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February 11, 2021 Strange Aeons Radio Season 3 Episode 106
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106 GIFTS FROM THE HEART!
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106 GIFTS FROM THE HEART!
Feb 11, 2021 Season 3 Episode 106
Strange Aeons Radio

106 GIFTS FROM THE HEART!

It's almost Valentine's Day, and the gang serves up a trio of films to get you and your partner in the mood for mad love... Also discussed: Synchronic, The Empty Man, WandaVision, and the Portland Horror Film Festival!

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/strangeaeonsr)

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106 GIFTS FROM THE HEART!

It's almost Valentine's Day, and the gang serves up a trio of films to get you and your partner in the mood for mad love... Also discussed: Synchronic, The Empty Man, WandaVision, and the Portland Horror Film Festival!

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/strangeaeonsr)

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Oh, I'm sorry, did I break your concentration? Somewhere between science and superstition? To show you Strange Aeons. Welcome Strange Aeons radio. That's Eric over there. Hey, Lou. That's Vanessa over there. Hey, everybody. I'm Kelly. Normally, this is the time where I vamp a little bit tell you all about my week or something. But, Vanessa, I heard something strange happened to you. You know how you had that like crazy story, like walking down the street at night? And there was a mystery person? Yeah. Imagine it's like that. But instead of a mystery person, it's a bat. Tell me more. Tell us all more. So um, yeah. So I mean, I edit a lot. I work really hard. And I don't take a lot of vacations and I decided you know what? got invited to go out to Whidbey Island stay in a little cabin this weekend. I was like, yeah, I'm gonna do that. That sounds amazing. I'm not gonna worry about working. Get there settle in. I start fired. Super nice, super calm, hang out, go to bed. Wake up at like 5am maybe just about 5am. And there's like something there. And I don't know. I I've woken up before and like had kind of mini nightmares where I think I'm awake. But I'm not in last time. There was like a bunch of spiders like across the room. And so yeah, I know. So. And I had like, stood up and started like yelling for that one. So I was like, No, no, it's a dream. I'm just gonna lay here, and it'll go away. And I I'm just staring at this cabin ceiling watching this thing that looks like an oversized moth, just swing left and right. And then it starts like dive bombing the bed. And I was like, What? And I just like, I'm like, no, it's real. It's real. Jump up. And I'm like, oh my god. It's a fucking bat. There's a bag here. And like, the bat is not it did not get in here. The Bat has been in here for the last three hours. I've been sleeping. Yeah, watching you. I know. And it's quiet. It's dead. Quiet, right. So it's just going back and forth. So turn on the lights I put on like this giant oversized sweater thing. And I get a broom and I'm trying to like, find it to get it out. Because you know, that's what you're taught. Right? Find broom, get back out SWAT at it. And there are so many little holes and nooks and crannies. This is like a rustic cabin. There's like just not the grains and wood is not like quite lined up, right you have there's impossible is impossible to find the stamping. And so like one point I laid back down on the bed and I was just really, really still and I was like maybe I imagined it all. I'm just gonna lay here with my, with my room. just staring at the ceiling because I'm extremely tired. I went to bed at like two. Just extremely tired. staring at the ceiling. And then I hear from the corner just so tiny, and I think it's behind the blinds are over by the blinds. Which is weird because I just had that door open and I was like you and then it gets up and it starts flying crazily again. And I was like, Ah, so I tried a second time to do something with this thing could not could not handle it. So I mean the pillows there with like call the vacation rental people is like an Airbnb situation. And they like are like, okay, we're gonna send out a bad person to Whidbey Island at five in the morning. And we're like, sure you are at 6am callback is the bad people coming? No, no, that people are not coming. We're gonna find you a new place, get your stuff in your car and leave while we call like the exterminator slash health department slash whatever. So, okay, pack up, get a free breakfast from them, which was very nice. start heading to the new accommodation get settled in. And I take a shower. I just I have not slept. I'm feeling disgusting and horrible. And I look at my shoulder when I get out. And it just looks kind of like there's a bruise there. And I think, okay, I don't know if this is a bruise or if it's just the lighting. But what happens if a bat bites you just out of curiosity. I mean, just out of curiosity, what what occurs but what what According to every movie I've seen you suddenly gain bad powers. I that's what I was hoping for, you know? And I thought like, maybe I'd have to i'd need to like wash a wound or something. And like, I did kind of think, you know, I've heard of this like rabies thing, but, I mean, probably something else that might happen, right? There's probably like some animal bite thing that just infection you should be aware of. And I started to go down that rabbit hole and let me tell you, the CDC is very good at terrifying the pants off you. Yeah. Um, so the CDC basically says, If you wake up and there is a bat in your room, you do not know if it hit you or not. It is impossible to know. The bite is so small, you will not be able to find it. Even if you see that it bites you. You won't not you might not know and you might not feel it too and I thought I woke up at five in the morning to a silent thing in the middle of the night. Why did I wake up? What was it so called the nurse line nurse said Get the hell in your car right now. Cuz the emergency room? I said, Okay, where's the emergency room? I'm on Whidbey Island. There's one in Port Townsend. I was like that's a ferry try again. Go to the emergency room. Walk in. chick is like, Hey, COVID test time. Where are you headed? I was like, I might have rabies just said go over there and did not test me. did not check my dumpster. I was like, I think you're still supposed to do that lady, but Oh, right. Um, walk over, be like, sit me in a chair. And you're, they give you a spiel. And they're like, Look, the chances that you have rabies are pretty slim. But the CDC says it's better that you just go ahead and get this treatment. However, if you do not have insurance, this treatment is expensive. How expensive $20,000 Whoa, whoa. Yeah. Yeah. And I said, Well, I have x health care. And they said, well, you're fine. Yes, that's great. I was like, waiting for a little shot. They freaked out a needle. They put in my arm. It don't even feel it. Beautiful. Great. They disappear. And they said, we'll be back. Cool. lady comes back handful of needles, handful. So depending on your weight, depends on how much this additional treatment you get. You have to have four of these rabies shots across a period of time. So I got that one. And then you have this additional medication they pump into you depending on your weight. So I had three in one leg and two in the other cheese. Let me tell you this vacation has been great. My friend who also had to go through all this had 11 Oh, wow. 11 shots, they had to wake up a pharmacist and call them in to get additional medication to stick it in them. So needless to say, I'm a little bit tired. Yeah, I just got back to Seattle about two hours ago. Joe up here. Very excited about the rest of the kitchen was very nice. Today was okay. Yesterday was good. deception passes. Very pretty. And that's about it. Wow. Yeah. Geez. In with the new like needles these days. It's really almost painless. Yeah, but still. I don't even want. Let's just say one of them didn't go Good. Very tender, big bruise. Ouch. Do you have any more? To go anymore? I have three more tomorrow. I have to do one and not the big ones are not the massive quantities, just the arm one. So I have three more tomorrow and then Friday and then the Friday after Chase, but that's only if I can find them. Because apparently, most hospitals and pharmacies don't carry it. Wow. So you have to call until you find that. That's kind of crazy. What would be the harm and carrying? Shouldn't we just have emergency stuff like that? Especially like in Seattle? It's a big enough place that there's you know, there's like rats and dogs. What if a dog bites you like it's not like completely? Like devoid of rabies, right? Oh, yeah. Plus we're heavily wooded area we have a lot of not like Texas level but we have a lot of bats. Bats, ya know, it's it's crazy to me, so I'm just frustrated. The healthcare system is both good and really, really bad sometimes. So. Yeah, but hey, the good news is as my nurse told me while she was sticking