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In this free podcast, Eric Thirteen and Michael Koester discuss two movies in-depth using their favorite tools: blasphemy, skepticism, dirty words and bloodlust. Double Feature takes a positive look at films of all genres, and finds even horror and exploitation movies have amazing things to offer.

Episode Date
The Changeling + Gothic
May 16, 2019
A Bittersweet Life + The Man Who Wasn’t There
May 09, 2019
Starman + Visitor Q
May 02, 2019
Ginger and Rosa + How to Talk to Girls at Parties
Rebellion as a way of life.
Apr 25, 2019
Cam + Demonlover
The internet destroys society despite the magic healing power of sexual intercourse.
Apr 18, 2019
Killapalooza 36: Ginger Snaps
Ginger Snaps films 1-3. A comprehensive look at all that is Ginger Snaps. Why Ginger Snaps deserves a Killapalooza despite appearing to be a trilogy.
Apr 11, 2019
Keep An Eye Out + An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn
Two filmmakers who seem to belong nowhere but are perfectly at home together.
Apr 04, 2019
Dracula AD 1972 + Aladdin
Hammer and Disney collide once again.
Mar 28, 2019
Hot Tub Time Machine + Timecrimes
The global nightmare that is the Hot Tub Time Machine and Timecrimes episode is finally here.
Mar 21, 2019
Toad Road + Here Comes the Devil
Hell and the parties you can have there.
Mar 14, 2019
The Jerk + The Master
These fucking guys.
Mar 07, 2019
Prep School + Firestarter
External and internal pressures. Double Feature covers an audience-directed horror movie, Prep School! After weeks of discussing the difficulties of creating independent film, Prep School offers the opportunity to support one. A discussion on the finer points of fucking up … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 28, 2019
Tumbbad + Baskin
Folklore, moral tales, satanic torture orgies and other fun life lessons to live by. Embrace the subtitle. Tumbbad, the remake of the film no one has seen called Tumbbad. Greed and the fun things you can do with it. Luring … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 21, 2019
Trouble Every Day + A Dangerous Method
Artsy smuthouse. French people create trouble, every day. Looking at Trouble Every Day as a French extreme film. No one trusts Vincent Gallo, even if his character deserves it. Some kind of plot is derailed by sexy times. When the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 15, 2019
Swiss Army Man + Harvey
Imaginary friends that society just won’t accept. Swiss Army Man, Sundance, and Highland Park, California. Who or what are Daniels? hen the harsh light of day hits at the end of Swiss Army Man. A film 2018 people would be … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 07, 2019
Halloween + Puppet Master The Littlest Reich
Approaching the unapproachable slashers. Halloween and Puppet Master get loaded updates. “Not for everyone” for the masses. When the remake is no longer enough. Deep fan service in production instead of easter eggs. Getting the band back together. What does … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 31, 2019
New Jack City + Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song
Father son pair Mario Van Peebles and Melvin Van Peebles have two movies that tells stories of very different times and places. First up, a trip back to the early 90s. Everyone is worried about crime, crack is a problem, … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 25, 2019
Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me + Twilight Zone The Movie
Television goes to the movies. A very broad conversation bout Twin Peaks, how it fits into David Lynch’s filmography, and various reactions to new entries over time. A conversation about Twin Peaks The Return because it’s basically a movie and … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 19, 2019
The Witches + The Black Cauldron
Hammer studios and Disney studios. A fresh look at two unique entities in different spaces. Unique marks on an otherwise crystal clear record. How The Witches is both quintessentially Hammer horror and something completely different. Voodoo vs magic vs whatever … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 17, 2019
The Eyes of My Mother + Don’t Look Now
Death in the family. The fallout of grief, loss, loneliness and isolation. It turns out Michael likes Eric’s double feature. The courage of The Eyes of My Mother pays off in a lengthy 2016 festival run covering basically everywhere a … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 09, 2019
Boxing Helena + Patty Hearst
A Double Feature Stockholm Syndome double feature. Dangerous cinema returns. When you put Helena in a box like you do (RIP Cubbiebear). The deeper issues actually at work in Boxing Helena are just regular issues but no one comes to … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 30, 2018
Rumble in the Bronx + Skyscraper
A look at secret role China plays in big American films. Double Feature gets into the weeds on how blockbusters are assembled, from the creation of a bankable team to the financing and eventual distribution. America sees a martial arts … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 22, 2018
Delicatessen + Paddington
Bear and Long Pig, together at last. Outrageously whimsically characters disrupt the system. No negative jokes about Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s art direction suffering after 1995. Michael feels the need to rant about his top ten list and then randomly namecheck Black … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 13, 2018
Lo and Behold + Idiocracy
A cynical look at technological progress. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Just what kind of reveries is this about? A guy from Austin talks to an ex-Silicon Valley programmer about Werner Herzog questioning digital pioneers – and … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 06, 2018
A Ghost Story + What We Do In the Shadows
Horror non-horrors (which, it should be noted, is different than non-horror horrors). Eric Thirteen spares everyone else his own depression. Addressing the brilliant, frustrating, vital experience of A Ghost Story. Time’s flat circle doesn’t make it any less fucking sad. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 02, 2018
Blown Away + Fatal Attraction
The contagion of madness. Blow Away, a film from a parallel universe where Jeff Bridges stars in Big Trouble In Little China and Tommy Lee Jones did time at The Rock. zMacro shots, they’re fucking everywhere. Being right inside the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 22, 2018
Forrest Gump + The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The lives of individual men as told through bizarre high-concept epics! Double Feature talks about the films of Eric Roth. An examination of the lives of others and what can be learned from them. Indulging the wild premise hooks of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 15, 2018
Scream of Fear + Bambi
Hammer meets Disney. The second step in a deep drive on two studios. Scream of Fear is probably actually called Taste of Fear. Where does Scream of Fear sit in 1960s horror? Hammer aside from the more commonly known Universal-Monsters … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 10, 2018
Killapalooza 35: Jaws
Jaws films 1-4. A look at the entire Jaws franchise as if it’s the true horror property people say it is. What’s refreshing about Jaws if it is a horror film. Aquatic horror and the Miskatonic Institute. Seriously, go if … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 01, 2018
Tales from the Hood + XX
Anthology films as a mechanism for inducing social change. XX is not the band The XX. Tales from the Hood as a group of segments with one coherent vision. How specific is Tales form the Hood to mid-nineties Los Angeles? … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 25, 2018
The Monster Squad + Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl
Missing out! How great films have become further hidden by the difficult moral absolutism of modern times. The Monster Squad, warts and all. Discovering The Monster Squad today. Looking past the foul-mouth dressings of some 80s kids. How The Monster … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 18, 2018
Hocus Pocus + Slice
October kicks in with the full force of mystic green Halloween energy. Two fantastical spooky-delights with very different receptions. Horror outsiders then and now. Hocus Pocus hits 25. Eric Thirteen’s film Disposition plays in a theater and heads for the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 11, 2018
Mandy + Revenge
Basic melts minds. Two films with straight-forward plots to different dramatic ends. How can something so basic become so mind blowing? Celebrating the return of The New French Extreme to Double Feature. But first: Mandy should be seen big and … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 04, 2018
Coherence + 10 Cloverfield Lane
Take it and run. Sitting down to have dinner with friends. Back to back mind-benders. How Coherence under-promises before over-delivering. The little film you just don’t expect. When that things that always happens starts happening. Turning the tables on expectation. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 29, 2018
DISPOSITION Trailer Has Arrived
The official trailer for Eric Thirteen’s new short film Disposition. A woman stalked by depression makes some extreme decisions. Disposition is screening in film festivals across the country. Find dates and sign up for screening notifications at
Sep 25, 2018
Unbreakable + The Beach
A new look at two infamous directors. Michael for some reason believes people don’t really know who Danny Boyle. An update on Eric Thirteen’s new film Disposition, with a new round of theatrical dates in the upcoming weeks. Everything is … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 20, 2018
Perfect Blue + Enemy
Identity, duality, and the public eye. Reflections and persona. What is personhood? Eric Thirteen’s new film Disposition now has a trailer! Disposition (2018) Trailer. Perfect Blue as an insight to an Asia-centric phenomena. Working Perfect Blue backwards. The psychological thrills … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 13, 2018
Thoroughbreds + The Craft
The outsider’s need to belong and the influence of the spooky peer-group. Wearing an aesthetic to sneak past the gate. Three fantastic performances. The public face and the private face. The role of score in Thoroughbreds. Well check out the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 06, 2018
Hereditary + Kill List
Two movies with a secret in common. Some people have heard of this little film called Hereditary. Stanley Kubrick, Ben Wheatley and the non-submersible unit. Creating icons before even starting on the plot. The boldest icons of Hereditary. That infamous … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 30, 2018
Dogtooth + Picnic at Hanging Rock
Dangers of growing up with a single source of knowledge. The films of Yorgos Lanthimos. Dogtooth as a comedy. Licking the keyboard. Kynodontas is Dog tooth in…Greek? Is Greek a language? Teenage isolation. Beware of cats. Kill is kiss. Growing … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 23, 2018
Good Time + Nice Dreams
From hijinks to devastation, Double Feature does some drugs. Good Time, a film from a parallel universe. Robert Pattinson is not fucking around. Settle down, synthesizers. When bad times get worse. It’s getting harder not to just classify all of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 16, 2018
Black Swan + Patti Cakes
Female fame in different games at different levels. Black Swan as a mainstream arthouse horror film. Why the horror elements of Black Swan are worthy of callout – body horror! A fight between avoiding the most obvious conversation and avoiding … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 09, 2018
Horror of Dracula + Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Horror of Dracula, very much not the same as original Dracula. Jonathan Harker upsets Dracula after after accepting a job at the vampire’s castle under false pretenses. Legends of hammer horror. The Universal Monsters and the Dark Universe reboot. What … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 02, 2018
Blood and Black Lace + School of the Holy Beast
Yellow and Pink films. Italian giallo pulp films and a requisite number of Dario Argento jokes. Japanese pink films – pinku, pinky violence, and nunsploitation. Blood and Black Lace in high definition. A masked, shadowy killer brutally murders the models … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 26, 2018
Bad Boys + Rush Hour
Double Feature does the bare-minimum to look at two 90s blockbuster buddy-cop movies. Bad Boys is an unlikely film in an unlikely time, all before you consider Michael Bay. Even stranger still, it didn’t look or feel weird at the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 19, 2018
Road Games + Body Double
Contrasty Hitchcock covers. Tributes? Ripoffs? Probably not ripoffs, right? Road Games: two words. Although sometimes Roadgames, one word. The open road and how not to tune your guitar. Murder death. Murder death is how not to. A suspicious lack of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 12, 2018
Victor Crowley + The Endless
New listener? Start here! A brand new year of Double Feature starts a fresh run with returning local heroes. Pay to rent these films! Victor Crowley as Hatchet 4. Returning to form. The slasher trajectory. The most misunderstood element of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 05, 2018
Double Feature Year 10 Finale
A spoiler-free look back at all of Double Feature Year 10. New to Double Feature? Fuck it, start here! The best pairs, the best movies. A secret thing Eric is overly diplomatic about but needs to let loose on. Michael … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 30, 2018
The Shawshank Redemption + The Human Centipede 3
Double Feature year 10 comes to its logical conclusion. The Shawshank Redemption and a quick word on Stephen King. Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, but not in a prison-bondage centipede kind of way. It turns out … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 21, 2018
Legend + Krampus
Monster worlds on sound stages! A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves. Well, pretty much that. How Legend is unlike anything else and maybe – just maybe – … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 14, 2018
Jackie + The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Reifenstahl
Presidents and propaganda gets an epilogue! Discovers from looking at fictional adaptations of presidents’ lives and documentaries that are implied to carry the truth. People around the president. Finding more truth in fictional accountings. The desire of fictional narratives to … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 07, 2018
Director’s Cut + Everybody Wants Some
Double Feature goes behind the movies! A look at the making, production, and intention of two movies with the name Michael Koester somewhere buried in the credits. Spot the hosts of this podcast within the background of these two movies. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 31, 2018
Scent of a Woman + S1M0NE
Two Al Pacino films that tell us about humanity. Scent of a Woman as a film that was definitely of the time. Taking a stop down for the question of “how did this get made?” A prep school student needing … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 26, 2018
Basket Case + The Funeral
Films about brotherhood from notorious 42nd street directors. What is (or was) 42nd street? The revival theater. Audience consent and the church of unacceptable behavior. A young man carrying a big basket that contains his extremely deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 19, 2018
Charley Varrick + The Nice Guys
Rooting for bad people. How human conflict helps audiences enjoy the bad acts of bad people. Charley Varrick is a self interested man who doesn’t seem too bothered by everyone around him being shot, tortured, or meeting an otherwise terrible … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 10, 2018
Glen or Glenda + Fear of a Black Hat
Yesterday’s movies with today’s progressive ideas. Two films that may have found an exploitation hook and used it for something socially positive. Edward D. Wood Jr.’s Glen or Glenda. LGBTQ politics from the 50s, as viewed today. An anthology film … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 03, 2018
Matador + The Apartment
Problematic sex gets more problematic. First up is Pedro Almodovar’s film Matador! An ex-bullfighter who gets turned on by killing, a lady lawyer with the same fetish and a young man driven insane by his religious upbringing – these are … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 26, 2018
