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Episode 107 - Silver Bullet and Hobgoblins

We continue the Halloween theme (at least tangentially) this week with Stephen King's Silver Bullet. When a werewolf starts to terrorize your town, who are you going to turn to? Why none other than Corey Haim and Gary Busey, of course!

Then in our bottom 100 movie, we talk about a gremlins rip-off that is much-beloved by many bad movies fans. That's right, it's Hobgoblins

Direct download: Episode_107_-_Silver_Bullet_and_Hobgoblins.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Episode 106 - Pumpkinhead and The Apocalypse

Halloween is getting closer and to celebrate that fact, this week we are reviewing Pumpkinhead. When Ed Harley's (played by none other than Lance Henriksen) son is killed by a drunken teen, he turns to blood vengeance. But does getting demonic assistance ever turn out for the best? We will find out.

Then in the bottom 100 movie, a giant asteroid is on its way and poised to wipe out all life on Earth. Apparently it's also Rapture time! That's The Apocalypse for you!

Direct download: Episode_106_-_Pumpkinhead_and_The_Apocalypse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Episode 105 - Children of the Corn 3 and Pod People

This week we resume our journey though the Children of the Corn franchise with Children of the Corn 3: Urban Harvest. After the not-so-disappearance of their father, Joshua and Eli leave Gatlin and meet their adopted parents in the big city. Can Joshua learn to fit in? Will Eli continue his sinister corn experiments? 

Then for our bottom 100 movie, we have a horrible ET rip-off, Pod People. Poachers find some alien eggs, a mediocre band goes on a camping trip and a little boy befriends a baby alien. Wackiness ensues!

All that and a bit more, this week on Failing Grade. 

Direct download: Episode_105_-_Children_of_the_Corn_3_and_Pod_People.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Episode 104 - Shock and Awe 7

Scheduling conflicts kind of mess up the original plan for this week's episode, but on the upside, that means it's our second Shock and Awe recap episode. Shock and Awe is a really fun event covering a wide assortment of films. There's something for everyone (as long as everyone includes only people who enjoy the obscure, the low-budget, the bizarre and sometimes the terrible). In this epsiode, we talk about a fun spaghetti western, a not-so-fun Jack the Ripper film, a bizarre ET rip-off and more!

Direct download: Episode_104_-_Shock_and_Awe_7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Episode 103 - Encino Man and Track of the Moon Beast

Trevor would like to officially go on the record to disavow any responsibility for picking a Pauly Shore movie for this week's episode. That honors falls to Gabbie who decided to grace us all with Encino Man. Can a Pauly Shore movie actually prove to be entertaining? Or at least not painfully bad? You'll have to listen to find out. 

While you are at it, you also get to find out what happens if you take a werewolf story but you replace the werewolf with a werelizard. Also, you replace the budget with some spare change you found at the bus station. The result, Track of the Moon Beast!

It's all about the pre-history this week!

Direct download: Episode_103_-_Encino_Man_and_Track_of_the_Moon_Beast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Episode 102 - 12:01 and Yes Sir

The time loop has become a staple of science fiction. It seems like just about every TV show that involves magic or science fiction has a time loop episode sooner or later. But that wasn't always the case. The movie 12:01 is a made for TV movie based on the short story 12:01 PM which apparently was the first one to do the whole time loop thing. Does that make for a good movie? You'll have to listen to find out!

In other news, did you know that Trevor and Gabbie don't speak Turkish? That didn't stop them from watching the next movie on the bottom 100 movie, Emret komutanim: Sah mat (or Yes Sir) without subtitles (on account of how there weren't any). Will they be able to understand the movie anyway? And will they enjoy it?

Direct download: Episode_102_-_1201_and_Yes_Sir.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Episode 101 - Surf Ninjas and The Wild World of Batwoman

Time and time again on this show we have learned about the risk of revisiting childhood favorites. Sometimes it turns out really well, but it seems like more often than not, all you end up with is yet another ruined childhood memory. This week our special guest, Sean, gets to learn that lesson with his cherished childhood favorite, Surf Ninjas

Then for our Bottom 100 film we tackle The Wild World of Batwoman. This character, that is not at all trying to cash in on the popularity of Batman... *cough* fights crime, surrounds herself with bikini babes and fights an incredibly strange assortment of villains. Villains that make dancing pills and whose ultimate goal is to steal an atomic hearing aid! It may be terrible, but it's definitely unforgettable. 

Direct download: Episode_101_-_Surf_Ninjas_and_Wild_World_of_Batwoman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Friday the 13th - The First One

What's this? A new episode on Friday? Well, today is Friday the 13th and we figured what better way to honor one of our favorite slasher franchises than a whole series of Friday the 13th specials running through the movies. 

In this first Friday the 13th special, we are covering the first Friday the 13th film (oddly enough). So grab your machete and your hockey mask (even though no hockey masks appear in this one) and enjoy the episode!

Direct download: Friday_the_13th_-_The_First_One.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Episode 100 - Stake Land and Birdemic 2

Amazingly enough, it's time for episode 100 of Failing Grade. This week, we thought we would each pick a movie that we've really been wanting to cover on the show. 

In Gabbie's pick, Stake Land, America has been overrun by primitive, animal-like vampires. And if that weren't trouble enough for those struggling to survive in this grim future, there's also a crazy cult that have decided that the vampires are doing God's work. What does it take to survive in such a bleak hellscape?

Speaking of hellscapes, Trevor's pick is the sequel to James Nguyen's cinematic masterpiece, Birdemic. In Birdemic 2, Bill is a struggling movie producer looking to make his breakthrough film. Fortunately his buddy Rod is around to give him $1 million in financing. Unfortunately, there may be another birdemic headed there way. Will this be another amazing piece of movie history?

Trevor and Gabbie also take some time to discuss some highlights of the show including some of their favorite films they have seen during the course of doing the show. 

Enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_100_-_Stake_Land_and_Birdemic_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Episode 99 - FanExpo 2013

It's a different format this week as Trevor and Gabbie recap their experiences at FanExpo 2013. For the most part its panels, discussions, workshops and neat merchandise, but a horror movie does manage to get covered in the process as well. This episode has something for everyone. Or every geek, at least. 

Direct download: Episode_99_-_FanExpo_2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm EST