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B-Sides: The Talons of the Eagle Challenge

This weekend’s B-Sides is the theme song to the 1992 direct-to-video action movie Talons of the Eagle. This song is not for your listening pleasure. This song is a dare – a challenge. Can you listen to the whole thing from beginning to end?

B-Sides: Sing a Song of Yeti, Giant of the 20th Century

Prepare for the most indescribable theme song to a schlocky European b-movie since Yor, the Hunter from the Future! Prepare to witness more Yeti crotch than the eyes can handle! Prepare for the theme to the 1977 Italian-Canadian King Kong knock-off Yeti, Giant of the 20th Century!

B-Sides: It's Yor’s World! He’s the Man!

Yor, the Hunter from the Future isn’t just a bad movie; it’s that special breed of stupendously fun bad that leaves a lasting impression, and nothing about Yor left more of an impression on me than its astounding, borderline incomprehensible, rock anthem theme song.

B-Sides: We've Got a Bad Case of Dr. Giggles

This town has a doctor, and his name is Rendell. Stay away from his house cause he's the doctor from Hell. He killed all his patients, every last one, and cut out their hearts... purely for fun. So if you're from Moorehigh and you get sick, fall on your knees and pray you die quick.

B-Sides: Witches Are a Dangerous Type in The Craft

Remember the band Letters to Cleo? If so, odds are you grew up in the 1990s. Few bands scream “Nineties” like Letters to Cleo. They were a perfect choice to provide a B-Sides for a motion picture about teenage witches just learning their craft.

B-Sides: That Time Christopher Lee Sang about Booze

You’ve seen him play Dracula and Sherlock Holmes, Sith lords and dark wizards, but have you ever heard Christopher Lee sing... about booze? And doing so in an effort to corrupt an alcoholic superhero into falling off the wagon? While surrounded by sexy back-up dancers and a goblin?

B-Sides: Celebratin’ Night of the Comet

As the world prepares to celebrate Shout Factory’s release of Night of the Comet on Blu-ray, now seems as good a time as any to celebrate one of the great b-movies of the Eighties by dipping into its soundtrack for a B-Sides.

B-Sides: Eve of Destruction Gets a Bad Rap

At long last - the notorious rappin' TV ad for Eve of Destruction that boasted an awesomely cheesy rap song explaining the flick’s premise. Few who saw this commercial that ran for only two weeks leading up to the film's release in January 1991 have ever forgotten it. Hero... Before the clock hits zero!

B-Sides: Let Go of My Demon Lover

My Demon Lover was the motion picture that took the phrase “horny little devil” to its logical conclusion by having a cursed man transform into a crazed demonic monster whenever he became sexually aroused.

B-Sides: Jeepers and the Creepers

You may recall the scene in Jeepers Creepers when the two siblings are in the police car; the Creeper seen through the rearview window on the hood of the car following. The song playing on the radio was “Peek-a-Boo”, but not the original Siouxsie & the Banshees version.

B-Sides: Carrie Rages On

If you think a lot of people have been questioning the point of (another) Carrie remake, then imagine what those crazy little voices were saying in 1999 when The Rage: Carrie 2 opened in theaters. A sequel to Carrie that Stephen King wasn’t involved with coming 23 years after the original film? Huh?

B-Sides: Look at Me When Charles Bronson Is Shooting You at 10 to Midnight

A naked serial killer is terrorizing Los Angeles, murdering a plethora of beautiful young women. But now he’s targeting Charles Bronson’s daughter, and Bronson has a snub-nosed revolver targeting the psycho-sexual slasher...

B-Sides: The Hidden in Your Eyes

As I began to write this B-Sides, it suddenly hit me that if any sci-fi movie from the Eighties deserves a special edition Blu-ray, it’s The Hidden. Why is that Blu-ray being hidden from the waiting public? The theme song is pretty good, too.

B-Sides: Spies Like Paul McCartney, Dan Aykroyd, and Chevy Chase

With so much talk of leaked government secrets and spying, Spies Like Us seems overdue for the B-Sides treatment. With Paul McCartney singing the theme song to a Dan Aykroyd/Chevy Chase comedy, this is probably more of an A-Side than a B-Side.

B-Sides: You’re a Cool Dude, Berserker

This B-Sides bewilders me. If ever a song sounded like it was tailor-made for an early Eighties teen sex comedy, it’s “You’re a Cool Dude.” Instead it comes to us from a late Eighties slasher flick about teens in the Minnesota woods getting hacked up by a Viking Berserker.