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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 25: The House of HAMMER!

Your hosts celebrate Halloween with a look at one of the greatest independent film companies of all time, Hammer Films. Focusing on the studio's classic horror films, Jim and Laree discuss (among other things) the results of our informal favorite Hammer films poll, Discovering Hammer, The Curse of Frankenstein, The Horror of Dracula, Jim's trip to New York Comic Con, The Hound of the Baskervilles, the Great Monsters of the Movies paperback, Dracula - Prince of Darkness, The Quatermass films, The Reptile, Terence Fisher, Dracula has Risen from the Grave, Creature Feature trading cards, Frankenstein Created Woman, Vampire Circus, Taste the Blood of Dracula, The Island of Doctor Moreau, Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter, Freddie Francis, The Devil Rides Out, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, gushing over Peter Cushing, The Abominable Snowman, The Brides of Dracula, Klaus Kinski, The Curse of the Werewolf, The Plague of the Zombies, Sssssss, lesbian vampires, The Evil of Frankenstein, The Mummy, Michael Ripper, Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires, To the Devil a Daughter and how Kevin Smith almost melted Jim's icy heart.

Get it now on iTunes.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 24: Males with Scales

 
This week Laree and Jim discuss fishmen and manphibians from movies, comics, games and more. Things that come up this time include The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Erotic merman art, Island of the Fishmen / Screamers, Revenge of the Creature in 3-D, Aquaman, The Sub-Mariner, War-Gods of the Deep, The Monster of Piedras Blancas, Destination Inner Space, Humanoids from the Deep, Abe Sapien, Spawn of the Slithis, Zaat, The Innhumans, Hypothermia, Sting of Death, Frogmen, Thundercats, Masters of the Universe, Blood Beach, Transformers, Kit Fisto, The Aquatic men of Dungeons and Dragons, mysterious movies that traumatized Laree, The Fiend Folio, Saturday the 14th, The Monster Squad, Amphibian Man and a polynesian restaurant mega-tangent.

Catch it now by swimming on over to iTunes!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Halloween Invader resin figure available now!

 

Celebrate Halloween with the Sea-Borgs' worst nightmare!

For a limited time only! Grab the special Halloween colorway of the Sea-Borg Invader figure from MonsterPants toys!

This translucent orange resin figure features a horned skull head on a cyborg body with a skeleton motif inspired by Japanese toys, Hong Kong sci-fi villains, and Mexican Day of the Dead figures.

Handmade by filmmaker James Felix McKenney (Hypothermia, Automatons),  these Halloween Invaders are available to purchase from now until October 28 for $25 each plus shipping at the MonsterPants online store: channelmidnight.com

The figures are also for sale on Etsy: etsy.com/shop/monsterpantz

Figures are packaged in a clear bag with header card.

The enemies of the Sea-Borgs, these decaying and toxic Invaders came to the Sea-Borg world to strip it of its natural resources and poison its water. For the Sea-Borgs the Day of the Dead has come!

More to come at sea-borgs.com





Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 23: Laser Dicks!

 It's a look back at the glory days of the VHS tape and the local video store. On this episode Laree and Jim take a trip down memory lane as they talk about their first exposure to the VHS format, renting VCRs, The Octagon, Star Wars on super-8, Monty Python, Chuck Norris, the Cult movie section, Pink Flamingos, The Toxic Avenger, Barbie doll porn, Back to the Future, favorite video stores, The Princess Bride, scat videos, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Battle Beyond the Stars, Infra-Man, Laserdiscs, The Devils, Lair of the White Worm, Browsing the video store aisles, The Phantom Menace, GreenCine, Laree's life as a video store clerk, "adult" films, the arrival of DVDs, Absolute Beginners, Homemade compilation videos and watching porn with other dudes.

Available now on iTunes!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 22: Weird Tales!

It's a monster-sized episode focusing on author HP Lovecraft and Lovecraftian cinema! Feel the dread as your hosts talk about how they each first discovered Lovecraft, their visits to Providence, Re-Animator, From Beyond, The Dunwich Horror, Necronomicon, The Evil Dead, Castle Freak, Bleeders, Dagon, Laree's Lovecraft movie appearance, Possession, The Silver Globe (which Phantasm fan Jim mistakenly refers to as The Silver Sphere), The Thing, The Mouth of Madness, The Mist, Prince of Darkness, Event Horizon, Color from the Dark, The Curse, Alien, Promethius, Alien vs. Predator, Europa Report, The Last Winter, The Shuttered Room, The Wicker Man, the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game, Hellboy, pulp magazines, Conan the Barbarian, Lovecraft's racism, the cute-ification of Cthulhu and how Bronies are the lowest form of fandom.

Program note: This will be the last of the weekly podcasts. From now on, we will be releasing slightly longer episodes every other week.

All sanity is lost on iTunes!