Re-Animator and From Beyond – re:View

October 18, 2017205 Comments

Boooooo! Just in time for Halloween, Jay and Jack check out a spooky double feature of Stuart Gordon schlock: Re-Animator starring Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton, and From Beyond starring Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton.


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  • Bubs

    Yaaaaaaay, I’m first because I refresh the page 86,000 times a day!

  • Ash Williams

    The screaming skeleton decoration sounds just like Rich Evans laughing xD

  • MichaelKz

    Everyone’s got their own movie that they think s overrated, Re-Animator is mine. I watched it some years ago and I just couldn’t get into it. I do enjoy Jeffrey Combs as an actor though.

  • Brian Levine

    I think Jay and Jack have some repressed sexual issues.

  • Nice!! Two of my favorite 80s flicks.

  • From Beyond is rad because of its practical effects and the lovecraftian nature of the plot, but I recall it suffering from the fact that it was developed from a short story – so the plot continues to revolve around people switching on the machine again for different reasons. Felt like the premise was stretched a bit thin, but it’s a creative film none the less. Reanimator is simply one of my favorite slapstick comedies of all time.

  • EJ

    I’m not sure I’d describe Stuart Gordon’s sexual issues as “repressed.” They’re kinda just right out there.

  • ikdks

    I’m going to go straight up Rupert Pupkin here, and take credit for something Jay said in this episode. He repeated my One Thing theory of fantasy and science fiction, which I mentioned in a previous episode’s comment thread.

    The idea is that an audience will accept one ridiculous outlandish idea if you ground the rest of the story in reality. My favorite example is Reign of Fire. The audience is asked to accept that dragons exist in the twenty first century, but everything else is normal. They even go as far as to explain that dragons have two glands in their neck that make a napalm epoxy. No magic, no wizards, no hobbits, just dragons.

    I don’t think that’s too stalker crazy. Not like my theory that Jay is sneaking into my dreams at night, trying to make me gay.

  • EJ

    I can’t find it, but John Scalzi actually describes something similar in his approach to writing his admittedly pop-oriented brand of sci-fi – have one crazy idea but ground everything else in plausible reality.

  • Andy James

    I don’t know. There’s a whole lot of outlandish bullshit in the second half of Reign of Fire. It’s two movies working against each other. You have the grounded post-apocalyptic settlement led by Bale and then this outlandish Road Warrior-style military crew led by McConaughey. It doesn’t really work, but there is some great schlock in the final act. On a recent rewatch, the bit where McConaughy leaps off the platform at the dragon – which I’d somehow forgotten – made me laugh out loud.

  • Hans Gruber was named after Franz Gruber, the Austrian Organ player who, in 1804, wrote the Christmas song Silent Night, which is the name of the short story Die Hard was based on.

    They say his background was as a West German terrorist. Which, despite the actors coming from across all Europe, the terrorists all have German names.

  • ikdks

    I don’t know, the idea that the whole of the us military would boil down to a handful of wild eyed thrill junkie crusader fanatics wrung pretty true to me.

    I mean the last army guys, they would be awesome and nuts, and Mconnanhnahna nailed it. I loved the soirée line. Same with the brits hiding in the castles. Man, stripped to his bones. That’s just good scifi.

    Besides, the whole third act was just a metaphor for brittain and the us’s response to islamic terrorism anyway. Matt jumping into the dragon’s mouth wasn’t exactly subtle, but you can’t take any or that stuff literally.

  • ikdks

    When it popped out at me was in Dredd. The one thing there was the future. The future is a good one thing, because it covers a lot of ground, anything from technology to pop music.

    But They had all the future stuff AND she was psychic. That’s two things.

    That’s the only gripe i had about that movie. Maybe the future has toxic waste and she mutated, or it was alway dormant in humanity and technology brought it out. They never really explain it.

  • EJ

    Yeah, much as I loved Dredd, and as much as Anderson being psychic did pay off, I did have that momentary “wait, why are people psychic in the future?” moment.

  • Tony

    When it popped out at me was in Dredd. The one thing there was the future. The future is a good one thing, because it covers a lot of ground, anything from technology to pop music.But They had all the future stuff AND she was psychic. That’s two things.That’s the only gripe i had about that movie. Maybe the future has toxic waste and she mutated, or it was alway dormant in humanity and technology brought it out. They never really explain it.

  • Uh – in the Dredd comics Dredd’s main enemy is an alternate dimension Dredd who has a skull for a face (or several of them?). I give a lot of credit to the newer Dredd movie for keeping it VERY grounded in comparison to how wacky the comic books were. The fact that the ONLY supernatural thing in the new Dredd is psychics is a saving grace of the movie.

