The Overlook Hour Podcast

The Overlook Theatre and Unnamed Footage Festival present The Overlook Hour Podcast! Join your hosts Clark Little (UFF Co-Founder, Ex-Standup, Brit Box Subscriber), Russell Fisher (UFF Co-Founder, The Overlook Theatre, D&D advocate), Randy Staat (Musician, Engineer, French New-Wave purist) and Oksana Osachiy (UFF Co-Founder, The Overlook Theatre, and Cat Enthusiast) for a weekly discussion and analysis of indie horror films with the occasional documentary, TV show, YouTube Video, dream, nightmare, bowel movement, etc… The Overlook Hour Podcast tricks very special guests from in and outside the industry to chat about a range of topics, so listeners get candid insight into some unique personalities that make the interesting films we so crave. The Overlook Hour Podcast is here to straddle the border of professionalism while creating discussion around interesting and important film that otherwise has none!

Despite being a lovely, amiable couple from Philadelphia, Brandon Tanczak and Jill Trager chose the moniker "Jerks Productions" for their business ventures. The filmmaking couple chats with the boys about fundraising for their first feature "Aphasia", how they are working through Covid, and their close relationship with "Tattooed Mom"- one of the coolest bars around.

In the intro, Randy talks about the "Euphoria" Christmas Special, Clark is less than enthused to talk about "The Queen's Gambit" and Russ cryptically talks about Russian found footage film, "Shopping Tour". 

 

Films: Don't Click (2020), Grizzly II: Revenge (1983), The Mark of the Bell Witch (2020), Another Round (2020), Fatman (2020), The Beach Bum (2019), Narrowsburg (2019), Euphoria: Trouble Don't Last Always (2020), Minor Premise (2020), Mank (2020), The Queen's Gambit (TV), Shopping Tour (2012), We Are the Missing (2020), The Nightmare (2015), The Passion of the Christ (2004), Black Bear (2020), Sound of Metal (2019), Spiral (2021)

 

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Joining the boys before he ventures off in a cross country move with his family is the now three-time guest, actor Vito Trigo. Vito tells the boys of early COVID days while filming in the UK, issues a health challenge and explains why Roy Jones Jr. is a bitch.

In the intro, Randy bought a Fellini boxset, Clark educates on the mysterious D.B. Cooper and Russ brings it home with the weirdly wonderful film, "Spell".

 

Films: The Last Thanksgiving (2020), Parallel Minds (2020), The Deep Ones (2020), Another Round (2020), Intervista (1987), Prospect (2018), My Bloody Banjo (2015), What Lies Below (2020), To Catch a Thief (1955), The Mystery of D.B. Cooper (2020), Tremors: Shrieker Island (2020), Spell (2018), Pumpkin (2017), Rift (2017), The Red Shoes (1948), Red Shoe Diaries (TV Series), My Name Is Earl (TV Series), Stealing Harvard (2002), Magic Magic (2013), Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013)

 

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Although he is working on his first feature film, Michael Arcos has already developed a unique, recognizable style in his short films. Michael joins the boys this week to talk about a few of those short films, moving to New Orleans, and his influences. He also trades strip club stories with Russ and Clark.

In the intro, Randy wanks for "Mank", Clark saw a bummer of a found footage double feature and Russ stumbled upon a brutal and bizarre film from his birthday brethren, Ruggero Deodato

 

Films: The Night They Knocked (2020), Noise in the Middle (2020), Mank (2020), Citizen Kane (1941), The Twentieth Century (2019), Bad Seeds (2013), Megan Is Missing (2011), Freaky (2020), The Washing Machine (1993), Valerio's Day Out (2019), Trumbo (2015), The Artist (2011), Brian Posehn: The Fartist (2013), Cats (2019), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), The Green Fog (2017), Cuties (2020), Cannibal Holocaust (1980), The Beaver Trilogy (2000), Cat Sick Blues (2015), Jug Face (2013), American Horror Story 1984 (TV Series)

 

Check out some of Michael's shorts at his Vimeo Channel

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Just a few months after producing his first feature, Nicholas Payne Santos got the opportunity to direct his first feature in “It Cuts Deep”. He joins the boys this week to talk about shooting a film at his parents' house, getting notes on the film from his wife and decline to join the conversation on “stuff we’ve stolen”.

In the intro, Randy provides small talk on “The Giant”. Clark thinks you should visit “His House” and Russ closes it out with late 80’s television show “Monsters”.

 

Films: Green Room (2015), Are We Not Cats (2016), Under the Silver Lake (2018), Another Evil (2016), Kajillionaire (2020), The Giant (2019), Ham on Rye (2019), His House (2020), How to with John Wilson (TV 2020), Uncle Peckerhead (2020), Larry Gone Demon (2015), It Cuts Deep (2020), Monsters (TV 1988)

 

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After reviewing the film, "My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To", the boys received an email from the director of the film saying he would love to come on the show, despite some potentially harsh criticisms that were made. Jonathan Cuartas joins the show this week to make nice and correct the boys on how much blood can come out of a human body. He also talks about his working relationship with his brother, his influences, and how beneficial it was to shoot in Utah.

In the intro, Randy reports the death of Dick Johnson, Clark has strong feelings on "Let Him Go" and Russell closes it out with a new Halloween go-to "Hack-O-Lantern". 

