Episode 54 – Gimp Suit E.T.

Movies discussed: Pumpkinhead, Shocker, The People Under the Stairs

This week Pumpkinhead disappoints, The People Under the Stairs delights, and Shocker provides a source of juvenile humor. As you might have guessed.

This weeks assignments: Daikaiju movies! (suggested by listener BlUsKrEEm)


The Host

Super 8

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7 Responses to Episode 54 – Gimp Suit E.T.

  1. Avatar dennismiller_vampirehunter
    dennismiller_vampirehunter says:

    Can’t say I agree on Serpent and the Rainbow, there is a certain brilliance to its take on the supernatural. Debunking the spirit world and magic by way implying the protagonist and antagonist possess psychic powers is fresh to death in its execution.

  2. Avatar dennismiller_vampirehunter
    dennismiller_vampirehunter says:

    Also, I wish there was an edit function to comments so I didn’t have to double-post, but you missed one: Chairman of the Board, it would be about a corporate executive who is being possessed by his chair and never leaves it in-between meetings, and it takes the plucky young accounts man protagonist surprisingly long to notice.

  3. Avatar Joshua Nite
    Joshua Nite says:

    Posted this on Facebook, but we can talk about it here: a photoplasty on Cracked.com pointed out that Mommy and Daddy in the People Under the Stairs are a satire of Ron and Nancy Reagan. It fits–the kind of befuddled, goofy guy with Newscaster hair who calls his wife Mommy, the red-headed, mean-spirited woman who is the brains of the outfit…kinda makes sense.

  4. Adding to the list of chair attack movies, I can’t believe you forgot about Ghostbusters when Sigourney Weaver gets groped by demon dogs.

  5. You guys were pretty spot on with the ratings this week.

    People Under the Stairs was absurd and awesome. I wasn’t expecting the gimp suit and I’m glad that happened. We also can’t forget Fool’s awesome wind up before he dick punches Daddy. 7/10

    I didn’t hate Pumpkinhead. I enjoyed it enough to give it a middle of the road score, but there wasn’t enough in it to make me want to see any sequels or this one again. Adam’s lightning round on this was hysterical. 5/10

    Shocker was…something. It had some fun and/or cool spots, but overall I was underwhelmed. 4/10

    • I’d have to say that the first couple of hroror movies that had an impact on me were forbidden viewings of “It” and “Pet Semetary” both when I was about 6/7. I watched them downstairs in the apartment of the family that lived below us with my friend who was a couple years older than me. I don’t think we actually finished either as her older sister shut the movies off when she saw what we were watching. I think they remain the only movies I’ve have nightmares about- especially about the guy who gets hit by the truck in the beginning of Pet Semetary. Despite viewing these movies from behind my hands I already loved that feeling of being scared. Also from my early years I’d say viewings of Waxwork and Prom Night stand out to me…. I know Prom Night isn’t the greatest movie ever, but I maintain that the opening sequence is great and super creepy. Unfortunately we didn’t have a VCR until I was in middle school so I didn’t have the pleasure of viewing VHS tapes much in my youth.

  6. According to Epix (a movie channel) on demand, Flashdance (the movie from the ’80s) is “Horror-SciFi.” I kind of want you guys to watch it from a horror movie perspective. ­čÖé

    More seriously, I watched Christine last night. You guys have watched a couple of Stephen King movies, but never done a Stephen King episode. How about something like: Christine, ‘Salem’s Lot, and Needful Things?