Purple Stuff Podcast: Friday the 13th: The Series

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The Purple Stuff Podcast returns with a new episode! In this one, we dissect a VHS recording of an episode of Friday the 13th: The Series from 1988. Dinosaur Dracula and I get into detail about the episode as well as many of the commercials that aired during the broadcast that night. There was some crazy stuff that went on in this ep and the commercials sandwiched in between will either bring you fondly back in time or make you seriously wonder about the ad wizards who made them. So let me run this down, we talk about Friday the 13th the Series, 7Up Gold, Roger Rabbit, a sports instructional video for a sport that I don’t even play, and a couple of defunct overpriced 1-900 HOTLINES! It’s a total smorgasbord. You might recall, we did a show like this previously focused on a VHS tape of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter so check that one out if you haven’t yet. Thank you for listening and reading. As always, your support is very much appreciated and if you would like to support the podcast please visit us on Patreon.com/PurpleStuff

Purple Stuff Podcast: Sea Monsters!

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On the new episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast, Matt and I swam the treacherous depths of the scariest parts of the worlds oceans to net you 8 SEA MONSTERS. Obvious choices like JAWS are out of the question, of course. You know us by now. While some of our choices may not be actual “monsters,” they still belong on our list and you can listen to the episode to see if you agree! We’ve got everything from Octo-human hybrids to the Trench warriors from Aquaman to the Sando Monster from The Phantom Menace. Think of it as a sea monster sampler platter, only much less appetizing than one you’d order at Red Lobster in the early ’90s! We had a lot of fun recording this episode, but before you listen, make sure you have your wetsuit and engage your underwater breathing apparatus before diving in with us! Thanks for checking it out. If you would like to support the show you can visit our Patreon where we release monthly bonus episodes.

 

Purple Stuff Podcast: Creepy Commercials!

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The latest episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast has arrived! In this show Dino Drac and I talk about CREEPY COMMERCIALS! It’s surprising to think that something we as a society tried to avoid like the plague by either running to the kitchen for a snack or fast forwarding the breaks during a show we taped, can be so chock full of nostalgia. As much as we tried to tune out commercials we couldn’t escape them and that’s why they’re so embedded in our brains. Whether the terrifying imagery was burned into our eyes or the jingle was memorable, commercials and public service announcements deserve their own episode on The Purple Stuff Podcast. Specifically, we’re discussing ads that were either subtly horrifying for us when we were young or traditionally spooky in some way. The ads we bring up include everything from Elvira partying it up in Norman Bate’s house, Vincent Price and luxurious red velvet bound books, and a haunted forest of fruit snacks, so you can’t go wrong here! Here’s a playlist of the commercials we talk about it if you would like to listen and watch at the same time, but be careful your brain doesn’t explode! Thank you for listening to the show and if you would like to support The Purple Stuff Podcast you can visit www.Patreon.com/PurpleStuff

Purple Stuff Podcast: Shocktober’s Friday the 13th IV Presentation!

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You may have a photograph or a home video taken with the gargantuan family camcorder that really takes you back to a moment in time. For the Purple Stuff Podcast, we were bestowed with a tape, a recording of a WPIX Shocktober broadcast from October 1992. Specifically, Friday the 13th IV: The Final Chapter was on tap for that night. It couldn’t have been a more perfect pairing. Words simply cannot describe how important horror movies on WPIX during Halloween were to both Matt and I. Obviously, Matt has written on the Internet about them for a million years, but I have also worked this angle into many of my Halloween specials as well. You’ve probably heard us on The Purple Stuff Podcast do the whole “Shhhhhhhhocktober” stinger many times, but in our latest episode we give it the proper tribute treatment it deserves.

We have a super fun and nostalgic episode for you in this time of quarantine. Hopefully you’ll join us and take your mind off of all the craziness going on in the world right now. It’s the perfect getaway for your mind. Not only will you hear us capture what WPIX and their Halloween inspired marathon meant to us, but we also dig in to one of our favorite installments in the Friday the 13th franchise! Friday the 13th IV The Final Chapter was always my favorite for so many reasons which I delve into on the show. I can’t forget to mention that one of the coolest aspects of this tape we received had all of the commercial breaks in tact. This means we get a chance to look back on Shocktober promos, commercials, and public service announcements!

We really had a blast on this trip back to that night. An evening where we were both in our respective homes settled in anticipating the big day, Halloween, and watching horror movies on the channel that had it all. Listen to us attempt to capture just how important this all was to us! Below you can watch a video Matt compiled that includes footage and clips from the video we are discussing if you would like to watch for reference during the pod!

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Purple Stuff Podcast: ROBOTS!

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We had some technical glitches hit us recently but The Purple Stuff Podcast has returned! In our new episode Matt and I explore some of our favorite robots from various facets of pop culture. At first I didn’t realize how many robots I had an affinity for. As usual with us, we leaned more to the obscure than the obvious choices which made it more fun. In this ep, we touch on a BIG animated ’80s bot, a mechanical murderer loose in the mall, a freaky Frankenstein friend, and many more. Take a listen on your usual podcast app! Thanks for listening and if you would like to support the show please visit Patreon.com/PurpleStuff 

The Purple Stuff Podcast’s Summer Q&A!

