Category Archives: Top Ten Episodes

Treatment 49 -Night of the Comet

Ta DAA!!! Here it is, everyone! You voted for it in our Schlocktober Poll, and this is the number one pick and our honorary Halloween episode!!

Night of the Comet

This is a classic bit of 80s zombie action, even though it’s a bit light on zombies and a bit light on action. At least it’s heavy on fun, though, with clever quips, savvy characters, and a totally tubular soundtrack!

BUNKER DOWN… for our most candy-filled podcast of the year!!!

LOAD UP… on sugar as Marc, Doug and Matt discuss Smarties, Whoppers, and Mary Janes!!! (also the movie)

STAY ALERT… for references to Marlee Matlin, Erik Estrada, and Hannibal‘s cigar in The A-Team!!!

We apologize in advance for the constant unwrapping, eating, and talking about candy bars. You’ll enjoy it best if you have candy of your own to make the experience more immersive. You can find Night of the Comet streaming on Netflix Instant. You can also find the DVD in our store, if you’re inclined to own this little gem.

Also, please write the podcast a review on iTunes! We need the exposure!!

Next Week’s Treatment: Fire and Ice take two! We’re going back to the Ralph Bakshi/Frank Frazetta flick as our first animated feature!

Treatment 48 – Kolchak: The Night Stalker

It’s our long awaited super-secret episode, featuring our first ever coverage of a TV show!

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

We’ve been wanting to cover this show for some time, because it’s a fun, classic horror show that often crosses the line into schlock. TV budgets, and a steady stream of cameos make this show perfect fodder for our show. And what better time to discuss it than Schlocktober?! It stars Darren McGavin in the title role, who is absolutely charming. We picked two episodes to focus on for the show: The Werewolf (Episode 5) and Chopper (Episode 15). Both feature laughably conceived monsters.

THRILL… as we discuss vampires in denial about their vampirism!!!

CRINGE… as Matt and Marc get into yet another argument over a totally trivial point!!!

EMPATHIZE WITH MARC… as Doug and Kirk manage to express skepticism about plot points without Matt challenging them on every little point!!!

You can find Kolchak: The Night Stalker (the full series) on Netflix to watch instantly. You can also find it on Amazon for rental, and on DVD. Look for them in our store, if you’re interested. Then be sure to go to iTunes and subscribe to the podcast to join the fun!

Next Week: We end Schlocktober and celebrate Halloween with the winner of our listener poll, Night of the Comet!!

Treatment 47 -Evil Dead

Week two of Schlocktober really goes for it! We invited very special guest, Jon Cross from The After Movie Diner podcast, and he brought out the film connoisseurs in us! We have somewhat serious discussions about things like the value of remakes, sound design, and the gap between artful film-making and actual good movies. But the movie (voted in by listeners) for this week helps!

Evil Dead

It’s a classic piece of horror cinema, that draws mixed reviews from the panel. There’s also tons of trivia, and plenty of Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi love! Don’t worry, Jon classes it up, but not too much. We still manage to have pointless arguments between Marc and Matt.

BOLT… the doors against the onslaught that is the long argument about whether the Hollywood remake machine has any merit!!!

CHAIN… the cellar door to keep out the random references to Bedknobs & Broomsticks, Beauty and the Beast, and District 9!!!

AXE… special guest Jon anything about this movie (see what I did there?), as he vomits his milky, cottage cheese stream of abstruse trivia on the subject of all things Evil Dead!!!

Naturally, Evil Dead is available on Netflix to Watch Instantly. It’s also available on DVD and to rent streaming from Amazon…look for it in our store! Also, remember to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, and drop us a review sometime!

Next Week: After much antici…..pation, we finally announce our first ever coverage of a bit of schlock TELEVISION! Be sure to check out Kolchak: The Night Stalker TV Show, also streaming on Netflix. We’re going to discuss Episodes 5 & 15 in particular, about a werewolf on a cruise ship and a headless biker! Check ’em out!

 

Treatment 46 -Creepshow

Welcome to Schlocktober, everyone! You spoke and we listened. Today, on our 1 year anniversary, we start our coverage of the listener chosen horror films from our Schlocktober Poll! The first film, is the 3rd place winner!

Creepshow

It’s a star-studded, goofball, schlock horror film in the tradition of old horror comics. It’s also our first anthology film! Yep, it’s got a zombie father segment, an alien plant segment, a murder by drowning segment, a monster in a crate segment, and a creepy cockroach segment. We cover them all one-by-one, and almost manage to avoid fighting with each other in the process!

THRILL… as Matt expresses his wish for the death of Adrienne Barbeau…because of her hair!!!

SCREAM… with frustration as the guys endlessly debate what’s required for something to be funny!!!

WONDER… at the amazing guest appearance by Doug‘s grumbling stomach at minute 55!!

As usual, Creepshow is streaming on Netflix Instant. You can also stream it for free if you have an Amazon Prime account! Find it on Amazon through our store. We also dropped the soundtrack and the DVD into the store, if you’re interested. So go check it out, and then join us on the podcast for this week’s episode!

Next Week: We continue our Schlocktober horror extravaganza with Evil Dead, starring Bruce Campbell! We’re also joined by Jon Cross, of The After Movie Diner podcast!