Since I essentially slept through Halloween again this year, I'm relying on my listeners to call or write in the exciting things they did for the Horror Fan's Night of Nights. I have no idea what's coming this episode. It's completely out of my hands. Welcome to Bedlam!
Episode 246 is all about gratitude. Gratitude....and severed boobs. JOSHUA GRANNELL aka San Francisco's drag legend PEACHES CHRIST, directs a pitch perfect cast including CASSANDRA PETERSON, MINK STOLE and THOMAS DEKKER in a film that can only be described as a little bit JOHN WATERS, a little bit JOHN HUSTON, a little bit drag show, a little bit rock and roll, a little bit GRAND GUIGNOL... And a WHOLE lotta Peaches! My guests are director CHRIS DIANI and Gabrielle Carteris cosplayer JASON...
Shit gets so real this episode that, by my own rules, I should be wearing a diaphanous nightgown! But what did I expect when I invited ANDREW HUFF and MATTY ZARADICH from FRIGAY THE 13th over to play? We're taking the express train to Hell, and the only stop is the END OF THE LINE!
In order to get ownership of an idyllic lakeside property, everyone and everyone in this greedy cast is ready to brutally stab, strangle, impale and flay whomever it takes, and they do it in lurid technicolor. And you thought Crystal Lake had a death curse!! THOMAS DEJA takes the reigns for this show, and my aching back can't thank him enough.
FRIGHT NIGHT, gleefully directed by TOM HOLLAND, is a pitch-perfect mix of horror and humor. As an added bonus, the film is also steeped in behind-the-scenes LGBT history. I'm joined by my own band of quirky, yet lovable evil-thwarting guests: The game designer/superhero who also hunts demons and bakes, BRYAN WILSON, and the humble librarian by day who slays San Francisco audiences by night, MANUEL CANERI!
Patron JELLIBELLIKELLI gets to take over the Pod-A-Thon today with a rare giallo entry, NINE LITTLE INDIANS.directed by SELANTRO PÜB. Returning to the show to help me navigate this ridiculous jumble of bad dubbing, blood-drenched boobs and endless cups of cocoa are returning guest and hairdo aficionado MARTIN MCKEON and the host of WENDALICIOUS AT GOAL, the fantabulous WENDY HOSKING-VOELKER!
Day 14 of the COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN POD-A-THON, and I'm out after midnight about to get down with two strapping young men in a boneyard......Get down to talking about MIKE MENDEZ's THE GRAVEDANCERS, that is! Here with me for a night of blasphemous boogying are director TROY ESCAMILLA "Party Night" and ...and actor ROGER CONNERS "Chill: The Killing Games".
Get ready for some classic high-camp horror, because you've got an appointment with THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES! (Matron, please! He really isn't that sort of doctor!) To help me ward off this diabolical doc, Ive enlisted two theaterical titans: JOHN CLEMO and VINCENT MARANO; one of whom once had dessert with VINCENT PRICE! Which guest was it? Who paid for the strawberry phosphate? And, most importantly, DID THEY PUT OUT???
This leg of our journey towards every horror fans Night of Nights takes another slight detour into children's fare with the surprisingly naughty WALLACE AND GROMIT: CURSE OF THE WERERABBIT. A more gentle touch is required for this show, because I'm joined by everyone's favorite FraidyCat: DOUG SHAPIRO (All-American Version). Making sure Doug doesn't get too scairt while upping the show's overall Butch Quotient is that ultra manly Man's Man from Texas, TRAE DEAN.
Enjoy another super chill solo show, with a TERRIFYING double feature. First, I'm going head to head with ART THE CLOWN with Dread Central's grue spewing TERRIFIER. Then, I'm off to Argentina to battle the neighborhood blood-slurpers with ATERRADO aka TERRIFED Plus. a spoiler-free chat about the new HALLOWEEN movie, a long overdue SmoochieWatch and a bit shamelessly stolen from FRIGAY THE 13th.
When invaders from space invade a small town to turn the earth into a breeding farm for giant man-earting gargons, things aren't as terryfying as they planned. This invasion seems a bit...swishy. You're not wrong. I'm joined this time around by actor-singer-supervillan MAYA MURPHY and BEYOND THE BOX SET's co-host JOHN PAUL LUCAS . Get ready for tons of camp humor followed by a peek into the bizarre tale of director TOM GRAEFF , the mysterious disappearance of actor DAVID LOVE, and the...
For our ninth night of our foolhardy three-week excursion into madness, the tale I've chosen to keep us warm is the brilliant slasher parody/loveletter THE FINAL GIRLS starring TESSA FARMIGA and MALIN AKERMAN. Fortunately, I'm joined by CHRIS and ROBERT from THE FILM FLAMERS PODCAST,because they were in the right place at the right time and saved this tired old queen from giving up on this episode completely.
Tonight, we're having a most informal chat about one of the most influental horror movies of our times: JOHN CARPENTER's trick or treat tale of terror in the house across the street, HALLOWEEN from 1978. I've got a most controversial theory about the motivations behind this film. I can back it up with pages and pages of criminal psychology and forensic evidence. But you might still want to beat me up over it.
For this leg of our voyage into the unknown, we're covering the kind of movie that helped form me into the glorious ScreamQueen I am today: The made-for-tv horror movie of days gone by! This time, we're tackling DON'T GO TO SLEEP, a particularly mean-spirited little ditty that will either have you clutching your pearls in fright or doubling over in laughter. Or both. I'm joined by filmmaker BRYAN NORTON from "Jack Attack" and "Penny Dreadful", as well as stand-up comedian ERIN MAGUIRE. Find...
COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 6 What happens when a movie breaks all the rules by... obeying the rules??? For this leg of the COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN POD-A-THON, I'm serving you some deconstructed slasher goodness. BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON, ingeniously directed by SCOTT GLOSSERMAN, stands the genre on its head by taking you behind the scenes, showing you the ins and outs of the kind of planning required to become the next legendary mass murderer. And then it rips your throat...
This episode is a PATRON'S PICK selected by the show supporters at PATREON, so I'm flying solo this time. DEAD BODY, directed by BOBBIN RAMSEY, is the story of 9 plucky young people, fresh out of high school, out for one last celebration at a friend's isolated luxury cabin in the woods. What could possibly go wrong?
Tonight, I'm joined by VANESSA MCENERY from THE V.D. CLINIC PODCAST to discuss ROBERT EGGARS controversial film, THE WITCH . Whether you loved it or hated the movie, you're bound to get a new insight on the experience when Vanessa is on the scene!
THE BYE BYE MAN is one of the worst horror movies to get a mainstream release in ages. The best company, therefore, would be guests who would pull no punches. And CINDY KINNARD-DIAMOND and STACY PARKER from CREEPY KITCH are exactly the perfect guests.