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 127: LISTENER SPECIAL
Your no-budget pals Moe and Doug have been at this since 2011, so we figured it's about time to let our listeners get a word in. On this VERY SPECIAL episode of No-Budget Nightmares we have letters and audio clips from our listeners, who are eager(?) to ask questions, make comments, and to reinforce why it's probably best to leave this to the professionals (does anyone know any?). It could be a disaster, but there's only one way to know for sure. Let's listen!
EPISODE 126: PLAGA ZOMBIE: ZONA MUTANTE: REVOLUCION TOXICA (2011)
A horrible plague threatening to destroy the earth? Only in the movies! On episode 126 Moe and Doug return to the greatest Argentinian zombie trilogy ever: PLAGA ZOMBIE! This time we're looking at the most polished of the bunch with PLAGA ZOMBIE: ZONA MUTANTE: REVOLUCION TOXICA (2011), which sees the return of Max Giggs, Bill Johnson and our beloved John West, who do battles with zombies, aliens and zombie aliens in a desperate attempt to save the world! Along the way we get blood, gore, friendship, pantomime birth, and the musical number to end all musical numbers. JOIN US.
EPISODE 125: RISE OF THE ANIMALS (2011)
On episode 125 of No-Budget Nightmares it's the apocalypse.. AGAIN! This time the animals have risen up to take out humanity, and we have an intrepid (and very cold looking) trio making their way across Rochester, New York to deliver a cell phone. On the way, there's rabbit attacks, squirrel attacks, gorilla attacks, turtle attacks and SO MANY MORE ATTACKS. It's RISE OF THE ANIMALS and it's a) fun as hell and b) only an hour long. WHAT A CONCEPT! TAKE DRUGS AND LISTEN.
EPISODE 124: THE ZOMBIE ARMY (1991)
I WANT YOU FOR.. THE ZOMBIE ARMY! On a brand new episode of No-Budget Nightmares THE LADS take on the 1991 SOV Delaware-lensed zombie classic THE ZOMBIE ARMY. Featuring: TWO head explosions, neck biting, battery acid-fu and some LETHAL LADIES (/w theme song). It's the best thing going today, and it's all for you. CHECK IT OUT, MAGGOTS!
EPISODE 123: PANTHEON BLACK (2010)
In the arms of an angel! It's NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES #123, and we're getting RELIGIOUS with the apocalyptic green-screen sci-fi madness of Fabian Rush's PANTHEON BLACK. It's a bit like ALIEN, a bit like EVENT HORIZON and a bit like that dream you had after eating a burrito where nothing made sense and everyone looked a bit fuzzy. But you have MOE and DOUG as your guides, which means FUN (fun not guaranteed). Time to watch!
EPISODE 122: METAL NOIR (1990)
This week on No-Budget Nightmares we're chatting about a true obscurity. It's the brand new (actually old) shot-on-video horror film METAL NOIR, originally directed by David R. Williams back in 1990, before immediately falling into obscurity. That was, until shot-on-video writer, creator and historian Tony Masiello unearthed it, polished it, and brought it back to the world as a special edition DVD. But was all that effort worth it? It's up to Moe and Doug to pass judgment. I wonder what they'll say? GUESS I'LL HAVE TO LISTEN AND FIND OUT!
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.
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.