  • EJ

    I’d have to watch it again, but I thought the guy in Re-Animator was just called Dr. Gruber, I don’t remember we ever find out his first name. And of course Gruber is just a common German surname.

  • Johann

    From Beyond is rad because of its practical effects and the lovecraftian nature of the plot, but I recall it suffering from the fact that it was developed from a short story about a guy who made a machine – so the plot continues to revolve around people switching on the machine again for different reasons. Felt like the premise was stretched a bit thin, but it’s a creative film none the less, I’ve always had a strong endearment for it. Reanimator is simply one of my favorite slapstick comedies of all time. Strangely I think I have always watched these back to back.

  • stryker1121

    I re-visited Re-Animator recently, and forgot how sleazy it was. Thinking of the corpse rape scene of course. There’s basically one scene that establishes the professor being obsessed with the female lead, then bam, we’re in disembodied head tit licking town. It’s fucked up, and doesn’t feel earned.

  • Studio Executive

    “Dagon” is another film from the team that made “Re-Animator” and “From Beyond” and is ALSO based on a story by H. P. Love craft! Rent it today from Amazon ($1.99)!!!

  • Cream-A-Thon

    Jack is in complete control of his critical faculties and is evenly matched with Jay. Marquess of Queensbury rules, wot wot?

  • Pop Culture Reference

    It’s because he grew up on a farm.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Stuart Gordon! Woo hoo! I love Space Truckers!

  • Movie Wan Kenovie

    Jay and Jack don’t really have any agenda. They just kinda flail around and make noise.

  • Bubs

    That’s why I love them, they remind me of my wife when we have our monthly conjugal.

  • Matthew Hightshoe

    The music was intential to pay homage to psycho. If you buy the soundtrack, the liner notes explain why the music is referencing psycho. Also, the glockenspiel melody is also a reference to a musical theme from the movie Frued.

    To avoid copyright infringement in music only 4 notes have to be changed. The rest can sound the same.

  • JSP

    I re-visited Re-Animator recently, and forgot how sleazy it was. Thinking of the corpse rape scene of course. There’s basically one scene that establishes the professor being obsessed with the female lead, then bam, we’re in disembodied head tit licking town. It’s fucked up, and doesn’t feel earned.

  • Chris Wootton

    Richard Band did the soundtrack, he’s the brother of Charles and the son of Albert who in turn directed Ghoulies 2!

  • In the Dredd comics Dredd’s main enemies are a squad of alternate dimension Dredds who have skulls for faces. I give a lot of credit to the newer Dredd movie for keeping it VERY grounded in comparison to how wacky the comic books were. The fact that the ONLY supernatural thing in the new Dredd is psychics is a saving grace of the movie. You can chalk it up to mutation or you can just assume it’s a thing that’s always existed in the world of Dredd, just like some movies pretend vampires have always existed.

    Seriously though read some plot summary from the original comics – you will roll your eyes so hard that they practically shoot out of your head. I mean the main antagonist’s name is “Judge Death”.

  • How the hell did Ghoulies make money??

  • Andrew

    Re-animator and From Beyond? I guess it’s Lovecraft week at RLM.

  • Uncle Dan

    I kind of love listening to Jay talk about horror movies. It’s not even really my genre, but he helps me appreciate it anyway.

  • Uncle Dan

    I kind of love listening to Jay talk about horror movies. It’s not even really my genre, but he helps me appreciate it anyway.

  • Uncle Dan

    They did explain it when they introduced her. They said she grew up close to the radiation wall, so there are mutants. One of the mooks later comments on how most mutants are deformed but she just got psychic powers.

  • EJ

    Yeah but the Dredd comics are in general a lot more overtly jokey and satirical than the film – the film wasn’t really going for the same tone, and given its relatively grounded perspective, some explanation for the psychic activity was needed.

  • EJ

    Yeah but the Dredd comics are in general a lot more overtly jokey and satirical than the film – the film wasn’t really going for the same tone, and given its relatively grounded perspective, some explanation for the psychic activity was needed.

  • EJ

    Yeah but the Dredd comics are in general a lot more overtly jokey and satirical than the film – the film wasn’t really going for the same tone, and given its relatively grounded perspective, some explanation for the psychic activity was needed.

  • EJ

    Yeah but the Dredd comics are in general a lot more overtly jokey and satirical than the film – the film wasn’t really going for the same tone, and given its relatively grounded perspective, some explanation for the psychic activity was needed.

