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.

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.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Andy Sidaris Podcrawl, Y'all!

Hey, gang,
Our show is joining a podcast network called The Podratic Equation. More info about the other shows will be coming soon, but to celebrate the occasion, we decided to each feature an Andy Sidaris film on our shows. A few years ago (!!!) we talked about Sidaris' ENEMY GOLD.

This time Matt talked with John Morgan and Rob Hafferman about the infamous HARD TICKET TO HAWAII, which achieved notoriety due to clips from Everything is Terrible, but the crazy of this move cannot be limited to a couple of hilarious clips. Check out all of the painful fashion, wooden acting from Penthouse pets, and really unfunny jokes. DOWNLOAD or get it from iTunes.


Seems like they should only exist on a VHS box.

When you're done here, follow the podcrawl on to the next movie with The Rogue Riffers and PICASSO TRIGGER.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

WILD BEASTS episode is here

I was joined by good ol' Jason Farrell and new guest Joey Cruz to discuss Franco Prosperi's WILD BEASTS from 1984. This slab of Gorgonzola falls into the "Nature strikes back" category of disaster/message/exploitation films with an ecological warning about our modern ways. Get the episode on iTunes or HERE.
Mario & Princess Peach relish a new challenge.

Without a doubt, the best actor in the film.

Friday, May 5, 2017


On our next episode, we'll be talking about Italy's WILD BEASTS. There's a nice copy on YouTube that looks great, but it's in Italian and you know we need to have that dubbing. Here's the YT clip we'll be discussing.

Monday, April 3, 2017


Matt is joined by Kincher brothers Joe and Travis to discuss 1979's THE PSYCHOTRONIC MAN. It was the end of a long week and we'd had some technical difficulties and cocktails, so steel yourself for some rambling and salty talk about Rocky Foscoe, Chicago barber and recipient of prescient and psychokinetic abilities. Even this amazing development doesn't make him seem like a real human being, but that doesn't matter. We've got some dope-ass music, the worst Irish-cop accent in cinema history, and an epic police chase through Chicago (sans filming permits). Get it on iTunes or HERE.
Rocky Foscoe (above) and Slim Whitman (below)...separated at  birth?

SEE! This Old Man swallow his face!!!

The premiere was the opening and closing...nuff said.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The WILD GUITAR riff is finally here!

Regular listeners to the podcast well know the long story of our riffing of Arch Hall, Jr.'s, Wild Guitar. We typically do a bit of pre-writing and then get together to record a movie riff in a day and half. It's a good excuse to hang with some old friends and crack-wise.
We started the Wild Guitar riff in February of 2015! There were some problems with it and Joe and I pecked away at it whenever we had a free couple of hours. While there were no nervous breakdowns, it's safe to say that this is our equivalent of Brian Wilson's SMiLE album. Even after we finished  it, I shelved it, trying to come up with a good way to sell it, since Rifftrax doesn't sell 3rd-party riffs anymore. Joe said we should just throw it up on YouTube so people at least get to see it, but the Arch Hall & the Archers music would make all viewing money go to Arch Hall, Jr. I looked him up and found him to be a really big Trump supporter. I was not into that. Then it hit me: what if we gave the riff away as a thank-you gift to people who donated money to charities that are working to undo the damage the current administration is doing?

As a result, I'm pleased to offer this riff and hope to give away as many as possible. The money's never important to us and I hope Arch Hall, Jr., learns that his movie is helping fight Trump & Company.

You just know that would be his guitar-face.

Some friends in our inner circle have seen Wild Guitar and many have said it's our best one yet!

So, how do you get in on this deal? It's simple. Donate at least $4 U.S. to one of the charities listed HERE and either A) take a screen shot of your donation confirmation or B) send us photo proof of your gift and we'll send you a download link to hilarity. You can post it in the comments here or on our Twitter account (@thats_trash) and provide us a means to send you a link (email, Twitter, etc.) and, BINGO, you're in.

Additionally, we're offering our first 3 movies for the same deal. We've done Bloody Pit of Horror, Invasion of the Bee Girls, and Curse of the Swamp Creature. Each donation of $4 dollars will earn you another riff...or become a super donor and get all for $15.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Corpse Grinders

Matt's joined by culture vulture, raconteur, and all-around great guy John Morgan to discuss a tale of body-snatching, cat food, and flesh-crazed kitties from the late Ted V. Mikels. We try to honor the director of The Astro-Zombies and The Doll Squad by discussing The Corpse Grinders. We might fall a bit short of our target, but we had fun.
Subscribe through iTunes or download here.
Dario Argento Ted Mikels ain't

Terrible film, 5 stars

How does one pull a cat fight scene off?

Lotus Cat Food: Now with 100% more panties and bra!

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Amazing, Fantastical Technicolor SUBSPECIES Pod-Crawl begins here

The guys at Rogue Riffers had the bright idea to do a podcrawl through a film series with other like-minded psychotronic podcasts. We're honored to be included. The series to watch is Subspecies, from Charles Band's Full Moon Features. Matt had to fly solo on this one, so it's a short episode to set up the series for the rest of the crawl.
Here's how to listen:
Subspecies - We kick it off here or you can download it from iTunes
Bloodstone: Subspecies II - from Rogue Riffers
Bloodlust: Subspecies III from Bad Movie Night
Subspecies 4: Blood Storm from Wax On Wax Lyrical
"Who's a precious, naughty little monster-muffin? YOU are, snookums!"
Vampires get their prostates examined once every 3 centuries...but why NOW?
Earth-293's Diana Ross