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58 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Guns Dame Cigarettes Episode 29
This week we talk about the 1947 Orson Welles flick Lady From Shanghai. A seaman becomes involved in a complex murder plot when he is hired to work on a yacht. He soon finds himself implicated in the murder, despite his innocence. Featuring a fantastic hall of mirrors segment.
55 minutes | Aug 28, 2021
Episode 56: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
The 1931 version of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is this week’s topic. Respected Jekyll takes an experimental potion that transforms him into the brutish, violent Hyde. Mayhem ensues with some very uncomfortable scenes and pre-code shenanigans. This episode is sponsored by Fright Lights & Gravely Unusual Magazine.
55 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Guns Dame Cigarettes Episode 28
The 1950 train-themed film noir/crime flick Union Station is discussed this week. A sharp-eyed woman spots a man with a gun on a train and her alert to the railroad police helps them in their search for a ruthless gang who have kidnapped a blind heiress.
66 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Episode 55: Island of Lost Souls
1932’s Island of Lost Souls is this week’s topic as chosen by Kevin. On an uncharted island, Dr. Moreau cracks his whip at his inhuman creations made in his house of pain while attempting to have the Panther Woman seduce an unwelcome guest. A very hairy Bela Lugosi recites the law. This episode is sponsored by Fright Lights & Gravely Unusual Magazine.
44 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
Guns Dames Cigarettes Episode 27
We return from a break with a discussion about 1949’s Johnny Stool Pigeon. A narcotics agent convinces a convict he helped send to Alcatraz go undercover with him to help expose a heroin drug-smuggling ring.
42 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
Episode 54: Devil Bat’s Daughter
We discuss the 1946 flick Devil Bat’s Daughter this time. What this movie lacked in scares, it made up for in terrible acting and a lack of cohesive plot. Take this blurb as a warning regarding our feelings about this movie. This episode is sponsored by Fright Lights & Gravely Unusual Magazine.
53 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Episode 53: the Devil Bat
1940’s the Devil Bat is discussed this week. Bela Lugosi stars as a vengeful doctor who creates a shave lotion that causes his giant bat to kill those who apply it to the soft area of their necks. Featuring the least terrifying animal scream ever committed to film. This episode is sponsored by Fright Lights & Gravely Unusual Magazine.
58 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Episode 52: I Bury the Living
1958’s I Bury the Living is this week’s topic. Cemetery director Robert Kraft discovers that arbitrarily changing the status of plots from empty to occupied on the planogram causes the death of the plots’ owners. WHOOPS! Sponsored by the illuminated terror that is FrightLights.
58 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Episode 51: the Brute Man
The Creeper is on the loose committing all kinds of murders! Rondo Hatton’s character wants revenge on those he blames for his handsomeness going away in 1946’s the Brute Man. This episode is sponsored by Fright Lights & Gravely Unusual Magazine.
71 minutes | May 8, 2021
Episode 50: the Wolf Man
Ben Scrivens from Fright-Rags joins us on our 50th episode to talk about the Universal Horror classic the Wolf Man! When his brother dies, Larry Talbot returns to Wales and reconciles with his father. While there, he visits an antique shop and, hoping to impress Gwen, the attractive shopkeeper, buys a silver walking cane. That same night he kills a wolf with it, only to later learn that he actually killed a man. A gypsy explains that it was her son, a werewolf, that he killed, and that Larry is now one himself. This episode is sponsored by Fright Lights & Gravely Unusual Magazine.
81 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
Guns Dames Cigarettes Episode 6
Police Lt. Diamond is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn’t been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown’s girlfriend who despises him, for information instead.
72 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
Episode 29: the Seventh Victim
This week’s episode centers on the kinda/sorta horror/noir the Seventh Victim with a story involving a woman trying to find her missing sister in the big city. Featuring what Kevin describes as a Moe-with-a-mullet hairstyle, passive Satanists that encourage suicide, and a pre-Leave It To Beaver Ward Cleaver! This episode is sponsored by Fright Lights. Find them on Etsy and Instagram under FrightLights138. Support small businesses! WikipediaIMDBRotten Tomatoes
88 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Guns Dames Cigarettes Episode 5
When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies, are planting evidence to frame an innocent man, his investigations into their possible corruption quickly put himself and his new bride, Susie, in jeopardy. WikipediaIMDBRotten Tomatoes
67 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
Episode 28: Blood Bath
The 1966 Roger Corman-produced Blood Bath gets discussed this week with equal parts confusion and disdain. Culled together from a previously produced Yugoslavian spy movie and additional scenes from a different director, Blood Bath attempts to tell the story of a painter possessed by the spirit of an ancestral vampire artist that never shows ANY vampiric traits. Even the fangs are not on the correct teeth! Also featured are unlikeable beatniks, corpses dipped in hot wax, and a woman that spends too much time alone on a beach over the course of this movie. This episode is sponsored by Fright Lights. Find them on Etsy and Instagram under FrightLights138. Support small businesses! WikipediaIMDBRotten Tomatoes
83 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
Guns Dames Cigarettes Episode 4
Fresh from a two-year stint in a mental institution for the alleged “mercy killing” of his ailing wife, Stephen Neale visits a carnival where he wins a cake by guessing its weight. The cake, however, contains microfilm sought after by Nazi spies, and Stephen soon finds himself a target. On the run and unsure of whom to trust, he enlists the help of a private detective, a beautiful woman, and an inspector from Scotland Yard. WikipediaIMDBRotten Tomatoes
61 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
Gun Dames Cigarettes Episode 3
We talk about 1949’s They Live By Night this time around. Wrongly convicted for murder as a teen, “Bowie” Bowers breaks out of prison with two other criminals, Chickamaw and T-Dub. While hiding out, Bowie meets Chickamaw’s niece, Keechie, and they bond. Wanting to clear his name, Bowie decides to participate in a robbery with the others, so he can afford a lawyer. As he gets drawn further into crime, Bowie contemplates running away with Keechie and starting over. WikipediaIMDBRotten Tomatoes
70 minutes | May 28, 2020
Gun Dames Cigarettes Episode 2
1950’s Gun Crazy get a run through this week! When gun-obsessed pacifist Bart Tare witnesses expert shooter Annie Laurie Starr demonstrate her firearm prowess at a carnival one night, it’s love at first sight. Aimless Bart joins the traveling show and begins a romance with Annie, but her dangerously rebellious spirit soon gets them both fired. After eloping, the young lovers embark on an armed robbery spree, managing to elude the authorities until Annie insists on pulling one last job. SPOILER, there are lots of shooting guns. WikipediaIMDBRotten Tomatoes
82 minutes | May 21, 2020
Episode 25: I Walked with a Zombie
Special guest Edwin from Gravely Unusual Magazine joins us to talk about 1943’s I Walked with a Zombie, our third Jacques Tourneur helmed film covered on this podcast. Voodoo rituals, creepy guitarists, shirtless men with bulging eyeballs, questionable mustaches, and more are discussed! This episode is sponsored by Fright Lights. Find them on Etsy and Instagram under FrightLights138. Support small businesses! WikipediaIMDBRotten Tomatoes
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