’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast

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Cherry Slushies with HEATHERS writer Daniel Waters: how he hoped his 1989 classic would put an end to teen suicide, but is still waiting for his “school shooting residuals.”

By Tara McNamara / February 12, 2020 /

HEATHERS screenwriter Daniel Waters

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Podcast: ANIMAL HOUSE Was So Good, It Ruined a Generation

By Tara McNamara / December 7, 2019 /

The ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast looks at NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE, the 1978 screw-ups rule comedy classic that impacted a generation for the worse.

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Podcast: THE TERMINATOR teaches that Masculinity is Guns and Muscles

By Tara McNamara / November 8, 2019 /

In the latest ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast, Tara McNamara and Riley Roberts look back at how THE TERMINATOR affected ’80s kids and the adults they would become.

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Podcast: THE LOST BOYS – So Much Subtext in the Shadows

By Tara McNamara / October 25, 2019 /

The ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast looks at THE LOST BOYS (1987) for what it reveals about and impacted Gen X teens

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Podcast: GHOSTBUSTERS – Con Your Way to Success!

By Tara McNamara / October 17, 2019 /

In this episode of the ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast, GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) is put through the modern day lens to show why the movie is so great — and so damaging.

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THE SHINING Shined a Light on the Horrors of Domestic Abuse; Here’s How Life for Teens is More Chilling Today

By Tara McNamara / October 3, 2019 /

What is The Shining about? Is it about a clairvoyant child? A haunted hotel? Cabin Fever? Reincarnation? Mental illness? Or, the evil that lies within us, that can be coaxed out if we’re not vigilant? Of course, all of the above. But, as is appropriate for this film, the devil is in the details. Stanley…

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Podcast: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Innovated Horror, But Sluts Still Get Cuts

By Tara McNamara / September 24, 2019 /

’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast takes a Gen X and Gen Z look at Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984).

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Podcast: BEETLEJUICE – Suicide is Funny?

By Tara McNamara / September 5, 2019 /

Color us black and white – it’s almost Halloween! It’s this time of year when parents think of sharing with their kids the one ’80s horror comedy that seems appropriate – Beetlejuice! And, in the ’80s, the Tim Burton classic was considered a children’s film with special effects makeup and monster creations all wrapped up…

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Podcast: Did HEATHERS Lead to a Darker High School Experience Today?

By Tara McNamara / August 16, 2019 /

Riley Roberts gives the Gen Z take on HEATHERS (Paramount, 1989) on her podcast ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents.

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Podcast: What SAY ANYTHING says about ’80s teens

By Tara McNamara / August 8, 2019 /

Podcaster Riley Roberts gives the Gen Z take on SAY ANYTHING (1989).

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