needles in my leg, if I want to like go into like the Peruvian back caves next summer, hey, I can just go wild. I have no worries. I can go and do any kind of cave spelunking. I want to go down to Texas, I think Yeah. Bridges. Yeah. Are they? Oh, well, the bats come out. Yeah, I could just hang out right there. Hi, Sally bats. Your bat man upon my finger. How long does this last? How long does your immunity to bats last? I think it's a while However, they said if you do get another bite that usually you want to get to, like, follow up rabies shots, but I don't I think within a certain amount of time, so I'm probably good for a few years, at least. Yeah. Yeah. Nice. I am. I am the bat. It's just great. Because I feel like if anything, this kind of stuff is gonna happen to somebody. It's gonna happen to me. Like, I got one of the few tick bites in Washington state with Lyme disease a few years ago while I was wearing skinny jeans, so I'm just like, Whatever happens. Yeah. Yeah, well, I watched a movie. Dude happy to have a bat. had everything in it. I thought it was really quite good. It was called the MT man. And it was directed by now his name is right out of my head. David Pryor. Remember David Pryor. I recognize the name but I don't know why he wrote and directed a little short film called am 1200. Oh, okay. Hell, that's awesome. Which is one of our very favorite lovecraftian short fairs. Really quite good. And then this film is based on a comic book that I believe Image Comics put out by Colin Bunn. You guys familiar with that writer? No, I can't remember. He's local or not. But he was at cryptic con once. I liked the movie so much that I grabbed the comic book, and quite honestly hated the comic book. I thought I thought the movie was so much better that I was like, wow. And it's really nothing like the comic book, very little of the comic is in the movie, the comic book writer have anything to do with a film? Or is it just No, no, Dan Pryor was the guy who adapted it and he clearly saw something in it that he liked and then kind of told his own story with it. But it's, it's really, really cool. And the comic is kind of about a form of insanity that is starting to kind of sweep the nation. And these people all claimed to be a claim to see the empty man, which is kind of a slender man kind of idea, but really, it's not anything like that. And I passed on this film a bunch of times because the it's got an awful poster. Yeah. The empty man and it made me think it was something like the Slender Man just like black and white. Yeah. Yeah, I saw that. I definitely saw the trailer and thought this is gonna be terrible. Well, it's a let's say it's Oh, what's what's the phrase we use? Oh, tireless. Deliberately paced. It is deliberately paced. I can to deliberately, I just thought that it had a really neat payoff. Some really, I mean, some mild lovecraftian themes, but some other stuff. That was almost Philip K. Dick, Ian. Oh, wow. And I just I really, really enjoyed it. It is a rental right now on prime. Oh, wow. That sounds really really neat. Well, um, I mean, I had a bat, so I feel like I'm good. Yeah. What about yours? Well, I saw this little film that I almost hesitate to bring up, but I will anyways. subchronic I don't know if we can do our I don't know. I don't think I can take this. I happen to finish it also. And I can disk. I mean, we know from last week's episode that was my last did not let's just favorite. I don't I don't. I don't want to I don't know I can look at you guys. All right, Eric. Tommy, why don't you love this phone? I really liked it. I don't think it's I think spring. And Atlas were I think those are still a little stronger. Just because I like they're when they're a little more esoteric. And they're really out there with those by so that was pretty good. And I know we talked a little bit about it in texting and stuff. And you mentioned a couple things. And one of the things that bugged me, I'm like, I don't even remember that scene. It took me like a few minutes to sit and thinking. It left no impression on me. My main impression of what I enjoyed the film was once he figured out what the pills do. And from that point on, I really liked it. Up to that was fine. That was good. But that's the part that really stuck with me. I really, really enjoyed that. Yeah, Kelly. I liked it a lot. And I actually disagree with you, Eric, and that I thought it was by far their most accomplished though. Cool, story wise, I thought that this actually followed a structure that was more cinematic than spring or endless. And I really enjoyed the camera work. Oh my god. Oh my god. I like all I'm gonna say is I can't possibly disagree with you more than I am feeling right now. But I'm so happy you enjoyed it and you got something out of it. I really liked the opening scene a lot. I thought that was extremely powerful. Oh, yeah. Yeah, right. So cool. so beautiful and so weird. And it pulled you right in. And there are ideas and themes behind it that are really spectacular and super unique. I hated the camerawork. I hit it a shot sizes, I hated the dialogue. I hated the setup of every single character. I was like, whose birthday Am I at? God, who knows? Oh, it's the second main guy's best friend. And that that I guess that's his wife. Oh, and he has an older daughter. Is that the daughter? Or she's okay, go at this Eric. Were you confused with any of those though? No, neither was I I'm so weird. I caught all of that. Now, as a writer, I was thinking to myself, I would have I would have jettison those characters yet at a much tighter story by making it perhaps an ex girlfriend of his his daughter, his own daughter or something like something like that would have made a little more sense to me because this was just extra baggage on a trip that didn't need right Yeah, definitely. I think I think that it could have been I like where your head's I think it could have been tighter if they'd gone a couple different directions. And maybe instead of spending so much time working through story beats that were kind of over there. And over here, if they focus a lot more, I mean, I'd love the main guys incentive for having you know, some kind of problem in physic physically that makes it so he doesn't mind jumping through and trying to go on this adventure and trying to be redeemed redeeming of his own character, but like his actual character I didn't have too much problem with it was just more of the setup and the explanation I just felt very lost story wise. So I don't have a problem with I don't I like watching movies, or sometimes I feel lost for a while. I think that's kind of cool. But yeah, you'd mentioned that in the last episode where the shot things and all that I'm watching is gone. Sure you watch the same movie because it it was wide. Yeah, to start and then it got tight when the trauma happened. And it finally it started with a tight shot. But then as soon as that tight shot ended, it popped back out to a wide to establish the scene. It's so weird. mishmash collage like I was seriously watching it going what why are you making these decisions? Because usually, I'm happy to forgive a lot of stuff and just like felt maybe it was the editing. Maybe that's what was really bugging me. And maybe that was the I that I was really looking through it through because like I mean, I really respect both of your opinions a lot. So that's why I'm so surprised we had such different reactions. But I like an agree with what Kelly said last week about. I think it was the last episode. I don't remember his last one, the one before. Probably the episode I said something that's really insightful. I know that's not true. But the way you mentioned that divisive opinions like that, especially with people that like we are that have studied and worked in film, I think is really cool. It's that art idea. It's that idea that we could all sit and enjoy the rock or not the actor, the movie rock for thriller, because it just hits all the right beats. And it's a lot of fun and all the characters and they're going to people that hate that movie just because of what it is not because it's an artistic difference. And I think that's kind of cool, but yeah, I'm looking forward to moon night still. I'm gonna watch him tonight. Don't Don't think I want I'm super stoked. And if nothing Oscar Isaac is gonna be fuckin fabulous. But yeah, we'll see. I'm gonna be open to it. And I'm gonna be extremely excited to check it out. I just I'm not gonna have my hopes super, super high. Well, speaking of Marvel Studios, last couple episodes of monovision have been pretty stellar. So good. So good. I'm so glad you guys kind of warmed up to it a little bit. I feel like Eric liked it right off the bat. I kind of did it had except for I because I don't mind sitcoms. I know you hate them and you're somewhat neutral on them. I don't know you like some don't like Moses radio or so when you say you and your you have to answer. It's not everybody. But I don't think it I enjoy a lot of sitcoms, so I thought it was kind of fun. Have two does, and it was so obnoxiously well written, it