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82 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Ep #33: The Demon Lover
Happy Schlocktober Classmates! This week, The Devil went down to Michigan and was looking for a whole coven of souls to steal in THE DEMON LOVER (1976). A Donald G Jackson—Jerry Younkins covenant, this exercise in "Zen Filmmaking" offers up a mess of mansplaining, karate lessons, and Ted Nugent’s house—and maybe a couple of gory teen deaths while it’s at it. AT LAST! THE TRUTH ABOUT DEMONS! INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | FACEBOOK
78 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Ep #32: Doctor Mordrid
Greetings true believers! This week, the doctor is in - DOCTOR MORDRID (1992) that is! Jump into a multiverse of madness where Jeffrey Combs stars as a (sadly not at all Strange) sorcerer who defends the Earth from his NYC penthouse...sound familiar? Come for Brian Thompson's meaty performance, stay for the stop motion dinosaur battle. Excelsior! INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | FACEBOOK
79 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Ep #31: Summer School
Just cuz it's almost the end of summer doesn't mean we can't go back for SUMMER SCHOOL (1987)! Figure out your wishes, have your learner's permit handy, and visit beautiful Venice Beach with the class as we all tear up at the thought of Denise's dyslexia subplot!
75 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Ep #30: The Catcher
Cause it's one.. two... three strikes, you're dead in THE CATCHER (1998), a baseball slasher somehow equal parts "Halloween" and "Angels in the Outfield." We got a literal Murderers' Row with faceless maniac Johnny in the hole, and Coach is signaling for the eternally overshadowed Joe Estevez to steal the show. This time, the ball game takes YOU out. INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | FACEBOOK
76 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Ep #29: Beaks: The Movie
It's a bird! It's another bird! It's a plane! It's a plane being taken down by a bird! It's BEAKS: THE MOVIE (1987)! INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER
69 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Ep #28: Ebony Ivory & Jade (feat. Elsa Eli Waithe)
It's Olympics week and we're going for the gold with EBONY IVORY & JADE (1976)! Special guest Elsa Eli Waithe (@elsajustelsa comedian, activist, and co-host of the You're Fine podcast) joins the class to try and decipher the endless dialog and barely lit scenes. An American track team on their way to the Olympics(?) in Hong Kong(?) are kidnapped, escape, are kidnapped again, escape again, etc. It's hard to tell, but what's clear is the true hero is none of the titular colors. It's everyone's favorite character Casey! (No, not the host) #JusticeForCasey INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER
88 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Ep #27: Body Beat
Loosen up those feet and dirty up those dance shoes. This week, the classmates dance, dance, dance to the radical rhythms of BODY BEAT (1988) (known in the rock world as DANCE ACADEMY). INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER
82 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Ep #26: The Stranger
Don't let being dead get in the way of your dreams, kids. After kickboxing the whole world five times over, Kathy "The Punisher" Long rides into town as THE STRANGER (1995) to show Video High there's nothing you can't do with a mean right hook, a script full of one-liners, absolute omniscience, and other ill-defined ghost powers. INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER
46 minutes | May 27, 2021
EXTRA CREDIT: "Strike Commandoversary"
Happy one year at Video High, classmates!! Join us as we stroll down memory lane and watch the 'sequel' to our first assignment: Strike Commando 2. INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER
88 minutes | May 20, 2021
Ep #25: The Oracle (feat. Sav Smith)
Roberta Findlay's legacy in cinema has been reclaimed as a feminist auteur, despite staunch opposition from Roberta Findlay. But does this work-a-day cinepornographer have a horror classic in her oeuvre? Only THE ORACLE (1985) knows! Occult mysticism, murderous tchotchkes, problematic nonbinary representation, bongo solos, and over the top New York accents are in your future. And filmmaker Sav Smith (@transsexualicon) joins the class to help us find some #JUSTICEFORPAPPAS. INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER
84 minutes | May 6, 2021
Ep #24: Revenge of the Red Baron
A squadron of absolute aces captained by Roger Corman, a young Tobey Maguire, an old Mickey Rooney, and a wisecracking haunted doll came together to pilot this hard PG family comedy with a body count. Michael McDonald of MadTV fame wrote a script full of punderful one-liners for the reincarnated Red Baron to quip while he mows down the rest of the cast. Take to the skies or face the Teutonic terror of the REVENGE OF THE RED BARON (1994)! INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER
79 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Ep #23: Stones of Death aka Kadaicha
To sleep - perchance to dream. To dream of KADAICHA (1988)! This week, class has a bone to pick with our classmates down under. We'll learn about the birds & the bees and all the OTHER deadly wildlife while we're at it.
