Saturday, April 18, 2015

Martian Drive In Podcast 58 - The Island of The Circus Of Horrors





For 58 I look at one of the worst Michael Caine movies ever, a horror movie based on a Peter Benchley novel, 1980's The Island then to an old favourite of mine, the 1960 colour horror film, Circus Of Horrors starring Anton Diffring and Donald Pleasance. 


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Martian Drive In Podcast 57 - The Time Travelers Final Programme




Blasts from the past this time around. The Ib Melchior directed drive-in science fiction movie from 1964- The Time Travelers starring Preston Foster and Philip Carey and then to the groovy post apocalyptic world of 1973's The Final Programme directed by Robert Fuest and starring Jon Finch and Jenny Runacre.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Martian Drive In Podcast 56 - Deep Rising Leopard Man




This time around the movies are varied. First we have Stephen Sommers' 1998 monster flick Deep Rising starring Treat Williams and Famke Janssen then we flick back to 1943 for the Val Lewton/ Jacques Tourneur classic The Leopard Man starring Dennis O'Keefe and Margo, 
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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Martian Drive In Podcast 55 - The Dreamscape Of This Island Earth.




This time around, it's off to space and into the human mind with the classic 1955 Universal SF movie This Island Earth starring Rex Reason and Faith Domergue and then to 1984 for the psychic drama Dreamscape starring Dennis Quaid and Kate Capshaw.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Martian Drive In Podcast 54 - Count Yorga vs Blacula.





This time, it's the early 1970s and Count Yorga, Vampire is becoming LA's number one undead pimp while Prince Mamuwalde (Blacula) is looking for the reincarnation of his dead wife in Watts. 
Count Yorga Vampire (1971) starring Robert Quarry and Blacula starring William Marshall are the topic of monologue this time around.


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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Martian Drive In Podcast 53- The Innocents and The Infinite Man




This time around we go from supernatural horror to time travelling romcom, starting with Jack Clayton's 1963 classic atmospheric horror film The Innocents starring Deborah Kerr, Martin Stephens and Pamela Franklin then we hit the second decade of the 21st Century with the Australian comedy romance The Infinite Man starring Josh McConville, Hannah Marshall and Alex Dimitriades.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Martian Drive In Podcast 52 - The Time Machine/ The Birds






To celebrate the life and career of  Rod Taylor I take a look at his two best genre films: 1960's The Time Machine directed by George Pal and 1963's The Birds, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

I also talk a bit about why Rod Taylor was such an iconic actor to this particular film buff.