Episodes

Nick and Dan find out you truly can't go home again with a look at Jamaa Fanaka's Welcome Home Brother Charles from 1975, a blaxploitation classic about systemic & individual racism, and America's disillusionment about its own penal fixation.

TIMECODES

00:00:00 / Intro

00:02:14 / Theme Song

00:03:33 / Episode Start

00:05:35 / Film discussion: Welcome Home Brother Charles (1975)

00:53:11 / Intermission

00:54:17 / Film discussion continues

01:31:15 / Segment: The A-List

NOTES/LINKS

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Nick and Dan drift into the eastern hemisphere without a prayer in the world or a gun in their suit jacket pocket. We discuss Seijun Suzuki's TOKYO DRIFTER from 1966.

TIMECODES

00:00:00 / Intro (w/ clips from interviews with Seijun Suzuki)

00:02:06 / Theme Song

00:03:24 / Episode Start

00:05:25 / Film discussion: Tokyo Drifter (1966)

00:53:42 / Intermission

00:54:51 / Film discussion continues

02:11:55 / Segment: The A-List

NOTES/LINKS

Would you like to know more . . . about Seijun Suzuki?

Click here to find Tom Vick's comprehensive & fully-illustrated book "Time & Place Are Nonsense: The Films Of Seijun Suzuki":

https://www.amazon.com/Time-Place-Are-Nonsense-Occasional/dp/0934686335

Click here to read more of Howard Hampton's delirious prose on Suzuki in "Born in Flames: Termite Dreams, Dialectical Fairy Tales, & Pop Apocalypses":

https://www.amazon.com/Born-Flames-Termite-Dialectical-Apocalypses/dp/067402317X/ref=sr_1_2?crid=16QIDTG28238G&keywords=termite+dreams&qid=1642645509&s=books&sprefix=termite+dreams%2Cstripbooks%2C143&sr=1-2

Click here to read Chris D's irresistible brainstorms on how Suzuki developed his style:
https://www.amazon.com/Outlaw-Masters-Japanese-Chris-Desjardins/dp/1845110862/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1V0VPTZ7W0DRW&keywords=chris+desjardins&qid=1642645630&s=books&sprefix=chris+dejardins%2Cstripbooks%2C128&sr=1-1

Click here to experience firsthand the unbelievable comedic brilliance of Craig Ferguson on "The Late Late Show" [04/29/2010]:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liWQppibh-4

Here's the translation from the Japanese of Seijun Suzuki's statements that are sampled in the intro of this episode:

"The question is: What do I think about my own films?

            — I make movies that make no sense & make no money.

So I tried a lot of different ideas & styles to accomplish that.

            — I make movies that make no sense & make no money.

I guess that's the strength of entertainment movies. You can do anything you want to, as long as those elements make the movie interesting. That's my theory of the grammar of cinema.

            — I make movies that make no sense & make no money.

I just didn't want to follow everything the company ordered me to do. That's another reason I sued."

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Nick and Dan head over to SEX WORLD, their first XXX movie for the podcast. If this is your first too, don't worry... they'll be gentle. 

TIMECODES:

00:00:00 / Radio ad (performed by Brandon Kane of DIABLOICAL TALES RADIO HOUR)

00:01:01 / Theme Song

00:02:19 / Episode Start

00:06:40 / Film discussion: Sex World (1978)

00:57:35 / Intermission

00:58:41 / Film discussion continues

01:53:15 / Segment: The A-List

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It's that time of year again! Nick and Dan sit down in front of the fireplace and reflect on what the holiday season means to Harry Stadling, the protagonist of Lewis Jackson's classic yuletide feature, Christmas Evil (aka You Better Watch Out). Be good to each other, and we'll be back next year. Otherwise, Santa will be coming for you...

TIMECODES:

00:00:00 / An excerpt from "The Fool-Killer" by O. Henry, read by Sharon from Whores Talk Horror

00:02:21 / Theme Song

00:03:40 / Episode Start

00:05:00 / Film discussion: Christmas Evil (1980)

01:06:39 / Intermission

01:08:16 / Film discussion continues

01:47:46 / Segment: The A-List

 

An important correction: at one point Nick makes a boneheaded joke about Harry and Phillip not to be confused with "Diana's children." This is because Nick has seen like 3 episodes of The Crown and recently watched Spencer (twice, actually, it was quite good!), and frankly knows very little about the Royal Family but knew those two names were related to Diana in some capacity. My apologies to the entire country of England for accidentally mixing up her Father-In-Law and her sons. 

