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Dead City Drive-In
149 minutes | Jan 28, 2022
YEAR IN REVIEW: 1985
The Drive-In Gods have called a wrap and Dead City is closing its doors for the season. But before they go, Brandon & Chris have decided to program one last round of drive-in depravity! They’re going back to the gory days of Fango Pull-Out Posters and stop-motion puppets to curate a weekend long marathon of the best genre films 1985 has to offer! Face-ripping werewolves, naked space vampires and enchiladas from hell all vie for the top spot in a Season Finale that’ll put the fuck back in Chfuck Bronson!
147 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
EP206: 80s CANNON FILMS
It’s 2022, and what better way to greet the New Year than by blasting it into oblivion with a beard-operated missile launcher?! Sounds a little excessive? Well, nothing’s more excessive than the seemingly endless output brought to you by indie studio madmen Golan & Globus! Stopping by to help Brandon & Chris program an 80s CANNON FILMS double-feature explodathon is none other than film composer and musician, Ben Lovett (The Night House, The Beta Test)! Grab a can of V8 juice and sharpen your shurikens, ‘cause we’re talking Ninjas, Norris and Electric Boogaloos at the Dead City Drive-In! Guest Programmer: Ben LovettContenders:THE DELTA FORCE (1986)NINJA III: THE DOMINATION (1984)BREAKIN' 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO (1984)
162 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
EP205: MISTLETOE & MAYHEM!
Season’s Creepings! Whoa, did the Cryptkeeper show up and write this synopsis? No? Oh, you mean it’s been me the whole time? Sorry! Taking up valuable space here, ho ho ho! (Note to self: Santa didn’t show up either to finish that last sentence.) But he DOES show up to the Dead City Drive-In to help Brandon and Chris celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Also joining the naughty list is special guest Jack Holloway to help spread some holiday fear! You better watch out! ‘Cause we’re programming a holiday-themed double feature filled to the brim with MISTLETOE & MAYHEM! Yule Love It! (Okay, that last sentence was Santa’s). Guest Programmer: Jack HollowayContenders: DIAL CODE: SANTA CLAUS (1989)GREMLINS (1984)SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT (1984)
143 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
UNIVERSAL'S FRANKENSTEIN SERIES RETROSPECTIVE!
Happy Halloween! We’re celebrating Dead City Drive-In’s ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY with a special full-series retrospective on the granddaddy of all monsters: FRANKENSTEIN! Are Brandon and Chris up to the task of an 8-film marathon? Doesn’t matter! The Drive-In Gods make a surprise visit and quite literally put the fella’s balls in their court. Whose court? Wait, whose balls? We promise it all makes sense in this very special Halloween episode! We’re talkin’ BRIDES and SONS, GHOSTS and HOUSES, a coupla MEETS and all the classic Universal Monsters you can stuff into Lon Chaney Jr’s flask! Trick or treat, you mutants, you!
72 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
THE BEST OF DEAD CITY DRIVE-IN!
On a special episode of Dead City Drive-In, Brandon and Chris share a compilation of some of the best discussions and digressions from the last years worth of shows. From Blair Witch director, Dan Myrick being questioned by the Albany PD about the disappearance of his cast to Arthur C. Clarke getting a phone call from Richard Zanuck to write Jaws 2, to debates about the best cinematic Draculas! Rants abound and foul language flies! It’s a great starting place for newbie mutants, and worth the revisit if you’re a regular Dead City Denizen!
126 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
What better way to celebrate the oncoming spooky season than a warm, steaming cup of meteor shit?! How about some gushing throat roaches? Some celebratory head plop cake? Sounds like a screening of CREEPSHOW is in order! It’s a special full length commentary track for one of the Drive-In’s favorite anthology fright flicks of all time!
151 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Acid rain has eaten away at the projection room roof, threatening the Drive-In’s very livelihood! Desperate and in need of a fast solution, Brandon mixes torn strips of old paper with Elmer’s glue to temporarily seal the cracks before the next storm comes through. That is, until Chris realizes the makeshift patching is actually rare and valuable golden age adventure magazines! Special guest Dino Leto stops by to help hand-juice the manly britches of Doc Savage, The Shadow and Buck Rogers for inspiration to program a new-wave double-bill of PULP HEROES!Guest Programmer: Dino LetoContenders:REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS (1985)THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION (1984)BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986)
93 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART 2 COMMENTARY!
Happy Friday the 13th! What better way to celebrate the unluckiest day of the year than a little bonus episode counter-programming?! Brandon and Chris get cozy in the Dead City Screening Room for a special full length commentary track of the oft-maligned 1985 sleeper, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE! So pop some Sta-Awake, pour yourself a bowl of Fu Man Chews and settle in for an evening of exploding parakeets, blatant disregard for established mythos and the scariest damn Freddy of the entire Krueger-verse!
155 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
EP203: WIZARDS & WARLOCKS!
Get out your Grimoires, bitches! There’s about to be a Spell War at the Dead City Drive-In! After unwittingly conjuring an insolent wizard to help keep things tidy in the concession stand, Brandon and Chris find themselves on the wrong end of a particularly wicked scepter. Special guest, Jack Holloway returns to help program a WIZARDS & WARLOCKS themed double-feature that’ll make Dumbledore dookie in his denims! Guest Programmer: Jack HollowayContenders:CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1982)WARLOCK (1989)GHOULIES (1985)
136 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
EP202: GATEWAY HORROR!
