It’s Popzara’s Movie Time! Podcast!, where our own movie nerds Ethan Brehm and Nate Evans take you on an unscripted journey yakking and chatting about some of their favorite movie moments and cinematic scenes, from past and present, presented without snark and snobbery for your listening pleasure.
It’s the spookiest time of the year! And that means a double-dose of especially creepy movie mayhem. Joining our regular hosts to get a handle on all the horror are fellow Popzara editors Christian Stirling and Senior Games editor Cory Galliher to help bring a more interactive look at what’s in store for our unsuspecting listeners.
For a bonus triple treat be sure to also check out our interview with the Maestro of Makeup himself, Tom Savini. You probably won’t survive, but you’ll be having too much fun to care!
In Part 1 of our Halloween Spectacular our motley crew explore and discuss the three best remakes of 1950s horror classics from the 1980s: The Thing (1982), The Fly (1986), and The Blob (1988). When you’re done with the fun, don’t forget to check out Part 2 where our editors each share their favorite picks to better celebrate the spooky season!
John Carpenter’s (Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China) celebrated remake of 1951’s The Thing from Another World is widely considered to be one of the best movie remakes ever, horror or otherwise. But that wasn’t always the case. A critical and commercial bomb upon its initial release, it’s since gone onto becoming one of the most influential films of all time thanks to groundbreaking (and gross) effects and career-making performances from Kurt Russel and Keith David.
David Cronenberg (Scanners, A History of Violence) helped craft one of the most ambitious remakes with his groundbreaking version of The Fly, buoyed by an iconic performance from Jeff Goldblum, some of the most memorable monster makeup ever, and Howard Shore’s emotional score. But the real question on everyone’s mind is what’s scarier: the monstrous Oscar-winning makeup or an angry Goldblum in his tighty-whities?
Director Chuck Russell (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, The Mask) and screenwriter Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) helped craft one of the most disgusting, terrifying, and (yes) funny horror classics you’ve probably never seen. While’s there’s no titular theme song, you might ask how can a gelatinous blob be terrifying? You’ll find out – until you’re absorbed and digested alive, that is.