLY SHIT How come I've never seen this movie before? And then at the end they they tie it up with the the title card. You know, Sergeant Smith still works with father. What's his name? You know, I've been other cases that all this stuff I'm like wow they're really leading into this being a true story. And it is it is based on a true story. So it almost sounds more like a writer thought you know what I want this sounds like such a cool scene to have a public exorcism inside a cop shop where all this stuff can happen. How do I make that into a movie? Yeah, yeah, it's It's bonkers called deliver us from evil. I popped up and it was like number four on Netflix. I was like, What is this? And then I started watching it. I was like, Fuck, no wonder. It takes me about an hour and a half to get to good part. So just fast forward. Well, I you know, last last week, we had a call from a listener Oh, yes. Yes. Very nice voice very very. Um, you know, and he really was complaining about us talking about superhero stuff. I really thought about that and really took into account but the thing is a super cool thing came out and I didn't want to miss it because season one of this was really good. So I am going to talk about Loki Season Two. Have either of you watched it? I have been watching it. Fucking hate it. Not very good. Very cool. Very bad. Every episode is tonal whiplash. It's like the actors are great. The sets are great. And I don't know who is writing this if it's those two brothers then fuck those guys I'm so over them because their name those are on the credits. Oh, you're talking about brothers but you're talking the guys that did the end lessons in the dirt. Yeah, I saw that. Yeah, yeah, they're they're involved for sure. But it's it just it makes no sense like you go from a semi serious hectic running around time is sensitive episode into a word just hanging now back in the day in MIT cracking jokes with this character you've never seen before but you think you have because they all act like you know him. And then you have like a another goofy episode and then last night's was like really dramatic and and the whole thing the whole season so far seems to hang up on something. I don't give a flying F about owl. And I'm like after you ended season one on this really cool reveal about what the TVA is and Kang and there have the you open this box of questions of so many interesting things you can follow up on? And then they're like, let's just not worry about that though. What if we just talked about like a giant machine like not working very well. And this weird other sub plot concept and forgot about the main things you might have at all I had any interest in? I'm just I'm it's very painful. It's a very painful experience. It's it's frustrating because you're like, I love Owen Wilson. Oh my god. Oh, well. bomb that. This is taking him away from making a movie that I probably would have liked. Same thing with Tom Hiddleston. I wonder what great movie he could have made instead of this? Yep. Wow. Yeah. And you know, and I get it like I love the actor who they have playing Obi I'm terrible at pronouncing his name quake K he Quan? Yeah, he is really doing great too. And I'm glad he's there. But I also am like, why are we on this story? This is so effing stupid. It's weird because those I wonder if it's because those guys write amazing movies overall. And intricately weird movies and interesting movies that go places I wonder if it's okay. Wow, look at what these guys do. They might be fun with Loki and then Disney went No no, you need to make sure you're doing this. That's part of it. More likely you're not doing this this and this. I'm not gonna go too esoteric or anything. Yeah, we need to save it for the insert film here. Or I can see that being the case. But man, it's it's a rough ride. It does feel like I don't know that they're directing every episode because it does feel like totally every episode is a completely different human being behind the wheel. I saw that and you probably read that Daredevil. They like fired everybody. And then they make a big release. You know, they replaced him with writers and directors of Moon knighted Loki and I was like, Oh, well that doesn't sound too Yeah, that doesn't sound like good idea to me but okay, apparently there's some really crazy shit going on at Marvel right now it sounds like they realize they made a massive mistake with the way that they are. They've been pivoting doing things and it's so they're I believe they're bringing back showrunners which they had not been having. Wow, that's fun. Jesus What a mistake. Yep. Serious. Okay, well then we'll just go super low budget there now. Kelly we mentioned they posted as one of my 100 movies how house two well two of them house two and three right the Hell House LLC Yes. Yes, LLC two and three. They Abidjan hotel. This is a series that people seem to love and I tried to watch one and couldn't get through it. And then you posted that you watched all three