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Second Class Cinema: The B-Movie Experience
45 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 102 - .com For Murder
So, uh… we’re back? After an extremely impromptu, year-long break- which was filled with a multitude of inconvenient life dookie we won’t bore you all with- we decided it’s the right time to dive back into SCC. HOW WE’VE MISSED YOU ALL. We’ve got a few episodes banked, one of which we will share with you today! Our good friend Fallon joined us for this episode - exactly a year ago today - and it’s been waiting to see the light of day ever since. We watched the sad,misguided, hypothesis of our internet future… also known as the 2002 murder flick, .com for Murder. Sondra is wheelchair-bound after a skiiing accident, and is recovering at the high-tech home of her boyfriend (unnecessarily played by Roger Daltrey). Bored and on the mend, she’s joined by her sister, Misty as she logs into American Love Online- pretending to be her boyfriend and chatting up his various contacts. After witnessing a live-feed of a murder in one of the chats, they enlist the help of FBI agent Matheson (played even more unnecessarily by Huey Lewis) to track down the killer. But after a while, Sondra and Misty start to suspect they might be the ones in danger… Listen up as we reflect on the good ol’ days when Spencer’s Gifts could meet all your rubber fetus needs, and every chat room was filled with 14 year old females from Cali. We’re back bitches!
46 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 101 - Welcome to Planet Earth (1996)
WELCOME TA EARF! We were joined this week by our good friend (and local comic), Rob Pierce! He graced us- not only with his presence- but with a truly enjoyable second-class gem: Welcome to Planet Earth. Our story begins with Joseph! Having just inherited his deceased mother’s boarding house in a dangerous urban neighborhood, he’s short on cash and desperate to find some tenants as soon as possible. Lucky for him, that very evening Charlie, Rhonda and their daughter Daphne show up on his doorstep- looking like they just stepped out of a Normal Rockwell painting, and needing a place to rent. At first it seems too good to be true, rich white folks with money to burn, who are all too pleased that Joseph wants to bang their daughter. But are they what they seem? Or are they aliens vacationing on Earth, here to take in all the sights and vigilante justice the inner-city has to offer? Only time will tell! Welcome to Planet Earth stars George Wendt and Shanna Reed, and is truly a bizarre and unique film. We discuss this movie’s oddly adept social commentary and clever dialogue, the sexiness of violent women, and why Joseph’s mom loves singing in the graveyard. Listen up!
91 minutes | 4 years ago
COMMENTARY 01: Horror House on Highway Five (1985)
Heyo! Download this commentary track and sync it up with the 1985 film Horror House on Highway Five. If you'd like to follow along with the sharp looking bluray WE have you can purchase it here: https://vinegarsyndrome.com/shop/horror-house-on-highway-5/
55 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 100 - Horror House on Highway Five (1985)
Hot damn y'all, it's our 100th Episode! Thanks to all of you who have somehow stumbled upon us and continue to listen to our ridiculous banter. We’re so happy other people love these misfit films and want to celebrate them the same way we do- in a mockingly critical and often obnoxious manner. Especially when we’ve dropped off the earth for a while due to life, and you all still hit us up with new film recommendations and discussions on older episodes. We know we've been gone for a while, thanks for not making it weird. Also, thanks to all our friends, on this episode and every other, who are always down to watch bad movies and share their love and knowledge of trash cinema with us. We love you all. For this super special occasion, we were joined by not one, not, two, not, three, but FOUR friends from previous episodes who came over to watch this flick with us… and for the first time ever we recorded a commentary during the movie! Tyler, Fallon, Gray and Aaron all came by to watch the newly restored Horror House on Highway Five, which we recently purchased from Vinegar Sydrome (you can purchase it here if you want to watch along with the commentary, or just in general: https://vinegarsyndrome.com/shop/horror-house-on-highway-5/ ). It was interesting, to say the least. The synopsis of this film would tell you that it's about a crazed psychopath who stalks the streets, wearing a Richard Nixon mask, murdering helpless victims… but is it really? We had a lot of fun trying to break down the various threads of story in this film, which weren't always coherent… But hey, this is the second movie we watched recently that’s featured random Nazi -occult subplots! Also, ferns! Enjoy!
49 minutes | 4 years ago
Bonus Episode 6: Elves (1989)
IT'S A CHRISTMAS EVE BONUS EPISODE YAAAAAY! Bad Movie Sunday recently watched this movie and had recommended we do the same to fulfill out yuletide obligations of bad so we went ahead and watched the 1989 holidy horror movie Elves. Episode 100 is just aroud the corner so please reach out to us with thoughts of what to watch or even some fun stuff to read on the air. @2ndclasspodcast on Twitter, SecondClassCinema on instagram and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
40 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 99 - Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer (2000)
DON'T TELL GRANDMA SHE'S A REINDEER! Or something like that. It's Christmas time in the city and we watched Tom's pick this week, the 2000 animated special Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer. History repeated itself with how we got to this movie and we're pretty glad it did I think.
