Blood Splattered Cinema
Hosted by: Horror Guru
The Horror Guru reviews the bloodiest, wildest, and weirdest horror that cinema has to offer!
The Bunny Perspective!
Hosted by: Phil Buni
Media reviews and analysis by a pot smoking, puppet bunny. Do you like weird-but-great underground films? Hate Glee, Gigli, and other Hollywood garbage? The Bunny Perspective offers a blend of humorously angry negative reviews, and honest praise of underground movies and TV. We talk about films, TV, anime, and animation. We are the Cult of the Bunny, and you too can be a Cultist. #CultoftheBunny
Cartoon Palooza
Hosted by: Joey Tedesco
A satirical review show where a guy from Jersey watches and criticizes cartoons, including everything from comic books to animated movies. Whatever it is, Joey will either tell you to run out and see it... or fughetabouit!
The Cheap-Arse Film Review
Hosted by: Liam Barrett
It's the Cheap-Arse Film Review, where a young(ish) man finds out if it's possible to live the life of a cinephile super-nerd on the strictest budget possible. Inspired by growing up in the wilds of Essex, England (that's only partially a joke, by the way) and the current harsh economic times, Liam only reviews DVD that can be purchased for £1.00p or less!
The Count Jackula Show
Hosted by: Count Jackula
There are vampires, and there are men from outer space, but there is only one vampire from outer space! Join Count Jackula from the Planet Drakula as he explains the ins and outs of horror, from the mythic to the modern. Blood, off-color humor, and an obsession with Elvira are in store for you!
The DVD Shelf
Hosted by: David Rose
Life is short, so skip the bad movies and let your host David Rose reveal, review, and recommend the ones you should have on your own DVD shelf. The DVD Shelf is a film-lover's safe haven to bask in the warm glow of cult favorites, over-looked cinematic gems, rediscovered classics, and downright fun flicks on both DVD and Blu-ray.
The Examined Life (of Gaming)
Hosted by: Roland Thompson
Just when video games were getting good, the late '90s and early '00s came along. The Examined Life (of Gaming) dares to delve into the good, the bad, and the value-priced games of this dark period, and sometimes we find something worth playing!
The Film Renegado
Hosted by: Film Renegado
Coming to you from south of the border, it's the Film Renegado! A civil engineer with a cinephile complex, the Film Renegado uses movies made in Mexico or by Mexican directors to share bits from his country's culture, past and present. You will both learn and be entertained! How cool is that?
Friday Night Fright Flicks
Hosted by: Count Jackula & Horror Guru
Welcome, fright knights, to Friday Night Fright Flicks! Join your hosts Count Jackula and the Horror Guru as they stumble their way through current horror releases, letting you know which ones are worth the price of admission.
Good Bad Flicks
Hosted by: Cecil Trachenburg
Good Bad Flicks is a show not only dedicated to rare movies, but also forgotten classics and misunderstood box office bombs. Your host Cecil takes you through each movie, discussing the promotional materials, and taking a look at what went on behind the scenes. With a healthy dose of Irish sarcasm, he throws a few jabs at even his most cherished favorites.
The Graphic Novel Picture Show
Hosted by: Solkir
Your host Solkir presents The Graphic Novel Picture Show, a retrospective of the history of comic book movies!
Joshua the Anarchist
Hosted by: Joshua Bell
Charged with the crime of liking Batman & Robin, Joshua the Anarchist has been declared insane and committed to Arkham Asylum. Locked away in a padded cell, he'll endure movie after movie as doctors attempt to "treat" him. He may not have gone in a madman, but he soon will be.
Minority Report Reviews
Hosted by: Tom Marriott
Minority Report Reviews is where often slated or just plain forgotten films and TV shows come for an ego boost. Focusing primarily on unloved sequels, your host Tom Marriott takes questions from the general public to showcase the positives in these films. Love it or hate it, this is the show where you can have your say and see a guilty pleasure defended by the host with the most... strange tastes.