  • That’s fair, I mean it didn’t bother me at all – I wouldn’t call it “needed” because it’s not needed to tell the story that they’re telling, but it is a part of the setting. I mean that was the thing about the movie – it wasn’t really examining the world it was just examining this one apartment building, and you can see that as a positive or a negative – I thought it worked in its favor but ultimately I had hoped it would’ve been enough of a success to spawn a sequel where we’d get more significant world-building. As a standalone film I’m fine with all that stuff being left out – but I could agree that it definitely left me “hungry for more” – because the world looked and felt so unique and I wanted to look at it a bit closer.

  • DRP103

    The props department must have had a blast on the set. “No, no, no, we need BIGGER syringes, and NEON green goo!”

  • EJ

    I really like hearing Jay and the rest of the RLM guys talk about movies they’re interested in. If those movies happen to coincide with movies I’m interested in, great, but I’m glad they stopped feeling the need to talk about every random blockbuster out of some sense of obligation.

  • EJ

    Came out 10 months after Gremlins, and Gremlins was so insanely popular that audiences were willing to pony up for a shoddy ripoff.

  • EJ

    Karl Urban’s been saying for a while that a Dredd sequel is in the works – I guess it did OK overseas and it got enough of a cult following in the US that they felt a sequel would be viable. We can only hope.

  • MonkeyKing1969

    Okay, I must be stupid I didn’t know Weyoun from Deep SPace 9 was Jeffrey Combs from Re-Animator. And, he was the coolest Andorian, Commander Shran, from ST: Enterprise.

  • MonkeyKing1969

    Okay, I must be stupid I didn’t know Weyoun from Deep SPace 9 was Jeffrey Combs from Re-Animator. And, he was the coolest Andorian, Commander Shran, from ST: Enterprise.

  • Moist

    I hope the monk punishes your stupidity and tightens that gold ring around your head.

  • Brian Levine

    Nice theory. Helps explain why Friends was so popular.

  • Boo-vian

    The guy whacking it in Silence of the Lambs is from the book. Maybe the shot is an homage to From Beyond but the whacking off guy was already there.

  • frankelee

    Dominatrix rape and beheaded cunnilingus were really important themes in Lovecraft’s cosmic horror oeuvre.

    I’m kind of surprised I even have to tell you guys this.

  • Moist

    “the whacking off guy was already there.”
    Story of my life. No matter how early I leave for the church potluck, the whacking off guy is already there. And it’s super embarrassing because my willingness to be the guy whacking off at the potluck is what I bring instead of food.

  • Moist

    All that stuff about cosmic horror and secret knowledge that drives people mad seems like some deeply repressed sexual pathology. Which goes great with the overt racism and the xenophobia and the giant penguins and the dream cities devoted to cats.

  • Hymen Cholo

    I saw Stuart Gordon play Scrooge in A Christmas Carol stage production when I was a kid, after he had done these movies. Sharing this information for absolutely no reason.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Ironically, if Lovecraft were alive today, he’d probably be on Trump’s cabinet. His views on other races would make him a “moderate.”

    So, yeah, if Kang and Kodos want to nuke Earth from orbit, have at it.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Those silly Lutherans and their basement potlucks.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Tony Shalhoub?

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I enjoy listening to Jack try to talk about depraved sex acts. It’s the best kind of cringe-comedy.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Sounds like a wrestling match with a harp seal. But I’m not here to judge.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Hans Gruber and Franz Gruber? I thought they were here to — [clap] — pump you up?

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I don’t see why kidnapping Jerry Lewis was relevant to your argument?

  • Pop Culture Reference

    The Judge Dredd comics are very similar to the graphic novels of Chris Ware. Excerpt for the ultraviolence, sci fi lunacy, and British wit.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    VANILLA ICE: See, my song is totally different than “Under Pressure.”

  • frankelee

    He didn’t like Republicans either.

  • Moist

    It never occurred to me that he might have an affiliation with a political party. That sort of thing seems way too optimistic for him.

  • Moist

    Then why are you carrying those score cards?

  • Moist

    You aren’t needed here; this is a Chinese folklore reference.

  • TheRealBadHatHarry

    Nope. Lovecraft’s racism would plant him squarely in the party of the KKK, Jim Crowe and affirmative action.

  • Joe Syxpac

    So basically he was a Democrat.

  • TheRealBadHatHarry

    Correct.

