Cult Film Club Podcast

Welcome to the Cult Film Club, a monthly podcast and blog about MOVIES WE LOVE TO DEATH despite how bad, weird or obscure they are. In fact, we love them because they’re bad, weird or obscure! We discuss and analyze cult films

from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. Collectively we possess an impressive amount of useless pop culture knowledge, but we’re no movie snobs–just a couple of guys (and a girl) who really like movies.

All Episodes

On this final episode of the first season of Crestwood House, Shawn, Paxton and Michael reflect on the first 9 movies covered, address some listener feedback, and look to the next season and future of the show.

Oct 31

38 min 29 sec

On the final movie-centric episode of the Crestwood House, host Michael May leads Paxton & Shawn into the world of crazy Kaiju! It's science gone mad in the battle of Frankenstein Vs. Baragon from Toho and AIP in 1965!

Oct 27

1 hr 19 min

On this special Cult Film Club Field Trip episode, CFC & Crestwood co-host Shawn joins Paxton & Michael on the Hellbent for Letterbox podcast as they discuss a special Crestwood House/Hellbent crossover. Billy the Kid Vs. Dracula from 1966. If you dig what the guys are doing on Hellbent, check out the show on your podcatcher of choice!

Oct 22

1 hr 3 min

This week we stroll back into the Crestwoood House to talk about another super cult, mad scientist flick, the over the top camp classic The Abominable Dr. Phibes from 1971. Vincent Price at his Price-ist.

Oct 20

1 hr 8 min

On this episode Mike, Shawn, and Pax discuss the 1968 Roger Corman classic, X: The Man with X-ray Eyes starring Ray Milland,  and Don Rickles.

Oct 13

57 min 42 sec

It's that time of year again for the Cult Film Club to decorate the clubhouse with spooky stuff and horror movie posters for the Halloween season. This year we're covering the 1990 Stephen King miniseries IT starring Jonathan Brandis, Seth Green, John Ritter, Tim Curry, Richard Thomas, Harry Anderson, Tim Reid, Annette O'Toole and Dennis Christopher.

Oct 8

1 hr 42 min

This week's episode of Crestwood House brings our Vampire tryptic to a close with Todd Browning's remake of his infamous lost film London After Midnight, 1935's Mark of the Vampire. Join Michael, Paxton and Shawn as they take a look at Bela Lugosi's return to vampirism, and one of cinema's first big twist-ending features.

Oct 6

1 hr 21 min

Welcome to another episode of the Crestwood House (presented by the Cult Film Club). This is episode 5 and the ghost-hosts are back to discuss 1964's, Vincent Price & Richard Matheson masterpiece Last Man on Earth (based on Matheson's famed novella I Am Legend.) Zombie Vampires, Plague Vampires, and Urban Commando Vampires, no matter which way you stake it, it's a fun conversation.

Sep 29

1 hr

In this episode the guys talk about a late Hammer production about a roaming, vampire hunting swordsman who comes to save a town that believes it has been infested by a vampire.

Sep 22

1 hr 19 min

Welcome back to the Crestwood House podcast presented by the Cult Film Club. On this episode we finish out our Cycle of the Werewolf by taking a look at the 1961 Hammer flick, Curse of the Werewolf starring Oliver Reed.

Sep 15

1 hr 29 min

This month the Cult Film Club tackles the 1980 indie thriller Fade to Black. A film lover's dream, the flick features a star performance by Dennis Christopher as nerdy film geek Eric Binford, a sad sack just trying to share his love of movies with the woman of his dreams.

Sep 14

1 hr 36 min

Welcome back to the Crestwood House (presented by the Cult Film Club). On this second episode of our cycle of the werewolf we're taking a deep dive into the 1957 Michael Landon classic, I Was a Teenage Werewolf. Even if you're never seen the film, you've certainly felt the flick's huge influence on horror and pop culture via homages that range from Stephen King's IT to Michael Jackson's Thriller. So join us as we talk about the film's plot, the cast, the weird musical interludes, and the film's legacy.

