Alternative Cinema Podcast
By Michael Raso and John Fedele
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Tune in each month for an insightful, entertaining and unvarnished glimpse into the world of independent and ultra low-budget genre filmmaking hosted by indie filmmakers Michael Raso and John Fedele.
||ExplicitAC Podcast - October 2013||In this episode Michael Raso, Erin Russ and William Hellfire talk about all the fundraising efforts of their new underground B-Movie 'Upside Down Cross'! Review the 1987 TV broadcast of the WNUF Halloween Special, Chiller Theatre and more!||10/1/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - September 2013||The AC Podcast returns! In this episode Michael Raso, John Fedele, Erin Russ and William Hellfire talk about all the latest underground B-Movie news including William return to directing with his new film 'Upside Down Cross'!||9/11/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - July 2013||In this Express Episode, Michael Raso talks about why he is contributing funds to the new Bigfoot movie The Legend of Six Fingers! You too can contribute! William Hellfire chats up Bigfoot stories from the 1980s!||7/4/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - February 2013||The internet radio show for people who watch and make ultra low budget indie horror movies! This month – Snow Shark! David A. Pryor! Graveyard! Hear super-grouch John Fedele curse up a storm and much more! Tune in!||2/1/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - January 2013||Filmmaker Henrique Couto guest hosts the Alternative Cinema Podcast! Hear all the latest ultra low-budget cinema news plus interviews with filmmakers Jacob Ennis (Kill, Granny, Kill) and Chris Seaver (Phantom of the Grindhouse)! Tune in!||1/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - December 2012||Spend your end of days with The AC Podcast Gang! Michael, Erin, William, John and Kevin predict the end of the world on the 22nd! New DVDs and VHS! Fav Holiday Movies, Fab Music and lots more! Tune In!||12/14/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - November 2012||The AC Podcast Gang made it through NJ’s Hurricane Sandy and is back to cit-chat about The Death of the Twinkie, Memories of King Kong and Godzilla on Thanksgiving and their favorite “Turkey” of a movie! This and much more!!! Features Michael Raso, Erin Russ, William Hellfire, John Fedele and special guest Kevin Neblung!||11/20/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - October 2012||It’s the spooky and kooky Halloween Show. Win Horror VHS Tapes! Win Pumpkin Pop Rocks! Win an Autographed Polaroid of Erin Russ! Spooky Retro Commercials and more! Do not miss this episode!||10/15/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - September 2012||The Internet Radio Show for People Who Love Low-Budget, Cult and B-Movies! Joe Sarno Movies, VHS Tapes, Forced Entry T-Shirt and more. Hosted by Michael Raso, John Fedele, William Hellfire and Erin Russ (“The Russ”) with guests Desiree Saetia and “That Dead Girl” musician Kevin Neblung.||9/13/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - July 2012||Episode 40 – VHS is Back! VHS is King! VHS will Never Die! Plus…Friday the 13th! Al Adamson! Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection and More! The Gang’s all here – Michael, William, John and “The Russ”!||6/28/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - June 2012||VHS Mania! Slaughter Tales! Last Dinosaur! Doris Wishman! Horror Express! Tim Tam Cookies and more! The Gang’s all here – Michael, William, John and “The Russ” – Erin Russ!||5/31/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - May 2012||Cinco de Mayo! Taco Bell DoritoTacos!! Video Violence Tee Shirts!!! Tintorera!!!! Listener letters!!!! The Gang’s all here – Michael, William, John and “The Russ” – Erin Russ!||4/29/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - April 2012||Best Show Ever! Confessions of a female pothead! LomoKino Dracula! '555' and 'Trippin' movie reviews! The Gang’s all here – Michael, William, John and 'The Russ' – Erin Russ!||3/30/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - March 2012||Internet Radio for Low-Budget Filmmakers and Fans Alike. Guests Henrique Couto and Brett Piper discuss the Pitfalls of Indie Filmaking and More!!!||2/27/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - February 2012||Our Black Heart Valentine’s Day Show! Dating Tips! History of the Merkin! 1960’s Tell-Tale Heart! Your Letters and More!!! Hosted by Michael Raso with William Hellfire, Erin Russ and John Fedele!||1/31/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - January 2012||Big New Year Show! Erotic Bigfoot! Draculina Magazine! The Who! Sharty Drawers! John’s Pee Vacation! Your Letters and More!!! Hosted by Michael Raso, John Fedele and William Hellfire!||12/30/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - December 2011||Special guest 'The Russ' (Erin Russ) talks about her starring role in PorkChop! Your favorite Christmas Horror movie and More! Hosted by Michael Raso, John Fedele and William Hellfire!||12/1/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - November 2011||The ultimate internet radio show for indie underground film fans and filmmakers alike! Thanksgiving Horrors! VHS Goes to Camp! The Thing 2011! New DVD Releases! Near-Death and the Ultimate Poop Story! Hosted by Michael Raso, John Fedele and William Hellfire!||11/1/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - October 2011||The ultimate internet radio show for indie underground film fans and filmmakers alike! Super special guest Erin Russ talks Devil Sister, Porkchop and modeling. Plus, lost 1989 Super 8 gore film The Basement, new releases and more! Hosted by Michael Raso, John Fedele and William Hellfire!