Certified Forgotten
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.

CF48: Alien Raiders (w/ Heather Wixson)

CF48: Alien Raiders (w/ Heather Wixson)

January 27, 2022

How far would you go to protect humankind? In this episode of Certified Forgotten, the Matts are joined by Heather Wixson (@thehorrorchick) to discuss Alien Raiders, Ben Rock's sci-fi indie that offers a 2000s spin on The Thing. Don't be fooled by the title: the world is a better place with this single-location monster movie in it.

(Re)Introduction

(Re)Introduction

January 26, 2022

With a new year - and new listeners - upon us, the Matts decide to take a moment and remind the Certified Forgotten faithful what this beautiful podcast is all about. This mini-episode serves as a re-introduction to the Certified Forgotten series and highlights a few key changes to both the podcast and the website in 2022.

CF47: Slumber Party Massacre 2 (w/ Ariel Fisher)

CF47: Slumber Party Massacre 2 (w/ Ariel Fisher)

January 13, 2022

Are you ready to go... all the way? In this episode of Certified Forgotten, the Matts are joined by Fangoria Managing Editor Ariel Fisher (@Afis8) to discuss the rock-and-roll greatness of Deborah Navarra-Brock's Slumber Party Massacre 2. Is this film deserving of a place in the all-time cult canon? And does its handling of both glitter and trauma make it the rare film that Monagle and Donato both love? Guess you'll just have to listen to find out.

CF46: There Are Monsters (w/ Luke Mullen)

CF46: There Are Monsters (w/ Luke Mullen)

December 8, 2021

Ready to greet the end of the world with a smile? In this episode of Certified Forgotten, the Matts are joined by veteran film festival programmer Luke Mullen (@ldmullen) to discuss There Are Monsters, writer-director Jay Dahl's feature adaptation of his award-winning short. Did this movie have the best jump scare both Monagle and Donato have ever seen? And what about that killer ending? Listen to the full episode to enjoy Canadian horror at its finest.

CF45: Eat Me (w/ Jenn Adams)

CF45: Eat Me (w/ Jenn Adams)

October 6, 2021

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.

CF44: Bag Boy Lover Boy (w/ Dede Crimmins)

CF44: Bag Boy Lover Boy (w/ Dede Crimmins)

September 17, 2021

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.

CF43: Wild Zero (w/ Harmony M. Colangelo)

CF43: Wild Zero (w/ Harmony M. Colangelo)

September 1, 2021

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.

CF42: BloodRayne 2: Deliverance (w/ Reyna Cervantes)

CF42: BloodRayne 2: Deliverance (w/ Reyna Cervantes)

August 18, 2021

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).

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