133 episodes

No-Budget Nightmares is a film/comedy podcast that focuses on low/microbudget/shoestring/no-budget Films. Hosts Moe Porne and Doug Tilley scour the depths of cinema to try and find the diamonds in the rough - rare as they may be - in the no-budget community. Using sound clips and commentary, the two break down each film covered in great detail, explaining what does and doesn't work and ultimately hoping to serve as both a celebration of ingenuity, as well as a “what not to do” for aspiring filmmakers.

No-Budget Nightmares Moe Porne & Doug Tilley

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No-Budget Nightmares is a film/comedy podcast that focuses on low/microbudget/shoestring/no-budget Films. Hosts Moe Porne and Doug Tilley scour the depths of cinema to try and find the diamonds in the rough - rare as they may be - in the no-budget community. Using sound clips and commentary, the two break down each film covered in great detail, explaining what does and doesn't work and ultimately hoping to serve as both a celebration of ingenuity, as well as a “what not to do” for aspiring filmmakers.

    Episode 133: REMAKE (2012)

    Episode 133: REMAKE (2012)

    Our long national nightmare comes to a close with the return of No-Budget Nightmares! And this time we're tackling a fan-request and.. HOO BOY does Doug Phillips' 2012 film REMAKE stink. Picture a horror film about a devious ex-cop-turned-snuff-filmmaker who kidnaps young women and makes them part of his unholy art projects. Sounds ok, right? Well, what if it was faith-based. And two hours long. And the snuff filmmaker was just a sub-plot with the REAL movie being the redemption arc of an ex-actress/porn star/prostitute who has to spend LITERALLY A QUARTER OF THE MOVIE explaining how the porno business works according to hardcore Christians (spoiler! It involves working with a German Shephard!). You'll hear the pain in our voices, you sickos. ENJOY!

    Episode 132: BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL (1984)

    Episode 132: BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL (1984)

    It's the first No-Budget Nightmares episode of 2024! And.. it's March! OOPS! Anyway, we're back with a long-requested SOV film from auteur Chester Novell Turner (director of NBN classic TALES FROM THE QUADEAD ZONE). This one features a highly religious (and very repressed) woman turning to the dark side after a sexual encounter from a puppet. We've all been there! Featuring: THAT PUPPET, misogyny, ear-piercing audio, muffled sermons and SO MUCH MORE. Enjoy !

    • 1 hr 34 min
    EPISODE 131: CAPTAIN COSMOTIC (1998)

    EPISODE 131: CAPTAIN COSMOTIC (1998)

    It's been a long (long!) time coming but the German superhero parody (with a hint of splatstick) CAPTAIN COSMOTIC has finally arrived on No-Budget Nightmares! Since viewers don't have easy access to the film (and it's even harder to find subs), we go DEEP on this weird little number, hence a runtime an hour longer than the film we're discussing. OOPS! But thankfully you'll get plenty of incomprehensible German (from the film AND the hosts), a devilishly catchy theme song and an announcement of the subject of our next episode.. AND IT'S A BIG ONE. Listen and learn. 

    • 2 hrs 25 min
    EPISODE 130: BLOOD AND STEEL (1990)

    EPISODE 130: BLOOD AND STEEL (1990)

    HOT DAMN! No-Budget Nightmares returns.. AGAIN?! It feels like only a month ago when NBN returned from its THREE YEAR hiatus to J all over your Bs with meaty podcasting action, and now THE BOYS are back again, this time goofin' and grinnin' with the 1990 Buffalo-shot martial arts masterpiece BLOOD AND STEEL, written by, directed by and starring safe-cracker/bad-ass Mark Swetland! It's full of kicking and punching and nunchucks and throwing stars and just the most amazing accents you'll ever hear. In fact, I'm going to stop writing this summary and go watch it again RIGHT NOW! 



    Note: The film features some moments of sexual threat which, while extremely goofy in context, might cause some listeners distress. When you hear the sound clip of one of the thugs pouring a beer into a purse, feel free to skip ahead ten minutes or so. Sorry! 

    • 1 hr 57 min
    EPISODE 129: ZILLAFOOT (2019)

    EPISODE 129: ZILLAFOOT (2019)

    After three long years we're free! TIME TO CONQUER EARTH! Yes - improbably - it's the return of No-Budget Nightmares! Since March, 2020 the podcast has been laying in wait, but we're back to insert ourselves once again into the overcrowded world of low-budget film podcastery! All your favorites are back: Moe! Doug! Yawning! Creaky chair sounds! Audio clips! Too-long run times! And we've returned with a BANG, covering Anthony Polonia's kaiju (or is that kiaju?) comedy ZILLAFOOT from (the year of our lord) 2019. With a sub-Suburban Sasquatch monster suit and an ending that threatens to break Moe's brain, it has everything you could want out of a NBN subject. Listen and tell your friends, you FIENDS! 

    • 2 hrs 15 min
    EPISODE 128: CLOWNADO COMMENTARY

    EPISODE 128: CLOWNADO COMMENTARY

    Miss us? NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES has - as you may have noticed - been taking an extended break during the ongoing end of the world, but we miss all of you SO much so we decided to release something special. A couple of years back the legendary Todd Sheets asked Moe and Doug to provide a commentary for the Blu-Ray release of his horror-comedy CLOWNADO. Neither of us ended up seeing a copy in the wild, but it was reported back to us that they DO exist. Either way, we figured enough time has passed at this point that even people who don't own a CLOWNADO Blu-Ray deserve to hear our lovely voices talk for 90 minutes about clowns and tornados and how they intersect. It may not be a new episode, but it's the NEXT BEST THING. Enjoy! 

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

Potoroo ,

I love low budget movies…they love low budget movies...

…so I love this podcast!

Been listening since the early days, in part because the movies they review are so amazingly bad they’re good (when we’re lucky) but mostly because of Doug and Moe’s chemistry. They have always reminded me Gene and Bryan of Hometown Tales, which is a very VERY good thing.

For fans of conversational podcasts, who love hearing people rip apart bad movies…but also love when people find the silver lining - the magical moments, the creativity that can only come from having no money to throw at a problem, the bad acting that carries a horribly written film and makes it classic rather than trash.

Manos99 ,

Microbudget Madness!

If you love no-budget, ultra low-budget or microbudget cinema, you owe yourself to listen to (and read!) No-Budget Nightmares. Covering some of the most obscure shot-on-video and straight-to-video oddities, the podcast breaks every film down in great detail while the two hosts uproariously attempt to describe the action. It's so much fun, it should be illegal.

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