MACK #81: Color Out Of Space

Hello friends! Today I present to you our episode [almost] all about “Color Out Of Space.”

You may or may not remember that in Episode 79 we discussed Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau a documentary about the misadventures behind-the-scenes of screenwriter/director Richard Stanley. At the end of the show notes I posted a trailer to a movie Stanley had just made with one of our favorite actors, Nic Cage.

That movie is what today’s episode centers around.

Here’s a disclaimer for you all: When we watched this movie, Dave liked it and said as much when it was over. During today’s show, however, Dave seems to have changed his mind or is just fucking with me because why not.

Be that as it may, we go over this movie and talk about HP Lovecraft’s original short story on which this movie is based, The Colour Out of Space. Follow the link if you’d like to read it yourself [FREE!], which I do recommend doing, especially if you are a fan of the genre.

Tons of spoilers in this one, so if you want to see this movie and don’t want anything ruined for you, put this episode on the back burner until you’ve watched it.

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MACK #79: Lost Soul

Heyooooo! It’s time for episode 79 of the podcast! And this one is all about the documentary Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau.

In 1994 Richard Stanley had a few indie horror films under his belt and was beginning to garner a bit of attention for himself. He pitched a script— his adaptation of HG Wells’ The Island of Dr Moreau — to New Line Cinema and it was greenlit.

Sounds like a young director’s dream, right?

When I say everything goes down hill from there, it’s pretty much the understatement of all understatements.

New Line liked the script, the vision, the story boards so much that they decided Marlon Brando would star as Dr. Moreau. Umm. Right out of the gate that one hire is going to turn your indie film vision into something else entirely. New Line realized this and then tried to cut Stanley out of his own project.

And this is just the beginning of this ridiculous story.

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MACK #76: Richard Jewell

Richard Jewell.

If you are over a certain age there’s no way you don’t remember the bombing of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

That night’s celebratory festivities ended with a concert performed by Jack Mack and the Heart Attack. [Here’s the actual recording of that night, with the band singing their song and then the bomb going off] Jewell found the backpack that contained three pipe bombs and alerted all the right people. He then helped to try to move the crowd away from the area, most likely saving lives that night.

By the next day he was the media darling being hailed as hero by the MSM, fielding interview offers and even a possible book deal.

And then, just as quickly as he had become the hero of the hour, Richard Jewell became the biggest villain in the country.

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MACK #61: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Hello fine people! I hope 2020 has been treating you all well!

This week’s episode is all about Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood! If you have not seen it, but truly plan to, perhaps this episode should be set aside for now. If you have seen it then YAY! and continue reading!

*** Spoilers Ahead! ***

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