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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Doc Sleaze: Silly Season (8/31/21)

46:18: It’s the ‘Silly Season’ when Britain’s press is traditionally full of tales of UFOs, Nazis and Nessie, so we take a look at the rise and fall of the ‘Season of Silliness’ before taking in various oddments of pop culture, ranging from more bat-shit crazy Japanese video strangeness, Nazi zombies, gardening serial killers and more. Includes:

Rise and Fall of the Silly Season ¦ Polk County Pot Plane (1977) Trailer ¦ Pot Planes, Car Chases and Regional Cinema ¦ Star Virgin (1988) Theme Song ¦ Forgotten Film: Star Virgin (1988) ¦ Absurd (1981) Trailer ¦ The Ideal Exploitation Family ¦ Hatchet (2007) Trailer ¦ Hacked Off ¦ Zombie Lake (1981) Trailer ¦ Guaranteed No Nazi Zombies?

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Released Aug 2021 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

posted by Doc Sleaze at 3:27 pm filed in Aug21,DocSleaze,movie,reviews,video  


  1. Doc,

    This was very enjoyable. I watched a lot of UK television growing up and now, I had heard the odd phrase such as “what is this, silly season?” and always just assumed it was just an expression, but now I have learned that it was an actual season. The world is unfolding before me as origami folds before a grand master of the craft.

    Polk County sounds like my kind of movie, as does Star Virgin, you always expand my watch list.

    Thanks for these rich veins of Entertainium!


    Comment by chad bowers — September 9, 2021 @ 6:27 am

  2. Glad you are enjoying the unfolding! Yep, ‘Silly Season’ really used to be a thing here – we used to look forward to late Summer every year when the papers and even TV news would be full of stories about aliens, ghosts and the Loch Ness monster.

    Polk County Pot Plane and Star Virgin were both ‘found’ films for me, in that I stumbled into them as they played on obscure streaming channels – I probably would never have watched either of them otherwise. I’m glad I did, as I enjoyed them immensely.

    I enjoyed the Polk County related video you sent me – I like that Sheriff. He’s the kind of cop we need around here, (over zealous parking enforcement is still a sore point me).

    Comment by Doc Sleaze — September 9, 2021 @ 10:19 am

  3. His videos are a unique rabbit hole worth tumbling through

    Link for future generations:

    Comment by Chad Bowers — September 9, 2021 @ 4:16 pm

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