The nominees for the 15th Annual Rondo Hatton Awards have been announced (see all of the nominees). Finally, the Rondos have acknowledged that The Projection Booth doesn't qualify for the Best Multi-Media Horror Site award. This means there won't be any pleading emails, tweets, or posts for votes this year.

I want to congratulate all of the nominees and spotlight some of the friends of The Projection Booth who have been recognized:

  • For BEST COMMENTARY OF 2016 both Maitland McDonagh and Michael Felsher have been nominated for their work on Tenebrae (Maitland), John Carpenter's The Thing (Michael) and The Exorcist III (Michael).
  • Michael Felsher is all of the nominations, including the BEST DOCUMENTARY category with a nod for his Just Desserts.
  • For BEST MAGAZINE OF 2016 I'm glad to see Diabolique nominated. Several friends of The Projection Booth -- Samm Deighan, Kat Ellinger, and Heather Drain come to mind immediately -- are greatly involved with the magazine.
  • Speaking of, Kat Ellinger is nominated for BEST ARTICLE with her ‘Count Perversion, the Whip and the Living Dead,’ from Diabolique #98
  • We've had Elric Kane of the Shock Waves podcast on the show several times and the show is nominated for BEST MULTI-MEDIA HORROR SITE

Remember, to vote it's the rather arduous process of emailing your choices to taraco@aol.com by April 16, 2017.




Special Guests: Jonathan Rayner, Hal McElroy, Terry Camilleri, Bruce Spence
Guest Co-Hosts: Ben Buckingham, Kevin Heffernan

Peter Weir's The Cars That Ate Paris (1974) stars Terry Camilleri as Arthur Waldo, a meek man whose brother dies in a car accident outside of Paris, Australia -- a town whose economy relies on scavenging on the wrecks they create.

Also released (in a truncated form) as The Cars That Eat People, the film is the first feature from and was produced by Jim and Hal McElroy.

Ben Buckingham and Kevin Heffernan join Mike to discuss the film, Mad Max 2, and more.

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Links:
Buy The Cars That Ate Paris on DVD
Buy The Films of Peter Weir by Dr. Jonathan Rayner
Learn more about Mapping Cinematic Norths
Learn more about Filmurbia
Visit the Peter Weir Cave
Visit the Trench website
Read some of Ben Buckinghame's writing at An Online Universe
Visit Kevin Heffernan's Knot and Gender blog
Visit Kevin Heffernan's The Crawling Eye: A Bloodshot Look at International Genre Film, Television, and Cult Media
Read Killer Cars: Death on the Highway by Mike White

Music:
"The Visit" - Bruce Smeaton
"The Cars That Ate Paris" - Bruce Smeaton

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Reporter Carl Kolchak's second reported encounter with the supernatural, The Night Strangler, was broadcast on the night of January 16, 1973.

Chris Stachiw and Mike White discuss The Night Stalker and the character of Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin). Written by (and later adapted for a novel by Kolchak creator Jeff Rice), the made-for-TV movie was directed by Dan Curtis (Dark Shadows).

Special Guest: Amanda Reyes, editor of Are You In The House Alone?: A TV Movie Compendium 1964-1999.

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Links:
Buy The Night Strangler on DVD
Listen to the Made for TV Mayhem podcast
Visit The Kolchak Tapes Facebook page
Subscribe to The Kolchak Tapes on iTunes

Music:
Music by John Walker, Robert Cobert, Gil Milles

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Special Guests: Joan Micklin Silver, John Heard, Amy Robinson, Griffin Dunne, Mark Metcalf
Guest Co-Hosts: Daniel Kremer, Bill Ackerman

In Joan Micklin Silver's Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) John Heard plays Charles, a lovelorn man who pines for Laura (Mary Beth Hurt), who's taking a break from her relationship with Ox (Mark Metcalf).

Produced by Metcalf, Amy Robinson, and Griffin Dunne, the film was initially released as Head Over Heels with a ridiculous advertising campaign that didn't capture the true spirit of the movie. Fortunately, the film was given another chance with a new ending and its proper title.

Bill Ackerman and Daniel Kremer (who's writing a book about Joan Micklin Silver) join Mike to discuss the film, which is finally getting a proper Blu-Ray release.

