Martial artist and host of Mouthful of History David Hollingsworth joins me to look at the classic Cynthia Rothrock/Godfrey Ho film Undefeatable. Listen and learn how this action-packed b-movie is actually one of the most powerful commentaries on neoliberal capitalism out there, and we're probably not entirely joking!
After being on lockdown, we're back! Bill Smiley joins us for our coming-back party with Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth, one of the most disliked sequels out there. Join us as we meet the Cenobites even Pinhead thinks are sub-par.
After a bit of a hiatus, we are back with the series whose title poetically encapsulates the mood of 2020: Death Wish! Join Jonathan and I as we discuss the movie along with Hitler's sex life (it makes sense in context, I promise). Does Death Wish 4 begin to hold up to the gloriously deranged third installment?
It's our most controversial episode yet! Doug Tilley joins me from No-Budget Nightmares to help make sure the obscure made-for-TV thriller Hitler's Daughter is remembered for posterity. Enjoy our in-depth analysis of the threat to political civility posed by Hitler's Daughter Bros, Doug's deconstruction of the film's sophisticated and intricate conspiracy plot, and Chad revealing some very disturbing tendencies.
Check out more Doug Tilley at No-Budget Nightmares.
Tim Lehener comes on air to proselytize me on the virtues of Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness, a very low-budget yet very clever take on '80s slashers brought to us by Tim Ritter when he was 18 years old. Also I manage to relate our discussion to my feelings about the new Star Wars trilogy, so hopefully we at Trash Canon will be getting a check from Disney for offering a stealth review.
You can check out Tim at The Fiasco Brothers.
Chris Dobson defects from the b-movie podcast he co-hosts, Your Stupid Minds, to talk with me about everybody's favorite treat: Clint Howard movies. A surreal, low-budget slasher movie that is also somehow simultaneously the best Three Ninjas movie ever made, find out why Ice Cream Man is a worthy addition to the Trash Canon. And I only accidentally called Clint Howard "Ron" once!
For more Chris Dobson, check out Your Stupid Minds.
In a bold attempt to reinvent the Halloween franchise, we have an installment all about Tyra Banks and Busta Rhymes trying to make an awful premise for a reality TV show work. Also Michael Myers has to deal with a home invasion. Lisa Cavalear rejoins me to debate whether or not this is the worst or perhaps the most underappreciated movie in the series. (Spoiler: It's definitely the worst).
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David DeMoss returns to help me process the greatest contribution to the medium of interactive PowerPoint slides, Plumbers Don't Wear Ties. Are there any redeeming qualities to this artistic equivalent of a term paper that didn't get started until 3:00 the morning it was due?
Literal '80s pop culture scholar Jonathan Root shares his expertise on one of the most culturally significant movies in the Trash Canon, Death Wish 3! We talk about the politics of the whole franchise, speculate on what the movie's original plot might have been, and even discuss President Trump's passion for the movie Bloodsport.
Veteran podcaster Zaki Hasan stops by to discuss one of the "great" video game adaptations-in-name-only of the '90s, Street Fighter, brought to you by the writer of Die Hard, 48 Hours, and Hudson Hawk. Can Raul Julia's acting overcome even Jean-Cluade Van Damme's anti-acting?
Find more Zaki at Zaki's Corner.