What a Creep: “Movie Creeps” (Season 5, Episode 1)

What a Creep

Season 5, Episode 1

“Movie Creeps”

It’s the start of a new season and we have a whole bunch of Creeps to feature so we decided to start with this fun episode of fictional creeps and creepy moments in movies we used to love. What are some of your favorite movie creeps? What movies are unintentionally creepy to you? Let us know in the comments below or on social media! 

Our sources for this episode:

Just our fabulous imaginations!

F This Movie “Big” (2016)

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Comfort And/Or Joy – Episode # 175

The Best Neighbors Podcast

Ep 175

“Comfort And/Or Joy”

Getting a little bored of social distancing? Well, we’ve got the episode for you! Welcome, Neighbors–come on in! We’ve got suggestions to beat quarantine/staying in woes. Of course, we have the usual Real Housewives recaps (RHOA & RHONJ reunion, pt. 11); we have Netflix & podcast suggestions, even deep dives to really keep you involved. Erin finally gives in to Love Is Blind; Margo has a Netflix & a podcast rec; need a soothing playlist to calm those jangled nerves? We’ve got you covered! Trying to be a balm in these troubled times…

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Book Vs Movie “Valley of the Dolls”

Book Vs Movie 

Valley of the Dolls 

The 1968 Jacqueline Susann Novel Vs the 1967 Camp Classic Film

“Sparkle, Neely Sparkle!”

The Margos are still enjoying the swinging 60s and what better way to celebrate than talking about the amazing Jacqueline Susann  who is the first author to have three consecutive #1 books on the New York Times bestseller list. Though her work was critically panned at the time and she was considered a self-promoting hack by the literary elite (how dare they!) Susann is now an icon for fun-living women who dare to take up space. 

Valley of the Dolls caused a scandal at the time with its frank discussions about sex, sexism in show business, drug use, and cancer. But Susann had a flair for publicity, had a super-sharp wit and a husband (Irving Mansfield) who promoted her work with incredible enthusiasm. This woman practically invented the book tour and became just as famous as Truman Capote and Phillip Roth but for the fun, camp set. 

The movie directed by Mark Robson was rushed into production in 1967 and was seen as a bit trashy and embarrassing at the time. Today it is known as a camp classic. 

In this episode, we talk about the many differences between the original book & the movie to decide which we like better. (P.S. We adore Jacqueline Susann!)

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The incredible life story of Jacqueline Susann
    • The world of the 1960s and why her work caused a scandal.

Clips Featured:

    • Valley of the Dolls  trailer
    • BBC Interview with Jacqueline Susann (1973)
    • Neely O’Hara & Helen Lawson fight
    • Neely & Tony Polar “sing” 
    • Outro music “Theme from the Valley of the Dolls” composed by Dionne Warwick

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Book Vs Movie “The Exorcist” (RIP Max von Sydow 1929-2020)

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay)

The Exorcist”

RIP Max von Sydow (1929-2020)


The Margos revisit the 1971 novel The Exorcist written by the very interesting William Peter Blatty.  Based on a true-ish story about a boy possessed by a demon in the 1950s Blatty changed some of the key details to create this fiction classic.

Director William Friedkin in 1973 just came off an incredible spate of box office successes including 1971’s The French Connection giving him an Academy Award for Best Director. The Exorcist became the biggest financial success of his career but turned out to be something of a curse as well.

The hosts read the book, watched the movie and decide which they like better in this episode. Plus, they talk about trivia about the book and movie.

In this episode they discuss:

    • The backstory of the “real” exorcism from the 1950s
    • Author William Peter Blatty’s writing process
    • The story behind the major casting choices
    • How some of the more famous scenes were created
    • The supposed “Exorcist” curse.

Clips used:

Original TV Trailer

Chris (Ellen Burstyn) speaks to doctors

Fathers Karas (Jason Miller) and Merrin (Max von Sydow) cast out the demon

“The Devil” and pea soup

Outro Music: “Tubular Bells”

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Benadryl & Mocha Don’t Mix – Episode #174

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 174

“Benadryl & Mocha Don’t Mix”

Hey Neighbors! Is everyone staying healthy? This week, we’ve got a double-dose of Housewives, with RHOA & RHONJ reunion, Pt. 1. We also talk about a couple of docs (one on Zodiac, one on Hillary Clinton); a podcast rec; Oprah’s latest book club; the Kids in the Hall reforming; & a few book events. All this while trying to avoid Covid-19. Wash yer hands, guys!

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Book Vs Movie “The Manchurian Candidate” (Replay)

Book Vs Movie

The Manchurian Candidate”

The Richard Condon Novel Vs. the 1962 John Frankenheimer Cult Classic

The Margos have a thing for espionage and intrigue in this ep talking about the Richard Condon 1959 novel The Manchurian Candidate which was bought by Frank Sinatra and United Artists films and made into a controversial movie in 1962. Detailing the life of former infantrymen who are brainwashed by the Soviet Union while captured in the Korean War and who later aim to overthrow the United States via a presidential election–it was considered a classic “bad book” by Time magazine (which meant it as a compliment) and seems prescient considering what is happening in politics today.

