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HORROR MOVIES TO WATCH: VAMPIRE ROAD TRIP MOVIES

October 26, 2020 Johnny Spoiler and The Binge-Watchers Season 22 Episode 5
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HORROR MOVIES TO WATCH: VAMPIRE ROAD TRIP MOVIES
Oct 26, 2020 Season 22 Episode 5
Johnny Spoiler and The Binge-Watchers

TONIGHT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A SUBGENRE OF HORROR MOVIES INVOLVING VAMPIRES, THE VAMPIRE ROAD MOVIE SUCH AS FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, NEAR DARK, AND JOHN CARPENTER’S VAMPIRES PLUS ITS SEQUEL FEATURING BON JOVI!


Before WE SINK OUR FANGS INTO THIS ONES, LET’S TAKE A BITE O’ THE NEWS:


WHAT’VE WE HEARD ABOUT MOVIE AND TV HEADLINES

THE LAST STARLIGHTER ISN’T GOING TO BE THE LAST STARFIGHTER ANY MORE, A SEQUEL IS BLASTING OFF

THEY THOUGHT THEY KILLED THE MEG, APPARENTLY NOT THERE ARE MORE GIANT SHARKS OUT THERE BECAUSE MEG 2 IS ON THE WAY

HBO MAX IS BRINGING OUT BATMAN BEYOND WITH MICHAEL KEATON


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TONIGHT’S MOVIES? we are Discussing Near Dark, The Forsaken, John Carpenter's Vampires 1 & 2, From Dusk Til Dawn 1 & 2 WITH ALL OF OUR FAVORITE BITS ABOUT WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH OR WHY YOU SHOULD SKIP IT


Favorite spin or twist on the vampire myth? We pick one of these movies that did it best.


NEXT WEEK: A series of feel good movies are on the way...




Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/bingewatcherspodcast)

Show Notes Transcript

TONIGHT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A SUBGENRE OF HORROR MOVIES INVOLVING VAMPIRES, THE VAMPIRE ROAD MOVIE SUCH AS FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, NEAR DARK, AND JOHN CARPENTER’S VAMPIRES PLUS ITS SEQUEL FEATURING BON JOVI!


Before WE SINK OUR FANGS INTO THIS ONES, LET’S TAKE A BITE O’ THE NEWS:


WHAT’VE WE HEARD ABOUT MOVIE AND TV HEADLINES

THE LAST STARLIGHTER ISN’T GOING TO BE THE LAST STARFIGHTER ANY MORE, A SEQUEL IS BLASTING OFF

THEY THOUGHT THEY KILLED THE MEG, APPARENTLY NOT THERE ARE MORE GIANT SHARKS OUT THERE BECAUSE MEG 2 IS ON THE WAY

HBO MAX IS BRINGING OUT BATMAN BEYOND WITH MICHAEL KEATON


Get 7 days of free movies and shows on Starz with a simple sign up. Redeem details here: https://www.bwpodcast.com/starz-offer


TONIGHT’S MOVIES? we are Discussing Near Dark, The Forsaken, John Carpenter's Vampires 1 & 2, From Dusk Til Dawn 1 & 2 WITH ALL OF OUR FAVORITE BITS ABOUT WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH OR WHY YOU SHOULD SKIP IT


Favorite spin or twist on the vampire myth? We pick one of these movies that did it best.


NEXT WEEK: A series of feel good movies are on the way...




Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/bingewatcherspodcast)

Speaker 1:

Correct open a cold box of wine or pour something cold on ice because it's the binge watches [inaudible]

Speaker 2:

Diving right in because we have all these vampire movies to talk about and we can waste no time. So tonight we're going to talk about a subject She'll get on with the show. All right . So tonight we're talking about a sub genre of horror movies and falling vampires. It's a vampire road movie , such as from dusk, till Dawn near dark and John carpenter's vampires, plus a SQL featuring Bon Jovi. Before we sink our fangs into this one, let's take a little bite out of the news. What have we heard in TV and headlines? Did you guys hear that? The last Starfighter is finally getting to SQL Starfighter anymore? Yeah. So that's pretty exciting. Let's get rid of blast . Starfighter right. Yeah . Second to last. Yeah. Or son of A ,

Speaker 3:

Yeah , something 84.

Speaker 2:

Yeah . Um, I have about 60 year olds. Um , well probably 30 guys. I think I'll all of a sudden, I love that. It's awesome. It's one of my favorite science fiction movies of all time. We had a class episode where we went through all these space movies. That was like my entry. That was like my thing when my jam was the last time I remember

Speaker 3:

That that was good. It was my pick two .

Speaker 2:

If I recall correctly, the one other story that I came up with to talk about is they're doing a Meg too . You know, they didn't give her all the giant sharks apparently. Um, my favorite is the first part was head, bring Wilson. You know, he had to wait from the office plane , like a billionaire who built this underwater station. Did you guys watch this? Jason Statham had to fight a bunch of sharks .

Speaker 3:

I watched it, I watched it. It was like comedy, but like serious at times it was really weird movie. Yeah, it was, I wanted more camp out of it and it was too serious . I didn't , I didn't know. But then there were funny moments I'm like, is this serious? Or I didn't know , really know where it was going. It was confusing.

Speaker 2:

Fair enough. Do you think you'll watch part two?

Speaker 3:

Probably not in the theater if I can even go to the theater, right? Yeah.

