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.... Show More

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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 11, 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 15, 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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October 10, 2018

This is the 50th episode of CFC! On this very special episode we decide to do something very special and cover our very first TV series.  This month we are talking about the cult classic Freaks & Geeks from 1999-2000.  We talk about our history with the show, the remarkable cast, the awesome music and so much more.

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September 11, 2018

We are one episode away from the big 50th episode of CFC.  Before we get there, though, Jaime, Shawn and Pax are back in the Clubhouse to discuss the 1984 classic, Red Dawn.  

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On this episode of Cult Film Club Jaime, Shawn and Pax take on The Last Starfighter from 1984!

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July 5, 2018

On this special "lost" episode of the Cult Film Club we reach back into our archive to save a show that we thought was unrecoverable after we recorded it last year. Thanks to some technical wizardry we were able to piece together our discussion on 1987's Gary Marshall fish out of water romantic comedy, Overboard! We talk about our favorite scenes, the obvious chemistry between real-life lovebirds Goldie Hawn and Kurt Ru...

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May 16, 2018

On this episode of the Cult Film Club Shawn, Jaime and Paxton dig into the 1987 Michael J. Fox rock drama, Light of Day. Directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, American Gigalo) and co-staring Joan Jett, Light of Day was a commercial and critical failure, but we feel it deserves a closer look. So quit your job at the tray-stamping plant, buy an econo van and go on tour with us as we dig into a very overlooked gem.

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On this episode of Cult Film Club Jaime, Shawn and Pax discuss the controversial Disney classic, Song of the South from 1946 starring James Baskett, Bobby Driscoll and Hattie McDaniel.  We discuss the movie, the music and of course the controversy surrounding the subject matter of the movie and why it has never been released on home video in North America.

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On this mini episode of the show we visit the Concession Stand to talk a bit about Gremlins 2.  After covering the first film on episode 43 of the show we also ended up talking about the sequel, but it was too much for one episode, and not enough for two.  So sit back as we have a short conversation about the sequel, Phoebe Cates' horrible head gear, evolved Gremlins, Joe Dante's penchant for making cartoon movies, and why ...

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January 31, 2018

On this episode of the Cult Film Club Jaime, Pax and Shawn are kicking off year five of the show by covering one of our favorite Henson fantasy flicks, Labyrinth from 1986.  Though the film was a financial flop when it was released, it has become a cult hit over the past 30 years, to a point where it might just be one of Jim Henson's most beloved films.  Starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie, the film is a modern day fairy...

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