The Still Up All Night podcast celebrates the films of USA's Up All Night series, which aired more than 900 episodes from 1988 to 1998. Follow us on Twitter @StillUpPodcast and on Facebook @StillUpPodcast.
There's so much to say about this movie, yet somehow it left both Travis and Rob speechless. Seemingly inspired by The Warriors, A Clockwork Orange, and Mad Max yet looking nothing like any of them, Surf Nazis Must Die struggles to find a plot. When it finally does, it comes from the unlikeliest of places! Travis and Rob explain why surfing might be the next great mode of transportation in Episode 10: Surf Nazis Must Die!
Terror awaits a group of partiers that stumble across an abandoned home of a sorcerer. For some reason, the horrors include flatulent muck men, a spider lady, and a werecat. It's a movie so good (bad) it took almost four years and two separate film crews to make! The story behind the film is better than the movie itself, and Travis and Rob postulate the film served as inspiration for future classics such as Seven and Stepbrothers. Find out why in Still Up All Night: Spookies.
Scientists searching for a way to feed the world instead create a formula that makes beer irresistible to everyone. They're faced with the existential crisis of taking the money for their discovery or stealing it back for the good of society. The filmmakers that also brought us the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes franchise are conducting their own experiment, seeking to discover if B-level comedies can also include influential social messaging. Rob and Travis attempt to make sense of a convoluted narrative and tell you which two actors absolutely steal the show in Still Up All Night: Sour Grapes.
A film crew returns to the scene where gruesome murders took place inside a school to re-enact the killings for a horror film. What they don't know is that they are not alone. What the audience doesn't know is that this B-movie produced by New World Pictures was way ahead of its time. A Scream-like homage to B-horror films with a Christopher Nolan-esque narrative, Return to Horror High has all the ambition of a major motion picture, but the shoestring budget means it doesn't all translate to the screen. Travis and Rob make sense of it all and try to figure out if it's the Citizen Kane of B-movies, or just more New World Pictures schlock in Still Up All Night: Return to Horror High.
Iowa frat boys descend upon Palm Springs, California, for a week of debauchery. They eventually make a bet over who can "get" a girl first...what could go wrong? Travis and Rob break down this early Tim Robbins film and discuss how it went from endearing to cringe-worthy through the lens of age and changing times in Still Up All Night: Fraternity Vacation.
It may be Roddy Piper's first starring role in Hollywood, but the girls steal the show in New World Pictures' Hell Comes to Frogtown! Travis and Rob explain how the film's directors and writer have ties to Ron Howard and James Cameron, discuss an actor's motivation when playing a mutant frog, and argue why this might be the best B movie in the entire USA Up All Night lineup in Still Up All Night: Hell Comes to Frogtown!
The first of six B movies in the Vice Academy series, made famous largely in part to a former adult film star going mainstream. So much hair, makeup, and bad acting! Vice Academy also features the first band to ever be streamed live online! Travis and Rob examine the film's scream queens, sad graduation scene, and odd stakeout habits in Still Up All Night: Vice Academy!
This whopper of a B movie mixes elements from all sorts of 80s movies, features a Seinfeld alum, and ended up being a staple of USA Up All Night. Travis and Rob get their hands dirty trying to explain the incoherent narrative, odd character behaviors, and why they still think it's a movie worth staying up all night for in Still Up All Night: Sorority Girls and the Creature from Hell!
Just after almost hitting it big with the role of Kelly Bundy on Married With Children, Tina Caspary was busy chasing her mom around town in My Mom's A Werewolf. Travis and Rob discuss the strange case of Caspary's acting career, inconsistencies of werewolf lore in the film's narrative, and the disgusting toe-sucking scene in Still Up All Night: My Mom's A Werewolf!
Travis and Rob celebrate the films of USA Up All Night, beginning with the 1983 movie Joysticks! How did this sexploitation film secure the rights to Pacman? What scene potentially inspired Footloose? And what minor character deserves a sequel? We answer these questions and more in Still Up All Night: Joysticks!