WDWJW #7: Young Einstein

YOUNG EINSTEIN

Young Einstein hit the American market in August 1989. After a successful release in Australia, Warner Brothers were banking on a summer sleeper at the very least, and a blockbuster at most. It received neither. The movie was just too weird for US audiences, while also not being weird enough. It's a family film, but also a subversive satire. To a 15-year old who had, a year prior, discovered Monty Python's Flying Circus, Young Einstein was a godsend: it was tame enough to not bother the conservative parents, but biting and weird enough to stimulate this growing boy's mind. In this episode, we find Andrew (the aforementioned growing boy) and Travis Trapp (his first viewing of the film) discussing the film and its merits. Does it hold up? Or is nostalgia a damned liar?

DEAD ALIVE

The film: Dead Alive -aka- Braindead The Guests: Travis Trapp & Josh Castillo Say, what's the goriest movie you've ever seen? Is it Dead Alive? No? Well, you may think yours is gory, but it's not anywhere...

THE TINGLER

Ladies and Gents, how about a bonafide Vincent Price movie this week? After all the show is called Vincent Price's Laugh. We chose Vincent Price as our inspiration because, frankly, though familiar with him through pop culture of...

ANTON YELCHIN MEMORIAL SPECIAL

This week’s Vincent Price’s Laugh is a bit somber, as we honor one of our favorite actors, the late Anton Yelchin. In the episode, we discuss some of Yelchin’s best genre work, and why we...

THE LAST DRAGON

The Film: Berry Gordy's the Last Dragon The Guests: Monica & Elbee For me, some movies seem to always have been there - on a shelf, or on some odd channel waiting to be stumbled upon once...

THE EVIL DEAD SERIES

Join us this week as we tackle not one, not two, not even three films! This jam-packed episode covers The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness, Evil Dead (2013), and Ash vs. Evil Dead. What can...

TERRORVISION

The film: TERRORVISION The guest: Jon Bjorling Ah, the 80s. What a strange and wonderful, colorful and bizarre decade. One that brought us so many movies and musical acts fueled by big dreams and, more than likely,...

THE WITCH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo2OTEbz-jU Andrew and Elbee: At the movies! Listen as they put in their two cents on what could be the most important horror movie of 2016: The Witch!  

LOST HIGHWAY

The film: Lost Highway The guest: Edward Cantu I have to admit, I wasn't paying the closest attention to the story details so long ago when I first watched Lost Highway. I was more interested in the imagery...

KM31

On this episode, we tackle the Ariel Award-winning Spanish-language film, Kilometro 31! This film showed up on our radar a couple of years after its initial Mexican release. We saw it sometime around 2008 or 2009,...