This podcast is dedicated to made for television movies and other forms of classic TV! Brought to you by Amanda Reyes (Made for TV Mayhem), Daniel R. Budnik (Bleeding Skull: A 1980s Trash Horror Odyssey), and Nathan Johnson (The Hysteria Continues), plus a few special guests who appear from time to time. With reviews, retrospectives and more, this podcast is your best source for classic television love!
A Very Special Episode: This House Possessed and an Interview with Parker Stevenson!
We're back with a very special episode! February 6th, 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of This House Possessed, which aired on this day in 1981. It's looking good at 40, and to celebrate, I sat down with Parker Stevenson to discuss the great little horror telefilm that keeps on going. After the interview join Dan, Nate and myself for a discussion of the film. And thank you, Parker Stevenson for being so kind and giving us a little background on This House Possessed. Hope everyone enjoys, and as always, thank you for listening!
Trap-Cast is BACK!
Trapper John and his merry band of trouble-making do-gooders is back! Here is episode of five of the Trap-Cast. I discuss the season one episodes Taxi in the Rain and Licensed to Kill. Thank you for listening and I do hope you enjoy!
Episode 57: It’s a Glim Glim Christmas!
It hasn't even been a month, and we are back! We couldn't let the holiday season pass by without inviting our great friend Joanna Wilson of Christmas TV History back for our annual yuletide episode! We spend a little time stuck behind a forcefield with a lovable (but deadly) alien named Glim Gilm, who was a part of the Monsters TV series. And we play the holiday movie game, which is always fun. So grab your eggnog and celebrate the season in style.
And a big thank you to everyone who stuck it out with us this year. I know it hasn't always been consistent, but, like everyone else in the year 2020, we're doing our best. We appreciate all of you, and hope you have a wonderful end to a not-so-wonderful year! See you next year. It's gonna look a lot like the 1970s-1990s for us!
Episode 56: Horror Western Telefilms
We are back with a brand new episode, and it turned out to be one of those marathon recordings... Just like the olden days of the show, which is a bit kismet since we're going back to the Old West as we take a look at two surreal and fascinating Horror/Western hybrid TV movies, Black Noon (1971) and Into the Badlands (1991)! We are joined by a very special guest, James Newton, who helps Dan and Amanda dissect Frontier living. (Spoiler: Life was difficult!)
James, a podcaster, filmmaker and writer, is someone worth checking out. Please follow his social media on Twitter at @JamesEdNewton, visit his website (https://jamesedwardnewton.com/) and make sure you give his excellent podcast Newton Talks a listen. You can also watch some of James' amazing films on his YouTube page (might I suggest you start with Grace?). And, you can check out the trailer for Black Lizard Tales, which is currently playing fests, and see his latest short Man/Rabid as well! All links are available via his website, so dive in!
We had so much fun talking with him about these haunting little films, and we hope you enjoy listening. Thank you again!
Episode 55: Have a Supernatural TV Movie Marathon with Midnight Offerings and The Sins of Dorian Gray
Happy Halloween! We're here to help you ring in the spookiest time of year with two supernatural telefilms: Midnight Offerings (1981) and The Sins of Dorian Gray (1983). We're joined by one of our favorite people on the planet, Justin Kerswell of both the website The Hysteria Lives and the companion podcast The Hysteria Continues! We do hope you have a safe and happy (and scary) Halloween!
Episode 54! We’re going back to school with the CBS Schoolbreak!
Welcome back! We are a little late getting our head gear and Swatches in place, but we're here to help you go back to school with two CBS Schoolbreak Specials: Portrait of a Teenage Shoplifter (1981) and The Drug Knot (1986). Lots of illegal shenanigans to behold. We do hope you enjoy!
For anyone who loves TV
I never considered myself a fan of TV movies, but after hearing Amanda guest on another podcast and being absolutely blown away by her encyclopedic knowledge of all things TV, I had to check out this podcast. And I’m so glad I did! I’ve always loved TV, though I’ve gravitated toward episodic shows. But listening to Amanda and the guys go over all the great, and gloriously not so great, TV movies from the past 40-odd years makes me realize how much of them I had absorbed, and how incredibly delightful they can be, especially when seeing through Amanda’s unique and intelligent lens. Kudos to all three of you for a delightful, and gosh darn it educational, listening experience!!!!
This is a low effort podcast in which the hosts do no research to speak of and seem solipsistic in their taste. No context or sense of history. Not even a sense of humor.
Love This Pod cast
I am a huge fan of old made for TV movies. My husband and I watch them frequently on YouTube. I was so excited to find this podcast. And it didn’t disappoint. Although I blame it for my not being able to get much done. I found myself sitting down and just listening. I adore it