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Switchblade Sisters Episode 104: 'Logan's Run' with 'Paradise Hills' Director Alice Waddington and Halloween Horror Recs with Jordan Crucchiola

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Alice Waddington
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Jordan Crucchiola

Logan's Run

Just in time for Halloween, we have the amazingly talented Alice Waddington (director Paradise Hills) on the program to talk about Logan's Run. She discusses creating specific fantasy worlds, being inspired by Logan's Run, and the pleasures of working with Awkwafina. We also get Vulture associate editor, Jordan Crucchiola, on the line to talk about what horror films we should check out this Halloween.

Paradise Hills is in theaters and streaming on November 1st.

And if you haven't seen Logan's Run, you simply must!

With April Wolfe, Alice Waddington, and Jordan Crucchiola.

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Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org.

Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 96: 'Dead & Buried' with 'Riot Girls' Director Jovanka Vuckovic

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Jovanka Vuckovic

Dead & Buried

Jovanka Vuckovic is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. In the past two decades, she has worked as a visual effects artist, earning a Gemini Award, and cemented a reputation as a genre film authority—she was twice named one of the most important women in the history of horror, serving for a time as editor-in-chief of famed Rue Morgue Magazine. In 2016, she spread her wings into the US film market, joining the DGA after directing a segment of XX, the first-ever all-female horror film anthology from Magnolia Pictures, which had its premiere at Sundance 2017. Her debut Riot Girls, written by Katherine Collins, will see its release this year. The film tells the story of two young women who must save a young man from the clutches of a little psychopath on the wrong side of Potter’s Bluff — a town divided after a mysterious disease wiped out all the adults.

The movie that Jovanka has chosen to discuss is a grossly underappreciated classic - 1981's Dead & Buried. Jovanka talks about how she named the small town of Potter's Bluff in Riot Girls after the Potter's Bluff of Dead & Buried. She even goes as far to say she envisions that both films exist in the exact same town. Jovanka also opens up about her intense fear of death and how that influences her films. And she and April discuss the struggles of getting a movie made as a female filmmaker.

You can see Riot Girls in theaters and on demand on September 13th.

And if you haven't seen Dead & Buried yet, you simply must!

With April Wolfe and Jovanka Vuckovic.

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Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org.

Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 102: Scare The Children! - 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' and the Best Decade For Horror with Lucé Tomlin-Brenner

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Lucé Tomlin-Brenner

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

It's never too early to start prepping for Halloween! This week the gang talks about the tween-friendly horror film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Ify and Drea are back and they are joined by horror fanatic, comedian and director Lucé Tomlin-Brenner. The gang reveals which movies scared them the most as children. They discuss the best decade for horror. Ify goes on a rant about Hobbs & Shaw. And, as always, staff picks.

In news, Disney "has concerns" and The Hunt gets cancelled.

Staff Picks:

Ify - Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
Alonso - Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Drea - The Beguiled
Lucé - Braid

With Ify Nwadiwe, Alonso Duralde, Drea Clark, and Lucé Tomlin-Brenner.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? on Twitter or Facebook. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Episode 13 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone: Battling Shyness. And Monsters.

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Jorge Reyes

Paula and Adam take a week off - but not before preparing this Very Special Episode! First - your questions, asked and answered. We read some of the many dilemmas that have been on our listeners’ minds, and Paula does her level best to help out. Then, we reach back into the archives - way, way back to the spring of 2018 - to offer a never-before-heard prequel movie review! The long-awaited sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pacfic RIm” was coming out, and we review the original to let you know whether the new one might be worth your time. SPOILER ALERT: Paula and Adam do not totally agree on the dramatic potential of monsters vs. giant robots.

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 15: Monster Movies and The Shape of Water

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Ricky Carmona
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April Wolfe
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Alonso Duralde
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Drea Clark

If you're seated in the first row, you will get wet. Because we're talking about The Shape of Water. Friend of the show Drea Clark joins the gang as they discuss monsters, sexy amphibian men, and Alonso's sinister alter ego - Alphonso Durante. The crew also plays a rousing game of F, Marry, Kill. And a WARNING to our listeners, they don't hold back. Plus, this is the second to last round of Stump Alonso; will he retain his throne?

In news, Gizmodo releases the list of the most contrarian film critics, female directors are snubbed at the Golden Globes, someone watched Bee Movie 357 times last year, and Saudi Arabia lifts its ban on movie theaters.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
Alonso - Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone and My Happy Family
Drea - Lady Bird
Ricky - Nature Boy

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, Drea Clark, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 4: Pan's Labyrinth with Issa López

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April Wolfe
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Issa López

This week is a fantastical episode of Switchblade Sisters where April sits down with director Issa Lopez to discuss the influential Guillermo Del Toro film, Pan's Labyrinth. Issa opens up about her lonesome adolescence, the death of her mother, and how these events influenced her work. She tells April about the emotional process of working with children on her most recent film, the fantasy-horror Tigers Are Not Afraid. And she also discusses the culture of witchcraft and magic in Mexico and how that pervades many Mexican artist's work.

Keep an eye out for Issa López's most recent film Tigers Are Not Afraid.

And if you haven't seen it yet, go watch Pan's Labyrinth.

With April Wolfe and Issa Lopez

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 17 - Pacific Rim

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Wham Bam Pow

This week, we discuss THE summer movie for monster-punching robots, Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim! Plus, we dive into some movie news, including the improbable social media buzz surrounding SyFY's stinker, Sharknado.

Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!

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