||9/30/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - September 2011||The ultimate internet radio show for indie underground film fans and filmmakers alike! Hillbilly Horrors, Les Baxter soundtracks, Horror Express, 80s Horror, Listener letters and more! Hosted by Michael Raso, John Fedele and William Hellfire.||8/30/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - August 2011||The ultimate internet radio show for indie underground film fans and filmmakers alike! New releases, revisiting 1980s Mom/Pop video stores, Fantôma’s horror music. Hosted by Michael Raso, John Fedele and William Hellfire.||7/31/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - July 2011||The ultimate internet radio show for indie underground film fans and filmmakers alike! New releases, revisiting VHS in the ‘90s, Planet of the Apes and Godzilla vs. Megalon discussed. Hosted by Michael Raso, John Fedele and William Hellfire.||7/2/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - June 2011||William Hellfire returns to the AC podcast to discuss Saturday Nightmares, making movies in the early 1990s, the VHS “Big Box” giveaway and more!||5/31/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - May 2011||Retro-80s VHS, Lesbian werewolves, Low-Budget features, Spring Horror Conventions and more! Guests include William Hellfire, Raine Brown and Billy Garberina.||5/5/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - April 2011||Low-Budget indie and cult films roundtable, “Interplanetary” review, listener letters and more. Filmmakers Chris LaMartina and Clint Kelly join host Michael Raso.||3/31/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - March 2011||Filmmakers Chris LaMartina’s latest feature 'Witch’s Brew' and Clint Kelly discusses the story behind releasing the 1980s shot-on-video feature 'Sledge Hammer' on DVD.||3/1/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - February 2011||The AC Podcast celebrates the release of the Jacob Ennis gore-fest “Red River,” the sleaze report on the new 1970s After Hours Cinema releases, Mike White’s Impossibly Funky book and dirty paperback books from the 70s.||1/31/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - January 2011||The AC Podcast welcomes Gary P. Cohen – the writer/director of the 1980s direct-to-video classics Video Violence, Video Violence II and Captives. Gary chats about making low-budget movies in the 80s and also recalls his 42nd Street grindhouse experiences in the 1970s.||12/31/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - December 2010||The AC Podcast welcomes 42nd Street Pete – the “go to guy” when it comes to all things Grindhouse. Why? Because he was there. He lived the era. In the Grindhouse heyday through its demise in the 80’s, the guy lived Times Square and all of the good, bad, and ugly that went along with it.||12/1/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - November 2010||Shooting movies with the Canon 7D DSLR, Scrambled Sex TV Channels, Apple Knockers and a Coke and tons more. Special guests Henrique Couto and Joey K.||11/1/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - October 2010||Filmmaker Pete Jacelone discusses his new film “Sculpture” (starring Raine Brown) and the challenges of making movies with small budgets. Hosted by Michael Raso. Plus “Sculpture” DVD Giveaway!||9/30/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - September 2010||Indie Triple Threat Desiree Saetia discusses modeling, acting and her music in this stimuating episode hosted by producer Michael Raso. Plus Faces of Schlock DVD Giveaway!||8/30/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - August 2010||Producing a No-Budget Movie! Henrique Couto discusses Faces of Schlock and playing Indie Rock! Hosted by Michael Raso.||7/30/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - July 2010||No-Budget filmmakers Henrique Couto and Joe Kolbek crash the podcast to discuss the trials and tribulations of making/selling indie movies, the great DVD Giveaway and more!||6/28/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||AC Podcast - June 2010||Podcast producer Michael Raso’s introspection on the passing of legendary New York filmmaker Joe Sarno including Sarno’s last full-length interview. Also, passion for micro-budget filmmaking with “Under the Scares” director Steve Villeneuve and Fangoria Magazine Managing Editor Michael Gingold.||6/1/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - May 2010||Filmmakers Chris LaMartina and Jimmy George (“Book of Lore,” President’s Day”) heartily discuss the trials and tribulations of producing a no-budget movie. An episode of the AC Podcast that no low-budget filmmaker will want to miss!||5/2/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - April 2010||Hosts Michael Raso and John Fedele feverishly discuss Super 8 filmmaking, Chiller Theatre shows past and present. Includes sound bytes from HG Lewis, David Friedman, Kitten Natividad, Gunnar Hansen, Harry Novak, David Prowse and more.||4/2/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - March 2010||Join Michael Raso and John Fedele for this Podcast Blizzard that includes DVD giveaways of the amazing SHOCK-FEST DVD! Discussions include Super 8 film, Michael Hoffman’s “ROT,” “House of the Devil” on VHS (!?!). Also, a tribute to the passing of XXX Cinema Legend Jamie Gillis with words from Joe Sarno, Carter Stevens and Eduardo Cemano.||3/8/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - February 2010||Join Michael Raso and John Fedele for the BEST AC PODCAST EVER! It’s February and that means it’s time for the national release of the long-anticipated DVD of Stephen Romano’s Shock Festival. Stephen joins the show to discuss the show and the genesis of the ultimate grindhouse DVD experience. Also, Henrique Couto and his shocking Miley Cyrus ukulele song, Chris LaMartina’s 80’s-style slasher flick “President’s Day,” B-Movie news and more, more more!