#216 Pump Up The Volume

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Part 2 of Listener Request Month takes us to 1990 for Christian Slater’s fantastic performance in Pump Up The Volume! Shouldn’t he just see a therapist? Does this movie need a suicide to make its point? Why does he hate … Continued

#215 1941

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Listener Request Month begins with a forgotten Spielberg comedy: 1941! We’ve got ourselves a sketch movie, with basically every working actor in 1979: Does Belushi translate to 2022? What’s Dan Aykroyd doing, exactly? How great is Joe Flaherty? How long … Continued

#214 Watcher in the Woods

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It’s the not-at-all sweatily named tradition: Andrew Programs The Show In The Month of April: APTSITMOA. We’re finishing our Davis-Crawford month with the oddball Disney horror flick Watcher in the Woods! Why the hell did the creature get cut? What’s … Continued

#213 Mommie Dearest

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It’s the not-at-all sweatily named tradition: Andrew Programs The Show In The Month of April: APTSITMOA. We’re diving into the camp classic: Mommie Dearest! What on earth are we doing here!? What movie is Faye Dunaway in?! How is this … Continued

#212 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Clip)

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Out now for $5 patrons, it’s our full-length episode on the beloved E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial! Looking for more? Find this complete episode at Patreon.com/DissectingThe80s, along with nearly 20 hours of bonus content at the $5 tier! “NewsSting, Ouroboros” Kevin MacLeod … Continued

#211 Raising Arizona

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It’s the second half of our delightful double feature for March comes in like a Raimi and out like a Coen.  How madcap is this movie? What went on in the Raimi/Coen/Hunter/Campbell/Bates/McDorman household? Why is Bruce Campbell not here? Plus, … Continued

Listener Request Month 2022!

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Listener Request Month is May (and June on Patreon!) Get your requests in on the Dissecting the 80s Hotline: 856-347-7328 (856-DISSECT) by leaving your name, where you’re calling from, and the movie you’d like to hear us cover! Remember: 1978-1992 … Continued

#210 Evil Dead 2

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THIS IS MY BOOMSTICK! We’re back from our brief ’90s sojourn and talking about one of our absolute all-time favorites: Evil Dead 2! Talking points: The origins of our movie-watching relationship, the greatness of Bruce Campbell, wrestling against yourself, Good … Continued

#209 Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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Favorites-bruary comes to a close with one of Tripp’s childhood favorites: Terminator 2: Judgment Day! How great are these special effects? Could Linda Hamilton kick both our asses at once? How dang COOL is Arnold in this movie? How does … Continued

#207 Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

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It’s Favorites-bruary/Fave-bruary, so we’re each picking a favorite for the month! Andrew’s up first with delightfully silly Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. Is she actually a witch? What’s this himbo up to? Is Edi McClurg killing it? (Yes, as usual). … Continued

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