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  • Episode 170 - Tommy Guns and Roses

    Episode 170 - Tommy Guns and Roses

    22/06/2020

    We finally got the whole gang back together again for a long, drunken, food-filled episode, with a truly apocalyptic amount of rambling. We look at two movies that explore the life of notorious bank robber John Dillinger. First up is 1973's Dillinger, from maverick writer/director John Milius, with Warren Oates playing the titular character. It is a rough and rowdy tale of criminals and the big strong lawmen who are chasing them down. It's violent, and full of that signature Milius dialogue. We follow that up with 1979's The Lady in Red from the killer combination of John Sayles and Lewis Teague. It focuses more on a young woman played by Pamela Sue Martin who has a VERY rough life then meets Dillinger at the diner where she works and they fall in love. This one is also very rough in spots, with the main character being subjugated, beaten and mistreated in a myriad of ways. We all loved both movies and recommend them fully. Let us know what you'd like us to look at next by writing to flickersfr

  • Episode 169 - Stoned Wheelers

    Episode 169 - Stoned Wheelers

    08/06/2020

    We have gotten the gang back together...sort of...for this episode of the podcast. In what can only be described as "The best we can do at the moment" we present a hodge-podge of recordings and a metric ton of rambling as we look at two classic motorcycle movies of the 70s. Thanks to a great recommendation from Craig, we were turned on to the 1974 Australian classic "Stone" which none of us had heard of before. It completely deserves it's legendary status and kicked ass in every way possible. We follow that up with also excellent 1973 British flick "The Death Wheelers" ( aka Psychomania ). It's a much more light-hearted affair, but still a unique twist on the biker genre and total blast. Let us know what you'd like us to look at next by writing to flickersfrom@yahoo.com or flickersfrom@gmail.com.  You can also reach us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

  • Episode 168 - Flickers from the Block

    Episode 168 - Flickers from the Block

    16/05/2020

    We're back with another two-seater Covid19 special from the cave, looking at two films with similar storylines but VERY different tones. We start off with 1985's Tenement from director Roberta Findlay. It is a super low budget, exploitation movie that takes place mostly in and around a tenement building in the South Bronx. There are some very rough moments in the movie, and they pack a punch, even with some of the less than perfect acting and very basic special effects. It is a grimy, mean-spirited movie, and we recommend it 100%. We follow that up with Enemy Territory from 1987, which has Ray Parker Jr. in one of the two lead roles. With Tony Todd playing the leader of a vicious gang called "The Vampires" it follows an insurance salesman who has gotten himself into a seriously bad situation and who relies on the kindness of the residents in an enormous apartment building to escape from danger. It has a lighter tone than Tenement, but still has some bleak moments. This is another one we think you should check

  • Episode 167 - Rothrocking

    Episode 167 - Rothrocking

    18/04/2020

    During this global downtime, we wanted to harken back to a simpler period, when all we needed was a little kicking and punching to make us feel better. One of the biggest female martial artists back in the day was Cynthia Rothrock, and we look at two of her films for this show. Mike is struggling with scheduling during the pandemic, so we brought Eli back for a repeat engagement to help us come to grips with the movies. We start off with 1993's Undefeatable, from legendary director Godfrey Ho. It has Cynthia seeking revenge on a psycho who has killed a number of people, including her sister. It is, largely, a mess, but fun and delivers the necessary goods. We follow that up with 1991's Tiger Claws, which is a real cornucopia of treats! With the monster Bolo Yeung as the villain, it is packed with some great moments, clever film making, and works on almost every level. Let us know what you'd like us to look at next by writing to flickersfrom@yahoo.com or flickersfrom@gmail.com.  You ca

  • Episode 166 - Robocop-y

    Episode 166 - Robocop-y

    22/03/2020

    With all the craziness in the world, we have another two-headed episode for you...this time with Julie and Marty looking at some movies that are ALMOST Robocop. We watch the excellent "The Vindicator" from 1986 ( released BEFORE Robocop ) and "The Demolitionist" from 1995. We both agree that The Vindicator is excellent, from director Jean-Claude Lord, with a great suit-design from Stan Winston Studios. It does a lot with a small budget and is filled with great ideas. The Demolitionist, though, is saddled with Richard Grieco as the villain which keeps it from really hitting its target. We hope everyone out there is staying safe in their own caves while we deal this bastard of a virus. Let us know what you'd like us to look at next by writing to flickersfrom@yahoo.com or flickersfrom@gmail.com.  You can also reach us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

