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Exploring Pop Culture of the past and how it relates to the present. Exposing people to all the cool stuff that they may have missed out on!!

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Exploring Pop Culture of the past and how it relates to the present. Exposing people to all the cool stuff that they may have missed out on!!

    Then Is Now Episode 31 – Invaders from Mars (1953)

    Then Is Now Episode 31 – Invaders from Mars (1953)

    Our second entry in the sub-series, Classic Sci-Fi Films, focuses on a gem from 1953: Invaders from Mars! A film that you SHOULD have seen!
    Filmmaker Joe Lemieux joins me again as we discuss this amazing film in great detail! A young boy named Jimmy uncovers an alien plot to take over humans to prevent us from entering the realm of space exploration!
    This picture I a classic on so many levels, and we really implore you not only to watch it, but also show it to a younger person to help introduce them to all of the wondrous joy that is classic Science Fiction!
    As always, you can send your feedback to thenisnow42@gmail.com. We're on Facebook at facebook.com/thenisnowpodcast, and we're on Twitter at twitter.com/havenpodcasts. We've also started a BRAND NEW Facebook Group, so join that and really get the conversation going!
    You can also visit our website at havenpodcasts.com where you'll find our sister show, The East Meets the West, in which we discuss Shaw Brothers films and Spaghetti Western movies!
    And Then Is Now is on YouTube now, so visit youtube.com/user/uncledeath1 to get the latest videos, as well as other fun videos! Please SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube page, and also share the video versions of our podcasts with your friends and get them to subscribe as well!! Don't forget to go to wherever you download your podcasts from and leave us a great review so more listeners can find us! You can find us on all the podcasting apps, especially the big 3: iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher!

    Enjoy!
    Re-Gor

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Then Is Now Episode 30 - Horror Primer 2 - The Mummy Movies

    Then Is Now Episode 30 - Horror Primer 2 - The Mummy Movies

    Part 2 of our series on How to Get a Younger Person into Horror is here, to start 2021 off right!
    Filmmaker Chris Esper joins me as we continue our journey to help you, the listener, get someone to enjoy Horror movies! If you start them young enough, we have recommended starting with the Universal Horror Classics: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, and the Creature From the Black Lagoon. On our first part, in Episode 26, Chris and I discussed Dracula and it's sequels.
    This episode we continue that tradition with The Mummy (1932) and its sequels The Mummy's Hand (1940), The Mummy's Tomb (1942), The Mummy's Ghost (1944) and The Mummy's Curse (1944). We had some great laughs, particularly as the movies decreased in quality, but they're all still fun, nonetheless!!
    Remember to prime them if they are not used to Black & White movies by starting them with The Little Rascals, The Three Stooges, or even The Twilight Zone! They will truly come to appreciate that not all movies or TV shows have to be in color!
    Chris Esper's website is: storiesmotion.com, and he's also available on Facebook!
    As always, you can send your feedback to thenisnow42@gmail.com. We're on Facebook at facebook.com/thenisnowpodcast, and we're on Twitter at twitter.com/havenpodcasts. We've also started a BRAND NEW Facebook Group, so join that and really get the conversation going!
    You can also visit our website at havenpodcasts.com where you'll find our sister show, The East Meets the West, in which we discuss Shaw Brothers films and Spaghetti Western movies!
    And Then Is Now is on YouTube now, so visit youtube.com/user/uncledeath1 to get the latest videos, as well as other fun videos! Please SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube page, and also share the video versions of our podcasts with your friends and get them to subscribe as well!!
    Don't forget to go to wherever you download your podcasts from and leave us a great review so more listeners can find us! You can find us on all the podcasting apps, especially the big 3: iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher!
    Enjoy!
    Re-Gor

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Then Is Now Episode 29 - Mr Lobo

    Then Is Now Episode 29 - Mr Lobo

    Just in time for the New Year!
    One of the main goals of Then Is Now is to bring you, the listener, up to speed on all the cool stuff you may have missed out on. Surprisingly, many of you may have never heard of the TV Horror Host! Shame on you if you don't know what a Horror Host is, but worry not; we are here to remedy that!
    Joining Re-Gor today is Horror TV Host extraordinaire, the incredible and unfathomable Mr. Lobo! He has been hosting movies for 20 years as well as having his hands in several other projects that will astound and amaze you (don't worry, he washes his hands regularly)! We had a lot of laughs on this show, and we know you will as well!
    As always, you can send your feedback to thenisnow42@gmail.com. Join in on the Facebook conversation at facebook.com/thenisnowpodcast, and we're on Twitter at twitter.com/havenpodcasts. You can also visit our website at havenpodcasts.com where you'll find our sister show, The East Meets the West, in which we discuss Shaw Brothers films and Spaghetti Western movies!
    And Then Is Now is on YouTube now, so visit youtube.com/user/uncledeath1 to get the latest videos, as well as other fun videos! Please subscribe to our YouTube page, and also share the video versions of our podcasts with your friends and get them to subscribe as well!!
    Don't forget to go to wherever you download your podcasts from and leave us a great review so more listeners can find us! You can find us on all the podcasting apps, especially the big 3: iTunes , Spotify , and Stitcher !

