The Made for TV Mayhem Show is entering the 1990s, and taking a look at Tori Spelling’s fabulous made for TV movie life! One of the queens of the late-entry telefilm era, we’ll be discussing Death of a Cheerleader (aka A Friend to Die For, 1994), and Co-ed Call Girl (1996)!
Tori made a lot of TV movies in the 1990s, and beyond, and we’d love to hear your thoughts on her work (I’m sure many of you remember Mother, May I Sleep with Danger!). We’re recording during the 2nd week of March, so please contact us with feedback before then! We’d love to hear from you!
The Made for TV Mayhem Show is returning and we’re shooting a few of cupid’s arrows into the hearts of TV movie lovers. This Valentine’s Day we’re celebrating the small screen romance movies Anatomy of a Seduction (1979) and In Love with an Older Woman (1982). If you love love (and you know you do), we want to hear you thoughts on these movies, or any romantic telefilms you’d like to discuss. We’re recording this February 8th, so we’ll need to get feedback by the 7th. Please visit our Contact Us page and drop us a line!
Welcome to 2017… Now let’s go back in time to the 1970s and revisit two “Women in Prison” films that fall across a very strange, and fascinating spectrum of the subgenre, as seen in the made for television movie.
In short… whoo-hoo! We’re talking the classic, controversial and traumatizing telefilm Born Innocent (1974), and the campy should-be classic Women in Chains (1972). If you have something to say about these films, the WiP genre on the small screen, or if you just want to chat about TV movies in general, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you. We’re recording on January 18th, so if you could get your feedback in by then, it would be most appreciated! See you soon!
After a mini-hiatus (mini-atus?), The Made for TV Mayhem Show is returning… with a mini-sode! This one features the preeminent expert on all things Christmas TV, Joanna Wilson, who will be the Gene Rayburn to our usual motley assortment of freaks (Dan, Nate and myself, of course) as we play Christmas games and talk about awesome holiday specials. We’re recording next week on the evening of the 15th, so if you’d like to let us know what your favorite holiday programming is, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and will read your letters on the show!
We’ll be back to (semi) normal in 2017, with more double features, hijinks and hilarity! See you soon!
Also, if you into Christmas slashers, why not check out the latest Hysteria Continues podcast, which is dedicated to the weird 1980 horror film To All a Goodnight. I was guest on this episode and had a blast!
While I work on the edits for our Patty Duke podcast, the gang is preparing for our next episode, which we’ll be recording late next week. This time we’re looking at the veddy sceddy specials The Paul Lynde Halloween Special (1976, click on title for a review), and The Halloween that Almost Wasn’t (1979)! So, be prepared for groovy ghoulies and funky freaks!
As always, you can leave feedback by either commenting below or through one of our other social media means. We’d love to hear from you.
Patty Duke episode should be up this weekend! Yay!
The Halloween season is upon us, and to celebrate, we’ll be ringing in the season with a Patty Duke twofer. This twofer is two-fold (ha!), because we’re dedicating the show to one of our favorite small screen leading ladies, Patty Duke, and we’ll be talking about two of her horror films… Honestly, this twofer is actually a three-fold, because the films we chose, Look What Happened to Rosemary’s Baby (1976) and Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989) are both TV movie sequels to theatricals! So, we’ve got all kinds of things going down in the Made for TV Mayhem house.
We’re recording on October 6th, so leave us some feedback about Patty, Halloween or anything you’d like to talk to us about! We’ll see you soon!
The Made for TV Mayhem Show is back on track and we’re gearing up to throw a lot of love out to our favorite ladies of the made for television movie. It’s our toughest podcast yet, because there’s simply too many lovely and talented actresses to choose from. But, we’re troopers and we’re going to face this challenge on September 15th, so please let us know who your favorite is before then, by contacting us through one of our many channels.
I’m really looking forward to this one, and I hope you are too!
If you feel you need a brush up course on actresses in genre TVMs of the 1970s, please check out my Small Screen Scream Queens of the 1970s article, which I broke down into three parts: