Beauty might have killed the beast but there is no way to shackle down and tame this episode of Terror Transmission. Matt and Jason are liquored up and ready to take you on a grim expedition through the dense jungle of Skull Island for their captive commentary on 1933’s King Kong. You might not get the damsel in distress but you’ll get plenty of film facts, conservationism, Jesus and his dinosaur fetish, Matt’s dream “yacht rock” outfit, perfect areolas, the Official Terror Transmission Ebola Charity Donation Fund, swimming seamen, child-coddling / gender-neutral / everyone’s-a-winner / anti-boy magazine ideas, fake prehistoric animals, wealth vs. sex, the muscle baby cameo, a brief history of giant monsters in film and other gorilla tactics. Holy mackerel! What a show!
“What kind of a place did you say this was?” It is a house of pain wherein your handsome hosts make… things. Things! Great big commentary things, like this one for 1932’s Island of Lost Souls. Strand yourself in this doomed locale as Matt and Jason perform their curious ceremony of film background, promoting the beast in Man, learning mammary euphemisms from Jason’s son, flossing with nipple hair, Matt’s view on Mormons, burning down your own neighborhood in protest, junkies in Burlington and other great achievements. Are you not terror fiends?
Is it real… or all make believe? People say that a lot about Matt and Jason but you might also place the burden of that question upon this episode’s movie, 1935’s Mark of the Vampire. With white faces and burning eyes, your handsome hosts occasionally interrupt their drinking to bring you film background, eating stale gingerbread houses, Hollywood orgies, completely unrelated movies, hissing in film, anger for the end of this flick, the attraction of villainy and more deadly cold breath on your throat. It might not end the way you think but it’ll still be the hilariously debauched hell ride you crave.
Come one, come all! That’s right, folks! Gather ’round because the podcast is starting right now. This is the one you’ve read about, you’ve heard your neighbors talking about it, and here it is — our commentary on the 1932 release of Freaks! Watch the doorway, keep your ears open, you don’t wanna miss any of the acts, and it’s all free! Right here and starting right now, marvel at the wonders of full movie background, the aphrodisiac of argyle, so-called exploitation, those wacky censors, sex with midgets, metal sub-referencing, hobo dogs, Canadian permissiveness, embracing your inner freak and other monstrosities of nature. After the show, come on into the revival tent and hear your handsome hosts testify to what they’ve recently watched on DVD. Gooble gobble, gooble gobble, we accept you, one of us…
Deep in the jungles of Haiti, the natives are not only restless… they’re UNDEAD! And they also seem to have some pretty good job security as they toil endlessly for the master in the 1932 creeper, White Zombie. If you look closely, you might see Matt and Jason lurking around the plantation, gathering a dark crop of information on prideful flatulence, the history of zombies, the silent-to-talkie transition, sex with pygmies, more pronunciation fun and plenty of movie background. Afterwards, there might even be time for some discussion on what M&J watched recently. So, never mind the taste. Just drink it.
Love will do strange things to a guy. One might write a song or read sweet poetry to his object of affection. Another might climb a mountain or drive across the country in order to show his true feelings. Or perhaps it might take… a little more than that. Follow Matt and Jason on a journey into the blackest depths of amour with their commentary on the 1935 dark suspense tale, Mad Love. It’s a wild romance straight out of the asylum with rants and ravings on Peter Lorre, censorship, questionable wooing tactics, marrying rich, snacks, suicide, and enough tasteless stereotypes to keep you in stitches. And when the love finally dies, join your handsome hosts for some chat on their recently watched movies. Are you ready to kill the thing YOU love?
You’ll have plenty to be afraid of before this episode is over. And that’s because Matt and Jason will be putting electrodes to foreheads for the 1931 groundbreaking horror classic, Frankenstein. Celebrate this precious new life brought into a cruel and undeserving world by joining your handsome hosts for chatter on Boris Karloff, Universal films, the Mary Shelley novel, the joys of drinking, the meaning of life, battle scars, foursomes and other sordid affairs. After M&J have laid this one to its final resting place, keep listening as they bring you their thoughts on recent DVDs seen. It’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE!
As thunderclaps shatter the calm and rain pours down in torrential waves, your only refuge from the harsh elements is this episode of Terror Transmission as Matt and Jason spin tales of murder and madness by the warming fire. Kick off your soggy boots, have a shot of gin, and change into something pretty as M&J comment upon the 1932 gothic suspense flick, The Old Dark House. After the feature, stay tuned for rundowns on M&J’s latest DVD viewings as well as Terror Transmission’s first giveaway!
Those dashing gents with their bulging horror muscles return with their commentary on Edgar G. Ulmer’s 1934 Lugosi/Karloff match-up, The Black Cat. Learn all about the lurid, censored, diabolical backstory to this Universal “Golden Age” flick. Following the feature, your hosts drink fancy beer, chat horror, and read listener mail.