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New Comics for July, 10th 2019!

New Comics for July, 10th 2019! 0

Second Coming from Mark Russell and Ahoy Comics! An Invisible Woman comic that I want to read? Critical Role's new comic, a real bummer of a Miles Morales comic, and the Avengers take a nude hot tub together. 
  • Chad Pennell
Fun Box Monster Podcast #37 Class of 1999 (1990)

Fun Box Monster Podcast #37 Class of 1999 (1990) 0

If memory serves, this is film was a perfect time capsule of the way the world was in 1999. Like Stacy Keach, I too was wearing Halloween store novelty contact lenses and a white Rat-Tail/Mullet mashup haircut. Kids were going nuts for milk and bananas, and nearly my entire graduating class was murdered by malfunctioning robot teachers. So, put on your Pam Grier wig, take a hit of Edge, and join Matt, Tristan and returning guest Damian Maffei for the starkly realistic look at the Seattle educational system of twenty years ago that is Class of 1999. 

  • Chad Pennell
Fun Box Monster Podcast #36 Hello Mary Lou : Prom Night 2 (1987)

Fun Box Monster Podcast #36 Hello Mary Lou : Prom Night 2 (1987) 0

If you put Carrie, The Exorcist, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Degrassi Jr. High into a blender, the film smoothie that you'd pour out would look suspiciously like Prom Night 2. When Michael Ironsides accidentally kills his horrid, abusive girlfriend with a stink bomb, her soul gets trapped in a piece of luggage. Twenty-fiveish years later, a plain-Jane blonde girl named Vicky, with an abusive uptight religious mother (and father who is only there to repel any copyright claims from Stephen King), finds said soul-trunk and opens it, freeing fifties bad-girl/burn victim, Mary Lou. Mary Lou's ghost keeps swiping at poor Vicky and missing, like a monster in an Abbot and Costello film, until she finally drowns her in a chalkboard, taking over her body. Once she's in there, it's nothing but fifties style heavy-petting and prom preparations. Oh, also, murder. Will Vicky be spared? Will she get to keep her prom sash? Will the principal of this school face any consequences for shooting one of the children in front of an entire auditorium full of witnesses? Join Matt and Tristan as they walk nude through the Canadian locker room of 1987's Canuxploitation classic, Hello Mary Lou : Prom Night 2. 

  • Chad Pennell
New Comics For June 19th, 2019 Superman Year One

New Comics For June 19th, 2019 Superman Year One 0

Superman Year one is actually great. Did anyone ask for it? No. But it's great. X-Men continues to murder the hell out of old characters that you didn't really care about. 
  • Chad Pennell
Fun Box Monster Podcast #35 C.H.U.D. (1984)

Fun Box Monster Podcast #35 C.H.U.D. (1984) 0

When the sewers of New York start overflowing with nuclear mutant monsters, you can count on Kevin's dad from Home Alone and one of the Wet Bandits to beat them back. Is CHUD a ham-fisted environmental allegory? A throwback fifties sci-fi homage? Is it perhaps not the best movie to talk about on a podcast because it's all just super theatrical dialog? Maybe it's all of these!

You'll scream as a photographer turns down any opportunity to make money, and whines like a five year old when he's forced to do a couple of hours of actual photography. You'll despair when you hear the subplot about the girlfriend's pregnancy go nowhere! You'll cry when you hear the tight 45 seconds of CHUD jokes that Matt has prepared for the end of the episode! Be prepared for a rough journey, as Matt and Tristan embark on the late night poodle-walk that is, CHUD. 

  • Chad Pennell
Fun Box Monster Podcast #34 Trick or Treat (1986)

Fun Box Monster Podcast #34 Trick or Treat (1986) 0

Knock, knock, knocking for a sweet surprise...it's a Trick or Treat. Hell, yeah it is. Shock-Rocker Sammy Curr died in a hotel fire. Now, with the help of Ragman AKA Skippy from Family Ties and Ragman's gross disregard for the operator manual that came with his turntable, he's coming back for revenge on everybody that (file not found). You've got possessed cars, possessed stereos, and possessed headphones. You've got Ozzy as a preacher, Gene Simmons as Wolfman Jack, and a very talented gymnast/ballet dancer as the avatar of true metal. This is probably my top contender for best metal-horror hybrid of the eighties. So put on your most ridiculous bandanna and strap on your haunted headphones as we kick out the jams on a very special episode of The Fun Box Monster Podcast!
  • Chad Pennell