Monday, April 20, 2015

PODCAST: The Toolbox Murders (1978) dir. Dennis Donnelly

On this latest rousing installment of Hello! This is the Doomed Show, Richard and I take out the old tool-attache and use its contents to hammer out another piece of splendorous downloadable audio. We play The Hardy Boys in this audio caper, solving The Mystery of The Toolbox Murders (1978). If we learned anything at all, it's that what we witnessed was decidedly Not Mash (XXX). Cameron Mitchell, purple lollipops, and country western ballads scoring horrific murders: what could be more wholesome than that? So join us in this heartwarming adventure into the heart of the toolbox. We promise it will make you sweat. DISCLAIMER: Any off-color jokes are copyright "Richard G. Schmidt 2015" and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Nessun Timore or its subsidiaries. Any and all jokes about the size, shape, or dampness of Cameron Mitchell's head are copyright "Me 2015" and probably reflect more about their author than I'd care to admit.

You can listen to the episode by visiting 
the show's Podomatic page or by examining the show archive.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

PODCAST: The Bloodsucker Leads the Dance (1975) dir. Alfredo Rizzo

a.k.a. La sanguisuga conduce la danza

This time on Hello! This is the Doomed Show, Richard and I brave what lurks beyond the Castlevania menu screen and somehow stumble into the cursed, possibly doubly haunted island mansion of the vaguely Eastern European Count Tommy Wiseau alongside a troupe of out-of-work actors in turn-of-the-century Ireland. Sure, why not. We watch The Bloodsucker Leads the Dance (1975), in which neither bloodsucking nor dancing figure, but a puff-balled sleep stocking cap does. Go figure! Murder is afoot, and everyone's guilty. But Richard and I are guiltiest. In the immortal, waterlogged words of William "Rizzo" Shakespeare, "All the world's a podcast. But sometimes it isn't." Listen in:

You can listen to the episode by visiting 
the show's Podomatic page or by examining the show archive.


Monday, February 2, 2015

PODCAST: Bloody Moon (1981) dir. Jess Franco

a.k.a. Die Säge des Todes

This time on Hello! This is the Doomed Show, Ricardo and Jeffréy travel to España and don't neglect to pack their tennis rackets and glittery Grace Jones pullovers. They behold the glow of Jess Franco's slasher-cum-giallo epic Bloody Moon (1981), in which the traditional flesh and blood psycho is replaced by a floppy singing saw. Snakes are pruned, babies are shook, the Zodiac Killer is born, and Mickey Mouse is slandered: it's a mere 90 minutes work for Tio Jess. Prepare yourselves, loyal listeners, for another audio entry from our repertoire of chilling tales...

You can listen to the episode by visiting 
the show's Podomatic page or by examining the show archive.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

PODCAST: The Kindred (1987) dir. Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow

This time on Hello! This is the Doomed Show, Richard and I turn the slime hose on and leave it gushing for over two hours. So watch where you step. We watch Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow's 1987 documentary medical drama The Kindred, chronicling the journey of a young woman who turns into a fish. Also, capturing the first timid tracks of tens of tentacled test-tube terrors. And: celebrating the brave attempt of a doctor to quite smoking by way of his boombox. Sure, it's heavier stuff than we usually grapple with on the podcast, but, hell, slime is heavy. Just ask Rod Steiger's hat. Come, press your ears betwixt some cold shrimp, and dive deep into another decidedly goopy aural adventure with Richard, me, and Bunki Z.

You can listen to the episode by visiting 
the show's Podomatic page or by examining the show archive.


Friday, November 7, 2014

PODCAST: Delirium (1972) dir. Renato Polselli

a.k.a. Delirio caldo

On this episode of Hello! This is the Doomed Show, Richard and I gawk as art imitates life, resulting in another one of Mickey Hargitay's wives losing her head. Though, let's not be too specific: every hysterically pitched, sexed-up character in Renato Polselli's wacko giallo Delirium (1972) is suffering from a debilitating case of (uh) delirium. After listening to us discuss leg spiders, pigtail strangulation, and the Italian Tom Selleck, you'll be licking your shoulder deliriously, too, you hyena. The old song asks, "How many people understand what's inside the heart of man?" If the following podcast is any indication, then negative two.

You can listen to the episode by visiting 
the show's Podomatic page or by examining the show archive.