#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

#206 Evilspeak

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We’re joined (briefly) by an incredibly special guest – The Devil, himself! – to discuss this Clint Howard-led mashup of Satanic Panic and Computers are Evil tropes: Evilspeak! Why are these bullies so homeoerotic!? What the hell is Clint doing … Continued

#205 Ten Little Indians

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An episode we started talking about an eternity ago: 1989’s Cannon Films version of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None! Why doesn’t Tripp know what a tiger is? Can we do our Donald Pleasance impression for a full episode … Continued

#204 The Christmas Star

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Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas! It’s Ed Asner playing Santa, but this time he’s a phony conman hiding in a basement. Why is this plan so elaborate? Who made this insane chair? Are we doing Scrooge or Whistle Down The … Continued

#202 Dragnet

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It’s our final T. Hanks-giving, and we’re leaving on a pretty great note: the 1987 man-out-of-time comedy Dragnet! Key discussions: Treating old stuff with irreverence instead of reverence, Dan Aykroyd destroying this role, the sad missing zany Tom Hanks, not … Continued

#201 Joe Vs. The Volcano

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It’s our first foray into the newly annexed years (by a scant 86 days): Joe Vs. The Volcano! The dynamic duo of Hanks and Ryan make their first magic together; it’s a dystopian nightmare, Tripp gushes over the weirdness, some … Continued

#199 An American Werewolf in London

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*Werewolf howl* It’s part two of our Spooktacular: Werewolves Edition! We’re kicking off our werewolf month with the absolute masterpiece, An American Werewolf in London. We’re gushing over the greatest werewolf transition ever, the incredible chemistry between the leads, fabulous … Continued

#198 The Howling

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*Werewolf howl* Welcome to the annual Spooktacular: Werewolves Edition! We’re kicking off our werewolf month with the Joe Dante classic, The Howling! Did this movie directly get Cujo for Queen Dee Wallace? Could we please get a LITTLE more explanation … Continued

#197 Dune

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Normally I write show notes. Imagine instead, a deep sigh. The pug is cool. Looking for episode #195? It’s Ghostbusters, and it’s at Patreon.com/DissectingThe80s, along with nearly 20 hours of bonus content at the $5 tier! Get 20% Off + … Continued

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