We sat down with Jeff Nelson of Shout! Factory to discuss their upcoming Blu-Ray release of the classic 1977 telefilm The Spell! This is a non-spoilery behind the scenes look of what went into making the release, as well as a spirited conversation about why TV movies are important, and of course, why we all love The Spell. Enjoy!
As many of you know, I supplied the commentary track for this upcoming release, and Shout has also added an intriguing interview with The Spell‘s screenwriter, Brian Taggert! You can pre-order The Spell through Shout’s website, and you will receive it before its September 5th street date. Go buy it!
We are finally back with our summer episode, and it only took half of the summer to record it, edit it and get it online. To be fair, we had a lot of technical issues with this, so please be patient with the sound.
But Dan and I did have a blast discussing High School USA (1983) and Poison Ivy (1985). Lots of love given to Michael J. Fox, Nancy McKeon, Crispin Glover, Tony Dow, and some guy named Dirty Curt. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording it!
For the next episode we are taking a road trip to Crowhaven Farm (1970), and then stopping by Bay Cove (1987), where we’ll take on all things occult! Remember you can always let us know what you think about those films, or any telefilm you want to talk about by contacting us. See you soon!
I hope so, because unfortunately, it is summer (at least here in Austin, Texas, where it was, like, 103 today!). Is there a better way to beat the heat than with a couple of fun teen TV movies that embrace all those things about summer I think I might enjoy in a parallel universe? And, that’s simply the long way of saying that our next episode is dedicated to those winsome days of yore, and we’ll be covering the classic telefilms High School USA (1983), and Poison Ivy (1985)! Hooray!
This also means that we’ll be giving Michael J. Fox a huge amount of love, which he deserves anyway! So excited for this one!
We’ll be recording sometime during the last week of June. You know the drill… There are several ways to contact us, so click on that link and drop us a line! And remember, you can comment on the film picks, past episodes, or, if you so desire, anything small screen related. We’d love to hear from you!
We’re back and excited about our discussion about Five Desperate Women (1971) and She’s Dressed to Kill (1979). What makes a proto-slasher? We’re not sure we know, and that made the talk really fun for us. Hope you enjoy!
We’ll be diving into summer in a few weeks and discussing High School USA (1983), and Poison Ivy (1985). Viva la Michael J. Fox! You know the drill, contact us if you’d like to discuss these two films or any other TV movies you are interested in!
I also wanted to share some links from around the net:
Check out our good friend and listener Christin Haws’ Patreon page, as well as her interview with our other good friend Shannon on her podcast The Zero Plus Zero Show. And just listen to all of Shannon’s episodes. It’s a great show!
Also, our new friend Kevin has three podcasts you might be interested in:
And if you are interested in what I discussed in London at the Miskantonic Institute of Horror Studies, you can get the full list here, and you can also connect with most of the podcasts I’ve been on recently here.
I have returned from my trip to London, given a talk on TV movies, sold some more copies of my book, Are You in the House Alone? A TV Movie Compendium: 1964-1999, and now I’m ready to get back to the real world… which means more TV movie discussion! So happy, and excited to rejoin Dan and Nate and look back on the proto-slashers Five Desperate Women (1971) and She’s Dressed to Kill (1979). We’re recording May 25th, so send us any feedback about these films, or any TV movie you please by the 23rd, by contacting us through one of many convenient social media channels. We’d love to hear from you!
Wow, I can’t believe i got this mammoth episode edited and ready for listening (well, as ready as we usually are. Expect the normal volume issues and there’s a few pops and clicks as well). The gang discuss Death of a Cheerleader (1994) and Co-ed Call Girl (1996) in this Tori Twofer, and we feel our lives are better for it! We loved recording this and we all hope you enjoy listening.