Tragedy Girls + Ingrid Goes West
Exploring two very different aspects of social media in modern society. Tragedy Girls as a commentary on branding. Set up a humorous device, overcome audience expectations. The narcissism potentially illuminated by social media as told through absurd extremes. Best of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 19, 2018
Killapalooza 34: Return of the Living Dead
Return of the Living Dead films 1-5. What separates Return of the Living Dead from Night of the Living Dead. Glory be to Dan O’Bannon, legal action be to John A. Russo! Return of the Living Dead II as a … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 12, 2018
Raw + The Bad Batch
Violent cannibal films with female directors released in the spring of 2017. A reverse-meta sense of humor. Women-in-film retrospective: Eric makes a thing with Ama Lea for the Soska Sisters! The sensibility and wonderful icky-ness of Raw. Eli Roth’s problematic … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 05, 2018
Frost Nixon + Hearts and Minds
The climax in the series of Presidents and Propaganda double features. In Ron Howard’s film Frost/Nixon – not to be confused with Japanese monster film Frost vs Nixon – audiences get a dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 29, 2018
Wind River + Bug
Human beings consumed by answers! An update on Double Feature’s status. The last critical moments that determine’s this podcast’s fate. First up in writer/director Taylor Sheridan’s film Wind River: a veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 22, 2018
Heat + Training Day
Cops, but first: it’s time to make an announcement in the dark days of Double Feature. Floating bad ideas. Up first in the Michael Mann film Heat: a group of no-fucking-around professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 15, 2018
Brigsby Bear + Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond
Deeper into the questions posed when making films with less than perfect humans. Exploring the magic, therapy, complexities, and baggage of making a movie through a fictional narrative. How Brigsby Bear turns the boy-in-a-bubble template into something new. Sidestepping predictable … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 08, 2018
Society + La Grande Bouffe
Spending a night with high society. Eat the rich. Fuck the rich. Eat yourself? Also: melting, death, fatalism, nihilism, and Double Feature gets a cold. Spending an hour making bad decisions. Two movies that were spoiled by their representation over … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 01, 2018
Nashville + Wild Style
Music culture through different filters. Country mets hip hop. How Nashville might be more about showbiz than about country western music. What the interpretations of Nashville say about the film (that Robert Altman won’t). How Wild Style was embraced by … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 22, 2018
Risk + Ghost in the Shell
Separating ideas from personhood. The attempts and failures to separate Julian Assange from Wikileaks. An alternate angle of Citizenfour. Differentiating factors between Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. Laura Poitras’ attempts and failures to separate making the documentary Risk … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 15, 2018
Mayhem + Brawl in Cell Block 99
Midnight movies back characters into corners with disastrous results. Exploitation in all its promises and everything you thought it could never be. Climbing the tower of Joe Lynch’s Mayhem. An action movie with all the horror bits. Contender for highest … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 08, 2018
Industrial Symphony No. 1 + Lucifer Rising
Double Feature’s 500th episode celebrates by trying to figure out what a film is. David Lynch directs the something like a a Julee Cruise nightmare called Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted. Stripping away elements, adding to … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 01, 2018
25th Hour + Fruitvale Station
Socially imposed guilt, the failures and successes of the penal system, and colorblind justice in the United States of America. Or none of that. New York, San Francisco, and the texture of location. There’s one show left and it’s time … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 25, 2018
Kuso + Reality
Auteurism beyond control. Kuso’s graphic depictions of graphic something. The artistic merit of creating the most horrible man-made experiences. Vulgar imagery and its place in the arthouse. Sundance movie Kuso and the power of credentials. Putting in the work / … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 18, 2018
Truman + The Atomic Cafe
Presidents and propaganda continue. Boy, do they continue. Harry S Truman (basically considered unqualified for the job, hahaha) is elected president because America. Revolution Number 33 Franklin D. Roosevelt is dead man miss him miss him. Ok, reel it back … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 11, 2018
Solaris + Galaxy of Terror
Two space films of completely equal merit and in fact equal in every direction and one of them is not total fucking nonsense. Hey, actually, maybe both of them or total nonsense? Wade through an existential crisis and find out. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 04, 2018
Blue Ruin + Let Me Make You a Martyr
Southern hospitality as crime heads into the American, well, south. Blue Ruin, Green Room, and Double Feature’s other favorite colors. A man is naked. Why is this man naked. Wait, where is this man going. On no, that poor man’s … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 28, 2017
The Blues Brothers + Thelma and Louise
Iconic pairs of mis-understood law breakers speed away from long arm of the law. Or, it’s the end of the year, time for a really obvious double feature. First, The Blues Brothers as the ultimate Chicago movie. Cultural appropriation and … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 21, 2017
Get Out + Colossal
Social issue genre films. Trojan horsing social issues. How Get Out keeps it subtle by riding the elephant in the room. Having a conversation with the audience that’s actually showing up. Jesus Christ Get Out is scary, what the fucking … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 14, 2017
Better Watch Out + Prevenge
Slash slash! Two films that take a departure from their initial advertised concepts. Watch these films for free at Halloween Phase 3, or as some call it, Xmas. Better Watch out is kind of a misleading title. Over-lit sets … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 07, 2017
The Beguiled + Thriller: A Cruel Picture
Lady problems. Double Feature scores listeners a Shudder deal! can get you Shudder movies free for a month. The Beguiled is too morally clear, let’s add the confederacy! On Side A, Clint Eastwood is a lady problem. A genius … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 30, 2017
Tanna + Beasts of the Southern Wild
Impending doom and the humans who shall not be oppressed by it. Martin Butler and Bentley Dean bring Tanna to cinema and maybe cinema to Tanna. Is it possible to tell if actors are good in a movie if you … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 23, 2017
Falling Down + Man on Fire
A 90s-industrial-fueled burn-it-all-down double feature. The carnage both finally clocking out and ending a hiatus to clock the fuck back in. Two action films that are more subtle than they really know what to do with. Is the lead of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 16, 2017
The Day Reagan Was Shot + In the Face of Evil
The second visit in a look at presidents and propaganda. The Day Reagan Was Shot, a film that says much about Ronald Reagan by knocking him the fuck out. Richard Dreyfuss as: some old white government type with lots of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 09, 2017
Jigsaw + Cult of Chucky
If it’s almost still October, it must almost still be Saw, again. Plus: Chucky, the unbeatable. First up, not everyone is Jigsaw. Tobin Bell and company walk the red carpet, but some one does not proceed to the latest Saw … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 02, 2017
Killapalooza 33: Resident Evil
Resident Evil films 1-6. A lengthy analysis of an otherwise un-touched horror juggernaut. Power-couple Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich. Much like Resident Evil, people need to cherish the Michelle Rodriguezs they have. Resident Evil: Apocolypse, Extinction, Afterlive, Retribution, and … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 26, 2017
The Purge 2: Anarchy + The Belko Experiment
Experiments in extreme survival. Eric has seen MAYHEM! Contrary to appearance, there is probably no office Battle Royale zeitgeist moment happening right now. Horror as a funhouse mirror to society. Being a genre fan in the wake of actual no-kidding … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 21, 2017
Don’t Breathe + The Good Neighbor
Suburban crime: breaking into the old man’s house edition. Crime on the victim’s turf. A secret basement double feature! The morality pendulum swings! When you get too close to the antagonist, horror happens. If you’re too far away from the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 12, 2017
It + Nosferatu the Vampyre
Embracing the increasingly popular month-long October horror obsession. A celebration of classic remakes gone double classic. New Line Cinema releases IT, completing their rags to riches story with an incredible moment in the mainstream popularization of horror. Creating a new … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 05, 2017
I’m a Cyborg But That’s Ok + Heartbeeps
Love and Bots. Double Feature is about to release something HUGE – sign up on Patreon before the next episode and find out what. Even more news? Eric Thirteen has a new film, DISPOSITION, and it’s playing all fifty … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 28, 2017
Buffalo 66 + Chinatown
When sketchy individuals make great films – what is the moral imperative of an audience in reaction to the art of those alleged to have done wrong, both well after the film and on the set of the very art … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 27, 2017
The Raid 2 + Crank 2: High Voltage
How to double down. Two undeniable action films get equally influential sequels (which is to say, why the fuck did these not influence everything that followed?) The Raid: Redemption: Two: 2: Berandal. Crank (2) High Voltage. Fuck you, Chellios! Eric … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 14, 2017
When Harry Met Sally + That Obscure Object of Desire
Romantic entanglements aren’t helped by toxic masculinity. Eric’s ex-girlfriends present: anti-romance! Double Feature has survivor’s guilt in Austin, Texas and Los Angeles, California. Drafthouse personally apologizes for a hurricane. Rob Reiner introduces Harry and Sally and ellipses. A man thinks … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 07, 2017
Yoga Hosers + Theater of Blood
Fuck the critics! Films resist the people who watch them, and get off on tormenting the people who judge them. First: Two teenage yoga enthusiasts team up with a legendary man-hunter to battle with an ancient evil presence that is … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 31, 2017
Soul Man + It Happened Here
Why art? Bad art, tasteless art, controversial art. Should some art not exist? Racism and dystopia. A poorly timed double feature – thanks, American. Soul Man, a movie that should probably be seen before heard. Seriously, do it. Double Feature … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 24, 2017
Barbershop + Wall Street
Differing economic headaches. Decade-specific economic problems. Tangible goods and services and abstract investment. Black ownership as depicted on the south side of beautiful Chicago, Illinois. Ice Cube returns in another great movie that no one expects to be great. Well, … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 17, 2017
The Breakfast Club + The Hateful Eight
Two writer directors take on social interactions trapped in a room. A pack of individuals spend that day together, learning to rise above their own differences in sharing the human experience with their fellow man. Or killing each other maybe. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 10, 2017
W. + Fahrenheit 9/11
Double Feature begins a Year 10 journey into American presidents and propaganda. The presidency of George W. Bush through fact and fiction. Well, probably more of the second one. Oilver’s Stone’s W. from 2008. That’s the letter “w” and then … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 03, 2017
The Greasy Strangler + The Happiness of the Katakuris
Absurd films with horror bents. The Greasy Strangler pounds it in. Just pounding. Just hitting that point over and over. And over. By pounding. The point. Pounding it in. Until pounding looks strong on the display. Pounding. Is that even … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 27, 2017
Nights of Cabiria + American Honey
Women making their way through life with men, and maybe better without them. Slice of life films focusing on finding individualism and a sense of self in uncommon communities. Two release weekends separated by fifty-nine years. Women in Nights of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 20, 2017
Pacific Rim + InnerSpace
Size and scale in cinema. How do you keep perspective when everyone’s face is the size of a television? How IMAX impacts filmmaking, or at least the future vision of a movie. Do not miss Charlie Day and Ron Perlman … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 13, 2017
The Autopsy of Jane Doe + The Witch
The new series begins right here. Two recent horror efforts answer “why horror” in spectacular fashion. A slow decent from the reality of tonight’s theme to the extremes of it. The straight concept mystery that keeps on giving. Another oven … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 06, 2017
Double Feature Year 9 Finale
SPOILER FREE SHOW! The reality of 2017 catches up with the bunker and it goes…not well. An extra long look back at the 2016-2017 year of Double Feature. Episode provides a snapshot of the time and also what’s changed in … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 29, 2017
Love + Nymphomaniac
The longest orgasm in podcast history. What is the line between art and pornography? An unpopular opinion. Sex is a dangerous thing. It changes your life. Consent, monogamy, a depression trilogy fuck-epic and the intersection of love and sex. Sexual … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 22, 2017
White Dog + Blazing Saddles
A conversation on race in America from the last two people to learn the results of the disastrous election. Like, actually. Also, an art problem: Racial satire + enough time = film that just looks racist. Can racists in 2017 … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 15, 2017
The Deer Hunter + Trainspotting
The final episode of war and peace. Or rather, Vietnam and drugs. How to win at Russian roulette. This show happens in a bunker and there shall not be any jokes about the Kremlin. The adrenaline junkie, head on. Is … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 08, 2017
The Skeleton Twins + Inside Llewyn Davis
A bunch of sad times on Double Feature. 2014, what people used to think was a dismal time. The Skeleton Twins are Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, and…Luke Wilson? Siblings cheating death. Mending family relationships and digging up the past. When … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 01, 2017
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter + The Human Centipede 2
TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Double Feature Year 10 needs you or it can’t happen. Impressionable loners who take fiction seriously, fictionally. Real fake stories. What lurks inside the bunker (not a casper mattress). Kumiko THE Treasure Hunter. Old wounds, … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 25, 2017
The Handmaiden + Basic Instinct
Vaginal thrillers! The erotic thriller. Twice the smut, twice the class. Well, maybe. Park Chan-wook’s master film “The Handmaiden.” Handmaidens before The Handmaid’s Tale was cinematic cool. Things you could not possibly believe are portrayed tactfully. Basic Instinct, the prototypical … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 18, 2017
Murder By Death + Burying the Ex
By the end of this episode, one will not make it out alive: The victim from Murder By Death, the Suicide Girl in Burying the Ex, or DOUBLE FEATURE itself! Actually, let’s address the Double Feature coffin first – then … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 11, 2017
