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Cult Movies Podcast

Cult Movies Podcast

By Anthony King
Celebrating underseen films, lesser-known gems, and unrecognized masterpieces maligned and panned by audiences and critics alike. Based on Danny Peary's books.
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The Girl Can't Help It

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The Girl Can't Help It
For the season two finale I'm thrilled to welcome Stephanie Crawford to the show to help me wrap things up and to discuss Frank Tashlin's 1956 rock 'n roll film The Girl Can't Help It. We talk about Tashlin's career, the influence this film had on so many others through the years, and we suggest some films to pair. Head to ColumbusvHughes.com for extensive show notes and links to where you can find Stephanie.
01:11:41
October 24, 2021
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
I'm so excited this week because my friend and editor from F This Movie! Patrick Bromley is on the show to discuss Werner Herzog's Aguirre, the Wrath of God. Patrick is the first in a while to share his definition of a cult movie before getting deep into the Amazon with Klaus Kinski. Head to ColumbusvHughes.com for extensive show notes and links to where you can find Patrick.
01:16:45
October 17, 2021
Forbidden Planet
This week I'm thrilled to welcome back to the show writer and commentator Emma Westwood to discuss midcentury architecture and midcentury science fiction during our talk on Fred M. Wilcox's Forbidden Planet. Head to ColumbusvHughes.com for extensive show notes and links to where you can find Emma.
01:48:45
October 10, 2021
The Producers
This week I'm joined by first-time guest and repertory programmer at the UW Cinematheque Jim Healy to discuss Mel Brooks' seminal comedy The Producers. We discuss Brooks' career, the beginnings of Gene Wilder, Jim's personal relationship to the film, and our pairing recommendations. Head to ColumbusvHughes.com for extensive show notes and links to all of Jim's endeavors.
01:45:53
October 3, 2021
Burn!
John Cribbs of The Pink Smoke makes his triumphant return to the show this week to talk about Gillo Pontecorvo's Burn starring Marlon Brando. We talk the different cuts of the film, Brando's "dandy" performance, behind the scenes drama, and offer up pairing recommendations. Head to ColumbusvHughes.com for extensive show notes and links to where you can find John.
01:43:20
September 26, 2021
Two-Lane Blacktop
This week Jonathan Hertzberg of Fun City Editions returns to the show to discuss Monte Hellman's Two-Lane Blacktop. We discuss Hellman's career, James Taylor and The Beach Boys, and how neither of us are car guys. Head to ColumbusvHughes.com for extensive show notes and links to where you can find Jonathan.
01:51:32
September 19, 2021
Beauty and the Beast
This week Samm Deighan makes her return to the show to discuss Jean Cocteau's influential masterpiece, La belle et la bête. We discuss Cocteau's relationship with Jean Marais, opera and ballet, Samm's history with Danny, and offer up pairing recommendations with the film. Head to ColumbusvHughes.com for extensive show notes and everywhere you can find and support Samm.
01:33:21
September 12, 2021
Out of the Past
This week Rosalie Lewis makes her triumphant return to the show and brings her noir expertise to our discussion of Jacques Tourneur's Out of the Past. We discuss the influences of the film, its incredible cast, and finally we offer up pairing recommendations in the second half. Head to ColumbusvHughes.com for extensive show notes and links to Rosalie's endeavors.
01:36:18
September 5, 2021
King of Hearts
This week Christopher Funderberg of The Pink Smoke returns to the show to discuss Philippe de Broca's King of Hearts. We discuss how the film has possibly lost its cult status and returned to the unknown, Chris's history with de Broca, and our pairing recommendations with the film. Head to ColumbusvHughes.com for extensive show notes and links to all of Christopher's endeavors.
01:34:43
August 29, 2021
Eraserhead
This week we've got another podcast crossover with Bradley and Dan from Movies from Hell. We discuss David Lynch's Eraserhead, our experiences with Lynch, and attempt to offer up pairing recommendations. Visit ColumbusvHughes.com for extensive show notes and links for all of Bradley and Dan's endeavors.
01:49:48
August 22, 2021
Johnny Guitar
This week I'm joined by first-time guest and archivist Kristin Lipska to discuss Nicholas Ray's Johnny Guitar. We discuss the beauty of the movie, Joan Crawford and Sterling Hayden, and offer up pairing recommendations. Head to ColumbusvHughes.com for extensive show notes and links.
