Cult Film Club Podcast

Cult Film Club Podcast

Welcome to the Cult Film Club, a monthly podcast and blog about MOVIES WE LOVE TO DEATH despite how bad, weird or obscure they are. In fact, we love them because they’re bad, weird or obscure! We discuss and analyze cult films from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. Collectively we possess an impressive amount of useless pop culture knowledge, but we’re no movie snobs–just a couple of guys (and a girl) who really like movies.

Episodes

April 29, 2021

Shawn, Jaime and Paxton are back with the latest episode of the Cult Film Club. We've ducked out of chemistry class, snuck past the hall monitors and are waiting in line with Riff Randell for tickets to see the Ramones this month as we scope the legendary Rock N Roll High School flick from 1979!

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In this episode Shawn, Jaime, and Pax survive the burning blade, and tame the savage heart, by talking about John Carpenter's "everything but the kitchen sink" 1986 fantasy sci-fi film, Big Trouble in Little China.

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In this Concession Stand we present you another episode of Pax's I Read Movies Podcast where he talks all about the Gremlins novelization from 1984.  The book presents lots of extra info and Pax is joined by Shawn for the discussion.

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October 27, 2020

On the latest episode of the Cult Film Club, Jaime, Shawn and Pax decide that they all want to be the most popular girl while watching the 1989 supernatural romance, Teen Witch. Top That!

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On this special bonus episode of the Cult Film Club, regular Co-Host Paxton Holley brings his keen novelization-reading podcast I Read Movies into the club for a bit so that he can talk about the Nightmare on Elm Street 2 novelization by Jeffrey Cooper!

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September 24, 2020

The Cult Film Club is back, closing out the summer with one of their favorite films in the "comfort cult" genre, 1996's Big Night! Starring Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Minnie Driver, Isabella Rossellini, and the incomparable Ian Holm, the film is a slight departure from the style of movie we tend to cover on the show, but it's an obscure pick that is a very high recommend. In the episode we talk about the movie, t...

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August 18, 2020

This month in the Clubhouse Jaime, Shawn, and Pax are discussing the 1985 high school romantic comedy Secret Admirer with C Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin and the late Kelly Preston.

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Join hosts Jaime, Paxton and Shawn for the latest episode of the Cult Film Club where we talk about the 1988 Corey/Corey masterpiece, License to Drive. Listen as we discuss the rad soundtrack, Corey Haim's innocent gape-mouthed acting, the snarkiness of Corey Feldman, and the rest of the awesome cast. Get out of our dreams an into our Podcast for another fun episode!

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In this concession stand episode, Pax goes over the differences between the Highlander movie and the novelization written by Garry Kilworth.

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May 11, 2020

On the latest episode of the Cult Film Club, Shawn, Jaime and Paxton open their trench-coats, pull out their swords and duel to the last as they cover the 1986 Cannon classic, Highlander. Listen as we discuss the film's music video roots, the amazing eye game of Christopher Lambert, the ridiculous but awesome casting of Sean Connery as a 2000 year-old Egyptian metallurgist, and the amazing Queen soundtrack. Don't lose your ...

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March 20, 2020

On this episode of CFC Jaime, Shawn and Pax talk all about the 1992 sci-fi actioneer, Freejack, starring Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, David Johansson and Sir Anthony Hopkins!

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February 12, 2020

On the latest episode of the Cult Film Club, Jaime, Shawn and Paxton dig deep into the awkwardly sexy thriller The Crush from 1993. Starring Cary Elwes and introducing Alicia Silverstone, this flick give Lolita a run for its money as one of the most disturbing romances every committed to film. Join us as we talk about the film, the cast, the music and the controversy around the origins of the script.

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January 21, 2020

After a bit of a winter hiatus the Cult Film Club is back with an episode covering the 1982 Jim Henson puppetry cult classic, The Dark Crystal! Join us as we discuss all aspects of the film from the technical achievement to the great voice cast and unconventional story.

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This month Jaime, Shawn, and Pax discuss the Tarantino/Rodriguez vampire collaboration, From Dusk till Dawn, starring George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino and Juliette Lewis.  Lots to say about one of our favorite movies.

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September 16, 2019

On the latest episode of the Cult Film Club, hosts Jaime, Paxton and Shawn cling to the last vestiges of summer by digging into the 1988 John Hughes vacation flick The Great Outdoors. A semi-forgotten comedy gem, the film features one of the best performances from the late, great John Candy, as well as a scene-chewing role for Dan Aykroyd. Join us as we discuss our favorite scenes, the upbeat score, and the gnarly special effects o...

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On the latest episode of the Cult Film Club, Hosts Shawn, Jaime, and Paxton dive into the weird, wacky, and sexually confused A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge! Join us as we chat about the film, the cast, the legacy of the first sequel and the great soundtrack and score.

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In this episode Shawn, Jaime and Pax work their way through the clues and antics of Midnight Madness from 1980 featuring David Naughton, Stephen Furst and the very first film appearance of Michael J Fox.

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On this episode of the show Jaime, Pax and Shawn dig into the weird and obscure 1988 Dan Akyroyd/Kim Basinger flick My Stepmother is an Alien.

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On this special Concession Stand episode of the show, hosts Pax and Shawn dig into the new 1984 Publishing release, Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 80s, by ex-Fangoria editor Michael Gingold.  The book is a collection of Gingold's horror movie newspaper ad clippings from that influential decade, a treasure trove of rare ephemera.

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On this quick Halloween episode of the Cult Film Club, Jaime, Paxton and Shawn join Ms. Cackle's Academy for Witches and go looking for the Grand Wizard's tambourine as we dig into the 1986 HBO special, The Worst Witch! So grab your broomstick, your fuzzy black cat, and join us as we go flying in front of a green screen with Tim Curry!

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