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!
It’s a Spinoff: The One by One Cast talks Don’t Open Till Christmas!
Happy Holidays to one and all! Amanda recently recorded a "pilot" episode of sorts with Vinegar Syndrome extras producer extraordinaire Ewan Cant, and it's all about slashers. It's called the One by One cast, and for this intro episode, Amanda and Ewan discuss the recent VS release Don't Open Till Christmas, which they also provided a commentary track for. We're hoping to make this spinoff a regular thing (as regular as The Made for TV Mayhem Show is anyway!! But, most importantly we hope you enjoy it, and have a wonderful Christmas holiday as well!
Episode 61 is Here! We Love Curtis Harrington!
The Made for TV Mayhem Show is B.A.C.K. And just in time for Halloween! On this episode we're talking about two Curtis Harrington classics: The Cat Creature (1973) and Killer Bees (1974). Dan and Nate also throw out some of their favorite scary movie horror moments in tribute of Shudder's new series, 101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments of All Time (which I can be seen on!). Yay. We hope you enjoy this one. We've missed you!
Episode 60 is here! We love Jeannot Szwarc
We're back! Join Dan, Nate and Amanda for a discussion about Jeannot Szwarc's two stellar ABC Movie of the Weeks: Night of Terror (1972) and You'll Never See Me Again (1973). And we'll promise not to stay away so long this time. Thanks so much for your patience, and most of all thank you so much for listening! (*and extra thanks to Dan for editing this episode!)
Trap-Cast episode 6!
I really, really wanted to get this next Trap-Cast online, since I'm covering the last two episodes that aired in 1979. Seemed fitting. So, for this show, I'm discussing The Surrogate and Who's Little Hero Are You? Enjoy (please!)!
Episode 59: Celebrating Charles Bronson’s Small Screen Career
The Made for TV Mayhem Show has returned to celebrate what would have been Charles Bronson's 100th birthday! To help us ring in this - the holiest of holy days - we invited James Newton of Newton Talks (https://jamesedwardnewton.com/) to discuss three of Bronson's lesser talked about small screen appearances: the pilot for Man with a Camera (1958), One Step Beyond's eerie entry The Last Round (1961) and the 1993 cop thriller TV movie Donato and Daughter! We had a lot of fun, although there were technical woes aplenty, so please be patient with any sound issues or choppy edits. We had to record in "chapters" because of several dropouts. But we gave all of our love to Bronson, and we hope you enjoy it!
Episode 58: BFFs! A Shawnee Smith and Tammy Lauren Twofer
We're back! Well, we were back a while ago, but it took a long time to edit this because 2021 has shown no mercy. A big shout out to Dan for his help on getting this one edited! On this episode, you'll find Dan and Amanda palling around with Shawnee Smith and Tammy Lauren for this SS / TL twofer, Crime of Innocence (1985) and I Saw What You Did (1988). We're also hoping to get back on schedule and have some shows planned for the very near future. Thank you for your patience, and we 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