This month, it’s back to the 80s, baby. We’re gonna pave Paradise and put up a shopping mall, all in the name of some sweet revenge.
Welcome to Guilty Pleasures, a show where we slice and dice a modern-day horror film to see if it slays or dismays. Is it killer fun or a bloody mess? This month, it was Kelly’s turn to pick the theme, and she had revenge on her mind.
This month, it was Kelly’s turn to pick the theme, and she had revenge on her mind.
We asked our adoring fans to choose our revenge horror film, between the 1974 rock opera horror film PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE and the 1989 slasher PHANTOM OF THE MALL: ERIC’S REVENGE. You chose the Mall over Paradise, which, back in the 80s and 90s was pretty much the same thing.
Join us as we dive into the gory details, dish about sneaky snakes and awkward love affairs, wonder why the hell everybody was kung fu fighting, and ask, “Is this really a Guilty Pleasure?”
THIS MONTH’S THEMED SPIRIT: SWEET REVENGE (STRAWBERRY CURE)
If desired, rim an old-fashioned glass with sugar by rubbing a lemon wedge around the rim, then dipping it into a small plate of sugar. Fill the glass with ice, and pour one ounce of Sweet Revenge (strawberry liqueur), 2 ounces of club soda, and a splash of lemon juice. Stir well. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Be sure to join us next month when we’ll be celebrating National Babysitter’s Day and honoring a staple of the genre. You decide, is it ALL HALLOWS’ EVE (2013) or THE BABYSITTER: KILLER QUEEN (2020)?
ABOUT THE HOSTS:
Kelly loves all the cheese but not the ones you’d expect. A Cronenberg apologist until her dying breath, this Final Philly Girl likes her cats fat, her drinks blue, and would love it if you read her nonsense, both fictional and non.
Visionary. Award-Winner. Philanthropist. Social-Media Phenomenon. None of these terms pertain to Jack Wells, a burgeoning author located in northern Utah, and as a raging introvert with an abundance of shyness…he is totally ok with that! Refusing to stick with one genre, Jack writes whatever pops into his head, from historical thrillers to ethereal horror. Guilty Pleasures marks his first foray into podcast hosting. When not putting pen to paper or mouth to the microphone, Jack spends time with his sweet but quirky family, taking late-night road trips, enjoying a cigar, and sipping whiskey by his fire pit (because, as everyone knows, all work and no play…).
Morbidly Beautiful editor. Writer. Brooding Artist. Emo poet. A24 obsessed arthouse apologist. President of the Nic Cage Fan Club. Rotten-Tomatoes film critic. The better half of the Cheer and Loathing podcast. She’s passionate about movies, good grammar, graphic design, and cats. This fiery redhead hails from Texas, but don’t hold that against her. Professional hustler by day, Love Witch by night. A rabid fan of both five-dollar and four-letter words.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Each month, your hosts, Kelly, Jack, and Stephanie, take a deep dive into a 21st Century “Guilty Pleasure” horror movie as chosen by you, the listener, in an online poll (based on a particular theme). Join us for thematic cocktails, laughter, and a shared love of deliciously cheesy horror served up hot and tasty. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/guilty-pleasures-film/support
Welcome to Guilty Pleasures, the show where we give in
to pleasure, rising from our coffins to discuss a modern horror film and debating just how guilty we need to feel about loving or hating it.
It was Steph’s pick this month, and she was once again
desperate for any excuse to talk about the (according to her) greatest actor of our generation and possibly of any generation, Nicolas Cage.
We asked our adoring fans to choose between 2021’S
PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND and 2023’S RENFIELD.
In an absolute bloodbath of an online vote, RENFIELD eviscerated
the competition to earn its time in the light of this podcast.
So welcome us into your ears as we find out if RENFIELD
glamours us with its charms or sucks the life out of us.
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