A Very Suspect Podcast

A Very Suspect Podcast

Two oddball, longtime geek friends from Toronto's Best Cult Video store get together and talk about topics the mainstream ignores. Everything from cult directors, strange celebrities, childhood recollections, music, comics, you name it.What's the topic? Tune in and hear.... Show More

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October 21, 2020 45 min

 Paul Williams is a renaissance man.  Most here may know him primarily as the amazing SWAN from The Phantom Of The Paradise but he's so much more. He's left his indelible mark in the world of music, film and television and was everywhere when we were kids.  His small stature certainly contained a huge talent.

  Join Luis and Glenn on part one of our look at the work of the man - with an emphasis on the musical and television...

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October 6, 2020 55 min

 Harvey Keitel's career reached it's zenith in the late 80s and early nineties with his fearless and provocative work with Abel Ferrara and Quentin Tarantino as well as other projects that reinforced his place in the pantheon of gritty, take-no-prisoners actors. 

Join Luis and Glenn on part two of their informal plunge into the career of one of their fave American actors as well as the story of "You Shoot Me In A Dream&#...

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  Harvey Keitel has been one of the most interesting, vibrant actors of his generation.  Fearless in his choices of roles, few actors have appeared in both mainstream fare like 'Sister Act' while also exploring the extremes of his craft by inhabiting such flawed characters as the 'Bad Lieutenant'.  Part one of our chat will explore Keitel's early 1970's work with his work with directors like Martin Scorcese,...

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 The success of Hellraiser and the Books of Blood led Clive Barker to more exploration into the dark recesses of media.   Books like The Damnation Game and Weaveworld and the films Nightbreed and Lord of Illusions were unleashed with Barker as the chief creator and others' interpretations of his stories have followed over the years.
  Comic books, both based on his movies and original concepts, came out in the 1990s and of cours...

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  When his seminal collections, The Books of Blood, exploded onto the horror world it was impossible not to feel the earth shift below our fear loving feet.  Clive Barker had arrived on the wave of the British Splatter scene but his ambitions were far larger.
  His tales were beautifully literary.. and brutal.  A canvas of blood that would extend to other creative worlds: Film, Television, Comic Books, Painting and Illustration.
  Ho...

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The seventies !   When psychedelia and disco, bubblegum music and COLOUR, even permeated kids shows.  And noone did a better job of altering the young marbles of generations of kids like Sid and Marty!
Join us in our second part down the Kroffthole as we look into the brothers' output from the Saturday morning opus of The Krofft Supershow all the way to the relaunching of faves like Elecra Woman and Dyna Girl and even a Sid and ...

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Chaka! Pufnsuf!  Horatio J. Hoodoo !
Yes - It's the bizarre Saturday morning world of of Sid and Marty Krofft!
For a generation these psychedelic children's shows introduced a world unlike any young eyes had ever seen.   Funny, odd and even serious shows that featured some pretty great music and lotsa cool stop motion dinosaurs too!
Come with us as we look into the shows these two mavericks created !

LOTSA cool Krofft music and...

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"Let us have.. Tranya!  Ah..Hahahaha.."
And with that, our collective minds were forever altered, the image of an odd space child with an adults' strange cadence confronts Captain Kirk and laughs that bizarre laugh..
Clint Howard is one of those character actors you have seen.   
Maybe in a cameo, maybe in a larger part, but you have seen him.  
As the younger brother of Ron Howard, the man has been in excess of 250 films b...

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MORE John Waters!
Yes - we continue to look at the crazy output on one of pop cultures coolest cats. 
His movie output, his books, his spoken word shows! 
The man is busy !!
Come join us in celebrating John Waters !

LOTSA cool clips including:

Shock Value film festival promo
Movie Theatre smoking PSA
Simpsons excerpt
A Dirty Shame 'Bears' scene
Serial Mom phone call
Cecil B. Demented excerpt
Polyester exerpt
Cry Baby Trailer
Melbourne Fi...

