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Episode 145: Filmmaker Bret Lada and 28 Weeks Later (2007)

This week we sit down with multi-hyphenate Bret Lada! He's the co-writer, director and star of The Andy Baker Tape, a new found footage horror film that combines food blogging and horror. We talk about his love of dark psychological thrillers, his relationship to genre films growing up and into adulthood and, of course, dig into filming The Andy Baker Tape during COVID.


Then we turn our attention to 28 Weeks Later, the film that scarred him for life when he was a teenager. After discussing his horror story, we dig into the early 00s political critique and the way the themes it explores is still relevant in a different way under a pandemic. We dig into its forays into found footage, the horrifying dilemmas the characters are constantly forced to make and so much more.


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Episode 152: The Den Filmmaker Zachary Donohue and Carnival of Souls (1962)

This week we chat with Zach Donohue! He's the filmmaker behind the terrifying screenlife horror film The Den! Lately, he has an audio show on PocketFM called Uncomfortably Numb that shares some DNA with The Den. He also has an upcoming YouTube show called The Unknowable which will debut in October and can be found here. We talk about his horror history, his dad who made a bunch of films and has a Vimeo page where you can watch them! In particular, we talk about Zach's Dad's short film Haunted Dreams which is like A Nightmare on Elm Street. Check them out! Then we turn our attention to the fantastic Carnival of Souls, a movie that was ahead of its time and whose presence can be felt in a number of films over the years. We discuss purgatory, the push/pull of religion and secularism, creepy men, and why this movie terrified Zach growing up. This movie is fantastic, y'all and we recommend watching it if you haven't. You can follow Zach on Twitter and make sure to go watch/listen to the audio play, his upcoming cosmic horror YouTube show and his dad's Vimeo channel, all linked above.Follow Mary Beth, Terry and the Podcast on Twitter. Support us on Patreon! If you want to support our podcast, please please take a moment to go rate us on Spotify and give us a rating and review on iTunes. It really helps us out with the algorithms. We also have a YouTube channel! If you want to join our community on Twitter, go here. 
9/19/2022

Episode 151: Filmmaker Duncan Birmingham and Dressed to Kill (1980)

This week we're joined by filmmaker Duncan Birmingham! He’s a writer, TV producer and filmmaker who helped create the IFC series Maron and was a writer on the Starz show Blunt Talk. His debut feature film Who Invited Them was just released on Shudder! We chat about his relationship to horror as a scaredy-cat kid and growing to appreciate the genre as an adult as well as his job working at Weekly World News and his debut feature film Who Invited Them! Then we dig into Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill, a film that is absolutely stunning and incredibly hurtful to trans viewers. As three cis people, we do try to tackle the themes but we also wanted to include writings about the film that we referenced in the episode. Articles for further reading on the problematic aspects of Dressed to kill:“Dressed to Kill”: The Danger of NarrativeThe Unintentional Empathy of Brian De Palma’s Dressed to KillHollywood's Cringey Transgender EvolutionAside from the trans narrative, we also dig into the stunning museum scene, the exquisitely staged chases, and how Duncan saw it way too young.Follow Duncan on Twitter and Instagram.Follow Mary Beth, Terry and the Podcast on Twitter. Support us on Patreon! If you want to support our podcast, please please take a moment to go rate us on Spotify and give us a rating and review on iTunes. It really helps us out with the algorithms. We also have a YouTube channel! If you want to join our community on Twitter, go here.