Monday, August 12, 2019

Ep94 - Howling: New Moon Rising (1995)

We had regular guests Joe Kincher & Jacob Balcom and their wives Jolie and Alicia join us for dinner and screening of Howling: New Moon Rising (a.k.a. Howling 7), a film by writer-producer-director-star Clive Turner.
After we finished the film, we tried to make sense of it. It takes place in Pioneertown, CA, and takes place in Pappy + Harriet's western saloon. There's footage from other Howling films, and two guys working for the church to stop the lycanthropic curse...we think. This was a mess.


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Separating the ART from the ARTIST: Clownhouse (1988)


Jason Farrell and Joe Kincher join us to discuss Victor Salva, the director of Clownhouse, who was convicted for raping the child star this film from 1988, and how and why he has continued to have a film-making career over the last 30 years. This was a springboard to a larger discussion about the matter of separating the art from the artist.





Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Lady Street Fighter (1981)

Matt tries to make sense of James Bryan & Renee Harmon's glorious grindhouse mess LADY STREET FIGHTER with guests John Morgan (a decorated TCTT veteran of Bryan/Harmon's THE EXECUTIONER, PART II) and first-time guest Ben. We had a blast picking up the pieces of our minds.

Support the amazing work the AMERICAN GENRE FILM ARCHIVE is doing! Purchase the LADY STREET FIGHTER/REVENGE OF LADY STREET FIGHTER double fetaure Blu-Ray HERE and keep America strong!







Friday, June 21, 2019

WINGS HAUSER 2019: Wilding (1990)

In the aftermath of the Central Park Jogger case, two L.A. cops (demi-god Wings Hauser & Joey Travolta) clash with disaffected and detached teens of their city who are on a violent rampage. Jack & Lad from the Rogue Riffers join us to discuss this important message film ripped from yesterday's headlines...and more importantly, Wings Hauser.

Rogue Riffers: https://rogueriffers.wordpress.com/author/rogueriffers/



Monday, June 17, 2019

TOO MANY COPS

We're ending Wings Hauser Month with a bang: Jack and Lad from the Rogue Riffers joined us to talk about WILDING: THE CHILDREN OF VIOLENCE, just one of the sleazy exploitation movies made to capitalize on the Central Park jogger case of 1989. Look for the episode here or in your feed soon.

Friday, June 7, 2019

WINGS HAUSER 2019: Street Asylum

Our 2nd annual Wings Hauser Month starts with a bang:
Jacob Balcom and Joe Kincher are back to discuss STREET ASYLUM: a quasi sci-fi tale about b-modded cops wilding out on the criminal scum of the not-at-all-future L.A.Featuring Nixon Watergate thug G. Gordon Liddy as a fascist ex-police running for mayor.


In Portland? Check out Joe's show at SUM Gallery: http://www.sumgallery.com/current.html

Have ears? Check out Jacob's album:
https://jacobbalcom.bandcamp.com/






Tuesday, June 4, 2019

...you are the Wings beneath my Hauser


Our first episode of Wings Hauser month, STREET ASYLUM, is coming very soon. In the meantime, why not check out some of last year's offerings by some other great podcasters?

BADURDAY
Living to Die

Cold Fire




ROGUE RIFFERS
Blood Money

 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Tales from the QuadeaD Zone!

Matt is joined by Devin Bruce and Andrew Shaw to discuss TALES FROM THE QUADEAD ZONE, a shot-on-video horror anthology from 1987.
This flick plays like a Tales from the Dark Side episode that was locked in a hot car during a heatwave: loopy Casio themes, cam-mounted spotlights, and non-professional actors make for a one-of-a-kind viewing experience.




Devin does Scotch and Comics: https://scotchandcomics.wordpress.com/

Andrew writes Cul-de-Sac: https://www.comixology.com/Culdesac/digital-comic/701881?ref=c2VyaWVzL3ZpZXcvZGVza3RvcC9ncmlkTGlzdC9BbnRob2xvZ2llcw




Wednesday, May 22, 2019

TCTT at the Movies: Q, THE WINGED SERPENT (Larry Cohen Tribute)

The great screenwriter and director Larry Cohen left this earthly realm on March 23rd of 2019. The Hollywood Theatre in Portland dedicated a showing of Q: The Winged Serpent in his honor. Jacob Balcom and Matt got mic-ed up and attended the screening and then broke down the crazy later on Skype. Starring: Michael Moriarty, Candy Clark, David Carradine, and Richard Roundtree and NYC.






Sunday, April 28, 2019

HALLOWEEN IN APRIL: Hack-o'-Lantern




Jason Farrell and Joey Cruz join Matt to celebrate Walpurgisnacht/Hexennacht (or what we just call 'Halloween in April') by watching Hack-o'-Lantern a much sought-after VHS horror flick starring Hy Pyke as the satanic pumpkin-farming grandfather of the Drindle family. It's Halloween Night and Grandpa's been grooming grandson Tommy to dedicate his life to the Dark One (like a Satanic confirmation?). Meanwhile, someone in the coven's robes wearing a mask is dispatching folks, willy-nilly.




Sunday, April 7, 2019

TCTT Goes A*P*E at the Movies!

TCTT goes to the movies! Joined by JB from The Broken Plane Podcast, we ventured out to Joy Cinema to see A*P*E, a 3-D quickie aimed at beating Dino De Laurentiis' big-budget and much-hyped remake of KING KONG to the screen.
Shot in South Korea on a budget of $23,000 in 14 days, this one doesn't quite measure up to the Jeff Bridges one, but does that one have King Kong flipping the camera off? No, I didn't think so. How many 3-D snakes are thrown at and knock over the camera in that one


? Zero? Hard pass.

Monday, March 25, 2019

DEATH RUN (A.K.A. MUTANT CITY)

Matt is joined by Jacob Balcom and his cousin Seth Garon to discuss Michael J. Murphy's DEATH RUN. If Jacob were writing for TV Guide, his description would read "The grown-up kid from H.R. Pufnstuf and his girlfriend wake up in post-apocalyptic England to fight a Nazi and cannibals." Do we need to say more about this super-8 doozy?
 


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Weng Weng in D'Wild Wild Weng!

Matt is joined by Gordie Adams and Rolito Galagate to discuss D'Wild Wild Weng, a western comedy adventure starring the 2' 9" martial arts film star of the Philippines Weng Weng. Mr. Weng and Gordon are sent to the Mexican region of the Philippines to investigate the death of the mayor of Santa Monica, a town that has been taken over by the evil Sebastian and his horde of Mexican stereotypes along with Ku Manchu and his samurai (ninjas).

Yep.

Gordie podcasts, too. Check out his Gordcast.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

THE THING THAT *COULD* DIE (OR, THE END IS EXTREMELY F#&KING NIGH!)


We've begun quietly sharing that we're retiring the show after Ep100.

We love doing it, but the time demands for selecting guests & scheduling recordings have become a bit too much. We should have hired an intern!

We're considering Ep85-100 our final "season" and looking forward to going out with a bang. We’ll be giving away some goodies, printing a small batch of shirts for guest gifts, and taking movie requests. 

So, let us know if there's a movie you'd like to hear us cover or a guest you'd like to have come on (or return to) the show, either in the comments or @thats_trash.

We appreciate each and every listener out there and hope you’ve enjoyed listening as much as we’ve loved talking about these movies over the years.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

AFTER LAST SEASON (2009)

Matt, Joe, and Jacob do another in-person episode. This time Matt shared AFTER LAST SEASON and we talked about our feelings afterward. If you haven't seen it...do? I guess? You'll know another survivor when you meet them: a glazed look in their eyes, random small talk, and an aversion to '90s computer animation.

Your sculpture makes me want to stab my marshmallow face with an icicle.


Half the movie looks like this...seriously.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

New music from Dave Alluisi

Before TCTT, there was a book podcast called The Bookhouse Boys. BBoy Dave Alluisi has just shared an album of his wonderful intimate music. RIYL: Iron & Wine, Elliott Smith, and Leonard Cohen
Check it out.
You may remember Dave was a guest WAAAAY back on our third episode: ROCK 'N' ROLL NIGHTMARE

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Up next...and...lost Ex-Hustlers found

Next week, we'll be doing something a little different. We'll be watching a movie for the first time together and then recording our show immediately after (sort of like how we did with F.A.R.T.: The Movie, but 'tapping out' isn't an option this time).
This time, Joe and Jacob will come together to watch 2009's After Last Season...a movie with a cat-on-a-Casio soundtrack, a cardboard and paper MRI machine, and 'cutting edge' computer animation straight out of 1990's The Mind's Eye series. It appears that YT has had to pull the full film down, but you can find it if you roll your sleeves up and look.




 Also, Matt dug up the final track that the guys were wrapping up when the band Ex-Hustlers went on (what turned out to be permanent) hiatus. He edited together a final version of the various mixes and even made a vintage MTV-style music video for it. Enjoy.





Monday, February 4, 2019

TWIN DRAGON ENCOUNTER (1986)

Matt is joined by Kyle and Adam to discuss the 1986 Canuxploitation martial arts classic TWIN DRAGON ENCOUNTER. Mullets, mustaches, matching vans...SOLD! This movie stars Michael and Martin McNamara, twin kickboxing brothers who produced the film to brand themselves as Canada's answer to Chuck Norris (or the animated version of Rambo).

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Miller...

Debuting in Roger Corman films of the '50s, Dick Miller was the jovial every-man character actor for generations of moviegoers.
A personal favorite is 1959's A Bucket of Blood, directed by Corman. It's hilarious and morbid and a perfect jab at the bohemian pretensions of the Beat era. He would often reprise that character, Walter Paisley, in other film and TV appearances: Hollywood Boulevard; The Howling; Twilight Zone: The Movie; Chopping Mall; Shake, Rattle & Rock; Rebel Highway...including his last role, in the as-yet-unreleased movie Hanukkah.

Thanks for all the thrills, chills, and laughs, Mr. Miller.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

NIGHT OF TERROR (a.k.a. ESCAPE FROM THE INSANE ASYLUM)

Matt's love affair with the filmography of Renee Harmon continues. Joe and Jacob are back to talk about this 1986 shot-on-video movie that's got mad science, gaslighting, pool parties, a hooded killer, and a ghost. Directed by Felix Girard.