One person’s scary movie is often another person’s comedy, but, being a kid in the 80′s meant you were pretty much on the same page with everyone else when it came squirming in your seat and being afraid of the dark. Join us this week as we discuss the movies that kept us awake at night when we were kids. Most are familiar, some a little less so, and there might be one or two in there that make you think, WTF!?! So, be sure you’ve got a swimming buddy, make sure to keep that night light on, and whatever you do DON’T RUN UPSTAIRS as you settle in for an all new episode of Monkey in the Cage.
(07:07) – Robert brings us some tech news for those with a memory like his, reports on the end of an era, and celebrates Halloween early. Plus, underwhelming RPGs!- Memoto, X-Play and Attack of the Show, and the Leverage RPG
(23:52) – Karen finally commits herself to a single comic, we talk S.H.I.E.L.D. casting news, and the return of a film icon to an iconic role! – Scott Snyder’s Batman: Death of the Family, Ming-Na, and the return of Conan The Barbarian. Also, there is a director shake-up with X-Men: Days of Future Past.
(32:42) – It’s topic time! Robert is still disturbed by the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Karen reminds us of the freaky randomness of Return to Oz, Ramses reveals why he harbors hatred for E.T., and Matt is still spooked by the original Alien.
(38:44) – We discuss the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, Friday the 13th turned Matt’s parents into dicks, while Howard the Duck disturbed us on a whole new level. Plus, Gremlins and Poltergeist messed us up for life!
(44:20) – Robert is still bothered by Who Framed Roger Rabbit while Karen bonds with him over Large Marge in Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. We also talk one of the creepiest Creepshow stories ever, The Raft!
(48:10) – Jaws. ‘Nuff said.
(52:35) – The Fly with Jeff Goldblum gets some double hate, we debate on the scare-factor of Beetlejuice, group confuses itself by thinking It’s Alive was actually Rosemary’s Baby, and we talk about The Thing while weighing in on special effects vs. story. Oh, and Disney is evil.