Footloose + Fantastic Planet
It’s time for REBELLION. Kevin Back way back in Herbert Ross’ Footloose. The “foot” is the bottom of a sail: a sail that is footloose is free to move whichever way the wind blows.” Small town rebellion. Outside influences. Rock … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 04, 2017
In a Valley of Violence + The Devil’s Backbone
From the Spanish Civil War to the 2016 Valley. But the other way around. Also, probably not 2016. Ti West returns, and inevitably there’s going to be some conversation about horror. The term ‘slow burn’ is sort of getting annoying. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 27, 2017
Nightcrawler + Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers
Prowlers meet up in a pairing of Nightcrawler with Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers. In Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler, Louis Bloom (a driven man desperate for work) muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism. There he … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 20, 2017
Killapalooza 30: Ghoulies
Slasher marathon number thirty! Ghoulies 1-4. In the first Ghoulies, a young man and his girl friend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire to control ancient demons. Then in Ghoulies 2 (Ghoulies II), … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 13, 2017
Billy Jack + Aguirre, Wrath of God
Pairing Tom Laughlin’s Billy Jack and Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, Wrath of God. In Biily Jack, ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert “freedom school” for runaway. Aguirre, Wrath of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 06, 2017
American Sniper + The Man with the Golden Arm
The ongoing war and peace series continues with American Sniper and The Man with the Golden Arm. Clint Eastwood brings the story of Chris Kyle in American Sniper. Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 30, 2017
R100 + Bringing Out the Dead
Two really strange rides when R100 meets Brining Out the Dead. Hitoshi Matsumoto’s weird movie R100. Someone tried to describe R100 like this: An ordinary man with an ordinary life joins a mysterious club. The membership lasts for one year … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 23, 2017
Fast Food Nation + Taxidermia
Definitely eat while watching this double feature. Fast Food Nation tastes delicious with Taxidermia. Michael has lots of questions about Eric being a vegetarian. Pseudo-veganism. In Richard Linklater’s Fast Food Nation, an ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 16, 2017
Knock Knock + All Cheerleaders Die
Horror filmmaker who keep audiences waiting. Michael: We’ve got two movies today by two directors who made me like movies. Eric: Very truly so. That is Lucky McKee and the great Eli Roth. I should say the great Lucky McKee … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 09, 2017
Henry Fool + Trash Humpers
Works of art some some believe should not be available to other humans. Double Feature dives into the obscene and tasteless in a variety of ways in a conversation on the contrasting films Henry Fool and Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 02, 2017
Cold in July + The Trouble with Harry
Come on, step inside, dead bodies everywhere. An hour long discussion about the problems those pesky corpses cause in one classic and one contemporary film. Explaining it only makes it worse. Exploring two movies with a common theme: whoops, I … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 23, 2017
Inland Empire + My Son, My Son What Have Ye Done
Violence and Maternity. Inside and something else. Eric: It’s ok, you’re in a safe place. This is Double Feature. Michael: Is our show fairly traded? Eric: And uh…oh, I remember that. That’s good, that’s a good…Michael: Thank you. Thanks. Eric: … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 16, 2017
House + Burnt Offerings
Man vs Lamp Double Feature. Eric: You feel that? There’s some spook in here. Feels like some spook in here Michael: A little bit yeah, little chilly. Little ghostly chill. Eric: Yeah. Some Ghost Cold. I feel that. I know … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 09, 2017
John Wick + Hardcore Henry
Today in action. Can John Wick reclaim Keanu Reeves, or is he the property of the other six really hip movies he’s made this year? Those comic book poses have a name. How many dogs have to die before Double … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 02, 2017
The Voices + Tyrannosaur
Not everyone defeats their inner demons. Oswin Suicide kicks the fuck out of some recordings. A look at destruction and self destruction with the scapegoat of mental illness. Who or what is Adi Shankar? Finally, some answers. Unlikely color keys … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 26, 2017
Room + My Dinner with Andre
Taking a break from civic duty to come in from the cold. The barrier between dystopian fiction and one of the darkest weeks in American history. Horror fans loved the fuck out of Room (2016), despite it’s non-horror trappings. Or … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 19, 2017
Platoon + Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
War and peace goes a step further. Herem Suicide clears up the previous Russian message. All Additional Content is now publicly available AND there is a brand new Double Feature store! Peace – still just a codeword for drugs. Two … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 12, 2017
Intolerable Cruelty + How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days
The cinematic legitimacy of the romantic comedy. Ivylina Suicide brings an important message from on the ground in Russia. Don’t forget Intolerable Cruelty! Joel and Ethan Coen do a film noir (is what you can tell your friends when you … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 06, 2017
The Great Santini + A Little Princess
Growing up in the empty shadow of military fathers. The great Erica Fett (aka Phecda Suicide) claims the role of happy warrior. What if the military was thought of as a job? Throwing yourself into something. Whiplash’s obsession in the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 29, 2016
Computer Chess + Alphaville
Man vs machine is never really about machines. Machines always teach us about humanity. Lots of details from Sid Suicide. One theme spirals into many trains of thought. The continuing history of struggles in art, technology, and humanity. Computer chess … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 22, 2016
Giuseppe Makes A Movie + Gold Diggers of 1933
Alternative filmmaking through fact and fiction. The real, no fucking kidding Luci Suicide. A new quest for information. Who is Giuseppe, and isn’t it Adam Rifkin making a movie? Giuseppe Andrews as the unlikely horror folklore hero. Film making ethics, … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 15, 2016
Dead Ringers + Bad Biology
A completely serious look at two unsexy films about sex. Or sex-parts, at least. LuFae Suicide makes things feel like home again. Dead Ringers sets the level for subtle right at the title. Jeffrey Irons, alone with you. Love, drugs, … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 08, 2016
Open Windows + End of Watch
The unique point of view kills it once again. Dallas Suicide puts the real world on hold to talk about what could have been the zeitgeist. An important public service announcement regarding beavers and whether or not they are good. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 01, 2016
Rope + The Exterminating Angel
Bottle films are starting to get a little ridiculous. Annasthesia Suicide begrudgingly delivers the episode and a few updates. No one is allowed to talk about Rope’s camera work today. What actually happen in Alfred Hitchcock’s film Rope, besides close … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 24, 2016
After Life + The Lobster
Two movies to pause for personal reflection. Ruby True Suicide has some things to say about Double Feature. This episode contains spoilers. Eric says perhaps the single saddest thing in near decade history of the show. Michael helps find the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 17, 2016
White God + The Tribe (Plemya)
Storytelling without dialogue. Eric and Michael go underground in fear (or maybe denial) of the apocalypse. White God is the not the only movie about dogs, or even white dogs, this year on Double Feature. A first time event caused … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 11, 2016
Full Metal Jacket + Head
The next stage in war and peace accelerates the conversation at an alarming rate. Stanley Kubrick makes the best films. of at the best things, turn out. The two halves of Full Metal Jacket. Goddamnit Vincent D’Onofrio, you keep doing … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 04, 2016
Killapalooza 29: Pumpkinhead
Pumpkinhead films 1-4. Much much better than your ready for. The quick pre-30 run-throughs of Killapaloozas. A much quicker run through of how many pumpkinheads are in the Pumpkinhead franchise. Now playing: directorial debut of SFX artist Stan Winston! The … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 27, 2016
Hausu + Sisters
Fever dreaming! Hausu goes back to back with Sisters! Look at that adorable orange cat. How serious is Katsuya Yorita with Hausu, or what kind of serious, or what the fuck. Getting the keys to the playground (or, the lunatics … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 20, 2016
Pet Sematary + Atomic Zombies
Monstertoberbloddyfeature. What is Atomic Zombies!!!? Pet Sematary as seen through various shared world’s. Michael’s retirement plan is not do go on that there hill, there’s a death curse. Eric is mean to children. Do the thing in the movie that … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 13, 2016
Three O’Clock High + Ken Park
An ongoing discussion of dangerous art impacts a younger generation. Three O’Clock High turns out to be more challenging than it even knows it is. #blacklivesmatter, because why not push some more people’s buttons. From the western to modern politics. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 06, 2016
All About Eve + The Neon Demon
Women make their way into the spotlight with destructive results. The female force in cinema, then and now. The guerrilla skepticism effort to improve Wikipedia. Update on The Double Feature Movie. The flying Tom Tom returns in possibly the best … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 29, 2016
31 + Blair Witch
New midnight movie Double Feature! Blood, guts, gore, scares and maybe a witch. Eric Thirteen, Double Feature host and executive producer of 31. More Zombie than Zombie. Seriously, maybe the most Rob Zombie film ever made. The 70s, a time … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 22, 2016
Cloud Atlas + Her
A late night study session on human consciousness. The interactions between minds, the interactions between humans and machines, and the unnoticed social implications of each. The Wachowskis are probably into the Opera (or at least The Hunger Games), and thinking … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 15, 2016
Leave it to Beavers + Village of the Damned
One species manipulates another to do its bidding! The most important information presented in the PBS documentary Leave it To Beavers. Thinking about engineering. Complex questions at the end of evolution. Understanding animal lovers. Stop fucking eating fucking cows, you’re … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 08, 2016
Green Room + Night of the Creeps
Freethinkers are suddenly faced with mindless masses. Green Room is pretty much the greatest goddamn thing. The traveling punk band. When Nazis hijack your organization. Talking about punk rock, obviously. Generally mindless genre plus unique character equals suddenly amazing film. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 01, 2016
Hands on a Hardbody + They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
The bleaker (potentially advantageous) traits of human evolution as elicited by nefarious marathons. People do things for a long time and it goes bad. A great place to get Hands on a Hardbody. Hardbody is one word, probably. Just keep … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 25, 2016
Session 9 + Sun Choke
Alternative therapy disproven through tapes as emotional disturbances reach violent conclusions. Or something else that’s made up. Brad Anderson returns as a pocket sized monster. Asbestos lead asbestos! Who’s crazy and what’s wrong with them? Confirmed: the audience of Session … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 18, 2016
As Above, So Below + Horns
Christianity’s Satan mythology as riffed on by great new horror films. The Birthday Massacre plugs TBMChicago and The Birthday Massacre Broken Minds 2006 Bootleg! As Above, So Below’s terrifying equation. It’s time to fact check this found footage reception. The … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 11, 2016
Top Gun + Dazed and Confused
The first in a series of War + Peace. Drugs might as well be synonymous with peace, say two people who have never done recreational drugs. The bizarre army government war something propaganda film that is Top Gun. The early … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 04, 2016
Blue Jasmine + The Congress
Unforeseen changes threaten women of long-held power. A return to Woody Allen with Blue Jasmine. A female-led Woody Allen film living outside of many exceptions. Andrew Dice Clay was a thing. Blue Jasmine’s portrait of mental illness. A particularly devastating … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 28, 2016
Waiting for Guffman + A Town Called Panic
Small towns with large personalities. The beginning of Christopher Guest, kind of sort of. Spinal Tap and the Guestmen. Guffman. Guestmen? Either way, what’s up with Waiting for Guffman’s Windows 95 looking cover? A cult following of a whole different … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 21, 2016
The Invitation + The Overnight
Unexpected revelations while staying with friends in LA! Hey, you, don’t listen to this episode first. Go back and listen to the one before this, that’s a better episode to start on. Seriously, don’t just start here. Female directors and … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 14, 2016
Citizen Kane + The Godfather
The American Film institute’s top two films. Double Feature begins – The first episode in this year’s series, and the perfect place to start listening. Don’t be afraid of daunting films. Double Feature updates on the Year 8 Kickstarter for … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 07, 2016
Double Feature Year 8 Finale
SPOILER FREE SHOW! Double Feature faces themes as real-world issues collide with fiction. Fuck count-downs. An episode with Little to no plot details. An episode not requiring having seen any Year 8 movies. As requested – a completely uncut live … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 30, 2016
The Brave Little Toaster + The Green Inferno
Outside your element on this very special end of the year episode. Boldly leaping into unknown territory. The Brave Little Toaster, our little secret. At long last Michael becomes a test case. Looking back on an animated cult film. Unintentional … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 23, 2016
An American Werewolf in London + Clown
Two horror films tied by a secret thread. The last ever episode of Double Feature. Seminal werewolf film An American Werewolf in London. People said he brain was infected by devils. There’s probably Nazi wolves all over the place. Nightmarish … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 16, 2016
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit + Casino Royale
The final chapter in the saga of Jack Ryan and James Bond. Maybe not the final chapter in Double Feature, hopefully. Upon completion of Jack Ryan: Show Recruit, who is the real Jack Ryan? Continuity is finally solved. The long … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 09, 2016
Thief + Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Concentrating on skill sets. Similar themes with differing points of voice on auteur theory. Disturbing news on the Double Feature Year 9 Kickstarter. Who creates a film? Holly on-set secrets. The hierarchy in a movie production. Thief compared to related … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 02, 2016
Taxi Driver + I Stand Alone
Pst. Get secret Double Feature episodes you didn’t know even existed. Tonight: heavy films on breaking points. A look at the psychotic from inside and outside. Keep that bagcat close by. News to no one but Michael Koester: Taxi Drive … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 26, 2016
