49 episodes

Twice a month, Michael Kent sits down with your favorite artists and musicians to talk about slashers, creature features, and all other things that go bump in the night. Each episode features a "focus film", in which the guest chooses their favorite horror movie, and they then dig deep into the movie, and how it impacted their lives. For a genre that is dismissed as regularly as Horror, Toxic Schlock seeks to show how these monster mashes enrich all our lives.

Toxic Schlock Michael Kent

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Twice a month, Michael Kent sits down with your favorite artists and musicians to talk about slashers, creature features, and all other things that go bump in the night. Each episode features a "focus film", in which the guest chooses their favorite horror movie, and they then dig deep into the movie, and how it impacted their lives. For a genre that is dismissed as regularly as Horror, Toxic Schlock seeks to show how these monster mashes enrich all our lives.

    Episode 40: Drag Me to Hell with Dylan Wachman (Dollar Signs)

    Episode 40: Drag Me to Hell with Dylan Wachman (Dollar Signs)

    This week on Toxic Schlock, Michael and Dylan Wachman of Dollar Signs dig into the underrated modern classic "DRAG ME TO HELL". Michael and Dylan dig into the career of director Sam Raimi, the film's dark humor and (perhaps questionable) CGI, terrible movie theater experiences, THE LIGHTHOUSE, A24 movies, video games to get through quarantine, and much more!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 39: Rear Window with Josh Robbins (Late Bloomer, Alright, Self Aware Records)

    Episode 39: Rear Window with Josh Robbins (Late Bloomer, Alright, Self Aware Records)

    Josh Robbins returns to Toxic Schlock to discuss the Alfred Hitchcock murder mystery classic REAR WINDOW. Michael and Josh dig into the horror vs thriller dynamic, the best and worst of found footage films, Hitchcock's iconic style, Arnold Schwarzenegger, envisioning a remake of Rear Window, and much more!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Misfits Monday #10: Monster From Green Hell

    Misfits Monday #10: Monster From Green Hell

    Recorded from their individual quarantines, Michael and Eric remotely dig into the 1950s sci fi schlock of CREATURE FROM GREEN HELL. Along with digging into the film and the Misfits song it spawned, the fiends catch up on Danzig's upcoming Elvis covers album, bootleg shirts, staying sane during Covid19, Verotika, ranking the 10 Misfits movies thus far, and much more! We did have some technical difficulties and sound level issues. We are still finding the best way to record remotely, so bare with us!

    • 1 hr
    Episode 38: A 1980's Horror Film Spectacular with Neon Brainiacs

    Episode 38: A 1980's Horror Film Spectacular with Neon Brainiacs

    Bust out your VCRs, because this week on Toxic Schlock, Michael talks with Ben and Gregg of the Neon Brainiacs podcast to do a deep dive into the horror films of the 1980s. They ask the question "why was this decade so iconic for horror and what made this era different than the ones before it?", and touch on classics films like THE THING, EVIL DEAD 2, KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE, VIDEODROME, TETSUO THE IRON MAN, DEMONS, NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, and much more!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 37: The Gate with Matty Morand (Pretty Matty & Self Defense Family

    Episode 37: The Gate with Matty Morand (Pretty Matty & Self Defense Family

    Grab your Venom and NASA patches, because this week we sat down with Matty Morand of Pretty Matty to discuss the 1987 Canadian classic "THE GATE". Matty and Michael dig into the power of family friendly horror, the reality of pre teen metal heads, the impact of ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK, the best (and worst) of modern American horror, and much more! 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 36: Alien with Connor Jacobus (The Districts)

    Episode 36: Alien with Connor Jacobus (The Districts)

    In podcasts, no one can hear you scream! Michael sits down with Connor Jacobus of The Districts to discuss their mutual favorite film, ALIEN. They dive deep into the morbid genius of HR Giger, the b-movie origins of the plot, the power of a slow burn, and much more! But first, Michael also catches up on a slew of recent horror releases like THE INVISIBLE MAN, THE COLOR OUT OF SPACE, and THE LODGE!

    • 1 hr

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