Howdy y'all. Grits.
Every August, as the hot days of summer wind to a close, we cover a little topic we like to call redneck horror, otherwise known as "Killbillies." This year, we're throwing FIVE killer hillbillies episodes atcha'. Our goal is to talk about the mechanics of these movies, why the underclassed and rural scare so many filmgoers, and whether or not the movie has anything to say about that. Contrary to the name and some of the lingo we use, we're going to actually attempt to look for the humanity in these strange characters who society cast off as outsiders. Let's see how it goes!
We start the month by going international with Greg McLean's WOLF CREEK, a modern, more-grounded take on the genre than we've covered before. Based on a couple real life incidents, Amanda Lett will be returning to the show and bringing some of the background that helped craft this movie!
After that, we're going down to the carnival with Tobe Hooper's THE FUNHOUSE, our first killer clown movie (somehow?). We're going to be joined by Dustin Koski & Adam Koski.
After that, we're going to be tackling TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL with first timer Carrie Nelson! We're going to try to lighten the month up a bit with some thoughtful parody of the genre, the tropes, and even offer some humanity on those boys from the woods that scare the city slickers and suburbanites so much.
Then, Aaron and Pete will wrap the month up with a mutated-head-to-mutated-head battle on THE HILLS HAVE EYES. We're covering both the original by Wes Craven AND the remake by Alexandre Aja.
Howdy y'all. Grits.
We Love to Watch space cops have to use their AK today, I guess it was a good day today? Or something like that?
I could sleep.
I could sleep.
When I mined on Mars, is there a ghost in my cave? My caaaaavvvvveeeeeeee....
We wrap up Carping About Carpenter Month with the definitive answer: Yes.
But we couldn't have done it without the help of Marcus Jones from www.crushedcelluloid.com
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We Love to Watch Snake Plisskin... razzle-dazzle!
In our next entry about CARPING ABOUT CARPENTER, Snake is BACK, and this time, he surfs!
In the controversial sequel to Escape from New York, Snake is again tasked with going into a prison city to recover something - this time, a doomsday weapon in the hands of an international terrorist.
We're joined by Tom Peeler, of Sycamore Street studios, and of the YouTube series Mise en Game.
You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Tunein, or your own personal hologram devices.
We Love to Watch A M E S S A G E F R O M T H E Y E A R 1 9 9 9
You still have time. You can change things. By hitting play on this podcast. You can stop the anti-WLTW.
If you do, you will be treated to the second week of Carping About Carpenter, and the movie PRINCE OF DARKNESS.
The guest? Eric Galliani. The hosts? Sure. Can't get rid of them. They're like an infestation.
And don't forget to check out Eric's production company, www.invertedlands.com
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We Love to Watch Sam Neil go crazy! No, not that movie. No, not that one. Yeah, that one!
In our first entry of CARPING ABOUT CARPENTER month, John Carpenter channels the popularity of Stephen King, the themes of Lovecraft, and the "very good at playing crazy" of Sam Neil. We spend a lot of time on this one, folks, so settle in.
This week, we're joined by Ryan Boland, a close friend of the show and previous guest on the Southland Tales episode!
Thank you for listening! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Tunein, and prehistoric stone tablets that will drive you mad.
We Love to Watch people film their bath toys!
Just before 1990, three "under the sea" thrillers came out, all around the same time, and are frequently confused for one another. DeepStar Six, about an undersea crew setting up a Navy missile launch center, Leviathan about an undersea mining crew working for a corporation, and James Cameron's The Abyss, about Ed Harris looking pissed off to be wet.
We'll take on the first two movies today, and put them head to head to see which one of these is more worthy. There are plenty of other fish movies under the sea, but today, we must choose one.
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We love to watch good actors burn up on re-entry!
"Get your ass to Mars." - John F Kennedy
From the earliest days of our species, we looked up at the sky and saw a red marble staring back at us. We waited to go. Waited until our best were ready. Finally, they were: Tom Sizemore and Gary Sinise.
