Cinema SupercolliderDec 04, 2023
The Star Wars Holiday Special 1978
What more can be said about this legendary, infamous TV special from 1978? We find a few more things to say!
(plus Eric's Bob Fosse choreography for Bea Arthur's Cabaret-style goodnight song) Hot-cha!
In this classic episode, we take a look at the 1992 Steven Seagal action movie, Under Siege! The filmmakers get extra credit for accuracy when it comes to Navy stuff. Also, forecastle.
The Batwoman (1968)
Beat your face to the gods for the Fishman!
Can't Stop the Music
In this classic episode, we discuss the ultimate Cinema Supercollider Thanksgiving tradition - Can't Stop the Music! It's full of hokey comedy and the Village People singing super catchy tunes. Get yourself a big plate of cheesy goodness - but beware of the contact lenses in the lasagna.
The Master of Disguise
This Dana Carvey vehicle is widely considered to be one of the worst films of all time. On the plus side though, he gets slapped in the face SO MANY TIMES.
The Wicker Man
In this classic episode, we take a look at The Wicker Man - both the original 1973 version with Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee as well as the 2006 re-make starring Nicolas Cage! One of them is probably the most successful folk horror film of all time and the other has a man in a bear costume punching women and screaming about bees.
Five Nights At Freddy's (2023)
The smash hit film based on the smash hit lore, based on the smash hit video game from a decade ago. Freddy Fazbear and Peter Malort fight it out in a old Showbiz pizza parlor while Eric and Megan fight their way through all the looooooore.
A story no one would believe, except it's true
In this classic episode, we take a look at the 1977 David Lynch film, Eraserhead! Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. Eric and Megan discuss the nature of art in film.
Ape vs Monster
This "mockbuster' from Asylum Productions tells the age old story of a genetically modified ape from space that is pitted against a giant gila monster by aliens from the Andromeda galaxy. Less stuff happens than you might think.
ALSO, Megan and Eric rate the monsters and the films they were in.
The Bride Of Frankenstein
Two mad scientists team up to create a mate for the (mostly) failed Frankenstein's monster. Big hair and hissing follows.
In this classic episode, we take a look at the 1988 sci fi/horror film They Live, starring Roddy Piper and Keith David! A loner discovers a terrifying secret about the ruling class when he dons a pair of special sunglasses.
Ghidorah The Three Headed Monster
Brother and sister, a cop, and a reporter, team up to unravel the mystery of the prophet from Venus. Who is she? What is she? Why is she here? Why are her predictions of doom all coming true? And a bunch of Kaiju monsters fight!
Attack of the Giant Leeches
Classic episode! When people start disappearing in the Florida Everglades, a game warden and a local doctor set out to find the bloodsucking monsters responsible (it's leeches, really really big ones).
The Giant Gila Monster
A rock-n-rolla, deuce-coupe, car mechanic gang leader saves his Arizona town from the ravages of a giant Mexican beaded lizard, all the while courting his French Miss Universe girlfriend, and helping his polio-stricken little sister.
Sure, you've seen it before, but have you seen it done with ukulele gospel songs and body shop percussion jams?
I THINK NOT!
(h/t J. B. Briggs)
Jake Busey as dollar store Brett Michaels does a star turn in this comedy horror gem.
Over the Top
In this classic episode, we take a look at the 1987 arm wrestling movie Over the Top, starring Sylvester Stallone and Robert Loggia! If you've ever wondered what goes into a double elimination professional arm wrestling competition before, this film will go into confusing detail for the entirety of the third act... and we still have no clue what's going on.
Head Of The Family
In this Charles Band comedy/horror picture, the Stackpool family is quadruplets, each of whom has special powers. One has super senses, one has super strength, one has boobies, and one is a giant head, the titular "Head Of The Family."
When a local dirtbag tries to blackmail Myron (the head) he has other plans.
In this classic episode, we take a look at the 1972 environmental science fiction film, Silent Running starring Bruce Dern! In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, orders are given to destroy the last of Earth's botany, but one man, along with his robot companions, makes a stand to save the plants.
Tom Selleck is a future cop with acrophobia who gets drawn into a cyber-mystery in this sci-fi, action film from the '80s. Written and directed by Michael Chriton and featuring Gene Simmons from Kiss as the bad guy.
Earth Girls Are Easy
In this classic episode, we take a look at the 1988 sci fi rom com, Earth Girls Are Easy! Three furry aliens crash into Geena Davis' swimming pool and shenanigans ensue. Also, shirtless Jeff Goldblum made a significant impression on young Megan. Just sayin'.
Jon Voight and an all-star cast hunt for a giant snake in the Amazon.
In this classic episode, we take a look at the 1978 Donny and Marie Osmond movie, Goin’ Coconuts! It’s a little bit of that one episode of the Brady Bunch when they went to Hawaii and a little bit of the Beatles’ film, Help, but with 100% more wholesome 1970s Osmond goodness. Megan was a little disappointed in the level of goons, but we were very impressed at Marie Osmond’s scream queen abilities.
Race car driver Emilio Estevez wakes up in the not-too-distant future of 2009 and finds himself playing hide-and-seek with Mick Jagger, Mike from Breaking Bad, & Anthony Hopkins.