Movie Dorkness
Hosted by: Sofie Liv
It's the show formerly known as Red Suitcase Adventues! Join Sofie Liv, a nice Dane (who may not be as negative as everyone else!) as she dissects pop culture phenomena to explore both the good and bad in popular films.
The Movie Skewer
Hosted by: Team Agony Booth
From the makers of the Agony Booth™ comes The Movie Skewer, where terrible movies are roasted over an open flame for your enjoyment. Watch the very first online review/recap series that’s too much for one host to handle!
Mr. Mendo's Hack Attack
Hosted by: Michael A. Novelli
Need a healthy dose of cynicism from a guy whose face you can barely see? Then Mr. Mendo’s your man! Whether a movie suffers from Hype Backlash, Intellectual Dishonesty, or is just Complete Shit, Mr. Mendo is there. Mr. Mendo wasn‘t raised in this country, so he takes nothing for granted: if something ain‘t right, he’ll nose it out. So join him as he takes on Oscar winners and legendary flops alike in front of a blanket suspended between his couch and recliner!
Mystery Madness
Hosted by: Full of Questions
Mysteries are awesome! And who's better suited to examine the wonderful, the terrible, and the adequate of the movie mystery genre than a teenager with nerdy glasses and substandard editing software? ...Many people, probably, but enjoy the show anyway!
PGSM Summaries
Hosted by: Nycea
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (PGSM for short) is a hilarious live-action retelling of the Sailor Moon story. On this show, your host Nycea summarizes and riffs on this gloriously bad series—one episode at a time.
The Porn Critic
Hosted by: Porn Critic
Comedy reviews of the worst and most bizarre adult films available, by a character called the Porn Critic, who tends to focus on the acting bits rather than the actual sex! Who knew continuity errors and bad dialogue could lead to chronic flaccidity?
Reel vs. Reel
Hosted by: Animated Heroine
Animation isn't just for kids; it's also for adults who never learned how to grow up. In Reel vs. Reel, the Animated Heroine looks at two similar animated films to see which one comes out on top and why. Her love for good animated films is only matched by her cynicism towards the bad ones.
Stuff You Like
Hosted by: Sursum Ursa
Stuff You Like is an original show where redhead Sursum Ursa waxes enthusiastic about movies, TV shows, and anything else that comes to mind! Expect singing, snarky subtitles, random pictures she finds on the internet, and lots of fangirling!
Terror Obscura
Hosted by: Fear Fan
Terror Obscura is a show dedicated to exploring the best and worst horror films ever made. While some shows are content to just mock bad films, this one isn't afraid to take even the most sacred of cows to the slaughterhouse. If you like horror, humor, or if you're just looking to find some titles you might want to rent, Terror Obscura is the show for you!
Tom's Retrophilia
Hosted by: Thomas Stockel
Is he a connoisseur of vintage media, or just a bitter old man trapped in the past?  Either way, tune in and watch Tom take a look at the movies and television shows from a time when he was actually in the target audience!
The Unusual Suspect
Hosted by: Unusual Suspect
The Unusual Suspect reviews popular movies, and tears 'em apart! They may be good, but no movie is perfect, and there's always things you may have overlooked and hadn't thought about. So join the Suspect as he exploits and ridicules the films you know and love. Just don't kill him for it!
What We Had to Watch
Hosted by: Il Neige
Il Neige is a smart-ass with a love-hate relationship with movies from the new millennium. Sure, reviews can be fun or cathartic, but there's also the risk of the occasional Twi-hard invasion or fireball to the face! ...That's how these things usually go, right? So join Il Neige as he braves the cinematic dangers that lie just beyond the fourth wall to critique the best and worst of 21st century filmmaking!
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All About The Island and Clonus