and you liked them. I watched the first one a few years ago, and that was good. But if you don't like found footage films, this is not going to work with you. This is a found footage film. By the book I've read is a step by step following to me what you did like about it. I think the acting is good. I think they had some fun for found photo Trump and they had some weird fun ideas with making it a haunted house, which was nicely executed the second the second one I thought was a little less successful where it's kind of like setup as a news interview of going back to the house and it features the main guy or one of the main people talking about what happened and it's just not it's okay. And that's the third one was fairly fun. Really good at the idea is a super wealthy guy has purchased this house and put all his money in as your he's going to do a live action or live play. Like this place where you go to a theater, it's not a theater, it's like a dinner and all the interactive. Yeah, waiters and staff are all acting right. They wanted to do something like that with the house. And it's well done. I like the people in it. It's just it is a found footage by the books is the thing where if you have an issue with that it doesn't do what troll does or something like that, where you take the genre and give it a solid reason for existing. Right now the premises is kind of like a ghost hunting show. Right? And they found this haunted house. The new the first one, they're going to turn a haunted house into like a Halloween thing. I thought okay, that's what I thought it was. So a lot of the props are still there. And those show up again in the future movies like The basement still has all the creepy clowns so that was gonna be my next question. It's the same house in every movie. Okay, hotel technically, Abidjan hotel. And it is yeah, just new people coming to be morons. And there's talk about it should have been destroyed or they tried to destroy it and it didn't work or something went wrong and then like the third one that super wealthy guy bought and said, Well, you're not destroying it now. I'm going to convert it into what I want. And I mean, I enjoyed it enough and watching these 100 movies is so weird there's like there's a new one coming out. And the way it was looking at these two are on shutter so I'll actually all of them are on shutter there is a Hell House LLC one director's cut but I probably won't be watching that I enjoy the films but I don't like them that much. But there's like a prequel coming out. I think fourth one and I would have watched it if it was out. So I was just fine with watching these. But I'm not a huge found footage person either, but it doesn't bother me as much. So when it's a good one, right, enjoy it. Right? I just can't pull back enough to go. Okay, it makes sense that you're still filming or that somebody found this footage and edited in a love story in the middle of it also because I thought you know, while he was documenting all of this horror, he's like I think this story would really cook with these two falling in love here. The third one does a good job of working that problems out. Okay, there's loads there's not really a love story is just the story of the play being put on and he's documenting everything that's happening while the play has been put on so that helps. But then Yeah, somebody then took that footage and turned it into into 90 minute three extraction. Okay, Hell House LLC that's on shatter. Yeah. All of them. Well, all but the I think the I think the fourth one comes out in Halloween. I'm sure. Another one. Yeah, a fourth one. Yep. I think my third one just came out. Whatever that Robert, I know there's a fourth one. I don't know the date, but it might be yellowing. Okay. Watch for it on judder if you give it to All right. I don't even take a break so I can wrap my head around for Hell House LLC. And then when we come back we're starting our first week of video nasty November I can't believe it. It's my first blind date. Oh, I do it all the time. Really? Guys need Greg Janice. That was stupid. Great. This is smart, but the percentage for just a buck 99 a month from who else? Smart beep call one 800 Beep 199 For other smart stuff like directions. We've got chemistry here you feel it? I felt all right, Janice. Hello, let's see who's called the strange aeons radio hotline. Hey guys, Mike the bronze can be happier that you're diving into the video nest is especially the nessa I cannot wait to get your perspective on some of these flicks. And you know, it'd be really cool if Vanessa saw night as a demon because Kelly is or definitely as an all three of you have that special bond knowing that you've all watched it. Can't wait. Alright, guys, take it easy. Calculator. Sure, do lav mic to Bronzo? Yes, I'm not sure that Vanessa can actually withstand night of the demon. And I that's a big fat one, right? Because yeah, that's right. The Bigfoot who turns invisible when people are nearby. I feel