  • EJ

    Oh, honey, did you just find out about pre 1970s Southern Democrats? Now do a google search for “Southern Strategy” and you may learn something.

  • Movie Wan Kenovie

    Actually Lovecraft didn’t like anybody. He is my superhero.

  • TheRealBadHatHarry

    While you’re busy patting yourself on your condescending back, you might take a moment to learn something actually true about the so called “switch.” Look up when black voters started voting democrat and why. Look up when white voters started voting. Republican and why. Do some simple math, some simple reasoning and maybe YOU’LL learn something. If nothing else, that you don’t know jack squat about the “southern strategy.”

  • EJ

    My view of the Southern Strategy is the mainstream historical one. I’d be amused to hear what sort of cockamamie nonsense you think it is.

  • TheRealBadHatHarry

    Your ignorant, petulant tone is amusing enough for the both of us. As Dorothy Parker said, you can lead a whore to culture, but you can’t make her think. The data is out there, grasshopper. I’ve given you a good head start. But your edification is of vanishingly small importance to me. You’re going to have to take care of that yourself.

    Either you’re interested to know the truth or you’re committed to something else. On your way now.

  • Bubs

    Everyone seems to make a big thing out of Lovecraft’s racism/anti-semitism. But honestly, it wasn’t anything special and it always felt to me like he was just another man of his era with regards to racism. And the references to non-PC stuff in his writing is pretty sparse, it’s not like every other page was filled with “mongrel negroes”. It’s the kind of racism that your grandma probably has. “A very nice negro man helped me at the grocery store today, and he didn’t even try to steal my wallet.” The world was different 100 years ago.

    And 100 years from now they’ll be like “Can you believe they actually use to distinguish people by race? I’m so glad we all have our eyes removed at birth now so that we can’t even see color anymore!”

  • Joe Syxpac

    You mean the Republicans stole the Democrats history, but only the bad stuff?

    How nefarious!

    Does Robert Byrd know about this?

  • Brian Levine

    I’m still looking for evidence that humans are improving.

  • EJ

    When people refuse to explain what their point is, I generally assume they don’t have one. It’s a policy that’s always served me well.

  • Moist

    I know, right? Now can we get back to speculating about what kind of deviant/normal sex stuff he was into/totally terrified of?

  • Bubs

    Improving is such a… relative term. Let’s just agree that they’re changing.

  • Bubs

    I’m like 95% sure he was into butt stuff.

  • TheRealBadHatHarry

    When belligerent assholes demand I engage with them and refuse to exert even the smallest effort to ensure they themselves aren’t full of shit, I avoid them. It’s a policy that serves ME well.

    I repeat: Either you’re interested in knowing the truth or you’re committed to something else.

  • EJ

    OK: Here’s my understanding of the Southern Strategy: Up until the late 1960s, the Republicans, the party of Lincoln, were unpopular among southern whites, and the large majority of segregationists, such as Robert Byrd, who later renounced his earlier racist views, were Democrats. Numerous prominent Democratic politicians in the South were KKK members.

    In 1964, though LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act and then later the Voting Rights Act, and in subsequent elections the Republicans sought to exploit that using coded language like “states’ rights.” H.R. Haldeman, Nixon’s chief of staff, wrote that “you have to face the fact that the whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to devise a system that recognized this while not appearing to.”

    Between then and the mid 1980s, the majority of the white southern vote shifted to the Republicans, and the majority of the national black vote shifted to the Democrats. (You would not expect the change to happen instantly, since loyalty to party and to incumbent politicians often trumps ideology).

    Nothing new there, that’s mainstream US History. But tell us, where do we find these “facts” and “math” and “truth” that contradict this?

  • EJ

    Don’t blame me, I voted for Cthulhu.

  • EJ

    I’m going to start telling people I grew up on a farm whenever I do anything socially awkward. I didn’t, I grew up in a huge city but it’s such a great excuse.

  • Gehakt_Sausje

    I know, right? Now can we get back to speculating about what kind of deviant/normal sex stuff he was into/totally terrified of?

  • EJ

    Are you saying I am puny like a little girly-man? Because I am, and that’s hurtful.

  • EJ

    Isn’t there a signup sheet? Like:
    Hors d’oeuvres
    Salad
    Main Course
    Dessert
    Plates/Cups/Utensils
    Jackin’ it

  • EJ

    Also he’d have to leave the house to vote, which seems like something he wasn’t terribly excited about.

  • EJ

    See? Deep down, you like Jack.

  • Moist

    I’m waiting for the rebuttal.

