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Switchblade Sisters is a new podcast providing deep cuts on genre flicks from a female perspective. Every week, film critic April Wolfe sits down with a phenomenal female film-maker to slice-and-dice a classic genre movie - horror, exploitation, sci-fi and many others! Along the way, they cover craft, the state of the industry, how films get made, and more. Mothers, lock up your sons, the Switchblade Sisters are coming!

Latest Episodes

'Polyester' with 'Greener Grass' Actors and Directors Dawn Luebbe & Jocelyn DeBoer

EWe have the honor and distinction to be graced by the presence of Dawn Luebbe & Jocelyn DeBoer, the actors, writers, and directors of the new filmGreener Grass. They discuss a classic film that would pair perfectly in a double feature with their own movie - that would be John Waters'Polyester. They elaborate on the notion of "shock value" and howPolyesteris shocking for different reasons than Waters' previous films. They also open up about the production of their own film, and how they lucked into shooting in the "Golf Cart Capital of the World." Greener Grassis streaming and in theaters on October 18th. And if you haven't seenPolyester- GO NOW! WithApril WolfeandJocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe. You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters onTwitterorFacebook. Or email us atswitchbladesisters@maximumfun.org. Produced byCasey O'BrienandLaura SwisherforMaximumFun.org.

44 MIN21 h ago
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'Polyester' with 'Greener Grass' Actors and Directors Dawn Luebbe & Jocelyn DeBoer

'Ravenous' with 'Bloodline' Writer Avra Fox-Lerner

EThis week we initiate another woman into the Switchblade Sisterhood. Avra Fox-Lerner, writer of the new Seann William Scott led horror,Bloodline, is on the show to talk about 1999'sRavenous. She and April discuss this bizarre and twisty cannibalistic horror film, and how it's a miracle that it got made in the first place. Avra elaborates on discovering aspects of her film through the editing process. Plus she details how she finally broke into the film industry by pitching a screenplay to Blumhouse that they said they would never make. Bloodlineis streaming now. And if you haven't seenRavenous- you should! WithApril WolfeandAvra Fox-Lerner. You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters onTwitterorFacebook. Or email us atswitchbladesisters@maximumfun.org. Produced byCasey O'BrienandLaura SwisherforMaximumFun.org.

44 MIN1 w ago
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'Ravenous' with 'Bloodline' Writer Avra Fox-Lerner

'Get Out' with 'A Black Lady Sketch Show' & 'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee' Writer and Actor Ashley Nicole Black

EThis week we are joined by multi-talented writer, actor, and director Ashley Nicole Black. She can most recently be seen as a regular onA Black Lady Sketch Show. And prior to that she was a writer and correspondent onFull Frontal with Samantha Bee. The movie she has chosen to discuss also has its origin in the comedy world - Jordan Peele'sGet Out. Ashley discusses how efficiently this film works at getting information out quickly, and how those same lessons can be applied to writing sketches. She reveals the origin of her character "The Most Annoying Woman in the World" and how it is based on the worst aspects of her personality. And she elaborates on writing jokes for black and white audiences. You can watchA Black Lady Sketch Showon HBO. And if you haven't seenGet Out- what's wrong with you? WithApril WolfeandAshley Nicole Black. You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters onTwitterorFacebook. Or email us atswitchbladesisters@maximumfun.org. Produced byCasey O'Briena...

43 MIN2 w ago
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'Get Out' with 'A Black Lady Sketch Show' & 'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee' Writer and Actor Ashley Nicole Black

'The Witch' with 'The Long Walk' Director Mattie Do and 'Tigers Are Not Afraid' Director Issa López (LIVE AT FANTASTIC FEST)

ERecorded LIVE at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, this show has a little bit of everything - special guests, witchcraft, and a stuffed animal version of Black Phillip. Mattie Do, Laos's first, and only, female film director, is our special guest. And she's on the show to talk about 2015'sThe Witch. She details her own personal connection to magic and witchcraft, and how this film influenced the look and feel of her own horror-folk film,The Long Walk. She and April are also joined byTigers Are Not Afraiddirector Issa López to help decide which member of the audience gets to sell their soul to the devil. You can see Mattie's filmThe Long Walkon the film festival circuit. You can see Issa's filmTigers Are Not Afraidon Shudder. And if you haven't seenThe Witch, you simply must! WithApril Wolfe,Mattie Do, andIssa López. You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters onTwitterorFacebook. Or email us atswitchbladesisters@maximumfun.org. Produced byCasey O'BrienandLaura Swisher...