Fitzcarraldo + Used Cars
A look into the headspace of those who are a little…off. Double Feature releases THE DOUBLE FEATURE MOVIE alongside the Year 9 Kickstarter. Out now! Fitzcarraldo in the making. Every film is also a documentary of the making of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 19, 2016
Killapalooza 28: The Exorcist
The Exorcist films 1-5. A fresh, outsider’s guide to the Exorcist franchise. Five films, right? How many? A case for the popular appeal of a film that isn’t immediately effective to views out of the moment. Bloody Disgusting has a … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 12, 2016
Stand By Me + Sleepers
Kids on a rafter and what happens next. Trigger Warning: The last sentence about rafts was misleading because there are no rafts. If you are sensitive to audio programs that promote themselves as including rafts when they in fact do … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 05, 2016
Honeymoon + The Taking of Deborah Logan
Degeneration and the need to overcome it. Really really no-kidding scary movies. Honeymoon: what the hell? A nice peaceful vacation into a terrible place. The hidden gem of Honeymoon. When things happen at the end, they are also very bad. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 28, 2016
Super Fly + Dope
Contrasting portraits of success between decades. Super Fly and Shaft. One more job? There’s always one more job. A actual case of trying to get out of the business. Well, ‘a’ business anyways. Super Fly and the infamous score. Or … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 21, 2016
Gone Girl + Rachel Getting Married
Stains on the American dream. Family life in the twenty-first century. The Gone Girl on David Fincher, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross down to a science. A terrible marathon of awful. Compliments to Tyler Perry. Missi Pyle on Fox News … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 14, 2016
Daisies + Bad Education
Gender in the sixties and in the twenty-sixties. Daisies: not on the tv/film obscurity chart, but probably should be. Maybe it fell off the bottom. Black and white, definition, war and colors. Maybe-Robot girls do all the (bad?) things. Something … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 07, 2016
The Sum of All Fears + Goldeneye
Jack Ryan and James Bond return with new faces. Trying to place The Sum of All Fears in the Jack Ryan universe. A movie that actually contains a sum of all of the fears. The continued look at analysts. The … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 31, 2016
Watchmen + Iron Sky
Alternate history with very different backgrounds. The key differences between the multiple versions of Zach Snyder’s Watchmen. Another unlikely film. Watchmen at the perfect time a place. A perfect zeitgeist film that is unfortunately always in the zeitgeist. Extending the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 24, 2016
Calvary + Philomena
Communities of faith. Finding Calvary in a sea of Calvaries. Bang! Introduction! The opening fiasco. Seven days in town. An excuse for slice-of-life. Is everyone a suspect? How suspicion taints perspective (or at least demands engagement and a careful eye). … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 17, 2016
Magic Magic + A Field in England
Something is very wrong. How the comedy works. Anxiety, confusion, and an exercise in…what, exactly? How Magic Magic twists the audience in its palm. The birds, oh god the birds. Puppy metaphors, maybe. Michael makes many comparisons, none of which … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 10, 2016
Crimson Peak + The Elephant Man
Four hundred episodes, one Elephant Man, and a Crimson Peak. One of those David Lynch episodes! Guillermo del Toro finally appears on Double Feature. The directors who forged your taste. Who is the true Guillermo del Toro? Crimson Peak as … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 03, 2016
Melancholia + Persona
Considering identity and withdrawal. Finally, a trip through Melancholia in another chapter of Lars von Trier’s Depression Trilogy. Hopefully that one guy still listens. Sometimes the obvious metaphor is the right metaphor. Who’s the real victim of the swell party? … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 25, 2016
Big Bad Wolves + Prisoners
Taking the law into your own hands. Child abduction films. People may or may not listen to The Prodigy, but they totally should. Big Bad Wolves, from an unexpected place. Keeping up with the good old brutality. The jokes, they’re … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 18, 2016
Eyes Without a Face + American Mary
Surgery, both domestic and foreign. #babysfirstsoska! Where does Eyes Without a Face fit into the history of cinema, and how can you know? Looking to more recent films that drew inspiration. True horror, even today. Timeless effects techniques. Eyes Without … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 11, 2016
Phantom of the Paradise + Forbidden Zone
Some musical midnight movies that aren’t asking for approval. Another look at the Phantom of the Paradise. Returning to Chicago’s own Music Box Massacre. Death, Inc. A monster, a veiled threat and a whiney if not eclectic piano player. The … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 04, 2016
A Tale of Two Sisters + Calvaire
Surreal tales of fear from a place that you dare not spoil. Eric goes to Sundance with his films Director’s Cut and 31. New details about Rob Zombie’s 31. The infamy of A Tale of Two Sisters. Spoilers and jokes … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 28, 2016
SLC Punk + The Fountainhead
Rugged individuals resist society. The time and place of SLC Punk. Who to follow and how to follow them. Punks in Salt Lake City an Punks in the suburbs of Chicago. A young punk’s relationship with his parents. St. Charles … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 21, 2016
Clear and Present Danger + The Living Daylights
Coming back to new and old faces in the worlds of Jack Ryan and James Bond. What a raw show without notes is like. Still an analyst at heart! Answering the cliffhanger you forgot about from Jack Ryan’s last film, … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 14, 2016
Citizenfour + Mysterious Skin
Coping with unbearable weight in both fact and fiction. Crime and awful. A newly discovered use of the great empathy machine. The privacy myth – it’s not what you think it is. Encrypt your business and fuck that Google! Avoiding … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 07, 2016
Romancing the Stone + Sorcerer
Smuggling-ish adventure thing! Romantic adventures. Wait, what? Robert Zemekis shocks many by making more than one kind of film. Well actually, look at all this stuff. Where Romancing the Stone falls in the Zemekis chronology. Kurt Russell wants to sell … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 01, 2016
Happy Accidents + K-PAX
Personal stories through the bending of time and space, maybe. You probably don’t see Happy Accidents coming. What the fuck, this film. Vincent D’Onofrio does all of the things. Various ways to interpret the plot of the film. This description … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 24, 2015
Killapalooza 27: The Omen
The Omen films 1-4. Damien! The Killapalooza returns. The most insane listener thing yet. One take! Where does the name Damiem come from? That was the original Omen going for and where is it now? 20th Centuary Fox. The most … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 17, 2015
Last Action Hero + This is the End
Movies looking inside themselves. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the Last Action Hero.Wait a second, John McTernan? A criticism of the action genre by masters of the action genre. The little boy that could. Calling out escapism. Animated buddy cops and factual … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 10, 2015
Vertigo + In the Mouth of Madness
Gargantuan directors examine head problems. Untouchable darkness. Hitchcock and Vertigo. I’m demon speeding.Not talking about the shot by talking about the shot. It’s been a while, so just what are these Hitchcock things? A dirty black river to get you … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 03, 2015
The Insider + Wag the Dog
Backdoor meetings and the powers that be. Catch that wikileak! Don’t steal movies. Michael Mann shows an insider getting out. Wag the Dog makes shines light into the darkness. Fist bumps a plenty. An incredible introduction to the risks of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 26, 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road + The End of August at the Hotel Ozone
Let’s spend a day in the wasteland! Boy there sure are a lot of women here. I hope they’re not savages. Then again, what is a savage when you really get down to it? Aren’t we all the future savages … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 19, 2015
The Shootist + Bone Tomahawk
Making something of your final days in the west. Westerns where life outside the film has implication on the movie itself. John Wayne had cancer, but did 1890 have cancer? The large star of The Shootist fights for his role. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 12, 2015
Patriot Games + Moonraker
A unfamiliar return to the world of Jack Ryan and James Bond. People flipping out about actors playing characters. Jack Ryan comes back, sort of. The differences between the Jack Ryan of Patriot Games and the Jack Ryan of The … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 05, 2015
Belle de Jour + Moebius
Weird sex things. Some sex things are weirder than others. The treat that is Belle de Jour. The deal with these Luis Bunuel films. Double Feature wants more belle movies. Mixing fantasy and reality until you can’t tell the difference. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 29, 2015
The Babadook + We Need to Talk About Kevin
Mothers and Monsters. Inter-relationship terror or something. Don’t get spoiled on We Need to Talk About Kevin or you will be the true monster. Eric finished directing his short film and will now become a crazy person. Female directed films! … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 22, 2015
It Follows + The American Scream
A celebration of the all-consuming spooky. ArieScope Pictures celebrates seventeen years! Eric attempts (and fails) to not worry about his film for one hour. Starting October with the festival favorite It Follows. Why people mention It Follows in the same … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 15, 2015
Brain Damage + The Stuff
Off the 1980’s VHS shelf. Beloved filmmakers who very much love themselves. Special effects artists Sheila Mia Seifi and Rob Burman. Unraveling the magic of Brain Damage. An order of magnitude longer than necessary. Is there a secret meaning buried … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 08, 2015
Straight Outta Compton + Cop Car
America’s evolving relationship with the police. The slasher documentaries. Buz Wallick joins Eric’s upcoming film. Straight Outta Compton is oddly relevant today. The theater experience. That goddamn Alamo Drafthouse. Knowing the NWA today. Dr. Dre’s new album Compton. Revisiting the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 02, 2015
Frances Ha + Ninotchka
A show about communism. Eric Thirteen announces the cinematographer of his next project, and it’s kind of unreal. No, really, that thing about communism from before is actually in there. Ok, fine, a show about women knowing what they want, … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 24, 2015
Maps to the Stars + Peeping Tom
The perils of human watching. Eric Thirteen is directing a new film. Finding the funding for your movie. David Cronenberg returns with Maps to the Stars. Actors who go for it without fear. Maps to the Stars is not a … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 17, 2015
Hits + God Bless America
Waaah, American culture. Two comedians help audiences let it all out. Something’s happening and it shall not be talked about. The long overdue conversation about piracy, distribution, and the financial state of film. What is the David Cross directed film … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 10, 2015
After Hours + A Serious Man
Physical vs emotional character journeys, as brought to you by gigantic directors. A step outside the expected. Michael’s evolving relationship with Eyes Wide Shut. After Hours as a day in the life of. Everyone’s favorite third host of Double Feature, … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 03, 2015
Under the Skin + Spring
Lady enigmas. Under the Skin, the challenging arthouse film staring a naked A-list celebrity. Like, actually. Impossible star power and the counterintuitive nature of film investment. What is Under the Skin even about? Surreal somethings. Contrast at many levels. ALEC … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 27, 2015
Zombeavers + They Came Together
Genres as plot points. Matthew Donnelly, the bucket machine. A common funding tactic that worked for Zombeavers. Also, come on, Zombeavers: the triumphant face-value monster horror feature! Animated zombie beavers. Animatronic zombie beavers. He came. She came. They came together. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 20, 2015
Papillon + Night at the Golden Eagle
Finding a way out of your current life (from opposite sides of the bars). Eric reports in from downtown Los Angeles. Papillon, based on something that happened somewhere at some point, probably. Papillon’s instincts. The will to survive. The bad … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 13, 2015
The Hunt for Red October + Dr. No
The beginnings of the Jack Ryan and James Bond universes. The Hunt for Red October as the first in a loose series of films. Another chance to talk about director John McTiernan. The unfortunate McTiernan incident. Continuing to ponder a … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 06, 2015
Wet Hot American Summer + What Have I Done to Deserve This
Notable casts in absurd comedies. Seriously though everyone, The Movie Crypt. The moments before the Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: The First Day at Camp. Older playing younger. An unremarkable reception. Two crazy approaches to humor. The shotgun method. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 30, 2015
Oldboy + The Hunt
Unnecessary life-changing altercations as man hunt meets witch hunt! Pretending to understanding the impact Oldboy had on American cinema. Oldeuboi! The video market, or new video nasty, or the Nu-Nasty, or whatever it’s called. America looks to Asia. Something about … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 23, 2015
Straw Dogs + The Perfect Host
Terror on the inside. Now Available: Double Feature Year 1 on iTunes. Remastered for iTunes, Year 1 of Double Feature is now available on the iTunes Store and Apple Music. The complete Let’s Play Alien Isolation is also online! Straw … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 16, 2015
Everly + Digging Up the Marrow
Kicking off a fresh year with ArieScope pictures. Adam Green and Joe Lynch release brand new movies outside the Hollywood machine. Everly as a sample of 2015 independent film. It’s time to solve Joe Lynch. Basing your impression of a … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 09, 2015
Double Feature Year 7 Finale
SPOILER FREE SHOW! The Year Seven retrospective. A new, chapter-less world. A more fluid, conversational year end format. Listener feedback, brought to you by tweets. What was the secret subtext 2014 and 2015 brought to Double Feature? Police and the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 02, 2015
The Lego Movie + The Human Centipede
Relax and enjoy the last episode of the year. Building blocks! Not sorry. Well, a little sorry. How to get a movie on Double Feature if your name is Michael Koester and the movie is The Human Centipede. A movie … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 25, 2015
Whatever Works + Red Hook Summer
The final episode in the Woody Allen meets Spike Lee series. The journey’s conclusion begins with Whatever Works, the 2009 Woody Allen film with some head-on fourth wall crazy. Larry David as Boris as Woody Allen Himself as a guy … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 18, 2015
Bad Lieutenant + The Limey
Bad men doing bad…for justice, or something. Revising the Double Feature format. What should change for next year? There is a force, and that force’s name is Harvey Keitel. Ms 45 herself, Zoe Lund. Abel Ferrara’s filmmaking secret: drugs! How … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 11, 2015
