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Cinematic Void Podcast
Cinematic Void is a curated film series that hosts screenings throughout the Los Angeles area. This is podcast is the audio extension of that.
5 days ago
Episode 77: Bret Berg of AGFA & Museum of Home Video
On this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, we continue our film programmer series with Bret Berg. Bret has worked on both sides of the repertory cinema coin as a programmer/exhibitor and now as a film distributor through the American Genre Film Archive aka AGFA. We get real insider baseball on the weird and wild world of film programming along with sidebars about the films of Clint Eastwood and not being able to screen the Rob Zombie version of THE MUNSTERS theatrically. Bret also talks about his weekly streaming endeavor the highly entertaining MUSEUM OF HOME VIDEO and of course, looks back at some of his highlights from his early days as a film programmer. You can find AGFA at https://www.americangenrefilm.com/ and Museum of Home Video at https://www.museumofhomevideo.com/
1 hr 33 min
Sep 14, 2023
Episode 76: Theresa Mercado of Scream Screen
On this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, Jim talks with Theresa Mercado of the film series SCREAM SCREEN. Theresa hosts her monthly screenings at the Sie FilmCenter in Denver, Colorado which features live music, special guests, and outlandish cosplay before screenings of under-seen and classic genre films, on 35mm and 16mm film whenever possible. Other topics Jim and Theresa also discuss include her working for Vinegar Syndrome at the Archive, their Colorado brick-and-mortar store, music, collecting physical media, and more.
1 hr 28 min
Sep 7, 2023
Episode 75: William Morris - Film Programmer and Lover ...
We kick off our film programmer series on the Cinematic Void Podcast where Jim interviews some of his peers who host screenings at repertory and art house theaters across the country. Joining us on this one is William Morris, co-host of the Oscarbate podcast, and who currently is part of the programming masterminds behind Highs & Lows and The Music Box of Horrors in Chicago. William also talks about how he got into film programming and his enthusiastic love of all things cinema.
2 hr 6 min
Aug 31, 2023
Episode 74: This is Boston, Not L.A.
Things get hardcore on this episode of Cinematic Void Podcast as we look at the September screening lineup at the Los Feliz 3, THIS IS BOSTON, NOT L.A. guest programmed by Midnite Mark Anastasio from The Coolidge Corner Theatre. We also discuss a couple of individual screenings including THE BLOB at The Frida Cinema and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago with William Morris and Broken Hope's Jeremy Wagner and Jim's THIS IS, L.A. NOT BOSTON series at The Coolidge. Other sidebars include a vacation at Universal Studios Hollywood, screening recaps, Nick's continued hatred of Dunkin Donuts, but professed love of Radiohead, and screening recaps.
1 hr 24 min
Aug 17, 2023
Episode 73: No Cap Recap and the Future
In this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, Jim and Nick recap the reactions to the Blu-ray Burnout and Horror Clout episodes. They then look to the future as they discuss Nick's forthcoming music release by his band Double Life, a new video series on the Void YouTube channel, and the Void hitting the road this September to Chicago and Boston. Also there may be some hot takes on Dunkin Donuts, JAWS 2, and butter!
1 hr 21 min
Aug 3, 2023
Episode 72: Back to School Lineup
On this episode of the Cinematic Void podcast. Jim and Nick head to JCPenney for some new fall fits as we head back to school for our August in-theater lineup.
1 hr 21 min
Jul 27, 2023
Episode 71: Horror Clout
Doubling down on the hot takes from the previous episode, Jim and Nick look at the state of the horror genre and its fans. Some of the topics included in the discussion are the commodification of the genre, gatekeeping vs. easy access, and chasing the social media high.
1 hr 9 min
Jul 13, 2023
Episode 70: Blu-ray Burnout
In this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, Jim and Nick look at the current landscape of boutique Blu-ray labels, slipcovers, and collector mentality. They also discuss the importance of film restoration, archiving, and streaming vs. physical media.
1 hr 1 min
Jun 29, 2023
Episode 69: Phone A Friend & Summer Slaughter Part 2
In this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, Jim and Nick go over the July in-theater lineup. Plus, two mystery phone calls interrupt the episode and we also break down THE FRENCH CONNECTION controversy.
1 hr 40 min
Jun 22, 2023
Episode 68: To Live and Die in L.A.
Join us on this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast as Jim and Nick discuss William Friedkin's TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. We also unlock the secrets of the Secret Service, the lost art of snappy dialog, and cinematic car chases not being NIck's thing.
1 hr 25 min
Jun 1, 2023
Episode 67: Bleak Week & Summer Slaughter Part 1
On this episode of the Cinematic Void podcast, we talk about our June lineup including Bleak Week and Summer Slaughter part 1.
