Geek Out Commentary: Frankenstein

For a special Halloween release concluding Halloween Horror Month and to celebrate the release of Victor Frankenstein, the latest adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel, we did a commentary for the 1931 Frankenstein! This horror classic not only provided the definitive look of the character for decades but also helped establish Universal Studios as the major motion picture studio for horror films! But Josh hasn't seen it?! Listen to his impressions as he watches the film for the first time and the rest of the gang chime in for this iconic piece of horror cinema!

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The boys have another interview this week with Sam and Jake speaking with comics writer Jim Zub! In addition to previous work like Samurai Jack and Skullkickers, Jim's here to talk about his current Image Comics book, Wayward! If you dig Japanese folklore and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you should totally check this book out and we're here with Jim to tell you why! Also, the gang sees Steve Jobs and Chris watches The Last Witchhunter! Sam gets a Wii U! And find out who everyone's favorite Street Fighter character is!

 

Important dates to remember:

Wayward #11 kicking off the series' third arc is available in print and digital on November 18th!

The $1 Image Firsts Wayward #1 is out on December 2nd!

Wayward and Jim's previous creator-owned book Skullkickers are available in comic stores and on Comixology here.

Direct download: Episode68.mp3
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Geek Out Commentary: Halloween (2007)

October Halloween Horror Month continues with Jake's pick: Rob Zombie's 2007 reimagining of John Carpenter's horror classic Halloween! Encouraged by Carpenter himself to make it his own, Zombie set out to answer many of the questions he had about the original Halloween and turn his focus on Michael Myers with the film serving as an origin story of sorts for the iconic serial killer. Listen as the gang discuss the remake, exploring Myers' origins vs. leaving him as a mysterious force of pure evil, and when exactly Sam's dad called it quits on the original slasher classic.

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Chris and Sam return from NYCC with tales of their exploits including watching the first episodes of the X-Files return and Ash vs. the Evil Dead! Sam continues helping out with Image Comics in the biggest NYCC on record! Chris finally watches The Martian! Jake goes on a tear watching Everest, The Walk, and Bridge of Spies! Sam and Jake look over the 21st century output of directors like Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott and talk about their favorite films from the current millennium. Lot to talk about this week so strap yourselves in! We're going 0 to a 100 real quick!

Direct download: Episode67.mp3
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Geek Out Commentary: Sleepy Hollow

Halloween Horror Month continues with Josh making his debut selection: Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow. Way back before Johnny Depp was catapulted into international superstardom, he took up the quirky, meek role of Ichabod Crane in Burton's adaptation of Washington Irving's masterpiece and faced one of the most metal characters of all time! Break out the Iron Maiden and black candles because we are going metal as hell for this one!

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A direct continuation from last week's discussion sees the gang talk about cinematic video games, Jake trying to get Chris to look after his Babadook, and perhaps some celebrities swinging by to give their thoughts. That's right, Jesse "The Body" Ventura and Jean-Claude Van Damme himself swing by in poorly rendered impression form to chat with Jake. Also, Josh slams Destiny and details the evolution of his feelings about Bungie's blockbuster.

Direct download: Episode66.mp3
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Geek Out Commentary: Freddy vs Jason

Halloween Horror Month continues with Chris' horror pick of the year, Freddy vs Jason! Listen to find out the long, convoluted development history of the showdown between the horror icons! Find out which members of the Geek Out gang are Team Freddy Krueger and which are Team Jason Voorhees! It's a bloody no-holds barred confrontation years in the making! And it's some of the gang's favorite Jason film yet! Watch along and listen!

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Big week as Jake, Sam, and Josh watch The Martian and Sicario as an epic double feature, share their thoughts, and compare the two vastly different films. Meanwhile, Chris watches The Babadook and the gang discusses their respective interpretations of the Australian horror indie. Finally, learn what Sam considers rocket science and what he doesn't.

Direct download: Episode65.mp3
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Geek Out Commentary: Army Of Darkness

We're talking a month-long break from James Bond to launch into this year's Halloween Horror Month! Sam makes the first pick with his favorite film in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy (And just in time for Ash vs. Evil Dead's debut at the end of the month) with Army of Darkness! After two low budget classics, Raimi took his unlucky hero out of the cabin and into the Dark Ages! Listen as the boys rewatch this horror classic from their youth and just how funny a screaming skeleton can be!

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