November 16, 2019

Special Report: Overwhelm the Sky (2019)

Special Guests: Daniel Kremer, Alexander Hero

Daniel Kremer returns to the Projection Booth as a director rather than a co-host with a discussion of his film Overwhelm the Sky (2019) along with the film's lead actor, Alexander Hero.

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"Sleepwalker" - The Kinks

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November 13, 2019

Episode 441: The Reckless Moment (1949)

Special Guest: Lutz Bacher
Guest Co-Hosts: Samm Deighan, Cullen Gallagher

We continue Noirvember 2019 with a look at Max Ophüls's The Reckless Moment (1949) which tells the story of Lucia Harper (Joan Bennett), a mother who’s out to protect her family from the forces of evil including Ted Darby, a swindler who’s making moves on her 17 year old daughter. Mrs. Harper will go to extremes to keep her family safe.

Cullen Gallagher and Samm Deighan join Mike to discuss the film and swoon over star James Mason. Our interview this week is with Lutz Bacher, author of Max Ophuls in the Hollywood Studios.

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"Reckless" - Tilly and the Wall


November 6, 2019

Episode 440: The Big Combo (1955)

Guest Co-Hosts: Jedidiah Ayres, Brian Hoyle

We kick-off Noirvember 2019 with a look at Joseph H. Lewis’s The Big Combo (1955). Written by , the film stars Cornel Wilde as Lt. Leonard Diamond. He’s a cop with a soft spot for Susan Lowell (Jean Wallace), the main squeeze of Mr. Brown (Richard Conte). Diamond and Brown play a strange game of cat and mouse as Diamond seems to pursue justice while Brown is a psychopathic thug who thinks he’s anything but.

Jedidiah Ayres and Brian Hoyle join Mike to discuss the film and posit just what that big combo of the title can mean.

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Shorty Rodgers & His Giants


November 1, 2019

Special Report: Another State of Mind (1984)

Special Guests: Adam Small, Peter Stuart
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Eric J. Peterson

On this special episode we are looking at the 1984 documentary from Adam Small and Peter Stuart Another State of Mind. The film documents an international tour by two west coast punk bands, Social Distortion and Youth Brigade; capturing the attitudes, ethos, and lifestyles of the time.

Heather Drain and Eric J. Peterson join Mike to discuss the film, bag on the recent Epix documentary Punk, and reminisce about punk rock.

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"Ronald Reagan" - Circle Kaos
"Sink with California" - Youth Brigade
"Happiness Is High Speed" - The Johnny's
"Guilty Of Being White" - Minor Threat
"Another State of Mind" - Social Distortion
"Fight to Unite" - Youth Brigade
"Mommy's Little Monster" - Social Distortion


October 31, 2019

Special Report: Messiah of Evil (1973)

Special Guest: Willard Huyck
Guest Co-Hosts: Maitland McDonagh, Bill Ackerman

Released under a number of titles (including The Second Coming), Willard Huyck and 's Messiah of Evil (1973) is a creepy, atmospheric horror film about a young woman (Marianna Hill) who goes in search of her father only to find something far-more-sinister than she could have ever imagined.

Bill Ackerman and Maitland McDonagh join Mike to discuss this atmospheric horror film.

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"Hold on to Love" - Raun McKinnon
"Messiah of Evil" - Skitzo


October 30, 2019

Episode 439: Dead Heat (1988)

Special Guests: Mark Goldblatt, Terry Black
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Noel Thingvall

We’re wrapping up Shocktober 2019 with an episode on Mark Goldblatt’s 1988 film Dead Heat. The film stars Treat Williams as Roger Mortis who, along with his partner Doug Bigelow (Joe Piscopo) investigate a perplexing case that throws them into the world of the supernatural.

Heather Drain and Noel Thingvall join Mike to discuss this horror/comedy/cop drama. Writer and director Mark Goldblatt discuss the making of this unusual film.

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"Main Titles" - Ernest Troost
"The Shoot Out" - Ernest Troost
"No One Lives Forever" - Oingo Boingo


October 23, 2019

Episode 438: Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Guest Co-Hosts: Suzen Tekla Kruglinska, Kat Ellinger

#Shocktober2019 continues with a look at Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby (1968). Based very faithfully on the book by , the film stars Mia Farrow as the titular Rosemary who, with her husband Guy (John Cassavetes) move to a new apartment in New York where some strange things play out.

Suzen Tekla Kruglinska and Kat Ellinger join Mike to talk about this seminal film as well as its made-for-TV sequel movie, unrelated sequel book, and TV remake.

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"Fucked by the Devil" - 45 Grave


October 16, 2019

Episode 437: Wolfen (1981)

Special Guests: Whitley Strieber, Rupert Hitzig, John D. Hancock, Craig Safan
Guest Co-Hosts: Stephen Graham Jones, Jedidiah Ayres

#Shocktober2019 continues with a look at the 1981 movie from director Michael Wadliegh, Wolfen. Based loosely on the 1978 book by , the film stars Albert Finney as Dewey Wilson, a world weary New York City cop who is assigned the macabre murder of real estate mogul Peter Vanderveer. Initially thought to be a terrorist plot, Wilson is assigned a psychologist, Neff (Diane Venora), to aid in his pursuit. They soon learn that they’re facing something much more sinister... and much older...

Stephen Graham Jones and Jedidiah Ayres join Mike to talk about this film. Interviews include author Whitley Strieber, producer Rupert Hitzig, director John D. Hancock, and composer Craig Safan.

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Scores by Craig Safan and James Horner
"Bark at the Moon" - Ozzy Osbourne
"The Killing Moon" - Echo & The Bunnymen
"Smuggler's Waltz / Bronx Lullaby" - Tom Waits
"South Bronx" - KRS-One