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GCU #33: The Warriors & Murder Party

Happy Halloween! We’re slapping on our last minute cardboard costumes and baseball uniforms because we’ve got a party to attend. Before we do, though, we’ve got to make our way through multiple hostile neighborhoods. It’s going to be one heck of a crazy knight!

This can mean only one thing. It’s another Halloween episode! This time we go light on the horror but heavy on the camp. We kick this funky double feature off with Murder Party, an underrated 2007 horror comedy written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier. This is Saulnier’s first feature film and he has since directed Blue Ruin, Green Room, and Hold the Dark.

After the party we then trek through a weird 70’s New York with The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill. Can you dig it!? Two movie nerds isn’t quite a gang, though, so we called in backup. Grawlix Podcast’s own Jesse Kiefer joined us to take on both of these films and yes, we were all dressed in coordinating gang costumes. Would love to hear what you think our gang’s theme would be and if it’s more or less cool than the Baseball Furies!

Full show notes and more: https://grawlixpodcast.com/2019/10/gcu33/

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The Warriors (1979)
Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the cops and every gangbanger in town is hot on the Warriors' trail.

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