  • Episode 165 - White Line Ballin

    Episode 165 - White Line Ballin'

    14/03/2020

    Truckers were HUGE when Mike and Marty were growing up. They were featured on TV shows, on songs on the radio and were big business on the movie screen. We've been dying to cover this topic and finally got around to it on this show. Unfortunately, Julie was tied up and could join us, but she'll be back soon. We start off with 1978's High Ballin' which stars Jerry Reed and Peter Fonda as two long-time friends facing off against a band of hijackers who are attacking truckers and stealing their rigs. It's a solid little movie, but it really doesn't try to do more than tell a simple story. Our second movie, though, is 1975's White Line Fever, starring Jan-Michael Vincent and directed by the incredible Jonathan Kaplan. This is pure exploitation and completely entertaining, raising the bar in every way. It tells the story of Carrol Jo Hummer, a military veteran, back from the war, and wanting to follow in his late-father's footsteps and become a truck driver. He is faced with corruption and criminal behavior and he

  • Episode 164 - Flickers De Breen

    Episode 164 - Flickers De Breen

    29/02/2020

    Surely no one can argue that some movies are better than others...does it not logically follow that there must be one movie somewhere that is objectively the worst one ever made? Tastes being what they are, it's really not possible to make that overall judgement, but we dare anyone to challenge the statement that we cover two of the very worst ones on this episode of the podcast. Joined in the cave by friend-of-the-show Eli ( click on his name to see some of his truly awesome work ), we look at some delightful and mind-boggling trash. We start off with 1997's "Geteven" aka "Road to Revenge" from Mr John De Hart esquire...a celebration of 80s and 90s action movies with actual movie stars costarring alongside Mr De Hart. It's bad, but in a very charming and goofy way. We follow that up with the excremental "Fateful Findings" by the legend Neil Breen from 2013.  This one was an endurance test that we made it through, but were not better for it. It is bad...really bad. Will we watch more movies from Bre

  • Episode 163 - Slashers and Stalkers and Flickers...Oh My

    Episode 163 - Slashers and Stalkers and Flickers...Oh My

    15/02/2020

    It is time to go back to the 80's AGAIN for more of that good, crunchy, slashery goodness. We start off with 1981's Happy Birthday to Me, with a stellar cast, a big-deal director and SFX from a legendary artist. We follow that with 1982's The House on Sorority Row, from director Mark Rosman. Packed with nubile co-eds, and a series of mysteries killings, it was a real surprise. Listen in to the podcast to find out what we thought of each and to hear what we've all been up to. Let us know what you'd like us to look at next by writing to flickersfrom@yahoo.com or flickersfrom@gmail.com.  You can also reach us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

  • Episode 162 - The Angel Angle

    Episode 162 - The Angel Angle

    31/01/2020

    High school honor student by day...and Hollywood hooker by night! This phrase is the central conceit of three films from the 1980s. Starting off with the very successful "Angel" from 1984, writer director Robert Vincent O'Neil created a rose-colored view of the life of a VERY young girl in Hollywood, California who had to turn to street-walking to pay the bills after her mother abandons her. We meet a wonderful cast of misfits who share the nighttime streets with her and also a sinister killer played by John Diehl who is murdering the girls, one by one.  This is a solid bit of exploitation and was a big hit at the box office. It was SUCH a hit that the following year, the sequel "Avenging Angel" was released, with a new actor playing the title character but bringing back some of the key members of Angel's entourage. This was a middling success, with some great moments, but also with plenty of moments that fell flat. Still though, the second entry was more successful than the next in the series, 1988's "A

  • Episode 161 - Band Together

    Episode 161 - Band Together

    11/01/2020

    It was Julie's turn to pick this time and she set her sites squarely on director Charles Band! We watched two great movies from him, starting off with 1984's Trancers, starring Tim Thomerson and Helen Hunt. Borrowing heavily from a variety of sources, this is an ambitious and largely successful story that combines time travel, mind control, humor and even a little romance. This is good, entertaining stuff. We follow that up with 1990's Crash and Burn, which wants you to believe it's a story about a giant robot, but is actually a post apocalyptic tale about corporations taking over after financial and environmental disasters ruin the world. It's another successful combination of elements that delivers in a variety of ways. We also ramble, a lot! Let us know what you'd like us to look at next by writing to flickersfrom@yahoo.com or flickersfrom@gmail.com.  You can also reach us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

