The gang get together this week in order to dive into the 1980 Roger Corman produced classic, Humanoids from the Deep. They cover the film, the controversy around it, the FX work that still looks good today, and why some horror fans are wrong about how they’re looking at the recent issues with Shudder and Joe Bob Briggs.
Humanoids from the Deep is a perfect example of the classic exploitation horror that came out of the early 1980s, showcasing low budget but magnificent creatures, just enough plot and character development to not get in the way of the monster action, some great character actors filling out the movie’s lesser roles, and nudity whenever possible. In short, a film that exemplified the exploitation movie goal of providing audiences the “required” 3Bs of the exploitation film industry- Blood, Boobs, & Beast.
In the case of the middle B… Well, how they went about presenting it in the film caused more than a few ruffled feathers. But the story behind that is covered in the show. The film is a favorite of Jerry, John, and Becca, but what will Richard think? Check out the show to find out.
Also, a bonus video segment this week from Shudder and Joe Bob Briggs. The Drive-In returned for one more glorious marathon over on Shudder, and Joe Bob was in prime form. Here’s an excerpt posted to Shudder’s YouTube channel where he explains how convoluted the Demons series was, and, in doing so, explains why it was so…uhm… fun… trying to keep up with a franchise you took a liking to back in the bygone days of VHS and the Mom & Pop video rental stores.
The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs – The Convoluted History of the Demons Series
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