Archive for September, 2018


Recorded LIVE at Dragon Con 2018!


Needless Things’ own Dave West had the privilege of moderating several celebrity panels at Dragon Con this year. Each was an amazing experience in and of itself, but one of the most moving and emotional experiences came from an hour with professional wrestling legend Ric Flair.

Listen in as the Nature Boy shares stories of life, business, and family on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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Zombi vs SharkIt’s 2018. That means we’re 16 years into the pop culture zombie explosion that began (more or less) with 2002’s 28 Days Later. When you look at the various creatures that populate horror fiction, the zombie was barely crawling out of its infancy when it finally started clawing its way to the top of the popularity food chain. The zombie as we know it now was just hitting 34 years of age since its birth in Night of the Living Dead. Sure, we had the voodoo zombie for years before that, and, sure, an argument can be made that the ghouls of Night of the Living Dead were largely built on the blueprint of what came before them in both the form of the classic voodoo zombie and the tweaks to the concept found in Plan 9 from Outer Spaceand Invisible Invaders. You can even argue…

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Parents (1989)

Posted: September 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

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ParentsIt was 1989. Someone somewhere decided that a movie about a Leave it to Beaverfamily in the 1950s who were actually cannibals murdering people to make leftovers out of was a good idea. Moviegoing audiences in 1989 didn’t seem to think it was a good idea, but, eventually, thanks to home video and cable television, it found a loyal audience who did think it was a good idea. That film was 1989’s Parents

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DSC_0034These vintage Masters of the Universe-inspired figures caught my eye from the second I saw them at Toy Fair or SDCC or wherever they were first shown off.

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TKThis time around the crew discusses one of the great so bad it’s good films in the form of The Keep. Intended by Michael Mann  to be his epic entry into the horror genre, it quickly devolved into a studio politics mess that everyone involved has disavowed over the years. So, of course, a good chunk of the Assignment: Horror crew love it. But will Richard be one of the ones who loves it after seeing it for the first time just before the recording of the podcast.

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Pick a Movie for Richard to See

Posted: September 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

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We’re going to run a poll through October 12 where you pick from five films. The movie with the most votes will be the movie we have Richard watch for the recording after the poll closes.

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Hereditary (2018) Podcast Review

Posted: September 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

A (reasonably) quick review of Hereditary.

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Ryan Cadaver shows up in the Phantom Zone to discuss the newest entry in the Predator movie franchise!
Dave and Ryan are huge fans of the Predator movies, from the 1987 original to 2010’s Predators. After hearing Ryan’s enthusiasm for The Predator from a preview screening, Dave knew he had to see it as soon as possible. Afterward there were things that needed to be dissected and discussed, so an impromptu Phantom Zone meet was arranged and recorded for your enjoyment! Spoilers will ensue!
Listen in as Dave and Ryan break down the good and the bad of The Predator on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast
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A film so bad that has to be seen to be believed.

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1Holy mother of god awful… They don’t make films like Dracula vs Frankenstein anymore, and that’s probably a good thing. There’s a special class of so bad they’re good films from the old days where you look at them and realize that they weren’t so much released into theaters as they escaped. You watch them and wonder how anyone in their right mind thought the film in question was suitable for public consumption. Dracula vs Frankenstein is a movie that sits damned near at the very front of that class.

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Posted: September 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

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41548481_2139947542743135_9069166961283301376_nHave you seen the ads for this? Are you excited? If you’re a fan of good horror, you should be. It’s based on a comic series that you need to track down and read if you’re a horror fan. Hopefully, the TV series is close to the quality of the comic series, because, if it is, this could be an amazing contribution to horror television.

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