What was their conveyance? The second week of DOUBLE TROUBLE month!
Peter and Aaron get a double dose of double trouble when Douglas Laman AND Michael Guarnieri help them cover RED PLANET and MISSION TO MARS.
You can find Douglas's excellent film writing at www.landofthenerds.blogspot.com
Both Michael and Doug write for www.the-solute.com
You can find Michael's essay in the book The Oliver Stone Experience by Matt Zoller-Seitz.
You can find us on ITunes, Souncloud, buried under glacial ice, flashing the peace sign to the Mars Rover, Stitcher, traveling to another plane of existence, being farted out of bugs, and TuneIn.
You voted, and we abide! July's LISTENER-CHOSEN THEME is CARPING ABOUT CARPENTER, the "lesser" works of John Carpenter. We'll be taking on four works that do not get the love that say, Halloween, The Thing, They Live, and Big Trouble in Little China get. Don't worry, we'll get to all of those - we've already done The Thing!
But in the interest of bringing you movies that just don't get the same coverage as those classics, and definitely not in the We Love to Watch way, we wanted to take on some different options. These are works that are maligned, critically or commercially, and just don't get their due on these sort of podcasts.
First off, let's get this out of the way: friend of the show and Nerd in the Basement, Douglas Laman is our randomly chosen winner this month! He'll be receiving a copy of Pulp Fiction on Bluray.
Our first will be IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS, Carpenter's riff on Lovecraftian horror and the pulp paperback horror boom of guys like Stephen King, Dean Koontz and such. Guesting will be Pete's buddy Ryan Boland, back from our Southland Tales ep.
We'll also be covering ESCAPE FROM LA, Carpenter's satiric follow-up to Escape from New York. Aaron thinks it's better than NY, because Aaron is a dingbat. Let's watch what happens. We'll be joined by Tom Peeler of many things, including Sycamore Street Studios, his production company, and the Rescuers Down Under ep.
After that, we'll be doing PRINCE OF DARKNESS with Eric Galliani, first timer on the show and friend of the show. Another example of Carpenter doing cosmic horror, but in his own way with his own feelings about Catholicism.
And we'll go ahead and wrap the month up with another Mars movie after last month's Mission to Mars/Red Planet versus battle with GHOSTS OF MARS, a movie only Peter loves and that's it. He'll try to convince you that it's actually good.Oh, and we'll be joined by the lovely Marcus Jones of Crushed Celluloid, the lovely website and podcast. He also runs a tremendous, Jean-Claude Van Damme podcast, aptly named Jean-Pod Van Damme. Marcus returns from our Silent Night, Deadly Night ep.
Thanks again for participating in our poll, and make sure to look at our site for more polls, more prizes.
June kicks off with a surprise episode. Aaron is on vacation in Mexico, and Pete decides to ambush him with a special episode to talk about... Futuresport? Again?
Then, we move diligently into our theme, which is DOUBLE TROUBLE. Two movies from the same time (sometimes even the same year!) tackling similar subjects and are frequently confused for one another go head to head. We choose which one we think is worthier, where each one succeeds where the other fails, and ultimately which one we were gladder to have watched.
After that, Anthony Pizzo joins us for a double-header of LITTLE BIG LEAGUE and ROOKIE OF THE YEAR! The "kids join a professional baseball team" movies of the early 90s square off.
Then, we get our asses to Mars with Brian DePalma's MISSION TO MARS and some dude's RED PLANET! Who will win in the battle between the technically proficient, more optimistic space movie, versus the trashier Killer Robots on Mars one?
And then we will round out the month with an undersea adventure of LEVIATHAN versus DEEPSTAR SIX. The two Alien-like scifi horror movies about a team of professionals taking on an alien of the deep.
It's great day here in the heart of podcast country. The sun is shining, not a cloud in the sky; what a day for a PODCAST EPISODE!
Double Trouble month takes the mound with the one-two pitch of Rookie of the Year and Little Big League! But big slugger Anthony Pizzo is up at bat, and ready to to knock this one out of the park. Other clever baseball references.
