Special Guest: Daniel Petrie Jr., Steven Berkoff, Ronny Cox, John Ashton, Harold Faltermeyer, Steven E. de Sousa
Guest Co-Host: Elric Kane, Chris Cummins

In Martin Brest's Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Eddie Murphy stars as Detroit police officer Axel Foley. He pursues the killers of his childhood friend to Beverly Hills where the local constabulary find his methods questionable.

We talk to screenwriter , actors John Ashton, Ronny Cox, and Steven Berkoff along with composer Harold Faltermeyer. As an added bonus, we talk to the original writer of Beverly Hills Cop III, Steven E. de Sousa.

Mike's joined by Chris Cummins and Elric Kane to discuss the Beverly Hills Cop series as well as the Sylvester Stallone offshoot, Cobra.

Listen / Download Now:

Buy the Beverly Hills Cop collection on Blu-Ray
Visit the official Harold Faltermeyer website
Visit the official Ronny Cox website
Visit the official John Ashton website
Visit the official Steven Berkoff website
Visit the Pure Cinema podcast
Follow Steven E. de Sousa on Twitter
Follow Elric Kane on Twitter
Follow Chris Cummins on Twitter

"Axel F" - Harold Faltermeyer
"Axel F" - Clock
"Axel F - Miami Vice" - The Ventures
"Foley Finds Mikey" - Harold Faltermeyer
"The Heat is On (Original Demo)" - LateNight@Oasis
"Zach Shoots" - Harold Faltermeyer
"Axel F" - Crazy Frog
"The New Team" - Harold Faltermeyer
"Party All the Time" - Eddie Murphy


Over the last few months Mike's been a guest twice of The Kulturecast:

Kong: Skull Island

Mike joined the regular hosts of the Kulturecast to discuss the return of King Kong and the second part of the American "Monsterverse".

End of Days

Celebrating the Apocalypse with the Kulturecast, Mike joined the fray to discuss the Arnold Schwarzenegger film End of Days (1999).

Special Guests: Greydon Clark, Jon Gries
Guest Co-Hosts: Chris Cummins, Heather Drain

Are you ready for some Totally Awesome Video Games?!?

We head to the arcade this week to discuss Greydon Clark's teen comedy Joysticks (1983) wherein the local gaming establishment is threatened by Mr. Rutter (Joe Don Baker). The film includes an incredible cast, featuring Jon Gries as King Vidiot.

Heather Drain and Chris Cummins join Mike to discuss their favorite games, arcades, and making their money the hard way... one quarter at a time.

Errata: Jeff Bailey is the name of the main character in Out of the Past, not It's A Wonderful Life. However, listening to the audio commentary of the Joysticks DVD does provide an It's A Wonderful Life connection...

Download Episode Now:

Buy Joysticks on DVD
Buy On The Cheap: My Life in Low Budget Filmmaking by Greydon Clark
Visit the official Greydon Clark website
Follow Jon Gries on Twitter
Visit the official Heather Drain website
Read articles from Chris Cummins on Den of Geek
Read the Joysticks review on House of Self Indulgence
Visit the Jim "Dorfus" Greenleaf YouTube Channel
Watch Alan: A Video Game Junkie

"Pacman" - DJ Maul "Joysticks" Theme Song
"Human Video Game" - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
"Pac-Man Fever" - Buckner And Garcia
"Pac-Man (Original Edit)" - Power Pill


Special Guests: Susan Seidelman, Ann Magnuson, Glenne Headly, Laurie Frank, Floyd Byars
Guest Co-Hosts: Beth Accomando, Miguel Rodriguez

In Susan Seidelman's Making Mr. Right (1987), Frankie Stone (Ann Magnuson) is an ad executive whose new client, ChemTec, needs a major PR campaign in order to make the Ulysses robot (John Malkovich) palatable to the American public.

and penned this sci-fi romantic comedy.

The episode features the second of the three-part interview with actress Glenne Headly. Hear the first part on the Dick Tracy episode.

Beth Accomando and Miguel Rodridguez join Mike to discuss this delightfully quirky film.

Download Episode Now:

Buy Making Mr. Right on DVD
Visit the official Ann Magnuson website
Visit the Frank Picture Gallery
Read Beth Accomando's film reviews
Visit the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival website

"Another World" - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
"Blank Generation" - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
"I Met An Astronaut" - Ann Magnuson
"Too Many Fish in the Sea" - The Marvelettes
"Happy Together" - The Turtles


Special Guests: Gil Bettman, David Worth, Peter Kwong
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Josh Stewart

"I kinda wanted it to be Rocky Horror Picture Show meets Rambo" - Director Gil Bettman

An outstanding example of '80s Action Cinema, Never Too Young to Die (1986) stars John Stamos as Lance Stargrove, the "son of Bond", who teams up with Peter Kwong and Vanity to take down the evil intersex rock-n-roll cult leader Velvet Von Ragnar (Gene Simmons).

