KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK with Chris D’Arienzo — Part Two!

2021-08-04T07:06:54+00:00August 2nd, 2021|

When we last left Sam and special guest Chris D’Arienzo, they were discussing the best movie ever about a rock band investigating mysterious goings-on at Magic Mountain. What edge-of-your-seat thrills await you in the shocking conclusion! Well, you have to listen to it to find out. We’re not just going to [...]

61: KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK with Chris D’Arienzo — Part One!

2021-08-04T07:04:20+00:00July 26th, 2021|

There’s actually so much going on in this 1978 NBC telefilm about the rock band Kiss battling an evil inventor to save Magic Mountain that we are splitting into two parts, just because we couldn’t imagine sparing you all a single second of this. To discuss this landmark motion picture, Sam [...]

60: THE DEMON MURDER CASE with Lucy Davis

2021-08-04T07:05:05+00:00July 19th, 2021|

Long before the Conjuring franchise took on the murder trial of Arne Johnson, NBC aired a TV movie inspired by those real-life events: 1983’s THE DEMON MURDER CASE. And while some might expect a made-for-TV production to pale in comparison, this one boasts Kevin Bacon, Andy Griffith and Cloris Leachman and [...]

59: DO NOT FOLD, SPINDLE OR MUTILATE with Justin Elizabeth Sayre

2021-07-19T18:07:12+00:00July 12th, 2021|

Premiering on ABC in 1971, this film features the best line-up of four actresses this side of The Golden Girls: Helen Hayes, Myrna Loy, Mildred Natwick and Sylvia Sidney. Joining Sam to discuss DO NOT FOLD — which may or may not be considered a horror movie, depending on what kind [...]

58: THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO with Wendi McLendon-Covey

2021-07-19T18:05:55+00:00July 5th, 2021|

In case you’ve ever wondered how Carrie would play out as envisioned by Joan Rivers, 1973’s THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO more or less does that. Wendi McClendon-Covey joins Sam to discuss a pre-Grease Stockard Channing’s turn as Miriam Knight, who’s not the prettiest girl on campus… yet.

THE CLORIS LEACHMAN SPECIAL with Sam Pancake

2021-03-17T22:27:53+00:00March 15th, 2021|

Sam Pancake Presents the Monday Afternoon Movie · The Cloris Leachman Special Sam pays tribute to the patron saint of made-for-TV movies, Cloris Leachman, who died on January 27 and left behind not only great roles on the theatrical films and beloved sitcoms but also more TV movies than you might [...]

THE STEPFORD HUSBANDS with Greta Titleman

2021-02-16T00:28:31+00:00February 16th, 2021|

Sam Pancake Presents the Monday Afternoon Movie · THE STEPFORD HUSBANDS with Greta Titleman Sam Pancake's gripping exploration of the non-theatrical Stepford Wives movies concludes with a very Lifetime original movie-style take starring Donna Mills and Michael Ontkean. And the very funny Greta Titleman is on hand to discuss whether the [...]

THE STEPFORD CHILDREN with Tim Murdock

2021-02-09T02:30:35+00:00February 9th, 2021|

Sam Pancake Presents the Monday Afternoon Movie · THE STEPFORD CHILDREN with Tim Murdock Sam’s survey of the Stepford sequels continues with 1987’s THE STEPFORD CHILDREN, which stars Barbara Eden as the latest unknowing wife to fall into the clutches of Stepford, Connecticut. And he’s joined in this outing by Tim [...]

REVENGE OF THE STEPFORD WIVES with Naomi Ekperigin

2021-02-01T23:00:00+00:00February 1st, 2021|

Sam Pancake Presents the Monday Afternoon Movie · REVENGE OF THE STEPFORD WIVES with Naomi Ekperigin We’re back — if not for a full-sized serving of Monday Afternoon Movie, then at least for a mini-season to kick off the new year. Sam Pancake is diving into the Stepford sequels, the TV-only [...]

IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS with Sarah Thyre

2020-12-22T07:32:21+00:00December 22nd, 2020|

Sam Pancake Presents the Monday Afternoon Movie · IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS with Sarah Thyre Sam brings 2020 to a close with a decidedly less scary selection: 1977’s IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS, which had Marlo Thomas playing the lead in a gender-flipped remake of It’s a Wonderful Life, centered on Mary [...]

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