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John Waters!
More than just about any other underground, subversive filmmaker, he's managed to go from the fringes of midnight cinema to mainstream darling.
From making films that skewer everything from abortion, deviant sex, alcoholism, necrophilia, murder.. you name it.. to being on the Simpsons, it's been a strange ride for the king of sleaze.
This is part one of our delving into Mr. Water's career starting with his fil...

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March 18, 2020 33 min

Here's the second part of our look into that extreme filmic movement called the Cinema of Transgression.

We discuss some of the major personalities directly involved and even some of the precursors and even those filmmakers who's ethos and styles owed much to this DIY gore and socially unacceptable movement!

Enjoy!
NOTE:  Some of the audio clips contain ADULT material!

Cool audio clips abound including:

​Nick Zedd's "FIN...

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February 24, 2020 36 min

Richard Kern.  Lydia Lunch.  Nick Zedd.

Are these names familiar to you?  
They should be, explorers of cinema!  These are three of the biggest names involved in a New York born and bread Cinema movement that embraced shock, anger, violence and high levels of all manner of offensive behaviour and attitude.

Luis and Glen dive into the history and personalities that created and personified this largely forgotten pit of extremist culture...

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February 21, 2020 25 min

Part two of our Monster Music chat!

​L & G directly continue their monster themed music chat ! 

From the 1950's heyday of classic novelty records and the great collections of those amazing records to the cross over monster moments of the Hilarious House of Frightenstein's Wolfman who introduced so many little folks to the joys of psychedelia all the way to modern horror rock, they touch on all kinds of topics!

Cool audio c...

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February 20, 2020 37 min

Monsters and music - two great things that go great together!

​Sure the supernatural and the devilish has always had a corner of music since music began.  Classical music and opera toyed with deals with the devil, murder and madness. Folk songs reflected dark fables, mystical creatures and witches. Early blues and bluegrass sang about the worst of humanity and Faustian deals.  

But it's really Heavy Metal and Rock that some music...

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February 7, 2020 50 min

Come take a trip with us waaay waay back to a time before superhero and comics based t.v. and movies were everywhere.   A kid's comics fix was relegated to a couple of 60's cartoons, the occasional Saturday morning show and.. well... actual comic books.  

Then along came POWER RECORDS to deliver a bridge between the printed and the live action experience.  Heroes had a voice via actors, sound effects and music you could list...

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February 7, 2020 42 min

The live action T.V. Series, The Animated Series, Marvel Comics, Toys, View Master, Games, Reboot, New Series....
We conclude our look back at POTA by talking about everything after the original film series.

Just 'cause the powers that be stopped the original film series after the fifth installment didn't mean apes fans couldn't continue getting their fix via other means: a live action t.v. series, an animated series, com...

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We continue our look back at POTA by talking about the last three films of the original run.

The series got smaller and smaller budgets but still delivered quality ape entertainment and LOTS of cool political/religious subtext.

Hear about Apes kickin' human ass!  What gorillas REALLY think of chimps! 

Hear about the rise of our simian masters with those two Suspect Guys! 

Yes, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Battle For the Plan...

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The only good human.. is a dead human !!!

We delve into the series that will not die!   

It began with a french science fiction book by the author of BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KWAI which was (kind of loosely) adapted into a major motion picture that resulted in countless cultural memes.

There was no plans of any kind of sequel but money (plus ideas) talk and here we are, decades later and the Apes continue their cultural march across all ...

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Oh yeah!  Part two of our white line podcast.

We go right into this one and chat about music about and inspired by life on the truckin' road (of courre we uncover some of the weirdest), the merch associated with it so you to can truck vicariously and other stuff too! Some pertinant, some not, you know how it is!!

Plus cool audio clips too!

LAVENDER COUNTRY FOREVER !!!

​Opening introduction and closing announcement is by GC

Opening a...

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Hey there good neighbour !  

Got yer ears on ? Here's a little radio check.

You all ready to read the mail?  Cause those ratchet jaws, L & G,are gonna talk smokey, mama bears and lot lizards.  Heck, they're even gonna jaw on 10-4 good buddies.

So pay your water bill, sit a spell and get ready to read the mail.

​What the hell did I just say?  That there is C.B.Trucker lingo and the boys are tackling a subculture that came to...

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