405: The Legend of the Roller Blade Seven

Episode 405

23rd September 2023

The Flop House boys discuss the “zen filmmaking” low-budget oddity “The Legend of the Roller Blade Seven.”

Episode notes

We’re having an absolutely legendary Smalltember. First we covered The Legend of the Titanic, and now we’re looking into The Legend of the Roller Blade Seven. Apparently they’re legendary, but forgive us for being unfamiliar until now. It was made using a system RB7 star/co-writer/producer Scott Shaw dubbed “Zen Filmmaking.” According to his wiki, this is a “style of filmmaking where no screenplay and scripts are used in the creation of a movie.” We’ll see if getting zen delivers a good movie, or whether it’s better to… y’know… write things out and plan them ahead of time.

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The Wikipedia page for The Roller Blade Seven

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The Flop House is a bimonthly audio podcast devoted to the worst in recent film. Your hosts (Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington) watch a questionable film just before each episode, and then engage in an unscripted, slightly inebriated discussion, focusing on the movie’s shortcomings and occasional delights.

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