Last update: 2013-06-27

Mini-Episode 13: Samantha Mack & Nadine L’Esperance

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2013-06-27 :: Joseph Christiana
Tom and Joe take a break from their summer break to have a chat with Nadine L’Esperance and Samantha Mack. Nadine’s film production company Blue Girl Productions will be releasing a new horror short film, NO PETS ALLOWED, in the … Continue reading


Ep.4 Redux: Abel Ferrara, Take Shelter & Tom McCaffrey

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2013-06-19 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 3s
This week’s summer re-release is Episode #4, which made its initial appearance on Bill Chete’s Horror Palace on March 29th, 2012. Tom and Joe introduce the episode with some reminiscences about what was happening behind the scenes when it first … Continue reading


Ep.3 Redux: Koch, Dahmer, Bundy, Penguins

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2013-06-05 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 3s
Our re-release program brings us to Episode 3 this week. It marks the first appearance of the inimitable Max Koch… and the show has never been the same. As we note in the new intro to this program, the chemistry … Continue reading


Ep.2 Redux: Troma, Contagion, and Bill Chete

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2013-05-22 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 2s
We continue to roll out our classic episodes during our summer break. Originally released on February 20th 2012, here’s Episode 2 with some introductory reminiscences from Tom and Joe. The original notes posted on the Horror Palace looked like this: … Continue reading


Special Announcement with Extended Hyjinx

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2013-05-08 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 1s
We don’t formally review any films this episode but we sure indulge in plenty of behind-the-scenes hyjinx. Yup, you’ll get a heaping noseful of our dirty laundry as we announce our plans for the summer and chew over the reasons … Continue reading


Enter The Void (2007)

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2013-04-27
Listen. Guys. There’s something important I want to say. Ok, I know you’ve heard it before but I want you to really hear it now. And I’m going to try to really hear it too. I mean, really hear it. … Continue reading


Wanderlust (2012)

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2013-04-27
[To The Guess Who's Share The Land, in an over the top hippie voice:] Hey man, outta sight, it’s peace and love on The Cutting Room! Far out! Listen, never trust the man, man. Turn out, tune on, and drop … Continue reading


Episode 34: Gaspar Noe

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2013-04-24 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 1s
We take on the films of Gaspar Noe using I STAND ALONE (1998) and ENTER THE VOID (2009) as entry points, but that’s not before a contentious discussion about the micro-cinema film MANBORG (2011). TABLE OF CONTENTS MANBORG: 00:02:20 I … Continue reading


Ep.1 Redux: Sam Raimi & Peter Jackson

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2013-04-14 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 2s
As we explain during the new intro to this episode, our first twenty some-odd shows have been vanished from public space since the demise of the Horror Palace a few months ago so, for the morbidly curious and the TCR … Continue reading


Episode 33: Hippie Movies

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2013-04-10 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 2s
Far out! It’s peace and love on The Cutting Room! Ride along with us as we take a long strange trip through the psychedelic frontiers of hippiedom and cover Wanderlust (2012), Easy Rider (1969) and Into the Wild (2007). Turn … Continue reading


Mini-Episode 12: Evil Dead (2013)

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2013-04-04 :: Joseph Christiana
The Fangoria diplomat, Dave “Gonzo” Pace attended and advance screening of the anxiously awaited film remake, EVIL DEAD. He’s joined by Tom and Joe to chew over the movie, the merits of cinematic re-imaginings of beloved classics and all sorts … Continue reading


SALO: 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

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2013-04-03
The tongue is not in cheek: Pier Paulo Pasolini’s 1975 film Salo: 120 Days of Sodom is a great moral work. It is more hopeful and spiritually instructive than anything that will ever come out of Disney or Spielberg. Let’s … Continue reading


Episode 32: Bodily Functions

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2013-03-27 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 3s
The California Chainsaw Maxxacre is back! and he subjects The Cutting Room hosts to his cruel will and three truly disturbing films as only a bonafide sadist/sadomasochist could. Get ready for ‘Bodily Functions’ a’la Max Koch! Not for the faint … Continue reading


Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

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2013-03-26
David Mamet’s 1992 film Glengarry Glen Ross, only incidentally directed by James Foley, is based on Mamet’s 1984 Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name. Both the play and the film deal with a group of real estate salesman … Continue reading


