Friday, May 29, 2015

Martian Drive-In Podcast 61 - Killer Klowns From Project Moon Base.



For this one we look at silly movies. The low-budget low-brow space adventure Project Moon Base (1953) with a script by Robert Heinlein and the Chiodo Brothers' 1988 labor of love Killer Klowns From Outer Space. Commie spies and poisonous Pagliaccis. 


Martian Drive-In Podcast 60 - The Many Lives Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde


This time around, I take a big bite out of one of the big time monsters of cinema and look at the cinematic and televisual history of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a conflicted man, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde where I talk about Donald Pleasance's singing voice, the parallels between Scottish geography and the Jekyll-Hyde thing and many other things.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Martian Drive In Podcast 59 - Mysterious Island (of) Wyrmwood




This time we go from giant crabs to zombie-powered utes. First off, Paul White (friend of the podcast) asked me to look at 1961's Mysterious Island starring Michael Craig, Herbert Lom, Joan Greenwood and some groovy Ray Harryhausen stop-motion monsters. Then I hit the 2014 Australian indie zombie flick Wyrmwood- Road Of The Dead starring Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey and Leon Burchill. 
I also announce the winner of the Patreon subscriber raffle and talk about stuff.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Martian Drive In Podcast 58 - The Island of The Circus Of Horrors





For 58 I look at one of the worst Michael Caine movies ever, a horror movie based on a Peter Benchley novel, 1980's The Island then to an old favourite of mine, the 1960 colour horror film, Circus Of Horrors starring Anton Diffring and Donald Pleasance. 


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Martian Drive In Podcast 57 - The Time Travelers Final Programme




Blasts from the past this time around. The Ib Melchior directed drive-in science fiction movie from 1964- The Time Travelers starring Preston Foster and Philip Carey and then to the groovy post apocalyptic world of 1973's The Final Programme directed by Robert Fuest and starring Jon Finch and Jenny Runacre.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Martian Drive In Podcast 56 - Deep Rising Leopard Man




This time around the movies are varied. First we have Stephen Sommers' 1998 monster flick Deep Rising starring Treat Williams and Famke Janssen then we flick back to 1943 for the Val Lewton/ Jacques Tourneur classic The Leopard Man starring Dennis O'Keefe and Margo, 
Also there's feedback!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Martian Drive In Podcast 55 - The Dreamscape Of This Island Earth.




This time around, it's off to space and into the human mind with the classic 1955 Universal SF movie This Island Earth starring Rex Reason and Faith Domergue and then to 1984 for the psychic drama Dreamscape starring Dennis Quaid and Kate Capshaw.