March 10, 2017
WELCOME TA EARF!
We were joined this week by our good friend (and local comic), Rob Pierce! He graced us- not only with his presence- but with a truly enjoyable second-class gem: Welcome to Planet Earth.
Our story begins with Joseph! Having just inherited his deceased mother’s boarding house in a dangerous urban neighborhood, he’s short on cash and desperate to find some tenants as soon as possible. Lucky for him, that very evening Charlie, Rhonda and their daughter Daphne show up on his doorstep- looking like they just stepped out of a Normal Rockwell painting, and needing a place to rent. At first it seems too good to be true, rich white folks with money to burn, who are all too pleased that Joseph wants to bang their daughter. But are they what they seem? Or are they aliens vacationing on Earth, here to take in all the sights and vigilante justice the inner-city has to offer? Only time will tell!
Welcome to Planet Earth stars George Wendt and Shanna Reed, and is truly a bizarre and unique film. We discuss this movie’s oddly adept social commentary and clever dialogue, the sexiness of violent women, and why Joseph’s mom loves singing in the graveyard. Listen up!
February 28, 2017
Hot damn y'all, it's our 100th Episode!
Thanks to all of you who have somehow stumbled upon us and continue to listen to our ridiculous banter. We’re so happy other people love these misfit films and want to celebrate them the same way we do- in a mockingly critical and often obnoxious manner. Especially when we’ve dropped off the earth for a while due to life, and you all still hit us up with new film recommendations and discussions on older episodes. We know we've been gone for a while, thanks for not making it weird. Also, thanks to all our friends, on this episode and every other, who are always down to watch bad movies and share their love and knowledge of trash cinema with us. We love you all.
For this super special occasion, we were joined by not one, not, two, not, three, but FOUR friends from previous episodes who came over to watch this flick with us… and for the first time ever we recorded a commentary during the movie! Tyler, Fallon, Gray and Aaron all came by to watch the newly restored Horror House on Highway Five, which we recently purchased from Vinegar Sydrome (you can purchase it here if you want to watch along with the commentary, or just in general: https://vinegarsyndrome.com/shop/horror-house-on-highway-5/ ). It was interesting, to say the least.
The synopsis of this film would tell you that it's about a crazed psychopath who stalks the streets, wearing a Richard Nixon mask, murdering helpless victims… but is it really? We had a lot of fun trying to break down the various threads of story in this film, which weren't always coherent… But hey, this is the second movie we watched recently that’s featured random Nazi -occult subplots! Also, ferns!
October 5, 2016
This week we were joined by a first-time guest- our friend and professional funny-lady, Liz Moniz. We even let her pick the flick! Liz had told us about this really strange movie she had watched with her Dad when she was a kid, a movie about a possessed refrigerator that eats people… So naturally we wanted to watch this ASAP. It took two years, but we done did it!
This movie follows a couple, Eileen and Steve, who have just relocated to NYC from Ohio, presumably in pursuit of Eileen’s dream of becoming a Broadway star. The two get a deal on a shabby apartment and quickly set about turning it into a home. Soon thereafter, the couple is visited by a seemingly crazy neighbor who warns them about previous tenants disappearing and other strange goings-on in the apartment. It’s not long before Eileen and Steve are plagued by nightmares and visions involving the refrigerator, and soon people they know begin disappearing as well. Who can quell the refrigerators demonic hunger?!
We cover a plethora of relevant topics in this week’s discussion- including gourmet cheeses, mother/daughter sexual tension, the lack of gore, and the least believable thing about this movie: $200 a month rent.
September 14, 2016
On this week's episode we watch a movie submitted to us by a friend of the show and fellow podcaster Dave Bullis (@Dave_Bullis)! He stumbled across the 1988 horror-ish, thrill ride that is Uninvited and let us know that we should probably watch it. We're kind of glad we did. Well, some of us were happier than others. I guess you'll just have to listen to hear what we think about a movie with a MUTANT DEMON CAT!!!
August 16, 2016
Unfortunately, we did not watch a film this week here at SCC, but we did do something that we should've done a long time ago…
If you've been a listener for any length of time, you probably know that we always ask every one of our first-time guests the same question:
“What is your relationship with B movies?”
We've asked dozens of people this question over the past two(ish) years, trying to learn about what ignites and ultimately drives the passion for this type of cinema. But recently we realized that as hosts, we've never really answered that question for ourselves. So for the first half of this episode we do exactly that- we all share our earliest B movie memories, discuss what we think makes a flick great, and talk about some of our favorites.
Interview time! Tom recently had the opportunity to speak with actor/director/filmmaker, Griff Furst, about his relationship with B movies, which we will share with you guys in the second half of this episode (somewhere around 30 minutes in, if you wish to skip our self-indulgent blathering). Griff has a pretty impressive resume- from his role in the Cinemax show, Banshee, to the upcoming The Magnificent Seven remake- but what we really wanted to hear about was all the work he's done in the B movie world. Griff talks with us about his work with The Asylum production company, making mockbuster films, and about his new horror film, Cold Moon. Enjoy!
July 5, 2016
I Dream of Breenie IS BACK! That's right! Neil Breen has a new movie out and our city (the lovely city of Boston) hosted this movie for all of his fans. Having recovered from watching all 3 of Neil's movies in one sitting and discussing (Listen to the Neil Breen Spectacular here!), we decided to pack our bags and take the field trip to the sold out Somerville Theatre with our good friend Aaron of course. How has Neil progressed as a filmmaker? Is this his best movie to date? All of that and more on this week's Second Class Cinema.
June 27, 2016
On this week's episode, our pal Gray came on and watched the early 90's dark comedy Meet the Applegates! Last time Gray was on we had a discussion about a movie that traumatized us as children. Not even so much the whole movie itself, but one particular scene from said movie. Since we shared the same experience as children, we decided to explore this movie together. What scene is it do you think we're talking about? We also discuss other movie scenes that traumatized us as young movie lovers. Listen up!
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June 21, 2016
On this weeks episode, we watch the 1986 BMX classic, Rad! Our good friend Christopher was very excited to bring on and show us this wonderful movie that he has such a rich history with. It's movies and moments like these that make all of the terrible, waste-of-time, garbage movies all worth the anguish.
April 23, 2016
Welcome to a special Saturday edition of Second Class Cinema!
This whole "In Space Month" this is a little harder than initially anticipated. That being said this week we watched Hellraiser IV: Bloodline. Even with Adam Scott having a role in this movie and the prospect of Pinhead being shot with orange lasers couldn't truly salvage the movie. Our friend and b-movie professional Fallon was kind enough to come on and watch this one with us and then we blamed her for it because we're all good buddies here. This one prompted an interesting but unanimous rating.
February 22, 2016
WARNING: This episode was conducted by 4 inebriated individuals who drank tequila playing their favorite game, Garbage Day Jeopardy. If you'd like to know the rules to Garbage Day Jeopardy, please message us so you can understand the state we are in.
On this week's episode, we allowed Aaron to bring a movie on for us to watch! So he went on eBay and purchased Deathstalker IV: Match of the Titans on VHS for $24.99. And then he brought it over for us to watch. Heed the warning and apologies if this is your first listen to us.