44 MIN3 w ago
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'The Witch' with 'The Long Walk' Director Mattie Do and 'Tigers Are Not Afraid' Director Issa López (LIVE AT FANTASTIC FEST)

'Picnic at Hanging Rock' with 'The Office' and 'Maniac' Writer Caroline Williams

ECaroline Williams is a screenwriter originally from Atlanta, Georgia. In 2008 she created the ABC seriesMiss Guidedstarring Judy Greer and Chris Parnell, about a high school guidance counselor who must relive her unpopular high school days when another old classmate joins the faculty and staff. From there, Caroline went on to write forThe Office,Modern Family,Up All Night,BoJack Horsemanand others including, most recently,Arrested DevelopmentandManiacfor Netflix. In addition to television, Ms. Williams has written on studio features and directed short films, and she’s currently setting up her feature directorial debut. She is also married to fellow filmmaker Drew Goddard, Oscar nominated writer ofThe Martianand director ofCabin in the WoodsandBad Times at the El Royale. The movie that Caroline chose to discuss can be found in the video store under "dreamy" - that would be Peter Weir'sPicnic at Hanging Rock. She and April explore the makings of a good mystery and how sometimes thing...

44 MINSEP 20
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'Picnic at Hanging Rock' with 'The Office' and 'Maniac' Writer Caroline Williams

'Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer' with Producer Heather Buckley

EHeather Buckley is a grand maester of film and horror. The first feature she produced, Jenn Wexler’sThe Ranger, for Glass Eye Pix and Hood River Entertainment, premiered at SXSW and played numerous festivals on an international run before it was released in NYC and LA. Heather’s work as a film analyst and journalist spans over a decade, with bylines in Vulture, Dread Central, and Fangoria. Her background in SFX work includes:Circus of the Dead,Dead Still, andWe Are Still Here. She is currently a Blu-Ray special features producer, creating documentaries for Kino Lorber, Lionsgate/Vestron, Arrow Films and Shout Factory releases, including John Carpenter'sThe Thing,Barton Fink,The Long Riders,Saw10th Anniversary Reissue, andArmy of Darkness. The movie that Heather chose this week is a real doozy -Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Heather talks about how she believes it's one of the most important films ever made. She discusses how this film forces the audience to root for violence....

44 MINSEP 13
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'Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer' with Producer Heather Buckley

'Dead & Buried' with 'Riot Girls' Director Jovanka Vuckovic

EJovanka Vuckovic is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. In the past two decades, she has worked as a visual effects artist, earning a Gemini Award, and cemented a reputation as a genre film authority—she was twice named one of the most important women in the history of horror, serving for a time as editor-in-chief of famed Rue Morgue Magazine. In 2016, she spread her wings into the US film market, joining the DGA after directing a segment ofXX, the first-ever all-female horror film anthology from Magnolia Pictures, which had its premiere at Sundance 2017. Her debutRiot Girls, written by Katherine Collins, will see its release this year. The film tells the story of two young women who must save a young man from the clutches of a little psychopath on the wrong side of Potter’s Bluff — a town divided after a mysterious disease wiped out all the adults. The movie that Jovanka has chosen to discuss is a grossly underappreciated classic - 1981'sDead & Buried. Jovanka talks about how...

43 MINSEP 6
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'Dead & Buried' with 'Riot Girls' Director Jovanka Vuckovic

'Heathers' with 'Jawline' Director Liza Mandelup

ELiza Mandelup is an award winning film director from New York residing in Los Angeles. Starting her career in photography, she graduated from New York’s School of Visual Arts and embedded herself in fascinating communities for photo series that culminated in two photo books. In 2018, Liza received the prestigious Sundance Documentary Fund grant for her filmJawline, following a handful of online teen heartthrob boys to chronicle the curious rise of a burgeoning yet fleeting economy.Jawlinepremiered at Sundance Film Festival and went on to win the Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker. She was also named by Filmmaker magazine as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema in 2018 and one of 10 Documentary Filmmakers to Watch by Variety. The movie that Liza chose to discuss ties in effortlessly with her own filmJawline- that would be 1988's dark comedyHeathers. April and Liza discuss the nature of being a teenager and just how serious everything feels. Liza talks about interview...