May 25, 2023
Episode 66: Freddy's Knock-offs
Cinematic Void brings you sweet dreams and scary nightmares as Jim and Nick discuss two films influenced by A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST.
2 hr 20 min
Apr 27, 2023
Episode 65: MAY-HEM
In this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, Jim & Nick catch up on life, talk about a new bi-monthly screening series, and break down the May lineup at the Los Feliz 3.
1 hr 23 min
Mar 30, 2023
Episode 64: April Occult Lineup + Marathon Recap
Spring is in the air on the Cinematic Void Podcast as Jim and Nick discuss the April in-theatre lineup of 70s Occult films as well as recap the 7 DEADLY CINS MARATHON that celebrated Cinematic Void's seven-year anniversary.
1 hr 21 min
Mar 6, 2023
Episode 63: March Movie Madness Lineup + The Young & the Sexless
On this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, Jim and Nick break down the March in-theater lineup for Cinematic Void including the 7 Deadly Cins marathon. But before that, they discuss film curation and presentation more and get into the sex in film discourse.
1 hr 30 min
Feb 2, 2023
Episode 62: Rep Audience Etiquette & Engagement + Killer Obsession Lineup
In this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, Jim and Nick break down the Void's February screening slate, Killer Obsession featuring the films STRIPPED TO KILL, TIGHTROPE, NIGHT GAME & MANHUNTER. But before getting into that, they also discuss audience laughing at inappropriate times during classic films and the overall communal theatrical experience.
1 hr 38 min
Jan 23, 2023
Episode 61: Dario Argento's Profound Shadow
It's January Giallo once again on the Cinematic Void Podcast. For this episode, Jim and Nick slash into two quintessential gialli from one of the genre's masters: Dario Argento with DEEP RED and TENEBRAE. Plus a recap of the first couple of weeks of January Giallo '23 and what's coming up in the Void.
1 hr 56 min
Dec 22, 2022
Ep. 60: 2022 Favorites
Cinematic Void wraps up it's 2022 podcast season sharing some of their favorite Blu-ray and record releases. Plus we recap the last few months where the podcast went an unplanned hiatus.
1 hr 10 min
Dec 15, 2022
Episode 59: KJ Howell From Night Flight
On this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, we talk to KJ from the legendary Night Flight. We talk to her about the origins of Night Flight and it's rebirth into a streaming platform filled with videos and interviews from their vast vaults, a curation of cult cinema, and bringing in new and original content with Night Flight Slumber Party.
Aug 11, 2022
Episode 56: Twinning
You aren't seeing double. Jim and Nick discuss a pair of films featuring twins, Peter Greenaway's A ZED & TWO NOUGHTS and David Cronenberg's DEAD RINGERS along with other pop culture twin references and Nick's real life fetish ... er, fascination with twins.
1 hr 43 min
Jul 14, 2022
Episode 54: To Camp Again
We go back to camp once again on the Cinematic Void Podcast as we gather around the campfire and discuss two unorthodox sequels, MEATBALLS PART 2 and SLEEPAWAY CAMP II: UNHAPPY CAMPERS. Plus an extended edition of Read, Watch, Listen as Jim and Nick discuss late 90s/early 00s Screamo.
2 hr 3 min
Jun 23, 2022
Episode 53: Winnebago Warriors
With summer vibes rolling in, Jim and Nick hit the road with a double dose of Recreational Vehicle terror as they discuss RACE WITH THE DEVIL and HITCHER IN THE DARK.
1 hr 25 min
May 19, 2022
Episode 51: Batter Up
On the latest episode of the Cinematic Void podcast, Jim and Nick take a swing at a baseball double header/feature of NIGHT GAME and BLOOD GAMES.
2 hr 2 min
Apr 14, 2022
Episode 50: So You Want To Be A Film Programmer
In this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, Jim and Nick discuss the ins and outs of film programming and hosting screenings/events.
2 hr 31 min
Mar 24, 2022
Episode 49: Albums That Could Be Movies
In this episode of the Cinematic Void podcast, Jim and Nick pick some records that they think could be turned into films. Some choices are quite literal, while others are of a more abstract interpretation. Plus a recap of what has been happening with Cinematic Void for the first quarter of 2022.
2 hr 1 min
Feb 17, 2022
Episode 48: The Lost Drive-In with Diana Prince
On the latest episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, we are joined by Diana Prince aka Darcy the Mail Girl from The Last Drive-In with Job Bob Briggs. We discuss with her the monumental task of of the Lost Drive-In, where she is in the process of digitizing and archiving hours of Joe Bob archival video and audio as well how she got into horror and other projects she is working on.
