Certified Forgotten
CF58: The Devil’s Carnival (w/ BJ Colangelo)

CF58: The Devil’s Carnival (w/ BJ Colangelo)

September 23, 2022

While Darren Lynn Bousman might be best known for directing multiple Saw franchise entries, we're here to champion his indie horror musical about saints, sinners, and the shirking gap between them. The Matts are again joined by musical aficionado BJ Colangelo (This Ends At Prom) for a deep dive into the Vaudevillian carnival underworld known as The Devil's Carnival. Expect lots of horror musical chatter, gushing over devious rhythms, and an analysis of the religious commentary that pulsates through Bousman's production.

CF57: Entrance (w/ Jackson Stewart)

CF57: Entrance (w/ Jackson Stewart)

September 7, 2022

If there is a list of the best horror movies made for under $10,000, then Entrance must be high on that list. Directed by Patrick Horvath and Dallas Hallam, Entrance is a tour de force of indie filmmaking. And who better to champion independent horror than another independent horror director who's been in those same trenches? Join Jackson Stewart (Beyond the Gates) for a wide-discussion on voyeurism, Los Angeles, and the dancing, naked Chads of Friday the 13th: The Video Game fame.

CF56: Graveyard Shift (w/ Meg Shields)

CF56: Graveyard Shift (w/ Meg Shields)

July 28, 2022

Are you ready for our first Stephen King discussion on Certified Forgotten? We're signing up for the Graveyard Shift with Meg Shields (@TheWorstNun) to talk about rats, goop, and '90s horror decadence. Who knew commentaries about employee rights and corporate greed could be this bonkers?

CF55: Bit (w/ Harmony Colangelo)

CF55: Bit (w/ Harmony Colangelo)

July 11, 2022

2020 was a difficult year for film distribution, and no film suffered more than Brad Michael Elmore's Bit. Thankfully, erstwhile film critic and professional writer Harmony Colangelo (@veloci_trap_tor) will not let a pandemic overshadow one of the best vampire movies of the decade. In this week's episode, Harmony joins the Matts to talk vampire movies, Los Angeles lifestyles, and the right way to do trans representation in film.

CF54: Director’s Cut (w/ Michael Varrati)

CF54: Director’s Cut (w/ Michael Varrati)

May 26, 2022

You've heard of found footage horror, but is the world ready for a found commentary horror? In this week's episode of Certified Forgotten, the Matts are joined by writer-director Michael Varrati (@MichaelVarrati) to discuss Director's Cut, Adam Rifkin's movie-within-a-movie collaboration with actor-magician Penn Jillette. There's a lot going on in this film, but let us leave with this: if you've ever wanted to hear hear silent magician Teller speak, well, be careful what you wish for.

CF53: Hell House LLC 2 (w/ Alice Collins)

CF53: Hell House LLC 2 (w/ Alice Collins)

April 20, 2022

It is the movie that shook the nation - and no, we're not talking about Hell House LLC, but the in-world documentary that serves as the basis for Hell House LLC 2: The Abaddon Hotel. And if that sounds confusing to you, then leave it to the Matts and special guest Alice Collins (@vampaly) to unpack the film. In this episode of Certified Forgotten, we'll discuss found footage, horror franchises, and what it takes to open up your world with a horror sequel.

CF52: The Monster Project (w/ DeVaughn Taylor)

CF52: The Monster Project (w/ DeVaughn Taylor)

March 31, 2022

If the house is a-rockin', it's monsters! This week the Matts are joined by DeVaughn Taylor (@_daddydisco) from the Bloody Blunts Cinema Club to talk about a hidden "found footage" gem that says it all in the title: The Monster Project.

 
CF51: Blood of Wolves (w/ Leigh Monson & Amelia Emberwing)

CF51: Blood of Wolves (w/ Leigh Monson & Amelia Emberwing)

March 17, 2022

What would life be like without the occasional yakuza film to keep us company? In this special two-guest episode of Certified Forgotten, The Matts are joined by Leigh Monson (@LeighMonsonPBF) and Amelia Emberwing (@ThatWitchMia) to discuss Blood of Wolves, a Japanese gangster epic from 2018. How do films about corrupt cops play after two years of police "accountability"? And does Blood of Wolves provide enough gore to live up to its Shudder distribution? All signs point to yes.

CF50: Norway (w/ Brad Henderson)

CF50: Norway (w/ Brad Henderson)

March 2, 2022

Stop dancing and you'll die - that's the challenge faced by Zano, the Greek vampire at the center of Yannis Veslemes's debut horror feature Norway. For this very special episode of Certified Forgotten, the Matts speak with Terror Vision's Brad Henderson (@BradFHenderson) about how he came to fall in love with this disco-fueled vampire nightmare. If you've ever wanted to know how independent film distribution and the home video market works, this is the episode for you.

CF49: Warning: Do Not Play (w/Richard Whittaker)

CF49: Warning: Do Not Play (w/Richard Whittaker)

February 9, 2022

What would you give up to make the perfect horror film? If you are the main character in Kim Jin-won's Warning: Do Not Play, the answer is everything - and more. In this episode of Certified Forgotten, the Matts are joined by Richard Whittaker (@YorkshireTX), Culture Editor at the Austin Chronicle, to discuss the growing Austin film industry and the enduring power of films about films.

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