43 episodes

Join cult leader Peaches Christ & filmmaker Michael Varrati for some hilarious and hardcore audio worship of their favorite cult movies! Each episode focuses on a unique film, filmmaker, performer, or genre and includes special guest stars, super-fans, and surprises befitting midnight movie celebration. Subscribe today and truly become one of the Children of the Pod-corn!

Midnight Mass Peaches Christ & Michael Varrati

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 125 Ratings

Join cult leader Peaches Christ & filmmaker Michael Varrati for some hilarious and hardcore audio worship of their favorite cult movies! Each episode focuses on a unique film, filmmaker, performer, or genre and includes special guest stars, super-fans, and surprises befitting midnight movie celebration. Subscribe today and truly become one of the Children of the Pod-corn!

    Episode 42: The Warriors

    Episode 42: The Warriors

    Come out to play-ay! This week, Peaches and Michael are taking it to the mean streets in celebration of 1979’s THE WARRIORS! In addition to discussing Walter Hill’s lawless vision of New York City, our hosts delve into the near fairy tale-like structure of the film’s narrative. Joining the conversation is acclaimed comedian Samantha Hale, who dishes about how her love affair with this film began in a graveyard. Then, celebrated journalist Paul Farrell stops by to talk about his lifelong obsession with the movie and how he continues to learn and grow from its messaging. From Baseball Furies to killer Coney Island commutes, this episode has it all! Go! 

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 41: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    Episode 41: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    Happy Pride! This week, Peaches and Michael are road tripping in style in celebration of 1994’s THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT! In addition to discussing the film’s undeniable impact on queer representation at the movies, our hosts delve into how this classic’s unapologetic fabulousness paved the way for a cultural drag explosion. Joining the conversation is legendary Australian pop icon Mark Trevorrow, who pulls back the curtain to share stories about the real people and queer scene that inspired the movie. Then, drag superstar Pandora Boxx stops by to reveal how PRISCILLA helped her explain her own journey to others…and why it continues to inspire. From flip-flop dresses to bus-top opera, this episode has it all! GO!  

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 40: The ALL ABOUT EVIL Release Special!

    Episode 40: The ALL ABOUT EVIL Release Special!

    Star quality! In this special episode, Michael turns the microphone on Peaches in celebration of the Severin blu-ray release and Shudder streaming debut of her movie ALL ABOUT EVIL! In addition to discussing the film’s initial William Castle-esque rollout, our hosts delve into the journey of finally getting EVIL back into the hands of fans. Joining the conversation are three of the stars of GRINDHOUSE, the original short that would serve as the basis for the feature to come. First, drag icon and music superstar Vinsantos stops by to discuss the challenges of scoring a blood-soaked opus. Then, drag & cult legend Timmy Spence reveals how anger and audaciousness are a winning combo for onscreen villainy. And finally, filmmaker and actor extraordinaire Jenny Taher talks about being the first person to embody the devilish Deborah Tennis…and what it means to “troll” Peaches Christ. From killer twins to disturbed school boards, this episode has it all! Go! 

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Episode 39: Barbarella

    Episode 39: Barbarella

    She's out of this world! This week, Peaches and Michael are braving the sensual depths of space in celebration of 1968’s BARBARELLA! In addition to discussing this cult classic’s message of galactic free love, our hosts delve into why Jane Fonda just might be the star to save us all. Joining the conversation is acclaimed performance artist April Kidwell, who shares stories about how Barbarella’s agency helped her own sense of personal empowerment. Then, drag superstar Lady Bear stops by to dig into her time embodying the galaxy’s most glamorous gal in a stage show that some foreign nations deemed sacrilegious! From the Great Tyrant to killer dolls, this episode has it all! Go! 

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 38: Creepshow

    Episode 38: Creepshow

    We want our cake! This week, Peaches and Michael are opening the Crate in celebration 1982’s CREEPSHOW! In addition to discussing the film’s powerhouse team-up of George Romero and Stephen King, our hosts delve into the reverential nostalgia of E.C. Comics. Joining the conversation is acclaimed magician and superstar Michael Carbonaro, who not only speaks to his lifetime of love for this cult classic, but about how Tom Savini’s own brand of illusions inspired him. Then, drag icon Erika Klash stops by to discuss pop art as a tool of fright and digs into the nuances of Stephen King’s brand of Americana. From mysterious meteors to bad days at the beach, this episode has it all! Go!

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Episode 37: Return of the Living Dead

    Episode 37: Return of the Living Dead

    Braaaiiinnns! This week, Peaches and Michael are dancing on tombstones in celebration of 1985’s RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD! In addition to discussing this classic’s brilliant meta-sequel approach, our hosts delve into the deeper symbolism of eating gray matter. Joining the conversation is QUEER FOR FEAR author and PhD of fright, Dr. Heather Petrocelli, who discusses a lifetime of punk zombie love and the connotations of the film’s comedic leanings. Then, trainer extraordinaire and BALONEY superstar Pablo Escobar stops by to dig into the movie’s rich characters and share the best exercises to survive the apocalypse! From Trioxin to Trash’s legwarmers, this episode has it all! Go! 

    • 1 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

31kkni ,

Fantastic for horror fans

Honestly how I didn’t know about this podcast sooner is beyond me. Professional, knowledge able, drag, horror. Couldn’t ask for more. Found my new favorite.

@Actuallyitsbrad ,

Love!!

Ohmigod I love this podcast. Peaches and Michael are bananas good! Truly a great show among a slew of likeminded move pods.

DJ Butterboy ,

A True Podcast for Cult Film Aficionados

Peaches and Michael do such a good job of bringing to light all the Cult Films we love, and helping us discover the hidden gems we have forgotten. They do such a good job interviewing their guests, they keep the show moving, and give great insights into each episode they do. If your favorite Podcasts consist of Movie History and Movie lovers, then this show is one you need to subscribe to right now!

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