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Links:
Buy Chilly Scenes of Winter on Blu-Ray
Buy Chilly Scenes of Winter by Ann Beatie
Buy Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films by Daniel Kremer
Read Chilly Scenes of Winter by Jeff Stafford
Read “Women Directors are One More Problem We Don’t Need”: Joan Micklin Silver on Chilly Scenes of Winter by Vadim Rizov
Read How 'Chilly Scenes' Was Rescued by James Atlas
Hear more from Bill Ackerman at the Supporting Characters podcast
Learn more about Daniel Kremer at the Confluence Film blog

Music:
"Head Over Heels" - The Go-Go's
"Chilly Scenes of Winter" - Cousin Emmy and the New Lost City Ramblers
"Hazy Shade of Winter" - The Bangles

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Special Guest: Greg Travis

Filmmaker Greg Travis discusses his career from his days doing stand-up, to his acting (Watchmen, Starship Troopers, Showgirls), and the 30 years-in-the-making Dark Seduction.

Links:
Buy Dark Seduction on DVD
Buy Dark Seduction on iTunes
Buy Dark Seduction on Google Play

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Music:
"Dracula's Daughter" - Screaming Lord Sutch

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Special Guests: Jerry Schatzberg, Barry Primus
Guest Co-Hosts: Bill Ackerman, Daniel Kremer

Jerry Schatzberg's Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970) stars Faye Dunaway as Lou Andreas Sand, a model who has been used up and discarded by the fashion industry. Her former photographer and lover, Aaron (Barry Primus) interviews Lou, allowing screenwriter to take the audience back and forth in a fracture time structure, allowing us to see the pieces of the puzzle that is Lou.

Bill Ackerman and Daniel Kremer join Mike to discuss this fascinating and difficult-to-find film.

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Links:
Buy Puzzle of a Downfall Child on DVD (PAL, Reg.2)
Visit the official Jerry Schatzberg website
Buy Looking for Gatsby by Faye Dunaway
Buy Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films by Daniel Kremer
Listen to Supporting Characters from Bill Ackerman
Listen to the Film Comment podcast on Puzzle of a Downfall Child
Read Bombast: Carole Eastman by Nick Pinkerton

Music:
"Re-Make/Re-Model" - Bryan Ferry
"The Model" - Kraftwert
"This Year's Girl" - Elvis Costello

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Special Guests: Paul Goodwin, Sean Hogan
Guest Co-Host: Josh Hadley

Britain's ground-breaking 2000 AD comic introduced a raft of vital artists and writers along with indelible characters like Judge Dredd, Halo Jones, Strontium Dog, and more. The documentary Future Shock! The Story of 2000 AD (2014) tells the story of the ups and downs of this influential work.

Director Paul Goodwin and producer Sean Hogan discuss the creation of Future Shock!.

Josh Hadley joins Mike to reminisce about comics and the film adaptations of various 2000 AD stories.

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Links:
Buy or Rent Future Shock
Follow FutureShockDoc on Twitter
Visit the official website
Visit the official 2000 AD website

Music:
"Mutants In Mega City One" - Fink Bros
"I Am the Law" - Anthrax
"Judge Yr'self" - Manic Street Preachers
"Ganging Out with Halo Jones" - Transvision Vamp
"I Am the Law" - Human League

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Special Guest: Geoff Dyer
Guest Co-Hosts: Elric Kane. Joe Yanick

Andrei Tarkovsky 's Stalker / Сталкер (1979) is a deceptively simple film about three men who venture into the verdant and mystical "Zone" in search of a room where their innermost desires will come true. Based loosely on Roadside Picnic by Boris and , the film becomes a meditative experience about art, religion, and logic.

Elric Kane and Joe Yanick join Mike to discuss this unusual "science fiction" film.

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Links:
Buy Stalker on DVD
Buy Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky
Buy Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room by Geoff Dyer
Buy Roadside Picnic, read by Robert Forster
Read a script analysis of Stalker
Read a transcript of Stalker
Read Andrei Tarkovsky, Solaris and Stalker: The making of two inner-space odysseys by Stephen Dalton
Read A Unique Perspective On The Making Of 'Stalker': The Testimony Of A Mechanic Toiling Away Under Tarkovsky's Guidance from Cinephilia and Beyond
Andrei Tarkovsky: The Essential Documentaries on Russian Master from Cinephilia and Beyond
Visit the official Geoff Dyer website
Read Danger! High-radiation arthouse! by Geoff Dyer

Music:
Stalker Soundtrack - Eduard Artemyev
"Stalker (For Andrei Tarkovsky)" - Alva Noto

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