44 MINAUG 30
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'Heathers' with 'Jawline' Director Liza Mandelup

'Hereditary' with 'Pet Sematary' Director Mary Lambert

EMary Lambert is an Arkansas native and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. There she became enfolded in the music scene, and her experimental shorts led her to the world of music videos. In her early career, she directed some of the most iconic videos of the time. A short list of these includes Janet Jackson’s “Control” and “Nasty Boys,” Madonna’s “Borderline,” “Like a Virgin,” “Material Girl,” “La Isla Bonita,” and “Like a Prayer.” Other artists include Tom Tom Club, Whitney Houston, The Go-Gos, Sting, Annie Lennox, and Debbie Harry. From there, Lambert ventured into feature films with her debut narrative,Siesta, an adaptation of Patrice Chapman’s novel by Patricia Knop. After that film, Lambert went back to music videos until she got the call that Stephen King was adapting his bookPet Sematary. She got the big OK from King andPet Sematarywas a hit. Most recently Lambert directed episodes ofStep Up: High Water,Arrow, andThe Blacklist. The movie that Ma...

44 MINAUG 23
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'Hereditary' with 'Pet Sematary' Director Mary Lambert

'Rebecca' with 'The Wind' Director Emma Tammi

EThis week, the wonderful Katie Walsh returns to chat with director Emma Tammi. Emma is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles, whose most recent documentary films includeElection DayandFair Chair. She made her narrative feature directorial debut with the Western horror movieThe Wind, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018, and was released in April by IFC Midnight. The movie that Emma has chosen to discuss shares a number of similarities to her own lonely-haunted-woman film - Alfred Hitchcock's sole Best Picture winner,Rebecca. She and Katie discuss all of the masterful aspects of the movie - the mood, the set, the acting, the lighting. Emma shares how many of these attributes inspired her decisions onThe Wind. Plus, Katie reveals some hilariously volatile memos between producer David O. Selznick and Alfred Hitchcock. And Emma talks about her all-time favorite Hitchcock films, and what makes him such a genius. You can streamThe Windnow. And if you haven't seenR...

44 MINAUG 16
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'Rebecca' with 'The Wind' Director Emma Tammi

Latest Episodes

'Polyester' with 'Greener Grass' Actors and Directors Dawn Luebbe & Jocelyn DeBoer

EWe have the honor and distinction to be graced by the presence of Dawn Luebbe & Jocelyn DeBoer, the actors, writers, and directors of the new filmGreener Grass. They discuss a classic film that would pair perfectly in a double feature with their own movie - that would be John Waters'Polyester. They elaborate on the notion of "shock value" and howPolyesteris shocking for different reasons than Waters' previous films. They also open up about the production of their own film, and how they lucked into shooting in the "Golf Cart Capital of the World." Greener Grassis streaming and in theaters on October 18th. And if you haven't seenPolyester- GO NOW! WithApril WolfeandJocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe. You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters onTwitterorFacebook. Or email us atswitchbladesisters@maximumfun.org. Produced byCasey O'BrienandLaura SwisherforMaximumFun.org.

44 MIN21 h ago
Comments
'Polyester' with 'Greener Grass' Actors and Directors Dawn Luebbe & Jocelyn DeBoer

'Ravenous' with 'Bloodline' Writer Avra Fox-Lerner

EThis week we initiate another woman into the Switchblade Sisterhood. Avra Fox-Lerner, writer of the new Seann William Scott led horror,Bloodline, is on the show to talk about 1999'sRavenous. She and April discuss this bizarre and twisty cannibalistic horror film, and how it's a miracle that it got made in the first place. Avra elaborates on discovering aspects of her film through the editing process. Plus she details how she finally broke into the film industry by pitching a screenplay to Blumhouse that they said they would never make. Bloodlineis streaming now. And if you haven't seenRavenous- you should! WithApril WolfeandAvra Fox-Lerner. You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters onTwitterorFacebook. Or email us atswitchbladesisters@maximumfun.org. Produced byCasey O'BrienandLaura SwisherforMaximumFun.org.

