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063 – TFFP: Better Off Dead (1985)

EP63-Better Off Dead - courtesy of Kevin Spencer - inkspatters.comIn this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’ll discuss whether we’re feeling suicidal or born to be alive after a re-watch of childhood favorite Better Off Dead (1985)! And this week we’re joined by guest host, Kevin Bachelder, podcaster extraordinaire who hosts the popular Tuning Into Sci-Fi T.V. and Saturday B-Movie Reel podcasts.

Directed by: Savage Steve Holland

Screenplay by: Savage Steve Holland

Starring: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Diane Franklin, Curtis Armstrong, and Amanda Wyss

Background Info (from Wikipedia): Better Off Dead is a 1985 American teen romantic comedy film starring John Cusack and written and directed by Savage Steve Holland. It tells the story of high school student Lane Myer who is suicidal after his girlfriend breaks up with him.

This week’s Movie Picks are:

Kevin’s Pick:

Streets of Fire (1984)

Jason’s Pick:

Ewoks (no, this isn’t an effin’ joke): The Battle for Endor (1985)

Joel’s Pick:

Skin Deep (1989)

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