Speaker 2:

Yeah. If there is a theater exists, it will exist. I was offline earlier talking to Adam and we were , we were shooting the shit and we were talking about like, you know, if the internet exists, [inaudible] depending on what

Speaker 3:

Light right now, because no electricity. So that shit could be written .

Speaker 2:

Yeah. Our buddy, Dave Dinka lived in the Roman blackout state where there a fire prevention strategy from the, from the governor is like, let's turn off. Everybody's electricity. Like you look like you're in the apocalypse.

Speaker 3:

I go , wait a minute.

Speaker 2:

Are you sure? Your power's even going to last for 45 minutes. All right . Do you guys have any other headlines ? Do you have any headlines you want to review? Do you have any news?

Speaker 3:

Yeah. Yeah. Um, so there's talks, it's just in talks right now, but um, Tim Burton may take on a , uh, Adam's family reboot TV show where it takes place in modern times with a Wednesday Adams. And if they get Christina originally afford up there, cause she liked the main star Wednesday. Well, from , uh , from what they say so far , uh , Wednesday would be the main star. Now they haven't said who they've cast it, or if they've talked about casting yet, but kind of the everybody's hoping that, you know , Christina Richie would do it cause she's the right age. So she would be amazing. Yeah . So , um, yeah. I and Tim Burton I'd watch it. I went to, I have one today as of today, I read that Michael keen has signed on to start as Bruce Wayne in an HBO, max Batman beyond series. Now I don't know if this , I don't know if this is voiceover or animation or if it's physically him. I hope it's physically him, but I just heard this today though . I don't know if it's true or not. I mean, it's , it was on a few news sites actually . Cool . That would be really cool. I want live action. If it's animation, I'm kind of like, ah , whatever, but I mean the cartoons cool, but who he would be playing the older Bruce Wayne because he's the right age. Right. Perfect . Yeah . And then he could, you know, to be even older with his cane and, you know , train in some young buck.

Speaker 2:

I think it's interesting that his Batman would be in the continuity of Batman beyond, you know, 80 Batman into the Terry McGinnis story. That's pretty cool. That's pretty, super exciting news, but I don't, I don't even really feel max is going to be around too much longer. They're like, what they're doing right now is like all the HBO originals and all the HBO documentaries are like now going to HBO, max. Right. Which kind of makes HBO obsolete in itself. So now go get their app and go watch that stuff. Otherwise you can't see it. Like they're making a documentary about, remember when , um, that , uh, the interview came out there where they went to North Korea and they had Sony pictures . All right. So that whole thing was right. Uh, there's a documentary coming out, like you'll max about that situation with that movie. And they're like, Oh, we were still gonna premiere the movie and dah, dah , dah, dah. And then , then we didn't . Cause they all got afraid of both bread and like, they, they just can't deliver that . So anyway, that's coming up . But again, if you don't have HBO, max, then I guess we won't say it, but like all the HBO stuff, that's where it's gone . So I don't know. And you still can't get it on a Roku TV, which is the major problem. That's not on Roku's no Google cast or whatever. Um, do we want to jump right in?

Speaker 3:

Yeah. Don't hold your breath. Yeah, I see. I can see you excited. Okay. So the, the idea that no time to die was going to be streamed is dead. They put the kibosh on that talks failed almost as fast as they began. So the next double Oh seven movie. Well, good luck seeing it or , you know, we'll make it through, well , we'll get just , won't be in a Regal. Oh , it's done. Apparently. Um , it's been done for like a long time, so , but I can guarantee you're not going to see it in Regal theaters. Yeah . Well, wow . They shut down.

Speaker 2:

Um, speaking of a good way to watch movies, you can get seven days of free movies and shows on Starz TV with a simple signup . You can redeem the details over BW podcast.com forward slash stars with a Z dash offer seven days of free movies and shows on stars. We were ragging on HBO max. We've got no complaints about stars, sign up and check it out. Tonight's movie . We've got a wide range of vampire stuff we're discussing near dark from 88 forsaken from 2001, we got John carpenter's vampires one and two. And we got from dusk till Dawn one and two. All right . How , what is near dark about a teenage cowboy goes to a bar like the cheque chicks turns out to be a vampire chick, turns out to be caught up in a vampire road game . Uh, he goes on the road with him after he gets bitten, but then the gang is , uh , gonna mess with this family. So you ultimately choose a family over the gang tries to get the vampire girl out of the gang. There's this pre Twilight. It's like the first major vampire romance in cinema it's Kathryn Bigelow . Bigelow's debut film was a director. She's a good director, by the way, she brought the hurt locker, right? Yeah . Um, and I think zero dark 30 something good stuff. It used to be married to take to Cameron, whatever James Cameron, but I he's talented, but I've always liked the shit that she does. And your dark is pretty cool. Um, what's one of you is when Twilight came out, they rereleased this one on DVD. Right. And I think one of you guys posted the picture of the cover, right ? Yeah.