44 MIN1 w ago
Comments
'Ravenous' with 'Bloodline' Writer Avra Fox-Lerner

'Get Out' with 'A Black Lady Sketch Show' & 'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee' Writer and Actor Ashley Nicole Black

EThis week we are joined by multi-talented writer, actor, and director Ashley Nicole Black. She can most recently be seen as a regular onA Black Lady Sketch Show. And prior to that she was a writer and correspondent onFull Frontal with Samantha Bee. The movie she has chosen to discuss also has its origin in the comedy world - Jordan Peele'sGet Out. Ashley discusses how efficiently this film works at getting information out quickly, and how those same lessons can be applied to writing sketches. She reveals the origin of her character "The Most Annoying Woman in the World" and how it is based on the worst aspects of her personality. And she elaborates on writing jokes for black and white audiences. You can watchA Black Lady Sketch Showon HBO. And if you haven't seenGet Out- what's wrong with you? WithApril WolfeandAshley Nicole Black. You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters onTwitterorFacebook. Or email us atswitchbladesisters@maximumfun.org. Produced byCasey O'Briena...

43 MIN2 w ago
Comments
'Get Out' with 'A Black Lady Sketch Show' & 'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee' Writer and Actor Ashley Nicole Black

'The Witch' with 'The Long Walk' Director Mattie Do and 'Tigers Are Not Afraid' Director Issa López (LIVE AT FANTASTIC FEST)

ERecorded LIVE at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, this show has a little bit of everything - special guests, witchcraft, and a stuffed animal version of Black Phillip. Mattie Do, Laos's first, and only, female film director, is our special guest. And she's on the show to talk about 2015'sThe Witch. She details her own personal connection to magic and witchcraft, and how this film influenced the look and feel of her own horror-folk film,The Long Walk. She and April are also joined byTigers Are Not Afraiddirector Issa López to help decide which member of the audience gets to sell their soul to the devil. You can see Mattie's filmThe Long Walkon the film festival circuit. You can see Issa's filmTigers Are Not Afraidon Shudder. And if you haven't seenThe Witch, you simply must! WithApril Wolfe,Mattie Do, andIssa López. You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters onTwitterorFacebook. Or email us atswitchbladesisters@maximumfun.org. Produced byCasey O'BrienandLaura Swisher...

44 MIN3 w ago
Comments
'The Witch' with 'The Long Walk' Director Mattie Do and 'Tigers Are Not Afraid' Director Issa López (LIVE AT FANTASTIC FEST)

'Picnic at Hanging Rock' with 'The Office' and 'Maniac' Writer Caroline Williams

ECaroline Williams is a screenwriter originally from Atlanta, Georgia. In 2008 she created the ABC seriesMiss Guidedstarring Judy Greer and Chris Parnell, about a high school guidance counselor who must relive her unpopular high school days when another old classmate joins the faculty and staff. From there, Caroline went on to write forThe Office,Modern Family,Up All Night,BoJack Horsemanand others including, most recently,Arrested DevelopmentandManiacfor Netflix. In addition to television, Ms. Williams has written on studio features and directed short films, and she’s currently setting up her feature directorial debut. She is also married to fellow filmmaker Drew Goddard, Oscar nominated writer ofThe Martianand director ofCabin in the WoodsandBad Times at the El Royale. The movie that Caroline chose to discuss can be found in the video store under "dreamy" - that would be Peter Weir'sPicnic at Hanging Rock. She and April explore the makings of a good mystery and how sometimes thing...

44 MINSEP 20
Comments
'Picnic at Hanging Rock' with 'The Office' and 'Maniac' Writer Caroline Williams

'Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer' with Producer Heather Buckley

EHeather Buckley is a grand maester of film and horror. The first feature she produced, Jenn Wexler’sThe Ranger, for Glass Eye Pix and Hood River Entertainment, premiered at SXSW and played numerous festivals on an international run before it was released in NYC and LA. Heather’s work as a film analyst and journalist spans over a decade, with bylines in Vulture, Dread Central, and Fangoria. Her background in SFX work includes:Circus of the Dead,Dead Still, andWe Are Still Here. She is currently a Blu-Ray special features producer, creating documentaries for Kino Lorber, Lionsgate/Vestron, Arrow Films and Shout Factory releases, including John Carpenter'sThe Thing,Barton Fink,The Long Riders,Saw10th Anniversary Reissue, andArmy of Darkness. The movie that Heather chose this week is a real doozy -Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Heather talks about how she believes it's one of the most important films ever made. She discusses how this film forces the audience to root for violence....

