Director Joe Dante (Gremlins, Piranha, The Movies That Made Me podcast) joins the Video Archives crew on a journey to find Servando González’s The Fool Killer! Taking place shortly after the Civil War, a young Southern boy wanders the countryside, meeting various odd characters along the way. One of them tells him the story of the vengeful Fool Killer. Quentin, Roger & Joe discuss the history of the film, the striking performances of the actors, and the director’s determination to push the boundaries on screen.
Next up, The Young Nurses have their own brand of medicine, and in their hospital, patients always come first. In this New World picture, we follow three nurses and a candy striper as they navigate their day-to-day activities inside the hospital. Quentin, Roger & Joe discuss the genre of nurse films, the relationship between Julie and Roger Corman, and Joe’s involvement with the film. Finally, let’s spend a night in the countryside with Susan, Sandra, Olga and Julie, in My Nights With Susan, Sandra, Olga and Julie. Anton has been tasked with retrieving Susan, a famous fashion model, and bringing her back to the French Riviera. Susan has other ideas, however, and Anton becomes enchanted by the strange characters that live with Susan, and slowly ensnared in their web.
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