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Welcome to the madhouse! Join filmmakers Brian Cottington, John Wooliscoft, and Elaine Wooliscroft as they dive into the latest films, film news, and entertainment-news. No movie is beyond entry into the madhouse, be it the finest fillet mignon of cinema to the greasiest fast food of cinematic schlock








Stephen King Adaptations - Episode 70

This week, as the new adaptation of Stephen King's IT ravages the box office, we thought it might be good to analyze the literary master of horror himself, in particular his long stretch of hit or miss movie/TV adaptations. So grab turn up the volume on your possessed car radio as we dive into the world of Stephen King.

Duration: 01:16:42

Stephen Gustavson from Birdemic: Shock and Terror - Episode 69.5

No new episode this week, but we've got a little treat to hold you over until Sunday; our full length exclusive interview with the Tree Hugger himself, Stephen Gustavson from Birdemic! Stephen gives us a first hand account of how one of the mother of all bad movies came to be. Thank you to Stephen for the awesome insight and a hell of an interview you do not want to miss.

Duration: 00:18:40

Birdemic: Shock and Terror - Movie Review - Episode 69

This week, we are tackling what could be the mother of all terrible films. A film so awful in every single aspect of filmmaking that it boggles the mind on how it has become a "Cult Classic". We are of course talking about the perennial classic, Birdemic: Shock and Terror. We have the honor to induct this shit storm into our long running hall of fame of horrible, The Pantheon of Utter Shit. We are also joined by a special guest, Stephen Gustavson AKA "The Tree Hugger" from the film to...

Duration: 01:26:21

Quentin Tarantino - Filmmaker Retrospective - Episode 68

This week we are back in full force diving head first into a Big Kahuna Burger of film from the master of the exploitative, dialogue heavy, hyper violence film; Quentin Tarantino. We'll examine QT's career, how his style came to be, his influence on indie film, and some of the more controversial elements of his films. It is a jam packed episode, so don't be a "square" and enjoy our retrospective on Quentin Tarantino.

Duration: 01:19:30

Top 5 Dude/Bro Films - Episode 67

This week it is boy's night out as Brian and John break down their top 5 "dude/bro" films.

Duration: 00:54:51

Thunderpants (2002) - Movie Review - Episode 66

This week, we are ripping ass left and right as we review a little known nugget of a film featuring such high caliber actors as Stephen Fry, Paul Giamatti, Simon Callow, and Ned Beatty in what is arguably the most family friendly entry into our Pantheon of Utter Shut; Thunderpants. Yes, Thunderpants, a film about a boy with super powered farts and his genius best friend played by Ron Weasly (Rupert Grint) who end up saving some astronauts in space with a fart powered rocket. Yes, this is a...

Duration: 01:17:22

Spiderman: Homecoming (2017) - Movie Review - Episode 65

This week we are grabbing our web shooters and radioactive spiders as we dive into the newest incarnation of Spiderman fresh from the armpit of Hollywood's money making nostalgia goliath...this time with a fresh spread of deodorant from Marvel! So how does Tom Holland measure up as the notorious web slinger? Does Marvel help or hurt the 3rd reboot in 15 years? All will be revealed on this marveltastic episode! The Cinema Psychos Show has been nominated for Best Local Podcast as part of...

Duration: 01:07:59

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The Cinema Psychos Show has been nominated for Best Local Podcast as part of The Pittsburgh City Paper’s Best of The ‘Burgh Reader’s Poll. If you are a fan of the show, take the time to click on the link below to vote for us in the final round. Voting runs until August 18th and you can vote for us once per day. Thank you for your continued support! Vote for us at Music: Big Rock Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution...

Duration: 00:02:03

George A. Romero: Father of Independent Filmmaking - Episode 64

On this very somber and serious episode, Brian, John, and Laine take a moment to reflect on the passing of a legend who not only birthed the modern zombie film, but in essence created the modern indie film scene; George A. Romero. We reflect on George's career, his craft as a filmmaker, and ultimately his impact on indie filmmakers on a personal level. The Cinema Psychos Show has been nominated for Best Local Podcast as part of The Pittsburgh City Paper's Best of The 'Burgh Reader's...

Duration: 00:46:27

Kahmeela Adams - Producer of The Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project - Episode 63

You all are in store for a treat this week folks. We've got 2 features in one episode! Up first, we are reviewing 2 short films from indie filmmaker, Nathan Suher of iM Film Filmworks (Scary Little Fuckers & Next/Door). Then we are joined by the City Producer for Pittsburgh's 48 Hour Film Project, Kahmeela Adams, who will break down this gathering of the 'burgh's best and brightest in an epic contest that tests a filmmaker's mettle; to make a short film from start to finish in 48 hours. ...

Duration: 01:23:40

CarousHELL (2016) - Movie Review - Episode 62

This week, Brian, John, and Laine are taking a local stroll down to the newest entry into the comedic horror slasher genre with friend of the show, Steve Rudzinski's newest film, CarousHELL. A movie that asks the question, what if inanimate objects are tired of our shit? This is the story of Duke, a homicidal carousel unicorn that has had enough and is out for blood; sweet, sweet blood. We examine throwback to 80's slasher films and ask some of the real hard hitting questions. Like what is...

Duration: 00:55:48

Dead Heat (1988) - Movie Review - Episode 61

This week, Brian, John, and Laine are going undercover in the only buddy cop movie to feature zombies, Vincent Price, and Joe Piscopo at his most "Piscopoian". Yes, we are reviewing the classic zombie comedy action movie, Dead Heat from 1988. This movie left us pondering some real questions like how the hell did this thing get made....I mean seriously someone sat down at a pitch session and said oh Lethal Weapon with Zombies...that sounds like a winner. Seriously though, this movie is a...

Duration: 00:39:26

Uncle Sam (1996) - Movie Review - Episode 60

Happy America Day! What better way to celebrate the fourth other than explore one of the worst b rated horror films to feature a patriotic theme, the cult classic Uncle Sam! Yes, Uncle Sam, a movie that follows in the long line of horror films centered on holidays...still waiting on that Columbus Day based horror film. So light a roman candle and don't choke on that hot dog as we dive into the ghoulish classic, Uncle Sam.

Duration: 00:58:45

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Duration: 00:01:28

Len Kabasinski - Filmmaker Interview - Episode 59

This week Brian, John, and Elaine sit down with world renown martial artist and fusion filmmaker, Len Kabasinski of Killer Wolf Films. Len is the mind behind such b movie classics as Curse of the Wolf, Bound by Blood: Wendigo, Angel of Reckoning, and Fist of the Vampire. A regular guest on Red Letter Media's, Worst of the Worst, Len breaks down his journey thus far as a filmmaker and his vast knowledge of the industry in a career that spans 12 years and 12 features. Check out Len and...

Duration: 01:07:09

Wonder Woman - Movie Review - Episode 58

This week, Brian, John, and Elaine are traveling to the singular bright spot in the eternally dismal and brown filtered ridiculousness that is the DC Extended Universe of films. We are of course talking about the warrior princess herself, Wonder Woman! We try to answer some of the burning questions of the film such as will Dr. Maru start a youtube makeup vlog and how many times can you fit a slow mo fight scene in a minute? In all seriousness, we are looking at the nitty gritty elements of...

Duration: 01:38:10

The Rise, Fall, & Rise Again of Comic Book Movies

This week, Brian, John and Elaine tackle one of the biggest film subjects of our time, Hollywood's comic book obsession. Yes, we are going after the big kahuna of pop culture and outlining how these movies came into existence with Superman and Batman, their fall during the 90's, and then subsequent rise with Xmen and the birth of the Marvel MCU. So grab your capes and cowls as we dive into the world of comic book movies.

Duration: 01:10:49

Tim Burton Retrospective - Episode 56

This week, Brian, John, and Elaine enter the dark and macabre world of the mind of one of Hollywood's most macabre and eccentric filmmakers; Tim Burton. A controversial filmmaker, We will take a look at his filmography and explore how his career has changed over the years and try to answer the question of how a prolific filmmaker like Tim Burton can go from the heights of visual storytelling with Edward Scissorhands to the low end with flops like Dark Shadows and Charlie and the Chocolate...

Duration: 01:21:11

Frankenhooker with Filmmaker, PJ Gaynard - Episode 55

This week, Brian, John, and Laine are joined by award winning filmmaker, educator, and some time chocolatier, PJ Gaynard of Goat Milk Fudge Productions. They tackle the quintessential classic of cinematic schlock; the 1990 Frank Henenlotter classic, Frankenhooker. Yes, Frankenhooker, the movie Bill Murray himself said, "If you see one movie this year, it should be Frankenhooker." We try to analyze this b movie gem and find answers to some of the movie's biggest questions; such as why is...

Duration: 01:17:16

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Movie Review - Episode 54

This week, John and Elaine make their triumphant return to the podcast from the depths of their Disney trip. They have brought their friend and local expert of nerdery, Kevin Finch, to help us review the cosmic awesomeness that is Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Needless to say that this episode will be a struggle to find negative things to criticize. So grab your awesome mix and walkman as we jump into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Follow our guest Kevin on twitter @KFinchster

Duration: 01:16:14

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