Slashtober comes to its grizzly end as we talk about arguably the best Jason movie ever made, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES. It’s the one where they finally drop all the bullshit and just turn the hockey mask wearing drowned kid into an unstoppable Frankenstein. And it’s the one that has a bitchin’ Alice Cooper soundtrack. Gather up a pile of Halloween candy, light the black flame candle, and listen to this one with the lights turned low. It’s guaranteed to disturb you one way or another.
Praise Satan, it’s the first episode we’ve put together in weeks that didn’t involve technical difficulties! Maybe it’s going to be a happy Halloween after all. If you’re like us, you think heavy metal and horror movies go together like peanut butter and boners, so we’ve decided to keep Slashtober going by talking about an underseen gem where a burnt to a crisp rock god comes back from the dead to murder all of the jocks picking on a young Skippy from ‘Family Ties.’ It’s the 1986 TRICK OR TREAT, and it’s ready for your consumption (don’t forget to check all your podcasts for needles and razor blades before you dig in).
There’s a ghost in the machine! Unfortunately, we only have 3/4 of a podcast for you this week because some Gremlins apparently tore the guts out of our recording equipment and the Judgment Day segment didn’t actually get saved. Don’t worry, you didn’t miss much though. Ivo-Cobra8 gave THE DREAM MASTER five ninja stars (under both of his IMDB accounts), Matt and Nate both gave it two, and we announced that next week we’re going to be talking about TRICK OR TREAT (1986) as our totally 80s Slashtober slashes on.
October is here and the buildup to Halloween is upon us. This is pretty much always our favorite time of the year, except for the occasional Winter Olympics year where there’s that week where you can watch curling for 12 hours a day, so we’re celebrating by doing an entire month of the most 80s slasher movies that ever 80sed. It’s Slashtober, and first up we’re talking about a totally bonkers flick about a Fonzie impersonator who drills through an entire girl band with a killer electric guitar. It’s SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II, the sequel nobody knew we needed!
How do you cap off an entire month of comedy? You’ve got to talk about one of the most legendary funnymen the Hollywood scene has ever produced… Emilio Estevez. That’s right, last week we talked about Charlie Sheen taking his shot at making people laugh in HOT SHOTS!, so this week we’re answering tit with tat and giving Emilio his time to shine as we cover his Samuel L Jackson co-starring attempt at parodying the LETHAL WEAPON franchise, NATIONAL LAMPOON’S LOADED WEAPON 1. With a name like “National Lampoon’s,” it’s got to be good. For full transparency: the editing app was being very glitchy this week when it came to importing new audio, so we had to go without a cold open or a second trailer in the break. Get off of our cases about it, we almost couldn’t get this episode together at all!
Are you ready for your gut to be busted? We’re deep into our month of action comedies—which we’re calling Just For Laughs, because it’s a term we came up with—and that means it’s time to address the elephant in the room and talk about one of the most highly esteemed on-screen comedians of all-time, Chuck Sheen. It’s the beginning of a two week long sub-event where we’re pitting the offspring of Martin Sheen against each other in a laugh for laugh showdown to find out who the funniest Estevez is and the first movie up is HOT SHOTS!.
Last week our schedules went nuts and we missed an episode, so this week we’re dropping a little early as a mea culpa, which is Latin for, “Hey, get off my dick.” September is Just For Laughs month here at BOaB, and we’ve kept things moving by watching another action comedy. This week it’s a Matt O favorite, as his role model and personal favorite actor Martin Lawrence pretends to be a cop in BLUE STREAK. Luke Wilson is here being as dry as burnt toast, William Forsythe is here showing off how good he is at growing mustaches. It’s a good time!
After a couple weeks of insane scheduling conflicts Nate was left with a tough decision today––use the evening to record a podcast or use the evening to get blind drunk. He decided to do both. We’re kicking off our big month of talking about action comedies, ‘Just For Laughs,’ by discussing one of the most beloved pieces of action comedy weirdness of all time––John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. It’s so strange that Hollywood had no idea how to sell it, so we’re not going to try to sell this podcast any further. We’ve paid our dues. The check is in the mail.
It’s been a long intense month of growth here at Baby Oil and Blow, as we’ve been watching chick flicks in an attempt to better understand the female perspective. Is it cheating that our final movie is a MAD MAX film? No. A lot of people have argued that Charlize Theron’s character is the real protagonist, after all. And there’s a scene where a lady shoots a gun better than a man. Yep, that tears it, we’ve done a great job and BOaB is officially a feminist podcast. Back to man-baby bullshit next month.
This deep into our August Chick Flick marathon we thought we needed to turn things up a notch and feature a film starring a lady who literally nobody thinks about when they ponder classic action flicks—Geena Davis. That’s right, Thelma or Louise herself. Things worked out for us though, because not only is THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT full of all sorts of over the top action, it was written by a BOaB favorite, Shane Black, and it was directed by a foreign dude who we have a complicated relationship with, Renny Harlin, so we felt right at home while watching it. Let’s be perfectly honest, Samuel L Jackson dropping so many motherfuckers didn’t hurt either.