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We’re BREAKING FORMAT with another super SPOOOoooOKY Cinema Smorgasbord Halloween Special! This time around we’re discussing our favorite Halloween costumes and giving some brief thoughts on some recent buzzy horror films, before jumping into spoiler-free discussions of Rebekah McKendry’s GLORIOUS and Christian Tafdrup’s SPEAK NO EVIL. It gets HEATED! Who cares about parties and trick-or-treating? It’s time to LISTEN!

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All aboard the DEATH SHIP! On this episode of GEORGE KENNEDY IS MY COPILOT we’re sailing the high seas with Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso and a boat possessed by NAZIS in the 1980 Canadian supernatural horror film DEATH SHIP! It’s full of propaganda-inspired freakouts, literal blood baths and George Kennedy yelling at people. We also chat about a series of Midas commercials from the early 80s featuring Lee Van Cleef, including one where he faces off against – you guessed it – George Kennedy. ENJOY!

Check out the Midas commercial featuring Lee Van Cleef and George Kennedy!

And the Skittles commercial mentioned in the episode

Check out Sarah Jane on Twitter @FookThis, as well as the White Slaves of Chinatown YouTube page. And check out her writing over at the Austin Chronicle right here.

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We continue our chronological look at the career of the great Paul Bartel with his feature length debut PRIVATE PARTS from 1972. Equal parts perverse and hilarious, it’s a film that is filled with twists and turns and set the blueprint for much of what was to come from the always unpredictable director. We’re also looking at Bartel’s 1969 short film NAUGHTY NURSE, which showed that Bartel’s taste for boundary pushing was something that came about very early in his career.

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Be sure to follow Adrianna Gober on Twitter @EADxBB

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“Have you checked on the children?”

On this episode of PRAISING KANE we continue our chronological look at the career of the wonderful Carol Kane with the 1979 thriller WHEN A STRANGER CALLS. Best known for its incredibly tense first twenty minutes, the film takes some unexpected – and odd – twists and turns, with a private investigator played by Charles Durning on the heels of a serial killer. We also look at all the latest Carol Kane news, and have a promising update about our next episode! Check it out.

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Following the worldwide success of El Topo and The Holy Mountain, Alejandro Jodorowsky connected with Michel Seydoux to pursue any project he wished. The answer? An adaptation of the beloved, expansive science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. What followed was an epic collaboration involving the director and a collection of legendary collaborators (or “spiritual warriors”) including Dan O’Bannon, Jean “Moebius” Girard, Chris Foss, H.R. Giger, Pink Floyd, Salvador Dali, Orson Welles, and that’s just the beginning! On this episode we look at how the project developed, how it fell apart, and whether it’s truly the greatest film never made. We also look at some of the criticism of the project, the adaptations of Dune that were to follow and – of course – the 2014 documentary JODOROWSKY’S DUNE that helped bring the story to the world.

Coming NEXT WEEK is a discussion with the director of JODOROWSKY’S DUNE Frank Pavich!

On this episode we refer to the essay JODOROWSKY’S DUNE DIDN’T GET MADE FOR A REASON… AND WE SHOULD ALL BE GRATEFUL FOR THAT by Emmet Asher-Perrin

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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

juliamarchese.com

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On YOU DON’T KNOW DICK we look at the films and TV work of the beloved character actor Dick Miller! On this episode we’re joined by writer, producer and podcaster Scott Weinberg to discuss the legendary Roger Corman cheapie horror-comedy THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS! We look at the history of the legendarily threadbare production, the various remakes and tributes (including the celebrated musical!), and – of course – the flower-chomping performance by Dick Miller! CHECK IT OUT!

Follow Scott Weinberg on Twitter @ScottEMovieNerd and check out his newest podcast OVERHATED on his Patreon right here: https://www.patreon.com/scottEweinberg

Check out the entire film THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

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On this rip-roaring episode of Cinema Fantastica we’re traveling to the 2014 (premiere) edition of the Chattanooga Film Festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee to pit two festival favs against each other: James Ward Byrkit’s low budget sci-fi mindbender COHERENCE vs Sion Sono’s epic tribute to filmmaking (and “mankind’s greatest achievement”) WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? Which movie reigns supreme? Listen and find out!

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We’re taking another journey through time and space to the film festivals around the globe on another episode of Cinema Fantastica! This time we’re headed to the controversial Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas to check out two Japanese films that played in the 2010 iteration: Sion Sono’s COLD FISH and Yoshihiro Nakamura’s GOLDEN SLUMBER! Check it out!

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BARK AT THE MOON! On this howl-arious episode of YOU DON’T KNOW DICK we’re joined by NOW Magazine critic and Someone Else’s Movie podcast host Norm Wilner to talk about Joe Dante’s seminal werewolf movie THE HOWLING from 1981! And of course we don’t forget to talk about Dick Miller’s curmudgeonly occult bookstore owner Walter Paisley. Check it out!

Norm Wilner is the senior film writer for NOW Magazine Toronto ,as well as the host of the Someone Else’s Movie podcast and the NOW What podcast. Follow him on Twitter @NormWilner, and check out his latest work at http://www.wilnervision.com/

 

 

 

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If you’re going to cover one of Dick Miller’s most famous roles you need to have a dynamite guest on board, which is why on this episode of You Don’t Know Dick we’re joined by Caelum Vatnsdal – the man who literally wrote the book on Dick Miller – to talk to us about 1959’s A Bucket of Blood! Along the way we discuss Winnipeg, Caelum’s experience with filmmaker Guy Maddin, the eternal-ness of Walter Paisley and so much more. Come check it out.. if you dare!

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You can watch A Bucket of Blood right now on Amazon Prime or Tubi.tv (among other places)