Movie Meltdown

Movie Meltdown

We are a movie-themed podcast! Each episode is filled with a dealer's choice of interviews with interesting actors, filmmakers and other guests as well as lengthy discussions of specific movies. Plus our own brand of ridiculous humor with conversations about trends in Hollywood and changes in the film industry.

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May 8, 2021 73 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 550

What we’ve come to realize in this crazy world is... hanging out with your friends and talking about movies and other random things - is quite possibly the best thing. And as we quickly try to scooch right past you, we also cover… Hands Across America, Tron, How It Ends, Big Wolf on Campus, The Crow: City of Angels, Love and Monsters, Dark Shadows, Dean Stockwell, a box of brake discs, a secret basement...

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Movie Meltdown - Episode 549 (For our Patreon "Horror Club")

This episode we discuss Blood of Dracula's Castle, the 60's-era horror film directed by Al Adamson and starring John Carradine and… well, John Carradine. 

And while we plan ahead and make ourselves a few suitcase sandwiches, we also bring up… Phantasm, Assault on Precinct 13, Promising Young Woman, character development, a girl making out with a seal, Don ...

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April 11, 2021 119 min

Attack of the Killer Soundtrack 62

Even in a year as strange as this past one, we didn’t want to miss the chance to play and discuss all the 2020 Oscar nominees for both Best Original Song and Best Original Score. Once again we are joined by composer Erich Stem to comment on the Academy Award nominations from this very unusual pandemic year. 

And while we realize we each have our own little experiment going on, we also address… Lov...

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April 2, 2021 12 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 548  (For our Patreon "Horror Club")

This episode we discuss Mercy Black the 2019 film written and directed by Owen Egerton. And as we try to decide if we are ready to be out in the world, we also mention… Slice, Promising Young Woman, Rondo Hatton, Janeane Garofalo, childhood trauma, Chance the Rapper, pre-schizophrenic, clever filmmaking tricks, sacrifices and offerings, Creepypasta, Daniella Pine...

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Movie Meltdown - Episode 547

This episode we discuss the dystopian, near-future film... Prayer of the Rollerboys. Directed by Rick King and starring Corey Haim, Patricia Arquette and Christopher Collet - this science fiction story shows us a version of America that maybe a little closer to the world we live in than we are comfortable with. Oh yeah… and there’s lots and lots of rollerblading!

And while we have mist-induced flashback...

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March 5, 2021 9 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 546 (For our Patreon "Horror Club")

This session of The Meltdown Horror Club we discuss It Comes at Night the 2017 film written and directed by Trey Edward Shults. Plus we also address just how April Fool's Day fits into the arc of 80s slashers.

And while we enjoy our common interests that are killing strangers together, we also bring up… incredible box art, Stanley, Night of the Living Dead, th...

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February 19, 2021 101 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 545

This episode, we welcome back Dick Starr for another horror club "promo episode" - available to everyone! Join us as we discuss 2005's Wolf Creek as well as post-millennium horror movies and all the different things that are waiting to kill you in Australia.

And while we realize the real horror is living in the world of video calls, we also address… Robert Englund, breakfast foods and Lucha ...

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February 9, 2021 95 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 544

This episode we create our own Fantasy Video Store filled with a staff made up of film characters. Inspired by a weird dream, this concept may be the greatest idea ever... or pure insanity. You be the judge.

And while we try to convince people that laserdiscs really are the optimum way to watch a movie, we also mention… The Last Blockbuster, we are totally out of that, a beaded curtain, over there take ...

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Movie Meltdown - Episode 543 (For our Patreon "Horror Club")

This episode we discuss the 1976 film Satan's Slave directed by Norman J. Warren. This horror film not only works in Satan but also witches, cults, psychic abilities and a serial killer… how could it go wrong?! How could it… yeah well, that’s what we try to figure out.

And as we start planning the Horror Club field trip to Witch-killin’ National park, we also ...

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Movie Meltdown - Episode 542

On this very special “bonus” installment of The Meltdown Horror Club, we get together to pay tribute to Dawn Wells by watching a movie in which she was featured. But then we chose The Town That Dreaded Sundown... and we quickly realize we don’t respond to it the way many horror fans out there do. But when has that ever stopped us from being brutally honest… and having fun along the way. 

