There are tough watches, there are tough fucking watches, and then there is Eat Me. In 2018, Jacqueline Wright brought her controversial play to the big screen, and the result is a pseudo-rape revenge film unlike anything you've ever seen. Join the Matts and special guest Jenn Adams (@jennferatu) as they discuss the fine line between exploitation and catharsis - and why, if you can stick with a rough start, you might find Wright's film to be a love story you can get behind.
New York City. Center of the universe. Times are shitty, but I'm pretty sure they can't get worse - unless, of course, you're the title character in Andres Torres's scuzzy horror-comedy Bag Boy Lover Boy. In this episode of Certified Forgotten, the Matts are joined by horror journalist Dede Crimmins to discuss their shared love of genre film festivals and how to handle the horror that makes us most uncomfortable.
Is there a more emblematic midnighter than Tetsuro Takeuchi's Wild Zero? Join The Matts and guest Harmony M. Colangelo as they punch their ticket to a bonkers Japanese spectacle that features zombies, hot pants and greaser punk vibes provided by rockers Guitar Wolf. Don't forget: "Love has no borders, nationalities or genders!" It's time we all practice what Guitar Wolf preaches.
What makes a horror video game different from a horror film? What does the future hold for cinematic video game adaptations? And how will history remember Uwe Boll? These are just a few of the questions The Matts tackle in this week's episode of Certified Forgotten. Here to guide the discussion is film and video game critic Reyna Cervantes, who comes ready to talk all things BloodRayne (and BloodRayne 2: Deliverance in particular).
Missed your chance to listen to our podcast episode from the 2021 North Bend Film Festival? We've got you covered! Join the former hosts of the late, great Switchblade Sisters podcast - screenwriter April Wolfe and film critic Katie Walsh - as they discuss The Siren, Perry Blackshear's memorable 2019 horror film. We talk about folklore, filmmaking, and the all-important question: why aren't more horror films as horny as The Siren?
In this long-overdue new episode of Certified Forgotten - and yes, we missed you too - the Matts are joined by WhatToWatch editor Amelia Emberwing to talk all things Troma and Fernando Alle's absurdist trash-sterpiece, Mutant Blast. Is this a Monagle movie or a Donato movie? You'll never guess the exciting reveal!
How much movie can you make for $5,000? If you're writer-director Stacy Davidson, that will buy you one Sweatshop, a throwback-style slasher with some incredibly creative kills. In this episode of Certified Forgotten, the Matts are joined by Mike Snoonian (The Pod and the Pendulum, Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast) to discuss horror, therapy, and the underrated period of post-Saw splatter.
If one were to describe Mike Mendez's 2000 cult classic in a single sentence, it might be this: The Convent is a film that arrived either 20 years too late or 10 years too early. Steeped in video nasties of the '70s and '80s, Mendez's film offers an early glimpse of the VHS nostalgia that would soon dominate the horror genre. And in this episode of Certified Forgotten, Monagle and Donato are joined by Screamcast co-host Stephanie Crawford to talk about the film and its enduring appeal to horror fans.
Did the world really need a porn parody slasher? Well, if the result is as funny - and Adult Swim weird - as Deep Murder, then the answer has to be yes. In this episode of Certified Forgotten, Monagle and Donato are joined by Horror Queers co-host Trace Thurman to talk about Nick Corirossi's 2018 horror-comedy, which runs the gamut from Clue to Pleasantville to, uh, Dude Bro Party Massacre III? Consider yourself warned.
In 2008, Spanish filmmaker F. Javier Gutiérrez took his modest end-of-the-world thriller to the highest heights of the film festival circuit, including a nomination for Best Debut Film at the Berlin International Film Festival. So why is Before the Fall (Tres días) so unknown within genre circles? In this week's episode of Certified Forgotten, filmmaker Becky Sayers joins Monagle and Donato to discuss this paradoxically hopeful and hopeless apocalyptic experience.