Speaker 4:

The

Speaker 2:

Thing is , if you compare this to Twilight, you'll never gonna to watch near dark because you're just going to have that bad case of Twilight in your mouth, you know? Um, but that's , that's the general synopsis, like, you know , kid gets messed up in this, this manpower I wrote down , it's a Western though. I noticed about all the , the stuff we're talking about. They're all vampire Western, right? No vampire road movies, but they're also all, all what? Horror Western. It's like a sub genre. Um, all right . So favorite bits from this movie? Uh, actually my, I don't really have a , I don't really have like a, like a scene or scenario. I do like , uh , bill Paxton, vampire portrait and the people in the diner. That's a highlight. Um , the other element is I love the casting of Tim Palmerson as the dad. Right. Who's hanging out on the little farm, wants to help us get out, you know, trying to teach him the life lessons. But you know, I'm pretty to expect the kid to bring home a vampire. You know what I mean? It's like one thing to have a teen pregnancy, but Oh, you're kind of with vampire is great. Could it have just been drugs we could have done with Nash could have dealt with that. Um, so let's go to , uh , Nick, what are you , what's your favorite bit from your dark? I actually

Speaker 4:

The score by Tangerine dream. I thought it was a really beautifully done score and they did ledge in and a bunch of stuff at that time. And I have the soundtrack. I should have brought it. It's in my car. It's the only CD that has been in my car for three years now. Cause I don't listen to a lot of CDs , but randomly it'll just play. I'm like, Oh, well fuck it. So actually I'm also, I love the movie too, but I just figured you guys would T uh , John took my , uh , favorite scene from the bill, Paxton part at the bar. So that's why the score ,

Speaker 2:

Uh , Dave, what about you?

Speaker 4:

Uh , kind of same thing. He took my scene. Um, but the one I haven't watched this recently, but I remember the young kid in it. Um, who wasn't he like actually the oldest member of the group, but he was in the youngest body.

Speaker 2:

Oh man. He was like stuck in the body of a 12 year old. Yeah, that was really cool. Yeah . I like that

Speaker 4:

Because I like that kid actor , he was in a movie called river's edge and like a , he was, he had a sweet spot in the eighties where he was in fi movies and he looked like the youngest kid from Charles in charge. Didn't he it's been forever

Speaker 2:

Little thrown off because we usually don't record video . We usually just do audio. Everybody's like, what do I look like?

Speaker 5:

I'm just looking at you guys going, like, what are they doing ?

Speaker 2:

All right . Well, you're up to bat and there AA , we're looking for your ,

Speaker 5:

Okay. So Dave is always like taking mine and I'm always taking Dave's , uh , that little kid, he predates like interview with the vampires , weirdness about like how you can turn at a certain age and be stuck in that age forever. And this is the first time that I think I've seen this idea on screen. So it was a neat idea. Maybe it has existed before that, but an interview with the vampire, they made a big deal about it. But here it is like we got this older movie, boom , uh, the kids there. But my favorite scene in the movie is him needing like a companion his age after boasting being a man inside of a child's body for so long. Like he falls for, you know, the guy's sister. And , uh , yeah .

Speaker 2:

Remind me of , uh, this other movie. I didn't mean to cut you off, but I got

Speaker 5:

Okay, well he's he's, I don't know. He's trying to be play with the big boys because he says he's a man inside, but he's really just a kid looking for another kid to play with. Cause he's frozen mentally in that place. So he's boasting pretending to be a man when he's, when he does, he can't ever mature. And that's a neat idea. The other thing is like he is trying desperately at the end to get to her and his, the thing they like to play with in this movie and the different movies had different rules for how vampires worked. But these guys could be in the sun for a little while as they smoked.

Speaker 2:

Just say that, I feel like you got ahead of the notes. Cause I, I said favorite spin or twist on the vampire myth, pick one of the moons . That's that's like I throw it out.

Speaker 5:

Just him exploding. Boom. Oh , like what?

Speaker 2:

Um, well you meet , you reminded me of another vampire movie. Let the right one in same kind of thing as a young man prior . And this is , it's like older men that may be pedos or whatever, but, but then that's who she eats. And then she meets a child her age and wants to be his friend and all that. That reminded me when your statement about the character reminds me of that one for the whole thing . So what is the forsaken about? That's the next list on our playlist here of the vampire road, horror westerns. The forsaken is like you pulled these two kids out of a CW show and plumped them down in a horror movie. You got curse Smith and Brendan fare on the road. Um, Kara Smith is a course from Dawson's Creek. He's also in one of the final destination movies , like the original rocks , right? So he, he needs to take a side gig to have money to go to his sister's wedding. So he figures I'll drive this fancy car with BMW, whatever it is, Rosewood, whatever the hell it is out into the country and , uh , and have enough money to go to my sister's wedding. And what's cool is like , um, what's relatable about him is we were in film school, I think at the time. And that's his job. He's like an assistant editor at a horror movie production company. Right. And then he takes his kid to drive this car and gets caught up in a situation where he gets hooked up with these two infected characters. And it's kind of loose . Like this works like a blood disease. Almost like it's feels like an STD, but maybe not because you get bit you're infected, right? Anything you do with the manpower to do this movie you're infected. And then Jonathan Shaikh who is like doing such a good job or Shrek around you pronounce this guy's name. He's been around a little while. He's in some of the zombie movies and come out recently . He's a big horror genre fan too. He's been a lot of good job doing like the Dracula S but, but James Dean version of Dracula of such a thing as possible, and he's in like a fancy Rose , like souped up Mustang or road, whatever the car is, Camaro or something. And they keep encountering them as they go along their trip, trying to get to where they're going. And then there's like this whole mythology in this movie about like where the vampires started from and the great crusades or whatever. So , um, yeah, that brings us a favorite bit . I guess that's mine . I liked the story, the story of how they came to be like with the nights , you know, encountering the angel of death or whatever. Like I thought that was cool. Um, Dave, what about you, what's your favorite bit from , uh, from the first second?

