We’re back and we’re going behind bars! Episode 19 takes us into the sometimes seedy world of small screen women in prison flicks, as we sit down for a discussion on the notorious Born Innocent (1974) and the far more campy Women in Chains (1972). Enjoy!
Next month, we will only speak of love! For Valentine’s day, we’re covering Anatomy of a Seduction (1979), which is currently streaming on Amazon, and In Love with an Older Woman (1982). Should be out in time for the holiday, and we’d love to hear from you, so please check out our contact 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!
Welcome to our last podcast for 2016! We got together with Christmas TV expert Joanna Wilson to play a few games of Create A Synopsis For That Generic Holiday TV Movie Title, which doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue but is a lot of fun to play! There’s clips, chatter, and lots of great holiday movie recommendations (real and imagined), as well as a look at Joanna’s new book: Triple Dog Dare: Watching and Surviving the 24 Hour Marathon of a Christmas Story, which you can purchase at Amazon or buy autographed from 1701 Press!
And as per usual, please ignore the popping and irregular sound. I’ll figure this thing out eventually.
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!
We’re just in time for a spooktacular look at two beloved Halloween specials. The Halloween that Almost Wasn’t (1979) has a disco-battle with 1976’s The Paul Lynde Halloween Special (not really), and we duke it out ourselves with some serious Skype issues, including a sound delay which makes the whole recording just a touch bit awkward. But our love of the season is in check, and so is the fake Paul Lynde chest hair, so give us a whirl, disco baby!
And, as promised, here is a side by side comparison of the interiors of the (Paul?) Lyndhurst Mansion as it looked in The Halloween that Almost Wasn’t, and how it looks now:
At the end of the show, I also mention the book I edited, Are You in the House Alone? A TV Movie Compendium: 1964-1999, which is already listed on Amazon, in case you’d like to pre-order a copy!
Although the book’s street date is in April 2017, Monster Fest in Melbourne, Australia is hosting a launch next month! Read all about it here.
We’re also taking a pod-hiatus, but we’ll be back in December when the book launch has settled. That certainly does not mean that we don’t want to hear from you, so check out our Contact Us page, or comment on this post. See you soon!
Our next episode will be a Halloween spooktacular, as we look back on Paul Lynde’s Halloween Special (1976), and The Halloween That Almost Wasn’t (1979). Plus, we anticipate a return of Five Minutes with Nate, and we promise more treats than tricks. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss any small screen scares you love.
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!
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Patty Duke episode should be up this weekend! Yay!