Monthly archives: March, 2015

Episode 010 – Samurai Cop

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Hold on to your wigs, folks, because this week THE MILKSHAKE BOOM tackles arguably the grand daddy of all the ‘so bad it’s good’ films, 1991’s cult classic ‘Samurai Cop’ starring Matt Hannon, Mark Frazer, and Robert Z’Dar! We also keep it warm and ready with a discussion of the ‘so bad it’s good’ phenomenom and the concept of irony!

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Or listen below (NSFW!)

The trailer:

 

This week’s episode features:

Host: Robert James Haynes (@robertjhaynes)

Co-host: Christine Carstairs (@DSLR_Girl)  (escapingwestlawn.com)

The Panel :

Robin Kaufmann (@robinjkauffman)

Jose Rivera (thevictoriousbullet.com)


Episode 009 – Fire in the Sky

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This week THE MILKSHAKE BOOM tackles our most hotly debated film to date – 1993’s ‘Fire in the Sky’! Reportedly inspired by true events, this hidden gem starring D.B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick, and James Garner, features one of the most harrowing alien abduction sequence ever commited to celluloid.  Also tune in as we discuss the possibility of life on other planets, sci-fi, and the golden age of hoaxes. Things get weird…

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Warning – NSFW (Language)

The trailer:

This week’s episode features:

Host: Robert James Haynes (@robertjhaynes)

Co-host: Christine Carstairs (@DSLR_Girl)  (escapingwestlawn.com)

The Panel :

Robin Kaufmann (@robinjkauffman)

Jose Rivera (thevictoriousbullet.com)


Episode 008 – The Return of the Living Dead

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Forget The Walking Dead, this episode THE MILKSHAKE BOOM goes zombie punk with 1985’s ‘The Return of the Living Dead’! It’s party time!

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Warning – NSFW (Language)

The trailer:

This week’s episode features:

Host: Robert James Haynes (@robertjhaynes)

Co-host: Christine Carstairs (@DSLR_Girl)  (escapingwestlawn.com)

The Panel :

Robin Kaufmann (@robinjkauffman)

Jose Rivera (thevictoriousbullet.com)


Episode 007 – The Watcher In The Woods

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This week on THE MILKSHAKE BOOM, we discuss Robin’s pick, ‘The Watcher in the Woods’, a Disney horror film starring Bette Davis! Yes, you read that right.

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The back story for this film is fascinating. Originally pitched by an executive as Disney’s response to ‘The Exorcist’, the film was pulled from theaters in 1980 after a single week of disastrous screenings. Released again in 1981 with a new ending shot by a different director, the film would go on to gross $5 million dollars before disappearing from theaters. 

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The film opens with a 17 year old Jan moving with her family to a rundown estate in England. It’s not long before her and her little sister start to hear voices and see strange lights. They sense something watching … from the woods. Add to that a creepy neighbor played by screen legend Bette Davis and a 30 year old missing person case, you have an compelling setting for a story. watcher

Though not particularly frightening (at least for adults), it does have some interesting elements. Director John Hough was hired based on his previous work on ‘The Legend of Hell House’, and you can spot his horror background in the style of filming. The film also features some great shots by cinematographer Alan Hume. If you’re a Star Wars fan, you might recognize the name, 3 years later he was the Director of Photography on ‘Return Of The Jedi’.

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The Trailer:

Note the warning on the end!

And of course, ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ by Kim Carnes, also released in 1981.

This week’s episode features:

Host: Robert James Haynes (@robertjhaynes)

Co-host: Christine Carstairs (@DSLR_Girl)  (escapingwestlawn.com)

The Panel :

Robin Kaufmann (@robinjkauffman)

Jose Rivera (thevictoriousbullet.com)