Hi...We're Chris and Andrew. We watch bad movies. Well mostly bad. One day we thought that, perhaps, other people might enjoy what we had to say about said movies. I know I know...ridiculous. Yet here we are, audibly spewing our thoughts and musings in the general direction of your tender ear holes. Horror flicks, cult films, anything in the Sci-fi oeuvre, and just plain old crap. So give it a download and join us in our Search for Schlock. Or not...we can't make you...yet.
Demoni 2 (1986)
http://www.searchforschlock.com/media/podcasts/sfs-160-Demoni2.mp3 Download MP3 Remember when we watched a little Italian horror film by the name of Demoni? I didn't think you would ... but we did ... and now we watch the sequel. I should have put a few question marks at the end of that last sentence. Not because I'm confused as to whether or not we watched it. We watched the hell out of it. Rather I'm still a little confused by what Italian horror film auteurs consider a sequel. Demoni 2 was a little bit sequel, a little bit remake, and a little bit ... homage? Either way, it was full of disgusting zombie/demons killing and killing and melting and killing. Viva Italia! Also, my girlfriend and avid listener of Search for Schlock, Laurie, joins us as our special guest. Yes, she actually wanted to sit in a room with me Andrew and James. She's a keeper. Join us for (horrible cliche Mario sounding Italian accent required when saying the name of this film) ... Demoni Due ! Original post located at searchforschlock.com.
Maniac Cop (1988)
http://www.searchforschlock.com/media/podcasts/sfs-159-ManiacCop.mp3 Download MP3 What do you get when Robert Z'Dar plays a zombie cop come back from the dead to mercilessly kill ... well just about anyone? You get Maniac Cop ... and yes it's pretty much what you think it would be. We had a lot of fun with this one though. It's a late 80's thriller-tastic. Chock-full of gritty crime-ridden streets with an overlay of creepy music we've come to love from the era. Also, let's not forget Z'Dar's jaw ... it is a character in itself. Join us and you too can hear James sing his made up Maniac Cop theme. What more could you ask for? Nothing so don't. Original post located at searchforschlock.com.
Hawk Jones (1986)
http://www.searchforschlock.com/media/podcasts/sfs-158-HawkJones.mp3 Download MP3 In 1986, two teenage brothers in the Quad Cities -- inspired by a Bill Cosby Jell-O commercial featuring kids dressed up like grownups (possibly this one?) -- decided to make a gritty action drama with nothing but child actors. The mere fact that they succeeded, and that their fully-realized feature film exists, is incredible. The fact that the movie is actually pretty competent -- we especially love the score, which riffs on Miami Vice -- should have been enough to elevate Hawk Jones to at least cult status. Unfortunately the finished product was lost for years, apparently because distributors had some kind of problem with the premise of a child playing a cop loaded up with machine guns, storming a mansion guarded by other well-armed children. Perhaps because those companies lacked vision, they eventually shuttered, and now Hawk Jones can be enjoyed by all. We give it our highest possible rating: "Probably better than Action Jackson." Original post located at searchforschlock.com.
Steel Dawn (1987)
http://www.searchforschlock.com/media/podcasts/sfs-157-SteelDawn.mp3 Download MP3 Steel Dawn, an early vehicle for Skatetown, USA star Patrick Swayze, is described by Wikipedia as "not to be confused with Dawn Steel." It's so much more than that, though. Swayze plays a wandering swordsman named, of course, Nomad, who finds himself in the plot of Shane, but after the apocalypse. Sure, Nomad would prefer to just do headstands in the desert and meditate, but that peace is taken from him when his mentor is murdered by what appears to be the frontman for an 80s hair metal band. To get his revenge, he'll have to befriend a terrible child actor. We liked the movie at the time...although I have to admit, writing about it now, it's not ringing any bells. Original post located at searchforschlock.com.
http://www.searchforschlock.com/media/podcasts/sfs-156-Leviathan.mp3 Download MP3 In 1989 a terrible Alien / Abyss rip-off won the heart of a young yours truly. Don't get me wrong its a pretty terrible film most of the time. It has those rare moments of awesome though. At least that's what I had always thought ... until the day I introduced both Andrew and James to Leviathan! Ok, so Andrew wasn't impressed with this one ... both a small victory and defeat for me. Join us! Also, it's apparently our 7 year anniversary? ... I guess that's something. Original post located at searchforschlock.com.
Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016)
http://www.searchforschlock.com/media/podcasts/sfs-155-KindergartenCop2.mp3 Download MP3 I know what you're thinking: They made a Kindergarten Cop sequel? Sixteen years after the hazily-remembered original, a film that Criterion Collection once pretended they were going to release as an April Fools Day prank? And the answer is yes, I'm afraid so. Starring genius-on-paper Dolph Lundgren, the film follows a cop who has to go undercover as a kindergarten teacher to, I don't know, find some evidence or something. The real aim of the film seems to be for Dolph Lundgren to mug about how lame it is that kids these days are taught liberal garbage like inclusivity and self-respect, so that we the audience can nod our heads and, I assume, harbor an intense loathing of transgendered people. However, since the film is, at times, unintentionally hilarious, at least one of us rated it "a thousand thumbs up". Take that as you will. Original post located at searchforschlock.com.
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The L'Trimm of podcasting.
I'd almost deduct one star for the lack of a Samurai Cop episode, but there's Star Crash, Lifeforce, The Keep, Battle Beyond the Stars, Tenebrae, and so many other classics. If you "like the boom" as I do, you must listen to this here podcast.
Searching for the Schlock
Are you a fan of midnight movie-flavored cinematic cheese? Do you need yet another movie-related podcast that focuses on the same, well-known "cult" titles that every other movie podcast has discussed ad nauseam in an attempt to justify your fandom for the bottom-shelf titles?
If the answer is "yes" then perhaps this podcast is for you. Immerse yourself into a group of "oh so clever" types who would rather laugh smugly at in-jokes only they themselves find amusing all while discussing various unrelated topics instead of the movie in question. And share their disappointment and distain when they slowly realize that they are obligated to actually suffer through the very movies they themselves chose to watch.
Or, better yet, you can choose something else to waste your time with...
A Pod not at all about the movie it says it is
I just listened to their Lifeforce podcast because I just watched the movie on Prime and was trying to find pods that offered insight into what happened with the movie and started here. Unfortunately, this podcast made less sense than the movie. The pod was 58:55 long and they didn’t even start talking about the movie until 33:53 into the show. I don’t mind a little banter between hosts about completely unrelated subjects at the beginning of the pod, but it definitely should not be the majority of the podcast that is supposed to be about a movie. Once they started one of the hosts admitted that he had not recently watched the movie and was going off memory. They also made a casual trans slur and twice used a derogatory term for the mentally challenged so it just wasn’t for me. Their brief analysis of the movie was pretty fun which is why the second star was given and if it was be majority of the show the rating would go up (even more if they didn’t use terminology a 12 year old would use).