37 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 • 110 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 36: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

    Episode 36: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

    They’re standing outside your door! This week, Peaches and Michael are steering clear of the produce aisle in celebration of 1978’s ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES! In addition to discussing the film’s sharp lampooning of B-movie culture, our hosts delve into how this cult classic led to a franchise that changed the zeitgeist forever. Joining the conversation is KILLER TOMATOES screenwriter and co-creator Costa Dillon, who shares stories about the can-do spirit of indie cinema and making absurdist movies with a message. From crazed newscasters to acting lessons from George Clooney, this episode has it all! Go! 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 35 - Idol Worship: Dario Argento

    Episode 35 - Idol Worship: Dario Argento

    Call your Three Mothers! This week, Peaches and Michael are donning their black leather gloves in a special Idol Worship celebration of Italian maestro of horror: Dario Argento! In addition to discussing this celebrated director's undeniable penchant for blood-soaked style, our hosts delve into the indulgent, fairytale logic of films like SUSPIRIA, PHENOMENA, and INFERNO. Joining the conversation is the rockin' writer of GIALLO, Sean Keller, who shares stories of crafting a script befitting a master. Then, acclaimed comic book creator Abby Denson stops by to share how Argento's unwillingness to be defined by anyone's standards but his own continues to inspire her own path as an artist. From flooded ballrooms to ballerinas gone berserk, this episode has it all! GO! 

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 34: Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

    Episode 34: Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

    Dishes are done, man! This week, Peaches and Michael are getting the QED report together in celebration of 1991’s DON’T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER’S DEAD! In addition to discussing the film’s unusual tonal shifts, our hosts delve into this cable-era classic’s important messaging regarding personal agency. Joining the conversation is drag icon Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, who speaks to the film’s enduring queer legacy and fashion aspirations. Then, acclaimed author and podcaster Laura Leigh Abby stops by to share insight on her lifetime of love for this movie and how Sue Ellen Crandall continues to inspire her. From Rose Lindsey to thieving drag queens, this episode has it all! Go! 

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 33: Cabaret

    Episode 33: Cabaret

    In here, life is beautiful! This week, Peaches and Michael are celebrating the “divine decadence darling” of 1972’s CABARET! In addition to discussing this landmark musical’s layered messaging, our hosts delve into how this celebrated classic puts the “cult” into “culturally important.” Joining the conversation is drag legend Coco Peru, who shares stories of her personal friendship with Liza Minnelli and the power of cabaret as an artform. Then, acclaimed author and drag superstar Fauxnique, aka Monique Jenkinson, stops by to chat about how her lifetime of love for this movie continues to inspire, educate, and inform her own art. From Weimar wildness to fabulous Fosse, this episode has it all! Go! 

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 32: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    Episode 32: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    Ain’t gonna dream no more! This week, Peaches and Michael are taking Hypnocil and staying up late in celebration of 1987’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS! In addition to discussing this legendary sequel’s brilliant world-building, our hosts delve into why this particular entry in the franchise altered the course of pop culture forever. Joining the conversation is iconic filmmaker and FINAL DESTINATION creator Jeffrey Reddick, who reveals how his love of Elm Street set him on a life-changing course in horror. Then, acclaimed artist Franco Aguilar stops by to discuss how his lifetime of Freddy love continues to inspire him and his work. From Nancy Thompson’s iconic hair to Zsa Zsa Gabor’s big scare, this episode has it all! Go! 

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Episode 31: Barb Wire

    Episode 31: Barb Wire

    Don’t call her babe! This week, Peaches and Michael are flinging their high heels in celebration of 1996’s BARB WIRE! In addition to discussing the film’s prophetic drag stylings, our hosts delve into the singular cult sensation that is Pamela Anderson and why she deserves her own brand of Idol Worship. Joining the conversation is acclaimed filmmaker and writer BJ Colangelo, whose lifetime of love for this movie has led her to be an outspoken voice for its pop culture reclamation. Then, celebrated actor and filmmaker Ali Chappell shares how her fandom of this would-be classic continues to inform her life and creative output. From unpacking cultural misogyny to contraband contact lenses, this episode has it all! Go! 

    • 1 hr 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 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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