EPISODE 404: VIRUS

Picture this if you will, it’s January 1999. Britney Spears’ debut album is all over the place, bands like Sugar Ray and Limp Bizkit saturate alternative radio, Michael Bay’s Armageddon was the biggest movie last Summer, and Bill Clinton “did not have sexual relations with that woman.” SIKE! Just as we begin our spiral into the imminent Y2K apocalypse, Universal Pictures decides to dump an R-Rated $75 million scifi-horror adaptation of a dope Dark Horse comic book in theaters.

This episode, King Hans, the benevolent, bearded lord of our Patreon has decreed we review 1999’s VIRUS, starring the likes of Jamie Lee Curtis, Billy Baldwin, and motherfucking Donald Sutherland with a strong contender for the most absurd Irish accent in cinema history. It’s the Who Goes There Podcast Episode #404!!!

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EPISODE 402: THANKSGIVING

Happy New Year pilgrims! Welcome back and welcome to 2024. This episode (our last recorded in 2023) we discuss Eli Roth’s holiday-themed slasher, THANKSGIVING.  
Is the movie a new annual tradition or is it just another seasonal annoyance? Listen and find out. 

“Show some enthusiasm. Thanksgiving is an institution here. It’s Thanks-fucking-giving! Every weapon he’s using is straight off a Thanksgiving table. This year, there will be… no leftovers!” It’s the Who Goes There Podcast Episode 402!

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EPISODE 401: GODZILLA MINUS ONE

Another year has come and (almost) gone but we’ve got a couple more episodes for you as we close out 2023.

Gojira is one of the most enduring film characters in cinema history. Since first appearing in the 1954 original, everyone’s favorite reptilian Kaiju has starred in a total of 38 films and counting. Between Warner Bros. MonsterVerse film franchise and the Monarch: Legacy of Monsters series on Apple TV+, Godzilla is having a bit of a moment right now, again. We’ve seen a lot of iterations of the guy; the good guy version, the bad guy version, the neutral force of nature, the rubber suits, the bad 90’s CGI, cartoons, and lots of dope toys.

GODZILLA MINUS ONE is the first period piece in the franchise and the first since the 1954 original to reset the clock and setting back to post-World War 2, and post-atomic holocaust, Japan. So what’d we think of this genre hybrid spectacle that returns the big guy to his roots? Listen and find out.

“Then what do we do about the horror before us now? Just let it happen? Only you can save us from this tragedy. Even if you use the device to defeat Godzilla, how can it be used as a weapon, if you don’t publish your research? Ogata, we human beings are weak creatures. Even if I burn my notes, everything is still in my head. As long as I’m alive, who can say I wouldn’t be coerced into using it again?” It’s the Who Goes There Podcast Episode 401!

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EPISODE 400: THE DEVIL’S REJECTS

We had a little poll not too long ago to select what film we should do for our milestone 400th episode. When all was said and done, there was one film which ended up narrowly edging out other finalists like American Werewolf in Paris and Tales From the Hood. That film was Rob Zombie’s 2005 ode to psychotic trash , THE DEVIL’S REJECTS.   

“If you’re gonna start the killing, you best start it right here. Make sure I’m all the way dead, because I’ll come back and make you my bitch.” It’s the Who Goes There Podcast, Episode #400!

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EPISODE 398: WHEN EVIL LURKS

This episode we weigh-in on WHEN EVIL LURKS, Argentinian writer/director Demian Rugna’s follow up to his 2017 feature film debut, Atterados.

There’s a whole lot of films in the demonic possession horror sub-genre. Is it still possible to create something fresh and unique with such an arguably overused trope? Listen and find out. Also, watch and find out. WHEN EVIL LURKS is currently available on Shudder if you haven’t seen it.

