Thursday, August 11, 2016

Episode 25: Animal Blood

John LandisJohn Landis!

This week, the Soapbox Office celebrates a mini-milestone and Faults in the Vaults takes aim at the works of director John Landis. We're finally expelling those criminal miscreants from 1978's Animal House in order to shed some (sun)light on 1992's horror/comedy, Innocent Blood.

Elsewhere in the episode, a Soapbox Office FAQ, we reintroduce our robot assistant S.T.U.R.G.E.S. to new listeners and finally reveal the history and meaning of the phrase "See You Next Wednesday"...

A letter drops into The Mailbag from Sam regarding the best and worst of Australian cinema. Diggin' Up the Docs has Josh showcasing a portrait of manic depressive genius musician/artist, Daniel Johnston in Jeff Feuerzeig's 2005 The Devil and Daniel Johnston. Mitch goes Slipping Through the Tracks this week with an offbeat selection highlighting the little praised and forgotten early works of the great Elmer Bernstein, namely his score for the notorious Robot Monster (1953).

john landisAlso, a brand new segment gets introduced in the form of Recycled Cinema, which attempts to remove some of the stigma associated with the word "remake". Up first, F.W. Murnau's immortal silent horror Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror (1922) gets a profoundly beautiful and tragic update by living legend Werner Herzog in Nosferatu, the Vampyre (1979)!

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