Episode 31: Play Adaptations & Flight

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2013-03-13 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 2s
All the world’s is a stage! Tom rolls the dice this time around and the topic of conversation for this installment of The Cutting Room Theater of the Mind is film adaptations of plays. We take a look at one … Continue reading


The Croods (2013)

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2013-03-13
I was fortunate enough to attend an advance screening of Dreamworks’ forthcoming animated film THE CROODS this weekend. The Lincoln Center neighborhood theater was packed to the gills with all sorts of kids. They showed up fresh from New York … Continue reading


MiniEpisode 11: The Croods

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2013-03-12 :: Joseph Christiana
After attending an advance screening of Dreamworks’ new animated kid film, THE CROODS, Joe reports back to Tom with his review. He also shares his thoughts about the experience he had with his daughter while watching the movie and things … Continue reading


Naked (1993)

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2013-03-06
 “Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” That’s Charles Bukowski, a man who rolled in the inebriated mud of human filth with a gleeful desperation so severe, you could believe that the fate of the … Continue reading


Jan Svankmajer, Self-Indulgence, and THE GARDEN (1968)

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2013-03-05
I’m a bad critic. My biggest trouble is that I go to great lengths to look for something good in a film, something validating, something amusing, informative, engaging, thought-provoking etc. And usually I find it. This quality allows me to … Continue reading


MiniEpisode 10: Jan Svankmajer

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2013-03-05 :: Joseph Christiana
Billy and Joe get together to discuss the works of obscure surrealist filmmaker Jan Svankmajer, using his 1968 film THE GARDEN as an entry point. They also happen upon the subjects of dream logic, Monty Python, the structure of the … Continue reading


Episode 030: Films of Depression

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2013-02-27 :: Joseph Christiana
Come hell, come high water! Dave brings depression to the show. We may ostensibly be reviewing Mike Leigh’s NAKED, Lars Von Trier’s MELANCHOLIA, and the Ian Curtis biopic CONTROL, but what we’re actually doing is investigating  our personal love affairs … Continue reading


The Fairy (2011)

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2013-02-20
Ah l’amore. Love! Love! Love! Is there anything so absurd as the pompatous of  love? Is there a single impulse in God’s good humor that can more dramatically change the way this mud sock of a planet slaps its paint … Continue reading


Mini-Episode 9: Pat Healy Interview & Compliance Review

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2013-02-18 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 1s
We’re honored to have had the chance to talk with Pat Healy on Mini-Episode 9! Pat’s an incredibly gifted character actor with an impressive list of projects under his belt. He’s worked with the likes of Werner Herzog, Paul Thomas … Continue reading


Episode 029: Jean-Pierre Juenet & The Fairy

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2013-02-13 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 3s
Bonjour, amis! This episode is bursting with bones of contention, surrealist flourishes, French films and random hyjinx as Joe orders up the films of Jean-Pierre Juenet and Marc Caro. We take an in-depth look at these steam punk visionary filmmakers … Continue reading


The Orphan Shiller: A Cautionary Tale

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2013-02-10
The Orphan Shiller – Matt Farnsworth and Self-Promotion as Self-Destruction by Dave Pace This is a cautionary tale – a warning to all of us who would put ourselves Out There and try to court favour with the world. I … Continue reading


Side Effects (2013)

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2013-02-08
You see her through a haze of perfumed ambition. Her hair is gold. Or is it fire red? No, it’s chestnut. It’s hard to tell. She’s beautiful; that much is known. Her movements are sun-stunned fantasies. The fog parts just … Continue reading


Mini-Episode 8: Side Effects

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2013-02-08 :: Joseph Christiana
Billy and Joe get together to discuss SIDE EFFECTS, the first, and purportedly the last, major motion picture from one of the masters of modern cinema, Steven Soderbergh. The discussion ranges from chasing the muse to the nuts and bolts … Continue reading


Mini-Episode 7: ZeroDarkThirty (2012)

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2013-02-05 :: Joseph Christiana
Tom is joined by Dave, Billy, and Joe on Mini-Episode 7 to talk about Kathryn Bigelow’s incredibly intense, intentionally controversial, and recently Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark Thirty. What ensues is a discussion that spans institutionalized murder, historical facts as represented … Continue reading