Sep 8

1 hr 7 min

In the inaugural episode of the Crestwood House podcast (presented by the Cult Film Club), we discuss Universal Studios' The Wolf Man from 1941 starring Lon Chaney Jr, Claude Rains, and Bela Lugosi.

Sep 1

1 hr 42 min

Welcome to the Crestwood House Podcast, presented by the Cult Film Club!  Listen to learn all about your hosts Shawn, Michael, and Pax, and what we plan on doing with this show!

Aug 30

23 min 13 sec

Just a quick note to update the listener on the state of the podcast and to introduce new shows coming to the Cult Film Club podcast network. CFC isn't going anywhere, we're just growing!

Aug 29

2 min 8 sec

In this episode Jaime, Shawn, and Pax discuss the two Golan Globus/Cannon Breakin' movies from 1984 starring Shabba Doo, Boogaloo Shrimp, and Lucinda Dickey!

Jul 14

2 hr 15 min

Hot off the heels of our last episode where we covered the 1979 cult classic Rock N Roll High School, we're back this month taking an in depth look at the 1991 straight-to-video sequel, Rock N Roll High School Forever starring Corey Feldman!

Jun 18

1 hr 23 min

In this Concession Stand episode Pax talks about the differences between the the movie and the novelization of the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie.

May 17

38 min 10 sec

Shawn, Jaime and Paxton are back with the latest episode of the Cult Film Club. We've ducked out of chemistry class, snuck past the hall monitors and are waiting in line with Riff Randell for tickets to see the Ramones this month as we scope the legendary Rock N Roll High School flick from 1979!

Apr 29

1 hr 24 min

In this episode Shawn, Jaime, and Pax survive the burning blade, and tame the savage heart, by talking about John Carpenter's "everything but the kitchen sink" 1986 fantasy sci-fi film, Big Trouble in Little China.

Dec 2020

1 hr 49 min

In this Concession Stand we present you another episode of Pax's I Read Movies Podcast where he talks all about the Gremlins novelization from 1984.  The book presents lots of extra info and Pax is joined by Shawn for the discussion.

Nov 2020

1 hr 37 min

On the latest episode of the Cult Film Club, Jaime, Shawn and Pax decide that they all want to be the most popular girl while watching the 1989 supernatural romance, Teen Witch. Top That!

Oct 2020

1 hr 19 min

On this special bonus episode of the Cult Film Club, regular Co-Host Paxton Holley brings his keen novelization-reading podcast I Read Movies into the club for a bit so that he can talk about the Nightmare on Elm Street 2 novelization by Jeffrey Cooper!

Sep 2020

14 min 57 sec

The Cult Film Club is back, closing out the summer with one of their favorite films in the "comfort cult" genre, 1996's Big Night! Starring Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Minnie Driver, Isabella Rossellini, and the incomparable Ian Holm, the film is a slight departure from the style of movie we tend to cover on the show, but it's an obscure pick that is a very high recommend. In the episode we talk about the movie, the slew of character actors, the 90s era independent movie boom, and food. We talk a lot about food. So grab a bottle of your favorite wine, order in some of the best Italian fare you can find on Uber Eats and join us as we dig into the feast that is Big Night.

Sep 2020

1 hr 20 min

This month in the Clubhouse Jaime, Shawn, and Pax are discussing the 1985 high school romantic comedy Secret Admirer with C Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin and the late Kelly Preston.

Aug 2020

1 hr 14 min

Join hosts Jaime, Paxton and Shawn for the latest episode of the Cult Film Club where we talk about the 1988 Corey/Corey masterpiece, License to Drive. Listen as we discuss the rad soundtrack, Corey Haim's innocent gape-mouthed acting, the snarkiness of Corey Feldman, and the rest of the awesome cast. Get out of our dreams an into our Podcast for another fun episode!

Jul 2020

1 hr 8 min

In this concession stand episode, Pax goes over the differences between the Highlander movie and the novelization written by Garry Kilworth.