hit the one sitcom thing that I can't stand, which is if somebody just explained something to someone else, the problem solved them going. Well actually, that's the perfect one to do for this. Because that is in every damn sitcom from about 1950 to 2010. Maybe, man, they started to eliminate laugh tracks and do a little bit more with them. But so yeah, I enjoyed it. And I loved that beat right at the end of the second episode, where she said, Now it's like, oh, I just, I mean, for me, it really kicked in with that. The third episode where we get to see Monica Rambo and and Jimmy Choo abou are both from app man. Really appreciate it. And Kat Dennings shows up from Thor and I was like, wait, this is starting to feel like it belongs in the Marvel Cinematic. It really kicked into high gear. I mean, I was really enjoying I really think that Elizabeth Olsen and I really enjoyed watching her navigate each era's version of sitcom because I don't feel like she's playing just one character all the way through. I feel like she does update the characters slightly to match what's going on. And that was definitely apparent to me when we hit the 80s I was like, man, she's Yeah, like this feels right every single one of them to me felt very right but yes, as soon as they hit that third episode, and it's like, we've got this combination of worlds and you're starting to see more and more and understand more of what's going on it's just yeah, it felt it felt like the film's if definitely felt very good. Well, one thing I think Marvel does damn near better than any other long form film company is set up stuff and not be afraid to set up shit for things five years down the road. Yeah, and this is a weird, eclectic, strange show. That is going to set up so much. Yeah, the future for the Marvel Universe. That I think it's ballsy as hell. Because it's a multiverse right like we're starting to look into that potential. Yeah, and I think Feig even said this will lead directly into the Doctor Strange movie that is coming out next which they have hinted is going to be a very horror adjacent superhero film. Good choice for that. Yeah. Which then reading into that this makes me feel more and more that this is going to be kind of a House of M situation going on. And that perhaps her neighbor Agnes is a little more than she's letting on to be Yeah. Because of the house of Am I know it was Mephisto who who kind of got the ball rolling on a on a completely different universe for and i think that i don't know I've heard theories that Agnes is Agatha Harkness, which is kind of interesting to me. But she keeps talking about her husband, Ralph, and I'm like, I have a feeling we're going to see Ralph and he's going to be somebody though Yeah, that's what I think is gonna happen but but most impressive was how they they backdoor the x men universe into oh my god yeah, beautiful. I was just like what? Such a good solid movie cuz I kind of like that version more. I think everybody does. He's basically the only good thing of the last couple of years. That was my favorite part for sure of and the only part I really liked when the first film when he showed up so that's true. Yeah. That'd be interesting. Yeah, absolutely. And it's funny because I'm the one film that I did actually see this week was Avengers Age of Ultron. Because I decided to start to deep dive into wander world so I read the first house event Yeah, and I got this Wanda and vision comic that's a compilation is real bad. is real. That is like 84 issue miniseries that they did they think maybe like the first one a little weird, a little newer, and then they go into like the 50s. And like, once so far, one and vision aren't even together yet. I'm like, What am I reading right now? This is really awful writing. But that's okay. Yeah, and and Age of Ultron. I was like, man, how did they set her up? I want to have like a little bit more of a wrap around now that I know more about this universe than I did before. And it was really useful now that I know kind of where everything goes. I notice every time you get to the end of a one division episode, it pops up. Would you like to watch Age of Ultron? Yeah, the answer was yes. Maybe I'll watch the others but I know that I you know, they really kind of minimize her. I felt like they minimized her character a lot up until we got to the last two, but Well, I have a little bit Have a divergent here. Glen from Lovecraft and the Portland horror film festival reached out to me and wanted me to make a mention here on our podcast about the Portland horror film festival. They're launching a waiver program for women during the women in Horror Month. So female filmmakers are invited to submit for no fee to the Portland horror film festival, which is a top notch horror film festival. They do. Absolutely, yeah, Brian and Glenn do a hell of a job. And they show some real quality stuff. No one was saying they're only at that less than 25% submissions are female filmmakers. So she'd love to see it get at least 40%. And she's working hard to make that happen. So if you want to do that, and I fully encourage you to because it's well worth showing that even if they haven't, I haven't seen an announcement whether they're going full, if they've already decided if they're going to be virtual, or if they're going to have a festival this year. So who knows you might get a festival. If not, you're going to still be in a great festival that's virtual. So you just want to go to Portland horror, horror film festival calm and find the link to the women in horror waiver application on there. And I fully recommend that you do that if you have made a cool horror film. Yeah. That's amazing. And I have a couple of people that I'm going to ping. Good, good. Yeah, that's very cool. They did their HP Lovecraft Film Festival virtually this last year and it was a smash. Yeah. Yeah. did really well. Super cool. Okay, guys, I'll just mention one thing. By the time this airs, there will be the final episode of the stand on release day. It it continues to ship directly in the mouth of anyone who liked the book. I have not watched an episode since last we talked about I think I think I only watched the first three and that was like, there's there's so much and then Harley Quinn came out. Okay, I got to watch this. And now I'm like into the end of season one or the last episode of season one of warrior. I've gone to I watch them no screw that. I'm watching. They're so good. Yeah, no, honestly like listening to you guys talk about it. I have. I've started from being interested too heavily uninterrupted. I'm just doing other things with my time. Well, if you reach way back in time, when I got to see that first episode a little early, I was really hopeful. I like the actors. And I was like, Okay, let's see where this goes. So no one can say I did not give this a chance. No kidding. And you're right, the actress or good that first episode seemed like it was gonna be pretty fun and interesting. And then it just wasn't very classy, sir. Should we take a little break? Yeah. And then we will come back and we are talking about romantic gestures. Are you ready for your mystery? mystery mystery date, the thrilling new Milton Bradley game of romance and mystery that's just for you. And you and you. And you. Mystery date. Will you be ready for swimming? Or a dance? When you open the door with your mystery date, be a dream. Fun and surprising. That's mystery. Remember, Milton Bradley makes the best games in the world. So girls. Mystery day. mystery. But so this was your sub genre? Yes, absolutely. So I gifts from the hearts. I so i i think i thought that this was gonna be easy. And I think I thought I had some really good ideas for what I wanted to do for this because I was like, man, there are so many horror films were like, Dude bro shows up. And he's like, I did this for you. And it's some awful stuff and like, girls like that. And I was like, man, I gotta figure out what that movie is because I'm sure I've seen like 100 of them. Turns out no idea which one that would have been cuz I I could not figure out someone with the only option I could remember which is 1989 offerings for Hello, Gretchen Hello Johnny come out we all believe it or not yeah and when they found him he was chewing on what was leftover remains. You're looking good some recent research into serial killers indicates this area of the brain the limbic system of suffering children many unlikely subjects become a threat Do you think there's a chance to come back here? I really don't know. Well, to me waiting for two three are to dry the transport a lot of bodies sounds familiar but I yeah, I can't it's definitely one of those so bad. It's funny for some people movies, it's it keeps getting incrementally closer that one day maybe. I mean, it's like definitely a hidden film, but a lot of people will visit it because it has some good ad slasher overtones and Rotten Tomatoes, a 20% audience no critic rating 20% It's a pretty, pretty sweet, no budget info. writer and director shocker. Christopher Reynolds. Primarily this guy's an editor. He's done five