TV TERROR is on location in New York to meet with our friend, Kevin Shinick, author of the new book, STAR WARS: FORCE COLLECTOR, which coincides with the broad release of Episode IX. We discuss the novel, his work in film and television, and what he's watching for Christmas. Join us!
EPISODE 100: In this landmark episode, we celebrate the yuletide with the help of our special friend -- actor, filmmaker, and audio dramatist, Anthony DP Mann, who joins me in a our main discussion about 1984's CBS Presentation of A Christmas Carol, starring George C. Scott. This version is renowned for its fidelity and excellence, an annual tradition for many who cherish Dickens' most famous ghost story. And Rockford Jay weighs in to discuss some related artifacts. Won't you make merry with us?
EPISODE 99: Robert Forster and Melvyn Douglas star in the ABC Movie of the Week, THE DEATH SQUAD (1974), a story about cops who take the law into their own hands and the one standout who goes up against them. We take a moment to give thanks and to remember Forster, whom we lost this season. Thanks to all who listen to this show. LISTEN IN....
Special thanks to Vic Sage and the use of his article, available in full here: https://popcultureretrorama.com/2019/10/12/rest-in-peace-robert-forster-1941-2019/
It's a Halloween party! I'm joined by some podcaster friends and special guests, THE TATERS to discuss TV Terror programming, classic horror hosts, and more! This one is being released just after midnight on Halloween to celebrate the spooky season.
Paul Lynde was among the most hilarious comedic talents working during the 1960s and 1970s. Famous for Hollywood Squares and his many film and television appearances, his legacy includes a HALLOWEEN SPECIAL like none other. I'm joined by Rockford Jay (Saturday Frights) to discuss Lynde and this one-of-a-kind show.
I take it from the hip this week to chat about some news and what I've been watching, namely the Netflix show MARIANNE and the 1999 series, ROSWELL. Then we visit with Mark Cain's KINGOLOGY podcast to talk the Stephen King miniseries THE LANGOLIERS from 1995, in this special crossover segment. Join us!
I'm joined by my friend and colleague, actor, filmmaker, entrepreneur, podcaster, Anthony D.P. Mann. We discuss his exciting new audio drama release, RETURN TO FRIGHTENSTEIN. We also shoot the breeze about what we've been watching and what excites us most among current genre offerings. It's a fun and freewheeling talk. Join us and LISTEN IN....
EPISODE 94: Can you see them, Sally, lurking in the shadows? They're alive, Sally. They want you to be one of them when the lights go out... We discuss one of the most famous telefilms of the movie-of-the-week era - Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)
It's our big, big, BOOK CLUB episode, put together by you! Join us as the TV TERROR community comes together with audio clips and essays about their favorite TV-related reads. And if that weren't enough, we're joined by DAN STOUT, author of the acclaimed new novel, TITAN SHADE. We discuss his book, his process, and his television influences.
In this direct sequel to the first Kolchak telefilm, a victim of the Las Vegas vampire journeys to Los Angeles and begins a new cycle of feeding -- only Kolchak will recognize the pattern of vampirism.
Just several years after Young Frankenstein, CBS gave us another comedic take on the Frankenstein monster, starring Jack Elam and Jeffrey Kramer. It's STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, the short-lived sitcom from 1979.
When two smugglers (Tom Atkins, Howard Hesseman) fly to California with an illicit load of Ecuadorian coffee, little do they suspect that there are deadly stowaways in the cargo hold, the eight-legged kind, with a venom that kills like the plague. A CBS Wednesday Movie from 1977 with an all-star cast.
EPISODE 89: THE LAST DINOSAUR (1977): There's a prehistoric paradise in the polar ice cap, a lost world teeming with creatures thought long-extinct, and Masten Thrust, Jr. (Richard Boone) will take us there.
As mentioned in the show, here's that vintage making-of featurette: https://youtu.be/G9wcpETW9pY
While investigating a quasar-like formation, the shuttle Galileo commanded by Mr. Spock crash lands on a planet inhabited by ape-like creatures who aim to destroy the marooned crew before they can orchestrate an escape. Part monster-of-the-week episode, this Star Trek siege story is worthy of our study as a TV TERROR specimen. Rockford Jay of The Retroist Clubhouse contributes a segment. LISTEN IN...
It's all aboard for danger with an all-star cast: Lloyd Bridges, Yvette Mimieux, E.G. Marshall, and William Shatner. Two packed commuter trains hurtling toward each other on the same track! Hundreds of lives in peril! One man fights against impossible odds to save them!...in an ABC Sunday Night Movie from 1979. LISTEN IN...
Based on the novel by Stephen King, NBC adapts CARRIE as a television event in 2002, starring Angela Bettis, Patricia Clarkson and David Keith. Carrie White is an object of scorn and ridicule until the night of the senior prom when she unleashes her fury.
EARTHQUAKE!... Jackie Cooper, Stella Stevens, and Cleavon Little star in THE DAY THE EARTH MOVED (1974). Jennifer Garner and Tom Skerritt star in AFTERSHOCK: EARTHQUAKE in NEW YORK (1999). If this episode doesn't shake you, nothing will.
Don't miss GIALLOctober: https://player.vimeo.com/video/293434147