Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Never has a movie been so divisive for our group with half of us loving it and half of us hating ourselves for willingly viewing it. This week we sat down and watched the cult classic Killer klowns from outer space and I believe Alex may have died a little inside in the process.

Was the clowns murderous rampage really just revenge for a popped balloon animal? How can anyone stand the two annoying brothers that own the ice cream truck? What does the Klown reproductive cycle look like when we know it involves shooting popcorn?

Possibly the largest mystery of them all is how this movie still ranks above 70% on Rotten tomatoes…. Some questions will never be answered.

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Top 5 Doctor Who (reboot) episodes

For this week’s top 5 Jonathan and Caitlin discuss their picks for the top 5 episodes from the Doctor Who reboot.

For a show with enough lasting power to last over half a century there is a plethora of episodes to choose from. Even by narrowing it down to just the reboot the decision is a difficult one but we tried to at least include an episode from each of the recent doctors.




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Jason X

Horror movie month rolls on and this week on At Least You Tried we have JASON IN SPACE!!! Yes this week we are watching the horror sequel Jason X which answers the question: What do you get when you put Jason Vorhees in space? The answer of course is bunch of dead space teens.

If all the other methods of execution didn’t work why didn’t the government just decapitate Jason? Why is he ALWAYS stored with his trusty machete? Is sex ed a prerequisite for passing college in space? and why would sexing up a robot increase your chances of survival?

We search for the nonexistent answers to these questions on this weeks episode of At Least You Tried…

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Halloween III: Season of the witch

The Halloween season is upon us and with it comes a month of nothing but amazingly awful horror films for us here at At Least You Tried.

First up this month is Halloween III: Season of the witch also known as “That one Halloween movie without Michael Myers”. Why is Dan pursuing the case of this evil mask maker, when he’s just a doctor with no real ties to it? Why would Conal Cochran create a robot woman that would assist in foiling his evil plans? Why does no one really care that a large chunk of Stonehenge just randomly disappeared? and honestly why does Dan ask Ellie’s age right before they have sex for the SECOND time?

Our newest member Caitlin joins us this week for the first time as we try to make sense of this beautiful mess of a movie.

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Top 5 Horror sequels

To celebrate the start of October Jonathan and Anthony sat down to discuss their picks for the top 5 horror movie sequels.

Can a sequel ever surpass the original? Are we stuck rehashing the same material that made the original great? In our lists we found 10 movies that stepped away from the original formula to make an experience that is truly memorable.

So take a seat, turn down the lights, and join us while we discuss some truly scary/fun horror movie sequels.

Jonathan’s list

Child’s Play 3
The Devil’s Rejects
Dawn of the dead
Halloween 3: Season of the witch
Army of Darkness

Anthony’s List

Day of the Dead
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream warriors
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Evil Dead 2

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Well we all knew it was bound to happen eventually…. Tonight the gang bit the bullet and we watched Tori’s pick for “Best of the worst” month: Monkeybone.

This movie is the new bar for painful movie watching experiences. How could Henry Selick, the director of amazing films like The nightmare before Christmas and Coraline, put out garbage like this? It should have been a red flag to us that this movie was awful after seeing Chris Kattan was a major character in it but nay we ignored that and pushed forward.

Why is America so crazy over a cartoon about monkey character that appears after a kid gets an erection? Why is this cartoon aimed at kids at all? ¬†Why is Julie so quick to believe that her boyfriend is possessing dead Chris Kattan? Is Miss Kitty the only redeemable part of this movie, and seriously what has happened to Brendan Fraser‘s career?

Misery loves company so please join us as we torture ourselves with the finale to “Best of the worst” month: Monkeybone.

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Our “Best of the worst” month continues on with Jake’s pick and he picked Waterworld… Joy.

Considered to be one of the biggest flops of all time this movie is definitely a spectacle to see, so much money put into something so disappointing.

This week we ask ourselves why in a world where food is scarce are cigarettes plentiful? How in the world did the little girl go almost a decade in waterworld without learning to swim? How much of the budget was spent on digitally altering Kevin Costner‘s receding hairline?

All this and the story of how Jake attained the prestigious rank of “Marlboro scout” in this weeks episode of At Least You Tried.

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Interview with director Matt Stuertz

On a very special episode of At Least You Tried we sat down with director Matt Stuertz and discussed his new movie Tonight She Comes. We talk about the movie making process, Horror as a genre, and what the future holds for his directing.

“Tonight She Comes” premiers October 9th in Manchester, UK at GRIMMFEST 2016 and we will keep you up to date with updates on it’s stateside premier. We had a lot of fun talking with Matt and would love to have him back on the podcast sometime to discuss movies again.

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Fateful findings

“Best of the worst” month continues on with Anthony’s pick: Fateful findings. Many have claimed this movie is worse than the room and they couldn’t be more correct.

Did Neil Breen have a genre picked out when he created this movie? Why are so many characters ghosts and Dylan seems not concerned about it? Also how can he lose both his wife and best friend in the same week but still feel happy enough to have sex in the “Magical” forest? As Jake found out first hand, seeing really is believing for this movie so strap in and join us as we review Fateful Findings.

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Chopping Mall

September is “Best of the worst” month for us here at At Least You Tried… Each week one of our regular cast is championing a bad movie that they’re passionate about. One that even though it’s a bad movie, well it’s still kinda awesome.

Starting us off is Jonathan’s pick for best of the worst, a lesser known “Horror” movie called Chopping Mall. Why does a mall seriously need robotic security guards when it has giant metal doors that look like they could stop an enemy army? What kind of a mall has scientists on staff? How can a robot have an “Unpleasant ethnic quality”? and what the hell is a “Rambogram”?

Join us this week to find out


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