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Now displaying: April, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
 
Bill speaks with Barry Solan about both his years running repertory movie houses like The State Theatre and experiences as owner of the Video Americain video store chain. They also discuss midnight movie culture of the early 1980s, discovering rare movies on Youtube, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, bootlegs, how Video Americain came to be featured in John Waters’ SERIAL MOM, the appeal of video stores, and Barry’s assorted tangles with anti-pornography crusaders, film company theatre checkers, Led Zeppelin-loving bathroom vandals, HBO executives, angry filmmakers and protesters threatening to burn down his theatre for showing Jean-Luc Godard’s HAIL MARY.
 
Apr 10, 2017
Bill speaks with writer/podcaster Amanda Reyes about her many experiences that shape her work, from discovering Scandinavian films on Bravo as a teenager to the professional satisfactions of becoming as an archivist.  They discuss the origins of her many film cultural endeavors, including the Made For TV Mayhem blog and its companion podcast, as well as the new book Are You in the House Alone? A TV Movie Compendium 1964-1999. Other topics include frustrating screenwriting experiences, BAD RONALD, Kindertrauma, Wes Craven, nostalgia, female-driven horror movies, The Strange And Deadly Show, and a surprise revelation about being quoted on the back cover of a DVD.
 
 
Read Made For TV Mayhem:
 
Hear the Made For TV Mayhem Podcast:
Made for TV Mayhem Podcast
 
Hear Amanda Reyes on The Kolchak Tapes:
The Kolchak Tapes
 
Buy the special hardback edition of ARE YOU ALONE IN THE HOUSE? from Headspress: 
 
Or buy the softcover edition from Amazon:
 
Read the Birth. Movies. Death review of the Monster Fest ARE YOU IN THE HOUSE ALONE? Book launch event.

Learn about Amanda Reyes' upcoming London appearance at The Miskatonic Institute Of Horror Studies:
Tele-terrors: The Real and Imagined Horrors Inside the Made for Television Movie : The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies
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