Welcome to the Made for TV Mayhem Show, where Amanda Reyes, Dan Budnick and Nathan Johnson discuss all things made for TV (but mostly TV movies).
Deadly Lessons and Terror at London Bridge (Have a Small Screen Halloween!)
Welcome back! Here is out double for Halloween 2023. We talk about the small screen cult classics Deadly Lessons (1982) and Terror at London Bridge (aka Bridge Across Time, 1985). It's scary! Not really, but we had fun talking about these films and we hope you enjoy listening!
We Love Monte Markham! Interview and TVM discussion
I'm so happy to FINALLY have this interview with Monte Markham online. I spoke to Monte (at length) about most of his incredible TV movie work, as well as some other sundries, and then Dan and I came in to talk about Markham's films Visions (aka Visions of Death, 1972) and the classic tele-horror pic Hotline (1982). A big shout out to Monte for his time and kindness and we hope you enjoy listening!
Madame Sin and Prototype (We Love David Greene!)
Welcome back to the Made for TV Mayhem Show. After an unexpected and unwanted hiatus, I've finally been able to put this episode together, which was recorded much earlier in 2023. We're joined by Bill Ackerman to discuss all things David Greene, and we're focusing on his amazing telefilms Madame Sin (1972) and Prototype (1983). We do hope you enjoy
The Cat Creature and Killer Bees (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!
Night of Terror and You'll Never See Me Again (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!)
Charles Bronson Extravaganza!
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 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!
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