Happy Thanksgiving: Special Minisode!

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Happy Tofurkey day! Because I wasn’t able to get our next full episode online before the holidays, I thought I’d put together some old podcast TV trivia segments I created for the Movies About Girls Show. I grouped the segments by topic and decided to make the first one all about small screen actresses! Hope you enjoy! Please keep in mind that I was not great at this, and I talk a little fast and the sound isn’t perfect. Who am I kidding, it’s uncomfortably awkward. But my heart was there, and BOY did I research the stuffing out of these! I also ended with a little tribute to David Cassidy, whom we lost this week. We love you DC!

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Episode 27: Plan a Halloween TV Movie Marathon!

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Just in time to celebrate the scariest day of the year, The Made for TV Mayhem Show returns, and we’ve turned the insane asylum over to the patients! We asked listeners to program their own Halloween TV movie marathon and we got a wonderful response back! Listen as we go through the lists and discuss the titles. And Dan, Nate and Amanda even picked out three telefilms each too! What a world!

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Episode 26: The ABC Afterschool Special!

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We’re back with a back to school themed episode dedicated to the ABC Afterschool Special! We, as we are wont to do, made it a twofer, and chose two episodes starring one of our favorite actors, Lance Guest! The episodes we discuss are Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom, and Two Loves for Jenny (aka Between Two Loves)! And if that wasn’t enough to get you all excited about chalkboards and backpacks, I interviewed Lance Guest about working on this program, as well as some of his other small screen awesome. You can read that interview on my blog! Hooray, and a big thanks to Mr. Guest, who flashed a lot of that charm that made us all fall in love with him in the first place… oh, and he gave some great insight too! Enjoy the podcast and the interview!

By the way, the essay I was referencing at the beginning of this episode is titled Premature Adulthood: Alcoholic Moms and Teenage Adults in the ABC Afterschool Special by Amanda Keeler. Great stuff!

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We’re gearing up to record again… next week (!)…(Wednesday, October 11 to be exact) because I’ll be out of the country at a conference dedicated to TV horror. Life is good, guys! But if you want details on the next episode, just click here. We’re looking for a lot of feedback. Be our friend.

Episode 25 and That Old Black Magic! We talk Crowhaven Farm and Bay Coven!

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We’re back and we’re witchy! Check out the latest episode where we talk evil kids, covens and Pamela Sue Martin in awesome clothes! Listen to us gab about the classic (and rightly so!) Crowhaven Farm (1970) and the not-so-classic (and rightly so!) Bay Coven (1987)! And please enjoy!

 

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We’ll be back later this month to discuss two Lance-Guest-centric Afterschool Specials, Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom (1981) and Two Loves for Jenny (1982, aka Between Two Loves)! And we’ll also be featuring a Q&A with Lance Guest on my blog! So pleaseĀ contact us with any feedback!

Special Minisode: Jeff Nelson and The Spell!

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We sat down with Jeff Nelson of Shout! Factory to discuss their upcoming Blu-Ray release of the classic 1977 telefilm The Spell! This is a non-spoilery behind the scenes look of what went into making the release, as well as a spirited conversation about why TV movies are important, and of course, why we all love The Spell. Enjoy!

As many of you know, I supplied the commentary track for this upcoming release, and Shout has also added an intriguing interview with The Spell‘s screenwriter, Brian Taggert! You can pre-order The Spell through Shout’s website, and you will receive it before its September 5th street date. Go buy it!

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Are You Ready for the Summer? Episode 23 is Here!

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We are finally back with our summer episode, and it only took half of the summer to record it, edit it and get it online. To be fair, we had a lot of technical issues with this, so please be patient with the sound.

But Dan and I did have a blast discussing High School USA (1983) and Poison Ivy (1985). Lots of love given to Michael J. Fox, Nancy McKeon, Crispin Glover, Tony Dow, and some guy named Dirty Curt. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording it!

For the next episode we are taking a road trip to Crowhaven Farm (1970), and then stopping by Bay Cove (1987), where we’ll take on all things occult! Remember you can always let us know what you think about those films, or any telefilm you want to talk about by contacting us. See you soon!

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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.