The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 15: Danno’s Horror Homework


DANNO KLONOWSKI is a cartoonist and podcaster. MATT  RISNES is a noted film blogger and podcast guest. They have been friends for nearly 20 years and like talking about stuff at length and in-depth.  In the fifteenth episode, along with some thoughts by listeners RAFE GUTTMAN and ANDY LUNN, your hosts tackle DANNO’S HORROR HOMEWORK: Where Danno watched for the first time GRAVEYARD SHIFT, PHANTASM 2, FROM BEYOND, and Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN 1 & 2.

BUT FIRST! We open with some grousing about our unpaid second jobs as Internet Content Providers. Also: loudly discussing hot-button political issues of the day in public places and why that’s probably a bad idea. We then move onto the recent film releases THE LORDS OF SALEM, and OBLIVION, as well as the HANNIBAL TV series, our thoughts on some recent trailers and some other junk. Then it’s onto the HORROR HOMEWORK! Enjoy!

(Oh…and about the IRON SKY poster in the picture above: Danno meant to bring it up in One-Hitters but forgot. Luckily this gives Matt time to watch it too for a discussion in the next episode! How’s that for a cliffhanger?!?!)

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  1. Andy Lunn says:

    So, you’re looking for thoughts on forthcoming Summer movies. I’m looking forward to the following:

    Byzantium – really like most of Neil Jordan’s work – the little seen ‘Mona Lisa’ with Bob Hoskins and Michael Caine is one of my favouriye movies.

    The Iceman – A week before Michael Shannon’s Zod is unleashed upon us, we get him appearing as a contract killer in this

    Man of Steel. – Shannon as Zod. Snyder and his Fantastic Bonkers-ness. Nuff said

    Stand Up Guys. – It’ll probably be shite, but I’ll watch absolutely anything with Walken in it.

    Pacific Rim – Dodgy sounding title, but it’s always great to see a bloke from Hackney heading up a big budget movie.

    The Conjuring.- It looks like many movies that we’ve seen before. But I like what I saw before.

    R.I.P.D. – This looks like a Men in Black- Beetljuice hybrid. Could be good fun

    Elysium -Interested to see how Blomkamp follows up the outstanding ‘District 9’ Plus I’m a sucker for Jodie Foster.

    Escape Plan – Leave you brain at the door and enjoy the nonsense.

    If I get chance later, I’ll run through what I think looks like it’ll stink but until then………..

    | Reply Posted May 8, 2013, 1:56 pm
  2. Andy Lunn says:

    And now, the movies I’ll be avoiding this Summer.

    No doubt I’ll have to endure the trailers over and over and hear how they ‘must be good’, because they’re at the top of the film charts. But anyway, here goes:

    The Great Gatsby – I studied the book at Sixth form and saw the Redford movie around the same time. Both bored me silly. Lurhman is normally good fun and visually quite impressive, but this looks a bit like a flashy excuse for flashiness.

    Hangover Pt 3 – Just not my kind of humour I like a dark comedy – Heathers for example.

    A HAunted House- Just stop it now Wayans.

    The Call – I can’t watch anything with Hairy Belly in it.

    Kick Ass 2 – This is a strange one. I loved Kick Ass when I first saw it.
    But then I’ve never had the desire to watch it again since and I’ve had countless opportunities.
    Plus, I’m worried that Jim Carrey is gonna fuck this one up big time.

    The Wolverine – Don’t Care

    Pain & Gain – We don’t get this till late August. Unfortunately I’ve already endured the trailer 4 times, and wanted to scratch my eyes out on each viewing.
    Hopefully it’ll tank in the US and won’t get shown here. But I doubt it.
    Michael Bay is a dick.

    Anyhow. Mad Men is on now, so must depart. Keep up the good work.


    | Reply Posted May 8, 2013, 4:32 pm
  • Captain Ringfinger says:

    Since you’re giving out grades, here’s one for this episode: A!

    You guys had a lot more energy this week which resulted in another great show. Once again, kudos on being able to share the darker parts of life for the both of you: Matt and the Rob Zombie Incident and Danno with Independant Comic show. Everyone gets kicked in the shorts from time-to-time, true character is how you deal with it. “Spolier Alert: we didn’t make it.” Bravo!

    Listening to your back and forth about Danno’s homework was great, esp Phantasm 2 and Halloween 2 “the squeekwel”. I love to hear that Danno took notes, makes me feel less odd that I take notes while listening to this show. I’m a big stickler for internal consistenancy, to me it makes or breaks any movie, show, book, etc. Movies like Phantasm 2 annoyed the hell out of me as a kid.

    Great dialog about cameos: “That was Mickey Dolenz!”

    As far as the “white is all colors, black is the absense” thing: he’s refering to light. White light e.g. sunlight, contains all visible wavelengths that can be split into a rainbow via a prism, black being the absences of light. Whereas you are correct Danno that for paints and inks white is the absence of all pigment. It took me awhile to figure out how Photoshop worked for that very reason. The lighter colors in Photoshop have a higher RGB value from 0-255. Setting Red, Green, and Blue all to 255 gives you white. Once I figured that out I was able to use PS correctly.

    I also love how you refer to Combs as Weyoun. He is a great versitle actor, who wears make-up and applications well. Maybe he plays aliens so well for the same reason he plays humans so weirdly.

    Anywho, keep up the great work,


    | Reply Posted August 8, 2013, 2:20 pm

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