Jan 24, 2022
Episode 47: The Giallo Films of Aldo Lado
On the latest episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, Jim & Nick discuss a pair of giallo films directed by Aldo Lado and who distinctly different they are from each other as well as the genre in general.
1 hr 27 min
Jan 6, 2022
Episode 46: The Giallos of Massimo Dallamano
It's once again January Giallo on the Cinematic Void Podcast. In this episode, Jim and Nick slice into the the psychosexual and sleazy oeuvre of cinematographer turned director Massimo Dallamano. Film discussed included the more film noir leaning A BLACK VEIL FOR LISA, one the most celebrated gialli films ever made, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? and the eurorcime/giallo hybrid, WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS?
1 hr 18 min
Dec 20, 2021
Episode 44: Another Nontraditional Christmas
In this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, Jim and Nick discuss another set of films that you should consider adding to your holiday rotation. Be forewarned: your mileage on how Christmas-like these movies are will vary. Titles we unwrap from underneath the tree include EATEN ALIVE, WALKING THE EDGE, JAWS: THE REVENGE & MANIAC COP 2.
Nov 18, 2021
Episode 43: Dawn of the Dead
With Black Friday looming, Jim and Nick hit the mall and take a deep dive into George A. Romero's immortal classic, DAWN OF THE DEAD. In this episode they talk about their personal relationships to the film as well as its stylistic aesthetic and it's overall legacy.
1 hr 55 min
Oct 7, 2021
Episode 41: Kier-la Janisse
On this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, we are joined by the awarding winning filmmaker of WOODLANDS DARK & DAYS BEWITCHED: A HISTORY OF FOLK HORROR, the author HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN and founder of the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, Kier-la Janisse as we talk about the many facets of her career.
2 hr 57 min
Sep 23, 2021
Episode 40: Salem, Massachusetts
Just in time for spooky season, the Cinematic Void Podcast takes a trip to historic Salem, Massachusetts, one of the premiere Halloween destinations in the world. In this episode we chat with Kay Lynch of Salem Horror Fest, Rachel Christ of the Salem Witch Museum, James Lurgio from Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery and vlogger Derek Millen of D-Tours about all things Witch City. Plus Jim and Nick discuss the aftermath of Crypticon and the Void's first screening back to the theatre COBRA.
3 hr 32 min
Jul 29, 2021
Episode 38: In Search of Bigfoot
Get yeti! We're hunting sasquatch on the Cinematic Void Podcast. Up first we're are joined by Pamula Pierce Barcelou, president of Boggy Creek and the daughter of Charles B. Pierce the director of THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK. Then long time friend, Cinema Arcana's Bruce Holecheck, stops by to share his favorite bigfoot movies as well as many offtopic sidebars. Films discussed are THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK, DEMONWARP, ABOMINABLE, STRANGE WILDERNESS and NIGHT OF THE DEMON.
2 hr 37 min
Jul 1, 2021
Episode 37: Camp Void
Gather around the campfire, because on the latest episode of the Cinematic Void we take a trip to Camp Void with a group of camp slashers. Jim and Nick discuss Camp Void, the programming series that originated in 2016 as well as the films FRIDAY THE 13TH, THE BURNING, SLEEPAWAY CAMP and TWISTED NIGHTMARE. We hope you've brought yourself enough s'mores or this one.
1 hr 35 min
Jun 17, 2021
Episode 36: Giallo Adjacent
On this episode, Jim and Nick slip on those black gloves to discuss Giallo adjacent films. These are movies produced outside of Italy, but share a similarity in the themes and style to those Italian thrillers. Films discussed include IMAGES, DON'T LOOK NOW, ALICE SWEET ALICE, EYES OF LAURA MARS and DRESSED TO KILL.
2 hr 6 min
Jun 3, 2021
Episode 35: Up to Snuff
In this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, Jim and Nick delve into the sick and depraved world of snuff films ... or rather, films about the topic or films accused of being a snuff film. Movies discussed are SNUFF, EMANUELLE IN AMERICA, VIDEODROME and GUINEA PIG: FLOWER OF FLESH AND BLOOD.
1 hr 40 min
May 20, 2021
Episode 34: Jeremy Wagner of Broken Hope
In this episode of the CInematic Void Podcast, Jim and Nick are joined by death metal juggernauts Broken Hope's guitarist/lyricist and horror novelist Jeremy Wagner. They discuss his career in music, writing novels and his love of the horror genre.
1 hr 56 min
May 6, 2021
Episode 33: The Werewolves of '81 with Tim Kasher of Cursive
There's a bad moon rising on the Cinematic Void Podcast as Jim and Nick have a howling good time discussing the werewolves of 1981 with Tim Kasher from the band Cursive. We rip into four ferocious films on their joint 40th year anniversary including AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, THE HOWLING, WOLFEN & FULL MOON HIGH.