like I've seen like at least three really terrible Bigfoot film. So I could probably sit there. There are so many more terrible. I know. I know what, which one of them fits in the video nasty thing. I will tell you this. Like, we already have a very special bond. So I don't think we need to put her through that. But if she wants to. I super appreciate the suggestions. And I love the suggestions that people really are like, you gotta watch this thing. Like I just, it makes my heart flutter. And in fact, one of somebody's suggestions or something I'll be watching next week, so that's very cool. Yeah, the Bronco has ideas really nice guy. All well, we shall see maybe I'll just like it and have a good time. Maybe I won't have a big reaction guys. If you'd like to call the strange aeons radio hotline dial 25323742 6x. And we're back. Okay, so this is video nasty November we actually put it up to a vote on the strange aeons radio talk show or talk page and I tell you guys, I voted and I voted for November. But everybody else voted for video nasty vote. It was it was a one sided vote by the time it was done. Yeah, guess what? I'm gonna get my vampires because vampy weary is coming up next year. All right. There are a lot of good vampires. That's a good month to do vampires. Yeah. So I thought that we should probably explain what the video nasties actually are. A video nasty. I'm taking this right off of Wikipedia. So take it for what it's worth. A video nasty is a colloquial term popularized by the National viewers and listeners association in the UK to refer to a number of films. Typically the low budget horror or exploitation films distributed on video cassette that were criticized for their violent content by the press, social commentators, and various religious organizations in the early 1980s. There's a list of them I believe there's 72 on the list, so we have a lot to pull from. And that's what we're doing all month since our special Thanksgiving if there was a movie called sensor came out last year two years ago, that's kind of based in this concept of what happened and how ridiculous it was and like a documentary or narrative film, but there are there are lots of documentaries do nasties like a three disc set about them somewhere. Yeah, I didn't really know a lot about these movies. A lot of them I had seen the titles and all that and so I put out there you know, somebody gave me a list and we got a lot of suggestions. And I realize you guys are a bunch of fucking weirdos. I was a personally and I don't know why it did but it even unsettled me a little bit. But that how many on this list I have already seen. You know what was frustrating to me. Eric was going through this listing going, Eric did that one. And Eric and Eric did that. When I guess I don't get to watch any of the top like 10 that I would have enjoyed to see it's tough list Well Eric why don't you start us off with a movie that we're going to be angry with don't get talked about that yeah take another one Eric No, I don't think you will this one I'll give you 10 minutes today I'll be discussing the cinematic masterpiece from 1980 to unhinged It began as an idyllic weekend outing but something went wrong stranded alone or are they man something really weird is going on around here what is the weird the nightmare has begun this has Rotten Tomatoes score of zero from the mean nothing from the critics no ratings 25% from the crowd which lets that works. Estimated $100,000 budget and the only way I found this was on YouTube. Oh, it's it's definitely uncut. But it's on YouTube. Directed by Don greenquist, who also did the devil's keep whatever that is. Also wrote it. He also wrote the devil's keep and stark raving mad. Oh, nice. And also written by Regan Ramsey who wrote this actor's Laurel Munson. This is her only credit. Janet paneer who was in homeward bound to the incredible journey. Wow. And leverage The Haunting of Sarah Hardy. She actually had some credits. This is also has Sarah Ansley, who's in one film. This is a regionally created movie. So most of the people involved with it did this movie. When we start to the group of young folks go into the woods, going wild going to a film music festival that they have to go through the woods to get to. And three young women, of course, you know, early 80s And they get in a horrible accident. The acting is what you would expect from a 1982 low budget regional film. But holy shit, they got a location this house they're shooting in, is incredible. Cinematographer Richard Blakeslee shot it at the Pittock Mansion and historic 22 Row French Renaissance style Chateau near Portland. Built in 1914. We shot in house similar to that. Yeah. The mother in this is not a good person as she yells at her kids during dinner with the women from the car wreck sitting around looking horribly uncomfortable. Two of them because the third one is so injured she can't come to dinner. Yeah, so two of them get to see this very strange creepy exchange by an