65 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Ep #22: Funland
You're not gonna wanna miss opening day at Funland (1987), a true bait-and-switch sideshow oddity that's sure to give you a bit of coulrophobia (and spoiler - Josh has got it bad!). So don't be a JOKER and bite the big one! INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER
60 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
EXTRA CREDIT: "Camacho Macho Man"
After nearly being inducted into Lucifer's Gangland army, we caught up with director and PM Entertainment stalwart ART CAMACHO and talked about working with Coolio & Ice-T, running two major action set pieces without assistants, no-show actors, and horny monkeys!
94 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Ep #21: Gangland (feat. Justin Ferraro)
This land is your land, this land is GANGLAND (2001), a desolate wasteland crawling with mutants, disease, a red-eyed ubermensch named Lucifer and his wannabe brother Damien. It's also DEFINITELY starring Ice-T and Coolio. It says so on the box. From the backlot city, to the vine swamp lairs. Round house kicks for you and me. We held back Justin Ferraro for another lesson in nonsense population destroying plagues. It's his field. He also makes music, so be sure to listen to The Rizzos, Lowboy, and Half Moon. INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER
83 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Ep #20: Carnosaur (feat. Justin Ferraro)
We’re back! with an episode 65 million years in the making. Roger Corman, the T-Rex of t-rash, spared every expense to beat Jurassic Park to the box office—and WON. The nihilist's lizards-run-amok classic, CARNOSAUR (1993) raises two raptor claws in the shape of middle fingers to Spielberg’s legacy and says “Oh yeah? Well we have Laura Dern's mom rip a baby dino out of herself!" The debate gets heated when JUSTIN FERRARO, a musician behind some of your favorite podcast outro tracks, collides like an extinction level meteor into Video High! Check out Justin's killer bands: The Rizzos - Lowboy - Half Moon INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER
89 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Ep #19: A*P*E (feat. Garrett Stiger)
We just know you're going to go APE (1976) over this ep! Welcoming our guest kaiju speaker Garrett Stiger, the class tackles cinema's baddest sinister simian. Kneel before your true king!
70 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
EXTRA CREDIT: "Guess Who's Greg Scott Cummins to Interview"
We loved "ACTION USA" so much, the whole class got in our sleek one and caught up to the movie's goodlooking lead, GREGORY SCOTT CUMMINS. The star of "Hack-o-Lantern", "Caged Fury," and "Dead End City" tells Video High about the joys of going from gridiron to grindhouse, putting on the network TV black hat, bringing friends back from the dead, and being choked out by The Boz. He's had a prolific career, but can he survive our crossfire questions? Don't miss Gregory Scott Cummins in Season 7 of "BOSCH" out this Spring on Amazon Prime! Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
90 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Ep #18: Action USA
Other movies may say they have heart but ACTION USA (1989) rips that out and sends it home to mama. It's a barrage of bullets, broken bones, and bravado set to screaming, frenetic guitar solos. By land, by air, by any means necessary!
82 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Ep #17: Neon City
Take a walk on the Ironside with the VH class -- next stop NEON CITY (1991)! Madder than Max, this DTV flick is DTF and looking for a little action on the wasteland.
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