Tag: Roger Corman

Cinema Smorgasbord – Cinema Fantastica – X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes (1963) & Phase IV (1974)

On this episode of Cinema Fantastica we’re traveling back to 1984 and the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival in Boston, Massachusetts – one of the longest running genre film festivals in the United States! This iteration was an all-night science fiction movie marathon, and we’re putting two genre classics against each other: Roger Corman’s unnerving X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES from 1963 vs Saul Bass’ environmental sci-fi/horror PHASE IV from 1974! WHICH FILM WILL REIGN SUPREME? Listen and find out!

The Carnage Report Episode 55: Trinil

On this episode of the podcast, Julie and Nick look at the disembodied flying head of Trinil from director Hanung Bramantyo, now on Netflix. Plus, the pair recommend you go watch some other Indonesian horror, mourn the passing of Roger Corman, dig into some casting news, and discuss trailers galore for A Quiet Place: Day One, The Hangman, In A Violent Nature, and more. Plus, Julie and Nick discuss how they met their spouses.

Cinema Smorgasbord – Bartel Me Something Good – Cannonball (1976)

David Carradine POPS THE CLUTCH again in Paul Bartel’s follow-up to Death Race 2000, which features a cross-country race full of oddballs competing for a huge cash prize. Featuring an awesome cast of recognizable faces (Mary Woronov! Gerrit Graham! Robert Carradine! DICK MILLER! Joe Dante!) and even more awesome cameos (Martin Scorsese eating KFC with Bartel and Sylvester Stallone), it’s a sometimes shaky, but always entertaining, collection of comedy, musical numbers (?) and car stunts. Find out how it all came together on this brand new episode of BARTEL ME SOMETHING GOOD.

Cinema Smorgasbord – Whatever Happened to Vic Diaz? – Spyder (1988)

On this episode of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ? we’re discussing the obscure – and unreleased in the USA – action film SPYDER from 1988 starring kickboxing champion Blake Bahner as BRAD SPYDER, a cop on the edge who travels to Hawaii to find out what happened to his beloved (and very dead) partner. If that sounds at all familiar, it’s because Roger Corman bought the rights to the film and had it re-edited and released as BLACKBELT II! It’s an action-packed (and very short) COBRA rip-off. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT.

Cinema Smorgasbord – You Don’t Know Dick – The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) (/w Scott Weinberg)

On YOU DON’T KNOW DICK we look at the films and TV work of the beloved character actor Dick Miller! On this episode we’re joined by writer, producer and podcaster Scott Weinberg to discuss the legendary Roger Corman cheapie horror-comedy THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS! We look at the history of the legendarily threadbare production, the various remakes and tributes (including the celebrated musical!), and – of course – the flower-chomping performance by Dick Miller! CHECK IT OUT!