Fall is in the air at Go Home in a Box, and Chris and Joel have selected a couple of films that fit the seasonal mood, pumpkin spice and all! But first, the guys run down the new releases on blu-ray/dvd the last couple of weeks, including Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Baby Driver and of course, the usual retro releases new to shelves. Deep discussion of the films Pumpkinhead and Scarecrows is on tap, as the guys dissect and analyze both films. Then finally, we get another round of Stump Joel, as Chris attempts to confuse Joel with movie trivia.
On the latest episode of Go Home in a Box, things change up just a little bit. Chris & Joel still kick things off with the latest retro releases on blu-ray and dvd, while adding a couple of newer releases in there (the latest Transformers flick included). Stump Joel also sticks around, as Chris attempts to test Joel's movie knowledge with trivia questions about non-franchise slasher films. The real change comes when the guys talk about *gasp* A NEW MOVIE. Discussion of Stephen King's IT is on tap as Chris and Joel dissect and analyse the newest film in the horror realm and offer up their opinion. In the second half of the show, they have a mystery movie to discuss. What is it? No spoilers here. You have to listen to find out.
On the latest edition of Go Home in a Box, Chris and Joel are joined once again by Roxie, because this show needed a shot of estrogen! She provides some excellent insight as the gang discuss some of the stranger musical films that have bludgeoned the senses. Colorful and madcap and totally off-kilter, movies like Little Shop of Horrors, The Apple and of course, the king of oddball song and dance films, The Rocky Horror Picture Show are discussed and dissected.
It's yet another list show, because everyone loves lists! This week, Chris & Joel narrow down their favorite sci-fi/fantasy villains to five each. Making the list include bespectacled psychopath, a couple of post-apocalyptic psychopaths, a military psychopath and a cyborg. Join them for their countdown to their favorite bad guy from the sci-fi/antasy realm.
This week, with the pending release of the remake to Stephen King's "IT", Chris & Joel take a deep look at other films in the horror genre that revolve around kids. Movies such as Child's Play, Silver Bullet, The Deadly Spawn, The Monster Squad and the original IT miniseries are dissected, all in an attempt to prepare YOU, the listener, for what will hopefully be some scares for a new generation of horror fans. PLUS, the guys run down the new retro releases on blu-ray/dvd from 8/29 and 9/5; and it's the return of STUMP JOEL, as Chris throws trivia questions at Joel in an attempt to test his knowledge of 90s horror.
This week, Chris and Joel have made another list. This time they each rhyme off their own list of horror films that contain really stupid killers. From giant killer rabbits in Night of the Lepus to a killer bed in Death Bed: The Bed That Eats, the guys have compiled quite an interesting and mostly humorous list of films that probably should not scare you but were totally designed to.
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Commando. Cobra. Invasion USA. Avenging Force. Death Wish 3., and yes....Hard Ticket to Hawaii. These are some of the films that Chris & Joel have fun with on this week's Go Home in a Box. Join in on the discussion as the guys hit on all the tropes of action films that were as excessive as only decade that could contain them.
This week, coinciding with the release of The Dark Tower to movie screens across America, Chris & Joel take a dive into film adaptations of some of Stephen King's stranger works. They discuss movies such as Graveyard Shift, The Mangler, and anthology films Creepshow I and II. The guys have trouble coming up with talking points about Thinner and Chris proclaims Pet Sematary to be awesome! Plus, new retro releases on dvd/blu-ray this week include Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too, Freebie and The Bean and yet another Echo Bridge collection destined for the Walmart $5 bin.
Check out why Go Home in a Box should be your source for discussion of genre films from the VHS era.
This week, join Chris & Joel return to the horror realm for discussion of some great ghost stories on film. The guys discuss such movies as The Changeling, The Fog, The Amityville Horror, Beetlejuice, Ghostbusters and, of course, Ghost. They also break down this week's new retro releases on blu-ray and dvd, which includes The Good Son, prompting Chris to reveal his hatred of Macauley Culkin.
This week, Chris & Joel buckle up for a discussion of high-octane, high-speed chases in films. Starting out with the gritty police dramas of the 1960s-70s with Bullitt, The French Connection and The Seven Ups; then with stranger fare such as Death Race 2000 and The Road Warrior; the guys try to name drop as many chase scenes as they can think of. Join in on the fun as they also run down the newest retro releases on dvd/blu-ray.
On this week's Go Home in a Box, Chris & Joel take a look at Mad Max and Escape from New York and discuss the influence these films had on the action/sci-fi subgenre known as the post-apocalyptic future. From the vast desert wastelands to the urban decay, filmmakers were especially fond of copying these two archetypes to varying levels of success. From films such as 1990: The Bronx Warriors to Dune Warriors, the guys hit on the more notable films that were influenced by greater post-apocalyptic visions. Plus, the week's new retro releases on dvd and blu-ray for July 11.
This week, Chris & Joel are digging up the body of work known as the Friday the 13th franchise in this extra special edition of Go Home in a Box. From the simple beginning of Friday the 13th to Jason Voorhees stalking the streets of Manhattan, join in on the discussion of favorite characters, moments and the best kills throughout the monstrous media and merchandise machine. Plus, the guys run down the week's (7/4) new retro releases on blu-ray and dvd.
This week, Chris & Joel explore the underside of cinematic history when they give some backstory into the exploitation trend of the 1970s. From grindhouse theatres to drive-ins, the guys explore the various subgenres of exploitation cinema and provide some movie recommendations that you should get familiar with. Plus, Chris introduces the "five-shower" rating system for one of his recommendations.But first, Go Home in a Box runs down the week's (6/27) new retro releases on blu-ray and dvd which includes The Apple, a Lethal Weapon collection and the forgotten 90s thriller Trespass.
Chris & Joel return with a vengeance with a breakdown of the American horror film in the 1990s. With Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street winding down, which franchises carried the torch through the decade? From the Child's Play series, through the Leprechaun franchise, even through the impact that television played with the genre, Chris & Joel hit all the points, high and low. Plus, get caught up with all the new retro releases on dvd and blu-ray from last week and this week. Check out why Go Home in a Box should be your podcast source for genre films from the VHS era.
It's the 10th episode overall for Go Home in a Box and to celebrate the occasion, Chris & Joel each have made up a list of top ten films that you must see. What films have made their respective lists? How many of them have you seen? Check out the latest episode of Go Home in a Box to find out. Also, they dudes run down the week's retro releases on blu-ray and dvd.