older lady who hates men hates them hates him to the point of like, alright, this is funny. But alright. Then later that evening, we get creepy strange breathing man watching the women think sleep. You can start a Scylla will see the silhouette of a face this is shot so dark. I'm not entirely certain what was happening in that scene, but you could just hear the creepy breathing. Who then returns in the morning for the obligatory early at shower scene of both of the women at the same time. I I know they're always women do but it was it was on the hot water somehow. Well, it was after the shower and they were just telling off. So it's like, this is a strange traces, but okay. One of the women decides that this is getting weird and uncomfortable. So she's going to head out into the woods to the nearest town, which is supposed to be many, many miles away. And she gets these very strange directions from the woman's from the daughter of the woman who was berating him in the night before. And of course, you can imagine she doesn't get particularly far. The movie is she gets killed by like a Deaf looking creature. Somebody does just oh, just stuff kind of like death with a safe never. I don't think makes an appearance again. Oh, they Okay. Villain. There are many long scenes with excessive dialogue. And if the acting you read a little stronger, that would have been fine. But I wrote again, yes, the mother of the house has an intense hatred of men. There's more creepy breathing scenes. One of the women finds a strange room with creepy chairs and strange pictures. What is going on? Who are these people? What does it all mean? She has a brother named Carl who shows up maybe? And of course the character named Norman. And I don't think that name is mistake. If that gives you an indication of who the mother's daughter might actually be. I feel like I understand everything about this movie suddenly. Exactly. The original screenplay for unhinged was written in 77 by in Portland it was 145 Page screenplay. Awesome. Well, for those of you who don't know screenplays screenplay generally means one page is a minute of screen time. So that's really long screenplay for adult budget movie. When they the writers were talking about writing if they said well, what's the cheapest movie we can make that might be commercially viable for 35 millimeter film, and this is what they came up with. Wow. Additional photography took place in Forest Park. The film's opening scenes feature shot of the shape St. Johns bridge. I'm pretty sure we drove over at one point in time down in Portland. The role the road accident scene was shot near Northwest Germantown Road near Linden in North Portland. Northwest film local filmmaker Gus Van Sant assisted as a location scout for the production. What is this 81 Although the British Board of Film Classification passed the film uncut for UK cinemas in 83, the UK Director of Public Prosecutions banned the film retroactively, placing it on the list of seven YouTube video nasties which violated the obscene publication act. Unlike other films on this list, the film actually has very few murders, very little blood and not a lot of nudity. So sorry, and no like scenes of sexual violence or anything like that. So why, why was this put on the video nasty? I'm guessing it was the male female dressing element. Worries I'm gonna handle it handle. It has unchained has been noted by film scholars for its themes of repression and gender dis foria. Writing and serial killer cinema and analytical Photography Robert Santi analyzes the character of Maryon as the villain who is a biological male presented as a female the killer whose aggressive gaze is masculine considers young women groveling subhuman creatures and his crimes are in part expressions of the person he's been forced to become and the gender he's forced to adopt. So it is a self hatred and gender confusion as much as it isn't misogynistic. Phil. Is somebody that a lot of thought into this movie? Yeah. Not not to filmmakers. But yeah, it's basically I think they just wanted to let's kind of do a psycho rip. And it's kind of developed a 30 a somewhat of a cult following just because it is an unusual subject matter, received us 30th anniversary rival screening at the Hollywood Theatre. In 2012. Cast was entirely Portland locals, including stage actors and models hired from local agencies. The film, the film score, which is actually really interesting, probably one of the most elevated level of the movie, it's all synthesizer so it's a little very 80s in that respect, but it fact magazine I named it the number 40 and a list of 100 greatest horror film scores ma How can you argue with a magazine named facts what it is and it was actually remade in 2017 to as I say here to no great fanfare but overall it was a it was the story and the way it was put together was interesting enough it's just the acting was so rough and the we need to fill in time speeches were just like killing me hear me but I'm glad I