The story of Major Bennett Marco and Sergeant Raymond Shaw and their recurring nightmares over what they experienced makes up the rest of the book. In short, Shaw can become an assassin when given a “posthypnotic trigger” and his mother is married to Senator Johnny Iselin. She and Ray have an incestual relationship and she is working with the Communists to get her husband elected president.

The movie stars Sinatra as Marco and was directed by John Frankenheimer to little excitement in 1962 (go figure!) One year later President Kennedy was assassinated and the film was pulled from the public with fears it influenced Lee Harvey Oswald who was known to be a regular movie-goer.

The Margos discuss the book and the movie and decide which we like better. (Spoiler–it’s not even close here!) Check out the link below to listen to the episode.

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The backstory about the author Richard Condon who went from Hollywood publicist to bestselling author
    • How the brainwashing theme was new in the late 1950s when it was introduced here.
    • The charges of plagiarism that came out years after he died.
    • How Sinatra helped put together a masterpiece of a film by working a short day (Frank never showed up before 11 am on a set!)
    • Why the film was considered so controversial, it was not considered a classic until a 1987 re-release.

Clips Featured:

    • “I Wanted a Killer” (Angela Lansbury & Laurence Harvey)
    • “52 Red Queens” (Frank Sinatra & Laurence Harvey)
    • “The Killing of Senator Jordan and Jocie” (Laurence Harvey, John McGiver, and Leslie Parrish”
    • “Meeting Rosie on a train” (Frank Sinatra & Janet Leigh)
    • “The Assassination scene” (Frank Sinatra & Laurence Harvey)
    • “The Garden Club Scene”

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What a Creep: Alfred Hitchcock (Old-School Hollywood Creep)

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 10

Alfred Hitchcock

 

Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) was the master of suspense, the creator of some of the best (and scariest) films of all time, a famous director and, at times, a world-class creep. (Ask Tippi Hedren!) In this episode we talk about his childhood, how he became the legend we all still talk about 40 years after his death and discuss some of his best films and his worst behavior. Enjoy! 

Our sources for this episode:

Telegraph “Alfred Hitchcock Sadistic Prankster”

The Guardian: Tippi Hedren “Alfred Hitchcock Sexually Assaulted Me”

The Independent: Obsession “The Dark Side of Alfred Hitchcock”

Fascinate.com: 42 Creepy Things About Alfred Hitchcock

Yahoo.com “Alfred Hitchcock’s Creepy Infatuation with His Leading Ladies

Alfred Hitchcock Wikipedia

Alfred Hitchcock:  A Life in the Darkness and Light by Patrick McGilligan

Alfred Hitchcock: Peter Ackroyd

The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock by Donald Spoto

Behind the Bastards podcast

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Nobody Likes Patient Zero – Episode #173

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 173

“Nobody Like Patient Zero”

Hey Neighbors, how ya feelin’? Hopefully, your week is off to a good start. Let us help you with that. We talk all things RHONJ finale where we Teresa Guidice’s undoing –of her on the show AND her marriage; Margo talks Taylor S., Jessica S., & Love In Blind finale. Harvey is GUILTY; the Miracle on Ice goes up in flames, & John Mulaney sings of the dangers of airport sushi. Stay healthy, neighbors!!

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Book Vs Movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”

Book Vs Movie 

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

The 1964 Ian Fleming Novel Vs the 1969 Film Featuring George Lazenby

The Margos are feeling shaken and not stirred talking again about Ian Fleming and his most famous character–James Bond. For this episode, we are covering On Her Majesty’s Secret Service  (OHMSS) which was published in 1963 and the 1969 adaptation starring Australian George Lazenby who remains the youngest Bond ever cast and he stands out as having only played the part for one film. 

In OHMSS, (the second in a “Blofeld Trilogy”) James Bond seems to have matured and has even decided to enter a monogamous relationship with Contessa Tracy who comes from an unusual background. This is a more emotional Bond who wants to be a hero to Tracy and even turns down a $1million dowry from her father (Draco) because his feelings for her are sincere. 

In the meantime, Bond fights bad guys, meets a group of brainwashed women, skis to the rescue and gets married. All of this action is matched with a movie that only received fair reviews at the time but is now seen as one of the better 007 films. 

In this episode, we talk about the many differences between the original book & the movie to decide which we like better. 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The backstory of Ian Fleming
    • The basic differences between book & movie 

Clips Featured:

    • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service trailer
    • George Lazenby at BAFTA Tribute to James Bond in 2002 (with Michael Parkinson)
    • George Lazenby’s first scene as Bond
    • Outro music “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” composed by John Barry. 

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What a Creep: Gary Glitter (Season 4, Episode 9)

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 9

Gary Glitter

If you don’t know the name Gary Glitter, you’ve definitely heard his songs. His most popular songs are “Rock and Roll (Parts 1 and 2),” and they are used at sporting events and featured in movies all the time. It was most recently featured in the staircase dancing scene in “Joker.”

He was a glam rock singer (think glittery, sequined suits, make-up, platform boots like David Bowie, Roxy Music, New York Dolls), and has sold more than 20 million records, had 26 hit singles; 12 reaching the Top 10, with three #1 hits. 

He’s also been arrested multiple times for child pornography and child sexual abuse. He’s a serious creep.

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