100 years of the BBFC

A pretty interesting article  on the BBC about the history of the British Board of Film Classification (formerly, the C stood for Censors) as it celebrates its 100 year annivesary. It explains how ratings have changed over the years, and that a movie like Island of Lost Souls can eventually receive a PG rating after initially being refused classification and effectively banned. I wonder if a particular film from Serbia will be regarded as “suitable for all” within a few decades?

Splattercast 273: Chunky Chili Hunger Games

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Professor Bleak joins us as we talk about Hunger Games, Pool Boy, Convention Girl, raising money for low budget movies, and more. We also talk a bit about why it is socially acceptable to read explicit content but not okay to watch explicit content. Got a view on this? Shoot us an e-mail at Splattercast@DeadLantern.com

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And here’s the recipe for Explodey Jo’s Chunky Chili Soup!

Splattercast 271: Mass Effecting Oblivion

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This week we discuss the bizarre ending of Mass Effect 3 and discuss how to actually write a script in our new weekly How to Make a Movie segment. Also, Steve tries Morgan’s meatloaf and unfortunately couldn’t get a picture of it. But the recipe is listed below.

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Morgan’s Hot Ass Meatloaf

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 2 hot Italian Sausages (for the ladies)
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 egg (it’ll look like a dry mess until you add the egg)
  • 3 or 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • ketchup
  • tapatio hot sauce (some people use milk)

Flavor by adding any of the following

  • salt
  • pepper
  • a little balsamic vinegar (it never hurt anyone)
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup parmesan

Form into a loaf in a shallow pan and cook at 350 for 1 hour 15 minutes. Best of luck!

Steve: Absolutely delicious. Falls apart completely when you try to take it out of the pan and it looks disgusting, but it tastes pretty incredible.

eXplodey Files 67: Teso Dos Bichos

The most amusement we get this week is discussing menses and renaming the episode “stiff critters” (thanks Julie).

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On a brighter note, I need your suggestions for the upcoming interview with William B Davis, a.k.a. The Cigarette Smoking Man. I’ll be interviewing him on an upcoming eXplodey Files episode to promote his memoirs, Where There’s Smoke. Let me know if there’s anything you would like me to ask him!