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.
It has been described as Evil Dead (2013) meets Memento, which is probably all you should know going in about David Yarovesky's wildly underseen - and wildly creative - science fiction horror film. And here to guide the conversation is the Blogging Banshee herself, Molly Henery. Join Molly, Monagle, and Donato as they explore maybe the most fun horror movie to grace the Certified Forgotten podcast to-date.
Looking for a Midsommar fix without all that pesky "prestige" or "budget"? Friends, do we have a pick for you. In this episode, Matthew Monagle and Matt Donato are joined by Certified Forgotten contributing editor Christine Makepeace to discuss Population 436, Michelle MacLaren's 2006 direct-to-video gem.
Is it possible for the first film in an international horror mega-franchise to really be "forgotten"? If you're the Ju-On franchise, the answer is yes. On this week's episode, Matthew Monagle and Matt Donato are joined by Terry Mesnard to discuss Takashi Shimizu's debut feature, often lost in a confusing labyrinth of remakes and sequels.
What began as a very special video episode of Certified Forgotten for the Reel Love Film Festival now finds its way to your podcast platform of choice! In this episode, Matthew Monagle and Matt Donato are joined by Haleigh Foutch and Perri Nemiroff, the co-hosts of Collider's Witching Hour. Together, the dynamic duos discuss Breaking Surface, a 2020 underwater thriller from director Joachim Hedén.
How can a big-budget sequel to an international hit disappear from the public eye? This is the question the Certified Forgotten team must grapple with. On this week's episode, Matthew Monagle and Matt Donato are joined by Jonathan Barkan to talk about French cinema, religious horror, and those darn ninja monks from hell.
Is The Poughkeepsie Tapes truly forgotten when horror fans everywhere have, at least once, uttered this infamous film's title? According to the Certified Forgotten rulebook, it is. Matthew Monagle and Matt Donato are joined by Ari Drew to discuss the curious case of a found footage horror film that everyone talked about, yet no one saw.