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PLAN 9 / BIRDEMIC: Aliens and Avians

PLAN 9 / BIRDEMIC: Aliens and Avians

March 31, 2022

In 1938, Orson Welles directed and narrated an adaptation of “War of the Worlds” for a radio broadcast. However, listeners did not understand what they were hearing, and believed aliens were actually attacking! Panic ensued. For this very special episode of Cadaver Dogs Pod, we will be talking about something else entirely.

From Ed Wood to James Nguyen, it’s time we dig into the deep social and economic commentaries of PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (1957) and BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR (2010). Though we will of course explain why the filmmaking in these works is so effective, we will primarily be exploring the heavy topics of nuclear war, climate change, and the terrifying existential question: What if humanity IS the virus?

Up Next: HEREDITARY (2018) / PET SEMATARY (1989)

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“The Worst Movie Ever Made? The True Story of Birdemic,” by VICE

youtu.be/uZoFNVhEfpE

“The Shocking Facts about Plan 9 from Outer Space,” by Creatures-Con

youtu.be/0LqjySzLG9Y

“Can YOU Fix Climate Change?” by Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell

youtu.be/yiw6_JakZFc

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Cover art by Omri Kadim. Theme by Adaam James Levin Areddy. Music featured in this episode: The Possessed One & Bad Omen by White Bat Audio.

Next Week: Aliens and Avians

Next Week: Aliens and Avians

March 24, 2022

Announcing next week's films: 

PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (1959, dir. Ed Wood) - available free on Amazon Prime, Pluto Tv, and Tubi.

BIRDEMIC (2010, dir. James Nguyen) - available free on Tubi and Vudu.

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Humans the worst virus! Whether it's bringing us into nuclear war due to their narcissistic power-hungry attitudes or causing the end of the planet through greed and global warming, humans are here to destroy! The Dogs will cover the classic 1950s horror theme: the A-bomb through the lens of legend Edward D. Wood Jr's PLAN 9 FROM OUTERSPACE (starring Bela Lugosi and Vampira). Then, we make Al Gore proud by covering BIRDEMIC - the most talked about film at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010.

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Cover art by Omri Kadim. Music featured in this episode: 80s Synth by White Bat Audio. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

BLACK ROSES / WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS: Metalsploitation

BLACK ROSES / WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS: Metalsploitation

March 17, 2022

The 80s were more than just sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll… but let’s be honest, it was mostly that.. Rob and Devin are joined by guest Chris Guzzo (Pod From the Crypt) to talk metal-sploitation horror. (David is off directing a horror movie - send him some love!)

In this episode, we dive into how both these films embrace the anti-establishment principle of horror movies and metal music. For BLACK ROSES, a Troma release, we discuss generational hypocrisy and the music censorship movement led by Tipper Gore - as well as the killer special effects and creature design. For WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS, starring Alexandra Daddario,Johnny Knoxville, and Taylor Swift’s brother, we discuss the satanic panic, TV evangelists, and rebelling against “the man”. We also touch on the use of nudity in these films… quite a bit. (Also, congratulate us! We did an 80s episode without mentioning Reagan for once!)

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Up Next: PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (1959) /  BIRDEMIC (2010)

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“Family Bond” film trailer from Chris Guzzo & Rob Piserchia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BKLHsj7ODU&ab_channel=SofyTV

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Recommended listening: You’re Wrong About Podcast “Tipper Gore vs. Heavy Metal: ‘Porn Rock’” (Feb 2021)

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Next Week: Metalsploitation

Next Week: Metalsploitation

March 10, 2022

Announcing next week's films: 

BLACK ROSES (1988, dir. John Fasano) - available free on Shudder or Tubi.

WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS (2019, dir. Marc Meyers) - available free on Netflix.

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Metal music is making our children murderers! Horror movies and heavy metal found a way to fight back against parental censorship in the 1980s. With inspiration from the satanic panic and 80s counter culture, metalsploitation movies were created. Next week, the Cadaver Dogs take analyze two films that hit this topic dead on. Plus, a special guest!

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NIGHTCRAWLER / THE NIGHT FLIER: Tabloids of Terror

NIGHTCRAWLER / THE NIGHT FLIER: Tabloids of Terror

March 4, 2022

“Never believe what you publish, and never publish what you believe.” These are the words of wisdom echoed by tabloid journalists everywhere… and maybe even by “legitimate” reporters? In an age where fake news persists, by what skewered code does the media abide? What lines will journalists cross, and who might they hurt in the process?

