Continuing his weird obsession with 1980s fantasy movies, Dave subjected the cast to Legend (1985), starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, and Tim Curry as Darkness.
The cast discuss style over substance, whether the movies we were permitted to watch as children messed us up as adults, and the risks of watching director’s cuts for a podcast about bad movies. We also spend a disproportionate amount of time discussing Tim Curry’s terrifying yet intensely, uncomfortably sexy performance.
For our “Podcast Birthday Month”, we watch Attack of the Mushroom People, featuring the least attacking mushroom people you’ve ever seen. Honestly, this movie should have been called “Stranded on an Island with the Mushroom Pacifists”. Or, as Kathleen suggested, “The Island of Mushrooms and Nothing Actually Happens”.
Listen as Dave and Pete try to convince Kathleen and Troy that this is actually a good movie!
Listen to Dave try to make fungus puns in the background, which are totally ignored!
Charlie and Nate from Give Me Back My Action and Horror Movies join us. Pete and Troy have been moonlighting over on their podcast and we finally got them on our show. Six podcast hosts = chaos. Enjoy.
We got a fun Millie report from Kathleen. She’s always good for a great laugh.
I need everyone to find your best Twister movie memes and start sending them to Troy. It’s a trigger for him and since I doubt he will read this it’ll be a great joke. Troy HATES Twister and about 20 minutes into the recording he bonks his computer when Dave mention the film causing Troy’s recording to stop. We got it back up and running but there’s a hard cut.
Nate has been described as having boarder collie energy. You be the judge.
Featured beer: I have to give Charlie credit for coining the phrase, “Not all the movies are bad and not every beer is good.” This month is a great example of how true a statement can be. Nate hated one of my most favorite beers ever which just proves “you like what you like” and I’m not here to tell you that you’re wrong.
This month, GBBMN swapped movies with Steven and Leo over at Spoils of Horror podcast. Kathleen was terrified that I had selected something for SoH to watch and the return movie was revenge for giving them such a stinker. Not so. It was an even exchange with neither of us having seen the selection.
Pete starts the night out with a Six Minute Synopsis by getting almost everyone’s name incorrect. He still gets it done in the time allotted but is that really a victory?
Kathleen and Troy teamed up and came up with an amazing way to fix the film. Let us know what you think.
Snorting tequila is not a recommended way to get your drink on.
Dave is 2 for 2 in selecting a unanimous 6 beer rating for another poor film choice.
There are SIX Academy Award winners in this film which NONE of them earned for this dreadful movie.
Dave apologizes to the cast for this film is a unique way.
Diesel Punk and Great Lakes Breweries are featured.
Who the HELL decided that this turd of a film needed and extended cut?
Thankfully we are informed by the ending credits included a disclaimer which reads: ‘The African killer bee portrayed in this film bears absolutely no relationship to the industrious, hardworking American honey bee [sic] to which we are indebted for pollinating vital crops that feed our nation.