This week Dan and Ben dive into the wonderful world of 70s grindhouse with a review of the new Ultimate Edition DVD of Tobe Hooper’s horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the trashy, sleazy trailer compilation 42nd Street Forever. And in the third part of the Gregg Araki, a look at his gaudy romantic comedy Splendor.
Richard Linklater's animated adaptation of Philip K. Dick's paranoid sci-fi tale A Scanner Darkly comes under surveillance this week, along with the new special edition DVD of classic 80s splatter comedy Street Trash and in the second part of this month's Gregg Araki festival, the gaudy teen drama Nowhere
Ben and Dan take a look at some of the movies they saw over the last couple of weeks at the 50th London Film Festival, including William Friedkin's psychological horror Bug, Takashi Miike's futuristic prison drama Big Bang Love: Juvenile A, the Danish revenge animation Princess and the controversial Hungarian vomit-fest Taxidermia. Plus the launch of the first round of Movie War!
The violent Hong Kong war drama Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre comes under discussion this week, along with Michele Soavi's offbeat Italian zombie comedy Dellamorte Dellamore (aka Cemetary Man) and in the first part of the Gregg Araki festival, the sleazy road movie The Doom Generation
Another week, another dose of cult movie fun! Includes reviews of madcap mutant comedy Freaked, notorious Swedish revenge movie Thriller: A Cruel Picture and in the final part of the British 70s horror festival, the sci-fi shocker Inseminoid
Featuring this week a review of Hard Candy, a clever twist on the torturer and victim theme, Al Pacino takes to the streets in William Friedkin's little seen Cruising, and in the third part of their British Horror Festival Dan and Ben look at sleazy exploitation classic House of Whipcord.
On the show this week Dan and Ben take an early look at Guillermo Del Toro's fantastic fantasy Pan's Labyrinth, one of the genuinely must-see movies of the year. They also review The House That Dripped Blood in the second part of the 70s British Horror Festival and take the opportunity to clear out the inbox with a bumper dose of listener feedback.
More cult movie reviews, this time focusing upon the cult movie masterpiece Forbidden Zone, surreal 80s psycho-thriller White Of The Eye and in the first part of Ben and Dan's 70s British Horror Festival, the classic Blood on Satan's Claw.
In this week's show Ben and Dan look at recent horror remake The Hills Have Eyes, rare Roger Corman produced sci-fi Android, and in the last of the Pedro Almodovar festival they review his recent melodramatic thriller Bad Education.