Oct 30, 2013
Movie Meltdown - Episode 249
This week we wrap-up our month-long tribute to Halloween and horror with "live" coverage from our bloodbath double feature that was... "Meltdown Macabre"! First we talk with writer/producer Lotti Pharriss Knowles and director John Knowles, the creators of our first feature, "Chastity Bites". Then we sit down for a group discussion about our second feature, the horror/comedy/train wreck known as "Mama Dracula". It’s an epic double feature episode - to encapsulate a double feature evening.
And as Marlena blinds us with science, we also discuss… Allison Scagliotti, a window into your mind, Re-Animator, social media, The Fearless Vampire Killers, Stuck on You, frontier justice, a balls out feminist, fanboy appeal, a working relationship, Louise Griffiths, Lauren Hutton, Star Wars Christmas Special, The Fly, suffused with importance, the little girl with the underwear, Claudia Donovan, having a shorthand, SyFy Channel, really embrace that inner bitch, a level of commitment, Bugs Bunny, Fred Armisen in a canoe, spraying DDT on mosquitoes, Botox, Warehouse 13, finding your people, Army of Lovers, could be drugs... could be France, spooked by Judaism, being a horror nerd, building a sense of dread, marketing your movie, the birthday shark, forensic engineering, I had problems spatially... with this movie, the jump cut case, Annie showing her panties, strong female characters, color saturation, Francia Raisa, 80’s music videos, David Lynch, two ships passing in the night, Eastern European serial killers, doing accents, Once Bitten, Nurse Ratched face, campy horror, the essence of Lotti, green roots support, when Harolds collide, keeping the world at arm's length, being past the point of being able to function, Frankenstein's monster and Lassie, Oh my god... I love PJ Soles, surreal smoke-filled bright light dark shadows swirling cameras, in a giant bird cage, head trauma, Elizabeth Bathory, Stuart Gordon, Howling 2: Your Sister is a Werewolf, accidently writing a better movie, the middle has completely fallen out, a film language made up between twins, wampires are wery fast, 60 bad movies and a box of wine, Halloween 3: Season of the Witch, sprinkling fairy dust around the set, creating gold and playing Dungeons and Dragons with porn stars.
Spoiler Alert: I don’t think we can ruin “Mama Dracula”. In fact, our discussion of it kind of improves the movie. But regardless, watch it beforehand for spoiler-free listening.
"There'll never be another movie that's more me then this one."