titles where he's edited and he's directed to his career seems to stop around 1991 He also stars in this film as a character Dr. Roland, he worked on Poltergeist in 1982 as a production associate Wait a second what I know not associate producer or production assistant production associate that sounds like a bullshit credit given to a friend he wrote his own bio like it says on it. So don't know um, and he's also the author of Hollywood power stats the essential facts and figures of emotion finger motion picture industry in 1995. So that's him. I there's it's really hard to dig up information on this particular with them. It's hidden. It is very hidden. It is starring Richard a boost well as john Radley, the guy who goes crazy if not crazy already. He's been an eight things. And by far the most credits of anyone in the voice of the helicopter pilot in order 86. He was in the shortfilm Halloween Sam Hein, Confederate States of America. He played a truck driver. He was a rodeo fan and my heroes have always been cowboys. And his biggest role was car driver in Rain Man uncredited. So there you go. I'm just gonna start throwing a bunch of credits out for me and say uncredited, right. I mean, I have one because they didn't credit me for quote unquote insurance purposes. And I worked on it for long and for free. So I put myself on there but that works. Yeah. So there's there's times where it's just but but I don't know. I don't know. I'm Loretta Lee Bowman plays our beautiful blonde, check our our Jamie Lee Curtis, if you will. She's only been in two titles. The second was in 2002. As in something called one of your Jones as a character named Brad. I don't know what that means. have not had a chance to could not figure out more tried could not. Elizabeth green who plays her best friend spunky, brown haired? And oh, so hilarious. This is her only film title that we have G Michael Smith who plays the sheriff. This is his only film title. And Jerry Brewer, Professor Jim Paxton, who has been in three films including lethal justice and Shadow Hunter. So the story follows a young mutant boy, we start off with this kid clearly in a bad abusive homestead. His mom is cooking them eggs and her cigarette hash is dumped lovingly all over them. She scrambles them up for him. Sure. Oh, yeah. That's kind of what the implication is. She sits him down and basically says, I know you're no good. You're evil. I found the dead animal at the bottom of the trash. You didn't think I'd find it? There did? Yeah. Is this a Rob Zombie's Halloween? Haven't seen Rob Zombie's Halloween, so maybe there was some inspiration happening? You know? Yeah, so he killed some kind of turtle. And then she's like, you're gonna turn out just like her dad. He did this to me. And she has a giant scar on her neck. And it's like, Okay, and then this little neighborhood girl comes over. And she's like, Oh, can go out to play. And the moms like, No, he's a feel good. And little girls like buddies right there. So his little girl takes us guy out. didn't play checkers and having a good time. And then some cool kids on bikes show up. Watch out. They start making fun of him because he's mute and like basically saying, Oh, you don't talk. I heard that your dad is in prison, bla bla bla. And they're like, I bet you won't even do the Well, whatever that means. So he looks at them fiercely jumps on a bike rides over the well. They follow intrigued. They watch him as he he basically the doing the well means getting up on the side of this well and walking around it. foot behind foot and not holding on to anything. He does make it around the well, just for one of the kids to shout at him at the end and he falls in. Oh, he's not deaf. Okay. 10 years later, still at the bottom of his goddamn now we're with Gretchen. So that's like the sweet little girl right? Who's playing checkers with this boy. She is blonde skinny, and I didn't know that Southern Valley girls existed. But my God, they do. And they do in this film. Her accent is fun. She has a hot blonde boyfriend, a spunky best friend. And her parents are taking off for Hawaii for the week. So of course, she decides to have a small get together. Meanwhile, in an insane asylum, new nurse takes over. And Mr. JOHN Bradley. I think that's his name must have forgotten already. Yes, john Riley is instructed on how to take care of him. He's in a coma. Kind of No, he's worse to dated. It's not clear what's going on. This isn't really even shot in like a mental Institute is clearly shot in a normal hospital. It's very weird to wrap your head around. But the the doctor is extremely rude. And he's like, you know, this goes nothing and puts gum on him. He's like, Yes, he's not gonna react. So he's like, in 15 minutes, give him his meds. Goodbye, takes off. And she's waiting for something. So 15 minutes goes by and then a few more minutes and she starts to get the stuff ready. And she's like, All right, I'm gonna go ahead and reach the date. This guy was too late. Waited just a few minutes too long. And after 10 years of being sedated this man is open and Adam immediately jabs her with the needles straight in the forehead sucks that her brain juice and is off off into the wilds. Turns out that apparently in this time when he fell down the well something happened. I guess he got out somehow and murdered his mother. And it was put into an insane asylum. So police and a local psychiatrists are on the case. Hold on. Let's let's back up a little bit here, sir. they've kept him sedated for 10 years. Yes. Like almost comatose? Yes. But they're exercising him regularly. Somehow through all this, uh, I wouldn't say this guy's in shape. But still laying in bed for 10 years. It's tough to jump up. Hey, after 10 hours of sleep. I'm like moving pretty slow. I would say just imagine somebody desperately trying to make Halloween and thinking of Mike Myers and like, imagine if it was a Mike Myers but like, you know, the spirits right? So the students been laying there, but it doesn't matter. He's almost like pure evil, right? There is no real soul there. So the non soul can just pilot the body. I am uncomfortable with how comfortable you are with calling Michael Myers. Mike. I'm so sorry. Thank you for correcting me. I don't want the angry emails hanging out with Fred Jason and Mike. It's so hard it's so hard to because of this anyway. There's a lot of good baby driver jokes in there. But anyway, so Gretchen has a fun party with her friends. She doesn't see this but a finger shows up on her doorstep. The dog grabs it and runs off into the yard with edge isn't really noticed that it's there. In the meantime, one of the guys who's their friend, something real rough happens to him. Let's just say perhaps a Mr. JOHN finds him in the woodshed and perhaps he does not survive the encounter. There's also implications that John's now a cannibal I don't anyway, so um, there's a lot of telling and seeing in this foam you just have to kind of roll with it. She and her friends get order a pizza and it arrives extremely late. The pizza guys not there and it's just laying there on her porch. And she's like, Oh, well, whatever, brings the food and brings it into like who ordered sausage? I didn't order sausage. Oh, well diggin? So they're enjoying a nice pizza. Mr. JOHN Bradley is going around continuing to kill and get revenge on the people who pushed him and made fun of him with this whole well incident. The sheriff and the psychiatrists are trying to hunt him down. a psychiatrist has bad run in with him perhaps does not make it through the encounter. But we do find out that a bunch of bodies are being stored in the well. And at a certain point, this movie just becomes Halloween. It's just blonde chick and her best friend in the house. He enters he is following them around seems to be almost invincible. Breaking through things to get at them kills the friend. It's just the blonde chick running around Gretchen's just finds a gun pointed at him shoots him like eight times right in the square chest. He's fine. continues after her she runs out finds the sheriff sheriff's like all right, I got it and she goes just shoot him shoots him like 12 times kind of falls over so in his death throes and his final words we get his motivation for all of this as he whispers love first of all it's not for you to think that you know the implicate Of course this he was chopping up these people and given little parts here and there to this girl this vile joke potential there. I know he Yeah, he could have gone for anyone. I think that I wrote down my first impressions were it's like Invisalign meets carpenter. It's just beautiful white sparkling teeth on a chick in a film that's trying to be a horror film. It's also the ultimate I'm just a nice guy movie. I think he's really just a nice guy. Why won't she like him? Why is she with the loser blonde guy in Shell thing going on? It feels very install. Um, the good things about this, it actually has a couple of really funny moments. His first kill, for example, when he's in the woodshed with a guy, he puts the guy's head in a vise and you're like, oh, man, this