May 2020

40 min 53 sec

On the latest episode of the Cult Film Club, Shawn, Jaime and Paxton open their trench-coats, pull out their swords and duel to the last as they cover the 1986 Cannon classic, Highlander. Listen as we discuss the film's music video roots, the amazing eye game of Christopher Lambert, the ridiculous but awesome casting of Sean Connery as a 2000 year-old Egyptian metallurgist, and the amazing Queen soundtrack. Don't lose your head before finishing this one!

May 2020

1 hr 26 min

On this episode of CFC Jaime, Shawn and Pax talk all about the 1992 sci-fi actioneer, Freejack, starring Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, David Johansson and Sir Anthony Hopkins!

Mar 2020

1 hr 29 min

On the latest episode of the Cult Film Club, Jaime, Shawn and Paxton dig deep into the awkwardly sexy thriller The Crush from 1993. Starring Cary Elwes and introducing Alicia Silverstone, this flick give Lolita a run for its money as one of the most disturbing romances every committed to film. Join us as we talk about the film, the cast, the music and the controversy around the origins of the script.

Feb 2020

1 hr 13 min

After a bit of a winter hiatus the Cult Film Club is back with an episode covering the 1982 Jim Henson puppetry cult classic, The Dark Crystal! Join us as we discuss all aspects of the film from the technical achievement to the great voice cast and unconventional story.

Jan 2020

1 hr 23 min

This month Jaime, Shawn, and Pax discuss the Tarantino/Rodriguez vampire collaboration, From Dusk till Dawn, starring George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino and Juliette Lewis.  Lots to say about one of our favorite movies.

Oct 2019

2 hr 9 min

On the latest episode of the Cult Film Club, hosts Jaime, Paxton and Shawn cling to the last vestiges of summer by digging into the 1988 John Hughes vacation flick The Great Outdoors. A semi-forgotten comedy gem, the film features one of the best performances from the late, great John Candy, as well as a scene-chewing role for Dan Aykroyd. Join us as we discuss our favorite scenes, the upbeat score, and the gnarly special effects on a bald bear's butt! This is a 96oz behemoth of an episode.

Sep 2019

1 hr 13 min

On the latest episode of the Cult Film Club, Hosts Shawn, Jaime, and Paxton dive into the weird, wacky, and sexually confused A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge! Join us as we chat about the film, the cast, the legacy of the first sequel and the great soundtrack and score.

Aug 2019

1 hr 23 min

In this episode Shawn, Jaime and Pax work their way through the clues and antics of Midnight Madness from 1980 featuring David Naughton, Stephen Furst and the very first film appearance of Michael J Fox.

Apr 2019

1 hr 21 min

On this episode of the show Jaime, Pax and Shawn dig into the weird and obscure 1988 Dan Akyroyd/Kim Basinger flick My Stepmother is an Alien.

Mar 2019

1 hr 8 min

On this special Concession Stand episode of the show, hosts Pax and Shawn dig into the new 1984 Publishing release, Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 80s, by ex-Fangoria editor Michael Gingold.  The book is a collection of Gingold's horror movie newspaper ad clippings from that influential decade, a treasure trove of rare ephemera.

Feb 2019

1 hr 5 min

On this quick Halloween episode of the Cult Film Club, Jaime, Paxton and Shawn join Ms. Cackle's Academy for Witches and go looking for the Grand Wizard's tambourine as we dig into the 1986 HBO special, The Worst Witch! So grab your broomstick, your fuzzy black cat, and join us as we go flying in front of a green screen with Tim Curry!

Oct 2018

1 hr

This is the 50th episode of CFC! On this very special episode we decide to do something very special and cover our very first TV series.  This month we are talking about the cult classic Freaks & Geeks from 1999-2000.  We talk about our history with the show, the remarkable cast, the awesome music and so much more.

Oct 2018

2 hr 27 min

We are one episode away from the big 50th episode of CFC.  Before we get there, though, Jaime, Shawn and Pax are back in the Clubhouse to discuss the 1984 classic, Red Dawn.  

Sep 2018

1 hr 36 min

On this episode of Cult Film Club Jaime, Shawn and Pax take on The Last Starfighter from 1984!

