Episode 290: Disturbing Behavior (1998)
Do you like Kurt Vonnegut? How we haven't asked this question of you in 289 episodes is absolutely insane, but this week we're finally discussing DISTURBING BEHAVIOR (1998) and we expect an honest answer. If your answer is no, though, we may call you Cook's Ridge Trash.
Quote of the Episode:
"Matt's Impression is the Assistant Coach from The Waterboy" - Brian
More Post Scream Films
It's no secret that Halloween is like Christmas for some of your HMN hosts (Matt's Christmas is literal Christmas, the little scamp) and this year, we're going back 2 decades to the millennium with a sequel/reboot that still holds up, 2000's HALLOWEEN H20! Purists may not fawn over this entry in the franchise, but ya bois at Horror Movie Night are big fans, so strap in for some praise for this less-obsessed-over installment that featured the return of Jamie Lee Curtis, as well as topical teen heartthrobs Josh Hartnett, Michelle Williams AND Jodi Lynn O'Keefe. Plus Joseph Gordon Levitt gets an ice skate to the face in the first 5 minutes!
1998 was a weird time; so weird that Dee Snider somehow got funding to make a spiritual successor to REEFER MADNESS, but instead of the dangers of weed, have it be about the dangers of body modification. If you weren't aware yet, this film is the inimitable STRANGELAND... Brian's picks are bewildering, and this one is no exception, so strap in for bad tribal tattoos, suspensions, dick mods, nu metal and a hard-boiled cop story. Seriously, these are all things this movie leans heavily into.
Another week, another Famke Janssen lead role, this time in Dark Castle's remake of the William Castle/Vincent Price classic HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1999)! This was discussed way back in the Reddit Horror Club days, so Scott decided it was time to bring in into the HMN library, much to Brian's dismay. Sure, the CGI is bad, Chris Kattan is annoying, and it's not nearly as good of a movie as the original, but it's got Jeffy Combs as a psychotic ghost doctor, Geoffrey Rush channeling Vincent Price through John Waters, and some amazingly surreal visuals. Oh, and Marilyn Manson's cover of Sweet Dreams. It's unacceptable that Brian didn't love this film. Unacceptable!