Speaker 6:

Uh , well, the main character towards the end , uh, has a fun rendition of inner Sandman by Metallica for a minute. Um, that, and honestly like the soundtrack, I mean it's, yes, it's by today's standards kind of crappy music, but like, it was kind of music. I grew up like the element it's , uh , the , uh , the new metal , uh , music of that era. So that's kind of took me back to being a teenager for a moment.

Speaker 2:

Nice. Well , yeah, grunge only existed then. So yeah, you'd have to that's that's like, like the first screen or something, you get to go back to like a musical time, you know, that was like encapsulated in a certain generation, like ever clear all those guys. The red Chevelle was good. Um , where are we at? Nick? What are your favorite bits from the fatigue ?

Speaker 4:

I forgot the main villain's name. Uh, you just said, Jonathan , what's his name ?

Speaker 2:

Oh, he has a job name. His name is like kit ,

Speaker 4:

But I mean , you know what I mean? The main vampire guy. Oh , yeah .

Speaker 2:

Played by Jonathan shack or whatever.

Speaker 4:

He was so charismatic and such a great bill. And in this movie he was my favorite part. Like just any scene he was in, he just brought this movie up another night.

Speaker 2:

Yeah. If you hadn't done it, it probably would have sucked.

Speaker 4:

He was , he was like, you know how there's like actors who just steal a movie. He stole this movie . Yeah.

Speaker 2:

Yeah. Um, AA,

Speaker 6:

I felt a great degree of tension the entire movie, because his goal was to deliver that car spotless.

Speaker 4:

Yeah . Destination [inaudible] . And

Speaker 3:

I was like, I was like, all right , he's got to not get anything on this car.

Speaker 2:

Part two . What the hell are we gonna do about this car?

Speaker 3:

Is there a part two ? I don't know. No , it shouldn't be a part two. I wonder if they were hoping for a franchise, right. They probably would have . Yeah. Yeah. And he's got to go through those , uh, those two big trucks and he pushes through. And I don't know that. I don't think that would resonate for everyone, but anyone that's been in some harrowing car oriented stuff where you were responsible and you're going to pay out the pocket with threats from the shady dude. I don't know. I identified with that real hard guys and I'd be happy. I don't know where I'm pulling it from, but it was resonating real strong. Yeah. So ,

Speaker 2:

Um, that brings us to John carpenter's vampires. Junk operators . Manpower is the first one was his last movie that was in the black, like as far as his box off his tape . Right. Cause he does goes to Mars shortly after this and it tanks. And so this was his last like positive box office success.

Speaker 3:

What was this profitable? Was this a hit? I forgot.

Speaker 2:

Yeah . Yeah. Yeah. The original vampires was a hit and essentially it's adapted from a novel about these working class guys that they're basically exterminators. They get hired by the Vatican and the CIA, whatever local towns , sheriffs town pays them. They bring their crew in and they basically annihilate infestations nest of vampires. Um , they have weird names for vampires in here, like feeders, masters, and , um, creepers are what they have weird names, whatever. Um, and that's basically the whole plot . There's like one guy named Jack Rose who was supposed to be like the best of the best that's who James Wood plays. Then you got one of the Baldwin brothers is actually gang of Baldwin. Um, in like one of his only good movies playing like the , the friend Montoya or whatever who , uh, helps them rig these, these things to pull the vampires out of their nest and into the sunlight. It's kind of how they do it. They walk in, they're pretty sterile about it. They go in, it's all mechanical, they got big, giant stakes , mechanical arms. They just rent them off. They hit him with the crossroad, drag him out of the house and take out all the vampires. And they bring a priest, I guess that's like ceremony. Right. They bring a Padre with them every time. But um, they let their guard down, vampire screws up the whole team. And that kind of sets up a plot of the first movie. They got an infected girl with them. Um, and then they're trying to unravel this conspiracy of like, well, who's targeting the vampire killers. Why is this master vampire hanging out in the Southwest? And again, we're on the road. Cause we're , we're driving through Arizona, Texas, New Mexico. I think it's in New Mexico. We're driving through the Southwest anyway. Right? Try to stay alive with these guys. That's basically a manpower is one. Um, well show me the favorite. Nick, what do you got for work? What do you like about the first,

Speaker 4:

The empire ? Uh, pretty much James Woods. I , I, you know, like I'm , I'm, I'm honing in on actors a lot in these movies and I think James Woods coming in there, just his cockiness, the bad-ass like I've done this for years. Let me come in and kill these vampires. I think James Woods steals the show in this movie. He's my favorite part. Right ?

Speaker 2:

They give them some zingers, some one-liners right. Like a little mahogany, a little Wu , whenever they're making references.

Speaker 4:

I thought it was incredible.

Speaker 6:

No. Nick, who would agree with you on that? Uh, is actually Roger Ebert. Cause I remember when this came out, I used to watch like, this let's go LIBOR . So, and he was like James Woods Academy award, or be nominated like no lie. Like

Speaker 2:

I'm

Speaker 4:

Going to watch that review now. Yeah,

Speaker 2:

I do totally agree .

Speaker 4:

He was, he really was so dramatic . Wow.

Speaker 2:

Hmm .