We’re talking bloodsuckers, airplanes, and the National Inquirer in our first movie THE NIGHT FLIER (1997), a Stephen King adaptation in which Miguel Ferrer finds himself hot on the trail of a serial killer / vampire pilot. Then we jump ahead to Dan Gilroy’s Oscar-nominated NIGHTCRAWLER (2014), where Jake Gyllenhaal plays a sociopath keenly manipulating the staff of a failing local news network, also starring Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, and Bill Paxton.

Up Next: WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS (2019) / BLACK ROSES (1988)

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“Bat Boy Lives! An Oral History of Weekly World News,” by Jack Rossen

mentalfloss.com/article/626827/weekly-world-news-bat-boy-oral-history

“Trope Talk: Antiheroes,” by Overly Sarcastic Productions

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Next Week: Tabloids of Terror

Next Week: Tabloids of Terror

February 24, 2022

Announcing next week's films: 

NIGHTCRAWLER (2014, dir. Dan Gilroy) - available free on Amazon or to rent anywhere.

THE NIGHT FLIER (1997, dir. Mark Pavia) - available free on Youtube.

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Murder, sex, and scandal! Next week, the Cadaver Dogs talk the seedy world of tabloid journalism and its roots in capitalistic greed.

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Cover art by Omri Kadim. Music featured in this episode: 80s Synth by White Bat Audio. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

THE INVITATION/ THE SACRAMENT: Cults

THE INVITATION/ THE SACRAMENT: Cults

February 17, 2022

Don't Drink That! Drop you glasses of Flavor Aid, leave your family, and stop listening to that raving mad man trying to save your soul! The Cadaver Dogs are your new community. Join the pack as we dig up some historically inspired cult films.  

Jim Jones and The People's Temple inspired this Ti West film, THE SACRAMENT, which changes only a few key details.  Not for the faint of heart, nobody is safe in this found footage gore fest lead by a crew of Vice journalists looking for a crew member's sister in a "remote part of the world." Is the mysterious leader known as "Father" to be trusted? Leaving the jungle and going to dinner with the ex, we light some red lanterns in THE INVITATION, a heavy exploration of grief and, you guessed it, a strange community who likes to watch people die.  What draws people to these groups? What is a cult? And do the Dogs have the answers? 

 

CONTENT WARNING: Potentially disturbing themes such as suicide are discussed.

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health or thoughts of suicide, information and resources are available at www.wannatalkaboutit.com

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Next Week: Cults

Next Week: Cults

February 10, 2022

Announcing next week's films: 

THE INVITATION (2015, dir. Karyn Kusama) - available on Shudder and Tubi.

THE SACRAMENT (2013, dir. Ti West) - available on Tubi, Vudu, and Pluto TV.

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Grab your cup-o-Flavor-Aid and follow the Cadaver Dogs down the dark path of cult analysis. Next week, David, Devin, and Rob will cover two films with ties to Marilyn Manson, NXIVM, and Jonestown - one a high-praised film with critical acclaim, the other a found footage fan favorite. We talk grief, depression, back-stabbing friends, and lighter topics too. One of us. One of us.

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DAGON / NIGHTMARE CITY: Schlock-tastic Voyage

DAGON / NIGHTMARE CITY: Schlock-tastic Voyage

February 3, 2022

Bad acting. Bad scripts. INCREDIBLE effects. The Cadaver Dogs take a schlock-tastic voyage during their analysis of two international cult classics. What makes these movies so bad they’re good? Or, so bad they’re… well, bad? 

By stripping down to the bare bones of Stuart Gordan’s DAGON (2001) and Umberto Lenzi’s NIGHTMARE CITY (1980), you see the necessities of a horror film. The Dogs analyze the creature design, film direction (what an odd approach to dubbing), and fear tactics that have made these films “guilty pleasures” for horror fans. During their dive into Dagon, an adaptation of The Shadow Over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft, they talk xenophobia and fear of the other. While Nightmare City makes them question the boundaries of exploitation films and if action horror should be a considerable genre.

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Up Next: THE INVITATION (2015)  / THE SACRAMENT (2013)

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“Dagon, Lost in Adaptation - The Dom”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=875KDyw4Ba0

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Next Week: Schlock-tastic Voyage

Next Week: Schlock-tastic Voyage

January 27, 2022

Announcing next week's films: 

DAGON (2001, dir. Stuart Gordan) - available on Tubi, Vudu, and Roku

NIGHTMARE CITY (1980, dir. Umberto Lenzi) - available on Apple and Amazon

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It's the end of the world and it's brought on by schlocky horror? Lol no, it's xenophobia! Next week, the Cadaver Dogs will break down two cult apocalypse films and try to figure out just what the filmmakers are trying to tell us. We're talking special effects makeup, H.P. Lovecraft, Italian horror cinema, and why it's so bad it's good.

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Cover art by Omri Kadim. Music featured in this episode: 80s Synth by White Bat Audio. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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