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EPISODE 397: SPECIES

The year is 1995. Kurt Cobain blew his head off last year, or someone blew his head off, at the very least. Singles from Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, The Offsprings’ Smash, and Radiohead’s The Bends are lighting up the radio. And Wonderwall, don’t forget Wonderwall. Secretly, and shamefully, you regularly check VH1 to see if the video for Collective Soul’s song, “December” is on. No one must ever know about this 🎶

Then, here comes Natasha Henstridge as a predatory alien searching for the perfect mate to begin populating her species on Earth🤰

Forest Whitaker plays a man with clairvoyant abilities, which in this film apparently means he is gifted with the ability to point out obvious, readily observable things. Michael Madsen wears sunglasses the whole time and doesn’t know how to hold a gun. Then, there’s Oscar-winner, Sir Ben fucking Kingsley approaching the material like it’s Shakespeare.

Join us as we revisit SPECIES, a very special relic of 1995 🧬 

“You created a monster with some kind of formula you got from outer space. The damn thing got away, and now you want us to hunt it down and kill it. She would make one excellent biological weapon. If someone out there thought we were some kind of galactic weed that was going to spread through the universe…she’s the cure and where the disease.” It’s the Who Goes There Podcast Episode 397!

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EPISODE 396: COMMUNION

There’s been a whole lot of talk about aliens lately. Some of it potentially historic, some of it hilarious. This episode we take a deep dive into the film adaptation of Whitley Streiber’s best-selling book based upon his own alleged experiences with extraterrestrials, 1989’s COMMUNION 👽 

Grey aliens, sleep paralysis, abduction, bad late 80’s fashion, alien dance parties, little blue people, doppelgängers, anal probes, and a lead performance from Christopher Walken at peak absurdity make this a strong contender for one of the strangest Hollywood productions ever made.

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EPISODE 395: TOKYO GORE POLICE

Sahhhhhh dudes! As the reigning monarch of our Patreon, King Hans has decreed a foray into the action splatter excess of 2008’s TOKYO GORE POLICE. Luckily, we have some help to discuss this profound film. That’s right! Matt’s back for this episode to join in the festivities.

“What’s the matter officer? I’ll tell you what’s the matter. It’s a little insurance policy called Directive 4, my little contribution to your psychological profile. Any attempt to arrest a senior officer of OCP results in shutdown. What did you think? That you were an ordinary police officer? You’re our product, and we can’t very well have our products turning against us, can we?” It’s the Who Goes There Podcast Episode 395!

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EPISODE 394: OLDBOY

This episode we get into Korean auteur Park Chan-Wook’s modern cult classic, OLDBOY,  which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with a limited theatrical re-release. It’s a tale of revenge, obsession, torture, and terrible truths. It’s also got one of the most influential single-shot takes in cinema history, involving a hammer.

“You really are the very monster I created, aren’t you? But you won’t find out the “why” of this if you kill me. Fifteen years of being curious would go to waste. You want to torture me, but I can simply kill myself first. Do you want revenge, or do you want the truth? Revenge is good for your health, but pain will find you again.”
It’s the Who Goes There Podcast Episode 394!

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EPISODE 387: THEM!

Greetings idiots! And so it came to pass that beloved King Hans, in his wisdom and discernment, blessed us with a horror relic from the atomic age- 1954’s THEM!
As part of his privileges as reigning king of our patreon, good ol’ Hans gets to pick a film. As stated by the man himself, this was selected to accompany the theatrical release of Oppenheimer, as it relates to the aftermath of all the nuclear testing in New Mexico. Besides that though, it all pairs pretty gooooooood with our prior episode, Starship Troopers, as both involve giant bugs and heavily armed humans shooting at them. 

As Warner Bros. highest grossing film of 1954, THEM! was one of this first films of it’s kind, and one of the film industry’s first attempts to process (and exploit) the anxiety and terror of the atomic age through a fictional lense. Meanwhile, over in Japan in the very same year, that country would begin it’s cultural processing of the nuclear atrocities it suffered with a little film called Gojira (Godzilla). 

“Don’t you think I know that? This isn’t one of you text-book exercises, Mr. Jennings. This is an experiment in biological warfare, or hadn’t you noticed? That organism is potentially the greatest breakthrough in weapons research since man split the atom. What we do here will affect the balance of world power!” It’s the Who Goes There Podcast episode 387!

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