A movie podcast by two guys who used to date but don't anymore. We cover a broad range of movies focusing on style, substance, and originality. Or a complete lack thereof! Come join the "fun"!
Episode 175 Terror Train
Toot toot! All aboard for the eerie Canadian fright fest, otherwise known as Terror Train (1980). Born of the simple idea of setting a slasher on a train, this handsome flick features be-costumed college kids celebrating New Year’s Eve on a locomotive barreling through the frigid north. The revelers are unaware, however that a killer is riding among them, seeking revenge and hiding in plain sight. Featuring impressive cinematography by John Alcott, and a cast that includes scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis, Oscar-winner Ben Johnson, and magician David Copperfield (doing real magic!!!), this smart and unique treat is a joy for both horror fans and fans of darn good cinema alike. Join us for an episode that includes some sssnake man ssseduction, a stabicus eye stab, and a round of Who Wants to Answer a Question?, this week on Ex Rated Movies!
Episode 174 Repo! The Genetic Opera
This week we’re mashing up our love of bad musicals with schlocky horror to bring you a god-forsaken goth, sci-fi, horror Frankenstein that fits perfectly into Schlocktoberfest. Sporting an incredible cast and a rich, promising premise, Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) is a cacophony of dirge-y nü rock and soap level dramatics that Matt describes as “Andrew Lloyd Weber getting raw dogged by various goth bands” and Ryan describes as “Evanescence: The Musical.” And while the libretto could’ve used a good Philip K. Dick-ing, Paul Sorvino’s pipes and Paris Hilton’s de-faceing might make the whole thing worth while. Oh, and Sarah Brightman has projector eyeballs. Join us for a botched phone call to Paul Shaffer, a Hot Topic bargain bin brimming with red hair, and an overdue bananar redemption, this week on Ex Rated Movies!
Episode 173 Dementia 13
Now that October has unfurled her macabre pall of spine-tingling delights, we can begin out annual Schlocktoberfest! Matt’s kicking off this year’s celebration with Francis Ford Coppola’s feature length debut, Dementia 13 (1963). Produced by the one and only Roger Corman, this drive-in double feature B-side is 75 minutes of incoherent terror. Imagine an unholy mashup of Psycho and Rebecca with a whisper of Diobolique and you’ll have an idea of what this movie was going for. Created in nine days, and loaded with otherwise fatal flaws, this scrappy effort’s brew of American girls, crappy toys, and inheritance drama manages to charm our cold, critical hearts. Join us as we discuss scary movie moments from our childhood, non-existent panties, and whatever that Cenobite did in the bathroom, this week on Ex Rated Movies!
Episode 172 Knife + Heart
We’ve got another francophone thriller for you this week! This time it’s the neon-tinged, giallo-esque slasher set in a 1970’s Parisian gay porn studio, Knife + Heart (2018). Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes, this stylish treat stars Vanessa Paradis as a lovesick lesbian porn producer, whose film company is plagued by a masked serial killer who is methodically seducing her actors before taking them out with a switchblade dildo. And while that description might make this movie sound like a piece of crap, it’s actually a wonderfully escapist piece of colorful queer cinema. Join us as we get to the bottom of Ryan’s waxy cavity, scramble to be first in line for Anal Fury, and throw our anti-Australian sentiments out the window, this week on Ex Rated Movies!
Episode 171 Purple Noon
Season 18 is upon us and we’re taking a trip to the Mediterranean with the fiendishly clever thriller, Purple Noon (1960). Loosely based on The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith and starring the oh-so-dreamy Alain Delon, this tense, imposter story is a riveting spectacle of compelling oners, difficult maritime footage, and hot mirror make outs. And while Matt and Ryan may disagree on whether this version is superior to the one from 1999, we definitely agree that Damon is no Delon. Join us as we examine Matt’s stress dream, sample a little booch craft, and witness a Rear Window-style shooting star, this week on Ex Rated Movies!
Episode 170 The Queen and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover
Helen Mirren is a bit of a Mirren-cle. Her meaty acting chops, naturalist sensibilities, personal stance on reproduction, and fabulous style make her a prime candidate for one of our patented actress-loving double features. Our mini Mirren-thon includes The Queen (2006): a low stakes, multi-award-nabbing, peak behind the royal curtains. And The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989): a colorfully carnal feast for the senses that’s gloriously ensconced in artifice. Both showcase this magnificent actress’s strong poise, effortless elegance, and indisputable devotion to craft. Join us for Mirren, Mirren on the Wall, an episode that includes a chorus line of homosexuals, some cuckoo-bananas costumes, and a ride on the Red-Headed Cyclone, this week on Ex Rated Movies!
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