Speaker 4:

I don't know if it was Oscar worthy in what is it? 1999 when this came out, but whatever.

Speaker 2:

Uh, what did I wrote it down? Um, 98. Yeah. Okay . What's your favorite bit

Speaker 6:

Actually, probably that like first what? 15 minutes or so, like you mentioned earlier working class, like yeah, these guys, like that's the thing I love is like, they're taken out vampire after vampire and it's just another fun

Speaker 2:

And slamming ,

Speaker 6:

Like, you know, this is going on for hours. They're like, all right, Lord , are we going to be done with this yet? You know, it's just business when you kind of go to the bar .

Speaker 2:

Yeah. Basically it's like, they get there at Dawn and they're done a dusk. Right. Cause they didn't want to be after dark in case there's an anchorman buyer , you know, it's kinda that thing. So they aren't , they do feel the threat. They are terrified. And that's probably why they do the drugs and drink and party . Do you know what I mean? Cause Bri is like, Steve could be dead the next day. You don't know who's going to get killed on the job. You know what I mean? Like it's almost like working for the carnival. You know, these guys don't have like insurance hazard pay. They don't get overtime.

Speaker 6:

If they get infected, they die. Uh, yeah. They're like Radic rat exterminators or something going in there. I love that first part of the movie as well. I mean, cause it plays out like they're doing so much cool stuff in one space and it's and they keep going in and out it's so it's pretty neat how they got locked in, locked down there .

Speaker 2:

That's my favorite bit is the use of the team and I almost feel bad that we don't really get to see the team very much in , in, in the first , uh , movie. Right. And I think they learned their lesson in the second one because the team that forms a Bon Jovi and part two man is together for most of the movie. Right? Yeah .

Speaker 6:

It actually comes together in the second one last ,

Speaker 2:

Uh, forming the team is like a major part of part two. And that's the second one down in Mexico. What?

Speaker 5:

No, I'm just saying like my real first favorite scene is James Woods getting like pulled off of that cross or the cross getting pulled down and being directed . So I did not.

Speaker 2:

I'm trying to pick the audience part too brother .

Speaker 5:

Yeah. That's what I needed to come in now because I was Oh crap .

Speaker 2:

Yeah . We got to keep the train moving . We're going to keep the thing on the tracks . Okay. So in part two, there's a , there's a vampire killer named Derrick bliss played by Bon Jovi down in Mexico. They call them for a special job, essentially how he takes jobs. If you make sure you videotapes everything so we can get his permission. Oh, so hard to get commissioned these days anyway, to get his commission paid out, he takes these videos. He sends them in, they send him a payment wirelessly and then they're like, we need a special team put together. Something's going on down here. And the masters is female and she's fucking everybody up in this movie. And everybody, he goes to recruit gets killed, spoiler alert. I shot her . I should've warned everybody. Um, anyway , uh, usually I alert you folks, but then tell you what the spoiler is. But I did it backwards out of sheer excitement to tell you how many people die in this movie. At one point, they take the time to show you that, like they got a guard on the outside, then you have to cross a river. Then you have to go up this road to get to the monastery. And there's another armed guard there. But then when the vampires show up, none of those checkpoints actually work. Right. Um, to keep the, keep the priests alive, the guy doesn't call in on the radio, like, Hey, a bunch of vampires are just standing here in the middle of the road. They look like they're up to some shit more than everybody at the monastery, but he didn't . And um , again, Catholicism plays a big part because it's , you know, good versus evil classic stuff. Um, so, but what's funny is like Derek bless you guys. Remember the Robert Rodriguez movie with like the good , the guitar hero, like El mariachi Corrado once upon a time in Mexico. So that , that hero hasn't been done. A bunch of guns inside of a good , a guitar case. But in this, he has a bunch of guns inside of a surfboard , right? So Derek was pops it out and he's got his little steak gun and a bunch of other accessories. Again, the giant steaks . The, I wrote down that the older brother from freaking family matters , shows up his name is , um , Derek McCreary or something. He's the one that plays the guy that gets off the bus and he's got the special shotgun shells. So putting together the team and fighting a vampire in Mexico is basically essentially what this whole thing is about. But it ties into the first one because there's a magic cross that supposedly gives the vampires the ability to walk and daylight. So they'd bring it across back and they write out the priests from the first movie, like he already died, just mysteriously died while trying to take care of it for us . Um, favorite bits from this movie, Adam, what do you got for us?

Speaker 3:

Oh, well , uh , that first scene with Bon Jovi , uh, going after, Hey, Hey there buddy with the shaver. And then he's like, Oh thank you, mr. Rose , Amy . Me. And then , uh, and I just, it was a misdirection from the very beginning and I loved it so much. I was like, Oh, this is going to be good. And it was good. I did not expect very much, honestly. I mean, how many, how many other movies at Bon Jovi been in anybody? Yeah . I don't even in a few. Yeah. Okay. Count them on your hand maybe. But he did a good job and I, I enjoyed it because of that. But my favorite bit is , uh , when your , your last words are , uh, you've never lived until you've got head from a vampire. Wow .

Speaker 2:

What's your favorite bit?

Speaker 3:

Um, just the fact that I bought Bon Jovi as an ass kicking vampire Hunter. Yeah. No, I didn't have much expectations. I've seen him. He hasn't done. Um, he's always been a side character. Uh , so to have him do carry the whole movie, I was surprised that he was able to do so. So props to Jon Bon Jovi, fourth wall break, the fourth wall.

