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275. Krull (1983) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure” w/ Mike Martinez

29 Jun Krull

Glaives, cosmic monsters, and flaming Clydesdales, oh my!  The Childhood Destruction editions of Torture Cinema continue with Krull.  Mike Martinez is the “victim” this week, but you may be surprised to know who really gets it good in this monstrous episode of epic fantasy glory!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

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273. Waterworld (1995) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure” w/ Geoffrey Pelton & Kevin Lux

8 Jun Waterworld

Jet skis, trimarans, and Dennis Hopper, oh my!  The crew joins forces to destroy Jen’s childhood movie love, Waterworld.  From gross urine water to Kevin Costner Fish Bait to explosions galore, we had much to say!  Also joining us:  Geoffrey Pelton and audio recordings from the infamous Kevin Lux!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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My Superpower: Justin Robinson (Get Blank)

17 Nov Get Blank by Justin Robinson

My Superpower is a regular guest column on the Skiffy and Fanty blog where authors and creators tell us about one weird skill, neat trick, highly specialized cybernetic upgrade, or other superpower they have, and how it helped (or hindered!) their creative process as they built their project. Today we welcome Justin Robinson to talk about how the power of art relates to Get Blank.

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If I’m ever interrogated by a foreign power — something I was convinced would happen from the moment I saw my first James Bond film until lunchtime last Tuesday — there’s one thing that can never possibly break me.

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229. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) — A Live Torture Cinema “Adventure” (Halloween Special)

4 Nov

Vampire zombies, angry aliens, and tin saucers, oh my!  Recorded live on Google+, Shaun, Rachael, Paul, and Julia discuss Plan 9 from Outer Space.  What more could you ask for to celebrate the scariest time of the year?

We hope you enjoy the episode!

(This episode was recorded live.  The audio in the podcast is slightly different from the raw audio from the video provided in the show notes below.)

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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

Episode 229 — Download (MP3)

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).  Additional music from “Industrial Revolution” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

The Disquieting Guest — Bracing for the Universal Monsterverse

6 Oct frankenstein_meets_wolf_man_poster

In 2012, we witnessed an unusual (to put it mildly) phenomenon: The Avengers was simultaneously the start of a new franchise, and a sequel to four other franchises:  Iron ManThorCaptain America and The Incredible Hulk. There was, however, a precedent. Almost 60 years earlier, in 1943, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man was a sequel to both The Ghost of Frankenstein (and thus the fourth Frankenstein film) and The Wolf Man. The two series merged into one, and Dracula would be added to the mix in the films that followed. The continuity was very loose, but it was there all the same.

Now, Universal has announced that it is rebooting (yet again) its monster titles with the purpose of aping the Marvel Cinematic Universe. All the icons from the 30s and 40s will be present:  the Frankenstein Monster, Dracula, the Mummy, the Wolfman, and the Invisible Man. Also present is the late arrival from the 50s, Universal’s last classic monster:  the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Though the official start to the Monsterverse is the Mummy reboot in 2016, it appears that Dracula Untold has been rejigged slightly to act as a prologue (assuming it isn’t a miserable failure). Continue reading

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