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  1. This week on Dread Media, it's an old-fashioned grab-bag! First up, Tom and I discuss David Twohy's meta-narrative thriller A Perfect Getaway. Then, Desmond goes solo on Paul von Stoetzel's adaptation of Ed Kurtz's story in the short film Mules. Finally, your intrepid host has a recommendation for something to binge-watch in these days of the plague: Channel Zero: No-End House. Songs included: "No Vacation" by Monster Magnet, "Getaway" by KISS, "Muleskinner Blues (Live)" by Hick'ry Hawkins, "Infinite End" by Arcadea, and "The Bandits of Shamblekeep" by Ovid's Withering. [ 1:04:41 || 31.3 MB ]

     


  2. This week on Dread Media, try to take your mind off of the global pandemic with us as we rejoice in the insane spectacle that is the live concert film of German Industrial Metal titans Rammstein. Desmond and Darryll stumbled upon this masterpiece as they are left agog after a viewing of Jonas Akerlund's Rammstein: Paris. Then, Desmond runs down his favorite Rammstein music videos in a Dread Media Top 5. Finally, Tom keeps the weird German train rolling as he takes a look at Roland Emmerich's bizarre early film, Making Contact (or Joey, depending on where you live). Songs included: "Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen," "Mein Til," and "Deutschland" all by Rammstein, "Delicious Demon (Life's Too Good)" by The Sugarcubes, and "We Like to Party (Vengabus)" by Devin Townsend, Anneke Van Giersebergen and Che Aimee Dorval. [ 1:10:30 || 34.1 MB ]

     


  3. This week on Dread Media, Desmond and Duane take a critical look at the trilogy that is central to Rob Zombie's oeuvre: House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, and 3 From Hell. This episode even comes packaged with a drinking game! Also, there are tunes from the movies and / or the director of said movies: "Grease Paint and Monkey Brains" by White Zombie, "House of 1000 Corpses" by Rob Zombie, "Lord Don't Let Me Die in a Cheap Motel" by Banjo & Sullivan, "The Wild One" by Suzi Quatro, and "Hands of Death" by Alice Cooper with Rob Zombie. [ 1:26:12 || 41.6 MB ]

     


  4. This week on Dread Media, we celebrate the return of Brian Keene after five long years. In this discussion we talk about a wide range of things: podcasting, the legacy of the late JF Gonzalez, writing Thor, and his brand new book End of the Road. Then, on top of that, Tom Deja swings by to review Invisible Man. Of course, there are tunes: "Metal Gods" by Judas Priest, "At the End of the Road" by Murder by Death, "Invisible Man" by The Breeders, and "Valhalla Rising" by Grand Magus. Visit Brian at www.briankeene.com. [ 55:35 || 26.9 MB ]

     


  5. After an unexpected break that was Dave's fault, Dave and Ian are back with their firs show of 2020: Automan from 1983. They are joined by Dan Toland to talk about the pilot episode, where nerdy police computer expert Walter Nebicher creates a sentient hologram called Automan in order to fight crime. Walter and Automan are soon put to the test when Walter's colleague, Lt. Jack Curtis, goes missing while investigating the disappearance of several scientists. The trail will lead them to Switzerland, where Patrick Macnee is up to no good. On the way they discuss how much Switzerland looks in no way like California, debate how many people Automan kills along the way, and ponder on whether it is possible to waste the talent of Doug McClure. [ 1:56:24 || 48.5 MB ]

     


  6. Finally sinking their collective teeth into a modern Hollywood A-lister after many a month, The Brothers Wilson set their sights on Captain Slurry himself: Sylvester Stallone. Ian finally watches Stallone's cinematic calling card in Rocky, whereas Pandy finds himself watching Demolition Man. And both end up watching The Expendables for the first time. This episode will namecheck numerous towns from the West Midlands of England, whilst Ian names his favorite comedy film of the 1990s, and Pandy introduces the first instalment of his uncalled for segment "The Year of Hemmings." [ 3:02:43 || 201.2 MB ]

     


  7. This week on Dread Media, Desmond and Tom sit down to discuss the brand new remake of Cronenberg's Rabid by the Soska Twins. Then, Desmond runs down a Dread Media Top 5 of under-appreciated Cronenberg films. Tunes included: "Anti-Fashion" by Social Distortion, "Rabid (Over You)" by The Damned, "Is It My Body" by The 69 Eyes, and "Rabid" by Exhumed. [ 44:36 || 21.6 MB ]

     


  8. This week on Dread Media, we get our kitty cat on! It's not often that we cover a romance film on this show, but when it's as weird as Are We Not Cats, we kind of have to. Then, Tom reviews Cats Kill. Songs included: "Crazy Cat" by Helloween, "The Hair Song" by Black Mountain, "Those Cats Kill" by Lola Lynch, and "Temple of the Cat" by Ayreon. [ 54:47 || 26.5 MB ]

