Dracula

With Spacial Returning Guest Sarah Hartman!

It's a Halloween Hangover as we sink our fangs into Bela Lugosi's most iconic role! As the curtain fell on silent cinema an eerie creaking coffin lid announced the rise of a new horror on the silver screen who would set the stage for all children of the night to follow. He's been remade an Untold number of times, more than any other single monster, and yet the original still has more bite than most of them. We bid you welcome to the legend of Dracula!

Next Up: Batman!

White Zombie

With Special Guest Kyle Kleege!

Nowadays you throw a rock and you'll hit a Zombie, but back in 1932 there was only one Zombie movie, and it featured a very diferent Zombie from what we know today. Here Bela Lugosi is the wielder of dark magics that bring the dead to life to do his bidding. This lurid low budget offering was to films like Dracula or Frankenstein what the pulp magazines of the time were to literature. Get out your shovels, kiddies, cause we're digging into some Pre-code Hollywood Horrors to showcase how not-so-quaint these old timey flicks really were. You'll be so shocked you'll turn into a White Zombie!

Next Week it's a Halloween Hangover, cause we're back with Bela in the classic Dracula!

Vampyr

Based on appearances alone this is a story where H.P. Lovecraft arrives at an inn and is visited in the night by FDR, who warns him something strange is going on before getting murdered by Albert Einstein. Ghosts, Vampires, murder, all presented through an autuers whimsical nightmare. Filmmaking that still rings true as innovative today. The most surreal adaption of Bram Stoker's Dracula isn't Coppola's, it's Dreyer's Vampyr!

Next Up: White Zombie!

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

Who would've guessed that spending a night in a spooky mansion wasn't half your troubles, or even half the movie? Believe it or Knotts this trick or treat plot is about as shakey as it's lead actor. Does it hold together on good vibrations, or tumble like a haunted house of cards? You will be judge and jury when you meet The Ghost and Mr. Chicken!

Next Week: Vampyr!

STAR WARS

THE ROAD TO STAR WARS CONCLUDES!!!

We discuss Inspiration, what makes the original film Original, Character Introductions then to now, and why Peter Cushing plays such a great villian. We finally did it, we're talking about STAR WARS!

Next Week: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken!

2001: A Space Odyssey

THE ROAD TO STAR WARS: EPISODE V - THE STRIKING IMAGERY OF SPACE!!

An experience like no other film podcast can give you. Open your pod bay doors and explore with us how one defining science fiction epic influenced another defining science fiction epic. Does the Monolith give off the same mysterious energy as the Force? Is Hal 9000 the spiritual father of C-3PO? Did George Lucas just take shots of looming model spacecraft and add lasers? Perhaps we will have to read some tie-in novels to fully understand it all. There's little we can add that hasn't already been said about Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, but we'll say it anyways!

Next Week: STAR WARS!!!!

The Sarlacc Pit-Stop on the Road to Star Wars

We were somewhere around Mos Eisley on the edge of the desert when the Midichlorians began to take hold.

The Road to Star Wars has been a bumpy ride, so while our land speeder is getting some repairs we thought we'd just hang out and shoot the Womp Rats. We cover some of the big Star Wars news of the day, tackle a few Star Wars influences we won't be reviewing in full, and ramble on about a couple of 2017's big releases. So sit back, grab a glass of blue milk, and enjoy!

The Searchers

THE ROAD TO STAR WARS PART IV: A NEW SEARCH

As we search for the makeup of one of our favorite films we come to the American Western; a gerne most famously dominated in the classic era of Hollywood by director John Ford and actor John Wayne. In what is considred by many to be among the greatest films ever made we see surprising influences on our Galactic Epic, including the source of Luke Skywalker's character, but we also encounter the film's dark reflection on the troubling aspect of the racism of John Wayne's character, Ethan Edwards. Wayne's disturbing performance is possibly the best of the actors impressive career, and the highlight of the film next to Ford's masterful direction. They are part of Star Wars History, they are part of Cinema History, they are part of American History, they are The Searchers

Next Week: 2001: A Space Odyssey!

The Hidden Fortress

THE ROAD TO STAR WARS PART III

Where did the idea for C-3PO and R2-D2 come from? What about a hermit who turns out to be a general? A princess too? What more can we find in The Hidden Fortress!

Next Week: The Searchers!

The Adventures of Robin Hood

THE ROAD TO STAR WARS: PART II

The legendary outlaw archer of European lore is part of our cultural tapestry and a classic heroic architype. It's ability to balance action and fun with a positive message might hold an inherent lesson for todays screen heroes, and offer audiences an escape from cliché cynicism that's become nausiatingly overdone. Surprising Star Wars connections await you, so let's get into the swing of things with The Adventures of Robin Hood!

Next Week: The Hidden Fortress!

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