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Deliberations of Doom Ep 13: Stephen King Movies Part 2

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We’re back with the second half (the longer one) of our show about some of the lesser-discussed (but not claw-your-eyes-out-in-pain-bad) Stephen King film adaptations. The Doom Patrol discusses Maximum Overdrive, Needful Things, The Mangler, 1408, and The Night Flier. If you missed the first part of our Stephen King show you can listen to it here.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • Michael Vanderpoel

    If I lived in Austin, I’d totally hang out with the Summers brothers and Patience

    • Chris Cox

      They are easily hang-outable with. 🙂

      • Michael Vanderpoel

        What I really liked about them, especially in this topic was that it was never 100% negative. That they were able to find the really good moments to discuss as well. I haven’t seen Night Flyer and Silver Bullet in a long time but I really feel the need to revisit them again after listening to this.
        One topic to suggest I’d really like to hear you guys talk about are horror movies for a younger audience. Ones to break a kid in with. I don’t feel there are many. Stuff like Gremlins or Monster Squad.

        • Chris Cox

          Good suggestion. Hadn’t thought of that. Adding to the queue.

          • Michael Vanderpoel

            Glad to help

        • Robert Summers

          Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I agree with exception of The Mangler and Needful Things, I thought there was a lot of stuff to appreciate in these movies despite their many, many, many flaws.

          • Michael Vanderpoel

            I’m for sure going to be watching a bunch of King this October because of these 2 episodes. And the Blind Dead. Never seen them.

          • Chris Cox

            Never could get through the Italian Blind Dead movies. Maybe I should try again.

      • Robert Summers

        Thanks Chris. Maybe we will let you in the clubhouse after all.

    • Robert Summers

      Thanks dude! I think we’d all hang and maybe have secret clubhouse with a password to keep Chris out.

      • Michael Vanderpoel

        I think double measures would be in order. A secret handshake as well.

        • Chris Cox

          I own the damn clubhouse. Paint me as a villain. It sounds fun.

    • Patience Robinson-Campos

      Meh. I’m a total bore. 🙂

      • Chris Cox

        Boring is not a word I would associate with you, Patience.

        • Patience Robinson-Campos

          🙂

      • Steve Thomas

        Oh hush! You’re like a Cat 2.0 from the original League of Ordinary Gentlemen! And for that alone, you score kudos points 🙂

        • Patience Robinson-Campos

          That is high praise!

          • Steve Thomas

            Plus you sound a lot like her and are just as adorable 🙂

            And ditto@”The Mist” TV series because we must be in the minority on that show. I have only seen the first 3 episodes so far but I really dig it. I also think it’s pretty much on par with the movie and is as good as in my humble opinion!

    • Steve Thomas

      <<<<<<< Jealous!

  • birdy the critic

    It’s weird listening to the Summers bros discuss horror films. On the one hand, they’re very passionate about what they love and have a lot to say about it. On the other hand, it sometimes feels like they have an indie bias. They will bend over backwards to defend films like Ghosts of Mars because they come from a director perceived by the public as a culty, underground auteur, but will then spend almost literal hours ranting about how Stephen King’s overuse in horror films is a poison on the genre. It might be interesting to see the Deliberations of Doom crew do a compare & contrast of similar films where one is a low budget indie and the other is a big budget studio film. Same director, writer, type of story, but the major difference is budget and studio backing. Would that be an interesting concept for discussion?
    Also, maybe do a discussion of a failed or forgotten Universal monster movies. There are some interesting ones from that period that nobody remembers anymore.

    • Chris Cox

      Some good ideas, Birdy, thank you!

    • Robert Summers

      Ha! I agree. It is weird listening to The Summers bros. That Rob guy seems smart but that Russ guy is a windbag. Seriously tho, appreciate the feedback and the ideas for shows. Which failed universal monsters did you have in mind?

      • birdy the critic

        The big one I’m aware of is the “Wild Woman” trilogy, a series of films about a female gorilla who was evolved into a human by mad scientists and comes out as an exotic, non-white “wild woman” that captivates and kills people. It’s…very of the times. The Universal website refers to her as “Paula the Ape Woman.” The first one is called “Captive Wild Woman,” the second called “Jungle Woman,” and the third called, “Jungle Captive.”
        There’s other weird stuff like, “Curuccu, Beast of the Amazon,” or “Monster on the Campus,” or “The Mad Ghoul,” but I am trying to be careful listing these because some of these feel less like failed monster movies and more like Universal just playing into the gothic horror trends of the time.
        I also don’t think I should include all of the sequels that probably only exist because of the success of the classic originals. Some of them are as good if not better than the originals, but a lot of them are schlock.
        I’m trying to avoid the stuff that has been mocked on MST3K, but a lot of failed Universal monster movies or sequels (like Revenge of the Creature) wound up on there. Mostly from the 40’s and 50’s.

        • Robert Summers

          Im not familiar with these. But will def consider it

  • Jean-François Martel

    i had NO idea about the multiple endings of 1408! I’ll have to seek out the others (though i liked the ending i got)

    • Robert Summers

      This threw me too. But its a story that doesn’t seem to have one strong way to end it.

  • Steve Thomas

    YES! I LOVE “The Langoliers” And that’s why I love Chris! 😀

    What a great and spirited 2 parter that could have gone on for another 2 parts. I pretty much agree with what you guys and Patience said. I was howling at “Stephen King’s The Crapshitter” hahaha

    Bring on “IT” I’m seeing that tomorrow and I can’t wait!