01:21:59
August 15, 2021
Rock 'n' Roll High School
The podcast crossovers continue this week with Lance and Erica from Unsung Horrors discussing Allan Arkush's Rock 'n' Roll High School. We talk about what we were all like in high school, who the smelliest Ramone was, and offer up our pairing recommendations. Head to ColumbusvHughes.com for extensive show notes and links to all of Lance and Erica's endeavors.
01:39:18
August 8, 2021
The Killing
The first double-guest episode of CMP brings the hosts of Movies for Life, Michele Eggen and Brian Keiper, to the show this week to discuss Stanley Kubrick's 1956 noir heist film The Killing. We discuss how this stands up to the rest of Kubrick's filmography, what brings it its cult status, and we wrap things up, of course, with pairing recommendations. Head to ColumbusvHughes.com for extensive show notes and links to all of Michele and Brian's endeavors.
01:35:21
August 1, 2021
The Scarlet Empress
Lindsay Wilkins of the Schlock and Awe Podcast returns to the show to discuss Josef von Sternberg's and Marlene Dietrich's second to last collaboration, The Scarlet Empress. We discuss the pill that was Sternberg, the opulence of his films, the real and rumored history of Catherine the Great, and we offer up pairing recommendations with the film. Visit ColumbusvHughes.com for extensive show notes and for links of all of Lindsay's endeavors.
01:15:39
July 25, 2021
The Wild Bunch
This week Carmelita Valdez joins the show to talk about Sam Peckinpah's revisionist western, The Wild Bunch. From the film being in constant rotation during Carmelita's childhood to Anthony openly sobbing during the final shootout, we cover it all this week, including offering pairing suggestions in the second half of the show. Go to ColumbusvHughes.com for extensive show notes.
01:35:32
July 11, 2021
Targets
Writer, commentator, and host of Supporting Characters Bill Ackerman is back on the show to discuss Peter Bogdanovich's maiden film, Targets. We discuss Bill's history with Danny, Bogdanovich's career, themes of the film, and offer pairing recommendations in the second half. For extensive show notes and more on Bill go to ColumbusvHughes.com.
01:29:32
July 2, 2021
Performance
Writer, essayist, filmmaker, and film programmer Chris O'Neill is back on the podcast to discuss Donald Cammell's and Nicolas Roeg's Performance starring James Fox and Mick Jagger. We dive into the collaboration between the two directors, discuss their careers and lives, and offer up pairing suggestions with the film. For show notes and links to all of Chris's endeavors go to ColumbusvHughes.com.
02:00:58
June 20, 2021
Peeping Tom
Writer Jessica Scott joins Anthony to discuss Michael Powell's controversial Peeping Tom followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. For show notes and links to all of Jessica's endeavors go to ColumbusvHughes.com.
01:21:50
June 13, 2021
Emmanuelle
Jeremy Richey, writer of the upcoming book Sylvia Kristel: From Emmanuelle to Chabrol, joins Anthony to discuss Just Jaeckin's misunderstood EMANUELLE and the life and career of its star Sylvia Kristel. For show notes and links to Jeremy's endeavors go to ColumbusvHughes.com.
01:28:46
June 6, 2021
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
We're back! For the season two premier writer and commentator Heather Drain returns to the show to discuss Jim Sharman's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. For show notes and links to Heather's endeavors go to ColumbusvHughes.com.