||2/28/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - January 2010||Hosts Michael Raso, John Fedele and Duane Polcou ring in the New Year with an exclusive interview with producer Ted Marr and director Richard Griffin – the team behind the low-budget nunsploitation film “Nun of That!” Richard and Ted give insight into self-distribution and playing your movie theatrical in the digital age.||1/3/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - December 2009||The super-spectacular Holiday episode! Hosts Michael Raso and Duane Polcou are joined by micro-budget filmmaker Joseph Kolbek. The year in review – topics discussed include micro-budget filmmaking, The Christmas that Almost Wasn't, Duane’s 1984 NYC taxi driver tales, retro-grindhouse and more!||11/29/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - November 2009||Hosts Michael Raso and John Fedele welcome Independent Filmmaker David Campfield. David is the writer/director of “Dark Chamber” and the upcoming horror comedy “Caesar and Otto’s Summer Camp Massacre”. The bloody details of making and distributing your low-budget movie are discussed in this non stop episode. No body parts are left unturned!||11/3/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - October 2009||Alternative Cinema Podccst hosts Michael Raso and John Fedele welcome Seduction Cinema photographer Duane Polcou. Discussions include the business of filmmaking, the joys of film photography, AJ Khan’s rising star, Chiller Theatre Toy Model and Film Expo, the passing of Make-Up artist Michael Thomas, DVD Giveaway Contest and much, much more!||10/28/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - September 2009||It’s the Back to School edition of the Alternative Cinema Pod Cast! Michael Raso and John Fedele discuss the horrors of “nun violence” from their memories of 1970s Catholic school. Also discussed - the joys of film photography, the death of Polaroid Instant film and Kodak Kodachrome film as well as the exciting September DVD release schedule and more!||9/27/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - August 2009||Michael Raso and John Fedele host the super special summer edition of the Alternative Cinema pod cast! They are joined by New York film historian Michael Bowen to discuss the discovery and release of the lost 1968 Joe Sarno sexploitation film “All the Sins of Sodom.” Additional topics include: new releases on DVD, upcoming independent screening and a “thumbs up” to the Electric Prunes music and their 2009 tour.||8/29/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - July 2009||Hosts Michael Raso and John Fedele are joined by New Jersey guerilla filmmakers Ruby LaRocca and Victor Bonacore of Chainsaw Kiss! Ruby and Victor discuss “They Made Me,” their tribute trailer contribution to the upcoming exploitation extravaganza SHOCK FESTIVAL. Additional topics include: the trials and tribulations of shooting indie films, work ethic, the destruction of the myth that all problems can be “fixed in post", and the resurgence of independent theatrical screenings.||7/25/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - June 2009||Media Funhouse creator Ed Grant once again joins hosts Michael Raso and John Fedele in this June 09 edition of the Alternative Cinema Pod Cast. Highlights include a tribute to the late exploitation cinematographer Bruce Sparks, rumors regarding Misty Mundae acting in a new Cinemax series, the two “I, A Woman” sequels now on DVD, Carter Stevens’ 1977 film “Punk Rock,” Shaun Costello’s lost sexploitation classics, Joe Sarno’s 1974 Deep Throat sequel. Regular columns include listener mailbag, AC news and Wright’s rants.||6/27/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - May 2009||Michael Raso and John Fedele are joined by regular contributor to Video Business Magazine / Media Funhouse Host Ed Grant. Topics heartily addressed are the decline of DVD sales, video streaming, piracy and its effect on micro-budget filmmakers. New DVD releases discussed – Story of Prunella, Fire in her Bed, Presidential Peepers, Busty Twins and Carter Stevens’ Punk Rock.||5/27/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAC Podcast - April 2009||Hosts Michael Raso and John Fedele heartily discuss Alternative Cinema releases for April. They are joined by Jacob Ennis, director of STASH. Jacob raps about the pros and cons of making an exploitation film on a tiny budget, as well as Grindhouse film personality 42nd Street Pete, who discusses his latest release - NIGHT OF PERVERTED PLEASURES!||4/15/09||Free||View In iTunes|
Take me to 42nd Street please!
This podcast is awesome! Hosts Michael Raso and John Fedele are clearly Grindhouse and Cult film junkies - past, present and future. The show sounds professional, the hosts are hilarious and they always bring an informative guest to the table for either an interview or to be part of the general discussion. The hosts also give an overview of new and upcoming releases, along with playing trailers and clips (audio) from the films they’re referencing. Five minutes in and you’ll feel like you’re back in 1975. Honestly, this is a must for fans of Cult and Grindhouse Cinema.
great for fans!
If you're a fan of Alternative Cinema/Seduction Cinema/etc, this is a great podcast...Raso and Fedele are hilarious, and share lots of good info. Ruby Larocca makes a nice appearance on the most recent (July) episode.
I love lo-fi cinema, and this podcast has some amazing insights from the inside, as these guys make movies. If you are interested in filmmaking, and especially distribution, give this podcast a listen...