A Year in Film: A Hollywood Suite Podcast
1971 — What's a Matter with Helen & Whoever Slew Auntie Roo: The Psycho-Biddy
Season 3, Ep. 4
On the final episode of Shocktober 2021, Becky, Cam and Alicia respect their elders by visiting two "psycho-biddy" flicks that hit theatres in 1971: What's a Matter with Helen and Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?
1985 — Day of the Dead & Return of the Living Dead: Romero Revised (feat. Thea Munster)
Season 4, Ep. 9
It's zombie week as Becky and Alicia are joined by Thea Munster as they dig up 1985's Day of the Dead (directed by George A. Romero) and Return of the Living Dead (directed by Dan O'Bannon). Thea Munster, is a musician, coordinator of odd occurrences, vintage hearse driver and performer. Her love of the strange and unusual led her to create the Toronto Zombie Walk in 2003. As the first event of its kind it became an annual Toronto tradition, attracting thousands of people from all walks of life, and death. Thea has been featured in the documentaries Doc of the Dead, Dead Meat Walking, and most recently Raising the Dead on Hollywood Suite. Thea was also honoured with the role of a zombie in George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead, the part of a medium in The Paranormal Show, and recently designed the costume and played the role of the blind dead knight in Chris Alexander’s latest film Scream of the Blind Dead. Thea continues to explore her passion for performance, horror and the otherworldly by cultivating her talent in music with a focus on the theremin. Her adeptness with the theremin has garnered her much attention. Thea performed at the Hendrick’s Gin hot air balloon lounge in the summer of 2018 and 2019, and her skills have been featured in Rue Morgue Magazine and on Rue Morgue TV in 2021. She has also added theremin and keyboard tracks to many albums created by artists around the globe and formed her own horror band, Night Chill.
1985 — Heavenly Bodies & Perfect: Aerobics on Screen (feat. Brendan Ross)
Season 4, Ep. 8
Neon Cinema Club's Brendan Ross hits the gym with Becky and Alicia as they revisit two films that personify the '80s aerobics boom: Heavenly Bodies and Perfect. BrendanRossis a Toronto-based film programmer, currently acting as host and curator of the Neon Dreams Cinema Club film series which he founded in 2015. He has programmed for various venues including The Revue Cinema, The Royal Cinema, and TIFF Cinematheque, and is an occasional podcast guest, content creator, and former film distribution guru. Learn more about Neon Dreams by visiting them on Instagram@neondreamscinema.