Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher

Around 1970, Ray Dennis Steckler went from making cheap, weird horror movies to cheap, sad X-rated ones. Apparently, he got nostalgic and made this sleazy affair. Marvel at the lack of any synced audio! Wonder at the lack of any plot! Shower after watching!
Link HERE and on iTunes.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Back and Breener than ever!

It's been a rough winter, gang, but we're back and ready to share a new cinematic passion: Neil Breen. Fateful Findings is a 2013 movie about a brilliant computer wiz/best-selling author who is about to Wikileak all of the world's dirty secrets...and there's a, uh, black cube..that's, umm...alien? Magical? Well, it's fateful and it's found where a mushroom was and it's got...powers? I'm so in love with this thing, I want to call it and coordinate outfits every morning. If you haven't seen any of his films yet, please, stop what you're doing and go buy or rent ANY of them. They defy explanation and bring us endless joy. Get it here or on iTunes.
You're fake movies...and you're fake movies...

Thursday, January 25, 2018


We tried something new. This episode was recorded live and in person and we talked about a TV show instead of movie. Bizarro World, right?

Matt's joined by Joe and Jacob Balcom to discuss one of the oddest sitcoms of the 1980s: Small Wonder, the story of the Lawson family and their little girl robot Vicki, who must be kept secret from the rest of the world, despite talking like a Commodore 64.

We watched the pilot episode and one from season three (!) where Vicki's evil counterpart Vanessa is introduced. It's a wild ride.
Get a free download of Jacob's album So Long Everybody on Bandcamp!

Monday, January 15, 2018

It's a Small Wonder...

This weekend, we're recording, in person, our ep covering the SMALL WONDER pilot.
I know what you're thinking, "How is this watching a psychotronic MOVIE online and getting together on SKYPE to break down the crazy?" Short answer: it's complicated.

Watch along so we can argue about New Coke, whether this Michael Jordan kid deserves to be the Rookie of the Year, & if Back to the Future is worth watching...

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Elves (w/ Kyle and Matt Mair Lowery)

We got you a little something. You should open it now. You're going to love it. Kyle returns to the show. Wait, there's more. Matt and Kyle are joined by Matt Mair Lowery to chat about his awesome new comic Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact. If you don't haven't yet, go get it. We'll wait...
Amazing, right?!? They make great stocking-stuffers.

We watched the 1989 Dan Haggerty movie ELVES, where old Grizzly Adams plays a chain-smoking, recovering alcoholic ex-cop/ex-store detective student-of-the-occult turned store Santa who gets mixed up in a Nazi plot to create a super race of rat, err, elf soldiers. It's weird. Get the episode from iTunes or HERE.

We at TCTT wish you all happy and safe holidays!

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.