A Very Suspect Podcast
The Golden Age of Made For T.V. Movies
Dec 12, 2019 · 36 min
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Starting in the 1960s the big three U.S. television stations went into feature film production as a means of self generating films and creating exciting televised 'events' to counter those pesky big screen theatres that were pulling audiences like crazy.

Thus was born the Movie of the Week !! The feature length specials that made television history.

Sure they were burdened with low budgets and constrained with prime time censorship but they circumvented these restrictions with wit, suggestion and slight of hand.

This resulted in some glorious genre classics - Horror. Thrillers. Exploitation. Fantasy, you name it and sometimes they got away with some jaw dropping subject matter too! 

Some films launched careers, some launched television series, some have been all but forgotten.

Join Luis and Glenn as they yak about the history, the movies and the memories of 'The Movie Of The Week'!
And a first:  Enjoy trailers and commercial spots for Born Innocent', 'Get Christy Love', 'Night Stalker', 'Helter Skelter' and more!

And of course wild tangents other stuff.

Opening introduction and closing announcement is by GC

Opening and closing music by Trigger Warning.  

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