When a mysterious doom metal album shows up alongside a nasty letter accusing the Dead City Drive-In of traumatizing impressionable young minds with horror, Brandon and Chris attempt to set the record straight… straight into the Hellmouth! Special guest Alex Challoner (aka The Bookubus) joins the programming panel to pick the perfect pairing of kid-friendly fright flicks! If watching scary movies is a rite of passage, these little tykes are on an express trip directly into the GATEWAY of HORROR! Guest Programmer: Alex ChallonerContenders:LITTLE MONSTERS (1989)THE MONSTER SQUAD (1987)THE GATE (1987)
123 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
EP201: SOUTHERN SCREAMS!
There’s nothing like a hot, summer night in a small, southern town that’ll bring out one’s inner goth! Brandon and Chris are joined by director Dan Myrick (The Blair Witch Project, Black Veil) to program a double-feature of southern gothic grotesqueries! Drape some spanish moss over your shoulders, deep fry your favorite Cure album and try not to catch any swamp monsters in your fishnet stockings. We’re going upriver to find us some SOUTHERN SCREAMS!Guest Programmer: Dan MyrickContenders:PUMPKINHEAD (1988)THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK (1972)THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN (1976)
99 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
BONUS: KING KONG VS GODZILLA COMMENTARY!
Brandon and Chris get cozy in their '58 Plymouth Fury for a special screening of Toho's 1963 kaiju classic, KING KONG VS GODZILLA! It's a Dead City Drive-In first-- a full length commentary track that you can listen to alongside your own copy of the film! It's the closest thing to actually sitting in a car with us and watching men in suits deep throat tree trunks and toss rocks back and forth on top of a miniature Mount Fuji!
47 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
BONUS: DINO DAMAGE INTERMISSION!
It’s Intermission Time! Take a trip to the refreshment stand with Brandon, Chris & Special Guest, Jack Holloway as they follow-up their picks for a Dino Damage double-feature with some of the other Killer Dinosaur flicks that didn’t quite make it in with the prime cuts. We’re talking table scraps in this between-seasons bonus episode!
131 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
EP107: BEST OF THE DECADE!
Brandon and Chris are taking a break from programming for the Drive-In Gods to wrap up the decade in true nerd fashion: by naming their favorite genre flicks of the last 10 years! Plus, the fellas read your reviews and talk about the spaced-out Jaws sequel that never made it past development! Digressions, disagreements and dismemberments abound in a Season Finale that’ll put nards on a Wolfcop!
121 minutes | Dec 25, 2020
No disassemble! Humanity has run its course and the ro-buts have decided to take back what’s rightfully theirs-- starting with the Dead City Drive-In! Sparks fly as Brandon, Chris and special guest, Jamie Jones attempt to program a KILLBOT double-feature without getting their wires crossed!Guest Programmer: Jamie JonesContenders:HARDWARE (1990)THE WORLD'S END (2013)CHOPPING MALL (1986)
129 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
EP105: DINO DAMAGE!
Ravenous thunder lizards are loose and causing some major DINO DAMAGE to the grounds of Dead City Drive-In! Brandon, Chris and returning special guest Jack Holloway cope with the cold-blooded carnage by injecting a bit of dino-DNA into their double-feature-debate! It’s a Bronto-Burger sized episode of prehysterical proportions!Guest Programmer: Jack HollowayContenders:THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT (1974)JURASSIC PARK (1993)THE VALLEY OF GWANGI (1969)
159 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
Step right up and join Brandon, Chris & their special guest, Jaime Giangrande-Holcom as they get positively FREEKED while debating the most astounding two-headed double-feature ever to be shown on the splatter screen! They’re talking Hideous Mutant Freaks and the movies that exploit them best!Guest Programmer: Jaime Giangrande-HolcomContenders:FREAKED (1993)FREAKS (1932)THE FUNHOUSE (1981)
19 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
EP103: INTERMISSION - CREEPY CRAWLIES
It’s INTERMISSION Time! Take a trip to the refreshment stand with Brandon & Chris as they follow-up their picks for a Creepy Crawly double-feature with some of the other Killer Bug flicks that didn’t quite make it in with the prime cuts. We’re talking table scraps in the first ever DCDI between-features MINISODE! It’s short, sweet and bad for your teeth, but it should hold you over until the next screening.
99 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
EP102: CREEPY CRAWLIES!
Get out those extra large mosquito coils, ‘cause killer bugs have invaded Dead City Drive-In! Join Brandon, Chris and their special guest, Robb Lee, as they dig up the dirt and uncover the slimiest of CREEPY CRAWLY double-features!Guest Programmer: Robb LeeContenders: PHASE IV (1974)ARACHNOPHOBIA (1990)SQUIRM (1976)
74 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
The Devil made me do it! Sounds like an overall refusal to accept responsibility if you ask us, but sometimes, Satan isn't always to blame when it comes to being straight-up POSSESSED! In their debut episode, Brandon & Chris are joined by special guest Jack Holloway to pick the perfect possession-themed double feature!Guest Programmer: Jack HollowayContenders: AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION, CHILD'S PLAY, THE EXORCIST
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