Get Comfortable. And Get to Know Each Other.
This is the underlying wisdom of Michael Stanley’s Attack of the Beast Creatures (1985), a wonderfully painful romp through the wilds of someone’s Connecticut back yard. We join this magnum opus in 1920 as a lifeboat of survivors from the recently sunken Obelisk reaches the shore of what one of the characters theorizes to be Greenland. He’s an idiot.
The wooden Captain leads the bickering group inland for no other reason than to trigger ghastly attacks from 13 inch dolls that can be classified as neither beast nor creature. But beware: they bite. And jump. And run like a 1970′s action figure with Kung Fu Chop Motion.
They also pray to false idols that look like South Park’s Terrence or Philip. Evil!
In this Episode 11, Bo, Steve, and Brian talk about the the bonding experience that is “Beast Creatures”, all the while examining the nuances and subtleties that this gift of a film has to offer. The conversation naturally turns to other horror fare, including the best examples of the genre such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1977) and John Carpenter’s Halloween (1980). They even have time to examine the similarities between horror and comedy. Oh yeah. They went there.
In all, this episode is a prime example of why people get into podcasting. We are very proud of this show, and hope you listen to us whenever you want to be a part of a great conversation. So get comfortable. And get to know us.