is gonna go bad. But he goes and tries to get a chainsaw and he's like, blah, blah, blah. And then he goes to put it down on the guy's neck and it just won't go. And he's like, oh, puts it down, goes over and gets a drill. It's like break puts down over his forehead starts to push down unplugs itself does not reach and you're like Alright, this is pretty good. And then he you know finds the knee just spices it watermelon he got it do that. Yeah, they're the sheriff in this movie is an extremely he's by far the best actor like he's been in nothing else. But he was fun. Like he was sarcastic. He had a really interesting character. He was like, given some kid harassment over like having a bunch of porn and then he was like, yeah, kid, I'm not gonna let you get in trouble. Just put it in my trunk code even like some really nice Bag of Weed to whatever else you got. You got some Oreos in there. I'll take them. Um, it was unfortunate though, because this guy's While he's a good actor, his body type which is extremely unfortunate, he was a heavier guy. And the way he moved was extremely awkward. It just there was no confidence in it. It just looked very weird and bad. It wasn't like Jason stalking you where you're going Oh, crap. This is not good. No, that yeah, exactly that as well. It's good when it goes for Halloween because at least there is something because this film is extremely boring. But the best thing of all about this film is it fit my requirements. So that was the good the bad sausage. Is that the gift of love? I mean that the sausage I don't they never say what it is aside from human. So who knows? It could have been the dog though, too, because the dog does go missing. There's a lot of bad, everyone's bad. Everyone's extraordinarily bad to a point in which you want to hang yourself so much. Because that's the sheriff. It's rough. Everyone looks like they're miscast. I mean, it's clearly just some dudes friends. They also try to make her like psychic for a while. Yeah. Big psychic idea where she's like, You know how sometimes like, you just get a feeling that like something's gonna happen. You know, I get that sometimes, but it's, you know, like, it's like a lot. And then, of course, right is he's about to bust in the door. She's like, I just have like a bad feeling. It's like, Oh, my God, but it's just a really, really go anywhere. Um, it's special. It lacks a lot of Gore, they kind of show everything off screen, which is really unfortunate, because like that was maybe one of the things they could had going for it. And there's just a lot of stuff that doesn't feel like it fits. There's a super bonkers mortician character who then shows up later as a policeman. And he's like cartoonishly over the top. And like I said, it's just freakin it's a boring ass film. It's just frickin dull. So that's my phone. Fascinating. I can't believe you wasted this instead of using it for our pizza delivery guy pay with glue it was sure it well Oh, I didn't know that there was a potential for that because there's no end of amazing pizza moment. So I know there's a few Nightmare on Elm Street things we can pull out here. If need be, sir. Well, should I go next? Because I think you enjoyed yours a lot. Yeah, sure. So cuz you didn't like yours, and I liked mine. But it wasn't quite as cool. So we'll build Yeah. Okay. So mine was 2017 the bad batch. chaos in this world is vast and unknowable. like to think we can understand it. But we can't. We weren't good enough. smart enough, young enough. All the things you've done. Do you really want this solution? Here's the thing. Good or bad? Mostly depends on how you're standing next. And this was budgeted at $6 million. Oh, I skipped the rotten tomatoes 47 from the critics and 30 from the audience, which I think is pretty harsh. I think it's better than that. I think so too. I like this really cool. Very nice. Well, the box office was $201,000. And it was released with the idea of it being a summer film. Oh, no. Oh, no, not a huge one. You know, it's a $6 million budget, but it was still supposed to be the breakout movie for Anna Lilly. I'm a poor, no drag to the girl walks home alone at night and episode of Legion and the upcoming remake of cliffhanger. Know what? Yeah, whoa, my brain had a big leap. I knew this foot would be seeing the film she's done. And I think she's a fairly good filmmaker. cliffhanger seems like a really strange stretch. pacing is extraordinarily different. I mean, I don't know if you can get much different but so she also wrote it and the above films as well plus a lot of shorts and a lot of shorts work. The stars were Suki Waterhouse who was in Pokemon detective Pikachu. Assassination nation. Does that. Oh my god, it's so good. Oh, yeah. So good. And, Okay, I'm gonna see anybody else here you are the very strong possibility to maybe have seen this who may not the film version. He's looking at me. Listeners don't know that me. It's a mystery. We're gonna find out. The well not the movie version, but the original TV show of absolutely fabulous. Uh, yeah, I do know that. Yes. Yeah. She was in the movie version. I'm sure she played. Okay. Yeah, that was a weird one I watched because at suncoast somebody returned to set because it was defective. And so while I'm doing paperwork, I watched the whole see. It's pretty good. It's very slowly but very good. costar is somebody I'm sure you've heard of Jason momoa. of Baywatch. I always forget he was Conan the Barbarian and that severely underrated Conan film. Oh my god. Was he? Yeah, I like that movie, actually. Yeah. And he's also Duncan, Idaho, and the upcoming Dune. Oh, cool. Yeah, that'll be freaking it. Also as I Jade a faint Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey. And a whole bunch of those stars. You have seen something. So for $6 million budget. I'm like, boy, a lot of people took the massive cuts, as well. Wow. The film starts with in the middle of a desert and Suki is being loud out of his it prison is a Texas it's hard to tell. But then she's walking away. It shows a sign of Texas and you suddenly realize oh, we're in a madmax dystopian future kind of world here. And as she is just wandering the desert alone, she's quickly captured by what I would kind of term Road Warrior rejects. Because they don't really look as as wild and interesting. I mean, it's probably close to what people would look like. As opposed to the road wire. And they immediately cut off our arm and leg because they're cannibals. Yeah, that part's severe. Whoa, Is she alive? Oh, yes. Yeah, they keep her alive. It's done. It's done. She's She's the protagonist of the film. Yeah. Haha. how she's hopping, Eric. Well, one thing I did notice they appear to have steroids still available in the future because the cannibal group that capture are beefy as hell. Mamo is one of the smaller people. This group, he's actually kind of for him, like, He's huge, but he's not cut out very much at all in this film. Not that that hurts him or anything, bastard. But she escapes from the cannibals and is rescued by somebody else. So several years now, we fast forward a little, several years later, and she has a prosthetic arm and leg. Okay. And I gotta say, sound wise. The sound of that damn squeaking leg is really annoying. And it's oddly inconsistent to which I'm happy with because if it was the whole film through I would not have watched this. And apparently, at least in this film, Momo is a hell of an artist. And he's just doing these amazing drawings of like his little girl and stuff like that. One of the things I actually really enjoyed this film I'm curious what you thought about it cuz it's fairly eclectic. I really thought the soundtrack was neat. I think that was probably the thing I didn't know it had some real weird shit like you know Diane what is their champion open saw one of their Yeah, they're one of the open songs is the one of the first songs in the movie is from them. Apparently the little smile short she's wearing in the poster, or is from their one of their video. So that's interesting. But I thought it was interesting. I think it fits. I think he fit the film in a in a really weird way. This is also a deliberately paced film. Part of the problem that hurts the film just a little bit, is a lot of the people seem bored on the film. I mean, it's intentional. This isn't like bad directing. It's like, having bored people on your film that doesn't really go anywhere. creates a boring feeling. Like, once they got past that it got a lot better, but they're at the beginning sky. And wow, bad accents. Jason and Suki have Oh, he's supposed to be Cuban. And I was reading and I have no idea where the Cuban was in that accent. It is weird. And Suki is supposed to be Texas. For those that don't know, Texas actually has a fairly light drawl. It's not a real heavy Southern accent. But she was somewhere she's British. And so she ended up somewhere between Texas and Mississippi. Oh my god, it was a weird accent and not fabulous. I'm trying to remember is there some reason he has to be Cuban? Not that I'm aware of. Okay. I mean, they talk about