August 6, 2019
This week, we're back with some remote coverage of Fantasia Festival 2019. While Brad and Lisa were jet-setting to Comic-Con (and chatting with Jason Mewes!), Billy caught up with Jovanka Vuckovich and Munro Chambers for their film "Riot Girls," a punk-rock romance set in an apocalyptic world ruled by teenagers.
We dig into what made the queer romance at the heart of "Riot Girls" the story that had to become Vuckovich's first feature. You might have seen her work in "XX," where she directed the segment "The Box." She was also the editor-in-chief for Rue Morgue Magazine for nearly seven years.
Chambers, who plays the lead villain, got his start on "Degrassi," but has gone on to star in a number of genre film favs like "Turbo Kid." He also stars in "Harpoon," whose director Rob Grant we interviewed during our time at the Chattanooga Film Festival. We dive into the emotional costs of portraying acts of violence and the surprises of working with younger actors.
Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and follow the host @WBDass. "Riot Girls" goes wide on September 13. Be sure to check it out!
July 31, 2019
We return from the San Diego Comic-Con International with this wild conversation starring the one-and-only Jason Mewes! Breaking out from his iconic role as the chattier half of Jay and Silent Bob, Mewes makes his directorial debut exploring his own life in the meta-comedy "Madness in the Method." The film features a bevy of character actors playing twisted versions of themselves: Kevin Smith, Vinnie Jones, Dean Cain, Terri Hatcher, and Danny Trejo. Mewes is a warm and genuine human being and was very generous with our psychologically invasive questions.
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July 23, 2019
Our time with The Overlook Film Festival must finally come to an end, but damn - we go out with a bang! This week we're chatting with legendary independent filmmaker Larry Fessenden about his Frankenstein obsession and how he's worked it, yet again, into a film. "Depraved" transplants the mythology of Mary Shelley to a modern realm of nightmares that include dive bars, dumpster laboratories, and psychopathic entrepreneurs. We dig deep into why Fessenden can't shake the tale of Frankenstein's monster, and how his new status as a cinematic guru keeps him hungry for his own art.
Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and follow the hosts @MouthDork & @WBDass. More importantly, make sure that your butts are at the theater on September 13th when "Depraved" is unleashed upon the world.
July 11, 2019
We're back with another essential conversation from the Overlook Film Festival. This week, we're delighted to have Ashlee Blackwell, Robin R. Means Coleman, & Tananarive Due on the podcast to chat their film "Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror." Recorded just moments before the three producers took the stage to introduce the film to a jam-packed audience, we had a conversation exploring why they are still compelled to tour the film despite its immediate access on Shudder. From there we discuss the genesis of the project, their delight at its reception, and what films we should all be putting on our movie queue.
Be sure to follow our guests on Twitter @GraveyardSister, @MeansColeman, & @TananariveDue. Follow the podcast on Instagram & Twitter @ITMODCast and follow our hosts, @MouthDork & @WBDass.
July 8, 2019
"I want to be what intimidates me." On this week's episode, we chat with filmmaker Riley Stearns about his new film "The Art of Self Defense" starring Jesse Eisenberg as a meek man desperate to belong in the world of masculinity. Finding confidence of self behind the walls of a rather unique karate dojo, Eisenberg's character rises to a world that once made him cower. Stearns discusses the evolution of his style from his previous film "Faults" and how he was enamored with Eisenberg's enthusiasm to collaborate. "The Art of Self Defense" is a bold aesthetic extension for Stearns and he's eager to explore this tonal realm for his next feature.
"The Art of Self Defense" opens this Friday in theaters nationwide, but be on the lookout for special advance screenings at your local Alamo Drafthouse on Thursday. Follow the podcast @ITMODCast on Instagram & Twitter, & follow the hosts @WBDass & @MouthDork.
July 4, 2019
Our Overlook Film Festival continues with an in-depth, obsessive, celebratory conversation with filmmaker Adam Egypt Mortimer discussing his new film "Daniel Isn't Real." Put this movie on your radar folks as it's easily one of the best films we've seen all year long. We go everywhere in this chat. We discuss Mortimer's relationship with Grant Morrison, the various influences that fed this cosmic horror take on the imaginary friend story, and the detailed process in which Mortimer engages with well before filming actually begins. Drop Dead Fred; this movie is not.
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June 25, 2019
We watched a lot of movies throughout the Overlook Film Festival, and we attended several immersive events and a few podcasts. Without a doubt, "Paperbacks from Hell II" was the most uproarious and inspirational experience of the weekend. Grady Hendrix’s presentation on the horrors and delights of pre-Harry Potter YA fiction was an unforgettable work of genius. We're honored to have him join the podcast this week to discuss his obsession with juvenile delinquent art and its place in modern entertainment. Prepare yourself, once this episode is consumed, you will be on the hunt for all the Christopher Pike novels you can muster.
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June 20, 2019
Two surfer cousins connect over a long lost family fiddle and embark on an epic journey to understand their Irish roots. Not just a family album narrative, "The Crest" is an inspiring saga to understand your place in the world through human connection, and yeah, it features some pretty radical surfing footage to boot. On this week's episode, we're chatting with director Mark Christopher Covino about the momentous quest that brought him from "A Band Called Death" to this latest documentary. Whether if you're an aspiring filmmaker or just a regular movie maniac like ourselves, you'll gain great amounts of motivation from intaking the trials and tribulations he's battled to make it to this point in time.
As always, follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast and follow the hosts @WBDass and @MouthDork. "The Crest" is now available on DVD, iTunes, and VOD. Support indie film!
June 18, 2019
This week we're kicking off a month's worth of conversations scored at the Overlook Film Festival in New Orleans. Up first, we're chatting with horror icon Mick Garris about his new anthology film "Nightmare Cinema" which continues the celebratory spirit of his absolutely fabulous "Masters of Horror" Showtime series. Joining Garris on this film are another radical batch of filmmakers: Alejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Ryûhei Kitamura, & David Slade. Seriously, if you're a movie maniac like us, you do not want to miss this film which launches in select cities this weekend as well as VOD and Digital HD.
As always, remember to follow the podcast on Instagram & Twitter @ITMODCast, follow the hosts @MouthDork & @WBDass, & follow Mick Garris @PostMortemMG.
June 11, 2019
We're back at the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Va to talk with filmmaker David Palamaro about his film "Murder Made Easy." Birthing a movie is one thing; selling a movie is something altogether different. This week we're focusing on the challenges and joys of touring your film across the globe, and to help provide context to the festival circuit, we're joined by professional movie consumer Jay Kay of HorrorHound and Dread Central fame. This candid conversation pulls the veil back on the industry and reveals the tremendous amount of passion that both Palamaro and Kay bring to their art.
Don't forget to follow the podcast on Instagram & Twitter @ITMODCast, & follow the hosts @MouthDork & @WBDass.