Episode 251: Horror of Party Beach (1964)


Surf's up, it's time to KILL! Oh, and also get down to some sweet tunes on the sand with greasers wearing turtlenecks and leather jackets for some reason. We're talking the notorious HORROR OF PARTY BEACH (1964), replete with a beach band in matching outfits, a sock-free sockhop, mutated sea monsters, and the same boring scientists giving boring exposition to pad the runtime that you know and love from every drive-in movie ever! Get some sunscreen, it's gonna be a hot one.

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Quote of the Episode:

"The movie kicks off right out of the gate with the weirdest exposition" - Matt

More Horror By the Water Films

Just when you thought it was safe to have scuba sex in a sunken cargo ship...If last week's discussion didn't get you wet, this week's might - along with chomping on your soft throatie bits because we're talking flying mutant piranhas (seriously) with PIRANHA 2: THE SPAWNING! This film is touted by James "Avatar" Cameron as the best flying killer fish movie of all time, and we're not here to argue that claim. Death to pescatarians!

The weather's getting nicer by the day, and that means one thing... it's fishing season in Wisconsin! At least, we guess it is; this really isn't an area of expertise for any of us, but we're banking on this week's movie as a beacon of fact and reality, 1986's ridiculous BLOOD HOOK. How many ways can a killer fisherman murder people with a gigantic floating hook? Not that many, if you can believe it. Whatever, get your life jacket and strap in for the same song to play continuously for 110 minutes of your life!

If you were wondering whether we're tired of meta horror yet, here's your answer: nope! Matt chose a real banger this week, the alien-frog-with-laser-eyes romp THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE (1992). There are punks, bros, hot ladies, skinny-dipping, a ridiculous monster with even more ridiculous weaknesses, and even a boom mic getaway. This one is a cult classic for a reason, and it's save to say it checks all of the HMN boxes!