Released October 27, 2017
“Hocus Pocus” (1993). Once upon a time, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and that lady from “Sister Act” who wasn’t Whoopi Goldberg agreed to play witches in a children’s Halloween movie. The resulting film ushered in hundreds of hours of entertainment for one of our hosts, and scarred the remaining two. Listen now as they dive into memories both fair and foul in this week’s The Dust Off!
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Released October 20, 2017
“The Mummy” (1999). Steph, Emily, and Norah have taken their rightful place as the hosts of the Dust Off, and they’re kicking off their tenure with this classic Brendan Fraser vehicle! Poor casting choices are pondered, grudges are unearthed, and a reality where “The Mummy – Featuring Daniel Day Lewis” is dreamt of fondly. All this and more as a new era of The Dust Off begins!
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Released May 19, 2017
“Videodrome” (1983) Canadian cult classic. Join Steve, Jake, and guest host Dr. Vesuvius Betamax (he insisted we write his whole name out) on this dive into Cronenberg’s cyberpunk body horror masterpiece. Jake sounds off on the TTC’s St. Clair service, Steve’s finally found a use for his stockpile of Cineplex Scene points, and Dr. Vesuvius Betamax explains the Salisbury diet. Things get weird when the S&M themes set off something deeply repressed in Dr. Vesuvius Betamax. Enjoy some vintage Toronto-spotting, “Blondie” fandom, Datsun love, and lore of the tyrannical John P. Betamax before the Doc (he’ll hate that we didn’t write it out this time) side-lines the show into fittingly Cronenberg territory.
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Released September 15, 2016
“The Crow” (1994) movie. The guys get moody in face paint and leather pants for this epic goth revenge opera. Is that nostalgia I smell?
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On a technical note, we had some audio issues on this episode. It does get better as the track continues, however.
Released September 8, 2016
“Army of Darkness” (1992) movie. The guys bust out chainsaws and boom sticks to go a round with an army of stop-motion Deadites. Groovy.
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On a technical note, we had some minor audio issues on this episode that were mostly squashed with the power of editing.
Released July 28, 2016
“The Thing” (1982) movie. The guys (minus Jake) find the warmest place to hide after catching a double bill of the original “The Thing From Another World” (1951) and John Carpenter’s 1982 remake.
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Released June 24, 2016
“The Amityville Horror” (1979) movie. The guys (minus Jake) brave the swarming flies and screams of “GET OUT!” as they dust off this haunted house classic. Will they survive?
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