Child's Play, God Told Me To, and Blood Punch are films that don't have a lot in common, except that we've decided to talk about them all in one podcast. That's kind of how we do things here at Cinemondo HQ. Child's Play was a big hit in the late 80s, a franchise starter that is still producing films to this day. I can't say I've watched past the second one, but somebody is watching them. God Told Me To is a weird Larry Cohen jawn that is very hard to explain (listen to me try on this podcast! - Ep. 5). Part NYC gritty crime drama, part UFO abduction, part Satanic cult saga- it's weird but surprisingly watchable: catch Andy Kaufmann playing it straight as a NYC cop! And Blood Punch is one of those smarter than it has to be, snarky, flicks with good looking young adults doing nasty things over and over and over again. Three completely different experiences, yet they share one thing in common. They were each our secret selections for our first Cinemondo Podcast Mystery Date episode.
I tried to bowl Kathy and Burk over with my oddball Larry Cohen pick. I think I partly succeeded. Burk came up with a movie that he thought was better than it originally was. We love revisiting movies that we think we have a bead on only to find out that we remember it differently than it actually was. Burk thought Child's Play wouldn't wear well, but it was made by Tom Holland - and he knows what he is doing; just check out Fright Night - a film we'll be talking about soon. They both hold up very well. And Blood Punch is just really fun. One of those surprises you find streaming that catches you off guard. Those are probably my very favorite types of viewing experiences. You don't expect anything, and yet a young filmmaker comes up with something fresh and smart. More please!
So eavesdrop in on our very first mystery date. We plan on doing more of them, unless you tell us otherwise. Oh yes, please tell us what you think about our little podcast. Good, bad, meh - just let us know via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. On Twitter, we're at #cinemondopod - the other two #cinemondopodcast. Also please subscribe to it on iTunes - listen, like, and write a review. Under His Eye (that's my non-sequitar Handmaid's Tale sign-off, which I'll never use again, so enjoy).