Our latest premium podcast is a fond look back at the ’80s and one of the directors that helped define it with a decade of mostly family-friendly genre films: Joe Dante. Our discussion starts with his werewolf film The Howling before moving on to the Spielberg-produced blockbuster Gremlins, followed by the underrated sci-fi adventure Innerspace, cult classic horror-comedy The ‘Burbs and, last but not least, the completely unhinged sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Along the way we cover essential topics such as the feasibility of the Gremlins rules, the common trope of scatterbrained inventors in ’80s movies, political undertones in Dante’s films and the recurring cast members he frequently works with. Are Gremlins from Earth or do they have alien DNA? Is Corey Feldman a national treasure or just an annoying lame-o? Does every Joe Dante movie have a connection to Superman 3? With this month’s premium podcast comes much responsibility and we cannot sell it at any price… except maybe a minimum donation of $1. Grab it now via the link below!
This series of premium podcasts was created to help support the regular weekly Film Junk Podcast. Head on over to Bandcamp and download full episodes for a minimum donation of just $1. As always, let us know if you experience any technical difficulties or if you have any other suggestions for future specials. Thanks for your support!