Aug 2018

1 hr 25 min

On this special "lost" episode of the Cult Film Club we reach back into our archive to save a show that we thought was unrecoverable after we recorded it last year. Thanks to some technical wizardry we were able to piece together our discussion on 1987's Gary Marshall fish out of water romantic comedy, Overboard! We talk about our favorite scenes, the obvious chemistry between real-life lovebirds Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, the great child actors, and the fun score and soundtrack. So knock yourself on the head, get abducted by a single handyman and join us as we go overboard for Overboard.

Jul 2018

1 hr 10 min

On this episode of the Cult Film Club Shawn, Jaime and Paxton dig into the 1987 Michael J. Fox rock drama, Light of Day. Directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, American Gigalo) and co-staring Joan Jett, Light of Day was a commercial and critical failure, but we feel it deserves a closer look. So quit your job at the tray-stamping plant, buy an econo van and go on tour with us as we dig into a very overlooked gem.

May 2018

1 hr 10 min

On this episode of Cult Film Club Jaime, Shawn and Pax discuss the controversial Disney classic, Song of the South from 1946 starring James Baskett, Bobby Driscoll and Hattie McDaniel.  We discuss the movie, the music and of course the controversy surrounding the subject matter of the movie and why it has never been released on home video in North America.

Feb 2018

1 hr 14 min

On this mini episode of the show we visit the Concession Stand to talk a bit about Gremlins 2.  After covering the first film on episode 43 of the show we also ended up talking about the sequel, but it was too much for one episode, and not enough for two.  So sit back as we have a short conversation about the sequel, Phoebe Cates' horrible head gear, evolved Gremlins, Joe Dante's penchant for making cartoon movies, and why the salad gremlin rules all.

Feb 2018

24 min 34 sec

On this episode of the Cult Film Club Jaime, Pax and Shawn are kicking off year five of the show by covering one of our favorite Henson fantasy flicks, Labyrinth from 1986.  Though the film was a financial flop when it was released, it has become a cult hit over the past 30 years, to a point where it might just be one of Jim Henson's most beloved films.  Starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie, the film is a modern day fairy tale all about that awkward balance between dreams and reality and when to let go of your childhood.  Featuring astounding creature designs inspired by artist Brian Froud, music by Bowie and sporting a script co-written by Monty Python's Terry Jones the film is unlike anything else that was released before or after.

Jan 2018

1 hr 33 min

On this very special holiday edition of the Cult Film Club, hosts Shawn, Paxton and Jaime finally tackle the most awesome genre Christmas film of all time, Gremlins.  Released in 1984 and directed by Joe Dante, this film is the perfect mash-up of family film and gross out horror fun.  Starring Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates, the flick centers on a strange creature called a mogwai that is presented as a Christmas gift to Billy Peltzer by his inventor father.  Before the audience knows what to make of the mogwai Gizmo, he multiplies and the litter of new critters soon morph into an army of tiny murderous Gremlins.  Can Billy and his girlfriend Kate save the town of Kingston Falls before the Gremlins destroy it?

Dec 2017

1 hr 27 min

In the latest episode of CFC we talk about the 1986 Karate Kid clone No Retreat No Surrender starring Kurt McKinney and one of the first feature roles of Jean Claude Van Damme.

Nov 2017

1 hr 20 min

In this spooky Halloween episode of the Cult Film Club podcast Jaime, Shawn and Pax are discussing the 1986 horror movie Trick or Treat starring Family Ties' Marc Price with cameos by Gene Simmons and Ozzy Ozbourne.

Oct 2017

1 hr 21 min

Introducing a new set of episodes to the Cult Film Club called The Concession Stand.  Basically, in between our main single-movie-focused episodes, Paxton, Shawn and Jaime will be recording some smaller, bite-sized episodes dealing with other cool cult film related topics that don't quite fit into the normal shows.  So grab a box of candy, get a frosty beverage and join us as we take a look at the fringes of cult cinema.  On this first episode we spend some time discussing the world of movie novelizations.  What we love about them, what we don't, what it's like collecting them, and what we wish we'd see in the hobby.

May 2017

41 min 36 sec