    Because “butt.”

  • EJ

    Nah, I got suckered yet again into arguing with one of these grimy little goblins. It’s my fault; he won’t be back with anything substantial.

  • Moist

    Don’t underestimate the lengths I’ll go to to get some butt.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    **looking at undead scientist man with his head cut off**

    Well, he’ll never get ahead in life.

    **awkward pause**

    He’ll never be head of a major corporation.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    You’re thinking of Evelyn Waugh.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Get a room, you two!

  • Pop Culture Reference

    And you cannot lie!

  • Pop Culture Reference

    At this point a hellish beast from the nightmarish beyond that would pummel the earth with cosmic insanity would, in point of fact, be considered a positive improvement of the current administration / performance art piece / Twitter circle jerk.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Hold on, let me call Marvel. Their movies do very well in China.

  • Papa Figo

    Stuart Gordon also directed an episode of Masters of Horror called “H. P. Lovecraft’s Dreams in the Witch House”. So we know he kept masturbating to Lovecraft’s stories for quite some time, maybe even to this day!

    *scene cuts to Stuart Gordon masturbating in a padded cell*

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Where’s my big syringe filled with neon green goo? Yet another result of Obamacare.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Only if Rich Evans provides the re-enactment.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Because film goers are intellectuals attuned to the subtle nuances of modern cinema. Also, little creepy things! Huzzah!

  • Pop Culture Reference

    It’s for my bookie.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    “Ya know, heartland values or some shit. Now vote for me, you stupid proles!”

    My election slogan still needs to be workshopped slightly.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Your skin is still thicker than that cowardly mountebank in the White House.

  • TheRealBadHatHarry

    I sent you a lengthy and factual response, but Disqus isn’t posting it. I assume you complained.

  • TheRealBadHatHarry

    Trying again without links. If it posts this time, I’ll try the links another way.

    The truth is, as usual, much more nuanced than the little just-so story about the southern strategy you’ve been fed, but it doesn’t take much work to punch enough holes in it to at least make you question it.
    If republicans decided to adopt a racist platform in order to woo southern racist democrats in the 60s, why were they so strong in the 20s through the 50s? How did Hoover win the popular vote?
    Why didn’t any of the democrat senators who opposed the civil rights act switch to the Republican Party? Did they not get the memo?
    If Nixon developed this nefarious plan to make the Dixiecrats red, why did he lose in 68? Why did Carter win? Why did Clinton win? Why did supposed anger over the civil rights act in the 60s not manifest republican voters until the 90s?
    The short version: it never happened. The southern strategy as it’s been sold to you is worse than a myth, it’s a BIg Lie, a libel, and it doesn’t stand up to even a moment’s genuine scrutiny. The Republican Party was founded in opposition to democrat attitudes toward race, and it remains so today. The only difference, the REAL southern strategy, was when the overtly racist, Klan influenced Democrats realized the gig was up, the times were changing, and they’d have to change their platform or remain forever in the wilderness. To turn around and point the finer of blame for their own sins on their political rivals is not only shameful and cowardly, it’s evil.
    This is not privileged information. Don’t take my word for it. Read up yourself and check the sources. If I’m wrong, it should be very easy to prove. If I’m right, it will open your eyes. You have nothing to lose but your chains.

  • Onizuka

    I use the clip from Re-animator in my English classes to show students what will happen if they plagiarise. It works.

  • Art Haack

    Great episode, guys.

    Speaking of recycled character names, Dr. Pretorius was the name of the campy mad scientist in Bride of Frankenstein (1935).

  • Art Haack

    Great episode, guys.

    Speaking of recycled character names, Dr. Pretorius was the name of the campy mad scientist in Bride of Frankenstein (1935).

  • EJ

    No, butt stuff is James Joyce.

  • EJ

    No, butt stuff is James Joyce.

  • You don’t have to be “attuned to the subtle nuances of modern cinema” in order to understand that Ghoulies is a trash heap.

  • You don’t have to be “attuned to the subtle nuances of modern cinema” in order to understand that Ghoulies is a trash heap.

  • ikdks

    C’mon guys, throw Max a bone. Make some mention of Dirk Gently. You’ve shit on his stuff so often, at least acknowledge when he does something good.

    And be prepared for a pretty violent clash of genre. Max got that straight from Douglas Adams. In Long Dark Teatime of the soul, Oden sold Disney Valhalla because they wanted to turn it into a family friendly vacation destination.

    That’s a tone that’s hard to match and he pretty much nails it.

  • Dirk Gently was surprisingly good.