Episode 028: Harmony Korine and How To Die in Oregon

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2013-01-30 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 2s
Max puts the Harm back into Harmony and brings it to The Cutting Room on Episode 28! We cover the filthy genius of the filmmaker who brought the world GUMMO and TRASH HUMPERS, the extraordinary Harmony Korine. The newest hosts … Continue reading


Episode 028: Harmony Korine and How To Die in Oregon

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2013-01-30 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 2s
Max puts the Harm back into Harmony and brings it to The Cutting Room on Episode 28! We cover the filthy genius of the filmmaker who brought the world GUMMO and TRASH HUMPERS, the extraordinary Harmony Korine. The newest hosts … Continue reading


THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS (1966)

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2013-01-29
Could it  be that it’s never been said? If not, let us everyone, each and all put it to bed. If there is a tinkering mind that is thinking but is yet to now know it Dr. Suess is one … Continue reading


Halley Feiffer

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2013-01-25
We had the privilege of talking with Halley Feiffer back on Episode 23. We discussed her experience working with Noah Baumbach on his film The Squid and The Whale, dysfunctional families, and her new film He’s Way More Famous than … Continue reading


Lincoln (2012)

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2013-01-24
Spielberg’s 2012 film of LINCOLN is the masterful sequel to John Ford’s film YOUNG MR. LINCOLN and, if my math is correct, it’s one that’s been 75 years in the making. Now I say that the film’s a sequel with … Continue reading


Episode 027: Who the hell are we to (Mike) Judge?

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2013-01-16 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 2s
It’s Tom’s turn to call the shots this time around and he chooses two films from the mind of Mike Judge. But before we get started with that your humble host offers up his review of Oliver Stone’s 2012 film … Continue reading


The Cutting Room Podcast on Alltop!

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2013-01-14
All you listeners know by now that we need all the legitimizing we can get and to that end… hell, we’re damn proud to announce that The Cutting Room Movie Podcast is now officially part of Alltop’s kick ass family. … Continue reading


Mini-Episode 6: LINCOLN (2012)

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2013-01-12 :: Joseph Christiana
The founding fathers of The Cutting Room get together to discuss Spielberg’s Oscar nominated 2012 film of LINCOLN starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Joe’s been off for a few weeks so he has energy to burn. He offers a sprawling introduction to … Continue reading


The Killers (1946)

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2013-01-07
I think everyone has heard the old saying “Crime doesn’t pay”. I generally believe this statement to be an absolute truism except when it comes to just one thing… Cinema. Think about it. Who doesn’t like a great crime flick? … Continue reading


Episode 026: Classic Film Noir or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Breakfast Club

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2013-01-02 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 2s
What does John Hughes and his film The Breakfast Club have to do with anything we are about to embark on in episode 026? Well, light up a smoke, put on the fights and get ready to be seduced by … Continue reading


Mini-Episode5: Christmas Special – Wonderful Life & The Grinch

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2012-12-23 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 1s
Merry Christmas! Welcome to the first annual Cutting Room Christmas Mini-Episode Special. Inspired by the Christmas spirit, Joe, sitting in temporarily for Tom, welcomes back to The Cutting Room one the show’s original co-founders, William Bourassa Jr., aka Billy. Billy … Continue reading


The Jackass Phenomenon

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2012-12-19
It’s a cold, gray Monday morning in November. I’m on a commuter train headed to the city and I’m dressed in work clothes. No, not the kind that actually fit your body for an honest day’s work. Instead, I’m in … Continue reading


Episode 025: Fellini

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2012-12-19 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 2s
Benevuto!  That’s right, no one does schizophrenia better than The Cutting Room. Come along for the ride as we make a complete about face from our previous episode– where we covered the Jackass phenomenon– and take a look at one … Continue reading


DJANGO (1966)

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2012-12-18
Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 film of DJANGO first came across my eyes a few years ago in the wake of one of the personal Sergio Leone revisitings I do every now and again. I had just finished two or three of … Continue reading


Mini-Episode 4: DJANGO UNCHAINED

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2012-12-14 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 1s
Dave Pace was lucky enough to attend an early screening of Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming film DJANGO UNCHAINED with the man himself in attendance. He gives The Cutting Room gang a delicious teaser of the neo-spaghetti western and describes what it … Continue reading


