86 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! Episodes released every other week.

Midnight Mass Peaches Christ & Michael Varrati

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 172 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! Episodes released every other week.

    Episode 86: Rosemary's Baby

    Episode 86: Rosemary's Baby

    He has his father’s eyes! This week, Peaches and Michael are moving into a new apartment building in celebration of 1968’s ROSEMARY’S BABY! In addition to discussing this classic’s commentary on bodily autonomy, our hosts delve into the notion of “the devil next door.” Joining the conversation is celebrated screenwriter Joshua Conkel, who shares how this landmark piece of cinema's sophisticated construction has caused it not only to become his favorite film, but also a source of comfort. Then...

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Episode 85 - Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

    Episode 85 - Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

    We live inside a dream! This week, Peaches and Michael are having some coffee and cherry pie in celebration of 1992’s TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME! In addition to discussing David Lynch’s symbolic smashing of the television set, our hosts delve into the importance of giving Laura Palmer life. Joining the conversation is acclaimed filmmaker Ariel Sinelnikoff, whose constantly evolving relationship with the town of Twin Peaks continues to inform her own work. Then, award-winning artist Drusill...

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Episode 84: The Room

    Episode 84: The Room

    Oh hi, Mark! This week, Peaches and Michael are spending some quality time on the roof in celebration of 2003’s THE ROOM! In addition to discussing Tommy Wiseau’s uniquely singular approach to storytelling, our hosts delve into this cult classic’s complicated presentation of female characters. Joining the discussion is acclaimed filmmaker H.P. Mendoza, who shares how his evolving relationship with the movie brought him to a new place of sympathy for its creator. Then, celebrated filmmaker Eri...

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 83: Santa Sangre

    Episode 83: Santa Sangre

    Forget everything you have ever seen! This week, Peaches and Michael are running away with the circus in celebration of 1989’s SANTA SANGRE! In addition to discussing the Catholic damage of this Mexican/Italian co-production, our hosts discuss Alejandro Jodorowsky’s singular, mind-expanding sense of vision. Joining the conversation is celebrated filmmaker Gigi Saul Guerrero, whose longtime love of this cult classic has led her to many insightful, artistic revelations. Then, acclaimed actor&nb...

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 82: Night of the Demons

    Episode 82: Night of the Demons

    Angela is having a party…and you’ll have a hell of a time! This week, Peaches and Michael are headed to Hull House in celebration of 1988’s NIGHT OF THE DEMONS! In addition to discussing this cult classic’s place as a prime Halloween party movie, our hosts delve into the undeniable power of a Bauhaus dance number. Joining the conversation is drag superstar Loosey LaDuca, whose love of Linnea Quigley is a cornerstone of her appreciation for this goth fave. Then, celebrated cosplayer Gregory Va...

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Episode 81: Demons

    Episode 81: Demons

    It’s a movie about audience participation! This week, Peaches and Michael are making cemeteries their cathedrals in celebration of 1985’s DEMONS! In addition to discussing their love of films set at cinemas, our hosts delve into the gloriously gory legacy of Italian auteur Lamberto Bava! Joining the conversation is acclaimed filmmaker Alexander McGregor Birrell, whose discovery of this cult classic at a young age has continued to influence his life and work. Then, STEREO ARGENTO co-founder an...

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

Waxdude72 ,

Simply the best!

Oh my GOD- is this the best podcast ever? It just might be! MIDNIGHT MASS has everything you could want in a podcast- hilarious hosts, classic cult films, and fabulous guest stars! Bianca Del Rio! Kelli Maroney! Charles Busch! Jeff Nelson (Jeffreymixed on instagram!) Jackie Beat! Luis Xtravaganza!
Peaches Christ and Michael Varrati give us an incredibly entertaining and insightful look into the campy world of cult films through a queer lens, delving into such delicious cult classics such as CARRIE, SUNSET BOULEVARD, CRUISING, MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE, FRIDAY THE 13TH, and so many more! Our host (and hostess!) not only entertain, but always make me want to immediately re-watch the film they discussed. And I always see it in a new angle.
Peaches and Michael somehow make me love these cult films ever more than I did before. Their obvious passion for horror and cult films shines through and is incredibly inspiring and a joy to witness. You get EXCITED listening to them analyze our love for these wonderfully wacky films we all grew up on. And that TRUTH OR DARE episode should be required listening by every homosexual. I was in literal tears. BRAVO.

Aaaaandyyyyyy ,

The best.

What is terrific podcast! I’ve listened to every episode. It’s wonderful to hear feedback and ideas from others about things that are so important to me and that have meant so much to me.

A request? “A Dirty Shame”= my favorite movie of all time. I've watched it at least 50 times. whenever I'm sad I put it on and it just snap out of my funk. Thank you peaches thank you Michael!!!

Happy New Year!

Martyrthisthat ,

Incredible

I honestly can’t get over how many different guests come on this show. Some people are involved with the creation, some have careers that are highly influenced by the movie, other people are just a huge fans that have interesting perspectives I may not have considered. This show is such an honest delight

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