Special Guests: Robert Martin Carroll, Graeme Whifler, Michael Boston
Guest Co-Hosts: Maitland McDonagh, Mike Malloy

Produced by Ovidio Assonitis, Sonny Boy 1989 stars David Carradine and Paul L. Smith as Pearl and Slue, two desert-dwellers who end up "adopting" Sonny Boy (Michael Boston). Slue turns his boy into a feral killing machine in something of a Frankenstein tale.

Screenwriter , director Robert Martin Carroll, and star Michael Boston share the history of this fascinating film.

Mike Malloy, author of the upcoming David Carradine: The Lost Auteur, and Maitland McDonagh join Mike White in discussing Sonny Boy.

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Soundtrack - Carlo Maria Cordio
"Dueling Banjos" - Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell
"Midnight Cowboy" - John Barry
"Road to Mandalay" - Jerry Colonna
"Midnight Cowboy" - Faith No More
"Hello Skinny" - The Residents
"Why Don't You Eat Where You Slept Last Night?" - Johnny Copeland
"Maybe It Ain't" - David Carradine


PLASTIC MOVIES REWOUND sizzle reel from Mike Malloy on Vimeo.

Special Guest: Christopher Lloyd

Rescued from the brink of disaster, the audio of Mike's Q&A with Christopher Lloyd from FanExpo 2016 may be a little rough around the edges but is, hopefully, still enjoyable.

Mr. Lloyd discusses working in the theater, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Andy Kaufman, Back to the Future, and more.

Thanks to FDBK for cleaning up the audio files as best he can.

Photo by Stephan Ordonez/Aesthetic Magazine

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"Back in Time" - Huey Lewis & The News
"Addams Groove" - MC Hammer


In the last few weeks, Mike's been a guest on a number of podcasts.

Small Screen Cinema

While the world waits for the marathon 8+ hour Columbo recording Mike made with Stuart "Feedback" Andrews a few years back, here's an episode of Small Screen Cinema wherein Mike discusses the two pilots of Columbo, the world's greatest TV detective:


On the Kulturecast, Mike talked about the battle of the behemoths, King Kong Vs. Godzilla along with Zach Wickwire, Chris Stachiw, and Sean Liang.

1201 Beyond

Mike was out stumping for Chris Gore's current Save Film Threat campaign on Josh Hadley's 1201 Beyond.

Check out the trailer for Film Threat Sucks:

Special Guest: Karen Arthur
Guest Co-Host: Kier-La Janisse, Josh Johnson

Directed by Karen Arthur, The Mafu Cage (1978) stars Carol Kane and Lee Grant as Cissy and Ellen, two sisters who live together in a large, sprawling house. Ellen is a scientist with a potential boyfriend and a world outside the house while Cissy lives in the house and, really, in her own head.

Josh Johnson and Kier-La Janisse join Mike to discuss the film.

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Buy Legacy on DVD
Buy House of Psychotic Women by Kier-La Janisse

"Mafu Cage (Manderson Remix)" - Dandi Wind


Special Guest: Oliver Stone
Guest Co-Host: Matt Zoller Seitz

Mike is joined by Matt Zoller Seitz (author of The Oliver Stone Experience) to talk with Oliver Stone about his work from his recent Snowden film (starring Joseph Gordon Levitt) to his early days with Seizure and The Hand.

The Oliver Stone Experience is available September 13, 2016.

Snowden opens on September 16, 2016.

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Visit the official Oliver Stone website
Listen to the Salvador episode

"Exit" - Jean Michel Jarre
"I Am The Owl" - The Dead Kennedys


Special Guest: Gordon Williams, David Weddle
Guest Co-Host: Maitland McDonagh, Eric J. Peterson

No stranger to controversy, Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs (1971) examines the nature of man, marriage, and more. The film stars Dustin Hoffman as David Sumner, a mathematician who moves to the south of England with his native wife, Amy (Susan George) where he upsets the status quo. The situation erupts in violence and terror.

Maitland McDonagh and Eric J. Peterson join Mike to discuss Peckinpah's film as well as Rod Lurie's 2011 remake. A few Turkish remakes are also compared to the original and U.S. remake.

The author of the book Straw Dogs was based on, The Siege at Trencher's Farm, Gordon Williams, and the author of If They Move... Kill 'Em!, David Weddle, discuss the background of the film.

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Buy If They Move . . . Kill 'Em!: The Life and Times of Sam Peckinpah by David Weddle
Visit the official Susan George Website

"Straw Dogs" - Idaho
"Dead Cat" - Jerry Fielding
"Straw Dogs" - Stiff Little Fingers
"Sam's Song (Ask Any Working Girl" - Kris Kristofferson


Special Guest: Dennis Bartok, Jeff Joseph

Mike talked with Jeff Joseph and Dennis Barok about their book A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Movies, now available via the University of Mississippi Press.

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Read more about film collecting at David Bordwell's website

"Film One" - John Foxx
"Un Film Francais" - Soehngenetic

Special Guests: Patrick McGilligan, Dan Auiler
Guest Co-Hosts: Tania Modleski, Susan White

Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo is a tale of obsession which has sparked an obsession in many of its viewers. Jimmy Stewart stars as John "Scottie" Ferguson, a disgraced detective who's hired by an old friend to follow his wife, Madeline (Kim Novak), who seems to have become possessed by a spirit from San Francisco's past.

Professors Tania Modleski and Susan White (no relation) join Mike to discuss the film which was ranked as the best film in the world in a 2012 Sight & Sound poll. Authors Patrick McGilligan (Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light) and Dan Auiler (Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic)

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Buy Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic by Dan Auiler
Buy Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light by Patrick McGilligan
Buy The Women Who Knew Too Much by Tania Modleski
Buy Hitchcock's Films Revisited by Robin Wood
Buy The Cinema of Max Ophuls by Susan M. White
Visit the The Bernard Herrmann Society website
Read more about the film at The Hitchcock Zone
Read Alfred Hitchcock brought out the glorious weaknesses in Jimmy Stewart by Jesse Hassenger
Read the Vertigo script
Read The Midge Portrait in "Vertigo:" The Parody of Carlotta by The Art of Film
Read The Scandal of Vertigo: It’s Not What You Think by Peter Hayes
Listen to other Projection Booth episodes on the films of Alfred Hitchcock
Hear more from Patrick McGilligan on other Projection Booth episodes

"The Forest" - Bernard Herrmann
"Carlotta Valdes" - Ghost Rhythms
"Vertigo" - Billy Eckstine
"Carlotta Valdez" - Harvey Danger