Films: My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To (2020), Jojo (2014), The Awakening of the Fairies (2018), Possessor Uncut (2020), The Exorcist (1973), Green Room (2015), Goodnight Mommy (2014), The Lodge (2019), The Shining (1980), Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), Funny Games (1997), Dogtooth (2009), Memories of Murder (2003), Snowpiercer (2013), Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020), Black Bear (2020), Honest Thief (2020), Let Him Go (2020), Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000), Grand Prix (1966), Hack-O-Lantern (1988), The Good Lord Bird (2020 / TV), I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (2019 / TV), Wild Hogs (2007), Citizenfour (2014), Driven (2018)Driven (2001), Days of Thunder (1990), Ford v Ferrari (2019), Le Mans (1971), How to with John Wilson (2020 / TV), Ned Kelly (1970)

 

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Tyler Cornack knew that the title of his film "Butt Boy" was going to raise some brows, but the gamble paid off as that attention brought more buzz to his gritty crime drama about a recovering alcoholic who develops a new addiction of shoving things (and people) into his... butt. Tyler joins the boys to talk about turning a YouTube short into a feature, the challenges of acting and directing, and his standup comedy days.

In the intro, Randy talks about some vampires in Brooklyn, Clark watched a mini series on a serial killer and after Russ discusses his chaotic Halloween. Then Clark and Russ review "Synchronic", "Haunt" and "Come Play"

Films: The Pocketeers (2016), Butt Boy (2019), Taxi Driver (1976), The Legend of Orville Morple (2018), New Order (2020), Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020), Goblin (2020), His House (2020), Des (TV mini-series 2020), How to with John Wilson (2020), Synchronic (2020), Come Play (2020), Haunt (2019), Satan's Little Helper (2004), Trick r Treat (2007), Memories of Murder (2003), Night of the Demons (1988), Gwilliam (2015), Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)

 

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As our Halloween offering to you, we present The Adams Family. Literally. Joining us from the road in Oregon from their "Minnie Winnie", this father/mother/daughter filmmaker team tells the boys why they make movies together and how it has only strengthened their relationship. They talk about going on the road to get inspiration, Zoom school and letting the film decide when it's finished.

In the intro, Randy talks about his "Bad Hair Day", Clark and Russ share their thoughts on Tim Heidecker's new standup special and their first viewing of "Memories of Murder" from 2003. 

Films: The Boy Behind the Door (2020), Bad Hair Day (2015), Bad Hair (2020), Sandy Wexler (2017), David Byrne's American Utopia (2020), Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020), Memories of Murder (2003), Sweet Taste of Souls (2020), Dragula Resurrection (Shudder), The Empty Man (2020), The Deeper You Dig (2019), The Pumpkin Karver (2006), The Lodge (2019), An Evening With Tim Heidecker (2020), The Green Knight (TBD), The Usual Suspects (1995), The Terminator (1984), The Shining (1980)

 

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Jenn Wexler, the director of The Ranger, a horror film whose central characters are a group of punks, joins us this week to talk about the fear of being called a poser and the pursuit of authenticity, both in the punk and horror communities. She also gives Russell a lesson on film production and shares her Christmas adventure of meeting Larry Fessenden. 

In the intro, Oksana joins Russ and Clark as Randy went to Idaho during a pandemic. Randy did record a segment where he talks about two films he saw through the Mill Valley Film Festival. Clark watched an uninteresting documentary on an interesting subject. Russ and Oksana talk about Quentin Dupieux's film "Mandibles" and then everyone joins in with their take on "The Wolf of Snow Hollow". 

 

Films: Sound of Metal (2019), Shithouse (2020), Wild Card: The Downfall of a Radio Loudmouth (2020), Mandibles (2020), The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020), Like Me (2017), The Ranger (2018), Thunder Road (2018), The Empty Man (2020), The Bye Bye Man (2017), Knife + Heart (2018), The House of the Devil (2009), The Return of the Living Dead (1985), Class of 1984 (1982), Perfect Blue (1997), My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To (2020), The Shining (1980), Rear Window (1954), Boys from County Hell (2020)

 

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As if working on a master’s degree while raising a child and having an active film career doesn’t keep her busy enough, Lauren Ashley Carter joins the boys (and Madeleine) this week. Lauren tells of her first role in a film, how she got onto Lucky McKee's radar, and how she still has stage fright to this day.

In the intro, Marbles came to town, and... so did Randy! The gang participated in the Nightstream Film Festival and they go over all of the films they saw, including but not limited to “Honeydew” “Bloody Hell” and “Pelican Blood”.

 

Films: Greenland (2020), Geostorm (2017), Tragic Jungle (2020), Eyeslicer Halloween Special, Bloody Hell (2020), Pelican Blood (2019), My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To (2020), Slow Machine (2020), Honeydew (2020), DreadOut (2019), The Queen of Black Magic (2019), Rising Stars (2010), Pod (2015), The Mind's Eye (2015), Black Site (2018), Dementer (TBA), The Woman (2011), Jug Face (2013), Imitation Girl (2017), Webcast (2018), Gags The Clown (2018), Black Sheep (1996), Captive (2015), The Babadook (2014), Nothing Bad Can Happen (2013), Come True (2020), Mandibles (2020)

 

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No guests this week as the boys talk amongst themselves. In the first segment, Russ has lined up some clips for review and reflection that include a conservative puppet pundit. Clark talks about his weekend officiating a wedding. Randy attempts to elevate the show with his review of actual found footage in the form of "Hopper/Welles". Later Clark goes into found footage of the people with his review of four found footage films before he and Russ team up on a review of "Monster Party" and their return to the theatre for "Unhinged". 

 

Films: Hopper/Welles, David Bryne's American Utopia, The Hills Have Eyes (2006), The Crazies (2010), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), Long Weekend (1978), The Comedy Store (2020), The Twilight Zone (2020), Lake Mungo (2008), The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007), The Last Broadcast (1998), Gags the Clown (2018), Proof (1991), Unhinged (2020), Dicktown (2020), Hoops (2020), Monster Party (2018), South Park The Pandemic Special (2020)

 

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