The Agony Booth presents:

A brief word about Michael Bay's
upcoming film The Island...




...And its not-so-subtle similarities to a 1979 film
called Parts: The Clonus Horror

by: An Anonymous Clonus Fan


NEW! Updated on January 10, 2006!

I finally got around to seeing The Island, and it's even more like Parts: The Clonus Horror than anybody could have ever imagined! Click here to read my review!



Note: The following letter was not written by this webmaster or by Robert S. Fiveson (the director of Parts: The Clonus Horror). However, we both emphatically agree with the sentiments expressed below.

The URL to this page is: http://www.agonybooth.com/agonizer/All_About_the_Island_and_Clonus.aspx

This is a rallying cry! The emperor is fucking naked!

Ever get tired of the big guys trampling on the little guys? Ever want to poke the eye out of some smarmy bastard with billions of dollars and an army of lawyers who thinks he can make the rules?

This is your chance!

On July 22nd, DreamWorks Pictures is releasing the film The Island, directed by Michael "Armageddon" Bay and starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson.

Anyone who's seen the trailer or a sneak preview and has also seen the film Clonus (also known as Parts: The Clonus Horror)—a film which was shown on CBS, the Sci-Fi Channel, and even Mystery Science Theater 3000—knows that the plots are way too similar to be mere coincidence.

Clonus tells the story of Richard, a resident of a contained utopian facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, Richard hopes to be chosen to go to "America", where everyone is happy. But Richard soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie. He and all of his friends are actually clones whose only purpose is to provide "spare parts" for their original human counterparts. Realizing it's only a matter of time before he's "harvested," Richard and a beautiful fellow clone named Lena plot an escape to an outside world they've never known. Relentlessly pursued by the forces of the sinister institute that created him, Richard engages in a race for his life to literally meet his makers.

Compare that with the summary for The Island on the Internet Movie Database!

It seems the main difference is the budget: The Island exceeded 100 million dollars, which is 400 times the final budget of Clonus! Of course, the big-budget film will have lots of chases and a happy ending tacked on—no studio would gamble that much money on a downer—but that won't disguise its true origins. And many, many others have made note of this: As of this writing, if you search for "Clonus" and "The Island" together in Google, you get thousands of hits, most commenting on the extraordinary similarity!

The Internet Movie Database is considered the definitive source for information about films. On the IMDb's page for The Island, if you click "Movie Connections", it even says "Remake of 'Clonus' (1979)", and if you click on "Movie Connections" for Clonus, it says "Remade as 'The Island' (2005)".

Yet, amazingly, the original makers of Clonus (director Robert S. Fiveson, producer Myrl A. Schreibman, and screenwriters Bob Sullivan and Ron Smith) have been completely shut out, receiving no credit, no compensation, no anything. And that includes never being asked if it could be remade.

If one could trace the history of Clonus, one would find that at the time it was made, many in the industry—including possibly some of the principles of DreamWorks—knew and saw the film. So how do you think the Clonus filmmakers feel right now?

Adding lots of chases and a happy ending doesn't make the idea original!

How can you help? How can you stick a fistful of money up the arrogant noses of overpaid "talent" and lawyers? Simple: Unlock the real power of the Internet (no, not porn!). Send this page to as many people as you know, people who love movies and hate rich arrogant rip-off artists who hide behind walls of money. If you don't, nothing bad will happen to you; But if you do, something good might happen!

The URL to this page is: http://www.agonybooth.com/agonizer/All_About_the_Island_and_Clonus.aspx

Send this link to everyone you know—or at least everyone you consider to be a fellow fan of films and fairness—especially any of the following: Anyone from DreamWorks, any entertainment attorneys, and any reviewers who might be reviewing The Island when it comes out on July 22nd, so they can give the originators of this idea the credit they deserve!

Do it for films!

Do it for fairness!

Do it because it will feel really good to yell, "Hey!! The emperor is fucking naked!!" And then tell them what they can do with their money!

The URL to this page is: http://www.agonybooth.com/agonizer/All_About_the_Island_and_Clonus.aspx

If you'd like to read a detailed analysis of Parts: The Clonus Horror, just click here!

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