Speaker 2:

Can we see you guys can't see this or maybe you can see this? I don't know. It depends on what version you're watching. Every time I see Nick take a drink, I then have to take a drink.

Speaker 3:

Oh , okay . We want to play this game. Yeah , I'm reading it . I don't have a drink.

Speaker 2:

Let's see. So favorite bits? What did we miss everybody kind of in on there ?

Speaker 3:

No , my , my, my favorite bit, my favorite bit is actually that the movie in general, I thought this would suck and it was good. Yeah. That was my man. So I told you guys were watching

Speaker 2:

It . You're like, Oh John , what the fuck did you pick for that?

Speaker 3:

Because I would have watched this and like this in 2000, whatever it came out. And then I watched it . I'm like, I wouldn't fucking , I actually really liked this movie. That's my point. I'm just saying, well , they had video back in the day

Speaker 2:

To be released, but they brought in the who I call the sequel doctor, the real stick with dr . Tommy Lee Wallace who helped develop the steady cam. He's a great horror director. He did the TV version of it. And what else has he done? He did Halloween three season of the witch, which has a cold following. It has nothing to do with Michael Myers , but people still like that movie. Um , you said, Oh, did he, w what else has he worked on? Well , I worked on the Halloween's with, with , um , what's his name? That's where he got his start. And then, like I said, he built the camera rigs. That's one of the , so many motion shots in this could have been the throwaway SQL because of his camera rigs .

Speaker 3:

And honestly, it should have been because around this time you would think this would suck. And that's why I never gave it a chance. I remember literally going to blockbuster at the time being like, Hmm , whatever, let me run this one instead of this wire test and I should have . Yeah , exactly. And that was my favorite bit. Is that it actually worked. I was shocked. Yeah. I know. It's , it's very well shot. It's very well made. And I'm like, you know, of course being from the

Speaker 2:

Steady cam guy, that's

Speaker 3:

In the diner where he goes to the bathroom and he comes back out and everybody in the Diner's dead. That's pretty damn cool because it really painted the picture of how weird that is.

Speaker 2:

Yeah . Yeah. Um, I was going to say like, before all the other movies came out, like near dark was the only one that was a Western and a vampire movie at the same time. And it stood that way for like, at least 10 years. Um, and Kevin Brigalow wanted to make that because she was to wanting to make a Western, but then it wasn't going to get made. And all these other vampire movies were coming out like lost boys and all that stuff. So could blend the genres is kind of cool. And to see these other movies following in his footsteps, I mean, it was chili the kid versus Dracula, but there's really no, it's really just that just an old Western. It doesn't really, it's not really very whore or tiny town is more terrifying than that movie . Um, yes . Uh, so let's see. So now we're covering restful Dawn , cause we're talking about how they blend westerns with four elements of vampires. So progressed on there's the gecko brothers. One of them is played by Quentin Tarantino. He's kind of pervy. The other brother. Who's more responsible is played by George Clooney. They're holed up in the beginning of the mini-mart and they're on their way to meet somebody at a bar called the titty twister of all places. And apparently the setup is vampires have owned this bar for like, I dunno , 400 years. And it was a Mayan temple. And now it's a bar and basically anybody that's kind of a throwaway member of society, truckers, bikers, druggers criminals, whatever. They all hang out here and they get eaten by vampires. And it just bad luck for the echo brothers. Cause they're going to have to spend the night there and then anybody that's there with them, like sex machine is a biker that helps them . There's a fucker played by Fred Williamson who helps them fight off vampires. And there's a family. They take hostage because they're on the run from a Texas Rangers or whatever, right. From a bank robbery. Right. Um, you think you're watching pulpits in part two and then it veers off into left field. And all of a sudden there's vampires everywhere. And in Selma Hayak is like the main vampire principle , like a snake goddess or something. Um, and only myth I can think that they're pulling on is like, I dunno if there are any Latin snake gods or mind snake gods there's Greek snake dogs that are like vampire , but I don't know how they got to snakes in like maybe it's an ask technology. I'm not sure. And I'm not going to go too much in a mythology. All I know is he turns into a giant snake. She looks cool as hell the repertoire, then the writing is done by quitting drinking . This was good. And he got Robert Rodriguez doing a great job as directing the movie. So it's those two powerhouses put together for this like little indie crime movie that suddenly has vampires , like halfway through the movie, which that split the audience, like when it came out like right in hand, right. You either went along with it or you didn't .

Speaker 3:

No , I mean, it's pretty shocking if you didn't know when you were watching, like this is going to be like reservoir dogs and this suddenly became this, it would be shocking. It really would.

Speaker 2:

Did anybody have time to get to this equal with Robert Patrick, Texas

Speaker 3:

Before ? So, yeah. Okay.

Speaker 2:

So I wonder the same thing. Like bank robbers get infiltrated by vampires and then like they have to work with the police and the Mexican there's like a standoff between the police vampires and wherever Patrick police come out in the nineties. What are your favorite bits? Uh , do you got a favorite bit from the first one day is from Russell doc ?

