[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] THE SAM-CAST: RIP SAM SHEPARD

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] THE SAM-CAST: RIP SAM SHEPARD


August 7, 2017    Jon Abrams

    On this episode Freeman and Jon are joined by Danny Bowes (@bybowes on Twitter) to talk about the loss of Sam Shepard, as great an actor as he was a writer. And all three of us saw VALERIAN & THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS this past week,…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] WE LOVE YOU, GEORGE A. ROMERO!

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] WE LOVE YOU, GEORGE A. ROMERO!


July 24, 2017    Jon Abrams

  Mike, Jon, & Freeman share their memories of seeing NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD for the first time. The hosts also discuss the maligned KNIGHTRIDERS and arguably, Romero’s finest work, DAWN OF THE DEAD.     LISTEN HERE, OR FIND US ON iTUNES!      

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[PODCAST] GRINDHOUSE GROOVES VOL. 1, RESERVOIR DOGS-1992

[PODCAST] GRINDHOUSE GROOVES VOL. 1, RESERVOIR DOGS-1992


July 17, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

In the first volume of GRINDHOUSE GROOVES, assistant editor Mike Vanderbilt A.V CLUB news editor Katie Rife take a listen to the RESERVOIR DOGS soundtrack. Click here to listen! Released in 1992, this collection of songs (and excerpts of dialogue) was a touchstone for many a young cinephile. After diving…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] HEIST-SPLOITATION!

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] HEIST-SPLOITATION!


July 11, 2017    Jon Abrams

    Mike, Jon, and Freeman get together for one more job and their joined by demolitions expert Wendi Freeman of Double Page Spread. With the release of BABY DRIVER, the team explores the art of the heist film. Michael Mann’s THIEF and HEAT are on the agenda as well…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] PRIDE-SPLOITATION!

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] PRIDE-SPLOITATION!


July 4, 2017    Jon Abrams

    In this very special Pride Month special, Wendi Freeman hosts a roundtable of some of the LGBT writers at Daily Grindhouse — Jeremy Lowe, Paul Freitag-Frey, and Jovy Skol. Together they chat about the importance of gay themes in genre film, such as NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET II,…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] JAWS-PLOITATION!

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] JAWS-PLOITATION!


July 3, 2017    Jon Abrams

  This weekend, Jon, Mike, and Freeman are opening up the beaches and ringing the dinner bell as they discuss the glut of post-JAWS ripoffs: JAWSPLOITATION. On the menu tonight are ALLIGATOR, THE CAR, GRIZZLY, UP FROM THE DEPTHS, ORCA, GUMS, and of course…   NIGHTBEAST?   The guys also…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] WONDER WOMAN!

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] WONDER WOMAN!


June 19, 2017    Jon Abrams

    The usual suspects have the week off as the โ€œGrindhouse Galsโ€ sound off on DCโ€™s WONDER WOMAN! Wendi Freeman of the Double Page Spread podcast, A.V. Club news editor Katie Rife, and Scream Squad podcast host Jamie Righetti sit in for the guys as they discuss the yearโ€™s…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] LIGHTNING ROUND, PART ONE

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] LIGHTNING ROUND, PART ONE


June 8, 2017    Jon Abrams

    Jon, Mike, and Freeman tackle a slew of topics including THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, Universal’s new “Dark Universe,” WONDER WOMAN, and Joel Schumacher’s THE LOST BOYS.   LISTEN HERE, OR FIND US ON iTUNES! LISTEN TO OUR GREATEST HITS BELOW!   ALIEN-SPLOITATION! LUCAS-SPLOITATION! BLOB COACHELLA! WHITEWASHING-SPLOITATION!…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] ALIEN-SPLOITATION

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] ALIEN-SPLOITATION


May 19, 2017    Jon Abrams

    Jon, Freeman, and Mike are joined by Daily Grindhouse contributor Anya Novak to discuss the glut of ALIEN rip-offs that flooded theaters post-1979. Anya shares her particular expertise on the Italian ALIEN CONTAMINATION from director Luigi Cozzi as its one of the infamous “Video Nasties” banned from the…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] LUCAS-SPLOITATION

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] LUCAS-SPLOITATION


May 19, 2017    Jon Abrams

    This week, Mike, Jon, and Freeman celebrate #MayTheFourth with a look at some of their favorite STAR–WARS-inspired films, rip-offs, & knock-offs with the arbitrary genre of Lucasploitation. The Daily Grindhouseย team discuss such cult-classics as MESSAGE FROM SPACE, STARCRASH, BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS, STARCHASER: THE LEGEND OF ORIN, Disney’s…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] WHITEWASHING-SPLOITATION

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] WHITEWASHING-SPLOITATION


April 29, 2017    Jon Abrams

    This week on the Daily Grindhouse Podcast, Jon, Mike & Freeman discuss the controversy surrounding the big-budget remake of 1995’s anime classic, GHOST IN THE SHELL. The just-released film has come under fire, accused of “white-washing” the main character of the original by casting Scarlett Johansson in the…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] APES-SPLOITATION

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] APES-SPLOITATION


April 29, 2017    Jon Abrams

    With KONG: SKULL ISLAND hitting theaters, Jon Abrams, Freeman Williams, and Mike Vanderbilt decided to look back at APESPLOITATION in the ’70s, when a slew of filmmakers attempted to cash in on Dino De Laurentiis’ 1976 KING KONG remake starring Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange. The Grindhouse squad…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] BLOB COACHELLA!

