For this edition of Go Home in a Box, it's best to stay warm because hosts Chris Jordan and Joel La Puma are taking you out into the cold cruel winter air when they discuss indie horror flick WENDIGO (2001) and then go down a familiar road with Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING (1980). Listen in as the guys break down these two films that chill to the bone. But first, there are new retro releases this week (1/16) that include titles such as The Taking of Beverly Hills, The Amicus Collection and several Studio Ghibli films. Then after all the movie talk, Joel has a hot take on novels vs their film adaptations.
Go Home in a Box is back for 2018! On this episode, Chris Jordan & Joel La Puma step off the beaten path of film directors to discuss two men who are better known in cult circles. First, it's Donald G. Jackson and his film "Hell Comes to Frogtown" from 1988, which stars the late Roddy Piper in a post-apocalyptic landscape where he happens to be the most fertile man alive who has to contend with a community of mutant amphibians. Then in the second half, the guys step into the realm of martial arts films with "the Godfather of Hong Kong cinema", Chang Cheh and his film "Duel of the Iron Fist" from 1971. There are new retro releases on blu-ray and DVD this week, including a re-released Jurassic Park collection. Finally, the guys end the show on a rant about movie spoilers across the internet. What's the big deal??
On the latest edition of Go Home in a Box, killer bees invade the U.S. and wreak havoc in THE BEES from 1978. Then lab rats are accidentally exposed to a growth serum creating....you guessed it...giant killer rats in GNAW: FOOD OF THE GODS II. Your hosts Chris Jordan and Joel La Puma discuss these two turkeys at length, having some fun in the process. But first, they discuss the new retro releases on blu-ray/dvd for the week of 11/28. After all the movie talk, the guys take a few moments to rant on "movie snobbery", as they seek to enlighten the masses on taking a chance on a movie you may not normally check out.
On this edition of Go Home in a Box, your hosts Chris Jordan and Joel LaPuma take off into the stratosphere as they dissect, analyze and just plain ol' have fun talking about a pair of memorable 80's sci-fi flicks. FLASH GORDON and THE LAST STARFIGHTER take the spotlight on this show. But first, the guys run down the most recent retro releases on blu-ray/dvd. After all of that, the guys close the show with a rant about movie fans letting the Tomatometer ruin their fun.
On this very special edition of Go Home in a Box, your hosts Chris Jordan and Joel La Puma talk to the founding father of one of the east coast's foremost film festival. Chris Alo of the Hudson Horror Show joins the guys to talk about the day-long festivities that take place on December 16th at the Empire South Hills 8 in Poughkeepsie, NY. They will have screenings of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Blacula, Savage Streets, The Boogens and Prison (as well as a mystery movie), all in the form that they were always intended them to be screened: 35mm! Chris, Joel and Chris will also be discussing each film lined up. But first, Chris & Joel get into the week's new retro releases on blu-ray/dvd (11/7 release date) with such high cinema as Darkman II and III.
On this edition of Go Home in a Box, Chris & Joel break down the 1960 Euro-horror classic "Black Sunday" from influential Italian director Mario Bava. Then they follow that up with analysis of a more recent film, 2015's "The Witch". Find out how the guys rate each film and whether they recommend them for viewing. Plus, a recap of the week's new retro releases on blu-ray/dvd (for release day 10/31), and another round of Stump Joel, where Chris once again attempts to, uh...stump Joel. Possibly with movie trivia!
On this edition of Go Home in a Box, Chris & Joel put a spotlight on Happy Death Day, the #1 box office sci-fi/horror film that may be of interest to you comic book nerds, because it was written by Scott Lobdell! Then they go back in time just a bit to the 90s for discussion of John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness. First things first, however, as they have a slew of new releases on blu-ray/dvd including Spider-Man: Homecoming, War of the Planet of the Apes and the 80s cult favorite Rolling Vengeance. When all is said and done, Joel stands tall for another round of Stump Joel movie trivia.
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.
Go Home in a Box - Episode 18: “Rogue Cops, Rocket Launchers & Robert Tepper: Action Fiilms of the 80s”
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.