Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) *****

Movie Matters Podcast #41 - Halloween Special VII

I'm very proud to present this Movie Matters Fangsgiving episode, which I co-hosted. Details of the episode and the download link are below, and please follow Movie Matters on Facebook and iTunes!

It’s that special time of the year once again as the Movie Matters Podcast rises from the coffin for its seventh annual Halloween special. Lee Howard, Michael Mackenzie and guest host Daniel Sardella (of the Media Meltdown network’s Focus on Film podcast) cast their critical eyes over three fang-tastic vampire films: Roman Polanski’s 1967 horror-comedy THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS (a.k.a. DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES), Kathryn Bigelow’s haunting 1987 vampire-western NEAR DARK, and Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s funnybone-tingling 2014 mockumentary WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS.

Three spooktacular horror DVDs and Bfs are also up for grabs. Listen to the end for details of how to enter the competition!

The musics in this episode is from THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS by Krzystof Komeda, NEAR DARK by Tangerine Dream and WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS by Norma Tanega. The intro and outro music was composed by Cevin Moore.

Special thanks to Cevin Moore, Alan @Halloween Fury and Tristan Lofting for their opinions on our three featured movies. Happy Halloween, everybody! Be scared but be safe.

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Focus On Film: Episode 46 – January 2017 Criterion Titles

Focus On Film Episode 46 is up!
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Dan flies solo because YOLO!

In this episode:

"Focus On Film Theme" & commercial music: Daniel Sardella


Night Of The Creeps - Director's Cut (1986) ****

This one has it all - aliens, killer slugs, zombies, axe murder, shotguns, a flame thrower, hot babes, dorks, frat boys, Tom Atkins, awesome one liners, nudity, 80s fashion, a B&W 50s intro, Tom Atkins, quasi gay male leads, an ugly dorky male lead who gets the hot sorority girl, a handicapped best friend, a stereotypical Asian man, a token black police officer, characters named after horror/sci-fi directors (Romero, Carpenter Hooper, Cameron, Cronenberg, Landis, Raimi, Miner), sweet makeup from Berger and Kurtzman, killer practical f/x and gore, more than one classic theatrical poster, Dick Miller, Tom Atkins.


The Thing (1982) *****

"You gotta be fucking kidding..."

"I dunno what the hell's in there, but it's weird and pissed off, whatever it is."

"There's nothing more I can do, just wait... This is R.J. MacReady, helicopter pilot, US outpost #31."

"I mean it."

"I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!"

 "Yeah, fuck you too!"


The House By The Cemetery (1981) ***

She ate knives for breakfast...

Gaping neck wounds are such a bummer.

"Come on, stop - that tickles!"

Better make sure that thing's loaded, Bob.
"OK, flashlight - check. Curious George - check. Pink plastic pistol - check. That monster in the basement is toast!"