knew it was important as I started watching it helped me enjoy a little bit more so obviously the film didn't wasn't as long as it wasn't 145 minute film it's a 9090 Min actually I think it's like 80 some odd min or something. So that helped you know I had a relax for a film was 88 minutes going through time. So if you are interested in this, I said this is unhinged. And it was 82 is when it came out and but it's on YouTube definitely completely uncut. But unless there's some extras nobody's on Earth yet you know Severan or mad vinegar syndrome put this one out and right so there you go. There's my first video nasty and I did it under time and I just beat the buzzer Vanessa you want to start us off or not started off with continuous I would like to continue this trend of discussing video nasties in November and then us on the buzzer so this week I went with a film that I hadn't caught before and you guys hadn't talked about yet? Yeah as I tried to do on this program and it's 1979 Zombie? Kay zombie with an eye AKA a zombie with an eye to Rotten Tomatoes score 41% from critics and 69% from audience so audience pretty happy with the movie budget is 410 million lira tube billion lira I did not try to do some conversion of what that meant in 1979. So take it as you will. Directed by Alecia folchi, who is 61 credits his name. We've definitely touched on him before in this show, but he not only did zombie two but he also did zombie three. He also did city The Living Dead The New York Ripper demonia the Beyond and house by the cemetery as well as 60 writing credits. It is starring Ian McCulloch, who has 47 credits to his name including contamination. And since the 80s. A lot of TV walk on rolls. But he did zombie Holocaust The ghoul it not that one. A lot of Shakespeare. Yeah, that's where his background was before he jumped on this. Also starring TISA TISA Ferro, who has 15 credits. Only three roles after this movie. Weird. Nothing that you really would know about. She was in Manhattan as a party guest. So there's that. And then Richard Johnson, who has 140 credits his role include to his name including the haunting beyond the door lots of TV movies since the 80s. He's pretty much just Mr. TV moving in this His story begins with a seemingly empty boat turning turning up in the New York Harbor, and the Coast Guard. Probably something like that. sees it, and they're like, let's make some money. Yeah, let's scoop it up and go aboard because it's written by an Italian man said in New York, which we've discussed this, but you know, when you start watching a movie and it is English, but it's dubbed into English Yeah, it's just gives us that real feel. You know? It's really like wow, it's nice and matching up, but I know you're all English. Okay, cool. So they, we see that the boat is like really ripped apart. There's trash, strewn all over the bow, like there's, they get a board and they open a door and they discovery. Very large, undead gentleman who is there. He's been eating well, the entire time. He's been on this boat, and he goes straight for a neck. Oh, what does this mean? Then we see any bowls the daughter of the owner of this abandoned boat is called in to talk about her father and what might have happened to him. And why he wasn't there. He's been doing research out in metal. Caribbean Caribbean island. I probably mispronounced that. Meanwhile, a hotshot British I've we've moved fast through these people. A hotshot British journalist named Peter West is sent over to find out more about the boat and then somehow talks the police into sending him and an on a free trip to Mattel to find out what happened to her dad. Makes no sense. Don't worry about it. Meanwhile, on Mittal, not her father was very confusing. David and his wife are doing a big dramatic fight. She wants to leave she calls him mad, stubborn, sick for what he's doing to the residents of this island. A strange plague has taken over the island and David has become obsessed with figuring out how science and not voodoo has come into play. So when the first couple and Peter arrive in the Caribbean, they find another couple Brian has a girlfriend Susan who own a boat and are willing to take them to Mattel. But they've heard strange rumors of that about the island. And they don't want to stay too long. When they reach the island, though, of course, total pandemonium breaks out the disease, which is creating basically zombies and people are popping up from the dead after they've been laying there for a little bit. And they're coming out of the ground after being dead for many years. They are having a big hunger for the living flesh, and it spreads like wildfire. And the couples have to figure out whether or not they can survive. So by numbers, I can tell you are really into this movie. Well, okay, so my thoughts, I actually really liked this movie. It is terrible. Like, let's be clear, it is a bad film, with some theory, bad acting. But there are some just really incredible moments. The