Studio: Scott Johnson
Category: Film & TV
What It Is
A group of friends get together to discuss a bad, weird or cheesy movies.
Episodes go from an hour to an hour and a half, with a new episode every week. The show is at over 250 episodes, with all of them available in the iTunes archive. Show does not have an explicit rating, but if you intend listening with your kids or whatever, pay attention. The show is, as Johnson once said, rated the same as the film being discussed.
What About It
If you know me very well, you’ll guess that this show is right in my wheelhouse. I’m a huge movie buff and I’m also into people making fun of bad art. So, this show is always fun. It doesn’t transcend its genre in the way that some bad movie shows, like How Did This Get Made?, do, but it’s always got some laughs. The hosts go through the plot in some detail and also play particularly egregious clips. Anyway, it’s not reinventing the wheel and it’s not genius, but it is what it is: a bunch of guys making fun of bad movies. And that’s really enough for me.
You do, in fact, put DVDs that you hate into a sack in order to throw them in the river.
Avoid Like the Plague If
You still can’t believe Stop or My Mom Will Shoot was snubbed at the Oscars.
Best Entry Point
There’s one that just leaps instantly to mind. It’s Film Sack 190: Road House. This is a show where you listen to the episodes even though you haven’t seen the movie in question, just because most of them are so bad you’ll prefer listening to this show to actually sitting through the movie. But we’ve probably all seen Road House one time or another, so it’ll be fun to start with one you have seen. And the reason this one leaps immediately to mind is that this episode gave me one of the biggest laughs I’ve had in I don’t know when. I was literally clutching my stomach and convulsing with tears coming out of my eyes and just thinking about the clip and the comments made about it makes me laugh even right now. Anyway, it’s just good stuff.