Mini-Episode 03: The Walking Dead

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2012-12-14 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 1s
Tom welcomes the newest member of The Cutting Room, Dave Pace, to the show. Dave’s a writer for the mighty Fangoria magazine and we’re pleased as punch to him aboard. For Dave’s inaugural episode, he and Tom talk all things … Continue reading


Episode 024: The Films of Jackass

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2012-12-05 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 3s
This episode is a barrelful of monkeys. It’s a bee in your bonnet. It’s urine in your cup. That’s right, Max Koch calls the shots this week and indeed it’s gonna be one hell of a wild ride in The … Continue reading


The Squid and The Whale

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2012-12-04
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. That line from Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is maybe the most quoted first line of a novel ever written. And though it might be considered pretentious to … Continue reading


David Cronenberg’s RABID

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2012-12-03
We’re honored to have Dave Pace as the newest member of our show. Dave’s a writer for Fangoria and a passionate patron of all things cinema. Get to know Dave by checking out his recent appearance on our show. Dave … Continue reading


Mini-Episode02: Life of Pi

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2012-11-25 :: Joseph Christiana
Joe and Tom get together to discuss Ang Lee before Joe reviews his beautiful film LIFE OF PI (in 3D!).       Trailer: …


Episode 23: From Low Brow to High Brow – Dysfunctional Family Films

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2012-11-21 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 3s
The moment has finally arrived! After a re-formatting transition that was tested by no less than the wrath of god (in the form of that power-robbing wench Sandy), we’re pleased to announce that we’ve emerged triumphant, like a gang of … Continue reading


The Man Who Saw Tomorrow

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2012-11-20
I haven’t seen 1981s THE MAN WHO SAW TOMORROW since I was a kid and I honestly had concerns about dragging it into the light here, yes, even here on The Cutting Room where evidently anything goes. So I concocted … Continue reading


Mini-Episode 01: Sandy Kicks the Shit Out of the Cutting Room

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2012-11-07 :: Joseph Christiana
We’re glad to see you here! But unfortunately Hurricane Sandy has taken her toll on the Cutting Room and we’re still scrambling to get our heads above water, so to speak. We’re all ok, but… It means that the release of … Continue reading


Atavus Falls

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2012-11-06
So while Hurricane Sandy had me off the grid I started writing a horror novel. Here’s a rough draft of the prologue and the first chapter. (artwork is by William Bourassa Jr.) Prologue           He changed the station if it … Continue reading


The Cutting Room 021: We Say Goodbye To Horror Palace with Special Guest Michael Berryman

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2012-10-22 :: Joseph Christiana Length: 4s
Ah, parting is such sweet sorrow. Friends, Romans, Countrymen, we’ve had a mercurial dash across the horror podcast universe, scorching the sky like a blood-soaked meteor, but, alas, the time has come for us to part from this, the #1 … Continue reading


Episode 022: The Cutting Room Reimagined!

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2012-10-14 :: Joseph Christiana
The Cutting Room relaunches on Episode 22 re-imagined and better than ever! That’s right friends, new and old, our show is undergoing renovations, so pardon our dust. After a whirlwind ride through the horror genre on the Horror Palace network, … Continue reading


Dr. Kim Paffenroth

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2012-10-03
Dr. Kim Paffenroth stops by The Cutting Room to discuss his book GOSPEL OF THE LIVING DEAD, zombies, and all things Romero. This segment was originally heard on episode 11. Below is the excerpted interview.         …


The Innkeepers

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2012-10-03
One of the paranormal enthusiasts in Ti West’s 2011 film of THE INNKEEPERS explains to his partner that pessimism is actually a higher form of optimism because if you don’t have such high expectations, you’re apt to be pleasantly surprised … Continue reading


Deliverance

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2012-10-03
 I hesitate to say that the landmark 1972 film of Deliverance is John Boorman’s. It’s certainly competently handled and, yes, there are strokes of directorial acumen in it. But the story’s greatest strength undoubtedly lies in its symbolism. And though … Continue reading


Max Koch

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2012-10-03
Before actor and wild man, Max Koch was a regular co-host on the show, he was a guest. Here’s how it all began. Max first appeared on Episode 3. Below is the excerpted interview with the man, the myth, the … Continue reading


CAT PEOPLE (1942)