zombies are intense, and they're really difficult to watch. And they, I think he did a really, really good job. Considering the budget. There's an incredible, incredible scene with a doctor's wife where a zombie tries to get in through the door, and it breaks through the door and she's kind of getting away and it grabs her neck and then it it pulls her in and she ends up having her eyes skewed through a chunk of wood. A truly famous, yes. So well done. I was just like, oh, this is really tough to watch. So the fact that those moments exist, and there's also probably the second most famous part of this movie, there's this underwater sequence where the couple who had the boat, this chick is like, I'm gonna go for a swim. It's beautiful out, and then her mouth moves. She gets ready by taking off all her clothes and putting on a diving tank thing. That's all she's wearing them like a thong. And she just jumps in, you're like, okay, but she I mean, she's a beautiful woman and you're like, okay, and then she's swimming around. And she's taking pictures with this like oversized yellow, like underwater Fatah, like photo camera. And then there's like a zombie down there. And it like grabs her and this is cool fucking scene. And then the zombie. There's a shark that's in the zombie start fighting the shark and she swims back up and you're like, What am I watching? This is magical. It's just so well done. So despite the fact that this movie sucks in a lot of ways. It's also I don't know, it feels good. There's a real sense of dread throughout and I think the ending has a pretty good payoff. Um, I watched the Joe Bob version of this phone cool, because I was like I missed this episode, so why not? And I did get a fair amount of trivia from him specifically. So I'll share a little bit of that. The cinematographer got a lot of helicopter shots of New York by spending 25 bucks on a tourist ride, and then asked if he can bring his camera and hung out the window to get the shots. Oh, that's awesome. The team did wander into the New York Post, to try and get home shooting access for the the newspaper scene and accidentally interrupted a meeting with Rupert Murdoch who kicked them out very angrily. This was actually shot in St. Thomas where everyone speaks. Or they go to St. Thomas, where everyone speaks Spanish but that is not the language of St. Thomas. So it's kind of weird. The full zombie makeup guy underwater Ramon brava was a stuntman and shark trainer, and underwater photographer, this guy's magical. He used a shark he was familiar with he feted a ton of food right before the scene and also curse gave it a little bit of a sedative, and then staged the fight. But I mean, they thoroughly rasslin They're in it. And of course, the confusing thing about this, it was released a zombie to in Italy, because you guys probably know, half our audience probably knows, it was trying to pretend it was the sequel to Dawn of the Dead. So the idea was spiritually it was the next film. So some people said it was ripping it off. It's really not at all ripping it off. It's very, very different. And the main hope of the director of Fulci was trying to make the zombie even better than the ones from Donna the dead end he did a pretty good job. Full she was an ass. You bullied his actors a lot. He was bad, bad person. The zombies the end, we see a bunch of them on a bridge, which I'm not going to spoil too much, but they are homeless people who are paid to dress up. And upon us released in the United Kingdom on the second of January 1980. The BBFC required a total of one minute and 40 seconds of material to be cut in order to obtain an X rating. Its most recent release in August of 2005 passed for an 18 rating with no cuts required. However, in 1980, it found itself classified as a video nasty having been considered a breach of the publication. Classification and the de facto ban involved has subsequently been used for publicity when advertising feature home or video releases more. Yeah, that's my movie. Vanessa, we're rubbing off on you. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. A faulty film. And you saw it for what a faulty film is? Yeah, I That's awesome. Good time. It was fun. It makes awful movies that are incredibly well, sometimes incredibly entertaining house by the cemetery was unwatchable. And I have seen that twice. I've seen an unwatchable movie twice but no, this was I was just like, no wonder this is a classic among like B movie horror fans like this is a fucking fun film. I think the zombies the zombie effects in this are way better than dark. Blue. Yeah. Yeah. Bad choice there. Okay, I'm putting 10 minutes on the buzzer. I think I won this time you guys sounds like we like it. I had a good time. What are you talking about? I chose from 1981 Evil speak. Everyone's known a boy like Stanley Cooper Smith. He's the kid everyone used to pick up the last time Cooper. You see, everyone felt Stanley was a joke. an outcast with no one to turn to book by