Killapalooza 26: Scream
Scream films 1-4. Ghostface: the knife, the mask, and nineties television. Last hours to Kickstart Double Feature Year 8. A new spin on the slasher. The rules one must abide by. The Rose McGowan who won’t abide by the rules. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 04, 2015
Bad Grandpa + The Imposter
Fakers teach us about reality. The Kickstarter counts down! Bad Grandpa, a fictional film taking place in our reality. Johnny Knoxville and the award worthy makeup effects department. A continuation and possible reversal of ethics from The Idiots. Something more … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 28, 2015
The Celebration + The Idiots
The Dogme95 primer pays off! Two films from an obscure movement. Official Dogme95 No. 1: The Celebration. A film that refuses to tell you how to feel. Fear of the unreliable victim. Justified breakfast. What happens when Dogme95 plays by … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 21, 2015
Tim’s Vermeer + Resurrect Dead
Uncover two documentary mysteries! Also – the Double Feature Year 8 Kickstarter launches! Tim’s Vermeer makes audiences wonder if Tim Jenison is an artist. What is painting, what is engineering, and what is art? Why Tim-As-An-Artist is an important question. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 14, 2015
Zombi 2 + The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Old Italy meets some more oldish Italy. Gaillo exists outside of a bubble. Why Tarantino meets Rodriguez. Zombie, Zombie 2, Zombi 2, Zombie Flesh Eaters, and whatever else the fuck this movie is called. What is the makeup effects impact … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 07, 2015
Spring Breakers + Dark Horse
Harmony Korine and Todd Solondz come together again (whether they like it or not). Spring Breakers is a seriously amazing intellectual piece, even though you’d never believe it. News on the Cage Match, as the massive Nicolas Cage project draws … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 30, 2015
Starcrash + Orca: The Killer Whale
What can you learn about writing method from exploitation films? Turns out, a lot. An unorthodox approach to writing theory. And Then vs Thereforre/But. The midpoint shift. Better knowledge of Star Wars through Starcrash. Spectacle films. Why ignoring all common … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 23, 2015
Manhattan Murder Mystery + He Got Game
Woody Allen and Spike Lee consider New York and the people who live there! Do you use chapters? Do you ignore chapters? Send an email! Dense apartments and nosey neighbors. Dull hobbies vs strange kinks. Immorality and its benefits! Suspicions … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 16, 2015
The Cottage + Sightseers
Where comedy meets violence. Paul Andrew Williams’s The Cottage. Wait, what’s a cottage? Mutants fuck with people enjoying a perfectly good heist film. Shifting the scales – all film protagonists are not created equally. A series of proficient, grade-A maulings. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 09, 2015
Chronicle + Even Dwarfs Started Small
Territories familiar and not. Tonight: an exciting announcement! Heroes larger than expected…unless you were expecting superheroes and dwarfs, then heroes exactly the size you expected.First, who or what is Charles Crawford? Podmanity challenges Double Feature. The end of a six … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 02, 2015
Killapalooza 25: Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn films 1-6. Mutant, possibly-cannibalistic types in various quantities fuck up your fun time in the woods. Finding the venue for a Wrong Turn 2 / Joe Lynch conversation. Rob Schmidt’s original Wrong Turn. All Eliza Dushku films could … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 26, 2015
Dune + Jodorowsky’s Dune
Dune from the prospective of cinema. Considering the two Dunes. A film many wish never made it through production and a beloved film so crazy it never even went into production. Is cinema better off for these films taking the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 19, 2015
Baby Blood + Race with the Devil
The devil conjures up the single most random episode of Double Feature ever recorded. Did Gary Oldman really record the demon voice for the American dub of Baby Blood? What do Jennifer Tilly and Gary Oldman have in common? Hint: … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 12, 2015
Antichrist + Red White and Blue
Sex and violence double feature! The beginning of Lars von Trier’s depression trilogy. Joy and suffering. Shock value and what remains hidden under the surface. Notes on talking animals. Art as therapy. Willem Dafoe is once again a character that’s … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 05, 2015
The Tenant + The Guest
The leading man is not who he seems. Why film lovers with film-love Alien: Isolation. The life and pronunciation of Adam Wingard. Roman Polanski’s The Tenant. Another look at Rosemary’s Baby and Repulsion. How does The Tenant fit into The … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 26, 2015
Night of the Comet + Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Cult films that disrespect their elders. Watch two movies that would otherwise be described as paying tribute completely disregard what has come before. Eric Thirteen spends time talking to Michael Koester. Los Angeles is destroying the film makers that work … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 19, 2015
Crimes and Misdemeanors + Clockers
The Woody Allen meets Spike Lee journey continues with Crimes and Misdemeanors and Clockers. Breaking Woody Allen news! Only several weeks old! Amazon becomes Netflix. Leaving your audience no room for deviation. How Woody Allen has progressed in contrast with … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 12, 2015
Windy City Heat + Tusk
Fantasy collides head first with reality. Watch Windy City Heat on YouTube. Who is Perry Caravello, really? Attempting to disassemble a single aspect of a film while determining if that aspect is even worth disassembling. Likability in reality. Roman Polanski’s … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 05, 2015
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf + Desperate Living
And just who is Virginia Woolf, anyways? Being afraid of Virginia Woolf – you’re already talking about it and you don’t even know it. Classic Hollywood actresses terrify Michael Koester. Sex then, sex now. The power play. Oh, what language! … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 29, 2015
Tokyo Drifter + The Departed
A Double Feature episode for the records. Seriously, this is one of the best episodes. Go read Reunion at the Birthday Massacre on Medium. Tokyo Drifter’s punk rock style. The shifting landscape of the asian mafia film. The day petting … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 22, 2015
The Earrings of Madame de… + Paths of Glory
The Birthday Massacre! Eric has a new old concert film out now. The Earrings of Madame de who? The crazy adventures of two earrings that surprisingly doesn’t revolve around an absurd comedy plot. Let’s play Paris Wife Swap! The magical … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 15, 2015
Manhunter + Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Films that prompted tremendous television. Forcing movies onto viewers using the old DVD bundle trick. A comparison of Hannibals throughout tv and film. Los Angeles changes light bulbs. Michael Mann as a genius amature? Tom Noonan. Hannibal Lector teaches moviegoers … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 08, 2015
Breaking the Waves + Julien Donkey-Boy
An exploration of Dogme95. The rules of Dogme95 are crucial. The rules of Dogme95 are as follows. 1. Very locate. Much local prop. 2. Wow! Such location. Very sounds. 3. Much shaky. 4. So colour! Wow. Much basics light. 5. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 01, 2015
Looper + The Thirteenth Floor
Gateways to other worlds! Two films about world building – or are they? Programming, philosophy, and the late 90s zeitgeist. Shane Carruth’s participation in Looper remains a mystery. Joseph Gordon Levitt as Bruce Willis. Bruce Willis as Bruce Willis. Using … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 25, 2014
Hannah and Her Sisters + Crooklyn
Woody Allen meets Spike Lee in an ongoing conversation about New York…by two people who haven’t really been there. Tragedy propelling fulfilling lives. When a score conveys the entire movie. Nuwave b-sides. Religious parody. This is what atheists actually believe. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 18, 2014
Catch 22 + Cross of Iron
War commentary films. Covering war: satire, brutality, or a completely separate third thing. Two people try to have the world’s first conversation about Catch 22 without defining the term catch 22. Primary education in the United States of America. Mandatory … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 11, 2014
Tesis + Transsiberian
An unintentional double feature. Tesis: it probably means thesis! What is snuff film? Where does it come from? The mono exploitation film. Faces of Death and Mondo Cane (cah-nay). Who watches snuff, and why? Study as portrayed in film. Brad … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 04, 2014
The Third Man + North By Northwest
Cold war noir-era mystery thriller double feature. Eric Thirteen announces his new role as executive producer on Rob Zombie’s upcoming film 31. The Third Man’s deception. Orson Welles as the face and name of The Third Man. Everyone’s favorite ferris … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 27, 2014
Killapalooza 24: Puppet Master
Puppet Master films 1-10. Charles Band as the Puppet Master of Full Moon Features. The Bongy Westphall universe. What’s Demonic Toys have to do with this? Home video! Andre Toulon’s unexpected returns. The reluctant centerpiece. Nazi origin points. Toulon’s Revenge. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 20, 2014
Repulsion + Compliance
Two films trap their lead actors. Forgotten tactics for portraying insanity in your movie. Roman Polanski’s apartment series. Rotting away in your own skin. Ms 45 makes an inevitable appearance. The new creepy-internet-dudes wave of feminism. Craig Zobel and all … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 13, 2014
The Lion King + Escape from Tomorrow
Two very different looks at Disney. The Lion King as the pop-culture champion. How The Lion King stayed in popular consciousness. Disney creates a Top 40 soundtrack. How you remember films from your childhood differently. Escape from Tomorrow as the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 06, 2014
The Mist + The Dead Zone
Stephen King vs the the visionary director. Two notable pin points in an ongoing discussion on auteurist director vs famous writer. Eric talks about the end of production on Director’s Cut (and the wrap party!) Working with Lin Shaye and … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 30, 2014
Demon Seed + Cache
Not even your home is safe from the terrors of techno horror. Michael meets James Gunn in Texas. Teller’s time on the set in Director’s Cut (featuring Nestor Carbonell). Donald Cammell’s “artificial intelligence” film Demon Seed. Science fiction as a … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 23, 2014
You’re Next + The Children
New school slashers get you right where you least expect them. Two horror classic horror sub-genres. The creepiest moment of Eric’s life just happened on the set of Director’s Cut. You’re Next tackles home invasion. Independent horror that goes to … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 16, 2014
Absentia + Satan’s Little Helper
Netflix horror gems with misleading covers. Nearly trampled by Penn Jillette: A report on the first week of Director’s Cut. Seriously, there’s a lot of Director’s Cut stuff. Finally, someone will talk to Eric about religion. Could it be ? … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 09, 2014
Manhattan + Do the Right Thing
An adventure through New York through two different perspectives – this time, the adventure continues with the poster-child of the Woody Allen meets Spike Lee journey. Attempting to separate the art from the artists. A love letter to Manhattan. Double … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 02, 2014
Big Fan + Against the Wall
Individuals who are entirely consumed by their obsessions. Pursuing passions despite naysayers. Who and what is Patton Oswalt? An extended discussion on sports narrative. Magic thinking in sports. A dark turn fitting of the characters and story. Against the Wall … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 25, 2014
Blood Simple + Shallow Grave
Popular first films from award-winning directors. Does the signature shine through this early in their careers? Blood simple as part noir, part movie that goes with Red Rock West. The Coen Brothers making a film before audiences knew and trusted … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 18, 2014
Sonny + The Night of the Hunter
Actors turned single-time-directors. What brings an actor to directing. The conventional wisdom on actors who direct (and reasons it’s not always accurate). The insane Nicolas Cage indie film you never knew existed. Changing who you are vs where you came … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 11, 2014
Killapalooza 23: The Howling
The Howling films 1-8. Eric shoots a scene from The Arisocrats in another Director’s Cut update. Joe Dante’s original Howling film. You didn’t know it, but these ridiculous movies are based on a series of three Howling novels. Christopher Lee … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 04, 2014
Willow Creek + Grizzly Man
Double Feature goes camping. The dangers of the great outdoors. Eric talks about filming screen tests for the upcoming movie Director’s Cut. Bobcat Goldthwait’s Willow Creek. Michael wants to talk about bigfoot. The emerging docudrama comeback. Horror based on audio. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 28, 2014
Matinee + Looney Tunes: Back in Action
The two submarine keys to unlocking Joe Dante. One Joe Dante fanatic explains where his passion originated. Matinee, a film that’s totally not about William castle! Finally, a challenger to the Purge theory of why horror exists. William Castle and … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 21, 2014
Resolution + They Live
Conspiratorial yarns with cause for much introspection. Hot seventies grind house burns. Finding your ending. Jumping from plot to plot and checking in with the audience. Hate the crack, love the addict. Don’t fear the audience. Explain the ending of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 14, 2014
Hanna + The Raid: Redemption
Two sonic action sneak attacks. Hanna as more than you expect. The little details make all the difference. Hanna’s unexpectedly light town. The level of reality in Hanna. The Chemical Brothers and musical themes. Bone crunching action in The Raid: … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 07, 2014
Hot Rod + Alan Partridge Alpha Papa
New-beat comedies starting long running television personalities. Memes, YouTube and the age of Internet video. Clueless protagonists or masters of their craft? Hot Rod and The Lonely Island. A revisit on Saturday Night Live and SNL films. Digital shorts, whatever … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 31, 2014
Annie Hall + She’s Gotta Have It
The beginning of an adventure through New York through two different perspectives. Culture and generation. An extended consideration of the new adventure. Woody Allen’s nearly first film, Annie Hall – or first enough for Double Feature. First impressions of a … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 24, 2014
The Purge + We Are What We Are
Horrific family bonding time double feature. Do horror movies help us work out dark urges to rape and slaughter? The alterior motives of directors who claim they do. One man’s unexpected plans during The Purge. What James Gunn teaches us … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 17, 2014
Cosmopolis + Holy Motors
Character arcs despite their narratives! Narratives as complications of vignettes! Robert Pattinson, the obvious choice for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis. Pop fiction fans read cerebral novels and everyone wins. Following a movie with indecipherable dialogue. The relationship to Videodrome. When master … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 10, 2014
Double Feature Year 6 Finale
