Episode 14: The Ruins (2008)


Grab the sunscreen and a couple barrels of Roundup, we’re heading to The Ruins! While none of the guys can find anything nice to say about the characters, they do make you feel good about watching plants eat people. Hope you have the tequila ready, it’s Horror Movie Night!

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Quote of the Episode:

"Can't they just torch the vines?" - Matt

More Killer Plant Films

You know you're from the Midwest when you're more disgusted watching a man eat a raw ear of corn like a goddamn savage than by the insane corn monster swallowing teenagers whole. Our 3rd listener submitted pick is CHILDREN OF THE CORN III: URBAN SACRIFICE (1995), and good lord is this movie good! This is 100% USDA organic HMN perfection in celluloid form, and we just can't say enough nice things about it. If you haven't seen it, THIS is the one that gets the show stamp of approval! Though we're left to wonder if Screaming Mad George has ever actually SEEN an ear of corn...

We're back on our Full Moon game this week and ready to get DANGEROUS on the airwaves with the DANGEROUS! DAAAAAAAN! O! DAAAAAAAARE! We're so hyped to discuss the shock-jock-takes-on-turd-headed-alien classic BAD CHANNELS (1992), that we're dressing up like guitar hero nuns and weird yelling cows just to play a crappy Teen Spirit ripoff in the gym. The acting ain't much, the plot ain't much, the effects are...there, but dammit this movie is like huffing Lysol in the best possible way. There's a lot to discuss, so call in with the correct combination and get us out of these chains!

Last week, we discussed dinos coming back from the dead, and to keep the theme going, we're going to move on to alien plants that will either cover you in sticky white stuff, or sticky yellow stuff, then transform you into plant monsters with no legs. It's been a while, but we're back on our Full Moon Pictures grind with 1992's Seedpeople and it's all Scott's fault! The pitch for this movie probably sounded a lot like this: "Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a good movie. Let's do that exact same concept but with a fraction of the budget, a horrendous script, and actors who can't act." And somehow it got greenlit... and that's why we love Full Moon. At least they can say that they didn't make the worst killer plant movie of all time, since that crown rests firmly on M. Night Shyamalan brow. Eat your veggies, or don't, because either way they're going to eat you on this episode of Horror Movie Night!