Thursday, October 4, 2012

Party Like It's 1999 (by way of 1974 & 2001)

It's the end of the world as we know it, so let's talk.

The mighty Jake McLargeHuge has assembled a powerful trio to tackle the apocalypse on his latest episode of Podcast Without Honor and Humanity. Join Jake, Action Attraction's Metal Mikey, and yours truly as we roundtable with the fury of giant slugs, mass draughts, evil Internet demons, cannibalism, mutant babies, speedwalking children, and green fungus...a lot of green fungus.

That's right! We delve into the horror of dial-up to cover Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Pulse...

And in more obscure territory, Tosio Masuda's 1974 epic oddity The Prophecies of Nostradamus.

This little-seen Japanese treasure is something truly special, and I'm not JUST saying that because it has giant slugs.

So head on down to Libsyn or iTunes or that new annoying podcast ap or wherever it is that you feed your inner ear with Jake's latest episode.

Also in the news: it's a new Paracinema!

Don't even think of not following this link to go get some. Otherwise, I just might throw some giant slugs at you, and NOBODY wants giant slugs thrown at them. 

They're really heavy. And smell weird. And in some cases, eat people's faces off.

So really, you should just pick up an issue already.


  1. Have you ever seen Matango? It's a kooky Japanese film about a bunch of people who get shipwrecked on a strange island, where they eat mushrooms and turn into fungus monsters!

  2. Funny you should bring that up! I JUST caught it over the weekend. It had been on my queue forever but was listed as a "VERY LONG WAIT." I loved it! Hoping to get a review up soon. I think it actually came up on the podcast!

  3. It's too late for 'animals doing human stuff month', but this needs to be watched! It's a review of an adaptation of Heidi, reenacted by dogs in costumes with many green screens!

  4. Just watched. I don't know that I will ever see the world (and certainly not pomeranians) in quite the same way ever again...

  5. Did you find it amazingly adorable or horrible?

  6. Amazingly disturbing. Especially when Heidi takes a bath. I mean, if you're going to put dogs in clothing, seeing what's supposed to be a little girl buck naked in a bathtub is just wrong.