him being from Cuba a little bit, but it didn't seem to matter. He never makes sense to me when people are like, let's just have you be from a fun place. Like just let them have whatever accent they've got. Yes, exactly. Here. Actually, I thought Jim Carrey was one of the most fun parts of this movie, and it's the only film has ever been and where he says no words. He does not have a single line in the entire film. Wow. He's not immediately recognizable. But as soon as you recognize like, Oh, okay. Yeah, I think it was at the end of the movie that I finally realized. Is that Jim Carrey? I could see that. I knew he was in it from doing the things I was looking for him and even then it took me like, Oh, shit. So he doesn't have bad accent. So you know, that's nice. What one thing that film does really neat is I like the dystopian world that creates it's a really familiar, it feels like a dystopian film you've seen before, but also looks completely different. At the same time, well, dystopian or post apocalyptic? Probably post apocalypse. Yeah. But the look is interesting. And they they create separate looks subtle. Well, except for Keanu Reeves character. areas are, are separate, but there's similar. So it feels like the same world but they also feel like they're different tribes. And there's fairly well done in that. Keanu Reeves is interesting. In this film, he plays a cult leader, basically, is what it amounts to. And he's uh, I don't know, if he's, he probably didn't have to gain too much to be in this film. I'm pretty sure he probably just enjoyed himself and gained, you know, maybe 10 or 15 pounds. Because he's a little bigger looking in this film, and his big total sleaze looking. He just is not a nice looking guy. Keanu Reeves that's a that's an achievement. Though, they do still know how to party. In the dystopian or apocalyptic future. They know how to throw up parties. Of course, it's Burning Man. Basically, somehow, they still have like a copy machine. Wow. And electricity, and the neon light wristbands and the necklaces that people wear those things, they have all of those still. So even though it's supposed to been a very long time that this has been going on. Because one of the character things I forgot what her number is, but it's a very high. But the idea of the indicator of how tough memorias character is, and he's like number 88. And they're like, into the 1000s or something. So he's been living out there for a very, very long time surviving for a very long time. Here's another weird moment. I saw this and then there's also in 30 coins had a scene like this Day for Night shots are getting a little worse, in that you can tell a day for a night shot because it's oddly blue. So overly blue. And instead of lighting the people like they normally like them because it creates harsh shadows that are hard to find. They're just flat. Yeah, so the people kind of disappear and they become a little harder to see they're not as distinctive because you know if it's shot at night, they're putting lights on everybody. So you can see everybody well because it's dark. But as soon as they put that blue layer over, it's like I need to do something more here because I like what am I supposed to be focusing on it's it's it's really sad because Fury Road has an amazing day for night scene in it and they just, they were just very careful with what they did. They made their their darks, their shadows, like black and on through that blue. You know, whatever a filter, basically over it. And it's just I think it's just a matter of, of making sure you don't have like shadows on the ground and stuff like that and making sure that you're, you know, at nighttime, your night sky is darker than your surroundings. Yes. And so if you're shooting you got to be careful that you're not shooting the sky in a bunch of places. Yeah, no clouds, hopefully. Yeah, yep. Yeah, well, the one in 30 coins was when the new priests was arriving. I think at the end of the last episode. Yeah, I kinda liked it, though. Because it looks so stylistic. It was like Yeah. Oh, this looks like it's and it's a lot shorter than the one in here. Yeah. Yeah. Plus, they had a very strong background with castle or the church behind them. Which This is just an open desert. Like I said, Here, I don't although I did enjoy the film, you could last 20 minutes out of this movie really easily. Like I didn't really feel it dragging, though, until there's a scene where she gets pretty sure it's acid. And her and Jason kind of meet up in the desert and like, okay, either have something really weird happened because they're on drugs or let's move past this. See. But the nice thing aside, I was just talking about the Cinematography by Lyle Vincent was really good. It is really well shot. It's really hot feeling like a desert showed. Vanessa told me that she didn't like any of the angles. I've actually I'm kind of intrigued by this phone. I don't like casting sounds very, very cool. Yeah, it's very well, it's very watchable largely because of that. And vacchiano has the hookup for the place to live. Everybody's out Lizzy living in tents and RVs and stuff like that. And he's got this mansion with an indoor pool. But part of the problem is I thought Sookie and Jason's on screen chemistry was a little lacking. There's a couple scenes with Jason and Jim, that I thought were far more interesting. The two of them were really neat on screen together. I think that would have been maybe they should have been the relationship. Something for sure. The philosophy that Keanu Reeves puts out there when he's trying to convince Suki to join his harem. Wow. dimestore garbage philosophy. like Oh, dude, you put this together from fortune cookies, I think I don't think it's like the writer was trying to be philosophic. I think she did that on purpose and nailed it. Because it's like, it sounds like all of those stupid coffee. Their reviews for are fairly amusing. The one that it kind of amused me the most was a guy calling out the film for trying too hard to look cool. But not being cool, Mike. Oh, so now you're cool. Go away, sir. But like I kind of mentioned before, I think the biggest failing of the movie overall, other than some pacing issues is I just think Jason Suki didn't have really strong on string chemistry, especially since they're both good. The accents didn't help because the two of them talking to each other in scenes alone. It's like, oh, bad accent. Oh, bad accent Oh, somebody else say something else here. But the movies still interesting is kind of an arthouse Mad Max. I wrote this in the soundtrack with a good soundtrack that some will hate. I feel attacked. I think Suki is casting was a little kind of weird to sort of like Oh shit, what's her name and Mad Max Fury Road? Shelley's Yeah, commands the See, but she's in charge of being Stuff and Being a badass, it's completely fair. The directing or this style choice. She felt more like somebody sort of wandering through the world and things happening to her as opposed to her moving everything forward. And as in most of these movies, the little kid is annoying. I don't know why they can't do good little kids and apocalyptic. So that's the big lesson talk. She has like one line in the whole movie. No, and kind of a strange little ending. That's almost sort of sad. weird way to end this film. It's not a spoiler ending. So I'll just pass it out there. The little girl that Jason's been trying to rescue and Suki has been helping her rescue has a rabbit with her. And Jason takes the rabbit away. And the next scene is them cooking it over. Like Jesus, dude, I felt like I have to think that that's kind of a nod to a boy and his dog. Oh, that's Oh, yeah, I hadn't thought of that. I think you're right. So, you know, it's kind of like after it got to the end. It's like, what is the love gift here? So I mean, the real one is probably in a Suki rescuing Jason's daughter and returning him. But my choice is when Jim Carrey gave Jason a snow globe because they were the best couple. It's amazing how like on screen romance chemistry that does not work can really pull you out of a movie. Like, for me, I really liked crazy rich Asians, but like, their romance was so bad. I was like, there was the film was great, but I was like, I don't believe for a second you guys are like in love. I think you're really friends. But like, no, no can No, come here, plus some trivia notes. Because I haven't seen that one time. shot in 28 days, which is probably what the budget was able to keep kinda low. The entire film was shot in the exact areas it looks like it was shot so there's fairly hot as hell shoot in the middle of the desert. Most of the extras were from a place called Slab City, which is a California community that if you've seen the film into the wild is one of the places that lead character visits. And most of the as they're called slappers came as there were no costume needed. So there's a cost saving device. You must be here for the movie. The post apocalyptic movie. What movie? I heard there's free sandwiches. Yeah, just eat over there. In shot with your