  • ikdks

    We’re two into season two.

  • Oh cool! Didn’t realize it was back.

  • EJ

    I wasn’t going to respond, because it’s hard work arguing with you people, since you constantly lie and misrepresent things. “The End of Southern Exceptionalism” and the concept of the “Southern Strategy Myth” isn’t that it didn’t exist, it’s that it had less effect on poor southern whites than is generally believed.

    As to why Carter and Clinton won, well one of the ways the Democrats countered the Southern strategy was running popular Southern politicians at the national level. Also, people aren’t robots – plenty of southern whites weren’t and aren’t particularly racist, and politicians could be popular for other reasons.

    Plenty of segregationist politicians did switch to the GOP, most notably Strom Thurmond, so I dunno where you get that claim.

    Now, you’re a conspiracy theorist, so you’re not amenable to facts and reason, but here in the real world, we know the Southern Strategy existed, not least because people involved in creating it have spoken and written about it. That HR Haldeman quote is by no means the only one; I’m not going to bother to quote anybody else because there’s no point.

    You shouldn’t say things that imply that the modern Democratic party is the party of the KKK, because that’s a contemptible lie. People don’t like it when you lie about them.

  • Gehakt_Sausje

    I re-visited Re-Animator recently, and forgot how sleazy it was. Thinking of the corpse rape scene of course. There’s basically one scene that establishes the professor being obsessed with the female lead, then bam, we’re in disembodied head tit licking town. It’s fucked up, and doesn’t feel earned.

  • EJ

    That’s why I voted for Bernie. His health care plan promised the biggest syringes with the greenest goo.

  • cr4gz

    I re-visited Re-Animator recently, and forgot how sleazy it was. Thinking of the corpse rape scene of course. There’s basically one scene that establishes the professor being obsessed with the female lead, then bam, we’re in disembodied head tit licking town. It’s fucked up, and doesn’t feel earned.

  • TheRealBadHatHarry

    Your opinion is, let’s say, of limited utility, and your name calling is lame. Your obfuscation is pathetic (eg: your “plenty of segregationist politicians” is an intentional straw man — I said that none of the senators who opposed the civil rights act switched, which was a test — exactly ONE did, which you would have waved in my face if you’d actually done any reading). And your unwillingness to actually read makes you a fool.

    I find you unpersuasive, willfully ignorant, and worst of all lazy.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Keep looking.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Two of three of those sentences are non sequiturs. You’ll never guess which ones!

  • Pop Culture Reference

    My view of the Southern Strategy involves alien autopsies, the alt-right, midget tossing, and Jade Helm. So, yeah, pretty much what the White House thinks at this repellent human in the history of our species.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    But “butt”?

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Ivanka knows all about her dad’s neon green goo.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    If by “like” you mean “schadenfreude.”

  • Pop Culture Reference

    It’s no Trolls 2.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    The TV show Friends was so white even the KKK was shouting for more diversity in its casting choices.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I’d like to subscribe to your newsletter for crackpot theories.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I can’t wait for the Re-Animator remake starring Kevin Hart and the Rock. It will be PG-13, have an over-abundance of au courant pop culture references, and a cameo by John Green. Barbara Crampton’s role will be played by Melissa Joan Hart. All her dialogue will be lifted directly from “God Not Dead 2.”

    OK, Hollywood, you can start printing money now.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    “So if a classmate beheads me, I can get to 3rd base with my lab partner?”

  • Pop Culture Reference

    EJ, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Don’t blame me, I didn’t even vote!

    **looks down at I VOTED sticker**

    DAMMIT!!!

  • Pop Culture Reference

    “the whacking off guy was already there”
    Of course he was. James Franco was hosting the party.

  • TheRealBadHatHarry

    That’s about right. I might have gone with:

    Your theories are the worst kind of popular tripe, your methods are sloppy, and your conclusions are highly questionable. You are a poor scientist, EJ.

  • Thanatos

    How the hell did Annabelle make money??

  • Onizuka

    I would love someone to say that 😀 But all they see is the short clip, and no one (sadly) knows what follows.

  • Onizuka

    I would love someone to say that 😀 But all they see is the short clip, and no one (sadly) knows what follows.

  • Moist

    To be fair, “disembodied head tit licking town” is a nice place to live but few people ever make plans to visit. And nobody ventures into the decapitated cunnilingus district unless they absolutely have to.

    Because that’s where the ethnics live.

  • Moist

    Go back to Russia and take all the other plagiarists with you.