The brainchild of Steven Paul (Baby Geniuses, Slapstick of Another Kind, The Double 0 Kid), the film is getting a Blu-Ray release in April, 2017.

Josh Stewart and Heather Drain join Mike to discuss this outrageous film.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy Never Too Young to Die on Blu-Ray
Buy Destroy All Movies by Zack Carlson and Bryan Connolly
Visit the official Gil Bettman website
Visit the official David Worth website
Visit the official Peter Wong website
Visit the official Heather Drain website
Follow John Stamos on Twitter
Follow Gene Simmons on Twitter
Follow Josh Stewart on Twitter
Listen to the KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park episode

"Stargrove" - Tommie Lee Bradley
"Some Velvet Morning" - Lee Hazlewood
"Never Too Young to Die" - Iren Koster


The nominees for the 15th Annual Rondo Hatton Awards have been announced (see all of the nominees). Finally, the Rondos have acknowledged that The Projection Booth doesn't qualify for the Best Multi-Media Horror Site award. This means there won't be any pleading emails, tweets, or posts for votes this year.

I want to congratulate all of the nominees and spotlight some of the friends of The Projection Booth who have been recognized:

  • For BEST COMMENTARY OF 2016 both Maitland McDonagh and Michael Felsher have been nominated for their work on Tenebrae (Maitland), John Carpenter's The Thing (Michael) and The Exorcist III (Michael).
  • Michael Felsher is all of the nominations, including the BEST DOCUMENTARY category with a nod for his Just Desserts.
  • For BEST MAGAZINE OF 2016 I'm glad to see Diabolique nominated. Several friends of The Projection Booth -- Samm Deighan, Kat Ellinger, and Heather Drain come to mind immediately -- are greatly involved with the magazine.
  • Speaking of, Kat Ellinger is nominated for BEST ARTICLE with her ‘Count Perversion, the Whip and the Living Dead,’ from Diabolique #98
  • We've had Elric Kane of the Shock Waves podcast on the show several times and the show is nominated for BEST MULTI-MEDIA HORROR SITE

Remember, to vote it's the rather arduous process of emailing your choices to taraco@aol.com by April 16, 2017.

Special Guests: Jonathan Rayner, Hal McElroy, Terry Camilleri, Bruce Spence
Guest Co-Hosts: Ben Buckingham, Kevin Heffernan

Peter Weir's The Cars That Ate Paris (1974) stars Terry Camilleri as Arthur Waldo, a meek man whose brother dies in a car accident outside of Paris, Australia -- a town whose economy relies on scavenging on the wrecks they create.

Also released (in a truncated form) as The Cars That Eat People, the film is the first feature from and was produced by Jim and Hal McElroy.

Ben Buckingham and Kevin Heffernan join Mike to discuss the film, Mad Max 2, and more.

Download Episode Now:

Buy The Cars That Ate Paris on DVD
Buy The Films of Peter Weir by Dr. Jonathan Rayner
Learn more about Mapping Cinematic Norths
Learn more about Filmurbia
Visit the Peter Weir Cave
Visit the Trench website
Read some of Ben Buckinghame's writing at An Online Universe
Visit Kevin Heffernan's Knot and Gender blog
Visit Kevin Heffernan's The Crawling Eye: A Bloodshot Look at International Genre Film, Television, and Cult Media
Read Killer Cars: Death on the Highway by Mike White

"The Visit" - Bruce Smeaton
"The Cars That Ate Paris" - Bruce Smeaton


Reporter Carl Kolchak's second reported encounter with the supernatural, The Night Strangler, was broadcast on the night of January 16, 1973.

Chris Stachiw and Mike White discuss The Night Stalker and the character of Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin). Written by (and later adapted for a novel by Kolchak creator Jeff Rice), the made-for-TV movie was directed by Dan Curtis (Dark Shadows).

Special Guest: Amanda Reyes, editor of Are You In The House Alone?: A TV Movie Compendium 1964-1999.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy The Night Strangler on DVD
Listen to the Made for TV Mayhem podcast
Visit The Kolchak Tapes Facebook page
Subscribe to The Kolchak Tapes on iTunes

Music by John Walker, Robert Cobert, Gil Milles