[F*EAR CANDY] Listen To Keith Carradine Recount “I’m Easy” & Stuart Gordon Pitch HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS

Welcome to F*EAR CANDY, assistant editor Mike Vanderbilt’s bi-weekly column curating only the best in film, music, and genre podcasting.


Stuart Gordon stopped by the Post-Mortem Podcast to chat with Mick Garris about his career. The director reveals that he doesn’t watch much horror, as he will leave a theater if a film becomes too intense for him. He also details working with authors Roald Dahl and Ray Bradbury as well as shedding some light on his original pitch for Disney’s HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS.



Bret Easton Ellis chats with producer Dana Brunetti—whom Vanity Fair called “Hollywood’s most openly disliked and secretly beloved executive”—about the new age of television, the death of the theatrical experience, and the flooded market of “content.” Ellis’ opening monologue alone is worth a listen, touching on his fondness for ALIEN: COVENANT and THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS as well as pointing the question, can a television director be an auteur, or is that simply for the show runner.





Hollywood royalty Keith Carradine stops by Songtalks With Richard Marx to recount writing and recording the song “I’m Easy,” which appeared in Robert Altman’s NASHVILLE. The tune peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart upon its release in 1976 and Carradine took home both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song that year.



On this week’s ’80s All Over, Scott Weinberg and Drew McWeeny take listeners back to August of 1981 as they discuss two DAILY GRINDHOUSE favorites: HEAVY METAL and John Landis’ AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. The hosts also delve into sleazy PRIVATE LESSONS and the silly slasher movie parody, STUDENT BODIES.



Dion Baia and J. Blake offer up some more 30th anniversary nostalgia as they look back on Vestron Pictures debut release, DIRTY DANCING on Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers. A surprise hit in the summer of 1987, the film also breathed new life into Raspberries frontman Eric Carmen’s career and showed us all that not only is Patrick Swayze a charming, handsome, terrific dancer, but the mother fucker can sing too.



On I Was There Too, Guest hosts Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci sit down with actor Jack Grinnage who made his (credited) cinematic debut in 1955’s REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE. Grinnage also appeared in 1958’s KING CREOLE and recalls meeting Colonel Tom Parker.





Mike Vanderbilt

Mike Vanderbilt

Mike Vanderbilt is a freelance writer and contributor based on the south side of Chicago. Mike has appeared on The A.V. Club, The Chicago Reader, Fangoria, and Consequence Of Sound tackling a variety of subjects ranging from Cheap Trick, George Lucas' Red Tails, and for better or worse knows a thing or two about online dating. A bartender by trade, he holds a degree in accountancy but he was never very good at it.When not mixing cocktails, Mike hosts and produces the Drinks On Monday With The Strike Team podcast, as well as Revenge Of The Pod People. He can also be seen performing with his power pop band The Romeros and punk act Modern Day Rippers.
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