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    Episode 676

    This week on Dread Media, we pay tribute to the legendary character actor from so many great films over many genres, John Saxon. The connective tissue between these two films is that he's the villain of both. First up, Chris and Desmond review the early Cronenberg outlier, the racing film Fast Company. Then, Tom goes solo reviewing the sword and sorcery film Prisoners of the Lost Universe. Songs included: "Licensed to Drive" by Black Mountain, "Fast Company" by Michael Stanley, "Prisoners" by King Dude, and "Drive Back" by Melvins and Mudhoney. [ 1:10:18 || 34.0 MB ]
  2. A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman, a Toronto International Film Festival 2012 panel. [ 26:44 || 14.7 MB ]
  3. I had been eagerly anticipating Mary Trump's book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man, for several weeks before I was able to download it from Audible. Admittedly, I had never even heard of Mary Trump before this book was announced, so at first, I was at least somewhat skeptical given that her family is almost entirely comprised of grifters, plagiarists, con-artists, and pathological liars. Plus, as previously mentioned, I had become almost numb to more tell-all books about Donald Trump. However, given that she is a clinical psychologist with a master's degree in English literature, I felt reassured that it would be a wise investment. I felt, perhaps, that she was the one shining light in this astronomically dysfunctional family. Indeed, after listening to the entire book (narrated by the author), she is one of the only people in the entire Trump lineage to have any sense of empathy, moral compass, or firm grasp of the English language. [ read more ]To listen, click here: [media]{url}[/media]
  4. This week on Dread Media, Tom returns to discuss another straight-to-video franchise from the 90s / 00s: The Mangler! How can you get three movies out of a Stephen King short story about a demon-possessed laundry folding machine? Well, listen. We discuss The Mangler, The Mangler 2: Graduation Day, and The Mangler Reborn. Yikes! Songs included: "Welcome to the Machine" by Los Disidentes del Sucio Motel, "Mass Murder Machine" by Black Label Society, "CRASH" by Master Boot Record, "Souljacker Part I" by Eels, and "The Suffering Machine" by Buck 65. [ 1:21:00 || 39.1 MB ]
  5. D-Generation X recruits two of their most unlikely members ever, Goldust continues to be on the mend, Steve Austin becomes the greatest stage tech in the history of wrestling, and The Rock reminds us that beepers were once a thing. Meanwhile, our opening contest serves as another big step towards the Attitude Era as The Legion of Doom defend their Tag Team Championships against The Road Dog, Billy Gunn, and new entrance music. [ 1:44:36 || 50.3 MB ]
  6. This week on Dread Media, we are joined by the amazing Craig Sheffer. Craig talks about working with Clive Barker, Fire in the Sky, his wild connection to Demolition Man, where he's been the last few years, and his return to the spotlight in Greg Lamberson's brand new film Widow's Point. While we talk all about his more mainstream genre fare, I provide a Dread Media Top 5 Obscure Genre Sheffer films. All that, and tunes: "Widow" by Paradise Lost, "Only the Haunted" by Dog Fashion Disco, "Ascension" by Killswitch Engage, and "Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones" by Machine Head. [ 54:37 || 26.4 MB ]
  7. Ian Wilson welcomes back both Chris Johnson and Donovan Morgan Grant to the Flickchart Forum, as the trio undertake the most ambitious task to date: ranking the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe up to 2019. Each phase gets its own ranking before all 23 movies are judged against one another. Along the way, find out which hosts pick Iron Man 3, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers: Age of Ultron as their respective hills to die on. [ 4:55:17 || 144.5 MB ]
  8. This week on Dread Media, we get a little weird. First up, Tom and Desmond discuss Private Parts. No, not the Howard Stern film; it's a bizarre thriller from 1972. Then, Tom goes solo on (take a deep breath, Des), The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies. Yes, that's the title. Music included: "Knife in the Dark" by Void Realm, "When a Man Dies a Woman" by Amen, "Funhouse Mirrors" by Cash Flagg, and "Painful Reminder" by SNFU. RIP Mr. Chi Pig! [ 1:03:10 || 30.5 MB ]
  9. In 1981, legendary television producer Stephen J. Cannell unleashed his vision of a superhero TV program upon the world: The Greatest American Hero! Listen as Dan and Mike wax lyrical about the first two episodes ("The Greatest American Hero" and "The Hit Car"), gush about the force of nature that is FBI Special Agent Bill Maxwell, reveal what iconic role series lead William Katt nearly received, and talk about the strange connection the show has to the attempted assassination of President Reagan. [ 1:36:22 || 48.5 MB ]
  10. This week on Dread Media, the local crew returns after an outdoor viewing of the feel-good hit of the summer: The Platform. Join myself, Brittney, Jeff, Scott, and the first appearance of mostly silent Stacy as we spoil the hell out of this Spanish political horror masterpiece. Then, I go solo on Paul von Stoetzel's short film adaptation The Curse of Yig. Songs included: "Prison Song" by System of a Down, "Kick the Chair" by Megadeth, "Yig Snake Daddy" by The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, and "Unsolved Mysteries" by Natur. [ 1:00:25 || 29.2 MB ]