category you're gonna pay for that no one except man's most advanced machine. Stanley use the power of man to call on the powers of evil I Stanley coopersmith command and all hell broke loose view these creatures with your strength and force. Let them event Good evening evil speak remember that little kid you used to pick on? Well, he's a big boy now either you guys seen this? I think you both want to after this, a budget of 900,000 no box office information. Run tomato critics have it at 43% and the audience has it at 36% I think it's time for a reevaluation, some people watching it. It is written and directed by Eric Weston, who has nine credits, including the Iron Triangle hyenas and come out fighting. And then an additional writer is Joseph Garoppolo, who had this and something called shaker run. starring Clint Howard 257 credits editing Star Trek strange in a world Yeah, feast of fear, three from hell and every single Ron Howard movie ever. Also starring RG Armstrong plaid 184 credits, including predator Children of the Corn, the beast within and Metallica's Enter Sandman video. And then finally, Heywood Nelson, who has 14 credits, including thank God is Friday. Robert was former child star, but he will always be known for 66 episodes of what's happening as Dwayne. He also played Dwayne in 65 episodes of what's happening now. Oh, okay, the sequel to a show I've never heard of right. Okay, this movie starts off in the 16th century with the Spanish satanist and his followers being banished to America. And it's pretty great because the satanists is Richard mol. Ball from nikecourt, who just passed away from rest in peace. But in this he has a goatee so that you know he's evil, and a very menacing snare. So then we go to the present or at least 1981 And we meet Stanley coopersmith, a cadet at West Andover Military Academy. He's chavvy at nerdy and bullied by his classmates and even his teachers are real fucking assholes. And very quickly, one of his instructors gets pissed off at him and assigns him a job of cleaning the church cellar as punishment. Wow. This would not be punishment to anybody. The cellar is amazing. It's like a castle dungeon. It's all rough hewn stone and shit. And it is filled to the brim with shit. You'd be happy to rifle through a look at why you're cleaning. I mean, it's just old paintings and goblets and all this stuff. I'm like, this punishment. While he's down there, he finds a room belonging to the Satanist Esteban. And he uses his computer skills to translate one of the magic books from Latin to English show, which I loved because right now we could just type in the Latin and Google would spit out the translation, but he has to type this into his apple two computer. And it translates one of the magic books from Latin to English and reveals the ritual for performing a black mass and a promise from Esteban of I will return. This is all followed by some nonsense where he is tormented by classmates again and a different teacher which actually causes him to get into some trouble while he is cleaning a pigsty on the grounds. Why is there a pigsty on a military academy site let's hertz on a military academy. Still, I don't know if you guys have ever seen what pigs can do. And they're terrifying. And they will eat through anything. And these pigs are fucking gigantic. They're actually really scary looking. So Stanley steals the computer from the computer room and brings it down to Esteban's room in the cellar, and he starts feeding it all of the black magic rituals and such and it is awesome because it's an apple two with its cathode ray tubes and black and green screen and all of that, and then it starts turning red as it gets more and more evil. Now we're seeing pentagrams flying across the screen, blurry asleep. So he tries to initiate a black mass, but the computer informs him that it is missing one crucial ingredient blood and a consecrated host. That's two crucial ingredients Kelly. At this point, Stanley has befriended the school cook an older gentleman who's taken pity on him. And he has also received the runt of a litter of pub peers that have just been born. And the cook is like, why do you want that one, the mom doesn't even want to feed him. And he's like, I will take care of it and raise him is my own. And so he finally has a friend. And we know that this is not going to turn out well. So, remember, the The basement is the church basement. So Stanley just goes up and steals the house from the church upstairs. But the ritual still doesn't work because he needs blood. And this is when the bullies find the seller, they beat the shit out of Stanley and of course, they kill the puppy. So there is some puppy killing in here. It is not on screen, but it is evident. Youth think this is where the ritual will actually start. But no, when Stanley comes to he finds the puppy's dead body and the computer is flashing, that the ritual is still incomplete because the computer has been possessed, right? It's basically