What better way to bring Season 2 of Zombie Beach Podcast to a close than by spending time with one of Dan and Pat's favorite movies of all time, Phantasm, and the ultimate creepy villain played by Angus Scrimm.
Dan, Pat, Jerry, and special guest Mike McShane take (among other things) a retrospective look at the classic 1975 post apocalyptic science fiction movie, A Boy and his Dog which was, believe it or not, the inspiration for the Mad Max franchise.
Not only do we examine the thoroughly bizarre "Rabbits" by David Lynch, but it inspires us to pitch our own movies/shows. Of course, hilarity ensues, made even better as we're joined by our old friend Mike McShane!
In this episode, we discuss:
The Queen of Outer Space
An American Hippie in Israel
Zack Snyder's Justice League
The Vast of Night
Twin Peaks, the Return: Episode 8
This episode is sponsored by the makers of Opossum on a Stick.
Dan, Pat, and Jerry discuss (among other things) the fun 80's End Of The World B-movie "Night of the Comet" written and directed by Thom Eberhardt, and staring Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, and the ever wonderful Mary Woronov.
Our last episode crashed and burned because the podcasting tech gods were not smiling at us, but this one recorded perfectly -- for the most part. We discuss the classic 1988 Killer Klowns from Outer Spaces, as well as Rock and Roll High School, seeing Wendy O. Willams and the Plasmatics live (back in the day), a $75 Hamburger, and the real zombie toe of the Yukon.
In this episode Dan, Pat, and Jerry discuss the movies: Underwater, I Am Mother, Shadow of the Vampire, Annihilation, John Carpenter's The Thing, The Human Centipede, Deadgirl, and Onibaba. Bonus non-horror/sci-fi movies mentioned: The Runaways, American Ultra, and Nightingale.
Dan, Pat, and Jerry discuss the brilliant 2014 Australian psychological horror film "The Babadook" written and directed by Jennifer Kent. Awesome film but is it actually horror? Let's discuss!
With that, here's wishing everyone a wonderful 2020 Christmas (that sounds like a horror movie in itself ... kind of sounds Sci-Fi too if you think about it). We'll be coming back in 2021 with a "train" themed episode:
Train to Busan
Dan, Pat, and Jerry discuss Tourist Trap, a 1979 American supernatural slasher film directed by David Schmoeller and starring Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Jon Van Ness, Robin Sherwood, and Tanya Roberts.
Forbidden Planet gave us Robbie the Robot, and Anne Francis as Altaira Morbius ... and a line from the Rocky Horror theme song. But was it really based upon the Shakespeare play The Tempest? Let's discuss!
Dan, Pat, and Jerry focus their shaky-cam eyes on this unique found-footage horror fest, which features some amazing location shots and good use of low budget special effects. But there's some serious debate on whether this movie is worth watching.
Dan, Pat and Jerry discuss what is probably the ultimate Godzilla film, Shin Godzilla, as well as older rubber-suit Godzillas of yore, as opposed to new CGI mega-super-gigantilizilla USA versions that seem to think bigger is better. Is it? Is it really? The jury is out on that one. Also, is it possible that Godzilla isn't really a lizard at all, but a giant mutant newt?
The undead surfers of Zombie Beach return to talk with their friend Pat about the movies Vampire Circus; The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (and the sequel!); Plan 9 from Outer Space (the classic!); the various movies based on I Am Legend; and many others. They also discuss various shows such as Penny Dreadful; What We Do in the Shadows; and the new version of The Stand (which looks like it will be amazing). Also discussed is Rob Zombie's Werewolf Women of the SS and graphic novels such as American Vampire. You know, all good clean fun.
This is the last episode of what we're calling the "Retro" season of Zombie beach, the classic episodes that first went live from 2015 all the way back to 2009. Stay tuned for Season 2 which will be ALL NEW and CURRENT.