01:43:04
May 30, 2021
Billy Jack
Anthony is joined by writer, producer, and Trailers From Hell guru Larry Karaszewski to discuss Tom Laughlin's Billy Jack followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: Larry on Twitter and Instagram Trailers From Hell Columbus v Hughes Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
58:00
April 18, 2021
The Brood
Anthony is joined by editor and podcaster Jacob Knight from Secret Handshake to discuss David Cronenberg's The Brood followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: SecretHandshakeCinema.com Secret Handshake on Twitter Jacob on Twitter Columbus v Hughes Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
01:39:22
April 11, 2021
The Nutty Professor
Anthony is joined by writer and commentator Emma Westwood to discuss Jerry Lewis's The Nutty Professor followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: EmmaWestwood.net Pre-order Lake Mungo from Second Sight Films Emma on Twitter Columbus v Hughes Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
02:23:38
April 4, 2021
Vertigo
Anthony is joined by writer, director, and podcaster Sam Ashurst to discuss Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: Stream A Little More Flesh on Troma Now Arrow Video Podcast Sam on Twitter and Instagram Columbus v Hughes Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
01:57:03
March 28, 2021
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Anthony is joined by Brent Petersen this week to discuss Russ Meyer's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: Brent on Twitter Columbus v Hughes Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
01:39:22
March 21, 2021
Night of the Living Dead
Anthony is joined by K Lynch of Salem Horror Fest to discuss George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: Salem Horror Fest on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook K on Twitter Columbus v Hughes Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
01:55:52
March 14, 2021
Bad
Anthony is joined by filmmaker, writer, and programmer Chris O'Neill this week to discuss Andy Warhol's Bad from director Jed Johnson followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: Chris on Twitter and Instagram Fun City Editions where you can see Chris's video essays Columbus v Hughes Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
02:30:44
March 7, 2021
Pretty Poison
Anthony is joined by critic and writer Stephanie Crawford to discuss Noel Black's PRETTY POISON (1968) followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: Stephanie on Twitter Columbus v Hughes Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
01:17:11
February 28, 2021
Casablanca
Anthony is joined by critic, editor, podcaster, and author of the upcoming book, The Legacy of World War II in European Arthouse Cinema, Samm Deighan to discuss Michael Curtiz's CASABLANCA (1942) followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: Pre-order The Legacy of World War II in European Arthouse Cinema Samm on Twitter and Instagram Columbus v Hughes Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
02:23:30
February 21, 2021
Where's Poppa?
Anthony is joined by John Cribbs of The Pink Smoke to discuss Carl Reiner's Where's Poppa? followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: The Pink Smoke Columbus v Hughes Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
02:04:38
February 14, 2021
El Topo
Anthony is joined by film writer Heather Drain to discuss Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: MondoHeather.com Pre-order the Switchblade Sisters Blu-ray from Arrow Order Cecil Howard's Firestorm Blu-ray from Command Cinema Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
01:58:41
February 7, 2021
Jason and the Argonauts
Anthony is joined by Lindsay Wilkins of The Schlock and Awe Podcast to discuss Don Chaffey's JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (1963) followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: Schlock and Awe Schlock and Awe on Twitter and Instagram Lindsay on Twitter and Letterboxd Columbus v Hughes Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
01:47:01
January 31, 2021
Deep End
Anthony is joined by Jonathan Hertzberg of Blu-ray and vinyl boutique label Fun City Editions to discuss Jerzy Skolimowski's DEEP END (1970) followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: Fun City Editions FCE on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Columbus v Hughes Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
02:23:55
January 24, 2021
Kiss Me Deadly
Anthony is joined by Rosalie Lewis of F This Movie! to discuss Robert Aldrich's Kiss Me Deadly (1955) followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: Rosalie on Twitter F This Movie! Blu-ray Boutique on Twitter Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
01:42:15
January 17, 2021
Lola Montès
Anthony is joined by Christopher Funderberg of The Pink Smoke to discuss Max Ophüls' LOLA MONTÈS (1955) followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: The Pink Smoke Columbus v Hughes Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
01:51:01
January 10, 2021
Top Hat
Anthony is joined by Robyn Buckley of F This Movie! to discuss Mark Sandrich's TOP HAT (1935) followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: Robyn on Twitter F This Movie! Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
01:26:12
January 3, 2021
The Tall T
Anthony is joined by Daniel Epler of Cobwebs: A Gothic Cinema Podcast to discuss Budd Boetticher's THE TALL T (1957) followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: Cobwebs on Twitter and Instagram Daniel on Twitter Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter, and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
01:27:29
December 27, 2020
Enter the Dragon
Anthony is joined by Mike Scott of Adkins Undisputed and The Dana Buckler Show on this this episode of CMP to discuss Robert Clouse's ENTER THE DRAGON (1973) followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: Adkins Undisputed on Twitter and Instagram The Dana Buckler Show on Twitter Mike on Twitter Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
01:50:18
December 14, 2020
Halloween
Anthony is joined by Matt Bledsoe of Film Feast Podcast on this episode of CMP to discuss John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN (1978) followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: Columbus v Hughes Film Feast on Twitter and Instagram Matt on Twitter Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
01:28:21
November 27, 2020
The Rain People
Anthony is joined by Bill Ackerman of Supporting Characters on this first episode of CMP to discuss Francis Ford Coppola's THE RAIN PEOPLE (1969) followed by their recommendations for pairings with the film. Links: Now Playing Network Columbus v Hughes Supporting Characters on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram Cult Movies Podcast on Twitter and Instagram Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd
01:58:25
November 14, 2020