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2012-10-02
Fear is a drug. Terror is habit forming. And since starting this show a few months ago, I’ve found my tolerance to the blood splat narcotic building to impenetrable levels. But I got clean this week… and looking back at … Continue reading


THE FLY (1986)

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2012-10-02
“I’m working on something that is going to change the world as we know it.” So says Seth Brundle to open Cronenberg’s landmark 1986 film THE FLY. And this isn’t mere hubris- Brundle’s teleportation devices may do just that—but the … Continue reading


MACABRE PAIR OF SHORTS (1996)

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2012-10-01
One of the common misconceptions about works of short fiction- whether literature or cinema- is that they’re by definition light fare, that they’re minor amusements not to be taken seriously. The truth is however that short works can pack as … Continue reading


NOSFERATU (1977)

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2012-10-01
Herzog saved my soul. There is no irony in this statement. My tongue isn’t in my cheek. I don’t believe souls are only saved once and you get a ticket on the rocketship to heaven. I believe souls must be … Continue reading


NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

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2012-10-01
All right, hold up here. Stop the music. No backround music to this review. No. Listen, this isn’t a review… or an introduction. This is a personal letter to Tomahawk, my old pal: Dear Tomahawk. Screw you. That’s right, screw … Continue reading


Brian Yuzna and his Re-Animator Films

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2012-10-01
Brian Yuzna stopped by The Cutting Room to talk about his film career and his cult horror movies, RE-ANIMATOR and BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR. This segment was first heard on Episode 14. Below is the excepted interview. …


THE DEVIL’S REJECTS (2005)

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2012-10-01
Rob Zombie’s sophomore effort, 2005′s THE DEVIL’S REJECTS pretty much picks up where his debut film HOUSE OF A THOUSAND CORPSES left off. Despite riding on the against-all-odds success of his first film, Zombie was given less time and less … Continue reading


HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (2011)

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2012-10-01
Tomahawk assigned the introduction of 2011’s HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN to me because he thought, in his words, “I’d be able to raise something interesting out of the muck.” Well, it’s a bloody muck indeed and I do think I … Continue reading


TAKE SHELTER (2011)

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2012-10-01
There’s a moment in 2011’s TAKE SHELTER where the main character Curtis Laforth is asked by a mental health counselor about his looming illness and there’s a long, long moment before a reply comes. The brilliance of the film lies … Continue reading


DAHMER (2002)

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2012-10-01
The eponymous real life killer of our first film needs no introduction. His name is uttered on school yard playgrounds with an ominous reverence reserved for angry gods. In kitchens his name falls from the mouths of mothers with a … Continue reading


THE TOXIC AVENGER (1984)

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2012-10-01
Ladies and gentleman, we’d like to welcome you to Tromaville. Founded in 1974 by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, Tromaville is nestled somewhere in the wild suburbs of my home state New Jersey. Half cartoon and half bloody nightmare, Tromaville … Continue reading


TERROR TRAP (2010)

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2012-10-01
The new release review this week is 2010′s TERROR TRAP starring Michael Madsen, David James Elliott, Jeff Fahey, and Heather Marie Marsden. Directed by Dan Garcia, it’s the kind of movie with a plot that a computer algorithm might spit … Continue reading


Michael Berryman

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2012-09-25
Michael Berryman stopped by the show on episode 21 to discuss his incredible career in horror pictures, bullying, politics and all sorts of stuff. Here’s the full uncut, isolated interview: …


Stephen Shellen

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2012-09-24
Actor, artist, wild man and conspiracy theorist, Stephen Shellen came on and tore the walls down in The Cutting Room on episode 18. Here’s the interview excerpt from that show: …


Aarti Mann

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2012-09-23
Actress Aarti Mann from The Big Bang Theory stops by The Cutting Room to talk about her career and her love for the film ALIEN. Listen to the whole episode 13. Below is the isolated excerpt.     …


Director Matt Farnsworth & Actress Diane Foster

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2012-09-01
The Cutting Room Movie Podcast interviews director Matt Farnsworth & actor Diane Foster about their ultra-violent cult-horror hit THE ORPHAN KILLER. The isolated interview excerpt below. Listen to the entire episode 10 here. …


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Movie Reviews. Interviews. Hyjinx.

The Cutting Room Movie Podcast