Episode 92: Stay Alive (2005)
Whoever said that gamer nerds would never live through a horror movie? We're not sure either, but they were pretty spot with their predictions. This week, we are joined by the incredibly knowledgeable Liz Finnegan of The Escapist to discuss Frankie Muniz's agent's terrible decision-making skills and the unbelievable game mechanics In the 2005 video game ghost killer flick Stay Alive. Liz and Adam chew the pixelated fat over horror games while Matt and Scott try to keep up and not sound dumb. It's time for a good old fashioned LAN party, so bring the Doritos and Mountain Dew for this week's episode of Horror Movie Night! Oh, and the virgin blood for the ghost of Madam Bathory, how could we forget?
Quote of the Episode:
"I can not explain a single aspect of this movie to you and make it make sense" - Liz
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If you thought that ROBOCOP was too believable and MANIAC COP's story was too easy to follow, then boy do the guys have a movie for you! This week, Adam throws the group into robot karate class with 1987's inscrutable cyborg crimefighting cringer R.O.T.O.R. Unsure why all the strongly-worded suggestions against this pick went unheeded, Matt and Scott grasp at their fraying sanity as Adam teaches his mustache jujitsu. It's about as 80s action cinema as you can get, so bring your C4 to the newest episode of Horror Movie Night!
Sometimes, it's hard to remember how far CGI has come, what with modern horror movies replacing real blood with stupid looking CGI blood, adding pointless, unscary scretchfaced ghosts, and making things like The Emoji Movie. But then you watch something like Arcade from 1993 and remember that things were once much, much worse. This direct-to-video gem is basically The Lawnmower Man with less Jeff Fahey and fuckmonkeys, and more Seth Green and the kid from A Christmas Story. We try to salvage this idiotic plot by having Matt's brother Brian on to bring the sanity, but instead steamroll him like the bad guy in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (which also had way better CGI than Arcade). Have we mentioned that this movie's special effects are garbage? Get your VR gear and suit up with us for this week's episode of Horror Movie Night!