    Enjoy!
    Re-Gor

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Then Is Now Episode 28 - Rare Exports (2010)

    Then Is Now Episode 28 - Rare Exports (2010)

    Merry Christmas, everyone!
    As 2020 draws to a close (finally!), Christmas is now upon us! And while we at Then Is Now could simply discuss a Christmas movie, we decided that we needed a little something more. So if you like your holidays to have a darker edge, then you need look no further that the Finnish film, Rare Exports from 2010!
    My guest co-host, newcomer Jack Gorey, and I discuss this little known film that has gained a cult following over the years. A company drilling in a mountain in Finland unearths something that may have to do with the origins of Santa Claus, and it's up to a young boy named Pietari to save everyone from ending up on the naughty list!
    This picture definitely falls into the category of something you SHOULD know about. But be warned, while this film involves Santa Claus, it is definitely NOT for kids!! So grab your eggnog or hot cocoa, sit back, and listen as Jack and Re-Gor discuss the film. We definitely recommend that you see it first, then listen to this episode, as we break it down from beginning to end.
    As always, you can send your feedback to thenisnow42@gmail.com. Join in on the Facebook conversation at facebook.com/thenisnowpodcast, and we're on Twitter at twitter.com/havenpodcasts. You can also visit our website at havenpodcasts.com where you'll find our sister show, The East Meets the West, in which we discuss Shaw Brothers films and Spaghetti Western movies!
    And Then Is Now is on YouTube now, so visit youtube.com/user/uncledeath1 to get the latest videos, as well as other fun videos! Please subscribe to our YouTube page, and also share the video versions of our podcasts with your friends and get them to subscribe as well!!
    Don't forget to go to wherever you download your podcasts from and leave us a great review so more listeners can find us! You can find us on all the podcasting apps, especially the big 3: iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher!

    Enjoy!
    Re-Gor

    • 54 min
    Then Is Now Episode 27 - Fright Night on Channel 9 with James Arena

    Then Is Now Episode 27 - Fright Night on Channel 9 with James Arena

    As of this writing, a winter storm is hitting us like crazy. It's time to shut the lights off and snuggle up on the couch to watch a scary movie, perhaps even a late night scary film! For those who grew up in New York in the 1970s and 80s, you had a plethora of horror film programming, but one that stands out among the rest and is beloved and remembered to this day was Fright Night on Channel 9, WOR-TV! In those days, there were no movie channels, so it was up to the big 3 networks and local independent stations to air movies for the audience to enjoy. And there were no DVRs or Streaming services, so if you missed it...you missed it!
    Fright Night even reached my house in a suburb of Boston, in the 1980s when our cable system carried the New York channels WOR and WPIX, and I fondly remember staying up late to watch it! Well now the joy can be spread through the amazing book Fright Night on Channel 9, written by the talented James Arena!
    James joins us on this episode and we delve into the history of Fright Night on WOR, how these types of shows were created, why they were so fun and beloved, and we even share our own personal memories of growing up and watching late night (or weekend daytime) horror shows! James is also author of of a 6-book series spotlighting dance music artists, and we discuss those books as well.
    So sit back, snuggle up, and listen to a fabulous interview!!
    James and his books can be found on Amazon, and anywhere you can get books online.
    For international customers, go to bookdepository.com and receive free shipping anywhere in the world!
    He is on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/frightnightonchannel9.thebook/
    James' history of Fright Night is on DVD Drive-In.
    As always, you can send your feedback to thenisnow42@gmail.com. Join in on the Facebook conversation at facebook.com/thenisnowpodcast, and we're on Twitter at twitter.com/havenpodcasts. You can also visit our website at havenpodcasts.com where you'll find our sister show, The East Meets the West, in which we discuss Shaw Brothers films and Spaghetti Western movies!
    Don't forget to go to wherever you download your podcasts from and leave us a great review so more listeners can find us! And, we have something new: all of our podcasts are available on YouTube! That's right, go to youtube.com/user/uncledeath1 and hit the subscribe button! Please share the video versions of our podcasts with your friends and get them to subscribe as well!!

    Enjoy!
    Re-Gor

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Then Is Now Episode 26 - Universal Horror Primer

    Then Is Now Episode 26 - Universal Horror Primer

    Greetings!
    Then Is Now is the show about not only introducing young people to all the cool stuff they missed out on, but also educating people about stuff they SHOULD know. Horror movies are no exception.
    But if you are a life long fan of horror, and you want to introduce someone else or even a young person to the joys of horror movies, where does one begin? It's harder with younger people because so many horror movies are simply not appropriate for children.
    Well, we at Then Is Now have created this special sub-series of shows in which Re-Gor and filmmaker Chris Esper discuss this very matter, starting you off at the beginning with the classic Universal Horror movies!
    Instead of simply going through Universal's film library in release order, we are presenting them in series order; that is, we are taking a major monster movie and discussing that as well as all of its sequels. In this episode, part 1 of this new sub-series, Re-Gor and Chris start with Dracula from 1931 and all of its sequels: Dracula's Daughter (1936), Son of Dracula (1943), and House of Dracula (1945).
    You may have to explain to the person you are teaching that not all movies are in color. If they are very young, try getting them used to watching things like The Three Stooges and The Little Rascals, among other things. As they will undoubtedly be entertained by those film short series, after a while they won't question why there is no color in a particular film or TV series. As you start down the journey with us, you will be able to explain to your protege how black and white helps create mood and atmosphere, particularly in a scary film!
    So start checking these films out, beginning with the Dracula series, and come back and join us for a fun episode!
    As always, please leave us a great review at iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you download your podcasts, so others can find the show!
    Visit our website havenpodcasts.com for other fun stuff including our sister show, The East Meets the West, in which we discuss Shaw Brothers movies and Spaghetti Westerns!
    If you would like to contact us directly about this show or any other, please email us at thenisnow42@gmail.com.
    Enjoy!
    Re-Gor

    • 2 hr 14 min

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