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.”

 
 

Episode 54: Bad Companies

 
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The concept of an evil corporation or bad company is so deeply embedded in the fabric of our contemporary culture— populating novels, tv shows, and of course movies that its hard to think of any pop culture representation of a corporate entity that isn't evil. Anytime a movie features a big company their business model is usually either exploiting people, enslaving people, or just straight up killing people. On today’s episode we’re going to to dig deep and find out why. Join us as we do good work for Bad Companies!

 
 
 

LINKS TO SOME OF THE MOVIES WE DISCUSS

Modern Times (free on Youtube)

Soylent Green ($3.99 on Amazon Prime)

Videodrome ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

Robocop (Free on Dailymotion so there's no excuse not to watch it right now!)

Alien ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

Aliens ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

Hudsucker Proxy ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

Wall-e ($3.99 on Amazon Video)

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 ($2.99 on Amazon Video)

Color Me Blood Red (free on DailyMotion)

Dawn of the Dead (free on Youtube)

Maniac (free on Potlucker)

Street Trash (free on Youtube)

Cabin Fever ($2.99 on Amazon)

Hostel ($2.99 on Amazon)

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)