Category Archives: Western

Cult Film Club Episode 20: Streets of Fire


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,

Django Caulder: Unchained


One of the reasons that we recently picked the 1966 Django flick to cover on the podcast was because of the impending (at the time) release of Quentin Tarantino’s new spaghetti-infused western Django: Unchained.  Having seen the Sergio Corbucci original a few times I was really looking forward to what QT was going to put

A Django by any other name…

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This week we talked about the original 1966 spaghetti western, Django.  We talked about in the show how the movie became so popular that nearly any western released in Europe around that time was renamed Django whether it actually had the character in it or not.  I’d thought it be fun to take a look

Cult Film Club Podcast Episode 3: Django!


Welcome back for Episode 3 of the Cult Film Club.  This time Jaime, Paxton and Shawn convene at the clubhouse to discuss the 1966 Sergio Corbucci spaghetti western, Django! Though always in the shadow of Leone’s Dollars Trilogy, and banned in many countries for decades, Django enthralled viewers by introducing new levels of ultra-violence and

Cult Film Club Podcast Episode #2: Talking Cult, Part 2


Paxton, Jaime and Shawn are back with the second part of Episode 2 of the Cult Film Club.  For this episode we side-stepped discussion of a particular film in lieu of talking more generally about cult movies and our personal experiences with the genre.  Whether it was benefiting from older sisters, taking in 99 cent

Cult Film Club Podcast Episode #2: Talking Cult, Part 1

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Paxton, Jaime and Shawn are back with the second meet-up of the Cult Film Club.  For this episode we decided to side-step a discussion of a particular film in lieu of talking about cult movies as a genre.  We attempt to break down what makes a film “cult” (is it the content, the audience, or

One last look at The Wraith

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Rounding out our coverage of this month’s 1st Cult Film Club movie pick, The Wraith, I thought it would be fun to share some of the background research we used when putting the show together, as well as taking one more look at the badass Dodge M4S Turbo Interceptor… Inspired by the Porsche 962, this

Newspaper ad for The Wraith (1986)


Back on November 28, 1986, this ad was published in The Deseret News for The Wraith. How could the people in the sleepy town of Salt Lake City know what awesome-ness lay within? And why isn’t the CAR on the ad?

Cult Film Club Podcast Episode #1: The Wraith

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For the inaugural meeting of the Cult Film Club, Paxton, Jaime, and Shawn convene to watch and discuss the 1986 sci-fi, western, carsploitation flick, The Wraith. Directed by Mike Marvin, The Wraith stars Charlie Sheen, Randy Quaid, Clint Howard, Sherilyn Fenn, Nick Cassevetes, Matthew Barry, and more importantly, the $1.5m Dodge M4S Turbo Interceptor. Plot