SPOILER FREE SHOW! The Year Six retrospective. A look back at the last 52 double feature pairs. Taking a break from Filmspotting jokes to make love to Battleship Pretension. Revising the official position on movie reviews. A tangent on the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 03, 2014
The Lords of Salem + Machete Kills
Auteurs just outside the arthouse. Grindhouse contributors Rob Zombie and Robert Rodirugez! Audiences clamoring: It’s not the way I would have done it!! Stop looking for validation and start appreciating surprise. See inside the minds of insane people. The hidden … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 26, 2014
Wrong + Upstream Color
The desperate methods audiences go to when attempting to fit the bizarre into a neat little box. Art, humanity, mystery and animals. Determining the world of Quentin Dupieux (Mr. Oizo)’s Wrong. How Upstream Color differs from the complex mathematics of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 19, 2014
Storytelling + Mister Lonely
Two filmmakers who love similar themes but don’t get along with each other. Pretending all films are totally approachable and that you’re not worried people on the internet will think you’re an idiot. Every week, Double Feature talks about two … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 12, 2014
Killapalooza 22: The Evil Dead
The Evil Dead films 1-4. How an indie film that wouldn’t pass the film-class final became one of the most ifluential horror properties of all time. The power of rhythm and repitition. Aggrivated industrial loops (and other secrets Trent Reznor … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 05, 2014
Akira + The Sky Crawlers
Double Feature and anime. A continued attempt to learn about film purely through immersion. What Akira has in common with previous films Double Feature has covered. The influence of Akira on live-action American storytelling. Biological technology in a cyberpunk way … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 29, 2014
Prom Night + The House on Sorority Row
Slasher one-off (non-franchise) films with cult standing. Year One of Double Feature is returning! Details within! Studios marketing a film differently with each home video release, essentially telling audiences it’s about something different now. Prom Night is watching a slasher … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 22, 2014
Showgirls + Meet the Feebles
Double Feature’s big announcement unveiled – an all new Kickstarter featuring a narrative Double Feature mini-series! An examination of show business through broken lenses. The success of Showgirls. Funneling the audience through embarrassment. NC17’s impact on marketability. The amazing things … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 15, 2014
Ghosts of Mars + Giallo
Blacksheep comebacks from horror giants. Continuing to find insight on two directors Double Feature knows front to back. John Carpenter’s enemies that can not be reasoned with. Loving a film the director himself can’t stand. Secret things you can do … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 08, 2014
John Dies at the End + The Man with the Iron Fists
Fuck you, rules! Convention-defying movies for the internet age. Trickle down auteurism. Going into a movie knowing nothing – how do you pitch films to people who don’t want to know about them before seeing them? The tendency of frequent … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 01, 2014
The Wolf Man + Soylent Green
The last of the Year 6 Universal horror and classic science fiction pairs. The cautious release of The Wolf Man in a post-war cinema. What did genre-horror look like the better part of 100 years ago? The metaphores of the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 24, 2014
American Movie + Mean Creek
The consequences and triumphs of reducing human beings to caricatures. Fears of the midwest. Mark Borchardt’s process in American Movie. How first impressions, language, and appearance impact your impression of someone’s intelligence. Is Mark a skilled filmmaker or a hack? … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 17, 2014
Paranorman + Fantastic Mr. Fox
Child-friendly stop-motion films that trick adults into being more succeptable. New and unexpected experiences adults can have while their guard is down. Appealing to adults without being a “dark” children’s film. Dark sensibilities and humor vs difficult subject matter. Paranorman … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 10, 2014
Sharkboy and Lavagirl + Mulholland Drive
On the 300th episode of Double Feature, Sharkboy and Lavagirl finally solve Mulholland Drive. First, a conversation about the Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (In 3D). Aesop’s fables! How to have the best conversation about Mulholland Drive. Right or wrong, … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 03, 2014
Conan the Barbarian + Blood and Bone
Men who are tanks box their way through cult genres when the original Conan the Barbarian squares off against Blood and Bone. Sword and sorcery takes on underground fighting! Arnold Schwarzenegger meets Michael Jai White! Exploring the early career of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 27, 2014
Hatchet 3 + Curse of Chucky
Two sequels from previous Double Feature franchises. Adam Green and all your friends from Hatchet return in Hatchet 3. Cameos become roles. The constant slasher resurrection. Adam Green’s thing (beside throwing blood on trees). Chucky out-lives the original slashers of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 20, 2014
From Beyond + Class of 1999
Midnight movies once again illuminate the room with their pale blue light. A listener request makes Michael sneaky. Stuart Gordon and the true third wheel. What about the lighting makes From Beyond feel like a midnight movie? Late night cinema … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 13, 2014
The Machinist + Dogville
Darker dramas featuring protagonists played by actors Double Feature likes (but doesn’t often think about), who are in this particular instance obscured on the covers of their respective films by a thin brown material that is likely a fabric of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 06, 2014
Killapalooza 21: Paranormal Activity
Paranormal Activity films 1-4. A premature Killapalooza, in hopes everyone comes along for the ride. The first in an already notable franchise. Another look at the low budget. The mysterious pool bots of Paranormal Activity 2. There is no Dunkin … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 27, 2014
Near Dark + Wayne’s World
Cult films by female directors – two of them! Vampires and, well, Wayne’s World. A look at the non-romantic vampire movie. Trying to stay focused with so much Wayne’s World ahead. What’s so interesting about the absence of romance? The … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 20, 2014
The Host + Monsters
The internet’s favorite monster films! The Host, as in the Korean 2006 The Host. Pushing aside the usual monster treatment talk for politics and humanism. The confusing relationship between pacifists and the military. Understanding cultural comedy. Agent Orange and a … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 13, 2014
Elvira’s Haunted Hills + Big Top Pee-Wee
Two television-first stars return in their back to back sequels. Unlikely stars for just as unlikely conversations about metaphysics and humanism. Cassandra Peterson refuses to take credit as Elvia in Elvira’s Haunted Hills, all these years later. Putting your newfound … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 06, 2014
Drive Angry + The Weather Man
This insane thing called Cage Match brings you two Nicolas Cage films! Is Nicolas Cage a good actor? Is he in good films? Are bad films his fault? Someone does humanity a service by performing the experiment. Drive Angry and … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 30, 2014
The Mummy + Logan’s Run
The Universal Monster and Classic Sci-Fi adventure continues! A longevity pair featuring two films about human vitality. What The Mummy’s really about. Boris Karloff and the skeptical eye. What a curse really means, and who’s afraid of it anyways. What … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 23, 2014
2001: A Space Odyssey + 2010: The Year We Make Contact
An icon of cinema gets paired up with the sequel you didn’t even know existed. Can what started as a cruel crowd-funding joke become more than Stanley Kubrick blasphemy? Spoiler: Yes! A newcomer’s take on 2001: A Space Odyssey. A … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 16, 2014
The Brood + Xtro
Creepy monster science fiction. What lurks on Channel X? David Cronenberg’s early film The Brood. Psychoplasmatics. Where’s the scam? How Cronenberg creeps differently in The Brood. Another pause to consider body horror. Motherly themes. A creative and fitting take on … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 09, 2014
Friday + Metropolitan
Surprisingly tasteful culture shock! Challenging yourself to expand your horizons. How Michael got into the Friday franchise. An only somewhat related conversation about Quentin Tarantino’s favorite films. Admitting an embarrassing truth to yourself. High society, deb parties, and places Eric … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 02, 2014
Django Unchained + Only God Forgives
A new-ish movie double feature from two returning director/writers. The multitude of Django Unchained actors, including Quentin Tarantino himself. Everything about Django Unchained people miss while they’re thinking about how racially progressive they are. A look at Django in three … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 26, 2013
Network + Pump Up the Volume
Double Feature speaks to the masses. The resistance sticks it to the man. Sidney Lumet’s Network. Talking Aaron Sorkin and David Mammet. Sensationalism and the Death Hour. What would Diana’s vision truly look like? Articulating rage. The Mao Zedong hour. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 19, 2013
The Frighteners + Memoirs of an Invisible Man
Comedy does horror and horror does comedy. Two bizarre offshoots from unexpected directors. Peter Jackson, Robert Zemekis, and Marty McFly. Part Beetlejuice, part Drag Me to Hell. Jeffrey Combs of not just The Attic Expeditions. Long-haired Michael J Fox plays … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 12, 2013
Killapalooza 20: The Living Dead
The Living Dead film. George A. Romero’s six zombie films. Night of the Living Dead. The undead and the inevitability of human demise. Dawn of the Dead. Consumers and their shopping. Things people didn’t steal from Romero’s films. Day of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 05, 2013
The Muppet Movie + Follow That Bird
The Muppets meet Sesame Street. A set of Jim Henson and Frank Oz classics. An unedited bit on Scientology. The Muppet Movie is not The Muppets (2011). Keeping a sense of timeless-ness. Celebrity appearances and musical numbers. A variety act. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 28, 2013
Office Space + The Wages of Fear
A mundane workplace pair for all the Zachs out there. An exploration of all things Mike Judge. Someone please cast Aubrey Plaza as Daria. A higher-brow look at King of the Hill and Beavis and Butthead. Your life as a … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 21, 2013
The Driver + Ms. 45
Two exploitation landmarks with quiet protagonists. Unintentional Double Feature themes. The Man Who Killed God. The Driver and colors. Obligatory Drive conversation. Bruce Dern strikes back. The Driver, The Player, and The Detective. What tips you off? Authority, and those … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 14, 2013
Gone with the Wind + The Wizard of Oz
A modern look at two classic Victor Flemming films. Brienna Krueger almost brought you a very different pair. One man’s involvement in two colossal cinema juggernauts. Gone With the Wind as an epic. Defining popularity in gross international profit adjusted … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 07, 2013
Class of 1984 + Prince of Darkness
Students discover the hidden truths of future and past. Alex Pardee, EL-P and Killer Mike. When things happened in 1984. Guns in the school! Why 1984 won’t be like 1984. A nation of criminals. Forgetting the growing left to do. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 31, 2013
The Prowler + When a Stranger Calls
Franchises be damned! The one-off slasher films. Michael does an awful thing. No one understands Double Feature. Joseph Zito. The Roger Corman Marvel films. Keeping the lights on (and other excuses to make art). World War 2. Advertising after the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 24, 2013
Frankenstein + The Stepford Wives
Universal Monsters once again meet Classic Science Fiction. Creation, control, and man made monsters. Eric Thirteen talks about being the Executive Producer of the upcoming horror film Director’s Cut. Two incredible names and one never before seen project. Just what … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 17, 2013
Invincible + Mister Frost
A Werner Herzog warning. Trying to maintain accessibility. Invincible. Why Werner Herozog should be on Michael’s radar. A new troop. Someone listens to Eric about Udo Kier. Mixing Truth, fiction and documentary.. The New German Cinema via The French New … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 10, 2013
Creepshow + The Specials
Comic book tributes by horror legends. The Additional Content is out! Getting in front of the camera. George A Romero and Stephen King. Tom Savini, comic books, and trashcan metaphors. The aesthetic. The lasting impression of Creepshow. Horror anthologies. The … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 03, 2013
Cecil B Demented + The Royal Tenenbaums
Diving right in to the pairing experiment. John Waters and Wes Anderson, best friends forever. Michael and Eric get excited about introduction to color theory! Cecil B Demented takes back the cinema. That punk metal resistance. The man who fought … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 26, 2013
Tenebre + Secret Beyond the Door
Two films that dramatize secrets. Dario Argento does something different with Tenebre. The music! The meta! The future! Commentary on horror cinema and literature. Invoking themes. Inspired by Fritz Lang. Secret Beyond the Door’s real secret is how to remember … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 19, 2013
Alice in Wonderland + It’s Such a Beautiful Day
Strange worlds via animation. The various versions of Alice in Wonderland. Inventing icons: how does Disney do it? Defining classics. The vault. Everything is a musical. Yesterday’s animation today. How escapism was once represented in animation. Former conventions in modern … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 12, 2013
Killapalooza 19: Critters
Critters films 1-4. The Crites. New quickest time to space record. Prison Asteroid Sector 17. The Chiodo brothers mystery. Emmet Walsh, Men in White, and the NuWave. Scott Levy returns. Charlie and the kid. Lep in the proverbial hood. That … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 05, 2013
Klown + Safety Not Guaranteed
Independent comedies with no Internet presence. Kids are the fucking worst. Casper, Frank, and Klown. Dirty men and dirty things. The Danish sitcom. Getting away with things in films. When is it so awkward that you might as well just … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 29, 2013
Sneakers + eXistenZ
Hacking and the spy genre. The influence of Sneakers. What Sneakers should be known for vs what it’s actually known for. Tron, Wargames, and the introduction of the home arcade. Life in the valley. Palo Alto and sound. Guess who’s … <a href="2013/08/3642-autosave.html">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a> <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 22, 2013
The FP + Hobo with a Shotgun
2011 Canadian exploitation films The FP and Hobo with a Shotgun. Robocop, Blooddragon, and 1980. An early thing Eric was wrong about. Trailers and comedy. Do it for the ducks. Reservations about The FP. The most impressive terrible dialogue. One … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 15, 2013
Dancer in the Dark + Purple Rain
A music heavy episode with Björk and Prince! The strange relationship a listener has with an artist. The brand Björk vs the person Björk. Artist packaging. A singer’s voice. Lars von Trier as a director and as a co-worker. Tension. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 08, 2013
Bartleby + Rebel Without a Cause
Troubled individuals who can’t help be mix things up. Jonathan Parky, Herman Melville, and Bartleby the Scrivener. What’s the deal with Moby Dick? Phrases in American English. How was your weekend: I’d prefer not to. The office of Dead Letters. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 01, 2013
