Why Does It Exist?

Podcast #43: Venom (1981)

In Podcasts on October 11, 2012 at 11:17 am

It’s probably too much to ask that the eventual Oliver Reed biopic star Nick Offerman, right?

All-horror October (all of the good October puns have already been taken by other podcasts) keeps chugging on with Venom, an impossibly boring movie that manages to make the concept of Klaus Kinski and Oliver Reed being terrorized by a deadly Black Mamba snake dull as dishwater. They (along with Susan George, reteaming with Reed for another Why Does It Exist? film) play a group of would-be kidnappers who get more than they bargained for when they get trapped in with the aforementioned snake. Everyone seems drunk and bored as shit, except maybe Kinski who seems to hold the secrets of the universe.

My guest this week is writer/filmmaker/musician Malcolm Fraser of Cult MTL, Lion Farm and The World Provider. We discuss the Hulk Hogan sex tape, the essential nature of Kinski’s autobiography, I heap a bit more blame on Dan for the missing episode and we wax poetic about the 90-minute pile of dung that is Venom.

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Music this week provided by Sick Friend. The track ‘Nothing Tragic’ can be found on their album The Draft Dodger, available on their Bandcamp. They will be playing at Casa del Popolo on October 30th, 2012.

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