41 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 98 - Clownhouse (1989)
A CLOWNHOUSE?! Yes it's the 1989 horror movie Clownhouse and WE watched it! It's of no surprise that this movie was chosen by Brittany as we are all aware for her prediliction towards 1989. Attempting to put aside the backstory to this movie whilst having it remain a fact throughout the viewieing experience was a bit tough but I think we managed it pretty well. Was this movie worth the watch?
36 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 97 - Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)
After a month long (and unplanned) break, we are finally back! This episode was recorded with the intention of getting it into October but here we are on Thanksgiving day instead. OH WELL! Erik picked the Japanese cyber-punk, horror movie Tetsuo: The Iron Man. Good pal Jimmy came on to help us discuss this very eccentric, low-budget shocker.
38 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 96 - Blood Games (1990)
Happy October! Tom picked the flick this week, and he thought the premise of a women’s baseball team lost in the woods with deranged killers sounded like a real home run (I’m sorry)… Our friend Aaron stopped by the studio to help us dissect this bloody baseball debacle. When a group of drunken rednecks lose a baseball game to a traveling team of buxom babes, they are incensed, but get over it rather quickly. That is all short-lived however, when one of their own, Mino, tries to stiff the baseball coach out of $1000 he owes him over a bet on the game. Things escalate quickly, resulting in the accidental death of Mino’s son, Roy. Mino resorts to full-on Vietnam flashback mode, calling for the girls deaths, and offering $1000 per head. The race is on, can Babe and the Ball Girls escape this hillbilly nightmare unscathed, or are they all doomed to die in the woods? In this episode we discuss our satisfaction with the death scenes, ponder the inexplicable decision made by Mino to pay $9,000 for 9 dead women instead of the paltry $1K he originally owed, and we cover just a ton of straight up grab-ass. Unfortunately, this was not quite the splatter-fest we were hoping to grace you all with for October. But how did it measure up in every other regard? Listen up!
46 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 95 - Don't Go In The House (1980)
IT'S OUR 100th POST!! Don't worry we'll have something better for our official 100th episode. It's Brittany's pick this week and keeping in the horror fashion she chose to watch the 1980 horror/thriller Don't Go In The House. Or The Burning. But not The (GOOD) Burning. Tyler joined us for this one and it was certainly a change of pace for movies we typically watch with him. We were as disappointed as he was that Hulk Hogan wasn't in this.
47 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 94: The Refrigerator (1991)
Welcome back! This week we were joined by a first-time guest- our friend and professional funny-lady, Liz Moniz. We even let her pick the flick! Liz had told us about this really strange movie she had watched with her Dad when she was a kid, a movie about a possessed refrigerator that eats people… So naturally we wanted to watch this ASAP. It took two years, but we done did it! This movie follows a couple, Eileen and Steve, who have just relocated to NYC from Ohio, presumably in pursuit of Eileen’s dream of becoming a Broadway star. The two get a deal on a shabby apartment and quickly set about turning it into a home. Soon thereafter, the couple is visited by a seemingly crazy neighbor who warns them about previous tenants disappearing and other strange goings-on in the apartment. It’s not long before Eileen and Steve are plagued by nightmares and visions involving the refrigerator, and soon people they know begin disappearing as well. Who can quell the refrigerators demonic hunger?! We cover a plethora of relevant topics in this week’s discussion- including gourmet cheeses, mother/daughter sexual tension, the lack of gore, and the least believable thing about this movie: $200 a month rent. Listen up!
43 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 93 - No Retreat No Surrender (1986)
This week's was Erik's pick and he went back to basics. We watched the 1986 karate movie No Retreat No Surrender. Holy mackerel. Erik has been pretty adamant about JCVD as of late so he was very excited to get to this and now we're ALL excited. We've also cross-references some lists and wouldn't you have it Bad Movie Sunday (@BadMovieSunday1) also watched this one! Enjoy!
35 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 92 - One Man Force (1989)
It was Tom's pick this week and guess what happened? He picked a movie he got at a flea market! That movie happened to be the 1989 action movie One Man Force. Special guest Jimmy comes on to discuss this movie and also helps us rank restaurant chains. Do not be fooled by the beginning of the episode, we did not watch Holy Mountain. Thank god we didn't.
33 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 91 - Uninvited (1988)
On this week's episode we watch a movie submitted to us by a friend of the show and fellow podcaster Dave Bullis (@Dave_Bullis)! He stumbled across the 1988 horror-ish, thrill ride that is Uninvited and let us know that we should probably watch it. We're kind of glad we did. Well, some of us were happier than others. I guess you'll just have to listen to hear what we think about a movie with a MUTANT DEMON CAT!!!