44 MINSEP 13
Comments
'Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer' with Producer Heather Buckley

'Dead & Buried' with 'Riot Girls' Director Jovanka Vuckovic

EJovanka Vuckovic is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. In the past two decades, she has worked as a visual effects artist, earning a Gemini Award, and cemented a reputation as a genre film authority—she was twice named one of the most important women in the history of horror, serving for a time as editor-in-chief of famed Rue Morgue Magazine. In 2016, she spread her wings into the US film market, joining the DGA after directing a segment ofXX, the first-ever all-female horror film anthology from Magnolia Pictures, which had its premiere at Sundance 2017. Her debutRiot Girls, written by Katherine Collins, will see its release this year. The film tells the story of two young women who must save a young man from the clutches of a little psychopath on the wrong side of Potter’s Bluff — a town divided after a mysterious disease wiped out all the adults. The movie that Jovanka has chosen to discuss is a grossly underappreciated classic - 1981'sDead & Buried. Jovanka talks about how...

43 MINSEP 6
Comments
'Dead & Buried' with 'Riot Girls' Director Jovanka Vuckovic

'Heathers' with 'Jawline' Director Liza Mandelup

ELiza Mandelup is an award winning film director from New York residing in Los Angeles. Starting her career in photography, she graduated from New York’s School of Visual Arts and embedded herself in fascinating communities for photo series that culminated in two photo books. In 2018, Liza received the prestigious Sundance Documentary Fund grant for her filmJawline, following a handful of online teen heartthrob boys to chronicle the curious rise of a burgeoning yet fleeting economy.Jawlinepremiered at Sundance Film Festival and went on to win the Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker. She was also named by Filmmaker magazine as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema in 2018 and one of 10 Documentary Filmmakers to Watch by Variety. The movie that Liza chose to discuss ties in effortlessly with her own filmJawline- that would be 1988's dark comedyHeathers. April and Liza discuss the nature of being a teenager and just how serious everything feels. Liza talks about interview...

44 MINAUG 30
Comments
'Heathers' with 'Jawline' Director Liza Mandelup

'Hereditary' with 'Pet Sematary' Director Mary Lambert

EMary Lambert is an Arkansas native and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. There she became enfolded in the music scene, and her experimental shorts led her to the world of music videos. In her early career, she directed some of the most iconic videos of the time. A short list of these includes Janet Jackson’s “Control” and “Nasty Boys,” Madonna’s “Borderline,” “Like a Virgin,” “Material Girl,” “La Isla Bonita,” and “Like a Prayer.” Other artists include Tom Tom Club, Whitney Houston, The Go-Gos, Sting, Annie Lennox, and Debbie Harry. From there, Lambert ventured into feature films with her debut narrative,Siesta, an adaptation of Patrice Chapman’s novel by Patricia Knop. After that film, Lambert went back to music videos until she got the call that Stephen King was adapting his bookPet Sematary. She got the big OK from King andPet Sematarywas a hit. Most recently Lambert directed episodes ofStep Up: High Water,Arrow, andThe Blacklist. The movie that Ma...

44 MINAUG 23
Comments
'Hereditary' with 'Pet Sematary' Director Mary Lambert

'Rebecca' with 'The Wind' Director Emma Tammi

EThis week, the wonderful Katie Walsh returns to chat with director Emma Tammi. Emma is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles, whose most recent documentary films includeElection DayandFair Chair. She made her narrative feature directorial debut with the Western horror movieThe Wind, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018, and was released in April by IFC Midnight. The movie that Emma has chosen to discuss shares a number of similarities to her own lonely-haunted-woman film - Alfred Hitchcock's sole Best Picture winner,Rebecca. She and Katie discuss all of the masterful aspects of the movie - the mood, the set, the acting, the lighting. Emma shares how many of these attributes inspired her decisions onThe Wind. Plus, Katie reveals some hilariously volatile memos between producer David O. Selznick and Alfred Hitchcock. And Emma talks about her all-time favorite Hitchcock films, and what makes him such a genius. You can streamThe Windnow. And if you haven't seenR...

44 MINAUG 16
Comments
'Rebecca' with 'The Wind' Director Emma Tammi