Thu, 18 October 2012
Movie Meltdown - Episode 198
This week we continue our Halloween festivities, by heading out on a creepy fieldtrip to the cemetery! That's right, we come to you "live" from the grave of horror and exploitation director William Girdler. The infamous filmmaker is buried right here in our backyard (so to speak), and we pay tribute to him this week by not only paying our respects at his grave, but by also by discussing one of his films as this week's Sofa Theater feature. So join as as we talk about his first film, filmed right here in his hometown, the sinister "Asylum of Satan".
And as we try to decipher the garbled voice of Beelzebub, we also discuss... Charles Kissinger, Abby, the basement of the mall, so homely he has to be local, Toma, a man is being cleaved, getting sued by Warner Brothers, the love scene, Leslie Nielsen, Rosemary's Baby, Zebra Killer, a roughly gouged out hole, they could not process the rock, the Sears catalog version of the 60's, 3 on a Meathook, we probably won't drop you down this elevator shaft, revisiting a movie years later, the one-eyed werewolf, the first use of a jet ski in a movie, a Grizzly puffy sticker, hellish vegetables, cultivating chest hair, there's a hole in the ozone layer, AIP, years of choir practice, Hitchcock, Touch of Evil, somebody dressed as a hamster, the benefits of being a hoarder, blood red flowers, 914 Porsche, all of nature turns against you, misinterpreting, old movie ads, Sheba Baby, being outlived by your agent, fighting a bear on top of a mountain, Tonight I'll Possess Your Corpse, Ed Gein, trying to start a race war, playing an adjective, Nick Cave and the Grinderman tour and your child is possessed by Satan... we've got Ritalin.
Spoiler Alert: Spoilers for "Asylum of Satan" as well as "3 on a Meathook".
"That guy's plaid jacket foreshadows the beast at the end."