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November 20, 2012

Episode 89: Ricky 6 (2000)

Special Guest: Peter Filardi
Guest Co-Host: Josh Gravel

Say, do you love Satan? Ricky Kasso did. Writer/director Peter Filardi based Ricky 6 on the Kasso case.

We're joined this week by Arkham Film Society's Josh Gravel as we talk about "satanic panic," backward masking, and the finer points of devil worshiping.

Visit the Arkham Film Society on Facebook
Visit the official Arkham Film Society website
Watch Ricky 6 on YouTube
Read Say You Love Satan
Watch the Satan in the Suburbs documentary
Read Josh's article about Ricky 6 in the latest Cashiers du Cinemart
Buy Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s edited by Kier-La Janisse and Paul Corupe

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Music used on this week's episode:
"Hell's Bells" by ACDC
"Ozzy and I" by James Kochalka Superstar
"Number of the Beast" by Iron Maiden



  1. How ironic, I'm actually in the middle of reading a rather cheesy book that is definitely a product of the 'Satanic Panic' era. It's called Demon Deaths and it's all about alleged Satanic ritual murders. It's loaded with misrepresentations, sensationalism, and flat-out mistakes.

    I haven't seen this movie yet, but I certainly will seek it out now. And, Flatliners is probably my favorite Joel Schumacher film period...

  2. Here's a link to the movie on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-jDVWIksTc - not the best quality but it gives you an idea.

    William, I sure hope that your favorite Schumacher film is Car Wash...

    1. I was thinking as director, not writer. The visual style of Flatliners was brilliant, obviously it had that whole rock video look that Schumacher was known for at the time which made the Lost Boys look good, but ultimately narratively hollow in my opinion. Flatliners had a decent performance from Kevin Bacon and an appropriately creepy performance from Sutherland (nowhere near as memorable as he was in Dark City, but good nonetheless). The script was imaginative too.

      I will check the link out tonight and let you know what I think.