back turned thanks. And of course with everything kiona Reese works on there's a story about how he's awesome. So while they're filming the movie, he was in a plated place small town called nealon, California. or, excuse me, Rob Brawley, California. And he's speaking frequently spotted or various locations around town, taking pictures with locals and reenacting some of the movie of his movie rolls with them. Oh my god. That's so good. This guy's just nobody gets it better than him. Both Jason and Kiana are both Hawaiian two cents. For Keanu. Yeah. Let's see. Oh, one of the things that impressed me about the film I'd love to see a making of this is I assumed, as most people did that zookeys effects were digitally done. They're almost all practical. Oh, that's interesting. Yeah. And I read that before watching the movies I'm watching are in the middle of the movie gone. Okay, maybe this one is digital, but apparently most of it is just the way they shot. The director loves practical so much that she did everything she could to make sure they didn't have to digitally remove her limb. Wow, it is impressive. That you were gonna tell me that they actually amputated her image to your crown. That's right. I like this one review about it from Katie rife. Its aesthetic is so permanent that it's oddly ahead of its time. and easy to imagine stoners in the year 2035 or whenever 10s nostalgia comes around admiring the film in between hits on their 3d printed bombs. So I like I said it. I didn't dislike the film. I thought it was a lot but there's there's just several strange decisions that I think would have made it a much better movie it so I am one of the few people who did not like a girl walks home alone. I absolutely hated her. Okay. It was actually fairly lukewarm for me as well. So and I liked this one a lot better, but it did suffer from a too long second act where nothing happened. Yes. Yep. Yep. Where Suki and Jason are supposed to be falling in love and all that stuff happening. They just they didn't click as well as I think they should have I think that really hurts that where it's just like Yeah, do you feel like you're just kind of stuck in this like world building situation? Yeah. Well, it's also a second act is always the longest act and there's supposed to be this you know, movement towards a goal and then the goal falling apart and all that. But if you decide, you know, fuck that fuck three act structure. What you've got then is 40 minutes of nothing happening because it's got a really strong beginning it's got a fairly decent ending. And you just it just felt like they were kind of making time before they could get to the third act. But I still I still enjoyed it. And I am fascinated to see what cliffhanger is like I heard her on an interview. You know their gender swapping the league And tell that so I don't know. It's gonna be really difficult because wasn't the wasn't the villain in that my guy from race Harry and the Hendersons, and yeah, uh, john Lithgow. How are you going to get a better villain than john Lithgow getting the it's like, it's like if you had to actually cast Darth Vader and something and then you're gonna remake that movie. And it's like, well, who else is as evil as this person? Well, and the other thing is, I don't know who you could cast for the unique setup at the beginning of the movie where Stallone, the hero of the 80s, and most of the 90s doesn't save the girl. Say, like, hold the shit. I mean, that was such a Oh my god. moment in that film. cliffhangers one of those ones that I think people forget is good. Still on. Really? Yeah. Yeah. It's a director, prisoner and yeah. diehard to pirate. I can name a whole bunch of Israel's like, john tiernan, right? No. He's a director. I don't like most of the time. Look, I'm only one of my first to hem and haw about it for 14 more minutes and then. But it's one already Harlan. It's one of maybe it's one of my favorites from him. I think it's one of his best outside of his first film. Probably one of his best films. All right. Are you done? Now? I'll come up with something else. Hey, what do you think of what kind of dog Dr. Pepper I like that? I picked for my film, return to the living dead three. they vowed to stay together forever, that their love would never die. But their pledge remain untested. And the boss's son remember, until they went looking for a thrill and stumbled on the chili back. Let's proceed. That even the dead can go on. And tonight, fate will put their promises to the test. Now that she's dead, he's frightened to live without her. But bringing her back is terrifying. Incredible. Let's do it again. Now these poor bastards crepe brains do something bad. If she attacks him, he becomes like her. Love never dies. Nice. From 1993 it had a budget of $2 million. A box office of 54,000 sounds about right. Whoa, I haven't seen either of the any of them. But well, I knew that I'll get into this because I am not a fan of returning the living dead to Okay, it gets very silly and so almost slap sticky. And so I just assumed that okay, went off the rails with two. That's it. Because there are like five of them. which is which is weird because the first one is a find of a sequel to a different. Yeah. So Rotten Tomatoes. The critics have this at 58% barely rotten and the audience has it's at 40% very rotten. Haha. Directed by Brian Hughes, who directed society brighter reanimator, the dentist Faust and a bunch of other really shitty movies written by john Penny, who has written a ton of shitty movies, including a legend of the mummy, amphibious creature of the deep and hellgate. It stars j Trevor Edmund who was in pumpkinhead, to Lord of illusions and meatballs for the stars Melinda Clarke who was in spawn Gotham and the Vampire Diaries and it's done. As Kent McCord, who was a 70s, TV staple from dragnet, Adam 12, seaquest 2032, but will always be to me, Captain Troy on the abysmally awful Galactica in 1980. Okay, this guy, I mean, is just a movie star, you look at him and you're like, you know, there was nothing else he could do probably in life, but be a movie star. He's just got a great ship. He's, he's really fun. The movie starts out and we are introduced to Kurt and Julie who are very young lovers. And the the gift from the heart is right there. But the twist of this movie says three gifts from the heart, ooh, he has stolen his father's security key, or a security key card for his girlfriend. And she wanted this so that they could explore the military base that his dad has been working at. And it's given to her as a gift. And it's set up almost like a picnic that they're going to go do. But you can tell she's kind of a I wouldn't say she's as far as an activist, but she's very concerned about what kind of experiments they must be doing at this military base. So they sneak in, they climb up into the rafters of this area, and they see that Kurt's dad is overseeing an experiment with a deceased body. It's in a room with a couple of guys who are dressed in hazmat suits, and it's all strapped down. And it's a very Night of the Living Dead corpse, you know, the sunken eyes and all that stuff. So the corpse is exposed to this experimental gas, which re animates it into a zombie, and it's like bow. But they've got it. They've got it all strapped down, so it can't really do anything. And they're both like, Oh my god, that thing was clearly dead. And now it's alive. And they they do something like where they drop something and a guard is walking by here's them and they have to scramble and sneak out really quick. So they miss the part where the zombie actually bite somebody. And the place goes crazy into lockdown, and they kill everybody in the room because of this. Oh, including the dad. No, not not including the dad. He's not in the room. He's overseeing it from a different area. And it's really great because the there's like three people in the room there with Captain Troy. And one of them is this is this very striking looking brunette woman that has like wow, who was this beauty? She looks very familiar. And I finally put it together. When I was doing the research she played. I believe her name was Ursula in Superman two. That was Zod. Oh was another one in the mirror. He was the woman in the mirror. Yeah, the super the the Kryptonian evil woman. So due to the experiment going awry, Kurt's dad is removed from the project and reassigned to Oklahoma City. Oh, no, no, hello, the Sonics. Oh, it hurts. When he informs Kurt that they will be moving something they have clearly done multiple times. Kurt refuses he's madly in love with Julian demodectic tired of having to start school over and all this stuff and they they take off on his motorcycle, his dad's yelling at them and everything. And they're like we're doing it we're taking off together. We're running away Romeo and Juliet. While they're speeding down the road. She's, you know, wrapped behind him. And she playfully grabs his crotch which is probably the thing you shouldn't be doing on a motorcycle at about 50 miles an hour. And he loses control the motorcycle and she is thrown from the bike