And you can find We Love To Watch on iTunes, Soundcloud, TuneIn, most hotdog vendors, deep in the heart of America, the cheap seats, and Stitcher.
We promised you a break from more episodes this week. SURPRISE, we actually went back and did another episode on Futuresport, to meet listener demand (citation needed).
Pete called up Aaron on vacation, and... well, let's see how this goes. And always remember: dead men get nada.
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Also, remember to take our July Poll to decide our theme!
Aaron and Pete finish up MUSICAL MAY with Xanadu, a film with Olivia Newton-John and ELO and Gene Kelly in it. That's... all I can say.
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Remember to take our poll to decide the theme for July!
The time is here for our first listener supported theme month! Choose from 1 of 4 themes, and we'll do that theme for July!
One participant will even win a prize, so jump on in to WLTW's first listener poll. Decide the future of the show.
We love to peer from the rafters!
We made a deal with the devil, and found ourselves joined, once again, by Adam and Dustin Koski, or "The Broskis" for short.
We're hitting the high note of Musical May with Brian DePalma's Phantom of the Paradise. Will Peter finally like a goddamn musical? Will the sweet Paul Williams snuggle Peter's angry heart down with his sweet melodies?
Maybe stop reading a podcast description and find out for yourself.
We're available on ITunes, Stitcher, on top of rafters, TuneIn, on a video tape you have to play to yourself every night, and Soundcloud.
As well, remember to vote in our July Poll to determine what theme we'll cover!
We Love to Watch the news being danced at us!
OH! HEY! Youse watchers want to order a newspaper? Tough luck, flathead! Because the Newsies are on strike!
In their place is Aaron, Peter, and guest Rachel Graff, casting on the streets. In the gudder. Da trash.
You could say, it's a hard knock life. But you shouldn't, because that's a different musical, peabrain. Use ya head.
We're available on ITunes, Stitcher, Yankee Stadium, certain hot dog stands, and Soundcloud.
We Love to Watch magical date rape musicals!
Musical May marches on with special guest, Liz Lundberg!
We're talking about the much loved* musical* TEEN WITCH! We also get into the bizarre depths of why Peter doesn't like musicals. Hold on to your tap shoes; it's going to be a crazy ride.
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We love to watch a fun-filled musical descent into fascism!
For our first entry in MUSICAL THEATER MAY, Aaron & Pete sing the praises of and lament the failures of CABARET, the 1972 Bob Fosse musical documentary and winner of 8 Oscars.
This one's a duet, with just Aaron & Pete, and the unhinged stupidity that comes out when it's just us two is in full force today.
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This month, Aaron & Pete put their feelings into song with Musical May. Aaron loves musicals; Pete hates them. So this month, we'll break down why each one of the Watchboys feels that way.
First, we're going to let the Teen Witch cast a spell on us. Featuring return guest Liz Lundberg (from our Gymkata ep).
Then, we're traveling back to pre-war Germany with Cabaret. Will Liza warm Peter's cold, musical hating heart? Probably not, but let's do it anyway.
Then, we're doing Brian DePalma's Phantom of the Paradise, the musical cult classic about a crazed record producer.
Fourthly, we go for Newsies with Rachel Graff.
Then we're wrapping things up with the Olivia Newton-John/Electric Light Orchestra musical, Xanadu. Widely reviled, but we love ELO, so we gotta give it a shot, right?
As well, make sure to vote in our July poll.
We Love to Watch dogs get Hungary!
This week, Aaron & Pete take a BITE out the dog-revenge classic WHITE GOD as our final entry in Aww-paw-calypse Month! So you're used to movies like John Wick, where a person gets revenge for his dog? Hagen doesn't need no Keanu Reeves for that (though that sounds like a Good Movie too), as he takes to the streets and unites his bepawed brothers against their oppressors.
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We Love to Watch Mental Fucking Breakdowns!
Awwwwww-paw-calypse Month gallops on with our first ever double feature: 1996's THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU and 2014's LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY'S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU.
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