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Saturday Frights Podcast Ep. 66 (The Odds)

When you are discussing some of the better episodes of Tales from the Darkside, the odds are good that The Odds will be at the top of that list. Which is of course why the Projectionist and myself chose it discuss on this latest Saturday Frights podcast!

On this show we will discuss the full synopsis for The Odds. As well as the rather amazing cast featured in the 1984 episode. Such as the likes of Danny Aiello (Moonstruck) and Tom Noonan (The Monster Squad) to start with. Of course we talk a bit about the other cast and crew who helped to make The Odds such a memorable episode.
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If you haven’t had the pleasure of watching The Odds. In a nutshell it concerns a bookie who has taken great pleasure in never refusing a bet. However that personal creed will be put to the test thanks to a visit from the Darkside.
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I certainly hope you will enjoy listening to the Projectionist and myself talk about The Odds. Furthermore feel free to discuss your own favorite Tales from the Darkside episodes in the comments!

We are also joined on this show by none other than Rockford Jay! Who you might indeed recognize from his writing on the Saturday Frights Facebook page.

If you have any suggestions for topics you would like for us to cover in a future special. Or possibly you have comments on the current show, email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also contact me on Twitter and on Facebook.

The theme used at the beginning as well as ending of this episode was provided by Peachy, if you have musical needs why not contact him at peachy@Retroist.Com. And be sure to “like” him on his Facebook page…before he takes a trip into the Darkside!

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What are The Odds of more Tales from the Darkside podcast episodes? Pretty good!


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Learn all about the “Monster Squad” on the Retroist Video Podcast

Welcome to the Retroist “Monster Squad” VIDEO Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the eighties horror classic, The Monster Squad. This film is a cult classic that sometimes gets overlooked in the crowded field of eighties cult films. I start off by talking about how having missed seeing the film when it came out gave my friends the opportunity to pull a long running joke on me. Then I cover the movie’s plot, production, cast, and much more.

This video podcast was done by Justin M. Salvato of boxing4free.com and is a video-ized version of the original Monster Squad podcast I did.

Enjoy!

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Not a video fan? Listen to the original audio episode.

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Fright-Rags’ The Monster Squad Poster Isn’t Bogus!

When The Monster Squad was released back in 1987, it kind of flew under a lot of radars. Now I was lucky enough to catch it in movie theaters. For the whole week it seemed to be playing in my neck of the woods. Growing up a Monster Kid of course meant this was right up my alley. I ask you how anyone could in fact pass up the movie with a poster as epic as this?

Image courtesy of IMP Awards.

However the disappointing box office didn’t in fact sink the film. As it seemed to find that audience it needed when it was released on VHS. While it may not have been the success the filmmakers were hoping for – like creating a sequel. It on the other hand has enjoyed a second life as a veritable cult movie.

Which is why in this case that those mad geniuses over at Fright-Rags are now offering a poster forThe Monster Squad. The artwork is by the talented Abrar Amjal, used in fact on their sold out T-Shirt series!

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Images courtesy of Abrar Ajmal and Fright-Rags.

As you are a visitor to The Retroist I am positive that you’ll see the need to obtain this for yourself. On the other hand this is the Season of giving, right? You can click the link up above to visit the official ordering page.

While you are waiting to order The Monster Squad poster…why not listen to Rock Until You Drop by Michael Sembello?

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Still hungry for more about The Monster Squad? You are in luck as The Retroist covered the movie in his 70th podcast!

In addition I would like to thank the always awesome IMP Awards for the theatrical poster in this post. Furthermore if you want to really see some amazing collectibles and info for the movie – take a quick hop over to Shawn Robare’s Branded in the 80s!

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Happy 29th Anniversary To The Monster Squad!

On this day back in 1987, Director Fred Dekker and co-screenwriter Shane Black unleashed their love letter to the Universal Monsters of their youth with The Monster Squad. While it didn’t seem to particularly find it’s audience when it first hit theaters – thanks to VHS rentals and cable television it had the chance to slowly become recognized as a classic 80s film.

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So besides watching the film today to celebrate the 29th anniversary of it’s release, you might also want to hop on over to The Monster Squad Art Show Tumblr to check out some very talented artists’ look at the characters from the film. For example this collection of 16-Bit artwork – by Justin Gammon, giving us a glimpse of a world where we were lucky enough to get a Monster Squad game for the Super Nintendo!

Or the GillMan by Hanzel Haro.

Image courtesy of Hanzel Haro and The Monster Squad Art Show.

Image courtesy of Hanzel Haro and The Monster Squad Art Show.

Or Dracula’s forces of darkness by Stephen Sandoval.

Image Courtesy of Stephen Sandoval and The Monster Squad Art Show.

Image Courtesy of Stephen Sandoval and The Monster Squad Art Show.

There is quite a bit more on the The Monster Squad Art Show Tumblr – so click the links to check out the rest of the awesome artwork on display.