Revenge Of The Pod People








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We're pitting two modern horror classics against one another with Mike Vanderbilt in the corner for A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and Katie schilling for John Carpenter's Halloween. Who will emerge victorious: Michael or Freddy. Have a listen and then cast your vote in our Twitter poll!

Direct download: Halloween_Vs._A_Nightmare_On_Elm_Street.m4a
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Mike & Katie are back and ranking their favorite bars, honky tonks, and hangouts in genre cinema. They are also joined by Andy Heidel, the owner of Brooklyn's Way Station (with a Doctor Who themed bathroom) and author of THE COCKTAIL GUIDE to the galaxy. THE COCKTAIL GUIDE TO THE GALAXY is a collection of top notch drinks for geeky drinkers and is now available.


Pour one up and enjoy!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:18am CDT & Katie discuss the ten films that influence George Lucas and his team on the original STAR WARS.

Direct download: Proto-Lucasploitation.m4a
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This week Mike & Katie argue which of the new wave of STAR WARS films is destined to become a classic on par with the original trilogy.

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This week, Mike and Katie discuss some of their favorite, homages, rip-offs, and callbacks from Quentin Tarantino's 9 film oeuvre. Featured on the list are THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123, LADY SNOWBLOOD, VANISHING POINT, THE BODYGUARD, and IRONSIDE amongst others.

Direct download: The_Nine_Deadly_Venoms_Of_Quentin_Tarantino.m4a
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This week, Mike Vanderbilt of Daily Grindhouse and Katie Rife of The A.V. Club choose sides when it comes to Richard O'Brien penned musicals. Katie fights the good fight for the planet Transexsual in the galaxy of Transylvania while Mike (with a suburban garage sound) thinks everyone just needs bit of oooh, shock treatment. Who will emerge victorious? That's for you the listener to decide by visiting our Twitter poll. The winner will be announced on the next episode.

Direct download: Rocky_Horror_Vs._Shock_Treatment.m4a
Category:movies -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

Why do we care about the Oscars, anyway? Very few people who are into music think the Grammys are worth a damn. But movie lovers, even cynical ones like the Pod People, still think that an Oscar means something. And sometimes they do get it right. Sometimes a performance is so powerful, or a movie so undeniably great, that it can’t help but win. But more often than not, they don’t. There are politics at play, from which movies get nominated for best foreign film to brilliant directors getting makeup Oscars decades too late. 


So, because this is our podcast and we make the rules, today we’re giving our our own Oscars to movies that should have won Best Picture, but were iced out by different, more—let’s say—Academy-friendly choices. You could say that you can’t predict what’s going to become a classic and what isn’t, but that’s bullshit. The voters knew what they were doing when they voted for forgettable prestige pictures over future classics. And today, the Pod People are going to make it right, with our Monday Morning Oscar picks.


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Katie Rife of The A.V. Club and Mike Vanderbilt of Daily Grindhouse discuss some of their favorite films that are currently unavailable on Blu-ray including ODDBALLS, PENITENTIARY III, and DR. CALIGARI.

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Mike Vanderbilt of Daily Grindhouse and Katie Rife of The A.V. Club discuss their top ten genre films of 2016.

Direct download: The_Best_Genre_Films_Of_2016_.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

Mike Vanderbilt and Katie Rife of Daily Grindhouse and The A.V. Club sit down with sushi from Evergreen Park's Sesame Inn to discuss The Cannon Ninja Trilogy. While enjoying Sapporo and Horin Sake, Mike and Katie reflect on three popular films from Cannon Pictures: 1981's Enter The Ninja, 1983's Revenge Of The Ninja, and 1984's Ninja III: The Domination. Along the way, the hosts discuss the origins of ninjitsu, Japanese culture, and the best flea markets to find ninja weapons.

Direct download: The_Cannon_Ninja_Trilogy.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58pm CDT

Mike Vanderbilt and Katie Rife of Daily Grindhouse and The A.V. Club discuss Full Moon's Puppet Master series in the first part of a two part podcast. Concentrating on the first five films in the series (arguably the "classic" Puppet Master films) Mike and Katie touch on the terrific special effects work by real life puppet master, David Allen, as well as discussing Charles Band's Corman like hucksterism as well as asking the question "Just who exactly where these films aimed and marketed towards.

Direct download: Pod_People-Puppet_Master_Part_1.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07am CDT

Mike and Katie along with special guest Kristin Vanderbilt take on The Exorcist Saga from the original all the way to REPOSSESSED.

Direct download: The_Exorcist_Saga.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

Tis the season for Mike and Katie to take on the SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT series. Did you know there were five of them? 

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Category:movies -- posted at: 11:52pm CDT

Mike and Katie discuss the HELLRAISER saga...yes, all nine of them.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:34am CDT