After the collapse of Jodorowsky’s Dune project, the work that went into it went on to influence countless other future film projects, but it also provided the inspiration for another work: the comic series THE INCAL, which began in 1981 in the pages of Metal Hurlant (aka Heavy Metal) and continued the collaboration between Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius (aka Jean Giraud). That story took seven years to tell, finally finishing in 1988. Since then there’s been a prequel (Before The Incal), an abandoned sequel with Moebius (After The Incal) and a true sequel finished in 2014 (Final Incal). On this episode of JodoWOWsky we check out the entire Incal saga, starting with Jodorowsky’s comic background and his first work with Moebius before moving into discussing each novel, before finishing with some final thoughts on the series, as well as our thoughts on the upcoming film version directed by Taika Waititi. And we finish by fan-casting our ideal John Difool! An epic project like The Incal requires an epic-length episode, so grab a whisky and a box of SPV and prepare to experience the greatest graphic novel series ever written.

On this episode we refer to the recent article from The Guardian about the auctioning off of the book of Jodorowsky’s DUNE. Check that out here.

We also referred to a recent interview that Jodorowsky did with The Hollywood Reporter about his 40 years with The Incal. Read that here.

Much research for this episode came from the wonderful Jodoverse wikipedia page. Check out its page on The Incal right here.

The Incal, Before The Incal, After The Incal and Final Incal are available through most booksellers online, but you can also purchase them directly through the Humanoids website. Check that out here.

Your hosts are Cinema Smorgasbord regulars Doug Tilley (@Doug_Tilley) and Liam O’Donnell (@LiamRulz), but they are joined on this adventure by the always wonderful and incisive Julia Marchese!

Julia is a filmmaker, actor, writer, film programmer and podcaster. Julia’s first film was Out of Print, a documentary about the importance of revival cinema and 35mm to culture. The film has played all over the world in film archives, art house cinemas and universities. The 35mm print of the film is now housed at The Academy Film Archives. Her next project is a short film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story “I Know What You Need”. She is the co-host of Horror Movie Survival Guide, a weekly podcast that takes a deep dive into a different horror film each week, focusing on how to become the final girl. You can follow her on her social media platforms


PRAISING KANE returns with one of Carol Kane’s finest performances, and a truly bizarre cult item. It’s 1978’s THE MAFU CAGE, and we guarantee you’ve never seen anything quite like it. Featuring incest, colonialism, orangutan murder and so much more, the film has gained a strong following over the past decade, and we’re here to find out why. But we’re not alone! Joining us is Cinepunx contributor and film programmer Adrianna Gober to help us unlock the secrets of The Mafu Cage!

Check our some recent interviews with Carol Kane about her career and her Academy Award nominated performance in HESTER STREET.

Here’s an interview from The New Yorker Radio House

and Here’s an interview with Vulture.


On this episode of WILD IN THE STREETS we continue our look at the Eurocrime films of the 70s (and beyond) with Sergio Sollima’s 1973 poliziottesco film REVOLVER, starring Oliver Reed and Fabio Testi. Featuring a dynamite score from Ennio Morricone, the film has Reed’s prison warden Vito Cipriani being blackmailed into releasing a prisoner after his wife is taken hostage. Featuring a twisty plot that ends in pretty depressing fashion (our favorite!), it’s both a successful action film and a critique of oppressive governmental infrastructure. FUN! But is it any good? Let’s find out!


We made it! Ten(-ish) movies deep, Jackie Chan’s career is floundering. Desperate for a hit, Lo Wei pairs him with James Tien and Bruce Leung for a western-inspired fantasy action epic featuring bizarre twists, excessive face-ripping, and music shamelessly stolen from Star Wars and.. heck.. let’s make the whole thing 3D! MAGNIFICENT BODYGUARDS may have been Jackie’s final film before his breakthrough role in SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW, but it’s far from forgettable. Let’s check it out!


The good news is your dates are here. The bad news is.. they’re DEAD! On this episode of YOU DON’T KNOW DICK we’re joined by filmmaker and critic Scout Tafoya (author of Cinemaphagy: On the Psychedelic Classical Form of Tobe Hooper) to discuss Fred Dekker’s beloved horror-comedy NIGHT OF THE CREEPS from 1986. Along the way we chat about Tobe Hooper, horror movie “secret handshakes”, The Monster Squad and, of course, all things Dick Miller. Check it out!

You can follow Scout on Twitter at @Honors_Zombie and don’t forget to support him on Patreon and read his tremendous The Unloved series over at

And you must pick up a copy of Scout’s book Cinemaphagy: On the Psychedelic Classical Form of Tobe Hooper. Find a link right here:





On our Cinema Smorgasbord HALLOWEEN HORROR SPECIAL we’re taking a break from our many themed episodes to instead look at two well-regarded horror films from 2021! We start with the fourth in the V/H/S found footage series: V/H/S 94! Is this a return to form for the often erratic collection of shorts from acclaimed filmmakers? Then we look at the critically acclaimed CENSOR, which focuses on the mental deterioration of a film censor in 80s Britain. We also chat about some of our other recent horror favorites and our thoughts on the state of horror as we reach the end of 2021. CHECK IT OUT!


On an explosive episode of ERIC ROBERTS IS THE MAN we’re joined by Effin’ Birds and Swear Trek creator Aaron Reynolds to discuss the Keenen Ivory Wayans-starring action film MOST WANTED from 1997! We also discuss doughnuts as breakfast food, worst first dates, Home Alone (with dogs!), and all the latest Eric Roberts news! CHECK IT OUT!

You can find Aaron Reynolds on Twitter @AaronReynolds, and don’t forget to check out the @EffinBirds and @Swear_Trek accounts as well.

Aaron’s latest book Greetings From Effin’ Birds can be purchased right now from your book retailer of choice. Pick it up in the US, Canada and the UK. Makes a great holiday gift!

For all other updates, be sure to check out


On this premiere episode of GEORGE KENNEDY IS MY COPILOT we’re diving into one of George Kennedy’s most iconic roles: chief mechanic Joseph “Joe” Patroni, from the legendary 1970 disaster film AIRPORT! We’re going to talk about the movie, its legacy, George Kennedy’s performance and why the hell anyone would create a George Kennedy-themed podcast.


Check out Sarah Jane on Twitter @FookThis, as well as the White Slaves of Chinatown YouTube page.


On this episode of HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? we’re looking at the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning comedy IN THE SOUP from 1992, featuring a dynamite performance from the late Seymour Cassel, small appearances from Jim Jarmusch, Sam Rockwell, Stanley Tucci and Carol Kane, and – of course – Steven Buscemi as aspiring filmmaker Adolfo Rollo! We also chat about Buscemi’s recent appearance on the WTF podcast, his near-fatal barfight from years back and SO MUCH MORE. CHECK IT OUT!


Convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, John Merill (kickboxing champ Jerry Trimble) is sent to a brutal island prison run by the sadistic Warden Acosta (Vic Diaz!) in 1993’s LIVE BY THE FIST, a straight up remake of 1991’s BLOODFIST III! This one has George Takei, though! On this episode of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ? we took a close look at this Roger Corman-produced, Cirio H. Santiago-directed action film which features some pretty decent action and.. not much else! CHECK IT OUT!