 

LINKS

First off, we give much thanks to Sharon, co-host of "Whores Talk Horror", for providing her stupendous vocal talents to this episode’s intro; she's performing a section taken from O Henry's short story "The Fool-Killer". "Whores Talk Horror" is on hiatus as of a few days ago, but they have 126 entertaining &, dare we say it, enriching episodes available to listen to. Sharon & Mindy, besties since 3rd grade, talk about everything from horror movies, the paranormal, true crime, & even "Twin Peaks" & David Lynch, so what are you waiting for? Go get creepy with them!

https://linktr.ee/whorestalkhorror

Sharon is also associate producer (along with her lovely husband Spencer) of "Unplugged", the upcoming full-length animated feature film starring Christina Ricci, Ed Asner, Lou Gossett Jr, Jeri Ryan, Sheryl Lee & Dana Ashbrook (the latter 2 being of "Twin Peaks" fame). Now that's one whole hell of a lot of vocal talent right there! Check it out here:

https://linktr.ee/unpluggedfilm

To read "The Fool-Killer", the original O Henry story that's excerpted in the opening of this episode, click here:

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1444/1444-h/1444-h.htm

For the equally worthy Stephen Vincent Benét short story "Johnny Pye & The Fool-Killer", look here:

https://archive.org/details/johnnypyeandthefoolkiller

For more on Jesse Holmes The Fool-Killer, check out Edward Wozniak's "Balladeer's Blog" here:

https://glitternight.com/2019/03/26/fool-killer-neglected-american-folklore/

(One caveat: We don't endorse his politics.)

For Nick's beautiful review of "Christmas Evil", go here:

https://letterboxd.com/affrosponge88/film/christmas-evil/

(No caveat: We definitely endorse his politics, because one of us is him.)

For more on the Niagara Falls "Foolkiller" contraption & its inventor's daredevilry, check out "The Constant" podcast here: https://www.constantpodcast.com/episodes/the-foolkiller-pt-1-tears-falling-from-the-sky

To get your copy of Spectacular Optical Publication's impeccably assembled book "Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror On Film & Television", go here:

https://www.spectacularoptical.ca/2018/11/yuletide-terror/

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Projexploitation presents: Sax & the City

Speakeasy or forever hold onto your piece. The Projexploitation racket starts a new side hustle. Meet us in a dark alley and we'll tell you all about it. This week they feel the blazing pressures of The Big Heat. Fritz Lang and the gang bring us a seedy tale of a cop on the edge. 

TIMECODES:

00:00:00 / An excerpt from "The Big Heat" by William P. McGivern, read by Troy Sterling Nies

00:01:26 / Theme Song

00:02:11 / Episode Start

00:05:28 / Film discussion: The Big Heat (1953)

00:50:48 / Intermission

00:51:15 / Film discussion continues

01:36:41 / Segment: The A-List

 

Thanks to Troy Sterling Nies for his contribution to this episode. For more of his works, check out these links:

https://troysterling.com

https://troysterlingnies.bandcamp.com/

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Put on your finest black gloves and grab your sharpest knife, 'cuz we're going to Italy! We talk about our first giallo film on the podcast, and what better intro to the genre than with The Bird With the Crystal Plumage, directed by the maestro himself Dario Argento.

TIMECODES:

00:00:00 / An excerpt from "The Screaming Mimi" by Fredric Brown, read by Christian Wheeler

00:03:24 / Theme Song

00:04:44 / Episode Start

00:08:14 / Film discussion: The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (1986)

00:50:05 / Intermission

00:51:14 / Film discussion continues

01:44:31 / Segment: The A-List

 

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Turn off your engines because the show's about to start. Welcome back to another season of Projexploitation! We kick off this season with Dead End Drive-In from 1986. A great Ozploitation classic from Brian Trenchard-Smith that asks the age-old question: what if a fascist regime set up concentration camps in desolate drive-in movie theaters. 

TIMECODES:

00:00:00 / An excerpt from "Crabs" by Peter Carey, read by Heidi Schultz

00:01:51 / Theme Song

00:03:11 / Episode Start

00:08:42 / Film discussion: Dead End Drive-In (1986)

00:53:22 / Intermission

00:54:31 / 2nd excerpt from "Crabs" by Peter Carey, read by Heidi Schultz

00:56:14 / Film discussion continues

01:39:01 / Segment: The A-List

 

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Happy hell-idays, everybody! Christmas may be in the past, but the yuletide spirit is still alive and well in our hearts. Listen for an in-depth discussion of Bob Clark's BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) and for Dan to finally drop his long-underground festive rap remix of a holiday classic. What more could you ask for this holiday season?

