Wed, 22 October 2014
Welcome back Ghouls and Boils to our 2nd annual Cult Film Club Halloween Special. This year Jaime, Paxton and Shawn are covering their first made-for-TV cult flick, the 1985 ABC Special Presentation of The Midnight Hour! Starring Lee Montgomery, Shari Belafonte, LeVar Burton, Peter DeLuise, Dedee Pfeifer, Kevin McCarthy, and Jonelle Allen, the film centers on five teens on Halloween in the city of Pitchford Cove. After breaking into a local museum to “borrow” some 300 year-old costumes and a trunk full of spooky artifacts for their Halloween party the kids inadvertently invoke a centuries old curse that opens the gates of hell and brings a horde of the living dead, monsters and ghosts descending upon the town. Can Phil and his lovely ghost girlfriend Sandy stop their murderous rampage before the bell tolls the Midnight Hour?!? In this episode we dig into the film, discussing the great Halloween ambiance, the classic rock soundtrack, the 80s era homages, and our favorite characters and actors.
Mon, 13 October 2014
We're back with a brand spanking new episode of the Cult Film Club this week, where we collectively crap our pants over the awesomness that is Walter Hill's "rock & roll fable" from 1984, STREETS OF FIRE!
Though a commercial and critical failure, this high-concept action/drama is a stylystic wonder that blends together different decades, musical styles and packs more leather and neon into 90 minutes than any 80s movie or music video we've ever seen. Plus: Motorcycles! Gang violance! Bitch slapping! Rock opera! 1950s slang! Weird fashion! Pickaxe fights! If you're not thinking to yourself right now, "HOLY SHIT THAT SOUNDS AWESOME!" you may need to re-evaluate your life.
Starring a cast of campy characters that includes Michael Pare, Diane Lane, Willem Dafoe, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan, and other Cult Film Club favorites like Bill Paxton and E.G. Daily, STREETS OF FIRE is hard to describe but easy to love--if not for the sheer ridiculousness of it all, then for the bitchin' soundtrack.