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.”

 
 

LINKS TO THE FIRST FOUR JOHN WATERS MOVIES WE DISCUSS 

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)

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)