     


  9. This week on the show we take a look at two very different portrayals of the cult of personality. First up, Darryll and Desmond review the bizarre and compelling Dutch gypsyploitation film Borgman. Then, Rich the Monster Movie Kid takes a look at the weird hippiesploitation film Deathmaster. Tunes included: "Gypsy" by Mercyful Fate, "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour, "Deathmaster" by Toxic Holocaust, and "Hippie Killer" by Suicidal Tendencies. [ 57:25 || 27.8 MB ]

     


  10. Careful what you wish for! This week, Desmond and Tom ring in episode 650 with another look at a 90s straight-to-video horror franchise as they discuss all four films in the Wishmaster series. Rub your lamp to these tunes, too: "Wish" by Nine Inch Nails, "Listen to Your Heart" by Motorhead, "Genie in a Bottle" by Speedway, "The Day After the Day I Made Wishes" by FEASTofFETUS, "Djinn of all Djinns" by Impiety, and "Careful What You Wish For" by Testament. [ 1:27:09 || 42.1 MB ]

     


  11. The new decade begins as any new year on Hey, an Actor! begins, with a comedic actor. Namely Kristen Wiig. The Brothers Wilson step up to the task of examining the highly controversial version of Ghostbusters (2016), before settling into the more standard fare of Wiig's cinematic breakthrough of Bridesmaids, and her more dramatic turn against SNL co-star Bill Hader in The Skeleton Twins. The hosts also use their time to discuss graphic alternative methods of vasectomy, confiscated toys, and obscure UK puppet show Bug Alert. [ 2:49:14 || 183.8 MB ]
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  12. This week on Dread Media, we've got some wild monster movies. First off, we pay tribute to the metal musicians who have died in January, and then we take a look sat the gore-cut of the 90s children's film Tammy and the T-Rex. Then Tom Deja pays homage to a classic Dread Media segment from way back in his review of The Meg. Songs included: "Crash Course in Brain Surgery" by Metallica, "Big Robot Dinosaur" by The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, "The Megalodon" and "Albatross" by Corrosion of Conformity. RIP Reed Mullin, et al. [ 1:05:05 || 31.5 MB ]

     


  13. This week on Dread Media, we take a look again at some of the films from 2019. This time, Desmond and Darryll hated the last Godzilla film. Then they adored Kong: Skull Island. But what do they think of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Then, Rich the Monster Movie Kid takes a look at Netflix's Stephen King / Joe Hill adaptation In the Tall Grass. There are, of course, big tunes: "Biotech is Godzilla" by Sepultura, "Godzilla" by Blue Oyster Cult, "The Midnight Special" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, and "No Shelter" by Rage Against the Machine. [ 1:13:25 || 35.5 MB ]

     


  14. Tom and his roommate Chris live in Bristol, England. Kellen and his wife Jen live in Madison Heights, Michigan, USA. It only makes sense that the first place they would meet in person is Tokyo, Japan. Tom and Kellen discuss their simultaneous vacations with a heavy emphasis on their shared experiences at Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling's TJP '20, as well as both nights of New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome and New Year's Dash. [ 3:28:14 || 67.5 MB ]

     


  15. This week on Dread Media, Desmond and Tom take a look at maybe the first exploitation film ever: Haxan. Then, Desmond gives a Dread Media Top 5 of exploitative documentaries. Songs included: "Naked Witch" by Danzig, "Season of the Witch" by White Tiger (featuring Banshee), "Walking in a Graveyard (Bloody Witch)" by Bright Curse, and "All of Them Witches" by 3 Inches of Blood. [ 1:07:11 || 32.5 MB ]

     


  16. This week on Dread Media, we take a look at some of the best horror films from 2019, both independent and big studio releases. First up, Desmond and Duane take a look at the mumblecore cosmic horror film Starfish. Then, Rich the Monster Movie Kid reviews Doctor Sleep. Songs included: "Stray Dog and the Chocolate Shake" by Grandaddy, "Seafood" by Porchlight, "Enter Sandman" by Motorhead, and "Bring Back the Plague" by Cattle Decapitation. [ 1:10:45 || 34.2 MB ]

     


  17. It's that time again: time to celebrate the best of 2019! In this episode, Desmond runs down his favorite books, television, comics, movies, music, and other releases of the year. Hope all the Dreadites had a safe and happy New Year. Let's crush 2020! The songs this week are my favorite releases of the year. Go buy everything I talk about. [ 1:16:31 || 36.9 MB ]