The Mobile Horror Companion
A working special FX makeup artist and a bitter old reporter shake their fists at horror movies. Artie Lange was once a guest.
info_outline Revisiting Poltergeist, Cannonball Run, The Blues Bros & More 08/02/2020
Revisiting Poltergeist, Cannonball Run, The Blues Bros & More This podcast started out as an attempt to capture what three drunk old guys talked about at the bar during horror conventions in New Jersey. It's evolved into the struggle of two middle-aged dudes trying not to be a-holes in an ever-changing world. The End.
info_outline Tales From The 'Condemned' Set, The Road Warrior v Terminator 07/05/2020
Tales From The 'Condemned' Set, The Road Warrior v Terminator Co-host Spears was a special effects makeup artist on 'Condemned,' a 2015 NYC indie gorefest the filming of which was recently the subject of an exposé in 'The Daily Beast.' Spears talks about how the crew wasn't respected on the Dallas Sonnier production. to read how the set was a 'real-life nightmare.' Matt from and Mike from the join the podcast to talk about 'The Road Warrior' v 'The Terminator.' This is MHC episode 152, not including two or so episodes we did on Facebook Live exclusively.
info_outline Howard Stern Fans Reconcile His Racist Jokes, Weekend Of Horrors To Return! 06/20/2020
Howard Stern Fans Reconcile His Racist Jokes, Weekend Of Horrors To Return! The hosts are long-time Howard Stern fans who've been wondering about the channel 9 days. Then they talk about how Tony Timpone and the old Weekend of Horrors (minus fango) is returning!
info_outline UNCUT GEMS w/ Jo Anna Van Thuyne 05/31/2020
UNCUT GEMS w/ Jo Anna Van Thuyne '' podcast host Jo Anna Van Thuyne joins 'Carlos' and Spears to talk about 'Uncut Gems,' some random movie about diamonds & basketball starring Chevy Chase or another actor from the old SNL. Spears talks about working a challenging day on a Sadfie brothers set. Jo Anna also shares her guilt about triggering the end of the world. Follow her on Twitter: This is MHC episode 149.
info_outline Is This The Apocalypse? With Jo Anna From Apocalypse . . . Now? 05/17/2020
Is This The Apocalypse? With Jo Anna From Apocalypse . . . Now? I mean, the title is actually the title. Plus, if you were remanded to a desert island, which director's films would you take with you?
info_outline Romero & Terrifier Revisited, Then Grown Man Show & Tell 05/10/2020
Romero & Terrifier Revisited, Then Grown Man Show & Tell Mike Lane of the Music, Movies & More Podcast guests hosts The Mobile Horror Companion! Other guests are Scary Larry Dwyer from CT Cult Classics, artist and man of leisure Shane French, Rondo-doc winner Glen Baisley, and Matt from Mondo Creepy.
info_outline COVID Panic Buys & Isolation Viewing 04/05/2020
COVID Panic Buys & Isolation Viewing Carlos is getting a TUSHY and had three orders pending for face masks that should arrive between now and 2023. Spears is growing a garden and bingeing on documentaries about 70s cinema. Hal Ashby has the cure for what ails ya. It's the PANDEMIC episode! Music by Satanic Panic '81.
info_outline The Tiger King And The Coronavirus 03/28/2020
The Tiger King And The Coronavirus In an admittedly wobbly (we live-streamed with Zoom) episode of The MHC, Carlos and Brian tackle the evil genius that is "TIGER KING" on Netflix. Has Netflix irrevocably changed the nature of documentaries? Why are we obsessed with true crime? With Mike from the "Music, Movies & More Podcast" and Matt Maisto from "Mondo Creepy TV."
info_outline Cronenberg's A Weirdo, With Scary Larry Dwyer Of CT Cult Classics 03/28/2020
Cronenberg's A Weirdo, With Scary Larry Dwyer Of CT Cult Classics Note: this episode was recorded in early March as the very first COVID-19 case was reported in Connecticut, home to guest Larry Dwyer of CT Cult Classics. We talk about an upcoming David Cronenberg double feature. Given the pandemic, please check Larry's Facebook page and website to check the status of the event. In any event, listen to a great discussion of 'The Fly' and horror in general in this God damned episode.
info_outline Cronenberg's A Weirdo, With Scary Larry Dwyer Of CT Cult Classics 03/09/2020
Cronenberg's A Weirdo, With Scary Larry Dwyer Of CT Cult Classics Probably fitting Connecticut's first case of the COVID-19 coronavirus was confirmed as we recorded this David Cronenberg-themed episode with Larry Dwyer of CT Cult Classics. The hosts had just gotten out of an Uber driven by a guy who lived in the city where the COVID-19 case was confirmed. The next morning, a COVID-19 case was confirmed in one of the host's home town. Probably our last episode. Please, in our memory, stop paying to watch super hero movies.
info_outline Narcos Mexico Season 2 Bridge Toss 02/23/2020
Narcos Mexico Season 2 Bridge Toss Yeah, it's not horror, but dammit if horrible stuff doesn't happen! It's The MHC discussion of NARCOS MEXICO SEASON 2. Spoilers abound. Plus, #PodcastWars! We talk about being on the radio in Connecticut w/ Pint O' Comics, and we get pissy at The NOMCAST! This is episode 138.
