Category Archives: Fantasy

Cult Film Club Episode 39: The Nightmare Before Christmas

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This month on Cult Film Club extends our winter/Christmas-y festivities as Jaime Shawn and Pax talk about Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas from 1993.  Diving into our first animated film on the CFC, we figured it would be best to start out with something weird, odd, and twisted, an though it’s a beloved holiday

The Hidden Characters in Return to Oz!

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This month the Cult Film Club is covering the 1985 cult classic, Return to Oz. Being the Ozphile of the hosts, I’ve read all 14 of the original L Frank Baum Oz books as well as some of the non-Baum Oz books. You can read my reviews of all of those books here. As I mentioned

Cult Film Club Episode 38: Return To Oz

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Welcome back to the Cult Film Club.  For this winter season we thought it would be a great time to break into the genre of kid’s fantasy by taking a look at the 1985 bonkers Disney flick, Return to Oz!  Seriously, on what level is this movie not batshit insane?  Between the archaic shock treatment

Cult Film Club Episode 37: The Monster Squad

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Shawn, Jaime and Pax are back this month with a very special Halloween episode!  This time on the Cult Film Club we dive into one of Shawn’s all time favorite films, Fred Dekker’s 1987 magnum opus, The Monster Squad! In this episode we talk about the film, the cast, the awesome music by Michael Sembello

Cult Film Club Episode 33: My Science Project

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Welcome back to the Cult Film Club!  This month Pax, Shawn and Jaime are going back to high school for the big science fair.  We need to graduate and our project is the only thing we need to complete to finally get the hell out of school!  Seriously though, this month we’re tackling the 1985

Cult Film Club Episode 29: Mad Max Trilogy!

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This month on the Cult Film Club, hosts Paxton, Jaime and Shawn gear up for a fuel-injected podcast crossover of post-apocalyptic proportions as they welcome the Nerd Lunch crew into the clubhouse to talk about all three films in the original Mad Max trilogy! We stripped down the extras a bit to make way for

Cult Film Club Episode 28: Repo Man!

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In episode 28 of the Cult Film Club, hosts Paxton, Shawn and Jaime finally tackle one of the most quintessential cult films of the past 30 years, 1984′s Repo Man! Directed by outsider auteur Alex Cox, Repo Man centers on semi-nihilistic punk Otto (Emilio Estevez) who is reluctantly recruited into the seedy world of car

Cult Film Club favorites finally coming to Blu-Ray!

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One of the aspects that I love about working on the Cult Film Club is the research I assign myself before we tackle a new movie on the show.  For one, I really love rewatching the flicks I’ve seen before, but for each episode I tend to watch the movie we’re covering at least two-three

You’re in love with a….WTF?!?

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While discussing Mannequin on the latest episode of the Cult Film Club we brought up the fact that in the 80s “unconventional” romances on film was sort of a thing.  You know, boy sculpts girl, boy gets fired for taking too long constructing girl, boy stumbles upon girl in a department store window, boy gets

30 Things We LOVE About…Mannequin!

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We’re almost caught up on our 30 Things lists from our monthly movies series, so today we’ve keeping it current by taking a closer look at the film we just covered on the podcast, 1987′s Mannequin! Here’s a list of the 30 things we LOVE about that flick. What are some of your favorite things?