HMPOD.com Podcast 137 — 3096 Days; Michael C. Gross retrospective: Heavy Metal, Twins, Ghostbusters 1 & 2

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A gracious good day to all our listeners. This episode of The Horror Movie Show, hosted by those affable freaks Jerry & Mark, bring you a retrospective of Michael C. Gross, art director of the National Lampoon magazine & Hollywood producer.

The show begins with a review of the stark & terrifying German flick 3096 Days, but then the fun begins.

Michael Gross was hugely responsible for cult classic Heavy Metal (1981). He also worked on several more conventional movies, including the Arnold Schwarzenegger & Danny DeVito comedy Twins.

But Gross’s most famous single contribution to popular culture has got to be his Ghostbusters logo. Responsible for the visual look of the original & its sequel, Gross helped make these movies the icons they are today. Bill Murray (Peter Venkman), Dan Aykroyd (Ray Stantz) and the late, much-lamented Harold Ramis (Egon Spengler) inhabit a world largely created by Gross & his talented team.

So turn up the volume and say it with Mark & Jerry: “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts.”