43 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 90 - The Guest (2014)
It was Brittany's pick and she did us all a favor and broke our spell of watching movies that are of sub-par quality (even though her last pick was the Chuck Norris movies Forest Warrior)! Yay? Either way, she picked the 2014 thriller/action movie The Guest! We had our OWN very special guest on the show, Fallon! She was actually the one who had recommended this movie to us to watch so Brittany only felt it appropriate to have her watch it with us. Fortunately for us our guest was not as intense as THE Guest. Listen up!
50 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 89 - Ninja 3: The Domination (1984)
We're back at watching movies again and boy are our arms tired. It was Erik's pick this week so he decided that we watched the 3rd installment in the unofficial ninja series by Canon, Ninja 3: The Domination. It's great to be getting back in to watching movies for a while and we took it in with our friend Victor. He claims this is the first b-movies he's ever truly watched. It's always fun to show someone a b-movie when they aren't super familiar with them. Their reactions are a lot more honest.
52 minutes | 5 years ago
Bonus Episode 5 - B-Movie Storytime plus an interview w/ Griff Furst!
Ahoy, Citizens! Unfortunately, we did not watch a film this week here at SCC, but we did do something that we should've done a long time ago… If you've been a listener for any length of time, you probably know that we always ask every one of our first-time guests the same question: “What is your relationship with B movies?” We've asked dozens of people this question over the past two(ish) years, trying to learn about what ignites and ultimately drives the passion for this type of cinema. But recently we realized that as hosts, we've never really answered that question for ourselves. So for the first half of this episode we do exactly that- we all share our earliest B movie memories, discuss what we think makes a flick great, and talk about some of our favorites. Interview time! Tom recently had the opportunity to speak with actor/director/filmmaker, Griff Furst, about his relationship with B movies, which we will share with you guys in the second half of this episode (somewhere around 30 minutes in, if you wish to skip our self-indulgent blathering). Griff has a pretty impressive resume- from his role in the Cinemax show, Banshee, to the upcoming The Magnificent Seven remake- but what we really wanted to hear about was all the work he's done in the B movie world. Griff talks with us about his work with The Asylum production company, making mockbuster films, and about his new horror film, Cold Moon. Enjoy!
47 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 88 - Killing American Style (1990)
Aaaand we’re back. Flippin’ finally! As some of you know, it’s been a rough month here at SCC… but after all the roadtrips, mountain-climbing, and hospital stays (not in that order), we are back and ready for action. We missed bad movies, and we missed every gosh damn one of you! Tom picked the movie this week, and we watched the 1990 action flick, Killing American Style- directed by the one and only Amir Shervan. Tyler stopped by to watch this one with us- making it the third Shervan film we’ve covered on the show, and the second that Tyler has joined us for. Killing American Style stars Robert Z’Dar as hardened criminal, Tony Stone, who -along with his partner, John Lynch- are on their way to prison for a failed heist. When Stone’s brother is shot in the process of helping them escape, they force their way into a nearby home and wait for help. The only problem is that the house belongs to all-American bad-ass/80s fashion victim, John Morgan. Morgan comes out strong but essentially becomes their errand boy for the entire movie, until finally he gets fed up and decides to unleash some good ol’ fashioned American whoop-ass on everyone! Hurray! We discuss the obvious parallels between this and Shervan’s other films, including his bizarre perspective on American culture. We also discuss watermelon etiquette, bizarre set “design”, and lack of a solid goon game in this flick. We’re back!
61 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 87 - The Neil Breen Spectacular 2! - PASS THRU (2015)
I Dream of Breenie IS BACK! That's right! Neil Breen has a new movie out and our city (the lovely city of Boston) hosted this movie for all of his fans. Having recovered from watching all 3 of Neil's movies in one sitting and discussing (Listen to the Neil Breen Spectacular here!), we decided to pack our bags and take the field trip to the sold out Somerville Theatre with our good friend Aaron of course. How has Neil progressed as a filmmaker? Is this his best movie to date? All of that and more on this week's Second Class Cinema. @2ndClassPodcast secondclasscinema.com followingfilms.com Popcorn Poops
53 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 86 - Meet the Applegates (1990)
On this week's episode, our pal Gray came on and watched the early 90's dark comedy Meet the Applegates! Last time Gray was on we had a discussion about a movie that traumatized us as children. Not even so much the whole movie itself, but one particular scene from said movie. Since we shared the same experience as children, we decided to explore this movie together. What scene is it do you think we're talking about? We also discuss other movie scenes that traumatized us as young movie lovers. Listen up! And if you enjoyed the ad during our show, check out Popcorn Poops! @PopcornPoops on Twitter @2ndClassPodcast secondclasscinema.com followingfilms.com
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