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] BLOB COACHELLA!


April 29, 2017    Jon Abrams

    Jon Abrams and Freeman Williams are joined by Danielle Sinay, granddaughter (or is it great-granddaughter?) of Jack Harris, the producer of the original 1958 BLOBย and the 1988 remake, as well as the arbitrary genre of BLOBSPLOITATION.   LISTEN HERE, OR FIND US ON iTUNES!    

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] SNAKE-SPLOITATION

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] SNAKE-SPLOITATION


April 29, 2017    Jon Abrams

      The Daily Grindhouse podcast is back! This week, EIC Jon Abrams, Assistant Editor Mike Vanderbilt, and contributor Freeman Williams discuss THE WAILING, social horror such as GET OUT and TARGETS, and slither into the arbitrary genre of “Sssnakesploitation.” How drunk was Oliver Reed on the set of…

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THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST RETURNS!

THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST RETURNS!


March 6, 2017    Jon Abrams

      It’s been a long time, shouldn’t have left you, without three dopes and a podcast to listen to…   The Daily Grindhouse Podcast officially returns today. Click here to listen to our new episode! It will feature a rotating cavalcade of stars, but for now you’re stuck…

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THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.24: HOUSE OF THE DEAD (1978)

THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.24: HOUSE OF THE DEAD (1978)


April 30, 2014    Jon Abrams

An adulturer enters a mortuary and has the attendant tell him four stupid stories about the people in the coffins around him, which occasionally relate to their deaths. Truly, the saddest melody is the sound of goodbye. Our very special guest is the brilliant mind behind Psychotronic Netflix and the…

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THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.23: THE TWILIGHT PEOPLE (1972)

THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.23: THE TWILIGHT PEOPLE (1972)


April 16, 2014    Jon Abrams

THE TWILIGHT PEOPLE is a rare mixture of ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME, a small smattering of NIGHT EYES 2, and a large dollop of stupid. Directed by legendary Filipino director Eddie Romero, and starring the considerably less legendary John Ashley, I will admit without reservation that…

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THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.22: THE DEVIL’S EXPRESS (1976)

THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.22: THE DEVIL’S EXPRESS (1976)


April 2, 2014    Jon Abrams

When an ancient Chinese demon invades the subway system of New York, it’s up to renowned martial arts star Warhawk Tanzania to whoop some monster ass. This would be renowned martial arts star Warhawk Tanzania’s last film, rounding out his illustrious filmography at a total of two. Direct Download Link…

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THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.21: GANJA AND HESS (1973)

THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.21: GANJA AND HESS (1973)


March 18, 2014    Jon Abrams

After being stabbed by a diseased dagger from an ancient civilization, Dr. Hess Green discovers that he is now not only immortal, but also has an unquenchable thirst for blood. Just don’t call him a vampire. To make matters worse, Dr. Green soon finds himself falling in love with his…

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THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.20: RAW FORCE (1982)

THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.20: RAW FORCE (1982)


March 5, 2014    Jon Abrams

Mike, John, and the rest of the esteemed Burbank Karate Club take an ill-advised trip to the fabled Warrior Island. When they finally arrive – after an exhaustive boat party – they are plagued by cannibal monks, disgraced zombie martial artists, and a jade smuggler with a horrific German accent…

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THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.19: THRILLER: THEY CALL HER ONE EYE (1973)

THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.19: THRILLER: THEY CALL HER ONE EYE (1973)


February 22, 2014    Jon Abrams

Frigga, a young girl rendered mute after being raped as a child, is kidnapped by Tony, a pimp sporting a Euro-sleaze beard and an even nastier plaid and paisley suit. Hooked on heroin and sold into sex slavery, it doesn’t take long for our heroine to realize that in order…

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THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.18: UMBERTO LENZI’S GHOSTHOUSE (1988)

THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.18: UMBERTO LENZI’S GHOSTHOUSE (1988)


February 6, 2014    Jon Abrams

  While messing with his ham radio, Paul, a milquetoast data processor and the film’s unfortunate hero, suddenly receives a strange transmission of a man (with an incredibly girly scream) calling for help. Never one to shy away from danger, Paul and his girlfriend Martha pack up their van and…

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THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.17: GEORGE ARMITAGE’S VIGILANTE FORCE (1976)

THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.17: GEORGE ARMITAGE’S VIGILANTE FORCE (1976)


January 21, 2014    Jon Abrams

When the boomtown of Elk Hills is overrun with crime, redneckery, and violence, Ben (a rather vanilla Jan Michael Vincent) turns to his brother Aaron (a rather bearded Kris Kristofferson) to help clean up the streets. Once Aaron assumes power, however, it doesn’t take long for Ben and the rest…

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THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.16: JAMAA FANAKA’S STREET WARS (1992)

THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST EP.16: JAMAA FANAKA’S STREET WARS (1992)


January 7, 2014    Jon Abrams

When Frank, the city’s top drug dealer, is assassinated by a rival gang, it’s up to his brother Sugarpop to assume his deceased sibling’s prestigious position. Armed with his street smarts, a motley crew of thugs, and a fleet of recreational vehicles fitted with automatic weapons, Sugarpop takes to the…

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