Talks from the Darkside | 01 The New Man

01 The New Man:
Alan Coombs (Vic Tayback), a bad-tempered recovering alcoholic, meets Jerry (Chris Herbert), a young boy who claims to be his son. Coombs insists that he has never seen or met Jerry before, but Jerry and Coombs’ family say otherwise. Based on a short story by Barbara Owens, adapted by Mark Durand.

Original air date: September 30, 1984

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The Deadly Spawn | An Interview with Ted Bohus

As a companion piece to our episode, 4.5 The Deadly Spawn, we sit down with the man behind one of the most beloved Sci-Fi/Horror classics to come out of the ’80s, Ted Bohus! We do a deep dive into Ted’s career from the early days of his magazine SPFX, through the insane world of low-budget filmmaking, and of course discuss all things Deadly Spawn!

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4.5 The Deadly Spawn

A meteorite containing a flesh-eating Alien™ crash lands in Camp Crystal Lake near a small suburb. Making a flooded cellar its lair, the creature begins devouring the homeowners and starts growing into a massive three-headed worm with more teeth than a Ghost Shark! If that wasn’t enough, Momma’s pregnant and she gives birth to hundreds of penis tadpoles that want to get deep inside of you and eat you out! With Uncle Frasier Crane getting served up like tossed salads and scrambled eggs and his stuck-up astronomer brother Pete losing his grip on reality, it’s left to young monster movie fanatic Charles to go full Tommy Jarvis on the star beast to save the day! Granny Van Daam and Punished Simon Bossell are bringing the heat in this independent film classic from the Garden State and home of the Dumpster trio–New Jersey! Slurp down some of Lord Crumb’s green grool and don’t make a sound! This ain’t no Return of the Aliens, so forget Ripley and the flamethrower because we are about to get ripped apart by The Deadly Spawn!

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4.4 Leprechaun 4: In Space

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with lucky number 4 in a tired franchise?! That’s right, we’re going to space–the final frontier for horror movies spinning their balding wheels. While trying to take over the galaxy by wedding the sadistic Princess Zarina, Lubdan the Leprechaun has to contend with a group of Colonial Marines on a budget. After getting blown to magically delicious bits and being reborn via boner, our pint-sized protagonist wreaks havoc aboard the S.S. Chex Quest to fulfill his destiny of galactic domination. Grab your M41A pulse rifles, pour yourself some Bantha milk, and pay no attention to the android-Nazi doctor behind the curtain, because we’re setting our phasers to dumb with Leprechaun 4: In Space!

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