Genre Exposure: A Film Podcast
Episode 033: Fortress (1985)

Episode 033: Fortress (1985)

May 11, 2022

In this episode, we charge ahead with our current focus on made-for-tv movies. Jason serves up an interesting follow-up by bringing to the table another film based on a work of literature, but takes us to Australia and advances the clock a decade into the era of HBO with Arch Nicholson's Fortress from 1985. Michael finds himself torn between the film's wildly varying high and low points. Dustin formulates an interesting, and ultimately pointless, theory regarding Jason's film picks on the podcast. But before all that, the show almost grinds to a halt under the weight of the Snyderverse. And so much more!

Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network (www.thepfpn.com)

What We've Been Watching:
-Michael: Metal Lords (2022)
-Dustin: Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)
-Jason: Bloody Pit of Horror (1965) & Malabimba (1979)

Show Notes:
-Fortress Trailer
-Go check out all our friends on the Prescribed Films Podcast Network
-Know Your Meme: That Pool
-Related Show: Todd McFarlane's Spawn
-Related Genre: Ozsploitation
-Related Film: Razorback
-Related Film: Not Quite Hollywood
-Related Film: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
-Related Film: Road Games
-Related Film: Wolf Creek
-Related Author: Gabrielle Lord
-Related Event: 1972 Faraday School Kidnapping
-Related Film: Dirty Harry
-Related Novel: Lord of the Flies
-Related Film: The Descent
-Related Film: A Cry in the Wild
-Related Literature: Beowulf 
-Related Film: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
-Related Film: Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning
-Related Film: Silent Night Deadly Night 2 
-Related Film: Jaws 3D
-Related Film: The Final Terror
-Related Film: Night School
-Related Show: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
-Related Show: This is Horror (Interview with Sam Raimi) 

Next Time:
Seance (2000)

Episode 032: Duel (1971)

Episode 032: Duel (1971)

April 27, 2022

In this episode, we kick off our next block focusing on made-for-tv movies AKA television films. Michael starts us off by setting the bar high with Steven Spielberg's Duel from 1971. Which, surprisingly, ends up being a first-time watch for Dustin. We also use it to finally have an excuse to gush over the works of Richard Matheson and his involvement in television and film. But before all that, like with every new block, we spend some time talking broadly about TV movies, their history, and their impact. And so much more!

Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network (www.thepfpn.com)

What We've Been Watching:
-Dustin: X (2022)
-Michael: Midnight Mass (2021)
-Jason: Wilderness (2006)

Show Notes:
-Duel Trailer
-Go check out The Movie Defenders podcast
-Related Topic: Color Television
-Related Show: NBC Saturday Night at the Movies
-Related Film: See How They Run
-Related Film: The Killers
-Related Film: The Day After
-Related Film: Threads
-Related Film: The Night Stalker
-Related Film: Brian's Song
-Related Film: Born Innocent
-Related Film: Sarah T. – Portrait Of A Teenage Alcoholic
-Related Film: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
-Related Film: Crowhaven Farm
-Related Film: Trilogy of Terror
-Related Film: If These Walls Could Talk
-Related Film: Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis
-Related Film: Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave
-Related Film: Salem's Lot
-Related Film: It
-Related Film: The Stand
-Related Film: Rose Red
-Related Film: Mick Garris' The Shining
-Related Film: Shogun
-Related Film: Roots
-Related Film: Mr. Boogedy
-Related Film: V
-Related Film: Battlestar Galactica
-Related Topic: Richard Matheson 
-Related Show: The Twilight Zone
-Related Film: Sorcerer
-Related Film: Joyride
-Related Film: Touch of Evil
-Related Film: Back to the Future
-Related Film: 1941
-Related Show: Night Gallery
-Related Film: Godzilla
-Related Film: Jaws
-Related Show: The Incredible Hulk
-Related Film: Bullitt
-Related Film: The Sugarland Express
-Related Film: Halloween
-Related Film: Maximum Overdrive
-Related Film: Trucks
-Go read Matheson's "The Man Who Made the World" at Project Gutenberg

Next Time:
Fortress (1985)

