3.27 The Pit (1981)

It’s not easy being the world’s punching bag, especially when you’re 12. That is, unless you have the aid of a possessed (question mark) teddy bear to coax your unhinged thoughts into reality! Jamie is an incredibly unwell, disturbed, and perverted delinquent with an unhealthy obsession with the female form. When his 27th live-in babysitter, Sandy, begins her psychology thesis on him, his folks catch the last train for the coast while he descends deeper into his psychosis. Finally fed up with being bullied, deserted, and heartbroken, Jamie turns to his friends/pets for assistance—five…er four prehistoric ape men who’s hunger runs deeper than a king-sized chocolate bar. As the old saying goes, when life gives you Tra-la-logs, make your tormentors pay! We also discuss the battle of the century: Nick Cassavetes vs. John Hurt, which MDU child we would adopt, why people think Adam Sandler’s shtick is still funny, and the Halloween™ franchise timeline. Call an exorcist for those yellow-eyed talking teddies, grab that old porn mag Charlie Bounty Hunter gave you for Easter, and stock up on ground beef, because we’re getting slam dunked into The Pit!

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3.26 The Midnight Hour (1985)

Listen up little Dumpster Doggies, it’s Wolfman Jack and it’s All Hallow’s Eve in the sleepy New England town of Pitchford Cove—the perfect day of the year to recite an ancient curse that brings back the dead! Because that’s never gone poorly. Shari Belafonte accidentally resurrects a graveyard of party-going zombies, a couple of hungry werewolves, and her great-great-great-great grandmother, Lucinda Cavender, who just so happens to be a witch and a vampire. Ghosts, ghouls, and everything in-between take over the town and the only way to fix things is to complete a ritual before the clock strikes 12! LeVar Burton finally returns to the MDU and Munchie’s son…joins it? Plus, we give our picks for MDU kharacters and their fatalities to join the Mortal Kombat roster! So put on some Tooty Fruity lipstick, get cock-blocked by The Wolfman™, and watch out for drunk-driving zombie Kevin McCarthy, ’cause we’re sealing this date with a kiss at The Midnight Hour!

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M05 Jeff Lieberman

Hold out those pillow cases because we’ve got a sweet Halloween treat for ya! As a companion piece to our episode, 3.25 Satan’s Little Helper, we sit down and chew the candy corn with the man behind the madness, Jeff Lieberman! Director of beloved genre classics like ‘Squirm’ and ‘Just Before Dawn’, we do a deep dive into Jeff’s career from the early days of working at Cannon Films, to creating a Halloween classic. So, pull up a pumpkin, crack open a snickers and get cozy while we spin you this special interview.

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3.25 Satan’s Little Helper

Trick or Trash is back and ready to fill up your treat bags, Dumpster Dwellers! Dougie Whooly is a 9-year-old boy with a woefully oblivious family and an unhealthy obsession with a violent video game. While wandering around town on All Hallow’s Eve, he comes across a real-life serial killer in a Satan costume (question mark), who is committing murders and staging them as lawn decorations. Dougie’s ignorance and skewed view on reality are manipulated by this Satan Man and he is suddenly swooped up in a night of bloodshed that the little helper mistakes as pretend. Can Dougie’s older sister Katheryn Winnick or his heavily medicated mother Amanda Plummer save him before it’s too late? Who exactly is the man behind the mask? Is it the Six Flags Guy? Terry O’Quinn? Granny Van Daam?! We’re breaking this Halloween delight down for you, plus we figure out who we’d send in to save the MDU from a super-sized CharnetKong! Slip into your costume, put on a Nick Cave album, and flip through those Winter Stepfather books because we’re about to be sent back to Hell by Satan’s Little Helper!

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