Are you ready for the summer?
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!
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!
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!