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 It’s time to talk classic film! I just spent four wild and dizzying day rushing from brilliant film to brilliant film at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood! It is truly the best experience for any true film fanatic. Turner Classic Movies is a television cable network that shows classic films commercial free, and

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:35 PM

The new Blumhouse Productions film “Oculus” opens this weekend, and I had the chance to spend a few minutes talking to writer/director Mike Flanagan, producer Trevor Macy, and Blumhouse Productions founder Jason Blum about their scary new baby. We get to talking about their philosophies behind the scares in “Oculus,” Flanagan’s experiences making this film

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:58 AM

The legendary Richard Elfman joins us to talk FORBIDDEN ZONE 2! We discuss the history of the project, starting Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo with his brother Danny Elfman, get the inside scoop on some of the craziness of the sequel, who will be involved, the benefits of crowd sourcing and more! DO. NOT.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:25 PM

On March 23rd, 2014, Dave Brockie was found dead in his home in Richmond, Virginia. Brockie is better known to the world as the frontman, or front-alien overlord, Oderus Urungus of GWAR. Out of the people who even know who GWAR is, there are probably thousands who can’t stand them for every one person who loves

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:35 AM

This month, the agents of The Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit (MOSS) have decided to swap places on their respective programs. Mostly it offers each other a chance to review or discuss something new, but I decided to give Todd Stadtman from Die! Danger! Die! Die! Kill! (4DK) the challenge of reflecting on and

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:32 PM

Wales’s first horror film festival, the Abertoir Horror Festival, has been going strong for eight years! Monster Island Resort foreign correspondent Beth Accomando of CINEMA JUNKIE fame decided to make the trip across the pond to join our friends Jess and Aled of MOVIEDROME DVD to see what all the fuss was about. Turns out

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:31 AM

When starting this show, I never really thought I could get a peek into the world of classic filmmakers like Edgar G. Ulmer, but what better peek than to sit down over coffee with none other than Ulmer’s daughter Arianne? What a treat! The world of film from the 20′s, 30′s, 40′s, and 50′s seems

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:20 PM

Many of you know films like the Universal classic The Black Cat, starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, as well as the striking film noir Detour, but how much do you know about the man behind the camera? A new biography has just been completed about Edgar G. Ulmer, and I had the opportunity to

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:47 PM

SPOILERS ABOUND! I’ve been asked to share my thoughts about the FX horror show American Horror Story: Coven, so here you go! I do go into plot details, so watch the show first! Let me know what you think–let’s discuss! Listen to the Episode here:
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:56 PM

The full conversation I had with Cinema Junkie Beth Accomando from KPBS about films that are so bad that they are absolutely irresistible. These types of film number among my favorites, and not in an ironic or joking way, either. Hear us talk about some of the reasons why we find films like Plan 9

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Direct download: MIR_ep106_Cinema_Junkie_and_So_Bad_Its_Good.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:21 PM