Happy All Hallow's Eve! Our penultimate Scare-A-Mental episode features the creative genius behind the world of the Living Dead Dolls and Horror aficionado, Mezco Toyz own Damien Glonek. Damien has brought with him two film choices that clearly define his love of the genre and he is not afraid to tell us why. Join us on this first of two parts that takes the guys to a place where "Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things" and hear why you should go watch this right now and admit that you love it as well!
Posters as usual, are below. Enjoy!
Closing in on the end of Scare-A-Mental, we tackle "space madness" with special guest, James Ninness, diving into his favorite film genre, Scifi/Horror. As firm supporters of this, well one of us anyways, we dig into this mostly underrated entry. With a strong production pedigree and solid cast, it should be good right? Listen in to see which way the needle drifts.
Check out the (very) posters we discuss as well below.
Friend of the show and fellow horror (and film in general) enthusiast James Ninness makes his triumphant return to Cinemental, bringing two more of his favorite films, this time in the Horror genre. On this first part of our discussion we discuss the 2015 very original and fun "It Follows". Which turns a teenage one-night stand into a potential death sentence. (no subtext there, huh?) Listen in to hear our thoughts about this very original horror premise and see if they succeeded or not.
Check out the poster images we discuss down below. Enjoy!
For the second half of our discussion with Creative Director and designer John J Hill, we jump into another 80s cult classic horror film, mini-franchise launcher, "Maniac Cop". Starring a (just barely) post "Evil Dead II" Bruce Campbell. Which, I guess only makes sense since hetero life partner Sam Raimi makes a cameo and shot some B-roll footage. At least two of us had never seen this nugget before this show, and you can hear what we think by just listening in.
In another seasonal tangent, we also discuss the films that contain a scene that made each of us lose a little sleep.
Poster images we discuss on "Down theTubes" are posted below. Enjoy!
This week we settle into a comfy couch with Artist/Creative Director John J Hill and discuss the second film in John Carpenter's apocalypse trilogy, "Prince of Darkness". Give a listen to see if we all like this film as much as John does or if there is possibly a dissenting voice in our crowd.
Poster images we discuss are posted below. Enjoy!
Part two of our discussion with comic artist & writer Dan Panosian about another of his favorite Horror films. Roman Polanski's "The Ninth Gate". The director himself may be a polarizing subject, but this film...well, it may also be a bit polarizing for our hosts. Come listen as we discuss Johnny Depp's quest to find the truth behind very rare book that may just lead to the devil himself.
Posters we discuss on the show are shown below. Enjoy!
We invited comic creator and artist extraordinaire, Dan Panosian (An Unkindness of Ravens) on to discuss a couple of his favorite horror films. We start with Ari Aster's (Hereditary) sophomore effort "Midsommar". This film was the subject of much discussion when it was released, but you can never have to much good film discussion right? Riiight?? Thought so. Florence Pugh is a revelation in this movie, no matter what you think of it, so there.
Posters we discuss are posted below as always. Enjoy!
Yes, I am aware that David Lynch's "Dune" is not REALLY a horror film and does not (technically) fit within our "Scare-A-Mental" format change for the month, HOWEVER, when your guest Ben Templesmith is as passionate about the worlds of Dune and this film, how can you say no? (Nevermind the fact that the idea for ScareAMental came along after he'd made his film choices. As well as the zealot-like love for Dune and David Lynch that my co-hosts hold for the property and the director.)
Come with us as we search for wormsign in a most (I feel) un-Lynchian world.
Posters we discuss are posted below. Enjoy!
We open up the spooky season with a show title re-brand and a great guest, NY Times best-selling creator Ben Templesmith! This episode we discuss a favorite of his, (and spoiler alert, ours, too!) John Carpenter's "The Thing". We dig into into the who, where's and what's of this wintry wonderland of a monster movie in our own inimitable (see what I did there?) way.
Follow along with the extensive poster selection we discuss as well with the image gallery below.