Clerks + Super 8
Two writer/directors return on Double Feature. Clerks as the beginning of the Kevin Smith catalogue. The Jersey films. Dante Hicks: some man’s every man. The independence…oh god, the independence. Dante’s terrible day gets worse. One hundred thousand films worth of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 25, 2013
The Killing Room + Triangle
Bottle films. In fact, fluorescent bottle films. Not the Triangle miniseries! Project MK-ULTRA. The Men Who Stare at Goats. The unwilling participant. Drugs, torture, and LSD. Clea Duvall, at it again. Double Feature reunites with Peter Stormir and Cloe Sevini. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 16, 2013
Dracula + Silent Running
A Universal monster film meets an influential science fiction film. A new adventure begins a new year of Double Feature. The very last holdover. Monte Legaspi is doing something interesting. Bella Lugosi’s dead. Before the days of don’t show the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 11, 2013
Double Feature Year 5 Finale
SPOILER FREE SHOW! The Year Five retrospective. Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails return with Came Back Haunted. Double Feature discontinues the mp3 feed, but will anyone seriously give a fuck? Making this show possible again. Pairs that were great, … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 04, 2013
RoboCop + Bicentennial Man
Pauly’s Robot memorial show. Double Feature does whatever it wants. A rare look into Double Feature final episode runners up. Half man, half machine, all RoboCob. I’ll buy that for a dollar! Twitter. The life and times of the 1980s. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 27, 2013
The Sessions + Moonrise Kingdom
Opposing development. The one and only William H Macey solves a Double Feature problem. Ben Lewin, Mark O’Brien, and The Sessions. A serious conversation about this outlandish plot. John Hawks, humor, and playing someone with a disability. Sex surrogates. How … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 20, 2013
The Skin I Live In + The Future
Refuse to let go! Antonio Banderas leads The Skin I Live In. Fixate on items, ask questions. Discovery and tiger men. Attention to detail. What will happen vs what has happened. The iconography of Eyes Without a Face. Surgery, abduction, … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 13, 2013
Palindromes + Female Trouble
A completely fucked look at pregnancy and sexuality in America. Super young kids having sex. Dawn. Aviva. Henrietta Aviva. Many actors playing one character! Talking about the thing you’re supposed to talk about. Mama Sunshine’s house of horrors. Where to … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 06, 2013
Excision + The Loved Ones
Deceptively light-hearted naturalistic horror films. Accidental Mother’s Day double feature. Richard Bates Jr gets credit for creating Excision. Catching up with old friends. More old friends than you know what to do with. The return of the priest. Finish your … <a href="2013/05/3431-autosave.html">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a> <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 30, 2013
Suspiria + John Carpenter’s Vampires
Double spook-show. Living in a pitch black vacuum. Another satisfied cinematic customer. Dario Argento’s leading ladies. Reexamination of female empowerment? Associations between space and horror. Not that kind of space. Colored light and Dario Argento’s stage love. Camera work with … <a href="2013/05/3435-autosave.html">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a> <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 23, 2013
The Cell + Valhalla Rising
Two tense, emotionally strung out human beings discuss some trippy films. The last chance for the Double Feature Kickstarter. The Cell. Who’s a New Line Cinema actor and who’s a Tarsem Singh actor? The unsung heroes of The Cell. Dylan … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 16, 2013
Black Snake Moan + Monster’s Ball
Sex-fueld southern movies with racial components of varying degrees. Hip hop stars. What Double Feature can give you. Finally, the Double Feature secret. Who is this Craig Brewer guy? How do you describe Black Snake Moan? Not a tribute, not … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 09, 2013
Maniac + Intruder
One-off slasher films. Horror movie comfort food. Additional content! Maniac. The old HGL blood feel. The first person look into a killer’s mind. Waking up in the bedroom of a murderer. Psychology, the real killer! The long con and a … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 02, 2013
The Warriors + Red Dawn
Groups of kids who have no business kicking ass. Can you dig it is sampled on the song “The Rape” by the hip hop artist Cubbiebear. Warriors, come out and play! The all gang truce. Cops, troublemakers, and the DJ. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 25, 2013
Eraserhead + Wild at Heart
Extra long double David Lynch Kickstarter launch show number 250 party! Becoming Double Feature. Double Feature year six chat. The Kickstarter has a video! Eraserhead is the very thing you fear when talking about petting the white cat. Before David … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 18, 2013
Moon + The Trip
The friends you take on journeys through solitude. Moon, a film by Duncan Jones. David Bowie’s secret son. A look at Clint Mansell’s past. Accessible, catch pop scores. Moon as a tiny personal space film. Doing space differently. Space is … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 11, 2013
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark + Sleepy Hollow
Last will and testament films. Tributes to monsters of sound-stage cinema. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. Rebel against that morality club. Eric and Michael finally talk to each other about Elvira. The reality of goth chick valley girl. A deeper … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 04, 2013
Shame + I Saw the Devil
Two sides of the same coin. Kickstarter incentives. Shame. One sheets! Aesthetics, subtlety and subtext. Sex clubs and violence. Speculate on all the things! Acting challenges. Differing accounts of what may have happened. The facts. Sissy and Brandon. Interpretation of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 28, 2013
American Beauty + Adaptation
Insecurity, self indulgence, and flowers. American Beauty. Seeing the hand of the writer. Icons. Rose pedals. Mena Suvari as Angela Hayes. The American Dream. I will sell this house today. The relationship between Carolyn Burnham and the audience. Homoeroticism. What … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 21, 2013
Dirty Work + Pootie Tang
Stand up comedians turned directors! An update on All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. Have people actually seen these films? Cliches that disappeared from popular consciousness. Note to self: you get raped in prison. Christopher MacDonald won’t leave Double Feature … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 14, 2013
Duck Soup + Indie Game
The four Marx brothers. The difference HD actually makes. The iconography of Groucho Marx. Where did the musical comedy go? The modern comedy troupe. The infamous face. Playing off Groucho. The influence of Duck Soup on comedy. Moments paid tribute … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 07, 2013
Humanoids from the Deep + Mars Needs Women
Double Feature faces women in cult film, sci-fi and exploitation. The final hours of Michael’s Kickstarter. Monster or Humanoids from the Deep? Re-release and cash in! Dead dogs and dead humans. How to ruin a party, fill time, and get … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 28, 2013
Spy Kids 2 + Gremlins 2
Genetic experiments and incredible post-colon titles. Two films of unrestrained imagination. Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams. Eric gets his own correction. Reintroductions. Special effects. Returning actors, tupperware Banderas, and Ricardo Montalban. The progressive political system of Spy … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 21, 2013
Freeway + Nothing
Better learning through coupling. Answering for Ghostbusters. Freeway: A perfect film for Double Feature. A weird film, and why it is what it is. Even more on Richard Elfman, Danny Elfman and The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. Robert … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 14, 2013
Kindergarten Cop + Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ivan Reitman produces every film, and Linda Hunt isn’t really in any of them. The humor of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Kindergarten Cop. Weird Arnold faces. Cullen Crisp. 90s moms, up to no good. Mommy and daddy issues. Who … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 07, 2013
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly + Godzilla: Final Wars
The final chapter in a series where Double Feature takes on two genres it was not prepared for. Years later, the return to Spaghetti westerns and kaiju (Japanese monster films)! The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Remembering where the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 31, 2013
Killer Klowns from Outer Space + Blood Feast 2
Camp from the greatest of enthusiasts. Finding reality! An accidental revisit of year 1 format. The Chiodo Brothers. Big top guitar riff. Halley’s comet, Hale-Bopp, and the Heaven’s Gate cult. Two types of skepticism. Where’s our sequel? Making the difficult … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 24, 2013
Thinner + Fright Night
A Tom Holland double feature! One of the coolest things Stephen King ever did. Richard Bachman and Stephen King. Tiny kids and Godfathers. Getting Thinner in an elevator. High concept elevator pitch. Road head gypsy curse. Horror for regular people. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 17, 2013
Paycheck + Next
A spontaneous Phillip K Dick double feature looks into the past and into the future. Podcasting in an artistic vacuum. Back at Chicago’s Edgewater Beach Hotel. An all-star cast for what could have been a sci-fi blockbuster. Ben Affleck runs … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 10, 2013
The Ward + Darkon
A day in fantasy to help Eric think he’s not crazy. A modern John Carpenter film in The Ward. A familiar director and a band new writer. Seeing the style and technique again. Immediately identifiable as modern and 70s. The … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 03, 2013
The Faculty + Jackie Brown
Black sheep, back to back: Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez direct two strange selections. The Faculty and the 90s. Teenage wasteland. What makes The Faculty edgy. Film making as a job. Why did Robert Rodriguez do The Faculty? Rebellion. Aliens … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 27, 2012
Gummo + Pink Flamingos
Competing looks at trash culture. Gummo and Harmony Korine. Comparisons to Larry Clark and Kids. What are the similarities and why do they exist? Storytelling sans story. Michael tries to add artistic credibility to mumblecore. Filmmaking nihilism. Making an audience … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 20, 2012
Haywire + Centurion
The pre-existing Soderbergh narrative on Haywire. Why Eric is in love with Haywire. Amateur spy video. Gina Carano is out of everyone’s league. MMA fighters. Soderbergh’s casting methodology and why it rocks. Feminism and a man’s world. Spy film don’t … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 13, 2012
Killapalooza 18: The Eye
The Eye films 1-5. Ghost stories. No Indian remake of The Eye. A big announcement from Double Feature – then, another announcement from Double Feature! Revisiting the historic Edgewater Beach Hotel. The Panic Room. What Killapalooza is about. The Eye. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 06, 2012
This Is Spinal Tap + Rock N Roll High School
Live music that causes things to explode. This Is Spinal Tap as a Christopher Guest cult film. Faux-Documentary-Epic. All your bass are belong to us. Big bottom. Live Spinal Tap shows. Rob Reiner. it’s just like where you work! Band … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 29, 2012
Bellflower + Crash
The indie circuit show. Michael’s favorite spoiler from Bellflower. Oscilloscope Films. Adam Yauch. Purchase your own Bellflower car. The truth about the director/camera relationship. The SI-2k Evan Glodell built his custom DIY camera on top of. Mumblecore and back yard … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 22, 2012
Dementia 13 + One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
A night with the crazies. Dementia 13. Psychosploitation. Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola and New World Pictures. Jack Hill’s involvement. Commentary infographic exploitation idea. WHITE CAT. Francis Coppola is a secret Double Feature director. Michael counts down the Psycho comparisons. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 15, 2012
Galaxy Quest + The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
Double Feature returns to space! Galaxy Quest. Star Trek. Fandom. The human advantage. Michael appreciates humanity. I am not Spock. When skepticism brushes against cynicism. An appeal to excitement. My people make crazy choices in movies. Happenstance fame. The mind … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 08, 2012
The Artist + Barton Fink
Hollywood and the artistic process in an accidental John Goodman double feature. The awards. The wager of holding up silent films. Modern romance. Revisiting silent technique. How silent films are watched differently. Score as an alternative to the highly distracting … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 01, 2012
Orphan + Insidious
Two horror films of the same era using children to incite fear. The magic that is Orphan. Piano moms. Scenes from the arthouse. Some people don’t like eye balls being squished…Eric doesn’t like children. Genuine relationships. Ghost cold and the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 25, 2012
Jack Brooks Monster Slayer + Tucker and Dale vs Evil
Old school…Canadian horror? Jack Brooks Monster Slayer and the Music Box Massacre. The meaning of “Canadian-American” film. The jungles of Canada. First time director Jon Knautz. Robert England could do anything, and he does horror. Foreshadowing via an actor’s known … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 18, 2012
Buried + Pontypool
Trapped in a place. Micro budgets, micro titles. Different takes on the immersion of Buried. Film making exercises. How anyone can make a 90 minute film. The Buried title sequence. Getting the audience to tell the story. The tools. What … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 11, 2012
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari + The Cabin in the Woods
Double Feature barley makes it. Last minute from a tiny closet in the historic Edgewater Beach Hotel. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a silent film. German Expressionism through the eyes of Time Buton. Surreal, gravity defying sets. Explaining the Mystery … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 04, 2012
Spy Kids + Honey I Shrunk the Kids
Film makers who you would think have no business making children’s films. The insane amount of star power in the original Spy Kids. Robert Rodriguez writing children’s movies for children. How to create an abundance of new sub-genres in a … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 27, 2012
Irreversible + The Woman
Ladies night. Gaspar Noe’s Placebo video. The enthusiasm in eccentric filmmaking. Michael’s theory of self-indulgent French movies. Realizations in reverse. Cinematic mechanics in backwards storytelling. French extremism and, as always, brutality. Commentary on homophobia. When you know what’s coming.The last … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 20, 2012
Real Steel + World’s Greatest Dad
Terrible dads. Two adults have a vulgar conversation about Real Steel. Characters and Lost reunions. A showcase of well used cliches. Misleading marketing. Down and out underdogs among underdogs. Some answers: what the fuck is going on with the “secret” … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 13, 2012
Killapalooza 17: Piranha
Piranha films 1-5. Killer fish! An announcement that changes Double Feature forever. Another announcement that’s even more important than that. Double Feature: The longest running consecutive week-after-week show on the internet. The Edgewater Beach Hotel (is not haunted). The Double … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 06, 2012