telling him everything it needs. It's like it's flashing human blood, human blood. So Stanley gets into an argument with one of the teachers and lures him down and then kills one of the teachers there and pledges his life to Satan. And then we come to the entire reason to watch this movie. It is a spectacular third act, where all the students are in the chapel upstairs. And the Reverend is is talking to them and telling them that they are the future and all of this stuff. And then he's got a huge crucifixion statue behind him. And one of the nails in Jesus's hand starts to wobble and the everyone's looking at it and the nail flies out and hits the Reverend smack in the forehead. And you know, in in pelle, impales him with the nail and all the kids start screaming and everything and the floor explodes. And Stanley comes floating out. Carrying a massive Broadsword. Oh my god and followed by these three huge hell hug hugs from the pigsty, right and they proceed to murder everyone in the chapel. There's this, this red light coming up from the ground and these pigs crawling out and him floating above it is awesome. That sounds so cathartic, it's and I realized watching this this time, this is the second time I've seen this, basically just a retelling of Carrie with a gender flip and put it into a military school and everything and for some reason that made me love it even more. This is a really, really decent piece of early 80s horror. I found this on shutter so please go watch it. I have a little bit of trivia. Anton LaVey, everyone's favorite Satanists late and late founder and high priest of the church of Satan was a great fan of the fifth of the film and considered it to be quote, very satanic unquote. Bad on the poster. I just imagined he has a a grading system of films that he's like Sleepless in Seattle, not satanic at all. Evil speak very easy to the film earned over $400,000 the first week of its release quite a large sum for its time, especially since it was only shown in Los Angeles and New York. Wow. I love how many of these movies as we've been doing this year recently are crap crap, crap. third act. Oh my god, right. Yeah. I mean, this movie has some pretty snoozy moments in it where you're just like a boy, but it's well acted. I mean, it's Clint Howard. Yeah. The production did some filming and a south central church that had been condemned and scheduled to be torn down. When the aged Minister saw that the crew are refurbishing the church. He didn't understand that this was show business refurbishing, and that the church would ultimately be burned down. And he dropped down on his knees and thank God nobody had the heart to tell him the truth. Oh, my gosh. Yeah, that's the nastiest part of this video nasty. I man. I really had a great time with his movie. Like I said, I'd seen it before. And I remember thinking was kind of corny. This time. I loved it. I think that movies have become so shitty now that I'm going back and watching movies. I thought were shitty. And I like this. The movie is not too bad. Yeah. There's there's something to that, especially a lot of modern films just being like, they either torture porn or like fairground rides where they just jumpscare Yeah, it's it's just refreshing to be like, Oh, hey, a bunch of evil pigs. Okay, cool. Well, I will say this, you know, we know that we're doing video nasty November. So I've been looking through the next couple of weeks and I've watched one and I didn't love it as much as this one. So you know, it's gonna be a mixed bag. Yep. I don't think they're all gonna be winners. Definitely not. I am turning off the buzzer. So we already know we're doing a video nasty November next week and everything. This then will be the part where we thank everybody for liking and sharing posts for participating in the value for value model for calling the strange aeons hotline which is 253-237-4266 We keep getting calls on that and what a joy to hear people talk. Yeah. I hope everybody is enjoying those little segments also big thanks to Carlos who helped me get everything for the website ready when I was putting the book out to Danny for all of his support on everything to you guys Vanessa and Eric for putting up with me while I was stressed out trying to get this thing it wasn't hard enough that I was going to release a novel next year. I had to then go wait a second you'll be cool. What if I gave myself five moments of anxiety? That'd be great. Extended novel release annoyance periods of fun it's it's just crazy how quickly this came apart from deciding to do it this way to actually implementing it. So I have to thank you guys for having my back on all that stuff. Any final words for the listeners before we get the fuck out of here? Just hope you all had a safe and happy Halloween I hope you all had a scary and awful Halloween that left you desiring great Halloween again next year desiring Christmas no will be edited out No we're good. 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