Author: Shawn

Concession Stand – Gremlins 2

http://traffic.libsyn.com/cultfilmclub/CFC_Concession_Stand_Gremlins2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn this mini episode of the show we visit the Concession Stand to talk a bit about Gremlins 2.  After covering the first film on episode 43 of the show we also ended up talking about the sequel, but it was too much for one episode, and not enough for two.  So sit back as we have a short conversation about the sequel, Phoebe Cates’ horrible head gear, evolved Gremlins, Joe Dante’s penchant for making cartoon movies, and why the salad gremlin rules all. Listen now! http://traffic.libsyn.com/cultfilmclub/CFC_Concession_Stand_Gremlins2.mp3 (Or right-click and save this file...

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Cult Film Club Episode 44: Labyrinth

http://traffic.libsyn.com/cultfilmclub/CFC_-_Episode_-_44_-_Labyrinth.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn this episode of the Cult Film Club Jaime, Pax and Shawn are kicking off year five of the show by covering one of our favorite Henson fantasy flicks, Labyrinth from 1986. Though the film was a financial flop when it was released, it has become a cult hit over the past 30 years, to a point where it might just be one of Jim Henson’s most beloved films.  Starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie, the film is a modern day fairy tale all about that awkward balance between dreams and reality and...

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Gizmo and Stripe, BFFs

Last year I stumbled on a very weird cover of a German movie magazine called Cinema.  It was from 1984 and featured Gizmo and Stripe from the Gremlins on the cover.  Not sure that the artist really nailed the relationship between the two though.  What do you...

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Cult Film Club Episode 43 – Gremlins

http://traffic.libsyn.com/cultfilmclub/CFC_-_Episode_-_43_-gremlins.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn this very special holiday edition of the Cult Film Club, hosts Shawn, Paxton and Jaime finally tackle the most awesome genre Christmas film of all time, Gremlins. Released in 1984 and directed by Joe Dante, this film is the perfect mash-up of family film and gross out horror fun. Starring Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates, the flick centers on a strange creature called a mogwai that is presented as a Christmas gift to Billy Peltzer by his inventor father. Before the audience knows what to make of the mogwai Gizmo, he multiplies...

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The Definitive R.J. Gif Appreciation Post

Here at the Cult Film Club we love the flicks we bring up on the podcast, but sometimes we love certain aspects so much that we feel that they need to be highlighted outside of the podcast to make it clear just how much we, well, love them.  Case in point, R.J. from No Retreat, No Surrender.  After we recorded the episode I immediately went to the internet to find as many R.J. gifs as possible so that I could share them when promoting the show.  To my chagrin there was really only one gif that I could find...

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