Episode 63: Bad Computers

 
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Pretty much every aspect of our daily lives involves a computer and it’s hard in this modern age to imagine our lives without them. We love our computers and can't conceive of parting with them, yet ask anyone if they think that one day the computers are going to become sentient, rise up and kill us all and you’ll get a resounding yes. Why is that? Probably the movies. It seems that ever since these thinking machines starting showing up on the silver screen all they want to do is murder us, enslave us, get us pregnant, or steal our girlfriend. On today’s episode we’re going to find out why, so join us as we boot up some bad computers.

 
 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE FILMS WE TALK ABOUT

Gog (free on Youtube) 

Invisible Boy (free on Archive)

2001: A Space Odyssey ($3.99 on Amazon)

Demon Seed (free on Videa)

Electric Dreams (free on Youtube)

Eagle Eye ($3.99 on Amazon)

Moon ($3.99 on Amazon)

Her ($2.99 on Amazon)

Episode 62: Gender Benders

 
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Gender is a complicated issue, especially now. But why spend an hour talking about a highbrow topic when we can talk about Julie Andrews playing a woman playing a man playing a woman, Rodney Dangerfield forcing his stepson to dress in drag to win a girls soccer tournament and a bunch of drag queens performing Abba songs? Every movie that didn't qualify for my episode on LGBT Psychopaths is here in a much lighter episode called “Gender Benders.”

 
 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE MOVIES WE DISCUSS

Some Like it Hot (free with Amazon Prime)

She’s the Man ($3.99 on Amazon)

Tootsie ($3.99 on Amazon)

The Crying Game ($3.99 on Amazon)

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (free on TUBI)

Boys Don’t Cry ($3.99 on Amazon)

Ladybugs ($3.99 on Amazon - worth it if you’re a pedophile)

All of Me ($2.99 on Amazon)

Episode 61: Scourge of the Junkies

 
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One of the most visible and tragic victims of our failed war on drugs are what we commonly refer to as “junkies.” Those poor souls whose addictions to illicit poisons are so strong they'll do anything to feed them. And throughout history these individuals have been treated by our culture as everything from villains to victims or just plain invisible. But what about the movies? How has cinema presented drug addicts in the last century of celluloid? Join us today on the Season 6 premiere of Slums of Film History to find out.

 
 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE MOVIES WE DISCUSS

Pipe Dream (free on Youtube)

The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (free on Youtube)

Easy Street (free on Youtube) 

The Man With The Golden Arm (free on Youtube)

Less Than Zero (streaming on Hulu)

Trainspotting ($3.99 on Youtube)

Gridlock’d (Amazon Prime, Starz subscription)

Requiem For A Dream ($3.99 on Youtube)

Episode 60: Final Vengeance

 
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For four seasons we've talked about the various different types of revenge in movies ranging from prostitutes getting payback to vengeful spirits returning from the dead to kick some serious ass. Yet in all that time we never really talked about why. Why do we love the thought of getting revenge so much? What is it about tales of retribution that gets movie going butts into theater seats time and time again? Today in the series finale of Slums of Film History we’re going to find out why. So join us one last time as we take our Final Vengeance!

 
 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE MOVIES WE DISCUSS

Death Wish  ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

I Spit on Your Grave (free on Putlocker)

Thriller (a Cruel Picture) (free but its a porn site)

The Princess Bride ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

The Crow  ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

In The Bedroom ($2.99 on Amazon Video)

Kill Bill Vol 1  ($2.99 on Amazon Video)

Blue Ruin ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

Episode 59: The End of the World

 
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Slate's last episode of Season 5 is marking the end. The End of the World, that is. But we’re not talking about near death experiences or stories where something almost happened to Earth but we were saved by Bruce Willis on a suicide mission. Today we’re talking about the end of humanity: movies where there isn’t a soul alive at the end. Maybe Jesus came and smote all the non believers, maybe a rogue comet or star blows us all up. Maybe the world gets covered in garbage or maybe it’s just the plain old zombie apocalypse. Either way the Earth’s going down somehow eventually, but at least we’ll have fun talking about it today as we discuss The End of the World.

