We’re back (finally). So sorry for the delay. Especially with this episode, which is our love letter to some of Valerie Harper’s best known genre TV movies. We recorded it just a couple of days before we lost one of the most vibrant women in the world. I wanted to get this out sooner, so we could mourn together. But, thanks to some recording issues and a crazy schedule, it was not to be. Valerie will always be loved and never forgotten, so now is as good a time as any, I suppose. If we’d recorded this after her passing, it might sound a little different, but for now, we hope you enjoy our discussions of Night Terror and People Across the Lake. We miss you and we love you, Valerie. Godspeed.
And if you need more Valerie Harper TV horror movie goodness, I recorded an episode with the Hysteria Continues on Don’t Go To Sleep. You can listen here.
In happier news, we’re recording our next episode in just a few days! And we’re going back to school! We’ll be discussing Cotton Candy (1978) and Senior Trip! (1981). And we’ve got a special guest! Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, king of the retro teen movie genre, and author of the beyond-excellent Teen Movie Hell: A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies from Animal House to Zapped! will be in the house! We’re recording this Wednesday, September 25th, so feel free to contact us with any thoughts on those TVMs before then! And thanks ever so much for your patience and for tuning in. We really appreciate you!
Even though I’m still plugging away at our Valerie Harper episode, I booked a guest for NEXT week. Yeah, I’m just that way. We’re going back to school with the great Mike McBeardo McPadden, and discussing two of his favorite telefilms: Cotton Candy (1978) and Senior Trip (1981)! We’ll also be talking about his INCREDIBLE new book, Teen Movie Hell: A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies from Animal House to Zapped!
Send feedback by Tuesday, September 24th via any one of our means of contact. We’ll see you soon!
Well, I somehow got a second episode together! Thank you for your patience! On Trap Cast #2 I talk about the episodes Flashback and Deadly Exposure, and I manage to keep the love train for Dr. Riverside rolling! It’s in my heart to do so. There were a couple of hiccups, and I’m still having trouble not talking fast. Like I said in the episode, we’re all a work in progress! So, thank you for your interest and a double thanks you for listening!
Who am I kidding? We all love Miss Harper! And now it’s time to share in the love when we discuss two of her best known horror TVMs, Night Terror (1978) and People Across the Lake (1987).
I know, I know! What about Don’t Go To Sleep? I covered that with the Hysteria Continues back in 2017, so I wanted to hit on two other charmers that are both pretty good and probably a little underrated. The good news is People Across the Lake is streaming on Amazon Prime, so please go watch it and send us feedback about either (or both) TVMs, or anything Valerie related. We’d love to hear from you!
We are taking a mini-hiatus though, so you’ll have at least until the middle of June to watch along. Between now and then I’m planning to upload Trap-Cast #2! Fingers crossed.
Also, since we won’t be around for a bit, I just wanted to say a few words about the Rondo Awards. Our beloved little podcast didn’t get a mention unfortunately, but I want to thank anyone and everyone who threw a vote our way, or just stopped by out of curiosity to see what we do. Since we’re not recording for a bit (aside from my Trapper John mini-sode), I’ll be promoting some of our horror episodes on social media in case you wanted to discover or revisit some of our older content. You guys are the best! Much love to all! Thanks for listening and hope to hear from you soon!
We’re taking on the small screen high seas in this episode of The Made for TV Mayhem Show, and we’re talking about two amazing TV movie thrillers. So, slather on your best sunscreen, grab a Mai Tai and check out our discussions over Death Cruise (1974) and Cruise into Terror (1978). Enjoy, and thank you so much for listening!
Also, you can read more about the making of Death Cruise on director Ralph Senensky’s website! Really great stuff!
We’re taking about six weeks off, but then we’ll return to give Valerie Harper a lot of love when we talk about her cult TV movie thriller Night Terror (1977) and the insane late entry small screen slasher The People Across the Lake (1988). People is currently streaming on Amazon Video! So watch along and let us know what you think!
We went undercover, guys. It was awesome. We took a look at two great detective pilot TVMs: The House on Greenapple Road (1970), which would lead to the short lived series Dan August, and we also watched the second Harry-O pilot, Smile Jenny, You’re Dead (1944). We felt Marion Ord’s pain and we fell in love with Zalman King! We hope you enjoy!
And one last mention of the Rondos (I swear!). We’re up for Best Multi-Media Site, and Amanda has also been nominated for best Live Event (“Big Scares on the Small Screen” lecture for the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, which was hosted by the Brooklyn Horror Film Fest), and Best Commentary (Last House on the Left). You can see all the nominations here, and you can send your ballot to email@example.com. Lots of great people on that list, so we won’t be mad if you want to vote for someone else. Just vote!
OK, we’re going to try to get a head start on our next episode. Since summer is coming and spring break just passed, we thought it would be fun to unwind on the high seas with two classic Love-Boat-Goes-To-Hell telefilms, Death Cruise (1974) and Cruise into Terror (1978). Should be good times… if we survive!
You can let us know what you think of these two films by contacting us through one of our many social media channels! We’ll be recording around the middle to end of April. We will update you when we know ourselves!
Our Watching the Detectives episode should be online soon! We had a great time recording it, and we hope you will enjoy it!