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Watch Your Butt - There’re Gators in the Sewer!

So let’s say that you’ve seen Jaws more than a couple of times and are looking to experience the story of how bigwig officials put the almighty dollar ahead of the safety of the citizens they are supposed to represent, but just aren’t in the mood for Roy Scheider, sharks, or any of that Stephen Spielberg nonsense.  What are you going to do?  Well, thanks to writer/director Paul Dale, you can sit back and “enjoy” Sewer Gators .

Beasts, Monsters, and Mayhem Abound As Film Movement Plus Delivers Even More Freaky Fifties Films

Holy cow! Film Movement Plus just recently started screening a treasure trove of 1950s science fiction favorites, and now the SVOD service is delivering an astonishing assortment of creature features and other oddities sure to delight Uphill Both Ways listeners and readers! Following is the official press announcement. Film Movement Plus’ cinematic invasion continues, as the SVOD service streams and beams 12 new DRIVE-IN RETRO CLASSICS into homes and devices across Planet Earth. Joining such previously launched classics as THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS and ROCKETSHIP X-M are unforgettable ‘50s-era gems in the categories of “Beasts”, “Monsters” and “Mayhem (The Films of Ed Wood)”. Utilizing the best available elements and transfers, these unforgettable classics hailing from the Golden Age of Cinema have never looked better!   This week’s cinematic drop features some of the best of the worst films ever made, including THE BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS, BELA LUGOSI MEETS A BROOKLYN GORILLA, MESA O

"The Boys Are Back in Town"

Episode #121 Guess who just got back today? / Them wild-eyed boys that'd been away / Haven't changed, had much to say / But man, I still think them cats are crazy… That's right! Mike and Joseph are back! New shorter length! New intro and outro music! Same old men! It's a little bit of this and that, some catching up, and A CONTEST! This very special episode of Uphill Both Ways is brought to you by Red Barn! How about another exclamation point?!

"Horror Channel Unlocks THE VINTAGE VAULT Again This June"

Uphill Both Ways listeners know that your friendly interwebs-neighbors and podcast co-hosts Mike and Joseph love classic horror movies and monsters of all shapes and sizes, and U.K.-based creature feature lovers are in for a treat this June because Horror Channel once again serves up a fantastic array of just such films from the 1950s! Laboratory-created monsters brought to life by mad scientists? Check! Oversized oddities wreaking havoc on an unsuspecting populace? Check! No matter your preference on how such beasts spring to life, there’s something on this bill for creature feature fans of all stripes! Check out the official press announcement that follows. This June, Horror Channel once again journeys into the history of genre cinema with THE VINTAGE VAULT, presenting double-bills of classic sci-fi and horror films every Sunday night.   The vault is unlocked on Sunday June 5th with Nathan Juran’s Ray Harryhausen inspired 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH . This is paired with Fred F. Sears

"Attack of the Retro Drive-In Classics" This May!

If you listen to the UBW podcast - or even just poke around the site here, you are probably aware that both Joseph and Mike grew up watching retro sci-fi and monster movies. From "Dracula" to "King Kong" and "The Day the Earth Stood Still" to "The Time Machine", they still get excited when they have a chance to watch the classics.  So imagine their glee when the following press release came across their metaphorical desk: THIS MAY ON FILM MOVEMENT PLUS! THE SVOD PLATFORM OPENS THE VAULTS WIDE FOR A FULL-SCALE INVASION OF GENRE GEMS OF  YESTERYEAR WITH TWO DOZEN SCI-TASTIC CLASSICS! Unidentified Fears of the Unknown and Deep Space Are on Tap This Week, With the Premieres of 12 Films – All From the Best Available Broadcast Elements for Optimal Viewing --  Including THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS (1958), DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS (1953), ROCKETSHIP X-M (1950) and the Landmark THINGS TO COME (1930)   New York, NY (May 20, 2022) – This May, look to the sk

“Masters of Make-up Effects”

“Masters of Make-up Effects” Book Is an Unprecedented Insight into the World of Film and TV Make-up Effects  Wellbeck Publishing is set to serve up a drool-inducing book for fans of classic horror and genre cinema this September when it releases Masters of Make-up Effects by Howard Berger & Marshall Julius. As you can see from the following press announcement and sample pages, the book offers an incredible behind-the-scenes history of such works as An American Werewolf in London , The Thing , Star Wars , and Star Trek — and just look at that who’s who list of those who made contributions!  Masters of Make-up Effects  By Howard Berger & Marshall Julius, with a foreword by  Guillermo del Toro and afterword by Seth MacFarlane  Welbeck | £30.00/$39.95 | 1st September 2022 (UK), 6th September 2022 (US) | Hardback  A lively, affectionate and candid oral history of iconic make-up effects, from the artists who create and apply them, to the actors who bring them to life, Masters of Ma