info_outline Reading Our Cringe-Inducing Movie Reviews From 1991 02/17/2020
Reading Our Cringe-Inducing Movie Reviews From 1991 The hosts of this podcast went to high school together and wrote movie reviews for the school paper from 1990 until 1992. How'd those reviews age? Hashtag CRINGE. But there's a random nice mention of former classmate Andrew (we knew him as Andy) Yang. Music by Satanic Panic '81. This is episode 137.
info_outline Watching RE-ANIMATOR For The First Time In 28 Years 02/08/2020
Watching RE-ANIMATOR For The First Time In 28 Years Carlos watches RE-ANIMATOR for the first time in 28 years, then records an obsessive episode with makeup man Spears. RE-ANIMATOR screens Feb. 15 in Seymour, CT thanks to . Intro/outro music courtesy of Satanic Panic '81. Buy their stuff at
info_outline Co-Director Talks SPOOKIES Documentary 02/02/2020
Co-Director Talks SPOOKIES Documentary While drinking heavily, we watched then talked about "Twisted Tale: The Unmaking of Spookies" with Glen Baisley, the documentary's co-director. "Spookies" was famously(?) ripped away from the original directors and screenwriter, and finished by another director who shot scenes that had nothing to do with the original story. The end result is a movie that requires you to be under the influence while watching. WARNING: this episode assumes you know the backstory, because we're dumb, drunk, and context-free.
info_outline G&S FX Talks Larry Fessenden's DEPRAVED, Early Indie Horror Flicks 01/27/2020
G&S FX Talks Larry Fessenden's DEPRAVED, Early Indie Horror Flicks Brian Spears and Pete Gerner of G&S Effects will be appearing with writer-director Larry Fessendan at Forbidden Planet in NYC Thursday, June 30, 2020 for a DEPRAVED . In this episode Spears and Gerner talk about why they love working with Larry and Glass Eye Pix. They're joined by Matt Maisto from MONDO CREEPY TV and Glen Baisley, co-director of TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF SPOOKIES.
info_outline Netflix Dracula, F Day Of The Dead, Uncle Floyd, Howling Remake, And More! 01/19/2020
Netflix Dracula, F Day Of The Dead, Uncle Floyd, Howling Remake, And More! Brian and Matt weigh-in on the Netflix DRACULA series, then Spears and Carlos argue over THE HOWLING v AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. DEPRAVED is out on BluRay, and don't get Matt started on DR. WHO. Plus, (a mention of) UNCLE FLOYD! We again stress our hatred of Romero's DAY OF THE DEAD.
info_outline You Freakin' Deserve 'JOKER' 01/12/2020
You Freakin' Deserve 'JOKER' JOKER just became available to rent, so Carlos and Brian finally saw it. Does it live up to its hype? Matt from Mondo Creepy TV returns to talk DEPRAVED Blu-Ray extras (Brian and Pete Gerner did the monster makeup), and Carlos gives his blessing to the alleged JAWS remake. Episode 132.
info_outline Mandalorian Expert Review And Predictions 01/06/2020
Mandalorian Expert Review And Predictions Part II of our Mandalorian talk. Joined by guys who know their Star Wars: Matt from Mondo Creepy TV and Glen Baisley, co-director of "Twisted Tale: The Unmaking of Spookies." Is Cad Bane in Mando's future? MHC Episode 131, we think.
info_outline Fango Chainsaw Award Nominee & Burt Reynolds-Hal Needham Documentary' 12/22/2019
Fango Chainsaw Award Nominee & Burt Reynolds-Hal Needham Documentary' An interview with prosthetic makeup artist Brian Spears who, along with Pete Gerner, was nominated for a 2020 Fangoria Chainsaw Award (best makeup fx) for Larry Fessenden's DEPRAVED. To vote: Then a discussion of IT CHAPTER 2, followed by lots of adulation for the Hal Needham-Burt Reynolds documentary BANDIT. Merry Christmas and happy holidays. This is episode no. 128.
info_outline 3 FROM HELL (w/Ganache from Pint O' Comics) 12/16/2019
3 FROM HELL (w/Ganache from Pint O' Comics) Yeah it's not timely, but you get what you pay for. Carlos and Spears are joined by Johnny Ganache, of the PINT O' COMICS podcast. Ganache talks about stealing our format and "3 FROM HELL," Robert Zombie's latest stinker.
info_outline 'Spookies' Push Back, How To Deal With Trolls, The Mandalorian, Other Arguments 12/09/2019
'Spookies' Push Back, How To Deal With Trolls, The Mandalorian, Other Arguments Glen Baisely co-directed 'TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF SPOOKIES,' a Vinegar Syndrome-produced documentary that just released as an extra on the 'SPOOKIES' Blu-Ray. It's getting massively positive reviews, yet Glen isn't happy. Such is life in the social media age. MONDO CREEPY TV's Matt Maisto joins Glen's therapy session. Then we talk about The Mandalorian, The Walking Dead, The Art of Rick Baker, physics, podcast wars and your mom.
info_outline MONDO CREEPY TV sloppy seconds, Glen Fish Hooks SPOOKIES, Fingering THE MANDALORIAN 12/01/2019
MONDO CREEPY TV sloppy seconds, Glen Fish Hooks SPOOKIES, Fingering THE MANDALORIAN A super-sized Mobile Horror Companion with Matt Maisto, the creative genius behind MONDO CREEPY TV, plus we ambush Glen Baisley to talk about his SPOOKIES documentary, then a shit ton of random geek talk.