  11. On Week 46, Vince McMahon sits down with Jim Ross to say "Bret screwed Bret." How will Kellen and Tom side on the matter? (If you've listened to us before you probably know.) Meanwhile, The Rock and Stone Cold continue to make each other's acquaintance, and Rick Rude manages to be in two places at once. [ 1:45:47 || 50.9 MB ]
  12. Dan and Mike return to Earth-2-in-1, but this time they jump way ahead to speak about Golden Age Batman and Disco Thing in The Brave and The Bold #167 and Marvel Two-in-One #68. [ 1:17:13 || 39.8 MB ]
  13. This week on Dread Media, we go back to the old standard: the zom-com! Only, we've got something a little different this time. First up, it's not quite a zombie movie and not quite a comedy, but The Dead Don't Die is definitely a Jim Jarmusch film as Tom and Desmond discover. Then, Desmond goes solo on a Dread Media Top 5 Obscure Zom-Coms! Of course, there are tunes: "Summah Starved Zombies" by Howard Kremer, "The Dead Don't Die" by Sturgill Simpson, "My Boyfriend's Back" by Raveonettes, and "Like the Dead Would Laugh" by Deadboy and The Elephantmen. [ 56:44 || 27.5 MB ]
  14. Deanna's life is turned upside down when her fiance and mother show up ("Haven"), then Picard gets trapped in a pulp adventure holodeck program ("The Big Goodbye"). [ 1:40:58 || 48.9 MB ]
  15. In this episode, Hannah and Jim speak about Sentient, Unknown Soldier, The Wrath of Fantomas, and the Eisner Awards. [ 57:36 || 30.6 MB ]
  16. This week on Dread Media, a double feature of short reviews by Desmond and Duane. First up, a man seemingly alone in a desert tries to get home while dealing with a malevolent talk radio show and a mysterious red light in the sky in Sam Was Here. And in Cold Hell, a Turkish immigrant in Germany kicks all kinds of ass in her search for justice after witnessing a murder. Songs included: "Alone" by Suicidal Tendencies, "You Always Walk Alone" by Helloween, "Living Witness" by Dry Kill Logic, and "Through Chaos and Solitude I Came..." by Woods of Ypres. [ 52:55 || 25.6 MB ]
  17. This week on Dread Media, we celebrate episode 669 with a focus on erotic horror. Get it? Anyway, first up, Darryll and Desmond take a look at the sexy cosmic horror film Harvest Lake. Then, Desmond delivers a Dread Media Top 5 of best erotic horror films. The songs included are either sexy or not. Your mileage may vary: "Sex and Death" by Motorhead, "Surfin' THC" by Cool Mutants, "Erotic Nights of the Living Dead" by Gost, and "Archie and Veronica" by Lovage. [ 50:31 || 25.4 MB ]
  18. Christian, Donovan, Ian, and Will join forces to discuss their favorite hero and villain teams, as well as disclose the team-ups they'd most like to see. Along the way, the guys break into song, confront tainted favorites, and gush about Olivia Colman. [ 3:18:25 || 99.6 MB ]
  19. This week on Dread Media, we get our action on! First up, Desmond and Darryll are shocked that Atomic Blonde wasn't a huge hit franchise. Then, Desmond goes solo on two of the greatest kung fu films of all-time: Kung Fu Hustle and Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky. Of course, there are songs: "The Assassin" by Iron Maiden, "99 Luftballons" by Kaleida, "Mega!! Kung Fu Radio" by Powerman 5000, and "Worth Fighting For" by Paradise Lost. [ 52:28 || 25.4 MB ]
  20. It's official! This is the last time anyone anywhere ever will talk about Montreal! Who was right? Who was wrong? Was it a shoot? Bret, Vince, and No. It's the 1997 Survivor Series all decided right here for all time! You won't want to miss this! Also featuring other stuff: New York, Raw, and the first Rock v Austin segment. [ 3:28:02 || 99.9 MB ]
  21. This week, we are really reviewing some stinkers. First up, we'd tell Glenn Danzig to stick to music, but we've heard his latest album. So Tom and Des review Verotika instead. Then, Tom, being a glutton for punishment, sat through the late Joel M Reed's Bloodsucking Freaks. And of course, there are songs: "Eyes Ripping Fire" by Danzig, "Close Your Eyes" by Jyrki 69, "Bloodsucking Freak" by John Brennan and The Bigfeet feat. Chris Jericho, and "No Lives Matter" by Bodycount. [ 1:14:10 || 35.8 MB ]
  22. As The Doctor and her friends search for the TARDIS, they find themselves in the middle of a deadly game ("The Ghost Monument"). Then the harsh truth of the American South is called to task when The Doctor, Graham, Yas, and Ryan meet Rosa Parks days before her passive protest changed the world ("Rosa"). [ 1:05:48 || 34.4 MB ]
  23. This week, Desmond and 37 of his closest friends (38 if you count the celebrity cohost) celebrate episode 666 by playing the game that's sweeping the nation: What's Your Favorite Satan? The stats: - 37 people - 36 interviews - 31 audio clips - 7 songs - 7 hours and 16 minutes total Hail Satan! I need a drink! [ 7:15:49 || 209.4 MB ]
  24. A monumental moment from Captain Picard's past comes back to haunt him ("The Battle"), then Q returns with a tempting offer for Commander Riker ("Hide and Q"). [ 1:04:12 || 31.3 MB ]
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    Episode 665

    This week on Dread Media, Desmond goes solo on a short review of The Invisible Man. Then, Duane joins him to discuss the Australian fantasy film Paperhouse. Finally, Tom swings by to pay tribute to the late, great Fred Willard in his reviews of the animated film Monster House. And there are songs: "The House that Dripped Blood" by The Mountain Goats, "Paper Houses" by Kowloon Walled City, "Monster House" by Fountains of Wayne, and "House of Doom" by Candlemass. [ 1:03:27 || 30.7 MB ]