Cult Film Club Podcast

On this very special holiday edition of the Cult Film Club, hosts Shawn, Paxton and Jaime finally tackle the most awesome genre Christmas film of all time, Gremlins.  Released in 1984 and directed by Joe Dante, this film is the perfect mash-up of family film and gross out horror fun.  Starring Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates, the flick centers on a strange creature called a mogwai that is presented as a Christmas gift to Billy Peltzer by his inventor father.  Before the audience knows what to make of the mogwai Gizmo, he multiplies and the litter of new critters soon morph into an army of tiny murderous Gremlins.  Can Billy and his girlfriend Kate save the town of Kingston Falls before the Gremlins destroy it?

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In the latest episode of CFC we talk about the 1986 Karate Kid clone No Retreat No Surrender starring Kurt McKinney and one of the first feature roles of Jean Claude Van Damme.

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In this spooky Halloween episode of the Cult Film Club podcast Jaime, Shawn and Pax are discussing the 1986 horror movie Trick or Treat starring Family Ties' Marc Price with cameos by Gene Simmons and Ozzy Ozbourne.

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Introducing a new set of episodes to the Cult Film Club called The Concession Stand.  Basically, in between our main single-movie-focused episodes, Paxton, Shawn and Jaime will be recording some smaller, bite-sized episodes dealing with other cool cult film related topics that don't quite fit into the normal shows.  So grab a box of candy, get a frosty beverage and join us as we take a look at the fringes of cult cinema.  On this first episode we spend some time discussing the world of movie novelizations.  What we love about them, what we don't, what it's like collecting them, and what we wish we'd see in the hobby.

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On this episode of the Cult Film Club, Shawn, Jaime and Pax break out their Powell/Peralta skateboards and do some pool shredding while discussing the 1989 flick Gleaming the Cube.  Starring Christian Slater, the movie is a mix of skating action wrapped around a mid-80s-era Cannon Asian crime drama.  Weird, but so worth the viewing, if only for the angsty Footloose-style skateboard dancing scene performed by the badass Rodney Mullen.  So strap on your elbow and knee pads and join us on the half pipe as we dig into this flick.

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This month on Cult Film Club Jaime Shawn and Pax talk about Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas from 1993.  We talk about our first exposure to the movie, our favorite characters, our favorite songs, the soundtrack and the widespread influence this movie had on pop culture.

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On this episode of the Cult Film Club, Jaime, Pax and Shawn dive into the world of kid's fantasy flicks to take a look at one of the most underappreciated movies of the 80s, Disney's Return to Oz.  But wait, can a Disney movie really be cult?!  Well, when it features a nightmare version of a beloved cinema classic complete with shock therapy, claymation, and soulless companions it certainly can be!

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On this special Halloween episode of the Cult Film Club Shawn, Pax and Jaime dive into Fred Dekker's 1987 magnum opus, The Monster Squad.  Quick, what are two ways to kill a werewolf?  Hint, kicking him in the nards isn't one.  We talk about the film, its influences, the rad music by Michael Sembello and get deep into the nitty gritty of the film's trivia.  So sit back, grab a handful of Halloween candy and enjoy as we discuss this rad monster mash.

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This month Jaime, Shawn and Pax take a trip back to 1985 for Krush Groove.  It's the fictionalized story of Def Jam Records starring some of the most famous hip hop artists of the time including Kurtis Blow, Run-DMC, The Fat Boys, LL Cool J and Sheila E.

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Jaime, Paxton, and Shawn are back with another episode of the Cult Film Club, this time taking a look at one of the most obscure movies we've ever covered, Nice Girls Don't Explode from 1987.  Starring the queen of the nerdy 80s girls, Michelle Meyrink (Revenge of the Nerds, Real Genius, Joy of Sex), the film centers on April who tends to cause her environment to spontaneously combust whenever she gets hot and bothered.  We talk about the film, the cast, and why you should never call Wallace Shawn Helen...

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