Ep. 03-34: The Devil Rides Out (1968)

The Duc de Richleau (Christopher Lee) and Rex Van Ryn (Leon Greene) arrive at a party thrown by de Richleau’s protégé, Simon (Patrick Mower), only to discover that the party is actually the gathering of a Satanic cult, led by the high priest Mocata (Charles Gray), who plans to initiate the beautiful young Tanith (Nike Arrighi) that night. Richleau and Van Ryn must defeat the devil-worshiping Mocata and save young Tanith and Simon from a terrible fate.

Episode 34 – The Devil Rides Out

Welcome back to another diabolical devil movie! This one was quite the guilty pleasure as it is a Hammer film, with a decent pedigree, that neither of us had ever seen. Join us as we talk about the mechanics of Matheson’s script, Fisher’s confidence behind the camera, and a cast featuring two Bond villains! Listen, as Johnny Has the Keys travels to the English countryside, where the folks at the neighboring estate might be up to more than just a pleasant picnic!

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Ep. 03-33: Starship Troopers (1997)

Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien) joins the military after high-school graduation to become a citizen and for the love of his high school sweetheart, Carmen (Denise Richards). In the war against the giant bug aliens of Klendathu, the military is a very dangerous occupation. Rico works his way through several battles and, with the help of his friends and comrades, helps turn the tide of the war, and save humanity.

Episode 33 STARSHIP TROOPERS

We’re back for the 3rd and final of our BIG monster flicks (in-a-row). Controversy killed this one at the box office because no one seemed to be in on the joke. THIS FILM IS A SATIRE, folks, not a vehicle glorifying war. Join us as we talk about its talented director, Paul Verhoeven, its beautiful, somewhat talented cast, and the killer special effects and monster battles. Listen, as Johnny Has the Keys grabs the popcorn and joins the military to shower with mucho pretty naked people and defend humanity against ferocious armies of arachnids.

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Ep. 03-32: The Host (2006)

American military personnel dumps chemicals into South Korea’s Han River. Several years later, an enormous creature emerges from the tainted waters to dine on the local residents. When the creature abducts a young girl (Ah-sung Ko), her father (Song Kang-ho) and his family are the only ones who can save her.

Episode 32 THE HOST

Welcome to the 2nd of our coverage of three-in-a-row BIG creature-features. Join us as we discuss the history of its Oscar-winning director, Bong Joon Ho (Parasite 2019), its talented cast—including Bae Doona (Sense8 2015)—and some of the most beautiful cinematography ever seen in a monster movie. Listen as Johnny Has the Keys dives deep into the Han river where a ferocious, semi-aquatic beast has emerged because of man’s folly.

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Ep. 03-31: The Deadly Mantis (1957)

An attack on an arctic weather station and a USAF transport plane has the Air Force puzzled. Their scientists make little headway but Col. Joe Parkman enlists the aid of a paleontologist, Dr. Ned Jackson (William Hopper), who may have the answer: the culprit is a giant praying mantis. The creature is traveling south, and it’s a race against time to capture or kill it.

Episode 31

Welcome to the first of our coverage of three creature-features in a row! The 1950s and the atomic age introduced a plethora of these big-bug type films, and The Deadly Mantis (1957) is a prime example. Join us as we discuss our history with this film and how it holds up the modern age. Listen, as Johnny Has the Keys tracks a giant monster from the arctic to DC, and finally, New York… bearing witness to the path of destruction it leaves.

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