Jake introduces Shawn to Jim Jarmusch's psychedelic monochrome western, Dead Man.Read More
This week, Steve introduces Jake to Lucio Fulci's surreal, blood-soaked, macabre masterpiece: The Beyond. It's part Lovecraftian homage, part southern gothic, part Italian Zombie flick and more than a little incoherent, but dammit, The Beyond has plenty of charm to spare. Hit play my friend and you will face the sea of darkness and all therein that may be explored!Read More
Runaway Train isn't just an awful pop song by 90s butt-rockers, Soul Asylum. It's also a thriller from the 1980s with an original screenplay from Akira Kurosawa. This week, Jake introduces Jack to this underrated classic while finally getting to the bottom of what a young Danny Trejo looks like.Read More
PIECES: The Movie that boldly proclaims "It's exactly what you think it is!" But what exactly does that mean? This week, Steve introduces Jack to Juan Piquer Simon's infamous 1982 classic, Pieces. It's a trashy, gonzo mix of American and Italian slasher tropes that walks a fine line between gorehound horror and nonsensical absurdism. But does it live up to the hype?Read More
You ain't seen nothin' like the one movie Gene Simmons doesn't want you to see: Never too Young to Die. That's right, the man who played DJ Nuke in Trick or Treat (1986) is somehow more embarrassed by John Stamos' film debut than a movie where he plays a devil worshiping Wolfman Jack. Join Steve and Jake as they discuss this once lost classic and bask in the glory of ace gymnast, LANCE STARGROVE--the young 80s James Bond you never knew you needed in your life.Read More
Most people think of Angela Lansbury and a dancing candelabra when you mention Beauty and the Beast. Here at Optimism Vaccine, we prefer our Beauty and the Beast with a hearty dose of bestiality. This week, Jack has Jake sit down with Walerian Borowczyk's psycho-sexual masterpiece, The Beast. It's our OV pick of the month for causing irreversible emotional trauma and distancing yourself from friends and family members! Check it out!Read More
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet is the latest addition to the OV Podcast network. The concept is simple: Two people. One film. One podcast. So what's the catch? For the host, the movie is an all-time fav. For the guest, it's their first viewing ever.
Up first, the Arnold Schwarzenegger action classic, Commando