Episode 53: Splatter!

 
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Today we’re talking about splatter films. Blood and guts and arms and legs and mutilation and dismemberment and scalpings and beheadings. But we're also talking about the Splatter! Industry. Where and how it started, the controversy behind it and how it got it’s second and third wind long after the drive ins and grindhouses were closed. Today’s episode is not for the fainthearted, but if you love a good psycho serial killer, a zombie massacre or a simple club where rich people pay to kill Americans in an abandoned Slovakian warehouse, buckle up for today’s episode on SPLATTER!

 
 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE MOVIES WE DISCUSS

Blood Feast (free on DailyMotion)

2000 Maniacs

Color Me Blood Red

Dawn of the Dead

Maniac

Street Trash

Cabin Fever

Saw

Hostel

Episode 52: Wacky Ride to Suicide

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Every 12.3 minutes, someone in America commits suicide. It's the second leading cause of death among 15 to 24-year-olds and is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. So there’s no mistaking that suicide is a very serious matter. And throughout film history, there have been countless serious movies that have seriously treated this subject matter with the seriousness that it deserves...seriously. But every so often comes that rare film that says "fuck it" and dares to find the dark humor and satire on the fringes of this national tragedy. And it's those movies that we’re gonna discuss today. So stop what you're doing and hop on the Slums bus with us today as we take a Wacky Ride to Suicide!

 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE MOVIES WE DISCUSS

Harold and Maude ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

The End ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

Better of Dead (Free on Youtube)

Heathers (Free on Youtube!)

Dead Man on Campus ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

Worlds Greatest Dad ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

Episode 51: Deals With The Devil

 
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The first time a deal with the devil is made in history is in the writings of Johann Georg Faust around the late 1400s, and thus a whole genre of books, poems, operas and movies was born. Today Slate will tackle the not-so-important question: why are there are so many movies where someone makes a stupid deal, pact or bet with the devil? Where did this idea come from and why was it so popular in the 80s that everyone from George Burns, Bill Cosby, Mickey Rourke and Cher was involved? Today we’ll burn in hell together as we make Deals with the Devil.

 
 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE MOVIES WE DISCUSS

Faust (free on Youtube) 

The Devil and Daniel Webster (2.99 on Amazon)

Rosemary's Baby (2.99 on Amazon)

Oh God, You Devil (free on Youtube)

Legend (free on Putlockers)

Crossroads ($2.99 on Amazon)

Angel Heart (free on Putlockers)

Witches of Eastwick (free on Putlockers)

Needful Things (free on Putlockers)

The Witch (free with Amazon Prime)

Episode 50: Blasphemy

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Cinema can get away with a lot more today than it could in its humble beginnings but there are still topics are ripe for controversy. Religion being one of the biggest. Many a filmmaker has learned the hard way that if a film dare cast a critical eye on a churches’ dogma or God forbid (so to speak) your religious based movie isn’t 100% true to sacred text then there’s usually well, hell to pay. On today's episode of slums of film history we’ll discuss the films that were condemned, protested, banned and even destroyed by church groups who felt these movies were nothing less than an affront to the almighty. Join us today as we commit Blasphemy!

 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE MOVIES WE DISCUSS

The Devils (rape scene)

The Kiss (free on Youtube)

The Devils (free in two parts on Daliymotion)

Life of Brian (free on Youtube)

Last house on the Beach (free on Youtube)

Dogma (free on Youtube)

Last Temptation of Christ (free with Starz subscription on Amazon)

The Jesus Chainsaw Massacre ($3.99 on Amazon video)

Da Vinci Code ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

Episode 49: Stag Films

 
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Slate's first episode of Season 5 is all about Stag Films. Stag films were those seedy, grimy one reel films that were made in the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s that featured things you couldn't see in any theater in America: SEX. But how did they start and where did they come from? And how did they influence porn features in the 70s, home video in the 80s and internet porn of today? 

 
 

Episode 48: Attack of the Transplants

 
 

The last episode of Season 4 is about transplants. The medical miracle that can completely change the course of a dying body to a thriving body. Or it can completely change your personality and turn you into a crazy maniac on the run from society. Either way, Slate will wrap Season 4 with “Attack of the Transplants.”