  • Moist

    Go back to Russia and take all the other plagiarists with you or I’ll neck rape you with a shovel.

  • Moist

    Yes, won’t someone please throw a bone to the son of John Landis?

  • Pop Culture Reference

    “I like that one. I think I’ll use it.” — Donald Trump / Harvey Weinstein / Bill Cosby / Bill Clinton / James Toback / James Bond / James Lipton

  • Pop Culture Reference

    That’s a suburb of French Lick, Indiana, right? Still not as pleasant as Mianus, Ohio.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    But I did! Don’t you want to read my Flintstones erotic fanfiction? Many bones were thrown.

    ANIMATED STEGOSAURUS [looking at camera as he watches Fred mount Wilma]: It’s a living.
    **laugh track**

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Does that mean Barbara Crampton is our substitute teacher for today?

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Didn’t you realize I made a parody of that quote from Billy Madison? And you call yourself a cineaste. Good day, sir!

    **goes back to watching his Criterion Collection Bluray of Jack & Jill: Extended Unrated Director’s Cut**

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Underestimating the intelligence of an American audience has paid off with consistency in the realms of movies and politics. Nothing like stoking the enthusiasm of a battalion of idiots. And I also like Nerd Crew. It’s the best. Very cool. Very cool.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Of course Jack has repressed sexual issues. He grew up on a farm.

  • Brian Levine

    Smells like there’s a role for Seth Macfarlane in that one.

  • Production and advertising budget. You can make any shitty idea look shiny.

  • ikdks

    He traveled to Milwaukee to appear on their show, then they trashed his movies… which is fine. They aren’t supposed to lie for a friend of the show, but now that he has a good show on TV, a show that is maybe too high concept for the average audience, give credit where credit is due.

    And Max not withstanding, there are so few shows up to the standards of arrogant snob like ourselves, why not celebrate them when they come around.

    …and he introduced us to Neil Breen!!!!!! Throw the fucker a bone!

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Not if nobody tells him. Shhh!

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Do you want me to throw it hard? And at his head?

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I thought he was the Paralympian who murdered his girlfriend?

  • Strelnikov

    He has that Star Trek: The Next Generation knockoff The Orville keeping him busy.

  • Sylvain Simonnet

    What about the sequel to Reanimator?

  • Jacob Hoffman

    Also he’d have to leave the house to vote, which seems like something he wasn’t terribly excited about.

  • ikdks

    Dude, have you tried eHarmony?

  • Gehakt_Sausje

    I don’t know. There’s a whole lot of outlandish bullshit in the second half of Reign of Fire. It’s two movies working against each other. You have the grounded post-apocalyptic settlement led by Bale and then this outlandish Road Warrior-style military crew led by McConaughey. It doesn’t really work, but there is some great schlock in the final act. On a recent rewatch, the bit where McConaughy leaps off the platform at the dragon – which I’d somehow forgotten – made me laugh out loud.

  • I started watching it once – it didn’t have the same slapstick charm.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Can a PlagiarismBot like you leave the house?

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Reanimator 2: Big Momma’s House. It’s a classic!

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Since I like avant-garde music, I prefer eDissonance.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    So this isn’t a science fiction story based on the Dredd Scot Decision?

  • EJ

    Dude everybody knows that if your roommate gets beheaded, they let you automatically pass all your classes that semester.

  • EJ

    Friends was popular because it was on after Seinfeld. You gotta remember we didn’t have streaming video or DVR back then.

    Also Jennifer Aniston tended to wear tight t-shirts and rarely wore a bra. That was also a factor.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    That explains grade inflation at ISIS University (a Division of Trump University).

  • Pop Culture Reference

    He’d be into interracial cuckold stuff. Like Sean Hannity is a big fan of.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    So … they act presidential.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I thought that movie was a biopic of Dagon Wayans?

  • Moist

    Wait, “Unite the League” is the Justice League tag line? It’s a good thing that the Avengers don’t already have a motto about grouping up together.

  • Moist

    We shouldn’t respond. We think they’re dumb like parrots but they’re clocking our reactions like college age leftists.

  • Pulp

    Well, men always have fantasized about women that engage in sexual activities with demons.

    (extract from a north Italian witch trial, AD 1518)
    …what they confessed was that they deny baptism, Jesus Christ and his mother and have sexual intercourse with the devil on a cross. In order to give the women a greater pleasure, the devil deludes them that he has a twofold penis and uses it with a double sexual desire at the same time as they state. Each time they feel like it , they call him, and he is always ready to serve. Yet they profess, they have greater enjoyment with a man, but the demon serves them according to his manner in quality and quantity; yet they say it’s a cold thing they feel…

  • Group the group. Yeah I like it.

