Category Archives: Musicals

Really Awful Movies: Ep 137 – Can’t Stop the Music

The Village People movie! Yes, Can’t Stop the Music follows the exploits of the infamous 70s disco group whose hits like YMCA and Macho Man are absolutely impossible to avoid (no matter how hard we’ve tried).

Go to a sporting event…and you’re bound to hear the da-da-da…and “young men,” etc, etc

As a bonus: in this film you get a young, roller skating Steve Guttenberg in the lead role and a pre-Caitlyn Bruce Jenner. And you get to find out how the group formed and got its name.

Directed by Nancy Walker (The Mary Tyler Moore Show), Can’t Stop the Music is the first…yes…the first…Razzie Worst Picture winner.

Is it deserving of all the scorn? Mostly, but not quite. With a budget of $20 million, the film was released at the tail end of the disco movement and was an absolute flop.

Join us as we assess Can’t Stop the Music.

Really Awful Movies: Ep 81b – Evil Dead: The Musical, an interview with co-creator Chris Bond

Since it took to the stage in 2003, Evil Dead: The Musical has been a smash hit. On this episode of the podcast, we have a special Evil Dead: The Musical giveaway, two tickets to a Toronto performance of the hit show, February 17, 2016 at the Randolph Theatre. Listen to this episode for details about how to enter. And heads up: there are really cool secondary prizes too, so you can enter even if you aren’t in the Greater Toronto Area. These prizes are courtesy of Starvox Entertainment. A big thanks to them.

Chris Bond, the show’s director and co-creator, breaks down what makes the splatterfest so much bloody fun. We’ve had the good fortune of checking out previous runs of the show in Toronto and if you’re a fan of Evil Dead and Ash vs Evil Dead (and really, who in their right mind isn’t?) it’s absolutely MUST SEE stuff.

From its modest beginnings in a back-alley Toronto bar to off-Broadway and to Cleveland, Vegas, New Orleans, Seoul, and basically the world – the show has wowed fans wherever it’s been.

And don’t forget to check out the Really Awful Movies Podcast, with new episodes every weekend.