Speaker 3:

Um, yeah, actually , uh, keep in mind that I was 13 when this came out. So that's about the age I saw this. Um, and it's still my favorite bit, but , uh, Cheech Marin's pussy. Teach me, sorry. I guess it's going to send us into the explicit, but I have a special memory because me and my, me and a cousin who had just seen this would always have a back and forth with another they're like, Oh, we got cold pussy go . Like, we got a wet Plessy , we got hot pussy . Like it was a back and forth me and my cousin would have, so that's still kind of my favorite bit

Speaker 2:

Cheech. Marin is like carnival barking, outside the door to get customers to come in talking about everything. You can get inside as a customer. Yeah. Um,

Speaker 5:

And he was also like the guard, like right before there . And then they do a transformation of him.

Speaker 2:

We play three different people. He plays the role. He plays the guy at the club. He plays you're right . He plays the , um, border patrol guy. And then at the end he plays the , the guy that , um, was negotiating some kind of deal with , uh , George Clooney's character. Like he's there , he's the guy at the end. That he's the reason why they're at the bar.

Speaker 5:

Yeah. And it's almost like that's where the reset happens. They've escaped into Mexico. The first arc of the movie has two arcs. The first arc is they they're out and they've, they they're victorious. And now they're, now that's a whole nother movie, you know? And then he plays another character from the end of the first movie with the whole dramatic, like you have to get through the past the border. And then the next movie, he's the he's in the very next scene. It's like, he's in the very next scene. Like his talent. The coolest thing about this movie is that in the script, and to me, it just says at some point when the, when the vampire starts to come out mayhem ensues and there's like 15 at 12, 15 minutes of screen time,

Speaker 3:

Have you read, have you read the script? It said that. Yeah ,

Speaker 5:

It does . Yeah . Awesome. So , um, so I'll bring up Texas blood

Speaker 2:

Money. So if you want to see Robert Patrick play somebody, that's not a Terminator, not a bad guy. I mean, his character is a bad guy, but he's not so bad kind of reform in here. And , uh, um, the gang that's robbing the bank and that movie slowly get turned into vampires one by one. And then like, he's left alone to fight with the Texas Rangers and the Mexican police. I'm like a standoff . It's a very quick sequel. It's a one and done. But I remember they were coming out. Like somebody brought a blockbuster earlier and I can imagine people were like, daddy, what's a blockbuster. But anyway, when they existed, I remember seeing the two posters cause they made two and three, like back-to-back right. Oh yeah . Hangman's daughter. It was like back in time, 200 years ago. And you see like how I've watched 20 minutes of it and I can't even finish it. That's like the origin story of Selma Hayak scheduler becoming Danica fandemonium

Speaker 3:

Oh my God , baby. If you're listening to the audio. Yeah. You go in there and they get your code. You got Adam, can you recommend credit on my account that I can't use? Because you know, I don't know where it went.

Speaker 2:

Should I tell you the whole cast of freaking from Brussels on one or two? Cause you got Quintin Tarantino. Danny Trejo, George Clooney, Selma. Hayak Tom Savini, Fred Williamson, Cheech, Marin, Juliette Lewis and Harvey guy sell . That's a big, that's a lot of all-stars for the first name .

Speaker 3:

I mean , yeah . I was going to say like more than you brought up . Yeah .

Speaker 2:

Well there's um , what's his name ? Michael Parks. Thompson.

Speaker 3:

Fred Williams. The other guy. Okay. Tom's Vini .

Speaker 2:

And that's it. I mean the pros you take the bad term, you know , made up, they made a TV show out of it too.

Speaker 3:

Greg, Greg Nicotero the guy. Yeah. He he's the guy that challenges , uh , Tom Savini when Tom Savini shows his special gun rig. Oh one sex machine pulls on the mechanism. Yeah .

Speaker 2:

Okay. So your favorite spin or twist on the vampire myth, pick one out of these movies that we, that we talked about, Dave, what is your favorite , uh, spin on how the vampires operated and powers , whatever ,

Speaker 3:

Um, out of this whole bunch odds to tough call, but I'm going to have to go and say from dusk till Dawn. Uh, I , I don't know . That's a movie I fell in love with the part of that was shot where near my hometown. So there's also part of that for me too

Speaker 2:

Gentlemen , like the fact that they have this whole setup where they are , people in are like, what

Speaker 3:

Judge , just the fact that like we mentioned earlier, like it's two movies kind of rolled in one, almost three because the first like 10 minutes is almost a movie unto itself. Um, yeah, just the , just the bait and switch in a sense. Uh, but such a good one. Like you don't feel betrayed

Speaker 4:

When it turns into a different movie.

Speaker 2:

Okay . So , um , Nick, your favorite Spooner twist on the vampire Milton, these moves ,

Speaker 4:

I love near dark and I think it's because I, I most vampire movies don't really have a love type story and I really, and I'm not talking about the Twilight crap I'm talking about like this wasn't actually felt like there's cool love story between the guy and the girl actually dug it. And with like I mentioned earlier, Tangerine dreams, amazing score helped that love theme is one of my favorite scores when they're actually like kissing and stuff. It's really beautiful.

Speaker 2:

Dang. Um , swinging back around the Adam . Yeah. Anything that you liked from how they set up the vampires?