  • Episode 160 - The Mankiwian Candidate

    Episode 160 - The Mankiwian Candidate

    14/12/2019

    We head far far away to the land of middle earth for this episode, with two movies chosen by Mike. We start off with 1981's Strange Behavior, from director Michael Laughlin. Filmed in Auckland NZ, it is set in Illinois, with a mostly American cast. It tells the story of a university that is doing experiments on people to enhance their mental abilities, but which actually makes them exhibit the titular strange behavior. Some of that behavior even stretches into MURDER...the strangest behavior of them all!  It is an effective thriller, with some standout moments and a great 80s vibe. We follow that up with 1984's Death Warmed Over, from David Blyth. This is high-energy, low-budget filmaking with the craziness cranked up to 11! This is another story of experiments designed to control human  minds and, like the first film, those minds are controlled to MURDER!!!  This one is totally nuts and, at times, nonsensical, but sometimes that is exactly what we are looking for! Let us know what you'd l

  • Episode 159 - Toys Are Not for Mr Soames

    Episode 159 - Toys Are Not for Mr Soames

    30/11/2019

    We entered into this show without the guidance of Julie...and we felt her absence...but we persevered and made it through the fire of two VERY problematic and interesting films. We start off with 1970's "The Mind of Mr. Soames" with a great lead performance from Terrence Stamp and directed with flair by Alan Cooke. Based on a novel of the same name, it tells the story of a 30 year old man who's been in a coma since birth who is awoken after a surgery is performed. We then follow the titular character as he is brought through the various stages of human development at a very rapid pace. It is fascinating science fiction and totally worth your time. We follow that up with the real standout this time, the incredibly twisted and dark "Toys Are Not for Children" from 1972. It is one of only two films from Stanley H. Brassloff and we REALLY wish he had gone on to make more. The story is focused on young Jamie Goddard who's parents SERIOUSLY did a number on her. She is now an adult with an unusual series of connecti

  • Episode 158 - Mo Meta Mo Betta

    Episode 158 - Mo Meta Mo Betta

    16/11/2019

    Julie picked some interesting and obscure films for the podcast this time. We start off with 1988's Destroyer with the late, football superstar Lyle Alzado playing a terrible criminal who is executed for his long list of crimes, but who may not actually be dead. The cast has some other familiar faces from the 80s in it, even Norman Bates himself, Anthony Perkins, who is clearly having a great time hamming it up. We follow that up with 1990's Invasion Force, from low budget powerhouse David A. Prior. The most recognizable person in the film is Richard Lynch who plays and evil military commander who is leading a group of commandos in an invasion of a small southern American town. The connecting thread between the two is that they both focus on a group of filmmakers who get caught up in proceedings they were NOT expecting. They are essentially "films-within-films" and that little twist adds a lot of interest to both. Let us know what you'd like us to look at next by writing to flickersfrom@yahoo.com&nb

  • Episode 157 - What Scares You - Volume 2

    Episode 157 - What Scares You - Volume 2

    30/10/2019

    We return to our Halloween theme of "what scares you", this time focusing on Mike's fear of his home being invaded. We look at two movies that are similar on the surface, but very different once you dig into them. First up is 2008's "The Strangers", directed by Bryan Bertino and starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman. They play a couple that has VERY bad things happen "because they were home". We follow that up with one of our very favorite movies, 2011's "You're Next", from director Adam Wingard. This is a true masterpiece, and not only very scary, but a ton of fun. If you haven't seen it yet, we urge you to drop everything and search it out. We also do our normal rambling with personal stories and asides, so brace yourself for some meandering discussions. Let us know what you'd like us to look at next by writing to flickersfrom@yahoo.com or flickersfrom@gmail.com.  You can also reach us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

  • Episode 156 - Down the Hatch

    Episode 156 - Down the Hatch

    19/10/2019

    We're back after an extended break while Julie is moving to her new digs. This time we look at two movies starring the late, great Richard Hatch. These are maybe not the two best movies to examine though if you want to prove that he truly was "great". We start off with 1983's Prisoners of the Lost Universe, which is staggeringly inept on many levels but still fun in a RiffTrax kind of way. We follow that up with 1985's Heated Vengeance, which was directed by Edward D. Murphy who had previously done one of our all time favorites, Raw Force. It's a pretty boilerplate tale about a Vietnam War veteran who returns to the country in search of a woman he had fallen in love with during his time in battle. It is not great either, but for both films we try to find the good elements where we can. For the second film we have a special guest, Dylan, who has plenty to add to the conversation. Please send us your thoughts by writing to flickersfrom@yahoo.com or flickersfrom@gmail.com. You can also s

