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PODCAST 153: Big Trouble in Little China & The Corpse Grinders

This week Forest picks up where he left off with his "comfort food" film series, and up on the chopping block this time is John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China. Cory reviews one final film with one of the "best horror trailers". This time it's The Corpse Grinders.

The Horror Duo also discuss what Mad Max: Wasteland might be, the new Herschell Gordon Lewis anthology Blood Mania and why SYFY can suck a bag of dicks!








Lee Russell said...

"big Trouble in Little China"...YES! It is cinematic comfort food, and a good film to boot. It seems like pretty much all of Carpenter's post-Halloween output in the 1980s took some time to really be appreciated. The guy was ahead of his time, and like Romero, eventually got eaten up by the big guys to the point where he seems like he just doesn't care to play the game anymore. Can't say I blame him. We were pretty lucky to get as many great films from him in that late 1970s to late 1980s period before the business changed, and began to stomp on the independent guys who came from the 1960s and 1970s. BTW, thanks for the shout-out.

Cyborg Bear said...

The weird hairy ogre thing in Big Trouble in Little China is actually a Chinese cryptid called the Yeren, which is the Chinese equivalent to Sasquatch. So yes Big trouble is a Samsquanch movie and you didn't even know it!!

Gex said...

Fuck the Toxic Avenger, fuck the second coming of Christ, and fuck World Peace. The event you've all been waiting for your entire lives without even knowing it has arrived. Kung Fury is here, and it is one of the greatest things mankind will ever witness. I'm not kidding. You need to watch this movie, it's available for free on youtube, and it's 30 minutes. You may think you've lived the first time you got laid, the first time you tasted alcohol, or the first time you saw a Troma film, but you thought wrong. You haven't lived until you've seen this:

Seriously, go to youtube and watch it now. Stop reading this, drop what you're doing, and do it.

Big Trouble in Little China is awesome. It's unfortunate that the critics didn't appreciate. Not only that, but they were just downright fucking stupid about the whole thing. For example, a critic stated that Kurt Russell's performance "was so poor, it was like he was doing a poor John Wayne imitation." Guess that flew way over their dumbass heads.

Fun fact, they made a sequel to Big Trouble in Little China. It's a comic series sequel now.