October 9, 2019

Episode 436: Fade to Black (1980)

Special Guests: Dennis Christopher, Irwin Yablans, Craig Safan, Tim Thomerson
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Bill Ackerman

Shocktober 2019 continues with a look at the 1980 film from director Vernon Zimmerman, Fade to Black. The film stars Dennis Christopher as Eric Binford, a youth who spends too much of his time watching and obsessing about movies. Unfortunately, Eric's a little mentally unstable thanks in part to his family which consists of his harridan Aunt Stella (Eve Brent).

Bill Ackerman and Heather Drain join Mike to discuss this fascinating look at fandom and mental illness. Interviews include stars Dennis Christopher and Tim Thomerson, producer Irwin Yablans, and composer Craig Safan.

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Music:
"Europa" - Blondie
"Tomorrow Night" - Shoes
"American Masquerade" - The Boxboys
"Main Title" - Craig Safan
"At the Movies" - Bad Brains
"Heroes Die" - Craig Safan

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