Speaker 5:

Well , I mean, I liked the , uh, the beginning of him having just , uh, trying to go back home after his card work or whatever. Like it's like mysterious. Why he is his car is stalled out right here , dark or dark , uh , where his car is stalled out and he's right by his farm. He's trying to make it back home right after he is a kissed her , they kissed. And then I guess she bit him and the, any smoking, walking across the field, trying to get back. And you can't tell if it's the Dusty's kicking up from the field or if it's him, I'm like, Hey, well what's all the dust. Oh, snap, that's smoke. And then he's like, he's in pain. And then you see his face, it's all black. And they really set the stage for, Oh my gosh, he just turned, he just got that. He turned immediately. He cannot be in the sun and what a neat convention. And you don't see the fruition of that until much later in the, in the film. Uh, everyone else also experiences pain, but it's not till that kid walks out. And he, and you know, you know, an explosion , uh, I just thought that was really neat , uh , in terms of how they played with the lore . Um, the forsaken was neat because it's the first one I watched it of all of these movies. And that's the one that got me excited about vampire movies. I could tell you, I wasn't more unenthused is that I could be to watch a bunch of vampire movies. It's not my thing, but when I saw the forsaken, I was like, Hey man, this is pretty good. Uh we're in your hands . And I honestly, I liked all these movies. So the first second was really cool because they introduced the virus element and , uh, the, the, the, the connection , uh, element was there , uh, the, to the John Carpenter, one that like built on that whole idea. But then there's this time period. I love the time period. You get bit, you can prolong it. The forsaken did that really well. You take these drugs, they re they visit. I don't know what the order was. Forsaken came out after vampires, right? Yeah.

Speaker 4:

It was 2001. Yeah .

Speaker 2:

Well, it's interesting to how some of the stories are similar, like in your dark would get up a blood transfusion that saves him . We see a blood transfusion in a vampire's part two plus more of those. We see these drugs that can affect slowing down the transformation for staken . We also see those drugs in that with Martos, which gives the member like a temporary way to go in the daylight. Right. And then the only relationship to the other one for the rest of the arm is that we're in the Southwest and it's the Western myths are alive and well. And these wrapped up in these little vampire shells. Um, my, my favorite of this entire list is , um, probably near dark. I sit a little bit higher than from dusk till Dawn. I'm really surprised that near dark is out of print, actually disheartens me a little bit. It's one of my favorite movies of all time . Like it's like, I mean, top to my list is probably lost boys. And then near dark is they're rounding out my top three. I keep bringing up this movie called juggler wine, which is a Canadian Vampyr movie. It's like, I've never seen that . You could find a copy of that movie. Holy crap. Like , um, that is like Twilight , but on acid in , in it , the same kind of thing, same story. Like boy gets caught up with the wrong girl or a girl that's had a disadvantage because she's with the psycho vampires. Right. And it's like the New York party scene. And I think at one point they're in the, they head out into the wilderness, like Arctic type type shit. But , um, that's a great vampire movie, but I love vampires are my favorite monster. So I kind of watched the , the shitty movies that they're in. And I watched the good who we sent to her in , you know, it's like, it's like somebody religiously watching, like every single zombie movie that comes out right. Because there's people that love zombie movies. So they'll, they'll watch every single one. It doesn't mean it doesn't mean if they're good or not. Um, we got a couple of minutes to talk about what else we're watching, or we can wrap it up. Um, if anybody wants to throw down on , if they saw anything incredible this week, that's not related to a vampire. I'd love to hear it. Otherwise we'll just, we'll say, we'll say good night. Um, did anybody see anything really cool [inaudible] movies we watched this week? Yeah . That's the thing we spend our time watching, like , uh , like literally how many were on this list? One like seven movies on this list. It was van Patterson , reality TV for me, pretty much so I ,

Speaker 6:

If you things, but , uh , uh , so , uh, but I'll save the best thing. Um, I saw a movie called big bad wolves. Uh , movie is , uh , I think it's an Israeli movie from a few years ago. Uh , finally caught up with it. It is a , it is a revenge movie where it is fucking brutal. Like there are some torture scenes and this were just, yeah. So if you want to see somebody get tortured and like brutal revenge. Yeah.

Speaker 2:

Yeah . That's a perfect time . So yeah. So, so yeah, I mean our next series of movies is feel good movies, so that's great time to bring it up, watching torture porn. And then by the way, he worked a series of movies to make you feel better. Oh man, that's where we're at. We're rolling into like, we're obviously rolling into the holiday season. And so we'll be talking about a bunch of a problem . There probably be some holiday type deals, but I don't know. Speaking of Michael Keaton, I'm pushing us to watch a gung ho . I'm just throwing that out there right

Speaker 3:

Now.

Speaker 2:

That's the one who wants to save the auto, like the automobile factory in his town that got shut down. So he goes into the pan to get the investors . It's ironic .

Speaker 3:

Wasn't that another one or two movies like that. And another one with Kurt Russell ,

Speaker 2:

Uh, there's another factory movie, but there's also a documentary that came out recently, but this is like , um,

Speaker 3:

But at the same time, like it's it's, or maybe I'm never shift maybe , or there was , I don't know.

Speaker 2:

But anyway , that's what we're doing. Folks. We're going to bring you some feel-good movies

Speaker 3:

As we roll into , uh , this fall season. Um,

Speaker 2:

Party thoughts, folks thinking back to the audience .

Speaker 3:

I saw a movie on shutter, the mortuary collection.

Speaker 2:

All right , everybody go check out the more collection. All right. That's it for binge Watchers this week, we'll be back with a brand new show next week, stay tuned, tune in and drop out whatever place in the background. I really don't give a shit. All right. Going to let everybody

Speaker 3:

Late .