  • Episode 155 - Orphans and Eye Trauma

    Episode 155 - Orphans and Eye Trauma

    21/09/2019

    From out of the blue, came TWO movies that star Vic Tayback AND Gloria Grahame, so we had to feature them on the podcast this time. We start off with 1976's Mansion of the Doomed, which stars Richard Basehart as a CRAZY eye surgeon who's lovely young daughter has gone blind following a car accident. He makes it his mission to restore her sight, no matter how high the karmic debt is. It is dark and twisted and exceedingly grim...we loved it! We follow that up with 1971's Blood and Lace, which stars the gorgeous Melody Patterson as Ellie Masters, who's mother is viciously murdered with a hammer in the opening moments of the film, leading to her becoming and orphan and "ward of the state". She ends up in an orphanage that is more of a prison camp with a lot of sinister stuff going on behind the scenes. Frequently considered the most transgressive PG-rated film ever released, this one is a shocker in the best possible ways. We loved it too!  Please send us your thoughts by writing to flickersf

  • Episode 154 - Land Choppers

    Episode 154 - Land Choppers

    08/09/2019

    Two cinematic EPICS! are showing in the cave this time, as selected by our stalwart member, Julie.  We start off with 1989's Chopper Chicks in Zombietown, which has a cast filled with familiar faces. There was some disagreement in the cave about just how good this one was, but there was NO disagreement about film number two, 1991's Stone Cold, starting the Boz himself, Brian Bosworth. Directed by former stunt coordinator Craig R. Baxley, this one is 100% 80's action at it's cheesiest and most vicious. It ends in a truly impressive spectacle that blew us all away. Please send us your thoughts by writing to flickersfrom@yahoo.com or flickersfrom@gmail.com. You can also send us messages via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

  • Episode 153 - Flickers from the Thunderdome

    Episode 153 - Flickers from the Thunderdome

    24/08/2019

    Last episode we spontaneously decided to come up with a bunch of top 5 lists, so we did, and on this episode we whip-em out and compare'em...Tune in to find out what we each put on our own lists and hear how bummed we were to have to leave certain awesome movies off our lists and how some of us completely forgot the entire catalogs of some of our favorite filmmakers due to utter dumbness. Please send us your lists, and let us know your thoughts by writing to flickersfrom@yahoo.com or flickersfrom@gmail.com. You can also send us messages via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

  • Episode 152 - Shake and Bake

    Episode 152 - Shake and Bake

    17/08/2019

    It seems fitting that the show where we focus on two of the most famous disaster epics from the 70s, would be the show where we experience disasters in the production. Our entire first section, where we spoke in depth about 1974's Earthquake, was TOTALLY lost due to a recording issue, so we recorded a doubled-up section where we tried to cover that film as well as 1974's The Towering Inferno...that recording only lasted about 30 minutes before it ALSO screwed up when the machine we were recording on, locked-up.  Soooooo, Julie and Marty had to record a THIRD section, where we again tried to summarize and settle all our thoughts on these two titans. It made for a wonky, disjointed show, but there's still plenty to chew on in there, so we hope you enjoy it.  Let us know your thoughts by writing to flickersfrom@yahoo.com or flickersfrom@gmail.com. You can also send us messages via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

  • Episode 151 - Flickers S Cavingham

    Episode 151 - Flickers S Cavingham

    18/07/2019

    We chose two movies from Mr. Sean S. Cunnigham for this episode, starting with 1982's A Stranger is Watching, from best selling author Mary Higgins Clark. Starring the late Rip Torn as a truly despicable monster who rapes and murders a woman in front of her young daughter at the very beginning of the film...this one is ROUGH! Though effectively tense, it felt slightly overlong, but it's impressive on many levels, most notably is Rip Torn's performance. Worth your time, but be warned that he is a REALLY bad man. We follow that up with 1985's revenge flick The New Kids, which features a bevy of great young actors including Lori Laughlin, Eric Stoltz and James Spader who is aggressively chewing up every bit of scenery he can as the dastardly Dutra. Packed with violence, and threats of violence, it is another rough ride but it has a heightened tone which helps to slightly smooth the edges.  Let us know your thoughts by writing to flickersfrom@yahoo.com or flickersfrom@gmail.com. You

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