And as we try t...

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December 28, 2020 105 min

Attack of the Killer Soundtrack 61 

This episode we get together (sort of) to suggest some songs from movies that express the feelings of this year's lockdown as well as give us some hope for the future. And along the way... we try to find a little comradery and fun in even the dark times this past year has presented.

And while we ask, why is there not a system, we also address… video store clerks, Terry Gilliam, burrito delive...

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December 22, 2020 11 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 541 (For our Patreon "Horror Club")

On this festive holiday episode, we discuss Sophia Takal's 2019 film Black Christmas starring Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O'Grady and Cary Elwes. 

And while we try to clean up all this black goo everywhere, we also mention… Santa Girl, Peanuts, buying physical media, Furiosa, wearin’ that fur coat, I’m so confused, sorority app, H...

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December 8, 2020 91 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 540

This episode we make good on our previous idea/threat to take two actors and switch their roles and essentially their careers. Ridiculousness ensues.

And as we have a few surprise surgeries, we also cover… The Meg, Mandy, Witness, Goldie Hawn, Memories of an Invisible Man, Jack Quaid, The Long Riders, Harrison Ford, Jodorowsky's Dune, Third Rock from the Sun, writing for women, Nancy McKeon, Blue Ve...

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December 1, 2020 7 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 539 (For our Patreon "Horror Club")

This episode we discuss Hatchet for the Honeymoon directed by Mario Bava. And while we each have a creepy, younger version of our prior selves following us around watching our every move, we also bring up... Thankskilling, Francisco Franco, swapping brains and bodies, burning the toast, music cues, everyone was so slow, a sting operation, behaving like Real Housew...

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November 17, 2020 69 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 538

This episode we discuss "The Babysitter: Killer Queen". This recent comedy/horror is the sequel to the first Babysitter movie we discussed a couple of years ago. The cast returns for this second outing, but does the movie hold up? And what does our director McG add to the mix?

And while we work through our own time discrepancies, we also address… Samara Weaving, The Terminator, Kevin Williamson,...

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November 6, 2020 70 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 537

This episode we welcome back a couple of cast members for our first real-world recording since the world shut down! And there’s plenty to catch up on. And while we’re perusing all the stuff we also mention… Thrashin', stickers, Phantasm, books and baby yodas everywhere, Dimension 404, Josh Brolin, reading Indiana Jones, Urban Legend, Don Coscarelli, she’s gonna pelvic thrust this gate open, Color Ou...

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October 30, 2020 9 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 536 (For our Patreon "Horror Club")

Join us in the high rise as we round out our Halloween festivities discussing Poltergeist 3. And while we continually change the subject to avoid the film at hand, we also cover… Gary Sherman, Gremlins 2, chocolate and the Amish, Cillian Murphy, working on a Japanese fishing boat, Chicago, wet blanket sleeper, the reflection in the mirrors, we need someone to fill...

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Movie Meltdown - Episode 535 (For our Patreon "Horror Club")

We're back!! And this episode we continue our Halloween celebration as we discuss Poltergeist 2: The Other Side. The sequel to the massively popular original features the return of JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein - with new additions Will Sampson and Julian Beck.

And while we get an update on the current whereabouts of ...

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October 6, 2020 12 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 534 (For our Patreon "Horror Club")

Join us as we kick off our month-long Halloween celebration! First, we brave the frightening endeavor that is - a Zombie Skittles taste test! Then we jump headfirst into the pool full of skeletons that is the 1982 classic Poltergeist. We discuss the legends of “the curse” that has followed this franchise. We address the Steven Spielberg vs. ‎Tobe Hooper controvers...

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September 22, 2020 155 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 533

This episode we talk with the famous (or infamous) Sam Drog about a lesser-known documentary - Demon Lover Diary. In the wilds of Michigan, three unsuspecting filmmakers get themselves in over their heads as they sign on to help make an independent horror film. 

And as we make the obvious observation that we’ve all become lame, sad shut-ins, we also mention… missing fingers, Ted Nugent, Tenet, Basket Ca...

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