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Return To Sleepaway Camp - For Annual Subscribers

25 years after staging one of the most shocking slasher movie endings of all time, writer/director Robert Hiltzik is ready to Return To Sleepaway Camp and terrorize a new generation. Did original problem child Angela Baker escape the nuthouse to stalk the re-opened retreat? Or is her bloody legacy being continued by cousin Ricky, meathead counselor Ronnie, or bullied fat kid Alan "Blowjob" Chambers? Maybe viewers should look harder at familiar faces Isaac Hayes (Shaft) and Vincent Pastore (Sopranos)? Donate Now for this Platinum Level panty raid! 

 

 

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Sleepaway Camp 4: The Survivor - For Annual Subscribers

Deranged camper Angela Baker saw her story come to a swift and unexpected end in 1992, when producers ran out of money and Sleepaway Camp 4 was sent home unfinished and unloved.  But something in those shelved film canisters refused to stay dead; two decades later archival kills were stitched onto the unseen footage so that the project could be revived as The Survivor. Does new star Allison teach fans a valuable lesson in recycling?  Or should viewers be spared the pain of crude and unnecessary editorial cuts? Donate for Platinum and find out!

 

 

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Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland - For Annual Subscribers

It’s 1989, and perpetual last girl Angela Baker (Pamela Springsteen) is heading off for New Horizons - the third Sleepaway Camp to become a Teenage Wasteland. Do any of this year’s attendees - drawn equally from underprivileged and moneyed backgrounds - have the life skills to survive a bloody weekend in the wild?  And will Arnie, Stuart, and Brock give the filmmakers merit badges for their outrageous murders (which include everything from swapping recreational drugs with drain cleaner to cutting a lethal rap demo)?  Donate at the Platinum Level to find out!

 

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Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers - For Annual Subscribers

Camp Arawak may be shuttered, but Unhappy Camper Angela Baker (Pamela Springsteen) is ready to wash away all that blood and bad romance, and bring audiences to Sleepaway Camp 2!  The 1988 sequel takes a stab at comedy as it not only targets a new batch of horny kids in the woods, but slays beloved movie icons Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and the Brat Pack too.  All those homesick for the early days of Now Playing, and that first Friday The 13th series, should pack a bag for another Camp Blood, and Donate at the Platinum Level this summer. 

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Real Genius - For Annual Subscribers

Anyone can make a popcorn film, but it takes a Real Genius to engineer one of the greatest comedies of the '80s!  Join Arnie this June as he slips on the Deely Bobbers and heads back to his Reagan-era school days for another look at this cherished Cold War spoof from the creators of Valley Girl and Police Academy. Can party animal Val Kilmer teach a 15-year-old nerd how to stop worrying and love the high powered laser they're developing for satellite warfare? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize you need to become a Now Playing Patron and listen now!

 

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Candyman: Day of the Dead - For Annual Subscribers

Horror movie lovers call Candyman to the screen for a third time as East LA celebrates Day of the Dead. Can the urban legend boogeyman once known as 19th Century artist Daniel Robitaille convince new blonde Donna D'Errico (Baywatch) to promote his legacy of violence in an art gallery exhibition of his paintings?  And would the LAPD dare crack down on gang activity in the rough neighborhood once the sweet-talking serial killer starts recruiting locals into his congregation? You're invited to the picnic too when you become a Silver Level Donor.

 

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Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh - For Annual Subscribers

How many beads will New Orleans throw hook-handed slasher Candyman after he leaves Chicago to celebrate Mardi Gras in the Big Easy, and flash that infamous chest full of bees at the descendants of those who lynched him?  Is this sequel really a Farewell To The Flesh, or a hearty hello to new director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls), and a new blonde scholar out to shatter the urban legend's bad boy reputation with grade schoolers?   It's sweets for the sweet Now Playing donor who unwraps the Silver Level foil on this tasty podcast.

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Candyman (1992) - For Annual Subscribers

Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob invite Now Playing listeners to "be our victim" all June long, as they whisk Silver Level Donors back to Chicago's notorious Cabrini-Green housing project in search of the original Candyman. Tony Todd (Final Destination) stars as an urban legend serial killer who likes to put grad students like Virginia Madsen on the hook for all his grisly deeds.  Is there any truth to the rumor that Clive Barker's honey-voiced slasher surpassed Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers as the horror icon of the 1990s?  Donate and find out!

 

 

 

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A.I.: Artificial Intelligence - For Annual Subscribers

In 1968, director Stanley Kubrick concluded mankind’s space odyssey would be cut short by an evil computer named HAL. In 2001, sentimental friend Steven Spielberg completed the dead filmmaker’s exploration into Artificial Intelligence with one Siri-ously trippy sci-fi collaboration called A.I. What happens when android Pinocchio Haley Joel Osment takes sexbot Jude Law and a talking teddy bear along on his quest to become a flesh-and-blood boy? The Now Playing hosts promise to keep it real when you upgrade to Patron status this May.

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Born on the Fourth of July - For Annual Subscribers

Tom Cruise finishes out the 1980s playing real life Marine-turned-war protestor Ron Kovic in the Oscar-winning drama Born On The Fourth Of July. How did Oliver Stone convince Hollywood's Top Gun to dirty his uniform, and join the Platoon director for a second tour of Vietnam? And did the wheelchair-bound actor deserve more respect, and maybe a few medals pinned to his chest, for being brave enough to ditch the sunglasses and change his image? Listeners will take home all the Gold Level glory when they show their support for Now Playing. Donate Today! 

  

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