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Johnny Unusual

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  1. Guys! Guys! You guys! I just watched this and it is amazing. I haven't been on these boards in a long time, but once I saw this movie...

     

    OK, here's a review I wrote in another forum.

     

    I feel like Eli Roth somehow willed this movie into existence. This is a wonderfully bad exploitation slasher flick. I mean, super bad and super great because of it. The film is largely dubbed despite the cast of English speakers (mostly, I think), which looks really weird. I mean, some times it dubbing but matches perfectly with the lip sync and sometimes it's clearly off. The film has some red herrings, the biggest and most wonderful being Willard, the caretaker, who does all he can to be weird and suspicious. Also, there's the bad acting, the clearly unhealthy view of women (most of them feel like they are around to be gawked at, screwed or slaughtered and that includes the "strong" female lead) and just the weirdness of the whole thing.

     

    The three best scenes:

     

    1. The strong female undercover cop is stalking around the university campus where people are getting killed. You think she might run into the killer. Then this happens.

     

     

    I should also tell you, this scene makes LESS SENSE IN CONTEXT!

     

    2. The ending. It won't be a spoiler to tell you the killer's end game was to use the pieces of women he collected to make some kind of doll. He's not Frankenstein or anything, he's just sowing body parts together. After our heroes kill the villain, they decide to leave the room with the mosaic corpse in it. Then the corpse just ups and claws his groin bloody while the lead character makes a stupid face. The end.

     

    3. This.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nQKhdxhQMI

     

    This movie is a bad movie delight.

     

    I'm sure they've already selected and watched their Halloween movie but maybe for next year... PLEASE DO PIECES!


  2. This is mostly going to be movies from my youth.

     

    #5. Basically almost any Friday the 13, particularly between 4-X (Part VIII has the best trailer.)

    #4. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace - This aired on TV way too often.

    #3. Caddyshack 2 - With Mannequin 2 done, this other recurring favourite from my childhood needs to get done.

    #2. The Ewok Adventure: Caravan of Courage - I loved this movie as a kid. Please do it (and the Battle for Endor, which has Wilford Brimley).

     

    #1. The Peanut Butter Solution - A kid goes into a ghost house, ghosts scare the hair off him, the ghosts tell him a secret hair growth formula, the hair won't stop growing... and then things get crazy.

     


  3. OMISSION

    In case no one brought this up:

     

    I was curious about the name of the country/state/city/whatever Hauptmann-Koenig, as something about it seemed like an in-joke. I looked it up and the best I could do was find a reference to a character with that name in a passage of a book called Voices of the Wind by Evelyn Anthony, which was set in WWII (Koenig is an SS officer who is caught philandering and demoted in rank) and published in 1985, meaning that the screenwriter may have read it before writing the film. Does anyone else have any other theories?

     

    Also, in the scene in which Jessie is watching the tapes, she says "Look, your mother gave me all these people's lives." That's super creepy, but even more if she is being literal. Remember, she also refers to his story ID as a "magic card". Also, remember her reaction to seeing herself on film? Absolute terror. She things these people are taking the souls of people and putting them in the box. But she doesn't mind it happening to other people, apparently. That's Count Terry Kiser level of creepy.


  4. I am really looking forward to watching this one. Mannequin 2 and Caddyshack 2 played over and over on MITV (Maritime Television, now Global TV) so being a kid with no taste, I watched both many times. This is the first one in a while where I need to watch the movie and comment on these boards. Looking forward to the nostalgia rush.

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  5. Looking forward to that carpet getting a lot more use. I've never played Advanced D & D (just 3rd and 4th edition) so is that a AD&D tool or did Blaine bring in one from another version and made adjustments (or made it up wholecloth). I'm liking this game alright, but I miss our characters getting a chance to interact with other characters who aren't dicks.


  6. I am so glad to see these guys come in. I just with Rick could come in. Not to replace anyone, but I would love it to be a six host show again and Rick did a great job. Good luck to SARC, Sarah and Gerry and while I'm glad you guys are busy with your projects, I hope to see you all again soon.


  7. With Battle Beast, I think you needed to shine a light in their backs to see their element, right?

     

    Also, am I the only one who remembers Z-Bots? They aren't the most amazing, but for whatever reason, me and a friend really got into them.


  8. I'd love to see Matt Chapman (co-creator and voices for Homestar Runner, writer of Gravity Falls, Wander Over Yonder, The Aquabats Supershow) to either discuss an extremely 80's movie (Jaws 3-D, The Garbage Pail Kids, Megaforce) or perhaps the infamously bad movie for tiny kids Oogieloves and the Big Balloon Adventure. I know movies for the tiniest of children doesn't seem like a worthy target but it has such a bizarrely cynical backstory and Matt has a history with shows for young kids (working on the critically acclaimed Yo! Gabba! Gabba!)


  9. I know that HDTGM usually doesn't cover older movies, but I would like to see them cover the Mexican film Santa Claus from 1959. It's an insanely weird movie but as bad as it is, it is less painful to watch than Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. For the most part. But I think this year might be good since Rifftrax is doing a new riff for it and I know that Paul has mentioned the possibility of getting Mike, Kevin or Bill on some episode (of course, he mentioned it a long time ago, if I remember).

     

    Also, Santa Claus: the Movie (people aren't talking about this one enough).


  10. I've only played two campaigns, one as a monk who eventually became a drunken master, yet was somehow still a bit dull.

     

    The next one was a conscious effort of cross-class and I created a Bardbarian named Harrison Vicious (after George Harrison and Sid Vicious). It's actually a potent combo, to sing you and your gang strength then wail on the enemy. My DM eventually was cool enough to give me a guitar-axe (which was red, so I called it the Cherry Axe). I also slowly turned into a demon after failing a saving throw and actually became super-bad-ass, at the expense that I always had a taint of evil and occasionally had to make throws not to drink my friends' blood.

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  11. Hey gang I had some ideas for some new topics for your epic win podcast:

    • How Injuries Can Make Us Superhuman

     

     

    Actually, that would be good. There's the microfractures that Muay Thai fighters make on their shins that make them ridiculously strong (to the point where they can break baseball bats with their shins) and there's that one guy who, after an insane accident, made a career as "the human owl" and could turn his head 180 degrees. And John Travolta in Phenomenon. That was real, right?

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