We discuss the third JAWS movie and ponder: what is this movie? A bad horror movie? An excellent disaster film? Something else?
UNION FURNACE is a new horror film out on Blu-Ray this month, a terrifying tale that evokes the grinding economic realities of the Rustbelt . The story involves a young crook who's given a chance at wealth that involves gambling with his life amidst a horde of masked sadists. Our guests today are Union Furnace's director and writer Nicholas Bushman and co-writer-producer-star Mike Dwyer. They talk about the inspirations of Union Furnace and share wisdom for new filmmakers.
Best-selling author Jonathan Maberry of the Dead of Night series talks about the brand-new anthology in the world of George Romero's zombie films, Nights of the Living Dead (St. Martins/Griffin).
We continue our celebration of Summer with the best killer-fish movie that wasn't Jaws ever: Piranha (1978), directed by Joe Dante.
Kevin Murphy portrayed Tom Servo on Mystery Science Theater 3000 for 10 years, has written bestselling books on films, and contributes to NPR as a movie commentator. Now as a member of Rifftrax, he's doing a live show in August, a comedy show built around the 1983 special episode of Doctor Who, "The Five Doctors." We chat about riffing, respect for Doctor Who, and being known as Tom Servo.
We discuss the strange, melodrama-with-a-monster third and final entry in the series that brought us the last Universal monster: the Creature From the Black Lagoon.