Category Archives: Action films

Really Awful Movies: Ep 159 – Death Race 2000

Movie poster for David Carradine film, Death Race 2000There’s a race. And there’s death involved.

In the then distant future, society is transfixed by a bloodsport, one that involves mowing down pedestrians in a cross-continental race. David Carridine, of the legendary familial acting dynasty, stars as Frankenstein, a popular and seemingly indestructible driver in Death Race 2000.

He has to do battle with other drivers, and points are awarded according to cohort deaths: running over babies and the elderly garner the biggest scores. Cheery stuff!

Actually, there’s a zany, over-the-top quality that was the hallmark of Paul Bartel films (he directs). But there’s more to Death Race 2000 than your run-of-the-mill roadster movie. The film asks a lot of pertinent questions too. Look out for Sly Stallone as Machine Gun Joe and Mary Woronov as Calamity Jane Kelly.

Gentlemen (and gentle-women), start your engines! And tune in for new episodes of the Really Awful Movies Podcast every Friday.


Really Awful Movies: Ep 155 – Stone Cold

stone-cold-posterStone Cold is a 1991 action movie about a biker gang, The Brotherhood, who are going after legal officials.

The brazen murder of a judge, sends the FBI into action. And that sent us into action. We love our action flicks, we love fights, we love explosions. The Really Awful Movies Podcast is all about that!

Brian Bosworth is Joe Huff (a great action movie name if there ever was one), a tough Southern cop, on suspension for beating the snot out of dirtniks in a convenience store.

He’s summoned by a wimpy agent, who along with colleagues, blackmail Huff into taking part in a dangerous mission: becoming a member of The Brotherhood, in order to infiltrate the gang.

The gang’s got deep ties to the mafia, and is led by the charismatic Chains (Lance Henriksen).

Meanwhile, Huff adopts a new ID: John Stone.

Will he be able to go from prospect to biker, and take down the outlaws? Or will his terrible fashion sense get in the way? CHECK OUT, STONE COLD.