Category Archives: Science fiction

Really Awful Movies: Ep 300 – Predator



Episode 300. Can’t believe we made it this far. On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, we tackle the Arnie muscled classic, PREDATOR!

A SWAT team descends on a mythical Central American banana republic to rescue some politicos. The force is led by none other than the Guvernator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with another governor, Jesse “The Body” Ventura. They, along with a crack team battle a rebel army in deep dark jungle…until….they come upon some compadres, skinned alive and left to rot out under the tree canopy. What could’ve committed such atrocities? Surely, no man…Instead, it’s a BEAST and an alien beast to boot. Or is that Alien? The similarities are obvious, plus those to Rambo.

Needless to say, Predator is a hoot. It’s well-filmed, the characterizations are simple, yet effective.

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Really Awful Movies: Ep 279 – Little Shop of Horrors



A casting director’s dream of a movie, Little Shop of Horrors features Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Rick Moranis, John Candy, and Christopher Guest.

It’s a creature feature with songs, but in this case…the creature in question is a plant, the incomparable Venus Fly Trap, Audrey II.

This is a fun one, with a showstopping scene involving a sadistic dentist (is there any other kind?)

During production, director Oz shot a lengthy ending based on the off-Broadway musical on which this 1986 production is based. However, after test audiences did not react positively to it, the ending had to be rewritten and re-shot for the theatrical release with a happier, cloyingly romantic ending. We obviously prefer the carnage.

On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, we talk about pharmaceuticals, musicals, fear of dentists, horticulture, and the legacy of the late, great John Candy.