smack into a telephone pole. Oh, how? Where? Where she's killed? Very hereditary. Yep, it doesn't, doesn't tear her head off or anything so but Kurt, who still has his father's key card and as seen a corpse being revived? Oh no leaks is dead girlfriend back into the place. Oh no. And he puts the hazmat suit on and gets her set up and shoots the gas all over and she pops to life and she pops to life in a different way and that she's she's not she's not the brain ravenous thing at first. She's just like, oh my god, what happened? You know, and he's like, it's okay. Everything's fine. But we got to get out of here now. And of course as they get out, they accidentally trip over something or whatever, but they they release an actual zombie and they as they're running away. They have started the zombie apocalypse. I'm assuming she is The poster. She is the poster. Yeah. So he's driving her away and everything. She's like I'm starving. So we don't know what this is gonna be. But so he takes her to a store. And there's kind of this a kind of a return of the Living Dead type gang. You know, it's so interesting what people in Hollywood think, you know, punks are. So this very improbable group of people hanging out together are harassing the store owner and they start harassing Julie, and all that. And they shoot to store on her. And she ends up biting one of them as they're escaping. And she realizes, oh my god, that was delicious. So they're like, well, we got to get the store owner to the hospital. So throw him in a van that have taken off and everything and well, she can't help herself. Because she's bleeding all over the place. She's like, Oh, my God, this is what I needed. Especially brains. Oh, no. So Meanwhile, the the gang member that she bought, he's like freaking out now because he can feel a change coming and everything. And so they're decided they've got to go and find whoever these kids want to pull this shit. So now they've got the military after them because Kurt's data seen on the screen that his son had had rejuvenated his girlfriend this way. And this gang of ridiculous gang members all laying out together. Let me just tell you guys something if you've never actually been to Los Angeles, and you haven't seen a gang, a birds of a feather flock together, so you're not going to generally see a multiracial gang going on, especially with a woman in it as well, who's got her hair all teased up and you know, likes to stab, do this kind of stuff. So I think that's kind of fun and fun. It's not very realistic. And really, if that's the worst you can find in a return Living Dead movie. As far as continuity goes, then it's probably true. Curtin, Julie, they decided they're going to hide out in the sewers, and the gang tracks them down there. But meanwhile, Julie has discovered that extreme pain seems to temporarily make the cravings go away. So she starts mutilating her flesh with various items of junk found around the sewers. face or body, everything is adorned with very spikes, nails and shards of glass. And that's the image that you see on the cover. So then the gang breaks in, they're attacking here. Now there's zombies also attacking there, because the gang is Oh, the gang is all turned into zombies. The military is there. Now they've tracked them down to and they show up for this. I guess it'd be climactic. It's not very climactic, but it's supposed to be it's the military versus zombies. And what happens instead of blowing everybody away, the military grabs all the zombies, they capture them. When they're captured, Kurt realizes that because he's talking to his dad, that these are going to be used as weapons now, and that Julie is going to be used as weapons. So he, he sneaks back into the base after all of this stuff, you know that so well by now, right? And he freeze the zombies which are killing the soldiers. In the commotion, the base is caught on fire, and Kurt is bitten. And she's feeling she's feeling horrible about this, oh, no, you're gonna be like me and all this stuff. And he brings her to this, this big huge furnace at the, at the central database. And she's kind of out of it. And when she asks where they are, he says, We're right where we belong. And they kiss one last time before being consumed by the flames. It's all it's all terribly romantic. Oh, see you. I'd forgotten the ending for that. Yeah. So the original romantic gestures the card which is given like an actual gift. Yeah. But the next less romantic gesture, I suppose would be giving her life. Sure, sure. And the third semi romantic gesture is giving her death once again and give is giving his own life so that they can die in each other's eyes were Romeo and Juliet. I gotta say, This movie is not as good as returning the living dead 100 times better than returning the living dead to and I thought it was actually really touching in a few places. The acting was pretty strong. The zombies look pretty good. And I wish I had been told about this movie years ago. You know, unfortunately, I was left to just assume that all of these movies oh shit and then I went and looked at The reviews for the movies after this. They didn't follow this storyline at all. This one is the last of the ones that kind of follows the return of the Living Dead storyline return the living dead to has direct references to return living dead. And then this one is clearly a follow up to those movies. But I think after this, they they go completely off the rail. A little bit of trivia The film was originally slated for a wider theatrical release, but after Warlock the Armageddon underperformed, I suppose is a nice way to try Mark decided to pull back promotion on the film and released it regionally in very, very limited release. That's why it gets 54,000 weird. Brian Hughes no was disappointed with the lack of screen time for his previous female monster and bright of reanimator and wanted Julie to have a far bigger presence. And she does kind of at the end look like the bride of reanimator. So it's fairly You know, it was like, Hey, I have a thing. Yeah, he does. He's a weird dude. I like this. makeup artists Tom reknown. Claims Clarence Epperson. The first animated cadaver in the film was a homeless vagrant, who demanded more money and limousine escorts to the set as the chute got closer. Hey, Brian Hughes, Nick claims that the production company put clarinets up in a motel in Valencia, California while shooting for fear that if they let him remain homeless for that time, they may not be able to find him easily for shooting if they needed information. It's a very good use case a weird director, I went through some weird periods somehow not unintentionally, but purely by accident seeing like, bride society returned that and one or two others song files. Yeah, that's right. He's a weird, man. I think that's probably his most more straightforward film. Yeah, I mean, it's very, it's very much straightforward. It's not as good as say society, which is a legitimately good movie with a with a neat message that this one is it's popcorn. You know, it's a it's a fun little zombie romp. He actually wanted to do the sequel to this film and have the zombies that were let loose now running all over Los Angeles. And guess well, I'm guessing they didn't have the budget. Yeah. Anyway, that was my movie. Wow, ice sounds pretty good, actually. I mean, I've heard that they're crappy. So I've just avoided all those. The first one. And Kelly knows how true this is when he talked about how much he is okay with it. It's a it's usually the first one. I think the first one is great. person's really good. Steve politics is like one of his favorite movies, and a lot of people really love it. But it's a sharp, sharp drop off to the second one. Yeah. Yeah. And I don't dislike it. As much as I just don't love it as much as every horror fan seems to Mm hmm. Yeah. I mean, every year, you've probably seen them on your Facebook where that warehouse shows up on July 4. Yeah. And that that warehouse at the beginning of that, so that's why Yeah, we've seen indication how popular it is. Yeah, I know. I knew it was super popular. And people talk about it all the time. And it's been on my like, maybe I'll get around to watching it this Halloween or this October, and it just hasn't quite made it up. But maybe now. Yeah, watch one and three. Yeah, I'll watch 12312 Yeah. That's awesome. Well, at least you had a good pick. I think we can finally say that you did win. Well, I think that we can finally agree that I did when I say I won every heydo Potato, potato patata Well, that means that it is my pick for the next Saviano yesterday, and I'm really digging this whole February vibe. So I've got for my pick, coming up. unrequited love. romance is not in the air. Every time. So okay, as usual, many, many thanks to everybody who's liking sharing the posts. Like I said, I'm off of Facebook. So I'm not seeing any of that stuff except for in our ratings which are skyrocketing. I should have screenshot remind you, I'll send you you got some nice comments on your story. Oh. 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