  • EJ

    We’ve become larger. And larger=better.

  • ikdks

    No, i mean you need someone to talk to. You make me sad.

  • ikdks

    No, i mean you need someone to talk to. You make me sad.

  • ikdks

    They’re playing Remo Williams on MGM. Capn’ Kathy when she was a babe (moreso).

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I find his stand-up comedy to be an acquired taste.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    A Groupon to Poop On. Sorry, I got nothin’.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Clock our reactions? Does that mean they are right at least twice a day?

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Want a Kleenex?

  • Gehakt_Sausje

    The TV show Friends was so white even the KKK was shouting for more diversity in its casting choices.

  • Moist

    Get hep to the jive.

  • hector

    Dirk Gently was surprisingly good.

  • hector

    Dirk Gently was surprisingly good.

  • Trey Wait

    We should totally hang. From Beyond is my all time favorite H.P. Lovecraft derived movie. It was unreleased for the longest time. I’m not even sure it was ever released on DVD, one day it just showed up on Bluray. It’s probably to closest in tone to H.P. Lovecrafts stories: forbidden knowledge, unnameable evils, creatures that exist outside of our reality. My second favorite H.P.L. film is the best Stuart Gordon movie that Stuart Gordon didn’t make – The Unnamable (1988). So-so movie but with a great monster. Plus it’s got the Necronamicon and Miskatonic U. in it, what’s not to like? That’s another film that was hard as hell to find for the longest time.

  • Bastiaan

    Correct.

  • Jacob Hoffman

    In the Dredd comics Dredd’s main enemies are a squad of alternate dimension Dredds who have skulls for faces. I give a lot of credit to the newer Dredd movie for keeping it VERY grounded in comparison to how wacky the comic books were. The fact that the ONLY supernatural thing in the new Dredd is psychics is a saving grace of the movie. You can chalk it up to mutation or you can just assume it’s a thing that’s always existed in the world of Dredd, just like some movies pretend vampires have always existed.Seriously though read some plot summary from the original comics – you will roll your eyes so hard that they practically shoot out of your head. I mean the main antagonist’s name is “Judge Death”.

  • wesley

    I’d have to watch it again, but I thought the guy in Re-Animator was just called Dr. Gruber, I don’t remember we ever find out his first name. And of course Gruber is just a common German surname.

  • Jannik

    Jay and Jack don’t really have any agenda. They just kinda flail around and make noise.

  • cr4gz

    Underestimating the intelligence of an American audience has paid off with consistency in the realms of movies and politics. Nothing like stoking the enthusiasm of a battalion of idiots. And I also like Nerd Crew. It’s the best. Very cool. Very cool.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    So they act presidential?

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Cool it with the square lingo, Daddy-o. My chick and I are drunk on the tea stick, dig?

  • Josiah Wilson

    Go back to Russia and take all the other plagiarists with you or someone might neck rape you with a shovel.

  • VyKeVin

    Keep looking.

  • antonin

    I’m like 95% sure he was into butt stuff.

  • Tony

    In the Dredd comics Dredd’s main enemies are a squad of alternate dimension Dredds who have skulls for faces. I give a lot of credit to the newer Dredd movie for keeping it VERY grounded in comparison to how wacky the comic books were. The fact that the ONLY supernatural thing in the new Dredd is psychics is a saving grace of the movie. You can chalk it up to mutation or you can just assume it’s a thing that’s always existed in the world of Dredd, just like some movies pretend vampires have always existed.Seriously though read some plot summary from the original comics – you will roll your eyes so hard that they practically shoot out of your head. I mean the main antagonist’s name is “Judge Death”.

  • Tony

    In the Dredd comics Dredd’s main enemies are a squad of alternate dimension Dredds who have skulls for faces. I give a lot of credit to the newer Dredd movie for keeping it VERY grounded in comparison to how wacky the comic books were. The fact that the ONLY supernatural thing in the new Dredd is psychics is a saving grace of the movie. You can chalk it up to mutation or you can just assume it’s a thing that’s always existed in the world of Dredd, just like some movies pretend vampires have always existed.Seriously though read some plot summary from the original comics – you will roll your eyes so hard that they practically shoot out of your head. I mean the main antagonist’s name is “Judge Death”.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I thought “Re-animator” was a Walt Disney biopic?

  • Get out of here you fucking fraud.

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