Episode 194 - Leviathan (1989)
Quote of the Episode:
"This movie is Suicide Squad with 90's Family Movie Villians" - Brian
More Gooey Films
It's October, and we're lifting our moratorium on anthologies for one month only, starting with the oddly forgotten NECRONOMICON: BOOK OF THE DEAD (1993), directed by the immortal Brian Yuzna, Christophe Gans, and Shusuke Kaneko! We are joined by Cyborg Joe of THE LETHAL WEAPONS all the way from Japan, your new favorite band and you just don't know it yet. The star of the film is obviously Bruce Campbell, I mean Jeffrey Combs' prosthetic nose, but there's also a sick body melt (hey, it's the TGRI guy!), sea monsters, and bat-aliens with brains in their tummies. It's a good time all around, as Joe and the guys can attest (Brian is just a grump). Strap in for a month of anthologies, as well as 907.185kg of bonus content because it's Halloweentime finally and fuck the customary system - metric 4 life!
We've finally made it. We've joined the ranks of the upper crust... we've become a part of a great, undulating, gooey mass of flesh, body parts and hairballs. That's right, we wrangled the talented and busy Rebekah and David McKendry to talk about Brian Yuzna's incredible and gross 1989 send-up of conspicuous consumption SOCIETY! We put forward a modest proposal, if you will, of eating the poor to sustain ourselves at the top of the food chain. We also get some first-hand info on the McKendry's new Xmas horror anthology ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING, out now on VOD. Crack open the KY, it's Horror Movie Night!
If the creeping dread of another Cold War hasn't quite hit you yet, the HMN boys will get you there with 1983's low budget, killer-alien-in-a-meteorite The Deadly Spawn! This homage (well, more pastiche, really) to the alien monster heyday of the 1950s spent all of its money on creature effects (which are awesome, despite what Adam may think) and then hired people off the street to get eaten by weird hungry tadpoles. Don't go in your swampy, disgusting basement, cuz it's Horror Movie Night, comrade!