Episode 031: Come True (2020)

Episode 031: Come True (2020)

April 13, 2022

In this episode, we dive into the mailbag for another listener episode to shake out all the dust from our series on Westerns. This time things get a little heady as we dig deep and muse over Anthony Scott Burn's 2020 feature Come True. Things get super serious and maybe we share just a bit too much in our pursuit of talking about the nature of dreams. Michael raves over Julia Sarah Stone's incredible performance as our lead Sarah. Jason opens up about his own experience with sleep paralysis. Dustin loses his mind in the wake of spending way too much time researching Jungian Psychology. And so much more!

Special thanks to @Urban_Groucho for suggesting we check this one out. Got a movie you champion? A hidden gem you think needs more love? Just want to see more discussion on a particular film? We want to check out the movies you suggest to us. Write in at genreexposure@gmail.com or contact us on your favorite form of social media and shoot us a movie recommendation.

Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network (www.thepfpn.com)

What We've Been Watching:
-Jason: Strike Commando (1986)
-Dustin: The Batman (2022)
-Michael: Free Guy (2021)

Show Notes:
-Come True Trailer
-Related Film: Our House
-Related Film: In the Tall Grass
-Related Film: Prodigy
-Related Film: Hereditary
-Related Film: Eraserhead
-Related Film: Weekend at Bernie's
-Related Film: The Brood
-Related Film: Rabid
-Related Film: Shivers
-Related Film: Beyond the Black Rainbow
-Related Film: Videodrome
-Related Film: Existenz
-Related Novel: We Can Build You
-Related Film: Bladerunner
-Related Film: Total Recall
-Related Film: Minority Report
-Related Film: Night of the Living Dead
-Related Film: Terminator
-Related Film: Inception
-Related Topic: Hypnagogic Hallucinations
-Related Topic: Sleep Paralysis
-Related Film: The Nightmare
-Related Film: Room 237
-Related Topic: Shadow People
-Related Song: Electric Youth & Pilotpriest - Modern Fears (Come True Version)
-Related Film: The Hunger
-Related Film: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
-Related Film: Silent Hill
-Related Film: Halloween II (1981)
-Related Film: Halloween II (2009)
-Related Film: The Shining
-Related Film: Triangle
-Related Film: Devil's Pass
-Related Show: St. Elsewhere
-Related Topic: Synchronicity
-Related Film: The Dead Zone
-Related Topic: Jungian Archetypes
-Related Topic: The Persona
-Related Topic: The Anima/Animus
-Related Topic: The Shadow
-Related Topic: The Self
-Related Film: Who's With Me?
-Related Film: Jacob's Ladder
-Related Film: Session 9
-Related Film: The Ward
-Related Film: Ultrasound
-Go check out genreexposure.com

Next Time:
Duel (1971)

Quick Cuts Episode 006: Celebrating Dukey Flyswatter + Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)

Quick Cuts Episode 006: Celebrating Dukey Flyswatter + Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)

April 4, 2022

In this special bonus episode of Genre Exposure, spurred on by the announcement of a documentary about Michael Sonye, better known by his stage name Dukey Flyswatter, and his band Haunted Garage we decided to take some time to briefly discuss the man, the myth, the legend and then cover one of our favorite films from his career: Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama from 1988. More important than the episode, we're super stoked about this project and want to encourage you to go check out the crowdfunding campaign for the documentary which is going on right now; just hit up our show notes for all the links. If that's not your thing, it's cool but be a friend to indie filmmaking and help spread the word about this project.

Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network (www.thepfpn.com)

Show Notes:
-Go check out dukeydoc.com
-The Life and Slimes of Dukey Flyswatter and Haunted Garage Trailer
-Go support the crowdfunding project on IndieGoGo
-Follow the project on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
-Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama Trailer
-Stream Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama on Shudder
-Related Song: Haunted Garage - 976-Kill
-Related Film: Surf Nazis Must Die
-Related Film: Blood Diner
-Related Film: Cyclone
-Related Song: Haunted Garage - Devil Metal
-Related Film: Nightmare Sisters
-Related Song: Haunted Garage - Brain in a Jar
-Related Film: Dead Hate the Living
-Related Film: Night of the Demons (2009)
-Related Song: Haunted Garage - The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant
-Related Film: Porky's
-Related Film: Revenge of the Nerds
-Related Film: Nightmare on Elm Street 4: Dream Master
-Related Film: The Slumber Party Massacre
-Related Film: Night of the Demons
-Related Film: The Being
-Related Film: Cafe Flesh
-Related Film: The Fog
-Related Film: Back to the Future
-Related Film: Pumpkinhead
-Related Film: Scream
-Related Story: The Monkey's Paw
-Related Film: The Bride of Frankenstein
-Related Film: Cabin Fever
-Related Films: Full Moon's Deadly Ten
-Related Film: Blade: The Iron Cross
-Related Clip: Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama on USA Up All Night
-Related Film: Pick up Nightmare Sisters on Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome
-Related Film: Creepozoids
-Related Film: TerrorVision
-Related Film: Dawn of the Dead
-Related Film: Murder Weapon
-Related Film: Linnea Quigley's Horror Workout
-Related Video: Haunted Garage Live
-Related Film: Starslammer
-Related Film: Never Hike Alone: A Friday The 13th Fan Film
-Related Film: Muck

Episode 030: Keoma (1976)

Episode 030: Keoma (1976)

March 30, 2022

In this episode, we wrap up our series on Westerns. Dustin can't let the conversation close without casting some focus on Spaghetti Westerns which leads us to Enzo G. Castellari's Keoma from 1976. This brings up a podcast favorite topic once more: Franco Nero. Dustin comes out swinging with high praise suggesting the film deserves to be held in much higher regard among Spaghetti Westerns. Jason praises the film's cinematography, particularly focusing on its use of flashbacks. Michael tries to accurately articulate just how detrimental the score was to his experience. But before all that Dustin breaks reality as we know it by dropping some love for Netflix's new Texas Chainsaw Massacre. And so much more!

Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network (www.thepfpn.com)

What We've Been Watching:
-Jason: Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)
-Michael: The Harder They Fall (2021)
-Dustin: Malignant (2021) & Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)

Show Notes:
-Keoma Trailer
-Stream Keoma on Tubi
-Go check out the First Time podcast
-Related Film: Bronx Warrior
-Related Film: Django
-Related Film: If You Meet Sartana, Pray for Your Death
-Related Film: Sabata
-Related Film: Once Upon a Time in the West
-Related Film: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
-Related Film: The Quick and the Dead 
-Related Film: The Outlaw Josey Wales
-Related Film: Yor, The Hunter from the Future
-Related Film: Trinity is Still my Name
-Related Film: Torso
-Related Film: Mountain of the Cannibal God
-Related Film: A Blade in the Dark
-Related Film: Raiders of Atlantis
-Related Film: Unforgiven
-Related Film: The Seventh Seal
-Related Film: Jonathan of the Bears

Next Time:
Come True (2020)

Episode 029: Brimstone (2016)

Episode 029: Brimstone (2016)

March 16, 2022

In this episode, we continue our series on Westerns with Jason rolling the dice on a blind watch leading us to check out Martin Koolhoven's Brimstone from 2016. Collectively, we manage to toss out a pretty balanced range of impressions all across the spectrum between love and hate. Dustin finds himself totally put off by the film and tries to break down why that is. Jason takes the field in defense of the movie's many charms. Meanwhile, Michael falls somewhere decidedly in between and tries to navigate the chaos. It's just like Marvel's Civil War, but a whole lot less exciting. And so much more!

Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network (www.thepfpn.com)

What We've Been Watching:
-Michael: Nightmare Alley (2021)
-Jason: Nobody (2021)
-Dustin: Devil Story (1986) & Drive My Car (2021)

Show Notes:
-Brimstone Trailer
-Stream Brimstone on Tubi
-Go check out Attack of the Killer Podcast
-Related Film: Once Upon a Time in the West
-Related Film: Silverado
-Related Film: The Night of the Hunter
-Related Film: The Nightingale
-Related Film: High Plains Drifter
-Related Film: Hold the Dark
-Related Film: The Babadook
-Related Film: Black Book
-Related Film: The Forgotten Battle
-Related Film: Cannibal Holocaust

Next Time:
Keoma (1976)

Episode 028: Silverado (1985)

Episode 028: Silverado (1985)

March 2, 2022

In this episode, we kick off our next block focusing on Westerns by checking out Lawrence Kasdan's love letter to the wild west flicks of the past: Silverado from 1985.  Jason celebrates the film's careful use of foreshadowing. Dustin finds himself put off by the movie's tone which leads to him realizing just what a range the genre can cover from film to film. Michael loses the plot on his own pick leading to discussions about the film's ponderous length. But before all that, we give a whirlwind breakdown and overview of Westerns as a genre to orient our exploration across the next few episodes. And so much more!

Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network (www.thepfpn.com)

What We've Been Watching:
-Jason: The Rental (2020)
-Dustin: Kamen Rider Zero-One (2019-2020)
-Michael: Injustice (2021)

Show Notes:
-Silverado Trailer
-Stream Silverado on Netflix
-Go check out Cracktastic Plastic
-Go check out X-Ray Mary
-Related Film: Kidnapping by Indians
-Related Film: The Great Train Robbery
-Related Film: The Magnificent Seven
-Related Film: Seven Samurai
-Related Film: A Fistful of Dollars
-Related Film: Yojimbo
-Related Film: Dodge City
-Related Film: Stagecoach
-Related Film: The Gunfighter
-Related Film: High Noon
-Related Film: 3:10 to Yuma
-Related Film: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
-Related Film: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
-Related Film: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
-Related Film: Hombre
-Related Film: The Wild Bunch
-Related Film: El Topo
-Related Film: Heaven's Gate
-Related Film: Pale Rider
-Related Film: Lust in the Dust
-Related Film: Rustlers' Rhapsody
-Related Film: Three Amigos!
-Related Film: True Grit (2010)
-Related Film: Bone Tomahawk
-Related Film: The Burrowers
-Related Film: The Hateful Eight
-Related Film: Django Unchained
-Related Film: Unforgiven
-Related Film: Cold Mountain
-Related Film: No Country for Old Men
-Related Film: Brokeback Mountain
-Related Film: The Wild Wild West
-Related Film: Cannibal! The Musical
-Related Film: The Lone Ranger
-Related Film: The Amazing Spider-Man
-Related Show: Godless 
-Related Film: Wyatt Earp
-Related Film: Open Range
-Related Film: Dances with Wolves
-Related Film: Young Guns
-Related Film: Last Man Standing
-Related Film: Lonesome Dove
-Related Film: The Outlaw Josey Wales
-Related Film: A Fish Called Wanda

Next Time:
Brimstone (2016)

Episode 027: The Beast of War (1988)

Episode 027: The Beast of War (1988)

February 16, 2022

In this episode, we put away the black gloves and cool down from our #GialloJanuary insanity with a listener suggested episode. From the dark streets of the world of Giallo, we carry on to the field of war to check out Kevin Reynolds' The Beast of War (aka The Beast) from 1988. This is an incredibly special film that was criminally buried during its release. We dig in not only on the film itself but also the crazy story of its production and unfortunate fall to obscurity that is an interesting tale in its own right. Special thanks to Nick for suggesting we check this one out and giving up some links to set us off on our research. And so much more!

Got a movie you champion? A hidden gem you think needs more love? Just want to see more discussion on a particular film? We want to check out the movies you suggest to us. Write in at genreexposure@gmail.com or contact us on your favorite form of social media and shoot us a movie recommendation.

Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network (www.thepfpn.com)

What We've Been Watching:
-Jason: Mill of the Stone Women (1960)
-Dustin: The Boxer from Shantung (1972)
-Michael: Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)

Show Notes:
-The Beast of War Trailer
-Stream The Beast of War on Amazon Prime
-Go check out Bigfoot for Breakfast
-Related Topic: Soviet-Afghan War
-Related Poem: The Young British Soldier
-Related Film: Apocalypse Now
-Related Film: Deer Hunter
-Related Film: Crimson Tide
-Related Film: Salem's Lot
-Related Film: Encino Man
-Related Film: Stargate
-Related Film: The Mummy
-Related Film: Lawrence of Arabia
-Related Topic: William Mastrosimone's Experience in Afghanistan
-Related Topic: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
-Related Topic: Interview with Kevin Reynolds 
-Related Film: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
-Related Film: Water World
-Related Film: Rambo III
-Related Film: The Beast (1975)
-Related Film: Lone Wolf and Cub
-Related Film: Matrix Resurrection

Next Time:
Silverado (1985)

Episode 026: Knife+Heart (2018)

Episode 026: Knife+Heart (2018)

February 2, 2022

In this episode, our #GialloJanuary celebration kicks into overtime as we spill into February to wrap everything up. We've checked out gialli in its heyday of the early 70s and followed it up with a look at its waning days in the late 80s. Circling our discussions has been this idea about modern interpretations of the genre and the concept of the neo-giallo. We finally bring that center stage by checking out Yann Gonzalez's Knife+Heart from 2018. Jason charts a lot of the loving influences the movie pays homage to. Dustin champions the story's weirder more surrealist elements. Michael dares to dub the film and its emotionally charged plot elevated giallo. But before all that, Dustin hops on the soapbox and delivers some blazing hot takes about the new Scream and the era of the rebootquel. And so much more!

Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network (www.thepfpn.com)

What We've Been Watching:
-Jason: No Time to Die (2021)
-Michael: Big Brother (2018)
-Dustin: Scream (2022)

Show Notes:
-Knife+Heart Trailer
-Stream Knife+Heart on Shudder
-Go check out Bret & Tony with Ash & Abe
-Related Topic: The Works of Anne-Marie Tensi
-Related Film: Cruising
-Related Film: The Editor
-Related Film: Censor
-Related Film: The Fifth Cord
-Related Film: Delirium
-Related Show: The Deuce
-Related Film: Debbie Does Dallas
-Related Film: Deep Red
-Related Film: Polyester
-Related Film: The Nightingale
-Related Film: The Beyond
-Related Film: At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul
-Related Film: Blow Out
-Related Film: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
-Go check out Altered Innocence
-Related Film: Malignant
-Related Film: Last Night in Soho
-Related Film: Inferno
-Related Film: Suspiria
-Related Film: Death Walks on High Heels

Next Time:
The Beast of War (1988)

Episode 025: Delirium (1987)

Episode 025: Delirium (1987)

January 19, 2022

In this episode, our #GialloJanuary celebration continues. Leaving behind the explosion of the genre in the early 70s, we advance into the late 80s to check out how things have evolved by focusing on Lamberto Bava's rather steamy erotic giallo Delirium (aka Le Foto di Gioia). Jason comes out swinging in support of the film. Dustin draws some comical parallels between giallo and soap operas as evident in the movie. Michael notes some interesting throughlines with our prior film. We also spend some time celebrating just how awesome George Eastman is. And so much more!

Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network (www.thepfpn.com)

What We've Been Watching:
-Michael: Hawkeye (2021)
-Dustin: King Boxer (1972)
-Jason: Come True (2021)

Show Notes:
-Delirium Trailer
-Go check out Haunted by Proxy
-Related Film: Demons
-Related Film: Demons 2
-Related Film: Kill Baby Kill
-Related Film: A Bay of Blood
-Related Film: A Blade in the Dark
-Related Film: Midnight Killer
-Related Film: Deep Red
-Related Film: Tenebrae
-Related Film: Shock
-Related Film: Cannibal Holocaust
-Related Film: Rear Window
-Related Film: The Prowler
-Related Film: Dead & Buried
-Related Film: Endgame
-Related Film: Antropophagus
-Related Film: Death Walks on High Heels
-Related Art: Alberto Savinio
-Related Film: Friday the 13th
-Related Film: Dressed to Kill
-Related Film: Opera

Next Time:
Knife+Heart (2018)

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