Thursday, September 13, 2012

AC Podcast - Episode 41 / September 15, 2012

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Alternative Cinma Podcast Internet Radio Show
Episode 41 / September 15, 2012

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Motley Crew above: THe AC Podcast Gang - Erin Russ, William Hellfire, John Fedele and special guest Kevin Neglung (who wrote and performed "That Dead Girl")

The Internet Radio Show for People Who Love Low-Budget, Cult and B-Movies! Joe Sarno Movies, VHS Tapes, Forced Entry T-Shirt and more

Hosted by Michael Raso, John Fedele, William Hellfire and Erin Russ (“The Russ”) with guests Desiree Saetia and “That Dead Girl” musician Kevin Neblung.

VHS Tapes

VHS has been making a comeback with such fan magazines as LunchMeat Magazine. Mike introduces an interview done this past summer at Artscape 2012 in Baltimore, MD. VHS/VIP - The tribute to VHS at Artscape 2012 - curated by Josh Schafer, editor of Lunchmeat Magazine. Lunchmeat is an independently printed magazine that celebrates the obscure and esoteric in cinema (including VHS tape)

Read more - The Analog Revolution!

Breaking News
Gene from the Third Eye Cinema Podcast visits the AC Podcast and offers some breaking news. Gene reports about the postings on the Internet about the death of actress Mary Mendum (a.k.a. Rebecca Brooke). Mary acted in many, many Joe Sarno films including Confessions of a Young American Housewife and Laura’s Toys. Details of Mary’s passing have not been confirmed by the Sarno family at this time.

Low-Budget filmmaker Todd Sheets suffered a heart attack this past summer. Todd is best know for such DIY movies as Zombie Bloodbath and Zombie Rampage. Todd is doing well and the whole AC gang wishes Todd a speedy recovery.

Shocking Tee!
William has been wearing his Forced Entry T-Shirt when visiting the mall and has been getting lots of attention!
Forced Entry Tee The Forced Entry Tee along with Video Violence, Cannibal Campout and Misty Mundae T-Shirts are available at Alternative Cinema

The AC gang discusses Forced Entry Shaun Costello and his notorious 1970s Time Square hardcore features. Mike mentions the fact that he attended the Famous Monsters Convention in 1974 in NYC and that he suspects that Shawn Costello was shooting one of his films in the same venue – the Commodore Hotel.

“The Russ” News

GIALLO FEVER! September 20 – September 30

The term Giallo, literally “yellow” in Italian, originally referred to a series of crime novels with trademark yellow covers. Giallo, as a film genre of Italian thrillers that grew out of these pulp fictions starting in the mid 60s, became wildly popular in the 70s, then faded away in the early 80s. Giallo left a legacy of films often overlooked but widely influential on filmmakers such as Brian De Palma, Quentin Tarantino, and Darren Aronofsky. Apart from the signature blend of style and kitsch aesthetics, the genre features some of the most innovative scores ever created, by the likes of Ennio Morricone, Riz Ortolani, and Goblin. While these films have enjoyed a revival of interest due to DVD releases of several titles, they have yet to receive the 35mm treatment they absolutely deserve in a city like New York.

Fiona Apple is on tour!

Erin Russ is the #1 Fiona fan in the entire world!

Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart (born September 13, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Apple garnered international acclaim for her 1996 debut album, Tidal, which was a critical and commercial success. She received a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the single "Criminal" from that album in 1998.

After Tidal, Apple released the critically acclaimed, though less commercially successful albums, When the Pawn... (1999), Extraordinary Machine (2005), and The Idler Wheel... (2012).

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Horror Convention Season!

Chiller Theatre Toy, Model and Film ExpoThis October’s Chiller Show will be at a new venue – Sheridan Parsippany, NJ

Oct 26 – 28th

Alternative Cinema will be vending at The Chiller! Erin’s fav guests are Barbara Steele and The Little Punk People!

Check out the guest lineup at

Scare Fest Kentucky
“Stash” director will be heading up the Alternative Cinema table at Scare Fest!

Cinema Wasteland Show in Strongville, Ohio
Henrique Couto will head up the AC table -
Polaroid Shorts!  
Look for Henrique at Cinema Wasteland!

Hudson Horror VI Screening
The 12-Hour Horror and Exploitation film festival! Check out the groovy calendar at -

As Seen On TV Late-Nite Commercials
The Cami-Secret spot plays constantly when Erin and William watch TV. So, who’s that Cami Secret girl!!?? Introducing Allison Mosier – the Cam-Secret girl who’s a talented LA actress.

That’s not all! William and Erin are the proud owners of Lint Lizard!

Desiree Saetia Interview
Porkcop II and Zombie Babies are now on DVD!
Zombie Baby star Desiree Saetia drps by the AC Studio and chats all about working with Eamon Hardiman and Ruby LaRocca

Desiree Saetia / Fujichrome

New Releases
Take 10% off your order at – At checkout in the “messages” area, write “Take 10% Off.” Justin (at AC) will manually process your order and remove 10% from the total price! Offer good 9/15 – 9/30/2012 only!!!

Obsession with René Cardona Jr.

William obsesses over the films that include “Tintorera,” “Gorilla King” and “Treasure of the Amazon.” All feature his favorite actor Hugo Stiglitz

Michael and Gene discuss the films of Joe Sarno
One of the most prolific and distinctive auteurs to emerge from the proto-pornographic sexploitation film genre of the 1960s, Joe Sarno had written and directed approximately 75 theatrically released feature films in the sexploitation, softcore and hardcore genres as well as a number of shot-on-video features for the '80s hardcore video market.

Letters…We Got Letters
John Reads a letter from Mark Nelson / Saturday Fright TV Show

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