Please Stand By

  We thought we'd have the latest show up for you today (May 19th) but an apparent scheduling mix-up has pre-empted our most triumphant return. Rest assured that episode #121 will be linked to as soon as it goes live. In the meantime, don't forget about our contest to win a copy of Row 19 , provided to us by our friends at Well Go USA!

Martial Arts Mayhem Heads Our Way with “Ip Man: The Awakening”!

There’s nothing quite like the adrenaline rush you can get from a good martial arts movie, and that grand cinematic tradition of fists-and-furious action is as hot as ever! Fans of these fast-paced films will be keen to learn that Ip Man: The Awakening is about to be unleashed here in the States in both streaming and physical formats. Following is the official press announcement, along with the trailer.      While visiting Hong Kong, a young Master Ip intervenes in a kidnapping attempt, unintentionally igniting a turf war with a ruthless human trafficking ring in action-packed martial arts drama IP MAN: THE AWAKENING , debuting May 20 exclusively on the martial arts streaming service Hi-YAH! before hitting Digital, Blu-ray ™ and DVD June 21 from Well Go USA Entertainment. When the ruthless gang kidnaps one of Ip Man’s close friends, he is forced to face the group’s brutal boxing champion head-on. Co-directed by Li Xi Jie and Zhang Zhu Lin, IP MAN: THE AWAKENING stars the r isin

Next Thursday, May 19th...

Mark your calendars! Joseph, Mike, and their new sidekick, RetroBot2XL, are back and ready for your listening pleasure on May 19th with episode #121!! It's been almost a third of a year since your favorite retro pop-culture archeologists got together and talked about stuff from the greatest decades ever - the 70s and 80s! In the meantime, head on over to our favorite sponsor's local establishment and tell 'em Mike and Joe sent you!

Win a Copy of Well Go USA's "Row 19"!

A couple of weeks ago we shared the announcement of Well Go USA's Row 19 and now we're excited to be able to give a copy away! All you have to do is fill out the form below and answer the question "What's your scariest experience on an airplane?" You have until May 31st to enter and we'll be picking a winner at random* from all entries on June 1st. To enter, send an email to: and provide the following information: Name E-Mail Address and answer the question  "What's your scariest experience on an airplane?" Synopsis: When several flight passengers suddenly suffer gruesome, unexplained deaths, a young doctor on board begins to suspect that the shadowy, terrifying force behind her own worst childhood nightmare may be back for blood.   ROW 19 has a runtime of approximately 78 minutes and is not rated. * giveaway is open to U.S. residents only

"Massacre at Central High"

Renee Daalder’s Cult Classic Comes To Blu-ray With Synapse Films’ Special Edition of MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH , Available September 13! “A very good movie, a considerable filmmaking achievement.” - Roger Ebert, Sneak Previews “Witty, surprising, very entertaining.” - Vincent Canby, The New York Times It's no secret that Joseph and Mike are fans of genre films from all decades, but those from the 70s and 80s will always hold a special place in their collective heart.  Make it a movie that played well at the drive-in and that's an extra special treat!  Synapse Films looks to provide one of those treats later this year with the Blu ray release of   MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH. Renee Daalder’s MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH remains one of the premiere genre films of the 1970s, a powerful and influential blend of political allegory, social commentary and exploitation film that remains as compelling today as it was in 1976.  Plagued by distribution woes, it would find an audience in the earl

R.I.P. George Perez (June 9, 1954 – May 6, 2022)

We lost an industry titan yesterday with the passing of George Perez.  We knew it was coming and had for some time, but for it to actually have happened is a tough blow.  Any fan of comics in the 70s and 80s (and beyond, of course), should remember Perez for his iconic work on Marvel's The Avengers, DC's Teen Titans, and many others.  It won't be hard to find any number of career retrospectives, anecdotes, and tributes to this legend written by people who knew him and are much more eloquent than us, so we're not even going to try and will instead just post the kick-ass piece of art. Thanks for everything, George!