Tue, 27 October 2015
Join us for a very special Halloween edition of "This Is Rad!" where Matthew, our spooky host with the most, introduces two spooky tales written and read by Kyle and Producer Natalie. In Kyle's, a struggling author visits the site of a mysterious plane crash in search of ghosts—only to find more than he bargained for. In Natalie's, a greeting card store employee finds herself trapped in the mall after close—with a mysterious Christmas killer on the loose. This Radtober episode was inspired by The NoSleep Podcast and The Black Tapes Podcast. Next week we'll be back to regular rads, so stay tuned!
Direct download: 73_Spooky_Stories_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
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Tue, 20 October 2015
Nobody is gonna die! This week Kyle and Matthew sit down with three of the masterminds behind 5-Second Films and Dude Bro Party Massacre 3—Tomm Jacobsen, Mike James and Michael Peter—to talk about the renegade world of independent filmmaking. They explain the origins of 5-Second Films, the process behind writing and making Dude Bro Party, and the importance of always using what you have around you. Celebrate Radtober in style! Visit www.dudebropartymassacre3.com and enter the promo code SPOOKY to get 30% off Dude Bro Party Massacre.
Weekly Rads: Tracy Morgan on SNL, Kickstarter for Friday the 13th: The Game, our new sketch "Watermelon Spears" and behind the scenes video on YouTube, Make Your Own Damn Movie!: Secrets of a Renegade Director by Lloyd Kaufman
Raddendums: Troma & Lloyd Kaufman, Tangerine (2015), artist Jenny Fine
Direct download: 72_Indie_Filmmaking_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
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Tue, 13 October 2015
This week Kyle and Matthew continue the Radtober celebration with returning guests Alex Jacobs and D'arby Rose. They sit down on the NerdMelt stage to talk about the underground, low budget horror film movement known as "mumblegore." The gang explores what defines a mumblegore movie and gives a brief history of the movement. They also explore the ways that horror movies reflect the culture of a specific era. They also list like a billion movies to check out. This episode makes a great epilogue to last week's “History of Horror Movies” episode. Check out Alex and D'arby's recent Channel 101 pilot “The Not Invited” and look out for a super sweet cameo from Kyle, Burnside and Producer Natalie!
Weekly Rads: The Last Podcast on the Left, Star Wars Battlefront Beta
Raddendums: “Mumblegore” LA Weekly article, Ti West, Adam Wingard, The Roost, The Inn Keepers, The Signal, Pat Healy, Home Sick, Pop Skull, Baghead, Poughkeepsie Tapes, The Dowdle Brothers, The Duplass Bros, The Soska Sisters, Dead Hooker in a Trunk, American Mary, The Sacrament, Trigger Man, House of the Devil, A Horrible Way to Die, Drag Me to Hell, The Soska You're Next, V/H/S, "Safe Haven" in V/H/S 2, “L is for Libido” from ABCs of Death, Cheap Thrills, The Guest, It Follows, Slenderman and Marble Hornets, Night Thoughts YouTube channel, Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959), “Take That, Joe Swanberg”
Direct download: 71_Mumblegore_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
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Tue, 6 October 2015
The horror! The horror! This week Kyle and Matthew sit down with Radtober favorites Chris Korn and Lawrence Mercado to creep through the history of horror movies. Where does horror come from? They start with German Expressionism and dive into the Universal movie monsters, the era of teenage delinquency and monster movies, the '70s film school generation, the slasher films and anthology series of the '80s, '90s found footage films and Japanese horror, the 2000s' obsession with zombies, torture porn and Paranormal Activity, up to the spooktacular indie films of today. Holy hell, this episode ended up being 3 hours long. One of us, one of us...
Weekly Rads: Dave & Buster's, Season 2 of Last of Man on Earth
Raddendums: The Strain, Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities, Bundle of Nerves on YouTube, Edgar Allen Poe, Mary Shelley, HP Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, Call of Cthulhu, Fear of the Unknown: Lovecraft Documentary, The Tiger Lillies and Alex Hackes - The Mountains of Madness, Faust (1926), Nosferatu, Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922), German Expressionism, The Cabinet of Caligari, The Golem (1920), Metropolis (1927) and Karl Freund, Tod Browning's Freaks (1932), Spanish Drácula (1931), The Bride of Frankenstein, Night of the Hunter, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Boris Karloff's Thriller, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Batman trailer from the '30s, Cat People, William Castle's The Tingler, House on Haunted Hill (1959), Teenagers from Outer Space, Ed Wood, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and Spellbound, Deviant: True Story of Ed Gein, Hammer Horror Films, Jason Zinoman's Shock Value, Richard Corman's A Bucket of Blood, George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, Dario Argento, Suspiria, Lucio Fulci, John Carpenter & Dan O'Bannon, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Alien, John Carpenter's Halloween, Wes Craven's Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes, The Return of the Living Dead, Re-Animator, Hellraiser, Sam Raimi's Evil Dead, Tom Savini, Rick Baker, Rob Bottin, Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, Silence of the Lambs, Scream, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, Ringu, Audition, Masters of Horror & Takashi Miike's Imprint, Mick Garris, Eli Roth & Hostel, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, Shaun of the Dead, Saw, Hostel, Final Destination, Dick Smith, Let the Right One In, It Follows, The Babadook, James Wan
Direct download: 70_The_History_of_Horror_Movies_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
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