In this classic episode, we take a look at the 1985 action thriller from Cannon Films, Runaway Train. It scored three Academy Award nominations and won Jon Voight a Golden Globe for Best Actor. It was based on a screenplay by Akira Kurosawa. It was nominated for Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Critics loved it. BUT IT WAS A CANNON FILM THO.
Stalked By My Doctor Trilogy
This trilogy of movies from the Lifetime Network stars Eric Roberts as an erotomanic heart surgeon who stalks girls in his spare time.
Night of the Creeps
In this classic episode, we take a look at the 1986 sci fi horror comedy, Night of the Creeps! Fraternity pranks are never good for anyone involved, but especially when they result in the campus being overrun by slug monsters. Thankfully, Tom Atkins is here to save the day.
The Happiness Of The Katakuris
The all-singin' all-dancin' musical family horror-comedy from Japanese director Takashi Miike! This picture has something for everyone!
No Holds Barred
In this classic episode, we take a look at the 1989 Hulk Hogan wrestling action flick, No Holds Barred! Network executives looking for extreme wrestling action find it in the form of Zeus, a killer wrestler out for blood, and pit him against Rip (aka Hulk Hogan) for a bloodthristy battle to be televised for the highest ratings.
The Omega Man
Charlton Heston is the last man on earth after a biological weapon turns everyone into albino luddites.
In this classic episode, we talk about the notorious 1988 big budget flop, Ishtar, starring Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman! Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the C.I.A., the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.
It’s not good, y’all. It’s just… not good. So not good. At all.
Never Too Young To Die
Gene Simmons, John Stamos, and Vanity star in this '80's action schlock about a young college student who teams up with a sexy secret agent to get revenge for his father's death, and maybe save greater Los Angeles.
In this classic episode, we take a look at one of the most notorious big budget flops - the 1995 Kevin Costner action vehicle, Waterworld! Everything about this one is soggy, including the acting, plot and overall production.
Q The Winged Serpent
Giant bird-monster attacks, and ritual gruesome murders in Manhattan. Sure, that's an ordinary day in gritty NYC, but are they somehow connected?
The Girl Most Likely To...
In this classic episode, we take a look at the 1973 black comedy The Girl Most Likely To... starring Stockard Channing and written by Joan Rivers! It's your typical Ugly Duckling tale, but with a lot more murder and revenge.
Champagne and Bullets (aka GetEven)
John De Hart's glorious action thriller, starring John De Hart, directed by John De Hart, written by John De Hart, with songs by John De Hart. Co-stars Wings Hauser and Playboy's Miss April 1978, Pamela Jean Bryant. A passion project of awful.
In this classic episode, we look at the 1989 action movie Road House, starring Patrick Swayze! Dalton's a hotshot bouncer that has been called in to clean up the Double Deuce, a rowdy bar that is a reflection of an equally rowdy town. Remember to be nice (until it's time to not be nice).
Singing sensation of the sixties Tiny Tim co-stars as a disturbed clown in this slasher/mystery film.
In this classic episode, we take a look at the 1986 action movie, Low Blow, starring Leo Fong! If you like lazy martial arts fights that take place in dirt pits and kids' playgrounds, this is the film for you. Also, Cameron Mitchell stops by to sit around as a mysterious cult leader.
A wacky comedy starring Yahoo Serious, full of gags (mostly about physics) and Aussie in-jokes that bombed at the box office.
Tammy and the T-Rex
In this classic episode, we take a look at the 1994 sci fi comedy film, Tammy and the T-Rex, featuring Denise Richards and Paul Walker! Girl meets boy, boy gets murdered, girl meets dinosaur with her dead boyfriend's brain in it... a love story for the ages.
Mad God / Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams And Monsters
In this episode, we take a look at the career of Phil Tippett and his film, Mad God, a bio-horror stop-motion animation, that was 30 years in the making.
John Stone, aka Joe Huff, aka Brian Bosworth, aka, The Boz is TERRIBLE at his job in this '90s action masterpiece.
In this classic episode, we take a look at the 1982 action movie, Megaforce, starring Barry Bostwick and Persis Khambatta! In the future, flying motorcycles and speed suits are all the rage, and kissing your thumb is the highest form of affection.
In this classic episode, we go on an adventure with the 1961 Jules Verne novel turned movie, Mysterious Island! Come for the Harryhausen animation, stay for the giant crab boil. Also, books are drugs for your brain.
Save your quarter for the Killer Cow machine instead
Stuart Gordon's Weird masterpiece from 1986 featuring Jeffrey Combs & Barbara Crampton and tiny forehead dicks.
Mac & Me
In this classic episode, we look at Mac & Me, the feature length McDonald's ad that tells the heartwarming tale of a boy and his cola-addicted alien, which is totally not a rip off of E.T. at all. Pretty nice!
The Andromeda Strain
In this episode, we take a look at the 1971 hard science fiction film The Andromeda Strain! Back in the 70s, movies were totally cool with showing you how actual science unraveled mysteries and this one is chock full of people looking at graphs, conducting tests and experimenting on rats. Will they solve the mystery of why a baby and an old man are still alive when they’ve been exposed to a deadly virus bacteria STRAIN from outer space?
Three PhD students head to a spooky castle in the woods to study folklore and find the place lousy with vampires. Some are the sexy brooding type and some are... Radu.