2 hr 25 min
Apr 21, 2021
Episode 32: ...And The Fog Rolled In
In this special episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, Jim and Nick celebrate 4/21 by deep diving on John Carpenter's THE FOG.
2 hr 17 min
Apr 8, 2021
Episode 31: Spring Break, Brah!
It's spring break on the Cinematic Void podcast! Jim and Rubik's Cube Master Nick dive into the sand, surf, bikinis, booze and blood of beachside cinema.
1 hr 29 min
Mar 18, 2021
Episode 30: Lola G. of Death Hags
On this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, Jim and Nick are joined by Lola G. of the band Death Hags as they discuss old and new science fiction related to environmental elements.
1 hr 20 min
Jan 28, 2021
Episode 28: Umberto Lenzi Giallos Part 2
We wrap up January Giallo 2021 on the Cinematic Void Podcast with part two of our discussion of the giallo films of Umberto Lenzi. In this episode, Jim and Nick are joined by writer/director Travis Stevens (GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR & the upcoming JAKOB'S WIFE) as they slice into the four film collaboration between Lenzi and actor Carroll Baker. Films discussed include ORGASMO, SO SWEET, SO PERVERSE, A QUIET PLACE TO KILL and KNIFE OF ICE.
1 hr 36 min
Jan 21, 2021
Episode 27: Sergio Martino Giallos Part 2
Part 2 of our discussion on the giallo films of Sergio Martino. Scott Carlson from the band Repulsion returns as we dig into the rest of Martino's giallo and giallo adjacent films including CASE OF THE SCORPION'S TAIL, TORSO, SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A MINOR & SCORPION WITH TWO TAILS. Plus as a bonus, Scott and Jim throw out some non-Giallo Martino films to add to your watch pile.
1 hr 24 min
Jan 14, 2021
Episode 26: Sergio Martino Giallos Part 1
In this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, we are joined by Scott Carlson of REPULSION as we continue our celebration of January Giallo with part one of our look into the films of Sergio Martino. We discuss his three film collaboration with the giallo queen, Edwige Fenech including THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH, YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY and ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK.
1 hr 4 min
Jan 7, 2021
Episode 25: Umberto Lenzi Giallos Part 1
On this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, we kick off January Giallo with part 1 of our discussion of the films of that subgenera by director Umberto Lenzi. Jim and Nick look at his later era gialli including OASIS OF FEAR, SEVEN BLOOD-STAINED ORCHIDS, SPASMO and EYEBALL.
1 hr 6 min
Dec 14, 2020
Episode 23: A Nontraditional Christmas
In this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, we present a non-traditional Christmas Movie marathon featuring movies that aren't normally considered holiday films, but actually are including DEEP RED, RABID and more. Also, friend of the Void Michael Felix phones in to defend one of his favorite Christmas horror films, BLOOD BEAT.
1 hr 13 min
Nov 23, 2020
Episode 22: Thanksgiving Slashers
In this episode of the Cinematic Void podcast, Jim and Nick carve into Thanksgiving set slasher films including BLOOD RAGE and HOME SWEET HOME as well a pair of killer turkey movies, BLOOD FREAK and THANKSKILLING.
Sep 28, 2020
Episode 18: On Halloween Part 1
We kick off our four part On Halloween series on the Cinematic Void podcast about films set on and around the holiday of Halloween by diving into John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN as well as HALLOWEEN III, TRICK OR TREATS, HACK O'LANTERN and more.
1 hr 44 min
Jul 30, 2020
Episode 14: The Giallos of Lucio Fulci
On this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast, we slip on our black gloves and slice into the giallo films of Lucio Fulci with Scott Carlson from the band Repulsion. Featuring some the most eclectic, sexual and vicious films of Fulci's career, we cover PERVERSION STORY, A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN, DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING, SEVEN NOTES IN BLACK, THE NEW YORK RIPPER and MURDER ROCK.
1 hr 5 min
Jul 23, 2020
Episode 13: Lucio Fulci's Zombie Quartet
On this episode of the Cinematic Void Podcast we begin our deep dive into the career of iconic Italian genre filmmaker Lucio Fulci. Jim and Nick kicks things off as they talk about the new documentary/pseudo biopic FULCI FOR FAKE and Lucio Fulci's 8 1/2, CAT IN THE BRAIN. Then they are joined by Matthew Gray from the band THE LICE as they breakdown Fulci's quartet of zombie films ZOMBIE, GATES OF HELL, THE BEYOND and HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY with a side note on the partially Fulci directed ZOMBIE 3.
2 hr 12 min