 
 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE FILMS WE DISCUSS

The Hands of Orlac (free on Youtube)

Frankenstein (free on Veoh)

The Beast with 5 Fingers (free on Dailymotion)

Eyes without a Face (free on Youtube)

The Brain that Wouldn’t Die (free on Youtube)

The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant (free on Potlucker)

The Thing with Two Heads (free on Youtube)

The Man with Two Brains ($2.99 on Amazon)

Body Parts ($2.99 on Amazon)

Face Off ($2.99 on Amazon)

The Eye (free on Youtube)

The Human Centipede (free on Potlucker)

Episode 47: Horrible Hippies

 
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If cinema is to be believed, a hippie is nothing more than a sex crazed, pot smoking, drum circling burnout who doesn’t work, doesn’t bathe and would want nothing more than to join a death cult and go on a LSD fueled murder spree. On today's episode we’re gonna groove out on the films that show the wilted side of flower power. So be sure to turn on, tune in and drop out with us a we become Horrible Hippies.

 

 
 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE MOVIES WE DISCUSS

Hallucination Generation (free on Youtube)

The Trip (free on Youtube)

Wild in the Streets (free on Youtube)

I Love You Alice B Toklas (free on Putlocker)

I Drink Your Blood (free on Youtube)

Easy Rider ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

The Helter Skelter Murders (free on Archive.org)

The Tripper (free on this shady site)

Episode 46: Crop Killers

 
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Today Slate will dissect the different types of carnivorous plants and take you through all of the movie originals, sequels, musical spinoffs and parody films as we discuss: Crop Killers.

 
 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE FILMS WE DISCUSS

The Thing from Another World (free on Archive)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1954) (free on this skeezy site)

Little Shop of Horrors (1960) (free on Youtube)

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (free on Amazon Prime)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) (free on this skeezy site)

Little Shop of Horrors (1986) ($2.99 on Amazon)

The Ruins ($2.99 on Amazon)

The Happening ($2.99 on Amazon)

 

BONUS: STUMPY!

Episode 45: Cuddly Critters That Kill

 
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Today we'll discuss the films where those sleepy balls of fur turn into a screeching ball of death and man's best friend becomes his worst nightmare. Join us as we snuggle up to Cuddly Critters That Kill.  

 
 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE MOVIES WE DISCUSS

Night of The Lepus (free on Putlocker)

The Pack (free on Dailymotion

The Uncanny (free on Dailymotion)

Man’s Best Friend (free on Youtube)

The Uninvited (free on Putlocker)

Cujo ($3.99 on Amazon video

Strays (free on Youtube)

Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (free with Starz subscription or $3.99 on Amazon video)

Episode 44: Terrible Twins

 
 
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Slate's next episode is all about twins. Terrible twins. Those murdering, conniving, man stealing, deformed, de-conjoined, mustachioed (that sometimes wear eye patches so you know which one is which) twins. From the early serial films to Dead Ringers and Basket Case, this episode is the evil twin you wish you had.

 
 
 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE FILMS WE DISCUSS

The Dark Mirror (free on Youtube)

A Stolen Life (free on Youtube)

Goodnight Gemini (1970)

Sisters (2.99 on Amazon)

Prom Night (1980)

Basket Case (2.99 on Amazon)

Dead Ringers (2.99 on Amazon)

Big Business (2.99 on Amazon)

Twins (2.99 on Amazon)

Another Earth (2012)

Episode 43: Insane Asylums

 
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Tom's episode is his first listener suggested topic about insane asylums. He'll be talking about all of the abusive administrators, raving loonies, shock treatments and lobotomies that are a hallmark of this cinematic institution.

 
 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE MOVIES WE TALK ABOUT 

Shock Corridor (free on Youtube)

Even Dwarfs Started Small ($3.99 on Youtube)

Don't Look In The Basement (free on Youtube)

Ilsa: The Wicked Warden (free on Putlocker)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ($3.99 on Amazon video)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors ($3.99 on Amazon video)

Session 9 (free on Putlocker)

Shutter Island ($3.99 on Amazon video)

Episode 42: The Findlays - Exploitation's First Couple

 
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Slate's Season 4 director profile is all about a filmmaking couple, Michael and Roberta Findlay. The Findlays made some of the weirdest, sickest underground roughies and sex films throughout the 60s and 70s until Roberta graduated to super-violent horror movies of the 80s. They worked under a variety of different names with a variety of underground filmmakers and porn actors and actresses. And their story gets weirder by the minute. Today we present Michael and Roberta Findlay - Sexploitation’s First Couple.

 
 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE MOVIES WE DISCUSS

Take Me Naked (free on this shady ass site)

The Touch of Her Flesh (free on XHamster (Porn site))

Snuff (free on Youtube)

Shriek of the Mutilated (free on Youtube)

The Clamdiggers Daughter (free on this shady ass site)

Glitter (not the Mariah Carey Version (free on XHamster (Porn)))

The Oracle (free on Amazon Prime!)

The Tenement (DVD on Amazon)