Episode 135: Bad Moon (1996)
Quote of the Episode:
"I can the paperback airport edition of that if it's helpful for you" - Kyle
More Werewolf Films
It's time to do your civic duty and cast your ballot for a man who will keep his campaign promises, specifically if those include turning into a blood-thirsty lycanthrope and disemboweling crooked politicians. We dig deep into the vault for the 1973 horror comedy THE WEREWOLF OF WASHINGTON! Your hosts are joined this week by the illustrious Chris LaMartina, the mastermind behind one of our favorite recent flicks, the WNUF Halloween Special, and we get into some polite political discourse between riffing on the weird stuff that occurs in Werewolf of Washington (there's a lot). Scott also gets a little starstruck by Chris's film credits (heyyyy Call Girl of Cthulhu) - do you think the Pentagon is behind this??
Take everything you thought you knew about werewolves, and flip it upside down, because that's how you get to Australia, ya dummy! We're heading for a walkabout in the Outback with quite possibly the strangest lycanthrope movie we've yet seen, 1987's Ozploitation classic Howling lll: The Marsupials! Quick recap, Howling l shows the world that werewolves exist by having Dee Wallace transform on live TV; Howling ll has a lot of oiled up bodies and Cybil Danning looking like she's starring in a Manowar video, and Howling lll throws all that out the window and says, you know what? Werewolves are mystical creatures powered by the spirit of the extinct Tasmanian tiger. It gets weirder from there. Don't believe us? Guess you'll have to listen to the episode, in which Matt and Brian do pretty solid Aussie accents.
The moon is full, the carnival's in town and the preacher's daughter is searching for a fuzzy sock - but wait! What's that? Werewolves just aren't cutting it on their own anymore...we need to add freaks to the mix! And how about a vampire too, why the hell not? In case this doesn't ring any bells, there are a TON of Howling movies in the franchise, and we're discussing Howling 6: The Freaks (1991) this week. We really love werewolves on this show, and because of this, we completely eviscerate this low-effort attempt at prolonging the life of an already mediocre franchise. Come check out this tent we pitched, it's got tons of gross stuff to look at inside, including but not limited to a geek, a bearded lady, and a guy with really bad eczema, so don't forget the skin cream for this episode of Horror Movie Night!