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Ep. 019 – The Forgotten Flix Podcast: Clue (1985)

Mall Twin Ad: Clue (1985)In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we talk 1985’s Clue. Did it still hold up after all these years? Or was it yet another case of CND (Cinematic Nostalgia Syndrome)?

But first, you’ll get to hear about our trip to Spooky Empire’s May-Hem convention, where we met some genre greats like Ted Raimi, Timothy Quill, Danny Hicks, and Tom Sullivan! Plus, we got thisclose to meeting the man himself, Mr. Bruce Campbell. All this, plus our 6 Flix Picks which are inspired by the cast of Clue.

So, check it out and let us know what you think! You can send your feedback to feedback (at) forgottenflix dot com or leave a voice mail message at the number located beneath the VHS tapes.

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Tune in next time when we’ll be saying fangs for the memories to The Lost Boys (1987)!

Our 6 Flix Picks:

6. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

5. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

4. Muppet’s Treasure Island (1996)

3. High Anxiety (1977)

2. Mr. Mom (1983)

1. D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)


17 comments for “Ep. 019 – The Forgotten Flix Podcast: Clue (1985)

  1. Peter Nielsen
    June 8, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I just watched CLUE, again, the other night. It’s been some time since I last watched it, but I thought it held up nicely. There’s some great lines in it too. Like when Miss Scarlett and Professor Plum are sitting in his car. Suddenly a flash of lightning reveals the house and the car stalls. Miss Scarlett asks why the car has stopped and he replies: “It’s frightened!”
    I’m also a big fan of Tim Curry and I absolutely adore Madeline Kahn, so…
    Can’t wait to hear your thoughts about it, and am of course looking forward to listening to the podcast itself.

    And next week it’s THE LOST BOYS… Sweeeeet! I’m gonna don my Video Max T-shirt whilst listening. 🙂

    • June 10, 2011 at 8:26 am

      You know why I like you Peter? Well, other than you’re a great guy and a friend, but I like you because you ACTUALLY own a “Video Max T-shirt”. That’s just freakin’ awesome! 🙂

  2. Gail Pascaris
    June 8, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I thought I was the only one who remembered Muppet Treasure Island. Glad to know I wasn’t. Tim Curry and Muppets was a great combo!

    Your podcasts keep getting better and better!

    And for the record I still own a copy of The Dream Team on VHS. And also will admit to liking Angels in the Outfield.

    • Peter Nielsen
      June 8, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      Hi Gail
      No, you’re not the only one! I have a copy of it here at home and watch it from time to time. Tim Curry is great in it and I do love the Muppets… 🙂

    • June 10, 2011 at 8:28 am

      Hi Gail! Thanks for the kind words. I’m happy you’re liking the show. Although, I’m fairly confident our show my induce some sort of spontaneous neurological deterioration disorder, so you may want to get that checked out (and it might also explain why the podcast seems to be getting “better”). 😉

  3. June 9, 2011 at 7:16 am

    I know the Muppets are a kids thing in general but Tim Curry’s performance in that movie was fantastic! He was hilarious and his singing number was great. He has some amazing range.

    Peter, we wrapped up the Lost Boys episode yesterday and I think it came out great. I think it is one of the best vampire movies if all time. You’ll have to wait until Wednesday to hear what Joel thought. It might surprise you.

    • Peter Nielsen
      June 9, 2011 at 8:26 am

      It’s not gonna be like COMMANDO all over again, is it? ‘Cause I’m with you on that one Jason. 🙂

  4. Peter Nielsen
    June 10, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    So, Joel… When you talked about HIGH ANXIETY, you mention that you like Sir Alfred Hitchcock? I too am a fellow Hitchcock-lover! I have 32 of his numerous movies on my shelf and last year I had a marathon and watched 26 of them, from the oldest I have, BLACKMAIL, to his last, FAMILY PLOT. 26 you may ask, why not all 32? ‘Cause at the time I only had those, I have since acquired 6 more.
    To talk about what’s great about each of the movies would take forever, but I will say this though… REAR WINDOW should be mandatory viewing for each generation of movie-goers. So they can see how a movie SHOULD be made, you know?
    And also… the black and white photography in I CONFESS is absolutely stunning…

    • June 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      Peter, I swear you’re my brother from another mother! 🙂 Blackmail was his first “talkie,” correct? I’ve probably seen 30+ of his films and want to set a goal to watch each one. Maybe that can be a new blog! And I agree 100% about REAR WINDOW. In fact, when I was a substitute teacher and the teacher didn’t leave me anything for the students I found RW in the school’s media center. Well, I checked it out and showed it to a group of 8th graders who loved it! That reaction alone singlehandedly restored my faith in mankind. 🙂

      • Peter Nielsen
        June 11, 2011 at 8:37 am

        A blog were we discuss different Hitchcock movies? One each month perhaps? Holy crap, Joel, that would be cool! And a nice tribute to one of the great film-makers of our time too. And maybe also a nice introduction for a new generation of movie-goers.
        And yeah, BLACKMAIL was his first talkie. 🙂

        • June 11, 2011 at 8:08 pm

          I agree. That would be very cool! 🙂

  5. Peter Nielsen
    June 10, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Oh, I almost forgot! Have you read Francois Truffaut’s book-length interview with Hitchcock?

    • June 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      I remember looking through it in college (I took a class on the films of Hitchcock–great class, by the way!), but I’d like to track down a copy and really take it in.

  6. Ben Wyatte
    June 14, 2011 at 7:38 am

    For the record I’d like to say I’m nowhere near the outback, about 1400 miles actually

  7. June 14, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Hi Ben, sorry about that! We’ll make sure to rectify it in tonight’s recording! 🙂

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