The Iron Giant + My Neighbor Totoro
Fantasy worlds that use giant friends to different means. Brad Bird and The Iron Giant. Trends in animation over time. A call for more interesting animation. Eric somehow thinks it’s a good idea to credit David Fincher for all 2:35:1 … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 30, 2012
Bound + Strangers on a Train
Symbiotic murder and crime. Murder, mystery and intrigue in noirland. More information about Larry Wachowski becoming Lana Wachowski. Why Double Feature is interested in Lana Wachowski. Bound contains the shortest Flying Tom Tom yet. Bound is goddamn sexy, and that’s … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 23, 2012
Dark Star + Sunshine
Celestial bodies that aren’t Jane Fonda. Double Feature in space! John Carpenter’s first film, Dark Star. Who knows Dark Star is supposed to be funny? Carpenter and comedy. Making a film out of your trash can. Remembering the flower children. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 16, 2012
Rogue + The Innkeepers
Splat time at Graceland Cemetery. Greg Mclean, Dimension Extreme. Movies in the cloud! Giant crocodile as the slasher. Television and horror. Adam Green and Rob Zombie have TV shows. Creating red herrings through overwhelming exposition. An unexpected cast has something … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 09, 2012
Cry-Baby + Roadracers
50’s throw-back films! Greasers. John Waters after Devine. A bit on Iggy Pop. Who is Traci Lords? A confused opinion on hatchet-face. Johnny Depp?! Entire budget of Cry-Baby: $12 Million. Depp’s average Pirates salary: $88 Million per film. Faux jazz … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Aug 02, 2012
Party Monster + Heavenly Creatures
Friendships that famously end in murder. Party Monster, the real fake meta documentary story thing. A better reference for what became THE FLYING TOM TOM. The unreliable narrator in a meta universe. Disco Bloodbath: A Fabulous but True Tale of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 26, 2012
Drive + Collateral
The heroes and villains of LA crime. What Double Feature already knew about Drive. Nicolas Winding Refn: crazy person. The precision of Drive. Roadsploitation. A protagonist with no name. Modern day nuwave musicians and composer Cliff Martinez. Stripped down plot. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 19, 2012
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane + The Poughkeepsie Tapes
Starting year five with two films you can’t see! It’s true – All the Boys Love Many Lane. Why wasn’t this released? What would the boys do for Mandy Lane? Out of the closet atheist actor Amber Heard. Using the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jul 12, 2012
Happiness + Kids
NC-17 films. Perhaps not the optimistic double feature you hoped for. Would it be ok if the notes just said “bag cat?” Todd Solondz returns! Michael uses a mentally unstable Eric for his own amusement. Happiness is not just a … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 28, 2012
Rocky 6 + Tokyo Gore Police
Rocky meets Asia comes to a close with a late Rocky film and a great piece of the new asian extreme. Rocky 6, Rocky Balboa. A modern looking Rocky film. The unspoken problems in the six film timeline. Rocky Balboa … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 21, 2012
Sucker Punch + Switchblade Sisters
Gangs of ladies and imprisoned female empowerment. Zach Snyder’s Sucker Punch as an original film. The Wizard of Oz fantasy movie template. Hamster style comes back again and again. The many layers of Sucker Punch. A fantasy so bad it … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 14, 2012
The Tingler + A Bucket of Blood
It was a dark and stormy night! Another rainy day double feature. Public domain and excellent introductory black and white films. Vincent Price is the man you came to see. The Tingler is the tiny rubber monster that lives inside … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jun 07, 2012
Killapalooza 16: Final Destination
Final Destination films 1-5. The fate killer. Religion and craigslist. Final Destination 1. An unstudied era of horror films. Horror films of the early 2000s. A small hole will not blow people out of a fuselage. Does Final Destination have … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 31, 2012
Videodrome + Amazon Women on the Moon
A 2:00am channel surfing double feature. Eric’s unbelievable secret confession. Scan lines, static, and vertical sync: the awful look of the footage found in David Cronenberg’s Videodrome. Betamax looks as bad as vinyl sounds. James Woods hasn’t always been there. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 24, 2012
Willow + MirrorMask
Fantasy films by the likes of Ron Howard, George Lucas, Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman. Warwick Davis is Willow, but who is Ron Howard? THX, 1138 and otherwise. The Deep Note. Industrial Light and Magic, Lucasfilm, and Lucasart. The role … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 17, 2012
My Bloody Valentine + Poltergeist
An 80s horror show! Is the Double Feature studio haunted? A definitive answer. The longstanding released version of My Bloody Valentine vs the legendary uncut version. Non-franchise 80s slasher films. Valentine’s day as an exploitable holiday for horror films. Slow … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 10, 2012
Freaks + The Straight Story
David Lynch is back on show number 200! Double Feature choices – why pair these two films? Getting to the truth of Tod Browning’s Freaks. Who director Tod Browning is and what else he’s known for. The lewd and taboo. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
May 03, 2012
For a Few Dollars More + Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
A return to two genres Double Feature was not prepared for. Spaghetti westerns and kaiju (Japanese monster films) return! For a Few Dollars More following A Fistful of Dollars. Lee Van Cleef as Douglas Mortimer. Ridiculous weapons. American McGee’s Alice. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 26, 2012
Red Rock West + Burn After Reading
Two noir bent directors get double featured. Who is John Dahl? Red Rock West and Arizona-Noir. Playing with the lie. When to bail. Lara Flynn Boyle’s Suzanne. A cowardly femme fatale. Keeping the mystery magic. Dennis Hopper being a scary … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 19, 2012
Troll Hunter + Rare Exports
Fake terror from fake children’s tales. Make fun of Jesus far away from X-Mas. Troll Hunter is not the same as Trollhunter but is probably ok as The Troll Hunter. What the fuck happened with goblin backwards? Show me that … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 12, 2012
Red State + Stake Land
No one expects these two movies to be this good. Dangerous places, even more dangerous directors! What does the Double Feature studio look like? Religious crazies shot on Red One cameras. Red State isn’t even Kevin Smith’s second chance. Popculture … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Apr 05, 2012
Rocky 5 + The Machine Girl
Rocky 5 and the early 1990s. 90s rap and hip hop. Joey Ellis – Go for It (Heart and Fire). Urban Blight. Back to America. Real retirement. Reconnecting with Rocky’s roots. But actually, this time. The lazy route the film … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 29, 2012
Attack the Block + Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Brand new sci-fi films! Humans, defend yourselves! Feel free to listen if you haven’t seen any other Planet of the Apes films. Get that snitch. Get the strap. Don’t give a fuck – brap, brap, brap! Joe Cornish. Basement Jaxx! … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 22, 2012
Welcome to the Dollhouse + Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Dollhouses on cult film day. Heather Matarazzo. There’s apparently titular songs too. What the fuck is going on with that cover? Contrasting the dark humor in Welcome to the Dollhouse with Re-Animator. Subtle comedy. Music. Steve’s band. Worse than worse: … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 15, 2012
Chillerama + Super
Piles of horror directors. Chillerama is Adam Rifkin, Tim Sullivan, Adam Green, and Joe Lynch. Why one of Michael’s films still hasn’t made it on the show. Richard Reily. The secret secondary theme. Wadzilla. Understanding Stoned Age. A 1950’s Grindhouse … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 08, 2012
Exit Through the Gift Shop + The Last Exorcism
Documentaries of questionable integrity is kind of a stretch. Exit Through the Gift Shop: The Banksy Documentary! First impressions of a new art form. Making out with street artists. Anonymity. Kinkos. TBMChicago and The Birthday Massacre. Implied power and the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Mar 01, 2012
The Blob + Mars Attacks
Double Feature sci-fi day, featuring…two David Cronenberg cinematographers or something. Rob Zombie’s The Blob. Chuck Russell’s The Blob. Mark Irwin. The rebellious youth! Sleigh Bells 2010 album Treats. How critics and mothers responded to slashers in the 80s. Garden Till … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 23, 2012
Killapalooza 15: Saw
Saw films 1-7. The Jigsaw Killer. John Kramer. An uncut episode of Double Feature! The still kinda new website and the giant Saw database. The Double Feature AppleTV Server project. Raw humanity. Society stripped away. Finding out about a stranger. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 16, 2012
The Wrestler + Rolling Thunder
Down-and-out aging warriors (with under appreciated female cohorts!). The title credits in Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler. The visual differences between The Wrestler and Aronofsky’s last film. 16mm. Taking the hard way and making it look easy. Your lasting impression. Clint … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 09, 2012
Audition + Blood Feast
Takashi Miike and Herschell Gordon Lewis, super names in horror. Chapters: Learn to use a search engine. Audition (Odishon) as another side of Takashi Miike. Romantic comedy. Nightmares in dating. Letting the horror be a surprise. Committing to your setup. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Feb 02, 2012
The Ledge + Cemetery Junction
Director/writers take on girlfriend-stealing and skypigs. Two films with very real characters. Oil refinery time lapse?! Work, responsibility, and letting your guard down. Learning who your characters really are. Scheming and conniving. Agreements and disagreements with Gavin. Imperfect heroes. Why … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 26, 2012
Gattaca + Re-Animator
Science comments on things you might not expect! In years past. High school biology. Natural vs modified. What Gattaca is actually about. The vision of the future. The more futuristic vision of the future. Focused storytelling without distraction. Jeffry Combs … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 19, 2012
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein + Up in Smoke
Comedy duos that Double Feature needs to cover. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello have never met frankenstein. Universal Studios monster movies. Studio bookkeeping on verses films. Who’s on first? How to enjoy a classic monster movie. Cheech and Chong and … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 12, 2012
Rocky 4 + Kill Bill 2
Wait, what are chapters? Paulie’s Robot. Adding new characters to the Rocky franchise. Once again revisiting internet memes. The Tiger 2-XL quizbot. You’re the Man Now, Dog. Dolph Lundgren. Who is Ivan Drago and what is he all about? Talking … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Jan 05, 2012
Rocky 3 + Kill Bill
Eye of the Tiger. How aware of the Rocky franchise are the people in the Rocky movies? The origins of Hulk Hogan. Being loaded. Off the snow cones. Mick adapting to Rocky’s fame. Something juvenile. Rocky and Apolla are close. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 29, 2011
A History of Violence + Out of the Past
Men with questionable pasts. Coffee and Pie. Multiple interpretations of the title. Joey and Tom. The longer a film is great, the harder you expect it to fail. Edie Stall is making it happen. The action and brutality in A … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 22, 2011
Coffy + Foxy Brown
Two films separated at birth: Coffee and Foxy Brown! Eric’s hidden ability. The American Internation blacksploitation race. What violence looks like in a Jack Hill movie. The original Coffee soundtrack. Musical talk back. How Coffee and Foxy Brown stack up … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 15, 2011
Hairspray + The Little Shop of Horrors
Cult films that later spawned colossal musicals. Chicago violently floods. John Waters, Hairspray (1988), and Hypnotherapy. What inspires John Waters? The last John Waters Divine film. John Waters without Divine. Competing counterculture. A different type of parent. Finally, other people … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 08, 2011
Assault on Precinct 13 + The Wrong Man
John Carpenter and Alfred Hitchcock are two directors with something to say about the police. Assault on Precinct 13 blah blah Rio Bravo blah blah. Things AoP13 has inspired. Defining action as its own genre. Vanilla twist. The innocent years … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Dec 01, 2011
Ravenous + Jonestown
Two failed utopias! Bag cat buzzkill. Ravenous’ effect on the human body. Examine Damon Albarn’s score for Ravenous. When what’s fucked up is how not fucked up something is. UNRELIABLE ALBARN. A creepy secret trick, being played on only you. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 24, 2011
Killapalooza 14: Phantasm
Phantasm films 1-4. Michael and New Orleans. Reverend Zombie’s house of voodoo. Phantasm and the Man with No Neck. Characters and convenient names. Angus Scrimm as the Tall Man. The design of the house. Muscle car hand-me-downs and vintage synthesizers. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 17, 2011
12 Angry Men + Predators
Team work, here on Double Feature! Trojan Horsing films on the audience. Twelve Angry Men. Jury Duty. No courts! Back in your day, everything was less awesome than it is now. Jurors and hamster sweat. Claustrophobia. The ideas behind the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 10, 2011
The Big Lebowski + Sideways
Men in robes and boxers optionally teach you Philosophy and/or English. The epic cult masterpiece that is The Big Lebowski. A true era. Two sober atheists talk white russians. Lebowski lore. Created characters to bounce off each other. Julianne Moore … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Nov 03, 2011
Ichi the Killer + Opera
Pet the white cat! A secret to making Starbucks Frappuccinos at home. Horror in the years before and after Ichi the Killer. Blowjob Foley. Using sex in horror when you can’t show the sex parts. Ambitious violence. A contender for … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 27, 2011
Glengarry Glen Ross + Shaun of the Dead
Wake up from your 9-5 coma. A Double Feature for the working class. Glengarry Glen Ross and the rat race. Colored light. Tension. Capitalists call out sales people. Boring war stories that add nothing to humanity. Sales people should be … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 20, 2011
The Matrix + Rollerball
Two giant sci-fi films dealing with earth-bound overloads in terrifying futures. The Matrix. Making code cool. The look and feel of 90s films. Things you’ve never noticed before. The supporting characters. Leaving reality. Philosophy, destiny, free will, and other heavy … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 13, 2011
Rocky 2 + Sex and Fury
Rocky vs Asia, Part 2. Simultaneous journeys. A very sexy day of Double Feature. Rock 2 is aware of it’s place in the world. Rocky calls bullshit on itself. A strategy for starting your sequel. Directed by Sylvester Stalone! Fixing … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Oct 06, 2011
The Toxic Avenger + Troll 2
Highlighting Toxic Avenger by using Troll 2, the best worst movie of all time. Two people who don’t know anything about Troll 2 watching it for the first time. Double Feature is not a shot about bad films! Learning more … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 29, 2011
The Trial + Naked Lunch
A Franz Kafka and William S Burroughs double feature. The double feature itself is Kafkaesque. Orson Well’s The Trial. Spoken word credits! Kafka and grammar. Bleak, hopeless, confusing and everyone hates you. There are no breaks in surrealism! Before the … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
Sep 22, 2011