Wednesday, December 13, 2017


On the last episode, Matt discussed his much beloved and dog-eared Psychotronic encyclopedias.

(This post was sitting as a draft. I don't know when it was actually written. I've had the Film book for 20-odd years and the Video one almost as long. A decomposing jack-o'-lantern leaked its fluids and stained the video guide. -Matt)

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Blood Island (coda)

Matt bids a fond farewell to the Blood Island with this mini-episode that covers the Romero/Ashley films made *after* the Blood Island movies: The Beast of the Yellow Night and The Twilight People and shares his final thoughts on the series, as a whole. Goodbye, cow intestines for gore scenes! Goodbye, gratuitous nudity! Goodbye, papier-mâché and tempera-paint monsters!
Episode available from iTunes and here.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thanksgiving Episode

We here at TCTT hope that everyone has safe travels and a happy Thanksgiving this week. We've got a little something to pass the time during the journey or when Uncle Larry's ranting about millennials at the table. It's an all-new, all-awesome Thanksgiving special. Get it from iTunes (we're thankful for reviews) or HERE.
Matt is joined by Jay & Tim from The Broken Plane Podcast for this Thanksgiving spectacular. The guys watched and review 1981's "Home Sweet Home" a little-known slasher film set on the turkiest of holidays. The movie stars a young Jake "Bodies by Jake" Steinfeld as a PCP-fueled escaped mental patient who's headed for a group of folks who just want to enjoy the game and their bird. Havoc ensues. Oh, and, there's a mime. Directed by Nettie Peña.
"Mom and Dad though Metal Mime School was a waste of money. Joke's on them!"

In the early days, his program was called 'Dead Bodies by Jake.'

Twitter: @TheBrokenPlane

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Hey, folks,

1. All the old links to the shows on this page (even back to Ep01 The Dragon Lives Again -- oof!) have been updated to point to their new home on Libsyn, so download away.

2. Also, if you haven't already, go to iTunes and subscribe to the show. The people at Libsyn told me the move over to their service would probably spontaneously drop all of our listeners.

3. Rifftrax has partly rebuilt their iRiffs catalog, so you can still get our Bloody Pit of Horror and Invasion of the Bee Girls videos. The Curse of the Swamp Thing got lost in the shuffle and they're *still* not accepting new riffs, so you have to message me to Wild Guitar.

4. We're finally having another Thanksgiving special episode! Our guests will be Tim & Jay from The Broken Plane Podcast. They'll be talking about a Turkey Day slasher called Home Sweet Home.

Saturday, November 4, 2017


Here it is. The episode Matt's been chained to for ages. The Blood Island movies were the start of the Philippine-made cheap-o exploitation movie boom that flourished in the '70s. Before the women-in-prison (WIP) movies made by Roger Corman and company with Pam Grier, the first international hits were this drive-in horror schlock.
If you like tropical settings, terrible monsters, H.G. Lewis-style gore, and some gratuitous nudity, you are in for a treat, my friend. Direct Link
Please subscribe through iTunes (everyone was unsubscribed when we switched to Libsyn recently) and leave a review.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

We're back!

Man, oh, man! What a long strange pain-in-the-ass it's been. Apologies for the long absence. After an unplanned break this summer, we were rudely awakened when we tried to publish our triumphant return: turns out the podcast set-up we had was held together by Scotch tape and cat-gut. We had always (kinda shadily) used Dropbox as a host for our shows, but they took that ability away. So, that resulted in getting a "real" account with a reputable host (Libsyn) and figuring out how to do this the proper way. The down side is, if you subscribed to us through iTunes, you'll need to do that again. We apologize for the inconvenience.
You can do that here:

Please let us know if this turn of events has impacted any other way you find the show. We're definitely still working out the kinks.

For our return, there's another episode that covers a whole series with capsule reviews, a la the Three Fantastic Supermen movies episode. We did our due diligence and watched a couple of movies that came before the series proper to set the table for the meal that will follow. This mini episode also became our guinea pig for the new show feed.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Goodbye, George

We were greatly saddened to learn of the passing of George Romero, the independent auteur director and creator of the modern zombie. His zombie films not only essentially created a new monster, but through that, gave the people of the world an amazing lens with which to look at themselves as individuals, as parts of societies, and, ultimately, as a species. He was a true visionary and a great artist. If you haven't, do yourself a huge favor and watch Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Martin. You will not be disappointed.