Episode 228: Cry-Baby (1990)


You voted and we responded. Wrapping up the year that was 2019 we watch a movie released in 1990 that was reflecting on the 60's... CRY-BABY. John Waters released one of his most mainstream films packed with rock-a-billy songs, awkward kissing and Johnny Depp at his Johnny Dreamiest. Join us on the film episode of HORROR MOVIE NIGHT (where we don't talk about a Horror Movie).

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Quote of the Episode:

"This is really a 3rd Act Musical" - Brian

More Listener Voted Films

Hey brother, we watched you flex your 24 inch pythons and vote for the one non-horror film of the year for us to tackle, and you now get to ledgrop aliens all over the place while we discuss the Hulkster's 1991 sci-if comedy Suburban Commando! You better have said your prayers, taken your vitamins and done the right thing, cuz the Hulk's bad weave is coming to your spare bedroom, keeping it safe from litigenous grease monkeys, bad bosses and intergalactic warlords. If you're not feeling these colorful Hammer pants, well too bad, it's standard issue, soldier, on this episode of Horror Movie Night!

As is tradition here at Horror Movie Night, we're kicking off the new year with a listener poll-chosen, somewhat-non-horror flick, and this time around, we're talking live-action anime rubber suit monster battles with 1991's The Guyver! Don't let the VHS box art fool you - Mark Hamill is NOT the titular character, or even on screen enough to warrant his face on the cover, but this was released at the cusp of the 90s, a time when everyone was trying to squeeze every last drop out of the withering Star Wars franchise. It's actually a selling point that Mark takes backseat to Screaming Mad George's rubber suit/practical effects obsession, and we get 6" kaiju duking it out with no energy weapons in sight (probably not enough budget for post work, oh well). It's 2018, let's get S U P E R K A W A I I together on this week's episode of Horror Movie Night!

Welcome to the new year, dudes! We're, like, totally stoked to be here in 2019 with our flannel shirts and acid-washed jeans, backwards hats and smoked-out brains, and we're going to play you a bunch of air guitar to celebrate! You voted to give rock and roll to us, in the form of BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY (though Bill & Ted Go To Hell would've been a much better and more straightforward title). Matt is painfully excited about this one, while Scott is just in pain, and Brian is... well, Brian the peacemaker. Ring in another trip round the sun with your boys in HMN, starting with Alex Winter in disturbing full granny makeup!