Next up: We’ve Got Summertime Spirit!

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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!

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Episode 22: Small Screen Proto Slashers!

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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:

Tuning In To Scifi TV podcast (covering all genre TV shows)
Saturday B Movie Reel podcast (covering Syfy channel & other B movies)
Tales Of The Black Badge – A Wynonna Earp fan podcast

Also, make sure to pick up Dan’s book, 80s Action Movies on the Cheap.

And my book, Are You in the House Alone? A TV Movie Compendium.

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.

And here’s a couple of more:

The Sixth Dimension: Soundcloud|iTunes

The Hysteria Continues: Don’t Go to Sleep: iTunes

I will be adding websites and more podcast links through the summer. Our goal is to build up a nice community. So, you know, contact us and let us know what you think of the show and who you are.

Next up! Small Screen Proto-Slashers!

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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!

 

Tori Spelling To The Rescue!

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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.


The one regret I have though is not mentioning that Dan’s new book is out and ready to be bought. Pop on over to Amazon and grab a copy of his Action Movies on the Cheap: 284 Low Budget High Impact Pictures! Go now!

We’re taking April off so I can go to London and talk TV horror movies at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies on May 20th at the Horse Hospital. Stop by if you are in the area and say hi! We’ll be selling copies of my book, Are You in the House Alone? A TV Movie Compendium: 1964-1999.

Our next episode will be a slasher-friendly double bill with Five Desperate Women (1971) and She’s Dressed to Kill (1979). Check out our contact page if you’d like to leave feedback!

Next up: A Tori Spelling Twofer!

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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!

 

Episode 20! Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day!

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It’s time to only speak of love and the Made for TV Mayhem Show has a lot of that for you on this very special Valentine’s Day episode. We’re looking at the May/December romances of the small screen with Anatomy of a Seduction (1979) and In Love with an Older Woman (1982), and the ooohs and ahhhs abound! Join us!

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Next up is a Tori-Spelling-a-thon, and we’ll be discussing Death of Cheerleader and Co-ed Call Girl! Contact us here and let us know what your favorite TS film is, or why Co-ed Call is the best movie ever (cuz it is). Yay! See you in March!

Up Next! We will only speak of love!

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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!