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Thursday, September 30, 2021

"Love Me Two Times"

Episode #113

It's almost Halloween season and Mike and Joseph are busy picking out their costumes and decorating the UBW offices with skeletons, Jack O'Lanterns, bats, and all sorts of creepy things they found at the Dollar Store. So rather than skip this week they decided to run an encore of an older episode that sees Joe spell out his mix-tape of songs about sports in the Mix-Tape Challenge and then it's time for the main event as the guys chat about old horror TV shows from the 70s and 80s like "Circle of Fear" and "Tales From the Darkside". It's the perfect episode to get you in the mood for the upcoming Halloween holiday!

Monday, September 27, 2021

Movie Review - “Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest” (2021)

Fantastic Fest Film Review:

“Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest” Is a Satisfying Look at Camaraderie and Following Your Dreams

by Joseph Perry

The Danish documentary Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest is about legendary gamer Kim "Kanonarm" Köbke and his attempt to play his favorite 1980s arcade video game, Konami’s Gyruss, for 100 hours straight — but it is also about much more than that, delving into friendship, receiving help and support from members of your chosen tribe, quantum philosophy, overcoming personal frustrations and obstacles, and much more. A huge amount of humanity is on display in this fascinating, entertaining film that has appeal for viewers far beyond just fans of classic video games.

Friday, September 24, 2021

"Tales From Black Manor" - An Interview With the Filmmakers

And how they want to make a horror film set in the Harry Potter universe

Lexie: Hi! We’re Nick + Lexie, a directing duo! We’ve directed two feature films, a bunch of shorts, and more commercials than we care to remember. Most recently we directed the upcoming Tales from Black Manor, a fantasy horror series about a family that meets Death. 

Nick: We were really inspired, oddly enough, by the Harry Potter series. The idea started a few years ago but really cemented this last year. We have a six-year old daughter and when she turned five, we bought her the Harry Potter illustrated books by Jim Kay. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Movie Review - “Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster” (2021)


“Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster” Is a Valentine to One of the True Legends of Horror Cinema 

Growing up as a Monster Kid in the 1960s and 1970s, I first learned of the legendary Boris Karloff through his classic turn as the monster in 1931’s Frankenstein when the film played on TV and through the Gold Key Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery comic books. I was instantly a fan, and have remained so to this day, which made the new documentary Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster must-see viewing for me. The film is a highly engaging and entertaining look at Karloff’s life and career.

Friday, September 17, 2021

"I've Seen That Movie Too"

Episode #112

The review trilogy comes to a close as Joseph and Mike share their thoughts on six of the movies that aired as part of this year's Genre Blast Film Festival. Were there any stand-outs or stinkers? Is Kringle Time an actual time zone? And what does Vernon Wells have to do with any of this? Before you get the answers to THOSE questions, though, Joe answers the SLP VHS Dub Tape Challenge with the topic of "losing a job". Let's all head to the lobby for some refreshing snacks before the start of the show!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

“Britain’s Answer to Roger Corman”

Tom Paton on His New Sci-Fi Thriller “G-LOC”
In this exclusive syndicated interview, director Tom Paton reflects on why making movies is like solving a puzzle, his passion for survival stories, and being compared to Roger Corman. Paton’s sci-fi action thriller G-LOC is scheduled for an upcoming premiere on Horror Channel in the U.K.
Horror Channel will be broadcasting the UK TV premiere of your sci-fi adventure G-LOC. Excited or what?
It’s honestly so strange to me every time Horror Channel debuts one of my movies. The channel has been such a big part of my life growing up and informing my taste in films, that it’s always a “pinch myself moment” when I see something that I’ve made appear on their TV listing. G-LOC is much more of a sci-fi adventure than any of my previous movies, so it’s great that Horror Channel is supporting it and bringing it to UK audiences.

Tom Paton on the set of G-LOC
Tom Paton on the set of G-LOC 

Saturday, September 11, 2021

8 From the 80s - Comedians

Each installment Mike will look back to the decade of decadence and provide a list of eight things – from movies to music to memorable moments and everything in-between.  Keep in mind, this isn’t a TOP 8 list and any numerical notations are included to merely designate one item from another. Because, frankly, how can rate one thing over another when it came from a decade as totally tubular as the 80s?

While the stand-up comedian as we know it today was hardly anything new by the 80s (George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Lenny Bruce are just a few who found fame in the 70s), it was the “decade of decadence” that really saw the art form shoot through the roof.  As comedy clubs appeared in nearly every major city from New York to California, it became easier to get your act in front of an audience and, if you were lucky, you’d land a sitcom or  a cable special. Many were influenced by those who had come before and many inspired those who would come later, but one thing that they ALL did was make us laugh.

Jerry Seinfeld
Seinfeld’s career took off in the early 80s as he frequently appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Late Night with David Letterman doling out his observational humor about life, relationships and the minutia surrounding them.  The now-classic sitcom “about nothing”, Seinfeld, (which was loosely based on Jerry himself), debuted in 1989 and ran for nine years.  

Sunday, September 5, 2021

"Kung Fu Fighting"

Episode #111

Mike and Joe review and discuss RetroTV's newest program, "Dracula's Kung-Fu Theater" and how it harkens back to old TV horror hosts, albeit with the hook that instead of monster flicks, we get old martial arts films. This leads into memories of hosts from their youth like Sir Graves Ghastly, Bob Wilkins, the Ghoul and others, as well as how current and more recent personalities like Svengoolie, Elvira, and Joe Bob Briggs provide today's horror hounds with similar experiences. Oh, yeah - and there's the debut of the newest feature, The SLP VHS Tape Challenge! Was Mike able to fill up a six hour video tape of things inspired by the topic "The One That Got Away"? Find out by downloading or hitting play now!


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