 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE MOVIES WE DISCUSS

Episode 58: Curses

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In over the last century of film the concept of curses, hexes and jinxes have managed to work their way from the dark lore of mankind's past onto the shiny celluloid of today, where film audiences past and present have been thrilled by stories featuring this mythological phenomenon. But is it a myth? Are the only curses we are likely to experience are those on the silver screen?  Join us for today’s episode of Slums of Film History as we unravel this supernatural mystery. So grab your charms and protective spells because today we're meddling with curses.

 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE MOVIES WE DISCUSS

The Mummy (free on Twitchtv)

The Devil Within Her (free on Youtube)

Thinner ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

Drag Me To Hell ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

The Ring (US Version) ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

Ju-On (The Grudge) ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

It Follows ($2.99 on Amazon Video)

 

Episode 57: Incest

 
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Slate has been talking about this episode for 5 seasons and listeners have been asking for it for years. Today, he'll finally present his episode on Incest in the movies. So get ready for sex with cousins, sex with parents, sex with siblings, inbreeding, underage Brooke Shields nudity, Flowers in the Attic and that time Michael J Fox’s mother had a crush on him. So put your parents, siblings and cousins to bed early and get ready to feel uncomfortable as Slate presents: Incest.

 
 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE FILMS WE DISCUSS

Vixen (free on Archive)

Caligula (free on shady Potlucker)

Flowers in the Attic (free on shady Potlucker)

The Blue Lagoon (free on DailyMotion)

Murmur of the Heart (free on Potlucker)

Spanking the Monkey (free on Potlucker)

Deliverance (free on Potlucker)

SPIDER BABY!!! 

Episode 56: Human Huntin'

 
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What happens when there isn't anything challenging left to hunt? What do those manly big game hunters do after they've killed just about every animal that has walked the earth? The answer is simple of course, you just start huntin' humans! And for the better part of film history there have been plenty of films that have shown man treating his fellow man as game, a most dangerous game, you might say. But where did this start? How did we get from hunting rhinos with Hemingway to Arnold Schwarzenegger running for his life from American Gladiator style glam hunters on national tv? Mount up, lock and load and ride out with us today as we take up Human Huntin’!

 
 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE MOVIES WE DISCUSS

The Most Dangerous Game (free on Toutube)

10th Victim (free on Dailymotion)

The Suckers (free on this porn site)

Turkey Shoot (free on Youtube)

Predator ($3.99 on Amazon video or free with HBO)

The Running Man (free with amazon prime)

Hard Target ($3.99 on Amazon video)

Surviving the Game ($3.99 on Amazon video)

Episode 55: John Waters - Prince of Puke (Part 2)

 
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Congrats! You made it through Part 1 and gotten through most of the nasty stuff. No more dog turds, puke eaters or lobster rape. Now we start in the late 70s and focus on botched sex change castration, roaches that live in teenager’s beehive hairdos and a maniacal mother that kills if you don’t rewind your videotapes. Today we talk about race wars, domestic film terrorism and that time Tracey Ullman picked up a water bottle completely hands free, as Slate presents Part 2 of “John Waters: The Prince of Puke.”

 
 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE MOVIES WE DISCUSS

Desperate Living (free on this shady site)

Polyester (free on this other shady site)

Hairspray (free but shady)

Cry Baby (free on DailyMotion)

 Serial Mom (free, shady)

Pecker ($2.99 on Amazon)

Cecil B Demented (SHADE)

A Dirty Shame ($2.99 on Amazon)

 

Episode 55: John Waters - Prince of Puke (Part 1)

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Director John Waters made films that simultaneously horrified and delighted audiences with a 300 pound drag queen named Divine, cannibalism, foot fetishes, a party performer with a singing anus, a 15 foot rapist lobster, and a rosary dildo. And that’s just his first 4 films. Slate can't wait to present Part 1 of his two parter on “John Waters: The Prince of Puke.”