TIMECODES:

00:00:00 / A poem by Claire C Holland (From "I Am Not Your Final Girl, link to purchase book here)

00:01:26 / Theme Song

00:02:42 / Episode Start

00:10:24 / Film discussion: Black Christmas (1974)

01:02:20 / Intermission

01:03:28 / Film discussion continues

01:51:36 / Segment: The A-List

 

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Franco, my dear... I don't give a damn. On this episode, we discuss Jesus Franco's delirious VAMPYROS LESBOS! It has everything: vampires, lesbians, and vampirish lesbians! If this episode seems too long, a little all over the place, and uncomfortably sexual... well, that's Jess Franco, baby!

TIMECODES:

00:00:00 / "Previously On"

00:00:41 / Theme Song

00:01:57 / Episode Start, an ode to Stephen Thrower

00:12:55 / Jess Franco overview

00:25:01 / Film discussion: Vampyros Lesbos

01:04:41 / Intermission

01:05:50 / Film discussion continues

02:13:55 / Segment: The A-List

 

Music heard in the show come from: 

Minutemen

Apocalypse Cow

 

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Audio obscured in the opening, Jess Franco style:

"The creative aspect in a movie comes from the director, not because he's seen as an intellectual guide on the set, but because he acts humanly & responsibly & gives a personnal point of view. Any director is always an auteur. Of course, if he's a bad director, he's a bad auteur. It's his point of view that matters. So in that sense, I think that I am an auteur, maybe a very bad one, but I don't discuss that. Voilà!"
— Jess Franco, interview on "Neurosis" (aka "Revenge In The House of Usher") conducted by Obscure437 [2008]

Nick and Dan hit the interstellar highway with Stuart Gordon at the wheel, as we look at 1996's Space Truckers. 

TIMECODES:

00:00:00 / "Previously On"

00:01:22 / Theme Song

00:02:40 / Episode Start, and a few words about Rudy Giuliani

00:16:05 / Film Discussion: Space Truckers

00:49:36 / Intermission

00:50:46 / Film discussion continued

01:30:12 / Segment: The A-List

 

Pictures of works by Ashley Bickerton, the artist referenced by Dan in the episode:

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Music heard in the show come from: 

Minutemen

Apocalypse Cow

 

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Nick and Dan dive into the dreamlike Bad Girls Go to Hell, made by Doris Wishman, the queen of Sexploitaiton. Get ready for post-sync-sound, black and white photography, and vaguely Godardian edits in this hallmark 'roughie' that dares to suggest that maybe, just maybe being a woman is pure hell.

TIMECODES:

00:00:00 / Doris Wishman interview on Conan O'Brien

00:02:14 / Theme Song

00:03:28 / Show Start - "A Trip to the Drive-In"

00:18:10 / Sexploitation overview & FIlm Discussion: "Bad Girls Go to Hell"

00:57:00 / Intermission

00:58:05 / Film discussion continued

01:22:10 / Segment: The A-List

 

Music heard in the show come from: 

Minutemen

Apocalypse Cow

 

Audio clip comes from "Episode #9.87" of Late Night With Conan O'Brien (first aired 3/7/2002)

 

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Hosts Dan and Nick go camping and find themselves in an abandoned hospital being run by vampire aliens who bear a striking resemblance to John Carradine, Julie Newmar, and Tina Louise. We check to see if there are any signs of life in Mardi Rustam's EVILS OF THE NIGHT from 1985.

 

Timecodes:

00:00:00 / Intro

00:05:42 / Film discussion: Evils of the Night

01:06:49 / Segment: The A-List

 

Music heard in the show come from: 

Minutemen

Apocalypse Cow

 

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Welcome to the inaugural episode of Projexploitation! We kick off this podcast with a classic, DEATH RACE 2000 from director Paul Bartel and producer Roger Corman. Following the main review on the film, we also debut a new segment: The A-List!

 

Timecodes:

00:00:00 / Intro (Passage from Ib Melchior's "The Racer") and Projexploitation Theme Song

00:04:26 / Introductions & 'exploitation' overview

00:24:36 / Film discussion: DEATH RACE 2000

01:30:00 / Segment: The A-List

 

Music heard in the show come from: 

Minutemen

Apocalypse Cow

 

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