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Summer Saturday’s on the Purple Stuff Podcast continues! All month long me and Matt are bringing you new episodes you can listen to as you try to beat the heat. We’re happy to have you along for the ride! In this week’s episode we answer all kinds of summery questions that were sent in by the listeners. We take a total cruise line down memory lane. Slip and Slides, Summer TV lineups, and toys all get discussed. We basically got sent to SUMMER SCHOOL so listen to find out if we passed! We hope you dig it!

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Purple Stuff Podcast: Wrestlers Go Hollywood!

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This is a time when wrestling fanatics get their due. All year long we’re pretty much outcast from society. The way people turn their nose up and roll their eyes when they see your t-shirt. THE MAN, is all it says, but when they discover it to be a shirt inspired by a WWE Superstar, the conversation winds down and they begin to slink away as if they found out you have a disease and are highly infectious. More than a few of these elitist people share in the fact that they pretty much enjoyed professional wrestling at one time in their lives. Sometimes you’ll hear that they watched it as a kid when Hulk Hogan was a global phenomenon, others will tell you they watched during the attitude era and tend to only remember The Rock and Stone Cold.

However it happened, they were invested at one point, but now, it’s a joke to them, a total farce. For the billions of fans around the world, it’s the total opposite. The reverence and enthusiasm for pro-wrestling is as strong as ever and it comes to a crescendo this week because we’re about to celebrate the biggest sports entertainment event of the year. To all the naysayers, those who think only weird little kids watch wrestling and grown ass adults should grow the fuck up, they can sit down and keep quiet. As Mikey said in The Goonies, this is our time. It’s our time during WrestleMania week!

In celebration of WrestleMania, me and Matt recorded our annual wrestling show. As lifelong fans of the business, we take a lot of pride of joy in doing these episodes. Even though many of our listeners and friends don’t even dig wrestling, I’ve personally heard from tons who have expressed that even though they aren’t wrestling fans, they love when we do these because the excitement and fun we have for WWE is infectious.

We’re hoping you take a listen to this new episode during the Mania week festivities. It’s all about wrestlers who have appeared in other media, those who have “gone Hollywood” as it were! We’re covering Demolition, Sgt. Slaughter, Jesse “the Body” Ventura and a host of others! Thanks for checking it out and if you would like to support our show please visit Patreon.com/PurpleStuff where you can get access to our special bonus episodes! Now, let’s take you down to ringside!

 

PURPLE STUFF PODCAST: HALLOWEEN 2018! 

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I see A LOT of horror movies. Whether I see them in the theater, buy them on DVD (I will never let go) or Netflix, iTunes, wherever, I’m always taking in a new horror movie or revisiting ones I’ve seen a billion times. That being said, out of those times, it’s mega rare that any of them are considered a massive event of horror culture. Halloween 2018 is an epic event for horror fans and being able to live through it is exciting. If you can’t wait to finish this post and just want to hear our thoughts on the movie NOW, then click the link above and listen to the latest Purple Stuff Podcast where me and Matt give our opinion on the film. You can also subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Please leave us a positive review if you dig the show and share on social media!

Michael Myers and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis!) are back on the big screen and it warrants a huge homecoming party. The party isn’t all about streamers and punch, this includes blog posts, podcasts, youtube reviews, and basically the entire Internet coming together to be here for it. Halloween 2018 strives to not only be a great horror film but also a strong film period. In the simplest sense, it’s what I loved about it. Naturally, as with almost all films nowadays, there are detractors, but on a whole, the film seems to be receiving a ton of praise from horror freaks like us and the mainstream casual moviegoers alike. Being a part of this moment in time is like breathing rare air and it’s not lost on me at all.

I knew from the get go that this Halloween season’s main attraction would be seeing Halloween. From the cover of Fangoria and the Mondo magazine special to the Trick or Treat Studios mask, to the new Carpenter score – this is what it’s all about. Perhaps, some may not fathom just how big of a deal Halloween 2018 is. Even if you weren’t into the film and just aren’t on board, it’s imperative that we commemorate such an important occasion. This is a proper installment of the Halloween franchise which is not only good for the franchise itself and the horror movie genre, but it will also likely give a kick in the pants to some of our other old friends like Freddy and Jason. In the next few years if we can all reunite with Michael, Jason, and Freddy, we’ll all be really happy campers.

The guy who started it all is the one who has come back to stir it up again, and he hasn’t skipped a beat. A big thank you to the team who made the film for giving me the chance to experience Michael Myers the way he was intended to be once again.

THE SEXY ARMPIT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2018!!!

Behold the Halloween Special 2018. I hope you enjoy it. I want to tell you more about it, but producing this one has got me mentally and physically drained. Please give it a watch and spread It around! Consider it my Halloween treat to you. I appreciate you watching and supporting it. I hope you all have a Happy Halloween! Soak up the season as much as humanly possible. I’ll be back soon!